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John Carew - Fit And Up For The Fight?


Sometimes I do wonder why players don't do their talking ON the pitch... or at least do their 'thing' on the pitch first and then talk the game up?

Ahem, John Carew has told The Express & Star that he is fit again and won't be giving up his place without a fight.

I might have missed it, although from the texts I got during the game, along with the comments from those around me, I don't think I did? Where was the fight on Saturday against Chelsea?

The big man, who is free to leave at the end of this season, told the paper he felt good at the weekend and feels his form is returning following knee problems.

'I`m hoping to be a bigger part of the team again now. I just need to get my physical state back to 100 per cent again.'

I'm never sure the 31-year-old is ever really 'in it' these days but hey, it would he fantastic if the old aggressive never say die performances (yes, I know, they can be a bit rare) return, goodness knows we do need the goals and competition for places up front - at least until Gerard Houllier can bring in re-enforcements - is crucial.

Big John also says he thinks the team are now playing better and they are looking at the tactical side explaining '"We`re doing more on possession play, on defensive organisation, offensive organisation. We are doing more of that and that`s really good. I think that will show in results over the whole season, as we know more what to do and where to be.'

So.... will we see a fired up John Carew and will he start banging in the goals? Would be great if he did, he's always been a nearly man for me though, especially against the bigger teams.

If he puts in half as much grunt work as Heskey has this season, we'll be laughing though.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 19 2010

Time: 6:16PM

Your Comments

No Movement, lack of effort and fight, easy to defend against, could not score in a brothel...That is how I would describe Carew so far this season. The worst thing about is we know he can do so much better. Having said that we are not playing to his strengths. Since West Ham he has not had one headed chance opportunity.
HH2
*Cech ;)
johnproche
Don't forget he's missed a lot of pre-season and early season games, that surely doesn't help. It's the same for NRC, as Houllier said, but at 31 it surely is more difficult for the big man. I hope I'm right and he'll start banging them in soon like we know he's capable of.
delirium
A shame he missed his 1 on 1 against Chelsea IMO.
delirium
A couple of games in a row to get going? He needs a couple of game in a row to make it from the half way line to inside the box
AntonVilla
I'd start him at Sunderland. Some of us are writing the guy off way too soon. Not at his best I accept, but he's still the most likely striker at the club to score goals. He'll get back in the groove, of that I have no doubt.
glensider
 

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