Andy Carroll Lauds Incredible Newcastle Team Spirit


Newcastle’s  21 year-old star striker, Andy Carroll. believes the team spirit that has been built this season in the Newcastle camp is the major reason the Tyneside side have done so well this past season.

Andy Carroll – team spirit did it


Andy Carroll told the Newcastle Journal this morning that it was the bonding and team spirit that was the main reason the Newcastle club have done so well since last July, under rookie manager Chris Hughton.

Andy said today:

“As soon as we had that we just gelled as a team on and off the pitch,”  “We started to believe in each other and the results came from there.”

“From the start of the season we’ve been winning games and that just makes you confident.”   “I don’t think it was one result that convinced us we were going to go on and win it. It just built up over the course of the season.”

“I think from an early moment in the season we said: ‘We’ll stick together through this’ and that means eating together, doing stuff on and off the pitch as a team.”

“And through everything on and off the field we’ve done that – we’ve stuck to our word. It’s been incredible that we’ve managed to do that and if we can keep that next season, we can do really, really well.”

There’s no question that the team spirit and passion that is currently in the Newcastle dressing room, is the major thing that will have us be safe next season in the Premiership.

It’s something that was sadly missing when we got relegated last May, and any new player who comes in during the summer, should  be made  well aware of what is expected of them at the new Newcastle United club.

Gone are the days when players well past their best (Patrick Kluivert comes to mind) would come to Newcastle on huge wages and with a big fanfare, and count their money but fail to perform anywhere near their previous form.

Anybody who wants to come to Newcastle just for the money, shouldn’t bother coming.

Comments very welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • alan shearer

    May 7, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #1

    then why did you hurt steven taylor jaw in the first place??

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  • ginkoh

    May 7, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Someday we will know what happen between them, may be their book ? Both of them are local important players for us and if we can, I hope both of them will be our 1 club players just like Gerrad, Puyol.

    Hopefully our local youngster will follow them. I will please if we have more local lads in the team.

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  • henok

    May 7, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Team spirit my ass I agree wid #1 and we will see there team spirit soon when they face the likes of stock and fulham

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  • lesh

    May 7, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Alan, ginkoh, henok….. the spirit of togetherness is crucial to the success of any team whether it be a football team, an amubulance crew or whatever group of people whose work necessiates interaction.

    Whether each of those team players has the particular levels of skills to enable them to perform to the level of expertise expected of the job is another matter. Any weaknesses may be ironed out by training and if the individual’s performing to the best of his/ her ability and is still not of the required standard, then that person ceases to be part of the team – shipped out!

    But, replacing the leaver is not just about bringing in a technically brilliant player as he must fir in with the rest of the team and bond with the rest of the team.

    Craig Bellamy’s a prime example of a technically gifted player but as Alex Ferguson once observed, he’d start a fight in an empty room! That is not, not, not what we need.

    If the current crop of players we have doesn’t cut the mustard against the likes of West Ham, Stoke etc, then there’s good reason to bring in alternatives.

    Like most of you, I’m sure, I’d be happier if the squad was strengthened sooner rather than later so we have the players available to compensate.

    So, recruitment must be right, getting the technical skills we need along with the attitudes to fit easily into and bond with the current squad.

    Just a thought!

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  • Robbanufc

    May 7, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Lesh, I really agree with your attitude against team spirit and togetherness.

    A sense of belonging is cruical to the cause at hand, and if you’re not feeling up to the challenge, you’re not in it for the right reasons. This thought is transferable to team-building in business-structures. And I for one believe that the useage of external people to come in and do a job with just that is a good idea. That includes shrinks, team-building people, etc..

    I hope we dont buy just anyone who comes on the cheap, and will do a job. I want the players who will come in, and will be a part of the cause at hand, and really bleed for the shirt.

    We need the players with the right mentality, the guts and the ones you see really exited after scoring a goal. Enrique, S.Taylor, Carroll, Jonas, Nolan, Smudge comes to mind.

    Thats at the very least the type of players I want in Newcastle.

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  • henok

    May 7, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Lesh first togetherness works for team like fulham and such cause they they don’t have players with attitude like we have Barton, routledge and carroll ..all this players have big big problems indont know why nufc atractes ass holes…we had team spirit when glen Roder was managing

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  • Robbanufc

    May 7, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Togetherness works for teams like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona etc..

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  • hitman

    May 7, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Togetherness few hammerings and it will be reet oot the window

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  • henok

    May 7, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Hitman i think ur my twin bro

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  • eltoro

    May 7, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Carroll has been fantastic this season and I’m confident he can make the step up. Keep him in the first so we have the same core team and maintain spirit.

    Have they announced player of the season yet?

    Has to be Enrique for me.

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=110950765609536&ref=ts

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