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Ron Vlaar

29-Year-Old Defender     Aston Villa  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  8/31/2014
Birthdate:  February 6, 1985    Birthplace:  Hensbroek, Netherlands
Nationality:  Netherlands    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  176 lbs    

August 27, 2014    Ron Vlaar News

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Vlaar was able to record his second clean sheet of the season after Aston Villa's 0-0 draw against Newcastle on Saturday.

Vlaar's stellar performances aren't all that surprising, but the early success of Aston Villa certainly is. While a third-straight clean sheet against Hull City on Sunday seems unlikely, it's not out of the question considering that the Tigers have gotten all four of their points from teams off to a poor start.

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August 16, 2014

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Vlaar played all 90 minutes during Aston Villa's 1-0 victory over Stoke City, recording his first clean sheet of the season.

Vlaar took one shot on the day, but his fantasy points will come from keeping Stoke out of the net. Up next is a slightly tougher matchup against Newcastle at Villa Park.

August 15, 2014

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Vlaar will start for Aston Villa on Saturday despite only participating in one preseason match, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Vlaar was given rest after he made a deep run in the World Cup with his national team Holland. Even though he's played just 45 minutes this preseason, manager Paul Lambert believes he's fit enough to compete.

August 15, 2014

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert admitted that he is uncertain whether or not Vlaar will stay with the club this season, reports the Daily Mail.

Vlaar has recently been the subject of interest from Southampton, but the Aston Villa manager went on record saying that he is at ease with the defender's situation. Lambert added that no official transfer requests have been received.

August 10, 2014

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Vlaar made his first appearance with Aston Villa since the World Cup on Saturday during the 0-0 draw with Parma.

With Villa's starting XI still a mystery, Vlaar seems like an obvious choice to occupy one of the spots on the line of defense. He's been rumored in transfer talks this summer and even put his talents on display as a key defender in Hollands' back line during their third place finish at the World Cup, but a deal sending Vlaar away from Villa Park doesn't seem likely at this point.

July 24, 2014

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Tottenham may make Vlaar a transfer target after the defender's World Cup performance earlier this summer, reports the Daily Mail.

The London club may be willing to offer other players in exchange for the defender, though Southampton is also reportedly interested in signing the Dutchman. He helped Holland finish third in the World Cup earlier this month.

February 22, 2014

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Aston Villa expect to have contract discussions with Vlaar before he travels to Brazil for this summer's World Cup, reports Sky Sports.

Villa manager Paul Lambert is concerned that Vlaar's World Cup performances could incite a rush for his signature, and wants to tie the defender to the club before that happens.

January 1, 2014

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Vlaar (calf) is in the starting XI for Wednesday's match against Sunderland.

Vlaar isn't likely at 100 percent yet, but with the rash of injuries that Villa are facing, he is needed.