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Report Newcastle Make Offer To Andy Carroll

11:00 pm, Saturday, June 13th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 44 Comments

It’s Sunday and we have the Sunday papers out and maybe the big news on Newcastle is from former Chronicle sportswriter Alan Oliver, who’s  now at the Sunday People and they are claiming  that Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren would like Andy Carroll back on Tyneside – but it’s on a pay as you go deal.

Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll – pay as you play deal

There are a couple of problems with Andy coming back to Newcastle, and one is his injury record which is not good,  and in his last three years at West Ham he has been fit for less than half their games and has played only 56 games with 14 goals and 12 assists.

Andy is also on very high wages at West Ham and gets anywhere from £80K – £100K a week at West Ham, and those are  huge wages for a player who doesn’t play many games.

The People are reporting Newcastle are offering Andy a pay as you play deal – where he would only get paid if he was available for a game and not injured – and it could even be that Newcastle are willing to pay only when Andy appears in a game.

But why would Carroll want to accept that – when he has a lucrative contract at the Hammers which still has four years to run – and when he’s fit he still seems to get into the West Ham team.

Mark Curtis is Andy’s agent,  and there’s no way he would accept this offer from Newcastle.

It would be a good deal for Newcastle of course, because we’d only pay for production from Andy Carroll – which is probably why West Ham are willing to unload him, because he’s on what could be a very expensive contract for them – which was for six years.

The rumors about Carroll come every summer that he may return to Newcastle,  and Steve McClaren mentioned he would like an old-fashioned striker at Newcastle and people put two and two together and came up with – it must be Andy Carroll.

We’d be surprised if Newcastle are  considering trying to bring Andy back to Tyneside – even on a pay as you play deal.

About two fans in three do not want Newcastle to sign Andy Carroll this summer.

Should Newcastle Sign Andy Carroll This Summer?

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Tags: Andy Carroll · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

44 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    No. He is broken.

  • 2 jimmysmith // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Austin and Carroll, reminds of Shearer and Ferguson. Carroll alone, hopeless of course.

  • 3 voodoo85 // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    No thanks, past his best already. I’d imagine any PAYP deal would be a base salary of say 20k p/w and then extra 30k p/w for example if fit and available.

    Cant imagine any player would accept a contract without a base salary

  • 4 will die for the toon army // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    No please I rather have Austin and Cisse

  • 5 Belfast // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:08 PM


    You made the bloody situation 10 times worse Skunki no doubt about that.

    After you revealed the Pokat experiment the blog has been flooded with heedbangers.

    Your litte experiment has angered the heedbanger spirits.

  • 6 toon22 // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    If it only makes him say no and end silly season every years its worth it.

  • 7 Belfast // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Well if you’d a million pounds handy you could have stuck it on Alan Oliver writing another Andy Carroll article.

    Alan Oliver, Lee Ryder and Ed Harrison it’s never going to happen get over it.

  • 8 Tsunki // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Shudda just stayed as Pokat. I liked him. Anyway I thought ibiza was blog dad or is it Che Ibiza these days? 🙂

  • 9 Tsunki // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Pokat’s suicide opened the freaking floodgates. I thought Ed would have jumped on it but I guess a click is a click. 😉

  • 10 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Interesting poll

  • 11 jimmysmith // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    He got in the team under Allardyce, not at all necessarily so under Bilic, particularly if you can’t rely on him. If West Ham are prepared to cut their losses, and Carroll will accept that a player who is only fit 50% of the time isn’t earning his 80k a week, it could happen. I hope it does, as plan B to Austin, who is robust, and we also keep Cisse. Carroll is an extraordinary player, and under certain circumstances, certainly worth the risk.

  • 12 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    I thought JFA was blog Dad

  • 13 Tsunki // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    TFL can’t be bothered with the link is the answer 2.5?

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    And in Skunki’s case “Monkeyhangers” ;D lol

  • 15 Belfast // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    It’s like the blog version of the Candyman skunki. You’ve woken the beast.

