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.
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 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
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.
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 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.
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.
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 [...]
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 Â£20M [.
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 [...]
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 [.
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.
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.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [...]
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 [.
There was uproar and pandemonium when Andy Carroll was sold to Liverpool for Â£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 [...]
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 [.
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 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 [.
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 [.
It's officially over. She's had an ice bath and eaten a load of carbs. pic.twitter.com/Jg9vGqVZHu 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 [.
west ham united 2-0 swansea city all goals and highlights epl 1/2/14 by FootballHighlights
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.
Over the moon to be back as you can see!! #Package pic.twitter.com/KXR0sBwIlu 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 [.
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 [.
PIC: @AndyTCarroll trained with the first team again this morning as he steps up his recovery from injury. #COYI pic.twitter.com/RiezunHeFz 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 Â£15m summer signing has been out of action [.
West Ham shelled out Â£17M in the summer for Andy Carroll, and even increased the wages he was getting at Liverpool to a monstrous Â£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 [...]
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 [.
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 [.
It's strange that player market value make no match to their ability these days. Liverpool paid Â£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.
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 2014â€³ 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.
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 [...]