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Former Villa Keeper Joins the Baggies

Former Villa Keeper Joins the Baggies

In a deal worth considerably less (you little scamp Raffa!) than what Aston Villa were quoted, West Bromwich Albion have today signed goalkeeper Scott Carson.

When looking overall at the opinion of the now England International, it is difficult to find a middle ground. The general consensus with Villa fans was that Scotty, dodgy moustache and all, was somewhat of a disaster waiting to happen, often delivering as expected with a series of blunders, and absences of the mind, body and even soul as those crosses from out wide came flying in.

The media on the other hand, seem to think that Carson had an "excellent" season with AVFC, and expected us to pay the full whack that Rafa Beneitez was asking for the stopper, who had fallen so far down the Anfield pecking order, I doubt he was pecked at all.

Stoke and West Brom were linked with moves, and Thursday saw Tony Pullis` side pull out of negations to take the keeper to the Britannia Stadium, now complete with it`s statue in the honour of legendary goalkeeper Gordon Banks.

This is where West Brom stepped in, and have now snapped up ex-Villa and Charlton loanee for an initial £3.25million.

Carson`s agent, Colin Gordon told Sky Sports:

"The deal has been done. Scott has signed a four-year deal with West Brom.
"They will pay £3.25million which will rise to £4million for Scott."



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Writer:Murph
Date:Friday July 18 2008
Time: 2:06PM

Comments

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Oh dear
young_jonah
18/07/2008 14:11:00
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Does that mean Rovers will be after Robbo now? In exchange for Bentley?
Tez86
18/07/2008 14:11:00
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So if we paid for £2mil for him, does that mean we could have had him for £1.25mil? Probably not.
young_jonah
18/07/2008 14:15:00
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I think this is a good signing for West Brom personally. As far as I'm concerned Carson was looking great up until Steve 'Umbrella Man' McClaren pitched him in to a do-or-die crucial international match which unfortunatly shattered his confidence. He's had a lot of undue slack from all angles and I still think he'll be an England no. 1 sometime in the future. If the Baggies can stay up for a prolonged period and Carson stays there £4m will be a bargain. And no Jonah, the £2m was just for loan fees. And of course even then we wouldn't have got him for £3.25m, depending who you listened to, we were quoted £6-10m, remember?
Mayo_12
18/07/2008 14:36:00
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I think it's a really good signing for the baggies & the sort of player they need to be looking at to help them stay up. I don't understand why we were quoted £10m for him though! Liverpool have gone right down in my estimations these days, they are a joke! Anyway good luck to Carson I liked him.
worto03
18/07/2008 15:16:00
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Apparantly Liverpool have an option to buy him back at a set price. Sneaky feckers they are
son_of_cher
18/07/2008 15:39:00
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i imagine blackburn will look to green now. bentley's our, so keep your grubby mitts off spuds!
bobbyfett
18/07/2008 16:03:00
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Just shows you how little notice the national media take of teams outside the top four if they think Car Crash had a good season.
Saurat
18/07/2008 17:53:00
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They're going down They're going down, Baggies going down. Oh dear, what a pity, never mind.
jonah
18/07/2008 18:40:00
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And MON has said that he's not after Bentley any more. I may crawl into a cave for a few weeks and just wait for the first team sheet to find out what transfers we've managed to complete. It's like dangling off a cliff with only your best mate holding on to you: you've got faith, but it's not comfortable!
Freelancelot
18/07/2008 19:08:00
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