Sky Sports – Newcastle Reject Latest Carroll Bid


As we had expected – Newcastle United have immediately rejected the Tottenham bid that was made late yesterday.

Mike Ashley – determined to hang onto Andy Carroll?

It seems the bid was sent directly to Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, and we had expected it to be immediately rejected in our article earlier today.

Of course in truth, we are never absolutely sure what Mike would do, since he’s made some surprising and sometimes stupid decisions in his three and a half years in charge of Newcastle. And he’s been right to admit that too.

But he’s done the right thing, and seems to have kept his word to new manager Alan Pardew,  that he will not sell any of Newcastle’s top players.

And of course Andy is exactly that at Newcastle.

A high-ranking Newcastle official (Derek LLambias?) told Sky Sports News today:

“The club would like to make it clear for the very last time that Carroll is simply not for sale.”

The source went on to describe the bid from Tottenham as paltry in the current climate, but we hope that’s not said to entice Spurs to put in an improved offer for Carroll.

The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said a couple of weeks ago he was already bored with all the talk about his young star striker being sold, and he seems determined to hang on to one of the best young talents in England right now.

But we are looking forward to Sunday, when we expect Carroll to be linked with some other big clubs and maybe the transfer fee quoted will be even more than £25M – why is that?

Because they will be able sell a load of  Sunday papers with that story, with Andy being one of  the darlings of English fans right now, even though it will not be an accurate story in any way – but who cares? 😀

To end on a slightly more serious note, we have to hope Spurs end their interest right now, and don’t return with an improved offer, that may even sway Mike Ashley.

Don’t do it Mike.

Comments welcome.



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56 comments so far

  • Sinner

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Anyone heard the Titus Bramble rumour? 🙁

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #2

    I hope Carroll doesnt do a Torres on us and request a transfer… :/

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  • boater

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Chelsea have so far offered Liverpool 40mil plus Sturridge, but are expected to come back soon with the improved offer of 40mil and no Sturridge,,, ithaaanguuw I’m here all week.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #4

    For anyone to suggest Carroll would request a transfer is ludicrous and way off the mark.

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  • Flop

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #5

    More proof arry is a lying cockney spiv

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  • boater

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Geordie-Gerrard. No, true but on the guardian blogs, the chelsea and liverpool fans are all going on about how they’d prefer carroll to either player.

    Torres wants away because of what he sees as l’pool’s lack of ambition. It’s a reminder of the importance to strengthen around your star players,, not just stand still as liverpool have in the transfer market.

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  • Robson1979

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Haway BiffBaffBoff get real!

    Real Geordies know what it means to wear the number 9 shirt at the Toon.
    Are you a mackem? ha

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  • Danufc9

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Anyone Seen big Andy’s Twitter Page??
    http://twitter.com/andycarroll9

    Nice to see!

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  • fungus44

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #9

    he does not want to go as he has said him self time and time again hes livuing his dream and is the toon number 9 end of silly romours please

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Far from a mackem lol…

    I said I hope he doesn’t, not that he will but you never know with modern footballers, I take Torres and Bent as examples 🙂

    But yeah £23m is really insulting tbh…

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  • Smithy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #11

    p1ss off spuds grow your own players.

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  • toonarmy1986

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #12

    like Shearer did Carroll would turn down lucrative moves to stay and play for his home town club. It’s his dream and he would never want to walk away. I honestly don’t think Ashley will ever cash in as he knows himself that Carroll is priceless at Newcastle imagine the revenue he is bringing into the club with shirt sales and 9 on the back, new sponsors and so on he is worth more to Newcastle than money can buy.

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Plot with Andy to leave for 6 months, for a fee of say £40m + Bale. I say 6 months as he’ll become “disillusioned” 😉 and want to return to his hometown. He will flat out refuse to play for Spurs or any other club. We say in the summer we’ll give you £30m (no Bale) to help cut your losses. Result, we get Spurs TO PAY US £10m for Bale :D. Dirty ‘arry, I think the term’s ‘you mug’!!

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  • ganiyu

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #14

    andy carroll andrew carroll.are you the new record signing?

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  • tunneytoon

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #15

    Coolcatcarter89 – bale plus 40 mill for Carroll your the mug for even thinking that

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  • boater

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #16

    Yes for now, Carroll is determined stay. But comparisons to Shearer are a bit misplaced. Remember we were a top 4 side then, with realistic ambitions at the title.

