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New Carroll blow for Hammers

Andy-Carroll-West-HamAndy Carrol’s return is back on hold.

ClaretandHugh has been told that it would be wrong to put any date on his availability with a source declaring: “He’s working hard but he is not close.”

And one media report claims this morning that it could be Halloween before the injury ravaged hitman retuns to first team fury.

We were told: ” Obviously we remain hopeful but it would be wrong to put any date on things. We are taking it week by week.”

Meanwhile, manager Slaven Bilic has been addressing the matter of squad confidence ahead of tonight’s clash against Accrington Stanley.

He said: “: “The worse thing that can happen in football is to lose confidence. Ours is harmed a bit because of the results and the position we are in. But you can’t afford to lose it.

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“If you lose your confidence as an individual and as a team, then you’ve got no chance. It’s got to be a balance. You have to criticise because it’s not good. You have to point fingers but there has to be a mix between the two of them.

“It was a bit harder when I was a player. Back home in Yugoslavia, it was very old fashioned. It is like that in school now.

“Everything’s changed. Before the teacher could give you a little slap, now you can’t do it. It all changed, not only football.”

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13 comments on “New Carroll blow for Hammers

  1. This guy is a joke, at least twice a season he is out for months at a time. Must be the worst value deal in PL , how much has he taken when out injured?? In any other industry if an employee was off sick for as long as him he would be out on his arSe or on unpaid leave, he should be embarressed to keep collecting his wages.

  2. Carroll is saying on Twitter that there’s been no setback…


    • Would you expect him to say anything different? it is embarrassing what money we have paid out both in his fee and wages and the time he has spent on the pitch, but for some reason beyond me the owners stand by him, anyone else would have been ditched by now.

  3. Well surprise surprise the China doll is still out more likely to see Shergar win the Derby again than see him score 20 goals 🙂

  4. He should be back for the New Year then 😉

    • 2017 or 2018 😉

    • Well we know how he likes a Christmas break so more likely 2nd week in January after a week in Dubai 🙂

      • What’s going to happen first.AC gets back on the pitch fit or Battered Haddock comes up with a new alter ego lol 😀

        • I laughed a couple of days ago.That pr1ck came on giving it the big one again praising bubs for staying on topic & he didnt know about 30 mins before bubs had told rad to ignore him because he was a dildo pmsl 🙂

        • 2nd one Rads? He’ll probably appear as Fishy’s China doll or Cometh the Salmon 🙂

          • OK 4th alter ego at least.I mean we had coyi 247,cometh the moment & now fish n chips.He must be due a new name soon.Maybe Banjo would be fitting lol 🙂

  5. I have totally run out of any enthusiasm for a China Doll return.Whats the point,he will play a handful of games & he will be shagged again.I aint being negative but it’s pretty well factual after 3 years of it.How can you get excited about it,you know exactly how the script plays out.

  6. How old is this shock horror headline from the sun newspaper? We know he’s injured. Out for six weeks. Nothing has changed.

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