West Ham have been in dipping form as of late, and many suspect it’s due to the absence of loanee Andy Carroll.
Hammer’s captain, Kevin Nolan formed a bond with target man Carroll when the two played at Newcastle United. Thus, the two perform exceptionally together. Carroll, was in good form for West Ham, despite scoring only one goal prior to his injury. Carroll, whom is expected to make his comeback against Swansea, has been the subject of much abuse from opposing fans after his £35 million move to Liverpool turned to be a mistake as he didn’t really suit in the Liverpool style.
At West Ham, however, the striker has been integral in manager Sam Allardyce’s plans as the Englishman is a top target man, and a dominant force in the air. Carroll has been great for West Ham, defending when needed and assisting other players in order for the team to gain success even though he hasn’t been in great goal scoring form.
Fellow Blowing Bubbles writer Lucy Woolford (@lucy_whufc) has stated ” Even if Carroll doesn’t score many goals for us he’s a great asset. Physically strong and a great team player.”
Carlton Cole has reportedly been told he can leave the club, as the January transfer window welcomes two loanee strikers in Marouane Chamakh and Wellington Paulista. Many would welcome the permanent signing of Andy Carroll, however, not the hefty wage and large sum of money that would be needed to purchase him. Because of this reason, many would oppose the signing of the England striker even though the only strikers that are actually West Ham players are limited. The debate over Carroll continues, but the dominance and power of his game is instrumental in the Hammer’s chances of success in the league this season, and that cannot be denied.