Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 3/21/13
Aston Villa midfielder Brett Holman is perplexed by his omission from the first team since the turn of the year. The Australia international was one of Villa's standout performers during the first half of the season but has not started a game since January 13th's 1-0 loss to Southampton. Currently in Sydney for the Socceroos' upcoming World Cup qualifier against Oman, the former AZ Alkmaar star revealed his disappointment at the sudden turn in fortunes. "The first half of the season was really good personally. It's always a learning situation when you're in a completely different competition and type of football to what I was used to in Holland," Holman told foxsports.com.au. "I can't say anything bad about it (then) - I was playing just about every game, except for one game. After Christmas, it's hit a bit of a rocky road. "But I've had my ups and downs throughout my career and this is another down, and I've been around for a little bit to know you've got to keep your head dow...
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