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Cult John Carew Not For Sale

Although relations looked stretched at points last season, Villa boss Martin O’Neill says that John Carew is in his plans and he has no intention of selling the Norwegian striker.

The 29-year-old, who if you didn't know is bigger than me and you, has been linked with Manchester City and Spurs (who hasn't in fairness?!) but MON has now clearly said he isn't looking to let him go.

'We want John to stay at the club – he’s signed for a couple of years and we want him to stick around. He’s very popular with the crowd and that helps his confidence. And his goal-scoring ratio is now up to where it should be. We want him to stay here, it’s as simple as that.

MON says the 'incident' before the Ajax game appears to have made him a 'cult' figure (I did re-check that he said cult by the way!) with the fans and adds that JC had a 'great season' scoring wise judging by the fact he missed 3 months (20 odd games) through injury.

Last season he made 18 Premiership starts and came off the bench 9 times. He scored 11 goals and picked up just two yellow cards. In the FA Cup he started two games and scored one. The league cup he featured once with no goal and in the UEFA Cup he started four, scored 3 and got 1 yellow card. Compare that with Gabby who started 35 PL games and scored just 1 more? (Total 13 goals)

MON finished: 'For him to come back from his bad back the way he did was fantastic. I couldn’t be more pleased with him, he’s done terrifically well for us.'

I think that is the key, Carew came back strong at the end of the season, if he had come back and not been focused, I honestly think he'd have been out of the door, but he did all you could expect him to after his return from injury, he shot and indeed, he scored. Come to think of it, he was the only striker who did that... top marks!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 14 2009

Time: 12:19PM

Your Comments

he's definetly staying and thats that
jimjim96
he's definetly staying and thats that
jimjim96
Carew and Ash are staying! UTV! Now he is back off his holiday then I am expecting news on Bruno Alves, Jermaine Jenas, David Bentley, Tom Huddlestone, Wheater, Owen, or whoever MON is after first. Bring the players in Martin!
astvil123
Carew and Ash are staying! UTV! Now he is back off his holiday then I am expecting news on Bruno Alves, Jermaine Jenas, David Bentley, Tom Huddlestone, Wheater, Owen, or whoever MON is after first. Bring the players in Martin!
astvil123
Thank ***** for that.
lerneravfc
Thank ***** for that.
lerneravfc
He is quality, looks very confident and skillfull on the ball and rarely gives it away. Everything Gabby lacks! They don't seem to play well together either. Gabby only looked good when Big John was injured and think he has to go on the wing where he has got space to run into. A healthy Michael Owen next to Carew will allow us to see how good he really is!
Villan444
He is quality, looks very confident and skillfull on the ball and rarely gives it away. Everything Gabby lacks! They don't seem to play well together either. Gabby only looked good when Big John was injured and think he has to go on the wing where he has got space to run into. A healthy Michael Owen next to Carew will allow us to see how good he really is!
Villan444
Of course, his good form may have been a result of him playing for a move...
Albarnista
Of course, his good form may have been a result of him playing for a move...
Albarnista
big john loves little thongs(and aston villa)
clarkamus
big john loves little thongs(and aston villa)
clarkamus
Well every player like Ashley and Carew who decide to stay are as good a signings! Along with Petrov signing a long contract, that is great news! UTV!
villa_de
Well every player like Ashley and Carew who decide to stay are as good a signings! Along with Petrov signing a long contract, that is great news! UTV!
villa_de
I'd imagine there'd be a few takers if you did decide to sell him!
merlin
I'd imagine there'd be a few takers if you did decide to sell him!
merlin
Every player has his price, if Villa recieved an offer of 15 million quid he would be gone.
col8
Every player has his price, if Villa recieved an offer of 15 million quid he would be gone.
col8
The man is a cult figure: John Carew Carew, stays out till one or two, even when he's not on the p***, my lord. HANDS OFF!
Madirish
The man is a cult figure: John Carew Carew, stays out till one or two, even when he's not on the p***, my lord. HANDS OFF!
Madirish
Villian444, spot on with the Owen thing, they would be lethal if they werw both 100%
Madirish
Villian444, spot on with the Owen thing, they would be lethal if they werw both 100%
Madirish
One of the best headlines on Vital EVER!
Matt_Us
One of the best headlines on Vital EVER!
Matt_Us
 

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