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Heskey Crocked Again

Quite how he got on the pitch is anyone's guess, but the striker who sadly gives us nothing now faces an anxious wait to find out the extent of his ankle injury.

Heskey arrived on the pitch at 65 minutes as a reasonably ineffective Carew was given his substitute orders. He lasted all of 15 minutes before his dodgy ankle gave way again in what, at least without the benefit of replays, looked like the most basic of tackles. In fact I didn't even really see it clearly, as it appeared to be nothing.

Speaking after the match, O'Neill explained literally all that was known at the time of speaking:

'Emile has rocked his ankle. I asked Roddy, my doctor, how it was after the game and he said it was sore and he won't be able to assess it properly until tomorrow morning.

'I just don't know at this minute. It is just really unfortunate.'

Hopefully it will only be a bit of bruising, although Heskey hasn't hit it off at Villa he is a decent bloke and doesn't deserve a long layoff.

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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 19 2009

Time: 8:04PM

Your Comments

make fonz our 3rd choice striker pleaseeeeeee
Gruck
make fonz our 3rd choice striker pleaseeeeeee
Gruck
Your right, he seems a very nice chap! Its a shame he doesn't fit in the Villa team. When he plays for England he looks quite useful, it just isn't working! Still, I wish him a speedy recovery!
villa_de
Your right, he seems a very nice chap! Its a shame he doesn't fit in the Villa team. When he plays for England he looks quite useful, it just isn't working! Still, I wish him a speedy recovery!
villa_de
With England, he has the likes of Rooney, Lampard and Gerrard looking for the flick ons, makes a big difference. He came on as big John was totally ineffective second half, thouhg I would have brought Delph on at that stage and gone 4-5-1.
villan from luton
With England, he has the likes of Rooney, Lampard and Gerrard looking for the flick ons, makes a big difference. He came on as big John was totally ineffective second half, thouhg I would have brought Delph on at that stage and gone 4-5-1.
villan from luton
48 wrote this article?
Stourbridge Villan
48 wrote this article?
Stourbridge Villan
Nah I'm only 30, I just look bad for my age.
mike_field
Nah I'm only 30, I just look bad for my age.
mike_field
Not sure what "reasonably ineffective" means, there was nothing reasonable about Carews display and it baffles me why players don't give 100%. Milly does even if he can't pass some weeks.

If I pay 40 for a ticket (OK that relates to the man city game) then I demand 100% from the team.
Heskey would have ripped the defence today should he have not had to go off!
RiF
Not sure what "reasonably ineffective" means, there was nothing reasonable about Carews display and it baffles me why players don't give 100%. Milly does even if he can't pass some weeks.

If I pay 40 for a ticket (OK that relates to the man city game) then I demand 100% from the team.
Heskey would have ripped the defence today should he have not had to go off!
RiF
Thing is Rif Carew has earnt a little doubt, Heskey has earnt nothing. Heskey has only succeeded in ripping the club off for wages since he joined, he has been useless fullstop. Saying he would've been great today is a misnomer. He has the potential, he has since he was 18 to rip defences a new *********, yet he never does. He was anonymous against Vienna, like he so often is, and even if he could've stayed on the pitch and showed us all he was and could be great against Pompey - a team with no points, bottom of the table and wonderful against a make shift defence - it proves he should be nowhere near this club.

He isn't the saviour and he's not even a naughty boy. He's useless. He has been all of his career, he should never have signed for this club fullstop. If he wasn't Monny's mate there is no way in hell we would sign a player who couldn't even score at Birmingham - Monny and Heskey should be thankful most of us realise Emile is a decent bloke.

When the hell do Villa take to Birmingham rejects who do as much on the pitch during game day as I do as a supporter.
mike_field
Thing is Rif Carew has earnt a little doubt, Heskey has earnt nothing. Heskey has only succeeded in ripping the club off for wages since he joined, he has been useless fullstop. Saying he would've been great today is a misnomer. He has the potential, he has since he was 18 to rip defences a new *********, yet he never does. He was anonymous against Vienna, like he so often is, and even if he could've stayed on the pitch and showed us all he was and could be great against Pompey - a team with no points, bottom of the table and wonderful against a make shift defence - it proves he should be nowhere near this club.

He isn't the saviour and he's not even a naughty boy. He's useless. He has been all of his career, he should never have signed for this club fullstop. If he wasn't Monny's mate there is no way in hell we would sign a player who couldn't even score at Birmingham - Monny and Heskey should be thankful most of us realise Emile is a decent bloke.

When the hell do Villa take to Birmingham rejects who do as much on the pitch during game day as I do as a supporter.
mike_field
Mike, his name is Emile, not Brian...!!!
bobbyfett
Mike, his name is Emile, not Brian...!!!
bobbyfett
give's us nothing? Are we not talking about the lynch-pin of the England attack here!
merlin
give's us nothing? Are we not talking about the lynch-pin of the England attack here!
merlin
such a big lad, when he comes down - just like others such as JC, Dean Ashton etc, they pick up more bad injuries than most and that has always been Emile's problem, too many injuries... oh and a lack of aggression meaning a lack of goals. I'm told he is a really really top chap though... which is nice!
The Fear
such a big lad, when he comes down - just like others such as JC, Dean Ashton etc, they pick up more bad injuries than most and that has always been Emile's problem, too many injuries... oh and a lack of aggression meaning a lack of goals. I'm told he is a really really top chap though... which is nice!
The Fear
Damn it Bobby, I got the wrong person again! lol Merlin, but he's useless for England aswell PMSL (Emile, not Brian obviously)
mike_field
Damn it Bobby, I got the wrong person again! lol Merlin, but he's useless for England aswell PMSL (Emile, not Brian obviously)
mike_field
His ankle's sore? Aaah Bless. And I thought he was a big tough centre forward (can't call him a striker because that would imply he shoots and scores)
DoLpHiNaToR
His ankle's sore? Aaah Bless. And I thought he was a big tough centre forward (can't call him a striker because that would imply he shoots and scores)
DoLpHiNaToR
I like the picture at the top of the article! Is that his best Wallace and Gromit impression?
AVFC4ME
I like the picture at the top of the article! Is that his best Wallace and Gromit impression?
AVFC4ME
i don't care about Heskey.
leftfoot
i don't care about Heskey.
leftfoot
Dreadful in every way. People say 'He holds the ball up well', so would a shelf and it would be a lot cheaper.....
juddy
Dreadful in every way. People say 'He holds the ball up well', so would a shelf and it would be a lot cheaper.....
juddy
i'd have love to seen MON do a press conference during the transfer window 'i have weleased bawwy'!!
bobbyfett
i'd have love to seen MON do a press conference during the transfer window 'i have weleased bawwy'!!
bobbyfett
 

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