Newcastle To Make A Move For Andy Carroll


Alan Oliver of the Sunday People, the former Evening Chronicle sports reporter, has a story out today that Newcastle are keeping tabs on former striker Andy Carroll, who is currently out injured (again)  and they may make a bid for him in January.

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Andy Carroll – while at Newcastle

The basis of the report is that Newcastle were interested in taking Andy Carroll back in summer,  before he broke down and was injured (yet) again, but he is due to be back again next month and West Ham now have Enner Valencia, Mauro Zarate and Diafra Sakho all challenging for a striker position at West Ham, and Andy may even be surplus to requirements.

This is what Andy said last night about his fitness:

“I have started running outside which felt a lot better than being inside in the gym doing my rehab,” “Being outside on the pitch makes me feel like I’ve taken a step closer back to the stadium and playing football again.”

“Seeing the other lads playing and training out there has given me the inspiration to get back out on the pitch.”

Newcastle sold  the player  to Liverpool for a massive £35M on January 31st 2011, and at the time was a hugely controversial move, but Andy has not done well since leaving Newcastle – his home town club.

What has been obvious this season at Newcastle, and was made clear in yesterday’s 22 draw with Hull City is that Newcastle need some strikers who can put the ball into the back of the net, and we need reinforcements in January.

Newcastle had two or three good chances to score in the first half yesterday,  and should have been ahead at half time,. but our powder puff attack labored to score a goal.

That all changed in the second half after Hull had gone 2-0 ahead, when Papiss Cisse came on after 69 minutes, and the Senegal man was simply sensational yesterday, and scored two great opportunist goals and showed everybody how to put the ball into the back of the net.

But Andy Carroll is also very injury prone at the moment, and we are not sure he’s worth the £10M West Ham could want for him for a permanent move, but what seems to make  a lot of sense is to try to get him to Newcastle on loan in January.

That could be good for both Newcastle and West Ham, because it would give Andy playing time and give the lad a chance to show he is still good enough to maybe return to Newcastle full time next summer.

What Newcastle  do need are some new players coming in during January, and maybe one or two strikers would be ideal, since we just haven’t replaced Loic Remy, who used to score the goals for us last season – the type of goals Papiss scored for us late in the game yesterday.

But we need more than Papiss Cisse hitting the back of the net.

What do you think?

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21 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #1

    Right this is spooky.

    I was not going to put this on but I was at the match yesterday and one of the lads I was with told me a mate of his has his house up for sale in Jesmond. Yes Andy Carroll went for a viewing last week.

    Not until I saw this thread did I think worth sharing.

    Time will tell

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #2

    33catchy in norway // Sep 21, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    very gutted

    this was just a typical pardew game, not really going for anything until we have to , always lots of possession , passing it around MF and DF with out really going anywhere,

    what people should look at is , hull were very poor on the day and still scored 2 against us, and even when we went 2 behind the chosen one still only played with one up front,

    now don’t get me wrong , I love Cisse , and you will not find one negative comment on this blog or any other from me , I honestly believe the problem is the system he and any other of our forwards play in, they get very few chances in the 18 y box because they are the only ones in it for the best part of the match,

    people we have 3 points from our opening games , that is not good enough ,
    hull and CP will be bottom half come the end of the season and we only got 1 point at home against each of them , and they scored first to force us to come out and play

    yippee let’s all clap

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  • thai-mag

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Alan Oliver reports this Carroll story every 4 months or so, hoping one day he might get it right

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #4

    No please no. He’s being shifted on by West Ham because they’re now starting to play the ball on the floor.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #5

    optomistic
    In my opinion Krul’s distribution and command of the six yard box stops him from being a ‘World Class’ keeper.
    Lets hope he keeps working on his distribution needs to be a lot quicker as Janmaat was in acres of space time and again yesterday waiting for a Krul pass out. He also did a couple of decent throw-outs too – nice to see

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #6

    I sincerely hope this is untrue!

    The lads a donkey and a injury prone one at that.

    Before anyone slates me and says “he’s a Geordie” I don’t care where he’s from he’s not the striker we need!
    How many prem goals has he scored?
    Is he even at 25yet?

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #7

    Charlie

    I’d agree with that, it’s nice to see he’s working on it but it’s took a age.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Catchy –

    I am also annoyed at how appeased fans seem to be now because we came back from 2 goals down. Imagine if we’d had been 2 goals up and drawn. Would be a very different story. As has been pointed out many times a lot of the traditional fans who know this isn’t good enough and don’t stand for it have been replaced by the occasion fans who want a nice day out regardless. It showed big time yesterday how as soon as people were inside they were zombies for the occasion and lapped it up.

    Pardew knows this and plays to it and that’s why I think expectations have been lowered to such a point that we will never see them raised again. It’s very difficult to witness but it’s just the way it’s become.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #9

    As long as he keeps picking up the odd result like this shock wins against big teams in between the meltdowns and crap he usually serves, his ego will flourish and he will be absolutely fine and the fans might have a little grumble but ultimately they’ll be happy and we’ll hit midtable and it will perpetuate.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #10

    The protest was like the people who made it `PITIFUL`

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #11

    Geremi

    Your spot on there, most of the people I was sat around weren’t even interested in the match and it was obvious they where on day release from their wife’s.

    I can’t remember how many times I was asked to sit down because the people behind couldn’t see. Even though I was standing up because I couldn’t see.

    Like you say it’s a day out for them and that’s it. I got a lot of

    “I’ve paid a fortune to sit here”

    they must think I got in for free!

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #12

    8Geremi’s Prosthetic Leg Fund // Sep 21, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    well said ,

    they are just zombies and will wonder why we are in the bottom 5 all season fighting relegation all season with this team ,

    saying that , all I read now is how poor a squad we have ???? , didn’t SBR already prove that a mismanaged bottom of the league can be turned around to look a half decent team,

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  • BuckLuck

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #13

    Awful news. Carroll is average, always injured and hasn’t got the personality to defend a buy. Money out the window in my humble opinion.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #14

    The thought of meeting you in the toilet wearing a dress must have put people off Jeff ?

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #15

    Optimistic –

    It’s sad but it’s a symptom of long term propaganda. We’ve been played like fiddles and it’s got to the point where we can’t even properly demonstrate against a drastically under par manager who is a stooge for Ashley in every department, he’s complicit and he knows it. Every line he spouts is a form of propaganda and he’s getting away with it. The only way I can see it ending is results, but as I said he will get the odd win in and amongst the dross and meltdowns and the sheep won’t see past it to the bigger picture.

    As people have said the only way now is a boycott, and that won’t be happening as the day out is just too precious.

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  • thepict

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #16

    Definitely don’t want the donkey. JORDAN RHODES!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 21, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #17

    The protest was like the people who made it ` P I T I F U L `

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  • c-dog

    Sep 21, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #18

    Rather Caroll than Riviere & Gouff any day of the week. But Newcastle have a wage cap and he wouldn’t fit into it. Most Journalists don’t understand how Newcastle do business and they just wite a load of pony. Put them back in the stables, they’re writing pony!!!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 21, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #19

    Why do we keep being linked to this injury prone sick note!!!???

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  • Sav

    Sep 21, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Carroll story is rubbish. We played with heart and determination yesterday and there were several good performances. That took guts under the circumstances. The 2 goal fightback was a bonus. Some fans need to remember to enjoy the match and a worthwhile performance like that and not obsess about the manager. Hull’s goals were stunners and we won’t get caught with those every week.

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  • theleckworthbird

    Sep 22, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #21

    He could be company for Djong while they take their regular sabaticals.

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