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Carew Took The Decision To Pull Out

Carew Took The Decision To Pull Out

Martin O'Neill is quoted in an article by Mathew Kendrick of the Birmingham Mail (Bill Howell has moved to another team, we've not got the ever great (!) Lisa Smith and Mathew Kendrick covering Villa) that it was John Carew's decision to pull out on Saturday.

I'm not one for conspiracy theories but this one had rumbles to it .... there is no way the player/medical staff etc wouldn't have had an early fitness test for the player if he as a doubt. If it was a pull or strain before the game fine, these things happen, but if JC's foot was that bad, it wouldn't / shouldn't have been a last minute decision. Wonder if the same decision would have been made if he'd been a starter? Only asking...!

MON said the Doc had told him about JC's sore toe but they thought he'd be ok, otherwise he'd not have been on the team sheet.

He added he was hoping he could be used if needed (and boy oh boy was he needed!) 'But obviously John thought his foot was sore enough not to be able to take his place. It will always be the player’s decision eventually, absolutely.....I was hoping he’d be able to play, I was aware of the injury, but I abide by the player’s decision.'

He says they'll asses the injury this week. Carew meanwhile said he had an infection in his toe and it was sore so he felt he couldn't play. Did he only just notice in warm up then? This is all madness!

Anyway, he is hoping for a miraculous recovery from this most heinous of injuries in time for Thursdays interflora game v Rapid Vienna..... which is nice.

Such a shame. He did this before the Ajax game, he did this before the Moscow game..... he's done it again. We need him in the team, fully fit, fully focused and banging them in, the other strikers aren't half the talent he is.






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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday August 17 2009
Time: 3:36PM

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Definately confirmed he didn't storm off as some are saying by the way. He was there at the end of the game.
The Fear
17/08/2009 15:57:00
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Definately confirmed he didn't storm off as some are saying by the way. He was there at the end of the game.
The Fear
17/08/2009 15:57:00
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Shame about the other 11 not showing up!
Mat777
17/08/2009 16:09:00
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Shame about the other 11 not showing up!
Mat777
17/08/2009 16:09:00
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who did u confirm with Fear
Pablo1978
17/08/2009 16:12:00
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who did u confirm with Fear
Pablo1978
17/08/2009 16:12:00
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Why wasn't he starting to then come off if it felt bad??? Surely they trained in the morning or day before and everyone knew. WTF is the point of bringing him on as a sub to break down and have to be subbed off again 5 mins later?? Why did Gabby start when the fat B'stard has had bugger all preseason. We know Heskey brings an apple every day for Sir so he was the first name on the teamsheet. Are we going to have our dismal spell in the first 15 games this year and try to catch up with fourth place the other way round?
Villan444
17/08/2009 16:34:00
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Why wasn't he starting to then come off if it felt bad??? Surely they trained in the morning or day before and everyone knew. WTF is the point of bringing him on as a sub to break down and have to be subbed off again 5 mins later?? Why did Gabby start when the fat B'stard has had bugger all preseason. We know Heskey brings an apple every day for Sir so he was the first name on the teamsheet. Are we going to have our dismal spell in the first 15 games this year and try to catch up with fourth place the other way round?
Villan444
17/08/2009 16:34:00
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someone who spoke with him after the game Pablo
The Fear
17/08/2009 16:57:00
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someone who spoke with him after the game Pablo
The Fear
17/08/2009 16:57:00
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