Local Lad Carroll Finally Signs New Deal At Newcastle


Some good news this morning that Newcastle’s 20 year-old 6’4″ striker, Andy Carroll, signed a new three-and-half-year contract last Monday, his agent has confirmed to skysports.com this morning.

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Andy Carroll – local lad signs 3 year deal on Tyneside.

 The 20-year-old Gateshead-born England Under-19 striker, has broken into the first-team this season, and has given a number of impressive displays, in which he has looked the part, even though he’s just 20 years old.

Andy has started 5 games this season, with 5 additional substitute appearances, and has got two vital goals for the club already, and looks a physically strong target man, and his size is usually more than most defenses can handle.

It took quite a while to finally get a deal that both sides could agree to, but this has to be good news for Newcastle fans, since Carroll certainly looks one for the future.

Carroll’s agent Peter Harrison confirmed that he deal was indeed completed:

“He is delighted to have committed his future to Newcastle United,”  
“He signed on Monday, and it is great for him to get it out of the way so he can now concentrate on his football.”

“He is a local lad and Newcastle was the only place he wanted to be, and it is a great deal for him.

“The fans have taken to him and I am sure he will become a huge favourite in years to come.”

Carroll has also just been called up for the England Under-20 squad for their match with Italy at the end of March, and a call-up for the England Under-21 side cannot be too far away for this boy.

Andy told the Newcastle official site today:

“I’m over the moon to get my future sorted and there was never any doubt I would sign a new deal.”  

“This is where I want to play my football and this season has been a dream for me.”

“I came into the side earlier in the year and scored twice in six games. My first goal for my hometown club (against West Ham) was amazing and I hope to score many more in the future.”

“But my immediate aim is to get back in the team and help us stay in the Premier League.”

Now we need the club to sign Sebastien Bassong to a new contract – quickly.

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22 comments so far

  • Dan4Toon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #1

    good news but why isn’t it on our official site yet and yes we need Bassong quickly ! 🙂 some good news finally as well, and at least the board are keeping their word for keeping their promising youngsters, but think about this if we had bought Carroll from abroad and he came through and did as well as he has and still only 20 he would have a lot more publicity and would be attracting more interest but because hes come all the way through academy and that and hes a Geordie that other clubs don’t seem to want him. ( good for us BTW ) 😀

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #2

    he is another shola – impressive displays?!?!? which games have you been watching. he had a decent 1st half against the mackems and played ok against west ham. apart from that he has been unconvincing to say the least. the only way this is good news is that we have a championship standard striker if we go down.

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #3

    good news but it should be on our official website, shouldnt it??

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  • Ed Harrison

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #4

    it’s on the official site now – that’s where Andy’s quote came from.

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  • ronaldeano

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #5

    He is better than Shola!!!

    I cant belive they gave Shola 3 years!

    Its donkeys like him that will keep the likes of Carrol and Ranger from progressing.

    Shola needs to be sold imo, id prefer Ranger and Carrol to start over him anyday.

    JFK rates Shola highly for some strange reason?

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #6

    What triffic news!! He will have championship defences quaking in there boots. What a prospect!

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  • komfort

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #7

    complete miss management giving shola a 3 year contract

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #8

    im not saying a rate shola – just that i dont rate carroll. giving shola 3 more years was a bas move and i can only assume they have offered the deal to carroll in case we go down. he cant cut it in the prem

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Next season with martins,owen and probably viduka leaving you could well be lineing up with a front 2 off carrol and shola. haha

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Give Caroll as many chances that Ameobi has had and im sure that he will score more goals than our nr 23

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #11

    not that im defending shola, but 75% of his games came from the bench. anyway if we stay up, martins will stay, if we go down, i have no doubt that our strike line will be shola and carroll

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #12

    Xisco – Caroll, if we go down. Shola can continue to warm the bench

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  • ronaldeano

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #13

    He is better than Pavlyuchenko 😉

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #14

    yeah to be fair i would keep xisco, although im not sure we will. i would have carroll in ahead of shola – he is the better of 2 very average players though

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  • ronaldeano

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #15

    bennytoon // Mar 12, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Next season with martins,owen and probably viduka leaving you could well be lineing up with a front 2 off carrol and shola. haha

    Babytool thinks he is funny

    Do you know how effing sad you are babytool?

    Get a life fella 😉

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  • Nick D

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Good news – really?? Not over impressed with either him or his attitude. He seems to have a very high opinion of himself and seems to get in a lot of fights with team mates and even his girlfriend !!

    It means we play even more hit and hope high balls than ever when he plays. Much rather see Ranger get a go. Ranger is an all round finisher with good control and touch as well as 2 good feet and good heading ability. Carroll is a bit of a one trick pony, who you could bung on for the last few minutes if chasing a game and launching everything.

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #17

    andy carroll – JFK’s new Fashanu possibly?

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  • Whumpie

    Mar 12, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #18

    I think it’s weird that people support Xisco so strongly having seen nowt of him (and that is reportedly because he refused to play in the reserves until recently) and yet they are happy to slag off Shola and Carroll who have both had good games and scored important goals this season.

    I’m not a big fan of any of those three, but the fickleness is a bit daft.

    We have to remember that we are not talking about (or paying for) top-end strikers here. These are the guys who go on when Martins and/or Owen are injured – and probably Loverboy too at the rate he’s going.

    Get off the lads’ backs. We have two 8-figure strikers, but we need these guys just as much.

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  • Whumpie

    Mar 12, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #19

    Nick D: I agree with you on the impression you get of Carroll – lots of growing up to do.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Good luck to Carroll..not a big fan to be honest and at the moment not premiership quality.

    That is not a swipe at him I am just not convinced that he is any good.

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  • waddler

    Mar 12, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Didn’t Caroll wallop charlie boy in training, and least he shows the right spirit.
    Yes we may may go down and if we do Caroll will score a boat load next season, if not he will learn gradually in the top division.
    Shola will be sold in the close season to make way for Zisco, Ranger and others to develop.

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  • TORONTOON

    Mar 12, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #22

    loan him out to let him grow. needs a few extra pounds too.

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