Andy Carroll – I’m Still 100% Committed To Newcastle United


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.

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35 comments so far

  • toonarmymia

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #1

    This isnt the comment from the fake andy carroll twitter account?

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  • blc

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Had to register just to laugh at this article.

    Reporting a comment on a fake twitter account as fact, oh boy. lol!

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  • geordie_india

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #3

    it is!

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  • hadthetshirt

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #4

    It wont be up to Andy though will it.
    The more I think about it the more I want to see Jol as manager as he didn’t want to get rid of Berbatov when at spurs.So he will want to keep Andy.

    Pardew isn’t a yes man as when ashley say’s No he will say No :o)

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Eh?

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  • toonster88

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #6

    even if carrol is 100% commited does it realy matter?who else besides him is 100%?if fat mike arsely wants to sell it doesnt mean much.the only one that has brought hardship to newcastle is mike arsely.he should go or must be made to go.c’mn people power lets drive this rabid bitten cockney out of here

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  • magpie999

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Because he’s likely to come out and say I only ever wanted to play for Hughton not Newcastle United…..jesus man STOP IT WITH THESE SH#T STORIES

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  • carrollsinger

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #8

    I keep trying to think of reasons shy he was sacked yes results were up and down but atleast he tried to play football he had some great results brought though carroll and ranger got the best out of Barton and Nolan the blokes a legend will always be welcome in toon

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  • NUFCmagpie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #9

    i would hope many of the players will stay because they’ve grown to love the club and supporters regardless of this shite.

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  • NUFCmagpie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #10

    you have to think its something personal between Hughton and Ashley because there is no other logical reason to get rid of him

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  • NuFcKieran

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #11

    At least theirs some good news, but we need to make sure all players are 100% now.

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  • magpie999

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #12

    I don’t care what anyone says.

    Yes Hughton was a nice guy
    Yes he always dealt with the media impeccably
    Yes the players apparently liked him
    Yes he was manager while we got promoted back to the Premier League

    BUT

    He was not a good manager at all and he will not have his pick of Premier League or even Championship clubs now.

    Results this season have been awful.
    His tactical decisions are questionable
    Making Ameobi captain is nothing short of lunacy

    Ask yourselves this:

    If Hughton had lost Nolan, Jonas, Enrique, Collicini, Smith, Barton, Lovenkrands at the beginning of the Championship season do you think for one minute he had the managerial and technical skill to still get us promoted????? Very very doubtful, in fact I would go as far as to say NO CHANCE

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  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Magpie999 if we lost them players we would be doing a Boro right now… I would still take CH over Pardew or Curbs any day.

    Sore head today GG? I did haha

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  • magpie999

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Totally agree Pardew and Curbs are no better but that doesn’t mean that any of them are the right people to take this club forward.

    I’ve said it a hundred times it doesn’t matter.

    As long as Ashley is here and we have fans that are not prepared to motivate him to sell up this club will rot from the inside out.

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  • toonster88

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #15

    mag999…harsh…a bit.the world isnt ifs and buts.the fact is when the whole world laughed at us for being a championship side he brought us back as champions.thats fact.and he deserve ‘a bit’ of praise even from you.

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  • Whitecap

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Magpie999,

    1. Results this season have been awful.
    Win at the Emirates, thumped Villa, thumped Sunderland, win at Stamford Bridge, draw to the league champions, should have had points at Man City were it not for an incompetent referee. For a promoted club, these are far from awful results

    2. His tactical decisions are questionable.
    The only people I hear strongly questioning Hughton’s tactical acumen are people I have never heard of.

    3. Making Ameobi captain is nothing short of lunacy.
    Ameobi is a Geordie and a long time loyal servant of the club. Captain has more to do with character than skill. You are not on the training ground everyday to witness how Ameobi carries himself and how he is respected by the players.

    4. Ask yourselves this: If Hughton had lost Nolan, Jonas, Enrique, Collicini, Smith, Barton, Lovenkrands …..
    Ask yourself this: if you take away the top 7 players of any team, do they get promoted?

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  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #17

    For a board that has the cheek to sack the legend that is Sir Bobby Robson you don’t expect nothing less. Completely agree, with the fat man in charge we have taken the boing boing away from the baggies and we will keep it as our own.

    He wont sell up but i can sure see him and his family not turning up in the stands for a few months while things cool off. If he is there then am gonna take a firework n fire it straight in his face…. oh but wait he will just open his mouth n gobble it down. Read an earlier post someone calling him a “slug” sums it up really.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Whitecap – 11th in premiership overall aim was survival for first season back in premier league go figure

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  • Rafael

    Dec 7, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #19

    spot on WHITECAP

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  • magpie999

    Dec 7, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #20

    WHITECAP you’re talking pish

    We’ve taken 2 points out of some of the easiest games we’re likely to get this season Blackpool, Blackburn, Fulham, Wigan at home

    Arsenal away we were very very lucky.

    Chelsea were there for the taking and we struggled.

