Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Carson To Prove Capello Right

Carson To Prove Capello Right

After his shocking England debut, Scott Carson is determined to show that he can be England's number 1 for the foreseeable future.

speaking on the official site, our onloan number 1 said:

'A lesser person may have crumbled after the experience against Croatia but I won't.

'Hopefully I can look back at the game in the coming years and see it as a turning point in my career.

'I was disappointed at the time but it was just one of those things. That's the annoying thing about being a goalkeeper - people remember your mistakes.'

Yes he does have a point, people remember goalkeeping errors far more than any other players and against Croatia most will remember his errors, but only vaguely remember he pathetic performance from the rest of the team. Dare I say, in history, most people won't even remember enough about the game to question why in such an important match, the Ginger One decided to make such changes but there you go.

'People say you've got to be mad to be a keeper - and sometimes I agree with them.'

Throughout the period, Carson is also adamant that the support of O'Neill and the support of the Villa faithful has helped him become stronger and not dwell on the mistakes.

'The Croatia disappointment has really helped me as a person. I'm not one to dwell on mistakes. You have to take the next game as it comes - I put it to the back of my mind straight away and since then, I think I've done well for Villa.

'The fans and players helped me through the incident. The game after Croatia was Middlesbrough away and the Villa fans were tremendous.

'They were unbelievable and gave me support from first whistle to last. I made a few good saves in that match and that helped my confidence.

'The lads have been superb too. They gave me a bit of banter which has been good. I don't mind taking some of that. It helped me along. It just shows the character in the dressing room.'

Carson is now ready to impress the new man in the England hotseat:

'Fabio Capello has a great track record and he's meant to be a top manager.

'It should be an exciting time for the country and hopefully it should be good times ahead.

'I'll certainly be looking to make a good impression. There are a lot of English lads at Villa and hopefully the England boss will be at plenty of Villa games this season.

'I have a lot to prove. I am only a youngster and I have a lot to learn. It's going to be a challenge and one that I'm ready for.'



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday February 1 2008
Time: 3:44PM

Comments

0
He's still to prove he's the no.1 keeper at Villa in my opinion let alone in the Country.
DeanoVilla
01/02/2008 15:52:00
0
taylor did well when he came in but ive every confidence in carson. i think he is a great keeper who will only get better.
ric112
01/02/2008 15:58:00
0
No2 behind David James if Capello has any sense!
Villan57
01/02/2008 19:10:00
0
Not a patch on David James. Carsons day will come but he's far from the best yet.
storagematt
01/02/2008 22:26:00
0
Yes, I like Scotty, and as of right now, I'd take the relative gamble of signing him on a permanent deal come seasons end. Saying that though, David James has to start on Wednesday against the Swiss. Thats common sense. Form dictates that selection, and I'm sure Don Fabio will get it right.
glensider
04/02/2008 20:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Elphick's Superstitions To Continue

New centre half Tommy Elphick has insisted his pre match ritual of attacking the goal posts instead of having a team photo will continue following his move to Aston Villa.

No Sinclair To Celtic - But Crespo Off

It's being reported that Aston Villa have rejected a £2million offer from Celtic for Scott Sinclair, but Jose Angel Crespo wants the 'PAOK' option to bring an end to his time with us.

Petrov To Resume Villa Training

Aston Villa have confirmed that Stiliyan Petrov will join up with the boys for pre season training, and he's been invited by new manager Roberto Di Matteo to join...

Elphick Relishing Promotion Pressure

New signing, and Roberto Di Matteo's first capture from Bournemouth, Tommy Elphick has said he's relishing the pressure of helping Aston Villa return...

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)

Elphick?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Great, solid signing82%
Ok signing5%
Meh signing13%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Sainz expected to stay with Red Bull stable
Latest Vital Boxing News
Liam Smith Next up for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear365
2.BodyButter153
3.sirdennis152
4.Fulford135
5.JuanPabloAngel112
6.kefkat100
7.DeanoVilla89
8.glensider81
9.Melon Donkey71
10.Silhillvilla70
The Vital Football Members League