STLL crocked but England on AC’s mind!


CarrollEnglandAndy Carroll – without a game for the Irons since February and still unexpected to be back for the start of the Premier League campaign -has chosen this moment to talk up his England career.

It’s odd to put it mildly given that with an injury to overcome and a new club manager to impress that his international career seems to be so prominent in his thinking at this stage.

He  discusses the issue in Forever Sports – a magazine found essentially in Sports Direct stores – the operation run and owned by his former employer Mike Ashley.

Carroll talks of growing up with a love of the game and declares that: “For me to play in the Premier League, it’s not for the money it’s because I love it.”

We believe you mate but the money may help? 🙂

Turning to England he declares: ‘100 % I need to get back in the England squad. And I think I can, you know. I’ve been really unlucky with injuries. I’ve got nine caps but I think it should be a lot more’

Fine, but maybe the priority at this stage may be pulling on the claret and blue shirt again mate!

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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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  • Lt. Quickdrawovic 1st Slavalry C&H Regt says:

    Great points Hugh,I’m not adding to them although I’ve got a feeling others will lol

  • eriko says:

    Put yourself in ACs position, the interviewer asks you whether you want to get back into the England squad. What do you answer?? I think it’s hard for anyone to say, “Ohh no, I don’t want to go there again”

    Yes, first he needs to get back into fitness and deserving a place in the starting line up for us, scoring goals, STAYING fit. But I’m sure he’s well aware of that. That’s the only way he’s going back into the England squad.

  • Roman says:

    He needs to repay the faith and investment to the club shown by the owners.I feel he has a lot to prove but being the eternal optimist I can’t see it.

  • TysonM says:

    So bored of this saga.Got to the point that i wish he wasnt even at the club.Then he wouldnt be this constant issue.Almost 7-8m in wages over two years for less than 30 games & people are worried about a couple of mill paid on Jenkinson.Load of sh*t.Definately back to the bunker now! 😉

  • GW says:

    Agree with all the above fed up with hearing about him now…

  • bubs says:

    He needs to play a full season for us and score 20 goals before he is even considering playing for Engand,
    Same as above,seems people today are trying to make stories
    I know you are only printing what others have reported Hugh,
    Not going back in bunker today it could be fun

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