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This Transfer Story Is Hard To Believe

8:57 am, Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

Another transfer window is coming up so we suppose more stories are coming out that Newcastle want to sign 26 year-old West Ham United striker Andy Carroll, who we let move to Liverpool almost five years ago for £35M and Andy has been dogged by persistent injuries ever since.

Andy Carroll Newcastle -career

Andy Carroll – coming back to Newcastle

That deal has turned out to be one of the best deals Newcastle ever made so we’re not sure why we would want to bring Andy back to Newcastle given his injury record since he left.

At best Andy is available to play in about half of the games because of his injuries.

Andy struggled to nail down a place at Liverpool before he was sent out on loan to West Ham in the summer of 2012 where he spent the season on loan before signing on permanently at West Ham the following summer for around £15M on a six year deal that runs out in 2019.

Andy was injured in February and had to have knee surgery,  but he’s come back to play seven times for West Ham this season with one goal – and that was the brilliant winner against Chelsea and yes – it was a header.

But we’d be very surprised if there is any truth in the reports coming out that Newcastle want to sign Andy Carroll in January.

In the three and a half years he’s played at West Ham his appearances have been limited to 63 with 15 goals and 12 assists.

When Andy does play he is (very) effective,  but he doesn’t play enough to warrant such huge wages – and that’s the problem.

While playing at his home town club he made 91 appearances for the Magpies with 33 goals and 21 assists before leaving for Liverpool.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Andy Carroll · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target




7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JDdubai // Nov 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Wont happen, plus valencia is knackered again so just usual press bollocks.

    Id actually have him as a backup to Mitrovic for our target man but only on about a quarter of the wages he would want.

    Next…

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Nov 10, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Munster,
    You’re not saying you think that P is an average manager at best and you wouldn’t want him back but you think he was harshly treat by the numpties on here, are you ?

  • 3 gaz 44 // Nov 10, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    I’d like to see him back,him and mitro up front would remind me of the days shearer and big Dunc wad bullying defences, get Ayoze in behind and it could work.. That been said he cant keep fit so that would never happen

  • 4 JDdubai // Nov 10, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Wouldnt suggest 2 target men together, We need a little quick guy up front with Mitrovic, or Perez needs to get stronger to give him an extra yard of pace.

    Currently, like at Bmouth their defence can push right up towards the halfway line as they know we dont have real pace to exploit them so they can compress the game and make it difficult to pass through them.

    If we had the option of playing it over the top or down the channels, with a Bellamy type to stretch them, then it would mean they hold a lower defensive line and make more space in midfield to go through.

    Pace, pace, pace please up front with Mitro.

  • 5 toon kk // Nov 10, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    It would be about Newcastle’s going spending millions on Carroll, only to have him sidelined through injury for months.
    Its the last thing we want another injury prone squad member.

  • 6 Malta Mag // Nov 10, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    The answer to the problem is sitting by a telephone at Coventry. It’s a no brainier for this season, last season and the next decade for goodness sake! Am I the only one who thinks we don’t need anyone but him and then we can concentrate on a ball playing central midfielder and commanding centre back?

  • 7 bladeuser // Nov 10, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    stay away from this meat head all he is injury prone can only play when the ball is in the air and is one of the most overrated players ever finally he is a d@@@
    ASH OUT
    SMAC OUT
    COLO OUT




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