Date: 9th August 2011 at 11:00pm
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With all the movement and the hype in the current transfer market, there is an abundance of speculation. While this is all fine and dandy, the question that always lingers on is whether this influx of new players will bring a change.

But before we jump the gun and start asking “How will the midfield be sorted out” , “Is Aqualini leaving?” or “Why haven’t we sold Poulsen yet?”

I think we have to consider our future No. 9. Andy Caroll the man worth 32.5 million pounds. Till this moment there’s still a tense debate over him. But let’s consider the facts , as for monetary purposes he definitely fits the moneyball player system – He is only 21 , and he will definitely grow under the wing of Kenny. If figures in the current transfer are what we can base future movements then there is definitely a profit in it. And for a much colder way to view it , he is an ideal investment.

Yet one has to remember whilst he may have been the most expensive Liverpool signing to date, he has certainly performed , out of 9 games for our club he has bagged 2 goals – a decent tally considering the fact that he was suffering from a knee injury. And during the off season he has bagged 4 goals in our overseas campaign. Factor this to the fact that he has yet to play with our creative mistero Steven Gerrard and yet develop a solid bond with our future legend Luis Suarez, it seems we did get our monies worth.

On top of this let’s not forget the man who signed him -Kenny Dalglish , has a solid record of signing the best strikers the league such as John Aldridge and Alan Shearer.

True to the doubters that he has been injured a fair bit for a player so young and his knee is still giving him problems and it doesn’t help that he has a bit of disciplinary problem. But compare these minor flaws to the injuries of Ledley King and the hoodlum player some people call Mario Barotelli – I say it’s not that bleak a picture.

So when this season comes around there will be many eager parties in the camps for Andy and against him. I personally am on the fence for this one.

The only question I have of Andy is when will he finally cut off his ponytail?


23 responses to “When will Andy Carroll cut off his ponytail?”

  1. jwtwmgmj says:

    the question should be when is carroll going to learn to control a ball

  2. english bull says:

    who cares what his hair is like. What difference does that make? Cant you think of anything better to write about, like why are man u so shit.

  3. Simon Woods says:

    I like Carroll and really hope he turns into a Liverpool great.

    I agree that he needs to learn one vital attribute and that is how indeed to control a ball or even trap one without the ball running under his foot.

    Good head, good shot power and accuracy but ZERO close control 🙁

    I hope Suarez gives him some lessons …

  4. crpreport says:

    this is a terrible report andy carroll is 22 and he has scored 3 goals in pre season terrible research.

  5. philC says:

    One thing I like seeing about Carol that Torres never did is he track back to help the midfield in defence. Swerve-rez is the same, they both not shy about working their sox off on the pitch. All I ever saw of sucking Torres is he usually sit up front waiting for some to present him with free balls. With that in mind I’m hoping to see Carol & Swerve-rez become the most feared strike partner epl ever witness

  6. James says:

    If thats what we are worrying about things cant be that bad. Think back to this time last year. Bring on the new season, I just hope a riot doesnt delay it…

  7. Burt says:

    the boys 1st touch is worse than heskeys. Carroll is the rawest £35million I have ever seen. Aguero and Sneider are both critically acclaimed to be two of the best in the world and they will cost in the region of £35mill. We spent £35mill on potential. But as the cliche goes Kenny knows the prem and he knows what it takes to win it. The fact that we are unable to negotiate is hardly Kennys fault. Our negotiations must go like this

    Commoli: How much do you want?
    Selling club: 20million
    Commoli: 12m
    Selling club: 20million
    Commoli: 14m
    Selling club: 20million
    Commoli: 16m
    Selling club: 20million
    Commoli: 18m
    Selling club: 20million
    Commoli: Deal.

    Commoli went on to say after signing Downing “I am very pleased. It has been a long process and long negotiations, but we have reached an agreement with Aston Villa and the player has signed for us.”

  8. sai says:

    carrol could be hit… its just that his position is strenghtened by giving width to the team by bringing downing and as well as henderson who could play right wing..
    i trust carrol will score more than 20 goals this season especially partnering along with suarez..
    anyway football is a team game!!!

  9. Nihar says:

    35M for Carroll…. is more than justified… as Fernando was leaving… no champions lig. football next year.. we were getting 50M for Nando… We were about to become selling club… 35M splashed.. was a clear statement to the world about our future plans… 35M on Carroll 20M on downing… ppl say 35M cud hv been well spent on proven players like Sneijder, aguero… but guys we need to have ch.lig football to interest such talents… Kenny is doing the right thing…currents buys r more than capable of securing us of ch.lig football next year….in KK we trust… YNWA…..

