Andy Carroll Still Hugely Popular With Newcastle Players

Andy Carroll will be a real handful for the Newcastle defense, if he makes the Liverpool game against Newcastle on Sunday.

Andy Carroll – in training at Liverpool

Andy has a knee injury and it seems touch and go if he will make the game on Sunday at Anfield.

And former team-mate Peter Lovenkrands has today waxed lyrical about the 22 year-old local 6’4″ striker, born and bred in Gateshead, for his time at the Newcastle club,

Andy of course rose through the ranks at the famous Newcastle Academy, to become an England U19 and U21 youth player, and then finally a full England International center-forward last November.

Danish International Peter Lovenkrands told the local Newcastle press corps today:

“Andy will be a real handful to go up against if he plays – we knew that when he was in our team.”

“He was a fantastic asset for us – he’s so strong and one of the best in Europe.” “He’s shown that again at Liverpool and with England.”

“He’s a great player, and I really wish him the best, but I just hope he doesn’t score against us!” “It’ll be good to see him again.”

“But it’s up to us to stop him.”

Andy Carroll wasn’t only a power for the Newcastle side on the field of play,  but he was an extremely well liked youngster in the dressing room, and of course, as a local lad, he knew all about Newcastle and their great history as a football club.

Of course that’s one reason it was a huge shock when he left for Liverpool in January, but it looks like the Newcastle players still admire the lad, both as a player and as a former popular team-mate.

One of Andy’s great strengths was always his mental toughness and he was not fazed at all on the field, by that was happening off it.

That’s a welcome change to some of England’s top players we saw seemingly scared stiff last summer in South Africa, at the FIFA World Cup finals, where the event seemed just too much for them to handle.

Andy’s mental toughness is  only one reason he could turn out to be a top player for England for many years to come.

We’re kind of hoping Andy will not make the game on Sunday.

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • NufcGlen

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Im hoping he will make it, I want him to get a Michael Owne reception x2 from our fans

  • FarAwayGeordie

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #2

    screw him … sell out

  • jarnytoon

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #3

    Loved the man when he was with us…..have nothing but hatred for him now! its p*sses me off just seeing him in that cr*p shirt! N it’s hacking me off so much more because enrique and barton are stalling!

    either sign up or get lost! up the toon!

  • geoff777

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Criminal that he was sold … yes I know we have to move on … I hate Ashley & Llambias more than Carroll.

  • damonmwade

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #5

    hope Barton punches the horrible charv in the gut

  • RedMissionBells

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #6

    I was look at the PL statistics and I am quite amazed. Tiote has had the most yellow cards in the league with 12. Nolan follows closely behind with 10 yellow cards. We need Tiote to reduce the number of yellows he has been getting himself.

    Also, I am very proud to say we have the 3rd most attendance in the league!

  • solano

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Serves no purpose giving him a hostile reception…..invariably ex-players score against us and don’t need “firing up” further, + I think it is more an indictment on the way our club is run that he left in the circumstances he did……after talking to him at the weekend he confirmed that he was more or less shown the door…….it’s just hard to take that he signed for a more ambitious club…..

  • JD9

    Apr 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #8

    I bet all this talk about carroll and how dangerous he is well prove nothing on match day. And someone like pepe reina ends up scoring a hattrick

  • cartoonie

    Apr 27, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #9

    Still cant understand why everyone hates the kid so much, any person on this planet would of done exactly what he did. Anyone that didnt would have no business brain in the slightest!! 40k a week or 80k a week at a much bigger football club??? The worst bit is the fact that Saylor gets 50k!! Wheres the logic there??

  • solano

    Apr 27, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Not bigger Cartoonie…..more ambitious……think bigger, achieved more, fans willing to do something about incompetent stewardship of their club………we COULD be Giants……….but unlikely given people’s willingness to watch anything vaguely resembling football………

  • cartoonie

    Apr 27, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Agreed Solano, better way to put it. Thats what so frustrating, its all could be with NUFC

  • oldbobaycliffe

    Apr 27, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #12

    i was sorry to see him go and everytime i see him score a goal for liverpool or england it will hurt but do i blame him no.ashley could have said no after all he had just signed a new five year contract.what does worry me is the devotion given to ameobi.loverkrands and even xisco none of them are any good but still fans of this club want them to be given more chances.lets get rid of them along with the likes of smith and both taylors.along with campbell.kugi and ireland clear them off the payroll and give other players a chance.i didn,t mention best or ranger one more season to prove themselves if not they should be shipped out

  • southerngeordie

    Apr 27, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #13

    With Carroll its a case of pure bitterness. The first world class player we produce in a lifetime and he f00ks off to Liverscum. I’ve experienced a lot as a NUFC fan but selling him was the absolute worst – seeing him in a red shirt makes me sick to my stomach.

    Cartoonie, you’re completely right, most people would of taken the money. However as a fan i’m completely in my right to be as fickle as i like. If he returned tomorrow i’d be over the moon and behind him 200% but as he left us to play for liverpool i can’t stand the sight of him. That is my right as a fan and i have every right to give him hell!!

  • Bucks mag

    Apr 27, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #14

    AC has actually been crucial for us this season. Without his goals this season we would 6 points worse off – putting us 16th – and have a goal difference of -10.
    However, chants of “only one greedy b*****d” are entirely justified

  • cartoonie

    Apr 27, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #15

    Southern Geordie & bucks mag i agree with you both aswell, i dnt want to sound two faced about it but we all have the right to give him hell as you do with every footballer not in an nufc shirt (sometimes some in an nufc shirt haha). Greed is exactly what its about but doubling your wages is a no brainer, especially for a club like Livertools

  • adi-bizzle

    Apr 27, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #16

    I’ll never hate carroll. When he played for newcastle, he played his heart out. Not one person on here can say they wouldn’t have done the same. If someone offered you double what you were on now, you’d be stupid to turn it down

  • southerngeordie

    Apr 27, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #17

    You’re right abi he did play his heart out and he was loved for it but he spat in the faces of everyone of us when he signed for Liverpool.

    The modern game is a sad situation. Holding on to anyone with any genuine talent is near enough impossible. Look at the likes of Villa and Everton losing Rooney and Milner. At best you can hope to have a top player for a season and a half before they are swallowed up.

    He left us to line his pockets and i will hate him for it.

  • MonsterMagnet

    Apr 27, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #18

    Carroll is a Geordie. Let’s not boo him, he’s the best player to come out of this region since Michael Carrick. Maybe one day he’ll come home.

  • Brutooon

    Apr 27, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #19

    I do hope its Lazy Ameobi that signed for Livrpooll for 35 million

  • Tonytoon73

    Apr 27, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #20

    More like 35 pence for Ameobi.

  • BillBurch

    Apr 27, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #21

    He signed a five year contract saying how wonderful the Toon was etc and how proud he was to be a Geordie playing for his home town club then TWO MONTHS later he wants a new contract!! Greedy A**hole! Two-faced turncoat, traitor! Give him hell!!

  • listie

    Apr 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #22

    If he makes it for the match then set Toite on him and Coloccini as back up

  • Brutooon

    Apr 27, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #23

    I know its done but we cannot blame Andy Carroll, mike ashley accept the bid and liverpool offer high wages + European

    We still not going to europe or win anything for at least the next 3 seasons

  • Sav

    Apr 28, 2011 at 2:23 AM

    Comment #24

    It sticks in the craw that we were about level with the scousers when the deal was done.

    We’ve upset the rest of our better players since the transfer and I can’t make up my mind whether I can’t stand Ashley or Dalglish more.

    I think its probably Dalglish as this is the second time he’s had a go at dismantling a Newcastle squad.


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