Carroll Talks About Newcastle Fans And Scoring Goals


Andy Carroll has talked to the Evening Chronicle today about the Newcastle fans and scoring goals for his home-town club.

Andy Carroll – after scoring – again

Andy scored his 17th goal of the season on Saturday, and he is one goal ahead of Kevin Nolan, who also scored on Saturday, and two goals ahead of Danish striker Peter Lovenkrands.

Local lad, Andy Carroll has talked today about the Newcastle fans, after 47,010 fans turned out on Saturday afternoon, just 5,000 short of a full house, which we’ll most likely see again next season.

Andy said:

“The crowd have been unbelievable.” “We all want to say thanks to the fans who stuck by us when we went down and kept coming to every game.”

“Especially those who believed in us right from the start when they couldn’t have known if we were going to get promoted first time.”

“Those are what you call real fans. There have been 40,000 fans still turning up which has been nothing short of fantastic.”

“People have been coming up to us and congratulating us on winning and getting promoted.”

“What we’ve done is for them, and we want to give them more by winning the league.” “They are, as always, the 12th man for us.”

“It’s been great for me. But it’s an outstanding achievement from all of the lads.”   “At the start of the season we said ‘we’re all in it together’, and the way we’ve played and the results we’ve picked up, we deserve to be going back up.”

Newcastle seemed to have had little problem in scoring goals this season, with 83 goals in the Championship League and 92 in total this season.

Last year in fewer games we hit just 40 goals in the Premiership, and since January Newcastle have been more free-scoring with two attacking wingers down the flanks.

Since the beginning of February Newcastle have hit 40 goals in just 15 games.

Andy Carroll has come through the ranks at Newcastle and the 21 year-old Gateshead-born striker was pleased to get on the score-sheet again on Saturday as he glanced home Danny Guthrie’s free kick in the first half.

Andy continued:

“I was pleased to get on the scoresheet again.” “It was a great cross from Danny Guthrie and I just flicked it goalwards and it went in.”

“They beat us at the start of the season and we knew when they came here we had to show them what we could do, and we did.”

“We had plenty of chances and could have won by a few more.”

One thing Andy needs to get cleared up during the summer, is his assault and battery charge, for which he is due to appear in the Newcastle courts later this month.

Andy must clean up his act if he is to fulfill his tremendous potential in the game of football, which he’s started to do on the field this season.

We understand Kevin Nolan will stay close to the player and mentor him, and ensure he keeps himself out of trouble in the future.

Comments welcome.


14 comments so far

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 12, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #1

    It will be an uneasy time for him until these charges are followed through with and he pays his dues but I hope he does so and we can move on.

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  • NIToon1

    Apr 12, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Andy Carroll is a fantastic prospect. He is big, strong, can hold the ball up well and a good header of the ball. As long as we have wingers to get crosses in the box, he will continue to score.
    He just needs to wise up off the pitch. Hopefully one (or all) of the senior players takes him under their wing (not Joey though!).

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  • greekgeordie

    Apr 12, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Andy Carrol should be ok next year in the premier league providing he clean his act off the field. The good times in the last few weeks have helped to mask the incident with S.Taylor, and as Taylor is not fit to play this season the whole matter has been shoved under the carpet.
    I would not like to see Taylor leaving the club as good central defenders are not easily replaced, Anyone can share news on the subject? has Houghton taken sides behind closed doors? and what is the general consensus of the senior players?
    I will be at Reading and a point will do as we can surely get our three points at Plymouth on Saturday, allowing CH to give playing time to our bench for the Ipswich and QPR games, Krul and Ranger deserve an outing and maybe Vuckic if the kids, unlikely, fail to reach the final this week.
    Also Jonas deserves some rest and free time prior to his World Cup preparations with Argentina, on recent form I feel that Colo should keep him company, anyway I will be down there and I hope to see Jonas on the field on the last group game against Greece.

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  • stevep

    Apr 12, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #4

    @Charlietoon – can you explain how you think Carroll has paid his dues?

    Lets try asking the guy who’s face he stuck a broken bottle in – I don’t know what provacation went on or what exactly happened but its usually a prison term for ABH which I beleive sticking a broken bottle in someones face comes under.
    Doubt the victim would quite see it your way

    Not having a go and fair play to Carroll, he’s done his bit on the pitch but actions have consequences as I always tell my kids, if you do it be prepared to take them

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  • The Entertainers

    Apr 12, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #5

    To a degree i dont care about about what happens off field (many footballers are morons and at NUFC we’re no different)

    As long as Carroll sticks them away and Taylor keeps them out, they’ll do for me.

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  • richietoon

    Apr 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #6

    stevep I think charlietoon is saying Carroll will pay his dues when charges are followed through and not that he’s already paid them.

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  • G

    Apr 12, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #7

    To be honest, it’s not Carrolls off the pitch antics that bother me, but rather he has the look of a player at his level in the Championship. I hope I am wrong though, as I would much rather see a local lad in there banging them in, than some overpaid foreign luxary player who comes with a big pay packet and baggage to match

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 12, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #8

    he’s a different class to anyone his age in his position, he is one of the better headerers of the ball i have ever seen, just hope he annd taylor both wise up that playing for there hometown club is much more important than an old stinking bint

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  • richietoon

    Apr 12, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #9

    We don’t know if most of them will do it in the championship ‘G’,hopefully most of them can.Carroll is still young though and will hopefully continue to improve…….and stay out of trouble!

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 12, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Geordie-Gerrard7 i agree he is a very good header of the ball,reminds me a lot of shearer the way he can head the ball and i think the young fella has come on leaps and bounds this season.think the senior players will look after him a lot more now.As for the incident with charles insomnia, i was just surprised it took 1 of the players so long to give him a clonk,the way he was talking about man utd after him next day it was real madrid and so on he was never committed to the cause, and andy being a local lad maybe just got that peed with him, just done what i think most newcastle supporters at the time would of liked to do to him.

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  • murvar

    Apr 12, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #11

    our new song about carroll reaches a national writer – http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=769898&sec=england&root=england&cc=5739

    – very funny writer – makes my Monday happier even though everyone gets hammered including us again next season!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 12, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Don’t think Carroll will get a prison sentence. Probably A suspended sentence or community service plus a very large amount damages. One of the sad things that will happen is the prosecutor will bring up the dressing room fight and for all the good Hughton has done keeping it hush. it will be out and the Cockney press will have it’s day.

    NIToon1, I don’t think Joey Barton would be to bad talking to Carroll. He know’s what Prison is like, especially for a celebrity. Although I wouldn’t let the two of them go out on the Toon alone.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 12, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #13

    GeordieGerman the prosecutor cant bring up what happened at the training ground, and if he dos the jugde will overrule him, as with no charge its just hear say, so he cant use that against carroll.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 13, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Ok then NUFCELITE. Bit different here in Germany, they try to show that you’re a habitual offender and haven’t learned. Did you know that someone is using your Nick?

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