Carroll Tells Friends He Wants To Come Home To Newcastle

Newcastle have confirmed they made an offer for their former striker Andy Carroll last night, but it has been rejected out of hand by Liverpool – however there is breaking news in the Evening Chronicle this morning that Andy has told friends he wants to return to Newcastle – to come home.

Andy Carroll when at Newcastle

We thought last night that Newcastle would have some inside information on the Carroll situation,  since it would be easy to reach his friends to find out what Andy is really thinking, after Brendan Rodgers seems to have already made up his mind that the big man has no place at Liverpool under his stewardship.

A close friend of Carroll told the Evening Chronicle last night:

“Newcastle are interested – and Andy wants to come home. He’s already told Liverpool that too.” “From a professional point of view Andy is miffed that he wasn’t given the chance to show what he can do in front of new manager Brendan Rodgers.”

“He was expecting to get at least pre-season to show what he could offer him.” “He ended last season on a high and wanted to continue that.”

The news is that Liverpool would prefer to sell Carroll and are not too interested in a loan deal, and of course they will want to get back as much of the £35M as possible that they shelled out to Newcastle for the striker a short 18 months ago, with the advice of then manager Kenny Dalglish.

We thought the Magpies would be willing to pay out around £11M – the amount they were willing to spend on Luuk de Jong –  to bring Andy Carroll back to Tyneside, but West Ham are also interested in signing the player and there are even reports today that West Ham will bid £15M for Andy, which we think is too high for Newcastle.

However, Newcastle as we all know these days, pay out their transfers in cool cash up front, and that’s always an advantage to Newcastle in any transfer deal.  Kevin Nolan is at West Ham, and we suppose he’s doing his best to get his pal down to Upton Park.

It seems that new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is taking this opportunity of unloading Andy Carroll up front, since he was not responsible for bringing him into the club, and it seems that signing Italian Fabio Borini, the deal is almost complete, that Andy Carroll will be down the pecking order at Liverpool next season.

If Andy stays at the club, then there will be an onus on Brendan to get some value out of the Gateshead-born striker, so for the new manager now’s the time to get him out of Liverpool, if he cannot use him in his plans.

As usual with Newcastle, their initial bid was low, the loan offer was thought to pay some of Andy’s £75K/week wages and in one paper, the report is they would pay £12M in cash next May,  if they took up the option to bring Andy back to Tyneside.

And in our poll,  61% of fans want Andy back at Newcastle, with almost 4,000 votes already in, and that’s not exactly overwhelming support,  as some headlines would have you believe today – that Geordie fans are just dying to have their striker back on Tyneside.

It makes a great story, even though it’s not exactly true.

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59 comments so far

  • check the toastie

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Here’s hoping we get Debuchy this week, would be nice for Douglas to Join him as well, if we get those 2, i think we could push top 4 again. Big Andy coming back would be great as well.

  • redondo77

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #2

    with or withou AC, we will finished in top 3

  • Valci

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #3

    @ pieceofpapiss – i take everything in the press with a pinch of salt mate. But honestly i cant imagine Andy not wanting to come home although that “take me home” line looked like it had been taken straight from a hollywood movie lol. I can already imagine Carroll holding a black and white t-shirt at SJP while “I’m coming home” (song) is being played on the stadium speakers hehe.

  • arctoa

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #4

    @2 – You’re mad, we’ll be lucky to qualify for European competition again with the number of games we have to play and the small squad we have. We’ll be burnt-out by March.


    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Don’t think Andy could play the type of football we play now to be honest wudnt mind him back tho still


    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Haha photos have stopped being of Carroll in Liverpools kit and have been replaced with the good ole Black and White Eds taking this serious now 😉

  • OoAhDembaBa

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Let’s say one of our strikers gets injured in a game, what striker do we bring on? Shola Ameobi or Sammy. What type of football do we play then? We play on the ground when Shola comes on don’t we? So whipping in a few more crosses is classified as hoof ball?

  • pieceofpapiss

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #8

    @Valci, the shirt on the back says….


  • Graeme

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #9

    Sentiment should have no bearing on this transfer. Is AC the ideal addition to our current squad, to take us forward to challenge for a top 4 spot – In my opinion, NO, he is not.

    Would buying AC improve the current squad – No, he would cause disruption. He still has outstanding Court Cases since he was last here.

    The TOON have moved on since AC was here, he is the past, he is not the future. I have sympathy for his plight, but NUFC is not his salvation or his future. He would be perfect for WHU or even Stoke; they play the sort of football he would slot into – NUFC dont play that way now, we have evolved into a far better team than the one he left.

    Thank you for your contribution while you were here; wish you all the best in your career, wherever it takes you. Going back is not an option that works on any level.


    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #10

    get him on loan… if we could get him for under 10 mil then good or else nxt target

  • Dannyo

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #11

    I have no faith in getting AC back, neither do i want him back. Just cause i dont see him adding to the team and i think it would make Saylor unhappy.
    I am open to be proven wrong ofc, but i cant see it.

