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A Double-edged Sword Revealed In Player’s Contract


Yesterday, it was reported that Newcastle’s away fixture at Liverpool was being targetted as a possible return date for Andy Carroll.

We thought this was a reasonable date as it would come after a two-week international break giving Steve Bruce adequate time to judge Andy’s fitness. It also would provide Andy Carroll another month to get fit and start training with the first-team.

Though if any doubts should arise within the next month, Newcastle should remain very cautious with Andy. A setback of a few weeks is nothing when compared to the larger picture of the entire season.

His latest injury this past February was the third in less than two years on his ankle. The club, as well as Andy, must be ultra-cautious in their preparations for his return.

We have reason to believe that will be the case as Andy Carroll said as much in his initial interview with NUFC TV. During that interview, he refused to give a timetable on his return. He instead is relying on the practicality of taking it day by day to let his body be the judge of his readiness.

Andy Carroll– would not give a set date for return

The club also have reason to be very cautious with Carroll’s return. Newcastle have given a precious squad spot to Carroll which has seen them left a little short in central midfield. Both Jack Colback and Henri Saivet were left out of the 25-man squad leaving just five central midfielders in the team.

This leaves just five central midfielders in Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Ki Sung-yueng, and Matty Longstaff. Two of these players in Jonjo and Sean missed large swathes of the season last year due to injury. While Matty Longstaff is just nineteen years old so will not be expected to play a significant role this season.

For this reason, Newcastle will not want to have wasted a squad spot on Big Andy. So he will get his opportunities this season once declared fit. They just have to make sure that he is ready when they do.

The Shields Gazette are reporting that in Andy Carroll’s contract there is an extension of one year if he reaches a certain number of appearances for Newcastle this season. They also report that Carroll has a base salary of between £20-25k per week, but that base significantly rises with appearances and goals.

This gives Andy a lot of motivation to play as often as possible. However it is a double-edged sword because if he rushes back to get more games, it will only heighten the risk of injury. So we expect caution from the club with Andy and hopefully, the targets set in his contract are attainable without causing any undue risk for further injury.


41 comments so far

  • Genjikai

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #1

    Ill get myself to Ajhudsons this year.
    Heard the atmosphere is brilliant there.
    Btw tony i told you 6 weeks ago when you started with me that when i was done with ashley im coming for you.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #2

    disrupt and destroy,
    tonys agenda ????

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Eric mocking ed on nufcblog.co.uk for years.
    Then comes over to his blog.
    Strange that.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #4

    Genjikai: what do you mean by “I am coming for you” and why do you have to wait until you are done with Ashley to do it?

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Na hibbit hes just a lonely sad old bloke who stumbled into a toon supporters bar in chicago. Bought a replica 1998 toon shirt in 2016 and the rest is history.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Genjikai: I have never mocked Ed. I have called him Uncle Ed, that’s about as far as I have gone.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Erric because your not important but just remember 6 weeks of abuse directed at me from you, i dont forget. Ill make an appearance at aj hudsons, ill bring my matching top, we can be football friends have a chat.
    Ill even leave a photo behind the bar so you can always remember my smile.

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m expecting 7 games from Carroll and maybe 2 goals – hope I’m wrong but his previous injury record doesn’t look good at all…talk about injury prone – his makes Marcelinos look good ..

    18/19 Ankle Surgery 113 days
    18/19 Ankle Surgery 133 days
    17/18 Injury to the ankle 99 days
    16/17 Groin Injury 149 days
    16/17 Groin Injury 30 days
    16/17 Knee Injury 106 days
    15/16 Unknown Injury 22 days
    14/15 Medial Collateral Ligament Knee Injury 214 days
    14/15 Torn Ligament 102 days
    13/14 Fractured Foot 124 days
    13/14 Heel Bone Injury 104 days
    12/13 Knee Injury 49 days
    12/13 Hamstring Injury 29 days
    10/11 Knee Injury 17 days
    10/11 Thigh Problems 63 days

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Genjikai: you know that the police have guns over here right? The bar owners don’t appreciate violence either. Internet threats! It really doesn’t get more sad than that.

    Go have a word with Abe Simpson 2 (Hibbet) when he is shouting at clouds. That would be a better use of your time.

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #10

    The Phoney posts under a number of aliases GS,Eric,Toon time, we could probably throw in Toonboy 84,Bruce and a few others too. the “Phoney” has turned into a laughing stock.

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    Delighted to have the big man vback and think there’s still some mileage in him and if the corrective ankle surgery has been a success then he could be our ace card this season, however, I’m off the opinion that at approx 25k per week in wages (roughly 1.2m for the duration of the contract) he was purely brought in to appease the fan base and there isn’t really a plan per se for him, we as fans seen it as the return of the prodigal son but the regime will see it as a cheap appeasement to the fans to keep them at bay for a while.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #12

    I will say again. I have never mocked Ed on another blog. I called him Uncle Ed and thought that was an affectionate term.

