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Clubs Silly To Continue Paying Over The Odds For British Players

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It's often claimed Premier clubs pay a premium for British players a homegrown tax, if you will. But what does it look like when we actually compare fees for British players with those for their foreign counterparts?

At first glance it might seem logical to pay more for British players. They'll arrive at your club training ground pre-acclimatised to living and playing in England.

How Angel Di Maria Can Avoid Being The Latest British Transfer Record To Flop

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Complete the sequence: Angel di Maria, Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll, Robinho, Andrei Shevchenko, "X".

For those who don't instantly recognise what connects the aforementioned soccer players make a note of the eventual answer, because it's a nailed on pub quiz question it's a chronologically descending list of the players signed by English clubs that have broken the British transfer record.

West Ham suffer hammer blow with Carroll loss

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The loss of Andy Carroll for the next four months with a serious ankle injury has really hit West Ham hard as the Premier League season edges over closer.

There had been rumblings from those in the know that something was up with the England international but rumours were confirmed on Thursday that the 25-year-old had damaged ankle ligaments in a training session on the club's pre-season tour of New Zealand.

West Ham Striker Andy Carroll Faces Four Months Out After Suffering New Injury

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The injury curse has struck West Ham striker Andy Carroll again.

The former Newcastle and Liverpool player is facing four months away from the first team after suffering torn ligaments in his ankle during the early stages of the Hammers' tour of New Zealand.

Reports today are saying that the 25-year-old is set to have surgery tomorrow in the United States.

Newcastle Make Big Move To Bring Andy Carroll Home

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The Sunday People and former Chronicle reporter Alan Oliver are reporting this Sunday that Newcastle United want to sign 25 year-old Andy Carroll from West Ham, after the striker spent half of lastseason at the club injured, and played only 16 games with two goals for the Hammers last term. Andy Carroll Newcastle in [.

Liverpool on the verge

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Liverpool are on the verge of doing what many at least, if not impossible, thought unlikely at the start of the season. They defeated Manchester City 3-2, and are now on first place, and it seems only Chelsea will be able to threaten them. But with their splendid form it seems, if not impossible, unlikely that Liverpool should mess it all up.

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 33

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There were three major talking points from Liverpool's 2-1 win over West Ham at Upton Park. Referee Anthony Taylor was kept very busy all afternoon and didn't have a great game in my opinion. Here's why. The first controversy was when he awarded a penalty to Liverpool after James Tomkins was judged to have prevented the ball going past him, after Luis Suarez touched the ball to the side of the defender.

Former Liverpool striker: SAS combo unbelievable & unbeatable

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West Ham striker Andy Carroll can damage Liverpool's title hopes when he faces his old club at Upton Park on Sunday.

Andy Carroll was signed by former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish for a club-record fee of £35m in January 2011 from Newcastle United.

Newcastle Dressing Room Unrest – Lack Of Confidence

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There's news in the Sunday People today that there is dressing room unrest at Newcastle at the moment, but that should hardly come as a surprise to anybody. Alan Pardew if I close my eyes maybe it's not happening When Andy Carroll left Newcastle there were also a number of players notably [...]

Andy Carroll’s 3 Match Ban Will Stand Following FA and West Ham Independent Arbitration Tribunal: Daily Soccer Report

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West Ham United have been dealt a blow by The FA's decision to let the three match ban against Andy Carroll stand, despite the club threatening legal action and taking the matter to high court.

Sam Allardyce and West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold were hopeful that The FA would overturn its decision to give Carroll a three match ban.

Andy Carroll Transfer Stiill Haunts Alan Pardew

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When Alan Pardew first arrived at Newcastle in December of 2010, he was telling everybody who would listen to him, that Andy Carroll was going nowhere and that the Geordie striker was simply not for sale in that January transfer window. Andy Carroll while at Newcastle And Newcastle even turned down bids of £20M [.

Newcastle Must Play With Intensity At West Ham

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Newcastle have now lost four games in a row, and two of those defeats were against the Premier League top two sides at the moment Arsenal and Manchester City and we were a little unlucky not take something out of both those games. Andy Carroll could start for Hammers on Saturday And [...]

Striker Lacina Traoré Given Green Light to Join West Ham United On Loan

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Lacina Traoré has been granted a work permit, which should clear through a loan deal to send him to West Ham United for the rest of the season. Traoré's loan move to West Ham could be the type of unheralded move that saves the Hammers in the ultra-competitive race against relegation. The young Ivorian striker is a highly-rated 6'8'' target man that combines his height with athleticism and good footwork.

