Hughton Hoping Carroll OK For Bluebirds Game


Chris Hughton is hoping that local lad Andy Carroll will be available for Cardiff city, for the first time since he  limpied off  before the end f the game against Sheffield  Wednesday.

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Andy Carroll – should be fit for Cardiff

Hughton talked about Andy this morning:

“We’re hopeful that Andy will be back for Cardiff. He is running at the moment.”

“We’ll see next week, but he is quite close to being back for that game.”

“It’s normal stuff, the lads have a few days off and have been told to recover and recuperate during that time.”

When we play Cardiff city a week on Sunday,  that begins a hectic period of 6 games in just 17 days.

So we had better be ready with enough players to get through this, because we don’t want to falter, after our great start to the season.

Comments welcome.



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152 comments so far

  • milburn

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • milburn

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #2

    What is the official line on Sholas injury and how long out for ? as i see him and ranger being a better pairing than him & carrol

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  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Ah, Milburn, this is where you’re hiding now!

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  • WELSHMAG

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Cardiff will be the biggest test yet in my opinion although you never know which team will turn up with them, one moment they’re looking like prem quality the next their getting beat by lower championship teams 2-3 : 0

    All I know is that they’re really really up for this game, it’s sold out so there’ll be 21,000 taffs screaming for cardiff so it’ll be one hell of a test. If we can beat cardiff then in my opinion we won’t face much tougher oposition.

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  • Bill F

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #5

    See you are burning up the Keyboard again Ed. We mere mortals are having to run to keep up with you. 🙂

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  • milburn

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #6

    lesh- had to follow the thread re injuries as i wanted to ask about shola. Ive got so used to not reading any official nufc news, i dont know what or who to believe any more. Official nufc news (wishful thinking)

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  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #7

    You’re not alone Milburn (that nowt to do with Danny’s dad)

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #8

    one thing i would do if i was owner i would employ someone to make a data base of all footballers that could realistically come to Newcastle, mainly with regards to missing matches, we should avoid players with a history of filling the treatment table, and avoid disruptive players to. too many time we have had players that are totally unsuitable.

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  • milburn

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Lesh- point taken abou my next disguise- maybe i shouldnt broadcast what i will be wearing for fear of being pulverised by dad or tapped up by mam !!

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  • Mark-o

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Dave 1961 i posted this the other day.

    its the PFA official website and in the transfers section it lists all players in the UK that are out of contract or available for transfer. its a little out of date as Rocha has signed for Leige and a few of the others have been snapped up too, but michael ball is on there and i think he’d be a good back up for enrique.

    http://www.givemefootball.com

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  • Bill F

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Dave 1961, what you say is common sense and I would hope that such a system is in place already. It may be that that was part of Wises remit. As someone else already pointed out in an earlier thread we havn’t signed any new youngsters since he left. Also we still have Vetere on board and isn’t he supposed to be doing just what you suggest.
    As for getting proven crocks you just never know if their past history isn’t just that, in the past. I recall that a lot of people including me were writing Given off but he hasn’t missed many games at ManCiteh. I agree it is better to try and be sure about a players health etc. but isn’t that the purpose of medicals.

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #12

    milburn // Sep 3, 2009 at 1:33 PM
    But you’ve already let it slip where you sit.
    The best thing you could wear is a gum shield !

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  • milburn

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #13

    dave 1961- Good point about not signing players with injury history or bad tempement. A good scouting network will do that to a certain extent. I have been critical of our scouting for years as you look at the network Wenger & Mourinho have all over the world and we employ Terry F.witt and give him a day pass on the metro. Wwe will continually buy trouble makers and sicknotes by not having this network in place and relying on the say so of agents. PS watch us go and try and sign Mido now !

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  • milburn

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #14

    HugH Jorgan- or send me kid brother to the match- Im spartacus !

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  • summerof69

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #15

    chelsea have been banned from signing players for two years

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  • summerof69

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #16

    sorry next 2 windows ive never heard anything like it

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #17

    milburn:
    Just a thought as you mention Spartacus. Why don’t we use St. James Park as a gladiatorial arena and throw Mike Ashley to the lions ?

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Terry F.Wit – ah, the memories…

    Anyway, hope Big Andy’s back; he needs to get used to this CCC lark, but I think he’ll come good. Need a small, quick striker on loan, though – not another goliath like Marlon Harewood.

    On the injury front, I think the solution is simple: do whatever it was that Sam Allerdyce did. He got us from the top of the Physioroom League to the bottom in about 12 weeks. Diet, yoga, proper warm-up and warm-down, ice baths, personal masseuses, the lot.

    It worked, and altogether cost less than just one player on the treatment table. Bring it back.

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  • milburn

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #19

    Hugh- too good for him, might be a bit quick. Now burying him in the centre circle with his fat head exposed and give every spectator a steak pie and – you work out the rest. Second thoughts hed probably eat his way out of it the fat tw*t

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  • WELSHMAG

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #20

    hahahahahahah What a punihsment!!!

