Odds Of Andy Carroll Returning To Newcastle Have Been Reduced

When any football story is in the press, it’s always good to look at what the betting on the subject is, because when big money is involved,  you usually get something that’s close to the truth on what is likely to happen.

andy carroll and girlfriend

Andy Carroll with girlfriend – location unknown

So the news from Ladbrokes that the odds of Andy Carroll returning to Newcastle have been reduced to 6-1,  could mean Newcastle have renewed their interest in the Geordie striker.

Andy is on vacation over there in America at the moment with his girlfriend, and sources close to the player have said he is very keen (to say the least) to return to his home town club, where his family and friends are.

Newcastle have also been interested, with Alan Pardew stating Andy would be a good acquisition for Newcastle, and would certainly add another option up front than we currently have, and he would be a threat from set-plays – something Newcastle haven’t been good at for over a season and a half now.

The facts are that Andy moved to Liverpool thirty months ago for a whopping £35M, and once Brendan Rodgers became manager a year ago, his future at Liverpool effectively ended,  and he went on a season long loan deal to West Ham and Sam Allardyce, who had worked with a young Andy when Sam was Newcastle manager in 2008 for a short time.

West Ham have already agreed a fee of £15M with Liverpool, and are said to be willing to give Andy a six-year deal and raise his wages to a phenomenal £100K/week, but how the east London club can afford that with the Financial Fair Play rules starting to kick in for European clubs, is beyond us.

Andy is still said to be holding out hoping Newcastle could still come in for him, but Newcastle are unwilling to pay the £15M fee, and the 6’3″ striker wouldn’t get anywhere close to £100K/week on Tyneside.

The truth is that the odds still very much in favor of him joining West Ham, but it seems that Andy is continuing to drag his feet and hoping that something could change – and Newcastle will come after him.

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18 comments so far

  • IITianToon

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #1


  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #2


  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #3

    I’d wouldn’t mind Carroll back, but not with Pardew in charge.

    Plus, when he inevitably gets injured for long periods I cringe to hear the silver tongued one bang on about how they can’t play his style of football because his main fret wuznt playing.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4


  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Whatever is too good for ashley is too good for pardew too.

  • IITianToon

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #6

    The Dutch U-21 team has some real tasty players.. Wijnaldum, Maher, Fer ..

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Unless were rock bottom after the first six games we’ve got Pardew for the length of that contract he gave him.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #8

    Good morning folks, and what a cracking morning it is.

    How are we all doing and how are we all feeling? Any meaty conversation to get our teeth sunk into?

  • Benji84

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #9

    Even though i think this crap anyways, most of the time if a bookie is reducing the odds so they loose less most of the time there is some truth in it. Betting agents even though they make you think you are odds on they are always in the know how of whats going on.

  • IITianToon

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #10

    10 games for Pardew.. 10 games and top 8; if not, you’re fired!!
    MA had better get the transfers in soon, else players will surely start leaving!

  • Greebol1892

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:48 AM

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  • roe997

    Jun 9, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #12

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  • dbpjake

    Jun 9, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #13

    What the! I know Carroll is tall but bloody hell his girlfriend is tiny

  • banjax

    Jun 9, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #14

    Even for half the money, Carroll would not be a good buy. He is injury prone and it seems he has problems maintaining fitness levels needed for the Premier league. Just because he is a Geordie lad doesn’t mean we should buy him. I would prefer we bought back BA and another.

  • scout

    Jun 9, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #15

    It’s jimmy nail

  • Geordie crappa

    Jun 9, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #16

    I worry about the price tag vs injury possibitlities with Carroll. He an Cisse would be potentially good together, but i just fear we could spend similar amounts or less on someone a little more consistent with regards to goals scored AND fitness. Sounds more an more to me like Pards wants to play him almost as yet another holding midfielder for Cisse to feed from anyway. I.e. knockdowns etc…

  • Geordie crappa

    Jun 9, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #17

    All the same though, I really would like to some kind of target man in the team somewhere for corners etc. Our record from deadball situations is just disgraceful.

  • dalton7675

    Jun 9, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #18

    Just read that franco Di santo has been released by wigan i think he would make a good impact sub and he is defo worth nothing.


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