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No Decision On Carson

With the season drawing to a close, Martin O'Neill has said he has made no firm decision on the future of Scott Carson.

There's no doubt that Carson has talent and potential and it's a well known fact that goalkeepers generally come on in leaps and bounds as they mature. Problem is, especially since the Croatia game, his confidence has seemed very shot and he's let in way too many goals that you would expect a keeper of his quality to keep out.

The reported fee of £10 million has made plenty of fans nervous, so it'll be interesting to see how this pans out.

Speaking to the Beeb, O'Neill said:

"We have Scott until the end of the season and when we talked about it in the first place, there was no decision going to be made one way or another until the end of the season.

"Now, of course, if someone does very well then there is talk about 'can you hurry this on?' or if someone is not doing so cleverly then the talk is 'well, what are you doing about it?'

"That is a natural question for people to ask me - but an unnatural one to answer.

"I will wait until the end of the season. Liverpool are heavily involved now in competitions so we will wait and then all parties will sit down."

To prove the point, O'Neill added:

"With all the hullabaloo surrounding Liverpool at the moment, I would have been surprised if they were sitting down to have a discussion (about Carson). At the end of the season we will decide - all of us.'

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Date:Monday April 28 2008
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MON isn't a stupid guy. I'm sure he's fully aware Carson isn't worth £10million and is probably a few years away from being a top premiership keeper. Do we really have the luxury of waiting that long?
01/05/2008 09:00:00
reports have suggested crouch, riise, carson or different mixes of the three as bait jayvilla.
The Fear
30/04/2008 09:11:00
Can anyone see red scousers using Carson as bait in a deal to get (try to get) Barry from us? I dont think this would suprise me, and my option would be 5-6 mil for Carson or nothing and look elsewhere.
29/04/2008 18:54:00
i wish MON will have a look at the PFA team of the season for all the leagues in england. Hennesy, Kieren, and Joe Lewis. VERY VERY exciting goalkeepers playing outside the premier league. ok, that aside. what benham said is actually true. made me pondered further about Carson. and then, i pondered further...with maths...what if Carson+MON+abreakafterepl = GOD? gosh, i din realise he was THAT young. and this is coming from a person who is overly critical of carson. i hate him ffs. the way he flapped. but against everton, he showed some class. and i believe benham is right, he might be solid next season. and benham, barry is worth 100mil. u are so wrong there..
29/04/2008 18:30:00
At the age Carson is, I can't see anyone better than him out there at the moment, so we should buy the lad, and let MON work his magic on him. By the time he's finished with him, he'll think he's Gordon Banks.
29/04/2008 17:12:00
NO, NO. No one will take our Cudicini! ;)
Fan of Blues
29/04/2008 15:35:00
Carson gets blamed for every goal that we concede, but when it is Guzan its obviously someone else to blame. Dont forget Robbo is a top keeper but like so many footballers he needs to feel loved, when Robbo is valued by his manager he is one of the best. O'Neill would get the best out of him.
29/04/2008 15:20:00
los_angeles_villan, what's your take on this Guzan? My bros-in-law in Ohio doesn't speak highly of him at all, and tells me that he was to blame for at least three Galaxy goals this past weekend. I'd be interested to hear your views.
29/04/2008 14:12:00
if MON can get carson for about 3-4 million and cudicini for 3 as well, thats gotta be ok?
29/04/2008 13:17:00
Good call Yatesy bu we still need a new number 2, even if Taylor stays most clubs have three keepers. Would you want Carson? Not at 5-6 million I wouldn't.
Villan Of The North
29/04/2008 10:45:00
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