    Sunderland game was great but a freak result.
    Villa were in turmoil at the time.

    We got completely tanked off Bolton and West Brom.

    Ameobi is a geordie….big #ucking deal, so is Jimmy Nail but i wouldn’t give the captains arm band to him either. Hes a waste of space.

    I could have managed that team back into the Premier League, people try to make out its a tough league to get out of, yes but not if you have a full Premier League squad to pick from. We kept our best players that is what got us back up not Hughton’s managerial brilliance.

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  • magpie999

    Dec 7, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #21

    By the way i don’t want to turn this into a Hughton hate campaign because i don’t hate him at all, he’s a really really nice guy but he does not strike me as being particularly motivational.

    I think the players liked him because (especially the senior players) knew they could influence him.

    Its even been reported in the papers yesterday the senior players used to give him ideas about picking the team, formations etc……I can really see Alex Ferguson listening to Wayne Rooney about what team he should be picking at the weekend.

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  • balubas1

    Dec 7, 2010 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #22

    magpie999:

    I am one of the few that agree to some of your points. Yes we love CH, but I do also question some of his tactical choices and lineups.

    He seemed a bit stubborn, and did not make any changes no matter what opposition we met. The most shocking games for me was Blackburn, Bolton and the latest against West Brom. In all those games I’ve shook my head at the start thinking that this isn’t going to work. People on the blogs have been a bit restrained about their critics because of their love for CH, but I’ve seen many that agrees with me. (Now they don’t of course because CH has been sacked and is now officially untouchable)..

    I do feel sad for CH, but when the whole wave of PMS toons arrive, I can’t sit here and pout with them. Have soul and passion for the game YES, but the ground is missing alot of feet at the moment.

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  • fergie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #23

    Hughton’s work will not be forgotten, but we must move on. The new manager needs to be backed to the hilt if we are to survive this season. However, if it is Pardew, then I’ll need some motivation in getting behind him.

    http://toonbarmy.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/north-eastenders-returns/

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  • magpie999

    Dec 7, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #24

    Balubas1 totally agree

    He is a really nice guy and we are only ever going to get bad press over his sacking.

    But I’m sorry but the West Brom game as an example I could see after 2 minutes we were going to get over ran in midfield and the ball played around us like we weren’t there.

    A decent manager would have dropped Ameobi back into midfield….in fact scrap that he woulnd’t have played lazy Ameobi and played 5 in midfield.

    Look he wasn’t a great manager BUT I’d I’m just going to repeat myself yet again IT DOESN’T MATTER.

    As long as Ashley is here we will get a top manager, we will never bring top players and we will do nothing but go up and down season after season.

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  • olitremblay

    Dec 7, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Geez. It seems every time I buy some player’s shirt, he’s stuck in some transfer story.

    How much is James Perch’s shirt exactly?

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  • jesus was a geordie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #26

    magpie999 bollocks!

    Blackpool, Blackburn, Fulham and Wigan have all achieved wins against the top 6, should we have won the games? yes. Does this mean Hughton is incapable? No. This has been the most unpredictable premier league season to date!

    Sunderland was a great game where we played impeccably, our tactics were spot on and we looked class. Same with Villa.

    We got completely tanked by this year’s surprise package in Bolton (the same month their manager and striker won awards for their achievements) and West Brom was awful, but we all have off days.

    Ameobi has scored valuable goals throughout his career. Granted, I’m not his biggest fan but making him captain made sense, he is one of the longest serving senior players available.

    You could have managed that team back into the Premier League, and yet clearly struggle to manage your own ego you arrogant prick!

    We had a full premier league squad? The same one that was RELEGATED perhaps? Also, Boro have a premier league squad, along with half of the SPL’s top players and look where they are.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Magpie999 – WestBrom was one of the worst performances ever do you not think the lads knew about CH’s departure before the game it explains a lot of the spoilt brat attitudes that were on display in the game.

    Think you made an error as well mate “as long as Ashley here we will get a top manager” dont think so fella

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  • magpie999

    Dec 7, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #28

    yeah that was a typo should have said we WON’T get a top manager.

    I think there must have been something up to play like but it wasn’t going to help things was it.

    Had they played well and won knowing Hughton was for the chop it would have reflected ever worse onto Ashley but the last game he was in charge will be remembered for us playing absolutely sh#t

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  • magpie999

    Dec 7, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #29

    jesus was a geordie shut it you suspect bible bashing nob licker

    you’re one of these typical no idea so called geordies who back everything regardless

    basically you have no ability to look at things for what they are.

    great results….f#uck off, if sunderland were to have played us on sunday we would have got tanked.

    this years surprise package ha ha ha ha are you for real that justifies being mauled 5-1 ??

