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Balance Of Strikers Right - No Newbies Expected?

MON has backed John Carew to be on the goal trail this season. As everyone no doubt remembers, despite 3 months out injured, he managed 15 goals last season and the Villa boss said the Norwegian international can do even better this season.

He says JC, when fit, is a handful adding 'I've often said that he possesses more ability than he thinks he has himself. He is pivotal to Villa.'

He also says his goal run at the end of the season helped Carew realise what he could do at this level.

And on the balance of strikers, he explained to Sky Sports:

'We have Gabby Agbonlahor, Emile Heskey, Carew and I think young Nathan Delfouneso will come through as well.'

Again, the key, 'if we can keep them fit' THEN there are goals to be had in the team.

He also states that there should be good supply from the likes of James Milner, who set up a lovely goal for England the other night and Ashley Young, not to mention the fact that some of the midfield should be able to weigh in with some goals themselves.

So there you have it, doesn't look like MON is in the market for a new striker and most probably never was this summer.

Forum thread: Do Villa Need Any More Strikers?

Article: Do Villa Need Any More Strikers?

Poll results: 68% say Villa Need More Strikers!

Proof indeed that MON doesn't take advice from Vital Villa!!!!!!!!!!! :o)


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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 14 2009

Time: 7:08PM

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Villa are never in for a striker! It's good that he is showing faith in what we have but if he doesn't buy a striker then i want to see Harewood stay and actually used during the season. Their is no point in paying him to sit on the bench. Yeah he isn't gonna light the world on fire but sometimes all we need is for someone like him to rough up the defences on 70mins when they are tired! It's a squad game, so use the squad.
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14/08/2009 19:19:00

Villa are never in for a striker! It's good that he is showing faith in what we have but if he doesn't buy a striker then i want to see Harewood stay and actually used during the season. Their is no point in paying him to sit on the bench. Yeah he isn't gonna light the world on fire but sometimes all we need is for someone like him to rough up the defences on 70mins when they are tired! It's a squad game, so use the squad.
arc1988
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14/08/2009 19:19:00

Gabby is a wide player not a striker. I hope he does brilliantly for us, but if he is what I call a striker then the Fonz is a colossus bruiser of a centre half. He has scored some goals, and hopefully he can rediscover the goalden touch, but he is not a 6 yard box sniffer of chances nor a leader of the line. Here's hoping the Fonz is the former. John Carew is certainly the latter.
stennyvilla
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14/08/2009 19:22:00

Gabby is a wide player not a striker. I hope he does brilliantly for us, but if he is what I call a striker then the Fonz is a colossus bruiser of a centre half. He has scored some goals, and hopefully he can rediscover the goalden touch, but he is not a 6 yard box sniffer of chances nor a leader of the line. Here's hoping the Fonz is the former. John Carew is certainly the latter.
stennyvilla
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14/08/2009 19:22:00

Poor old loyal Marlon...
olofthegreat
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14/08/2009 19:29:00

Poor old loyal Marlon...
olofthegreat
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14/08/2009 19:29:00

bring in a stikrer, bent or crouch would of been good
tr1dent
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14/08/2009 19:35:00

bring in a stikrer, bent or crouch would of been good
tr1dent
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14/08/2009 19:35:00

We cant rely on Heskey, Gabby or Harewood for goals and John needs some competition. Gudjohnson, Tuncay or Huntelaar for me PLEEEEEASE. Get rid of Marlon and send Nath on loan
Raunds Villain
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14/08/2009 19:38:00

