Shame on TSG for not updating our near bi-weekly Eric Lichaj Report.
We’ve been following Lichaj for about 3 months now since stellar column contributor Ryan put him on his depth chart way back when–see the comments section here.
An interesting report out of England this past week where Villa Manager Martin O’Neill–speaking of Lichaj and another defenders–” is believed to have refused to grant the defenders permission to play in Lincoln’s run to the third round of the FA Cup.”
Could a return to the mothership be in the offing? Villa’s defense has been stable this year, with the corner defense (where Lichaj plays) being manned capably by Luke Young and Steve Warnock, but they are certainly lacking some depth with the once-promising Nicky Shorey shipped out to lower league club Nottingham Forest and 32-year-old Habib Beye the only other cover.
Might be a good chance to get the youngster some tutelage and a few junior games…wait, our fandom just came out.