Big Sam’s Timely Advice To Andrew Carroll

Sam Allardyce managed Andy Carroll back when Sam was manager of the Newcastle club from May, 2007 through January, 2008.

Sam Allardyce – while manager of Newcastle United

And Sam seems to be a big admirer of the Gateshead-born 6’4″ striker, who has quickly gained prominence over the last 18 months or so,  with his great play, but also because of some of his off-the-field activities.

And big Sam has come out today and said that Andy has to pick his friends carefully.

This is what Sam told the Daily Mail today:

“He has to learn to make sacrifices in his private life,” “We all have mates who are important to us but he may have to choose his more carefully. ” “It would be a terrible shame for him, for Newcastle and for England if he failed to get his priorities right.”

We all know about Andy’s off-the-field problems over the last three years,  so we’ll not repeat them in any detail here, other than to say that his very first altercation was when the big lad was sent home from the England U19 squad in late 2007,  while big Sam was his manager.

The news at the time was that Sam gave the then 18 year-old Carroll a real old rollicking – sorry boss!

That was the first time Andy had been in any kind of trouble, as far as we know, and he is thought to have been sent home for breaking curfew within the England camp.

And it just so happens that Sam Allardyce will be back to St. James’ Park with his side Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night,  to meet Newcastle in a Premier League game.

Blackburn beat Wigan 2-1 at home today, and are now in 15th position in the league with 12 points,  and we have to assume that whatever happens tomorrow at Arsenal, there will be sufficient incentive for the lads to further back their manager Chris Hughton, and get a second home win on the trot.

Maybe Andy can even get a couple of goals for the Magpies, in front of the admiring Sam Allardyce.

Comments welcome.

34 comments so far

  • Howay The Lads

    Nov 6, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Some bland words from FSA. Glad his football is much better…

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 6, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Hope Andy plays a blinder and scores as he is due a goal. A draw would be incredible but if we manage a win I’ll be doing backflips.

  • daffy

    Nov 6, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Hes a lanky yetti with one brain cell.

  • Howay The Lads

    Nov 6, 2010 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #4

    FSA, Lanky? What?

    These Mackems get thicker!

  • daffy

    Nov 6, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #5

    If ya dont know what lanky means i suggest your a bit thick.

  • Howay The Lads

    Nov 6, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #6

    You’re too easy, daffy. It’s like fishing for trout in a fish tank!

    Talking of fishing I think I might go on 606 for a bit of it 😆

  • Black n whiteSi

    Nov 6, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #7

    ha ha daffy, yeah a lanky yetti that walked all over your lads last week, nuf said

  • HTT

    Nov 6, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #8

    looks like daffy is still hurting over getting rolled last week lads! Don’t worry daffy, 5-1 derby beatings are usually forgotten after 20 or so years hahahaha

  • CT

    Nov 6, 2010 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Daffy, Stevie Bruce i5 a plant, part of the ma5ter plan, he was pi55ing him5elf la5t week but had to try to look 5orrowful, he even admitted Martin Atkinson mi55ed a certain pen four Stoke when thug Cattermole should have been sent off, 1-1, scum down to 10 men. Admit, cheer up etc was a wrong call, when Brucie trying to screw you from the inside. Even Niall recognises we represent the greater good, SIR BOBBY, RIP!!

  • daffy

    Nov 6, 2010 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Yeah Sir Bobby was the only decent thing to happen to your club & big respect to him as all Sunderland fans have but your club is in big decline with the hierarcy in charge now , who was it doing the conga in front of Sir Niall in a recent derby ? Daydream believer blaring out after a big defeat? comon! What goes around & let me tell you , yous are huge candidates for the coming around . nuff said , by the way , check the table.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 6, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #11

    We’re doing really well for a club that just got promoted Daffy. This hierarchy ain’t the best but we’re producing some really promising young prospects all thanks to the board for implementing the system. Before we wouldn’t have bothered so this board is learning from past mistakes and we’re getting stronger as a team in the process.

  • Howay The Lads

    Nov 6, 2010 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #12

    I knew bringing Sir Bobby into this would be pathetic 🙁

  • G

    Nov 6, 2010 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Back onto the subject matter, were big sams words to AC actually along the lines of ‘Don’t eat as many pies as I have, and occasionally remove your head from between your buttocks’? They would have been much better advice, up there with ‘Don’t eat yellow snow’ in my opinion.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 6, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Just watchin the Sunderland highlights

    I don’t hold much hope for them if they keep playing like that

    Infact i dont hope for them at all


  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 6, 2010 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #15

    daffy, you keep saying nuff sed..


    nuff sed.

