Andy Caps Off Hammers Career With Final Injury Flourish

Just after the medical staff at West Ham had finished patting themselves on the back for having finally cracked the 'Carroll Injury Code', they heard that old familiar V8 rumble of Andy's Overfinch Range Rover as it attempted to pull in to his usual parking space. There was a bit of a kerfuffle when Carroll realised that the space that he had occupied for so long had been taken by 'that Wilshere geezer's imported US 1960's Ford Galaxy ambulance.

Back in the day the two of them would have squared up in the car park with whatever walking aids that were available, sadly now in the sanitised politically correct modern era of football they had to be content with trolling each other on Instagram. This altercation will be a thing of the past at the end of the season, it is a matter of debate as to whether Jack Wilshere will still be at the club by the end of the summer transfer window, his time at West Ham having been little short of disastrous. However Andy Carroll will most definitely be on his way, there are those who say that having spent a fortune in wages for a player who was generally side lined through injury that the club should activate the available contract extension in order try to recoup some of the money lost, just by getting Carroll fit enough to sell on.

Unfortunately, to use an old motoring analogy, Andy Carroll is like some old classic cars, absolutely wonderful when they are running but cannot be relied upon to work when you need them, as they get older they cost even more to maintain. At some point the owner has to decide to cut their losses and move on, the classified ads are full of "£20,000 spent in last three years available for £7995" vehicles.
Andy Carroll joined West Ham on loan from Liverpool for the 2012–2013 season, he played 24 games and scored 7 goals. Carroll signed a six year contract with West Ham in 2013 and has played 102 times scoring 26 goals, the club paid a £2 Million loan fee for the 2012–2013 season and then signed Carroll permanently for a fee of £15 Million. Carroll spent the loan year earning £80,000 per week, for the next six years the club committed to paying him £90,000 per week.

By the end of his contract Andy Carroll will have been paid a total of £32,240,000 in wages, his initial loan fee was £2 Million which along with the £15 Million permanent transfer fee means that The Big Geordie will have cost West Ham a staggering total of just under £50 Million! To put this eye watering amount in perspective it equates to : £390,795 per game and £1.495 Million per goal based on 126 appearances and a goal scoring tally of just 33.

Contract extension? There's a Giraffe involved somewhere isn't there"- Ed

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Theres doctors and nurses,the whole of the nhs struggling to save lives etc,and there is this amount of money been paid to this individual.................Its disgusting and obscene.

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My missus has her final day today as a nurse after 25 years service,underpaid & over worked,the backbone of this country is slowly being demoralised

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Exactly that 65,and theres him, taken 32 mill in wages,theres something wrong somewhere.

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moore 6 legend's picture

I take me hat off to ya missus dave

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She's a bloody diamond,she's been really upset cos she feels like shes letting her patients down...That's what they are like nurses heart of gold....I'm just glad she hasn't got the stress of it all now

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moore 6 legend's picture

Bless her mate,if only the government didn't feel the same way for letting her down.

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Spot on

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on that subject first of all hammer 65 say a big thankyou to your wife for being a nurse and helping countless people back to health a job well done unlike a certain Mr Carroll and i wish her a long and enjoyable retirement :-) .......I wonder where A.C will end up probably in the champion ship or league 1 as i feel the type of striker he is has little effect in the premiership now days !!!

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moore2come's picture

He would never survive in the lower leagues. He'd 'break' after 20mins of attention

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moore 6 legend's picture

He'll be put out to graze now,and no I don't mean grays athletic ;)

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Pays the sort of money a prem league player gets?I'm in no doubt that carroll would never have wished himself to have as many injuries as he's had,but jeez that amount of money for so little return is obscene

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moore 6 legend's picture

It's off the scale joke money mate,did you know that the world cup 66 player took a year to earn what a todays prem player earns in 25 min.

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Burkie 1's picture

One or two of them had to sell their wining medals

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Burkie 1

Nice post,only downside is I've got to work twice as hard now!!;)

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

The stats make shocking reading but I think its only fair to compare to others as I think the return on "investment" on most our signings has been pretty average. I would like to see how this compares to Chickpea etc. The stat that counts for me is goals to appearances and AC has just 126 games and 26 goals.. thats not good enough.

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