  • Valci

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #12

    @ pieceofpapiss – indeed.
    Also, even if it was his choice to leave (and im not sure it was) i dunno what people expected from a 21 year old kid that was handed a lot of money. I know i did stupid sh1t when i was 21… Apparently most of the people on this blog never made a bad decision in their life…

  • Les Grossman

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #13

    I would love to see the lad back in black and white lashing them in from all angles at St James’. Flicking on for Cisse and Ba. Battering the whole f11ck out of the likes of Terry and Ferdinand. I would love it….LOVE IT!!

    BUT……being a realist…….surely the scousers arent that thick to sell him back to us at less than 35m (15m) they paid? its like them saying here, heres 20m, its a nice little gift from us scousers to you geordies!!!!

    I dont think this will happen.


    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Why would it make Saylor unhappy? Too much competition for his Mr Newcastle crown?

  • Vader

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #15

    What about news that Debuchy flew in last night?

  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Still don’t think it will happen but would love it if it did. It feels like he is my dirty little secret.

  • Ollieh51

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #17

    @ Graeme – I kind of agree with you but then we need some sort of contingency plan for the ACN.

    We won’t play as direct a game as we used to so he won’t fit in to the squad.

    BUT with Best leaving, we do still really need another striker that will be ‘happy’ to play less regularly?


    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #18

    don’t want him bring some one else

  • elpaso_geordie

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #19

    I aint bothered if he comes back or not however this illusion of our brilliant football last season is just wrong. Some games we were great however we were pretty bad in some games and were lucky to get anything out of them QPR away anyone ????
    We played BETTER football yes but we were hardly Barcelona esque were we.
    Anyhow if AC come s back we will be losing BA or Cisse as we are not in postioin to keep all 3 happy . Ba wasnt happy last season as it was playin on the left, We are not a big club enough to keep 3 quality strikers like that happy .

    Possible Theory we sign Carroll , Walcott goes to Liverpool and Arsenal bid for Ben Arfa

  • Valci

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #20

    Graeme – I won’t address your first 2 statements cause they reek of subjectivity. I think our management knows a bit more about football then you so i’ll trust them to decide if he is good for the team or not. As for the rest of your post…i’ve said this time and again…some of you people (and most englishmen) seem to be obsessed with the idea that having a powerful forward means you play hoofball which is crap. I’ve given a number of examples to the contrary so i wont go into that again.

  • pieceofpapiss

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #21

    Greame @9

    how could he not improve the squad?

    If he comes back then he has to eat humble pie, and a lot of it! His goal scoring record in a black and white shirt is not to be sniffed at.

    He must realise that if he does come back then he has to do everything the manager tells him to do (including growing up) or he will be bounced around club after club.


    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #22

    bring in gameiro he suits our style more than Judas

  • Les Grossman

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #23

    The lad is a cracking player. Probably the best out and out all round english centre forward on his day. YES even better than Rooney. (Different type of player).

    Do you not want to see your club competing for the best players? I am sure i do.

    Potentially we have a shed load of games next season if we go on some good cup runs. We need options. We need 2 teams with class players in my opinion. Thats what we need to target.

    I think if we did get Carroll back (unlikely) he would be the difference between a top 7 finish and a top 4 finish!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #24

    Statiscally crosses are headed away something like 95%.
    As Brian Clough used to say the ball is round, it will roll.

    After the type of goals we saw last season, ie Cisse at Swansea, Cisse v stoke, cisse v chelsea why would we want to change direction now? Carroll couldn’t lick Cisse or Ba’s boots. The world has moved on.

  • pieceofpapiss

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #26

    Valci, i agree about the big man/long ball thing. Ibrahimovic is the prime example. AC has got one of the best left foots in the game (remember againtst Liverpool, outside the 18, smashed passed Reina). Theres a hell of a lot more to his game than flick on headders and set pieces. Theres a reason why hes in the England squad and why Liverfool were prepared to pay so much money in the first place.
    If he’d banged in 20 goals in his first season down there, would people still question his ability? Probably not, yet when he was up here, he was the best stiker England had!!

  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #27

    Bottom line.

    Will he improve our squad?——–Yes

    Well sign him up then.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #28

    Would love to have him back in a heartbeat…

  • kev1664

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #29

    @5 & 9. We haven’t radically changed our style in the last year, yes we have bought a better ball player in cabaye who allows us to play a better passing game. Carroll was never good at the long ball game, he’s proved that at Liverpool and with England, Carrolls game is all about crosses into the box, we have the players to do that now more than when Carroll was here, Marveaux looks to be able to put i a mean ball.

    At times last season we were one dimensional, we couldn’t break teams down, now I’m not saying Carroll should start for us, but he is exactly what we need in terms of players to take us forward. Something different to Cisse and Ba, a battering ram to break down the door if games aren’t going to plan, as Chelsea showed against Barcelona last year tippy tappy only gets you so far sometimes, Barca simply couldn’t handle Drogba’s style of play.

    In short I believe that a Carroll type of player is what we’re missing from our arsenal, £15 million however may be a bit steep!

