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John Carew - Yes Or No?

John Carew - Yes Or No?

Imavillan submitted the following article, so I thought I'd expand it and put the question up as our latest poll. John Carew, yes or no!?

Is it me but as of yet I am not totally convinced about our main striker, John Carew.

I cannot see him getting 15 goals this season which is what is required from your main centre forward as a minimum these days in the Premiership if you want to be doing more than mid table mediocrity.

I know he nearly scored yesterday with a long range shot but he just does not do it for me. In my opinion he just lets the ball bounce off him and he doesn't do enough in the penalty area.

I think Martin O'Neill needs to sign a quality striker in the remaining 12 days of the transfer window or give Luke Moore a chance?

Date:Sunday August 19 2007
Time: 12:39PM


I'm in the totally unsure camp. He is a big sod for sure and looks like he could be handy, but not seen anything outstanding yet and I'm not sure we've got any striker who will get more than 10-15 this season? We need one to shoot us into Europe, is it the strikers or is it the service? Time will tell I guess. Hope he fulfils his potential though, he should certainly be able to terrorise opponent defences with his size and speed.
The Fear
19/08/2007 12:46:00
If we have him we need a goalscorer next to him. We ain't got one at the moment. For me Gabby and Luke should be learning their trade and Harewood should never had been signed. Instead a proven goalscorer. But who we gonna get with our wage structure????
19/08/2007 13:27:00
As per other thread, not sure we have a wage structure, think wages will be paid dependent on the players brought in. If we can attract a star (if mon wants one) then I would suggest the wage demands would be met. Personally I'd try for Anelka, i know he is a journeyman and a sulk, but he is also an awesome striker!
The Fear
19/08/2007 14:04:00
I'm going off the big man. As said above he doesnt seem too good at bringing other players into play, rather just lets the balls bounce off him and back to the oppositon. Also gives players an easy option to lump the ball forward which I dont like. He'll get 10 goals which isnt enough. Luke would get Moore! ;)
19/08/2007 14:35:00
Hes definatly the man for us. Hes strong quick and is proven quality champions league player! It is not his fault for villa's lack of goals, it is the way we play football. Villa seem to always play simple knock the ball up the field and hope carew does something! We never play possesion football and try to play fluent football. How often does John Carew get a 1 on 1 chance? Never! We lack creativity get rid of petrov!
19/08/2007 14:56:00
Jc is class. End of. He gives us something different.
19/08/2007 15:30:00
What a pathetic and pointless thread this is. Carew is a quality player. Best leader of the line we have had in years, put a quality striker alongside him (eg. Defoe) and we would have a formidable strike force. Of course in some deluded peoples eyes he will never be as good as the "great" JPA and "goldenballs" Luke Moore.
19/08/2007 15:49:00
Suky, did you watch the game yesterday ? never play possesion football ? knock it up and hope Carew does something ? we played a decent game yesterday, and if we keep building on performances like that, we will do fine. I'm not one to panick, but, we really need signings now, injuries are just around the corner.
19/08/2007 16:10:00
Carew - will never score a lot of goals - if thats what your hoping from his - the he will always dissapoint. However he leads the line well - and keeps the opposition on there toes. I like him - i think we would be much poorer without him. a 20 goal a season man is going to cost around £20m - I am yet to be convinced the MON has access to those sort of funds.
19/08/2007 16:40:00
Why is it pointless wislor? Football is about discussion and opinions, that all this is, talk about our strikers. Take that away from the game and what do fans do, just trot off to the game and leave silently at the end of it? You've expressed your views well and maybe you are right, with quality up with him he would be even better.
The Fear
19/08/2007 16:53:00
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