Carroll Played With Slight Ankle Injury On Saturday


It turns out that Andy Carroll got an ankle knock on Thursday in training last week.

Andy Carroll – after scoring vital equalizer on Saturday at Molyneux

There were some reports that Andy was touch and go for the game at Wolves on Saturday, but the youngster  managed to get through 80 minutes at Molyneux, before being subbed by Shola Ameobi after another fine goal.

Chris explained the injury:

“Andy took a whack on his ankle, and didn’t train for a few days, but managed to get through the bulk of the game, though he was feeling it towards the end.”

“He’s gone away with the Under-21s, and they’ll assess his ankle.” “I can see why England has been mentioned.” “He’s a tall No 9 who is scoring goals, and that’s been a valuable commodity for England in recent years.”

“I understand the reasons people have been talking about him, but he’s still got a lot of development in him.” “This is his first real season in the Premier League.”

“Like any striker, he’ll got through spells of scoring goals, and barren spells. It’s about his performances in those spells.”

We have been extremely impressed with the way Chris Hughton has seemingly made Andy Carroll into a much better player, and a good goalscorer too.

Last  December, while he thought Andy was playing quite well, Chris wanted more goals out of the youngster,  and from January on Andy obliged big time, with 16 goals before the end of the season to go with the 3 gaols he had already scored for the Tyneside club.

19 goals for the season set him on his way,  and he’s already got 4 good goals in just 3 games in the Premier League, including his first ever hat-trick.

Make no mistake about it – Andy Carroll is a good player – and Chris Hughton is a top coach, and we are hoping he will turn into a top manager for the Newcastle club.

And the signs are there that’s just exactly what Chris will become – a top manager – we certainly hope so.

Howay The Lads!!

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60 comments so far

  • a.l 9

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #1
  • a.l 9

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #2

    We also apparantly live in a sh1thole and have sh1te accents lol

    This is coming from the ever exiting Brummies.

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #3

    instead of spending 8mil on wolfswinkle, why not try on erik husklepp(cheaper)..or mauro zarate( epl proven at birmingham) or lavezzi
    stylish player)???????????

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  • lewman

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #4

    would zarate not cost a fortune, i dont know myself but he just seems like a player who would have a hefty pricetag.

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #5

    i only seen somewhere else zarate cost 10mil..but hes not doin that well at lazio?how about lavezzi

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #6

    if im robbie keane..i will go villa..tbh…so i will give up on keane.try else where

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  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #7

    maybe william will be play at perch position, and campbell at CB…

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  • Howay The Lads

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Zarate would be like £20 million. So that’s a no.

    Huseklepp – is he ACTUALLY a great deal better than what we’ve got? Probably not.

    Never even heard of the last lad…

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #9

    rashid- abit risky to try a cb at rb?..i hope to persuade staylor..so he fit at rb..campbell only for cover back

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #10

    what deals we had ?

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #11

    heard that shola in crunch talk..so is he goin out?
    heard that hba hates to be sub..so does that mean routledge is doomed?..is nolan ever gonna be dropped?.

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #12

    personally i will only keep carroll, loven, ranger..and get one striker in..get rid of the rest…

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #13

    sunderland are capturing gyan soon..we must get one decent striker too..

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  • Birts

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #14

    I think it should be the end of the road for Shola we have took him as far as we can now let him go somewhere with the chance of first team foot ball. Anyone got any news on S Taylor or is he still holding out.

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  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #15

    they in desperate, see how many play they sign but its useless, our team is a great work team…

    CH will have headache in selecting player … Hehehehe…cant wait to see our best 11…where will CH positioning tiote and Hba..

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #16

    There wont be another signing people.

    We DO NOT NEED another striker.

    CH plays a 451, fact.

    If Carroll gets injured, Shola will be given the start, we can all surely see this coming?

    I don’t mind to be honest because although Shola isn’t the best by any stretch, if HBA, Barton, Nolan and hopefully Jonas can provide decent service, Shola will get a few for sure.

    I would love another prolific striker but with a 451, how many top drawer striker would be prepared to play second fiddle to Carroll?

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  • a.l 9

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #17

    Gyan is only 24, get your hand in your pocket and stump the Mackems Ashley!

    Would love that!

