Carroll Needs To Get Act Together To Stay At Newcastle


Immediately after the game last night at Doncaster, the obvious question that reporters asked of Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was related to the reported confrontation between Andy Carroll and Steven Taylor last Sunday morning, at Newcastle’s Benton training headquarters.

Chris Hughton – refused to be drawn on Andy Carroll

But Chris Hughton adamantly refused to answer any questions on the reported incident, as the Magpies extended their unbeaten run to 9 games in which they have won 6.

As we reported yesterday, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has instigated an internal inquiry into the incident, and will take no action until all the facts are known.

But we do know that Steven Taylor was admitted to the Newcastle General Hospital on Sunday with a broken jaw, and was released only yesterday.

He was not at the Doncaster game.

Chris Hughton talked after the game:

“The team have been focused all season.”

“Everybody is aware of things. We have carried the pressure of being top all season and the pressures that go with that.”

“This team is very focused.”  “Andy Carroll is a player in very good goalscoring form at the moment.”

“He’s one that we’ve continually said had to add goals to his game and he’s certainly providing that for us.”

“Andy was part of the XI. We’re always working on selection, but he’s a player in very good form. He’s a vital player for us.”

Andy seems to have that knack on the field of scoring vital goals, as he seems to have done so often of  late.

But Andy will need to get his act sorted out if he is to remain at the Tyneside club.

And look to Newcastle to take some action to get him into therapy or something, that can get to the bottom of his violent inclination to keep beating people up.

It’s not good.

Comments welcome.



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5 comments so far

  • lesh

    Mar 24, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m surprised you even reported that Taylor wasn’t at the match – he’d have known he’d suffer a lot of pain cheering the lads on!

    I wonder if Carroll’d benefit from a couple of weeks of mentoring Joey Barton?

    Mmm, in second thoughts…..

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  • lesh

    Mar 24, 2010 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #2

    or even on second thoughts.

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  • Charlietoon

    Mar 24, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    He does need to get his act together. I don’t want to lose either of these lads. They could be the heart and soul of the team for the next five years.

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  • toongloom

    Mar 24, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #4

    If Carroll was at fault with this incident, which is how it is being put out then i hope he goes. If a normal person did something like tht at their work place, then they would get the boot! Hes done it three times, Firstly at the nightclub (smashed a bottle across someones head), secondly had a fight with n’zogbia last yr or the yr before on the training ground, and now thirdly broke taylors jaw. Thats ridiculous, wat next fight with barton/smith on the pitch.

    He might be a good player but if he brings the clubs name into disgrace, then i dont care who it is but they got to go!

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  • peterktoon

    Mar 24, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #5

    toongloom actually it is Carroll’s 4 times, he screwed up..

    Carroll was also warned by police over an assault on a woman in Newcastle in September 2008

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