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  • Jlock Jlock Jan 29, 2013 09:11 Flag

    Daffy? Out Injured?

    I've just read that Daffy (the Yahoo transfer talk bit) is out for up to a month with a pelvic injury. Not good if true - but on the bright side, they're also saying that we are back in for Damiao (how long have we been linked to him?).

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    • I guess the proof of how serious the issue is will be in whether he plays tonight and if he lasts the 90 minutes. 4 games in two weeks up to the 14th Feb.

    • I wouldn't worry too much - AVB said after the Leeds game that he would be back for Norwich, and I've seen the following apparently said in his Holtby press conference:

      While Villas-Boas ponders throwing Holtby in at the deep end, he has shrugged off rumours suggesting Jermain Defoe requires surgery. Defoe sat out the 2-1 defeat as Tottenham tumbled out of the FA Cup at Leeds. But AVB insists the England striker will not be going under the knife.

      He added: “No, it is not true. It is extremely important that Defoe can play. We have spoken openly about this situation and we know it is a situation of risk and limit.

      But we are happy to take that risk at the moment. We are fine as we stand — it is something we are not considering."

      I'm looking forward to this deadline day even more than usual - the last few have been fairly disappointing, but I don't think Levy will be satisfied with performances this season overall and there are some clear areas where we could use reinforcement, Damiao could be the first of many juicy fables!

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      • Just after I posted the bit about Daffy another report came out saying that he was fine for tonight.
        AVB's comment about 'risk and limit' must have lost something in the translation - presumably it means that Daffy is carrying an injury but that it is manageable?

        Villa are looking a bit iffy after last night - and even though QPR got a draw, they will need another free falling club to come to their rescue - and Toon grabbing the points last night may have stopped their slide.