There’s Just No Way Andy Carroll Will Return To Newcastle


We don’t think the rumors about Andy Carroll returning to Newcastle on a loan deal, have any truth to them whatsoever.

Coloccini challenging Andy Carroll last Friday night at Anfield

To us it seems more like some mischief by the gossip press,  on a player who has come in for some some over-the-top criticism since he joined Liverpool from Newcastle just over a year ago.

And the 22-year-old had a decent game for Liverpool last night in their 3-0 loss at Manchester City,  but one of the problems is that Liverpool just don’t play to Andy’s strengths.

Andy needs to be played in with some high balls into the penalty box, when he can use his prowess in the  air and his physical game to play havoc with opposing defenses,  as he did when he was at his home town club, Newcastle.

But Andy had just 5 goals for Liverpool in 29 appearances last year, and that compares with Andy scoring 11 goals for Newcastle in the 20 appearances he made in the Premier League for Newcastle last season.

Newcastle  boss Alan Pardew did not want to lose the big man to Liverpool, just over a month after he arrived on Tyneside, and Alan is still a huge admirer of the 6’3″  Gateshead-born striker, who turns 23 on Friday:

“You never want to lose great players and we never wanted to lose Andy,”  “I’d take him back if I had the chance.”  “If the fee offered by Liverpool had not been so high, he’d still be here.”

There’s no way Liverpool would let Carroll leave now, because it would be tantamount to admitting they made a huge mistake with Andy in paying out a massive £35M to Newcastle, and Kenny Dalglish is not going to do that, well not yet anyway.

And with Luis Suarez banned for 8 games and without Liverpool appealing against the ban, they will need Andy more than ever over the next six weeks or so.

And were we the only ones to think that  the Liverpool statement about why they would not appeal Suarez’ ban,  was just a little strange.

They basically said that Suarez was innocent, and that the FA had no real evidence against their player, and they would continue to fight against racial bias in society, and that’s why they would not  appeal.

Strange indeed, but we think they would have had no chance to have won the appeal, and the Merseyside club finally decided to lump it – even if they didn’t like it.

And that’s probably a wise decision.

Comments welcome.



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20 comments so far

  • Eastander

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Good – thats about all that article requires

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Very true he disgraced are magic number 9 sold his own people (own kind) out for a fat wallet plonker like

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  • Starnufc

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #3

    dont like all the negativity on the last page and brightontoon or whatever any1 who think guti is shite and should be benched doesnt know anything about soccer sorry mate… just hope the defense hold together today good luck boys off to work

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  • G

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #4

    I wouldn’t really like to take him back, but as Ed says, Liverpool don’t play his style of football for his strengths. The ironic thing is, that he replaced Nando Torres, who can’t perform for Chelsea as they don’t play to his stengths. If Chelsea and Liverfool did a swap, they would both bang goals in for fun and save a lot of face for their managers. Thank god nobody at their clubs has spotted this.

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  • toonashwin

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #5

    howay lads
    not a big fan of pardew
    to me he is sweet coating on casley and lamearse dagger
    to be specific
    we were no match to liver pool on that night except that 5min passing game in second half
    i jst wanna ask what the use to bring cabaye and hba vuckic when you play tennis or golf(casley’s fav game)

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #6

    toonashwin – didnt paredew say he wanted the team to play the passing game, a dont understand how since Taylors injury weve started going hoof ball a hate watching us play now and every game a watch or go too when Ben Arfa doesnt play it gets me more stressed because ano he should be playing there isnt anyone else who can do what he does and no one else will score so a dont see why the Pardew wont play him.. guarentee he’ll be away end of season if he doesnt start getting his game

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Sorry to cast a neg on this but isnt this a bit of a pointless post? Surely nobody thought this was anything but a journo joke, did they? Really?

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  • toonashwin

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #8

    buy rodellga 2-3 m ,
    premier league proven
    helps defence too,
    could score and create chances
    better crosses
    50 times bttr than oberton!!!
    buy him even if we need to sell over tons of waste

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  • toonruz

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #9

    it looks like there a new name on our shirts tonight
    its better spd
    http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2373/61084901black.jpg

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  • Crow59Cdo

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #10

    @ toonashwin
    rodellga 2-3 million no chance im affraid, look at how the nzogbia transfer was dealt with between wigan and ourselves and you expect to land arguably there best player for 2-3 million???

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #11

    tooruz – virgin media used to be ntl didn’t it? nice photoshop, can see it happening

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Rodellega’s contracts up at the end of the season.

    Think I read that somewhere.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #13

    ..by ‘nice photoshop’ i meant rubbish photoshop btw.

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  • toonashwin

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #14

    @ GT89
    what i m trying to say he is not preaching what he says
    like u mention above about passing game
    secondly transfer window last winter–>summer–>this winter , press relaease like last one and so on

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  • Obafan

    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #16

    We don’t need Carroll; he is such an overrated player; strong in the air (where he makes lots of faults to win the challenge), but for the rest he is useless!

    I would rather have Rodallega. On another hand what would you all think if this was our team (new players are in capital).

    ——————–Krul——————
    Santon – SAMBA – Collo – CISSOKHO
    —————Tiote———————-
    HBA——–Cabaye———–Gutierrez
    ——-MARTINS——Demba Ba——

    I think Martins, who is not playing a lot ATM, would be ideal to play upfront with Ba. HBA will be a lot more effective on the wing than in the middle.
    I f we cannot get Samba; then other options are Vertonghen or Douglas (whom I prefer).

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Carroll would be a much better player now if he’d stayed with us. Liverpool seem totally reluctant to pass the ball to his feet. Yes, he’s good in the air, of course, but I remember him crashing in a few great goals from the deck. He’s got a powerful shot and he can pick out the corners, low and hard – goalkeeper’s nightmare. Downing’s crosses are too often below par and, for some strange reason, Gerrard was again on the bench vs City, despite the fact that he was the only player who gave Carroll a chance of scoring against us. We’ll never know what happened behind the scenes last January but if Carroll pushed for a move then I expect he may be regretting it. But will he come back? I doubt it.

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  • BillBurch

    Jan 4, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Why should Liverpool change their way of playing to suit Andy Carroll? Why doesn’t Carroll adapt? Didn’t Dalglish know Carroll’s strengths and his style of play before he bought him? Surely the scout/Manager look for players who they think will fit into the current team? Is Dalglish being found out again?!

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  • pinkorbrown

    Jan 4, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Wot is the point in posting such a stupid story? They arent gonna pay 35m for a player one season then loan him back to the same club the next.
    By the way, 35m for a player who would rather take a penalty with his head was a cracking deal!!!

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  • max

    Jan 4, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #20

    its all rumors

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