David Sullivan has confirmed that West Ham have brokered a deal with Liverpool to sign Andy Carroll permanently at the end of the season. The England centre forward signed for the Reds two years ago for £35 million but after falling out of favour with new boss Brendan Rodgers he swiftly departed on loan to the Hammers at the start of the season.
Andy Carroll of West Ham United (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Liverpool's on loan to West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has come out in the press with bold comments towards new Reds manager Brendan Rodgers. In an interview with the Daily Mirror on Oct. 22, 2012, Carroll was critical that he was not given a real chance to make his mark at Anfield prior to this season.
With new financial regulations coming into play next season, quite a few clubs in the Premier league and around Europe will have a lot of work to do to change and get ready for the new rules, but Arsenal are already in the perfect position and are a role model to other clubs, according to our chief executive Ivan Gazidis.
Lots of rumours going around that Liverpool are interested in a January swap deal with Newcastle, that would see Andy Carroll return to Tyneside with Newcastle striker Demba Ba heading to Anfield. Just one problem with that story. A players cannot play for three Premier League sides in the same season, and since Carroll has already been registered as a Liverpool and West Ham player, he cannot play for Newcastle.
This, OTP fans, is reportedly the old Bebo profile of one Andrew Carroll (the Big AC to you and me). All the indications are that it is legit. The mention of a loan spell at Preston dates the profile to 2008 and suggests that Carroll was aged 19 at the time. The young Carroll notes [...]
West Ham profess licking in their bidding to mark Liverpool jock Andy Carroll after the
23-twelvemonth-previous turns downward their solicit.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says Liverpool must know an important capitulation if they are to
clear athlete Andy Carroll.
Liverpool Bos Brendan Rodgers says the club will not allow Andy Carroll to jilt on a debt trade but
welcome "worthwhile" offers.
There has been lots of talk around the internet and in the comments of yesterday's match review
about this side regressing from last season's run-in. And Dalglish (and Comolli) is obviously at
fault and I'm an idiot for holding fire on the manager. Instead of replying under the fold, I
figured I'd ramble here on the front page.
Speculation intensified over the weekend about a potential swap deal involving Liverpool's Andy
Carroll and Manchester City outcast Carlos Tevez, and with the transfer window closing in about 15
hours, there's still time for a sensational (but improbable) deal to go through. Kenny Dalglish has
insisted that Carroll is going nowhere, but what is Roberto Mancini's take on the issue?
In recent weeks, it has become clear (IMO) that Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is losing patience
with Andy Carroll. Despite Luis Suarez being banned, and Liverpool desperately needing goals,
Carroll was left on the bench for crucial games against Stoke and Man City, and experienced the
nadir of being reduced to a time-wasting tactic in the last game.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish publicly eviscerated his players after the wretched performance
against Bolton at the weekend, and threatened to get rid of certain playres if they continued to
perform in such a disappointing manner. Dalglish didn't name names, but Anfield legend Steve Nicol
has given his thoughts about who might be on Kenny's sh1t-list.
Former Liverpool striker David Johnson has questioned the club's tactical handling of 35m striker
Andy Carroll. Speaking to LFC TV, Johnson - who won the European Cup three times at Anfield -
argued that Liverpool had not done enough over the last year to intergrate Carroll effectively into
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is probably the most criticised player at Anfield these days, and
given his disappointing performances over the last year, it's not hard to understand why. Not
everyone thinks that Carroll is waste of money though, and Bolton Boss Owen Coyle believes that the
big man will eventually come good for Liverpool.
Anfield can be an intimidating place for the best of players, but sometimes, even the club's own
players can feel 'overawed' by the responsibility and expectation associated with wearing the
famous red shirt. Liverpool legend Steve Nicol believes this might be the case with Andy Carroll,
but he's called on the beleaguered striker to 'get over it'.
Newcastle striker Demba Ba has slammed the lies and speculation over his future after someone
impersonating his agent claimed that Man United were interested in signing him. The official
Liverpool FC site reported a couple of days ago that Ba was wanted at Anfield, and since then,
speculation surrounding the striker has snowballed.
With the Carling Cup semi-final first-leg fast approaching, Anfield legend Tommy Smith has urged
Liverpool to learn from the mistakes that condemned the club to defeat against Man City last week.
Smith pulled no punches as he outlined his 'frustration' over Liverpool's 'poor' performance in the
3-0 defeat, and gave his view on what the club needs to do to beat City on Wednesday.
Former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Stewart Robson has slammed Andy Carroll's performances for
Liverpool over the last year, claiming that the striker is not working hard enough on the field.
Robson was voted 'Player of the Year' for both Arsenal and West Ham during his playing days, and
after watching the Man City game, he told ESPN: "It doesn't matter whether Andy Carroll gets
service or not
Liverpool legend Steve McManaman has leapt to the defence of beleaguered striker Andy Carroll,
arguing that the goal-shy forward can do what Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo did at Man
United, which is triumph over unwarranted early criticism Carroll has scored only 3 goals in his
last 24 games for Liverpool, and he's currently in the midst of a barren spell that has lasted 10
So, how's that crossing toward Carroll thing going?
