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Big John Carew 'Immense'

Martin O'Neill has waxed lyrical about striker John Carew who is finally looking like the player his reputation suggests he is. After the Arsenal game O'Neill said of the Norweigan man mountain,

'Carew was immense. He has that capability. To play like that every week is difficult. It is difficult for Emmanuel Adebayor, it is difficult for Wayne Rooney or any class player. But he caused two world-class centrehalfs - Kolo Toure and William Gallas - real problems. He played like that when he arrived in January but it was his best performance for us because of the players he was up against.'

Adding, in the Birmingham Mail that the striker has now set his bar high: 'That's what he should be measuring himself against. That's what all our players should be measuring themselves against - the Arsenals and Manchester Uniteds. You might fall short. We have a long way to go. But we are in there competing, which at this minute in terms of our development is encouraging.'

Be interesting to see who we bring in during the January transfer window, another top class striker and we'll be laughing all the way into Europe surely?




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 3 2007

Time: 4:42PM

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OUTSTANDING he really played so so well he won nearly or prob every ball in the air, he held the ball well, was passing great, and showed off a bita skill once when he was in the corner with two arsenal players but they had no choice but to takehim down, then in the box were he turned the arsenal player but jus missed the ball were laursen jus put it wide, so impressed with him. also read MON an RL were spotted at a golf course with RISE an some other guy talking?????? reading alot of top 4 clubs fans saying how much they would love gabby agbonlahor in the transfer window lol not a chance hes lovin villa 3 new deals in three years hes just so good . UTV!!!!!!!!!
toner911
Delighted to see he's finally getting the well deserved recognition and plaudits that are flooding his way. The guy has been an important player for us since day one, appreciated and highly rated by the experts, yet surprisingly falling foul to criticism from amongst Villa supporters, something I could never quite get my head around. The perfect foil for our more pacier starlets, Big John has been a superb signing by the boss man. Certainly the best target man I have witnessed here at Brummagem B6, since the heady days of a certain Peter Withe. Take a bow JC. I do believe that your talents are finally being fully recognised and appreciated by the Villa Park faithful.
glensider
Hear, hear Glensider. Words of wisdom.
BobTheBuilder
Well said Glensider. That was the best centre forward play I have seen at VP for years. It would be interesting to see what Maloney could do if given a couple of games alongside the big man in that sort of mood.
Gordonsleftboot
He is starting to get the recognition because he is starting to score goals, and looked like he was going to score against Arsenal when he smashed it against the post. He has been doing an excellent by holding the ball and letting the strikers get around them to play them through, but he really needs to be a 10+ goal scorer as well.
Villa 4 Ever
Even I'll admit he is starting to come good in the last 3 games and I am not his biggest fan. Think his close control still lets him down tho.
DeanoVilla
I know theres a big cry for the return of Peter Crouch to B6, but this guy offers us so much more than Crouch ever could. Its all opinion of course, but Big JC is a tremendous asset to us, a player we need to build a quality strike force around.
glensider
 

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