Andy Carroll Honored To Be Included In England Squad

Newcastle United’s young 21 year-old striker Andy Carroll has been selected for the full England international squad for the very first time.

Andy Carroll – in training with Newcastle

The Gateshead-born forward was called up by Fabio Capello tonight, to be part of  the squad to face France at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Carroll has scored seven Premier League goals  for Newcastle this season, and of course came through the Newcastle club’s Academy.

Carroll started to wear the famous number 9 Newcastle shirt only this season, and it didn’t take long for England to give him a  call.

Andy has previously represented England at Under-21 level where he played 5 times with 2 goals and for the England Under-19  side, for whom he appeared 8 times with 4 goals.

Carroll, on hearing the news  tonight,  had this comment:

“It’s a real honor to be selected for England. It obviously shows I am progressing on the pitch and it is fantastic that Mr Capello has given me this opportunity to be involved with the senior England team.”

England will play France this coming Wednesday evening 17th November, with an 8:00 pm kick off time.

Andy has so far played 97 times for the Newcastle side with 30 goals, and he follows in the foot-steps of Alan Shearer, Malcolm MacDonald, Les Ferdinand and Jackie Milburn who were also number 9s at Newcastle United,  and went on to be selected by England.

Well done Andy – now get a few goals on Wednesday night.

Other youngsters like Man United’s Chris Smalling and Sunderland midfielder 20 year-old Jordan Henderson, are also included in the squad for the very first time, along with Cardiff’s Jay Bothroyd.

Also in the young squad named by Capello are Arsenal youngsters 18 year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere, and 21 year-olds Kieran Gibbs and Theo Walcott.

22 year-old Micah Richards of Man City gets his first ever call-up by Fabio Capello.

England Squad in full:

Ben Foster, Robert Green, Joe Hart;
Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, Chris Smalling, John Terry;
Gareth Barry, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Adam Johnson, James Milner, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Ashley Young;
Gabriel Agbonlahor, Jay Bothroyd, Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch.

17 comments so far

  • leedodd

    Nov 13, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Well Done Andy You deserve it !!!!

  • leedodd

    Nov 13, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #2

    The Whole Of Geordieland Is Behind You !!

  • davcon22

    Nov 13, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Hope he gets a game,will be interesting to see how he does! Well done son!!!!

  • ganiyu

    Nov 13, 2010 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Trapatonni told shay to leave newcastle now capello would do the same.

  • ganiyu

    Nov 13, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Wish he was scottish

  • CT

    Nov 13, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Gutted, absolutely gutted, Too soon, too quick!

    Gazza mk 2, here we come.

    Get`s injured, screwed.

    Sorry, but this could be very bad news, we have no fallback position.
    Now more than ever, Hoots needs more technical expertise if the worst happens.
    Few years ago I`d be so proud one of my players was an England player, not now, it ruins them.

    Believe me, this will all end in tears.

  • Howay The Lads

    Nov 13, 2010 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #7

    ganiyu, 5-1 😆

    I’m sure Capello will be saying the same to Henderson, but, unlike Carroll, he’s already shown he doesn’t care about his club.

    Or didn’t you see the derby…

  • Thump

    Nov 13, 2010 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Well done to Andy! Hope he doesn’t pick up a knock though.

    What’s wrong Ganiyu, upset that Darren Bent isn’t included?

  • bobby_ollox

    Nov 13, 2010 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #9

    the lad thought he was above the law already – this will make him think he is above god.
    the lad needs a mentor, and not Nolan ( who lets him off on the p1ss all day, turning up with a posse of coked up tarts to round off. )

    Biggest asset at this club – not carroll – its peter beardlsey – he oould be the influence he needs to really become an england player.

  • GeordieDan

    Nov 13, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #10

    Big Congrats to Big Andy!!!

    I’ve been following the lad’s progress since he was 16 years old coming up through our ranks and always said he’d be a star 1 day(mind you a’ve been wrong once or twice before about our young biast ;o) )

    He deserves every bit of it just for the effort he puts never mind anything else. Andy runs all day long as if his life depended on it and this season especially I think he’s added some pace to his game as well as confidence.

    Great to see his outstanding talent being recognised. Capello was at the Arsenal game and his effort and commitment was there for all to see. Fantastic stuff young’un, well done!

  • GeordieDan

    Nov 14, 2010 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Btw Bobby Ollox>

    Don’t believe all u read in the gutter press u muppet. U honestly reckon Andy’s doing coke in Nolan’s home, where his kids and wife live???

    Aye reet. Dumb shit

  • CT

    Nov 14, 2010 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #12

    All I can say, you rose tinted spectacle wannabes, you be careful what you wish for!
    Beefy, don`t often agree with you, but need you on this occasion,where are you,
    Seems our friends are either peed since Sat nite or deluded.
    We are in trouble, unless Hoots get help in tactical nouse, end of!!!!

  • munch27

    Nov 14, 2010 at 5:28 AM

    Comment #13

    Nicely divided here but i have mixed feelings as in this will either make or break wor Andy.

  • geordie066

    Nov 14, 2010 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #14

    CT???? why shudnt he be called up he is the highest scoring english striker in the premiership at the minute. give him a chance and dont label him anutha gazza unlessu actually know the guy

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 14, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #15

    My only beef with Carroll and it’s not even his fault is that all the other players have developed ” Crouchitus ” and yesterday was a case in point. Trying to hit his head from 60 yards away all the time, it was worse than watching Wimbledon, with midfield completely bypassed. You don’t mind a good long accurate pass but all this aimless, hit and hope, route 1, play the percentages, ”planet football” stuff does my head in.

    Carroll does have some pace, but we never play any through balls to him. Maybe no one is showing him how to make runs behind the defence and we are getting so very one dimensional and predictable especially at home – 2 points out of 15 against teams who haven’t got any £10m players like Colo etc.

    I think people are jumping the gun with CH a bit, saying give him a long term contract already. We have had some great wins on the road but at home (Sunderland apart) we really suck and all CH keeps saying after every home defeat or draw is we must address our home form. Well Chris what are you waiting for ?

  • bobby_ollox

    Nov 14, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #16

    I’ll tell you what I cant believe – that the club captain – captain mind you, took a young trouble prone player who the court had put into his care, out on an extended drinking session, resulting in them coming back to his family home with a collection of coked up girls ( read what I wrote, not what you wish I wrote you moron)

    Not only is carrolls judgement impaired, but both Nolan’s and the courts judgement is left exposed

    So dont tell me that what normal people might do somehow dictates what can or cant have happened that night

    its look-the-other-way fckwits like you that allowed this famous , oh so famous club get dragged through the gutter, and its pride sold off for pennies. Get some pride back man, learn to read, and shut up.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 14, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Bobby ollox – very well put


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