Carroll out to bury Flores memories


Sam-Allardyce-laughingAndy Carroll – in wanting to bury memories of last season’s clash with Swansea – has a far better than even money chance of doing so …given Chico Flores is now thousands of miles away in some Qatar footballing outpost.

The big centre forward referred to the matter briefly when declaring that last season’s clash “wasn’t a very good ending” for him.

You can say that again!  The sight of Flores crashing to the ground and writhing in agony as a trailing Carroll arm brushed his hair was one of the worst sights many of us have ever witnessed in the game.

Flores is now out of sight having teamed up with his former boss Michael Laudrup at Lekwhiya and Carroll said that hopefully he will get a couple of goals this time around and no red card – which would “be even better.”

Hopefully too, there will be no repeats of the official dramas that followed as the Hammers management and board considered their plans to fight the issues involved before eventually having to accept the outcome.

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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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  • philtheiron says:

    Thought that I had put this matter to the back of my mind but this piece just brings it all flooding back!
    While “cheato” is nothing but a serial cheat and playactor (better move on before I slip into Tonka territory!), there is nothing new to be gained from bringing it all up again.

    Except to say I still don’t know what was worse, his terrible play acting to get a fellow professional sent off, the fact that he kept getting away with it or, that so called Welsh “football” fans tried to defend him! All very unsavoury!

    If there was any justice in the world, apart from the spineless FA taking action at the time, then West Ham would win on Saturday and AC would score!

    Finally, if any explanation was needed as to the difference between cheato and tonka’s performances then it’s that Tonka’s was a one off incident that he and the club have both acknowledged and apologised for. Disgusting behaviour such as that doesn’t happen at our club. As for the taffs?……………….

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