Shearer Hails The Guts Of Andy Carroll


Andy Carroll has received all the accolades for his wonderful hat-trick on Sunday afternoon, against an unexpecting Aston Villa side, but he seems to have his feet firmly on the ground, and that’s always good to see.

Andy Carroll – great display from local lad

Of course Andy is now wearing the very famous No 9 shirt at the club,  and has seemed to raise his game for the first two games of the season, when he has been outstanding for Newcastle.

Alan Shearer was at the game on Sunday afternoon, in his private box,  and seemed impressed with what he saw as he told The Telegraph:

“I was delighted that Andy had, if you like, the guts the take the No 9 shirt because we know that players over the years have shied away from it,”

“It is a big responsibility because it is a huge shirt.” “Plus there have been some big, big names that have worn the shirt and some great players at that.”

“I am not talking about myself there. I am talking about the Milburns, the Macdonalds and the Ferdinands and other players like that.”

Shearer seemed not only impressed by Carroll’s goal-scoring abilities, he whipped in the three goals with that left foot of his, but Alan though Andy looked very good in the opening game at Manchester United.

Shearer continued:

“There were one or two positives to be taken from the Manchester United game.” “No one expected us to get anything but I thought that Andy Carroll played the lone striker’s role very well against Manchester United. “

“It is hard enough playing up front on your own anyway when playing in that role, when you are a youngster,  and playing at Old Trafford is very, very difficult.”

“Chris might have looked at that and thought if we can play the same way and get up and support him on occasions that might be successful.”

That’s certainly what happened on Sunday, but as we expected, every single Newcastle player was there to do a job in their first home game of the season, and while in the first 20 minutes or so the lads looked nervous, once those goals started to roll in, they visibly gained confidence, and at the end of the game they had completely outplayed the opposition.

The display and attitude on Sunday has to give us some confidence that there are a more points at home to be won by this determined squad Chris Hughton has grafted in place at Newcastle over these last 13 months.

Long may the form, endeavor  and attitude the lads displayed on Sunday continue.

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18 comments so far

  • davybtoon

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #1

    Hate to keep bringing up hba but some ppl clearly ain’t seen him play b4 he wud b the wow signin ch has talked about, n I wudnt believe what u read in french press most of what they print is from dassier is determind to sell hba to anyone but us the only way he won’t end up here is if a bigger prem team come in for him, but to b honest I can’t c that happenin as I think most wud b happy for him to come here c how he does then try n knick next season or a couple seasons time

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Totally agree!
    I know these footballers live on a different planet to any working man but would he really walk out on 1 employer to another if the deal wasn’t 99% done??
    the deal will be done afetr the Remy heart medical today

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  • johnr

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #3

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    I still dont beleive it will happen, where is your proof that it will be done today??

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #5

    i dont have any proof that it will be done today, what i said is the Remy heart test are today and that i think the deal will be done after that

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #6

    Oh FFS
    Give it a rest mannnnnnn. HE AINT COMING!!!
    For crying out loud….can we not ban talk of Hatem Ben Arfa…….its bollicks!!

    Bring on the Wolves!!!!! Lets talk about the here and now………another win at the weekend boys to keep the confidence and momentum up and it is a winnable game…dont we all agree??

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  • nufc1984

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #7

    Carlnufc-I don’t think the deal rests on remy deal being tied up. Marseille know that they can’t keep him. Even if they didn’t sign remy or any other forward between now and end of season, its not gonna change what hba has done and the fact he won’t play for them again. I’m 100% sure this ain’t happening. If he’s been in toon twice and deal still not sorted it never will be!

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #8

    ok we will just talk about it WHEN we get him.
    Ok team for tomorrow night??
    would you rest Carrol??
    or would you play him as his confidence would be sky high???

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #9

    ok lets agree to disagree, as i think it will and i also think he has only been here once.. lol but angry is right it has went on far to long and lets wait and see what happens

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  • iamnufc

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #10

    aye carl and nufc 1984, best to wait and see. would give the youngsters a chance for tmr.. def like to see vuckic and ranger start

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #11

    U know he ain’t comin as much as I think he is comin, he ain’t goin to bremen I can tell u that, he ain’t stayin at om I can tell u that aswell, he will b a prem player that I can garentee whether its us I can’t tell but sure the deal has been done for weeks why the does he keep turnin up newcastle, om r messing around

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #12

    100% agree davybtoon, its just these frogs waiting to see if anyone comes in with cash

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #13

    if this deal was never gonna happen n we’ve aways denied why ain’t tryin to sign a player similar, that’s why nothin is happenin there waitin for this deal

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  • nufc1984

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Tf1 french tv channel has just Said that spurs have entered the race for hba! Kiss goodbye to your trophy signing guys. He would choose spurs every day of the week over us. CL football is the key.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #15

    Okay, lets approcah this from a different angle!!

    i believ talks have been held between that french bloke and his agents!! That I am sure of………….however……….here me nowwww……..there has been nothing at all to suggest he has signed, he will sign, he even wants to sign……..nothing!!

    Craigcoozy said he was in town……fine, its a 50-50 chance he was no more than that, but has craigcoozy said he has signed, agreed to sign or will sign, everything he said was his opinion and that only!!!!

    Now for the 2 twitter tits………they have no credibility….EVER……….they told everyone that the deal was signed only to backtrack and say that it is now unlikely….wages, marseille fee, they have been through the whole reprtoir!

    There are alot more negatives to this ongoing red herring than there are positives, now I dont like pissing on peeps parades, but thnis is getting ridiculous and I DO like to stick up and back up fellow TOON ARMY MEMBERS, but i refuse to be a part of the GULLIBLE BRIGADE, who are now being laughed at and sneered at by the HBA runour mill mongers!!

    C’Mon boys, get a grip……….wake up and smell the cappuccino…or latte or whatever the fek your tipple is…………..

    It was never gonna happen…..cheapskate owner v rising world star???? HAWHERRRRRRE

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #16

    WHY would spurs need him…..yet more bollicks, and proof that we aint even in for him now and his agents are flapping big time…..

    Oh and another pointer…..HBA agent….Olivier Bernards Agent……….remember west hamgate!!

    He is signing for westham…one nice big pay rise later and back at toon!!

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #17

    it would be easy to work out who could be interested by the size squad remember its 25 now so you have to be balanced

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 24, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #18

    You cannot believe anything from France for this story. But if he won’t sign for us, I don’t surprise at all.

    If he come to us, I want him to come for the the right reason too. As SBR said Signing players just like find the fish in the ocean.

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