“Dont give up” plea on leading Hammer

ANDYCARROLLWest Ham fans have been told not to give up on Andy Carroll

The club’s record signing has recovered from a very minor injury to an ankle injury which kept him out of the game against Norwich and ready to take his place in the squad for the trip to Palace.

The player’s injury woes has almost become the stuff of legends since his Upton Park arrival but co chairman David Gold has pleaded with the fans to remain patient.

Speaking to ClaretandHugh exclusively the co chairman said: “Nobody should give up on Andy. He’s looking strong and fit and could remain fit for a long time.

“We were just being cautious when leaving him out of the squad against Sunderland because there was no need for us to do otherwise.

“But he’s raring to go again and we are al right behind him – there really should be no question of giving up on the lad. He can have a very good career at West Ham United.”

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6 comments on ““Dont give up” plea on leading Hammer

  1. The Big Man does get a fair bit of stick, including on these pages, but I think the reaction he got when he came on against Newcastle shows how much we missed him. He may not be to everyone’s taste, but there’s no doubt he provides a different kind of dimension that is just as valid as what we’ve been seeing from Slav’s team thus far. It’s a limited outlook that doesn’t recognise all of the assets at your disposal. We all said it about BFS because it was true. We know that Slav is different, and I’ve no doubt he will try his hardest to incorporate the Big Man into where he wants to take the team.

  2. Show em what your made of Andy.
    Its been a tough road but the time is now!

  3. I’m afraid we will not know where carol will fit in to this team unless he gets game time ?
    Only then will we see how he can cope with the change of style , I mean let’s face it the difference in style is like the grand canyon at its widest point !
    I would love it if he can deliver but until proven its all just talk .
    I can’t see Bilic referring to punting it up and hope for the best , the fans would revolt !!
    I also can’t see him being a bench man !! Maybe problems ahead !,,,,, is he a squad player at100 g a week ??????
    Only time will tell .

  4. The fans have never given up on him,lets up to him to win the doubters over,
    As long as he can adapt to the style we and England play he has a big future,but if all he wants is a big hoof and chase style he knows where to go,
    I hope he stays s and is a big hit but at the moment I am happy with Sakho

  5. It aint nothing to do with ‘giving up on him’ it is just an increasing acceptance by the vast majority of fans that he appears an injury waiting to happen.We can support him & give him all the plaudits goung but it aint going to stop him being injured again..soon probably.Sorry it is just how it is,no point in living in a fantasy world 😉

  6. Surely his strength is nodding in the crosses. Why does everyone assume we will revert to just lumping it forward if ACs on the pitch? Surely that was just a BFS tactic? I don’t remember thinking that Newcastle were just a long ball team when Andy made his name?

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