A Look Back At Last Year's PIMPs

I know, guys, I really haven't been on the ball when it comes to new Players in My Pocket. I've been a bit drained of inspiration. But worry not -- it's back! Soon you'll be treated to more information about random players than you ever wanted to know. For those unfamiliar with 7500 to Holte's PIMP series, we profile players who, for one reason or another, have caught our attention, but may have slipped by many Aston Villa fans. I like to do up-and-coming footballers, but there are really no requirements, so if you have a player you'd like to PIMP, get in touch!

Without further ado, here's a look back at players we wrote about last year, and where they are now...

Andrei Arshavin -- Arsenal: Still at Arsenal, although I imagine he's wishing he'd gone back to Russia right about now. Perhaps someone can ask him that? Or maybe a question about Honduran economic policies

Salomon Kalou -- Chelsea: Still at Chelsea, although I'd imagine most Blues supporters are ready to see him go. Particularly after Valencia claimed a late game equalizer in the Champions League when Kalou gave away a stupid penalty. But hey, I got to meet him!

Ryan Harley -- Exeter City: Now at Brighton and Hove Albion in the Championship, the lucky little devil. Better than in the relegation zone for the Grecians :(

Fredy Montero -- Seattle Sounders: Still with the Sounders, thank goodness, although I'm sure rumors of his eminent departure to Europe will start swirling soon. Fredy scored 11 goals in MLS play and 2 in the CONCACAF Champions League this season. When he leaves Seattle, the city will mourn.

Miroslav Stoch -- Fenerbahce: One of the few players to stick with the Yellow Canaries after the Turkish match-fixing scandal saw them replaced by Trabzonspor in the Champions League. Now if he could just step up for Slovakia...

Wesley Sneijder -- Inter Milan: Technically still with Inter, although he seems to be spending more time on Twitter than anywhere else. To be fair to Wes, he's been dealing with injury, but I bet he's wishing that move to Manchester United had panned out.

Barry Bannan -- Aston Villa: Perhaps I can say I told you so? Besides Gabby Agbonlahor, Bazza's been the highlight of the season for Villa. His move into the starting XI has brought a much needed creative spark. Hire me, Alex McLeish!

Fernando Muslera -- Lazio: Just when I thought the Uruguayan keeper couldn't be part of a worse squad, he moves to Galatasaray. I'm looking forward to one of his trademark misses when they play Fener in the derby.

Luke Varney -- Blackpool: Not particularly sure why I was so keen on Varney. Perhaps I just liked Blackpool a lot? Anyway, he's gone to Portsmouth. Moving on.

Stewart Downing -- Aston Villa (written by Robert Lintott): Move on. Nothing to see here.

Stéphane Sessegnon -- PSG (written by Slaky) : Someone at Sunderland saw Slaky's post and snapped up this attacking midfielder. Damn it.

Thomas Hitzlsperger -- West Ham (written by Liz Owen): Despite rumors of Hitz coming back to Villa, the German wound up in the Bundesliga, playing for Wolfsburg. Shame.

Michael Bradley -- Borussia Mönchengladbach (written by Jason Chalifour): The first PIMP to become a Villan! Unfortunately for many fans of the USMNT, Bradley didn't impress in his time at Villa Park, and is now patrolling the midfield for Chievo Verona.

Riccardo Montolivo -- Fiorentina (written by Aaron Campeau): Oddly enough, Monty is still with the Viola, even though he's made it quite clear he wants out of Florence. He might want to try a little consistency if he's looking for a good contract, though.

Alexis Sanchez -- Udinese: Hey, remember when I wrote this and people who were fans of Barcelona asked me who the hell Sanchez was? bahahahahahahaha

Milan Lalkovic -- Chelsea: I confess, I own a Lalkovic #9 Chelsea kit. Better than that other #9 they've got. The Slovakian is currently on loan at Doncaster and, for some reason, absent from FIFA 12.

Ryo Miyaichi -- Feyenoord (written by Ted Harwood): Back from his loan spell in the Netherlands, Miyaichi made his Arsenal first team debut against League 2 side Shrewsbury in the Carling Cup. Yay?

Guy Roland Ndy Assembe -- FC Nantes (written by RipCityVillan): It appears that the keeper has moved to Ligue 1 Nancy, but my French footballing knowledge is slightly less than nil, and Wikipedia is sometimes wrong (shock!)

Luka Modric -- Tottenham Hotspur (written by Ryan Rosenblatt): Considering the way in which Chelsea pursued the Croatian midfielder, most assumed he'd be playing in blue this season. But Spurs hung on to one of the most talented players in the Premier League. Lucky them.

Jack Wilshere -- Arsenal (written by Aidan Gibson): Wilshere is still at Arsenal, but won't see the pitch before December, but fortunately Arsenal fans have already drunk themselves into oblivion and won't notice.

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