Andy Carroll Is Flying So Far This Season

We had said during the summer that for Newcastle to do well in the Premier league, one or two of our key players would have to perform at their best for the club.

Andy Carroll – flying so far this season

One of those players was Andy Carroll.

By the end of last year Andy had just 3 goals in the Championship, and Chris Hughton had come out and said one thing missing from Andy’s game was that he just wasn’t scoring enough goals for a center forward.

And would you believe it, Andy obliged by knocking in another 16 goals from January 1st, to make his grand total for last season to 19  goals – and top goal-scorer at Newcastle.

For those achievements Andy was given the revered number 9 Newcastle shirt, worn in the past by such Newcastle scoring greats such as Hughie Gallagher, Jackie Milburn, Malcolm MacDonald and Alan Shearer,  to name but four.

And what has Andy done so far in the Premier League this season?

He’s been outstanding in each of our first 3 games, scored 4 goals, including a hat-trick in Newcastle’s first Premier League game of the season, when we duly demolished a good Aston Villa side, 6-0 at St. James’ Park.

So this season Newcastle have made a fine start, and Andy an outstanding one.

But it’s only 3 games in of  course, and Chris Hughton, whose feet are always firmly on the ground, has no doubt told Andy that he has to keep up that goal-scoring form throughout this long and hard season.

And to his credit Andy seems to have handled his  new-found fame very well, as he’s reflected the advice of Chris Hughton during his interviews by saying he’s only interested in playing for Newcastle (England can wait), he has to keep scoring goals, it’s a long season, and he still has a lot to learn.

All of that is true  of course, and we’ve noticed that Andy has his own way of celebrating, once he’s scored a goal.

We all know Alan Shearer raised his right hand in the air, when he scored all of those great goals in his fantastic career.

Andy puts both arms horizontal, as he runs towards the Newcastle fans.

He’s flying alright.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far


    Sep 3, 2010 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Think the boy might be able to fire us into the european spots.

  • Stuart

    Sep 3, 2010 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #2

    ‘including a hat-trick in Newcastle’s first Premier League game of the season’

    I wish he’d scored a hat-trick against Manure haha!

  • SGToona

    Sep 3, 2010 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #3

    He is on fire atm! However, hope his off field antics had stop.

    He needs to score on a consistent basis in every game and not just specific games to prove himself as a lethal epl striker.

    Keep those goals coming Andy!

  • Solaidback

    Sep 3, 2010 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Lets hope his court appearence in Oct doesn’t put a stop to his career, never mind his goal scoring or we’ll have to rely on Bamby & the others until Jan transfer window to get another striker in place & we know how hard it is to get a striker who can score in the PL for not much money, I mean looks at the Muckems, it’s ost them £13m for Gyan & he’s not even a proven PL player…. yet!!!


    Sep 3, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Solaidback gyan will flop at sunderland mark my words.I know a few in here liked him,but i watched him at world cup and he aint all that mate.He wont get them 20 goals a season, thats for sure.Also saw a interview with him during the world cup the boy is up himself.I see trouble in the not to distant future with him.

  • G

    Sep 3, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #6

    Agree with post 5. I don’t see Gyan doing anything other than picking up a good wedge in pay whilst slowly working towards a move to spain or italy.

  • korn8

    Sep 3, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #7

    “He`s flying alright” – nice one, Ed 🙂
    Andy Carroll have the potential to be a legend, but remember Shearers mantra: Work hard – every day, every week, every year!


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