Andy Carroll A Shorter Version Of Peter Crouch


Newcastle striker Andy Carroll is close to signing a new four year deal at Newcastle, and Chris Hughton has compared his 21 year-old star to 6’7″ England International Peter Crouch.

Andy Carroll – similar player to Crouch – but better?

It’s been obvious for a while now that Andy only wants to play for Newcastle, but that has not stopped the gossip press this summer from insisting he will leave Newcastle.

Andy has again told the Daily Star today:

“This is where I’m from and Newcastle are the only team for me.”

Many clubs, including Stoke, Birmingham and Chelsea are said to be interested in the tall 6’4″ striker, but he is within days of signing his new four year improved contract at Newcastle.

And Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, who has guided the youngster well over the past season, and will welcome back his first team squad to pre-season training tomorrow at the Benton training facilities, has compared Andy to 6’7″ Peter Crouch:

“Andy is a bit like Crouch. Crouchy is probably four inches taller – but they are similar.”

“Andy is such a good technical header of the ball that, if the quality of the delivery is right, he will usually get it on target.”

Peter Crouch is a good player, and can cause much confusion in the opponent’s penalty area by getting to most of the high balls played into the box, and of course he should have played for England in the World Cup in place of the completely inept  Emile Heskey, who cannot even get his game for his club Aston Villa, and cannot score goals.

Peter didn’t play one minute in the World Cup finals, and he must have been thinking what he had done to upset Capello so much.

We do think Andy still has a lot of improvement to make as a player, and under the very good and experienced coaching skills of Chris Hughton, we expect him to do just that over the next couple of seasons.

And if anything the Gateshead-born striker could end up a better player than Peter.

We hope so anyway.

Comments welcome.



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97 comments so far

  • craigcoozy

    Jul 4, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #1

    ok , av got 1st bit of transfer news for those who knw ma source!! james purch !! you will here tomorrow !!!

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  • peterktoon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #2

    This is one of the many times Andy has come out and said He wants to stay at newcastle but not once has Steven Taylor said it…

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Jul 4, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #3

    James Perch? is he Forest’s RB? wouldn’t mind him, he was TOP CLASS against us and was probably the only RB in the league that could keep Jonas quiet. Would be a great signing however i highly doubt Forest would sell him for a price we would like, i imagine we would pay 2 mil max and i’m nt sure Forest would accept that for 1 of their best players

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  • newcastle10

    Jul 4, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #4

    do anyone know a website that i can get AWAY NEWCASTLE MATCH TICKETS except nufc.co.uk

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  • MacToon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Rumours going around he’s coming for £1 mil, apparantly we tried to sign him in January.

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Jul 4, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #6

    well i think tht would be great business

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  • MacToon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #7

    In the United Kingdom resale of football/soccer tickets is illegal under section 166 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 unless the resale is authorized by the organizer of the match……..

    so the answer newcastle10 is no unless they are bought from the opposing team’s legal ticket sale outlet!

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  • newcastle10

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #8

    mactoon would u say there will still b tickets available on d website for general sale for the first match at old trafford

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  • MacToon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Try mate but as far as I know any tickets not sold (season tickets) go on sale just before the match, have you tried the nufc website?I’m sure there’ll be some available, sooner the better really and can imagine it’ll be a sell-out on the day.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Just checked, only PSV tickets available atm.

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  • newcastle10

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #11

    thanks mactoon are u going to it ?

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  • MacToon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Oh, ofc it’s away…. gonna be like rockin horse $hit to get ……..

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  • MacToon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #13

    No mate, only place you might get some then will be old trafford! Season ticket holders will snap up the allocated tickets to the Toon Army.

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  • newcastle10

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #15

    ye mactoon i done tat before and got them at the last minute lol

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  • MacToon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #17

    those are legit sites for man u, only problem is ur gonna be in with the Mancs! and you’ll have to keep quiet when we beat them 😉

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  • newcastle10

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #18

    haha mactoon that wud b impossibe not to cheer lol

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  • Darryl

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Well it looks like Kris Boyd is going to middlesbrough!

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  • newcastle10

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #20

    if only i new a season ticket holder tat cud get me tickets lol

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  • Newutd

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Why are people still going on about James Perch? He was CLASS against us, but the rest of the season he varied between mediocre, SHITE, and bench. One of the few players that werent even considered as Forest player of the year.

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  • howay man

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #22

    ive just seen Joe ledley near the stadium of light!

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  • MacToon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Why are people still going on about James Perch?

    I’d imagine it’s because he’s rumoured to be signing for us tomorrow.

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  • newcastle utd champions oh oh oh

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #24

    sorry to change the subject but i bought a couple of tickets for the newcastle v rangers game at ibrox and was wondering if anyone knew how many tickets newcastle were allocated ?

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  • Newutd

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Where are these rumours, MacToon?

    That would be one awful signing.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #26

    On the previous thread on this site and apparantly on Not forrest forum saying he’s been sold to us for £1 mil

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  • MacToon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #27

    newcastle utd champions oh oh oh, try their booking office when it’s open, they might know :
    0871 702 1972

    sorry for hoggin the board but bored Sunday in….

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  • Newutd

    Jul 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #28

    Hahaha, MacToon

    I stand by my “why are people going on about James Perch?”

    These rumours are just about as serious as, well, any other random rumour thrown out there by random people on sites like this.

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  • craigcoozy

    Jul 4, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #29

    James perch is in newcastle and a another player is expected 2 morrow bt dont knw name as yet, will keep every1informed! Uny only cum on here wen i knw sumthing ,jus check time i told you at lunch! Whether purch signs is diff matter bt he at hotel in newcastle!

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  • craigcoozy

    Jul 4, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Newutd i want apology off u 2 moro! Sayin i started rumour!

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  • Newutd

    Jul 4, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #31

    If he signs, you will get it;)

    But please God, don’t let that happen..

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  • MacToon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #32

    Go on then Craig, name ur source?

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  • craigcoozy

    Jul 4, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #33

    Haha sorry cant name source i did name it few yrs ago 2 few peeps on here bt cant gt people in trouble

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  • Howay The Lads

    Jul 4, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #34

    jay, is that you? 😆

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  • San_FranXisco

    Jul 4, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #35

    hmmm craig was right about routledge if i remember correctly

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  • MacToon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #36

    lol HTL, been on this site a long time and sorry don’t recognise ur name but maybe u changed it.

    Only person I can remember getting a rumour right on here was someone working in a hotel where the said player had booked in……

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  • MacToon

    Jul 4, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #37

    That was for Craig changing his name not HTL’s lol

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  • thelongshanks

    Jul 4, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #38

    craigcoozy, i hope u r rite.Think he looked a bit like a younger habib beye and wud be a good signing considering price etc.

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  • San_FranXisco

    Jul 4, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #39

    did craig say who the other player would be?

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  • Newutd

    Jul 4, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #40

    thelongshanks –

    Obviously you, as a lot of Newcastle fans do, rate Perch just from the one good match he had against us. He was shite/mediocre for the most of the season. Not to talk about periods of being benched..

    We have to get better players than him.

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