Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

John Carew - Fit And Up For The Fight?

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.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday October 19 2010
Time: 6:16PM

Comments

0
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
20/10/2010 09:59:00
0
*Cech ;)
johnproche
20/10/2010 13:57:00
0
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
20/10/2010 18:26:00
0
A shame he missed his 1 on 1 against Chelsea IMO.
delirium
20/10/2010 18:26:00
0
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
20/10/2010 22:41:00
0
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
21/10/2010 23:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Grealish Out This Weekend As Well?

Youngster Jack Grealish wasn't a happy chap earlier today.

The Rooneyfication Of Villa

I'm finally beginning to see the obsession with shirt revenues...

Remi Garde - Back Me Or See The Back Of Me

Remi says he'd be willing to stay at Aston Villa next season if we go down but only if the club give him the resources necessary to come back up.

Garde Talks Up The Defence

Manager Remi Garde has done his normal midweek piece and in this edition he talks about the 'massive solidarity' amongst our back four.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Profile
Mike Field
Profile
Steve Wade
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
Profile
Turkish Penguin
Profile
Glensider
Profile
Chris Heath
Profile
M Calucar
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn5%
Richards1%
Okore11%
Lescott8%
Cissokho0%
Bacuna0%
Gana31%
Westwood1%
Gil8%
Agbonlahor26%
Veretout8%
Sub - Clark1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Wehrlein lands Manor driver
Latest Vital Boxing News
Mitchell Announces Retirement
Write for Vital Football

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 2:05PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions497
2.The Fear293
3.ClivetheVillan268
4.Fulford250
5.sirdennis173
6.JuanPabloAngel168
7.revdpete163
8.DeanoVilla135
9.Wurzel113
10.He'sBiggerThanMe&You89
The Vital Football Members League