Pardew – Carroll Asked For A New Contract – Plot Thickens


The two sides of the story are coming out about what happened yesterday with Andy Carroll.

Alan Pardew – Andy asked for a new contract at Newcastle

And Alan Pardew has spoken for the first time today about the events of yesterday, and puts a little twist to the story, which makes the Newcastle club look a little better. – even a lot better.

Pardew believes that money was the key factor behind the 22-year-old Newcastle icon agreeing to a record move for a British player.

And Alan says that when Newcastle wouldn’t give him a new contract, Andy asked for a transfer to force the move through – as the club had stated.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“We didn’t force anybody to leave. I disagree with that point.” “He had a contract here for five years, and at some point it would get renewed.”

“But for him to sign in October and it get renewed in January – where would it stop?”

“Personally, I’m disappointed. He’s a lovely lad, and I really like him, but it was his decision, and you can’t change that.”

“Was this about football? That’s what you have to ask. I don’t think it was.”

Newcastle had seemingly rejected Liverpool’s initial offer for Carroll, but accepted the second after Pardew said the Newcastle club would not hand Andy another new contract, that presumably would have seen Carroll stay on Tyneside.

Alan added:

“We turned down a big offer, and they came back with a second big offer.” “We were having a discussion about what we were going to do with that offer when Andy requested to see me.”

“I went to see Andy, and face to face we had a conversation about him wanting a new contract, even though he signed on in October.”

“And Andy said if he didn’t get that contract, he wanted to go.” “I asked him what he wanted, and I went to the board. We had a discussion about what the ramifications would be for the whole club.”

“We took the view, with him signing a contract in October, that this would cause us all sorts of problems.”  “We decided that we needed the conversation confirmed, and he put in a transfer request, which he did.”

“He spoke to his agent, and between them they put the request in. We decided with the size of the offer, and what it meant to us, that we would accept.”

“But no club is about one player. We’re absolutely gutted that he’s gone. It’s disappointing, but we’re not in a financial position like Liverpool.”

We think the problems Alan talks about giving Andy a new contract would be the impact it would have on other players, like Steven Taylor and Joey Barton, as just two examples.

Maybe they would think they had now been hard done by and would be in for increased  wages – you can see what Alan means about – where would it end?

We’re glad that Alan is not bent out of shape with the Newcastle board, and at some point, fairly soon today, we will start getting behind the lads for tomorrow night’s tough game at Fulham, where a win would be terrific.

Maybe a certain Shola Ameobi can get a hat trick tomorrow night?

Here is Andy Carroll’s side of the story – as told to Steve Wraith.



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143 comments so far

  • Trent Toon

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #1

    That is what happened. I gotta trust this over text messages from some fellow from NUST

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  • G

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #2

    I don’t think either Carroll or MA / AP caused this move. To me, this reeks of agents, killing the game to line their own pockets.

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  • Mac

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Carroll is a discrace. Lllambias probably did ask him to hand in a transfer request after it was stated he wnated a new contract.
    Hello Derek i demand a new contact 2 months after i have signed my latest contract.
    Sorry Andy we can’t do that. If u don’t want to stay get a transfer request in.

    Ok i will i can’t believe u are pushingme out.

    Give me a break Andy u greedy greasey Pikey

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  • NUFC_Croatia

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #4

    This interview is BS in my honest opinion!Of coruse Pardew would say something like that because he is nothing but puppet of Fatshley!He sent him to say all of this!Thats my point of view.
    Greetings from Croatia

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  • gorskino10

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Well this makes it sound like Andy wanted another rise and the club didnt want that so put HIM for sale! doesnt sound right while i read through it doesnt make much sense.

    TBH what the hell are we suppost to believe the manager/board say one thing and the player says another, whos right?

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  • ToonAndy

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Can’t we still sign players on loan ?? I’m sure once the transfer window closes we could still bring in a stirker on loan??

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  • Sparky82

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #7

    This is more credible than text messages…

    Carroll is a snake…!

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  • olelense

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #8

    I’ve never posted here before, but when Carroll moved to L’pool, I had to say something. I don’t care much for Ashley and his regime, but after watching Carroll being shown around at L’pool I can’t say I trust him either… With a grin on his face and doller signs in his eyes. He was after the money!

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  • StevieGee

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #9

    To be honest neither side were very convincing in their attempts to keep Carroll at the club.

