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Villa Striker Set To Retire?

Villa Striker Set To Retire?

According to reports today, 33-year-old Chris Sutton could be set to retire following yes another injury problem, this time in his eye.

The former Celtic and Blackburn striker's contract runs out at the end of the season and he has indicated before he'll walk away if he can't maintain his fitness.

Martin O'Neill explained: “Sutton is seeing a specialist again but his progress has been slow, very slow. Since the Manchester United game his eyesight is still blurred and they think it will take time, just to heal naturally. He said to me if his other eye was like that he’d be in a spot of bother. It does sound like the Paul Scholes situation. He’s been a big miss for us.'

Adding: “He wants to come back and do some light training, to keep his fitness up, but non-contact. He certainly wouldn’t be able to drive at the moment.”

Lets hope first and foremost his eye problem settles, football is a secondary consideration to health. Good luck Chris!


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday February 2 2007
Time: 1:50PM

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Good luck to the chap, enjoyed his contribution, no matter how brief.
steff_the_villan
02/02/2007 15:33:00
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Its not looking too good for big Chris thats for sure. In his very short spell at the club, I think that its very fair to say that he won over the supporters, many of who had rather ridiculously questioned MON's decision to bring a 'run down ex-bluenose' to Villa Park. Sutton's displays, his effort and commitment, silenced the doubters and left us all with the somewhat sad feeling of 'what might have been'. Very best wishes to him, and hopefully we haven't seen big Chris in the famous claret and blue for the last time.
glensider
02/02/2007 17:24:00
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Hopefully not a premature end to an impressive career. In his time at Norwich, Blackburn and Chelsea he was exemplary - and he has served us well in turbulent times. The Blues connection is negligible and, if anything, a testament to his professionalism and eagerness to play engaging football. Get well soon Chris.
madarab
02/02/2007 18:04:00
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he had a hell of a career fair dues hell be missed
swansea_till_i_die
04/02/2007 18:25:00
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Pity we didn't have him ten years or so ago. In his prime he would have become a Villa Park legend.
glensider
17/02/2007 20:12:00
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