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Andy Carroll Now More Likely To Rejoin Newcastle

9:09 am, Sunday, May 12th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 43 Comments

Newcastle will probably come to the conclusion in the summer that we have too many foreign players, and in particular too many French players, it would seem to only intensify their move to bring local striker Andy Carroll back to Tyneside.

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Andy Carroll – can Newcastle get him back?

There is news in the Sunday Mirror today that Andy would like to return to Newcastle, and would be willing take a cut in wages to achieve that move.

Andy is on over £80K/week at Liverpool, and he will not get those wages at any other club, and he would need to stay at Liverpool and be on the bench under Brendan Rodgers – if he wants to keep earning those wages for the remaining three years of his contract.

Andy would probably be offered a decent wage by his local club, and certainly Newcastle could match what West Ham would offer him.

But the wages are not the problem – it’s the fee that Liverpool want – said to be as much as £17M – for a player who has scored 7 goals in 22 appearances for West Ham and 11 goals in 58 games for the Reds.

But the combination of Newcastle struggling against relegation this season (what a strain that’s been), and too many French players in the squad, could make Newcastle even more determined to bring their local striker back to Newcastle this summer.

And if we survive, Newcastle will try to get two strikers on Tyneside, with Loic Remy also being a target of the Magpies.

Having both Loic Remy and Andy Carroll at the club for next season would be great – but why is it that we just don’t think that’s going to happen?

What do you think?

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43 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben3arfa // May 12, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    If we sign Carroll and Remy Or Carroll and Aubumeyang , I would be more than happy

  • 2 cyprus // May 12, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    So, two misfiring teams… QPR haven’t scored in last four, NUFC in three of the last four. Bore draw 0-0, perhaps?

  • 3 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 12, 2013 at 9:12 AM


    I am going for a 3-0 victory to us

  • 4 cyprus // May 12, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    On strikers,
    Andy would be too expensive, surely. And Remy, no, let him live with his decision. I still think we need a small South American wizard.
    Ed, your first sentence is… a bit old fashioned. No one will come to that conclusion.

  • 5 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 12, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Ed…I think there are more chances of us signing yet another French player than paying £17M for Carroll. It is just a hunch 😉

    And what is this about us having too many French players? Does it really matter where they are from and if so then I would rather have 7 French players andd a couple of players that speak french then 7-8 different nationalities.

    Our problem is Carr scout great players that fit into a continental way of thinking football, but Pardew play very british a think very british. Nothing wrong with that, but then you should players that fit into that thinking.

    With the players we have it would be easier to change the manager at this point!

  • 6 catchy in norway // May 12, 2013 at 9:19 AM


    i love it , just love it ( KK quote) when you come on and try and defend your lover boy AP, you sound as deluded as him , and infact your digging a hole bigger than him

    you say he has been in football his whole life, i guess as fans we havent, i think you will find most fans know quite a lot about football, infact just because he has been involved dosnt automaticly make him a great manager,
    i could list 50 players that have failed as managers ,
    just because they have been lucky enough to play the game dont mean that others of us couldnt have played as pro players,

    some fans are just guys who love to go to the match, never played at any level, only watched from the side lines, this does not make them any less knowladgable of the game ,

    what im trying to say is you have put us that have not been involved in the game at pro level as stupid know nothings so should not have any opinions, where does this leave jurno’s like ed?

    there are things i dont know , and i hold my had up to that, i know nothing about contracts and that side of his job

    but i know about playing football, i know that you pick a team to suit your players you have , but your saying we dont have any, id say while he is not the finshed player, fergy is our best winger we have , and for that matter santon looks a better winger than LB and can play both wings,
    i know going all out attack v man u and ars was great but foolish, he could have done that v reading villa west ham and many other team would have been more affective and got us more points, but v these teams he chose to play 3 DMC and protect a nil nil from kick off.

    im not having a go at AP the man, just as a manager, he is not good enough at this level

    george burly won manager of the year with ipswitch, finished 5th, relegated the season after, where is he now? im sure a guy who won a premiership manager of the year title would never be out of work in the prem?

    please wake up and see him for what he is, i mean come on bigi as a right winger v sunderland ,

  • 7 cyprus // May 12, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    really hope you are right! I’m actually going for a defeat. The bookmakers are fancying a goalless draw…

