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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:50 am

People should really stop comparing Keiron Dyer to him. it is really unfair on Dyer
Dyer broke his leg in an on-pitch incident that was no fault of his own then spent the next couple of years busting a gut to get fit despite very poor treatment from the club's medical staff
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby S-H on Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:51 am

Crouchend_Hammer wrote:People should really stop comparing Keiron Dyer to him. it is really unfair on Dyer
Dyer broke his leg in an on-pitch incident that was no fault of his own then spent the next couple of years busting a gut to get fit despite very poor treatment from the club's medical staff


This.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby chigwells finest on Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:11 am

at least he can get to dubai a bit earlier than planned , so not all bad for him
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Hammer.CA on Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:59 am

S-H wrote:why would he walk away from £2.5m? I certainly wouldn't.


And there is no guarantee that he'd be able to walk either.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Row X on Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:59 am

Crouchend_Hammer wrote:People should really stop comparing Keiron Dyer to him. it is really unfair on Dyer
Dyer broke his leg in an on-pitch incident that was no fault of his own then spent the next couple of years busting a gut to get fit despite very poor treatment from the club's medical staff


Some people should read Dyer's book or listen to the Pod Cast he did with the True Geordie... quite eye opening.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Longaz on Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:30 pm

Row X wrote:
Some people should read Dyer's book or listen to the Pod Cast he did with the True Geordie... quite eye opening.


I caught that, definitely made me change my views on him, unfortunate with the injuries sustained and dodgy advice received. Definitely not in big Andy’s category.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:36 pm

Row X wrote:
Some people should read Dyer's book or listen to the Pod Cast he did with the True Geordie... quite eye opening.


Absolutely. His book is a great read
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Roby on Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:37 pm

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.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Hummer_I_mean_Hammer on Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:34 pm

Roby wrote:Absolute incompetence at boardroom level.


Next level don't you know.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Hammerite on Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:14 pm

aaronhammer wrote:He should never have been allowed to race at Cheltenham yesterday!


Running at Cheltenham would infer that he was some sort of thoroughbred.

I feel that ambling up and down Brighton beach with a couple of kids strapped to his back would be more his level in this particular analogy.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Croydon on Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:03 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.


To be fair, we were quite vocal in requesting his permanent transfer. The wages considering his injury record was questionable, but that's probably what it costs to get a "young English strike on the fringes on the England squad". If he had come good, we would have a real asset on our hands.

Unfortunately it hasn't and we have been lumbered with a player depreciating in value season on season. Like much of the dross in our squad, I imagine it is quite difficult to shift a player who no one else wants.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby warp on Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:12 pm

Croydon wrote:If he had come good, we would have a real asset on our hands.

no **** sherlock! :D

one season on loan, three different injuries. injured when he signed. questionable attitude already.
but yeah it made perfect sense to make him our highest paid player on a six years deal.

the signs were there, they were ignored.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby DM on Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:25 pm

Gossip is, this crowd are interested in him. I think we should sell!

https://www.lddavis.com
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby upton o'good on Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:27 pm

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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Condorhammer on Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:46 pm

DM wrote:Gossip is, this crowd are interested in him. I think we should sell!

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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Croydon on Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:46 pm

warp wrote:no **** sherlock! :D

one season on loan, three different injuries. injured when he signed. questionable attitude already.
but yeah it made perfect sense to make him our highest paid player on a six years deal.

the signs were there, they were ignored.


Was more pointing out that it wasn't a stupid decision, just a gamble that didn't pay off
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:25 pm

Croydon

I think it was a stupid gamble that never was going to pay off myself....

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

Postby One Peter Butler on Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:10 pm

I was at the Reading game singing for him to stay. Proud to have done so THEN.

If I had know then what we know now, I would have gone and got Ian Dowie out of retirement instead.
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby warp on Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:14 am

Croydon wrote:Was more pointing out that it wasn't a stupid decision, just a gamble that didn't pay off


fair enough, i wasn't happy when we signed him.
then again, i'm not english :D


thinking we could have got kenwyne jones instead!
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Re: Andy Carroll

Postby Doc H Ball on Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:37 am

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’
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