Pardew Admits To Being Very Worried About Carroll Sale

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has come out today and talked some basic truths about the Andy Carroll transfer to Liverpool,  in January for a massive £35M.

Alan Pardew – I was very very worried when Andy was sold

Alan admits that since the deal was done on the very last day of the transfer window, there was just not time to bring in a replacement.

And of course the Newcastle fans were very upset to say the least, about Andy leaving the club, and this web-site even went over 200K hits that day, for the first and only time ever – 207,617 to be exact and it was hard to service the traffic.

But  that left Newcastle vulnerable, and Pardew knew it, with Andy Carroll at the time being the top scorer and a charismatic and well-liked player at the Newcastle club.

One consequence was that Joey Barton was about to sign his new contract, but he then refused as he was upset over the deal, and still is, it would appear.

The transfer shocked Newcastle fans, but it became easier to take, at least from our viewpoint, when Alan Pardew came out the following day and explained what really happened, after Andy had said he has been pushed out of the club.

Pardew said that Carroll wanted Newcastle to immediately match the £80K/week wages he was being offered by Liverpool, and once Newcastle said they wouldn’t do that, he said he wanted to talk to Liverpool.

And Andy was the out of the door and gone forever.

Some Newcastle fans still think he was pushed, but it’s hard to think that Pardew would be so open the next day, with so many details, and yet not be telling the truth – that would be hard to believe.

Alan Pardew has come out today and confessed as to just how worried he was after the Carroll deal went through:

“ “I was very, very worried.” “It was a massively important decision to make – a very, very tough decision.”

“It’ll only be right if we stay in the division and we get the money to invest in the club – which Mike has assured me we will.”

“Then it is a good decision. But that’s not done yet.”

The payers have served the club very well since Carroll left, and indeed this season has been a success, given that Newcastle don’t lose our next 7 games. 😀

But the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and that Carroll money must be invested right back into the squad by owner Mike Ashley.

And if Newcastle fans don’t see five or six top players come in during the summer, using some of that Carroll cash, they will not be very happy.

And Alan Pardew seems to be very aware of that fact.

We have to think that’s exactly what will happen this summer, and it therefore could be a very exciting time for Newcastle fans – we hope so in  any case.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • supermacnumber9

    Apr 10, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #1

    hello all, just back after a bad dose of the flu
    confident about our survival (and mine!) and hope for at least a draw!

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 10, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #2

    To Right He Should Be Worried – But We have to Move On – Lets Hope We Win today and Get The Points we need to be safe so we can have a Good Run In to the End of the Season !!!

  • ToonBry

    Apr 10, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #3

    OMG are you serious?? Carroll again!!!!!!!!! Ed man STOP!!!!!

  • ogm

    Apr 10, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #4

    I still can’t believe people are bleating on about this. It was a great bit of business to get £35 m for Carroll.

  • ytz

    Apr 10, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #5

    @ ToonBry

    Ed is just republishing NUFC news. If you wanna stop hearing about Judas, tell Alan Pardew.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 10, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #6

    I hope we sign atleast 5 top players the likes of gervinhio lens taiwo if ENRIQUE leaves wickham and another stricker

  • geoff777

    Apr 10, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #7


    That is something we won’t know for a few seasons.
    If Carroll fails to be a match-winning, 20-30 goals a season striker then it will be good business.

    If he helps win Liverpool league title after league title and cup after cup, then it will look like we sold all that silver-ware to Liverpool and we could have had it.

    It was a big decision taken only a few months ago.
    It’s going to get mentioned … betrayal because of greed is hard to deal with.

  • ArtyH

    Apr 10, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Same old greedy Carroll shite, we got £35m forget him.

  • lee-nufc

    Apr 10, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Plz giv it a rest. Wots done is done. Let’s just c wer th cash ends up.

  • boater

    Apr 10, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #10

    The Carroll sale is looking better with every single performance for Liverpool. He looks like an lumbering championship player at the moment – with the odd goal. Worse, he is making the Liverpool team playing long-ball torpedo football.

    To pay £35mil for a dud is one thing – for one that encourages his team to stop passing the ball must be depressing.

    When you watch the highlights of Carroll against Villa earlier this season – he was outstanding. His pace, agility and finishing – had some great games for us but never looked as well-rounded a player as that again.

  • Jan Stavik

    Apr 10, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #11

    £35m for Carroll, the administration really didn’t have an choice. The simply couldn’t refuse it.

    Hopefully the money is reinvested in decent players!

  • andre29

    Apr 10, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #12


  • toon95

    Apr 10, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Just think of spuds they sold berbatov for 30 mill look at them now.

  • Jose Enrique

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Stop moaning at ED he just writes about what other people are saying. Moan at Pardew instead.


    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #15

    Sorry Ed but your just covering old ground here!

    Carroll is already forgotten as far as i,me concerned!

    I will say this though, Pardew has his hands tied by Ashley! He has been given a limited budget and can,t sign any 10Mil + players. The sale of Enrique is only a question of time, hopefully for a profit!
    The game is now ruled by money and has been for a long time, the transfer fee for Carroll will go into Ashleys back pocket and a small portion of it may be used to bring in unknown utility players, most of our players will probably be free transfers in the next six months!


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