Newcastle To Pay Out £18M For This Player – Don’t Be Daft


The press in London are reporting that West Ham have placed a fee of £18M on the head of Andy Carroll, the former Newcastle United striker and it’s thought that Sunderland and Newcastle are both interested.

They report that Sam Allardyce would like to get Andy playing for him again, this time at the Black Cats, but it is thought Andy may prefer a move back to his former cub Newcastle.

The truth is there’s no way on earth that Andy would be seen dead in the red and white striped shirt – playing for Sunderland.

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Andy Carroll – in his heyday at Newcastle

And maybe he would prefer Newcastle because he just happens to be a born and bred Geordie who will support Newcastle United for the rest of his life.

In short – that’s due to the Geordie DNA he was born with.

But £18M for a player who picks up so many injuries is not a good deal, although Andy, who turns 27 tomorrow, has shown that when he does play he can be a match-winner – as he’s proved in the last two games for West Ham United.

Andy is still one of the best headers in the game and he also has a good left-foot.

We’d be more than a little surprised if Newcastle have any interest in bringing Andy back on Tyneside this month.

We would not be very surprised if Sunderland want him at the Stadium of Light, but there’s just no way Andy would want to play for Sunderland.

It would be like Alan Shearer signing for Sunderland.

It’s an oxymoron.

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111 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Next

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  • lesh

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #2

    As time goes by, it’s becoming more and more apparent that the Club’s current plight is not the result of incompetence but design.

    For all Ashley said he’d be a hands-off owner, he goes to matches and must be aware if the mess we’re in and must therefore be content with the likelihood of relegation.

    He could, if he wanted success for the Club, act to remedy the way it’s been and continues to be run by the so-called football board. Have those men got no personal pride, no self-respect? Apparently not.

    By his actions, it’s clear that Ashley’s determined to run Newcastle United into the ground. What drives the man? Spite? Hatred of the Club’s fans, the City? Does he draw pleasure from being despised?

    Anticipate the fans’ simmering anger to boil over; anticipate protests; anticipate relegation.

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #3

    just like yourself jib ANONYMOUS

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  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    WWSBRD
    Your snidey little dig on the previous shows you up to be no true fan.

    While you take a quiet satisfaction in our plight I watched the game again yesterday in its entirety on the French channel Canal Plus Sport .The French commentators were drooling over some of our play.

    There was an 18 minute period just before half-time when we were running the game and Arsenal were running around like headless chickens and getting the bird off their own fans .
    In that period if Gini had a cooler head and not snatched his shot we would have done the Gooners easy.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #5

    If he could stay fit he’d be worth it

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  • reilly

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #6

    spot on lesh.
    if ashley wanted the club to be a success it would be he has the wealth to make it happen,but he dosnt want that he wants the club to splutter along on the bare minimum to promote SD.
    sir john hall told us all what ashley wanted the club for.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #7

    Jib
    So not so upbeat anymore then?

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  • Wayayman

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #8

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it agin.

    All of our current problems stem from one bloke at the club. Not the owner – although the buck really stops with him for appointing this knacker- but Lee Charnley.
    The fella is out of his depth and doesn’t seem to get the club or the football business at all. As Ashley stated in the summer, Charnley is responsible for the running of the club, appointing managers (80 odd applicants? What ‘kin planet is he on?!?) and player recruitment.

    A committed, business savvy MD which understands how the business of football works is absolutely VITAL if we are to stop this cycle of relegation threatened football and fan hostility.
    There are talented, young and ambitious people out thee who could be amazing in the job. Sam Rush at Derby hasn’t done too badly. He Peddled Nigel Clough the minute he got appointed (a fan’s favourite) then brought in Macca to progress. Once it was clear that he couldnt take them to the next level he sacked him and made an ambitious, long-sighted appointment which looks like it is stating to pay off.
    Someone with that sort of knowledge of the game and vision, plus the balls to pull it off is who we really need to sign.

    Carrying on with Charnley only means more terrible appointments in the future and us spiralling out of control.

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #9

    If he could stay fit hes worth more than that. Problem is the guy doesn’t train or live that well and plays a combative style that will see him pick up injuries.
    Add to that we have the worst record of keeping players fit…
    Would have to be a loan to buy depending on stsying up surely

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  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #10

    He started at West Ham on a years loan from Liverpool.
    £2million fee and WH paid his £80,000 a week wages.

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  • lesh

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Wayayman

    Charnley is out of his depth – that’s why Ashley stays with him and his so-called football board who wouldn’t last five minutes in a well-run business.

    But Ashley does nothing about it. Why?

    Because it suits his purpose and they’re doing a splendid job for him!

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  • anthc

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #12

    Sorry but no way is Carroll worth 18 million!
    7-8 million maybe but that’s it. He’ll not move and happily see out his ridiculously inflated salaried contract at whu and who could blame him. Football’s a job too and his wages will set up his grand kids for life nevermind his own kids!