    wake up you clueless wonder or f#uck off to church camp

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  • geordieal

    Dec 7, 2010 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Am I the only one to think, that yes it is disgusting what has happened to hughton, but at the same time, 2 home wins out of 8, getting beat off blackpool Stoke, drawing with Wigan and fulham, getting beat off WBA, I mean we have ha some great results, but the games where we should be winning, sometimes hughtons decisions haven’t been the greatest, tactics aren’t always there, he was very likeable but I don’t ever think he will be great, I’m sure I’ll get cr@p for this comment but this could work out well for us, if we can bring in a Martin jol or someone like him, it could be good, I don’t think Ashley is gonna change or sell anyone, I think he wants someone that will take us forward, I hope im right, let’s start the abuse then! Lol

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  • magpie999

    Dec 7, 2010 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #31

    geordiel I don’t think you should get crap for your comment at all as I think you’re dead right.

    better to tell it how it is instead of kissing hughtons ass regardless pretending that he was our next great hope like some of the folk on here

    he was a nice guy a really nice guy. cliff richard is meant to be a nice guy why not give him the job

    hughton was never a great manager and i’ll bet anyone right now that he doesn’t walk into another job and doesn’t go on to be one of the best top managers around

    but hughton was never the real problem…mike ashley has been since the day he came to the club but you still get these mindless drones who think ‘you should support the club regardless’ you know like the same idiots back in world war 2 who supported hitler because its still our germany.

    you listen to them all on here and all they can do is go on about oooh should it be jol, should it be ONeill instead of actualy using the only brain cell they were born with and think theres a bigger issue here and until we protest, boycott etc we will never get rid of him.

    I had a season ticket for 17 years and i gave it up and will not go back until AShley has gone, I’m making my stand, the rest can follow like the sheep they are while Ashley sticks his thumb up your ass

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  • balubas1

    Dec 7, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #32

    Mike Ashley is a businessman. The job of a businessman is to take RISK in order to get RESULT. The greater risk he takes, the greater the success or downfall might be.

    Mike Ashley wants Newcastle to be successful, and not a floater in the Premier League.

    The real problem here is that we as fans have been through so much crap over the last decade that we were just happy to have a small period of winning again. We might also have settled in to being a steady above 15th club, and I could actually be happy with that.

    But we are Newcastle… We are not a small club. This Mike Ashley’s game. He is willing to go through fire to get what he wants, and if he fails this time he is basically comitting suicide.

    He doesn’t care if he steps on some toes to get it, including Chris Hughton’s little pinky’s.

    So like I’ve been saying all along.. I’m waiting to see how this is played out. He better have made the right turn this time. If we stay at the same level, or go further down, this is a disaster. The pressurer is on for real this time!

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  • geordieal

    Dec 7, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #33

    Agree, Ashley is the problem, but it’s just unfortunate that the prick went on a drink session instead of speaking to man citys owner a few years ago, but he did an at the minute we are stuck with him, and I don’t think Ashley is gonna be stupid enough to write off millions by selling our best players and potentially end up getting relegated again and losing millions in value again, I’m hoping I’m right, but he is a business man, can’t see him risking that again, but all we can do is see who he brings in, this next appointment will be make or break for him.

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  • jesus was a geordie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #34

    magpie999 seriously?

    It’s irony you tool. My aethiest views have FA to do with my views on this football team however the fact you would suggest that someone having religious beliefs would detract any relevance from their opinion simply shows you up! If i DID believe in God, would that mean I’m not allowed to follow Newcastle?

    I back my club regardless yeah. Through thick and thin, good or bad – fairly sure that’s what being a fan involves! Do I blindly pledge allegiance to every single manager we have? No, not in the slightest. Souness, JFK, Allardyce, all shite who I wanted out. Facts are facts though and Hughton has statistically done better than any other manager since Keegan’s first era.

    You say I have no ability to look at things for what they are and yet give no reason for this statement. Because I disagree with your opinion? I supported Hughton entirely because in 10 years time, we will look back and still be talking about the things he achieved. Because he had the respect of the dressing room. Because he brought cohesion to a club that was falling apart. Because he stopped us being the punchline of every other fans jokes. Would you suggest that the thousands of other fans who share this view all lack the ability to think for themselves as well?

    Also, could you clarify why playing the Scum on a Sunday would’ve made any difference?

    No, the fact that Bolton are exceeding expectations doesn’t justify us losing 5:1, what it does show is that, like us, many other clubs have been beaten by them. When a team is in a purple patch they are dificult to beat. Plain and Simple. You put down all our achievements ‘Chelsea were there for the taking’ etc. We were missing 5 first team starters, I’d suggest WE were there for the taking.

    Also why is it that we were lucky to beat Sunderland 5:1 and not down to Hughton preparing the team properly (as was even conceded by Steve Bruce) but it was Chris Hughton’s fault we lost by the same scoreline?

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  • jesus was a geordie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #35

    And I’m clueless for not boycotting the club? I spend half my time in Belfast at uni. When I do get a chance to go and watch I do, ’cause they’re my club, I love to be at St James’, I love to watch them play.

    Are all the die-hards in level 7 clueless?

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