Andy Carroll Returning To Newcastle Is Pure Paper Talk


Liverpool were forced last night to insist that Andy Carroll  is going nowhere and certainly not back to his old club,  Newcastle United.

Andy Carroll – after scoring one of his six goals for Liverpool

Andy has had a difficult time of things in his first full year on Merseyside, and he’s shown little of the form he showed at Newcastle during 2010,  when he scored 25 goals for Newcastle and 11 of them were in the Premier League.

But there are continual stories in the press that Liverpool may try to offload Andy back to his home town club, and we also hear that Andy wouldn’t mind returning, or so the gossip press would have us believe.

But we doubt there’s any real truth in any of this, and Liverpool were forced to deny the rumors last night, when a Liverpool spokesman has this to say about the stories:

“It is complete nonsense. There is nothing in it,”

Newcastle have also maintained there has been no contact over Andy, and the news that Liverpool could sell him for £20M, is simply made-up stuff, and Mike Ashley wouldn’t pay £20M for any player.

Andy turned 23 last Friday and in 31 appearances for Liverpool since he  signed last January 31st he has only 6 goals.

The last one was scored at the end of the 5-1 defeat of   Oldham Athletic  last Friday night, and just two minutes after Andy came on as a substitute.

That’s when he hit home a nice left-foot shot,  and to be honest when we’ve seen him he’s generally looked quite good,  but has had no luck at all in front of goal, and of course Liverpool hardly play to the lad’s strengths.

£35M in cash is a lot of money to pay for a player when you don’t use the lad’s abilities, but Liverpool tend to play a game that supports the style of Louis Suarez, who was also signed last January and has been a success at Liverpool.

But Louis has only 12 goals in 33 appearances for Liverpool, which is still twice the number of goals that Andy has, but you always have the feeling that Suarez should score more goals, but to his credit he also has 11 assists for the Reds.

Louis Suarez is out on  an eight game ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra, and Carroll is set to lead the line in Liverpool’s Carling Cup semi-final first leg at Manchester City tomorrow night.

Andy has scored four goals in his 22 appearances this season and we hope the lad will start making a breakthrough on the goals front, maybe starting tomorrow night against Manchester City.

It’s good that Andy has good mental strength, which should see him through this tough spell in his career, but we wouldn’t blame him one little bit if he’s thinking right now he should have stayed at Newcastle.

We think he would still be knocking those goals in for his home town club, and of course Andy is a dyed-in-the-wool Newcastle fan for the rest of his life, whatever happens in his football career.

When you are born and bred on Tyneside, that’s what happens to a lot of us. 😀

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63 comments so far

  • Brettoon

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t think Ba will go this Jan but he’ll be gone by the Summer. It’s sad but it’ll probably happen.

    Rednapp is a serious w4nker… Can’t stand that guy. After the Chelsea Modric situation I think he has put himself out as a total c0ck. Disgracefully unethical.

    When are we playing Spurs again? Think the Toon crowd should just shout ‘REDNAPP’s A C0CK’ throughout the WHOLE game. No other chants..

    Good luck to Steven Taylor for Olympics – local legend (even though he was born nr London)..

    Wouldn’t want Andy back anyway – he’s a twat!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #2

    Untrue yes… but were back in talks with Erdinc from PSG 5.8million..

    http://nufcfans.co.uk/slider/newcastle-in-talks-with-psg-over-turkish-striker/

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Deal could be finalised by end of this week as he’s keen to come

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  • -Tendo-

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Brettoon – It’s fine for Harry to do it to other clubs but no one is allowed to do it to spurs and his precious luka and bale…i can’t wait for the day he leaves that club, and in the states he left pompey and southampton! Once he goes so will all the good players, VDV, Bale, Modric

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #5

    GT89
    We back in talks with Insomnia and Gervinho as well? Maybe Gameiro would fancy it. I hear Neil Taylor has a release clause…..and a last ditch attempt to get Ruiz wouldnt be a bad idea haha

    Fun times of a transfer window eh

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #6
  • Ollieh51

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #7

    @ GT89 – He can go *expletive deleted* himself really.

