Andy Carroll Devastated At Being Dropped By Newcastle


Andy Carroll has come out today and admitted that when he was surprisingly dropped for the Man City game in October, he was completely devastated.

Andy Carroll – devastated when Chris dropped him

It was a surprise that then manager Chris Hughton left him out of the starting line-up because at the time he was being tipped to get his first  England cap at that time.

But of course it didn’t happen then – but he did play last November to get his very first England cap – and we have to hope it’s the first of many.

This is what Andy said about the time he was dropped, but he admitted he hadn’t been too good in training that week:

“I was devastated – I had a poor week, and didn’t get picked for the weekend,”

“When you miss a game, it’s not very good, but you push yourself harder to get in, and it’s a great feeling when you do play. It’s even better.”

“Obviously, I’ve just been working hard in every game I’ve been in.”

And it’s hardly surprising to hear that the Newcastle players were really frustrated that the game at Birmingham was called off just three hours before kick off time last Saturday.

3,000 Newcastle fans had made the journey for that game, and they would also have been disappointed – if not a bit annoyed when it was called off.

This is what Andy said about last week’s game and also the game on Boxing Day:

“Everyone was gutted that the game wasn’t on,” “Obviously, everyone was looking forward to the game, and having it called off was disappointing.”

“As soon as the game was cancelled, everyone just had to concentrate on the Man City game.” “Everyone’s got their heads switched on, and is ready to play.”

“We haven’t been able to train as much as we’d have liked, but we’ve had more time with the gaffer and been working on a few things.”

Next up for Andy and the boys is Man City at home on Sunday afternoon, and surely it’s enough to inspire the lads to beat this bunch of overpaid and egotistical players.

Not all of the City players are like that of course – just most of them. 😀

We’ll just have to hope the Man City players sleep walk for the first 20 minutes of Sunday’s game, as they did at home against Everton last Monday night, and the Toffees were 2-0 up before City finally woke up.

Andy and the rest of the lads are looking forward to that game, and a draw would be a good result for Newcastle, but a win would be fantastic.

Andy continued:

“Man City are a great team, and everyone’s looking forward to it,” “If we keep putting balls in the box, I’m sure I’ll score some goals.”

A win would give the lads a very good start to what is a very busy schedule Newcastle have in front of them – with 5 games in the next 13 days – once the lads start things off  against Man City.

Newcastle play Man City and West Ham at home, and Tottenham and Wigan away in the next 10 days in the league, so we must start picking up the points.

We would be hoping for 6 points out of these four league games, before we meet Stevenage away in the FA 3rd round on 8th January.

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5 comments so far

  • Robby Bobson

    Dec 24, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #1

    I remember Capello used this as an excuse not to pick him….where he pcisk hesky who doesnt play, picked smalling who doesnt play…..double standards by capello at the time.

    This game was a farse. Williamson wins the ball outside the box and they got a penalty. Ameobi gets hacked down inside the box and he doesnt get a penalty. Plus that tackle on Ben Arfa doesn’t even warrant a free kick. who was ref? Absolute joke.

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  • I LOVE THE TOON

    Dec 24, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #2

    whats wat made us loose i was there nd i carnt memba a thing except ben arfas injury that wrecked my life coz benn arfa is my favourite player from france !!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Nolan96

    Dec 24, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #3

    @I LOVE THE TOON, how old are you? At most you seem about twelve.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Dec 25, 2010 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #4

    The game this Sunday is not going to be easy, and a lot is depending on if we have a decent referee on the pitch. Another factor which is going to have an effecton the game is how De Jong is going to be handled. We need to try and just play our football and not let them kick us off the park like they did at their place. It would be a nice touch from them if they put Shay in goal in the first half, but not for the whole game as i want us to score one or two against them!

    As for the game at Eastlands, thats in the past so lets concentrate on our fixtures in the next few weeks eh!

    Love the Toon, I suggest that you concentrate on your school and try and improve your English, grammatically your a mess and could probably do with studying at home on a sat afternoon in place of being at the game!

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  • chuck

    Dec 26, 2010 at 4:36 AM

    Comment #5

    So what is this a football blog or an english grammer test, leave the kid alone, whadda ya wanna do give him a complex ?
    Looks like someone knows something, refering to the rumor John Carver may be asked to take the assistant`s job, Pardew could do worse.
    Personally i would rather have him running the team than Pardew and it might just end up that way.
    We still need a Right winger, but puhleez no SWP, the guys way past his best, a lightweight who is easily pushed off the ball and has lost a step or two.
    Lets give Lovenkrands a start on the wing or up front with carroll, if he fails to do a good job bring on Ranger.

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