What the Torygraph thinks, not that anyone gives a damn.
: Picking up Liverpool’s leftovers. Stewart Downing and Andy Carroll may be the punchline to unfunny football Twitter accounts everywhere, but both can be revitalised by playing together at Upton Park. Carroll did well on loan under Sam Allardyce, which made his signing academic. His head meeting the crosses of Downing could be worth far more than the £21.5m paid for them. I’m sure we’ve heard that before…
: Despite the permanent signing of Carroll, the England man is currently injured. Allardyce responded to this by asking – nay, begging – for another striker. After a summer of courting Italian Fabio Quagliarella, realisation set in that it was unlikely to happen. They have now brought back Carlton Cole just two months after he left the club.
: Big Sam needs a striker. Where on earth was Kevin Davies? (Answer: Preston).
: 6/10. The signing of Liverpool duo Carroll and Downing might work, but it won’t be something to have them blowing bubbles too vigorously at Upton Park. Razvan Rat and Adrian will make good squad players, but it was very much a summer of missed opportunity as other mid-table sides scoured Europe for the best bargains.
: Andy Carroll (Liverpool, £15.5m), Stewart Downing (Liverpool, £6m), Danny Whitehead (Stockport, Undisclosed), Adrián (Real Betis, Free), Razvan Rat (Shakhtar Donetsk, Free).
: Robert Hall (Bolton, Compensation), Cheye Alexander (Port Vale, Free), Jake Larkins (Leyton Orient, Free), Gary O’Neil (QPR, Free), Josh Siafa (Millwall, Free), Jami Rafati (Genoa, Free).
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