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Andy Carroll Completely Fearless – Chris Hughton

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was delighted with another good performance from Andy Carroll and an opportunist goal from the Gateshead striker.

Andy Carroll – his 9th goal today

But it was almost a gift for Andy as Alex played a terrible back pass to Cech that he wasn’t expecting and Andy was onto it and had the ball in the back of the net after 6 minutes to put Newcastle ahead.

Kalou got the leveler for Chelsea just before half time and Newcastle then put up with some Chelsea pressure in the final 20 minutes to get a well deserved point.

After the game Newcastle manager must have been pleased with the good all round performance of his Newcastle side, and he specially talked about his rising star – Andy Carroll:

“Andy doesn’t play with fear. He’s not fearful of any opposition or any individual – that’s how he is at the moment.”

“When you are in a confident mood and you are scoring goals, that’s how it should be.”

“You should look forward to every game. You should think every game is an opportunity to play well and score.”

Andy had another good game today, but he’s now getting into the habit of a certain Alan Shearer, by continuing to knock in those goals.

And the 6’3″ striker got his 9th Premier League goal today – and Andy Carroll’s star is rising rapidly at the moment – in fact it’s rising like a meteorite. 😀

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • pearceet

    Nov 28, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #1


  • CT

    Nov 28, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Guaranteed to be live on BBC—-The Ronny Radford trophy`s at stake for Giant Killing act of the round. Theb***ards wouldn`t want to risk missing that possibility!!

  • G

    Nov 28, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Grudge match draw, happy with that. I remember travelling away in London after the last time we met SB in the cup (the dreaded replay and all the media witch-hunt that went with it). Everybody got off the train at Stevenage and pissed on the platform! Lets not have any more of that though boys, there were kids on that train.

  • CT

    Nov 28, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #4

    G- Remember their centre half bragged about putting Shearer in his pocket and Dogleash fell for the bait. At least this time we got the diplomatic Hoots and like to see them try it on with Carrol/ Nolan/Barton etc. Could be a lot worse.

  • G

    Nov 28, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Ha ha, I can remember that CT. Can’t remember the blokes name, but wasn’t he a painter / decorator for a living? Wonder if he is still on the books more to the point?

  • GeordieDan

    Nov 28, 2010 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #6

    If I remember that rightly wasn’t that the di**head who elbowed Shearer in the mouth and got away with it.

    Shearer’s lip needed stitches off that as well. Hopefully that little s*** is licking windows in the Jobcentre and out of work coz if he’s as bad a painter/decorator as he was a footballer then theres nee way he’s still de’in that!

  • ash1001

    Nov 28, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Just wish Shola had half the attitude of Andy, but after 10 years of stroller cannot see it happening. Shola should hang his head in shame when he sees Andy’s commitment to the cause – well done ANDY CARROLl

  • Charlietoon

    Nov 28, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #8

    He should hang his head in shame when he see Andys first second and third touches. In the first half he looked out of his depth and I think he was there for strength more than anything else. But he rarely got a pass off and every time he broke away he lost the ball. At least Mclovin would have taken a shot or two.

  • Caljam

    Nov 29, 2010 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #9

    You’re talking about the same Shola who scored twice against Sunderland and single-handedly knocked Chelsea out of the League Cup? Yes, very good. Move along now. You’re out of your depth talking about such things.

  • CT

    Nov 29, 2010 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #10

    caljam.- Spot on, today didn`t happen for Shola but he tried, against Macks n Arse n Chelsie in the lg cup, outstanding!!!
    Anotherthing, all those on previouse threads criticising Guthrie, you know nothing about football, his delivery wasn`t spot on. He has talent but he has just today moved inside, revelation last season for us when that happened, give him time to adjust, this kid is going to be special.

  • Sav

    Nov 29, 2010 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Meteorites don’t rise, do they?
    Guthrie? You must be joking. Instead of pass and move, its ‘pass and hide’. He looked far better in the Championship. Today he never hit the target with a corner or a free kick. Compare his approach to Tiote’s he always makes himself available for a pass, Danny is petrified of one.
    Ameobi looked like he still had a knock.

  • Newcastle Rock

    Nov 29, 2010 at 5:49 AM

    Comment #12

    It was a nice game , although we cud have lost right at the end .
    We sat back and allowed chelsea to come to us and you dont want to do that .
    I think Jonas can not play full time as he gets tired and gives the ball away in the dangerous places and give our defence a tough time.Perhaps we do not have back up for him if we sub him .
    Guthier , well.. still setting himself and will require time to get into second gear as he was for us last two season.
    Overall , I think draw is fair results , good defensive display although Sol is still not match fit and look overweight and heavy at times , but thats what we have right now.

    Looking forward to seeing next match .

  • StevieGee

    Nov 29, 2010 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #13

    I’m not sure what game the Guthrie haters were watching like but he wasn’t hiding in the middle of the park. I distinctly remember him putting in a lot of decent tackles alongside Tiote.

    In fact in the period before half time when Chelsea were having 70-80% possession and the majority of our team were just sitting back he was putting a shift in pressing players harder and trying to break up their possession.

    His passing and link up play was good yesterday. His delivery from corners and free kicks was 50/50 I agree but he can deliver a ball he just needs to work on the consistency.

    I am a Shola fan too but he didn’t have a great game yesterday. He’s talented but I wish he would take a leaf out of Carroll’s book for his attitude. Too often he gives up on the ball or puts his head down. I think he needs to be a bit more humble and get stuck in and chase like Andy and we’d have a formidable front line.

  • cyprus

    Nov 29, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #14

    There are Shola fans out there? Amazing. Try as I do, I can’t believe the amount of walking he does. Recorded the game and have ‘proof’. Does anyone have actual statisics, how much (ok, how little) hw runs every game? Guthrie, ok, wasn’t good yesterday, but at least he put in a shift. Routledge however has earned a place in the team. Jonas criticised by someone here?? He’s world class, fullstop

  • Selbymag

    Nov 29, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #15

    Jonas world class – thasts laughable Cyprus!! He is our most frustrating player. Never provides a decent option as an outlet.

    Always comes too short for Enrique meaning most of our decent play down the left is from Jose as he has to engineer space himself.

    Recorded the game so “proof” as TV allows you to see runs off the ball movement away from the camera! Televised games only give you a feel for a game and individual performance.

    Shola didnt have a great game but put in some good work closing down the ball and playing in behind Carroll, more so in the 1st half.

    Ranger on the other hand runs around all day but no end product. Early days I know but im not seeing what alot of other people seem to see…

    Good point overall I thought we look decent yesterday.


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