Kevin Nolan Getting Carroll To Bed Early


The last couple of years have been difficult times for young Andy Carroll but Kevin Nolan points out we all had problems of some kind at Andy’s age.

Andy Carroll – going through a difficult period of his life

Kevin Nolan seems to have bonded well with Andy Carroll, and we know when he got into that trouble with Steven Taylor last March Nolan said he would start to mentor big Andy.

And today Kevin has talked about Andy, and has said he is managing to get him to bed early, so he’s not awake at weird hours.

Kevin said today:

“Andy is a great lad to be around. He’s had his own share of trouble, but didn’t we all when we were 19, 20, 21?” “We were close before he moved in and on away trips, we spend a good amount of time together.”

“He’s always asleep at the wrong time. So I’ve been getting him to bed early and up early to do the school run.” “We then have our breakfast at the training ground. I don’t know if he likes it, but that’s the way it is.”

“What he does for the team is fantastic though. If you get the ball in the box, Andy will get his head on it.” “I don’t think defenders like that. People call him an old-fashioned centre-forward, but he’s more than that.”

Kevin’s right to say we all had some trouble at that age, and we were all a bit daft around about that age as we were maturing.

But it’s good that Kevin is getting Andy into a more stable way of life and getting him on the school run in the morning, and getting some stability into his life also.

It may just be the best thing he can be doing at this time in his life, living in a steady stable family life with young kids, and it may even convince big Andy that it’s time for him to settle down some time soon.

We really hope living with Kevin and his young family will have the desired effect with the big man.

Comments welcome.



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6 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 30, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #1

    ”If you get the ball in the box, Andy will get his head on it”

    Sadly that’s the only way we seem to play any more. There’s no pace, no clever through balls or cut backs for oncoming midfielders. It’s sad really because Carroll does have some pace and skill on the deck.

    The Arsenal youth showed how they could pass and move. That just seems alien to us now and we lazily just hoof it all the time.

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  • jesus was a geordie

    Oct 30, 2010 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Rotonda, I’m sorry mate, I’ve gotta disagree there!

    Granted, our playing style has changed and there are times when a simple one/two would far better, and I’ve done my fair share of shouting about it. BUT it’s hardlys in the same league as Fat Sam’s football!

    I think it’s pretty clear Hughton just wants points, he said and showed that last season, as pressure eases and points mount up, our style of football changes (and we did play some lovely attacking football last season).

    We’re not a squad of imense quality, we have a few good passers and one or two quick lads, but in the grand scheme of things in the Premiership that’s fairly redundant. So trying to outpass or outpace our opponents isn’t necessarily gonna work!

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 30, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #3

    nolan to read the bedtime stories to carroll

    wor jackie

    alan shearer

    andy carroll (maybe he can break alan shearer record? )

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  • leedodd

    Oct 30, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #4

    We have been Very Lucky Andy Has Not Been Locked Up This week so Thanks to Kev Nolan we will be able to Beat Sunderland and Move on up the League Again !!!! Andy Like Joey Barton Needs To Be Left Alone To Concentrate on His Football On The Pitch . Did You See The Crowd Against Arsenal When He ran Up the Line Warming Up cheering him on’ He is Already a God What will he Be like in 10 Years Time after he has been to the World Cup !!!!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 30, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Jesus was a geordie.

    Blackpool, Wigan and most noticeably West Brom, don’t have anywhere near the budget we do yet they still keep the ball on the ground, proving idiots like Allardyce wrong. You can still play passing football whoever you are, otherwise why be classified a premiership footballer ?

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  • heartcelt

    Oct 30, 2010 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #6

    carroll will get a hat trick against sunderland and deservedly so leave the kid alone and he will get thru this he obviously is passionate about united so let him do his job good luck andy and be grateful you got a mate like nolan

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