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Ron Vlaar

29-Year-Old Defender     Aston Villa  Premier


Netherlands

STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Calf    EST. RETURN:  9/13/2014
Birthdate:  February 6, 1985    Birthplace:  Hensbroek, Netherlands
Nationality:  Netherlands    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  176 lbs    

September 12, 2014    Ron Vlaar News

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Vlaar (calf) will have a late fitness test prior to Saturday's match with Liverpool, Goal.com reports.

Vlaar's injured calf left him sidelined for international competition over the break for his native Netherlands. He's been unable to get fit, despite the two-week break, but seems to leaning towards suiting up Saturday.

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September 5, 2014

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Vlaar is dealing with a minor calf injury that left him sidelined for the Netherlands' 2-0 friendly loss against Italy on Thursday, the Greenfield Daily Reporter reports.

It still remains unclear if Vlaar will be fit enough for Tuesday's European qualifying match against the Czech Republic. He was a cornerstone of their defense during the World Cup, but he also has to consider the long haul of the EPL season that has just begun.

September 2, 2014

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Vlaar (knee) managed to play the full 90 minutes during Aston Villa's 2-1 victory over Hull City on Sunday.

Vlaar was a late-fitness test before Sunday's match with a minor knee injury but was able to suit up and lead his team to victory for the second time in the past three weeks. When the season picks back up after the international break the Villans will be tested with consecutive matches against Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City. Vlaar has already recorded two clean sheets this EPL season, although it's hard to imagine him earning his third in the near future when considering Villa's upcoming opponents.

August 27, 2014

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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.

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.