It looks like Alan is only too willing to give Andy Carroll his chance, and he says today the problem with Andy is that he just hasn’t played enough games. There’s one way to fix that Alan – play the lad.
Alan Shearer – Andy needs more games
Alan told the Evening Chronicle today:
“The problem is Andy hasn’t been playing enough games.” “The Manchester City Reserves game was his first full 90 minutes for a while.”
“That’s disappointing, he needs to get fit and he needs to get on the pitch. He’s got us a point and hopefully he can get us a few more if he continues to do things right.”
It seems Alan has been less than happy with so many players out injured, and he is urging them all to get back as quickly as possible so they are available to play for the side – and hopefully we’ll have Steven Taylor, Joey Barton and Mark Viduka all fit for next Sunday at Spurs. That’s another crucial game for the lads.
And reflecting on Big Andy’s great looping header, which came right in front of the visiting Geordie fans Alan said:
“It was a towering header and it was magnificent.” “It was a very good ball in (from Duff) and we have to show more of that.”
“I asked Andy and Nile Ranger if they wanted to be part of it.” “And they have both shown that they do.”
“It’s a battle that they want to be part of, they’ve showed great desire. Shola Ameobi does as well because for long periods he battled for us.”
“In the second half they showed me more of what they did in training.” “They can pass it round and show that they can be brave and demand the ball. We defended the aerial bombardment very well.”
If we have to turn to the youngsters to save the team this season, then by all means let’s do it, and if do save ourselves from relegation, let’s then make sure we clear out those players who have just not produced the goods this season.
It will be great opportunity to clear the boards at the club this summer, and in fact we’ll need to do that even if we unlucky enough to be relegated.
Whichever way all this turns out, it’s a time to start anew at Newcastle, with Alan Shearer in the lead.