    He’s rejected us once befroe saying he would fight for his place at PSG after after we were made to increase our bid.

    Not interested. We should not scrabble around for players that are going to sulk when they are not the top dog.

    Would be surprised if we went in for him even if he was cheap.

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  • Ollieh51

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #8

    @ WWJBD – May be some truth to Pardew’s comments on how expensive the free transfers were for us I guess but we’ll see come summer eh?

    Paying no attention to the players coming in, think we need to build by bringin new bodies in and securing outstanding contracts.

    Andy Carroll would be useless to our new brand of football. (When we actually use it of course!)

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #9

    @WWJBD
    Nufc_fans on twitter has the story. They said it last night, that they had done allot of digging and actually found something. I guess this is it. Also, there was some saying on Ryders webchat that we were in France negotiating for a striker.
    Imo, there could be something in this.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    Erding always has been on #nufc shortlist – problem last time was that he didn’t want to come to Newcastle

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    Ollieh51
    Oh aye they arent free BUT 13 million purely for personal terms and insurance? Hmmm I cant see it being that expensive.

    Dannyo
    Something in the Erding link? It wouldnt shock me but not much does these days haha

    Personally I wouldnt mind Erding coming in

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #12

    Dannyo – nufcfans also said the other day they may have some news of a striker and they trying to get more info.. ther one of the most reliable sources on twitter for newcastle news as they wont be feeding fellow toons with sh*t.. could be some truth init.. ad be happy if he came, so he wanted to stay and fight for his place in the team whats wrong with that? shows commitment, now he’s realised his time is up and instead of leaving in until the end of the season he wants out in jan nothing wrong atall with that him and Ba with Benny will be mentally cool =]

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  • Ollieh51

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #14

    @ WWJBD – Nah, it won’t be that expensive.

    I just don’t see how Erding would fit in?

    Where would he play?

    Who would be dropped?

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  • sahil

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #15

    anyone seen Joey’s twitter lately? thinks he’s such a tank.

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #16

    Ollieh51
    All about the depth lad haha we are currently solely on Ba’s shoulders for goals and we cant be like that for too long imo. Erding offers another option, speedy forward who can latch onto through balls (neither Shola or Best can do that and Lovenkrands is leaving come summer)

    When/if Ba gets injured we are left with hold up strikers and HBA

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #17

    Jack – your slow today mate haha a posted it earlier on haha

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  • JackButler

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #18

    GT89 – I’m slow most day mate 🙂

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  • Ollieh51

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #19

    @ WWJBD.

    Very true but I see that role being filled by a younger player rather than one that is frustrated by the lack of opportunities?

    Seems a bit too much if you ask me, especially if say Junior Hoillet would be availabel for a marginally higher fee, similar wages (Complete guestimate that!) and is younger and already proven in the PL?

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  • JackButler

    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #20

    MsiDouglas Mark Douglas
    #nufc definitely looking at strikers as well as centre halves this window. Agents briefed to that effect last week. Under 26 w/ potential

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #21

    Ollieh51
    Yeah but who? We dont really have any young ST ready to step up. Airey seems to be the closest for me but he is miles off the standard we are currently at imo

    Holliett would be grand but why would he pick us over a certain top 6 team? He also knows how much wage he can get in the PL whereas outside players arent as clicked on straight away and are still impressed by our wage structure (sad but true)

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #22

    Cant believe Erdinc is only 24 he seems to have been around for yonkies

    Redknapp confirms interest in Loic Remy.. anyone else he wana confirm sure.. Blackburn and Marseille are happy with him along with Newcastle

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  • martoon

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #23

    If ever there was a case of journalists making up a story then this is it. For reasons mentioned many times e.g. Suarez suspension, wage demands, transfer fee etc. Carroll will not be returning to the Toon anytime soon.

