Andy Carroll Breaks Curfew – Sent Home by England

Andy Carroll, Newcastle’s 18 year-old striker, currently on a short loan stint at Preston, Chelsea whiz kid Scott Sinclair and his Blues’ team-mate Ryan Bertrand – currently on loan at Oldham – have all returned to their clubs. They were ordered out of the England Under-19 training base in Leeds.

All three have broken a curfew at the training camp in Leeds and England manager Brian Estick has sent them packing.


Andy Carroll – sent home by England Under-19 manager Eastick for breaking curfew

The FA have stressed that the three players’ misdemeanor did not go beyond breaking Coach Brian Eastick’s curfew. However, the breach of conduct was enough to see them sent home ahead of Sunday’s encounter with Romania in Scunthorpe. Victory in that game will see England in the elite European Championship qualifying stage.

Manager Eastick said:

“I have found it necessary to send three players home for breaking our code of conduct,”
“All the appropriate people have been informed and there will be no further comment at this time.”

Andy Carroll has played twice for the England Under-19 side and scored in each game. He scored the second goal for England in their easy 5-1 win over Iceland on Friday evening. He will now miss the chance to get his 3rd cap today against Bulgaria but he needs to learn from this – and quickly.

Andy is still only 18 years of age, but he will have to learn that discipline is needed to become a successful footballer. We trust this will be an isolated incident in his development, and that he will learn from it. We think Big Sam will help him do that by providing the youngster with the necessary guidance that we know only Sam can provide 😀 Luckily for Andy he is with one of the best managers in the game for keeping footballers’ feet on the ground and we know Sam will know exactly what to do with Andy.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • toonfan1

    Oct 14, 2007 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #1

    wouldn’t have thought andy carroll would do summat like that. doesn’t sound to serious but hopefully eastick will still call carroll up for the next under 19’s games. wonder what big sam must be thinking?

  • George

    Oct 14, 2007 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh dear. Just when we are waxing lyrical about him he goes and does something stupid.
    My opinion has not changed about him, but why on earth do these young lads not realise they are in the limelight and their every movement is under scrutiny.
    It goes back to the old saying, too much money too young and no common sense.

  • toonfan1

    Oct 14, 2007 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #3

    very true george and im just wonderin- is big sam guna take any action disciplinar wise. eastick is saying it isn’t to serious but it could be and big sam is known for not tolerating big headed and rule breaking players so im wonderin what nig sams take on this is. he must have been told what is happening about carroll? silly thing to do

  • Bill F

    Oct 14, 2007 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Toonfan1. probably something along the lines of at least he won’t get any injuries.

  • ToonKing

    Oct 14, 2007 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #5

    It seems we got another rotten one 🙂 , he’s probably very good friends with Smith, Barton and Butt :))

  • Hadrian

    Oct 14, 2007 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #6

    like to know the full details before the lad is strung up . if its a case of being a bit late id say getting sent home is rather harsh .
    i dont begrudge anybody a night out as long as their are sensible .

  • Bobby Ollox

    Oct 14, 2007 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Brian who ?

  • Alex

    Oct 14, 2007 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Lets not start calling him a rotten apple just because he was late home.He is a young lad out with a couple of mates and it got late, so what. He has now been punished, being kicked out of theEngland Squad .If he is a bright lad then he will learn to stick to the rules next time.

  • Cockney Magpie

    Oct 14, 2007 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #9

    exactly what i was thinkin alex, he is 19 and late home one night wow! sounds like a pretty normal human being to me!

  • Bill F

    Oct 14, 2007 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Would anyone who didn’t do something daft at that age please raise their hands. Or in the case of anyone not yet of that age think they won’t!

  • Bill F

    Oct 14, 2007 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Metaphorically speaking of course.

  • leo

    Oct 14, 2007 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #12

    lynch him. haha

    oooh being late home, so what

  • Stocksy

    Oct 14, 2007 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Think you are being a bit harsh ToonKing… the end of the day everyone makes mistakes……lets hope this gives Carroll a reality check and gets him to act with a bit of maturity. If this was another incident in a long line of misdemeanours then I would be slating him but the fact is it is the first mistake a young kid has made. Its now down to big Sam to sort out which I am sure he will do!

  • Sinead

    Oct 14, 2007 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #14

    Ah come on, he’s just a kid like, he was late back. Dear God like, half of ye were talking like it’s the end of the world. NO doubt the majority of ye have broken curfew in the past. Ya it wasn’t the best thing to do like but he’ll learn from it, he’ll grow up. But he’s only 18, give him a chance like.

  • Ed Harrison

    Oct 14, 2007 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #15

    Sinead – I agree

  • Jaypro

    Oct 14, 2007 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #16

    At least he won’t get injured.

  • carl

    Oct 14, 2007 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #17

    “Anothere rotten one” my dear god, the kid is 18 and hes came in late. he hasnt commited armed robbery! he will no doubt balls up again before he becomes a grown up adult. Give him a break!

  • Len

    Oct 16, 2007 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Give him a break, hes only 18 etc etc. This is the kind of weak minded twaddle that makes Keiron Dyers out of good kids. Seems to me Estick got it just about right. Not forgetting he also picked up a stupid red card recently Sam and Preston should follow up with a 5 minute hair dryer each then move on.


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