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Sorry Son, Keeper Not After Exit

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.'

So the press whip it up during international week once again!

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


Might just have saved himself, after some harsh words from MON me thinks.
12/09/2007 11:28:00
I feel sorry for Tommy I dont think he's done an awful lot wrong during his time with us,at 31 his need for first team football is quite understandable even if he is whinging its not a patch on Maloney.
12/09/2007 11:34:00
he is still a dodgy keeper, this changes nothing for me. He will be another casualty I have no doubt, because simply he isnt the future.
12/09/2007 12:07:00
Strange isn't it. A seemingly made up story in the Sun and we get lots of so called Villa fans slagging him off. We get an official site interview, which suggests similarly to Petrov, he's keen to fight for his place and see what happens and ........... Oh my apologies to stig, he at least is still having a knock, which is ok, 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. Good PR though from the club, refuting another excellent wind up article for the 'fans'
12/09/2007 12:30:00
Like i said in the previous thread, i was supprised that Tommy had done this as he isn't the type of player that spouts off all the time, infact during his time at the club he's never had a bad word to say. still think he's not in the plans and will move on.
12/09/2007 12:43:00
One words to sum up Tommo...Liability.
12/09/2007 12:45:00
Even if he is willing to fight for his place, i wouldn't pick him unless we got an injury to Carson so i stick by my comments that he can go...too many mistakes in his short Villa career and we're are now building a team to go forwards and that starts from the GK. And AVFC48 i'm not a so called Villa fan i just want to see my team do well week in week out and I feel that Sorenson is not up to the quality that i now expect of AVFC!! UTV!
12/09/2007 12:58:00
I wonder, JPF, if you understand why so many of us find avfc's posts such a wind-up? In every thread, no matter what it is about, avfc simply has a pop at MON. This thread is about whether Sorensen said what he said, whether he really wants to leave, whether we should believe the press or whether TS is a whinger, yet avfc comes out with "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." Why bring MON into this? Is avfc really that naive that he thinks that other managers don't generally play 'their' men? How stupid would it be for a manager to pay good money for a player and then NOT play him? Why would any manager buy somebody he didn't have full confidence in? What I would really like is for avfc48 to pin his true colours to the mast. Write an article about why MON should not be Villa manager, with at least one or two facts to back it up, and who we should realistically install in his place. Stop sniping and carping -- come up with somebody better!
12/09/2007 13:21:00
doesnt' really matter what I think BobTheBuilder, I guess all are allowed their opinion, although I must admit I cant' see avfc48's issue on this one, I would think most managers play the players they bring in themselves and shift the previous managers players out. Someone better? I'd love to throw my hat into the ring. I'd be totally rubbish I have to admit, but my credit card bill is due and god knows I need to find the money from somewhere! :o)

As for the Thommo quotes, I don't think he was that misquoted, they did pick up on the bits about wanting to leave but with just this year left on his contract, if he doesn't get back in the team, it is obvious he'll look elswhere. NOt sure I'd totally blame him, being No2 at any club must be the worst of all positions (apart from No3 I guess!) Maybe he should bear in mind Carson is only on loan at the moment, if he was here permanently (and lets hope that is what happens) then Thommo would be leaving 100% for sure?
The Fear
12/09/2007 14:10:00
its a funny one son_of_cher, he seems to really split fans. I don't think he has ever been a liability, he maybe isn't quite as big a presence as he should be and doesn't organise the defence brilliantly but he is a good keeper and pulls off some outstanding saves. Maybe he just needed to be more commanding to have become a great keeper?
The Fear
12/09/2007 14:11:00
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