Gold leaps to Carroll’s defence

carroll earDavid Gold is convinced that Andy Carroll has a bright West Ham future despite his ongoing injury problems.

Manager Sam Allardyce this morning declared of the latest Carroll injury: “It has to be a concern, there’s no doubt about that. He’s been picking up injuries for three or four years.

“But the specialists say there’s no long-term problem there, so we would hope that he’ll recover from this – and hopefully that’ll be the case for a period of time.”

But Gold believes the player’s major problems – heel and ankle are now totally under control and told ClaretandHugh: “Once he returns from the knee setback – which is an entirely new issue – he should be fine.

“We have learned how to look after the heel problem and the ankle problem has now been dealt with. He had a loose ankle and should have had surgery before joining us but that is now totally solved. The ankle is fine.

“Once we get him back from his latest problem he and the club are due an injury-free spell. We need a change of luck because what happened at southampton was just desperately UNLUCKY.

“People have been writing him off for a long time and he has this playboy image promoted by the media but I know better. he’s a complete professional and I’m sure he has a long and bright future at this club.


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3 comments on “Gold leaps to Carroll’s defence

  1. So Allardyce,you say “its a concern,he has been picking up injuries for 3 or 4 years now”.Then if this is the case why did you insist on him being our signing two years ago.Does this mean that two years ago you spent a fortune on a player you thought had had injury issues for the previous two years before we signed him.You total ar*ehole!

  2. Allardyce only wanted him because his best friend is his boy Kevin,
    There are not many big forwards in the modern game and he can’t play any other way.
    Carroll only has playing life left at our club if the new manager wants him,
    DG is not going to bad mouth his investment in case he wants to sell him,

    • Yes bubs you are right in my humble opinion.We can only hope Newcastle come calling for Carroll next transfer window.Nolan could be added as a “buy one get one free”promotion.I bet that is not what DG is really thinking regarding Carroll either.

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