Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Villa Must Survive Without The Hulk

Villa Must Survive Without The Hulk

Stiliyan Petrov has said that Villa must learn to cope without Big John during his lengthy spells on the injury bench.

There is no doubt an on fire John Carew is a huge asset in all senses to our diminutive frontline, but unfortunately due to a variety of problems he has only started two of the last nine games and whilst Gabby has come on in leaps and bounds in the lone striker department there is no doubting how much we have missed the big man.

Worse still is the expectation that Carew will be out for the next fortnight.

Speaking to the Evening Mail, Petrov talked about how important Carew is, but that we must learn to live without him and still pick up the points.

"When you are missing an important player it is difficult.

"You just try to deal with it. It is a long season and we need to cope with it, get round it and start winning again."

With a succession of 'Carew is important' soundbytes from the team, and not just Petrov, there's no doubt they are in agreement. Luke Young for a start believes that Carew would've been the difference between us and Fulham the other week.

"Perhaps if a fit John Carew was in there we might have come away with the win.

"It`s a different option when John is on the pitch. Maybe if we had him available he could have come on and made the difference.

"But it was down to us. The chances were there but we didn`t put them away."



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday December 9 2008
Time: 3:36PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
i wonder how harewood feels right now in the squad. it doesnt hurt to bring him on. he did showed last season he was a threat to tired defence 75 mins on. i miss the big guy..
Gruck
09/12/2008 16:59:00
0
Harewood just ain't gonna cut it i'm afraid, cult hero that he is....bye bye Villa, hello Stoke. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- meanwhile we need to get a big guy in, someone like Crouch, not Heskey...for some reason he's gonna run down his contract at Wiga and wait for offers in Jan, by which time we'll be chasing a top top striker. Not an old and passed it one.
koolbill
09/12/2008 17:38:00
0
Harewood has let us down this season when he's had his chances.
johnnyuk
09/12/2008 18:27:00
0
yeah, i suppose so. he did have the easiest of opponent to shine. zillina, intertoto teams. he didnt grab it
Gruck
10/12/2008 01:58:00
0
but gillingham match is coming up. i hope mon plays him
Gruck
10/12/2008 02:00:00
0
I dont Gruck, sorry. I hope we take the upcoming F.A. Cup tournament very seriously, and that means, playing our strongest possible starting line-up in every single round. That does not include Marlon in my opinion.
glensider
12/12/2008 21:46:00
0
Another striker very definitely needed, preferably two, but hopefully not Emile Heskey. We need to be looking long-term.
glensider
13/12/2008 23:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Technical Director To Spell End For Paddy Riley?

A new technical director, an ex Paddy Riley?

Good God - Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew on the pain of relegation and his future...

AV Partner Resorts World To Reward ST Holders

New official partner Resorts World Birmingham will be offering deals to season ticket holders of AVFC throughout the season...

Aston Villa On Social Media - A Roundup!

A roundup of the social media over the last day for Aston Villa on social media.

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)

Do you want Jordan Ayew to stay?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Yes, definitely90%
No, not really3%
Up to him, not that worried7%
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
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Blog: Red Bull Ring Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Froch Not Sure About Groves!
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Green Tea1
The Vital Football Members League