Newcastle do have a much improved squad from the one that started last season in those initial depressing days of July.
Andy Carroll – more to come form the 21 year-old
Many players improved last season, and the list is too long to mention, but Andy Carroll was one who came on in leaps and bounds.
Andy had 3 Newcastle goals before last season and now has 22, after his 19 goal haul of last season, with all but three coming this year.
And it seems like Newcastle manager Chris Hughton thinks there is still more to come from the 21 year-old striker, even in the tougher Premiership, as he said today:
“Andy had a very good season and we asked him to contribute with more goals,” “He did that and he improved his all-round play, so he couldn’t do any more last season.”
“But I have no doubt there is still more to come from him and he will be up against better players and tougher defenders. He is a good player who we see as having a good future at the club.”
Andy has his court case for assault and battery in front of Newcastle magistrates coming up the week after next, and we have to hope he can put that nonsense behind him – and the sooner the better.
It seems the only cloud on what could a be a great future for Andy Carroll at his home-town club.