Carroll Attitude Tremendous – Ready To Start At Spurs

Alan Shearer has been delighted with young Andy Carroll’s attitude this last week in training.


Andy Carroll – could get a start Sunday

The Newcastle boss last week challenged the young Gateshead-born striker to prove what he could do, and Andy subsequently scored two good goals for the Reserves against Manchester City, and then scored a wonderful header to grab Newcastle a point at Stoke last Saturday.

And Alan has expressed this morning to Newcastle United TV that Andy has shown a tremendous attitude in training this week:

“If he continues to show me that he’s ready for the fight, like he did last week, then he’s putting himself up for contention to start at Spurs without a shadow of a doubt,”

“He did very well in the Reserves, he did very well when he came on last week at Stoke and has again done very well in training this week.”

“He’s shown a tremendous attitude to show he wants to start a football match and that’s the right attitude to have.”

We half expect Andy to start on Sunday, and we’ll have to see how long he can go during the game, but he’s not as fit as he should be, but with Mark Viduka likely to be on the bench –  if both players can give a good 45 minutes each, we’ll be in good shape during the game.

It’s good that Andy is keeping his feet on the ground, because every time we seem him now – we see a future star in the Premier League, that’s how good we think this youngster can become, especially under Alan’s tutelage.

We also expect Nile Ranger to come into the reckoning before the end of the season, as this lad has also impressed Alan during training.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • The_Legend_Of_Jonas

    Apr 17, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #1

    I’ve been impressed with him recently, and I was one of those writing him off not so long ago.. Let’s hope he just keeps his feet on the ground and manages to improve as I think he has a genuine chance of becoming a very good player..

  • shearerbliss

    Apr 17, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Just an opinion would like to see others views, but do you think again OM has got the hump with MO.
    This is becoming a regular occurance espesially towards the end of the season! I started with roeder.
    Once MO is back OM starts to go missing, I feel a bit of jelousy in there. Since OM has been around MO has been injuied therefore OM has carried the can for a few years. Then Shearer comes on board and says MO is a starter reguardless! I think with anyone in the real world this would affect a working relationship within a team. No one likes being the ugly duckling!

  • Davies

    Apr 17, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Nah. I just think he was playing through injury, like he said.

  • evildick

    Apr 17, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #4

    martins is just too inconsistent for me. i love him when he delivers.. obviously! but i dont trust him.. neither in a one on one, or in his loyalty to nufc. as soon as one of the top 6 come in and match his wage, he’s gone. although at the moment we desperately need his spark of random attack right now!

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 17, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #5


  • arctoa

    Apr 17, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Carroll’s done well, it looked like he had gone off the rails a bit during that loan spell to PNE but he’s picked up the pieces and become something of a decent player. He certainly brings more to the team than Ameobi, and that should be rewarded. Speaking of the donkey, he needs to be flogged to the first bidder in the summer.


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