This Is Why Newcastle Have No Financial Restrictions

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Newcastle are now a club who periodically will have to sell one of their very best players as a way of funding several new good players, who can help make the Newcastle squad stronger. Mike Ashley has put no financial restrictions on Newcastle And Newcastle did that with the Andy Carroll sale, when we [.

West Ham vs Aston Villa Preview: Team News, Key Stats & Prediction

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West Ham will entertain Aston Villa at the Upton Park on Saturday in the Premier League where Villa manager Paul Lambert will be hoping for their second away victory in London this season.

English Football Weekly: Week 9 Recap; Fergie’s Book; Grassroots Football

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In this weekly column, I take a look back at the weekend's English Premier League and domestic cup action and the talking points that it throws up, as well as any significant news related to English football at large. Follow me @vincetalksfooty for regular updates throughout the week.

EPL Week 9 Recap: Suarez's Hattrick, Torres' Revival, Hart's Blunder

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We Are Witnessing the Final Stages of Liverpool’s Revival

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"Long is the way, and hard, that out of hell leads up to light." – John Milton, Paradise Lost

Don't go jumping to any conclusions. Liverpool Football Club still has work to do. However, the light is becoming clearer and stronger for the faithful supporters of the Anfield club.

It has been ages since Liverpool FC were under the leadership of chairman David Moores.

West Ham vs Everton EPL Projected Lineups include Nolan and Naismith

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West Ham started their season off with a strong victory over Cardiff City with their new additions from the last two transfer windows getting things off to the right start. However, injuries to key players such as Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing and Joe Cole have seen the club hampered as of late as their struggle to build their offense around their summer marquee signing's of Carroll and Downing.

Transfer Rumors

This Is Why Andy Carroll Should Not Be A Newcastle Target

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There was talk last week that Newcastle were after Andy Carroll and that would be for the third summer running that we have been credited with an interest in the Gateshead striker, who made his name on Tyneside before leaving for Liverpool for a massive £35M in January 2011. Andy Carroll - lots of [.

Newcastle Holding Talks On Andy Carroll Deal Down Under

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There was news yesterday that Newcastle were once again interested in signing Andy Carroll from West Ham and bringing the Gateshead-born lad back to Tyneside. Andy Carroll while at Newcastle And it just so happens that Andy and West Ham are taking part in the same tournament that Newcastle are also participating in down [.

Reports That Newcastle Back In For Andy Carroll

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There are reports in London that Newcastle may be interested in bringing Andy Carroll back to Newcastle, after the local lad left his home town club for Liverpool in a £35M deal in January of 2011. Andy Carroll at West Ham many injuries We suppose it was only to be expected that we would [...]

Confusing Reports On Cabaye And Cabella – What’s The Truth?

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There have been a number of reports coming out of France since Saturday on Yohan Cabaye possibly being on his way to Paris Saint-Germain, and Montpellier's Remy Cabella coming to Newcastle, and both deals will be completed in January at least according to the reports. Remy Cabella Montpellier want to keep him until [.

Selling Andy Carroll Turned Out To Be Great Deal For Magpies

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There was uproar and pandemonium when Andy Carroll was sold to Liverpool for £35M just less than three years ago, but in retrospect that has turned out be a great deal for Newcastle. Andy Carroll while at Newcastle And the then new manager Alan Pardew took the heat from the fans, as he had [...]

Lyon President – Gomis Could Leave in January

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Bafe Gomis is probably a Newcastle target for the January transfer window, although it appears that West Ham will be in for any striker that's available, after Andy Carroll is injured again, and hasn't played yet this season. Bafe Gomis - Newcastle target next month Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas tried to sell his striker in [.

Demba Ba To Leave Chelsea In January

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We've mentioned a few times that players who have done well at Newcastle don't always fare as well when they leave, and some examples include Shay Given, Habib Beye, Andy Carroll, Charles N'Zogbia (wonder if he sleeps any better these days?), and more recently Danny Guthrie and Demba Ba. Demba Ba - on the move [.

West Ham

Photo: West Ham’s Andy Carroll stays limbered up for World Cup with epic headstands

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There had been suggestions that West Ham striker Andy Carroll wasn't taking life on England's World Cup standby list very seriously given...

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Photo: West Ham’s Andy Carroll goes public about new girlfriend Billi Mucklow

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West Ham striker Andy Carroll has revealed that he is going out with former This Only Way is Essex star Billi Mucklow. The couple confirmed the relationship via a photo on her Instagram account. The couple have reportedly been dating last summer... so Billi has only has only really been dating a footballer for the [.

