The performances we have been seeing from him at our club don't mirror what he did at Newcastle and that's what's most disappointing for me, he hasn't shown us anything near what he did for them, but I'm still confident he will come good in the end.
Firstly i agree that carroll was over priced at 35 million. but thats what happens when on the last day of the transfer window you sell a player for 50 million, need a replacement 1. to replace the one sold and 2. to appease the fans. we went for a young english striker who at the time was the top scorer in the league of course newcastle were gonna bend us over a barrell.
but when we look at this season (and i dont have the stats) how do carroll and suarez compare this season? we can all talk about suarez skill and quality of which there is no doubt, but what are they paid to do..put the ball in the net. when minutes on the field are counted i would say they have been fairly similar this season. and i dont think we have ever really played to carrolls strengths. the next 7 games are massive for him
I'm confident, if such crazy money would be spent for 3 young players from Brasil (like Ramires from Chelsea) then it would be much more useful for team
You know whats funny? I remember a thread like this, I think it had to do with a certain Lucas. Not to say that Andy will turn out to be like Lucas who IMO is world cass but you never know. Football not always predictable, Milan v Liverpool 2005 final etc.. etc..
Andy just needs a few goals with some better service the goals will come. he was a beast at Newcastle because they were playing to his strengths he will never succeed in this team with the static crosses And balls we are hoofing up to him we need quick whipped in crosses those r the ones Carrol thrives on.like the type of balls that Stevie did v Newcastle i have faith in the big man YNWA GASTON.
Carroll will come good if you want Carroll to improve he needs someone to play in front of or along side liverpools midfield dont get forward enough to support him both Henderson and Adam dont carry the ball they play sideward passes to often and hump long balls to someone and hoping they can make something out of it isnt going to win games hopefully now that Gerrards back and suppling the type of passes hes capable of Carrol will hopefully show what hes capable of
newcastle supposedly offering 10 millon..
Very poor value at £35m.
don't forget the guy is only 23
the reason i find this unlikely is the idea of mike ashley parting with 15 million pounds seems like a fairy tale
Forget the pricetag, he is a long term investment. Yes most of us hoped for a more immediate and positive effect, but its not all been bad either. Has shown glimpses of the potential and is being used sparingly enough at the moment.
I really hope we keep him for the next 6/7 years and I think he will develop into an excellent team player. He is lacking some confidence no doubt, and we need to stop hanging balls up into the box from everywhere on the pitch expecting him to produce miracles from dire positions. You hang a ball up like that, 9 times out of ten the defender or keeper attacking the ball should make it.
If we play our fluid football with Andy in the team, he'll get better with his all round game, and then we mix it up and whip the odd ball in like all teams do, and we have a brucie bonus with Andy flying in to finish them.
[QUOTE=jamieofthealbion;6916339]There's no way we should accept that, even if it's just to save face.
I'd rather give him more time than accept £10m - £15m.[/QUOTE
This is just the press inventing stories. More lies.
will not sell andy at all. for the first time in a long time we went all out to get a young talented player, at the very least we should try our best to develop his superb potential.
We should take the 15million if offered and buy another striker. Everyones banging on about potential but we could buy lots of younger players with better potential, can't people on this board see that we made a mistake and move on, its embrassing that the same fans that slate his performances then say 'don't sell him'.... stop sitting on the fence and actually have an opinion.
if he learns to control his headers and use his power a little better, he could well be a drogba.
i hope he comes good...i wouldnt sell him now as there isnt much available. But we get 15 mil in the summer i think we should take it. If we were offered a carroll-ba swap it will be foolish not to take it
when drogba arrived in the premier league at 26 years of age i believe, his first touch was ridiculed by everyone and so was his control. at 23, drogba was unheard of. yes carroll will never have great pace, but he is still quick for a guy who is 6ft 4. he also has a powerfull left peg and will win almost everything in the air.
its like ronaldo and ryan babel. both had so much talent. ronaldo learnt how to control his flashy tricks and his blostering shot and babel did not. ronaldo is worth £80m and babel £6.5m. a player can go either way but certainly if carroll can 'control' his vast talent, he could well be unplayabale for most defenses.
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