Newcastle Selling Andy Carroll – Say It Aint So!

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.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • carrollfan

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #1

    don’t worry he has no intention of going anywhere.

  • mylestoon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Fu**ing ashley! I hate the man! Carroll won’t go, hes black and white through and through!

  • Dragonera

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Couldn’t care less. I don’t rate him. Seems like a lesser version of Ameobi to me. Anything over 2.5million and we should snap there hands off

  • ende

    Aug 31, 2009 at 3:42 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed, why are you reporting this bull****?

  • ginkoh

    Aug 31, 2009 at 4:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Do you think what’s the reason Ashley and co. give to us after they sell Carroll?

    – To decrease wage bill ?
    – Raise transfer fund ?

    Bull Shit !! Even I don’t rate him so much but he’s local and give us more than 100% every game. in 20-21 years old, Bright future ahead for him so why we should sell one of our best prospect player in 3m ? especially with our thin squad now.

    If they can use some of brain cell they will know they should or should not let Carroll go.

  • Bao Zheng

    Aug 31, 2009 at 5:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Just a lot of agent blather. Move on.

  • Ericles

    Aug 31, 2009 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Media and agent crap I hope. Selling Carroll is not saving money on wages – it would be mere opportunism by a man who is hell bent on sabotaging NUFC with his asset stripping greed. For words of loyalty and heritage read Leicester’s Steve Howard’s opinion of NUFC. Is he any good? If he is buy him cos he may hopefully play as good as he sounds.

  • Bigbadbob

    Aug 31, 2009 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Somebody has kept the fire sale going, Hughton said it was over, does anyone know whats going on, the farce continues.
    Dont suppose anyone has the balls to tell Ashley and Lambias that you can also bring players in during the transfer window and its not just to rake cash in.

  • Here We Ngo Baheng

    Aug 31, 2009 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #9

    It’s rubbish from the Mirror. The giveaway in the article is saying how he wants to “reach the top as soon as possible”.

    Now could anyone from the Mirror explain why leaving his hometown club and regular football whilst still having the chance to be coached by a certain record goalscoring legend won’t help his career but Gary Megson and Mick McCarthy could?

    I could understand if Man Uinted or Arsenal were sniffing around but Carroll’s not good enough for them as they look for well-rounded individuals which Big Andy never will be.

    I’d say there’s more chance of Ronaldo, Kaka and Alonso getting tired of life in Madrid and moving on loan to Dagenham and Redbridge so they can compete with Notts County.

  • Ericles

    Aug 31, 2009 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #10

    The Mirror article is mere crap. It is not even written by Simon the bird seed. We can expect an avalanche of insane media speculation in the next 33 hours. My speculation is that the press get it all wrong. The trouble is with the modern game is that some players get paid for playing shite and some reporters get paid for writing it.
    The important thing today is get behind the lads and get 3 points – leave the inanities and codswallop of the press at the asylum gates.

  • Toonfan1

    Aug 31, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #11

    He better not leave! I got his name on the back of my shirt 🙁

  • Nick D

    Aug 31, 2009 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #12

    Not his biggest fan to be honest. Carroll has a bit of an attitude problem and seems to think he is a lot better than the reality.

    It also means we have to play long ball and look for hopeful flick ons all the time. Carroll isn’t particularly mobile or skillful like an Adebayor for his size. Ranger has a better all round game and is a natural finisher.

    Obviously don’t want to lose Carroll, given our numbers, but wouldn’t be particularly devastated.

    Ed why do you keep saying Ashley has no fuutre at the club after every player he sells. He is the owner and can do what he likes. He has to keep paying the wages somehow.

  • bill

    Aug 31, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #13

    Can we please have some players coming in before we sell any more?

    Carroll rumour is just that; he doesn’t have to go anywhere since his contract runs until 2013.

  • batty

    Aug 31, 2009 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #14

    ashleys a 1st class tw@t nick d thats why ed says he has no future at the club

  • Nick D

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #15

    batty I know he is a twat, but we can’t force him out unfortunately.

  • repo

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #16

    Well he wants to go as he’s had a bust up with Barton.

    So it looks like on the cards…


  • repo

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #17

    Well he wants to go as he’s had a bust up with Barton.

    So it looks like on the cards…

  • Nick D

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #18

    Repo –
    If that is true, surely there must be a way we can get rid of Barton, even if it means losing money. The guy just causes disharmony and chaos wherever he goes, not to mention his fitness record is appalling. Any half decent lawyer could have got him sackd by now and owing us money, like Mutu at Chelsea.

  • repo

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #19

    i know m8 he’s one bad apple..

    but carrol had enough of his rubbish and alerted his agent to get him out of newcastle..

    thats the truth..

  • Lew Davies

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #20

    repo – …”thats the truth..”

    Ha ha ha ! Course it is m8, because you’re in the know aren’t you?

  • magpie6699

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #21

    Not the right time for his career at all – makes no sense. If he went to a Premier league side he’d be up against better defenders and would struggle to make an impact. Also, he may well be number 3 or 4 in the pecking order and get few games.
    He’s actually currently in about as good a position as he could be – one of 2 first choice strikers, home-town club and fans, chance to make a name against lesser defences – and maybe, just maybe, the chance to be coached by the Premier League’s most successful striker.


    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #22

    repo // Aug 31, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Well he wants to go as he’s had a bust up with Barton.

    So it looks like on the cards…


  • Ross

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Not even worth talking about if im honest.
    He’s in the same boat as Taylor that he’s a fan and probably doesnt want to leave. His price tag/wage demands wont be high meaning there’s no real reason to sell him and he’s contracted to us meaning if he doesnt want to go, he doesnt go. Load of rubbish i reckon.


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