Through the first 17 league games, Liverpool averaged just under 19 crosses per match. In the three
since, Liverpool are averaging exactly 35 crosses per match, with 43 against Blackburn, 26 against
Newcastle, and 36 against City.
Manchester City Captain Vincent Kompany put in a superb man-of-the-match winning performance
against Liverpool last night, restricting under-pressure reds striker Andy Carroll to speculative
headers and knock-downs for most of the game. Most people watching would probably agree that it
looked like Kompany had Carroll in his pocket for the entire match, but after the game, the
It is now January 8th 2013 and the transfer window has officially got underway. The gates to the overpriced and usually disruptive time of the season are open. An often overworked set of players in each team, reeling from the rigors of the Christmas and new year fixtures, are subjected to the media's speculation of grandeur and the chance for them to apparently play for the potential top four teams, causing managers to squeeze their eyes shut in prayer that their star players show some loyalty over the stupidly high wages that are presented to them at the likes of Man City and Chelski.
Per Mertesacker has been a tower of strength at the heart of the Arsenal defence this season, displacing the very talented Arsenal fans favourite Laurent Koscielny, at least for the time being. Andy Carroll was expected to be raring to go and a real handful, which he was, but Mertesacker and Vermaelen were strong and composed under pressure and handled the big man better and better as the game wore on.
Arsene Wenger was pleased to see his Arsenal team take all three points from yesterday's match against West Ham, but he admitted that the height of Andy Carroll certainly caused problems for the Arsenal defence, while Kevin Nolan also had two easy chances to score for the Hammers but failed with his final touch.
First of all, congratulations to Olivier Giroud. It seemed for most of the first half that his bad luck at Arsenal was going to continue and he was going to have another fruitless game. The big Frenchman was playing well but his shots, although on target, were hitting defenders and he was millimeters away from getting on to balls.
West Ham vs Arsenal preview, line-up and score prediction by KJ
The last month has been high octane with games against the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea. However, starting today, Arsenal will finally have a run of games against lower opposition. This starts at Upton Park against newly promoted West Ham Utd.
Football has changed alot in the Premier league since Arsene Wenger became the manager of Arsenal sixteen years ago, in fact the Frenchman can be seen as responsible for a large part of those changes. The old chant of 1-0 to the Arsenal and the famous Arsenal back four are things of the past. The role of defenders, especially centre halfs has changed considerably in the modern game, as they have to adapt to the new formations and styles of play.
Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have always faced a tough match when they have come up against any team managed by Sam Allardyce, and today is not expected to be any different. One piece of good business that Big Sam did in the summer was to get the giant Andy Carroll on loan from Liverpool and both Wenger and his captain Thomas Vermaelen expect the England striker to cause problems in the air today.
Our old friend, Big Sam, is back. This time it's with West Ham, a club that has traditionally produced some quality football players. I wonder how their fans would be feeling about supporting a team with Allardyce as the manager. It'd be understandable if getting back to the Premier League and staying up are of greater importance to them.
Sam Allardyce has proved to be a thorn in the side of Arsenal before. Big Sam produces teams that get stuck in and try to rattle their opponents, and in the past this has gained him some success against Arsene Wenger and Arsenal. Add to that the fact that Andy Carroll could be back in the starting line up and you have the recipe for a tough game.
Fortunately, Arsenal get an extra day of rest after their heroic efforts against AC Milan, with
a crucial Monday night fixture at home to Newcastle United.
The players were visibly exhausted by the end of Tuesday night's game at the Emirates, a match
in which they had truly given their all, but ultimately come away with nothing, saying goodbye to
the Champions League for another year.
It's not often the manager gets the blog picture. Even stranger coming in off the back of a match that had more than enough candidates. But I think it the best indication of how West Ham took their match against Utd last night, and how gutted they were not to win. A late Van Persie conversion preventing that, prompting fury from the Hammers and quotes about Utd involving such words as: "We played like Champions.
West Ham United manager Sam Allarydce is undecided as to whether the club will sign Andy Carroll on a permanent basis in the summer, suggesting that the club will make a decision at the end of the season. David Sullivan, co-owner of the East London club, claimed late last week that an agreement had been made with Liverpool where the 24-year-old would make his stay at Upton Park a permanent one, although the club and player are yet to agree on personal terms.
Ironic that The Glory Glory Nights, Martin Cloake and Adam Powley's luscious history of Spurs in Europe should arrive unexpectedly just before kick-off. I've preserved its shrink-wrapped beauty until now. Seemed wrong somehow to expose it to Spurs in Europe, the 2012 version.Borey Borey night, more like.
Wisconsin's two entries in the NCAA Division III men's soccer tournament – Carroll and UW-Platteville – will be in action Saturday in Northfield, Minn., while a host of other state natives will take the field across the Midwest looking to move on.
Meanwhile, another state team will play for a national championship, as Northland International seeks its 10th National Christian College Athletic Association Division II title as its tournament wraps up in Kissimmee, Fla.