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Carrick to retire

Postby DrVenk on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:13 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43203679

Stayed with us when we went down. Superb passer.

Another gem we lost for a paltry figure.
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby The Gibbins on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:16 pm

Fantastic player and another one never utilised properly in the International set up
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby sendô on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:21 pm

Does this mean an end to the perks from his deal at long last then? :eh:
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby warp on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:26 pm

thought he had already!
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby norse on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:29 pm

So...signing for West Ham then?
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby neathiron on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:38 pm

One of my favourite players, along with Bish one of the best passers of a ball I seen at West Ham. Wish we had gotten a few more years out of him. Sold him way too soon.
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby Hammer Laffers on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:52 pm

The best of our ‘golden generation’ in my opinion.
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby cockney farmer on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:55 pm

Totally underrated whose qualities re not recognised by international selectors Oreo called expert pundits , Extremly influential to the success of the teams he played in , and a really genuine bloke as well .
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby iLoveLasagne on Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:10 pm

Thought he had retired too. Santi Cazorla is another who should have retired at least a year ago.
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby Jumby on Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:34 am

Very good player but I'm not buying all this best midfielder in the World b*llocks that some have been spouting, no way. Decent player, at his peak he was very tidy and efficient, at times he looked limited and basic as f**k, sideways and backwards passing in sides full of multi million pound superstars.

Sorry, I don't want to ruin the thread, but someone had to say it.
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby Hockley Hammer on Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:48 am

Probably my favourite player in the modern era.

A player who kept possession and had a range of passing, appreciated at club level but at international level managers preferred to shoehorn more dynamic players into the midfield in the belief we would score more goals.

Great during qualifying in easy groups but shown up as folly at every tournament where we were made to look second rate because we couldn't keep possession against better opposition.

Never got the extended run in the England team he needed to show why he should play.

The one player i'd have always taken back.
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby S-H on Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:51 am

A good player, who did the basics really well.
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby Patito on Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:30 am

Classy midfielder, helped Man Utd dominate the middle of the park. Made it look easy too.

What a team we could have had if we'd held onto our youngsters.
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:44 am

Jumby wrote:Very good player but I'm not buying all this best midfielder in the World b*llocks that some have been spouting, no way. Decent player, at his peak he was very tidy and efficient, at times he looked limited and basic as f**k, sideways and backwards passing in sides full of multi million pound superstars.

Sorry, I don't want to ruin the thread, but someone had to say it.


Who said that? The same people who used to say that about Roy Keane, presumably.
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:45 am

somerset-hammer wrote:A good player, who did the basics really well.


Good summary, and something that appears to be increasingly rare in top flight football.
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby mushy on Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:06 pm

Jumby wrote:Very good player but I'm not buying all this best midfielder in the World b*llocks that some have been spouting, no way. Decent player, at his peak he was very tidy and efficient, at times he looked limited and basic as f**k, sideways and backwards passing in sides full of multi million pound superstars.

Sorry, I don't want to ruin the thread, but someone had to say it.

And it had to be you.
Firstly, I can't see anyone saying he is the best midfield player in the World.
Limited and basic? Do me a favour, his reading of the game was in itself a joy to watch, the best I would say in the modern era. Didn't need to run around like a blue ar*e fly, he was already in the right position.
If he was at West Ham this season we wouldn't be in the mess we are in.
Jumby, if you really think Carrick was all sideways and backwards passing then I feel a little sorry for you.
One of the great West Ham players was Michael Carrick, no idea how we managed to get him though.
I reckon Harry had a lot to do with that.
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby Puff Daddy on Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:29 pm

Never saw anything in him to be truthful. Always did think he was a bang average and very basic player who always was made to look better than he really was in that Man Utd team
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby Estuary on Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:44 pm

I first saw him play in the Youth Cup final rout of Coventry which was thing to behold although it was hard to see the player he would become in that team because Joe Coles light shone so brightly, but you could see he was quality.
His first team career with us was during a period we wasted the best opportunity to cement a squad legacy since 1966 (we blew that to), so other teams saw the best of him.
In terms of what he did for Manchester Utd you need only look at what they won in that period, everything.
He is into his twelfth season at Manchester United and at his peak during that time he was the best at the job he does in the league, if not the world.
A quality player of real character, we don't make them like that anymore.
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby PF. on Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:07 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:Never saw anything in him to be truthful. Always did think he was a bang average and very basic player who always was made to look better than he really was in that Man Utd team


You never see anything good in any Academy graduate. At least you've been true to form since you turned up on here.

Bang average! :lol: Rightio...
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Re: Carrick to retire

Postby Patito on Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:41 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:Never saw anything in him to be truthful.



Not half as good as Matt Tubbs...
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