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 12, 2013 at 9:20 AM


  • 9 Smallietoon123 // May 12, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    i was at west ham newcastle last week and thought carroll was poor but i’d rather him than cisse the player i’d really like to see at st james park is Aubumeyang he’s fast , skillful and direct just what we need

  • 10 yorkymag // May 12, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Come on home big man
    Great another option up front etc etc
    But let’s be right there is not a hope in hell with turnip as the manager ,we could do a deal but good players don’t now want to play with Pardew whoever they are pea ,remy ,Carroll ,collo ,cabs ,benny
    We need the manager sorting first plains and simple

  • 11 roshan MAGPIE // May 12, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    I’ll go with a 1-2 victory to us

  • 12 Smallietoon123 // May 12, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    1-0 toon for me then a loss at arsenal on the last day 41 points will just keep us up and then a massive clear out is needed in the summer including pardew out and either benitez or puyet in that’ll do me nicely

  • 13 numba9 // May 12, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    He will never be prolific. We need goals bony would be the best singing out all those mentioned he has the full package

  • 14 roshan MAGPIE // May 12, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    I think we must get rid of pardew first then we must bring in a central forward a center back and a winger

  • 15 numba9 // May 12, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Yes give the new manager the money to spend

  • 16 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Really didn’t need to wake up to that headline Ed.

    A hoof ball player for a hoof ball manager. Might as well say goodbye to Benny, Cabaye, M’Biwa, Anita, Marveaux et al now then. Ba and Colo have already made their moves!

    Watch how good those players will look in other teams under a ”footballing” manager.

  • 17 cyprus // May 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Had a good bet on Chelsea yesterday! Chelsea victory, at half time when they were losing and one man down. Thanks Lamps.

  • 18 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 12, 2013 at 9:32 AM


    i am not a betting man.

    but never go by what bookies have to offer. yes both qpr and nufc have scored 1 in 8 games. so goalless draw is 1 conclusion.

  • 19 cyprus // May 12, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    to be fair, Ba looks as good as he was with us(or actually maybe worse) at Chelsea.

  • 20 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Surely it would be much cheaper to get a new manager rather than flog our good players and bring in Jay Spearing types.

    Who knows a new manager may see in Abeid and Amaltifano what Carr did.

  • 21 yorkymag // May 12, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Pardewis damaged goods not just in terms of this years well document disasters and there are so many and they are to painful to list again,but more importantly in the players perspective ,it’s a small world ,they all talk to each other and they laugh at Pardew his reputation is mortally damaged .
    Not only do players not want to play for him he will never get another job in the top division again .
    He is plain and simple the problem and we can’t move forward with him as manager ,all the talk about who will come is a waste of time
    The only thing for certain is if he stays all the talk will is gets out

  • 22 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2013 at 9:36 AM


    Carrol would play for Pardew. It’s hoof ball central. Pardew is like Pulis and Allardyce rolled in to one.

  • 23 cyprus // May 12, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    “the players … all talk to each other and they laugh at Pardew”

    Where have you heard that?

  • 24 sparky55 // May 12, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    it’s got nowt to do with how many french players we have…Arsenal managed ok without one single home grown player in their team…so I guess the difference is the quality of the manager and the manager identifying a weakness in the existing team and then going to a buy frenchman or russian or german or whatever that could strengthen that position.

    that’s the difference…Wenger knows what he’s dpoing…Pardew doesn’t.

    We didn’t buy any one of those french players in the jan window with a particular job or position in mind…the fat one bought them in an gambled effort to strengthen the team and stave off relegation and they were thrown into the melting pot only for Pardew to somehow make things worse.

    The man’s an idiot and how anyone can write stuff on this blog to defend him is simply staggering. The proofs right there in the pudding…we’re on the verge of relegation and the only thing that has saved us is other teams results.

    I guess those that do defend Pardew just like to do so because they have warped sense of humour and like to stir things up a bit or maybe they’re being paid…who knows but the banter is amusing to say the least!

  • 25 sparky55 // May 12, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    sorry bout the spelling..uneducated and fat fingers!

  • 26 yorkymag // May 12, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    It is absolutley fact ,belive me on this on

  • 27 davis_toons // May 12, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    I thought we might lost at west ham but we didn’t. So i think we will slightly edge QPR or properly a Draw. 1-1

  • 28 donkey // May 12, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    bony 2013 make is happen mike cashly drogba and berbatov rolled into one dont care that his all of his goals have been in the dutch league the guy has every atribute to make it in the premiership heard romours that his club a willing to do buinuss at 10 million the first thing that need to be done if we stay up is get him sighned

  • 29 Smallietoon123 // May 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    if pardew goes in the summer who do you guys think will come in ?

