Hughton Coaching Carroll To Greatness – Slowly But Surely

A  good coach always keeps his players looking to get better,  and Chris Hughton is obviously an excellent coach,  and seems to be guiding Andy Carroll to potential greatness, slowly but surely.

Chris Hughton – coaching Andy Carroll to potential greatness?

Newcastle’s new number nine was in sensational form at St. James’ Park yesterday afternoon, and ended up with his first ever hat-trick for the Newcastle United club.

And Chris Hughton believes the 21 year-old striker is full of confidence at the moment, but still has areas of his game where he can get better and improve on.

Chris talked about his young and very promising striker:

“Andy’s overall performance was in line with how he has been,” “He has had a good pre-season and I thought he was excellent at Old Trafford last Monday.””There was plenty of running about him, not just his ability in the air, but his work ethic for the team as well. He’s is a lad who is very confident at the minute.”

“He is developing his game – there are areas of his game he can still improve, but he knows that. He doesn’t have much fear in his game and always wants to play.” “If you know there are areas in which you can improve and you are prepared to do the hard work that comes along with that, you have got every chance.”

“What he has done is work hard to develop his game, but we all know and certainly centre-forwards will know it is about scoring goals.”  “He was able to do that last season – it was something we asked of him, could he add goals to his game, and in the lesser division, he was able to do that.” “Now the challenge for him is to do it in this division.”

It seems like Andy has everything it takes to be the next great Newcastle number 9 striker, but he cannot get carried away or believe his own headlines in the press — otherwise it will be downhill for the youngster.

Andy has to keep his head down, and listen closely to what Chris and the other coaches at Newcastle tell him over the next few months.

If he does that, and only of he does that, can Andy fulfill his enormous potential and become yet another legendary Newcastle number 9 striker.

Certainly it will be exciting to see just how good Andy Carroll can become at Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Thats the best way, cant go headlong and learn it all in one go.

    He’s doing a great job, when will he start on Ranger and Vuckic??

  • john_cena163

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Todays Sports Headlines In The Indian News Papers
    .Was happy to c big andy pic so big lol

  • john_cena163

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Any transfer deal happning?

  • hitman

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #4

    ssn reckon were in for sants cruz

  • moonraker

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Santa’s coming!!! 🙂

  • MacToon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #6

    “but we all know and certainly centre-forwards will know it is about scoring goals.”

    I must have missed his goal at OT because I seem to remember him getting our best player award for that game too 😉

    What impresses me is his ability to play football aswell as obviously scoring, even at OT his work rate and playing ability was apparant with praise coming from SAF aswell as the Toon army.

    3 goals from his left foot when we all probably realise it’s his heading ability that’s is his strongest atribute.

    Long may it last, Carroll for no.9 😆

  • roy cropper

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #8

    santa is an injury prone one season wonder – pass.

  • geordielad880

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #9

    newcastle 10, no thanks, we have plenty of forwards in his mould, we need pace up front, and another winger, cant see either coming in though, especially after sunday, its the perfect excuse for the fat man to not spend money

  • Edd Case

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Can’t see us signing another striker.

    CH likes this 4-5-1 system and as you can see, when it works, it works well.
    With Loven, Shola, Best and Ranger all still at the club, I canno see us getting in another striker, especially Santa Cruz as he’ll be on a wad of cash.

    I can still see us getting in HBA and one other, probably a left back or another attacking midfielder.

    Time will tell but for me, if we got HBA in and another left back / or player than is good there, that would do me.

  • yemozone

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #11

    I don’t think we need Santa Cruz at the moment.

  • arcarius

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #12

    We dont need another injury prone player like Santa, furthermore hes in the same dimension like Carroll and Ameobi (dont know why CH still gives him the time on pitch)

  • moonraker

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #13

    You cant have too many goalscorers in a squad. To do well you need to have scoring options when the injuries and suspensions kick in.

    If we can get RSC on loan we should go for him!!

  • Irish-Toon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #14

    As much as I enjoyed yesterday’s victory. I thought that game would be the ideal time to throw on the likes of Vukcic and Tavernier for a bit of premiership experience. I can’t see why he used R.Taylor and Shola

  • Ally

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #15

    David craig said on SSN HD lol that we are seriously interested in him

  • arcarius

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #16


    Exactly my point! We were cruising 4-0, surely it wont hurt to put Vuckic/Tavernier instead of Ameobi and R.Taylor!

  • Mr Toon82

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Hopefully afew of the young boys will get a chance on weds night, It will be good to see. Gone with the days of big time players who just come for the money.We don’t need them!!

  • nufc1984

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #18

    When are you all going to realise that ben arfa isn’t and was never coming to th toon?? When u think of his wages, his status as a big player and his champions league experience and winning title with marseille and Lyon why would he want to come to a newly promoted club when surely if his wages were that low he could have had his pick of all pl clubs. Think we have all built it up to be something it’s not I’m afraid. We seem to get each other excited over it. Santa cruz would be a bad signing. Bit like vidula. Over rated and always injured. And his wages would be huge.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Strolla and Ranger should probably go out on loan, so this will free up a requirement for a proven EPL striker to partner Andy.

  • geordielad880

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #20

    I think chris hughton has made his main priority another defender, and a winger if he can get one in, apparently we have made another offer for lloyd samuel 🙁 suppose he can cover left back and centre half, which is one thing.

    Team for the cup:-





  • moonraker

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #21

    I didn’t see the point in bringing on xisco which meant we again had 3 strikers on when we were 5 up.

    Admittedly, he set up AC for his hat trick but we had lost the midfield superiority and he lost possession twice before that.

    I thought that was the ideal time to bring on a young lad in midfield!

    Aah well, they’ll get their chance against Accrington.

  • john_cena163

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Stanclaus to newcastle, OMFG, Give me a chance CH, I would sign 4 free an would accept 1k salary. At least m 21,strong,pacey, injury free. An can play even LB AN LM

  • john_cena163

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #23

    Guys wat bout buyn ciro, buyd him in fifa 10 4 newcastle an he’s doin gr8, young talentd same age as nile ranger an overall raitng gos til 90+.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #24

    @ john_cena163 // Aug 23, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Well if he is good on Fifa 10 then he must be ace!
    Did you go to the Dennis Wise Scouting School?

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #25

    Accrington Stanley Team:

    *************** Krul

    Perch ***** Kadar ** Tavernier ** Tozer

    Raylor ** Guthrie ** Vuckic ** McLoven

    ********** Ranger ** Xisco

    Harps, Collo, Jonas, Nolan, Carroll, LuaLua

  • geordielad880

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #26

    you can always tell the people that are on their school holidays lol.

    NUFC_richyg01 I like the look of your side, apart from tozer, cos he is woeful, apart from that it looks a good team, i thought maybe giving campbell a game would be good, but hes already been ruled out

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #27

    @ geordielad880 // Aug 23, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Yeah think Hoots said he might be available for Wolves match.

    Maybe move Kadar to LB and put Williamson in so he and Perch can build up a better understanding of eachother??

  • geordielad880

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #28

    yeah thats a decent option mate


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