Good Words By Alan Pardew On Our Friends Andy And Jose

I had mentioned yesterday that the words  Alan Pardew used about Andy Carroll in yesterday’s news conference,  should make Carroll feel good.

Andy Carroll – been a bust so far on Merseyside

This is what Pardew said yesterday about the two former Newcastle players,  who will be in Liverpool red tomorrow art St. James’ Park for our very important Premier League game:

“Andy is an outstanding footballer who is having a difficult first full season at a new club, nothing more than that,”  “A lot of other players have had that situation with high price tags.”

“But he is a young man still, has a great career in front of him and I for one hope he has another chance at England duty one day.”  “Andy was magnificent here and you cannot deny that.”

“You don’t get a price tag of £35M unless you have done very, very well, which he had.”  “And down in the changing room and in the tunnel we are looking forward to seeing Andy and Jose.”

“They are good friends of ours and we will welcome them back with open arms.”  “We are looking forward to seeing them, but we don’t want to see them win.”

“We want to make sure we win, and that will be our focus.”

Carroll has scored eight goals in 42 appearances for Liverpool since joining them form Newcastle 15 months ago, and some of those goals have been against lower league teams like Brighton, Oldham Athletic and Exeter City.

At Newcastle last season Andy scored 11 goals in his 20 appearances but he’s been a shadow of his former self at Liverpool, whop don’t particularly play to his strengths, to be fair to Andy.

Jose Enrique has looked as good as he was on Tyneside, and seems to have made the transition very quickly and could be the best signing under Kenny Dalglish.

It will be a tough game tomorrow with both sides looking to win – for Newcastle it will be trying to get three wins on the trot, after the bitter disappointment at the Emirates.

And for Liverpool, it ill be to get their league season back on track, after losing to two of the relegation sides in their last couple of games, and picking up just 8 points out of their last 11 games since beating Newcastle 3-1 in the last game of last year.

A Newcastle win would be fantastic – in fact better than fantastic. 😀

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Spuggy

    Mar 31, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Massive game with a lot of underlying plots.

    – Liverpool transfer policy versus ours
    – Taking AC fro us at the 11th hour
    – Our race for Europe and sealing 6th place
    – Challenging for fourth spot – surely not, but it’s 8 games.
    – The passionate and historical clashed between the two clubs

    Got the makings of a classic…how we can take them at home without Collo.


  • Spuggy

    Mar 31, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #2

    5th or 6th 🙂

  • Beattie25

    Mar 31, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #3

    I will never see Carroll as an idol as this is not deserving of a heros welcome.

    He did well for us for 3/4 of the season in the championship and half a season in the premiership and went away to win trophies, to get England caps and make as much money as he can rather than live the dreams he shared with millions of toon fans when he was a boy.

    He could have been a part of an exciting future but dumped us and therefore deserves nothing but abuse. If he had played 200 games and did his very best then maybe but he is just a women beating lout with a shit hair cut.

    16 goals since Ramadan…

  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 31, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Another ‘Judas’ Carroll Article!! – Ed please stop and write about something else, like OUR players.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 31, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #5

    To be on topic. I agree with Beattie. Carroll is over-hyped much in the same way as Dean Ashton and the like was. He was a one season wonder in my eyes and will never recapture the form he had under us. Maybe if he leaves Liverfool to a lesser club he might play regularly and rediscover it but I doubt it. The fact is the c**t turned his back on the number 9 that is every Geordie’s dream to earn more cash and win trophies by being on the bench. He can shove it where the sun don’t shine. I for one won’t applaud him back and he deserves all the abuse he can get.

    For Dogleash to say he doesn’t deserve harshe treatment is wa off the mark. He was made our number 9 due to his goals and his ‘ apparent love’ for his hometown club, only to leave us in the cold when money was flashed in his face.


    2-1 to The Toon – Payback is on!

  • morocco0015

    Mar 31, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Carroll could have made himself a legend up here, personally I have no grudge with him. Nobody could say they would not switch employers if they were offered a tripling of their wages without actually being in that position. If our fans choose to give him stick I can understand but put in his shoes who would not have done the same.

  • cupiddstunt

    Mar 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #7

    morocco0015 @ # 6

    Kinda difficult one to answer in some respects there but.

    When you take into consideration that he is just a youngster and he could very well have earned his way up to the big money right here in the toon but instead he opted to try and force the club to up his wages just after having signed a new 5 year deal.

    Nahhh not difficult at all he jumped ship to grab the quick cash just a few weeks after telling the papers he was living the dream.

    Childhood dream,,,,, quick money,,,,, childhood dream,,,,,, quick money,,,,,childho,,,,,, and he’s off for the money.

  • tooninspain

    Mar 31, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Guys….let’s be honest. We don’t know the full facts about Carroll’s departure. Let’s just draw a line under it, and be grateful for the £35m. Compared to Owen, it’s no contest. I have a feeling he regrets leaving us, but he can’t exactly come out and say it.


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