    So Liverpool come in and offer AC twice as much in wages as he is currently on. Given the first half of the season that AC has had and that he has won his first cap for England and was top scorer in the prem for a while it isn’t unreasonable to ask for a contract review.

    The club could have been more willing to discuss terms with their star player rather than dismiss it off hand as has been mentioned by Pardew.

    On the other side the club called AC’s bluff and he had the chance to stay on his current wage and fight for a contract review in the summer rather than go through with his threat of leaving.

    So the club could have done more to keep him and AC could have done more to stay…

    My thought is that if AC really wanted to stay he could have and instead has joined a team in no better position than us and a team that we convincingly beat 3-1 earlier in the season.

    The club could and should have done more to keep him.

    Both parties saw the dollar signs and cashed in and the only losers in all of this are the fans and the players left behind.

    I’d like to see Nolan’s comments on this.. And Barton’s. I imagine they will talk straight. They know what the fans want/need!

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  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #10

    another drama…love NUFc…

    the liverpoo bid happen 8hour before deadline and pardew have time to discuss with Carroll…and in short time Carroll in Liverpoo with all press heading there…..wow…nice story…big office story…well done…

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  • danuneek

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #11

    I sort of agree with G. I reckon it was his agent pushing for more money. But at the same time Carroll must be looking at players like Smith, Colo and Barton who are on nearly double his wages and thinking if Liverpool value him at £35m then he’s surely worth that in wages.

    On the other side, I’m glad Pardew has cleared this up or so to speak. A lot of fans have been going over the top without any facts. I’m not saying Pardew is telling the truth, but I sort of believe him and it does make sense. If Ashley wanted the money he wouldn’t of turned down the first offer.

    I am really gutted about this, but Carroll is a typical footballer. I can’t wait for the new transfer rules to come into play. I just hope we value Enrique in the same way and he values Newcastle more than Carroll.

    £35 is a lot of money, and as Pardew say’s, it will be used to strengthen the team. I’m glad we didn\t rush into signing a replacement like Cole. I think we can survive with our current squad. Ben Arfa’s back soon and we can move him upfront alongside Best/Ameobi.

    Truly gutted though. What a sh*t game football can be!

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  • alex84

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Can’t we still sign someone on loan?

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  • Malaysian Toon

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Only happens in the Championship ToonAndy. The only chance we can get of signing a striker is if he is a free agent. The only striker i know who is a free agent is jeremie aliadiere. I guess a deal till the end of the season is worth a shot.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Anyone know when the Pardew press conference is happening?

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  • sheznufc

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #15

    I agree with mac! Greedy pr*ck over loyal lad!

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  • boater

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #16

    I DONT CARE!!!!!!!! THe blame game is a total red herring.

    Torres hands in a request – Liverpool reject it until a REPLACEMENT is secured. NUFC – errrm ‘aye go one’,, with 2 hours left. Make a few phone calls late on and – here we are this morning. Minus the england no’9, with a raft of second stringers who can’t be relied upon to score goals at this level, and some vague whimsical notion about ‘spending big’ in the summer. Jeeeez I am astounded at people’s reaction.

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  • normag

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #17

    @ gorskino Club says one thing carroll another? Carroll has not said anything official, those texts sounds a bit … Ehh

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  • geoff777

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Pardew promised the fans he wouldn’t leave.

    Turn down his transfer request and stick to your word that you gave many times in the press.

    It’s easy.

    Resign Pardew you have no credibility anymore.

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  • brighter

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #19

    ALAN PARDEW is also lier.This club will win nothing as long as CASHLEY keeping the club.
    Hope of bright is absolutely not coming for us.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #20

    I don’t believe one word Pardew says The club could have said to Carroll no you have 5 years left and we’ll look at a new contract in the summer. Anyone who believes anything these lying cockney tw*ts say must be smoking dope. They have p*ssed on us since buying the club and until the true fans who turn up every week wake up they will continue p*ssing on us. I hope (but doubt) that there is a very small crowd when we play Arsenal. I am gutted completely gutted. As Shepherd said on the radio this morning the club could have said no if they had wanted to the biggest crime is they didn’t have anyone set up to replace him. TW*TS

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  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #21

    If the board had forced Carroll out. Pardew could have done a Keegan. Become a hero in Newcastle and gone to a tribunal and made a nice little earner.

