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Roy Carroll

Squad Number: 1
Position: Goalkeeper
Born: 30th Sep 1977 ( Enniskillen)
Signed: 15th Jun 2005 (£0)
Contract: Details unknown
Previous Club: Manchester United

With Jimmy Walker set to miss at least six months through the injury sustained in the 2005 play-off final, Alan Pardew moved quickly to secure the services of Norn Iron keeper Carroll, who had been allowed to leave Old Trafford after refusing to sign a new two-year-deal.

Although not a free transfer as such (Carroll received a signing-on fee reported to be in the region of £1m when joining the Hammers) it is hard to argue that he hasn't been good value for every single penny of that.

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

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2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

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2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

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2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

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2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

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2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

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2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

0-1 v Aston Villa (a) 3rd February 2007
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Liverpool (h) 30th January 2007
by Nick Bull

Not at fault for the goals, which is always good. Still, he looked edgy. His poor delivery returned spectacularly, looks weak when crosses come in.

1-2 v Liverpool (h) 30th January 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Dropped the ball, sliced his kicks - the pressure on him is telling.

0-1 v Watford (h) 27th January 2007
by East Stand Martin

The difference between the sides. In any other career (other than that of Home Office Civil Servant possibly) a mistake that bad would see the perpetrator demoted. I hope the boss is as quick to replace Carroll with Green as he was to make the corresponding decision after Reading.

0-1 v Watford (h) 27th January 2007
by Gordon Thrower

The difference between the sides. In any other career (other than that of Home Office Civil Servant possibly) a mistake that bad would see the perpetrator demoted. I hope the boss is as quick to replace Carroll with Green as he was to make the corresponding decision after Reading.

2-2 v Newcastle United (a) 20th January 2007
by Nick Bull

Best game since he returned to goal earlier on this month. Some impressive saves; his kicking appears to be improving too.

2-2 v Newcastle United (a) 20th January 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Made some vital saves, none more important that the last minute effort from Martins' shot.

3-3 v Fulham (h) 13th January 2007
by Nick Bull

I feel more comfortable when Green is in goal. Sure, Carroll played OK, Rob is just a better keeper.

3-3 v Fulham (h) 13th January 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

I'm not sure why he plays ahead of Green- I'd assumed last week was just a run out, and I remain unconvinced about Carroll, although anyone would given what was playing in front of him. But his distribution is poor, he doesn't really command the area and even his shot stopping is fairly average.

3-3 v Fulham (h) 13th January 2007
by East Stand Martin

I'm not sure why he plays ahead of Green- I'd assumed last week was just a run out, and I remain unconvinced about Carroll, although anyone would given what was playing in front of him. But his distribution is poor, he doesn't really command the area and even his shot stopping is fairly average.

3-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 6th January 2007
by Nick Bull

Had very little to do, although keeping his first clean sheet of the season can only help him.

3-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 6th January 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Unemployed for long periods. Not found wanting when required.

0-2 v Portsmouth (a) 15th October 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Barely tested but found wanting, especially for the first goal where he ought to have made an effort rather than protest at Poll.

0-2 v Portsmouth (a) 15th October 2006
by Nick Bull

Possibly the last of the Ulsterman for the time being – a possible victim of the team’s faultering form, which is hardly down to him.

0-1 v Reading (h) 1st October 2006
by Nick Bull

Could do little about the goal, an otherwise quiet afternoon for the Irishman. Harsh booking, his efforts to stop playacting should be commended.

0-1 v Reading (h) 1st October 2006
by East Stand Martin

A quiet game for the big keeper who had little chance with the goal. Handled well despite the adverse consitions.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd September 2006
by Nick Bull

His fury (therefore determination) was clear to see. Shame his kicking is still up and down.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd September 2006
by East Stand Martin

He again made some good saves and was well beaten by Samaras. He was slow leaving his line for the second however, and his wayward kicking is infuriating.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd September 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

He again made some good saves and was well beaten by Samaras. He was slow leaving his line for the second however, and his wayward kicking is infuriating.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Found wanting for the goal and failed to dominate the six-yard box.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by Nick Bull

Distribution was awful yesterday – continuously kicking upfield with little consideration.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by East Stand Martin

Made a couple of important saves in the first half but there are question marks over his cover of the far post for the first goal. There was little he could do about the second though.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

No chance with the goals, and it seems harsh to stay it, but he just does not fill me with confidence. He hasn’t really made any mistakes- it must be his inability to leave his line that worries me, although he does make some good saves.

0-1 v Palermo (h) 14th September 2006
by East Stand Martin

Uncertain handling on a night on which he was largely untested.

0-1 v Palermo (h) 14th September 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Uncertain handling on a night on which he was largely untested.

0-1 v Palermo (h) 14th September 2006
by Nick Bull

A quiet night in the goal; one notable save prevented Palermo taking a two goal lead back to Sicily.

1-1 v Aston Villa (h) 10th September 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Looked a wee bit uncertain early on but made a number of fine saves to keep us in it.

1-1 v Aston Villa (h) 10th September 2006
by Nick Bull

His start was surprising, considering pre-match news. Made some good saves during a busy game for the Irish goalkeeper.

1-2 v Liverpool (a) 26th August 2006
by Nick Bull

Impressive. Made some good saves, but was left slightly helpless when the team switched off for a few moments.

1-2 v Liverpool (a) 26th August 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Good solid performance – came out a little too quick for Crouch’s goal though and made it easier for the striker.

