Kevin Nolan Worried About Carroll Leaving Newcastle


It seems like we are not the only ones who are afraid that a big cash offer for Andy Carroll in next month’s transfer window, could persuade Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to sell local hero Andy Carroll.

Andy Carroll – in big demand

The concern is if a big club, say Manchester City, comes in with a whopping big bid for Andy, and that Mike Ashley will think it’s too good to turn down.

After all that’s what he did when James Milner went to Aston Villa just over a couple of years ago, once Villa bid £12M for the Leeds-born midfielder.

And then you think the Eastland’s club paid around £25M for James Milner and £25M for Joleon Lescott how much would big Andy be worth to them – assuming they continue to wildly over-pay for their players.

This is what Kevin said today:

“I’m sure we’ll have a few offers but hopefully the owner’s head will not be turned by them because at the end of the day if we want to get the club to where it should be over the next five years you need to build it around someone like him,”

“The worrying thing for us is if a Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal or Chelsea come looking for him. Then you’ve got a problem.

“But the position he’s in at the moment, if he wants to be an England regular, he needs to be playing week in, week out. Unless whoever comes in for him can guarantee him that, he should stay with us.”

And even if Mike Ashley says he will not sell Andy – how is it possible to trust what the Newcastle owner says, after what he’s done and said on Tyneside over the last 42 months.

The answer is he cannot be trusted of course, and Mike will do just exactly what he wants to – independent of what Newcastle fans may think.

That’s the unfortunate situation the Newcastle faithful  find themselves in with the current owner.

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7 comments so far

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Dec 26, 2010 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Netagive thinking again fxxk

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  • Doctapaul

    Dec 26, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Newcastle need to match the apsirations of its top players in order to succeed. Should we become a selling club – then history has some lessons.
    In the 70’s the sale of Macdonald started the slippery slope to relegation. In the 80’s the sale of Beardsley and Waddle led us to struggle. We just avoided relegation because we had Gascoigne. When we sold him – guess what?

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  • daneevz

    Dec 26, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Carroll Geordie boy thru and thru he will not leave for manu or he will not be able to come home as he knws our feelings towards scum utd he will stay he loves it we are hopefully on the up and with him being out n09 he wouldnt give the chance up to be a hometown legend for a number 51 at utd or city!!

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Dec 26, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #4

    This new rating system sucks. Populist comments invariably fail to address any issues but always apeal to the lowest common denominator.

    As I post this, Doctapaul has been given -1. Why? His points are 100% true.

    If we to follow Ashley’s avowed Arsenal model, then surely we do not sell the best youth players but instead use them to push the club forward. There will be others we can happily sell, but not the likes of Carrol, Ranger, Kadar, Forster, Ferguson etc.

    The question is, does Ashley actually understand the Arsenal model, or does he simply want us to be a mid table incubator club from which he can rake off fat profits? Time will tell.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 26, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #5

    15.000.000 and his out..Mike&Derek needs some cash

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  • leedodd

    Dec 26, 2010 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Andy Wants to Stay But If the Controller gets an Offer Andy Is Off !!!! He is Not Like Beardsley and Waddle etc he is Black and White Through and Through. If he goes he will have to go To Real Madrid Or Barcalona ?? £50 million . Thing is we have to keep the good players to keep us in The Top Flight !!!!!! Andy Is The Only real Striker we have with Ranger maybe ?? – The rest are really Championship Forwards – Best’ Lovenkrands’ Amiobi . Also at Newcastle He will get Regular games and keep him in th eengland frame were other clubs he will be a Squad player Look at the likes of swp etc until they went to man city they were better of staying were they were !!!!!!! The word is ANDY CARROLL no one will love you the way the newcastle fans do STAY AND GET ANOTHER CONTRACT AND WIN SOMETHING !!!!!.

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  • greatnavi

    Dec 28, 2010 at 5:27 AM

    Comment #7

    I fail to understand why everybody cant see whats behind the Veil. There had been lot of comments that S Taylor will leave but he hasnt despite an interest from Arsenal. Please see skysports.
    Andy Caroll is good but he gets his head turned away by things. May he will leave for a big offer from a big club and everybody will say it is Ashlyes fault!
    Guys plz think and try to see wats not in front!

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