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #18

    i really hate the like of shola..take sat for eg..he came on as sub..but nvr do anything..except to commit fouls..and we got no sight of goals anymore..see the diff btw carroll and ameobi…ameobi is here for 10yrs…but not able to take no9 shirt..but carroll is only 21 yrs old..and he took the shirt..pls go ameobi..dont occupy the strikin department.and let us have space to develop…we have already given u lots of chances..but ur standard as proven is only at ccc…dont be stubborn and stay at nufc as parasite anymore.

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  • Sinner

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #19

    If this bid is for real,thay should have spend it on Juan Albin,which is way better than that player and might be even cheaper.

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #20

    i think ch will wanna a pl proven striker..so its gonna be keane if he agrees

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #21

    juan albin might be a good idea..cos hes on bench for 1st a liga match..but he’s 2nd striker yea?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #22

    lazio bourght zarate for 20 million euros and gave him a 60 million euro buyout clause, he would cost more than 8million maybe about 15 which i wouldnt pay lol

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  • lewman

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #23

    i think shola can finish but thats about it, he is a very big lad but he doesnt use this within his game and he loves running with the ball towards the corner flag instead of running at goal. also he is extremely injury prone and i would dread for him to be playing in a lone striker role.

    i think that even the harshest of geordie jurys would not send andy to jail but what if they are mackems and what also if he gets injured.

    i think that without andy we will need to play 2 strikers as he is such a big part of chris’s 451 formation. he is unique and as i have said before, i think he could do a job in any team in the world and i would much rather him than crouch and i would even prefer him to ibrahivomic as he has so much more drive behind him even if he doesn’t have such a dangerous shot.

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #24

    think at the moment keane is the best choice..cos his experience at bpl…not that he is the best..but we canot afford to take risk with foregin players.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #25

    Gyan has a poor domestic goal record.
    Albin would be a good shout though.
    Dp we really have 8m to hoy at anyone any way ? – it is just the mirror saying it.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #26

    My beef with shola is he’s always offside and he gives the ball away a lot. Against that he has a decent scoring record and can change a match on occasions, but i think the reality is a shola is not just for christmas, it’s for life !

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  • Birts

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #27

    am sure that winkle lad is only 8 million euro so thats only 6 million normal quid like

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #28

    got a feelin ch is bringing in 2 more players

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  • Birts

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #30

    The way CH has done business in this window there is no way of telling what will happen before the close tmw evening, but hopefully there will be some nice shocks in store.

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  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #31

    birts- right..so i think we should all go to work..haha

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  • lewman

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #32

    i reckon only one first teamer will be coming in, any others will surely be youngsters for the future

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  • Birts

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #33

    you can got to work if you want keegan, but its a day off for me mate lol

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #34

    has anyone got any info on Nassim Boukhelifa tht kid we had tht pic of at training ground?
    also Shola ameobis record is awful 217 apps and 42 goals

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  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #35

    Waiting big surprise from CH and management. Tit Tot Tit Tot

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  • Dino Cavalcante

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #36

    We don’t need a striker I agree with Ed on that.

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  • costello91

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Right guys here are the rumours ive heard and how likely they’ll be!
    Robbie Keane (Celtic are out of running, wer favorites followed by villa but only is spurs strenghten)
    Greg cunningham (again seems to be a loan deal but doesnt seem likely newcastle are his destination)
    Wolfswinkle (I dont no about this one at all)
    Steve Taylor (linked with a move to rangers but that is not true and he’s looking to resolve the contract by wednesday)
    Told this by an ex irish and newcastle CB

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  • arcarius

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #38

    GT89@34

    Exactly!
    It doesn’t take a genius to realize Ameobi scoring record is shite
    Just don’t know the reasons why CH stills choose to play him, which fcukin annoys me
    For impacts subs, I reckon Lover and Ranger can do a better job ffs!

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  • Birts

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #39

    If RK doesn’t want to come then its no great shakes really as we already have enough back up.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #40

    i think maybe he only put ameobi on for carroll against wolves was to close out the game instead of going for the win although he did say he was dissapointed with the draw, because yes surely if we wer going for the win we would of added someone who would of troubled they defence in different ways to carroll and ameobi(both aerial) lover would of done then for pace and ranger would of done for both but lacks experience so i would of went with lover and im sure we would of got the win even if we put lover and ameobi on for carroll and nolan a think we would of won

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