Andy Carroll may well be the most exciting young England prospect right now, and his form this season has captured the imagination of England fans everywhere.
Andy Carroll scores after just 4 minutes against – who else? – Chelsea
Certainly his great display on Saturday, and his fantastic goal in injury time against Liverpool, which wrapped up all 3 points, will not have dampened that enthusiasm at all.
And it seems a new fan is Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who has come out today and said he thinks Andy also has a sound character – well that’s nice to hear.
Chris Hughton and others have always said that Andy is single-minded – and is a very hard worker in the training sessions – and all he wants to do is to continue to score goals for Newcastle United – and England as well – but he says Newcastle is always going to be his first priority.
Michael Owen please take note – by the way is he still playing these days?.
And since Andy is still just 21 years old, he can still improve and improve a lot, and of course that’s exactly what he wants to do.
Although Chris Hughton is gone, he will still have Alan Pardew, and the new Newcastle coaches – and yes Fabio Capello too, who will all try to make the Gateshead born hero, into a better center-forward.
Maybe he can even become as good as a certain Alan Shearer – but he shouldn’t even think about that – that’s like thinking of what you’ll be like after another 26 miles when you’ve just started a marathon – by personal experience I can tell you – not good. 😀
Andy should keep his head down, take it all in from the coaches, not bother visiting the Bigg Market in Newcastle, and perform 100% in every game on the field for Newcastle United – and if he does those things he will not go too far wrong in his burgeoning career.
That’s exactly what he’s been doing this season, and his success has hardly gone to his head – which is also very good to see.
This is what Alan has told Sky Sports News today:
“I just think he is a sound character, and that bodes well.” “If I am honest, on the training ground, I haven’t seen that much because of the conditions.”
“But in his performances, he has set himself his own standards, and I will continue that and improve on that if I can.”
“I have done well with strikers in the past – Bobby Zamora, Marlon Harewood, Carlos Tevez, Darren Bent, Teddy Sheringham.”
“So I would like to think some of the things I have pulled from them, I can dip into those which suit his style.”
We are starting to take to Alan, since he’s seems an honest enough character, and he’s obviously experienced in management, and if he can learn from his experiences at Reading, West Ham,. Charlton and Southampton, he has every chance of doing well on Tyneside.
Of course that’s exactly what we hope he does, and we also hope Andy Carroll becomes even better at Newcastle, as time goes by.
If those two things happen, then Newcastle will be back in the big time for sure, and the only question will be how much Andy will be worth in the transfer market in a couple of years time.
Not that he will be going anywhere of course.
But hey, first things first, let’s hope Andy keeps his goal streak going tomorrow at Birmingham – he has scored in each of the last four games – and we hope the lads can get another win tomorrow – to take our points total to 25.
If they can do that we’ll be very happy indeed, to say the least.
Howay The Lads!!