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  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #13

    WWSBRD
    Still upbeat.
    There is absolutely no way that NUFC team is being relegated.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Jib
    They could continue to lose, that’s a way they could get relegated

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #15

    Carrol for £6m and Shelvey for £12m is £18m better spent and leaves Pardew to take Remy and any other London boys looking for a pay check.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #16

    Oh and are u willing to explain what has u so upbeat now? Or are we going to fly off the handle again?

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #17

    I knew it wouldn’t take long!

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #18

    loch
    Can we not have Remy, Shelvey and Austin for 2-4 mill more? Doesn’t seem out of reach for one of the top 20 richest clubs in the world plus u know we have 50 mill to spend don’t we?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #19

    Great unemployed people

    RAFA BENITEZ
    EVA CARNEIRO

    Does Charmless or Ash even know either of them. Oh for a maverick, radical departure from the mind numbing not so safe pair of hands we always go for.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #20

    Lilonwe

    be that as it may, try telling the other clubs in L1 that he is not on fire, it could be that the kid exploded on the scene and clubs were unaware of him or his potential, they got wise and started to double up on him making space a little bit harder to find.

    put him in a better team with more threats in it, he will find more space and also create more space for others in the team, scoring in 9 out his 22 games is still a very good return, better than we have right now at the club..

    BUT LIKE I HAVE SAID, IF HE DID COME BACK HE WOULD HAVE TO BE PLAYED AS A CF, NOT ANY OTHER POSITION.

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  • lesh

    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #21

    WWSBRD

    What makes you think Ashley’s committed £50m a window?

    They’ve said repeatedly that they don’t do Januarys – unless they’re selling of course!

    I’ve no doubt that Ashley agreed to spend £50m this year but the strange thing is, they’ve spent it all, leaving nothing in reserve to cater for contingencies like getting the Club up the table!

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #22

    next headline……………….carroll set to join palace

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #23

    lesh
    Well a few jumped on a McClaren 150 mill over 3 windows comment, works out at 50 mill per window…apparently he said it a few times (never believed it personally but time will tell)

    As for Jan windows they do them only if they have to but again time will tell, if they do nothing again though we are championship bound

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  • Toonfan8

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #24

    why everybody think Rafa Benitez is great? He sucks at Inter, Napoli and now at Real Madrid, where he had better players in the team…just bring Remy,Shelvey,Willems and see what SMC can do…

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #25

    Tsunki
    Suppose you owned 100% of a company A and 50% of company B, Jib owning the other 50%. If company provided services worth £10m to company B, you’d want £10m wouldn’t you? If you provide the service free, Jib will benefit to the tune of £5m via his company value.

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  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #26

    Some may want to save this

    Credit to the NUFC London Supporters Club

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  • lesh

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #27

    WWSBRD

    Sorry for not making myself clear, I omitted to mention £150m over three years – or £50m each year and thus another £50m in each of the next two years’ summer windows.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #28

    I’d buy carroll for 10 million max but start with a 6 million offer. Shelvey is a must sign….name me someone else who fits that position we need that we could sign?

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  • lesh

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #29

    Toonfan8

    If the Chronicle’s right, you can forget Willems – he’s injured.

    Then when it comes to the summer, well be in the Championship and he and anybody else of any note wouldn’t be interested in coming to Ashley’s version of a football club.

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  • lesh

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #30

    Blackley

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #31

    lesh
    That was my issue with the whole thing there was no clarification to his comment much like everything that comes out of the club people can take it multiple ways

    Could of been windows could of been years could of been over SM career with us who knows

    I do recall being told multiple times that it was 50mill per window though and since that’s what we now need might as well hold them to account for their bs one more time mate

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  • expatmag

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #32

    Toonfan

    I would happily settle for a 68% win rate at Newcastle at the moment.

    Wouldnt you?

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  • lesh

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #33

    Blackley

    Your analogy of NUFC/ MASH (SD) with your companies A and B couldn’t be more succinct.

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  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #34

    Willems WAS badly injured in the late Summer
    That’s why he was able to visit SJP so much.
    He has joined PSV’s winter training camp in Malta and has started light training.

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  • lesh

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #35

    WWSBRD

    Ambiguity is the way PR works, is the way Ashley works before he inflicts the fatal move!

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #36

    the media really is making life hard at nufc isnt it lol.

    i can see a lot of fans having a good old cry if/when we dont get a certain striker or a certain cb or even a certain cm and thats if we are after them in the first place as we have had chance to agree who’s best for our team based on what the media has told us we can get.

    i expect bargains myself tbh a bargain cb and a bargain striker wether they will be higher profile bargains we will wait to see.

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  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #37

    anyone else think Lesh thinks succinct means apt or appropriate ?

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #38

    lesh
    Depressing isn’t it but as long as people eat up this PR it works

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #39

    on sky this morning jose struggling to get a job – man u- real madrid dont seem to fancy him – but he does have a bit of soft spot for the toon. cum-on please , even untill the end of season chuck mucka oot, lets have a proper manager to save the club, pay him what he wants coz if ash dosnt , hes going to pay for it at the end of season. then at least we are safe and take it from there. sence or not lads ??

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 5, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #40

    Is there any player out there who’s a modern day Craig Bellamy?

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