    Like I said, we need to build if we hope to keep our star players and that means adding quality additions to the squad wherever possible.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #17

    Thats not Carrolls twitter account, Danny Simpson has said on numerous occassions

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  • lewman

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #18

    some how i dont think he will beat ronaldos fee ganiyu, but i doubt anyone would stand in his way if we were offered 100 million for him as we could buy a whole team for that

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #19

    tunneytoon – read again you moron…..

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  • lewman

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #20

    mind you if he doesnt want to leave, the fee is irrelevant

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #21

    It’s called tounge-in-cheek, you imbecile.

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  • Sinner

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #22

    🙁 🙁

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #23

    @FootballAgentPM
    Peter Morrison
    For all you #nufc fans my prediction is Andy Carroll won’t be going anywhere! He will sign another new contract very shortly! #waitandsee

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  • Sinner

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #24

    BiffBaffBoff
    He signed a 5 year contract no so long ago.
    Might be a new improve contract though. 🙁

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  • Jimay

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #25

    Since Torres is leaving for Blues it’s time to steal there Torres song and make it our Andy Carroll song cause he is staying for life!

    He’s born and bread in Newcastle, Carroll, Carroll.
    The blood he bleed’s shows he’s a true Geordie, Geordie.
    He’s tall and strong and handsome, give him the ball he scores one, cause he’s name is Andy Carroll, Newcastle’s number 9.
    La la la la la….

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  • ganiyu

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #26

    @ lewman i feel that we acquire players based on the fact that their prices dont get inflated and thats a difficult task this window.i just feel that the next player coming to nufc is from the spanish league.i suspect the piatti lad

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  • lozza1

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Andy Carroll’s twitter account is a fake the person pretending to be him admitted it last week but for some reason has started pretending to be him again this week- loser. Anyway i hope he stays and i think he will but problem is you just never know with Mike Ashley involved

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  • boater

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Just seen Austin gone to burnley.. £1.2mil. Good deal for them.

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  • lewman

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #29

    would be nice ganiyu, i reckon a little fast guy like piatti would slot right into our big strong man team, as long as he can cross the ball well

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  • Rodzilla

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #30

    …..he’s just tweeted again:

    “NOT for sale and wanting to stay at Newcastle for a long time!”

    …..good lad Andy!

    🙂

    HOWAY THE LADS!!!!!

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  • nden85

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #31

    tunneytoon – you’re a mug for thinking Coolcatcarter89 is being serious

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  • Toonmania

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #32

    when are people going to listen “ANDY CARROLL DOES NOT HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT” no wonder the idiots from the press follow him when half the idiots on here can’t read and understand it

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  • MykToonFan

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Once again, it’s not Carroll’s Twitter account. It’s a fake.

    NUFC and Danny Simpson confirmed that on Twitter.

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  • IceIceGeordie

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #34

    I thought Andy Carroll doesnt use Twitter or I’m wrong ?

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  • ganiyu

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #35

    atleast piatti is better than routlege as i have heard.

    No wonder routlege is a spurs reject

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  • Sinner

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #36

    RT:when are people going to listen “ANDY CARROLL DOES NOT HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT” no wonder the idiots from the press follow him when half the idiots on here can’t read and understand it

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  • Rodzilla

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Toonmania, my humblest apologies, I’m not an idiot, thank you. The page looked legitimate enough to me. If you say it’s fake then I’ll need to re-investigate.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #38

    …and you Sinner. Please excuse my lack of intelligence.

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  • john_cena163

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Shay Given says he is happy to consider a loan move to the Championship

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  • Oleg G

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Well. The pressure is on and will build. On the team and on Andy. We will see if he is a real Toon or a kid with a dream that was fulfilled and now it is time to move on to the next one.

    I hope he will stay but, stop comparing him to Shearer, he is not Shearer, not even close.
    40M? don’t believe that we will get so much for him. 25M? maybe, but why would be well him for that? Only if Mike will want to put his hands on some cash.

    Sperms team are really horrible. WTF? where do they get all this money? For each player they pay MAX+100% and get him. What’s up with that?

    Think we should think about a possibility that Carroll will stop dreaming and start thinking about a future in another team (again, hope not) but if so, we need to have a plan for a new striker (who will come for the money that we will get for Carroll).

    And, I don’t think we will buy anyone (at least not anyone serious) in this window.

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