FM 2014 Player Profile – Thomas Carroll
written by Darren Smith
Role: advanced playmaker
Club: Tottenham (on loan with QPR)
Value: £3.5 million
Price tag: £10 million (in patch 14.3)
CA: 128 / PA: 157
Thomas Carroll profile in 2013 (after starting new game, 14.3)
Thomas Carroll profile aged 28 in the year 2020
Thomas Carroll career history until 2020
This FM 2014 Player Profile of Thomas Carroll shows an assist machine and passing maestro reasonably priced. During our test save Carroll honed three vital attributes that spell out his game and role on the pitch, passing, composure and creativity. This kid has the composure to hold possession, then the creativity to fashion an opportunity and the passing ability to see it through. Sure his other attributes aren’t overwhelming but they all compliment the key three.
My only worry with Carroll comes in the form of dribbling and tackling. I like my MC’s to be good at one or the other, to either pass and tackle or pass and dribble. Considering his best developed role is advanced playmaker dribbling would have been a role bonus, but its not enough to hinder Carroll as shown by the career history above. During 2018-2020 the wonderkid managed 8 goals and 27 assists for Liverpool, not bad at all for an asking price of £10 million.