West Ham And Newcastle Vie For England Striker


News today in the Daily Express that West Ham are trying to nail down a deal for Andy Carroll – and the say it’s an exclusive – but this has been reported probably every other week this year.

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Andy Carroll – bidding starts for Geordie striker

The Express say that Andy wants to tie up a deal quickly to stay in London, and that he has a good relationship with Hammers manager Sam Allardyce, who first managed Andy at Newcastle back in 2008, before big Sam was sacked in early 2009.

While they say that West Ham are in the driver’s seat, they report Newcastle are interested, but would find it hard to meet Andy’s £90K/week wages.

So West Ham can afford those wages – and Newcastle, who have the 20th highest revenues of any football club in the world can’t?

That just doesn’t make sense, especially with the Financial Fair Play Rules starting to bite for European clubs – and in any case Andy cannot expect to get those wages at another club – hes not worth those wages.

But if Newcastle are indeed interested in their former striker they should move now, and at least see what Liverpool would be willing to take for him – because they will not get the £17M they are asking for.

What do you think?

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62 comments so far

  • lewytoon

    May 15, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #1

    im still unsure if i would take him back…..

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  • Ben3arfa

    May 15, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #2

    if Andy prefers to be play under fat Sam then he can piss right off

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed…Not sure it’s as simple as we can’t match those wages, but don’t want to.

    Do I think he should be the highest earner at the club? Do I even need to answer that?

    At the end of the day, I wouldn’t mind AC coming back, but I don’t want them to break the bank for the lad, lets leave that to the bindippers.

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  • Markaccus

    May 15, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Ibiza. Yeah i can accept the post themselves. I’m only likely to start if one of them decide to start calling me blind and stupid for not 100% agreeing with them. Apparently i am being childish when i call it bullying….. but hey, what do i know, i am blind and stupid

    and yes, i wont be blocking those ads, unless it changes to men :s

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Mark….Are you blind as well? Good to know I’m in familiar company 😉

    From what I remember of the ads, it was always questionable gender.

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  • Markaccus

    May 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #6

    Liverpool don’t want him. They would have to sell him to us cheaper than anyone else because of the sell on clause. No way will anyone pay 90k a week to a lad who has only played 2 half seasons since going to liverpool. Theoretically he should be a bargain.

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  • discrepancia

    May 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #7

    well the fact that the only two clubs which want carrol are west ham and newcastle, well that means a lot ..or enough
    and of course Rodgers won’t give carrol even a minute in this great liverpool fromation play

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #8

    ED

    AT LEAST DO YOUR FU**ING HOMEWORK. SAM WAS SACKED IN EARLY 2008

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  • WWYCD

    May 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #9

    As always for the right price bring him home he’d add something to our play and he is no where near as bad as most now think he is plus hes a geordie and supports the club could turn out to be a leader on the pitch as well

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  • Markaccus

    May 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #10

    Which youngsters do we think deserve a chance this year? bearing in mind they were all chucked in to the deep end at the beginning of the season. Campbell deserves a shot for me. who else. Does sammy get another chance, or is he the same as his big bro?

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  • Markaccus

    May 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #11

    Is that not a tad harsh, Indian. Thats called a “mistake”. Have you never made one? That is the kind of bs i was complaining about yesterday.

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  • discrepancia

    May 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #12

    remy , not carroll please..
    but i have a big doubt how a masterpiece like pardew would match cisse and remy toFor what have seen by now most likely pardew would put remy at the wing..

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  • WWYCD

    May 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Markaccus
    Bigi and Vuckic if he can prove his fitness if not get shot and maybe Sreete

    Campbell, Sammy and Fergy out on loan the rest I dont see a real future for

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #14

    MY APOLOGIES

    MR HARISSON

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #15

    Indian…What the hell? Is there a need to swear at Ed? As always, you don’t need to read Ed’s articles or frequent the comments section free of charge if you don’t want to.

