West Ham’s “unplayable striker”


Andy Carroll has spoken out against the abuse he received from fans who even created a chant about drug taking.

He denies that totally and has addressed his feelings at the time when he said that despite his love of West Ham during his time with us he really preferred not to even leave the house as a result and took to wearing hats so as not to be recognised.

Here CandH FB follower Brendan Cronin reflects the thoughts of many on his admission.

By Brendan Cronin

It’s very sad, and goes to show how pathetic some fans are. My memory of him is that he gave everything every time he pulled on the shirt – and when he was at his peak he was unplayable.

He’s certainly one of the best centre forwards I’ve seen in my 50+ years following the club. No player wants to be injured, so his time on the treatment table was unfortunate but not his fault.

It’s awful that a few morons – a sizeable few, unfortunately – among the support can have such an effect on a player. I wish him nothing but the best.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • The Cat says:

    I’ve got to agree with you and I always cringed for him whenever I heard idiots criticising him, a player who ALWAYS gave 110% when fit enough and whilst wearing the Claret and Blue of this club.
    A minority of morons plus “the Sheep”.
    I wish Andy nothing but the Best!

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