We have to be truthful and say that when we heard the terrible news of good guy Chris Hughton being sacked yesterday, we had some concerns as to how Andy Carroll would take the news.
Andy Carroll – great words form this Geordie lad
We knew the players were as stunned as the fans, but we must try to keep a lid on the hysteria that owner Mike Ashley has created this time around, and somehow learn from what happened two years ago when Kevin left the club.
Chris Hughton had done a wonderful job in bringing Andy Carroll through to full England honors so soon, and he was also doing an excellent job with our other top youngsters at the club, which is one reason we thought he was a good choice as Newcastle manager.
But there’s no doubt that Andy Carroll thought the world of the man, and we wondered just how upset the lad would be – after all he’s a kid at just 21 years old, and still maturing at that young age.
But Andy Carroll has come out and said the following today:
“I am 100 per cent committed.” “I don’t want to go anywhere, Newcastle is where I belong.”
When Hughton’s sacking was relayed to Andy Carroll he said he was “stunned” by the news.
Aren’t we all.
It’s great to see a a local lad so committed to his local club in this time of adversity, and we still want to see Steven Taylor commit to the club too, although obviously he’ll want to see who the new manager will be.
That’s just like the rest of us – who are waiting for that news – with more than a little bit of anxiety.