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  • NUFC_Croatia

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Agreed with geoff777

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  • emate

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #23

    Greedy traitor!

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  • Edd Case

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #24

    WHO CARES WHO’S TO BLAME?!

    CARROLL IS GONE, WE’RE 35MILLION RICHER

    MOVE ON

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  • lesh

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #25

    I agree with G // Feb 1, 2011 at 12:04 PM when he says he doesn’t think either Carroll or MA / AP caused this move and it reeks of pocket lining agents. It wouldn’t be the first time an agents scripted the words for his client to utter would it (the texts??)?

    I must say, if Pardew’s take is right and Andy asked for a review of his contract, then the club had no choice in the matter – chaos’d break out if the club gave way on that one. Again, could the agent have written Andy’s script?

    Face facts guys, Ashley’s strategy is to get his money back and get the club’s finances into a self sufficient state – thus making it more attractive for a buyer to build on.

    So, maybe we shoul forget any thoughts about aiming for success until Ashleys’ gone?

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Boater – thank god for someone who actually talks sense.

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  • lesh

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #27

    Edd case… correct and let’s hope MA delivers the £35m to spend in the summer… assuming we’re in teh Prem!!!

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  • daneevz

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Sounds bout right there Ed!! Coz J.Barton would have thought how the hell r my having a pay cut and ur renewing his contract after 3 months!! Hell Broke Loose. Once Again Fcuk A.Carroll young and greedy!! his head trebled in size but he is unproven half season in prem he has.

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  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #29

    lets do this, if we want to know the truth, wait for season end and summer spending, if they use 35M for the right player, means they not lied tous, but if there no transfers fund, means that story they make is bullshit…

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  • boater

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Geordiedoonsouth. Exactly.

    I can’t be bothered to bleat on about ‘who’s fault is all this’. The cold hard facts this morning are this –

    Liverpool ( on the same points as us ) only agreed to let their top striker go when reinforcements were secured.

    Blackpool refused to let Adam go despite a huge offer – because there no time to reinvest that cash.

    Mackems – complaining about the timing of the Bent departure!?!? 2 top forwards brought in nevertheless.

    Nufc – from desperately needing strengthening, lose their superstar and sole goal scoring striker, no monies put in whatsoever. 35mil in the summer? watch that baby evaporate.

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  • toonoholic

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #31

    is the entire blog manstruating today ?

    Grow some balls, anybody in their right freaking mind will take a contract which has 2.5 times the original salary.

    Also if it is true that AC got 3.5 mn as bonus, he can now buy his own Chieck Titote

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  • brighter

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #32

    why newcastle moved to looking new striker after sell out of andy carroll?
    this is amateur management.

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  • daneevz

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Boater if he wants to leave thru GREED leave him go its about Newcastle Utd Not A.Carroll!! Get Ova It!

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  • toonoholic

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Blackpool refused to let Adam go despite a huge offer – because there no time to reinvest that cash.

    The only reason charlie adam is not wearing a yid jersey is because of time constraint. Blackpool accepted the bid but totenham could not get their management to do the paperwork on time.

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  • GeordieStag

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #35

    agree with geordiedoonsooth

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  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #36

    Malaysia-RASHID // Feb 1, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    lets do this, if we want to know the truth, wait for season end and summer spending, if they use 35M for the right player, means they not lied tous, but if there no transfers fund, means that story they make is bullshit…

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  • DJM TOON

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #37

    the texts sound dubious at best

    pardews response to the whole deal is whimsical.

    the whole thing stinks of money, greed on all parties involved, from NUFC and carroll and his agent.

    the bottom line in my mind is, carroll didnt have to go anywhere, he cant be forced out by the club its as simple as that. its disappointing more on carrolls part than the clubs because i expect MA to act like a fat greedy cnut, but not wor andy.

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  • davybtoon

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #38

    forget carroll my team for tomorrow
    harper
    simpson colo willo jose
    barton ireland nolan jonas
    best shola

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  • Whitecap

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #39

    Got to say, Pardew is only doing Ashley’s dirty work. Carroll had a 5 year contract and didn’t have to go anywhere. Fat Ashley told him to get out so that he could pocket the money.

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  • daneevz

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #40

    thats the wining side there davybtoon!!

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