Carroll Made One And Scored One At Watford

Newcastle had a very good win yesterday, and local lad Andy Carroll, who is pushing hard for the number 9 shirt on Tyneside, scored yet another very good goal with his head.

Andy Carroll – made one and scored one yesterday

And manager Chris Hughton talked after the game of Andy’s contribution yesterday, and the fact the Gateshead lad is adding goals to his game.

That was Andy’s 11th goal of the season, and he’s now just one behind goal leader Kevin Nolan.

And of course Andy also set up the first goal, after just 4 minutes, for the unlikely Fabricio Coloccini to get his second ever goal at Newcastle.

Hughton said:

“Andy is in very good form at the moment – we’ve asked him to add goals to his game, and he’s certainly done that,”

“The goals he’s getting will give him any confidence he might need, but what he’s also given us in games like today is an extra presence in our own box.”

Andy of course appeared in court last week accused of assault, and the next court appearance for that charge will now be in April.

That kind of news in the papers is what we don’t want to see. We’ve had more than enough of it with Joey Barton,since he’s been on Tyneside.

If Andy is going to have a good career in football, and he looks the part, at least to us, he will need to get his off-field activities under control – like staying away from night clubs in the  Bigg Market.

Since Andy is now  a father, that will help him to mature quickly, because it’s not just himself he now needs to think of.

We trust Andy can indeed mature and continue to produce the goods for Newcastle United  – hopefully in the Premier League next season.

Comments always welcome on these stories.

4 comments so far

  • G

    Feb 28, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Whilst he has been good for us this season, I see Andy Carroll as a player playing at his level, and would seriously consider any offers that came in for him. I will be happy to eat my words if we get promoted and he shows he is capable of mixing it in the prem, I just don’t see it happening. I would much rather see a local lad wearing the number 9 though than some expensive import from an Italian or Spanish club. Come on Andy son, prove me wrong.

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 28, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Sadly I think you’re right. So far Carrol has assaulted women, team mates and glassed someone, so a serial offender, not exactly isolated incidents. I hope he can prove us wrong and mature, but I’m not holding my breath. Barton is 28 nearly and he still never has.

    The other thing about Carroll of course is yes in this division we are getting away with this long ball route 1 crap, but I really hope we don’t turn in to another Stoke, Blackburn or bolton if we go up.

  • baro

    Feb 28, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Andy Carroll is improving game by game.

  • Sav

    Mar 1, 2010 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Would you like brown or red sauce on your flat cap, G?


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