The best striker in the Premier League? It’s John Carew, of course

Ollie Irish

21st, September 2007

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Who is the best striker in the Premier League at the moment? Well, according to the league’s in-form defender it is none other than Aston Villa rent-a-tree John Carew. Manchester City and England starlet Micah Richards reckons the 6ft 5in Norwegian worth exactly one Milan Baros has been his toughest opponent so far this

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  1. Pat says:

    Carew was immense against Liverpool. He Completely dominated Carragher and Agger, even though Benitez should know better than most how to deal with him.

  2. Clayton says:

    I nominate Micah Richards for a round of drugs testing this weekend.

  3. baij_28 says:

    just because john carew misses alot of goals doesnt mean he isnt a very good player. he holds up the ball well and is very good at bringing others into play. when he isnt playing as a target man he is even better because he has great pace, skill and strength. yes he misses alot but play the ball to his feet and he will cause more trouble and score alot more too. carew terrorises defenders and they all hate him if you think micah richards is MAD then fabio cannavaro – best defender or top 3 easily – is also MAD as well as carles puyol. these players have all noted that carew is the most difficult player they have ever marked. and if you watched him at valencia you would see him making puyol looking like a fool on more than one occasion. and they will also agree with richards in that he is almost impossible to dispossess fairly.
    point to note.. inzaghi isnt half the player carew is but carew will never be half the goal scorer carew is and yes i like both player but its up to the coach to get the best out of players and playing carew as the target man isnt going to get the best out of him… plus it would help to have an inzaghi type player out there with him which villa dont have. martin o’neil maybe a successful manager but im not a fan of his… same goes for fabio capello and carlo ancelotti…

  4. baij_28 says:

    just because john carew misses alot of goals doesnt mean he isnt a very good player. he holds up the ball well and is very good at bringing others into play. when he isnt playing as a target man he is even better because he has great pace, skill and strength. yes he misses alot but play the ball to his feet and he will cause more trouble and score alot more too. carew terrorises defenders and they all hate him if you think micah richards is MAD then fabio cannavaro – best defender or top 3 easily – is also MAD as well as carles puyol. these players have all noted that carew is the most difficult player they have ever marked. and if you watched him at valencia you would see him making puyol looking like a fool on more than one occasion. and they will also agree with richards in that he is almost impossible to dispossess fairly.
    point to note.. inzaghi isnt half the player carew is but carew will never be half the goal scorer carew is and yes i like both player but its up to the coach to get the best out of players and playing carew as the target man isnt going to get the best out of him… plus it would help to have an inzaghi type player out there with him which villa dont have. martin o’neil maybe a successful manager but im not a fan of his… same goes for fabio capello and carlo ancelotti…

  5. Evertonfan says:

    He was immense today to be fair. Got a goal but his strenght hold up pace and footwork were too much for our lads.