Andy Carroll Tells How John Carver Really Helped Him


Local lad and still top goal-scorer, Andy Carroll –  he has one more goal than his best mate Kevin Nolan, has talked about being delighted that Geordie John Carver has again been appointed Newcastle Assistant Manager.

John Carver – back home training the lads yesterday

Andy is out of the game against Spurs at home on Saturday, because of his rather troublesome thigh injury, and that’s really unfortunate for the side, because the 22 year-old is so good these days.

But he remembers John from the time John took over the Newcastle Youth Academy shortly after Graeme Souness took over as Newcastle manager in September of 2004, and that was a few weeks after Sir Bobby Robson was sacked.

Andy would have been 15 years old at the time, and he talked the official Newcastle United web-site today:

“It’s good to see him back. I played under him at the Academy and he was a good coach then, so I’m really pleased that he’s back.”

“When I worked with him I was young, and that’s when you learn the most. So I learned a lot from him because I was still learning my trade.”

“He was always very good with me and I’m grateful for the part he’s played in where I am now.”

“He’s from round here and knows what the club is all about and, from a personal point of view, he knows what I’m all about. He’s a great lad and I consider him a great friend, really.”

Since John left the club, in 2005, he’s been around a bit, but that’s all good experience for what he can now bring to the famous Newcastle club.

John’s appointment is initially short term and will last for six months, but we hope once Alan and John prove they can work well together,  that contract will be extended long term, and maybe will be extended through the time Alan is contracted to the club – the summer of 2016.

That will certainly help bring some stability to the Newcastle club – which is badly needed – and we have to hope that owner Mike Ashley doesn’t keep sacking the managers.

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149 comments so far

  • free giveaways

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Good to hear. I hope we sign some players soon because our squad is looking thin at the moment.

    What happened to the Sissoko link?

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  • newcastle29

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #3
  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #5

    kevymartins, Jeez I may own a Porsche and have also forgot about it?????

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  • Birts

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #6

    easy mistake to make lol

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  • The Leazus End

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Paris St Germain are determined to keep Stephane Sessegnon and have urged the midfielder to rejoin the group.

    Reports in France have suggested that Sessegnon is refusing to train with PSG in a bid to manufacture a move away from the club.

    come on newcastle pull ya fingers out( bit of de ja vue) HBA

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #8

    I cant see us signing anyone to be honest!

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #9

    does anyone know how much funds Pardew has available to spend?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #10

    GAZ09, knowing Ashley about 50p

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #11

    whatever change falls outta the fat man’s pockets at macdonalds when he pays for his big mac….lol thats are transfer kitty gaz09

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #12

    lol, geordiegerman, we think alike…lol

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #13

    we should just sign up Chamberlain the paying price looks to be 5 m maybe 6 at the most

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #14

    geordigerman,

    whats the latest been doing physical therapy all mornin a just got home. Time to eat some pain pills cuz i am hurting…So any news lads…

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #15

    that would be too wise a move, gaz. why would ashley do that? We’ve still got Taarabt, Sinclair, Hammill, Lallanna and plenty others to miss out on first

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  • boater

    Jan 19, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #16

    stop posting your tedious chav spam freegiveaways,,,

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #17

    cant see Taarabt or lallanna leaving due to new contracts. as for sinclair and hammill dont really rate them, i would like moses or chamberlain

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  • boater

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #18

    I would like Moses Gaz, or drop 8mil+ player/s on odemwingie. Someone mobile and savvy.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Sgt. Heagerty, you haven’t miss anything. been dead all day. As per usual.

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #20

    my guess is Pardew has about 3m to spend and cant go above 15k a week on wages

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #21

    routledge is gone, if we dont pick up a winger better then him then what the f*&^ are we doing, are squad is paper thin right now, i still think cover for our fullbacks is the most urgent, then a dm to push tiote and provide cover, a true defensive midfielder, and then a winger in that order but with routledge gone that makes bringing in a winger urgent, dont understand letting him go…

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Why are te younger lads still sittin here getting stale, but routledge who has played quite a bit cuz we are then at wingers go…somebod learn me cuz i dont understand, we have needed cover for our fullbacks since last year and perch wasnt the answer, he can get us beat all by himself, and now smitty is hurt, although he wasnt proper cover for tiote anyway he is terrible, so somebody tell me is this pardwe doing this or is this the fat man liambas cuz this is stupid personel management in my eyes. we are just outside a europa league place over halfway through the season, lets get the pieces we need and bring the toon back to glory

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  • Birts

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Been a proper crap day just wanting something good to happen now.

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #24

    I dont think its Pardew im sure if he was given a reasonable amount of money to spend he would of had a couple of players signed by now, its the Fat greedy bastard and Lamb whats the problem!

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  • Birts

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Sgt. Heagerty when were you in iraq.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Sgt. Heagerty, those pain killers must be bloody strong. That was hard reading. Don’t know if you so Guthrie on Sunday but he had a canny game when Smith went off. He’s not the best cover for Tiote but he was ok.

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #27

    Its crazy to think that we are after good players who are gonna cost next to nothing and also willing to accept very average wages too.

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  • boater

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #28

    Sgt. Assuming simpson and enrique are first choice, we have raylor, perch, kadar, saylor, who can all operate at full back. You might not rate them all, but as cover they’ll plug a hole. So how much cover do you need? as cover, you are suggesting they will be happy to come and sit on the bench for most games as well!?!?

    We need an attacker who can operate wide or behind a lone striker: fast, intelligent, with an eye for goal. A no. 10 worthy of the shirt.

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #29

    totally agree with you Boater, attacking wide player is needed!

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #30

    december 2003-march 2005 10 months westside of baghdad from al- amiriyah to abu ghraib (the city not the prison, prison is 30 miles away, the city is a dangerous place, rt. cardianls huskies etc…) 1 month in taji and tarmiyah, then 2 months in fallujah when we invaded with marines, then finished tour in triangle of death south of baghdad with marines latifiyah, maimidayu, iskandriya etc…

    then december 2007 to august 2008 pulled security for fuel convoys from jordan border to al asad and fallujah it sucked got hurt in august blown up, sent to germany then to ft. leonardwood, missouri where i retired…

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #31

    geordiegerman,

    sorry mate oxycontn and percocets ya they are strong but only thing that will allow to pick up my son and play with my kids…

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #32

    boater,

    raylor hurt but was poor on defense when he wasnt, kadar on loan, perch is terrible and tayls needs to play in the center he is better there so who is the cover…

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Got to admit Perch isn’t my dream player but when he does get a game, he plays as if his life depends on it.

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  • Birts

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #34

    I was in Kuwait 2003 before we pushed up into Basra in March only 6 month stints for me though, been there 3 times now and also been blown up, but luckily still going strong and I hope you are on the mend soon mate

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #35

    boater,

    we need a young fullbak who we will get better but can play right now if needed like patrick van anholt, someone who will get enough games to keep him happy and growing, if enrique or simp go down right now we are in a bad place…

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Sgt. Heagerty, no alcohol then? 🙁

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #37

    birts,

    cheers mate, im about as well as i will ever be, have to walk with a cane but im alive with 10 fingers and toes, retired and enjoying spending time with my family. Wish you the best mate and thanks for your service…

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  • Birts

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Also been to germany as well up next to hannover. Don’t ask me to speak german though GG am in the infantry for a reason lol !!!

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #39

    Think everybody is forgetting we just dont have anything to spend, and as for a fullback definitely cant afford one of them!

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #40

    damn lads, just got spammed to death had to og off it locked up my computer, that freaking dude spamming on this site, wtf….

    birts,

    i was 11bang bang to mate

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