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Chris Hughton Has Been Unbelievable With Me – Andy Carroll

1:20 pm, Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 by Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

Newcastle’s young sensation, Andy Carroll,  was interviewed in the club program for Sunday’s game against Chelsea.

Andy Carroll - on England duty two weeks ago

And Andy has revealed how well he thinks he’s been man managed by Newcastle’s  Chris Hughton, who keeps talking to the lad, and often calls him into his office for the odd chat.

Andy of  course is having a terrific season, and as Chris brings the local lad through on Tyneside, he’s adamant that Carroll will not get carried away with things,  and that he will get a better grip on his personal life.

It could be working, as Andy said in the program notes:

“Chris Hughton has also been unbelievable about everything that’s happened over the last year or so,” “I’ve had some tough times, but he’s stuck by me along with everyone else at the club.”

“He pulls me in now and again for a bit of a chat and he’s really helped me a lot. He’s been great with me.” “It’s been crazy over the last season and a bit,”

“A lot has happened in a short space of time and when you look back, everything has fallen into place for me really.” “But it’s not like I’ve changed my game at all since we got back up into the Premier League.”

“I’m the same player, but with the Championship being my first real season, I was playing week-in, week-out and that really helped.”

It’s always nice to hear that a player is playing well and happy at the club, but of course those two often go together.

Andy had done absolutely terrific this season so far, and we have to hope he can continue his form of late, and dare we say it, get even better as the season progresses.

If this lad can go on and get 20 PL goals this season, he has 9 so far, then it will have been a tremendous season for the 21 year-old.

And in all likelihood, Newcastle United will also be safe to start another season next August, as part of England’s top tier.

Comments welcome.



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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 chuck // Dec 1, 2010 at 2:57 PM

    Just read we have shown an interest in Steve Ireland @ Villa.
    Sure we have been told he`s difficult and marches to a different drumbeat, but no one can deny on his day there are few better AM`s.
    His awareness of both being in the right spot and being able to see who to lay the ball off to in an attacking role, is something that can`t be taught.
    It`s rumored he`s not exactly happy at Villa and could be available.
    If so CH imo would be the perfect manager to get the most out of him, but it probably wont happen unfortunately.
    Could you imagine a team consisting of.
    *********Krull********
    Coleman*Taylor*Colo* EL Toro
    ************Tiote************
    Johnson****Ireland****Jonas
    **********Ben Arfa**********
    ***********Carroll*********
    With A bench consisting of,
    Gosling
    Barton,
    Nolan
    Campbell
    Ranger
    Ferguson
    Kadar

  • 2 dougski // Dec 1, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    ireland? he cant even make villa team week in week out hes no way good enough and would be no point when wee have better players

  • 3 Alan // Dec 1, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    I live in the midlands so watch the Villa a lot plus have mates who support them. Trust me, Ireland is SHIT

  • 4 GeordieGerman // Dec 1, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    @ G // Dec 1, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    “Thanks for clarrifying GG, just out of interest, according to Blackadder, there is no German word for ‘fluffy’, is this also true”?

    Hope you’re here sometime today. But hows about flauschig.

  • 5 GeordieToon89 // Dec 1, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Ireland is not shit. he is a brilliant play hes just having a rough time at villa nothings going right..Ireland on his day is untouchable its just finding a decent manager to get that out of him and CH would be the one

  • 6 ganiyu // Dec 1, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    No body predicts who comes and who goes

  • 7 BeeGuy // Dec 1, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    What we have seen from NUFC in the last year is that they seem to be bringing in players who are going to play because they are good players. While NUFC could surprise the fans in who they might buy, they will be buying for the long term front line, not for bench duty. It seems the academy is going to be just as important as the free agent market.

  • 8 G // Dec 1, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    Ha ha, GG @ 4. Thanks for clarifying once again mate. The next time there is a war movie on TV I may become (more of a?) pain in the arris? Back to the headline, well done CH for giving the right words of encouragement to the team, and well done for handling such a temperamental character as AC. I have seen the last couple of days that a lot of people are screaming for more than just ‘better than bottom 3′. Have they learned nothing? Once the new rules kick in, we have a level playing field, that I feel Arsenal will probs dominate. Money should be being spent on our academy, not on luxury players with big wedge and bigger egos. Rant over!

  • 9 GeordieGerman // Dec 1, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    G @ 8. For war movies I’ll have to send you my bank account details :-)

  • 10 Marty-Toon // Dec 1, 2010 at 8:14 PM

    Steven Ireland is far from rubbish…
    He isn`t playin at Villa and when he plays he is very poor.
    But a Steven Ireland in form like when he was at City is a Brill player and would bbe excellent for us.
    If he gets some games at Villa and finds his feet he will stay in the team and show em

  • 11 chuck // Dec 1, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Seems there`s no middle ground here, you either love him or hate him.
    Personally I believe he would flourish under a CH who appears to be not only a good manager but also has a gift for being able to get the best out of players.
    And on his day Ireland can be as good as any inside forward in the game.
    We all saw how he played under Hughes and what he`s capable of, unfortunately niether Hullier or our Italian import at Citeh is/ were bright enough to repeat what Hughes did.
    Dont forget he is still a relativly young player and has yet to reach his prime.

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