West Ham musings by Pete May, author of Hammers in the Heart, West Ham:Irons in the Soul and Flying So High:West Ham's Cup Finals.
Wednesday, July 11
West Ham want to take Carroll on loan according to today's Daily Mirror. That's Andy the Liverpool striker, not Carol from Ken's Cafe, though she too could do a job intimidating the opposition. Apparently Sam Allardyce reckons that Kevin Nolan's close relationship with Carroll might make the player favour Upton Park. You wonder what Mrs Nolan might make of that, since when Carroll was having problems at Newcastle and lodged with Nolan, Carroll's Range Rover was torched in Kevin's driveway and graffiti left on his garage. Always thought Carroll was a good player at Newcastle, and he scored a great header for the Geordies at Upton Park, but he needs a decent supply of crosses. Can't really see him moving to Upton Park though.