Andy Carroll Gets U21 England Call Up

Newcastle United striker, 20 year-old Andy Carroll, has been selected by England at under-21 level for the first time.


Andy Carroll – U21 call up for England

This is the natural progression in the England set up for Andy,  after he appeared 8 times for the England U19 side and scored 4 goals.

Carroll has been named in the squad by manager and former Newcastle full-back,  Stuart Pearce, to face Holland in Groningen next Tuesday evening.

Andy has appeared 41 times for Newcastle with 14 starts and 4 goals, but it is expected that Andy could force his way into the Newcastle side as a starter this coming season in the Championship, and looked more than useful at the end of last season.

At 6’5″ tall, Carroll is more than a handful for any defense, is very good in the air, very physical in his play and an excellent holding front man.

Fabian Delph, who has signed for Aston Villa from Leeds for £8M, has also been included for the friendly – and new Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge has also received his first call-up at under-21 level.

We expect Andy to make his debut next Tuesday for the U21 side, and will be reporting on that game.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Paul141726

    Aug 6, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #1

    Good luck to the lad. I hope he does well!

  • RyanToon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Good luck to Andy!

  • Whumpie

    Aug 6, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #3

    I’ve got high hopes for this lad. With him, Ranger and Lua Lua just in behind I think we’ll cause trouble, especially as he’s not afraid to take some knocks to get on the ball.

    And let’s not write Shola off – he’s got some nice tricks up his sleeve and could prove really useful in setting up the younguns this season.

  • Doocey

    Aug 6, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Hear the story about him?

    He was visiting young children at the hospital and on the lift as he was going home a nurse dropped something and asked Carroll ‘Would you pick it up for me please?’
    Apparently he replied :
    ‘Do you know who I am?’ (and didn’t pick it up.)

    What a dick if it’s true!

  • RyanToon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #5


    bulls hit mate


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