Former England goalkeeper Scott Carson has gone to Turkey to play for Bursaspor. West Brom manager Roy Hodgson was in no mood to keep Carson at the Hawthorns and this represents a rapid fall from grace for the goalkeeper.
Carson, who is clearly still affected by ‘that’ night four years ago when he effectively ended his international career, has decided to opt for a fresh start away from England. However, Carson can take heart from the career of David James who was much maligned during his early days and made numerous high profile blunders at national level but later matured and emerged as England’s No.1 keeper.
If he can find his feet in a new country there is no reason why a fresh start cannot led to him rediscover his mislaid potential away from the intense media spotlight and pressure that was on always on him in the UK. Realising this lost potential could let him return to England as an experienced and improved goalkeeper and may even give him another chance to redeem himself at national level. Only this will banish any memories of his Wembley nightmare four years ago.
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