Andy Carroll Continues To Look The Part For Newcastle


Andy Carroll, as is becoming usual these days, gave Manchester City’s central defensive pairing of Vincent Kompany and Micah Richards, all they could handle last night as he led the line in great physical style.

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Andy Carroll – powerfully led the line last night

And Andy scored his second goal in 4 games, as it was a pure Academy goal as right back  David Edgar did so well to rob a City player on the edge of the box, after a sweeping cross-field ball had been played in by Coloccini.

David looked up and squared it first time to an unmarked Carroll, who put it in the back of the net from  a couple of yards out. A terrible goal for City to concede, as they looked so sloppy in defense.

We think Carroll must be attracting some attention with his powerful displays up front because the lad cannot be easy to mark, he’s so big at 6’4″ and very physical in his play, and of course strong in the air.

And the 20-year-old gave his more experienced opponents all they could handle with another powerful and brave display for his home town club.

Andy said today:

“It was difficult when Michael went off and it was big blow so early on,”

“It was hard battle against their defenders but I thought I did OK and enjoyed the challenge – that’s all part of becoming a better player.”

“It helped though having Jonas Gutierrez and Damien Duff supporting me after Michael went off.”

Carroll’s goal was ultimately too late to make any difference, even though after he scored he took the ball out of the net and took it back to the half way line to save time.

And then Richards’ fouled Steven Taylor, but the rookie referee did not make the call.

Carroll added:

“We could all see it was a penalty,”“But that wasn’t given and then they got a second. I thought we did OK in the second-half and I’ve scored another late goal which gave us hope of a comeback.”

“It gave everyone a lift and we had a couple of half chances to get an equaliser but it wasn’t to be.”

“I have to thank Eddie for my goal though, he did really well to take the ball off Wayne Bridge and it was harder for me to miss really when he put it across goal.”

Of course Man City also had two decent appeals for a penalty turned down, and the truth is we didn’t deserve much out of last night’s performance, painful as it is to say that.

Now we will need to rely on some of our younger players to come in and do a good job against Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, and we know if we go down on Sunday, it will not be for the want of trying.

We’re just not good enough.

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342 comments so far

  • ObaFan2

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #1

    He is getting a little more confident and good to see, he did OK in the second half at times.

    Play the kids more, saying that with all the injuries we will need to play the kids and good luck to them.

    The club again lies to the fans and is unforgivable in my books. Amateurs!

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  • bux toon

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #2

    man shitty only offered 5 mill for given its a discrace .

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  • Stuart79

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Great potential, but he needs to start looking up when he has the ball.

    Although he is still very young and shouldn’t be expected to shoulder the responsibilty of a relegation battle!

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  • MAG PIE

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Yes Obafan2 – the club lies to us…and so,it seems, does David Craig – where’s the promised three signings today DG? Fiction not FACT

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  • Chizzy_Toon

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #5

    15.30 Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear has revealed that Albin Ebondo’s arrival at St James Park has been delayed because Toulouse have increased their asking price to £3million.

    You telling me we cant afford another £500k???

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  • Pons Aelius

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #6

    We are doing now, what the mackems did before us. They went down as the worst team in the league while their reserves dominated their own division.

    Now our reserves are in good form, with lads like Godsmark and Lua-Lua looking the part and we don’t play them exactly when we need some positivity and attacking drive.

    Come on Joe. Give Kazenga a chance. He looks the business.

    As for Andy Carroll, I’ve been pleasantly surprised so far. Keep it up mate!

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  • MAG PIE

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #7

    BBC say we have approached Sporting to sign Veloso.

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  • Spitfire

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #8

    Message to all united players : You have no fight, no resolve, no fortitude, no pride. You have no respect for the team, squad, club or fans. You are willing to pick up maximum wages for minimum effort. You whinge, you whine, you feign injury. You trot out platitudes and half truths when you speak. When you have a genuine injury you milk it for all its worth. You do not give 100% effort when you play. You are a disgrace. You will get us relegated.

    If I am wrong prove I am wrong. I will retract every single word and eat humble pie.

    I will post this on every blog in the hope one of you sees this

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  • Irish John

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Carrol has’nt been all that been honest…He did have a nice header against west ham but apart from that I’ve thought he’s been pritty poor….My own opinion….Don’t think he’s good enough for the premiership…I’d liked to be proved wrong

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  • Brettoon

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #10

    DEFINITE LACK OF NEWS SHOWING!

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  • Stuart79

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #11

    MAG PIE – Where does is it say that?

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  • tino97

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #12

    I know clubs shouldn’t be ripped off. But £500k come on. £3 millioN for a defender, who is on the verge of an international call up, just pay it. He seems keen to come and we need some players in. Bloody hell!!!

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  • LooneyToon

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Stuart….

    The next few month could be the making of this lad….he will get plenty playing time and looks up for the challenge….lots of potential and offers an “outlet” ball for the other players as he a beast in the air….just ask Samba and Nelson…

    As a geordie boy, he can only be licking his lips at playing against the scum on Sunday….he will be right up for the fight…..I cannot wait…..the atmosphere is going to be red hot

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  • Irish John

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #14

    MAG PIE I would be extremley surprised if Velosa came too our club at the moment

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #15

    spitfire

    spot on

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  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #16

    I’m reasonably suprised with Carroll but For me he seems very lack lusture in his game. He just seems to amble around. The West Ham game when he scored his first goal was the only game I thought he really showed what he can do.

    He does seem very capable but I just wish he would put the effort in that would enable him to become a good premiership striker rather than another Chopra.