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  • milburn

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Whumpie- bring it back, but just dont bring sam back. I have said a few times a good loan siging for us would be Healy from the mackems.

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #23

    milburn – agree on both points.

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #24

    milburn
    A good old fashioned stoning would be quite entertaining !

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #25

    what i find frustrating was that Marcelino was as bad in the Spanish league as for us, we should have stayed well clear, & i think we should have sacked Barton when he was in jail. as a warning to any one else, but we did not even stop paying his wages hes thought to be on 55-85k a week. for being in jail someone bottled that.

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  • RyanToon

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #26

    hahaha

    chelsea c****

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #27

    1…2…3……everybody…

    “lets all laugh at Chelsea, lets all laugh at Chelsea…ah ha ha haaaa, haha ha haaaaaaaaaaa!!”

    made my day that has!!

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  • Mark-o

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #28

    i hate cockneys, got what they deserve. Although didnt we do the same with N’Somnia and La Harve.

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Mark-o

    Not sure to be honest but I know we had to pay Le Havre a fee, not much though. Anyways, keep laughing at Chelsea!! Stupid fools!!

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  • Tino 11

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #30

    I’m sure they will appeal and it will get changed to this january window only.

    I would be surprised if we did actually receive any bids for Carroll from premiership clubs, he is unproven at that level and for me he doesn’t have the pace or skill to be a top premier league striker. I think people rate him better than he actually is because he’s local. Don’t get me wrong, i think he’ll be a decent player, but not the standard of centre forward we are used to, not worthy of the number 9 shirt.

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  • summerof69

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #31

    lads can we realy laugh at any one with the state our clubs in at the minute

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  • WELSHMAG

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #32

    intresting point re: chelsea

    If they have players that contracts are up this season ie. Anelka this player is now in a much better position to ask for as much money as he wants as if he walks chelsea can’t sign a replacement therefore they need him much more than he needs them.

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #33

    summerof69

    not really mate but lets laugh anyway, its about time some other team had some bad luck instead of ours…

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  • Tino 11

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Alot of people are saying they don’t want big trophy signings and just want experienced players and the youngsters, i understand this but you still need to buy 1 or 2 big money quality players, Man U and Arsenal do even with there excellent youngsters. If we get promoted i’d like to see us splash out on a top class centre forward to be our new number 9, perhaps good money on a top class winger/creative midfielder.

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #35

    Just went through the Chelsea squad and quite a few players will be into there 30s like…

    Belletti – 34 1/2
    Ballack – 34 1/2
    Deco – 33 1/2
    Drogba – Nearly 33
    Lampard – 32 1/2
    Carvalho – 32 1/2
    Ferreira – 32
    Anelka – Nearly 32
    Malouda – 30 1/2
    A.hole…I mean A.Cole – 30
    Terry – 30

    rest of the main players will be late 20s….doesnt sound too promising, plus players will be nearing contract ends too I would imagine

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  • WELSHMAG

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #36

    To be honest with you I recon after this season (hopefully) in the championship our defence will be ready for the prem, Collocini just needs more time I think And taylor is getting better and better, Enrique is good enough for the prem so that would just leave a decent right-back and possibly have simpson as back-up. Smith Would suffice in the prem as a defence mid and Nolan and guthrie and barton would all be alright as back-up/first team. Buy in a top class creative midfielder and two strikers, keep jonas and buy a classy left winger and I think we could hold out for a lower mid finish in the first season back if we stuck with a manager. So if we spent about 30-40 million we’d look in excellent shape. Obviously we’d need a new Owner to chuck all the TV money in and some of the gate revenue but that’s not much to ask for if you’re looking at a 5 years business plan. you’ve got to invest to reap the rewards.

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #37

    Yeah I agree with you Tino 11…

    Players like Taylor, Enrique, Harper, Krul, Nolan, Simpson (if we sign him up) should all still do ok in the prem.

    So a few big buys to enhance the team would have to be made in my eyes. A top quality FW, a creative MF (behind the front two) an experienced CB and a decent winger are a must if we get promoted.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #38

    the very reason we can’t, is the they can a good youth system means they only buy what they miss, and at the moment it is not much, so they spend 30million on a player we need 4-5 for the same money that’s why Ashley almost got i right. the problem he should have given it time to work, he should have kept his eye on the ball, its all fine to work to a 5 year plan, but sometimes thing don’t go according to plan, so you have to adapt, and this is were Mike Ashley went wrong, we should have signed a few players to keep thing ticking over to the plans started to bear fruit.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #39

    welshmag personally i think Enrique is class and getting better, we just need cover for him.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #40

    personally i would look to Scandinavian country’s to keep the wages down, we never want to go down the road of everyone’s on £50.k again. i personally would to blogs like this, & others, to get a good feel on who to have a look at.

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