Gold drops Carroll hint


GoldDavid Gold has dropped a heavy hint that Andy Carroll will be involved at some stage against West Brom tomorrow afternoon.

The co chairman – an admitted big fan of the striker – declared : “He has a little niggle at the moment but we are managing it in the right way and he will be protected.

You cannot under-estimate what Andy brings to the team and it is not just his goalscoring but the other areas of the team he helps out.

He puts in everything for the team and shows incredible commitment.

I know Gareth Southgate is coming to the game and hopefully he will see the quality from Andy once again. I have no doubts that he deserves a recall to the England squad.

It is also another great opportunity for the likes of Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell to impress the new England manager and it is great that we have so many players being talked about for a place in the national squad.

I recognise the fans support on a weekly basis and once again they were fantastic down at Southampton last week.

I am so proud that we have fans who show such passion towards their football club and they play such a big role in helping us perform well.

We are certainly looking up now and everything is coming together.”

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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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  • kevin says:

    Here we go again ; one win and we are suddenly and fantastically a Great team .
    We need to stop being so self indulgent and think about the game .
    It wouldn’t surprise me if West Brom get a point or beat us . We seem to get over excited by a result and need to calm down . Our own self confidence can be our worst enemy .
    Yes it’s a game we think we should win and I hope we do . But it’s not a given as every article seems to suggest . Ignoring the qualities of the opposition has been our downfall all season . We are ninth in the League at the moment and in a situation which is not as safe as some would have you believe . We must score three points this weekend to safely say we are free from danger . West Brom is a dangerous team and we must play them with the respect they deserve . Having said that we should be able to beat them if we fight together with the common will to win . It is a megga game for us . It is the difference between getting safe and getting sucked back into the bottom pack . The pitch is wide and long , so , play play wide and long . West Brom can’t handle that .
    If we lose this game we deserve all the bad times that it brings .
    Come on You Hammers . One win away to safety for next season . If we win this we can go into the last thirteen games with a bit of lubricant optimism .
    If I sound a bit pessimistic , or a bit non convinced forgive me . Been supporting the Hammers for a lot of years .

  • mooro66uk says:

    Can’t work out why you think we are doomed if we lose tomorrow. We are on 31 points. If we lose and all bottom 3 win, which looking at the opposition is very dubious, we are still 5 clear of Hull, and 6 of the other 2. We ain’t getting exited over 1 result, but we are quietly confidant after winning 6 out of 9. Can’t believe you are putting so much importance on this 1 game,and why so pessimistic? “If we lose this game we deserve all the bad times that it brings”. What does that even mean ffs?Why on earth are we 1 game away from safety when there are still 13 games to go after? Think you may have had 1 too many my friend.

  • JMan43 says:

    Agree, Kev, I know it has been a really weird season so far but the Payet saga has brought this team together and, apart from buying in to the Man City invincibility myth, I think we have seen them come together in the pitch and deserve their wins. I am not concerned at all about the bottom 3 more hoping we can kick on and finish in top 7 and use that extra money in the summer. The one thing they must get right is the summer transfers, that is my biggest concern!!

  • chickenrunflainsta says:

    Is this a blatant attempt by Gold to get fans to turn up as Carroll is the main man in form = when we all expect him not to make the starting 11 or squad??

  • Terry says:

    For **** sake chicken fans go because they support West Ham not because Carroll is or isnt in the team.

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