Oh No – Carroll Injured – Misses Wigan Game

There’s some really bad news today that Andy Carroll has been injured and will miss the game at Wigan Athletic on Sunday.

Andy Carroll – will miss next two games

Carroll’s thigh injury is being assessed ahead of the game on Sunday, but it is likely he will miss the next two games at Wigan and at home to West Ham – both crucial games for Newcastle.

Alan Pardew said today:

“Andy’s got a thigh injury, and it’s being assessed,” “But it looks unlikely that he’ll play.”

With a lot of the lower level sides picking up points in the Christmas season, the next two games are shaping up as absolutely crucial games for Newcastle, and this is not good news – and now who will score the goals for Newcastle?

But the good news is that Shola Ameobi is back form his hamstring problems, so maybe Shola and Peter Lovenkrands will get starts up front on Sunday at the DW stadium, where we just have to go all out for a win, or else continue our recent fall down the table.

Nile Ranger could also start, but it is more likely the 19 year-old will be brought on as an impact substitute.

Sunday is a chance for Shola to come back big time for Newcastle, and we really need need the local lad to turn in a very good game against a team we should be beating.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • munch27

    Dec 31, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #1


  • munch27

    Dec 31, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #2

    Get keane on yer jet mikey or were screwed.

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 31, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully Nile will be available or we are completely screwed, who’s gonna score the goals the Keane loan signing will need to be soon.

  • craigcoozy

    Dec 31, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Transfer windows opens 1st lets get ball rollin nd sign keane up in time!! Cos ranger is plop!need6 points from these nxt 2!! Otherwise way in shite with no confidence against the unwashed!!

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #5

    That’s not the real craigcoozy btw.

  • milburn 77

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Not sure Shola being back is good news!!

  • craigcoozy

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #7

    Geordie gerard btw it is me! I only post wen it cums close to transfer window! Except i aint gt any news, might nt even gt any this year becos pardew fir sum reason stayed at slayley hall so hope they dont start sendin players there! Becos i read that hba has flew in bt he nt here! 🙁

  • supervil

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Aye, sure Shola’s been bad the past few games… where he was playing INJURED.

    Are you’s lot saying that he’s never scored before? We’ll be reet with Shola back up top, I guarantee he gets a goal.

    I also guarantee we won’t have Robbie Keane playing against Wigan, so divvent be daft man.

  • leedodd

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #9

    Typical – All we have is Shola and Ranger I am Afraid the rest are Not Going to Save us .Best and Lovenkrands are Championship players we wont get Keane unless it is on Loan and Spurs want to sell him not loan him so were Stuffed there. Who else can we get as a Striker has Man city got anyone ?? Mind You if we play Shola up front with Nolan Behind Him as we Normaly do or Ranger we should Do Ok ?? We need to Splash The Cash on A New Quality centre Forward I have said this all along . We have defenders and Midfeilders in abundance now but short up front.

  • craigcoozy

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #10

    Btw gerard am guna create new account today with same name bt slightly diff bt only going to use that account with players comin in nd keep using this 1 , cos am sick of that dick from summer saying he was me

  • balubas1

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #11

    If Carroll has picked up some nagging injury we should rest him so he is fit to batter the mackems.

    Our squad strikers should step up now if they want to stay at the club.

  • costello91

    Dec 31, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #12

    ryt carroll, you better get ryt for next wednesday or ill be sick, coz im flying over for the match!!! keano if your signed by then il have me ireland flag out and welcoming you to the TOON!!!!!

  • boater

    Dec 31, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #13

    supervil – well said.

  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Dec 31, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #14

    Start lovenkrands!!!

  • milburn 77

    Dec 31, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #15

    shola should have been kicked out the club 10 years ago when it became clear to all who watch that he was never going to make it at the top level

  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 31, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #16

    We should get Carlos Vella from Arsenal as he is now available on loan. Spurs say Keane won’t go out on loan and I prefer Vella anyway. If we have to depend on Ameobi to score goals and save us from the drop we’re doomed. This match is crucial and so is the next one. I was dreading a Caroll injury and it has happened on the worst time. I hope Ranger plays as he better and more of a threat to the defense. The only worrying thing is he is yet to score a prem goal for us. Depending on 1 19 year old aint ideal and Ameobi shouldn’t even be at the club still, he’s hopeless.

  • baro

    Dec 31, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Really a big minus for us as we really need him because Wigan and west ham should be 2 wins

    I guess its Nile Ranger’s turn to step up.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 1, 2011 at 5:00 AM

    Comment #18

    Ameobi is one LAZY player. What Carroll effort in half season is same as what Ameobi did in 10 years!

    The reason ameobi NEVER will gain international caps


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