Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

The John Carew Situation And 'Injury'?

The John Carew Situation And 'Injury'?

Ok, the John Carew situation.

He was on the team sheet before the game today to be a sub.

That is a sub behind Emile 'I don't shoot let alone score' Heskey and the newly chunky (looked so unfit) Gabby Agbonlahor who also if memory serves me right, didn't shoot... if he did, I must have blinked.

Now when JC - the only player for the last part of last season who looked likely to shoot and who went on a run of goals, the same player that MON keeps talking about in glowing terms - came out to warm up, he didn't look a happy man, in fact, he looked quite the opposite.

When he went off, he didn't hobble, there was no sign of pain or injury. THAT IS NOT TO SAY that he wasn't injured but.....?

OK, so he was injured in warm up? He didn't look like he had a care in the world for Norway v Scotland the other day. If he picked up an injury there... then he wouldn't have been on the team sheet today would he?

An injury for a player who was going to be on the bench, picked up in the warm up? Or an 'injury'.

Conspiracy theories are all well and good and although the rumour very quickly did the rounds that he had in fact got ... how can I put this without the threat of legal action!? Ok, he can't have been happy being on the bench behind two strikers who don't actually score. He can't have been carrying an injury before the game or if he was what the hell was he even put on the bench for? He must have been wondering what the heck was going on and he has been .... no, can't say that either.

The rumour is he was upset not injured, certainly seemed to be what callers to the phone ins on the way home were also saying. If I was him, I'd have been upset as well. Rumours are all well and good, but if he had picked up an injury, why did it take so long for us to be told, why was the change on the team sheet made so late and why wasn't the change announced.

No doubt he was injured, no doubt at all? I tell you one thing though, it wasn't just me sitting around by the bench who read the body language of those there and the glum faces, not that of a happy bench and staff all up for the first game of the season.

The performance was reminiscent of the David O'Dearme days when he had lost the dressing room.... Makes you wonder.






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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday August 15 2009
Time: 6:38PM

Comments

0
Reminiscent of the Luke Young 'injury' of a few weeks ago.
jonah
15/08/2009 18:43:00
0
Reminiscent of the Luke Young 'injury' of a few weeks ago.
jonah
15/08/2009 18:43:00
0
yes, where the pysio and club doc were in Spain but he came home. Defo an injury though Jonah. :o)
The Fear
15/08/2009 18:44:00
0
yes, where the pysio and club doc were in Spain but he came home. Defo an injury though Jonah. :o)
The Fear
15/08/2009 18:44:00
0
Basically like a lot od us JC has had enough of the messiah and told him to do one. Simples . I watched the warm up and the Fonz was not there . At HT he was there and Carew wasn't . Can't swear I saw JC warming up he wasn't with the subs I don't think
villan57
15/08/2009 18:45:00
0
Tell the whole truth Fear I dare you
avfc48
15/08/2009 18:45:00
0
Tell the whole truth Fear I dare you
avfc48
15/08/2009 18:45:00
0
Basically like a lot od us JC has had enough of the messiah and told him to do one. Simples . I watched the warm up and the Fonz was not there . At HT he was there and Carew wasn't . Can't swear I saw JC warming up he wasn't with the subs I don't think
villan57
15/08/2009 18:45:00
0
Oh dear, there must be something in it. Gabby has had 60mins of pre-season and should never have been starting this game! Heskey and Milner at least got mins for England. John Carew, as far as I am concerned should be our first choice striker if we play 4-4-2 or 4-5-1. He should play week in week out. If he goes watch us keep Harewood!! Unbelievable!! O'Neill needs to speak up and honestly with the fans and now. It isnt too early for a post-mortem - just ask Bryan Gunn!!
deano.avfc
15/08/2009 18:46:00
0
Oh dear, there must be something in it. Gabby has had 60mins of pre-season and should never have been starting this game! Heskey and Milner at least got mins for England. John Carew, as far as I am concerned should be our first choice striker if we play 4-4-2 or 4-5-1. He should play week in week out. If he goes watch us keep Harewood!! Unbelievable!! O'Neill needs to speak up and honestly with the fans and now. It isnt too early for a post-mortem - just ask Bryan Gunn!!
deano.avfc
15/08/2009 18:46:00
Page 1/7
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

ST Early Bird Confusion Now Clarified For Existing Holders

An important clarification here for existing season ticket holders who thought the price freeze only lasted until April 7.

Walk Football Sessions - Aston Villa Foundation

Aston Villa Foundation is set to launch its brand new regular Walking Football sessions later this month.

Is Villa Owner Tony Xia Expendable?

Is Tony Xia expendable?

The Weight Of Expectations At Aston Villa?

The weight of expectations? It's up to the players to resolve this.

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)

Staying Up
Suggested By: JP Fear
yes, staying up46%
no, going down23%
too close to call at the moment31%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Fulham 32 14 10 8 52 17
8 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 32 9 5 18 32 -6
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Renault take Red Bull aero expert
Latest Vital Boxing News
Haye Suggests a Fence Might Keep the Peace
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear401
2.JuanPabloAngel355
3.sirdennis333
4.Fulford211
5.Melon Donkey194
6.Silhillvilla185
7.villasince67184
8.Villan57145
9.McParlandTheGreat142
10.kefkat137
The Vital Football Members League