Incompetent Newcastle Screw It All Up – Was Carroll Pushed?


If nothing is announced within the next 15 minutes or so, then Newcastle will be the laughing stock of football again.

Mike Ashley – told Andy he had to go?

They have sold their top striker, Andy Carroll and left themselves only 7 hours in the transfer window to bring in a replacement  – which it looks like they have failed to do.

So where do we stand now?

Without Andy Carroll for the rest of the season, and with nobody bought in to replace him.

Normally in businesses, like at IBM for instance, this level of incompetence  would see heads roll.

But since the incompetence seems to be coming from the person who actually owns the club, we suppose the Newcastle owner will not sack himself.

Although that decision would be no more stupid than some of the decisions he has made at the Tyneside club these last three and a half years, which have been hell on earth to loyal Newcastle fans.

And my son Neil has just been on the phone absolutely furious with the goings on – which of course he has just been reading about – and he says he saw something that Alan Pardew may even resign.

We haven’t seen anything like that – but we feel that Mike Ashley has let his manager down big time – and maybe Alan should have heeded the advice of his friends, who implored him not to take on the Newcastle job.

And there is news supposedly coming through from Andy Carroll,  that he was forced to move and told he had no choice – but that is  unconfirmed right now, although we may hear more of this tomorrow.

The Sunderland Echo are now confirming this story that Andy was pushed out of the door by Mike Ashley.

I don’t think we’ve heard the end of this story by a long way, because as we said in earlier article –  we really don’t know exactly what happened today.

To us it seemed that Andy asking for a transfer was all too convenient in letting the owner completely off the hook.

And the announcements about Andy’s move being official says that Newcastle accepted his transfer request,  but then conveniently never mention that a fee had to first be agreed between the two clubs.

It just all seems rather fishy to us – that’s all – and all we want is the truth.

We all need to get to the bottom of what exactly happened today, that led to Andy Carroll being a Liverpool striker.

Comments welcome.



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318 comments so far

  • Whitecap

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #1

    If the reports are true that Mike Ashley pushed Carroll out the door, Ashley will never be allowed to show face again.

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  • gndtoon

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Ricky van Wolfswinkel – 15 mill

    Conner – 6 mill.(17yrs old mind you) these two and we’d be sorted

    carroll will never be a geordie 9 like the legend shearer was

    but whats the point of having 40 million when NO ONE WANTS TO COME TO YOU !

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  • Danufc9

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #3

    This is by no means confirmed but Andy Carroll supposedly text Newcastle fan and fanzine editor Steve Wraith to say, “I’m gutted to be leaving my home town club, i was told to go. I didn’t want to leave that’s why I signed a 5 year deal. I was pushed out of the door.”

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  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #4

    what you all think rite now hah…
    you all being fool by mike…do you think 35m will be spend wisely…

    do you all forget about Milner money?

    Come on…this time Cashley have proof that he is NUFC hater, fooling us…

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #5

    This is just business as usual for Ashley. Why not just play without a striker? Anyway with our world class forwards remaining, Shola, Peter, Best, and Ranger we will set the world on fire. No football plan by the owner spells disaster. This is why Pardew was brought in, another yes man. Hughton would have fought against this and lost but at least he would have fought. Now Ashley, and Lambias can go down to the pub and laugh their fat faces off.

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  • G

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Carroll could have said no to Liverpool, besides, do we really believe the 12 year old girl pretending to be him on Twitter is actually AC?

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #7

    ‘All we want is the truth.’ + Mike Ashley = Access Denied.

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  • Manx Magpie

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #8

    If Carroll didn’t want to go he didn’t have to, he could have easily just said no as he is fully entitled to commit to his contract. It may be true that he was slightly pushed away, but when it comes down to it the decision is in his hands, he makes the final decision on where he goes.

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #9

    I think Andy himself

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  • juliogeordio

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #10

    of course he will…. everyone just bends over and takes it from Ashley time and time again. how many times will the same fans tell those who want to unite and take some real action to shut up and get on with supporting mikes club

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  • Greg B

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Lets be realistic, £35million for an unproven (yes great potential) striker with plenty of baggage is fantastic business.
    The failure to have a replacement lined up is plain stupidity.
    Pardew can talk it up all he likes but at the end of the day he is just another Mike Ashley puppet, the fat tw@t pulling the strings and Pardew accepting it.
    Whilst Ireland is a decent signing where the hall are the goals going to come from? Best, Ameobi, Lovenkrands…… aye Ok

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  • scdoty

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Im a believer that AC was pushed, and am keeping judgment until AC press conferance. If he states he left for more money and Europe then so be it he is a Judas C£%T.

    But hoping he comes and says what most of us think. He was told to go.

    On a side note, if i was ever given the No9 shirt of Newcastle i would play for next to nothing. Just a shame i have a Hexagon foot, and its a lottery when i kick a football.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Its like Kevin Keegan said , we wont amount to anything like a top club with Ashley in charge

    ASHLEY IS A GREEDY FOOL WHO IS NOW TAKING THE PI*S OUT OF THE NEWCASTLE PEOPLE

    AND WE ARE BIENG FED LIES AGAIN !

    MORE LIES ! THE MAN THINKS WE ARE ALL GULLIBLE AND STUPID ..RUN THE BASTA*D OUT OF TOWN ..DON’T GO TO THE ARSENAL MATCH.

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  • juliogeordio

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #14

    we cannot attract 1, 2 or 3 strikers that add up to one as good as carroll.

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Carroll signed a contract. Had the right to stay.
    He’s smiling like a twat on that photo in the car.
    He wanted to go.

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  • newcastle29

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #16
  • lou9brasil

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #17

    No he wasn’t fcking pushed, Carroll is a 22 year old man he could have said no end of!!

