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Carew's City Position Explained

Carew's City Position Explained

No he wasn't being lazy by not joining the attack, get this, he was told to play in midfield!!!!!

Following the Manchester City game plenty were questioning the Big Man's effort and determination considering he barely got out of our half (yes that is an exaggeration), but he certainly wasn't in the box anywhere near enough, or enough as we'd expect.

But there is a valid reason for that, he was told not to.

Instead of picking Reo-Coker (who ended up on the right wing for 9 odd minutes), or Gardner, or Delph, Monny told Carew to play more of a holding game to protect midfield and allow Gabby free reign down the channels.

Speaking to the E&S, he who is bigger than me and you explains:

'It was good. I was the midfield hardman and got some tackles in!'

By all accounts it sounds like he loved it, until his legs gave up and he developed a case of the cramp. But even then he describes it as 'a shame I had to go off because I was really enjoying it out there.'

Carew continued to talk about the thought behind the bizarre decision to play him in midfield, by adding that City's formation left us weak in there so one player had to drop back to add to the numbers and he was lucky enough to be chosen to do it.

'I really enjoyed it and it felt really good.'

What else can I say, the big man loved the experience so who am I to argue.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday October 8 2009
Time: 9:00AM

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Mind boggling.
jonah
08/10/2009 09:08:00
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Mind boggling.
jonah
08/10/2009 09:08:00
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So whats Heskey's excuse?
young_jonah
08/10/2009 09:26:00
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So whats Heskey's excuse?
young_jonah
08/10/2009 09:26:00
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Another article full of negative vibes. Strange, don't usually see them on Vital Villa...
PBAVFC
08/10/2009 09:33:00
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Another article full of negative vibes. Strange, don't usually see them on Vital Villa...
PBAVFC
08/10/2009 09:33:00
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A little bizarre, but in Martin we trust :O)
Trevis1874
08/10/2009 09:36:00
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A little bizarre, but in Martin we trust :O)
Trevis1874
08/10/2009 09:36:00
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you'll have to explain to me what is negative about Mike's article PBAVFC, nothing from what I can read, in fact it is positive to read why Carew was so deep as many of us were left baffled why he wasn't getting forward. To be fair his best position has to be where he terrorises the defenders because on his day the big man is a handful, but that article and quotes in E&S simply explain why he wasn't up front. NOTHING at all negative. Maybe comment on the article instead of implying things are negative and we'll then get your point of view mate, this negi/posi stuff is far too boring.
The Fear
08/10/2009 09:40:00
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you'll have to explain to me what is negative about Mike's article PBAVFC, nothing from what I can read, in fact it is positive to read why Carew was so deep as many of us were left baffled why he wasn't getting forward. To be fair his best position has to be where he terrorises the defenders because on his day the big man is a handful, but that article and quotes in E&S simply explain why he wasn't up front. NOTHING at all negative. Maybe comment on the article instead of implying things are negative and we'll then get your point of view mate, this negi/posi stuff is far too boring.
The Fear
08/10/2009 09:40:00
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