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Carew Wants To Extend Stay

Carew Wants To Extend Stay

John Carew has said to the Evening Mail he would love to extend his contract at Villa, even though he has two years left on his current deal.

Since moving to us from Lyon on a swop deal involving some player who's struggled since, Carew's has been quite up and down in terms of form, injuries and application.

This season he has hit 9 goals, and over the last few weeks has started to look absolutely phenomenal for us upfront and although considered a nomad given the number of clubs and countries he's visited during his career, he appears to be absolutely adoring life at Villa Park.

'Would I sign for longer? Absolutely, but that is down to the club and whether they are still happy with me.

It has been a good season for me. Injuries have cost me only six or seven games.

'I really love being here. The fans have been fantastic.'

Carew experience will really show on the European stage I think, but that hasn't stopped him from trying to have an educational affect on our younger players already.

'I am only 28 but I have been lucky to have experienced a lot. And I try to bring all that experience from playing every season in the big matches in the Champions League and European Cups - I try to pass that on to the players here.'

Carew also admits his form has been somewhat wayward since he first moved here, but he believes such fluctuations are normal for every player, but he's pleased with his own improvement this season and he says that given the disappointment the players felt at drawing with Arsenal, it shows exactly how far the club have come in such a short period of time.

'That is normal for every player, it is not special to just me. You will have periods when your form goes up and down, but generally I think my form has been pretty good.

'It is disappointing. It feels like a loss of two points.

'Arsenal created very little. Before the match if you'd said we would get one point we'd have been happy but we feel a bit disappointed.'

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday March 3 2008
Time: 6:12PM


The jury is still out with me. If we go out and sign a top class striker inthe summer would he be prepared to sit around waiting for a game?... bugger, what was I thinking... a signing, nah keep him.
Hoss The Villain
03/03/2008 18:28:00
I probably should have mentioned this at the time but a few weeks ago Carew said on Norwegian TV that he finally feels at home at at football club and would like to end his career at Aston Villa. Great noises from the big man if he can perform to the standard he has in the last few (Fulham excepted but then that goes for the whole team)
Villain Of The North
03/03/2008 18:30:00
what is this song that i have read about in the press that villa sang against Le Arse on saturday that was somewhat a little bit naughty?
03/03/2008 18:56:00
Just what the Villa need, An Experienced quality striker, happy at VP. Who else would you have Hoss?
03/03/2008 18:59:00
I thought he was man of the match against Arsenal. He brought the ball down and layed it off constantly. He was always holding the ball and waiting for players. He was back throwing his body infront of the ball on defense. He was everywhere. I'm pleased to hear he'd like to end his career with us. Even when we get new signings, I'll be dissapointed that some of the players will have to sit on the bench at some point because I've grown to be so proud of them this season. I don't even make transfers in Fifa 08 for my Xbox 360! (except Henrik Larsson....EVERY team needs Henrik Larsson).
03/03/2008 18:59:00
I just did the math for the rest of the season. There are 30 points up in the air, besides Liverpool who have 33 points to grab. I think Villa need atleast 25 out of those 30. Hypothetically speaking here's how I calculated Everton, Liverpool, and Aston Villa... Aston Villa - lose to united (even though I think we will win) which takes us to 27, and tie one other game ( any game but the everton one cause we need to win that). That would be 25 out of 30. Liverpool - Lose to Arsenal and united. That's 27. And I think they will tie against Everton and either man city or tottenham in the last 2 games. 23 points out of 33. Everton - Lose to chelsea, us, and arsenal. Tie liverpool. 19. Maybe they'll even tie chelsea or arsenal and it will be 20 out of 30. That would leave all of us tied and have to be on goal differential. Any thoughts?
03/03/2008 19:28:00
Agree with the first post by Hoss. He's a good enough striker for now, but the so-called "five-year" plan may well suggest he won't be good enough for the club by the end of his contract.
The Real Neil
03/03/2008 19:29:00
With more quality added, he'll get better and better with luck? When is on form, he really is a menace but glad he knows he has been very in and out of form. Hopefully now he is up to speed with the prem and fit he can help fire us into Europe this season as he sounded like he was on red hot form v Arsenal.
The Fear
03/03/2008 19:34:00
Carew should get a 1 year extension next Jan and thats about right if he keeps it up. Remember Angel and now Berger who got too comfortable with the monies and security and we should keep them on their toes.
03/03/2008 19:34:00
Whoa LA Villan, we should be aiming as high as possible but also should be very grateful for 6th place and the UEFA cup which is still far from guaranteed.
03/03/2008 19:35:00
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