Fabio Capello Wants To Help Andy Carroll

As we half expected, Fabio Capello has had to defend his selection of Andy Carroll for the England squad to play France on Wednesday at Wembley.

Andy Carroll – new big man for England?

Andy has been in a little trouble over the last few years, none of it really big, but for a professional footballer there’s no doubt he has to clean up his act off the field

This is what the England manager said today about Andy:

“I hope he will change,” “We have to help him. It will be important for him to stay with the seniors, with famous players and to learn something about these leaders.”

Capello has given call-ups to Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson, Manchester United center-back Chris Smalling and  Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd – all for the first time as the England manager takes a look at some of the young talent at his disposal – although Cardiff’s Bothroyd is 28.

Micah Richards has been recalled to the side after a couple of years out in the wilderness, although he seems to be improving under the guidance of Man City manager Roberto Mancini.

32 year-old Kevin Davies, the Bolton striker, who got his first and maybe only call-up for the last England squad, loses his place.

The FA had told Fabio Capello it has no issue with Carroll being selected, and that was widespread news last week, and that’s because  he was recently fined for admitting assault on a man in a Newcastle nightclub, and is on bail for an alleged assault on a former girlfriend.

Steven Gerrard had provided a precedent when he was selected for England while he was facing assault and battery charges a few years ago, when he got into trouble in Liverpool after starring in Liverpool’s 5-1 demolition of Newcastle at St. James’ Park in December of 2008..

Capello continued:

“I spoke with the FA and they have told me I can pick him,”  “He is a really interesting player. He is good in the air. He finds space. Technically he is good. He is a fighter.”

Fabio may be surprised to find Andy is a very good in training and listens carefully to what is said, and only wants to improve his game, and it seems that Andy has caught the imagination of England fans everywhere, who see an exciting and charismatic striker, who looks so good at only 21 years old, and is still improving.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Nov 14, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #1

    hoping that capello not telling Carroll to play for other team. But i believe Carroll not like owen, rooney and another stupid player who play for money.

  • Trent Toon

    Nov 14, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #2

    I just hope he doesn’t come back and start thinking ‘Tiny Newcastle club! The coaches of the english team are so much better than here. Oh and Capello is a better manager than hughton!’

    Don’t get ahead of yourself andy!

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Nov 14, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #3

    yah…agree with you, and also need to remember, Carroll only 21, and if he really love NUFC like he told, we can attract another talent player like Moyo to play with us. Player like Carroll, Ben Arfa, Jonas, Jose, who love play football for their belove club is what we need.

  • Trent Toon

    Nov 14, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #4

    Lets just hope Andy can stick true to his Geordie blood!

  • leedodd

    Nov 14, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Carroll is Like Shearer he Couldn’t bear to Play Anywere Else But At Newcastle.
    Give it 30 Years and Big Andy Will Be Newcastle Manager and Some fat Controller will Be Considering giving Him a 2 Year Contract after we have beaten sunderland Again Just Watch !!!!!

  • Phil K

    Nov 14, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Andy is a young lad and can be “got at” I have no doubt. But I also believe he’ll know he’s doing just fine on home ground too.
    The only way is up, and that can be achieved here just as well as Chelsea.
    Spurs ? They’re kidding themselves arent they ? A few million and a has been like Keane – who doesn’t want to move north, yet went to Bigotville in Glasgow ? F**K him.

  • Sinner

    Nov 14, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #7

    Fabio Interview here:

    I was just stalking youtube when i found this. 😀


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