Liverpool And Andy Carroll Up Next For Newcastle

We may have been a  little harsh on Newcastle in the final match report yesterday, and that was only because we were so disappointed at not getting the win.

Liverpool’s Andy Carroll Kenny Dalglish looks happy enough

But if truth be told Newcastle were lucky to get a draw, but the positive way to look at the game was that the Newcastle defense once again played their hearts out.

And at the end of the day the point turned out to be a good one, given the other results in the Premier League games yesterday.

Newcastle even got the first goal after just 17 minutes, when Peter Lovenkrands took his chance very nicely, but after that,  Blackpool were the better side.

That takes Peter on to 6 goals for the season, now level with Leon Best, and in 69 appearances for the Magpies he has 25 goals, which is not too bad at all for a free agent.

Newcastle now travel to Anfield next Sunday, and former Newcastle striker and local lad, Andy  Carroll, missed the game against Birmingham yesterday (a 5-0 win) with a jarred knee.

But the 22 year-old should be back to face his home club,  and it will be interesting just how the Newcastle fans will greet him at Anfield.

It’s interesting that Alan Pardew has come out today and said that Andy had to be sold, once he said he wanted to leave Newcastle, and the transfer will again be discussed in the run-up to this game.

Alan Pardew seems happy enough with things at the moment at Newcastle:

“We’re safe now. It’s done now when you look at the other results,” “For us our motivation must be a top-10 finish.

“We’ve got four contrasting games now – two tough away and two at home where you’d like to think we’ve got a chance.

“For us now the pleasing thing is we go to Liverpool with the same energy.

“We’ve no midweek game so it should be a good one – I’m looking forward to that one.”

With Newcastle being so inconsistent and playing well against the good sides and poorly against the bad sides, it should be a decent game next Sunday.

But Newcastle just don’t have the fire power at the moment, with Carroll gone and Leon Best out injured for the season, so we are even hoping Alan Pardew will bring in two out-and-out strikers in the summer – because we need them.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Apr 24, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #1

    i be happy if we lose ONLY 0-3

    with liverpool attacking 3 times better than Blackpool

  • colwell

    Apr 24, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Carroll will win everything against us in the air, Simpson will give suarez 25 yards of space to do what he wants lol but we always play better in big games. Hopefully Ben arfa will play 10mins or so.

  • beefman13

    Apr 24, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #3

    We all know its going to be a tough game against the scousers but when we are not expected to do much we are capable of pulling something out of the bag and we will have had plenty of rest and we will definatly be up for it, that rigt back position for me is a big worry though young simpson gives players far to much room he needs to get tighter, jose needs to get his consistancy back been a bit hit and miss lately also, barton will be up for it after a poor showing yesterday and he is an evertonian also, nolan needs to get in the box looking for scraps as he was nowhere to be seen to be fair yesterday, shola as usual was shola he drives me mad and always has but manager after manager play him so he must have something, inconsistancy is what ithink he has ha ha, i will go for a draw or a late win nothing would give me more pleasure this season than to do the double over them for all the things that have happened between the two of us this season, its a tall order but we stuffed them up here and we may turn out to be their bogey team who knows.

  • XhelveteX

    Apr 24, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #4

    i think the one thing we are going to have an advantage with is we know what carroll is going to do on corners. He is still using the same tactic he used with colo but this time with skertel.

  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 24, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Maybe the reception Carroll gets from us may make Jose think again. At least about a move to Liverpool.

  • Toonmania

    Apr 24, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #6

    I recon it would be worth one of tiote’s flying tackles against carroll, i can just read the headlines
    “Flying Tiote Breaks Carrolls Heart”
    the thing with carroll and the fact i’m happy he has gone as XhelveteX pointed out carroll lacks tactics he does the same thing week in week out and good defenders will remember this and within a season or two he will get found out.

  • Toonmania

    Apr 24, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Apparently Barton is going to commit on a 3 yr deal so hopefully enrique will follow suit very soon

  • Phil K

    Apr 24, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #8

    I hope Steve Taylor breaks Traitor Carrolls effing legs.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 24, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Phil K – LOL! Now that would be some revenge especially after the broken jaw incident.

  • arfa chance

    Apr 24, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Hope We take at least a point off them.

  • Jezza

    Apr 24, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #11

    I remember when we sold Supermac to Arsenal in 76, in his first game against us he scored a hat trick. I can see Andy Carroll doing something similar. All those people who have been banging on about the Carroll deal being “good business” might be forced to change their tune next week.

  • roy kaviani

    Apr 24, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #12

    i have a feeling.

    we will shock them and get a win, i think they play better without Judas as they hoof the ball to him all day while when he’s not there they play a nice passing game.

    we need to start with Ireland too in a 5 midfielders team with Nolan just off Sholla.

    yes they scored 5 yesterday but 3 of them were lucky with bad defending, if we can stop manyure than we can stop them.

  • IndonesiaToon

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Please ged rid off strolla. He’s a waste of space. I’ve been supporting this club since King Kev era. And so sad that we’re stuck with this below average striker.
    Play Lovenkrands and Kuqi. Or even Ireland.

    Hopefully we spend on great buys during summer break. Players like Chicharito or Suarez.

  • Sav

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #14

    At least its only his knee that was jarred.

    It must have gone out on its own.

  • FarAwayGeordie

    Apr 24, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #15

    big dog – carroll

    old dog – dalglish

    dont miss either

  • gazza going fishing

    Apr 24, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #16

    haha carrol looks a bit podgey on there, even judas had more class than avatar.

  • Brutooon

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #17

    With Ameobi as our FIRST CHOICE STRIKER, we will never anything. seriously this guy is so shit with everything but we keep defending him cos he is a GEORDIES.

  • solano

    Apr 25, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #18

    Interesting talking to Andy in and around Blackpool the other night…..after getting loads of shite off Ashley lovers in another bar we had an interesting conversation re: his forced departure and his wish to play for an AMBITIOUS Newcastle in the future……(heard that 2 or 3 times before in the 80’s from other so-called Judas’s).


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