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Laursen Wants Clean Sheets

Laursen Wants Clean Sheets

Martin Laursen is determined that Villa will keep a clean sheet tomorrow, our first since November.

It's been 16 games since Villa clocked up a Premiership clean sheet and Laursen admits it adds pressure to the forward players.

With Sunderland next up, the old cliche of 'must win' has never been truer, and speaking on the official site Laursen wants to make that match our 8th clean sheet this season.

'We need to score two goals in every game because right now we concede at least a goal in every game.

'We have not kept a clean sheet since November and we have been so close many times: against Arsenal, against Reading, twice, who scored with a free-kick two seconds from time.

'We have been very close. The important thing is to win, as we did in both Reading games. We only got a point out of the Arsenal game, but it would be nice just to win a game 2-0 or 3-0 because it is so important.'

If we can cut out the sloppy errors, and erm...cough....freaky goals, we know we are more than capable and are good enough to take matches 2 or 3-0.

If we are to salvage Europe, even though it's a huge long shot now, we definitely need all 3 points tomorrow, not only for the difference it would make to the league table but as a good shot of confidence aswell.



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday March 21 2008
Time: 3:41PM

Comments

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well if carson is out 'injured' expect a good chance of a cleen sheet
krisvilla
21/03/2008 15:53:00
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Certainly the problem of lack of clean sheets is a problem, and needs to be addressed. We look like conceding every time our opponents attack, and put a shot on target. Worrying.
glensider
21/03/2008 16:14:00
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To be fair as Laursen pointed out we were unlucky at Arseanl and Reading to concede so late on, so that record we have at the moment of not conceeding seems worse than it acually is, but is certainly exaggerated by a Mr Carson who is very low on confidence
krisvilla
21/03/2008 16:25:00
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So, goal in the first five minutes then.
Carlosio
21/03/2008 16:37:00
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that will be right yes carlosio, make it 2-0 down and then we'll all be saying Calamity Carson come back!
krisvilla
21/03/2008 16:51:00
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one of the problem ive been debating with my villa mates here. when we were 1-0 up against Reading and Arsenal, i told them that i dun care if Villa doesnt score another goal. i just wanted a cleansheet but all of them only wanted Villa to score another to wrap it up, i so totally dun agree. with cleansheets, we can win games and improve the confidence of the back four. currently, i dun think the back four is totally confident in Carson. they need to have a cleansheet to help themselves to get results as Laursen have mentioned that if the defence were doing great, the attack usually looks exciting.
Gruck
21/03/2008 19:57:00
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Haha, too true kris. It's funny though. I said before the Newcastle game to an Arsenal mate "this is one of our best chances to stop the conceding rot". 5 minutes in.....just always bloody happens.
Carlosio
22/03/2008 00:19:00
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