Would you take Andy Carroll on loan?

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Would you take him on loan?
New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has refused to quell speculation linking Andy Carroll with a loan move to AC Milan.

This will of course send media outlets into a frenzy linking Carroll with loan moves here, there and everywhere, including us, of that I have no doubt.

Carroll has struggled since joining Liverpool from Newcastle, but he did start to show a marked improvement in performance towards the tail end of last season and he showed glimpses of what he is capable of for England at EURO 2012. From an outside perspective, the difference between Newcastle’s Andy Carroll and Liverpool’s Andy Carroll is simply a question of supply – Liverpool, Steven Gerrard aside, seem unable to supply him with the balls that he likes to attack, and the problem is that I can’t see that improving once Brendan Rodgers implements his tippy-tappy style of play.

Rodgers was asked what he would do if AC Milan did actually make an approach for the former Newcastle number nine, and this is what he had to say:

“It’s something I would have to look at, I have to be honest. I’m not going to sit here and say I will never let anyone go on loan, then come in here in two weeks and a player’s gone, and you’re saying ‘you said you wouldn’t let them go.”

“There are many things to going on loan. Is it going to be beneficial for the club, that’s the most important thing? Sometimes a player going out on loan – in general, not just Andy – can benefit the club in the long term.”

“It gets them game experience, and they come back a better player, a more confident one. Certainly more so than if they’ve been sitting on the bench for the majority of the season.”

“Andy’s always going to be linked with clubs, whether he was here or not. I have spoken to him on his holidays, he knows exactly where he stands, but I have had no inquiries.”

I think you know where I’m going to go with this. Would you take Carroll back on a season long loan deal?

Personally I wouldn’t, except in one circumstance which I will explain later. The reason I wouldn’t take him back? It’s not because of anything that has gone on previously, it’s not the notion that he gave up his Geordie passport when moving to Liverpool, nor the fact that he gave up what he said was his dream for some extra cash.

The only issue I have with it is that it would be a loan deal, and to me we’ve moved on from acquiring loan players unless there is a chance of a permanent deal at the end of it, which will never happen with Andy Carroll. So the option would be to take him, let him try and find form, then send him back to Liverpool a better player. No thanks…

The only viable reason for us taking him back on loan would be if we failed to get a striker in over the summer. It would help us out and give us a short term fix to a problem that, hopefully, won’t exist anyway.

It’ll never happen, but I’d be interest to see what people think, which is why I’ve added a poll so get voting!

Would you take Andy Carroll back for a season on loan?

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170 thoughts on “Would you take Andy Carroll on loan?

  1. To all of those who say Carroll is a better player than Ba….. Just think back to the goal Ba struck against Man U… Carroll would not have even got a foot on that ball let alone have the audacity to try the shot 😉


  2. @Faussie

    You really are a wombat aren’t you? 😛
    Ba is a natural goalscorer. Carroll has a better all round game and can also score.
    I would love to see Carroll return and keep Ba & Cisse.
    Ba was pretty poor in the role he was playing when second fiddle to Cisse. If we had all 3 we could rotate them. That would get you in a spin Faussie. 😛
    4 cans of Fossies and strikers rotating! My god your cork rimmed stetson would be spinning.

    Not a day goes by that you don’t make a fool of yourself. 😛


  3. Well if you believe Sky (I know) he’s off to the ‘Ammers!

    To be honest he’s made for Fat Sam’s hoofball brand of footy, and he’d get to team up with old Tugger again, so he might actually start to regain some of the form that led the bindippers to believe he was worth £35m!

    £35m!!! 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆


  4. Whey hay! It’s Chicken. 😛
    I love waiting for Chickens pearls of wisdom. He’s sitting in his garden shed amongst the tools and lawn mowers on his dial up laptop. 😛

    Watch him rant in a second ……….. 😛


  5. Morning all. Latest bullshit doing the rounds is Barca in for Cabaye and likely to bid £8m 😆 What a crock of crap ,If we sold Cabaye for £8m even though it would be £4m profit ,I would be fuming ,he’s worth way more than that and very important to us . Where the hell do these storys /figures come from , there’s some seriously sad people out there . 😉


  6. Uh oh. Aussie has thrown his boomerang and it’s comeback and lodged in his mouth. Woo hoo hoo hoo 😛


  7. @Kimtoon

    I could see Cabaye fitting into the Barca style of play. He loves his short passes and not getting anywhere fast. However if he had better players doing the same thing, ( which he doesn’t get at the toon ) he would look class. Could be summit in it. 😯


  8. Faussie is biting on his boomerang desperately trying not to bite! Wo hoooo hoo hoo 😆 😆 😆


  9. KimT…I mentioned the Cabaye/Barca thing a couple of days ago, it was in the Spanish press here. It just seemed to be a reporter mentioning about 5 names as possible replacements for Keita….now since Keita was about 8th choice and Barca only have 7 midfielders on the pitch at anyone time Cabaye would have to be happy on the bench 😉 😆


  10. Richie ,I think it’s a non starter at that price ,can’t see MA just being happy with £4m profit ,if it’s more then maybe ,but still can’t really see it .Cabaye seems happy here and if he goes we probs won’t see Debuchy . 🙄 😉


  11. @Kim
    Howay? Cabaye seems happy here? Barca or the Toon? Hmm.
    I will snub the best club in the world to play in the Europa league with a paper thin squad. 🙂 😯


  12. The longer Faussie tries not to bite the funnier it gets! Woo hoo hoo hooooo 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆


  13. Woo hoo, I spend an hour or so traveling for work and poor Troy gets into a flap 🙂 🙂 🙂 The lonely fisherman with the empty bucket must learn some patience 🙂 Talk about embarrassing…… I agree with TC, Carroll doesn’t have an all round game let alone it being better than Ba’s 🙂 🙂 what a plonker.. I’ve lost a little respect for you in regards to your knowledge of the game 🙂 🙂


  14. AMF-just think back to any of Ba’s goals this season including tap ins, I’m not sure Carroll could have scored any of them… :mrgreen:


  15. True Newkie… 🙂 🙂 all BS aside, all it boils down to is Liverpool paid a fortune for an average player. Its not his fault that they broke the bank to get him..


  16. I love Ba and Cisse but in my opinion they’re too similar. Getting a big strong and technical forward would perhaps give us more alternatives when attacking? (I’m not saying that Carrol is that man)


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