Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Rafa and O'Neill On Scott Carson

Rafa and O'Neill On Scott Carson

Martin O'Neill says, if they can complete the loan signing of Liverpool and England U21 goalkeeper Scott Carson, that Villa will have a 'hungry' player this season.

The keeper will have a medical today before completing the move after getting the blessing of Rafa to leave.

O'Neill has told the official site:

'It would be a good move for all parties and I'm excited at the prospect of adding a hungry player to the squad. Scott could have settled for a place on the bench in Champions League games this season and, who knows he might have played in some big, big games. But he is a hungry player who wants to be involved on a regular basis and I know he'd come in here to fight for a starting role. That's the sort of desire I want at this club.'

'He did very well at Charlton (where he spent much of his time on loan) last season and Liverpool's initial reluctance to let him go this summer is a clear indication of how much they rate him.'

Meanwhile the Liverpool gaffa Raffa admitted he didn't want to let him go but decided to allow the switch explaining:

'We don't want to stop his progress.' Adding 'I could tell Scott to stay here, but he could be the future keeper of the national team and we really don't want to stop his progress. I am happy with the situation and for Scott to play regularly somewhere else. We do not want to lose him, certainly not sell him because we are very happy with him. He is a good lad and a very promising goalkeeper. But I can understand his need to maintain his place in the England squad. It will benefit him to be out on loan and for us to sign a new goalkeeper, then we will have three keepers all in action.'

Be interesting to see, if Sorensen gets fit for the Newcastle game, who will start. You would assume that Carson isn't coming to Villa to swap one bench for another. If he can help us achieve Europe this season, it might well prove a canny bit of business, we can then take Jussi for free next summer if Liverpool still don't want to sell Carson. See, this management lark, it's easy!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday August 10 2007
Time: 11:09AM

Comments

0
I'm quite pleased with this - it's a stop gap solution for sure, but as stop gaps go Carson is very good. Am sure it won't please everyone though.
The Usual Suspect
10/08/2007 11:23:00
0
Will Sorenson go now? Man City desperate for keeper. Good move getting Carson. Shame only loan, but Jussi for free next season, yes, sounds good business. Probably better than £9m for Gordon. Any chance of a RB ? Quite like the sound of Justin Hoyte. What was wrong with Luke Young?
krfeskivilla
10/08/2007 11:32:00
0
I've seen a fair few people think this is a temporary measure until Jussi's contract runs out, but I don't think that is the case. Whether we can keep Carson long-term remains to be seen, but if we're not going for Jussi now, I would be very surprised if we did next year. By then he'll be 33 and it seems clear to me that MO'N is very much focussed on ensuring the players he is bringing in will be those he can build around long-term. If we wanted Jussi, it would only set us back marginally more than the Carson loan is going to cost, and at 32, could be seen as a shrewd investment as we'd likely get 2-3 seasons worth out of him if he arrived now. I just don't see us going for him when his shelf-life will be any sorter than that. Good keeper though.
Alec
10/08/2007 11:41:00
0
John Wragg (decent journalist) at the Express says we'll look to buy him next summer even if he costs £10million. Be great to see how he does this season.
The Fear
10/08/2007 11:42:00
0
I dont understand why Liverpool are so reluctant to sell. When he goes back next year he'll be 3rd choice behind Reina and Itandje!
DeanoVilla
10/08/2007 12:38:00
0
Deano.. they must genuinely want to keep him for his talent, or they think his value will rocket and they can sell him for more in a years time.
The Usual Suspect
10/08/2007 13:31:00
0
Hope we've inserted a clause giving us first refusal if they do sell him.
Jon.H
10/08/2007 13:45:00
0
Is this the best we can do We have (or should have) been preparing for this tranfer window for the last year We Get a Loan keeper, with what, a 5% chance of us signing him What a waste of £2.5m plus wages
FatKev
10/08/2007 14:04:00
0
quality goalkeeper imo,better than taylor and better than sorenson.i also think jussi aint at the age MON is looking for.dont be surprised 2 see MON buy carson after this loan if he does well,maybe on the last deadline day of next august ffs!!!!!! UTV
Belfast Villain
10/08/2007 15:43:00
0
Thou shall not judge after 0 games
Christo
10/08/2007 16:10:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Garde Talks Up The Defence

Manager Remi Garde has done his normal midweek piece and in this edition he talks about the 'massive solidarity' amongst our back four.

Premier League Rebrands Ready For Villa Departure

The Premier League have today confirmed that they are rebranding from the 2016-17 season and inevitably the Lion goes.

Fox Will Be Gutted - Shirt Revenues To Drop

Chief Executive in the world of fancy titles Tom Fox will have been gutted to inform long standing members of staff they faced redundancy following his CEOship...

King Outlines His Villa Hopes

Having been appointed to the bridge of his beloved Titanic and joining other people without a background of running anything football related other than possibly the odd...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Profile
Mike Field
Profile
Steve Wade
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
Profile
Turkish Penguin
Profile
Glensider
Profile
Chris Heath
Profile
M Calucar
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn6%
Richards0%
Okore12%
Lescott9%
Cissokho0%
Bacuna0%
Gana33%
Westwood1%
Gil8%
Agbonlahor25%
Veretout6%
Sub - Clark0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Who will be Channel 4's lead presenter?
Latest Vital Boxing News
AUDIO: Hearn: Joshua's next fight will be big
Write for Vital Football

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 2:05PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions451
2.The Fear263
3.ClivetheVillan238
4.Fulford237
5.JuanPabloAngel168
6.sirdennis159
7.revdpete151
8.DeanoVilla119
9.Wurzel113
10.He'sBiggerThanMe&You88
The Vital Football Members League