Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Scott Carson & Thomas Sorensen Talk

Scott Carson & Thomas Sorensen Talk

For those now looking at the Doug era with rose tinted spectacles, this is a reminder of just how short sighted he was.

Former Villa chief scout Ian Broomfield has revealed he targetted the keeper but Doug refused to pay the money. Broomfield said: 'We tried to take him to Villa for £600,000 but Doug Ellis wouldn't put his hand in his pocket - now they will have to pay £10m for him.'

Reports today are suggesting that Carson will keep his place in the England team following his debut in the friendly v Austria and will face Croatia in our crunch Euro qualifier tonight. Gareth Barry is also expected to return in a five man midfield.

Carson, speaking to Sky Sports, said:

'I had been getting banter off the lads saying I had the record for the most England squad call-ups without winning a cap. It was nice to get that cap. Now I can give the lads a little bit of banter back. I wasn't bothered I didn't have a lot to do. I just wanted to get out and play and avoid controversy. I was just delighted to get my first cap.'

He also says the fans are crucial tonight, 'The fans are going to be very important when we need a positive result. Hopefully they will be right behind us. The England fan base is right up there with the best. Every away game they come out in their thousands and support the team well - like in Austria - and everyone in the squad is really grateful to them home and away.'

Just a reminder that the Holte will be screening the game tonight along with booze and grub, what more could you ask for?!

Meanwhile Thomas Sorensen is being linked to a move to Middlesbrough, the reports carry no quotes or real substance but lets face it, our rejects always go to Boro, so why not Thommo?!

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday November 21 2007
Time: 11:03AM

Comments

0
Ellis for England.
KSarge1
21/11/2007 11:17:00
0
MON on Carson "I couldn't tell you if he was chosen in a really important game how he would react to it all," the Aston Villa manager said. "But he's capable of doing very well. He's far from the finished article but the great thing about Scott is that he has a great appetite for work."
The Fear
21/11/2007 11:26:00
0
I can see Tommy following Jlloyd and Gav to the Reebok as a replacement for Jussi.
DeanoVilla
21/11/2007 11:56:00
0
whilst i believe that carson is a fantastic keeper and should and would sometime down the line be battling with foster and green for that england no.1 spot im amazed, actually livid that spineless steve has seen fit to not only not pick james, but demote him to no.3! robinson shouldnt even be in the squad let alone on the bench but i cannot believe that jamo - the best english keeper for at least 2 yrs - hasnt been given the no.1 shirt back... yep he's 37, but so what he's as young a 37 year keeper as ive ever seen! i cannot stand spineless steve, dislike the fella even more after this... altho, even with all this said, good luck to carson tonight - i just hope that his bottle holds up to the task...
pompeyrug
21/11/2007 12:03:00
0
Good luck Scotty! I'm sure you'll do us and the nation proud (fingers crossed)....
bazzah
21/11/2007 12:15:00
0
Until Robinson was labelled a "liability" by someone prior to the last world cup he'd been solid for us. It seems that one comment has imo, seen him spiral in confidence and offer poor performances. Not that long ago we tried to sign him and would have hammered on about him being the best keeper in the prem. He doesn't become a bad keeper over night, just as barry wasn't a sh*** player when he went through a bad form patch... That said, stick carson in goal. He deserves a try out while other top keepers are not in form.
johnnyuk
21/11/2007 12:18:00
0
It is a little worrying having England's No. 1 keeper at your football club. Ever since Seaman failed to build a wall during the last game at the Old Wembley, England's keepers seem to have been associated with gaffs (and so have Villa keepers since the porn barons joined us in what they perceive to be the dizzy heights of the Premier League). Carson looks accomplished, is superb in the 6 yards box, seems to know when to come, and his shot stopping a reactions are excellent. Tonight will show us how if commands his back four - and if they're are at 6s and 7s Scott is going to have to show some agility. I was to nervous about tonight, but now, when the ball goes anywhere near the England goal and if Barry gives away possession my heart is going to be in my mouth! Scott and Gareth - you've both proved to be outstanding players - we have every confidence that you WILL do our nation and our club proud! I just hope the ball runs kindly for England's No. 1 on the 'bobbly' Wembley turf....
bazzah
21/11/2007 12:26:00
0
Pompeyrug, we remember James and although admittedly on his day he is as good as anyone, it only takes one mistake (which unfortunately that is what he used to do. ) But James should have been given a run out over the last couple of years to see if he has put that behind him, liked him publicly slagging off 3rd choice steve. Other than that agreed Mclown should go and take Robinson with him.
Villan444
21/11/2007 12:47:00
0
Big test for Scott Carson. The eyes of the nation will be upon him in what is a game that could make or break his long term international career. Really surprised that McClaren has gone with him for this one, but then again I guess, if you're good enough, you're old enough.
glensider
21/11/2007 13:19:00
0
The best decision that McClown has actually made, along with leaving Beckham out of the team. Yes McClown has been not the best, but mark my words IF we make the Euro's tonight we will win it with McClown and all because the press will have ruled us out before we even get there. The pressure is off and which England fan expects with McClown in charge? If England are ever going to win a big championship, its likely to be this one.
KSarge1
21/11/2007 13:27:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Audio - Black On Outstanding Watford Performance

Caretaker manager Eric Black has hailed the players for being 'outstanding' in their efforts against Watford today, and for showing the correct will to win.

Stats: Watford v Villa

All the stats from Watford (3) vs (2) Villa, Vicarage Road, 30/4/16 Att: 20,653

Watford v Aston Villa - Team Sheets

Aston Villa are at Watford today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

U21s - Provisional Play Off Final Details

Aston Villa's Under 21 side have already booked their place in the Premier League Division Two Play Off final this season, and we know we await the Arsenal v Blackburn...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn4%
Clark58%
Lescott0%
Toner0%
Hutton5%
Westwood0%
Gana0%
Bacuna5%
Cissokho0%
Ayew23%
Gestede5%
Sub - Sanchez0%
Sub - Sinclair0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
5 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
6 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
10 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
14 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
2016 Russia GP - Qualifying
Latest Vital Boxing News
Hughie Fury Wins After Cut Stops Fight
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions37
2.villasince677
3.DeanoVilla6
4.The Fear4
5.JW854
6.Erod3
7.sirdennis3
8.Thomas Holte3
9.Les512
10.withes sweatbands22
The Vital Football Members League