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Ferguson and Carroll turn back time but is old-fashioned a new winner?

Everton’s stand-in manager and Newcastle striker triumphed this past week with traditional values but science is also neededWhat a week old-fashioned centre-forwards have just had. First we saw Duncan Ferguson revive Everton’s fortunes from the touchli…

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Steve Bruce is proving everyone wrong, says Newcastle’s Andy Carroll

• ‘At the beginning he wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea’• Newcastle have taken seven points from three gamesAndy Carroll has admitted Steve Bruce is proving his sceptics wrong after a week that has seen Newcastle pick up seven points in three games to lift…

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Andy Carroll injury gives Dwight Gayle chance to make mark at Newcastle

• Gayle putting pressure on £40m signing Joelinton• ‘If you’re a goalscorer, you’re a goalscorer,’ says Steve BruceAndy Carroll’s latest injury has opened the door to Newcastle’s first team for Dwight Gayle, leaving the previously forgotten striker pos…

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Steve Bruce excited before Newcastle debut but not expecting honeymoon

• New manager hopes to build respect from fans over time• ‘Andy Carroll’s maturity can help our younger players’Steve Bruce is experiencing a range of emotions ahead of fulfilling a long-standing dream by presiding over his first Premier League match a…

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Steve Bruce relishes having ‘local hero’ Andy Carroll back at Newcastle

• Free-transfer striker returns to Newcastle after eight years away• Andy Carroll: ‘My friends and family are here. It’s home’Eight years after departing Newcastle in a January deadline-day transfer Andy Carroll has returned in another 11th-hour move t…

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What next for Andy Carroll, the striker who never quite hit his heights? | Barney Ronay

The very English centre-forward is surplus to requirements at West Ham but another club could surely harness his talentsWhen the time comes for a big screen Andy Carroll biopic it may be a good idea to start with a chase scene. Perhaps even that trauma…

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David Moyes considering dropping Andy Carroll after row in training

• Striker angered by lack of action against Manchester City• West Ham manager may make stance ahead of visit to LeicesterAndy Carroll could be dropped for West Ham United’s crucial match against Leicester City on Saturday after a row with David Moyes i…

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West Ham lose Andy Carroll for three months after striker’s foot surgery

• Manuel Lanzini also could be out for weeks with hamstring injury• David Moyes to reassess transfer targets, including Jonjo ShelveyWest Ham United will be without Andy Carroll for three months after the striker underwent surgery on a foot injury. The…

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Crosses are falling in the Premier League: why the focus on target men? | Sean Ingle

While the stats show that West Ham and Stoke score more goals when Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch play, there is little to suggest that Chelsea using them as a Plan B would have workedHow times change. At the dawn of the Premier League the news that Che…

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Chelsea’s hunt for a medieval big man adds intrigue to football’s space race | Barney Ronay

Seeing Andy Carroll or Peter Crouch at Chelsea is too good to hope for as it could confirm suspicions about the basic numbers of effectiveness and opportunity in elite teamsIt is nearly 40 years since a famous photo emerged that left the nascent Indian…

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Hammer blow as Andy Carroll’s Chelsea move scuppered by ankle injury

• West Ham man set for extended absence• Striker was due for talks over £20m switchAndy Carroll’s £20m move to Chelsea is off after an ankle injury has forced the striker on to the sidelines for an extended period.Carroll has been linked with a move to…

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Chelsea open talks with West Ham over signing Andy Carroll on permanent deal

• Chelsea told they will not be able to get Carroll on six-month loan• West Ham want around £20m for striker they bought for £15mChelsea have indicated they would be willing to sign Andy Carroll on a permanent basis and have opened discussions with Wes…

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Chelsea interested in signing Andy Carroll from West Ham this month

• Striker, 29, would give Chelsea a different option up front• Loan deal possible for injury-plagued former England strikerChelsea’s eagerness to freshen up their forward ranks could prompt a renewed attempt to secure Andy Carroll from West Ham United …

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West Ham’s Andy Carroll leaves his mark on Watford but barely troubles the match | Simon Burnton

Back after a six-week absence, Andy Carroll contributed little to the game other than fouls and was told he was not fit to wear West Ham’s shirt by fansWith seven seconds on the clock Andy Carroll rose to challenge Marvin Zeegelaar for a high ball and …

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Man convicted for trying to steal footballer Andy Carroll’s £22,000 watch

Jack O’Brien was on motorbike when he pulled alongside West Ham striker’s Jeep in north-east London and demanded watch

A serial thief has been convicted of attempting to steal Premier League striker Andy Carroll’s £22,000 wristwatch in a drive-by robbery.

