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Villa Keeper Isn't Being Forced Out

Villa Keeper Isn't Being Forced Out

Thomas Sorensen has denied he is being forced out of Villa Park following reports that Martin O'Neill is after Bolton's keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

He told 'There is actually not much news in that, because Villa have been linked with lots of players. I know I am good enough to be the first choice at the club and don't care about the rumours in the English media. I believe I will be playing for Aston Villa next season too. I feel myself that I played well last season.'

'Therefore, I don't believe that Martin O'Neill wants to offload. Rather, I believe O'Neill is looking for a back-up.'

Too right, why would we need to be getting rid of him? He is an international keeper, we need to add to the squad and keep players in EVERY position on their toes, by letting the likes of Sorensen go, we'd not be doing that now would we?! The Danish international has just one year left on his contract though, I guess a new deal will be offered, even if only to save him being able to leave on a free next year.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday June 17 2007
Time: 5:20PM


To be honest I don't think he has the qualities we're looking for in the new Villa era, he's a good shot stopper no doubt, but I think that's as far as it goes, we need someone who can command his box and the defence, we can do without his flapping, something that's been evident over the last 2 seasons, we need composure, we need someone who has no lapses of concentration over 90 mins, I have to admit there's been times when I've had to put my head in my hands to save myself from the mayhem ensuing in our box. I said on this site some 3months ago that we should be looking at Jaaskelainen, a great keeper in every way, he would get us 14-18 extra points a season I'm sure, I was born in Bolton and lived there some 30 yrs before moving away, and I still watch what Bolton are doing, mostly to take the ***** out of the family when we beat them! so have seen quite a bit of this guy and he is quality, if thomas wants to stay to fight for his position that would be great for Villa, but somehow I doubt it!
17/06/2007 18:44:00
Every year at Villa Park Jaaskelainen is Man of match,yet last season he made his fair share of mistakes aswell which was unlike him but i think he and Tommy going head to head would be fantastic.
17/06/2007 19:33:00
Sorensen is a good keeper, not a great one, I'd agree with a lot of what you say Eltoro. However we do need strength in depth, would be a shame to see him be able to walk away on a free. There aren't that many better than him in the Prem I don't think, certainly a few and then a bunch as good as perhaps. I think he is a bit underatted. Where he falls down is he isn't a commanding goalkeeper though.
The Fear
17/06/2007 20:11:00
I am most probably mistaken on this but wasn't eltoro the one that said he is 15???
17/06/2007 20:23:00
OAL, I'm 44 m8, I wish I was 15 again!
17/06/2007 20:28:00
I agree JP, would be great if we could have both, I will kneel at the side of the bed tonight and have a word with the big guy upstairs, see what he can do!
17/06/2007 20:32:00
Ok, where the hell did i get the thought that you were 15??? LOL.
17/06/2007 20:47:00
I actually believe other areas of the team are of a higher priority - ie one or two play makers in midfield and a right back/left back - left mid and extra striker option.
17/06/2007 21:30:00
No probs OAL. I have to disagree MYLEFTFOOT m8, I don't want a Newcastle situation happening at the Villa - scoring four, letting in five! I think if we start off with a very very strong backbone, and unfortunately at the moment we haven't got that, and that starts off with the goalkeeper. I'm not saying anything bad about Sorenson as he is a great shot-stopper, but he isn't the safety net that a top club needs. e.g Cech, and of course Jaaskelainen at Bolton. So I believe a great keeper is as high on the list as a great striker. If we can get both, we're laughing!
17/06/2007 21:57:00
Carson ? Loan him for a season instead of scum getting him,again tonight he looked quality.
17/06/2007 22:43:00
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