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  • LooneyToon

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Magpie….that is good news my friend….he was willing toi sign for Bolton but they wouldnt pay 12 million…..get him in….he would be absolute quality

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  • clinta

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #18

    Ahh some positive news, nice little article ed, sure we could all do with the lift.

    Its true young Carrol is one of the few positives to come out of the playing side of things for us recently and i’m sure we all hope he kicks on from here.

    whether he will be the type of player we all hope is debateable- good to see some of the youth getting a run oput and doing well though. There’s more of them that could be blooded and benefit from our current injury woes.

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  • LooneyToon

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Irish John…

    He was willing to go to Bolton or why would they have bothered trying to sort a fee….a club will approach an agent to see if they are interested in signing before they approach a club….wrong but it happens….whats the point in wasting time to agree a fee then the player turning round and saying “nah, dont fancy it”?

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  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Yep Spitfire I cant disagree with what you have said.

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  • LooneyToon

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #21

    spot on Clint lad….

    Would love to see Lua Lua get some proper playing time….

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  • Stuart79

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #22

    Look if anyone on here thinks that Veloso will be at St James Park this week you are all on drugs!

    Lovenkrands will be it as he was free.

    Mike is skint and we just have to except that!

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  • ObaFan2

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #23

    I know the pic quality was bad but I thought I seen him hold the ball well and run around some defenders, in the latter part of the second half, creating some havoc … maybe it was sum1 else lol.

    Strikers need confidence so hopefully another goal and the prospect of “fighting” the enemy come Sunday will have him “buzzin”.

    Afterall we need someone to stand up and be counted!

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  • Irish John

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #24

    LooneyToon I hope your right mate ..He’s someone we desperatley need and would bring a lot off quality..Things are so bleak at the moment Velosa just looks a million miles away at the moment…But I live in hope..

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  • clinta

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #25

    spitfire- no players are reading these blogs mate.

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  • LooneyToon

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #26

    Yep John….

    things can only get better from here my friend….

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #27

    Have any of you kind folk got the link to say we have approached Veloso???

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  • LooneyToon

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Just looking for a link Toon1978 but cannot seem to find it…hmmmm Mr Magpie….

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  • durhammag

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Irish John; the lad has only just turned 20, has played a handful of games for the first team, is on his first decent run of games, and you say “he’s been pritty poor “(sic). Give the kid a chance for god’s sake. We normally expect seasoned professionals to take 4-5 games to bed in, so we have to be appreciative of the young lads. What Carroll doesn’t need is people getting on his back and knocking his confidence ( appreciate this is only a blogsite, but it can translate into the stands). I seem to recall people getting on Edgars case recently, but last night e was one of the Toon’s better players.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #30

    LooneyToon

    That is why i asked as i cannot seem to find it either lol.

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  • Raffo

    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #31

    i hope david craig is watching this. he put his arse on the line this morning

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Afternoon lads, just got back from the shops.

    Got talking in Asda to a bloke who was at the match last night (so he says) as I was nebbing at the back page of the chronicle by the tabs stand.
    Who summed up everything about NUFC that we blog about and he was been following them for 30 years. Canny fella.

    Got chatting to a fella outside the NUFC shop in the metro and that lasted for about ten mins on how crap and in the mire we are.

    Between the 3 of we we couldnt understand how someone on Level 7 can see what is wrong and what we (NUFC) must do and yet those in command cant.

    A consolation goal – but a lovely piece of work by them both.

    Taken me 40 mins to catch up from this morning too.

    So many pissed off toon fans here and abroad.

    So annoying we cant do nowt about it!

    David Craig – time ticking son!!!!

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jan 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #33

    I think we should now give the kids a chance bring in Lua Lua & Ranger also Donaldson deserves a chance. They can do no worse than the shower that’s playing at the moment.
    I hope JK keeps his big trap shut between now & Monday evening if we sign someone great but he keeps rabbitting on about how one minute he’s got money to spend and is bidding here there & everywhere & the next we’ve got no money due to the credit crunch. Just keep yopur mouth shut

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  • Stuart79

    Jan 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Raffo -David Craig puts his arse on the line everyday and he’s wrong every single time!

    He said Owen and Barton would be sold this Jan and now he will just say that due to injuries them deals are off .

    In fact it was never going to happen and he’s been proved wrong time and time again!

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  • Doocey

    Jan 29, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #35

    Well lads. Another disappointing day. Say that bit extra for Ebondo and get him in for the derby. We are awful with injuries and we’ve got the opportunity to strengthen so do it please. I’d say veloso would consider coming. Great to hear Ebondo is eager to come though 🙂

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 29, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Lads, I still say that he wont use the kids on Sunday.

    He will probably fill the gaps with Smith and Butt.

    So we can probably expect another 90th min sub.

    Still really fing sick of how I feel about the toon and the urge to smash something – still aint gone away since last night/this morning.

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  • MAG PIE

    Jan 29, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #37

    I have a dream

    Ashley woke up to our plight last night and has decided to

    -sell Nzog for £6m
    -sell Geremi for £1m
    -keep Shay (or sell for £8m plus only)
    -not pay for Owen’s treatment
    -buy Veloso for £12m
    -buy Arshavin for £14m cash
    -buy or loan a LB and a RB
    -bring back Keegan

    -buy Veloso for £12m

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 29, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #38

    YEP it is true there’s a scroll along the top of the BBC screen NUFC join race to sign Veloso. Time is ticking sort it out now.

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  • MAG PIE

    Jan 29, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #39

    Did I mention – buy Veloso for £12m ?

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  • MAG PIE

    Jan 29, 2009 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #40

    -and we MUST be trying to loan Saviola – surely?

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