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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:50 am

Doc H Ball wrote:Bit harsh knocking the crowd for singing that they wanted him to stay. Fans have a vocabulary of 42 songs sung to 6 tunes.

‘We want you to stay
We want you to stay
Subject to medical concerns
And pay per game incentives
We want you to sign a conditional contract’



:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:08 pm

Could've
Would've
Should've

But it just wasn't meant to be. Time to move on for both parties.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby e17 on Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:41 pm

He’ll be like a new signing on next season
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby OohAahButler on Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:46 pm

Roby wrote:Only West Ham would be stupid enough to break their transfer record for a young English striker on the fringes on the England squad and let him decrease to the extent that he would leave on expiry of his contract six years later.

Absolute incompetence at boardroom level.


Nah. We can blame the board for a lot, but plenty of us (myself included) were delighted at the time. Many of us thought it actually was a next level, ambitious signing.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Kialos on Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:27 pm

I'm not blaming the board, the manager wanted the signing and a lot of fans did as well. Bit of a damned if you do damned if you don't scenario.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby uptonparkhurst on Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:33 pm

Chicken Run Supreme wrote:Could've
Would've
Should've


Are we signing a new midfield of Bulgarians? :P
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Kludgehammer on Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:54 pm

e17 wrote:He’ll be like a new injury next season


FTFY
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby ageing hammer on Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:54 pm

Elvis Presley has been sighted more times than Carroll since he came here.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby DM on Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:06 pm

ageing hammer wrote:Elvis Presley has been sighted more times than Carroll since he came here.


True!

One of our own Ageing...

https://www.rte.ie/news/uk/2019/0315/10 ... n-presley/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby uptonparkhurst on Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:23 pm

ageing hammer wrote:Elvis Presley has been sighted more times than Carroll since he came here.


I'll be glad when they announce that Carroll has left the building.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby sxreject1 on Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:51 am

I was embarrassed with a large portion of adult supporters singing "Andy Carroll, we want you to stay."

You sure it wasn't the Newcastle fans singing it fearing he might sign for them next year...

Just goes to show that every team has their idiots, with those sort of chants we should be told to play behind closed doors.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Billydinho on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:37 am

sxreject1 wrote:I was embarrassed with a large portion of adult supporters singing "Andy Carroll, we want you to stay."

You sure it wasn't the Newcastle fans singing it fearing he might sign for them next year...

Just goes to show that every team has their idiots, with those sort of chants we should be told to play behind closed doors.


The thing is it was the whole stadium.

I’ll never forget that, I cringed so much at the time.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Gerblatz on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:52 am

sxreject1 wrote:I was embarrassed with a large portion of adult supporters singing "Andy Carroll, we want you to stay."

You sure it wasn't the Newcastle fans singing it fearing he might sign for them next year...

Just goes to show that every team has their idiots, with those sort of chants we should be told to play behind closed doors.


An end of season mugging orchestrated by the club..the sheeple effect that day was indeed embarrassing..what a waste of money and of common sense.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby wildkard on Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:59 pm

In his season on loan with us he scored 7 goals, was injured once (out for ten games at the end of the season), so not sure where all the "we should've known better" comments are coming from. He was one of our best players in that season and worked excellently with Nolan. Before that he had only had a handful of injuries over 3-4 years. Even accounting for a first serious injury with Newcastle, that isn't terrible.

It's since his move to West Ham that he fell to pieces. Just look at this:

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/andy-ca ... eler/48066
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby The Moth on Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:17 pm

Some of us were not keen on his signing at the time because of his injury record , plus his goalscoring record in relation to the fee and salary. Hes had his odd moment but overall hes been an absolute disaster, thank god his time with us nearly done. I think his career as a professional footballer is over too be honest.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby 61dicksey on Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:14 pm

A long painful 6 years with AC , never was a sensible buy i think most of us were wary of signing him .But as
club prove time and timevagain they never learn , buy a Ferrari with a dodgy old Ford v8 .
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:28 pm

Billydinho wrote:
The thing is it was the whole stadium.

I’ll never forget that, I cringed so much at the time.



It was awful wasn't it. I remember commenting in the match thread about it.

Thankfully the Carroll era is very nearly over
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Pop Robson on Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:52 pm

Extra year sort of pay as you play deal
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Kialos on Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:55 pm

No thank you.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Pop Robson on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:04 pm

You can see Sullivan doing it ,.... Just in case he comes good !!!!
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