Is Andy Carroll The Real Deal?


Andy Carroll gave a great display on Friday night, and maybe it was his most accomplished display in a back and white shirt so far in his career.

Andy Carroll – England U-21 International improving rapidly

Andy appeared unstoppable in the first 20 minutes, and while he scored two, it could have so easily been a hat-trick.

But Andy is still learning both on and off the field, and he still has a long way to go to become the finished item.

He’s had a few problems off the field too, and it would be tragic if his behavior off the field impacted his promising football career.

But that’s where the Newcastle coaching staff come in, and we assume Andy is on a short lease away from St. James’ Park.

Chris Hughton said today:

“In some ways, he is an old-fashioned centre-forward who has a prowess in the air, but he is still developing his game and he has to continue to do that,”

“He has good football skills for a big man, but what he has to add to his game is goals and he was able to do that against Cardiff.”

“He has shown what he can do when he is on his game. He has set himself a standard, shown what he capable of and we want that more often.”

Newcastle fans now expect more of an attacking side now that we can field out and out wingers, and we can play attacking central midfielders.

But we’ll find out what the future holds in that area with both the team selection and the display tomorrow night, against a more than decent Derby County side.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.



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5 comments so far

  • SGToon

    Feb 8, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Carroll charged with assault… I hope he didnt pick up any boxing skills from Barton while hanging out in the changing room
    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=738524&sec=england&cc=4716

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  • spiderpig

    Feb 8, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #2

    he is the new dunc the drunk,he plays just like him and also likes a few beers too.wonder if he races pidgeons

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  • ToonTex

    Feb 8, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Tap the breaks. He is still a buckethead.

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  • Sav

    Feb 8, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #4

    I think that should be ‘short leash’, Ed.

    I hope the lease we have him on is a long one!

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  • Graeme

    Feb 9, 2010 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #5

    I think its fair to say he has the potential to become a great player for NUFC . Its now up to him to choose what he wants to be, how he wants to be seen.

    He either knuckles down and becomes a potential “Shearer” or he goes the other way and becomes a potential “Barton”!!

    I hope with the help of the management, they get him on the right track and keep him there!!

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