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New Signing Already Paying Dividends Off The Pitch But Bruce Can’t Wait To See Him On It



One of the reasons we are thrilled with Andy Carroll coming back to Newcastle is the experience he will be able to impart to the younger strikers.
Andy has been through a lot in his career.

He has had a lot of tribulations, especially of late, with injuries. He also went through the disappointment of much-publicized move to Liverpool that didn’t work out for him.

Andy is also a natural striker who can help a player like Joelinton while he adapts to leading the line. Of course, the fact that Andy is a local lad will make the other players all that more inclined to take his advice. He knows all about the club and can help instill some of that passion into our new signings.

Steve Bruce and Andy Carroll– already taking a leadership role

At Steve Bruce’s media briefing earlier today, he was explicitly asked about Carroll’s impact at the club so far. This is what Bruce had to say:

“Well it’s only been a week of course since he’s walked through the door. You can just see the other day, for example, we had a meeting with the strikers.

“He was in there giving his opinion. They all want to be around him. They want to feed off of his experience and his ‘know-how.’ And also of what Newcastle is about.

“So all of his experience can only be a positive. And, of course, the biggest positive of them all is when you see him out on the training ground. Because if we can get the lad fit, then we know we’ve got a smashing player as well.”

This is what we expected from Carroll, who is just delighted to be back at Newcastle. He has a second chance at the club he loves. It seems like he is going to do everything he can to make it work.


125 comments so far

  • Rob1971

    Aug 16, 2019 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #41

    Bill Son I have seen more comments about Ashley than about Bruce, most fans will give Bruce a chance its just the fact we should not be worrying about staying up again when the club should be looking to progress, its now 12 years under Ashley and there has been no sign of progress

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  • Bobbybee

    Aug 16, 2019 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #42

    Rotunda, of course I do, but shit happens. I didn’t want Bruce – but I didn’t want Dalglish or Sounness or Gullit either. That’s the thing with life – you don’t always get your own way. 🙂
    I can’t change what’s happened any more than anybody else can. You just move on mate,or life leaves you behind.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 16, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #43

    Rotunda, we know Bruce doesn’t have a great name. But what im saying is essentially true about guys who cannot give the new guy a cha ce, partly because he aint rafa benitez. Clearly the players are not crying over him. And by thw wag, fergie was a good coach who had even better coaches under him.

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  • toon22

    Aug 16, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #44

    The PR want you to stop thinking we can compete
    They want you to just grimly accept Jabba and his goons are going to do whatever they like
    While you continue to buy season tickets and replica shirts

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Aug 16, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #45

    We get it Munster – you unicycled in an inside-out Hedgehog skin trenchcoat around the coast of ireland to meet Rafa, and when you barged up & said “Hi Rafa!” he turned round and saw this menacing dolt & instinctively prodded you in the eye with his tiny Dr Strangelove-style leather gloved pinky and now you hate him because you can’t watch Catchy-Kicky-Smacky-Ball in 3D.

    We get it. nobody will forget about him if you keep bringing him up like a foul-breathed seabird hucking up its breakfast. Move on, we have. 🙂

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  • toon22

    Aug 16, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #46

    Munster n Bills makes a great tag team

    Like we’re stupid enough to believe they are actually fans lol

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  • toon22

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #47

    Hiya KBA

    It’s a shame Rafa was a terrible manager who left due to his personal greed
    We’re so lucky to have the traitor as his replacement

    Let’s just ignore Jabba going back to gambling on players he thinks he can make money on

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #48

    This Bruce is a ‘dinosaur’ manager comes more from him being British and having a name that doesn’t end in ‘o’ or ‘i’ than fact.

    It could be said that the dinosaur way to play is packing the defence, conceding possession and hitting teams on the break – exactly what Italian teams were doing decades ago.

    City, Liverpool and Spurs play a high press game without a traditional ‘big lump’ CF and use wing backs and up to three forwards to get bodies in and around the box.

    Rafa played 4411 most of the time and Bruce is looking to play 3-5-2.

    It doesn’t make Bruce a better manager than Rafa but it doesn’t make him a dinosaur either.

    If anything, Rafa played the dinosaur style.

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  • toon22

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #49

    Hahahahaha

    We’re so lucky to have gotten the 2nd worst manager in prem history

    Give it a rest Bills it’s utter bollix

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #50

    Bill’s son is back,
    You said you hope Bruce rams it right up us, what does that entail?

