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Sorry Son, Keeper Not After Exit

More good news following Stiliyan Petrov's vow to not moan and to knuckle down, Villa's number one has today said he will do the same.

Reports over the last week have suggested that Thomas Sorensen is looking to leave but the Danish international has rubbished these claims.

He told

'These stories make me look like I've given up and I'm not willing to fight for my place. That's rubbish. Basically I've not even been fit, so I couldn't give the manager a decision to make. Now I am fit and I want to give the manager a selection problem. I've said all along to everyone at Aston Villa that I'm here to fight for my place. I'm well aware of the situation. Scott has done well, but I have to work hard and wait for my chance. That's been the bottom-line'

Adding when the chance comes he'll show just what he can do as the most important thing for him is to play first team football saying it is not his intention to leave in order to do that.

Adding, 'I've got one year left on my deal and obviously if we get to next year and I'm still not playing, I would have to look at different alternatives. At the moment I'm fully committed to the club and I want to fight for my place. I want to push Scott all the way and that's what I'm determined to do. Those quotes have been taken out of context because a story saying I want to leave is far better than a story that I'm ready to fight for my place.'

'I was asked what might happen if I was out of the side for six or 12 months. I was then asked, as a high earner, how difficult it would be to leave the club if the circumstances came to that and I said that I would never put money before playing football. 'From that people have said that I want to leave and I'm desperate to take a pay cut to get away. That's definitely not the case and I'll show people that I'm willing to stay and fight for my place.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday September 12 2007
Time: 11:05AM


An about turn by TS in view of the somewhat bad publicity and supporters reaction I wonder? Knuckle down and prove yourself Tommy. All is not lost.
20/09/2007 20:14:00
RE: AVFC48s last post You have just said that other people have misread what you said and that you weren't having a go and with the next breath you are having a go with the comments about Petrov (however true they may be, he is far better than McCann etc.) You are a hypocrit and a tw*t.
13/09/2007 13:12:00
Typical KNOB SQUAD snide comment on MON. I gues this means the KNOB SQUAD and GOD SQUAD are now divorced.
13/09/2007 04:21:00
48 that is the nicest thing I have ever read. Pass me the tissues :o) It was just like two magnets, a positive and and a negative, joining together in perfect unison. You see, when the seagulls follow the trawler it is because they expect sardines to be thrown in to the sea.
13/09/2007 00:58:00
I posted previously that Sorenson should stay at Villa an Injury to Carson and we are once again up the shyyty creek with no paddle....
12/09/2007 23:22:00
Tommy has been a model player whilst hes been with us good bloke good keeper, but we need a great keeper and Carson looks class.
chris the villan
12/09/2007 22:47:00
Sorry avfc48, but what is "Sorensen isn't an O'Neill buy. Which in itself would suggest his chances of getting ahead of Carson are slim of course, despite what he says" if not another dig at O'Neill? Why include it at all - it didn't add anything to what you were saying about Sorensen. I happen to agree with your point on that subject - football fans get far too steamed up about what they read in the press, most of which is absolute garbage. When you posted your 'positive' article recently I acknowledged that - I just think your constant sniping at MON is unnecessary and negative.
12/09/2007 20:15:00
My point Fear and BTB referred to the slating Sorensen gets on here when an article from the Sun is posted, but little retraction is made when he puts up an article denying it on the official site, supposedly a much more reliable source. Nice of you to turn it into an avfc48 hates O'Neill and never says anything positive thread. Typical if I may say so of your agenda BTB, I make a simple observation re Sorensen and you see it as a dig against O'Neill, very strange. As to Sorensen, like many others before him, fans dislike has no relevance to his level of performance or the way he has performed for Villa in his time here. When you consider the likes of Petrov, cost upwards of 8 million and has done diddly squat in his near 13 months yet still keeps getting excused, by fans so keen to denigrate players like McCann, Hughes, Davies and now Sorensen !! I don't often agree with VOTH but his last paragraph is very, as others are prone to say too quickly, spot on.
12/09/2007 17:31:00
Carson still has to convince, to prove that he's better than Tommy, or indeed Stuart Taylor for that matter. Its very early days yet, way too early for either Tommy or Stuart to be throwing in the towel.
12/09/2007 17:17:00
God this one has been done to death but well said Rawlie. Some rate Sorenson. Some don't. I personally think he is a good keeper. But not a great one. It is to early to tell if Carson will be an improvement, although the signs are good. Sorenson cost us results against the Dildo Salesmen twice but recovered magnificently over the next couple of years. Many men would have been broken (who is Enkleman) by the experience. Last season he saved us many points but never cost us any. Even his one big rick at Villasboro never cost us a point. Fair play to him for toeing the party line. My worry is that at the end of this season when Carson goes back to Murderpool, we will be left without a keeper, let alone the three we currently have.
12/09/2007 16:09:00
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