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Report – Club Want To Bring Carroll Back But Steve Bruce Wants Two Other Strikers First


We’ve been waiting for it to happen and have been hesitant to suggest it. In fact, I mentioned it to my wife just this morning.

Now Luke Edwards of the Telegraph and Lee Ryder of the Chronicle are both reporting that Andy Carroll is wanted back at Newcastle.

Luke Edwards’ report has some interesting details that this may not be driven by Steve Bruce. Here is some of what Luke has written about the news of Andy Carroll:

Newcastle United are contemplating bringing striker Andy Carroll back home as they close in on the £35m capture of Hoffenheim’s Brazilian striker Joelinton.

The club are already in touch with the Carroll camp following his release by West Ham and will keep a close eye on his recovery from ankle surgery before deciding whether to sign him as a free agent.

Carroll, meanwhile, is not a priority for new manager Steve Bruce, who privately wants at least two strikers, a winger, a full-back and a central midfield player before the close of the transfer window.

Carroll would be an additional transfer outside of the window as he is allowed to find a new club as a free agent. However, it will still be several weeks until the 30-year-old is able to train fully and Bruce wants two strikers brought in before then.

Carroll has had a persistent battle with injuries and has undergone a complicated procedure to try and solve a long-standing ankle issue. Newcastle will keep tabs on his rehabilitation and could look at thrashing out a pay as you play deal for the Geordie striker.

If this is the case then we are all for it. As long as Andy is not going to be relied upon, then we see no harm in bringing him back to the club as maybe a third striker signing.

We don’t think it really matters how fit he gets as he is always going to be likely to break down. Therefore, if it was just Joelinton and Andy Carroll we would be a bit concerned.

However, Luke Edwards is reporting that Steve Bruce wants two strikers brought in and then will assess Andy Carroll once he is declared fit.

Lee Ryder also speaks of Carroll’s fitness as being key. He however is reporting that Bruce is an admirer of Andy and has already made checks on his fitness.

This is what Lee writes:

The Chronicle understands Bruce is an admirer of Carroll but wants him to prove his fitness.

The newly appointed head coach has already made checks on Carroll’s fitness status with the big striker still recovering from an ankle operation.

Carroll has not made a decision on his future yet but has had offers from abroad.

However, the boyhood Toon fan and former season ticket holder would be interested in a chance to finish his career at home.

This link was bound to happen sooner than later and the hiring of Steve Bruce will have only expedited the link. Andy has had a torrid time with injuries throughout his career and at 30 years old may not have much left to give.

We would like to think that playing in front of the crowd at St James Park could bring that little bit extra out of Andy. As a late-game substitute, he could really cause issues for the opposition.

This could be a decent piece of business as long as Andy Carroll is not going to be relied upon to lead the line.


190 comments so far

  • toonluvva

    Jul 20, 2019 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #1

    No thank you. He’s had his day.

    9
  • Neil Harrison

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Outside The Box from last post,

    I agree 100%.

    5
  • Sports Direct FC

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #3

    We win a preseason game and all is forgotten….Thanks MA, you are a great owner, if buy 1 player we promise to continue to be sheep. You are the best MA

    22
  • geordietom

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #4

    some one asked TOON22 . ” wheres the money gone ” . the answer is up the frogs nose. he never stops going on and on same tripe day in day out . give it rest will you Green One …

    2
  • Tramp

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Sadly, faster than I had anticipated, I can ALREADY slowly see the mood of the fans changing. The dust is settling and the vitriol is waning. The anger dissipating.

    A few stories of players coming in, a single pre season 1-0 win and quickly the attentions turn back to supporting the club.

    Ask yourself what on earth you are supporting?!

    BoycottNUFC!

    43
  • geordietom

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #6

    big andy . not for me thanks …

    4
  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Me too Neil
    AC was mentored by Shola when with us
    and came on by leaps and bounds
    He could do the same job for Elias

    1
  • simon376

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #8

    Outside the box and Neil, it’s got to be a no brainier really, if you can get him back and only pay when he plays, helps him, the club and as you said the young lads being brought on.

    Let’s face it, on those terms he will want to play every week, means extra effort to stay fit and perform when in the team so everyone wins

    13
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #9

    I wonder what type of assurances SB has been given on transfers, does he believe them, will he, despite knowing everything that has gone on before him, still be exasperated when he realises the mind numbing incompetence and bean counting of the footballing genius that is Lee Churnley?

