Gold issues worrying Carroll news


Slaven-Bilic-Andy-Carroll-Football365David Gold has revealed there is no certainty that  Andy Carroll will return to full fitness in time to face Spurs on Friday night.

Carroll remained  sidelined for the game at Stoke with a groin injury which has seen him out of action since the game at Sunderland .

And it remains to be seen whether Diafra Sakho will become available after he goes for a scan on his back tomorrow (Mon).

Gold responding on his personal Twitter account said “wish he could state with certainty” if  Carroll could return to face Spurs.

However he remains as upbeat as possible in the circumstances telling ClaretandHugh:”We did really well at Stoke – the system worked and the London Stadium will be rocking under the lights. All things are possible

“It’s Spurs and that makes it special. We can all see the cutting edge is coming because but for an outstanding display by Jack Butland in the City goal we would have come away with three points on Saturday.”

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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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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Good we need to learn to play without him, he is rarely available anyway.

  • Mark says:

    As much as we like Andy and know he is settled at West Ham it has to be time now to call it a day. Someone on a form worked out how much he has cost us per goal and per min he has played for us and it is a mind blowing amount. We just can’t afford to carry him as a passenger anymore 😂

  • kevin says:

    Gold needs to keep quite . Says too much . Every club in the country know’s too much about West Ham .
    Carroll will come good and be great next season if the medical team do Thier job properly .
    It’s like having a Ferrari in the garage that you take out once in a while to beat up the neighbours .

  • Chedylan says:

    Kevin are you mad ? You know the defintion of.
    Or just forgotten the last 5 years ?

    Andy Carroll takes injury prone to a new level. Since he’s been here he has let us down constantly with injuries that drag on and on and on. I can’t even remember them all this season let alone the last few years.

    To suggest he’ll come good next season is as nieve as the delusionals that run west ham who continue to pin their hopes on him instead of getting quality new strikers.

    • kevin says:

      Seems you’ve forgotten those important goals in between injuries . Carroll hasn’t played too much but , his goal return is superior to many a player that has 30 games per season under Thier belts . Bet you cheered loudly when he knocked them in .
      If you think Delusionals run West Ham then , maybe it is taking Nievity to another level .
      We are in the Prem thanks to some old geezers who wanted it and continue to want it .
      Money is a big problem and us , not having it , like the big clubs around us restricts us from stealing a march on the group of of poorer clubs like ourselves . I don’t like us getting in loan players and free transfers but , that’s what we probably have to do for the foreseeable future if we want to maintain our Premiership status . We are not very ambitious nor can we afford to be and the signing of Defoe would confirm that .Sorry but , that’s reality .
      Carroll is one of those players who can perform when fit , nobody would deny that .
      So , call me Nieve but , I still think West Ham will eventually fit into the LS and thrive .
      Give me Carroll over Defoe and Sakho any day . But Bilic must go .

  • master says:

    Carroll will only work as a number 2 striker who plays off the bench for 20 – 35 minutes. But a bloody expensive super sub it has to be said. We need 2 ahead of him in terms of first team strikers.

  • schuauthing says:

    Rather have Caroll than Sakho any day.

  • bubbles says:

    If the club paid half as much attention to Sakho he is potentially our best striker by a million miles . Time to ditch Carroll and get some insurance money cos he is unsalable … Perhaps Gold should go and beg the Chinese to make another offer !

    • schuauthing says:

      The club have payed Sakho plenty of attention by allowing him to act like a stroppy child, nurse him back from injury which is taken a whole season and still giving him a chance to play and prove his worth. Any other club would have sacked him by now. He’s played 3 games this season. Carroll for all his injury problems still plays around 20 games in a season.

  • Stan The Man says:

    One thing i never thought i would see was someone comparing Carroll to a Ferrari Kevin lol
    If he is someone filled him with two star not four star.He is more like a broken down lawn mower stuck in the shed all winter than a Ferrari.

    • kevin says:

      Just trying to make some kind of view point . Maybe the Ferrari thing was a bit OTT but the jist of it is that Carroll is worth his weight in gold when fit .
      As for the Lawn Mower comment ; yeh , see what you mean there but , it does also depend on the shed and how you store things and keep them in working order . Seems to me our Medical team leave a lot to be desired where storage is concerned .

  • Hammer64 says:

    I have been one of AC’s biggest fans. I think he is a high clas footballer-a lot more than just a ‘gig man up front’. I also agree with comments about the important role he played in the last 5 years- when he was fit. We would probably have gone back into the second tier on a couple of occasions without him. But but but…my patience has worn thin. You can’t run a club that hopes to get anywhere with one of your main strikers missing half the games every season ( let alone two of em but that’ another story). Hurts me to say it but it is the end of the road. Their absence at this tail end of the season could still take us down…

  • The Demon says:

    It’s about time people began to recognise that while £15m is a lot of money for us, in the Premier League scheme of things it’s pretty much peanuts for a main striker. Maybe we can get Sakho fit, I’d go for Mickey Batsh1t, Alvaro Negredo or Wilfred Bony. Spending £20m doesn’t come with any guarantees – Spurs paid £20m for Janssen and probably wish they hadn’t bothered.

  • GW says:

    The white keiron dyer, waste of a wage, waste of a squad place just a sack of ****e desperately bought by our sack of ****e previous manager 😀😀 Time to forget about the 6ft+ Duncan furguson wannabee 😂😂

    • Stan The Man says:

      Dunc and Disorderly could still play more games a season than Carroll even now i should think lol

      • GW says:

        And he was a proper tough man not some bun wearing injury prone spaghetti legged overpaid overrated sack of crap 😀😀

  • John Mc says:

    It is not wrong to state that most fans want AC gone. He has 2 years left on his contract @ 100k p/wk. That’s another 10 million in wages cost for West Ham, for someone who is hardly ever fit enough to play. This article is no disappointment. What is of more concern is Swansea deserving to have beaten Man Utd on Saturday (which they should have). Swansea deserve more points from the last 3 games than Hull do. Pick a game for West Ham to win out of the 3 left Slaven, as expecting anything from Spurs or LIverpool &/or Burnley at their home is asking a lot from a below average West Ham team who hardly have any fit, good members left, so I don’t know where another 2 or 3 points are coming from? Swansea are more than good enough to win their last 3 games but if Swansea get anything less than 3 wins, i.e. 2 wins & a draw we’ll just scrape home on goal difference. (Unless Palace &/or Hull slip up?) If we don’t get at least 1 more win I’m not sure Slaven will even keep his job? so who cares about what does or doesn’t happen for AC?

    • PopRobson says:

      I was at OT yesterday (treat for wayward Man U supporting younger son) Swansea pass the ball really well and have some big blokes who were all over United. Never a penalty Swansea unlucky not to get the three points I came away quite anxious for us. It’s not in the bag yet boys.

  • John says:

    Bored of Carroll and bored of Sakho me so I’ve nothing to add.

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