Andy Carroll Could Well Get Start Tomorrow

Andy Carroll seems to be coming of age at Newcastle, and he’s played really well so far this season.

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Andy Carroll – played well this season – so far

But now, with Peter Lovenkrands, Marlon Harewood and Nile Ranger all competing for places in the front line against Nottingham Forest, Carroll told the Evening Chronicle today:

“It’s changing all the time.” “You just have to get on with it.” “We’ve got so many different options in Shola once he’s fit, Nile and Peter Lovenkrands, plus now we’ve got Marlon Harewood.”

“Every one of them is different to play with.” “We just have to practice it in training and see who works best with each other.”

“We just have to keep working on it.” “It’s not daunting, but you know you just have to keep putting in the performances or it could change game by game.”

“I think in the games I’ve played this season I’ve done all right.” “I’ve scored four goals for club and country, and I just need to keep it up.”

“I’ve got no targets in terms of goals. The only target I’ve got is that when I play, I play well.”

However, the immediate target for the team is 3 points at the City Ground tomorrow night, which would keep Newcastle at the top of the table and the points ticking over nicely.

Carroll continued:

“Every game now we have to try to go in and win, especially after not winning the last two home games.”

“We must go into it and try to make sure we are still on an unbeaten run after the 90 minutes at the City Ground.”

“It sounds obvious, but we just have to go there, do our best and score some goals.” “A few of the lads do check on the other teams, but I don’t.”

“We have a meeting here before every game and we go through their strengths and weaknesses.”

“That’s enough for me, that’s where I take my information from, and I’ll be looking to put it to good use tomorrow night.”

“Goals are very important for me for Newcastle and England.” “I came off the bench last month for England and I just wanted to get a start and show them what I can do – I think I achieved that.”

“The game was all over the place – it was level at 2-2, then 3-3, but to get the two goals was brilliant for me.” “I thought I did OK, and to get the man-of-the-match award was brilliant.”

“To score against Macedonia was important for me.” “I hadn’t scored in the last couple of games for Newcastle, and it’s a great feeling to score for your country.”

“Scoring goals is important for any striker.”

We half expect Andy to start up front tomorrow with Marlon Harewood, and it will be interesting to see how the two of them will play together.

After two weeks off with the International break, we have to hope the lads will go all out tomorrow, play well, and get the win – and if they can do that we’ll all be very happy.

Then it’s Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night.

3 comments so far

  • Stevo

    Oct 16, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Hey lads, Anyone going to the game tomorrow? Does anybody know where I can get parked up? or where it’s safe to park up? Heard its a bit shady around there.

  • shrews mag

    Oct 16, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Stevo … got my tickets and I will be there cheering on the team.

    the forest website identifies official parking on its website at :,,10308~1744953,00.html

    quite a nice city and the ground is close to the centre … I have certainly not come across any trouble in past seasons.

  • Stevo

    Oct 16, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Shrews mag – Thanks mate! That’s a great help! I didn’t mean to cast aspersions, Just one of my friends who works there sometimes said to avoid certain areas. I wouldn’t know I never been before.


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