Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 11/11/12
West Ham captain Kevin Nolan believes he played a part in getting Andy Carroll's career back on track when the pair were Newcastle team-mates. Nolan and Carroll have been reunited at Upton Park this season and travel to St James' Park to take on Newcastle on Sunday. During his time at Newcastle, Carroll was involved in a number of off-field incidents that threatened to derail his promising career. Eventually Carroll moved in with Nolan, who claims the move had an impact on Carroll's progression and now sees his friend as a far more mature person. "When something goes on it gets exploded 10 times and with Andy up there it was magnified a thousand times," Nolan said. "A friend of ours rang me and said he just needs a place to live because he is on the way to buying a house and he is just staying in a hotel. "Obviously I was big mates with Andy at the time and I was captain of the club and things like that and I think I was the only one stupid enough to say yes, and I knew he cou...
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