Newcastle Hold All The Aces To Get Striker


There was a lot of talk a few weeks ago from friends of Andy Carroll, who said that he wanted to go back to Liverpool and fight for his place this summer.

Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll – could be Newcastle target in the summer

But it seems that Andy has come back tom earth since then, and according to friends he now realizes that he has no future at Liverpool, and in fact he;s never had one since Liverpool appointed Brendan Rodgers as manager last summer.

A friend of Andy’;s has been quoted as saying the following:

“He has realised that going back to Anfield and fighting for his place is not a realistic option,”

And there’s news today that Newcastle may be willing to bid 13M to get the local lad back on Tyneside, and that would assume we stay in the Premier League for that to happen.

Liverpool have made it clear that they want around £17 M, and they say that’s realistic, but they’ll find out if isn’t when no club bids near that amount this summer.

The striker is currently on loan at West Ham, and Andy could plunge Newcastle into even deeper relegation trouble on Saturday, when Newcastle visit Upton Park, and Andy has looked in decent form lately and is starting to score goals.

Newcastle believe they hold all the aces in the potential deal, since Andy would just love the return to his home town club, but only if we are still in the Premier League.

If we go down we simply couldn’t afford him.

What do you think?

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106 comments so far

  • STB

    May 1, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #1

    Elliott, tavernier, Willo, staylor, haidara, gosling, bigi, fergie, shola, gouffran/Campbell.

    Chance of getting out of championship with that team?
    Bank balance and profits would be good. I would imagine sales of krul, mbiwa, cabs, Sissokho, debuchy ,barfa, Tioté colo and gutti would bring in at least 50m …

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  • STB

    May 1, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Manager : Lee Clarke

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 1, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed…I am respectfully not going to comment on transfers until we know what league we’re in next season.

    Far too much going on to be able to sensibly discuss transfers, which is far from normal under normal circumstances anyway.

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 1, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #4

    How is 17 million realistic, Just because its half of what they paid?

    Their bad

    5-6 million for me, 17 million could by Benteke

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  • ichrisho

    May 1, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #5

    Ibiza – You just did, respectfully 🙂

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  • lesh

    May 1, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Let’s hope big Andy has his shootin’ boots on and with precision, misses out on scoring by a whisker with every attempt! Couldn’t accuse him of not trying but luck just wasn’t with him when he did.

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  • John Tudor

    May 1, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #7

    once again it makes no difference to ashley to him its only a money making exercise he doesn’t give 2 hoots he recoup his money easily

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  • blew

    May 1, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Another day, another Andy Carroll story

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  • marc

    May 1, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #9

    not liking the sound of spurs going for ben arfa
    as i think they will sell bale and look to replace him with benny sound real 🙁

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  • lesh

    May 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #10

    Still manic at the office Ibiza?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 1, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #11

    i wouldn’t want Carrol back he lacks in speed, we need a fast striker not a slow one

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 1, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Maybe a manager who isn’t Pardew, Allardyce or Pulis will want a different type of striker.

    Look how Rodgers has them playing without him.

    Pardew staying and Carrol back just keeps us in the dark ages. When will we ever learn?

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  • jimmysmith

    May 1, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Ultimate nightmare scenario, we fall over the line on the bones of our arse and the skin of Pards teeth and so he keeps his job and takes us down next season.

    Fuggen ‘el, that has to be on the cards.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 1, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #14

    as much as i wan’t HBA to stay here since he’s our key player but it wouldn’t be to bad if he leaves because we will get good money for him and he’s injury prone

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 1, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #15

    Lesh….Aye, rushed off my feet 🙂

    Ichrisho…No comment 😉

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 1, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #16

    13M for a guy that will give everything for the club until he retires.
    Sounds like good value as he’ll play for us for ten years.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 1, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #17

    jimmysmith

    If he’s still here next season he needs a brilliant start and no bad patches as it appears he has no credibility left with the fans.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 1, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #18

    the only way i’ll take back Carrol is that he states in public he will take a 50% pay cut to join us, now thats a player for passion for football r still Newcastle.

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  • Jamiemac

    May 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #19

    Looking at Wigan’s fixtures I can’t see them picking up 5 points.

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  • Scottiedog

    May 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #20

    Does the £13m include the % of the sell on fee from Liverpool??? I am pretty sure when we sold him to Liverpool we insisted on a 20% (??) sell on fee???

