Andy Carroll Still Doubtful For WBA Game


It appears that Andy Carroll is still doubtful with an ankle injury for tomorrow’s game at WBA, but if Andy cannot make it, we would expect Joe to start Shola Ameobi, assuming he’s a lot fitter than he looked in last Sunday’s game.

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20 year-old Andy Carroll – doubt for tomorrow’s game

We don’t think either Alan Smith or Mark Viduka will start up front with Oba, unless they have looked really impressive this week in training.

Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We’ve got a few options.” “It’s a blow that Jonas is suspended because he was brilliant against Sunderland.”

“But we’ve got Smith, Oba and Viduka back so there are three influential players alone.” “They are players who we need back for the run-in.”

“Kevin Nolan is also in there and we are looking to his experience.” “But I haven’t decided yet who starts and who sits out.”

“It’s been great to see Ryan here and getting into the mix in training. We’re glad to have him here and he’s delighted to be at what he considers a big club.”

“I’m not sure where we’ll use him yet, but we know he can play in a variety of positions, so that’s a big boost for us.”

If Joe can get the win tomorrow it will be his first double ever as manager of Newcastle:

“We did OK in the first game against them but we are looking for three more points now.” “I’m confident we can do it.”

And Joe has been saying that 38 point is the target – so that’s 14 points from the last 14 games, and 3 points tomorrow will give us over 20% of those points with still 13 games to play.

Surely we can get the 3 points tomorrow. That should be possible if we see a performance like we put in during the last 45 minutes last Sunday, but start out like that, with that same intensity.

An early goal will also give us that extra confidence we need.

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120 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Where does it says he’s a doubt?

    He better play over Ameobi but I cant see it myself!

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  • broon ale

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #2

    how does that mean that carrol is a doubt?

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  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Carroll needs his chance!!

    Great potential. Hope he makes it, but he should get the same chances as Shola.

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  • dougnufc

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #4
  • Monster

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Carroll wouldn’t start even if he was fit.

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  • cashleyout

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #6

    id rather have a half fit carroll than a fully fit ameobi to be honest.

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #7

    doug where u gt that

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  • leekirtley

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #8

    who doess oba think he is on that picture 2pac

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Doesnt matter

    JFK will play Shola anyway!

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #10

    jonas looks like hes in a headlock

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  • dougnufc

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #11

    @ beyethegreat

    I saw it on Oba’s facebook page

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #12

    anymore doug?

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  • miloflembo

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #13

    lol at Martins!

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  • tino97

    Feb 6, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #14

    I don’t Andy has been training but Colo has been, so I expect him to play.

    I think Joe will go:

    Harper
    S.Taylor Bassong Colo Jose
    R.Taylor Nolan Butt Duff
    Ameobi Martins

    Subs: Krul, Edgar, Smith, Viduka, Geremi, Lovenkrands, Carroll/Lua Lua?

    He seems to like Oba and Ameobi together!

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  • dougnufc

    Feb 6, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #15

    http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v376/171/106/639170277/n639170277_1497524_9667.jpg

    Here is another but I don’t think there are anymore, the rest I saw are just him and his friends who are not in NUFC.

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  • crawcrook3

    Feb 6, 2009 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #16

    I am pretty sure Smith will start, be warned!!! Don’t agree, but gut instinct says JFK will see his commitment in training

    This isn’t my choice, but I think he’ll pick
    Harper
    R.Taylor Bassong Colo(S.Taylor) Enrique
    Nolan Butt Smith
    Lovenkrands Duff
    Martin

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 6, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #17

    i didnt realize spidey and martins were such good friends

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  • DanToon

    Feb 6, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #18

    What’s that logo of that fish with Kinnear’s stupid hair style? It’s well funny, anyone know?

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  • Ross

    Feb 6, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Bloody hell, that first photo is hilarious. What is he upto? NOTORIOUS O.B.A? Jonas also looks proper cained.

