We’ve Got To Make It Count Tomorrow

Andy Carrol says the players are very anxious to put things right tomorrow against Doncaster Rovers at St. James’ Park tomorrow afternoon.

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Andy Carroll – ready to put things right

Carroll told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We can’t wait just get on with it after Scunthorpe.” “We’re still hurting and we just want to get it out of our system.”

“It was disappointing and everybody was down after the game.” “But we just have to get on with working hard and doing our jobs and we’re confident we can make it happen.”

Newcastle were said to dominate the game at Scunthrope but there again some of our readers at the game, thought we didn’t deserve to win and left much to be desired.

Carroll continued:

“The game overall was bad because of the result.” “We understand that.”

“But the performance is something we can build on.” “We had a lot of chances and we just couldn’t take them.”

“If we can create as many again, maybe our luck can change in front of goal and we could be talking about a different scoreline on Saturday night.”

Carroll was on the receiving end of some physical treatment from Scunthorpe’s former Gateshead defender Rob Jones, but Andy can certainly handle the physicality of this league, that’s for sure.

Andy said:

“It has been tough and I have taken a few hits. But it won’t stop me – I’ll just keep going and do what I do.”

“You can’t let it get you down, you just have to keep on playing.”

But Andy now thinks Newcastle can get back on track tomorrow against Doncaster Rovers – and we have to hope that’s the case – because 4 games is too long to go in this league without a win.

Andy continued:

“It’s going to be great to be back playing at St James’.” “But we’ve got to make it count.”

“The fans have been great with us and we will be looking to repay them tomorrow.”

“If we can get the three points, it will give us all a big lift and we need it at the moment.”

We’re not sure who Andy will partner tomorrow, and it may be that Kevin Nolan supports the big man tomorrow up front.

However, our choice would be to start two up front – and have Nile Ranger partnering Andy – right from the start.

When these young lads have played before together – they’ve looked good –  and they’re a handful for any defense.

Chris will know he needs to get a win somehow in tomorrow’s game, otherwise there will be  an increasing depression over the Tyne tomorrow night.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Oct 23, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Just like we had to make the last 4 games count. 2 points from 4 games against (apart from QPR) poor teams is not league winning form it’s more like relegation form

  • Ericles

    Oct 23, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Here we go again. Players sounding off in the media. This time it is Carroll and Simpson. Just like last Monday – other players sounding off. We will do this, we will do that. What happens? They play like a load of manure. If we have another disaster against Doncaster then I think we must stop players opening their mouths to the media. It just seems to bring bad luck. Oh – tell me Hughton, why have we got to have Butt in midfield?

  • MacToon

    Oct 23, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #3


  • DJG

    Oct 23, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #4

    I think we will have more luck tomorow at home with Collo back.

    I think we need Simpson at RB and R.Taylor higher up because his crosses and free kicks really do make a difference in this league and get us goals.

    Drop Harewood he has been poor and will go straight back to Villa in Jan when we hopefully have Shola back.

    If the defense of Simps-Collo-Zurab-Jose play well and Taylor and Nolan have a good game I think it will be 3 points and crisis averted. ps. no Butt please. Guthrie in holding role.


  • Big Dave

    Oct 23, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Its allways Ifs and But and lack of luck if we showed a bit more skill in finishing of the many chances we have we wouldn’t have to rely on lady luck or referee’s

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 23, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Same as what GeordieDoonSooth-Bored of this pre match Bravado….bored of it now.

  • craigmag

    Oct 23, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Sick of hearing the same old ‘we must win the next game’. Just bloody do it then!!!

    No Butt. Ranger to start. Home crowd behind the team and no silly defensive mistakes (I wish), we should see all 3 points for the Toon.

    Preston v Smoggies – other than that I can see all other teams in top six winning. We must not mess this one up.


    Simpson Colo Kadar Enrique

    R Taylor Guthrie Nolan Guiterrez

    Ranger Carroll

  • DJG

    Oct 23, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Is it just a coincidence or do you think the fact that Nile Ranger has had barely 15mins of football this month got something to do with our losing streak.

    Hughton has opted for two target men (which rarely works) and long ball stuff. Ranger might be yet to score but Harewood and Carroll have hardly been banging them in have they.

    What Ranger does is hold the ball up and play football at the edge of their box, bringing others into attack.

    Carroll and Ranger are the future of this football club. Harewood is a hasbeen stopgap who will be gone in 2 months. Sort it out chuckle brothers.

  • Wigaz

    Oct 23, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Well here we go again with this crap. Wasn’t it the same last season? “We’re fighting for our lives and we’ll give 110% etc etc” Look what happened there. The problem is again that we dont have the players putting in the performances, make no mistake about it this league is not all that! We should really be able to beat most if not all other teams in it with our squad, Why have the players now suddenly taken their foot off the gas? is it because they were all expecting AS to return and were playing for their futures? Or we’re they playing for a move? who knows?. We need to start getting big performances from the likes of Jonas, Loven, Guthrie and Carroll to make sure we go up 1st time. On to CH, dont get me wrong I think he’s a good bloke (Just like Roeder) but being a nice guy doesn’t make you a good manager does it? Can you imagine if we have another 4 results like the previous 4? There will be one name on the lips of the Toon army “SHEARER” and everytime CH fails that sound will be ringing in his ears. I just hope that he gets some cash to buy in the window, we should snap up Sol campbell on a free as you can see what has happened when Taylor & Colo get injured. We also IMO need another winger and a goalscoring CF like Beckford. If this happens in Jan I’ll be a bit happier, but sadly can only see that happening of MA buggers off which looks more and more unlikely.

  • G

    Oct 23, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #10

    @DJG, fair assesment of the situation, deffo more than a hint of coincidence that Ranger is not playing, and suddenly the wins cease? We miss his work rate too, I’m not knocking all of the squad, but his work rate is phenominal. Like a kid chasing a paper bag on a windy day.

  • Ericles

    Oct 23, 2009 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #11

    I’ll go with DJG’s choice. It is true that we have gone off the boil without Ranger’s spark.

  • tdt

    Oct 23, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #12


    We shoulld win with this team, easily.

    Bring harewood and lovenkrands on for caroll n ranger after 60mins, and the young winger on for R.Taylor after 70mins. The is if the games going well. If it’s not: put harewood, lovenkrands and “young lad” on for gutherie, R.Taylor and Zurab, which (if we’re chancing it toward the end) result in:

    –“Young Winger”—-Nolan——Jonas–

    Would rip them up at the end with that.

  • toonsy

    Oct 23, 2009 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #13

    More drum-banging……

    Hope we lose tomorrow! We’ll, not really obviously, but if we win people will be kissing Hughtons ar5e again, and i couldnt stand that!


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