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 1, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #21

    Jamie..Maloney of Wigan has come out saying he thinks they need 3 wins out of 5 to be safe. Really can’t see it happening. Maybe a win and a couple of draws…maybe.

    I know they always pull off the unthinkable and avoid relegation, I just don’t see it this year.

    On Carroll…What’s the chances of him scoring an own goal from a Newcastle corner? Come on Andy!

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 1, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #22

    If some has not said this already, then let me say it

    Pardew oUt

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  • pbandj

    May 1, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #23

    Why not wait 6 months while he rots on the liverpool bench and then steal him for half the price this winter….

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  • Jamiemac

    May 1, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #24

    The very MAXIMUM I can see Wigan getting is 7 whic would be a draw vs west brom, win vs swansea, loss vs arsenal and win vs villa. That would mean all we need is 2 draws from west ham and qpr or one win.

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 1, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #25
  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 1, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #26

    pbandj…Sounds like the Ashley approach 🙂 i really can’t see Liverpool waiting until then to cut their losses. Surely he will be sold or loaned out over the summer to someone, just so they don’t have to pay his wages.

    Jamie…I think that’s being extremely generous. Either way, if we can find one win we’ll be okay.

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  • Guj NUFC

    May 1, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #27

    Only we know how good Andy is with his feet not just in the air from the 2009-2010 season. Anything near the 10 million mark would be a good deal. He wouldn’t get the 9 shirt back though if Papiss leaves, he threw that responsibility away

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 1, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #28

    Black and white,

    Benny’s not injury prone. He had a double leg break and our muppet of a manager brought him back 3 times too early with the last bright idea starting him for the full 90 mins after 3 months out on a plastic pitch in sub – zero conditions.

    Would be great to have a manager who actually knows what they’re dong and doesn’t wing it all the time.

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  • Guj NUFC

    May 1, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #29

    However if it was a choice between Carroll for 13 million or Benteke for 17 million I would definitely go for the latter

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  • low fell mag

    May 1, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #30

    Dont think its time to be talking about summer signings as i think we need to be talking about who should be our next manager.I have defended Pardew all season, as in my opinion the positives outweighed the negatives.How i was wrong,,even if we were to win our last 3 games (Not much hope,but fingers crossed) he still has to go at the final whistle of the Arsenal game.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 1, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #31

    hatem,

    I very much doubt that as he is very injury prone and unprofessional off the pitch, ie boozing and not looking after himself.

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  • stuart no9

    May 1, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #32

    ibiza repost.

    ibiza— apologise ? dont think i ever seen anything written from you to warrent an apology
    AWtoonnufc—–” your problen with negative people” – you mean ” realistic” people” ?

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 1, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #33

    Blacka nd white

    How’s he going to survive on 40k a week lol!!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #34

    Stuart…I certainly have thrown a bit of sbuse around (more so in my early days) , I don’t think at you – we’ve actually had some reasonable discussions in the past.

    My main point really is that I don’t think either party has a right to claim to be realists, only the people who can say it could go either way, as realistically it could – even if it doesn’t look likely 🙂

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #35

    Back to Newcastle
    NO chance
    We’ll be in the Championship

    More realistic players to go for when in Championship.
    Murray of Crystal Palace if they don’t go up
    and
    Rhodes at Blackburn

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  • toon kk

    May 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #36

    I can’t see Andy C back here next season we’ll be in the championship. It will be a miracle if we stay up and if we do who’s gonna supply him? Oh yeah our goalie! Don’t know who would help our team with Pardews tactics.

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 1, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #37

    Stuart #9

    That apology was to me from Ibizatoon – Back by abundant supply

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  • ichrisho

    May 1, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #38

    He’ll be sold back to us but only if the Bin Dippers can get Ben Arfa or Cabaye… that will be the deal and I bet ya that MA will take it… as Pardew will be like “Boss we need him for set pieces and other tactics things…” MA will be like “Alan – did you just tactics things?..”

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 1, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #39

    or abuse* 🙂

    Indian…I will always find your hatred towards wor Shola to be well over the top and will not apologise for saying so. Still, I appreciate I may have been heavy handed in the past.

    Saying all that, I did make a post directly so Stuart in which I apologised, so you sir, are wrong 😉

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  • wolfshead@toon

    May 1, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #40

    i think carroll we will be giving 101% prob still has the sounds of boos ringing in his ears from st james

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