Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

John Carew Scores On & Off Field!

John Carew Scores On & Off Field!

Martin O'Neill has set Villa forward John Carew a target of 20 goals this season and says that he is a nightmare for defenders to handle when on form.

The former Lyon man is currently on 9 goals for the season but as O'Neill explains, the early part of his season was spoilt by injuries.

'To see John up to the nine-goal mark is great - and there's no reason why he shouldn't go on to become a 20-goals-a-season man. John had a knee injury earlier in the season, and to be a 20-goals-a-season marksman you have to play the requisite number of games. But he should be able to do that and also reach that number of goals, no doubt at all.'

Adding, 'That's the sort of thing I'm looking for from him, and I think he's a miles better player than he thinks he is himself. He's a nightmare for defenders - but not just with pace, power and presence. He has great ability to get the ball down, manoeuvre and bring people into the game. John is looking for consistency.'

'You are striving for excellence every game you play. But if you don't achieve that, you still want to cause a lot of problems to defenders. Ironically, in some of the games I felt John wasn't as effective as he can be - but opposition managers have said afterwards that he has been a handful all afternoon. He has got the ability - and if he could get increase that consistency factor, there is no reason to stop him being one of the best centre-forwards in Europe.'

According to other reports, he has also picked himself a celebrity WAG in the form (and a very nice form it is if I may be so bold.. or is that so bald?) of Alesha Dixon who used to be in Misteeq (no, I don't remember them either to be fair) and is now apparently in that awful BBC1 dancing show!



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday March 8 2008
Time: 11:33AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Be great to see him go on a run now and rip apart some of our opponents.
The Fear
08/03/2008 11:36:00
0
With the teams that we have to play at home, Big JC could happily bag himself another 11 to get up to 20 this season, which would be a ridiculously good return...the guy's been quality for us, and makes you smile every time you think that we swapped him for Milan "I can't run without my head being firmly on my feet" Baros. That guy was a joke in comparison.
AstonMartinOneill
08/03/2008 13:06:00
0
she's quite fit! well done JC
krisvilla
08/03/2008 13:12:00
0
Shame they'll break up when he leaves in the summer or January, though...
The Real Neil
08/03/2008 14:21:00
0
what....?
krisvilla
08/03/2008 15:24:00
0
Carew doesn't stay at clubs for any length of time, so it's best not to get too attached, that's all!
The Real Neil
08/03/2008 15:35:00
0
he likes it at villa, he's said on record that he is settled! He seems happy and now he's got a WAG why go elsewhere?
krisvilla
08/03/2008 16:34:00
0
While I'm not being 100 per cent serious, I don't think a player saying they are happy at a club has meant anything since Jimmy Hill managed to get the wage cap lifted!
The Real Neil
08/03/2008 16:51:00
0
Fear has never heard of The Beatles the old godger
still skeggy
08/03/2008 16:53:00
0
Lucky b*****d! He is a good striker and although I might be proved wrong, I think Villa is probably his sort of club and he will probably be quite happy with you at the minute.
The_Legend_Of_Zola
08/03/2008 17:20:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Gabby Agbonlahor - Shaped Up - Now Ship Out?

So, the Gabby Agbonlahor question has once again surfaced!

High Approval For New Manager And 1st Signing

Poll summaries, looks like the fans approve of Di Matteo/Steve Clarke and their 1st signing.

Doctor Xia Knows What To Prescribe For Aston Villa?

It`s only a snippet but news is thin on the ground at the moment and I feel it unfair to deprive you all too long of my wise words....!

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.

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)

Can Gabby redeem himself and stay?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Yes37%
No63%
Meh, not sure0%
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
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Who will win in Austria?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Eubank Jnr Beats Doran with Ease
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear400
2.sirdennis167
3.BodyButter157
4.Fulford143
5.JuanPabloAngel119
6.kefkat110
7.glensider92
8.DeanoVilla91
9.Melon Donkey83
10.Silhillvilla76
Vital Football Comment