“I think Chicharito has been brilliant,” former Hammer Dean Ashton has told whufc.com: “It’s always difficult to come into a new side and get off to a good start. What he does, which the fans love, is he gives absolutely everything. He runs around like a lunatic. He puts himself about. He gets in the box. He’s not afraid to get a shot away when he gets the chance, and the main thing is he knows where the net is.”
“Against Southampton we saw when he gets a sniff of a chance he puts the ball in the net. So far he’s done really well. I want to see Chicharito and Carroll link up. They have to work on it in training but there’s not many strikers who really enjoy playing on their own. There’s a real chance to make a pairing work there.”
“People often say ‘big man and little man’ but in Andy Carroll you’ve got a striker who is arguably the best in Europe, or even the world, in the air and then you’ve got somebody in Chicharito who has the hunger to get onto those second balls.
“For Carroll it could be like when Kevin Nolan was in the team. The two linked really well and hopefully we will see that again with Chicharito.”
I honestly cannot remember Nolan linking well with anyone.
I cant wait to get to the ground tonight and be amongst the fans again.Away from all the web warriors who knee jerk about everything and anything.
Nolan linked well with Carroll and was good at holding the ball up , Elpojohn . His age eventually caught him up , just as it is happening with Noble .
Chicharito runs around like a lunatic because there is no System . If there was a definite system that we could identify he wouldn’t have to .
You’re right, Kevin. When you watch back at the clips of Hernandez playing in Germany, the same players are always supporting him, and it looked a lot more structured. That’s not the same with us, but we’re three game into a new season with new personnel, and it will be interesting how things pan out when we have players like Lanzini, Antonio, Kouyate and Arnautovic back up to full strength.