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  • Manx Magpie

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #18

    that picture makes me sick.

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #19

    I hope Ranger gets to start every game now

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #20

    If you guys are going to vent, at least do it constructively. I’m off to play Cod. Anyone here wanna game on ps3? :L

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  • Jan Stavik

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Pushed?! Who needs to be pushed to 4 times their salary and probably 4m sign on fee?

    Lets face it, Carroll wanted to go to a bigger club for more money. Honestly I think it was a great piece of business by Ashley and his crew, 35m is amazing.

    The mistake is to not have a replacement ready, however I’m sure we’ll be fine, and we’ll have funds available for strengthening in the summer.

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  • G

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #22

    With regard to all the MA slagging on here, I don’t like him, I would like him to leave, however, I do begrudgingly admit that his business plan is working so far, and that I respect it. He’s still a fat twunt though.

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  • nufc90

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #23

    well all you pro ashley lot.. the chronicle are going to publish the full transcript of texts between steve wraith and andy carroll tommorrow so we will see. it is clear carroll’s been pushed..he will be superb at liverpool with suarez and we’ll be left feeling sick as ever. mike ashley must go now

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  • DJM TOON

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #24

    bloody disgrace like.

    no-one here ever thought carroll would be commanding such a fee, if he went for 10mil i would be major annoyed… the fact its 35mill, well… what can you say. speechless. a guy with previous and only 19odd prem games under his belt… cant help but have a laugh to be honest.

    football is business now above anything else. in the rosie world of the bygone age, people played for the shirt, their home town team and all that jazz… thats dead and buried as today has shown. it was only three days ago that carroll was denying it all.

    football is money, the love of the game is dead… english football has gone to the dogs.

    i can see it now, come april, NUFC teeter on the age of relegation, carroll will be waxing lyrical about he’ll hate to see his own team go down.

    tedious predictable bull**t

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #25

    The transcript of the Andy Carroll texts has been released to Lee Ryder and Ian Murtagh.

    The truth will out itself, suck Ashley and f****k the club,. We should have learnt out lessons after Keegan, we didn’t.

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  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #26

    if i can scream, i like to scream to those who say 35m is good business…good my ass….

    you all being fool by cashley, that 35m is not for us …

    it for gambling casino and alchol…

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  • nobby sol

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #27

    can everyone who is saying this is good business f****ing think about it, none of the money has and ever will be re-invested, you cant play money in the starting 11. qualifying in europa league this year would have given us 30 million easily through competition bonuses Tv liscenses etc, this has been a dark day im disgusted with Everyone involved in the Carroll transfer.

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  • nufc90

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #28

    @25 spot on.. if its spent on team great but it wont be so its a stupid mistake

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  • DarloGeordie

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #29

    @16

    makes you feel sick it just looks so so wrong

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  • jimmymac

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #30

    I think those who say he was pushed are deluded. Ashley turned down £30m FFS give the man some credit. Carroll was offered more than double his contract fair play to him, i’d leave my job if someone offered me double my wage.

    Come on guys we have went unbeaten in Jan, of which most of we didnt have the big man. We only need 10 points to stay up, we will be fine and re-invest (sensibly) in the summer.

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  • G

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #31

    Perhaps AC was pushed out of Newcastle? Perhaps by the very people who not so long ago on this blog were calling him ‘wife beater’, charva, vandalising his property, setting his range rover on fire and generally shouting about how he belongs in prison? Good luck AC, hope the Liverpool thing goes well.

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  • lou9brasil

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #32

    Carroll wasn’t pushed he had a 5 yr contract and left us in the lurch…. No conspiracies no dodgy dealings he saw the £ signs and took them!

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  • obaflamey

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #33

    If we had sold him for £35m earlier in the window and signed some good players i think it would have been a great deal. If the whole £35m was up for transfers in the summer who would people buy?

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #34

    jimmymac – no mate, basically no.

    The texts that Andy sent to Chronicle are out tomorrow

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  • tdt

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #35

    What an effing sell out. It is as simple as that.

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  • free giveaways

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #36

    Let’s just hope we stay up this season and Ashley sells the club at the end of the season. We have to start protesting, not turn up to matches if that’s what it takes to get him out.

    We still have some fantastic young players like HBA, Tiote, Enrique, Steven Taylor, Krul and Ireland and we’re now on a stable financial footing, unlike the Freddy Shepherd era. If we can get a new owner and invest in areas of the team we can still have a good future.

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  • nufc90

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #37

    its even more annoying that my brothers a liverpool fan and i was telling him how great carroll is gonna be last night.. hes got a right smug grin on his face now. HOW ANNOYING

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  • awesome_fumaca

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #38

    I hate this “yes man” crap that everyone always rolls out when having a go at the manager. It wasn’t so long ago that people were saying Hughton was a yes man, and now suddenly you reckon he would have fought it.

    End of the day, the manager is an employee of the club. In everyday life do you see people telling the board of the company they work for what to do? No.

    I’m not Pardew’s biggest fan but he is blameless here. Why on earth would he say Carroll is staying unless that’s what he was told? He’s not dumb, he’d realise that that sort of chat backfires.

    Anyway, overall I equally blame Ashley and Carroll. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ashley encouraged the “transfer request” but when it comes down to it Carroll had another 4yrs + on his contract. He didn’t HAVE to go anywhere.

    To sum up then, today has been a massive pile of sh1te.

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  • Manx Magpie

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #39

    if i see a liverpool fan wearing a carroll shirt i honestly don’t know what i’ll do, it just won’t be right.

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  • GazzaToon

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #40

    jimmymac could not agree more! £35mil for Carroll is the best bit of business we have ever done! were pretty much safe in the league and we’ve coped without carroll for the past month, and with stephen ireland in and ben arfa soon back we will still score plenty of goals!

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