Looks like Andy Carroll is playing well for the Reserves with another good goal last night, to make it 4 goals in 4 appearances for the Reserves since he returned from his loan spell at Preston North End.
Andrew Carroll – wants first team chance this season
Andy told Newcastle World TV after the 1-1 draw with Manchester City reserves:
“For the goal it was a great long ball down the field by Fraser Forster, and luckily I read what their center half was going to do in terms of heading it back, and won the ball before taking it round the keeper,”
“It was nice to score knowing that Kevin Keegan was watching.â€ “It was a great occasion for the lads playing at St James’ Park, and everybody really enjoyed it.â€
“All I have to do is keep my head down and keep on working hard.â€ “The aim is to keep on scoring goals at this level, and hopefully between now and the end of the season I’ll get a chance in the first team.”
We hope Andrew gets a chance again under Kevin, because when he has played he’s caused opposing defenses problems with his height, physical presence and heading ability.
After his disappointing loan spell at Preston he seems to have come back to Newcastle as good as ever, and has looked very good in the Reserves.
Joey Barton – no action to be taken by FA
In other news today the FA has decided not to do anything about the incident that Joey Barton was involved in with Aston Villa’s Shaun Maloney in Saturday’s game. That will no doubt be a huge disappointment to the popular press.
Joey was seen to be in an altercation with Villa’s Shaun Maloney, just outside of the penalty box, in a bout of shoving, but referee Lee Mason did not include it in his report.
Joey was cleared today by the FA, as they will take no further action on the incident. Joey will still be available for the game at home against champions Manchester United on February 23rd.
We suppose this is good news for Joey for a change, but we didn’t think the incident was much at all, but the press blew it up – of course – out of all proportion.
Also there is news today again that Kevin Keegan has not given up hope on getting Alan Shearer as assistant manager. Once some of Alan’s commitments end in the summertime, don’t be surprised if he is announced as Kevin’s assistant manager. And we think that would be great.
That would also be good timing because Alan’s name as assistant manager will help with our recruitment in the summer, and we need everything we can get – because we’ll not be able to offer European football next season – that’s for sure.
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