Tottenham Pursuit of Andy Carroll Getting Tiresome

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.

Comments welcome

12 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Jan 16, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #1

    he wont move, except if we are relegated

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #2

    I’m afraid it if it did come to 30m I would be very tempted



    He’s young. He has become a regular goal scorer. He is is good on the deck as well as in the air. He has good skills for a big man. He is good in defence helping out at corners etc. He plays his heart out and always gives 100%.


    He makes us very one dimensional as everything is just hopefully hoofed up to him. 30M is too good to turn down. We could get Wolfswinkle or similar for 7M. Unless we bought like for like, we could become a more ”footballing team”, mixing it up and playing through midfield and using cutbacks on the floor.

    It pains me to say it, but in a Man u team Carroll would probably get 30 goals a season, but with our slow, uncreative and in some cases just not good enough midfield, maybe we’ll never see the best of him and develop his all round game if he stays with us.

  • PureGeordie

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #3

    its all bull, fancy making another article on ben arfa ed?

  • Toonmania

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #4
  • PureGeordie

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #5

    newcastle cant sell carroll, he’s irreplaceable. sell him for 50m, you cant get any1 as good because they dont guarentee goals lyk carroll, and the ones that are better will unfortunately turn us down. DONT SELL!!!

  • MickyD

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #7

    just been watchin the highlights of the 5-1 demolition on you tube god we were on fiire that day same again please mr nolan and who ever else wants to be a hero on tyneside C’MON THE TOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Xavi

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #8

    tottenham arent a big club. they can F**K off

  • roe997

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #9

    i wouldnt sell for ne price,we cnt attract his calibre yet so i would hold,if we did sell,only mike ashleys pocket will benefit.

  • Steve_48

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #10

    If it’s that tiresome Ed stop writing about it and adding fuel to a fire

  • Sav

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #11

    Unfortunately, while everything you said about the Sunday papers is correct, its also exactly Harry’s familiar style to use the papers to unsettle players to get them to agitate for a move. But as long as Andy is as good as his word and NUFC keep showing ambition, Spurs can b****r off.

    If we wanted a key player and the club said ‘we’d rather to keep him’, I’d expect us to keep knocking on their door.

  • andre29

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Sunderland vs Newcastle veetle and flash stream on


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