Andy Carroll To Resume Training Next Week


Newcastle stand-in manager Chris Hughton believes there is light beginning to emerge at the end of the tunnel for our 20 year-old top striker, Andy Carroll.

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Andy Carroll – young striker almost fit again

Chris told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Andy is very close to coming back.” “We’re expecting him to resume full training at the end of this week or the start of next week.”

“That’s another big plus for us and it gives us more options.” “I think Everton is too soon for him but certainly for the Bolton game away.”

Andy has taken his chance well at the club this season, and has so far scored two vital goals for the first team, and has looked the part up front, where his 6′ 4″ frame is hard to handle for opposing defenses.

Andy is a very physical player and is very good in the air, and good on the ground for one so tall.

Carroll could have been sent out on loan this season, but he has said recently he has no regrets about staying at Newcastle, since the club’s injury crisis for yet another season, has given him his big chance with Newcastle, and he’s taken it with both feet, not to mention his head.

One thing about Andy that is a trifle worrying is that he’s in negotiations with the club over a new contract and reports suggest he has already turned down a five-year offer from the club.

Andy Carroll is still under contract for two more seasons at Newcastle so hopefully a new contract can be agreed with his home town club.

We look for Andy to be pushing for a regular first team position next season, he’s that good.

This season he’s made 5 starts and 4 additional substitute appearances and has two goals. Another fine youngster up and coming at the club.

Comments welcome.



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15 comments so far

  • Robbanufc

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Good news! Andy’s one for the future!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Jesus Ed, you dont half overrate Carroll, he has proven nothing, he is far slower than Geremi and doesn’t seem to have much of a football brain.

    Fair enough he’s good in the air and has a bit of strength, but that isn’t enough for me.

    Why are we offering him a new contract? He has proven nothing yet and he still has 2 years left.

    Ranger looks much better to me.

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  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #3

    TT – they’re different types of player. I don’t think that Carroll would be bad alongside Martins/Ranger/Owen.

    I’ve always liked the old style centre forward alongside the more modern striker. It gives you options.

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  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #4

    And be fair Tom, Carroll’s been our best forward when he’s played recently.

    Saying that, it isn’t difficult when the other striker is Shola 🙂

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Thought Shola has been better than Carroll this season, he hasn’t been 100% last 2 games.

    Carroll has 2 goals and Shola has 4 goals and 4 assists, bit of a revelation from last season. Shola is also a nice guy and Carroll is a bit of a pr***.

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  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Can’t disagree with stats like.

    And I’ve heard that Carroll is a tool too lol 😀

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Also, there is this misconception Ranger is small or a pacey paoching striker, he is 6ft 3 if not more and a modern type of target man.

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  • batty

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #8

    ED thought you would have wished sir bobby a happy birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR BOBBY YOU WERE AND STILL ARE THE BEST .

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  • Tom

    Feb 18, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Although I’m not a fan of Carroll, I’d still play him over Shola, especially alongside someone like Martins or Lovenkrands.

    That being said, I agree with TT, Ranger should be getting a go ahead of both of them.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 18, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Xisco should be playing nfront of all of them.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Feb 18, 2009 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Not good enough Ship him out next season with Geremi, Cacapa and Edgar

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  • TORONTOON

    Feb 18, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #12

    agreed. xisco is a u21 player for the best team in europe. i don’t know why no one can see that. his has a better goal ratio than torres when he was playing u21.

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  • chuck

    Feb 18, 2009 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #13

    Wow ! TOM_TOON Have to say could`nt agree more.

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  • Sav

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Bit harsh? According to this thread, he’s thick, slow and a p…k. What 20 year-old wouldn’t want to play for such a bunch of ingrates?
    If fans want to see a bit of loyalty, maybe some of us should start by taking a look at ourselves.

    Carroll needs to make those runs to the near post more frequently, but he could learn that if he keeps getting games. I think he’s looked decent and he has definitely given defenders problems. And he’s quicker than Shola.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 19, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #15

    There is no chance in hell he is quicker than Shola. Carroll is agonisingly slow.

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