UK time is: 08:16:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

No Point In Sulking Says Hart


Manchester City's number two keeper, Joe Hart talks candidly to Sky Sports and explains why there is no point in sulking.

Shay Given arrived at Eastlands during the January transfer window and ever since the Republic Of Ireland's resident number one arrived from Newcastle, Harts first team appearances have completely dried up.

The 21-year-old Englishman said...

'There is no point in sulking or being any other way about it. I've not lost my job; I've just lost my place in the team.'

'I just don't know what's going to happen tomorrow but I need to be playing first team football if I want to play for England, and so that's my aim at the moment - to force my way back into the Man City team.'


The following video clip lasts a mere one minute 12 seconds.

Joe Hart



The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 25 2009

Time: 12:52AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
While he points out there is no point in sulking there are undertones of dissatisfaction and maybe a hint that summer is transfer time!
Doody
Report Abuse
25/02/2009 01:01:00

While he points out there is no point in sulking there are undertones of dissatisfaction and maybe a hint that summer is transfer time!
Doody
Report Abuse
25/02/2009 01:01:00

To be in the first team and play for England, Joe would need to play for another Premier league team and I can't see him displacing anyone at this time. He will get his chance again at City and will learn from Shay Given and this should make him a better goalkeeper. I would like to see him loaned out for a coule of months so he does get first team football, but I would not like to lose him altogether.
Buzz Lightyear
Report Abuse
25/02/2009 04:30:00

To be in the first team and play for England, Joe would need to play for another Premier league team and I can't see him displacing anyone at this time. He will get his chance again at City and will learn from Shay Given and this should make him a better goalkeeper. I would like to see him loaned out for a coule of months so he does get first team football, but I would not like to lose him altogether.
Buzz Lightyear
Report Abuse
25/02/2009 04:30:00

Its very difficult to keep two....never mind three good keepers at a club.....
lincolnblue
Report Abuse
25/02/2009 07:49:00

Its very difficult to keep two....never mind three good keepers at a club.....
lincolnblue
Report Abuse
25/02/2009 07:49:00

At least he has the right attitude and is prepared to fight for his place. I am sure his opportunity will come before the season is out. Stick in there Joe !!!
alphieblues
Report Abuse
25/02/2009 09:45:00

At least he has the right attitude and is prepared to fight for his place. I am sure his opportunity will come before the season is out. Stick in there Joe !!!
alphieblues
Report Abuse
25/02/2009 09:45:00

Agree with Buzz, which team could he move to and become their number one number 1. Certainly not one of the major clubs, not even Bolton, Blackburn, Sunderland, Wigan, Spurs, West Ham or WBA. Boro couldn't afford him which just about leaves Hull and Stoke. Apologies to their keepers although they probably couldn't afford him either. If he went to Stoke he'll probably be in the Championship next season. Newcastle are also broke but they can't not give Harper a chance after his loyalty. Even at Villa he would presumably only be understudy to Friedal. So he's probably best staying put and learning from SG.
kennyclementstache
Report Abuse
25/02/2009 10:58:00

Agree with Buzz, which team could he move to and become their number one number 1. Certainly not one of the major clubs, not even Bolton, Blackburn, Sunderland, Wigan, Spurs, West Ham or WBA. Boro couldn't afford him which just about leaves Hull and Stoke. Apologies to their keepers although they probably couldn't afford him either. If he went to Stoke he'll probably be in the Championship next season. Newcastle are also broke but they can't not give Harper a chance after his loyalty. Even at Villa he would presumably only be understudy to Friedal. So he's probably best staying put and learning from SG.
kennyclementstache
Report Abuse
25/02/2009 10:58:00

I don't think you could afford to loan him out Buzz. He needs to be on the bench in case of injury to Given.
Thaibluefan
Report Abuse
25/02/2009 22:54:00

I don't think you could afford to loan him out Buzz. He needs to be on the bench in case of injury to Given.
Thaibluefan
Report Abuse
25/02/2009 22:54:00

You could do that TBF, if it was for Short term and you put in a clause in case of injury. You will need to keep him sharp. The only other way is to play him, in the domestic trophies and hopefully the early rounds of the european comps.
Buzz Lightyear
Report Abuse
26/02/2009 13:06:00

You could do that TBF, if it was for Short term and you put in a clause in case of injury. You will need to keep him sharp. The only other way is to play him, in the domestic trophies and hopefully the early rounds of the european comps.
Buzz Lightyear
Report Abuse
26/02/2009 13:06:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Down To Fate? (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Inter Play Down Yaya Rumours (Sunday January 25 2015)

Pellegrini - We Have No FA Cup Excuse (Saturday January 24 2015)

Stats: Manchester City v Middlesbrough (Saturday January 24 2015)

No Villa Move For Scott (Saturday January 24 2015)

Team News - City v Middlesbrough (Friday January 23 2015)

Containing Boro (Friday January 23 2015)

FA Cup Magic Not Lost On Fernando (Friday January 23 2015)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Buzz Lightyear 438
2. Johnny Baguette 354
3. Skoorb 319
4. fifthcolumnblue 259
5. Bluedub 250
6. kennyclementstache 227
7. citizhun 207
8. rojo2010 191
9. CITYBOY1000 123
10. Chippy_Tea 103

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 0 - 2 Arsenal
Everton 1 - 1 Man City
Man City 3 - 2 Sunderland
Man City 2 - 2 Burnley
WBA 1 - 3 Man City
Man City 3 - 0 Crystal Palace

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 22 16 4 2 +32 52
2. Man City 22 14 5 3 +23 47
3. Southampton 22 13 3 6 +21 42
4. Man Utd 22 11 7 4 +15 40
5. Arsenal 22 11 6 5 +14 39
6. Spurs 22 11 4 7 +2 37
7. West Ham 22 10 6 6 +10 36

Breaking League News

Name the Starting XI - Man City (h)
Chelsea : 29/01/2015 07:37:00
Costa`s Kangaroo Court
Chelsea : 29/01/2015 07:27:00
Who R Ya - Stoke City
Q.P.R. : 28/01/2015 19:27:00
The Men in Black - Stoke City v QPR
Q.P.R. : 28/01/2015 19:06:00
Mutch Palace Bound?
Q.P.R. : 28/01/2015 18:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Chelsea v City
Suggested By:  
City win 67%
Chelsea win 0%
Draw 33%