35 million was always too big a price tag, which brought high expectations and presumptions on the head of a very young man. The price tag meant he had to be brilliant from the off and sometimes when so young and adapting to a new team formation, a player needs the time to settle first. Frustration builds, confidence is lowered and everybody talks. The price tag of course was due imo to the last minute buy, the desperation of having a striking partner for Suarez and also because of how much Torres went for. I will always maintain the theory though that Torres paid for both Suarez and Carroll. Just a shame that in every match coverage, in every match report, Carroll's price tag is brought up and the statisics come out. Hopefully Carroll will one day prove all of the critics wrong on a regular match basis.