1-1 v Watford (a) 22nd August 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Looked comfortable enough. The goal was unstoppable and Anton owes him a pint.

1-1 v Watford (a) 22nd August 2006
by East Stand Martin

A commanding performance - as it needed to be due to the sheer number of high balls Watford pumped into his six-yard area. Made one fantastic stop to avert Anton Ferdinand's backwards slice; had little chance with the goal.

1-1 v Watford (a) 22nd August 2006
by Graeme Howlett

A commanding performance - as it needed to be due to the sheer number of high balls Watford pumped into his six-yard area. Made one fantastic stop to avert Anton Ferdinand's backwards slice; had little chance with the goal.

3-1 v Charlton Athletic (h) 19th August 2006
by Nick Bull

Quiet afternoon, but not without a couple of injury concerns towards the end of the first half.

3-1 v Charlton Athletic (h) 19th August 2006
by Gordon Thrower

A good save from the freak 45-yard effort but was not really tested by a Charlton side who barely mustered any attacks worthy of the name.

3-1 v Charlton Athletic (h) 19th August 2006
by East Stand Martin

A fair start for Carroll who was rarely challenged due to West Ham's domination. Guessed correctly for Bent's penalty but didn't stand a chance.

1-1 v Olympiakos (h) 12th August 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Made some good saves on his first game back although his kicking was reminiscent of the recently-departed Stephen Bywater's at times.

 

2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

2-1 v Fulham (h) 23rd January 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Some excellent saves when we needed them most.

2-1 v Aston Villa (a) 14th January 2006
by Gordon Thrower

A couple of good saves but not really under much pressure for much of the game – though he was caught a bit flat-footed for their goal.

2-1 v Aston Villa (a) 14th January 2006
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

1-3 v Chelsea (h) 2nd January 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

0-2 v Charlton Athletic (a) 31st December 2005
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

0-2 v Wigan Athletic (h) 31st December 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Portsmouth (a) 26th December 2005
by Richard Osborne

Solid and dependable. A few awry kicks but understandable given the bobbly pitch.

2-4 v Newcastle United (h) 17th December 2005
by Gordon Thrower

One fine save but strangely, given that we let in 4, unemployed for most of the game.

2-1 v Everton (a) 14th December 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

2-3 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 10th December 2005
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Birmingham City (a) 5th December 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Manchester United (h) 27th November 2005
by East Stand Martin

A fine performance against his former employers sullied only by the attempt to claim the Rooney corner which led to the second goal.

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 16th October 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Dealt with most of what City were able to chuck his way and was in no way at fault for either goal.

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 16th October 2005
by East Stand Martin

Despite the dodgy digit Carroll made several important saves to keep the Hammers within touching distance. There was little he could have done about either of the goals.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 1st October 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Had a long go at his defenders in a Schmeichel-esque rant. Despite the territorial domination by our opponents he wasn’t really tested and dealt comfortably with the few shots that were thrown at him.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 1st October 2005
by Greg Mansell

If anything, for his Schmeichel like rants at his below par team mates. Produced one or two smart blocks and can not be apportioned any blame for the goal.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 1st October 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Had a good game - and he needed to. Good stops from close range in both half's kept us in the game, whilst he was alert enough to keep out the corner-come-shot that almost crept in under the crossbar in the second period.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by East Stand Martin

A surprisingly quiet afternoon for the Ulsterman who coped with what little Arsenal threw at him admirably.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by Greg Mansell

Extremely reliable. Did everything asked of him with confidence and text-book authority. Could yet turn out to be Pardew’s most astute signing of the summer.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by Gordon Thrower

One decent save in the first half but in truth he was barely tested.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by Graeme Howlett

A surprisingly quiet afternoon for the Ulsterman who coped with what little Arsenal threw at him admirably.

2-1 v Fulham (a) 17th September 2005
by Gordon Thrower

A fine game. Some important saves – especially early on.

2-1 v Fulham (a) 17th September 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Made two great saves that kept the score level in the opening 45. Could do nothing about the goal.

4-0 v Aston Villa (h) 12th September 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Had a couple of shaky moments – Milner’s cross against the post for one – and he didn’t look comfortable for a good few minutes after receiving treatment for injury. However he made up for the shaky moments with a couple of excellent stops.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 27th August 2005
by East Stand Martin

The tip onto the bar from Campo’s rocket was superb. Needs to get a better understanding with Gabbidon though.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 27th August 2005
by Gordon Thrower

The tip onto the bar from Campo’s rocket was superb. Needs to get a better understanding with Gabbidon though.

0-0 v Newcastle United (a) 20th August 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Some good saves kept out the home side on the rare occasions they threatened to score.

0-0 v Newcastle United (a) 20th August 2005
by East Stand Martin

Made some important saves and generally inspired confidence in all around him. Looking more at ease since leaving Old Trafford.

3-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 13th August 2005
by David P Lewis

Not really tested other than by the occasional back pass from Dailly that went a little short for comfort. I think 88 minutes had passed when he had to make his first save.

3-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 13th August 2005
by East Stand Martin

Not really tested other than by the occasional back pass from Dailly that went a little short for comfort. I think 88 minutes had passed when he had to make his first save.

3-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 13th August 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Not really tested other than by the occasional back pass from Dailly that went a little short for comfort. I think 88 minutes had passed when he had to make his first save.

 

2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

Roy Carroll has no entries for this season.