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Sorensen Blow For Aston Villa

Villa have been dealt a blow with the news that Thomas Sorensen has to have exploratory surgery tomorrow to assess the full extent of his knee injury after he was 'taken out' of the game by the disgusting Middlesbrough defender Emanuel Pogatetz on Saturday. Gareth Southgate was outraged at the penalty against them, shame he wasn't more concerned at the thuggish challenge by his own player eh?

Martin O'Neill explained: 'Thomas has got a bit of ligament damage and we don't yet know exactly how long he will be out for. He's booked in for an arthroscopy tomorrow to see if there is any damage to the cartilage and if there is, we will do something about it. The way it looks at the moment we're looking at two to three weeks but we will have a better idea tomorrow.'

On his deputy former Arsenal keeper Stuart Taylor he told the official site: 'I have every confidence in Stuart. He's played a couple of games already this season and this is an opportunity for him. When you are out of the side, you're just waiting for the chance to come in and impress and it's all about having a bit of competition.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 28 2006

Time: 12:30PM

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To concede just 10 goals in the league games we have had is exceptional, considering the mess we were in defensively last season. Tommy must be applauded for his role in this. He still has his doubters??? and I never thought he would recover form his gaffs against the dildo sales men from somali heath a couple of years ago. If you talk to fans of other clubs, most would like to have him in their team and rate him very highly. But now is Taylors chance. We will see if we need to look for a new keeper to challenge Tommy or if he is up to the job.
voiceoftheholte
You're right JF it was a bad tackle that should have been punished. Sorensen has been on top form this season so it's a pity to lose him but I thought Taylor did OK against Spurs apart from THAT goal which I don't think we can blame him for so, hopefully, he will do us proud while Sorensen is out.
jonah
Changing the subject completely...It is reported that Chelsea are after David Villa and that Mourinho wants him to replace Shevchenko. What do we think of Shevchenko as a possible target for Villa then?
jonah
Think we'll need to be more established to once again tempt the big names to Villa?
The Fear
Probably JF, just a thought :-)
jonah
This is the chance Taylor has beee waiting for, he's looked pretty good in the couple of games he's played and i dont think he will let us down. England need a new sub keeper this is his chance to live up the the early hype surronding his career.
son_of_cher
Hopefully, Tommy will eb back soon but once again, it's a chance for Taylor to prove his worth and fight for his first-team place.
Tierney
Like it or not, and we've no reason not to (apart from Tommy's excellent form), Stuart will be our custodian for the next few games. Lets get behind him tomorrow night. He'll do fine. He had a shaky opening to his debut at Man City last season, but he's looked reasonably solid on subsequent appearances.
glensider
Its come at a bad time, but might even provide an opportunity for young Robert Olejnik to stake a claim.
glensider
 

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