Andy Carroll Likey To Start At Spurs On Sunday

When you look at the comments Alan Shearer has made on Andy Carroll this morning, in the Shields Gazette, it looks very likely that Andy will get a start at Spurs on Sunday.


Andy Carroll – after scoring great goal at Stoke

And Alan talked today about how the things Andy did in the last 20 minutes last Saturday, he had been doing every day in training, in front of the watching Alan Shearer.

Alan talked about Andy today:

“Andy has been doing that sort of thing since I got here,”

“We had him in sessions all week, and he did it all week. To be fair to Shola, he worked very hard without much success in front of goal.”

“It was the right time to make a change, because Shola hasn’t played much. Neither has Andy, and it would have been good to start with him.”

“They’ve given me problems, and that’s what I want. I want as many selection problems as possible.” “We’ve still got injuries, but we can handle it.”

Ameobi didn’t have a particularly good game on Saturday, although he linked up quite well in the first half, but was at fault for not picking up Abdoulaye Faye on that corner in the first half.

Shearer continued:

“We went in with a man-marking situation, and every man was designated a player to mark.”

“Unfortunately, it was Shola he’s got away from. I have to say that I was bitterly disappointed it was a corner to start with. TV replays show it was a goal-kick.”

But that’s the way things go, and Newcastle were at fault for the goal, and Ameobi must have been asleep. It’s a real pity because if we could have kept the clean sheet in the first half, after being outclassed, we could have come away with the victory.

But that’s all water under the Tyne Bridge now, and we’ll have to try to learn from the mistakes from last Saturday, and take those lessons into the game at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Certainly a win on Sunday would completely revivify the Newcastle club and their fans.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • Ross

    Apr 16, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #1

    “Ameobi didn’t have a particualely good game on Saturday, although he loinked upo quite well in the first hald, but was at fault for not picking up Anbdouslaye Faye on that6 corner in the first half”


    you turned to the drink already Ed?, we’re not down yet mate! haha 🙂

  • ronaldeano

    Apr 16, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #2

    This is class!

    The jacko audition in Jarra!!

    How gullible can you get!!!

    Hahahaha! 🙂

  • Brettoon

    Apr 16, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Agreed Ross..

    Ameobi is a lazy b4stard! He needs to be taken out of the team completely. Oh and Butt!

  • Doocey

    Apr 16, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Anyone see Ronaldo’s goal yesteday?

  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 16, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Doocey –

    39 yards and 64 mph with no spin and more of a punt – an excellent goal by all accounts. We can only wish for one of our to do that!

  • bennytoon

    Apr 16, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Great news. Spurs can now play 3 at the back and concntrate on all out attack.

  • mcvicar

    Apr 16, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #7

    every time shola gets a start i lose all hope in us getting anything from the game thats how bad he is so hope he dosnt get another game for us and is sold next season as for carrol i would love him to help save us from relagation

  • bennytoon

    Apr 16, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Feel a bit sorry for you actually. I remember what it felt like when we used to go into games with steffan iversen up front. The manager kept telling the fans he was a good player and as much as i tried to convince myself deep down i knew he was rubbish. Its the same with shearer trying to big carrol up.

  • Whumpie

    Apr 16, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #9


    Wow. New word.

    Carroll should start, but with both Loverboy and Martins out, we’re lacking pace up front. I hate to say it, but starting with Duke and Carroll up front with Owen just behind seems the best way to go, then bring Ranger on when the Duke gets crocked in the 11th minute…

  • mcvicar

    Apr 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #10

    bennytoon have you seen him play and if so how many times because i dont think even us toon fans can judge the lad yet never mind a spurs fan

  • komfort

    Apr 16, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #11

    whumpie , you got fat boy for an extended run out i see..

  • Whumpie

    Apr 16, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #12

    komfort – that’s 6 minutes of play and another 5 to carry him off…

    I know. Mean.

  • bennytoon

    Apr 16, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #13

    mcvicar- apart from that quality header against stoke he has looked dreadful. No doubt he will score a screamer on sunday now.

  • Partizan

    Apr 16, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Bennytoon….Whats your prediction of the upcoming game……but be honest,,talk like a neutral fan?

  • Doocey

    Apr 16, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Carroll looked dreadful?
    3 goals in as many starts.
    West Ham, Man City, Stoke and more to come.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 16, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Patizan- he said Spurs 0-5 NUFC as a neutral 😉

  • DanToon

    Apr 16, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #17

    As i went a walking along the cliffs of Dover, if i saw a Sun’land fan i’d kick the b*sta*d over!… Hell ova, hell ova, hell ova, hell ova!

  • Partizan

    Apr 16, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Turkish….I heard that the game between Galata and Fener was a disaster…with 4 red cards and a lot of violence.

    My favorite manager is winning the league with Sivaspor,,i’m talking about Bulent Uygun.

  • DanToon

    Apr 16, 2009 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #19

    My old man said be a Sun’land fan, i said f**k off father your a c**t!

  • OHurley

    Apr 16, 2009 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #20


    We ARE the Sunderland haters 🙂

  • Brutooon

    Apr 17, 2009 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #21

    how can we avoid relegation when we got championship players getting automatic selection such as butt and Ameobi.

  • PaceOba

    Apr 17, 2009 at 4:54 AM

    Comment #22

    Start Andy and pair him with Martins (if recover). Besides, Viduka also a great pair for him that can give advantages to us in holding and heading ability.

  • PaceOba

    Apr 17, 2009 at 4:55 AM

    Comment #23

    Click the link, let’s play brute! =p

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 17, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #24


  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 17, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #25



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