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Andy Carroll The Man In Form Right Now

11:24 am, Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 by Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

Andy Carroll has been the player in form over the last few games as he’s scored 5 goals in the last 6 games, including a couple of braces against WBA and Cardiff City.

Andy Carroll - all out attack tonight?

Andy expects Newcastle to go all out tonight early in the game, as they try to capture another valuable 3 points at home:

“The start against Cardiff was amazing and it showed what we can do when we attack like that,”

“As a striker you love to be part of a team which is going forward like that and the game was won within 15 minutes.”

“We have to try and do the same on Wednesday and get an early goal because we’re full of confidence at home at the moment.”

“It’s nice to be back home after a couple of difficult away games and we’ve got a good chance to get six points over the next few days.”

“All the lads want to be top of the league and you could see after Saturday’s game how much it meant to get the point.”

“It’s so tight at the minute that every point could mean something, but it’s exciting to be part of and it’s a challenge we’re enjoying.”

“For me, I’m delighted to be playing games and every time I play now I feel like I’m going to score.”

We expect Andy’s partner tonight to be Leon Best, who of course set up Andy’s vital 87th minute equalizer on Saturday.

Shola Ameobi is out injured again, and Nile ranger has gone down the pecking order a little since Leon came to town.

We do expect Nile to be on the bench tonight,  and he could well get an appearance in the second half.

We would also expect Chris to bring on Peter Lovenkrands at some point during the game – maybe once we are 4-0 up. :D

Comments welcome.



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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lesh // Feb 17, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    Go for your hat-trick Andy, just go for it!!

  • 2 tdt // Feb 17, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    We are top of the league (theoretically at least) – is that not what we want??

    I dont care if we win 10-0 or 1-0, as 3 points is 3 points.

    Will all the people who are complaining at the defensive, unentertaining style that we play with on most days still be conplaining if we win teh league by 10 points because of the boring style of play? I think not.

    So, should we try and be Brasil at this crusial point of the season to appease the conplainers, or should we continue with what we are best at – that is to say grinding out boring 3-pointers 1-0?

    I really dont care how we win, so long as we do win. Its about cutting our cloth accordingly – we have the players we have until the summer, fact (barring loans which are unlikely). So, lets get behind the team and get these points we need.

    We must get promoted this season, otherwise the futher will be bleak. Therefore, we must get the points in any way we can – wheather by playing drab football or otherwise.

    Does anyone disagree with my logic? Baring in mind I am not worrying about next season if we do secure promtion. That will be a challenge to tackle during the summer.

  • 3 MacToon // Feb 17, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    tdt, you miss the point, if we continue playing the way we have been recently we’ll end up in the play-offs.

    Passing the ball would be a good place to start and not just hoofing the ball up field where we are caught offside or commit a foul.

  • 4 jackdnufc // Feb 17, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    tdt- I don’t want to theoretically be top of the league! We want to be top of the league in reality man!! I agree with you in the sense that 1-0 is still three points but saying we’re top of the league theoretically will not make it so, and is not good enough. Plus we’re only going back up top with a win (due to goal difference). There is no way we should all assume that we are going to win tonight.

    Saying that however, I’m certainly not one of the pessimists out there, like so many seem to be on this blog; but realistically we can’t assume anything the way the lads have been playing recently.

    Lets get the three points we need tonight! 3-0 to the mags.

    HWTL!

  • 5 G // Feb 17, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    I am with tdt on some of his points, and I certainly agree that 3 points, regardless of how ugly it is should be our priority. Our results of late have shown that the wheel has come off a bit, and that CH has no plan B. All we are saying is that CH needs to have the team trying different styles so we can switch play and stop the oposition from sussing us early in each game. I even mentioned on a previous thread that I would be happy for him to play long ball route one football if it guaruntees the 3 points. I still think we will go up this season, although I am starting to doubt that we will go up as champions (does anyody know what the prize money difference is btw?). I think it is deffo a 3 way race right now between us, west brom and forest.

  • 6 Sav // Feb 17, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    I think a few are missing the point. Its not that the football is not entertaining – its that it is bad. We were lucky to equalise on Saturday. Swansea outplayed us by miles but haven’t got our finishers. We had only one attempt in the second half, and scored from it. We could easily have lost, or then again, had we played better and made 3 or 4 chances, we mught have 2 more points by now.




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