UK time is: 04:03:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

John Carew MUST Be Kept At Villa

Martin O'Neill has been talking to the press about John Carew, who does seem to have re-found some form and also renewed favour with the manager who benched the striker following the Ajax incident.

MON said of that, 'They are allowed to enjoy themselves. But wandering up and down the street at 2am in the morning on a day in which you may be playing. . .'

However following his recent form and especially goal v Manchester United MON also said in the Telegraph that JC can be 'anything he wants to be' if he can get some consitency.

'I tell him if he wants to be feared as a forward who will cause you problems, you have got to be consistently excellent. He is a talented player, not just a lump of a lad. Everything is up to him. He has accepted that challenge and wants to do something about it.'



Which neatly leads us to the last poll, suggested by astongolfer, asking:

With rumours doing the rounds on John Carew, what do you think?

Seems he is rather popular amongst the Villa faithful as 84% voted JC as a 'MUST keep'.

6% voted that Villa should 'try' to keep him and another 6% were easy either way.

That means only 3% didn't care and 1% would be fine with him being sold at the right price.



Looks like it is JC day as he has been talking in the Birmingham Mail saying that he is really enjoying himself and wants to beat his personal best of 15 or 16 goals in a season.

He also says he just wants to see Villa winning no matter who scores adding ahead of the massive game v Everton tomorrow, 'We just have to continue believing in what we are doing.'

And on our quest for European football he says how important European football is for the development of players (which makes the Moscow thing even more baffling but hey ho, it has happened now so guess we've got to move on!)

'I have played in Europe for almost all of my career and it is just an amazing feeling. I want these young lads here at Aston Villa to keep experiencing those feelings that we had this season. People like Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Young are already exciting talents, great talents, and it will help to take them on to the next level.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools




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

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 11 2009

Time: 11:06AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
If o`neill sells carew i will hunt him down and eat his legs,Maybe even his spinal column,Ever since the big man played his first game against west ham when we swapped him for that lame duck baros we have been a different side,He has in my opinion beenvery consistent since he came here.
lerneravfc
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 11:40:00

Very interesting poll , had it been conducted 2 months ago it probably would have been John Who? Nice to see he's back to hero again. I love him but he's not a 90 min player , and that worries me .
Villan57
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 11:45:00

That nutter in the crowd always gets himself on the tele or in the pics lol. Btw I love JC!
Mickey_Villa
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 12:01:00

Oh yeh, and I clicked some of those stupid links, so I got you some cash Fear!!
Mickey_Villa
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 12:01:00

Im sure I typed cl, not d, I didnt dick any links - thats disgusting btw. Anyways im off to sleep!
Mickey_Villa
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 12:26:00

yep. carew is a villa legend
ric112
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 13:44:00

Villa seem to have more fickle fans than most... only a few months ago "carew will never play a game again for villa, you'll see!" and think he's a waste of space... but post a poll right after he's had a few good games and he's back in the good books. I personally think mon should do all he can to keep carew aswell as barry, petrov and young no matter who it is that comes calling.
johnnyuk
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 14:04:00

100% keep Carew. offload Heskey if anyone. We need goals
medzy
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 14:14:00

Carew names been chanted for months all my mates love him as i do, what you talking about jonny!!
chris the villan
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 15:40:00

Quite an overwhelming show of support for Big John, although I'm not particularly surprised. He has his critics for sure, and at times some of the criticism is probably justified, but overall he has been an outstanding MON signing, and the Villa starting line up is always improved when the name of John Carew appears on the team sheet.
glensider
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 16:07:00

Good to read Martin O'Neill singing the praises of the big man too. Sort of puts to sleep the suggestion that was doing the rounds that MON didn't particularly rate Carew, and that a rift had developed between the two.
glensider
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 16:10:00

very good striker when he wan,ts to be .but as for week in and week out l don,t think so
one match ban
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 16:10:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Sherwood Not Thinking About Losing (Saturday April 18 2015)

Something For The Weekend (490) (Friday April 17 2015)

Audio - AVTV Wembley Preview (Friday April 17 2015)

Baker On Wembley First (Friday April 17 2015)

Given Gets Wembley Start (Friday April 17 2015)

Pre Liverpool FA Cup Injury News (Friday April 17 2015)

Benteke & Cleverley On Liverpool (Friday April 17 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 713
2. ClivetheVillan 599
3. The Fear 492
4. col8 379
5. kefkat 222
6. thefacehead 192
7. sirdennis 184
8. DeanoVilla 162
9. Fulford 119
10. HeathfieldRoad1874 117

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Everton 33 10 11 12 -2 41
13. WBA 33 9 9 15 -14 36
14. Newcastle 32 9 8 15 -18 35
15. Aston Villa 33 8 8 17 -21 32
16. Sunderland 32 5 14 13 -23 29
17. Hull City 32 6 10 16 -16 28
18. Leicester City 32 7 7 18 -17 28

Breaking League News

Leicester City 2 Swansea 0
Leicester City : 18/04/2015 22:15:01
Sherwood Not Thinking About Losing
Aston Villa : 18/04/2015 21:39:00
'Tactically a Very Difficult Game To Get Through'
Swansea : 18/04/2015 21:15:01
Arsenal : 18/04/2015 20:58:00
City v West Ham - Team News
Man City : 18/04/2015 20:43:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aston Villa v Liverpool - FA Cup Semi will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 83%
Lose 17%