West Ham may have suffered a painful 3-1 defeat at Stoke today, but Andy Carroll still gave England manager Roy Hodgson food for thought over World Cup selection.
So, why should Roy consider taking the Hammers’ forward to Brazil?

His aerial presence

His goal today at the Britannia Stadium again showed how his 6’4 stature is a threat to defenders and gives him the capacity for goals like this.


He’s a popular character

his presence can raise the spirit of the team when things get tough – which knowing a typical World Cup campaign for England they probably will.

He’ll be fresher than other players

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has made the point that with Carroll having played less matches than other candidates, he could have the advantage of being less fatigued than other players.


  • Mark
    2 years ago

    Lambert gives the same threat with the ability to pass and control the ball properly. Twitter quotes from a uni student & 16 yr old?