Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mike Ashley Laughing All The Way To The Bank

In August, if you had been told that the record transfer fee for an Englishman would be broken, what would you have thought? Wayne Rooney to Barcelona, possibly? Maybe Frank Lampard being reunited with Mourinho at Madrid? What about an inexperienced, long-haired, 21 year old, more known for his exploits in night clubs then on the football pitch joining a club that currently languishes in seventh, well outside the Champions League places. Yes, Andy Carroll, with only 70 odd minutes of international football to his name has become the world's most valuable Englishman. Brilliant in the air, yes. A promising talent, yes. A 35 million pound player, absolutely not. How Newcastle fans can have the cheek to complain about the sale of a currently injured center forward, for a fee which will doubtless supply Newcastle with funds to purchase a whole host of solid, Premier League quality players over the summer,  we'll never know. If Kenny Dalglish was willing to splash the cash on a new number 9 following the sale of Torres, surely he should have made a bid for the likes Aguero,Rossi,Cavani, Llorente or Forlan. Instead, Liverpool have signed a player with only half a season of Premier League football and one international cap to back up his hefty price tag. Would a player of the caliber of Carroll have been an acceptable player for Liverpool to sign six years ago? Absolutely not! This signing is the clearest indication yet that Liverpool are not the team they used to be.

So, can Carrol fire Liverpool back to the pinnacle of English football?

And if Carroll is worth 35 million quid, how many Carrolls do you need to buy yourself a Messi?

No comments:

Post a Comment