Newcastle Must Resist Signing This Striker


We must be entering a summer transfer window again,  because The Sun is reporting that Andy Carroll would like to return to play for Newcastle United, and Andy has been  out injured again for months, but he was shown on TV on Sunday watching the game,  and it would be interesting to know who he wanted to win the game – Newcastle no doubt.

Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll – wants to return to Newcastle

Since Andy left Newcastle almost four and half years ago,  he’s had a very bad time of it with all kinds of injuries, although this season when he did play for the Hammers, he was very good and could change a game.

But he is just too injury prone to pay the lad the high wages and a big transfer fee to get him back into his local club.

And in retrospect selling Andy for £35M to Liverpool was probably the best deal Mike Ashley has ever made at the club.

Andy’s played for West for the last three seasons,  but he has only 54 appearances with 14 goals in that period, which illustrates how often he’s been out injured.

He played only 14 games with 5 goals this season before he was crocked again.

Andy is on sky-high wages at West Ham, and if he moved to Newcastle he would need to take a pay cut, but he’s just not worth it, given what you get out of the Gateshead lad, because of all this injuries.

While it doesn’t surprise us that Carroll will be linked with Newcastle this summer, (whether or not he really wants to return), Alan Pardew was the man who was keen on bringing him back home, and Alan’s now gone.

It makes a good story in the papers, but Andy seems too expensive, given the production on the field you get out of the 26 year-old 9 times capped England International, because of all his injuries.

Andy wouldn’t be good value.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


22 comments so far

  • hibbit

    May 27, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #1

    lilo if players stay at the club for what ever reason a new coach must give them a chance we can not get rid of ever one we need a squad…… players often respond to new managers and new systems

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #2

    hibbit,
    I’m not saying get rid of them all, I specifically say that would be suicide. But there are only a handful who I would be disappointed to lose. Shearer talked about the club not selling it’s top players, only Janmaat fits the top players category. Perez is potential, and could be a top player. After that…… I’d keep some of the younger lads, although hopefully we can get them on good loans for a full season. But for the senior players I wouldn’t be upset if any of the others went – provided that the squad is built properly and well balanced with at least one very good player in each role through the spine.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Lil

    Sorry, forgot you wont have seen the handle change (its temporary. Based on a recurring phrase on this blog 😀 )

    I was Markaccus

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Our toon

    I agree both those players should know the basics. Cabella has shown that he does, and, just like cabaye, will have adjusted properly for next season. Rivvy on the other hand should not kick a ball for us (or any other top flight team in the world,imo) ever again.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 27, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #5

    hibbit,
    Some of them may well improve under a better coach, some might not. The attitudes of most of them has been shocking for the last 18 months, you can put it own to coaching, tactics, motivation only up to a point. When a central midfielder can go through an entire derby match against Sunderland without making a single tackle then there is something seriously wrong.

    When your captain and centre half goes silently missing during a relegation scrap there are serious questions to answer. When your combatative midfielder is caught on video saying the club is sh*t you have to question the attitude.

    That is just 3 examples, but you could pick out most of the players and there have been issues of commitment. The rot isn’t just off the pitch. It is on it as well. Very few should escape blame for the past 18 months.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 27, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #6

    Ed…I am almost certain they will resist!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 27, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #7

    YCMIU,
    Yeah, I have seen the phrase a lot over the last couple of months, which is why I thought it might be a change of name!

    You couldn’t though, the Dream Team script writers must be wishing they had come up with a story line as captivating and incredulous as the one that continues to unfold at SJP.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 27, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #8

    Carver was the man who switched big Andy from a poor full back to a centre forward. If Carver keeps the job, and we are to go British this wouldn’t be a surprise in the slightest. A fee with add ons based on appearances with a lowish wage with high goal and appearance bonuses.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #9

    A natural goalscorer. More than just a long ball target, but a total crock. Sorry Andy, but unless you find some stronger glue to keep your legs from falling off, then no thanks.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 27, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #10

    Lilongwe…it’s difficult to say how good any of our players really are under this mediocre management (at best)!

    …changing the HC will only get us sk far…as you have said before it’s the whole coaching setup that needs to be shown the door!

    For me though Charmless need to go…if what Ashley said should mean anything and the buck truly stops with him then key people need to step down. They haven’t done their job I why should we believe they can do it this time around?

    lesh…god morgen! Eller som vi siger det “god formiddag” 😉

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  • John Tudor

    May 27, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #11

    its klopp on good authority

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  • Vask

    May 27, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #12

    What’s Klopp on good authority?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 27, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #13

    Jesper,
    I think the fact that Ashley has said that the second half of the season was a disaster, but intends to stick with Charnley as his alleged key decision maker means that Ashley is fully on board with all decisions, and likely a key figure in making them.

    If he wasn’t, then Charnley would surely not be allowed to choose the next coach?

    I know you argue against just focussing on Ashley, and I agree that the entire set up need an overhaul, I’d include the players though, as they have shown very little for a long time. If we excuse them because of Carver/Pardew and the coaching staff, then surely we have to excuse Carver/Pardew because they are also working under incompetents? Then you have to excuse Charnley as he is also working for an incompetent football club owner.

    None of them should escape criticism. They were all in this and all responsible to varying degrees.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #14

    Power just went down in our industrial estate. I bet blatter is to blame

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  • banjax

    May 27, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #15

    I agree completely, no Andy Carroll.

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  • cyprus

    May 27, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #16

    Top player, if when he plays. Better than your Austins AND passionate for this team. Shame, really, would love to have him, IF…. Maybe that American doctor can provide us with a realistic assessment.

    Anyway, we already have our permanent croc up front.

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  • optimistic prime

    May 27, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #17

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/05/four-on-newcastle-manager-shortlist-reports/

    I’d be very disappointed if what the Guardian are reporting is true, a short list of Carver Mclaren Laudraup and Garde.

    I’d like to think they where fishing from a bigger pool even if it is a struggle to land a bigger fish, I wouldn’t personally consider the first two.

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  • hibbit

    May 27, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #18

    lilo i do agree with you on most things but you more than most on here know how important getting a new manager in and putting a system in place that works for all the player every player can improve with the right coaching

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 27, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #19

    FFS NOT THIS CROCK AGAIN!! Always injured and not as good as he thinks he is. SHITE NEXT PLEASE!

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  • Sav

    May 27, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #20

    I’d have said the same about Jonathan Woodgate but look at him now.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    May 27, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #21

    hell yeah our Andy can come home. Tell him this time he can pay us the 30 mil and we’ll put the kettle on.
    seriously I never rated him and that’s been born out by everything he hasn’t done since he left

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  • Canny in Canberra

    May 27, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #22

    Fitness should be the focus in training. It’s obvious by how many times we come flying out the blocks then die in the arse just before half time the other lot score. Our training system needs a massive revamp judging by the amount of injuries something ain’t right!

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