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Don’t let Andy Carroll train

West-Ham-Uniteds-English-striker-Andy-CFormer West Ham manager Alan Pardew says if he was West Ham manager he wouldn’t allow Andy Carroll to train.

“If I was West Ham manager, I wouldn’t let him train,” said Pardew on Sky Sports Debate programme . “Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, I just wouldn’t let him, and say he can do a little bit of work on Thursday, Friday he can play in a seven-a-side, and then play on Saturday.”

“Once he’s fit and he’s playing, he doesn’t need a lot of work. The way he plays, he’s kind of in the game and out of the game, so he can rest for periods, and let him rest; because when he’s on the pitch, what he actually does physically is a lot of big, physical stuff, not running around, closing people down, so he doesn’t need to have ten miles in him. That boy is a fantastic footballer, but Slaven does have to be very, very clever with him to try and work out his schedule so that he doesn’t overcook him in training, because a lot of his injuries, he picks up in training,” he added.

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5 comments on “Don’t let Andy Carroll train

  1. Someone with a bit of sense, AC plays a mean physical game and rest and recuperation could do the trick for a bit of longevity to the season

  2. Agreed, Wots! Unfortunately, the obvious approach to coaching AC (which I think this is, IMHO) probably isn’t in the Bilic book of coaching, hence his many injuries, and I’d be interested on Bilic’s comments to Alan Pardew’s suggestions??

  3. sadly though the more time you give him off the more he’ll jet off to Ibiza or the local for a pint.

    (this is a joke btw, relax)

  4. Not a bad idea… Especially with Head Physio saying he works so hard to get fit he is own worst enemy. Some good advice

  5. Won’t work either way !!
    He will get injured soon ? History tells us that lol , hope not but not holding my breath or gonna lose sleep over him ! Let’s see if he got over Huddersfield and starts at brum ! He was wrecked evidently , first game back and all that !!! 😉 don’t want to watch hoof ball anyway , better off coming from the bench IMO ! Look after him that way 😉

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