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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

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #81

    Toon22 check this out could this be the Belgium problem at Sports Direct.

    Player Transfers
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    players bought by UK clubs. The remainder do not
    charge local VAT. Whilst the UK football club should
    account for UK VAT under the reverse charge regardless
    of whether or not local VAT has been incurred, the UK
    football club may be able to obtain written confirmation
    from Customs to only account for UK VAT under the
    reverse charge where local VAT is not incurred. For a list
    of which EU countries charge local VAT see Appendix 5.
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    For UK clubs selling players VAT is charged on transfers to
    other UK clubs (see also Value-in-kind/Barter
    Transactions). Transfers outside the UK are VAT free. If
    the recipient football club is within the EU it may be
    required to account for VAT under the reverse charge

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  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #82

    Jail
    Calm down dear
    Bill’s point was Rafa was given time
    It’s the least fair-minded people can do for Bruce.
    When/If he balls it up then have a pop

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #83

    Bruce certainly isn’t my choice of manager and quite frankly I think he’ll fail , that said I want the team to win every game and ideally at least challenge for top 6 and a cup or two ..
    If you look at the list of managers we’ve had ( since I was born ), it’s hard to see many successful ones ( kk, sbr, Rafa)
    Manager history
    FROM TO
    Steve Bruce 17 Jul, 2019 Present
    Ben Dawson 01 Jul, 2019 17 Jul, 2019
    Rafael Benitez 11 Mar, 2016 01 Jul, 2019
    Steve McClaren 10 Jun, 2015 11 Mar, 2016
    John Carver 31 Dec, 2014 09 Jun, 2015
    Alan Pardew 09 Dec, 2010 31 Dec, 2014
    Chris Hughton 01 Jun, 2009 06 Dec, 2010
    Alan Shearer 02 Apr, 2009 31 May, 2009
    Joe Kinnear 29 Sep, 2008 02 Apr, 2009
    Chris Hughton 08 Sep, 2008 29 Sep, 2008
    Kevin Keegan 16 Jan, 2008 04 Sep, 2008
    Nigel Pearson 09 Jan, 2008 16 Jan, 2008
    Sam Allardyce 15 May, 2007 09 Jan, 2008
    Nigel Pearson 06 May, 2007 15 May, 2007
    Glenn Roeder 02 Feb, 2006 06 May, 2007
    Graeme Souness 13 Sep, 2004 02 Feb, 2006
    John Carver 30 Aug, 2004 13 Sep, 2004
    Bobby Robson 02 Sep, 1999 30 Aug, 2004
    Steve Clarke 28 Aug, 1999 02 Sep, 1999
    Ruud Gullit 27 Aug, 1998 28 Aug, 1999
    Kenny Dalglish 14 Jan, 1997 27 Aug, 1998
    Terry McDermott 08 Jan, 1997 14 Jan, 1997
    Kevin Keegan 05 Feb, 1992 08 Jan, 1997
    Ossie Ardiles 26 Mar, 1991 05 Feb, 1992
    Jim Smith 04 Dec, 1988 26 Mar, 1991
    Colin Suggett 02 Nov, 1988 04 Dec, 1988
    Willie McFaul 10 Sep, 1985 10 Oct, 1988
    Jack Charlton 14 Aug, 1984 10 Aug, 1985
    Arthur Cox 01 Sep, 1980 24 May, 1984
    Bill McGarry 18 Nov, 1977 31 Aug, 1980
    Richard Dinnis 02 Feb, 1977 09 Nov, 1977
    Gordon Lee 12 Jun, 1975 30 Jan, 1977

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #84

    Jib,
    I’m giving him time. I don’t like him. I don’t like his record. I don’t like his red and white scarf and I don’t like what he’s prepared to do to have another shot in the PL with no thought to the consequences to the club in a job that is way to big for him!

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #85

    Most of them have gone on to be failures elsewhere and I doubt Bruce will be any different

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #86

    Bills got a bit sidetracked. yeh take your point but Rafa last season think he started to get it in the Neck 5 games in so when it got to 9 it was full-blown. Cheers.

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #87

    As far back as I can remember we’ve always had dodgy owners at Nufc so I’m wondering why the present incumbent is so hated and causes so much debate. (Me included).
    The club has always had periods of great ambition; big signings like Supermac, and many big names before him, then the era before when we had great teams winning the FA cup 3 times in the fifties! Sir John Hall gave us all hope and great pride with KK in the nineties; they were great times even though we won nothing!
    The difference with the present owner is that we know he doesn’t want to win anything unlike his predecessors who craved glory. What does Ashley want? To make loads of money for Sports Direct from the tv exposure and profits. So, although we all crave success this is the only owner who doesn’t and that is the problem!

