Andy Carroll Misses Spurs Game – Steven Taylor Doubtful


Newcastle striker Andy Carroll will definitely not be fit to face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday – and that’s a pity, to be sure.

Andy Carroll – misses game with Spurs

It’s bad news, especially with it still being only Wednesday, and Andy hasn’t even resumed full training with the Newcastle club yet.

We don’t mean to be too negative, but this is worrying, and we have to hope he hasn’t torn his thigh muscle, because that could mean it’s  worse than first thought.

We still don’t know the results of the scan Andy had on his thigh in London, immediately after he first picked up the injury, so this is now a little bit of a concern, and we wonder if the full extent of his injury is known?

The 22-year-old has missed Newcastle’s last four games, and the best we can now hope for is that he’s fit two weeks tonight, when Newcastle play at Fulham.

And England play Denmark on Wednesday, 9th February at the Parken Stadion in Københavnand, it could be that he misses that International game too.

We were hoping to see both Carroll and Peter Lovenkrands play in that game.

Steven Taylor – extremely doubtful for Saturday

And the news today about Steven Taylor and his hamstring, is not much better, with the Evening Chronicle reporting that Steven is extremely doubtful for the game on Saturday too.

The good thing is that it does give a chance to those players coming in for Andy and Steve – which are probably Leon Best and Mike Williamson again.

Both players acquitted themselves well against Sunderland, and we heard earlier today that Danny Guthrie will get the start in defensive midfield, in place of the injured Alan Smith and the suspended Cheick Tiote.

Alan’s injury to his ankle doesn’t look too good, and he could be out between six to eight weeks, after visiting a specialist in London yesterday.

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89 comments so far

  • Birts

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #1

    yeah definately all bad news today

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  • Birts

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #2

    1st lol !!!

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  • BeeGuy

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #3

    One news source says S Taylor has torn hamstring. Would that not be a season, if not career, ending injury?

    Carroll’s injury also could be a season ender and he might never have the leaping, shot or speed again.

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  • arcarius

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #4

    We couldnt score against spuds even with Carroll the last time around

    Hopefully this time, at home, our game plan will be different instead of long ball all day long

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  • Birts

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #5

    cheers beeguy but thats not the good news that I was looking for lol

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  • free giveaways

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #6

    This is why we need another striker this month. What do you guys think about Tuncay? He’s available for around £4m. Apparently the mackems are interested in him. I think he’d do well for us because he’s different to the strikers we’ve already got.

    Also, Larsson is apparently going to join blackburn this month.

    http://www.free-giveaways.co.uk

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  • Birts

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Don’t think we should be telling the world about who definately won’t be playing this early in the week, just means that spurs will now not be training over and over on ariel threats!

    One of the very first principles of the attack is surprise and we are taking that away before it has even begun !

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  • petey

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #8

    We are screwed. We have no other good attacking options against a side with a strong defensive record

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  • nobby sol

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #9

    surely with;
    tiote’s suspension
    smiths injury
    rtaylors injury
    staylor injury
    ben arfas injury
    carroll injury
    routledge loaned out
    kadar loaned out
    gosling’s lack of games
    best’s lack of fitness

    a signing or 2 must be round the corner, we are desperate!

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  • toonfan09

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Bee guy if that were true about carroll pardew would have accepted the 30 mill on s taylor he would have been in agony when he came off if he tore his hamstring not to bothered about him missing spurs game i rekon he is better than willo but i thinl willo and collo hav a better understanding in tht colo needs to up his game when wilio plays lol

    i said on another post but do any of you guys find it wierd the media have announced routeldges move but the offical toon site hasnt

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Tuncay is not a bad shout for me. Busy little Centre Forward, creative and can score goals and not cost prohibitive.

    As for Larsson, good luck Blackburn!!! Not my Cup of tea at all!! As per all my previous posts, pleased we didnt get him.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Bugger!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Hey Ed. your CSS is a bit messed up, whats going on!?!

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  • jimmyxavi

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #14

    @Pete

    The Mackems have a better defensive record than Tottenham… Look what happened to them 6 goals in 2 games!

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  • The Leazus End

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #15

    all we need now is an injury to shola and where does that leave us.
    surely pards and ash must look at the worst case scenario. ive said on a number of occasions our squad hasnt got the quality of depth for the prem it only takes a few of these injurys and we are struggling.
    ashly take the sensible route and do some sensible investing with some new players

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Birts, telling the fans that Carroll wasnt playing didnt hurt against the mackems.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #17

    @ Angryman the Angry fan // Jan 19, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Tuncay has never really done that well to be fair.

    Smoggies__70 games 17 goals (0.24 goals per game)
    Stoke_____43 games 05 goals (0.12 goals per game)

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  • Birts

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #18

    @ angry man the angry fan, last week left both the fans and Cabbage Patch Face wondering if it was a double bluff, but not too confident this time like

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  • jimmyxavi

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #19

    I’ve heard that we have put a bid in for Zoltan Gera! Don’t know how true it is, but he can play anywhere across the midfield and will be available on the cheap as his Contract is up at the end of the season!

