A Season Too Far

A quick glance at the English Premier League table shows that West Ham United are currently 17th, just one point and one place above the relegation zone. There is well documented upheaval off the pitch presently given the club have recently moved and are still finding their feet in the London Stadium which has became their new home this season after 112 years at the Boleyn Ground. Some fans are unhappy with the move to the new stadium, and this is definitely not helping to create a winning atmosphere during home games, the problems with stewarding and segregation have not helped the situation either! The London Stadium is very impressive and it gives the West Ham players a real chance to show what they can do, however, it almost seems that the pressure is getting too them as their form is nowhere near as good as it was last season.
Of course West Ham manager Slaven Billic has been without several key players so far this season due to injury, and fans are hopeful that fortunes will start to improve when these players are fully fit again and back in the team. It is widely recognised that West Ham do have a lot of team spirit and this is something that will stand them in good stead as they look to improve their fortunes, as will the work ethic that they have displayed so far. Many fans are confident that as long as the team continue to have belief in themselves that results will soon turn in their favour and that they will be able to begin pushing for a top ten finish.
As the January transfer window draws closer, it seems only natural that people are beginning to speculate about what changes can be made to the team in order to strengthen it. West Ham will also be looking at players that could potentially be sold in order to raise some funds, and Andy Carroll is the player that is probably odds on favourite to be sold in January, given that he can still command a high price tag and he has not featured in the team for such a long time
due to injury. Carroll is reported to be the target of a number of Chinese clubs who are prepared to pay the big geordie up to £300,000 a week in wages, since moving to West Ham from Liverpool for a fee of £15 million Carroll has struggled for form and fitness and has only scored 27 goals in 92 appearances for the club. At least one Chinese club is thought to be offering a sum in the region of £20 million, he is currently suffering from a knee injury incurred during Hammers ill fated Europa League campaign and has made only four appearances this season.
You have more chance of winning with Royal Vegas Online Casino when playing Royal Vegas casino pokies than you have of predicting the big Geordie's fitness or eventual destination. What is obvious is that if a big enough offer comes in for Carroll, David Gold and David Sullivan co-owners of West Ham, would bite their arms off for it!

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moore2come's picture

I can't see Carroll convincing his TOWIE missus to up sticks and move to China. If he ends up there during January I'll eat my hat!

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I agree Moore, strange as it sounds can we even afford to let him go? Personally I have been critical of his attitude and injury record and have called for him to be sold, but for the first time I'm saying we probably have to keep him. Even with the limited amount of game time he will give us this season he could easily be invaluable with currently no strikers doing any job remotely good enough for us. Any new strikers will be a lottery in the same way zaza is! Personally I'd say this is the safest he has been in my eyes. Unless of course we can nail a top striker down which isn't happening.

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Personally I hope we can Sell him to the Chinese if they are Daft enough to have him and "If" he his happy to go .. As far as keeping him for me being an absolute Injury Liability and "If" Fit "imo" he is no more than just an Impact Sub and for around 20/30 Miniutes Maximum and a hell of an Expensive one at that .. Lol

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mcbikeman's picture

is a massive problem for us the club have to take a lot of blame for someone who was well known for being injury prone....if he ever gets fit I would not play him whats the point he will only get injured again so sell him when he has recovered and if the Chinese are willing to be stupid enough to pay that kind of money well we better bury the whole BUYER BEWARE clause so they may not wake up and smell the roses and pull out!

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Agree .. But I think anyone interested in Carroll will already be well aware of his Football Injury Record to Date and if they are not they will just request a copy of his Injury CV etc anyway !

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burkie's picture

I think its a real pity he developed this injury prone problem i reckon he would have become one of the top strikers in the prem ,even now defences shudder at the thought of dealing with him

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moore2come's picture

He'd probably break down having a medical anyway.

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Dicks is the man's picture

my view is carroll is a good player. a highly effective one when he's at his best. injuries aren't the man's fault to be fair but at the same time he's contributing zero when he's injured. it just seems he gets out of one injury and then looks good and bang he's out for another 6 months again. it can't go on.

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moore 6 legend's picture

Just keep training at the OS till they know every blade of grass,they done it before the chelski cup game,being focused and up for it helps though

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moore 6 legend's picture

What's happened to the profile pics nev?

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nevillenixon's picture

a system upgrade is required, but I am so busy working it is difficult to implement, we will try to get it sorted today.

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moore 6 legend's picture

Ok cheers nev

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