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Carew Trusts In Fans

John Carew knew Newcastle would be a good day as soon as he found out the Norwegian Villans were in town.

80 proud Villa supporters from the Norwegian Supporters' Club had made the trip to see the clash and were duly rewarded seeing their compatriot bag his first Villa hattrick.

Our new leading scorer told the official site after the match that he had thoroughly enjoyed the game, and that it had been made more special by the 80 Vikings in the crowd.

'To score a hat-trick for Villa and in front of the Holte End was an absolutely fantastic feeling. It was a great day and in front of 80 members of the Norwegian supporters club.

'That made it even more fun - the fact they were here. In the end it was a perfect day - a great feeling.

'It was a great match and it was a great performance in the second half. It was a great day for the fans, for the players and for the club. It was really nice. It was a big test (having been behind) but one of our strengths is to come back.'

And come back we had to after our pathetic result against Fulham:

'We had a bad match against Fulham and we started poorly again and really had to get ourselves together and in the second half we showed a different character. We really did do a great performance in the second half. It was a sign of strength from the team.

'They were three good goals and I was happy to score them. I always try to do my best, although it doesn't always work out.'

Carew has also paid thanks to Captain and penalty taker Gareth Barry for passing over the penalty for him to get his hattrick. The Hulk said that he didn't have to beg Barry, and that he was offered the chance:

'I was not thinking about taking it. It was his decision that I should take it. It was a nice gesture - he wanted me to get the hat-trick. If I'd missed it? Well, that's life.'

With a break to recharge batteries now, you just live in hope our second half performance against Newcastle can translate finally to 90 minutes. We've seen regularly what we can achieve when firing on all cylinders for 45 minutes, wouldn't it be nice to get that for 90.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 11 2008

Time: 3:51PM

Your Comments

Like i already said, He can do very very well, and very bad, It is Carew, with Lyon for his fist game he made a Hat-trick, and then nothing..... He came back and crushed Real Madrid with Cannavaro alone.....You never know what he can do when he is in a good day..... Alongside regular players he can make you win some important points in a season......
FloG
well he did ok on saturday, thats for sure. I agree he can be inconsistent, but we do miss him when he's not playing.
The Usual Suspect
A big question to ask is why does MON keep persisting with the utterly incompetent Petrov>? It's ridiculous, he does not add value to the team, the team are always covering for him making the job harder, carrying a 6 million passenger. He aint got up to speed with the prem and looks like he never will. I've got a clip (difficult to find) of Petrov scoring a goal, thought I might as well post it cos none of us are gonna see him doing it this season. Is it cos MON spent so much on him he feels like he has to play him?
krisvilla
Wow, i can't see that video at all yet. Thought i'd post this comment to see if it lengthens the comment box. It's good to know that one of our players trusts us though. Not really much of a story, this hehe.
Carlosio
Yay, it worked. So that's what it looks like when Stan scores.
Carlosio
Yeh and if you look a bit harder he scored a fabulous scissor kick, absolute quality it was, why the ***** can he not replicate this for Villa? Frustrating!
krisvilla
I agree with krisvilla Petrov is a dead weight he has yet to show any of the form he showed in scotland at villa. why? HE IS NOT A PREMIERSHIP STANDERD PLAYER.He is in the squad ahead of gardener, salifou (infact he only played about 10 mins at villa and must be ok as MON gave he a nother year), maloney and now routlage. why?
Tallaght Villan
Mon has gotta give it up at the end of the season cut his losses, his had some bargains but petrov was an over indulgence that cant replicate the form in the prem, its too quick for him, so bloody slow, anyone see that RB from portugal, we bid but it got turned down, 8 mil wasnt enough!
krisvilla
ANother vid of the amazing petrov, I think he is goal 4 or 5, absolute cracking goal by him.....
krisvilla
wrong vid!! sod it take my word for it, was good goal
krisvilla
He is an enigma, but even my patience has worn thin for Petrov. I believe he has the talent, i just think he can't get his act together for some unknown reason.
The Usual Suspect
I remember reading an intervew with him and he said he felt like he couldnt give his all for celtic, I wonder if he's just lost the desire to play? it just seems weird a good player can be so bad, I commend MON for sticking with him, but must be on borrowed time he just aint clicked
krisvilla
I agree he seems to have the talent but not the desire. When he is played on the right the problem is that he goes missing leaving the rb behind him exposed. He fell out with Gardener when Fulham scored at VP and several games he has started on the right and MON has changed it round. His position is central midfield but he will never replace NRC or Barry and as long as we play 442 he doesn't have a place. I think he knows that as well as can see us looking to buy wide players and so feels he has no future which makes him worse. He needs a spell on the benches I think.
daveldvilla
Surely after Saturday Petrov will NOT feature again. The Starting XI for the next game has to be the one that came out at half time. Everyone can see it. I just hope MON can. Carew and Marlon up front will scare the absolute cr@p out of most defences. We need options on both wings otherwise teams just double or insome cases treble up on Young stifling our only attacking option. It's plain for everyone to see and the 2nd half on Saturday proved it. UTV
Adam Deuce
We need to bring the Norweigan Villans over on a more regular basis. Second half in particular Big JC virtually ran riot against the Citeh defence, helped in no small measure admittedly, by the introduction of Marlon Harewood. I like JC a lot, a very important part of the team, shades of the great Peter Withe in his hold-up play.
glensider
 

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