  • daffy

    Nov 6, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Turk , were above yous!! Ha ha . nuff said.

  • daffy

    Nov 6, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #17

    JP , fair enough but you dont get respect in the game by acting like the Leeds of this world ,Ie huge wind up artists , with that you have to expect even greater repercusions

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 7, 2010 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #18

    Take it as the fun about the derby Daffy, a bit of banter and rivalry is good for the game. I expect the same or worse when Newcastle visit Sunderland. As long as there is no hooligans or anything of the sort it’s fun to see.

  • wilkyvondooom

    Nov 7, 2010 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #19

    the daily mail + fat same = aaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahhahaha

  • wilkyvondooom

    Nov 7, 2010 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #20

    or fat sam even

  • branunited

    Nov 7, 2010 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #21

    follow this link, Chelsea would pay 20 million euros by ANDY CARROLL in January to make its services -the-drug-chelsea-plotting-swoop-for-20m-toon-star-andy-carroll-102039-22697742 /

  • CT

    Nov 7, 2010 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #22

    OK! KIDS, MY time is SUNDAY! Here we go 4:4:2, can`t wait, miss the midfield,muscle them,not pretty agree,but after the points on this occasion!!

  • ronaldeano

    Nov 7, 2010 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #23
    You have to register in order to read the story but its bad news guys…. Carroll and Nolan in cocaine fuled sexy orgy….

    This is the last thing we need before Arsenal today.

  • Tom4Nufc

    Nov 7, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #24

    I am 99.9% certain that’s not true. Nolan has a wife and a young daughter living in that house along with Carrol. Why would he do such a thing?

    If its true then that’s it for the both of them and our beloved club is disgraced again!

    But of course I don’t buy it. I did come on here to post something off BBC gossip column but seeing as its by the NOTW its definitely BS however:

    ‘Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce is considering a January move for Newcastle’s Alan Smith, having signed him for the Magpies during his brief reign at St James’s Park three years ago.
    (News of the World, subscription required).’

  • Tom4Nufc

    Nov 7, 2010 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #25

    Somebody has copied the article on this forum. I would copy and paste it although I am not sure Ed would appreciate parts of its content!

  • Tom4Nufc

    Nov 7, 2010 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #26

    And to summarise, Nolan and Carroll ‘allegedly’ went out partying all night got pi$$ed went back to Nolans house. Kept partying, Carroll took one of the girls upstairs and the cocaine was brought by one of the girls and neither Andy or Kevin used it.

    So basically if what they are claiming is true, they went out and got drunk, brought back some girls and Andy slept with one of them… F’ing NOTW!

  • ronaldeano

    Nov 7, 2010 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #27

    NOTW are tw@ts arnt they!

    Theres no evidence Carroll and Nolan took the coke … Carroll went upstairs with TWO of the sluts and he was herd shouting “ride me, ride me”!!!! Who heard him shouting that!!!

  • shearer4pm

    Nov 7, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #28

    @daffy post 3

    “Hes a lanky yetti with one brain cell.”

    thats still one more than you

    and look

    a blog of your very own son :O
    not as good as this one. but sunderland aren’t as good as newscastle. so its all fair 🙂

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 7, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #29

    Nobody in football should take advice from Allardyce.

  • bobby_ollox

    Nov 7, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #30

    It worries me though that he has such an interest in Andy. When he is manager of Inter Milan next year, the lure might be too great .

  • tjshawsey

    Nov 7, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #31

    About the Carroll story, if you read it, the writing just sounds like a rubbish story writer.

  • Toonboy_84

    Nov 7, 2010 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #32

    Regarding the Carroll story this morning.

    What has he done except shag a couple of birds?

  • ronaldeano

    Nov 7, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #33

    Exactly toonboy,
    That’s what I’d be doing!

  • Toonboy_84

    Nov 7, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #34

    Same here. Who is he to tell them not to do drugs? That’s their choice. As long as he didn’t do any. Not a problem.

    Just more crap from Sunday papers!


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