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  • The Leazus End

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #20

    jimmy i hope this is not true

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  • repo

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #21

    Just heard Newcastle have bid 2million for Charlie Austin

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  • nobby sol

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Zoltan Gera, hmm personally i dont think hes better than what we’ve got, personally i think we should go for the lad west ham have on loan from milan, nippy winger, black lad, cant think of his name anyways the other other day he was saying he wanted to stay in england worth a look id say.

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  • cheikmate

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #23

    @ Beeguy, i dont think carrolls injury is as bad as you have suggested, the clubs official site has said they expect him back for the fulham game in 2 weeks:
    “Following the Spurs match, it is more than a fortnight before The Magpies are back in action with a trip to Fulham on Wednesday, February 2, and it’s likely that the 11-goal hitman will be back in action by then.”

    On another note, i thought guthrie played well against the mackems, i hope he keeps it up cos it looks like hes set to start with nolan in the centre on saturday.

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  • The Leazus End

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #24

    threres nowt even on the

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  • The Leazus End

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #25

    QPR web site regarding routy

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  • free giveaways

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Richygo1;

    Tuncay isn’t really an out and out goalscorer but he brings creativity and a bit of pace. I think he’d dovetail well with Carroll. And I don’t think we could get a better striker for £4m. I’d certainly prefer him to Bothroyd.

    Don’t want Gera. We need pace on the wing.

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  • nobby sol

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #27

    ive watched austin a few times this season, and he really isnt worth any money near the millions, I really dont rate him. rather lazy for a young lad.

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  • Selbymag

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #28

    @Beeguy – Torn Hamstring would be approx 6 weeks in my experience and hurts like hell when you do it. A tweak is a week to fortnight.
    Although I dont have the benifit of a fulltime physio team to sort me out so Saylor could be back quicker.
    Not a lot of information on the Carroll injury
    which concerns me, a torn thigh would be about a month i guess. He seemed to pick up a knock on boxing day against City landing badly after a header then another against Spurs.
    Young lad still growing so will pick up a few of these injuries, happens all the time.

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  • Selbymag

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Just had the text confirming AC out for the weekend but expected to be back for Fulham on 2nd Feb

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #30

    So Richy…who would you have then?

    Birts agree with you 100%, but fact remains, it didnt do any haorm against the unclean!!

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  • cgrizzly87

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #31

    I concur Nobby!

    We need a couple of signings, especially a left back and winger. We will be luck to get one, and I can’t see it being a left back.

    Maybe fat Mike has assigned a wage cap for each position, and Jose has consumed all the left back funds!

    Maaaan i’m at the game on sat, gutted about Taylor and Carroll. Want some good news soon please!

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 19, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #32

    REPO, where did you reposess that info from?? I have it on very good authority that Wolves offered one million for him and that was accepted so WHY would we offer 2???

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  • dunzer1990

    Jan 19, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #33

    Nobby Sol @ 22 you’re talking about Victor Obina good player may be pricey though

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  • The Leazus End

    Jan 19, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #34

    these transfer rumours are a load of tosh.
    but i suppose its a little exciting when there nowt else going on.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 19, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Repo wher did u hear about Austin?

    and also we need to make sure Carrolls thigh is 100% healed when hes back as when i tore my thigh i came back too soon and ended up opening again along with the muscles around my knee and ended up dis-locating me knee aswel as tearing me ligaments, which meant i was unable to accept a contract for the muckems or the smoggs ha and now im fat and unfit ha oh well

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  • Selbymag

    Jan 19, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #36

    Obina is Runs in straight line until he hits advertising hoardings. I hear Forrest Gump is available maybe worth a dabble!!
    Were you not at the West Ham game Noble is their only good player and he wouldnt get a start with us.

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  • Selbymag

    Jan 19, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Geordietoon89 sounds like it was worth the pain mate ha!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 19, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Personally I think we’ve done well in our last 3 league games without Carroll. I haven’t had to strain my neck all match. The annoying thing is you know that Man or Arsenal would use Carroll on the deck as well, not exclusively in the air all the time.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 19, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Not being funny but without carroll we’ve won two, drawn one, scored 7 goals and conceded 1…

    Yes hes our no.9 and we are better with him but come on, the team have proved to be more than capable without him. I reckon the club make his absence public to gee our strikers up.

    Go out and prove to everybody that says we cant win without carroll that they are a bunch of to$$ers!

    We definitely need one or two signings though. But for me id try and loan them for now, id be very happy with loans. I mean gosling is back, ben arfa is due back and all injured currently will return so the summer will be best for a proper clearout of dead weight and take our time in assembling a top 4 squad! =)

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  • The Leazus End

    Jan 19, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #40

    is there not a national paper that lists all the free agent players and the ones who contracts are due to end

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