    10
  • Sports Direct FC

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Tramp

    Spot on. Same happened when Almiron was bought in January.

    9
  • geordietom

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #11

    big andy will he stay fit enough to mentor the kid ? …

    1
  • simon376

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Jail
    That’s what I find hard to work out as well. Bruce has left other jibs for not having his say on transfers, but come here. Even if for some stupid reason he believes Ashley, surely the evidence from others and his mates in the game would be enough to make him think, but come anyway. I know any of us would do this to manage the club we love, but we don’t have a reputation in the game that can be totally destroyed so quickly

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Tramp
    It was clear that the vitriol for Bruce an Colback was
    coming from the same source – mackems who hate them both
    Social media is not the real world
    Although it probably is for sad wearsiders in League One

    6
  • Neil Harrison

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Jib and Simon 376,

    Agreed. I think he could contribute a lot behind the scenes as well. Will do well to work with Sorensen who has been impressive.

    4
  • geordietom

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Carroll wont come back to us anyway

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #16

    400 grand net spend on players in 12 years
    In that time I’m guessing the shirt sponsorship deal covered that cost
    So it’s nowt on players net in 12 years
    We also have one of the lowest wage bills

    In that time Jabba has had tv money, free advertising and ticket sales from the ground

    But somehow we are to believe every penny’s been spent?

    Give owa

    11
  • simon376

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #17

    Yeah Neil, if it happens let’s hope he does that and is able to bring the kids on and at the same time help the first team score a few

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #18

    JIB

    So it’s Mackems who dislike those two now ?
    Your calling anyone who dislikes them a mackem ?

    Really

    Hahahahaha

    6
  • geordietom

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #19

    i’m off cant stand the frogs crap …does me heed in … keep taking your lsd .green thing …

    1
  • cyprus

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #20

    Big Andy, pay as you play, a no brainer. As good as any big CF when fit.

    He’ll probably, justifiably, for his own sake, ask for more. A solid mid to high salary plus pay as you play.

    That makes it tougher. Let me think. Hell yes.

    A 20 goal CF is what we haven’t had for aeons. (Not that it’s Andy, mind.)

    4
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Nice article in the Guardian about Andy.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/jul/20/andy-carroll-west-ham-what-next

    My claim to fame is I taught Andy at school in Gateshead for a year back in 2002. He wasn’t the best at maths, but I remember him being a canny lad all the same.

    4
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Jib,
    I am not a mackem and I can’t stand either of them.

    8
  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #23

    All opinions of your average fan who thinks Jabba hasn’t taken a penny from the club and we are living within our means
    Can you explain how the debt is now double what it was when he bought us ?

    Our financial “saviour “

    11
  • RolandoOverhead

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #24

    He’s half the player who left us for the bright lights of ratpool, if we could have the player who left us I’d say yes, but no thanks for this wet spam shadow of a former baller.
    As for getting overexcited after a 1-0 friendly win, ne chance!

    Cashley Oot!

    9
  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #25

    We’re looking to try and get AC, on a free, with a zero hours contract when it seems we still haven’t spent the money we sold him for

    10
  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #26

    #boycott Arsenal
    Jib,
    I am not a mackem and I can’t stand either of them.

    You were until KK rocked up

    4
  • jane

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #27

    i was shocked, surprised and disappointed when Rafa left. but you have to move on which i am now.

    toon22 you should try it!

    2
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #28

    Caroll, no no no no no no no no no.

    4
  • jane

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #29

    we are getting good at this lol

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #30

    JIB

    You called every toon fan a mackem
    Nobody wants those guys

    Jane

    I’ve no intention of going back to Jabbas constant relegation battles

    9
  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Jane

    You must be the only person on the planet that couldn’t see Rafa was going to leave

    9
  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #32

    JIB

    Do you even support the toon ?

    8
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Big Andy could also help Shelvey and Darlow with their kabab shop fighting skills.

    13
  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #34

    toon22
    I was standing in the leazes end when you were still
    swimming in your daddy’s balls
    (whoever he was )

    8
  • jane

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #35

    why don’t you go away then as it will quite likely be a relegation battle. or are you going to change the world lol

    1
  • boss hoggs atm

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #36

    #23
    couldn’t have put it better myself

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #37

    Whoops must be using different devices again
    😀

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Chancel
    ha ha ha
    it was a pizza parlour btw

    2
  • jane

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #39

    tick tock

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #40

    You don’t seem to have opinions that match that JIB

    Do you

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