Andy Carroll’s Future Depends On Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce’s long-term future at West Ham is uncertain after his two year contract runs out this summer – and normally you would expect a manager to get a contract extension after big Sam got West Ham promoted at the first attempt last season  and he could keep the Hammers in the Premier League this season – although they are only 3 points above Newcastle in the league table and still have to fight against a possible relegation.

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Andy Carroll – is this lad worth £17M?
Was he worth £35M?

It’s important what happens to big Sam  as far as Andy Carroll is concerned, because the manager is the one who is keen on the London club trying to buy Andy Carroll from Liverpool at the end of the season, although at £17M – that does not look like a good buy for any club.

West Ham are refusing to discuss any new contract with big Sam until the end of the season, and maybe that’s because they are  not safe yet from relegation, and any one of about ten sides at the moment could end up making the drop.

Andy is also a big admirer of Sam Allardyce, after he forged a good relationship with Sam when he was the Newcastle manager for around eight months from the summer of 2007, after Sam was appointed by then  Chairman Freddy Shepherd, just before Mike Ashley bought the club.

Newcastle are interested in taking Carroll back to Tyneside this summer, but they will only do that if they can get a price on Carroll closer to £10M – and £17M is too much for any reasonable club to offer – but we suppose there’s always QPR – if they manage to survive in the Premier League this season.

Newcastle are also interested in 23 year-old St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyangm and 24 year-old Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel – and they would each cost a little under £10M – so it’s out of the question Newcastle paying much more than that to bring Andy Carroll home.

And Newcastle fans are split down the middle about Andy with 46% wanting him back at Newcastle and 46% not wanting him back – if the price was £10M.

Should Newcastle Sign Andy Carroll For £10M?

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9 comments so far

  • Moat1

    Feb 17, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #1


  • magicbus

    Feb 17, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #2

    The St. Etienne striker all the way

  • Graeme

    Feb 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #3

    The Wolf, or The Pea?

    Either one will be good given the way we are developing our play – Either one is a far better buy then AC – Personally, I wouldn’t have him back!!

  • GeordieDan

    Feb 17, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Aubamayang is far better than Carroll. We’d be crazy to spend the cash on Carroll if we could get that young lad instead.

    Wolfswinkel is a very good striker as well and the most prolific by far of the 3 but Aubamayang looks the most exciting and best prospect.

  • Marty-Toon

    Feb 17, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #5

    If he was scoring a few goals often enough then they’d get that money but he’s not and he’s been injured too often lately.
    We definitely miss his heading ability and power up front but we’ve got a lot more to our game now.
    We do however need to score goals from corners and free kicks more often.
    He was never worth the 35 mill we got for him but hard to know what he’s worth now as he can score goals often with some confidence.
    I have voted no as we’ve got options with quicker and more skillful strikers for the same or cheaper money.


    Feb 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Andy Carrolls future depends on Liverfool?

    He is still on their books. Loaned out to the Hammers !

    I still doubt if it would be worth getting him back? Better the Aubade, or whatever his name is? from St Etienne, although my preference still goes out to the van Wolfswinkel who is unsettled at Sporting Lissabon!

  • Owldman

    Feb 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #7

    The only people who thought AC was worth £ 35 mill were Kenny Dogshite & his cronies at Liverpool they are going to take a massive loss on this one.As for West Ham being relegation candidates? If it hadn’t been for some dodgy dealing! Tevez & Maschareno spring to mind they should have been relegated years ago

  • Moat1

    Feb 17, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #8

    17million? id rather get aubameyang, douglas and aldereirld for that amount.

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 17, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Great player with massive potential and one of our own. I very much want him back but seemingly now too expensive for only the most reckless spenders to consider.

    I actually hope the hammers take a chance on him if we can’t and he fully regains fitness and form and shines for club and country.


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