WHO Poll
Q: 2019/20 With seven games to go will West Ham stay up
a. Our demise was sealed when the idiots on the Board appointed Moyes, we're down
25%
  
b. Despite the efforts of Moyes and the players, we will stay up by the smallest of margins
50%
  
c. I'm beyond caring & couldn't give two hoots either way
25%
  



stewey 10:19 Sat Dec 21
Big andy
Article in the mail ,he doesn’t like her ladyship much does he.

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The old c wing 10:59 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
There are some majorly distorted fuckwits on here.

The bloke cost us £50m quid over his time here, and did fuck all. Every top level striker is unplayable every so often, but jesus. How many games did he show this in 7 years? 1?

The guy may not have wanted to be injured, that much I agree, but his complete lack of professionalism was not only underlined by his pissed up antics but also by comments from managers. EVEN BFS who brought him to our club.

Stop excusing this cunt of a man.

Far Cough 1:20 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
Maybe not unplayable overall but in one game where he scored a hattrick against the Gooners, he was unplayable for that day

Sven Roeder 1:16 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
If you push your defensive line up 20 yards he is obviously never going to run away from you.
From set pieces and goal kicks put someone in front of him and he will probably foul them or maybe even elbow them in the head and get VAR-ed off.
Worth letting him take the ball down on the halfway line as he will most likely hang onto it and give it away

goose 12:47 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
He’s not and has never been unplayable.

Quite the opposite in fact, you know exactly what you’re gonna get and how to stop it.

Sven Roeder 12:38 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
Old fashioned striker in an era where defenders were less ready for big lumps
Ashton was obviously a far far superior player.
Of Carroll’s style he was a poor mans David Cross. Another far better all round striker.
His 7 years blighted the entire club as we weren’t able to cope with having a £90k a week striker unable to play two thirds of the time.
Contributed next to nothing and prevented us spending that money on a striker who would play and contribute.
A disaster

aldgate 12:16 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
Unplayable occasionally. Unable to play most of the time

aldgate 12:16 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
Unplayable occasionally. Unable to play most of the time

Takashi Miike 12:11 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
he was a basic striker, I don't doubt that he tried when he could still run but he would get nowhere near a top ten strikers of the club with or without the injuries

threesixty 12:05 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
People keep forgetting he was too slow to be a consistent focal point for any premiership team. Thats my biggest problem with him. Not even the injuries.

In fact, his injuries allowed us to become a better passing team. When he came back we regressed. Our football was worse but he could score goals so we put up with it.

And the funny thing about him is that he is actually pretty good on the ball! Very skilful, great left foot etc..

I dont think a player like him would make it in modern football now. His lack of pace would see him not get picked up by teams as a youth player.

It's not to say he is not a useful player to have. Much in the way Origi or Giroud are good players to have on the bench. But they cant be the main player, the one you rely on and expect to be there every week. Caroll for many reasons isn't that at all.

And finally for a club of our level, given the money we paid him he was a totally inappropriate luxury.
For all the good times he had given us, on balance he was on of our worst ever signings.

GreenStreetPlayer 11:56 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
The feeling Bambi or the Durham Bumper left me with was someone who did try, and too hard at the wrong times causing him some injuries. Chased balls he shouldn't of.
But that was his game, putting himself about, making their players aware they could get clumped at any time. The lack of pace was woeful however, was someone else as slow as Noble.
He scored some important goals for us and yes there was a season or two when he did make an impact and have a run of games that kept us up.
Not too sorry to see him go with the poor ratio of wearing the shirt, but certainly not our worst player. You could not say he did not try, its just because he was such a carthorse and could not close their defence down was no where near good enough in today's game.

HairyHammer 11:24 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
Andy had major injury problems shit legs for a heavy game that uses them all the time, if he did not have this problem he would have been a no 1 England striker in my opinion. When on form he was untouchable. Sadly he was injured so often and scared to give his all when he did play that we never really saw his full potential .
I would like to believe that he tried his best for West ham and I have no reasons not to, him having a drink does not make him evil I have no evidence he was getting pissed every weekend just some hear say which may or may not be true.

HairyHammer 11:24 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
Andy had major injury problems shit legs for a heavy game that uses them all the time, if he did not have this problem he would have been a no 1 England striker in my opinion. When on form he was untouchable. Sadly he was injured so often and scared to give his all when he did play that we never really saw his full potential .
I would like to believe that he tried his best for West ham and I have no reasons not to, him having a drink does not make him evil I have no evidence he was getting pissed every weekend just some hear say which may or may not be true.

Russ of the BML 11:07 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
Texas Iron 6:04 Tue Dec 24

Oh turn it in you fucking melt.

I didn't compare them. I said that, like Dean Ashton, he could've gone on to become one of the clubs best strikers.

Now go and drink yourself into an egg-nog enduced oblivion.

Alex Bunbury 10:21 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
Sven- I don’t understand why not seeing him come off injured was frustrating for you- why would that matter? Perhaps he was trying to play through injuries?

Texas Iron 6:04 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
Russ...
How dare you compare Ashton and Carroll...
Carroll...absolutely his own worst enemy...unprofessional lifestyle...stole a living...for 7 years...
Sullivan pissed away 50million on him...

Manuel 4:02 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
Despite it being very easy and tempting to slate the bloke I'd probably go with Russell's analysis. It's true no player wants to be injured, as they are stuck in the boring gym all day or sat at home when their team mates are having a right laugh training, chatting, giggling all day and cuddling each other, etc. It's also true that he gave 100% whenever he did play. Just a shame all round how it worked out as he could have been a hero for us, I have n doubt about that.

normannomates 3:42 Tue Dec 24
Re: Big andy
Both are piss taking individuals.
Takes one to know one.. And all that

cartis 3:15 Mon Dec 23
Re: Big andy
Fuck him,
Just add him to the ever growing list of expensive , incredibly poor signings, that have offered little or no value for money .
Recruitment needs to be addressed as a matter of priority but with the two old wankers in charge I doubt there will be any change soon.
The usual scattergun approach with no long term planning will no doubt be the order of the day.

Sven Roeder 1:21 Mon Dec 23
Re: Big andy
Alcohol delays your recovery from injury.
Many clubs have a rule that you don’t drink while out injured.
The frustration for me is that for all Carroll’s injury absences I can’t recall him ever leaving the pitch injured in a match.
Totally unprofessional and a complete piss taker.

Russ of the BML 1:15 Mon Dec 23
Re: Big andy
The old c wing 1:10 Mon Dec 23

I don't think he took the piss.

I mean, I doubt for one second he wanted to be injured and not playing. I appreciate he popped up a few times out on the town whilst injured but, again, I don't see that as taking the piss.

I head many opinions and views which basically intimated that as he was injured he had no right to be out on the town like other players and should have been at home doing star jumps and press ups. Which, quite frankly, is ridiculous. He was definitely naïve at times and there were occasions when he should've kept a lower profile. But not sure it was taking the piss. He always gave everything he could when he played for us.

Had he not been a broken doll then I am confident he would've gone on to become a huge player for West Ham and could even have become a name that is mentioned when we talk about our best strikers. And people may scoff at that but I believe its true. He had the potential; just not the physical reliance of his body. Very much like Dean Ashton could've been one of our best strikers.

I think towards the end obviously AC and West Ham accepted the inevitable and it then became a case of waiting to be shipped out. Some may see that as taking the piss but others, like myself, just see that as him being under contract.

southbankbornnbred 12:17 Mon Dec 23
Re: Big andy
As a white, now middle-class, man who works in the media and lives in a plush part of London, I have to say I have never suffered from racism in this country.

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