Carroll Leaving Newcastle Today – Don’t Believe It!


There are reports today that we half expected that a couple of Premier League clubs may try to sign our 20 year old striker Andy Carroll.

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Andy Carroll – local lad going nowhere

Bolton Wanderers and Wolverhampton Wanderers have lower attendances than we are getting in the Championship – and are said to weighing up a deadline day move for 20 year-old Andy.

The reports state that the youngster is highly rated in the North-East and then say that Newcastle would find it it difficult to hold on to Carroll if a Premier League club made an offer.

We don’t think either Bolton or Wolves are a bigger draw then Newcastle, even though we are in the Championship – but being at the top and 2 points clear will help us draw good players to the club – today we hope.

And of course they don’t report and maybe don’t even know, the lad was born and bred in Gateshead, just south of Newcastle over the River Tyne.

Andy is also a die hard Newcastle fan, and has been at the Newcastle Academy for years, and is now an England U21 player, so he doesn’t need to move to get the recognition.

Andy was given his first-team debut in the UEFA Cup tie against Palermo on 2nd November 2006, when he appeared as a late substitute and became the youngest ever player to represent Newcastle in Europe at the age of 17 years and 300 days.

Andy has 41 appearances for Newcastle (14 starts) with 4 goals, and we expect him to play a lot more games for his home town club.

If the above story comes true today I’m even  tempted to say I’ll streak across St. James’ Park in the nude – and in broad daylight.

But I’m not quite that stupid, and neither is the Newcastle club – we hope. 😀

BTW the facts on the average league attendances at home this season so far:

Wolves – 26,000
Bolton – 22,500
Newcastle – 40,000

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45 comments so far

  • Mark-o

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Rubbish! Same as Stevie T, Going nee where!!!!!

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  • Stardust

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #2

    OH no – another thread! can we not have a deadline day thread Ed so I can stay on 1?

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Wouldn’t be all that bothered.

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  • Toon_Ksk (Huh? u mean David Craig is real?)

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Just stay in your own blog stardust.

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  • simon376@work

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Apart from the fact the lad is a good prospect, we need to keep him as we can’t afford to lose more bodies from our squad

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  • Stardust

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Toon_Ksk

    Nah – think I will stay here all day and irritate you.

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  • MarinerUK

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Bit of topic but did SSN say something about a possible takeover happening in October? Also have they spoken to our mate DC yet?

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  • milburn

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Agree with Dragonera, wouldnt be bothered as at best feel he will only make a poor mans Peter Crouch. As long as we get quality in to replace him then let him go if we can get good money for him.

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  • Bill F

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #9

    These smaller clubs usually scrape along the bottom of the EPL and usually get dumped back down to the championship. You’d think players like Carroll would see that wouldn’t you?
    It is looking like N’Zogbia might be seeing that happen this year to name but one.
    Schadenfreude or what? 🙂

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  • bri h

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #10

    you got to feel sorry for xisco he signs for newcastle then keegan resigns .He signs for roma and there manager has just resigned LOL

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  • tino97

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #11

    I think we will be lucky to get one in today. Not feeling to confident about getting any new faces in. It will be the same as the last transfer window. Lots false dawns but nothing will happen. We will have to carry on with the squad we got, a few injuries and we will be buggered. Don’t think Carroll will be going anywhere!

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  • toonsy

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #12

    bri H – Thats Zamblera!

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  • toonsy

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Still no signings then? Surprise surprise!

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  • magpies1

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #14

    bri h
    he has signed for racing santander, zamblera has signed or expecting to sign for roma

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  • tino97

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Has SSN turned into Spurs official channel, everytime I turned it on, they are at the Spurs training ground.

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  • Ericles

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Stardust – I think you are needed on the BBC tansfer deadline blog site. Urgently!

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  • Ericles

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Tino97 – it may be that Ashley is returning to book his corporate box. All we have here for him is a wooden one!

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Mike Ashley’s brother works for him at Sports Direct and he reckons Ashley doesn’t really want to sell.

    Why would he say that?

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  • tino97

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #19

    Its sods law that the club will be sold after the transfer window closes, so we can’t do any business until January!

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #20

    milburn

    Mate, i don’t even think he will make a poor mans Crouch. More like a poor mans Ameobi. Crouch has great feet, as well a prominence in the air. I hope Andy Carroll proves me wrong if he stays, but so far he has seemed a passenger in games aside from a few flick on headers.