  • TorqToon

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #30

    Valci – Agreed mate. His head was turned by thoughts of trophies, champions league and big money. At 21 his youth was his downfall and whilst I agree he only has himself to blame, it’s tough to really hold that against him. Who knows what kind of crap Dogleash was spouting to him to turn his head.

    He has a heck of a lot of making up to do to us loyal fans of the toon, but should he return (which i actually doubt!) then on loan, with partial wages being paid by us…and a set fee payable at the end…is surely the bet way to do it?! Injuries to either of Ba or Cissé would leave us short, he could come in. And it would be down to Pards and co to work the system around this, whilst avoiding hoofball.

    Let’s also not forget the amount of defensive work he does from set pieces coming back…had he been in our own 18 in the games against say, Norwich…no way would they have been such an ariel threat as they were scoring all 4 goals.

    Just my opinion and whilst I don’t think this will happen…under the right circumstances it could work out for us.

  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #31

    Carroll would do a very good job for us, an you can be sure he would play his heart out.

    If we get him on loan we can always not buy if he has of the field problems or if he doesn’t link up well.

    It’s good to play the ball out of defence like we are starting to but sometimes you have to go long if you are closed down quickly. It gives another option.

    And on a quick break a long kick to Carroll and a flick onto cisse would work a treat.

    But the other 90% of the time he could hold up play, create space for cisse, cabaye, Ben arfa to run into and also get on the end of crosses.

    It’s a mute point really, if e comes back and does well people will cheer him and say great move by pardew. If he doesn’t do well pardew and Carroll will face criticism.

    I think pardew is the right man to keep the squad playing decent football even if we did have a big guy up front. However only time will tell .

  • Bloody Marveauxlous

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #32

    Maybe Liverpool are just waiting to sign Walcott, before they can loan Caroll out/ sell him!

    Well, I want him back! Appropriately, give him the No. 35 shirt, and give Rob Elliot another better No.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #33


    You don’t seriously want to use that arguement do you. I suggest you look at Spain’s and barcelona’s recent records over the last 6 years. We’ve never come close to anything they’ve achieved both at our club or national level.

    Barcelona hit the bar 5 times against Chelsea. Sometimes things are just written but taken as a whole it isn’t a creditable argument. In England we don’t play tiki taka becasue we’re not good enough and too lazy to learn.

  • pieceofpapiss

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #34

    Rotonda, Newcastle scored 8 goals from set pieces last season. Only Swansea (7) and Villa (3). All the other teams were in double figures give or take.

    We need that option.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #35


    You could say hoofball is the opposite of tiki-taka football.

    When you hoof the ball you play over the head of your midfield trying to give the ball to your forwards as quick as possible 🙂

    It is a very British way of playing and quite boring frankly.

  • toonydoonunder

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #36

    On a lighter note i woke this morning to stories of Melbourne Heart trying to bring Michael Owen down under, he could join the ranks of esteemed ex epl center forwards to further there bank accounts and sun tans down under.Robbie Fowler,Dwight York,Brian Deane, michael Bridges(still going),Francis Jeffers,Harry Kewell i could go on with the exception of Dwight York the rest have been shite down here.

  • Graeme

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #37

    Valci @ 20 – of course my comment may not fit in with NUFC management and I accept they know a bit more about football – that’s their profession. If they decide to bring him back – so be it.

    I also agree with your second point – we already have a “Powerful Forward” he’s called Demba Ba and we have another in Bambi, to back him up. Then there is the small matter of the current No9 who seems to have the skill and ability to score from just about anywhere.

    How does the addition of AC improve what we have, other than being an extra “body”? There are so many other players with skills and ability to ADD to what we have.

    AC has had his day at NUFC, left for pastures new and it didn’t work for him as the club he joined did not play in a way that maximized his assets, just as NUFC no longer play the way we did that made AC look so good. I wish him well, I just don’t see him back at SJP

  • Davies

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #38

    Still don’t want him back. He already made his choice. Not as if he’s Shearer, is it.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #39


    Manu don’t play with a big target man. I would say they’ve been pretty successful.

  • kev1664

    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #40

    Rotonda, yes I am using that argument, i didn’t say anything about Chelsea deserving to beat Barcelona, Barcelona have a far better team, with better players, it doesn’t deter from the fact that they couldn’t handle Drogba! They just couldn’t.

    Sometimes that’s what you need to be able to finish teams off, and like I said before I’d use him as backup when our original gameplan isn’t working. Back to that Barcelona Chelsea match at the Nou camp Barca used their three substitutions to bring on three similar players, the exact same thing happened as the whole game, barca got to within 25 yards of the Chelsea box and were crowded out time after time, if Barcelona had have had a different option to send on a target man in that box they would have more than likely broken Chelsea down, in short they didn’t win because they were too one dimensional, they didn’t have anything different to offer, which is Barcelona’s main weakness,

    The argument I’m putting forward is about having something different to offer, not the ‘chelsea beat Barcelona with a big man do that makes it right to revert to that style’ argument!


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