Andy Carroll Getting Senior England Call-Up


Andy Carroll has been left out of the England U21 squad for the upcoming Internationals over the next two weeks, and we wondered yesterday if that was because he would get a full England call up.

Andy Carroll – will get England call up

Well it turns out that the papers today are saying exactly that – and Andy will indeed get his first call up for the England squad when it is named on Monday.

Stuart Pearce had wanted to name Carroll in the Under-21 squad for the qualifier with Romania,  but was told earlier this week that the full side wanted to take a closer look at the 6’3″ Geordie striker, who wears the very famous number 9 shirt at Newcastle.

Stuart Pearce of course has been a great admirer of the young striker, and Andy has looked outstanding, whenever he has played for the England U21 side and in 5 appearances the lad scored 2 goals. Andy also played 8 times for the England U19 side and scored 4 goals.

There are a number of  injuries to England’s strikers, including Fulham’s Bobby Zamora and Spurs striker Jermain Defoe, and whether he  likes it or not Wayne Rooney may not play because of advice from his manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

So this seems a good time yo bring young Andy Carroll into the fray.

Carroll is fast becoming a typical number 9 at Newcastle, by presumably soon getting his first England cap, and since the lad is just 21 years old,  there’s plenty of time for him to get a lot better, which his coach Chris Hughton insists will happen.

And England will have been wary of Scotland trying to poach the youngster, since they need all the good players they can get, and Scotland manager Craig Levein  had spoken just yesterday of his desire that Andy play for Scotland, as he qualifies through his grandmother.

This is what Craig said:

“We are continually looking for players to play for Scotland,” “With regards Andy Carroll, nothing is dead in the water. Until Andy Carroll plays a competitive match for England he is still eligible and it’s something we haven’t given up on.”

Carroll, however, only wants to play for England and was quoted yesterday as saying:

“Without a doubt I want to play for England” “That’s where I’m from and who I want to play for.”

Well said Andy!

It will certainly be a proud moment if and when Andy gets his first cap for England, and we have to think it could be against Montenegro on Tuesday, 12th October.

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • callie9

    Oct 1, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #1

    How much better is he than bloody Heskey? However, it’s pointless having him in the squad with Crouch, and he won’t play for England for a while with Defoe’s form and obviously Roon, and then probably bent ahead of him.

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  • Chris F

    Oct 1, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #2

    i wouldn’t say it’s pointless, it’s an invaluable experience for him AND if nothing else, it should make him fight harder to try and get into the starting XI, which will only benefit us.

    I’m still unsure about the call-up actually happening though – i mean it could be he’s been left out of the u21s because he’s due in court this month, and the court dates fall during the international window….

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  • Phil K

    Oct 1, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Defoe DESERVES to be England’s No1 through form, and Crouch hasn’t done too much wrong. Rooney’s been sh*te. Heskey tries hard and contributes and does more than Rooney, but Carrol deserves a run out.

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  • roy cropper

    Oct 1, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #4

    according to batty’s hero – stardust – this lad should’nt even be playing for the toon ???

    a class 1a know it all – when infact he doesn’t know his arse from his elbow.

    good luck & all my luv big fella xxx

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Oct 1, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Good luck to the kid I hope he gets on & does well. Off subject but Ed why have you changed the banner NUFC is all about it’s history please put the pictures of Sir Bob, Shearer, Beardsley, Supermac, Moncur etc back on

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 1, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Apparently Rooney is fit. But even if Carroll just trains with the England squad for a year or so before getting on the bench, let alone a game, the experience will be invaluable.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 1, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Geordiedoonsooth, I think the banner is ok. Remember the past but don’t live in it.

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  • liam85

    Oct 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Does everyone have faith in Andy scoring goals all over the place for newcastle next season?
    I do because I think he’s great but sometimes think about it. would like other people’s views 🙂

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  • liam85

    Oct 1, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #9

    I meant this season :p

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Oct 2, 2010 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Looking at this logically, if given his chance for England, he would i think, do well. Then maybe our friends north of the border will stop trying to get him to play for them. If he did that then that would be a big mistake by him and a disaster for England.

    And ultimately he,ll end up being sold to another club, which will upset a lot of us Mags, but in the longterm is inevitable.
    I can,t help wondering how much his transfer fee would be. If it has to happen i would,nt let him go for anything less than 10 mil, and not to the mackems, anywhere but there!

    If he gets his England call-up, even if he just sits on the bench, it will be a good experience for the kid. Is Cappello really considering calling him up? I,ll believe it when it happens!

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