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Classy Carew

John Carew was in fine form again tonight as he returned to the starting line up, and he couldn't be happier.

Speaking to AVTV after the match, Carew said he enjoyed returning to the starting line up and thoroughly enjoyed the game.

'It was good to come back and play from the start and score a couple of goals.'

It was definitely one of Carew's nights, plenty of running, plenty of effort, confidence was up again and no doubt helped by wanting to play a part in the next match. But on that form he is unplayable and it made such a difference in how we were able to play tonight - the lack of long balls was such a delight, but even then the odd few that did happen had more of an outlet than usual.

Interesting head ache for Monny now, Heskey hasn't been doing too badly but Carew on that form is dynamite. I know who I'd be picking as long as he fancies turning up.

JF: Was interesting hearing MON being interviewed after the game, he mentioned JC's goals and said 'better late than never' and also added when asked about the big man 'he is a hero to the Holte End, which is nice, he just needs to be a hero for me now'. Quite barbed but you can certainly feel the frustration from the manager on this player who really should be getting 20 goals a season easily for us. It wasn't long back he said how good JC was BUT that it was only in 1 in 7 games!

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday February 25 2010
Time: 9:00AM

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If only we could guarantee which JC would turn up, the hungry one or the one that isn't fussed either way. (the bearded one handles crosses with aplomb as well allegedly!)
sherlock1874
25/02/2010 05:38:00
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If only we could guarantee which JC would turn up, the hungry one or the one that isn't fussed either way. (the bearded one handles crosses with aplomb as well allegedly!)
sherlock1874
25/02/2010 05:38:00
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I'm going to get shot down for saying, but please allow me my humble opinion. Amazing strength, grit and determination to win the 2 penalties (and emense finishes) to win us the game, but I though he was largly absent in the 1st half, didn't seem to do anything that another striker wouldn't have done. Big JC is just frustrating, although on his 2nd show, he'd now be in my starting XI come Sunday, but we'll have to wait and see!!!
davidsands1982
25/02/2010 09:10:00
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Was he though? Really?!?! I had to check he was still on the pitch midway through the first half. Looked a completely different player after the 1st goal to be fair but until then I thought he was pants as usual.
DeanoVilla
25/02/2010 09:10:00
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Was he though? Really?!?! I had to check he was still on the pitch midway through the first half. Looked a completely different player after the 1st goal to be fair but until then I thought he was pants as usual.
DeanoVilla
25/02/2010 09:10:00
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I'm going to get shot down for saying, but please allow me my humble opinion. Amazing strength, grit and determination to win the 2 penalties (and emense finishes) to win us the game, but I though he was largly absent in the 1st half, didn't seem to do anything that another striker wouldn't have done. Big JC is just frustrating, although on his 2nd show, he'd now be in my starting XI come Sunday, but we'll have to wait and see!!!
davidsands1982
25/02/2010 09:10:00
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Binned in the summer...
Sarah Shoes
25/02/2010 09:20:00
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I say go for Rooney!
holte ender 1969
25/02/2010 09:30:00
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I say go for Rooney!
holte ender 1969
25/02/2010 09:30:00
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One of his better all-round showings for quite some time, but even so he remains way too inconsistent to be viewed as a long term answer to one of our most obvious weaknesses. Did enough I believe to at least put his name firmly into the hat to possibly start Sunday's League Cup Final, but I still suspect that MON will side with Emile Heskey as a starter, that is if he doesn't decide to go with Gabby as the lone front man, with perhaps Fabian Delph enforcing the midfield. As we all know, John Carew on his day can be virtually unplayable, one of the better centre-forwards seen at Brummagem B6 in years, but sadly those good afternoons and evenings are simply way too infrequent. Still hats off to his efforts last night. He stepped up to the plate at the right time, to ensure that we didn't have to face a very tricky, and very unwelcome, thirty minutes of extra time.
glensider
25/02/2010 09:31:00
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