Pardew Excited About Coaching Carroll To Greatness

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!!

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Whitecap

    Dec 17, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Birmingham have allowed only 6 goals in 8 league matches at St. Andrew’s so far this season. Andy has his work cut out for him if he wants to add to that total.

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 17, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #2

    “Maybe he can even become as good as a certain Alan Shearer – but he shouldn’t even think about that”. Yes he should be thinking like that. In fact he should be thinking “I’m going to be better as Shearer”. It gives him a target, dare I say it, a goal and everybody should have a goal.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 17, 2010 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #3

    The reason i’m very excited and the reason we really need to start Ranger tomorrow is for the same reason we lost against Stoke, Blackpool, Blackburn, Bolton and WBA is because they all dealt with Carroll, they knew he was our main threat and they spent most of their time keeping him out of the game. When he’s ‘out the game’ then who else do we look to? Fortuneately against Liverpool Carroll was on top form and ‘unplayable’ and i believe we still would of won without Ranger, however Liverpool weren’t expecting to play against him and he caused all sorts of problems.

    Most teams this season have had literally 2 men constantly marking Carroll, even when he partnered Ameobi because Ameobi usually adds to his own downfall. So with Ranger the workload could be shared and we can cause a team REAL PROBLEMS that heavily rely on their defence and ‘tightness’ as a team.

  • Nolan96

    Dec 17, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #4



  • slazberger

    Dec 17, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #5

    i agree with GeordieGerman having big goals will keep him focused on his football career and help him from avoiding further off the field issues. it is also important that the senior players and staff help him mentally to cope with that pressure especially if he continues to be around the england team, lets face it the same press who are saying he has an england future will be quick to look for cracks if he does become a regular such as his one man one woman ‘orgy’ they reported on.

  • Jamma

    Dec 17, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #6

    The headline for this article should REALLY be:

    “Pardew Excited About Watching Carroll Achieve Greatness and Trying To Take as Much Credit For It As Humanly Possible”

    Pardew wont have much of an effect, it’s Andy Carroll’s hard work for the team and determination to better himself that makes him what he is.

  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 17, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #7

    …F Mike s going to sell him….20.000.000£…this is Newcastle…we`re cursed…never forget that….never!

  • toonruz

    Dec 17, 2010 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Dennis Twice
    who do u support 🙂

  • slazberger

    Dec 17, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #9

    @ Dennis Twice – who has ashley sold who did’nt want to be sold or fans didn’t want to go? milner, given and n’zogbia all asked to go and the others i can think of (owen, martin, viduka) where on stupid wages for what they actually provided and did’nt have any team ethics which appears to excist in the team at the mo.

    carroll has said he doesnt want to leave end of.

  • CT

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #10

    UN, thank goodness for dislexia, anagram,
    Pathetic NT, At least at your age you qualify for free bus pass, and heating allowance, Good Luck!
    Wrong medium, as you would say, BYE THE WAY!!!
    Nothing else to say to you!! Stay safe.

  • CT

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #12

    Beefy, forget the UN crap above.
    Your guy Captain Beefheart died tonite, sorry mate.
    Saw them live, late60`s early 70`s, awesome.

  • fergie

    Dec 18, 2010 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #14

    As well as Carroll we need to make sure Jose is at the club for a long time:

  • cyprus

    Dec 18, 2010 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #15

    We have to talk the spurs talk: this is a project on the up, no one who is part of that goes

  • jimiley

    Dec 18, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #17

    Always believe anything can happen at NUFC. This owner is capable of anything to line his own pockets. Remember the statement a few weeks ago about negotiating a new contract for Hoots? Be very worried when our owner confirms or denies anything. The opposite is just as likely to occur.
    As long as Pardew keeps winning he is safe. Patience will be very thin when he starts losing. We do not honestly believe he is a long term prospect do we?


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