Newcastle Is The Only Club And City For Me – Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll, born and bred on Tyneside, has made it clear to anybody who is willing to listen to him, that Newcastle United is the only club he wants to play for.

Aaron Hughes and Andy Carroll race for the ball on Saturday

But that hasn’t stopped some of the big clubs thinking they will be able to buy Andy in the summer, or even in January,  and the only worry we have is if  a club comes  in with really stupid money for him – and Mike Ashley is tempted to sell.

Man City have proved more than once they are willing to hugely overpay for their players, and they may yet do that again in January or next summer.

Andy seems very happy on Tyneside, that’s for sure, as he said today:

“I’ve signed a five-year contract and I’m delighted with that. This is the club and the city for me and always will be.”

“If somebody told me I could stay here for my whole career then I would be delighted. I’ve always said I just want to keep working hard for Newcastle United and doing the No 9 shirt justice.”

“It’s a real honor to simply be called up for your country, but I have to give credit to the manager Chris Hughton and my team-mates. Without them I wouldn’t be scoring the goals.”

“Chris has been fantastic for me. And I just want to keep repaying his faith in me.”

Those are good words from the young star, and we’re pleased he realizes the huge contribution Chris Hughton has made to the development of the youngster.

The experienced Sol Campbell, who has played for some very good managers in his time, said over the weekend that the best thing Newcastle had going for them was their manager, and certainly Sol seems to have been  very impressed with what he’s seen of Hughton at Newcastle.

Andy was still pretty raw when Chris took over the club 16 months ago, when the big-money makers wanted out of the club, and we realized they liked the big money much more than playing for the Magpies.

But Chris has brought on a number of players at Newcastle, not just Andy Carroll, and he has managed to get the very best out of players like Joey Barton, Kevin Nolan, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Danny Simpson, Shola Ameobi  – and the list goes on.

And who knows, if Danny Simpson, Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan keep up their excellent form this season, there may be England squad places for them in the future too.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • geordie_india

    Nov 15, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #1

    thats Geordie AC 9 for you!

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 15, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #2

    “And I just want to keep repaying his faith in me.” Cocoa on a Saturday night then from now on Andy?

  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 15, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Andy is not the one I am most worried about over the next few months, I think Cheik is one of those I think may well be approached around Jan with some big offers, it all hinges on what the other clubs are prepared to throw out as offers and incentives to move.

  • tjshawsey

    Nov 15, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #4

    I have got to say his perfomances have been outstanding. If Chris could build the squad and specifically the midfield around him, we could really hit the big time!

  • munch27

    Nov 15, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #5

    i don’t know about Tiote but do you really think Fat Mike would dare sell AC?

  • Trent Toon

    Nov 16, 2010 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #6

    We will keep Carroll but I agree Tiote will be a battle to keep. One that I feel we might lose! 🙁

  • jesus was a geordie

    Nov 16, 2010 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #7

    I don’t want to put a dampner on the article or suggest the lad is perhaps being a little naive, but didn’t Rooney say something along the lines of ‘once a blue, always a blue’ before packing his bags and heading off to the heady heights of The Champions League?

  • cg

    Nov 16, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Alan “I’ll never play for man u” Smith


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