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Sickness And Retirment At Villa?

Sickness And Retirment At Villa?

Martin O'Neill has explained that both Martin Laursen and John Carew came down with an illness on Friday but both insisted they were fit to play.

Carew lasted the whole of the game against Liverpool, although he looked far from fit - which makes you feel even more sorry for Luke Moore who did the majority of the pre-season scoring only to find himself on the bench - but Martin Laursen had to come off at half time due to feeling sick.

The official site says that both should be fit for next Saturday's game against Newcastle at St James Park.

Martin O'Neill explained:

'Both Martin and John Carew came down with the illness on Friday night, but the pair of them were determined to play. John managed the whole 90 minutes, but it was clear Martin couldn't continue at half-time and believe me it takes something bad to keep Martin Laursen out of a game.'

I'm glad that it was sickness that stopped Laursen coming out for the second half as most of us feared he'd got another injury and the towering defender doesn't deserve anymore bad luck. Also good to hear that The Hulk was also not well as his performance was certainly under par.

There are also rumours circulating that Mark Delaney is set to announce his retirement due to his continued struggle with a knee injury. Lets hope these rumours are unfounded and that he is soon back in action.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday August 12 2007
Time: 10:22AM

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I felt sick aswell?! Actually it took many,many pints after the game to cure my sickness - seems to have come back now? MON - Why are you playing sick players you clown!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry
ASPINALL
12/08/2007 10:34:00
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We had a bad dose of predictability sickness from where I was sitting.
pongogidman
12/08/2007 10:49:00
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If I was Luke Moore I would be seriously *****ed off!!
jonah
12/08/2007 11:02:00
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Luke Moore should be really angry. I'm angry. Grrrrrrrr!! See.
Adam Deuce
12/08/2007 12:30:00
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Day 1 and we are already seeing the results of a depleated squad. Up next a resurgent Newcastle team, if we dont start adding numbers to the squad i do worry!
silkie villain
12/08/2007 13:20:00
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Aspinall, You are the clown
Dannygav
12/08/2007 13:21:00
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I have to say that after watching the game yesterday i feeeeeeel a tadge worried..... Gardner was on fire down the right first half then seemed to get pinned in. As for our defence we were ripped open bye Pennat and Torres and Gerro when he could be arsed. We need more deffenders thats for sure , and a goalie.... as good as Taylors saves were (fantastic) we still need a match winner .
Mutt_Man
12/08/2007 13:51:00
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I can't understand why he played Carew from the start ? if he was sick, leave him out. Luke and Gabby would have got a better result up front in my opinion, 4-4-2 was what was needed after we went a goal down. Well its out the way now, lets hope they address the weaknesses during the week. Lets hope some players sign.
astonmilan
12/08/2007 16:03:00
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And that was day one. Wait until injuries, suspensions, and the inevitable loss of form kick in, then we'll really be struggling for bodies.
glensider
12/08/2007 16:56:00
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I think Gabby needs to come off the wing, he was wasted out there again yesterday, Carew / Moore or Gabby / Harewood, swap and change to see which works best. And Young needs to be used more, he had acres of space at times yesterday, and no one was picking him up. Gardener was very good though, we must get a RB in now, two would be better, then he can come back into midfield alongside Reo-Coker and Barry. Petrov ?? looks off the pace to me, he really has to shape up, because he cost us in lots of situation yesterday, panicking and losing the ball, Gardener, Reo-Coker, Barry in midfield is the way to go, Cahill deputised well, now the first competitive game is out of the way, training should be settled and back to normal.
astonmilan
12/08/2007 17:54:00
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