We thought Andy Carroll looked good on Monday night, and was full of good running and endeavor for the Newcastle cause.
Andy Carroll – full of running and spirit on Monday night
Of course, yes, he missed a very good chance on 10 minutes when he did all the hard stuff , but then when he had a clear header at goal, he put the wall wide of the mark.
A goal then could have made a big difference, but, hey, that’s behind us now.
Newcastle’s new No 9 Andy Carroll told the Evening Chronicle today about the game at Villa Park that took Newcastle down 15 months ago:
“I missed it because I had an ankle problem.” “It meant I had to sit in the house and watch it on TV, which was devastating.” “The goal that won it was a deflection that crept in, and in the end that sent us down.”
“It’s not revenge.” “It’s a whole new season now and we’ve got other things to work on.” “All we are trying to do against Villa is get off the mark and get three points.”
“It’s a good start for us at home and hopefully we will get the win we need.”
The Manchester United game was always going to be very difficult, and the lads lined up in a 4-5-1 formation, and it will be interesting to see the line-up Chris starts on Sunday afternoon, and whether he will start two strikers, or keep the same formation against a very good Villa side.
“Obviously, we were always going to be more defensive going to Old Trafford.” “Aston Villa at home’s going to be a lot different to the 4-4-1-1. We can get forward much more.”
“Hopefully, it will be a full house.” “We did well against Man United, so we’ll take it into that game and do the best we can.”
“We’ve just got to think about what we’ve done, and take the positives from the game.” “We’ve got to stick together like we did the whole of last season, and get a result on Sunday.”
A good win is what Newcastle fans will be looking for, but a good performance at home is what is needed, with a willingness to attack the opposition. We cannot be frightened and scared of the opposition, otherwise we should just mail them the 3 points and not bother even turning up.
It’s a good opportunity for the lads on Sunday afternoon, and with a sold-out St. James’ Park and some spark and verve from the players, there’s no reason why we cannot rack up our first win of the season – none whatsoever.