Carroll ready to make a point


AndyCarrollWestHam_2821401Andy Carroll is determined to contribute towards an end of season run in which sees the Irons eyeing an FA Cup Final spot and Euro campaign admitting it’s been a “shocking couple of years” for him.

With just two losses in the last 18 games in all competitions we are truly on the crest of a wave and Carroll wants to play his part.

Injuries have restricted the record signing to just 20 appearances after also managing just 16 games in each of his first two years as a full-time Hammer.

He added: “Getting up and running then breaking down again has been something else. It’s been a shocking season – a shocking couple of years – and it’s been disappointing for me.

“It’s something I don’t want. Obviously I don’t want to be remembered for that. Hopefully I can stay injury free now, carry on the run to the end of the season then start fresh for the beginning of the next.”

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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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  • TysonM says:

    Just got a world exclusive,one of Wetpants thoughts on the Carroll issue,lol

  • Billy the Hammer says:

    Lol Ty.When it comes to Carroll I feel a bit like Rowley Birkin.All his injuries drive me to drink.Winds me up all these injuries we get.

  • COYI247 says:

    I like Carroll. He’s had a horrible time, and for course we have suffered as a result. But he is not frightened of graft or pain, so having to put up with all those injuries must have been very frustrating for him. Let’s just hope he can have a decent run now – for him and for us. I am for keeping him. Made himself a right pest on Weds, and helped out in defence too. He’s big hearted, and definitely a game changer. Come on Andy, COYI!

  • bubs says:

    We need a 25 goals a season Forward and sorry AC does not fill that spot,
    Sakho could given a season free of injury,but I think we will spend big and who ever comes will be number 1 Sakho number 2 which could be the end of AC unless he is willing to sub and weather the 2 Daves will allow a player on those wages to be super sub ?
    Once you buy Lanzini and with Payet ,Valencia and Antonio the return of Samulsun why would you want to play any ball off the ground,
    I think he will leave to which ever NE side goes down for about £10 million to pay towards the new player,

  • mattefumi27 says:

    You know what I think about Calamity Andy… lol

  • Dagenhamjohn says:

    if we want to fight on all fronts in the future then Carroll is a must,
    he doesn’t have to play every game but when he does he’s almost unplayable imo!
    you need at least 5 quality strikers to cover a season in all comps…..

  • Billy the Hammer says:

    You are right,he is almost unplayable.Most the time he is on the treatment table.That defo makes him unplayable 😉

  • slaven a laugh says:

    Andy Carroll is our best striker when he’s fit and on form without a doubt. Trouble is that’s not often.

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