Colin - are you actually serious about converting Carroll to a midfielder or are you taking the p!ss? I hope it's the latter because that boy is no Ray Kennedy fella!
If that happened I would show my #$%$ in Lewis's window!
Carroll is a striker and does not have the technical ability nor mobility to be a midfielder, and I would be worried about the mountain of cards he would accumulate. I can't believe I am trying to persuade you against the idea because that 35 mil we threw off the Pier Head for him would look an even greater waste of money if we moved him in the middle. If you will forgive me as well, I have not really heard of an advanced ball winning midfielder before. I haven't got a clue how that would work. Xabi is our man, or the lad from West Ham for the middle.
I don't have anything against Carroll, I just think he doesn't fit into our system. I know he has England on his mind, and getting 15 minutes a week at most as an impact player isn't going to get him many caps is it? Rather than have an unhappy player, I would rather sell him and buy somebody who fits the 'plan A' philosophy. That in my humble would be better for the team.