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  • count

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Picking your battles Tony?

    Funny how all I ever got from you was a few victimy ad-homs, then no response at all. Almost seems like I have you beaten…

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #14

    mindshaft

    thats a shocking injury list although isnt one rumoured to be a stint in rehab

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  • hibbit

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #15

    sticks and stones 😉

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Tim Berners-Lee has a lot to answer for.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #17

    I do not post under aliases. I post as Tony Baloney on here and as Eric Sykes on another blog. That is NOT an alias.

    I posted as something else on here for a couple of days but gave out my real name and thought better of it so I changed to Tony Baloney.

    I am not Toon Time.

    Just because people have views that differ from the Confederacy of Dunces does not make them the same person.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #18

    when every andy carrol gets a mention the word IF always takes a prominent part in any comment !!

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #19

    Whys everything about violence with you tony, eric what ever.
    Im part of a peaceful movement, i only preach for peaceful resolution. When you meet me at ajhudsons you will see.
    You really need to sort your violent thoughts out in your head.
    Its just words on a screen. Its how you interperate them that shows who you truly are.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #20

    Still notice jibs voice is missing on munsters atmosphere problem.
    Had alot of voice yesterday jib to unrelated toon topics.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #21

    Count: Why would I be even be remotely worried about talking to you?

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  • Just a fan

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #22

    Nutmeg
    I remember those club House’s on Benton park road but the one I delivered to was Heaton road up from chilly road co op.
    It would have been round about 1964

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #23

    Genjikai: because you said “I am coming for you”. That sounds like a threat.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #24

    ill bring my matching top, we can be football friends have a chat.
    Ill even leave a photo behind the bar so you can always remember my smile.
    Whats violent behind that tony? If talking to you is going to get me shoot, well that is crazy. Are you sure your not one of the crazies. Thats sound like more of a threat to me over the internet.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #25

    Wey ive got to your not going to come over here to support the team are you.

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  • Pain in the Blog

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #26

    wartongeordie #9 last thread,

    ‘Having trawled through the comments on the last 2 threads, thank god some people want to talk about NUFC business, post after post, insults and abuse from fans of the same team. You all know who you are and seriously just go on a chat room site, no one wants to be involved in your “you said that, yeah but you said that nonsense”’

    Well said Warton. This blog is sounding more and more like an infant school chat room. Half the posters on here are calling each other childish (not clever) names all of the time – even if some of you actually intersperse that with valid arguments.

    None of you has the sense or maturity to just let it lie and not respond. You are behaving like mental midgets, the lot of you. And as Warton said, “You all know who you are”. If you have insulted anyone (and name-calling, kindergarden abuse and even answering back all qualify) recently then you need to take a long look in the mirror. And, for God’s sake just stop.

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  • Just a fan

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #27

    Count
    I’m a short sighted selfish idiot.
    You must be very clever to know that.

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #28

    “The Phoney” compulsive liar !!!

    5
  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #29

    See post number 1 on this thread and tell me that is not a threat. FFS. An internet threat, but still a threat.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #30

    Assumptions tony.
    Alot of assumptions you make .

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 15, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #31

    beermonkey – I didn’t know about that but if true I presume that’s the 22 day unknown injury in 15/16 season

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 15, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #32

    When im done with ashley im coming for you, for a nice chat to say see fans can make a difference.
    A movement is being born. Be part of it.
    Together we will remove ashley.

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 15, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #33

    “ill bring my matching top, we can be football friends have a chat.
    Ill even leave a photo behind the bar so you can always remember my smile”

    Sounds like someone who just wants to be friends …

    5
  • Just a fan

    Aug 15, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #34

    Mindshaft
    Sounds a bit sinister actually.

    3
  • Mindshaft

    Aug 15, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #35

    Obviously Carrolls injury list doesn’t include his current injury

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 15, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #36

    mindshaft

    pretty sure it was spoken about on here but it was a while ago i know some west ham fans and they were adamant he was in rehab
    we will have to wait for his memoirs i spose

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 15, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #37

    Genjikai: Is that is the way you act with the fan groups? Making threats and backtracking, then no wonder there were only 300 there. That was a threat, which you will never back up because you will never visit Chicago. But a threat (meaningless) nonetheless. Being a blog hard man.

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  • Geordie-john

    Aug 15, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #38

    It’s getting a little bit bitchy on here at the moment. Children must you bicker !

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  • Geordie-john

    Aug 15, 2019 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #39

    While I’m here, Gary Neville, What are you wobbling on about now ? Stick to what you know about, F##k ALL !!

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 15, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Baloney
    You should know that Ed has the blog’s total respect! What you said was not respectful!
    You’ve already had a yellow card from Neil so I suggest you mind what you’re saying!

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