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.
“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.
“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.