Some disturbing news this morning, that the Newcastle club may be ready to transfer our 20 year-old England U21 striker Andy Carroll – what?
Andy Carroll – leaving? – say it aint so
We do expect some drama before Tuesday’s transfer deadline ends at 5:00 pm local time, but we were hoping that would be on the positive side.
But to even be considering cashing in on our 20 year-old local striker (who doesn’t earn much – yet) seems nothing less than crazy and stupid.
The reports today suggest that Wolves and Bolton have been alerted to a possible sale, but why would Andy ever want to move to these smaller clubs?
That’s even though Newcastle are right now in a division above Newcastle in the English League.
The England under-21 International is wanted by by both Mick McCarthy of Wolves, and Bolton manager Gary Megson has apparently also made an inquiry for him.
Carroll is one of the local heroes on Tyneside, after coming through the ranks in the Academy, but Andy is also keen to go to the top level, as soon as possible.
That’s fine with us, because we would not expect any young lad born and bred on the Tyne, not to be ambitious.
The 6’5″ powerful striker, injured right now, is already hard to control in the penalty area for any team, and will only get better.
And the reports suggest that Andy may be involved in a tug-of-war between two agents, who seemingly are trying to cash in on him leaving his home town club.
Andy has to know he will get his chance at Newcastle this season, and his partnership with our other local striker, Shola Ameobi, has already looked more than promising this season.
As our readers will no doubt know, we are hardly fond of our bumbling owner, Mike Ashley, and that’s putting it mildly.
But this would be a HUGE mistake if we all wake up on Wednesday morning, and find Andy gone.
If that is the case Ashley will definitely have no future at Newcastle.
He’ll need to be removed, before he can do any more damage to the famous Newcastle United Football Club. He’ s done enough already.
Our patience with this man can only go so far.
And this is not personal, but simply questions his ability to run any football club, never mind the most famously supported club in the land.
If we are successful this year, there is a very good possibility that our home attendances could exceed those of Liverpool, who have a capacity at Anfield of only around 45,300.
That’s some statistic for those Newcastle United haters, who always want to question the support of the North east club – but only because they just don’t understand the level of passion on the Tyne for football – and never will.
But hey, Newcastle is known around the world for its loyal and fanatical support and this season – in the second division in England – have the 4th biggest home attendance of any club in the land.
But one thing is for sure – the Newcastle fans deserve a lot better than Ashley can ever deliver.
Just in case we have not been clear on this – don’t sell Andy Carroll.
Of course we are hoping – no praying – that we will all wake up one day this week, to joyous reports that Ashley, the incompetent one, has sold the club.
That indeed may be a time to celebrate – big time.