Andy Carroll thinks that his local team Newcastle United can get back to the Premier League at their first attempt.
Andy Carroll – 10 goals this season
Andy also says the lads want to repay the faithful Newcastle supporters for what happened last season, which was a big blot on Newcastle United’s famous history.
That was being relegated, when one of the major ingredients missing from the side was passion, spirit and courage.
Oh well, we don’t want to bring last season up again, otherwise we’ll get depressed.
Andy talked to the Evening Chronicle today:
“Getting relegated last season was a real downer for the whole city.” “And we owe it to the city to get promoted because it will give the entire place a massive lift.”
“It will lift the fans and the players too.” “We need to get up and stay up and that’s what we are planning to do.”
“We just need to keep working really hard in the last 15 games to do it.”
The last time Newcastle were promoted from England’s second tier was back in 1993, when a certain Kevin Keegan was managing the club.
And of course that was the start of Kevin Keegan’s magical reign at Newcastle, when the side was called the Entertainers – because that’s exactly what they did on the pitch, with their all-out attacking approach to the beautiful game.
Andy Carroll is now beginning to score regularly, and if he can keep that up, he could well become the consummate center-forward, and would deserve to wear the famous number 9 shirt at Newcastle.
He currently has 10 goals this season, his most ever, and he’s now just one strike behind Kevin Nolan, who has 11.
Kevin of course set up Andy’s goal last night, and it was an easy chance, but Carroll made no mistake.
“I can’t even remember the last time we got promoted.” “But I don’t need to be told just how much it means if we do it this season.”
“This is my first season playing regularly for the first team, and if my goals help us achieve our aim of being promoted, then great.”
“I’m happy to be scoring goals and winning matches.” “At the moment they are coming on a plate for me and I’ll keep on taking them.”
“I’m doing what a striker should be doing. To be on 10 goals with 15 games left is a great feeling. I want to get many more but I know that winning for the team is the most important thing.”
“Overall against Coventry we have to be pleased.” “We showed again that we have enough fight within the lads to score more goals when we need them.
“To go behind was disappointing, but we’re happy to show our offensive side.”
Andy doesn’t even have to think about what happened back in 1993, because all he needs to do is when the chances come up – stick that ball in the back of the net – Alan Shearer style.
If he can do that in the remaining 15 games, he has to be favored to be given the number 9 shirt next season – and he’ll deserve it too.
And there’s little doubt that is exactly what is driving Andy on, and we hope the big lad keeps scoring those goals, because after all that’s what center forwards are for.
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