Newcastle Try To Stop Carroll Playing For England Tonight


Newcastle United have contacted the FA today via email, to ask them not to play Andy Carroll tonight, according to Sky Sports.

Andy Carroll – will he now play tonight?


As we mentioned yesterday, there seemed to be some considerable difference between what Chris Hughton thought of Andy’s fitness, as he said he was doubtful for Saturday’s game at Bolton, never mind playing for England tonight.

Newcastle said if they had a game tonight Andy would not even be on the bench, and the Tyneside club do not think the Gateshead-born striker should play tonight – because they think he is not fit enough, and presumably will further injure his groin.

This is a bit of a difficult situation for Newcastle, because we all know Andy is desperate to play, but perhaps a compromise can be reached where he plays only 45 minutes – for example – but watch out if Andy limps off the pitch tonight.

As we mentioned yesterday the Newcastle club will then have every right to be furious with the FA.

Newcastle pay the player’s wages and not the FA, and if he is injured Newcastle may seek compensation from the FA, and they may now be going on record that they think he is still injured, and therefore shouldn’t play tonight.

Officially, it seems that Newcastle have registered concern over the news that Andy will start tonight.

When Michael Owen was injured at the World Cup in Germany in 2006, and was then out for almost a year, Newcastle received considerable compensation from the FA, and basically had the rules re-written for when a players picks up an injury when playing for England or their country.

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16 comments so far

  • Solaidback

    Nov 17, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Yeah I read this on the Goal.com site, not sure how accurate it is as there’s nowt on the Official site, so who knows what is going on but it seems that if he plays tonight then he should be fit enough for Saturday too.. 🙂

    Problem is, if he gets taken off because his groin injury is worse & he shouldn’t have played, will Ashley & co take the England docs to court for medical malpractice??? playing someone who’s already injured.. mmmmmmm could be another Owen situ here me thinks!!!

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  • punk skunk...

    Nov 17, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Carroll & england are only interested in themselves…Period.
    …Let’s hope he gets injured & we can get a bunch of money outta the fa again, to buy a new striker…

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  • ganiyu

    Nov 17, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #3

    Carroll 4 scotland

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  • DarloGeordie

    Nov 17, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #4

    Ryan Taylor out for up to 3 months with ankle…..

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  • Visten

    Nov 17, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #5

    I am concerned about the match tonight. If Andy Carroll is only half fit and plays then he could have a right stinker and not play for England again for a long time, on top of this there is a high chance that he will agrivate his injury and we could lose him for a month which would create a lose-lose situation.

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  • G-Man

    Nov 17, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Tough, We should have made sure we had a big enough squad…………..

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  • Selbymag

    Nov 17, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Our medical team have to be consulted by England. I would suggest that this is pretty much the usual press bollox.

    Who can blame the lad for wanting to play for England, anyone who has played football on a regular basis has tweaked a groin and been fine a couple of days later.

    As much as anyone I agree Newcastle come first before England. But as a proud Geordie & Englishman Im chuffed to bits to see our centre forward leading the line against the french.

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  • listie

    Nov 17, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #8

    BBC sport are reporting Newcastle have requested he is withdrawn from the game

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  • dougski

    Nov 17, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #9

    what makes this whole thing worse is that its a friendly absolute meaningless friendly when now is the start when the season gets jam packed with fixtures there should never be a single player playing an international friendly that even has a slight niggle never mind an actual strain its pointless no benefit from this at all for anyone the only thing that can happen is an injury getting worse!

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  • JaydanGeordie

    Nov 17, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Carroll has been passed fit to play by the England doctors, there shudnt be a problem, these doctors are some of the best in the country. Hughton shudve signed another striker and not rely fully on Big Andy.

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  • Shot Bru

    Nov 17, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Shambolic decision by CH and his medical staff to allow Carroll to join up with England in the first place..they knew on saturday he had a groin strain during the game and even said he would be doubtful for Bolton….as i said yesterday if Carroll played for any other club he would’ve been nowhere near the England set up…we look like a bunch amateurs, no wonder the club is an easy target for the press!

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  • dougski

    Nov 17, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #12

    without been funny Shot Bru I believe we dont have a say if they go or not international team gets choice you cant really do anything about it unfortunately

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  • gorskino10

    Nov 17, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #13

    I doubt a withdrawal we may of told them to player him for 45 Minutes like most managers do to the bigger stars on less important friendlys, end of the day if he has a strain or an injury he shouldn’t be playing at all, he will get his chance to play when he is fresh and ready, he is injured and like Zamora said before he opted out of the world cup squad he said he wouldnt of shown his full potential at only 70% fit

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  • MonsterMagnet

    Nov 17, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #14

    I don’t blame the club here – Capello is in the wrong, telling a player who is touch and go for the game that he will start if fit. Andy must be under massive pressure to declare himself fit, and must want to as well. Capello should never have announced that an injured player will start – Carroll would probably do anything to get on in that game. Silly decision by Fabio, CH and co. are only trying to balance things out.

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  • gorskino10

    Nov 17, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #15

    @Short Bru the club has no say only that they can instruct them to play him for 45 Mins only thats about it, even if he is injured he still has to travel to HQ and get checked out by the England medics so they can verify his injury if he gets called up he GOES and there is nothing we can do about that.

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  • Visten

    Nov 17, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #16

    @G-man are you for real? Our squad is what it is and you use the word ‘tough’ ? yes as fans we are proud to have one of our own for our country but not at the expense of our league campaign. If you had not noticed we have plenty of stikers so our ‘squad’ as you put it is plenty enough in the area we are talking about which is in attack. However we do not have prem quality which is why we would be crippled if bigger lad gets crocked good tonight.

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