Clubs Silly To Continue Paying Over The Odds For British Players

It’s often claimed Premier clubs pay a premium for British players – a homegrown tax, if you will. But what does it look like when we actually compare fees for British players with those for their foreign counterparts? At first glance it might seem logical to pay more for British players. They’ll arrive at your club training ground pre-acclimatised to living and playing in...
Via World Soccer Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Angel Di Maria Can Avoid Being The Latest British Transfer Record To Flop

Complete the sequence: Angel di Maria, Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll, Robinho, Andrei Shevchenko, “X”. For those who don’t instantly recognise what connects the aforementioned soccer players — make a note of the eventual answer, because it’s a nailed on pub quiz question – it’s a chronologically ascending list of the players signed by English clubs that have broken...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester City dropped Ross Barkley pursuit after Everton demanded £50MILLION for youngster

Manchester City ditched a plan to sign Ross Barkley after being told it would take a bid of more than £50million to tempt Everton to sell. Sunday Mirror revealed in July that Manuel Pellegrini had the England midfielder in his sights after a sensational performance against City towards the end of last season. But Etihad officials were stunned to learn of Everton’s sky-high valuation...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Everybody wanted Carroll, says Allardyce

Sam Allardyce refuted suggestions West Ham erred in permanently signing Andy Carroll from Liverpool in 2013. Striker Carroll spent a […]
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

West Ham knocked back in a bid for Bosnia World Cup star Vedad Ibisevic

Stuttgart have knocked back an offer from the Hammers for the 29-year-old striker. Sam Allardyce wants a new front man to help his side cope with the loss of Andy Carroll. The England target man is out until December after suffering an ankle ligament injury. Ibisevic was one target on Allardyce's list of possible Carroll replacements. The 6ft 2in striker scored against Argentina...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured Carroll ´miserable´ – Allardyce

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has described injured striker Andy Carroll as “pretty miserable”. Carroll, 25, is sidelined with an […]
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

West Ham eye Sunderland's Connor Wickham as replacement for injured striker Andy Carroll

Connor Wickham is among the strikers West Ham United are considering to replace injured Andy Carroll. Striker Carroll is out for four months after tearing ligaments in his ankle, leaving West Ham looking for a new frontman. Samuel Eto’o and Peter Crouch have both been looked at, but the age of the duo and their wage demands are an issue for West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold.
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

West Ham suffer hammer blow with Carroll loss

West Ham suffer hammer blow with Carroll loss - originally posted on The loss of Andy Carroll for the next four months with a serious ankle injury has really hit West Ham hard as the Premier League season edges over closer. There had been rumblings from those in the know that something was up with the England international but rumours were confirmed on Thursday that...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

West Ham’s Sam Allardyce 3/1 to be next manager sacked following Andy Carroll injury

Competition: Premier League Market: Allardyce next to leave his post Odds: 3/1 @ 888 Sport With West Ham striker Andy […]
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Andy Carroll ever overcome injury problems?

West Ham have been handed an injury blow ahead of the new season with England striker Andy Carroll reportedly ruled […]
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Downing: Carroll injury a ´big blow´

West Ham midfielder Stewart Downing admits it is a big blow losing Andy Carroll for the start of the Premier […]
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

West Ham Striker Andy Carroll Faces Four Months Out After Suffering New Injury

The injury curse has struck West Ham striker Andy Carroll again. The former Newcastle and Liverpool player is facing four months away from the first team after suffering torn ligaments in his ankle during the early stages of the Hammers’ tour of New Zealand. Reports today are saying that the 25-year-old is set to have surgery tomorrow in the United States. Jack Sullivan, the son...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Carroll to miss start of season

West Ham striker Andy Carroll is to undergo surgery and will miss the start of the new Premier League campaign. […]
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Devastating News For Andy Carroll

Really bad news for former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll today – that he could be out up to four months with torn ligaments in his ankle. Andy Carroll – out four months with torn ankle ligaments It’s yet another devastating injury blow for the Gateshead lad – and it’s sad to hear about it, after […]
Via Newcastle United FC Blog
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fears West Ham's Andy Carroll could be out FOUR months with ankle injury

West Ham are sweating on the fitness of Andy Carroll amid fears he is out two to four months with his latest injury. The club are hopeful that the extent of the setback is nothing more than a twisted ankle, which they feel would rule Carroll out for two to four weeks. There are, however, concerns that lightning may have struck twice for the luckless England frontman. And the Hammers...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This Is Why Andy Carroll Should Not Be A Newcastle Target

There was talk last week that Newcastle were after Andy Carroll – and that would be for the third summer running that we have been credited with an interest in the Gateshead striker, who made his name on Tyneside before leaving for Liverpool for a massive £35M in January 2011. Andy Carroll - lots of […]
Via Newcastle United FC Blog
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Carroll ruled out of NZ friendlies

West Ham striker Andy Carroll has been ruled out of two pre-season friendlies in New Zealand due to ankle soreness. […]
Via Soccer News
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sullivan confident of Carroll improvement

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan believes striker Andy Carroll “will come good” for his team this season. The 25-year-old England […]
Via Soccer News
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Newcastle Holding Talks On Andy Carroll Deal Down Under

There was news yesterday that Newcastle were once again interested in signing Andy Carroll from West Ham, and bringing the Gateshead-born striker back to Tyneside. Andy Carroll – while at Newcastle And it just so happens that Andy and West Ham are taking part in the same tournament that Newcastle United are also participating in down […]
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Newcastle plot Andy Carroll transfer back home from West Ham in £15million deal

Newcastle want to take Geordie hero Andy Carroll back to Tyneside, writes Alan Oliver in the Sunday People. The 25-year-old hitman’s career has stalled since he moved from St James’ Park to Liverpool for £35million in January 2011, and a switch to West Ham for £15m has failed to reignite him. Now Toon boss Alan Pardew believes he can persuade the Londoners to sell after they...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Newcastle Want To Bring Andy Carroll Home

The Sunday People and former Chronicle reporter Alan Oliver are reporting today that Newcastle want to sign 25 year-old Andy Carroll back from West Ham, after the striker spent half his first full season at the club injured, and he played only 12 games with two goals for the Hammers last season. Andy Carroll – […]
Via Newcastle United FC Blog
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports That Newcastle Back In For Andy Carroll

There are reports in London that Newcastle may be interested in bringing Andy Carroll back to Newcastle, after the local lad left his home town club for Liverpool in a £35M deal in January of 2011. Andy Carroll at West Ham – many injuries We suppose it was only to be expected that we would […]
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Carroll optimistic ahead of new season

Andy Carroll is excited at the prospect of beginning West Ham’s new Premier League campaign in perfect shape after a […]
Via Soccer News
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Carroll still seeking full fitness – Allardyce

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says striker Andy Carroll is still searching for full fitness after his serious foot injury. […]
Via Soccer News
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Simon Mignolet: Andy Carroll Foul Shows Need For Video Technology

Simon Mignolet’s personal experience prompted him to take a stance on one of soccer’s hotly debated issues on Sunday. Mignolet says referee Anthony Taylor should have disallowed West Ham’s goal in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory because West Ham striker Andy Carroll fouled him just before Guy Demel scored. As Mignolet attempted to catch a corner kick in first-half stoppage time,...
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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