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  • tino97

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #21

    Its pretty depressing when league 2 notts county are linked with more players than us. Says it all really.

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  • Toon_Army

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #22

    It will be another day where nothing will happen… No News, No Players, No Nothing… Lets just focus on what we do have, our club 2 points clear in the Championship

    HOWAY THE LADS!!!

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  • BigLish

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #23

    He hasn’t even made his name in the NUFC starting lineup so there’s no danger of him getting a guaranteed start at a prem league club.

    Ed, if it does happen i’ll handstand naked over the pitch with you!

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  • toooooonfan

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #24

    RUMOUR MILL
    darren gibson on loan will be confirmed in the next 3 hours

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  • MacToon

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #25

    SSN’s DC, saying Lovenkrands is close to signing plus a couple of loan deals on the way!

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  • repo

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #26

    how come portsmouth can sign all these loan deals,

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #27

    RUMOUR MILL

    Mike Ashley to announce he’s staying!

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #28

    • repo // Aug 31, 2009 at 4:10 PM
    Lovenkrands going to birmingham
    there is more leaving the morn..
    nicky butt, Geremi, taylor,Carroll, and Colo..

    Do you still stand by these

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  • G

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #29

    I agree that Carroll hasn’t looked fantastic skillwise yet, but his height seems to work well at worrying a defense into losing its composure. I would keep him for that attribute alone in the fizzy pop league. I can’t see him ever being a prolific goalscorer, but I think he is good at making himself awkward for defenders. Besides, he is the only person the youth / reserves can look to when they need somebody old enough to buy tabs and beer.

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  • repo

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #30

    he he he well lovenkrants was at birmingham.

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  • belfast toon

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Hope your joking Stuart

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  • Jan Stavik

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #32

    I’m afraid I have to agree with the Dragon here, Carroll is not all that good. He’s strong in the air, but he’s as slow as Geremi…

    I’d sell for 6m and spend the money on Beckford and a decent winger.

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  • Davey Falcus

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Personally I would let him go if we get a good offer, but that would only be if we were certain to get a proven replacement. As many of the others have already said we are too thin on the ground especially up front so to let him go without a replacement would be suicide on our part. However I don’t particulaly rate Carroll as of yet, there are many more games to come so maybe he can show me in that time why he is rated so highly by the coaching staff at the club. I feel Ranger will be some player for us this season given his gutsy performance last night, more of an asset than Carroll anyway.

    I highly doubt we will be delving into the market today, and I doubt that we will be taken over any time soon. Live in hope though, that’s all we can do and hopefully we will be proved wrong!

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  • G

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #34

    @ Jan Stavik, if somebody is offering £6M I would take the cash. Not seen anything concrette offerwise. Rumour has that we have been offered less than £1M. If it is less than £1M I would deffo keep him, as it would cost more than that to pay an agent for a replacement.

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Rumour mill: Whumpie sick of daft rumours.

    I want some confirmations!!

    2 centre-backs
    1 left-back
    3 wingers
    2 strikers

    Any less than this and we’re in trouble by my reckoning. An entire bench with NO 1st team league starts between them says it all.

    Loans are fine. And let’s not forget (ED – YOU READING THIS??) that we can get them through to November.

    And I’d still like to see Colo, Geremi and Barton go before 5pm.

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  • geist

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #36

    we can still sign players on loan until november.

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  • geist

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Whumpie beat me to it.

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #38

    I think we’re too keen to axe players before they’ve proved their worth.

    Carroll is 20 years old and has had less than half a season in the 1st team. He’s not on huge wages and we’d not get much money for him.

    We’re short of strikers, and here we have someone with serious height and strength who’s playing for England U21s. And he’s a Geordie.

    Why on earth would we sell him??

    Nah – keep wor Andy and let’s see what he can do this year. I think he could be important to us.

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  • milburn

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #39

    Stuart 79- Would agree I can see Ashley remaining at the helm now. he can see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in the shape of the EPL, early days we have started well but this may make him realise he needs tro hold on to his top talent, get more in, take the hit on the wage bill and hey presto sell for 200m next summer. Or is that too logical for the fat twat

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  • nufc1818

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #40

    david craig also said about signing a top 4 young promising CB
    any guesses who?

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