We cant rely on Heskey, Gabby or Harewood for goals and John needs some competition. Gudjohnson, Tuncay or Huntelaar for me PLEEEEEASE. Get rid of Marlon and send Nath on loan
Raunds Villain
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14/08/2009 19:38:00

marlon will surely go by the end of this window he has no place in our squad shame really love the guys commitment and enthusiasm he just lacks that extra bit we are now striving for, i dont think we even need to replace him we have plent of option up front as either ash or james can play off the striker if need be all we need is 2 decent CB and 1 more creative midfielder and we will be pushing man u, chelsea, liverpool and arsenal all the way UTV
clarkamus
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14/08/2009 19:41:00

marlon will surely go by the end of this window he has no place in our squad shame really love the guys commitment and enthusiasm he just lacks that extra bit we are now striving for, i dont think we even need to replace him we have plent of option up front as either ash or james can play off the striker if need be all we need is 2 decent CB and 1 more creative midfielder and we will be pushing man u, chelsea, liverpool and arsenal all the way UTV
clarkamus
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14/08/2009 19:41:00

Hunterlaar has gone to Milan i believe. Id love Tuncay! He is hard working,versatile and is creative. Keep the hare for now, just coz i love his chant. :-p
arc1988
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14/08/2009 19:42:00

Hunterlaar has gone to Milan i believe. Id love Tuncay! He is hard working,versatile and is creative. Keep the hare for now, just coz i love his chant. :-p
arc1988
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14/08/2009 19:42:00

Yeah, the commitment and enthusiasm of Harewood. It must be a nightmare sitting on your backside each week, knowing you don't need to give 100% in training because it won't make a difference. But still knowing you're going to pick up a massive pay check each month. Thats what I call commitment and enthusiasm. Wonder why selling him on has been tricky so far..........
PBAVFC
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14/08/2009 20:31:00

Yeah, the commitment and enthusiasm of Harewood. It must be a nightmare sitting on your backside each week, knowing you don't need to give 100% in training because it won't make a difference. But still knowing you're going to pick up a massive pay check each month. Thats what I call commitment and enthusiasm. Wonder why selling him on has been tricky so far..........
PBAVFC
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14/08/2009 20:31:00

by commitment i mean he has never slaged MON off and tried to engineer a move away and enthusiasm on the field when he has played in not under question
clarkamus
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14/08/2009 21:22:00

by commitment i mean he has never slaged MON off and tried to engineer a move away and enthusiasm on the field when he has played in not under question
clarkamus
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14/08/2009 21:22:00

Man utd - Rooney, Owen, Berbatov, Liverpool - Torres, Kuyt, Babel, Chelsea - Anelka, Drogba, Shevchenko?, Sturridge, Arsenal - Van Persie, Eduardo, Walcott, Arshavin,, Spurs - Keane, Defoe, Crouch, Pavly..., Man City - Robinho, Tevez, Santa Cruz, Adebeyor, Bellamy, VILLA - Carew Heskey Gabby Harewood ! On balance who do you think will finish 7th??
Stourbridge Villan
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14/08/2009 21:59:00

Man utd - Rooney, Owen, Berbatov, Liverpool - Torres, Kuyt, Babel, Chelsea - Anelka, Drogba, Shevchenko?, Sturridge, Arsenal - Van Persie, Eduardo, Walcott, Arshavin,, Spurs - Keane, Defoe, Crouch, Pavly..., Man City - Robinho, Tevez, Santa Cruz, Adebeyor, Bellamy, VILLA - Carew Heskey Gabby Harewood ! On balance who do you think will finish 7th??
Stourbridge Villan
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14/08/2009 21:59:00

Yeah, neither would I if I knew I was guarenteed the type of pay each month he as getting. Sorry Clarkamus, don't mean to sound like a kn0b head, I just think the bloke is taking the club for a ride.
PBAVFC
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14/08/2009 22:04:00

Yeah, neither would I if I knew I was guarenteed the type of pay each month he as getting. Sorry Clarkamus, don't mean to sound like a kn0b head, I just think the bloke is taking the club for a ride.
PBAVFC
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14/08/2009 22:04:00

Everton, Stourbridge Villan
ant1ant1
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14/08/2009 22:22:00

Everton, Stourbridge Villan
ant1ant1
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14/08/2009 22:22:00

Nah they will be 9th....
Stourbridge Villan
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15/08/2009 11:01:00

Nah they will be 9th....
Stourbridge Villan
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15/08/2009 11:01:00

 

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