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The Hulk Admits He Was Tired

The Hulk Admits He Was Tired

Big John Carew has admitted he wasn't on form in the away game against Manchester City and agrees it was right for him to be taken off in the second half.

Can't quite fathom what is going on here, why should a top class athlete be tired so early in the season?

The Hulk, who has played and dominated for Norway in recent games, told Nettavisen (a must watch in the Fear household you understand, I didn't see this from Sky Sports at all!!)

'I felt tired and stiff after all the matches recently. I got it out of the system in the first 20 minutes, but it was no surprise that I was substituted in the second half. I shall now go home and rest. Fortunately, we don't have our next match until Sunday and then I expect to be fresh again.'

Come on John, get stuck in and get amongst the goals, Villa need you at your peak - something we've yet to see.

Villa have a proud tradition of strikers and JC has to carry that on and lead the line, God knows he is big enough to intimidate and be in the mix!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday September 18 2007
Time: 7:52PM


Ahh poor love! Wonder how shipbuilders or miners used to feel after a thirteen-hour shift?
18/09/2007 20:01:00
5 games and he's tired, what an embarrassment
18/09/2007 20:05:00
As far as I'm concerned, his "tiredness" is in the same league as the Shaun Maloney "homesick" excuse. For a supposed "Champions League experienced" striker we should expect more. Pull your finger out "hulk" or expect to get replaced by Marlon Harewood soon.
18/09/2007 20:25:00
Not sure I'd go out of my way to say anything face to face to him though, he isn't called the hulk for nothing!? They do baffle though don't they, seems to play well for his country then comes and puts in below par performances for Villa. He is needed at 100% and needs to give 100% as he is the senior striker. As I've said elsewhere, I wish we'd still got Baros, he might have been tempermental but he was also quality, although I know 50% disagree as he was another Savo who always split the fans!
The Fear
18/09/2007 21:04:00
oh, and if this lot think they are tired or hard done by, they want to go and look around some of the hospitals I've been in or do a few night shifts in a factory!
The Fear
18/09/2007 21:05:00
I have no complaints about him saying he was tired. If he was tired, he was tired, nothing he can do about it. There is such a thing as jet lag in an international week and all that. My main concern is that MON played him in the first place, knowing full well he wasn't fully fit. We do have other options you know MON. Keep playing Carew when not fit is not going to help morale of the fringe players.
18/09/2007 21:27:00
Tired FFS, Why can all our strikers do it elsewhere but not here. Baros, Milosevic, Balaban, need i go on. Off my soap box now.
18/09/2007 21:33:00
What! he should stop pulling his own plonker.Has he not got a woman to do it for him.
18/09/2007 23:32:00
I know Marlon was injured but we have no other options but to play him as Maloney is too lightweight. Villa's style these days is to hoof the ball up to the hulk and he is depended upon too much, he probably isn't so overworked at international level as they have more options and styles.
19/09/2007 09:18:00
ffs give him a break, a prem player can run an average of 10000m per game, ide be fked after that let alone 30000m in a week. moan moan moan moan moan
19/09/2007 11:56:00
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