Andy Carroll To Miss At Least The Next Two Games

As expected,  Shola Ameobi will again lead Newcastle’s attack in the crucial encounter with West Ham at St. James’ Park tomorrow night, which kicks off at 7:45 pm.

Andy Carroll – misses West Ham game

Carroll will miss out again with his thigh injury, but that was expected, and there’s also no way he will be risked in the FA Cup third-round game at Stevenage on Saturday afternoon.

The game is a late kick-off game (5:30 pm), and will be televised live around the world.

We expect Alan Pardew to play an attacking formation against West Ham, and Peter Lovenkrands will probably get the start alongside Shola in a 4-4-2 formation.

But we also expect Leon Best to get a chance in the second half, and also Nile Ranger could play a part, depending on how the game goes.

This is a real chance for all four strikers to show what they can do,  with talisman Andy Carroll out injured, and Newcastle must go all out for the win at home, against one of the weaker sides  in the Premier League.

Although the Hammers are finally showing some signs of life and have taken 7 points out of their 3 holiday games so far,  to get themselves  into  15th place in the league and off   bottom place in the league.

West Ham have only one win on their travels this season, with four draws and five defeats and have conceded 17 goals in their 10 games on the road, and scored only 8 times away from Upton Park.

The hope has to be that striker Andy will be ready for Newcastle’s next game,  which is the derby game at Sunderland a week on Sunday, which has an early kick off time at 12:00 pm noon.

Its the first chance Newcastle have of  doing the double this season, and who better than Sunderland to record our first double of the season.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Just get Andy fit and don’t bring him back to quickly, even if this means missing the Mackem game, we don’t need to complicate his injury. Shola always seems to come to life against them.

  • HaZ-NUFC

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #2

    in shola we trust

  • expatgeordie

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #3

    3 wins in the next 3 games would be very good. We need to beat West Ham to stretch the gap between us & the bottom. Stuff Stevenage (don’t like them or their Manager) & beat the sh*te in their own back yard would be perfect

  • whoarya

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Happy new year one and all. Hopefully though Ed 5under1and will be the second double this year after we beat West Ham


  • Nicky Papavasiliou

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #5

    Ed – If we beat West Ham tomorrow – that will in fact be our first double of the season!

  • Sinner

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #6

    Nicky papavasiliou:Ya need to check your info mate,last time i checked we’ve beaten West Ham then the next week we hammered Sunderland.:/

  • Sinner

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #7

    then arsenal the next week.

  • connor_nufc

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #8

    Bring on ranger instead of best plz!!!!

  • Brettoon

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Yeah… Agree with Connor.

    I thought the subs at Wigan were poor. First half we were great and second half we were all over the shop. We needed to put on Ranger (not Best) and keep 2 upfront!

  • Brettoon

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Any news on a permanent Benny deal yet?

  • alkinou

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #11

    Sinner, doing the double over someone : beating them home and away in the league in the same season.

  • carrollsinger

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Start best not loven he ain’t good enough scot prem is his bench Mark

  • Sav

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #13

    What about doing the double over West Ham, or did I dream that 1-2 away win, Ed?
    I’m not sentimental, so a second double will have to do the Mackems.

  • mylestoon

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #14

    does anyone else know why we havent put a bid in for billy sharp? hes quality striker.

  • dublin mag steve

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #15

    ranger got us three points against liverpool and all of a sudden best and lovo are ahead of him in the pecking order he must have a few issues we dont know about, andys injury emphasises the necessity for another proven goalscorer keane would be good but id prefer bentner.

  • Newcastle Rock

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Ithink we are under estimating West Ham . they are slowly coming up and are also in good form lately. We shud expect a tough match and not easy as many of you are predicting…

    I hope we win against West Ham

  • Mat

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Newcastle Rock: i agree with you mate. West Ham are playing pretty well and are looking a lot more confident.

    we will have to play well and take our chances when they come; i dont know about you but without Carrol we are looking pretty poor in the finishing department.

    a solid win against the hammers tomorrow night would be great start to the year after the Wigan game.

  • perch

    Jan 4, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #18 Just incase any one wants some good banter .

  • USGeordie

    Jan 4, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #19

    I liked the inital line up Alan put on against Wigan. I think Shola and Loven have a better understanding than Carroll and Loven. they seemed to make quite a few chances out of the two of them. Loven just needs a few games to get into his stride. He can definitely put goals away when given a run. We’ve seen his ability before. I have no doubt he can cut it in the Prem.

    The subs against Wigan were very strange indeed. Best was ineffective except that one run which he was obviously not fast enough and damn near broke his leg trying. Good effort but I feel just not good enough in the Prem. You could tell Alan was trying to save the 1-0 lead but did he say he was going to be an all out attacking manager? That sure didn’t seem like it.

  • jj

    Jan 4, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Pardews subs made sense lads!!! He realised that if wigan were going to push bodies forward we needed pace to counter them so Wayne and best made sense, maybe nile should have came on instead but it almost worked a few times, routledge needs to just whip it across the six yard box instead of trying to find the man as he never does though.


You must log in to post a comment.