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Carroll Unlikely To Be Fit To Face Newcastle

11:28 am, Thursday, April 28th, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

While Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says Andy Carroll still has some time to prove his fitness to face his home town club, Newcastle, on Sunday, his previous injury record suggests he will not make it.

Andy Carroll – unlikely to make it on Sunday

Andy was never a quick healer, and indeed he’s been out injured for most of his time at the Liverpool club, since he signed on the last day of the January transfer window for £35M.

We think at best, big Andy will start on the bench in the game on Sunday afternoon at Anfield.

While Carroll will be keen to play against his former team-mates, the last thing we would want is for the striker to score against us – because that would be make things even worse than they already are, after Andy left his home town club for richer pastures on Merseyside.

And Dalglish will likely want to start the same side that demolished a terrible looking Birmingham side 5-0 last weekend.

This is what Kenny said today:

“It’s only Thursday and there’s a few days to go yet.” “I don’t think nature knows it is Newcastle so if he’s not fit, he’s not fit.”

“For Andy it is a poignant game but if he’s not fit we can’t do anything about that.”

We hope Carroll doesn’t play at all against Newcastle on Sunday afternoon, but whether the Gateshead born striker plays or not, it will be a difficult game for our boys on Sunday.

We don’t expect too much from the game.

Comments welcome.



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Stuart // Apr 28, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    You know, it probably wouldnt have been so bad if he left and we never had to really hear about him again.

    However, this is the 10 000 000th thread about the horse faced lass beating simpleton.

  • 2 NUFC_Richyg01 // Apr 28, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    WHY are you still giving Carroll space on this blog.

    We dont look at every other team and see who is fit or not.

    I have no interest in AC, im sick of hearing about him, he proved he has no interest in us when he shat on us in January.

    We dont analyse Parker, Bellamy, Dyer, Bowyer, Woodgate, Martins, Owen etc in the same way, so why treat this thug any different?

  • 3 Stuart // Apr 28, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Well said Richy!

  • 4 magnumopus // Apr 28, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Maybe because he is so young and so good that you know that Newcastle will miss him for many years as he plays real well for other teams! He is a home town boy and nobody disses a homey! Not unless you want it to come around some day and bite your ass.

  • 5 roshan MAGPIE // Apr 28, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    we are nt AFFRAID of andy bring him on

  • 6 TimToon9 // Apr 28, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    @ richy
    Agreed!

  • 7 GeordieGerman // Apr 28, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    magnumopus, 5 years and he’ll be back with his tail between his legs looking for Champions league glory. :-)

  • 8 MacToon // Apr 28, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Doesn’t Dalglish come across as a smug t**t thinking he’s the dogs b******* @ Liverpool!

    I couldn’t careless about Carroll or Liverpool and hope we beat them or atleast draw. I still believe Carrolls move was manufactured from above and he was pushed into a corner and then bundled into Ashley’s helicopter, it all happened so quickly. For that reason I would not boo the lad but still kinda hope he remains injured and cannot play.

    News about Nolan and Barton signing new contracts, now that’s more interesting ;)

  • 9 toonincheek // Apr 28, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    MacToon – fully agree with your view of the AC happenings.

    AC is likely to say he is fit, try to play, and knacker himself.
    Bring him on.

  • 10 18 epl 5 cl nuff said // Apr 28, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    MacToon @ When you’re footballing genius as player and then manager you can be smug all you want hehe I’m so happy Liverpool are mighty again hehe Dalglish has changed everything here, before we we’re going down like rocks,now we’re shooting up destroying teams playing beautiful football that we haven’t see at Anfield in many years hehe I’m so happy I could talk all day about it :D Can’t wait till we buy more brilliant players like Carroll in summer then win the league and get back in the CL were we belong oh baby! baby! we’re back!!
    Oh if we beat Newcastle with half a team we’re using right now, how much would that suck?

  • 11 Brutooon // Apr 28, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    BUT we got SHOLA AMEOBI the “Future No 9″ for “years to come” and the “Best COMPLETE Striker” we had in last 50 years.

  • 12 MacToon // Apr 28, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    18 epl 5 cl nuff said , yeah but he messed up at the Toon m8……….

  • 13 gazza going fishing // Apr 28, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    sad scouser pissoff




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