Andy Carroll Will Sort Himself Out – Don’t Worry


Former Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder has urged Andy Carroll to clean up his act, and Glenn must now be the 63rd person to urge Andy to do that, over the last few months.

Andy Carroll – after scoring the winner on Sunday at the Emirates

One of the “problems” Andy has is that he’s simply a Newcastle United fan, who’s playing for his home town side, and he loves to go into the Newcastle City center, and mix with other Newcastle fans, and being photographed with them.

Those fans are just like him, but they don’t play with that famous number nine on their back, for the famous Newcastle United club.

Glenn Roeder knows all about Carroll, as he coached him when he was younger at Newcastle, and even gave Carroll his Newcastle debut back in 2007.

Glenn told Radio Five Live today:

“I am sure Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, will tell you how hard he works every day in training to make himself a better player but by living the way he is he will not fulfil his potential that he could possibly fulfil by having a bit of a quieter life.”

“Andy needs to realize that if he wants to get to where I am sure he does want to get to, because he is ambitious.” “He is a great lad around the training ground, a really good lad, coaches love working with him.”

With friends around him at Newcastle like captain Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton, who are now both first class professionals, you have to think that Andy will learn quickly from his mistakes.

We hope Andy will learn quickly from his mistakes.

Comments welcome.



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9 comments so far

  • Ericles

    Nov 9, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #1

    I believe Andy now knows he has got to clean up his act and also that Glen’s comments are made with the best intentions. Trouble is our Andy has got to mature in a lot less time than that allowed for others not in the spotlight. I agree also that with the likes of CH, Nolan and Joey around our Andy will be a diamond for NUFC. He is still only 21 and a bit of a lad at the moment. The black and white shirt brings with it honour and responsibility – even more so when its got a number 9 on it. Any knows that and I think as time goes on we will have a Geordie number 9 playing regularly in an England shirt again. Also I think Capello being a football manager and not a social worker will give Andy his chance. Daft not too – and could give Joey a run out in the same team?

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  • Bucks mag

    Nov 9, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Someone else has already picked up on it, but we have won every game when Chris Hughton has worn his “black n’ white dreamsuit”. He even dropped it for CC game against Arsenal.

    On CH’s contract, I’m 110% in favour of him becoming Newcastle manager, but I can understand Ashley wanting to wait a bit. We have been stung in the tail by expensive dismissals in the past. There may be a little harm in waiting, but it’s best to be sure. Let’s concrete our continued prescence in EPL with 2 home wins in 4 days.

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  • Alchemist

    Nov 9, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #3

    I would agree with holding back on a longer contract but I think a pay rise is in order for what he has done so far.

    Whats Roeder doing now? Maybe get him back as reserve coach and promote Pedro to assistant manager!

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  • JSYproject

    Nov 9, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #4

    ericles i dont see why not, they have proven already between them they make goals even against stronger sides of the premiership so i think a run out in the same team could be very promising.

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  • Hugo_Viana

    Nov 9, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #5

    AC is letting all this fame get to his head, he needs to slow down or he’ll end up behind bars indefinitely.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Nov 9, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Who dragged Roeder out of the woodwork?!!?

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  • petey

    Nov 9, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #7

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/9170019.stm

    Roeder reckons he is the England manager now! lol

    How can he say that after players like Terry and Rooney are playing every game?

    They pretty much ruined the world cup for us with their negative attitude toward everything on and off the pitch.

    What matters is how well the guy plays on the field, thats the same reason Rooney was selected after his cock up.

    Its up to the manager and club AND player to sort his off-field lifestyle out

    I agree carroll is a bit of a knob but come on, barton was the same way and he seems changed.

    Just shut up and let the kid play. His lifestyle off field will either change or it wont, but thats not for the england manager to worry about

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  • petey

    Nov 9, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #8

    oh and for the record (taken from another forum):
    Gerrard – ABH (caught on camera in a bar punching someone)
    Rooney – Extra marital activity – not exactly a role model anymore
    Ashley Cole – Extra marital activity – definitely not a role model
    John Terry – Extra marital activity, has an affair with his then team mates girlfriend – definitely not a role model
    Rio Ferdinand – banned for non attendance of drugs test (i wonder why)

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  • petey

    Nov 9, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #9

    (sorry to bang on but) Even Capello has his controversy

    Taken from a times article:
    The Controversialist
    His departure from Roma in 2004 for Juventus caused uproar because he told nobody at the club in advance, including his assistant Franco Baldini. Capello had already been involved in a feud with team captain Francesco Totti. As a result, he admits that when he returns to Rome he sometimes needs a bodyguard. Also that year, he confessed that he had taken the stimulant Micoren while he was a player. “At the time it was not illegal, it only became banned afterwards,” he told L’Espresso magazine. When Juventus doctor Riccardo Agricola was then sent to jail after an earlier doping scandal, Capello refused to condemn him.

    Also, when in charge of real madrid, twice he raised his middle finger towards home fans during Real Madrid’s 1-0 win over Real Zaragoza at the Bernabeu in 2007. Great role model.

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