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  • NUFC Fan 1

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #24

    Has none else realised it was probably Ashley that started off the Demba Ba release clause thing? Look back to every transfer window and there’s always something along these lines going on. It means that he doesn’t have to pay out for another striker as they will label Ba as the ‘new signing’ when he returns from the ACON with an improved contract. This happens every window and it’s more than just chance the Redknapp (The manager of the club Ashley supports) spoke to the media about it.

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  • Klatoon

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #25

    Well Erdinc is pacy,runs all game although his finishing isnt the sharpest. If you ask me,good foil for Ba as he always drags CB’s into wide areas with his runs. He may have rejected us before but the alure to do well in the BPL will serve both parties well.

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  • Ollieh51

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #26

    @ WWJBD – This is where Mr. Carr and his team come in to play.

    For me it’s not a striker, more a very attacking winger or right/left sided attacking midfielder. A quick, strong frequent scorer like Hoilet that we need to compliment our squad and game.

    I was weary of Maiga coming in when we have Ba, Best+Shola who are similar in attributes (other than the fact Ba is a better goal scorer.)

    Remy would be ideal but will cost a hell of a lot more and be on a wedge too.

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #27

    i wouldnt believe what that load of racists say ( liverpool) They swore blind suarez hadnt made racists comments , even though he admitted it.Carroll back to the toon ? possible . I would love him back. Carroll and ba up front , what is wrong with that?.

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  • Ollieh51

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #28

    @ NUFC Fan 1 – It’s like the Sports Direct ‘Sale’.

    The stick a label on the product saying SALE on it and the prices are still the same!

    (Had my eye on a fresh new pair of trainers, true story!)

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  • Stuart

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #29

    NUFC FAN, thats a conspiracy theory in line with The Da Vinci code.

    Why would MA make it common knowledge other clubs can pick up the 2nd most inform striker in the prem for around 5m?

    Doesnt really seem like good business to me.

    Most if not all of the clubs supposedly interested could blow us out of the water in terms of contracts so I wouldnt be so sure you’ll be seeing him in a toon strip after january.

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  • tdt

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #30

    Hughes agrees in principle to become the new QPR manager according to the bbc

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  • JackButler

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #31

    Ba wont be going anywhere during this window imo, that gives us until the summer to offer him a contract that he deserves to keep him with us long term

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #32

    I promise ill eat straw with a mackem Donkey of Carroll signs for the toon this year!”!!!!!!!

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #33

    LOOK at the end of the day, I cant stand Mike Ashley and his little rat arsewiper….but to say that he would sell Demba Ba to tottenham just coz he supports them for less than 7m?

    Idiots!!!!

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  • Sav

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #34

    I’d have Carroll back tomorrow.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #35

    Angry – agree mate, he could have sold Carrol to Spurs last year but turned down a 23mil bid. this Ashley is a spurs fan and hate’s us is pathetic

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  • -Tendo-

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #36

    NUFC Fan 1 – “It means that he doesn’t have to pay out for another striker as they will label Ba as the ‘new signing’ when he returns from the ACON with an improved contract.”

    That is actually one of the most ridiuclous things i have read on this blog and that is saying something

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  • JackButler

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #38

    nufcfans NUFCfans
    On FC Basel winger Xherdan Shaqiri – his agent has told us that there has been “no offer, talks or approach from any UK team.”
    ————————————————————-

    Please dont tell me that there are NUFC fans who think we would make a move for this lad????

    Sorry but he’s way out of our price range

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  • JackButler

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #39

    Reserve team for today

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    #nufc Elliot,Nzuzi, Kadar, Henderson, Streete, Greg McDermott,Gosling, Inman, Edmundsson, Moyo, Sam Ameobi, Vuckic, Airey, Donaldson, Prior.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #40

    Have to say tho, i’ll do my best to keep my excitement to myself, but i’d love to see Erdinc at St. James Park.
    Also, can’t help loving the player we’re targeting.
    Altho Obertan is struggling, we took him for the right reasons.
    Up and coming, with a good reputation as a youngster and (most often) thouroghly scouted.

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