Andy Carroll Maturing Both On And Off The Field


Tottenham are supposed to be interested in Andy Carroll in January’s transfer window.

Andy Carroll – maturing both on and off the field – good

And the north London club are said to be willing to offer a measly £6M for the Gateshead-born striker, who seems to be taking the Premier League by storm this season, with 4 goals already in his first 4 league games.

However, Chris Hughton made it clear today, that Andy Carroll is going nowhere, as he told the Journal:

“Everybody is aware of what Andy means to this club, he is not leaving. I’m not aware of any interest in him anyway,”   “Probably the speculation is more annoying at this stage than what’s gone before.

“Leading up to the window you expect the speculation, I suppose it’s the norm and a large majority of speculation with anybody isn’t fact.” “Probably anything now is more annoying because we’ve got past that window and it’s something we could certainly do without. It’s certainly something there’s no fact in.”

“This is a player that’s started the season very well. A striker will always be judged on the goals they score and he’s managed to score four already this season.”

“Of course we continue to say there are areas he can improve on, and he will take dips as all strikers will, but he’s a player who is very much the future of this club.”

Carroll is to appear before the Newcastle magistrates on an assault charge on October 25th, and he may even have to serve jail time if he is found guilty.  But good news today that Andy may be maturing, not only on the field but off it as well.

Chris continued:

“I have seen him mature off the pitch, certainly, but I also see this season being a real good learning curve for him. He’s playing in a tough division up against better center-halves,”

“We were very strong in the Championship last season and he knows for the team there will be far more ups and down this season and that will be a good learning curve for him.”

Andy missed a chance in the final minutes of the game against Blackpool last Saturday, when he hit the ball very well, and it was only Matt Gilks best save of the game that prevented Newcastle from leveling the scores.

Of course that was when it was still 1-0 to Blackpool, and they broke away to make it 2-0, as they caught Newcastle players too far up field as they looked for the equalizer.

We have to hope that  in tomorrow’s game, when Newcastle get decent chances they can put them in the net, otherwise we may be in for another disappointment at Goodison Park tomorrow.

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6 comments so far

  • WesJameson

    Sep 17, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #1

    Theres only one Andy Carroll

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  • Graeme

    Sep 17, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Spuds couldnt afford him anyway.

    The chances of Andy C moving to the smoke are more remote than Peter Crouch getting a medal for services to parenting!!!!

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  • Davies

    Sep 17, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Let’s he can hope he can bang one in early tomorrow so we don’t get caught with our entire defence at the wrong end of the pitch again.

    Blackpool’s second goal reminded me of all of the goals Germany scored against England. Caught off guard sniffing for an equaliser. Schoolboy error.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Sep 17, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #4

    I see papers today are talking about £15M fee for Carroll

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  • Toon XI

    Sep 17, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #5

    He has started the season in fine form, but I’d like to see AC tone down the complaining he does during a match. He runs his mouth too much to the man in the middle.

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  • MacToon

    Sep 17, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Why would we sell him? To replace him with more ccc league players? We Ashley may well cash in but the fans won’t like it. Can’t see Carroll wanting to go especially now he has the number 9 shirt.

    Who the **** are Spuds anyway!

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