Writer: Johnny Baguette VMC Newsdesk
Date:Sunday January 29 2012
Andy Carroll, you may as well pack your bags and go home. Manchester City have turned down cup heady Liverpool's straight swap Caroll offer for on strike Carlos Tévez...
...as ultimate votes of no confidence in top level football go, this has to be one of the more severe. Tévez, carrying more baggage than an A380 with a litany of disruption left behind him at every club he's signed for, advised by stance-shifting double-talking weirdos has all of a sudden became an Anfield target. And Carroll, taking the field each week with increasing desperation weighed down by a ludicrous £35 million price tag was supposed to be the bait.
Right now, hand on heart, this Blue would take it, despite City Football Administration Officer Brian Marwood's immediate rebuttal.
Carroll may well have only 6 goals to his name in a Liverpool shirt but City have sustained pole position this season with only three young strikers, so a fourth wouldn't go amiss as suspensions and injuries kick in for a crucial final run in.
Liverpool aren't short of a few boo-ers these days and from what we've seen and heard, Carroll, who's come in for plenty of stick might like a shandy or two, but he seems a damn sight more honest than shreiking turf plummeter Luis Suarez or the sheer deviousness that is Carlos Tévez and his executive circus.
27 year old Tévez, despite his open dislike of England and despite goading City fans with his golf photos whilst on strike, needs football games. If he can't get out of Manchester this month or somehow grovels his way back into a City shirt is facing footballing purgatory with potentially close to a year spent on a hypothetical bench.
Meanwhile, Roberto Mancini, a star stiker in his won right and adept at getting the best out of his forwards might yet be having a word with Marwood in the coming 24 hours over a player he publically rated following a game against Newcastle. Mancio regularly fields his six England internationals and might yet ask Marwood to reconsider and bring in a seventh.
YOU are the dapper City gaffer. Would you accept Carroll for Tévez?
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