Andy Carroll Thought Liverpool Was Better For Him

Alan Pardew has again been talking about Andy Carroll today.

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll

But the Newcastle manager doesn’t think Andy will be fit enough for the game at Anfield today, which kicks off at noon time.

Pardew also said there wasn’t much Newcastle could do once Andy told them he wanted to move to Liverpool on January 31st.

This is what Alan Pardew said about Andy today:

“Financially, it puts us in a situation where we can look forward and re-invest that money wisely,” “For Andy, Liverpool’s a club he felt was better for him at the time. I wish him well.”

“My thoughts are, he isn’t going play so today there won’t be a reunion,” “All the noises coming out of Liverpool are the sort of noises I would give out as a manager if he wasn’t fit. I don’t think he’s fit.”

Andy had a chance to join Jackie Milburn and Alan Shearer as two local lads who become legends wearing the number 9 shirt for Newcastle. and between them scored 406 goals for the club.

It was their choice to play for the team they had supported all their lives, their home town club,  and money never entered into it.

Of course Andy could end up as a Liverpool legend, but he’ll never ever become a Newcastle legend – never.

That’s some of the choices you have to make in life of course, and Andy probably doesn’t yet realize just what a massive decision he made in January to leave Newcastle.

Most fans thought he would never ever do that, and it’s still a shock even now to most Newcastle fans.

But that’s life we suppose.

Let’s hope the lads can get something out of the game today, it will not be easy.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • nimo

    May 1, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Never say never Ed

  • normag

    May 1, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    You where young once too Ed, but probably not that stupid! … did i mention greedy?

  • Jarra

    May 1, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #3

    I do not see AC staying at Liverpool more than at the end of next season. I also think he will end up being a journey man leaving one club after another a similar route to Peter Crouch.
    It will only be him that can reflect back and wonder did he sell himslef short for money.
    Finacially he will never be short, but he had the opportunity to be someone very special to a region that he was born into.
    In time when he is alone I wonder will he ever regret leaving Newcastle United, my perception is a very big yes.
    That unless there is another twist and that he comes back at a very reduced price on his journey and scores goals.
    History will answer all those questions.

  • Charlietoon

    May 1, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s not a shock to read another article based around it though is it??

  • Rotonda heights

    May 1, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #5

    You’re getting carroll obsessed ed. enough already.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 1, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #6

    he got offered 4 times what he was on. 99.9% of us in the same position in any walk of life would probably do the same. Money talks. please let’s move on.

  • connor_nufc

    May 1, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #7

    F**king judas

  • GeordieDan

    May 1, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8


    We’re playing Liverpool today, granted we’re all fed up of talking about Judas but you can’t exactly just ignore the fact he plays for the scousers now can you?

    Would you prefer to discuss the royal wedding lyk?

    Hopefully at the end of today we’ll have got some kind of result, Judas won’t have played an we can all stop talking about him until next season.

    It isn’t going to go away mate. Accept it.

    HWTL- 2-1 to us today!

  • Sav

    May 1, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Come on Pardew, and come on,. Ed. Lets get over it.
    He wears red now. He’s gone.

  • T_6_Ford

    May 1, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #10

    I was hoping he would play today so maybe, the whole Carrol saga would be over, and put to bed, and we could stop reading about him. haha


    May 1, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Time will tell if it was a good carreer move!

    Financially! yeh from his view point, a good move! Still a lot of people in Newcastle hurting who will never forgive him !

  • Rotonda heights

    May 1, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Geordie Dan,

    I know but it’s just been done to death on here.
    Actually I think I would prefer to talk about Kate ‘s sister Pippa !!!!!

  • toonfan09

    May 1, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #13

    i want carroll to play so tiote can take him out

  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 1, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #14

    please stop andy carroll artical ed

  • GeordieGerman

    May 1, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #15

    Rotonda heights, now you’re talking. Wouldn’t she look great in black and white stripes?

  • adamagpie

    May 1, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #16

    it hurts he left ed, but i think you should continue publishing articles about AC. he did us wrong and i don’t think we should forget it. all this talk about us being nothing without him, it’s good to see us keeping afloat with the players we already have. the whole of england would like to see us down in the dumps today at merseyside, but the truth is that we’re still a team, and a good one at that. andy carroll’s job can be done with any competent striker, which honestly is the only thing we’re missing right now. so he’s not some amazing player really, he just fed off what the rest of the team were giving to him. joey barton fed him goals, kevin nolan made him the chances and jonas did most the running. if we were to have any decent striker (like leon best for a while), we would see that we could score whenever we liked. don’t forget that boys.

  • nimo

    May 1, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #17

    I don’t think it’s as such an article about Andy Carroll it’s more the fact were playing them today Alan has done interviews in which he was obviously going to be asked bout AC and eds just put his opinions on that interview-


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