Carroll Disappointed Not To Score In Last Three Games


Andy Carroll is disappointed that he has not scored in his last three games played for Newcastle.

Andy Carroll – disappointed not to score in last 3 games

Carroll got off to a great start to the season with 4 goals in his first 3 Premier League games, with a hat-trick during the 6-0 walloping of Aston Villa at St. James’ Park on 22nd August.

Andy also seems to have great faith in his team-mates, particularly in  Hatem Ben Arfa, Wayne Routledge and Jonas Gutierrez, in creating many chances for the Newcastle strikers throughout the season.

Andy told the Evening Chronicle today:

“There’s always one guarantee as a striker.” “And that is there will always be chances in front of goal.”

“The chances will come – we had a few against Stoke, but didn’t put them away.” “The chances will always be there with the players we’ve got and I’ve got to be confident of that.”

“I’m disappointed I haven’t scored in the last three games, but I think I’ve been playing well.”“The chances have been there, and I think I’ll take the next one.”

“I’m always going to be the one that’s making or getting the chances.” “Getting a penalty was another one.”

Of  course strikers always have to go through barren spells, and it’s really how they deal with that, that essentially determines how quickly they come back scoring the goals – which is what they are paid to do, after all.

Andy still has 4 goals in his first 6 games this season, and a goal at Manchester City would be good timing, and could contribute to a surprise point for Newcastle on Sunday – we hope.

Comments welcome.


17 comments so far

  • CT

    Sep 30, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Tired of saying it, Carrol is too isolated especially at home. When all fit would love to see, Krul

    Tayls, Sol, Colo, Jose,

    Tiote

    R.Taylor Joey, Jonas

    Ben Arfa

    Carrol

    Subs: Guthrie, Nolan, Shola, Lovan, Williamson,
    Ranger.

    This would make us dynamite on the break and plenty options on the bench if necessary to change it

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  • Thump

    Sep 30, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Agreed, CT. Carroll doesn’t have any support so he’s often battling 2-3 defenders whilst trying to get a shot off. We need pace around him to keep the defensive lines on their toes… somebody like Lovenkrands and Ben Arfa (hint hint, Hoots).

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 30, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #3

    When will people get it into their heads that Nolan will not be dropped?

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  • Bucks mag

    Sep 30, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #4

    CT – fine selection, not too sure about Taylor starting on the right wing. And we’re also allowed 7 subs, not 6.

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  • CT

    Sep 30, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #5

    G.German. CH luvs Nolan fact! Can he do a job for us, yes but he is not able to do two jobs cos he not quick enuf!!! Either he`s second striker or midfield not both! He struggled in Prem 2 seasons ago and he aint any bloody quicker now. In the system I suggest we have faster players on our books and I didn`t even mention Rout. CH will have to concede this eventually.

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  • CT

    Sep 30, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Bucks M. Suggest RT and Jonas as wingbacks, agree RT not a Winger or a solid rite back but in front of Tayls and offensively couldbe his position. Rout could also be an alternative in this role! Formation 4.1 3.1.1. Harps obviously sub no. 7

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  • Howay The Lads

    Sep 30, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #7

    I don’t get some people.

    1) Nolan will not be dropped. Whether you like it or not, it will not happen!

    2) Ben Arfa is already playing in that position. He only tucks in at LM when we’re defending. Most the time Jose is playing LW whilst HBA roams. However because Carroll is not suited to playing with HBA we wont score with that. We need a player that thrives on through-balls if we want to maximise Ben Arfa’s potential. The only way we’ll see the best of HBA is with Loverman playing.

    3) Nolan is incredibly technically gifted, but more importantly has heart. Brian Clough’s mentor always told him, “If you go out onto a pitch with less than 5 hearts, you’ll lose.” Now riddle me this; which squad was better, 08/09’s or this?
    Obvious really. 08/09, without a doubt. But, because we have passionate players that demand the best and will bust a gut to keep the ball in and start an attack, most would agree we have more chance staying up this season.

    4) Saying which team we want is pointless anyway, as we aren’t the manager.

    Sorry for the rant, but I am sick of constant ‘I think this team would be good posts’.

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  • CT

    Sep 30, 2010 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #8

    HWT. This about opinions, go and support Stoke, Bolton or Blackburn moron. Arsenal. Chelsea and on occasions Manure play a diamond 5, the front of the 5 in a roving 2nd striker role. The back of the 5 in a holding position. The wide men of the middle 3 support and drop back as necessary! This the first time in years we have potentially the rite players to do this effectively. Mind you what do Chelsea/ Arse/ Manure know. They`ve won nowt compared with us in the last 20 years!!!!

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  • Thump

    Sep 30, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #9

    CT that’s probably the funniest thing I’ve read on this site. Comparing an established top 4 presence to a newly promoted side? Be a little more careful when you’re throwing the word “moron” about, eh?

    That said, I do agree that this is about opinions.

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  • CT

    Sep 30, 2010 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Thump. you missed the point or I didn`t make it very well. Aspiration to follow a model thats successful ! Arsenal with young kids with experience around them, in a formation that is fluid! Of course it will take time, but that is the model we are now on, nothing funny about that! Bring it on!

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  • toon009

    Oct 1, 2010 at 3:54 AM

    Comment #11

    I’m thinking

    ———–KRUL
    RTAYLOR SOL COLO ENRIQUE
    SMITH TIOTE
    BARTON
    ARFA JONAS
    LOVEN
    CARROLL

    what do you guys think?

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  • Darling27

    Oct 1, 2010 at 6:05 AM

    Comment #12

    Not a bad line up toon009 but Hughton won’t drop Nolan.

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  • toon009

    Oct 1, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #13

    I wonder why he has so much faith in him. He will not score much for us(not at all if may say so). Draw at easlands will be good!

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  • estechco

    Oct 1, 2010 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #14

    toon009 not sure they’ll let us field 12 ;o)

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  • Klatoon

    Oct 1, 2010 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #15

    12 man team,we wud win d league,lol

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  • Ericles

    Oct 1, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #16

    Carroll has no support and CH will not change things to give him any. Hope he does get an England call up so we can judge him playing with more support and in a different set-up.

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  • Davies

    Oct 1, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Have to agree with HTL on all points. CT, if this is about opinions, why call a man a moron (when he clearly isn’t) for expressing his?

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