  10. Nihar says:

    I loved the question though… about carrolls pony tail…as compared to last yrs serious questions… who will play as striker if Torres s injured… NGOG?

  11. Inspector says:

    When will you grow some hair? Get a life!

  12. Damo says:

    When will Andy Carroll cut off his ponytail?
    Whenever he wants to I’d imagine. But as he’s gone to the trouble of growing it that length in the first place, in Newcastle to boot, I wouldn’t imagine it’d be any time sooner because of any idiotic questions from someone who thinks Steven Gerrard is ‘our creative mistero’. Suarez is currently our creative maestro, as anyone can see.

  13. Simon Woods says:

    It was critical that the beard went and it did – he looked like a converted Muslim. I thought he was gna bomb anfield !?

    • Burt says:

      Simon, what you need is an eduction, and then, and only then should you be allowed share your opinions. Good luck.

      • Bill Shankly says:

        Burt thinks the human right to express ones self should be selective , he thinks those selected for the gas chamber should remain silent .
        Fuck off & Die Burt , ya fuckin Prick .

        • Burt says:

          Oh its the scary internet ninja. Oh im shaking in my internet boots. You sound very easily upset Shanks, its almost as though this website is your life. Hmmmmmm

          • Bill Shankly says:

            Tellin a wannabe tyrant to fuck off & die doesnt make me a ninja , it makes me fuckin cool , so fuck off & die you faggot Nazi Cunt Burt .

          • Burt says:

            interesting choice of insults there mr ninja. Faggott, Nazi and Cunt. Hmmmmm
            So you hate gays and female private parts and I’m the fascist nazi? You can’t take the morale high ground and then insult the very same people that you represent. I don’t believe it is to be done.

            book (bk)
            1. A set of written, printed, or blank pages fastened along one side and encased between protective covers.
            a. A printed or written literary work.
            b. A main division of a larger printed or written work:

            you might want to try and read one. Hey…you don’t have to thank me 😉

          • Bill Shankly says:

            I glad you realize I dont have to thank you for your senseless post because its just about the last thing on earth I’d consider doing .
            Its pathetic you havent apologized for embarrassing the club with your Nazi sentiments & its also pathetic that you think the generic one size fits all insult termed “Cunt” is a medical term for a vagina .
            Perhaps you should practice what you preach & actually read the odd book instead of burning them & attempting to quell the right of expression you Nazi Faggot Cunt !

          • Burt says:

            You haven’t actually made a point there have you? you’ve just waffled. That was a blah, blah blah post if I ever saw one. It was quite long as well, I was hoping for better.

            I’m baffled anyway. I was always taught both at College and Unverstity that speaking out of ignorance was exactly what created a Nazi mentality. People fear what they do not know. Only with education will people learn how the world operates and the political agenda which has made people such as yourself fear that which they do not know. Not so long ago the clamor was for the evil of communism in the hope of taking down the super power of the time Russia. Now the clamor is for Islam and highlights our Nations desperation to keep democracy on the throne and not allow it to fall the way EVERY other super power such as the Roman, British and Ottoman Empire has fallen in the past.

            America Slaughtered Million upon Millions of Native Indians upon their “discovery” of America as did the Israelis on their “recapture” of Palestine. But I am sure you are also disgusted at these lives which were lost as you are surely a fair minded individual.

            This forum however is not the platform for such debate. Political awareness I believe is a must and I sincerely hope this becomes apparent to you. If not then so be it.

            That said I look forward to destroying you in football related issues in the future.

          • Bill Shankly says:

            So what yer saying in yer self agrandising smug loada shi post is you are justified in dragging the clubs good name through the sewer of humanity by attacking a fellow fans entitlement to air an opinion & that son I will become a Faggot Nazi Cunt like you because I can read you & you have learned a whole loada nothin at college & University ?
            Shove it up yer arse .
            The British monarchy has murdered millions of its own subjects for example The Highland Clearences & Twice halving the population of Ireland reducing it from 16 million to 4 million in less than 400 years ,
            Americans weren’t even Americans as we kno them now at the time any Injuns bit tha bullet . so fuck off & die you FAGGOT NAZI CUNT

  14. Bill Shankly says:

    Big Andy is going to hit over 15 league , thats League Goals for us this season him & Suarez will hit over 40 between em & he will hit over 20 in all competitions , so as far as I’m concerned he can grow his pony tail all tha way down beyond his ass if it helps make him feel confident about expressing himself on the pitch for us .
    Andy is without doubt probably the finest out & out Centre Forward in Europe since the excellent Christian Vieri & the fantastic Alan Shearer retired .
    Watch & see .