Playing For Alan Shearer Is Unbelievable – Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll has been all over the news for Newcastle this last week, after his impressive 20 minutes of play last Saturday, when not only did he look great in general, but he scored his 3rd goal of the season, with that wonderful header.


Andy Carroll – unbelievasble playing for Alan

Andy talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today about what it’s like to play at Newcastle for his boyhood hero:

“Playing for Alan Shearer is unbelievable, really.” “Obviously, I used to watch him when I was younger, and he was a hero to me.”

“He is the manager now, and I just have to try and impress as much as I can.” “I know what he used to do. I just have to try my best, and do what I can do.”

“I have to try and impress them both (Shearer and Dowie), and gain a first-team place.” “They have come in and changed a lot of things. They have the respect of everyone, which is what was needed.”

“Everyone wants to play for them.”

We need somebody to start to score some goals for Newcastle if the team is to start winning games and keep in the Premier League for next season.

Andy scored last Saturday of course, and we’re hoping for some from Michael Owen, hopefully tomorrow, and we also expect the experienced Mark Viduka to get a run-out tomorrow afternoon.

Andy continued:

“You have to try your hardest in the reserves, and that is what I have been doing.” “I have also been putting myself about in training, and I got my chance (at Stoke).”

“Whether I play or not is up to them – I just have to keep doing what I can do.” “I just have to keep working at my hardest, and getting my fitness up in training.”

“We are just looking to stay up.” “We have to go out there, play our football and take the three points.” “We have to look for three points at Tottenham – we need as many as we can get.”

“It will be tough, but I am looking forward to it.”

It’s looking like Alan Shearer will be staying on at Newcastle, but if we can stay in the Premier League this season, we can hope for an improved performance from the team next year, as Alan will no doubt rebuild the squad this summer.

If we go down we still think Alan will stay on as manager, but of course that will delay any success for a number of seasons.

Comments welcome.

3 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Apr 18, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #1

    1st 🙂

  • dannymatt

    Apr 18, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Does he know any other words than unbelievable? It’s clearly the wrong one to use because he is playing for Alan Shearer. What is he saying? Is it not Alan Shearer after all? Certainly looks like him from the stands.

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 18, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #3



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