Andy Carroll Continues Great Tradition of Newcastle Number 9s

It was really great news for Andy Carroll, the Newcastle United club and the Geordie fans everywhere, that we again have a number 9 playing for England.

Andy Carroll – first cap for England tomorrow

Andy follows in the footsteps of Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Malcolm MacDonald and Jackie Milburn as Newcastle number 9s who have gone on to play for England.

And Andy is only a few months older than Alan Shearer was when he got his first England cap, with both players being 21 year old.

Andy has come out and rightly thanked both the Newcastle players and a certain Mr. Chris Hughton, for helping him come this far – so quickly:

“Without my team-mates, I wouldn’t be scoring the goals and playing like I am playing,”

“I’ve been through a lot, and Chris has stuck by me and helped me through a lot of things on and off the field, and so have the other lads as well.”

“They’ve all been great and stuck by me. That’s what helps.”  “As you saw when we went down, the lads were together as a group, and it was the same when we bounced back up.”

“Now everyone on the pitch and in training, we’re like best friends.”

Can you ever imagine Andy Carroll ever wanting to leave Newcastle – with those words?

We are are very pleased and very proud that Andy has managed to come this far so quickly.

And those are really good words from the big man, and he’s right to thank those who helped him make this possible, and now we want to see a goal from the lad for England tomorrow night – and that will be the icing on the cake.

Maybe a bullet header that breaks the net – that would be good. 😀

Comments welcome.

2 comments so far

  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 16, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #1

    A debut goal would be nice I suppose we can all wish, best of luck bigger boy and stay fit.

  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 16, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #2

    One of my main worries about Andy being in the national squad is the possible influences the other players could have on him.

    He is an impressionable lad and some of the other players will be getting at him to change clubs to where he will be getting paid more money i.e. join us at chelski and so on.

    The same thing went on with wor Jackie with the London based players constantly reminding him as to how better off they were in terms of wages.

    Can bigger boy resist the temptation, as he has already shown he likes to be a bit flash, a chromed up range rover is not exactly quiet transport.

    I just hope his boyhood ambitions outweigh the London mercenaries influence.


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