    Gutted he’s suspended for the morra but im confident none the less. Having Oba back will be a huge boost. I’d rather have Carroll start than bambi, but if he’s not fit then we dont have much choice unless Viduka is fully ready to go? Regardless of what people say he holds the ball up very well and will always have a good eye for goal. If he’s fit and Carroll isnt, give him a bash, he’ll put himself about and rough up their back four, they’re not very good as it is so we need to attack from the first whistle. Yes Joe, attack from the FIRST whistle! not after 45 minutes!

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  • MarkO

    Feb 6, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #20

    Hopefully he will pick:

    Harper

    S.Taylor–Colo–Bassong–Enrique

    LuaLua–Butt–Nolan
    Smith

    Loven———Oba

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  • jettson1971

    Feb 6, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #21

    dont care who starts so long as we get 3 points!!

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  • ToonAsia

    Feb 6, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #22

    My selection for the game

    ————————Harper————————–

    R.Taylor—S.taylor—-Bassong—Enrique

    Lovenkrands—-Nolan—-Smith—-Duff

    —————Viduka——Martins—————-

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  • ToonAsia

    Feb 6, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #23

    or

    ————————Harper————————–

    Edgar—S.taylor—-Bassong—Enrique

    R.Taylor—-Nolan—Lovenkrands

    ———Martins–Viduka—–Duff——

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  • MarkO

    Feb 6, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #24

    How can you play Duff he is awful give LuaLua a go.

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  • DanToon

    Feb 6, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #25

    Anyone seen the Setanta Sports News presenters backing WBA to win tomorrow, thought they were supposed to remain impartial? Tossers!

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  • DanToon

    Feb 6, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #26

    They were taking the piss out of us n’all, shockin!

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  • Archie Mag

    Feb 6, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #27

    Setantas a joke what do they know.

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #28

    what were they saying

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  • Archie Mag

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #29

    Toonaisa,

    you would leave Colo out for S. Taylor??

    my starting 11 would be –

    —————-Harps—————-
    —————————————-
    R. Taylor-Bassong-Colo-Enrique
    —————————————-
    —-Nolan—–Butt——Duff——-
    —————————————–
    ————-Lovenkrands————
    ———Oba————-Viduka—–

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  • Archie Mag

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #30

    …Drop Loven back to RW when we go ahead comfortably.

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  • DanToon

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #31

    Just saying stuff like – “The last time Newcastle won I still had hair and that was a long time ago”. Stuff like that, things I’d say presenters shouldn’t say coz it’s not impartial. Tits!

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #32

    to be fair mate they are right

    but yeah people pay a lot of money for setanta and deserve better

    especially in this financial climate

    lol have you seen the new im on setanta sports

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  • AndyNUFC

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #33

    Setanta is all round a very poor and homeless man’s Sky Sports.

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #34
  • DanToon

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #35

    beyethegreat – Just sum’s up what i mean! Why do they hate Newcatle so much!?

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  • Joseph

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #36

    Well good news setanta lost out on one of its packages to sky leaving them with few matchs in prem

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  • Ross

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #37

    Setanta are pathetic man, setanta news is the worst. The set up is a shambles and they report rumours and such that havent even been made up by papers, nevermind been confirmed as true.
    I think it was only the summer transfer window, (i cant remember the player or club, which doesnt give the tale much substance but i can assure you its true,lol)..and the setanta sports breaking news ticker appeared across the bottom of the screen, claiming said player had moved to said club, for an undisclosed fee.
    They reported the story for around 40 minutes to an hour, mentioning it regularly, until the breaking news ticker disappeared and it wasnt mentioned again. Turns out, no move of the sort had taken place and the story had little or no substance, they were reporting the transfer as confirmed and breaking news. Pathetic man!

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  • bill

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #38

    I know that this isn’t the topic under discussion, but what happened to the question and answer session that the NUFC Board were supposed to be having with the Chronicle and Journal this week?

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #39

    bill

    i dont know

    ross joseph and dan

    the only decent programme on their is the steve claridge phone in he is completely un biassed and always backs toon fans up

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  • Joseph

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #40

    bill i believe they were going today with 50 questions for him out of over 800 and it will appear over next week

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