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.