Shearer – A Towering Magnificent Header From Andy Carroll


Andy Carroll is rightly the hero on Tyneside after Saturday’s game, because not only did he scoreith  wa magnificent header, but he also put in so much work in his 20 minutes on the pitch, and made some excellent clearances from defense too.

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Andy Carroll – just a wonderful goal

Andy Carroll says he has been completely transformed since Shearer came to the club, and Andy’s goal could prove invaluable in letting the other players know we are still in with a decent chance of survival this season.

Andy talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“It’s just unbelievable to come off the bench and score. We really needed that point. We came for all three but to lose and go home with nothing would have been terrible, so it’s a decent result,”

“My head is buzzing. It was a goal the team needed to keep us in touching distance of the other teams in the relegation zone. It was well needed.”

And it’s clear that Gateshead-born Andy Carroll has been given huge motivation and inspiration by having the great Alan Shearer, his boyhood idol, as his new manager.

And the Newcastle Journal is reporting this morning that individual training sessions have been put on for the striker and his fellow young players and Shearer offered him plenty of encouragement after his two good goals in the Reserves last Monday.

Carroll talked about his hero Shearer:

“Alan Shearer is just unbelievable. He’s changed a lot of things and will do a good job here.”

“The aim for me is to keep training well, keep my fitness high and hopefully do as well as I can to stay in the first team.”

And after Andy’s goal Alan looked happy too, so maybe the 20 year-old is also inspiring the old master too. All we say to Alan is play this lad next Sunday – please.

Shearer would have been proud of hat goal and Setanta Sports are currently showing a segment of Alan’s goals for Newcastle and it’s inspiring to see some of the fabulous goals this man scored for the club. What a player!

“It was a towering header, a magnificent header. It was a very good ball in and I asked him and young Nile Ranger on Monday before the reserve game if they wanted to play a big part in our survival fight,”

“They did very well for the reserves and proved a point, and that’s why they were in the squad and on the bench today. I asked him to make an impact and he’s done that.”

“But he needs games because he only played his first game in three or four months on Monday. If you get balls into the box he’s likely to do that because he’s a big strong presence.”

And it wouldn’t surprise us if Nile Ranger gets a chance under Alan too before the end of the season, because he’s looked so very good too this season. And with Alan in charge of Nile, we can look to his further rapid development at Newcastle, that’s for sure.

The emergence of Ranger and Carroll doesn’t bode too well for the future of Ameobi at Newcastle, and reports that Hull City want him yesterday for £2M, and he may be move on this summer, although he will not want to leave Newcastle, not with Shearer now the manager – hopefully long-term.

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8 comments so far

  • dougnufc

    Apr 13, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    START HIM ON SUNDAY!!!

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  • batty

    Apr 13, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #2

    cracking lad and he gets back and defendes as well

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  • dannymatt

    Apr 13, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #3

    I’ve got the faith Ed. I’ve always kept it. I love Newcastle Utd with every fibre of my being. Just be careful when you use words and phrases such as “tragedy” and “the mother of all disasters” when describing relegation. They should be used more carefully and fittingly to describe Sunderland AFC :0)

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  • sahota

    Apr 13, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #4

    I think Andy now deserves a start next game. I am not sure about Martin’s state. Whatever it is, Andy deserves a start. He has scored 3 goals this season for first team. Considering how much time he has been on pitch its not bad goal to game ratio for any youngster. I think Shearer will take some risks and will give youngsters a chance. I can even see Neil coming in for few games.

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  • Mikeflame

    Apr 13, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #5

    And people are still saying we were wrong to get Shearer when he has reactions from players like this! Football is a very psychological game, if the heads in the right place the rest will fall into place!
    Good lad Carroll, lets hope he gives spuds hell and well done to the lad for taking his chance!

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  • JJJ

    Apr 13, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Jees, if Newcastle want 2Mil for Ameobi Id be happy to start a kitty so that each supporter chips in 100quid and then we give him the cash to leave…

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  • Sav

    Apr 13, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Great to see the reaction of the rest of the team to Andy’s goal. A mixture of joy and relief. But he’d have to be up for it with a start against Spurs, whose centre-halves will NOT appreciate the Carroll treatment. It’ll be like a game of skittles.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 13, 2009 at 3:28 PM

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