  • 30 numba9 // May 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Bony is the only one we should be tearing up trees to get him in

  • 31 blew // May 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Sparky@ 24
    Totally endorse your sentiments.
    Best posting of the week.

  • 32 Spotlight Kid // May 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Oh, yes please, Ed! Let’s have ANOTHER TOKEN SIGNING to keep us deluded punters bashing each other over the ideal NUFC XI that will surely win the league, cup, whatever……zzzzzzz.

    Gossip, rumour – it’s the only thing that us fans really want, like salivating over 80% off stickers at Sports Direct. I’ll give this to Ashley and his minions, they sure knows how to treat us plebs like shit and get away with it.

    The resemblance between ‘Sport’ and ‘Sports Direct’ is much the same between ‘Successful Football Club’ and ‘Newcastle United’ (or ‘astute manager’ and ‘Alan Pardew’).

  • 33 Smallietoon123 // May 12, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    shut up spotlight kid your boring me

  • 34 Smallietoon123 // May 12, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    ed does a great job and if you dont like what he writes no ones forcing you to read it

  • 35 sparky55 // May 12, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    I think it’s fair to say the only managers in the premiership who would have carroll in their team are Allardyce and Pardew and Pulis…the rest of the managers at least have a go at playing football so I guess we need to keep our fingers crossed that Pardew gets sacked otherwise we’ll be watching carroll again in black and white and watching hoofball central for the next 3 years in the championship…happy days!

  • 36 sparky55 // May 12, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    spotlight kid…a bit aggressive bonny lad but I did like the resemblance thing at the bottom…very good!

  • 37 davis_toons // May 12, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Agreed..pardew should not be in this club, in the first place. Now that he is here, we got to give him some time as well. Until almost 100% proven his fault, that he can’t manage.

    *Timeline: 2nd half of next season. (due to new players)
    *There will be no way to be proven 100%. Due to many factors. But a poor manager or a bad one will be easily identify by: –

    1. The irritating moves he made during a match (Subs)

    2. The players displays for the whole of <20 matches. (No improvement, week in week out)

    3. Training regimen breakdown. (Nothing to display during match day; no 1-2 passing, no through pass, team can't created, poor and repetitive setup play week in week out)

    There could be more…every fans have their own eyes see and hearts to feel. If there are any improvements, we will know.

  • 38 Spotlight Kid // May 12, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Smallietoon….. The idea of the club being run as a pathetic excuse for a PL team bores you? 38 points from 36 games is quite sufficient? Happy with no domestic trophy in almost 60 years? I’d check your brain cell count if I were you, I think Ashley’s propaganda has dissolved some.

  • 39 Greebol1892 // May 12, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Well done Ed on another AC blog before KO today. *yawn*
    Rinse & repeat.

  • 40 Lee Dodd // May 12, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Well put it this wayhe has his own song at st james park … Coming Home Newcastle . Had to Head to London as Couldnt Find a Club . Coming Home Newcastle . To Play in the Rain In front of the Gallowgate end St James park !!!! YES WE WILL WIN TODAY AND PUT THIS NIGHTMARE BEHIND US !!!!! HOWAY THE LADS !!!!

  • 41 Douglas // May 12, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    When the French lads joined us in January they had to stand up in front of the rest of the squad and explain why they wanted to join Newcastle United. Would Remy not have to do the same. Would not all credibility be lost, his and managements?

  • 42 JP...from The Rock // May 12, 2013 at 12:19 PM


  • 43 sphinxhunter // May 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    I don’t much care for either. Remy is a good player, though inconsistent, but his choice to go after QPR’s $ shows clearly he has other agenda than just being a good player. Carroll is a moderately good player, also inconsistent, but does offer us something in the form of a target-man that we no longer have (sorry Shameobi, but facts are facts) and he does have a rapport with NUFC fans. I don’t want to see the likes of a Remy, but I think we should try to get Carroll for what he is worth (8M, no more – You made the mistake, Liverpool! Suck it up Sunshine, and move on).
    There is so much better elsewhere for the money being talked about – PEA, Bony, Benteke (go down Aston Villa, everyone hates you).

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