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  • toon22

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #51

    Bills

    Are you Catchy in disguise?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #52

    Nothing to do with him not having a foreign name, more to do with his lowest win% in the history of the PL and the fact he’s spent the last few years bouncing around the Championship, his horn pipe dance on our touchline celebrating our fiercest rivals goal doesn’t help either mind.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #53

    toon22,
    Please give that a rest will you.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #54

    Only if you’re a small minded twat Jail. Oh wait…

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  • damma99

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #55

    Bruce out.

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #56

    There are many fans who…

    Want Bruce to fail miserably…

    Want the new signings to fail so they can prove he ruins not improves players…

    Want us to get hammered to prove they are right about his ‘dinosaur tactics’…

    Want us to get relegated to prove he was the worst possible appointment…

    I could go on…

    If Bruce keeps us up he will be ramming it down their throats…

    If he finishes higher than 13th he will be ramming it down their throats…

    If we play a more exciting style of football he will be ramming it down their throats…

    If he gets Jo, ASM and Almiron to be key players he will be ramming it down their throats.

    Real supporters want him to succeed.

    All others don’t.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #57

    Bills If we play a more exciting style of football he will be ramming it down their throats…
    Didn’t start very well did it.

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  • JohnJ

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #58

    I’d take a draw tomorrow but I really want ALL three points and that’s what I went for in my choice in the earlier post.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #59

    Bill’s son is back,
    If he manages to keep us up for the next five years will you be happy.

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  • Reilly

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #60

    With Norwich having 5 first teamers out,we should be winning this game comfortably.Not trying to nick a result.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #61

    When did tsunki morph into Bleatin Bruce? Still not funny. Twat.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #62

    Jail if he keeps us up for 3 years I’ll start believing in Santa mate.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #63

    And I mean just manages to keep us up.
    Munster what was that the response to?

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #64

    Celebrating fierce rivals Jail. Hope you hated
    Bracewell and co. As for Brucei want him to succeed. Seens fair. Ill criticise as I see fit, just like I did with rafa.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #65

    So, the sub the other day was a mess. In fact once they scored it was a mess. Rafa wud have git same result though, attacking only for the last 10 mins.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #66

    The one positive I take in the Bruce appointment is that it shows every fan how little ambition Ashley has.

    Other than that I’m struggling.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #67

    @65

    That’s tripe, Munster.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #68

    Has Brucie got big hands or little hands.

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  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #69
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #70

    Anglo Saxon – Bills If we play a more exciting style of football he will be ramming it down their throats…
    Didn’t start very well did it.

    Neither did Rafa in the first two Champs games or his two seasons back in the Prem.

    We gave Rafa a chance…

    Why not Bruce?

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #71

    #68 believe he’s got no Balls.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #72

    Bills Son Is Back,
    We’d just came off the back of thrashing Spurs 5-1 with ten men.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #73

    Bills glad you came back. How many games you gonna give him. Cheers.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #74

    Munster,
    Had he been given 61M to spend on who he saw fit do you think we’d be tipped for relegation by nearly every journalist?

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #75

    Anglo,

    It’s a bit of a cliche but he needs at least 10 games to be judged.

    He’s had Jo and ASM for a short time, he’s playing a system the players aren’t used to and he’s got some tough early games.

    If, and it’s a big if, he realises some players like Shelvey, Longstaff, Manquillo, Dummett and even Schar or Lascelles don’t fit the system he has to have the balls to bring in players might like Kraft, Fernandez, Ki and Willems (and Lejeune when he’s fit).

    He’s also got Muto and Gayle when fit who could also fit the new system better than Rafa’s 4411.

    The 11 best players don’t always make the best team.

    A classic example is England when Gerrard and Lampard were at their peak – both were played and it never really worked.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #76
  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #77

    Jail
    I think Bill’s son is talking about Rafa’s first games in March/April 2016
    played 4 drew 1 lost 3

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #78

    I take it that’s a no then, if so how on earth could you predict we’d have lost that match seeing as we beat them for the first time in eight years the season before that.

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  • Bladey

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #79

    BRUCE
    We hope to go there and Nick a result
    That’s all I have to say about this nomark of a manager
    He sits snugly with our nomark sheep fans on here
    ASH IN WISE OR CARVER IN MUGS OUT

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #80

    Jib,
    We got narrowly beaten at league leaders Leicester a week after being humped at home by Bournemouth, one had a CL pedigree who decided to manage us where as the other has the worst win % ever and was/is so desperate for a job back in the PL he is willing to be a patsy.

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