Yeah but of course a big team wouldn't come in for him because "fans" like you have turned him into a pantomime villain; I'm sure Joey would just love to play for one of those teams whose fans make sure they spit at him or throw coins at him when he takes a corner or a throw in. You're sort of right though, given his form this season I bet a lot of clubs would be willing to finally forgive Joey his past indiscretions but whether he'd forgive the fans for the abuse, or the managers for constantly trying to paint him as a villain when he goes in for a tackle is another matter. And yeah, Carroll. Let's talk about him. Carroll only left because his gambit in trying to force the club into giving him a new contract failed miserably and instead of being given a pile of cash he hadn't yet earned he was shipped off on Mike Ashleys helicopter for a whopping £35 Million from Liverpool who for all we know could have bought the next Michael Ricketts; sure he could turn out to be the next Alan Shearer but at the money I'm glad the club took the chance. It was great business and if you believe what Carroll had to say about the transfer to the local rag and fanzines he didn't want to go and claimed he was "made" to sign a transfer request. Not the sharpest knife that lad clearly. If that money buys a couple of new players and pays the wages for ones we want to keep then, fantastic. And since Nolan practically runs the club from the dressing room it'd be a surprise if he went either. He could have left when the club was relegated, same with Barton but they chose to stick around. However, if Liverpool did want him and he wanted to go then they'll have to pay the asking price; we're not averse to taking scouse cash. And yeah thanks for mentioning Nolan; I neglected to mention earlier how our "average" midfielder has so far this season outscored Man Utd's highest paid striker. Even if they were to sell, if they keep bringing in players of the quality of Tiote and Ben Arfa and Collocini I'd be quite happy.