  • 16 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Who is the half Tsunki? lol

  • 17 jimmysmith // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:22 PM


  • 18 Tsunki // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    To quote the immortal words of Beattie25

    ” I didn’t think this one through”


    I still laugh out loud when I say that line.

  • 19 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    hahaha jimmy

  • 20 beermonkey // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:23 PM


    I don’t think he is worth the risk, there have been a lot of rumours that its his life style that causes his problem and it was said that last year he was in rehab for a bit in the states
    we have enough problems with players and injuries lets not bring one in we know has issues

  • 21 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Tsunki the inner Pokat is deffo coming out

  • 22 will die for the toon army // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Carroll is e best striker we have had in years but Cisse has done more in the recent times compared to AC.

  • 23 Belfast // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Jimmy he’s two years left on a contract rumoured to be 80 grand a week plus.

    Why would he leave for a contract that’s peanuts compared to what he’s on?

    All these articles about him being interested in coming back and there’s never been a quote from him in any of them.

  • 24 Tsunki // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Jimmy bang on ha ha Carroll was the half. Then a loaner from Huddersfield subs, and a full crock made out of two DeJongs and a Marveaux

  • 25 Tsunki // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Was the one calling me blog dad no other than the atheist rottweiler?

  • 26 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Pokat back in your box 😉

  • 27 Belfast // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    And he’s not with that agent anymore Ed.

  • 28 beermonkey // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:28 PM


    caroll has 4 years left

    Carroll signed a six-year contract with West Ham on 19 June 2013

  • 29 Tsunki // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    AC gets churned out all the time and will continue to while he can still breathe

  • 30 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    He’ll be in his 80’s in a wheelchair and we’ll still get linked to Caroll

  • 31 LGFUAD21 // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Personally I’m a modern man so two big traditional no 9s up top doesn’t suit me. Get Austin. Sack carrol off and get another Perez on the right. Get a left footer lb and leave the crosses to janmaat and his new lb colleague. Two inside forwards flanking Austin. Guarantee 3 bodies in the box with good delivery from full backs.

    Like Tom Ince

  • 32 sportiquet5 // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    There is no legs in this story at all pardew ruined any chance of a return when he bottled out at last minute leaving him furious

  • 33 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    I’m glad about that sportiquet carroll has no legs

  • 34 canuckmag // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    I agree, nice formation in a 4-3-3 for up top would be Ince on right, Austin in the middle and Cabela on right. Back up for Cabela would be Perez and Aarons for Ince. I would also keep Cisse for a back up to Austin.

    We need to forget Carol he is in the past, let’s move forward.

  • 35 canuckmag // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Haha, of course Ince on left…..

  • 36 sportiquet5 // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Charlie Austin has agreed in principal to join Aston villa , however villa are waiting for Andreas weimann who is due to go opposite direction sorry guys

  • 37 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Rubbish Sportiquet

  • 38 sportiquet5 // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Understand your sceptical but I do have this information from a very good source

  • 39 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Everyone has a mystical source

  • 40 sportiquet5 // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    I work for a sports management company

  • 41 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 13, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    And my dad is prince phillip
    If u was found to be “leaking” info u would be sacked

  • 42 sickandtired // Jun 14, 2015 at 12:36 AM

    Believe the press and we followed Ayew for 2 years, only to once again decide he was ‘poor value’ when it came to paying his wages. That’s probably the truest story of the lot if Bony, Gomis and Lacazette are used as a previous yardstick.
    No way is Austin coming here. He’s climbed from non league football and I’m sure his ambitions lie far higher than Ashley’s. So it should be, for a pro footballer or any sportsman who has no affinity with this club or city.
    Gagging McClaren on his arrival and ensuring the alienation of the wider media has already shown nothing has changed. \
    Does anyone really believe the recruitment and spending policy will instead of just once again saying ‘we’ll wait and see’?

  • 43 sportiquet5 // Jun 14, 2015 at 12:47 AM

    I support Newcastle and have done all my life my information I share with ic Newcastle author lee Ryder

  • 44 The Great Valerio // Jun 14, 2015 at 12:49 AM

    More interested in subject/verb agreement

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