We thought there would be a story this Sunday about some big club bidding for Andy Carroll.
Andy Carroll – going nowhere
And the Sunday Mirror has dredged up the old story that Tottenham are to bid for the 22 year-old star striker at Newcastle, but this time the bid is up to £30M.
The increased bid is in case people just thought it was an old worn out story, which of course it really is.
All this is getting very tiresome, and even Alan Pardew said it would all get boring as January progresses.
How many more times before February 1st rolls around will a top story in the papers be that a big club is after Andy Carroll? Answer – still more to come we think.
But the Mirror has nothing much new in their story – and they didn’t even take the hint that the real proof that Andy is leaving is because Newcatsle are bringing in Cardiff City’s Jay Bothroyd. A chance missed we suppose.
What the Mirror story does say is that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has said he will not be selling Carroll, and they talk about the player loving life at Newcastle, being a local lad.
Apparently the line goes that Tottenham will not be put off, and they are therefore going to raise their bid by £10M even though Harry Redknapp has already said Spurs will not be pursuing Andy Carroll, because Newcastle will not sell.
Sounds like a typical story to sell newspapers doesn’t it – and of course it is Sunday. We know that because today Newcatsle get to do the double over Sunderland.
Don’t forget just over two years ago Newcastle were above Tottenham in the Premier League, when Spurs were rock bottom, so their recent success has come with Harry since then.
Newcastle of course went down that season, but why wouldn’t Newcastle now be a top team again, in say a couple of years?
That’s more than likely with players like Carroll, Nolan, Enrique, Tiote and Barton playing for the Tyneside club, and just one reason there’s no way Andy Carroll will be leaving the club.
But there again papers have to be sold – somehow – some way – and especially on Sundays.