Why Carroll Went Crazy After Scoring On Saturday

Andy Carroll scored the all important late equalizing goal at Bristol City on Saturday, and not for the first time this season either, and to say Andy was delighted with the goal is a huge understatement.

Andy Carroll – scored crucial equalizing goal

Even though Newcastle had the late game on Saturday, and both WBA and Nottingham Forest had already secured home wins, it looks like Andy Carroll doesn’t bother looking at the scores,  as he explained today:

“I didn’t know the other scores,” “To be honest I don’t really look at other scores but probably some of the other lads do.”

“Everyone’s got promotion in the back of their minds but you just take every game as it comes really. Three points is all that is on our minds.”

After Newcastle had a sloppy first half, in which they gave away twqo goals, and were hardly at their best, the lads mounted a second half comeback but still had to wait 25 minutes into the second half before the great Jonas Gutierrez scored the all important first goal, and it was another great individual effort from the Argentine Geordie.

But it seems that Newcastle were surprised by Bristol’s first half showing as Andy continued:

“We were disappointed in the first half,” “At 2-0 down at half-time we had to show everybody what we were made of and that’s what we did.”

“We pulled back for the draw and I thought it was well deserved in the second half.” “They played really well in the first half, put the pressure on us, and we didn’t expect it to be honest.”

“But I think we did well to come back and get the point I thought we deserved.” “We’ve got to believe that if we go down 2-0 we can come back.”

“We’ve done it a few times in different games and showed at Bristol what we’ve got in the team.”

“We weren’t going for the one point, we were always going for the three and that’s all we were looking at for the whole game.”

Andy of course got the vital second goal, and he celebrated with the Newcastle fans.

What we saw on Saturday is what it’s like when a Geordie scores while playing for Newcastle United.  Andy went completely crazy – as did the faithful traveling Newcastle fans. 😀

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Bucks mag

    Mar 22, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #1

    For me he didn’t play that well on Saturday, but he was still in the right place at the right time for the goal. Good sign of a striker.

  • dougnufc

    Mar 22, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #2

    He was the best player on the pitch on that day, he looked like a quality player with bags of experience.

  • GeordieMeerkat

    Mar 22, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #3

    He didn’t have his best game but a lot of that comes own to Best’s game.

    Best is quite similar to Carroll and he spent much of the game too far from Big Andy to allow any sort of link up play.

    The fact Andy scored anyway is a huge testament to how far he’s come along this season.

  • costello91

    Mar 22, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #4

    lads he was class, his skill on the ground was quality. my brother an arsenal fan even says he was good on saturaday and he would not be a fan of carroll. he got the goal anyway, and i can see another two from him on tomoro nyt.
    Lads must admit, i quite enjoy our matches this year as we have them nearly every 4-5 days. LOVE IT!!!!!


    Mar 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #5


    I watched. but I must see again.


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