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Would You Have Andy Carroll At Villa?

Would You Have Andy Carroll At Villa?

This isn`t a hint of inside knowledge or anything, but news is quiet so I thought I`d ask you opinion on this!!!

The Independent say that Liverpool would be willing to take a £20million hit on former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll.

They paid £35million for the 23-year-old England international but he doesn`t fit into their new manager, Brendan Rodgers, plans.

Would you take a punt on him?

West Ham and Fulham have already been linked and the article suggests he might even be available on loan. Another report says Carroll wants to stay and fight for his place at Liverpool. However, if a manager indicates you aren`t in his plans, there is little to stay for.

Now, regular readers of my ramblings here will know how much I HATE the loan system, I don`t think it should be allowed between Premiership teams at all. However, if it was a loan with a pre-agreed option to buy, then it might not be so bad?

The player, if played correctly, knows where the goal is, as he showed in the Euro`s. He`s strong and might be a good partner for Darren Bent.

The flipside, this is a player who allowed a defender who had readily admitted he didn`t think he would ever score for England go up before him to take a penalty in the Euro`s. That to me (you know how reactionary I can be! LOL) means I`d not have him back in the England team (told you!) And obviously there are the off field stories from the press. Then again, he is 23 and growing up, so maybe he has learnt from those mistakes?

For Newcastle between 2006 and 2011 he played 80 times, scoring 31 gaols.

Liverpool he has played 42 times with just 6 goals.

2007-2008 England U19 8 (4)
2009-2010 England U21 5 (2)
2010- England 7 (2)

Given the right service, the right team and the right encouragement, he could be a very very handy player, who can forget who he scored his first hattrick against btw?! And his goal for England v Sweden was very well taken.


As said, no itk here, not hinting, just asking.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday July 11 2012
Time: 11:15AM


I'm not keen on pony tails, also, when he was on the sidelines warming up last season I sang 'If Andy Carroll can play for England so can I'... so maybe I'd need to go into hiding!??! To be fair, at that sort of price, I reckon he might just be worth a punt.
The Fear
11/07/2012 11:19:00
Yes I would buy him with a pre-arranged amount option to buy subject to his form and goals!? Certainly no more than £15 Million though. Daglish was a fool to pay £35 Million and that was one of the many reasons he got fired.
Thomas Holte
11/07/2012 11:30:00
Yes I would have him, but we cant afford him and his wages!!!
11/07/2012 11:36:00
he would have to lose the Pony, but yeah I would take him. Ideal man to hit in the box with Bent picking up what doesnt go in
11/07/2012 11:36:00
We've just got rid of Heskey, what do we want another donkey for?........
Pride of Lions
11/07/2012 11:39:00
Would be a good signing for the right price.
11/07/2012 11:42:00
Yes I'd have him, I think he still has great potential. I also think Villa would be a good club for him. Obviously fee and wages make it a bit unrealistic, but if we could get him for around £15m and tell him to not be so "greedy" it would be a great deal. And a haircut would have to be part of the deal too.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
11/07/2012 11:45:00
On reflection £15 Mill is far too much but I suppose it would all be down to how successful he was? Anyway's, can't see it happening at the Villa.
Thomas Holte
11/07/2012 11:48:00
No! He is over rated and trouble, at any price. Even if you only paid 15 million, as been suggested,you could a couple of decent players for that..
11/07/2012 11:49:00
Yes. good player, not selfish like most strikers. Good defender too. Unpredicatbly and strong. And does have a lot of talent. Just not sure the drinking culture at our club will suit him!
11/07/2012 11:53:00
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