Carr Hopes to Stay Fit


Stephen Carr admits he is sick of missing so many games for Newcastle this season, with his hamstring problems.

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Stephen Carr – hoping to remain fit through end of season

The 31-year-old former Irish Internal and Tottenham right back finally returned last Saturday at Old Trafford, and had a decent enough game, before things fell apart in the second half.

Carr’s quest is to be fit for the rest of the season, so he can potentially challenge Habib Beye for the right back spot position at the club. But Habib has probably been our best summer buy along with Abdoulaye Faye, who are both competing in the African Nations Cup.

Stephen told Newcastle World TV this afternoon:

“For me it’s just great being back and hopefully I can be involved between now and the end of the season,”

“It’s been hard watching in recent weeks but unfortunately I’m all too used that.” “The hamstring has felt a lot better compared to last time I came back when I broke down at Middlesbrough in August.”

“You think you are ready to go again then you come back and break down.” “That’s the fourth time (at Blackburn last month) I have done damage to the hamstring and it’s very frustrating.”

“There were a few things that I did not cover regarding the injury but I think I have covered everything now and I should be fine for the rest of the season.”

Carr is likely to be at right-back tomorrow night and possibly against Bolton Wanderers at home on Saturday.  We just have to get two wins to help alleviate the doom and gloom on Tyneside.

Stephen continued:

“It’s going to be a difficult few weeks but we have to stick together and work as hard as we can to get some good results,”

“We have got quality but we need that first result to kick-start things and hopefully that will come against Stoke.”

Good words from Stephen, and we trust he can remain fit, but we still expect this to be his last season on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.


100 comments so far

  • James

    Jan 15, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #1

    so do newcastle fans – so we can sell the fat lazy loafer

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  • Midjew

    Jan 15, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #2

    who cares about carr, get RID OF HIM.

    I Hear sunderlanD need a RB

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  • Dan

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #3

    piece of crap…

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  • David Rayner

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #4

    When the Toon released Babayaro I half expected Carr to be gone the next day but unfortunatley it didn’t happen…

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  • Tom

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Take a hike Stephen!

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  • lull

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Who is this guy? Sure don’t look like youth player. Is he new?

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  • obafemimartins

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #7

    carr should go and kill himself

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  • James

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #8

    how great would it be if pay was performance related – carr would be skint

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  • tdt

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #9

    ye not a high opinion of Carr, never replicated his maybe slightly above average form at Spurs with us. yet another transfer flop, still w8in on a great buy thats gna score 20-30 league goals per season, anyone got any inspiration on that front? martins and owen aint buzzin like they shud be, may big sam’s style is to blame 4 that, and the new guy, whoever it maybe, will ignite that kindling??

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Fear not people, I’ll find Carr and accidently stamp on his feet….six times…

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  • James

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #11

    If Shearer was manager he would kick Carr in the balls and show him the door.

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  • Greg B

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Some pretty harsh comments – not entirley deserved IMO.

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  • nightfall

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #13

    what about n.zigic..very good striker (skilled, strong and tall – 202 cm)

    p.s. james – is your real name flores?

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  • James

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #14

    nightfall – no, i’m his agent, by the way my client feels he can ignite the toon!

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  • tdt

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #15

    am not sure i undrestand what u mean flores??

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  • James

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #16

    tdt – QUIQUE FLORES!!

    41, fluent english, took Valenica to 3rd and 4th in La Liga. But was fired in October for failing to progress behind the group stages of the champions league. Very harsh. Wants his teams to play like the Madrid of the 60s. Fast and on the floor.

    Once took his team to the Nou Camp and changed from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3 in all out attack. The reporter asked him why he changed his tactics for Barcelona, and his reply was pure Geordie speak

    “Why defend when you can attack”

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  • doby the mag

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Wot was the score when he took his team to the Nou Camp?

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  • tdt

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #18

    its nice!

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  • Mac

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #19

    This is starting to annoy me now. I just want a manager in place so we can move forward

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  • steve

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #20

    @James – don’t know that much about Quique Flores but he sounds great – certainly better than Hughes or Houlier, lets get him in asap

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  • Graham

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #21

    Was thinking about starting a Stephen Carr fan club but i’m not sure if i can count on you lot for support…

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  • AlexW

    Jan 15, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Carr Hopes To Stay Fit – i hope he doesnt…..

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  • nightfall

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #23

    what about srecko katanec….he was one of the best players at sampdoria, when they were the best side in europe, and he was manager of slovenia and he brought us to EC 2000 and WC 2002…thrust me..that’s not an easy task…we have crapy players but the guy sure can motivate… the only thing i’m not sure about is how he’d play…he didn’t play attacking football with slovenia, but it’s not possible to play it with such players… oh and he’s only 45!

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  • James

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #24

    doby the mag – it was 1-1

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  • doby the mag

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Cheers James!!

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  • Mole

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #26

    SHEARER has been informally ‘interviewed’ this afternoon – reliable source – looks like it could well be Shearer and ……. – to be announced BEFORE tomorrows game vs Stoke City.
    (sorry cant reveal the source but the press should get hold of this before the end of today)

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #27

    As “Newcastle Fan” reviled earlier in a post – Deal already confirmed on radio this morning, KK on 3 year contract with Shearer as number 2. Deal was agreed late yesterday afternoon before Shearers return. Apparently Rob Lee is to return also in some capacity.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #28

    In my opinion anyone who puts money on GH, wave goodbye to it now. Not going to happen!

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  • James

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Black & White Blood – Skybet have made millions by scamming the odds since last week.

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  • Bill f

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #30

    Listen guys, will you never learn. This article is a wind up by Ed.

    I think he likes to print this sort of stuff to get us all going. 😉

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  • James

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #31

    How about kick Carr out now, and give Tozer a run out against Stoke.

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  • cooldj

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #32

    do we really care whether carr will be fit for the reserves????

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  • James

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Change the subject guys. Let’s see the team you’d like to play against Stoke tomorrow :

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #34

    Who brought carr in – Am I correct it thinking that GH tried to sign him from Spurs back in his Liverpool days – that a good omen isn’t it….:(

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  • James

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #35

    Bobby Robson bought Carr for £5 million I believe. Could be wrong on the price, but it was definitely Robson

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  • Steeley

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Mole – nice! If I had info like that and was so certain, I certainly wouldnt be spending my time on a blog….I’d be down Ladbrokes staking as much cash as I could!
    NOBODY knows what the hell is going on, except for Ashley, Mort and the manager(s?) involved.

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  • cooldj

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #37

    i think actually fat freddy signed him 😉

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #38

    Guy’s I’m looking for a little bit of fellow Geordie support – I’ve been think of submitting my application for the vacant position – To date I’ve only lost 3 game over two full seasons, achieving European success and the Premiership title in my second season. Not really had any problems attracting big named players to the club, whilst maintaining stability in club finances. I am now accepting applications for my potential No 2’s so get posting…..

    …Sorry forgot to mention this is Championship Manager we are all talking about..?

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Where do Sky Sports select those idiots from to represent current regional views. The rest of the country must be of the opinion that we are all inbreeds..!!! God help us! Must be a southern twat selecting them on purpose! Bloody £50 month for this crap – why do I do it..? Doh!!!

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  • Graham

    Jan 15, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #40

    I personally hope Carr ends up like this…

    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/viewarticle.aspx?ArticleID=3672697

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