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Rafa 'Carson Can Join Villa'

Rafa 'Carson Can Join Villa'

Looks like Villa might have got one step closer to securing the new England No 1 Scott Carson - well, he is set to start for England v Austria and surely has to do very little to impress in order to keep Paul Robinson of Spurs out, as he has never been the same since he left Neighbours in the 90's!

According to reports today, Liverpool boss and master of rotation is willing to sell the keeper Villa took on loan last summer. He had refused before this to contemplate letting the highly rated 22-year-old keeper go.

Carson has replaced Thomas Sorensen, who looks set for a January exit and has since kept five out of 10 clean sheets.

Rafa Benitez, who is doing a very nice impression of a dwarf Tom Jones at the moment with that goatee said: 'You can understand that he wants to play. He knows Pepe Reina is top class and that it will be difficult for him to play here. Scott is a good professional and a nice boy. This is a crucial time in his career and he needs to play. At the moment we are concentrating on our own team and our own competitions, but Villa can decide if they want to keep the player.'

The fee the papers keep mentioning is around £10million which would make him the most expensive keeper in Britain, which is nice...

Carson said his England amibitions are clear, 'To be the England number one, that is the target. There is no point in me sitting around settling for what I've got. I've got to try and keep climbing the ladder, work hard and hopefully I'll get my chance for England and show that I am up to standard. I don't think there is a big gap between all the keepers from Robert Green, Chris Kirkland, David James and Robbo. I don't think there is a massive gap. You've just got to keep working hard and hopefully get to that next level which is being the England number one. It's what you strive for.'



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday November 15 2007
Time: 3:33PM

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Good news that Rafa is receptive to the idea. Dont think MON would just let him walk away and join someone else if he continues his good form.
DeanoVilla
15/11/2007 15:49:00
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Sign him up, the England number 1 shirt is his within a couple of years ( sooner if 3rd choice Mclaren gets the deserved boot.) Got to be good the more home nations international players we have in the team.
Villan444
15/11/2007 16:00:00
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He knows he isn't wanted at Anfield, hope the home fans make him feel extra welcome at VP
Villan444
15/11/2007 16:04:00
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As far as I'm concerned this is great news. Pay the money Martin!
The Usual Suspect
15/11/2007 17:37:00
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grab him in january before anyone else starts sniffing around
villabikes29
15/11/2007 17:37:00
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BUY! BUY! BUY! Tommy, SELL!SELL!SELL! Martin Laursen KEEP! KEEP! KEEP!
morky13villa
15/11/2007 18:07:00
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Spot on, Morky.
Madirish
15/11/2007 20:09:00
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Well we're definitely in pole position for his signature now, lets hope we can wrap a deal up. Still got to agree a fee of course, and that might be a sticking point, but hopefully Scott will be more than receptive to the idea, and from what we read and hear, he is.
glensider
15/11/2007 21:05:00
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I think Foster is the better keeper.i have seen Carson live in the flesh twice & not really been that impressed,mainly coz he let in 9 goals..!!Spurs 5 Charlton 1 & Spurs 4 Villa 4.And yes before you say it i know Robinson is as ropey as anything...!!
chalky76
16/11/2007 02:59:00
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Foster is a very good up and coming young keeper chalky76, but injuries have held him back. His long term future though is at Old Trafford, rest assured he isn't going anywhere. Carson has all the attributes to become a very good keeper, and definitely has a lot going for him. Ironically, the night he let in four at WHL, was probably his best showing since arriving at B6. He made several quality saves that night, and was not to blame for any of the goals.
glensider
16/11/2007 06:04:00
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