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #88

    Last season was a season of two halves for Rafa ( or three thirds ), started to turn it round after 10 games then last 10 games we were near top of the form table – if he had been allowed to build on that I would have expected we would have done a lot better this season , however in Ashley’s wise world we’re back to square one all over again

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #89

    Mindshaft,

    Interesting list there.

    Joe Harvey, the last NUFC manager to win a trophy (Fairs Cup) is the only one before Gordon Lee in my time.

    The thing is, the vast majority of football managers fail to meet the expectations of fans and the board and NUFC are not unique in that respect.

    Most managers, even the likes of Mourinho at Chelsea and Man U, are only three or four successive defeats away from being under threat of the sack.

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  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #90

    Mindshaft
    I’m pleased you put Terry Mac in for his 6 day stint

    😀

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #91

    Good grief. Rafa was given time because he was a top tier manager brought in to fix a busted squad.

    We are supposed to give Bruce time to do what? Not bust a fixed squad and turn into a top tier manager?

    Oh. Ok then.

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #92

    Anglo Saxon,

    It’s good to have a proper discussion between two people who have different views without the slagging that kicks off 90% of the time on here – usually from the same rabid anti-Ashley and Bruce posters who see anything other than outright hatred of the two as being proof of being a shill or worse.

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #93

    Is there something about my style that gave you the clue I was tsunki, Munster? You’re a genius.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #94

    and john carvers only claim to fame, he managed the club twice.
    any one else had that honor ????

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  • Tramp

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #95

    Any news on the takeover?

    1
  • Mindshaft

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #96

    Job, yeah I think he deserved his spot , don’t think he even list a game and he still got sacked … Same with Ben Dawson ..0% loss rate but still demoted ..

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #97

    Jib, for some reason when I type your name autocorrect renames you job !

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #98

    Mindshaft
    Gordon Lee got us in Europe before running off to Everton.
    Strange thing is I think the great teams that won the cup 3 times in the fifties was managed by committee, or was Stan Seymour picking the team. Whatever system, it worked!

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #99

    Tramp – more news in December I heard , just before January 🙂

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #100

    Bleatin’ n Bruced – Good grief. Rafa was given time because he was a top tier manager brought in to fix a busted squad.

    Rafa had c90 games in charge before the 10 game no win start to last season.

    And you won’t give Bruce 10?

    The man doesn’t stand a chance with fans like you.

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  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #101

    Hoots
    managed us 3 I believe

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  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #102

    Aye it was a selection committee

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #103

    Hibbitt
    KK twice

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  • hibbit

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #104

    jib i can only remember him at the helm twice

    1997 Tottenham Hotspur (caretaker)
    2003–2005 Republic of Ireland (assistant manager)
    2008 Newcastle United (caretaker)
    2009–2010 Newcastle United
    2011–2012 Birmingham City
    2012–2014 Norwich City
    2014–2019 Brighton & Hove Albion

    when was the other appointment ??

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #105

    I’ve said what I expect from Bruce. A cup and/or a European place push. Not a stuck in the middle win nowt season. See if he’s good enough eh?

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  • hibbit

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #106

    anybody else that’s 3 ???????

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #107

    Bleatin – think that’s a bit much , if Bruce can get us top ten I’d be amazed albeit quite happy about it – guess it depends if the new signings can hack it
    Even then , he has no say who comes in so has to work with what they give him ( which is why Rafa ultimately left )

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #108

    Hobbit – Nigel Pearson

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #109

    FML autocorrect

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  • hibbit

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #110

    Mindshaft
    i personal think it will have more to do keeping players fit and on the pitch ‘that was one major problem Rafa and his team really got a grip of !!!!

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  • hibbit

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #111

    anybody else that’s 4 ???????

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #112

    JFK

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #113

    Hibbet: well he’s not off to a great start , max, shelvey and Carroll already injured

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  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #114

    It’s only technically 3
    He was in charge when we beat WBA 3 – 2
    when Kinnear took a wobbler with his ticker

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  • hibbit

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #115

    Mindshaft
    don’t worry i answer to both,

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #116

    Bleatin’ n Bruced – I’ve said what I expect from Bruce. A cup and/or a European place push. Not a stuck in the middle win nowt season. See if he’s good enough eh?

    So, you either…

    a) Go against the majority blog opinion and think that Jo and ASM have so much more goal potential than Rondon or Perez.that they can shoot us to a trophy and Euro challenging spot.

    or

    b) You think Rafa failed miserably last year.

    Which is it?

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  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #117

    According to Shields Gazzette
    Jorge Jesus was approached before Bruce

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  • hibbit

    Aug 16, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #118

    JIB
    had forgot all about that,
    not sure if that would count though, but a good shout all the same

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 16, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #119

    Jail
    If Bruce keep us up this season (unless we spend big in January), it will be a huge achievement. I say again; who’s going to score the 50 goals we will need?

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  • magpie6699

    Aug 16, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #120

    Arthur Cox and Chris Hughton were pretty successful. Both got dumped, I believe.

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