Jack O’Brien, 22, was on a motorbike when he swooped on the England player’s Jeep Wrangler near Hainault, north-east London, as Carroll was driving home from West Ham’s training ground last year.

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Slaven Bilic focuses on Tottenham and not his job prospects with West Ham

• Manager plays down talk he has two games to save his job
• Andy Carroll has trained this week and will have a fitness test

Slaven Bilic said he is calm and concentrating only on Friday’s game against Tottenham Hotspur after it emerged his future as West Ham’s manager depends on performances against Spurs and Liverpool in the final two home matches of the season.

“It is not the time to talk about that,” Bilic said. “It is not about individuals, it is about the club. I am calm and totally focused on the game. The only thing I am thinking about is the match against Spurs.”

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West Ham turned down Chinese offers for Andy Carroll, says Slaven Bilic, says Slaven Bilic

• Bilic says Chinese Super League clubs ‘fell in love with Andy’
• Optimistic striker will be fit to face Chelsea on Monday

Slaven Bilic has confirmed that West Ham United dismissed offers from the Chinese Super League for Andy Carroll, claiming manager and player “didn’t talk about it at all”.

Reports had linked Carroll, 28, with a move to the far east during their winter window, which closed this week. But Bilic said the club had no interest in selling one of its ‘best players’ and also denied the club had authorised an agent to broker a move. He went on to say that the striker is in contention for a return to the Hammers side in next Monday’s Premier League encounter with Chelsea.

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West Ham turned down Chinese offers for Andy Carroll, says Slaven Bilic, says Slaven Bilic

• Bilic says Chinese Super League clubs ‘fell in love with Andy’
• Optimistic striker will be fit to face Chelsea on Monday

Slaven Bilic has confirmed that West Ham United dismissed offers from the Chinese Super League for Andy Carroll, claiming manager and player “didn’t talk about it at all”.

Reports had linked Carroll, 28, with a move to the far east during their winter window, which closed this week. But Bilic said the club had no interest in selling one of its ‘best players’ and also denied the club had authorised an agent to broker a move. He went on to say that the striker is in contention for a return to the Hammers side in next Monday’s Premier League encounter with Chelsea.

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Barnstorming Andy Carroll finds the form to end his England exile | Barney Ronay

Four years after he last played for his country, the West Ham forward’s swashbuckling presence makes him an irresistible choice for Gareth Southgate

There was a genuine tremor of excitement this week at the news Gareth Southgate is planning to go to the London Stadium on Saturday to take a first-hand look at the irresistible, intoxicating Andy Carroll. England have a double-header against Germany and Slovakia coming up in March. Carroll last played for England four years ago. He is – cautiously, baby‑steps – in a rich goalscoring seam. And for all the injuries, the lost years, the sense of talent unexpressed, he remains a strangely compelling and persuasive presence.

On Thursday Slaven Bilic slipped his own neutral gear briefly, lowering his head to the press conference desk, inhaling a great, gasping, sinus-splitting gulp of uncut flying head-thump power and announced that Carroll would on current form improve not just England but also Spain, Croatia, and any team in the world.

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West Ham can afford to sell Dimitri Payet but they must keep Andy Carroll fit

West Ham win more matches, score more goals and are a stronger defensive unit when Andy Carroll is in the team

By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network

When Slaven Bilic confirmed that Dimitri Payet had expressed his desire to leave West Ham, the club’s fans were understandably devastated. Despite a drop off in form and an increasingly questionable attitude, the France international was still their most creative threat by far in the first half of the season – in fact, he played more key passes per game (4.1) than any other footballer in Europe’s top leagues.

Payet had signed a lucrative contract extension midway through his sensational debut campaign in London and supporters had every right to think he would be at the club for some time but, as speculation about a big-money move in the summer persisted, Bilic’s announcement became almost inevitable. The manager looked deflated by Payet’s decision – saying he was “angry” and “let down” – and the timing could not have been worse, with the news coming after a 5-0 drubbing at home to Manchester City, West Ham’s third defeat in a row.

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