Andrew Carroll looks like he can indeed become a future Newcastle first team striker, with the phenomenal progress he has made over the last two seasons.
Andy Carroll – a great left foot and good header of the ball
He has doubled his senior goals for the club this season, going from 3 goals to 6 in total, and that’s one thing he needs to concentrate on this season – keep knocking those goals in.
He was unlucky last time out at the Blades when one beautiful header hit the post, when it looked – at least to all Newcastle fans – that it was going in.
And Carroll will again probably start for the England Under-21s at Wembley, nor less, against Portugal later this month, during the International break.
Not surprisingly, Andy is full of confidence right now, not just for the team, but for himself too, as he is playing so well.
He’s certainly more than handful in the penalty box.
Andy told The Evening Chronicle today:
“I fancy every game right now.” “All of the lads do – we just need to get another win.”
“We feel we can match every other team in the division, so tomorrow is no different.”
“We’re not looking at where they are in the table or what points they have, we’re just sticking in together.”
This is the first time this season we have met a Championship side for a second time, though it’s not in the league.
Posh beat us in the Carling Cup, so that should provide an extra incentive for tomorrow, should the lads need any.
3 points will be job done, and anything else will be a disappointment.
The 6″4″ Carroll continued and talked about the Carling Cup defeat:
“I sat that one out along with a few other lads.”
“But we have to forget about that. This is the league and we’re aiming to stay top over the international break.”
“The fans have been fantastic, and I know that they will be there in numbers to support the team.”
We expect another good gate to support the lads tomorrow at St. James’, and the last home gate of 43,949 was the highest of the season so far.
We are averaging around 41,250 so far this season for the home gates, and if we can continue at the top of the league, watch those gates creep up.
The Liverpool crowd capacity at Anfield is just45,362, and Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge holds around 42,000 – so we have a chance of having a bigger home gate this season, than two huge clubs in the Premiership.
That would give us some good boasting rights this season, especially if are promoted too.
I remember putting an article out after last season ended, that pointed out Newcastle’s average home gate last season of 48750, was higher than that of Liverpool.
And a few upset Liverpool fans (they had every right to be upset) wrote and pointed out their capacity was just 45,362.
But what did they want me to do – take the fun out of it – and actually mention that – which we knew all the time.
The chances are high that if we beat their home attendance this season, while in division 2 in England, we may conveniently forget to mention that fact again.
It would spoil the story – and we cannot have that. 😀