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No New Contract For John Carew?

No New Contract For John Carew?

No real surprises to read a report by James Nursey in The Mirror is saying we are seeing the end of the John Carew spell at Aston Villa.

The report says that Gerard Houllier will allow Carew to leave and also links us again, as we reported yesterday, with Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz which didn`t exactly go down swimmingly in the forum: Click Here

James says that the 31-year-old Norwegian international striker will not be offered a new deal so can leave on a free in the summer. Be interesting to see if we get shot in the winter to try to command some fee for him?

The report says The forward's laid-back demeanour and time-keeping has also not gone down well in Houllier's disciplined training regime.

Something that has confounded a few at the club I believe. Fenerbahce, Fiorentina and Sampdoria, amongst others, have been linked.

The report also says that Santa Cruz is available at a 'knock down price`. He cost City £17.5m from Blackburn Rovers.

OUR latest poll asks whether you'd renew his contract or not.

So far we have:


Atletico Madrid keeper David De Gea Click Here

Panathinaikos striker Djibril Cisse Click Here

26-year-old Swiss goalkeeper David Zibung who currently plays Lucerne. Click Here

Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago Click Here

21-year-old Toulouse winger Franck Tabanou. Click Here

Racing Genk's £5m rated Belgian international striker Jelle Vossen. Click Here

Michael Owen to Villa on loan or a nominal fee: Click Here

Michael Carrick from Manchester United for around £8million. Click Here

Tottenham Hotspur and Croatian attacking midfielder Niko Kranjcar. Click Here

25-year-old Argentine striker Pablo Andres Gonzalez Click Here

Robbie Keane linked... again (and no doubt again and again!): Click Here

Roque Santa Cruz from Manchester City: Click Here


Curtis Davies on loan to Leicester City and possible permanent exit in January: Click Here

John Carew linked out Click Here
John Carew to Fiorentina or Sampdoria Click Here

Nigel Reo-Coker linked with Galatasaray Click Here

Steve Sidwell to Werder Bremen or Wolfsburg Click Here

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday October 29 2010
Time: 9:20AM


I don't care how lazy people think he is, until we bring in a striker to be our next top scorer for the next 3 seasons, then I think it'l be madness to let him go. Replacement first, then the "thanks for the memories"...and right now The Fonz is not a replacement.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
29/10/2010 12:41:00
Think I share most fans' frustrations viz Big John. Some good memories, top scorer etc, but he isn't going to get any better. I'd let him go in January provided, of course, a replacement is already installed, and by that I do not mean RSC.
29/10/2010 16:16:00
People forget he's been our best forward and highest scorer for best part of 3/4 years. He was a steal in a deal for Baros. Only let him go if we sign a couple of strikers. Not one - but two.
29/10/2010 16:35:00
29/10/2010 19:40:00
Our top scorer for the last 3 years and he's crap???? What does that make the rest of our strikers? I'd agree we've seen the best of him, but until we sign a better striker, he has to stay, for me. Short memories, some people :-(
29/10/2010 21:15:00
I don't think he's crap... more probably his talents aren't being utilised by GH. albrighton still has a way to go to delivering pin point crosses. As for DJ stu i kinda put him in the same category though both are more than making up for it in other areas. probably why heskey is doing so well. for a big man he appears more suited to a passing game.
29/10/2010 23:03:00
Is it that John Carew as "gone down the nick" or perhaps Mr H just prefers Emile? Seems to me that following on from the relative success he had at Liverpool with Heskey in the side, Gerard has opted for him as his main striker leaving JC on the outer. Unfortunately, none of the strikers are scoring goals - and haven't done so for a couple of seasons - so look for some movement in that department in January. As I said in another post I would like Robbie Keane in preference to Santa Cruz, but I'm sure Mr H has his own ideas.
30/10/2010 01:22:00
Houllier says Carew's flu might not have been flu. He hinted Carew was over exagerating! For me he was good, then he was great, then he was ok, now he is poor. Unless he quickly turns things around then he is on his way come January.
30/10/2010 02:54:00
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