If it was a psychologically stable Tevez, it would still be madness. But a £36m deal - in salary and incentives alone - for a psychologically iffy, slightly above mediocre striker, is beyond mad and falls into the realm of the utterly surreal.
I am still of the opinion that this is all a ruse to boost season ticket sales, but if there is even a shred of truth in the reports then we should start a "Save Our Club and Stop the Signing of Carroll" campaign immediately. What the hell is going on? A couple of weeks back, West Ham called for a wage cap in the Prem, now, it seems we have suddenly come over all Manchester City. Unless there is a secret benefactor offering to finance the deal, and willing to bring the rest of the team up to scratch too, this can surely only end in tears. Carroll is not worth the outlay and we can't afford to blow that sort of dosh.
That said, the "new investment" idea offers hope I suppose. There was a flicker of a rumour last week that somebody was going to pump £60m into the club for buying new players, so add that tease to the speculation surrounding Carroll and suddenly the Boards will go crazy speculating on West Ham launching a bid for a place in the Champions League based our an Eggy explosion of purchases. And Gold, of course, talked about that dream last week.
The Davids are not getting any younger and Gold "has a dream". Who knows? Maybe, just maybe, somebody has indicated a willingness to pump cash into the club based around the move to the Olympic Stadium and David is chasing his dream.
Gold has a dream so why can't we? For a few days at least!