Andy Carroll

Hi Guys,

Just wanted to talk briefly about our record signing Andy Carroll, obviously a great prospect for the future, but does he really fit into the way of football that Kenny is trying to play? I don’t think so. The formation? Judging on what we’ve seen already this season, I can’t see it being anything other than a 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1 or a 4-4-2 and the only system I can see him fitting into there would be the 4-4-2 partnering Suarez up top.

I also feel as soon as he comes on we try and hit far too many diagonal balls up to him and don’t play the way we can, and it slows our whole play down, I know his attributes and skills need to be played to, but if we constantly lump it up to him, it’s not only going to be boring to watch but we wont get the results we want. If we are going to play him, we need to play the nice football, then get it to Downing/Bellamy/Suarez/Gerrard to then whip those dangerous crosses in that the big man can be so lethal from.

I also heard today that the Russian club- Anzhi Makhachkala – who are paying Eto’o £344,000 per week, offered us £41million for him during the summer transfer window. I would have taken it. We paid triple what he should have been worth in January, and he is injury prone; a £6million profit would have been tidy after only 6 months for a player who only scored 2 goals.

However he needs time to grow as a player and individual at the club, and it will take time, and he has my full backing for this season;  I’m just wondering, will he be the right man long term?

Once again, Thanks for reading, leave your comments and I will get back to you.


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