West Ham lose Andy Carroll’s Swansea red card appeal

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DISGRACEFUL!!! Andy Carroll (@AndyTCarroll) February 4, 2014 West Ham striker Andy Carroll has failed in his bid to have his red card in last weekend's win against Swansea overturned. The England international branded the decision as "disgraceful" on his Twitter account. Carroll's flailing arm hit Swans defender Chico Flores, but most pundits agreed that [.

West Ham striker Andy Carroll nearly ended up in the bath with Sky Sports News presenter Charlie Webster

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It's officially over. She's had an ice bath and eaten a load of carbs. Charlie Webster (@CharlieCW) February 1, 2014 Andy Carroll nearly had to take a bath with Sky Sports News presenter Charlie Webster after his red card in West Ham's win over Swansea on Saturday. Webster had completed a 250-mile charity [.

Carroll and Nolan Lead West Ham to Swansea Victory

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Andy Carroll showed some real class in the air as he assisted both of Kevin Nolan's first half goals as the Hammers beat Swansea 2-0 at Upton Park today, however they still occupy the relegation play-offs despite collecting 4 points out of their last six available.

Photo: West Ham striker Andy Carroll jokes about his package

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Over the moon to be back as you can see!! #Package Andy Carroll (@AndyTCarroll) January 12, 2014 It looks like the Capital One Cup second leg against Manchester City isn't the only semi at West Ham. Striker Andy Carroll has been joking about a bulge in his shorts visible as he celebrated the [.

West Ham striker Andy Carroll’s parents mock his horse looks

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With his big frame, clodhopping style and, of course, his ponytail, West Ham striker Andy Carroll has frequently being compared to a horse. And it seems even his parents are getting in on the act. The Carrolls marked Andrew's 25th birthday by sending him a horse-themed birthday card. The England international said: "Yes this is [.

Photos: Andy Carroll scores in West Ham training

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PIC: @AndyTCarroll trained with the first team again this morning as he steps up his recovery from injury. #COYI West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) January 3, 2014 Andy Carroll was on target in West Ham training as he returns from a long-term injury layoff. The £15m summer signing has been out of action [.

Newcastle Could Lose Out On Striker Target In January

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West Ham shelled out £17M in the summer for Andy Carroll, and even increased the wages he was getting at Liverpool to a monstrous £100K/week, which is a good example of a club putting all their money on one player but Andy has been out injured all season and hasn't played one minute for [...]


Video: West Ham’s Guy Demel equalises against Liverpool (after Andy Carroll slaps Simon Mignolet)

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West Ham have equalised on the stroke of half-time against Liverpool. And they did so in very controversial circumstances. Guy Demel turned the ball in, but only after Andy Carroll had slapped Reds keeper Simon Mignolet in the face. The linesman flagged to signal a foul but, after lengthy discussions, was overruled by referee Anthony [.

Sacked Liverpool chauffeur denies swearing at Andy Carroll, accuses player liaison chief Ray Haughan of selling black market tickets

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A constructive dismissal case has been brought by a former Liverpool chauffeur sacked for allegedly swearing at former Reds striker Andy Carroll. Dave Sloan told an employment tribunal that he had flown to Ibiza with a visa for Carroll so that he could join the Reds' US tour. But he was later sacked for swearing [.

A Look at Daniel Sturridge

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It's strange that player market value make no match to their ability these days. Liverpool paid £35 million for acquiring the service of Andy Carroll and it turned out to be one of the worst signings in the Premier league.

The problem with Carroll was he just tried to be the 35 million striker when he was at the pitch, trying to take on defenders and beating them something you expect from a striker who arrived for a lot of money.

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Andy Carroll Suffers Hideous Dislocated Finger vs Everton (Gruesome Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Apologies to all those eating their breakfast at the moment...

Tut tut, Andy. Has no-one ever told you it's rude to point?

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James Collins Entered Into ‘Miss Wales 2014′ Competition By Mischievous West Ham Team-Mate Andy Carroll (Photo)

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As tacked to James Collins' locker at Chadwell Heath this morning by none other than West Ham's resident secretary of banter, Andy Carroll here's the gristly defender's stunning poster for his "Miss Wales 2014″ entry...

We've no idea if potential Miss Wales entrants are actually sourced or voted for on Instagram like this, but what we do know is that phwoar Collins don't half scrub up well.

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Devastating Injury News For Andy Carroll

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Really bad news for former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll today that he could be out up to four months with torn ligaments in his ankle. Andy Carroll out four months with torn ankle ligaments It's yet another devastating injury blow for the Gateshead lad and it's sad to hear about this, after [...]