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Spurs and Villa To Swap Keepers?

Spurs and Villa To Swap Keepers?

This should get the reactions flowing!

Villa, according to The Mirror - the bastion of all things true in football rumours... (cough cough) - have linked us with none other than Spurs and England keeper Paul Robinson.

Villa were linked with the England No1 during the David O'Leary reign but he ended up moving from Leeds to Tottenham, but now according to the paper, Martin O'Neill will pay anything up to £5million to secure his services.

I must admit, I think he is a far better keeper than our current on-loan (from Liverpool as if you didn't already know) keeper Scott Carson who seems to be unable to command his box, much like the criticism levelled at Thomas Sorensen.

Robo has certainly had his share of high profile errors this season but then, what keeper doesn't go through that? Anyone remember some of David James mistakes? Yes, me too but he is still the best keeper in the league!

Funny that we should be linked to Robo because my information - and it is only a rumour, not concrete - is that Spurs are willing to pay the £10million that Liverpool want for Scott Carson and that he will be White Hart Lane bound in the summer.

Usually I'd see that as a backward step for Villa, allowing a young, up and coming player to leave only to be replaced by another teams 'cast off'. However I can't say that Carson has impressed anyone that I've spoken to this season and so would it be such a big loss to see him not taken on permanently?

So what do you reckon?! Spurs fans, who would you prefer between your posts, Carson or Robinson?

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday March 21 2008
Time: 9:18AM


I'd take Robo. Ok so he's had a dip in form but that is one reason you have a reserve keeper, to keep things going when the dip comes as it does for all keepers. Heck, even Schmiechal, the best keeper I've ever seen anywhere, had dips in form and made some momentous errors. As for James being the best keeper in the league, please!! He might well be the best English keeper but surely Chech is better not to mention a few other possibilities.
Villain Of The North
21/03/2008 09:31:00
You're 'avin a laugh! If you are planning on a footballing suicide as a club - then surely you must go for Robbo! Carson is not a brilliant goalkeeper, but from what I have seen from him is an excellent shotstopper and can only get better. His "lack of command" in the area is an aspect of the game that he can improve but! Robbo has serious issues with crosses, kicking, positioning, narrowing down angles etc. Actually the only things he has no issues with are PIES!! Loads of them. Do not be silly and even contemplate this "trade".
21/03/2008 09:48:00
Carson £10m Robbo £5m. Definatly take Robbo!!! To be honest if we were quoted the same price for both I would have a hard time choosing!!! I think under MON, Robinson would be the better choice to be honest!!!
21/03/2008 09:50:00
1st routledge, now robbo! glad to see we have a dumping ground in AVFC for our *****e!....cheers lads!
21/03/2008 09:53:00
lillywhites101 be carefull what you say as comments like that have a habbit of comming back to bite you in the arse. I know it has happened with us on many occasions.
Villain Of The North
21/03/2008 10:05:00
I would take neither. Having an english goalie is a pain in the butt!
21/03/2008 10:11:00
Why don't we sign a good keeper instead
21/03/2008 10:14:00
i would take him he has world cup experience and if he could get back to hs old form then he is a top goalie.
21/03/2008 10:35:00
AVFC, the dumping ground for spurs.... (who also happen to be higher in the league than you after monumental spending last summer) BIG THUMBS UP!
21/03/2008 10:36:00
If you base your entire judgement on the last 5 minutes with everything Johnny you'll end up being a very sad and mixed up boy.
21/03/2008 10:53:00
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