    That doesn’t mean you can’t correct him, he is human and will make mistakes, but back to my original question, what the hell?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 15, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #16

    whoops, a tad late.

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  • Markaccus

    May 15, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #17

    oh its 10… time for a cuppa and a slice of toast i think….

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  • Spoof

    May 15, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #18

    Looks like the silly transfer season has begun, I read one report, forget where, but AC was supposed to be prepared to take a pay cut to enable himself to come home, how many multi-million pound deals will we be linked with before the realisation hits home that MA will only spend a net £15m max.

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  • Santon03

    May 15, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #19
  • Indian Magpie

    May 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #20

    WWYCD

    sammy, i would be surprised if he made it on footballing abilities

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  • Markaccus

    May 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #21

    wwycd… yeah bigi has been ok. I have doubts about Vukic, his leg keeps falling off!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 15, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #22

    Spoof…So you’re not buying in to that this extra PL money will be spent? What has this regime ever done to make one so cynical…

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  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    May 15, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #23

    Oh no! Ed was a year out. He writes several articles a day that you post your views on Indian. Overreaction. You’re being a prick

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  • Greebol1892

    May 15, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #24

    AC is as good as signed, in my opinion. He will take a pay cut and seeing as he’s top of Pardew’s list, the club will pay around 12m. A step backwards.
    Watch out Bigg Market – here he comes!

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  • Santon03

    May 15, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #25
  • danuneek

    May 15, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #26

    Andy Carroll is not worth £90k a week! I would prefer to invest my money in some other Englishman such as Tom Ince and then bring in another foreign striker for slightly cheaper.

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  • outsidethebox

    May 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #27

    indian magpie
    did you perhaps make a mistake ..its ED HARRISON…

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  • Santon03

    May 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #28
  • Indian Magpie

    May 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #29

    outsidethebox

    I know, my apologies again

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  • WWYCD

    May 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #30

    Indian Mag
    I disagree he has a whole load of ability its his decision making that severely lets him down

    Markaccus
    I am a big fan of Bigi still raw but head and shoulders above what we have produced. Vuckic I share ur views mate, I wouldnt be upset if he was sold this summer but equally I wont be upset if he stays for another season

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  • Markaccus

    May 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #31

    Actually, if we are being correct… isn’t DR ED HARRISON

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  • martoon

    May 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #32

    Morning Markaccus – limbering up for your first fight of the day – looks like Indian is in your sights 🙂
    Anyway to football matters – any thoughts on the team to play Arsenal – I hope Pardew doesn’t try the 2 holding midfielders because that didn’t work.

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  • Pushy Pardew

    May 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #33

    Ibiza
    Howdy doody. Sunny days ahead. Have you taken on an apprentice since I last looked? Hope heis making you a coffee. Just wanted to say hello.

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  • ichrisho

    May 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #34

    Big Man Andy back in the Toon… Pardew would be delighted to have him back – at least he plays for the shirt… we need some local talents coming through too – Has anyone seen much of Richardson? And is Colback really a Geordie?

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  • Markaccus

    May 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #35

    *ISN’T IT i meant lol

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  • Spoof

    May 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #36

    Ibiza, thats a very good question, I have no idea why I am as cynical as I am, have you any idea’s as to where my lack of trust come come from lol

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  • Markaccus

    May 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #37

    Morning Martoon. Nah i am keeping calm until i am seriously provoked. 😀

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #38

    Pushy…Blimey, thought you had well and truly deserted us!

    Coffee sounds good. Hope you’re keeping well.

    Martoon…If the general feeling is that there is little left to play for, then I would like to see him experiment a little more against Arsenal. Mix it up and have a go.

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  • John Tudor

    May 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #39

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  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    May 15, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #40

    Seriously need to get rid of pards he’s an idiot. No tactical nous at all and is training our players to be worse.

    On another note everything markaccus says is codswallop

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