Andy Carroll In Court Today

Newcastle striker Andy Carroll appeared in court today charged with assault.

Andy Carroll – in court today

But as usual nothing much happened, and the hearing was adjourned until April 29th, when the matter will be committed to the Newcastle Crown Court.

The wheels of justice certainly move very slowly, and that’s putting it mildly.

Andy is accused of hitting amateur player Michael Cook in a Bigg Market nightclub, with a glass. It’s something we would hope Andy can put behind him quickly, and then stay on the straight and narrow.

Carroll, of Carr Road, Prestwick, Newcastle, spoke only briefly to say his name, age and address.

Carroll was released on conditional bail.

The hearing was at the Newcastle Magistrates’ Court for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

If Andy doesn’t correct his ways, and quickly, he should kiss goodbye to his football career, actions like this are that serious.

Comments welcome.

3 comments so far

  • cupiddstunt

    Feb 25, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #1

    You would think that having a teammate like Barton would be a reminder that even well paid and well-known footballers are not above being dragged into court when they get out of line.

    Carroll has to be a tit of the first degree to get into this type of crap, just goes to show you cannot legislate for ego and character, and I think a large number of footballers have show they have an overdeveloped sense of the first and an underdeveloped sense of the second.

    A footballers career is about 12 or so in the big money and mugs like him cannot see that, keep away from problem areas apply yourself to your chosen career and when you retire be as big an arse as you like.

  • Whumpie

    Feb 25, 2010 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Firstly, let’s not judge until we know what happened. Plenty of rumours about that it was no more than raising an arm and the glass getting smashed – not the deliberate ‘glassing’ the prosecution claims. Besides – if a bloke glasses you, you do not get released from hospital a few hours later. Ever. This case is fishier than a mackem’s tw*t.

    What I don’t understand is why any professional player is out on the lash during season – ever. Surely it should be a condition of any contract that the player stays sober during season unless given special permission, or when out on a team bash?

    And lastly… Blu Bamboo? Really???

  • Archie Mag

    Feb 26, 2010 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #3

    I rate Carroll quite highly, but being the same age and knowing a few people who know him from school etc, i can safely say hes a bit of a tw@t. His height isn’t the only thing that makes doorways difficult, the size of his head doesn’t help.

    Like whumpie said, Bambu?? Classy place like. Thats why he’ll never leave the the toon, loves acting the big man in Tiger and other awful boozers in front of people who are impressed by that kind of cr@p.

    Its a shame but it seems to be a trait all young footballers share ever since being a pro gave you a lisense to be a bell end.

    That said, i don’t really care how much of a knob he is or isn’t off the field, as long as it doesn’t continue to affect his performance on it.


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