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Andy Carroll Given Green Light By Specialist For Training And Possible Brighton Debut


Liam Kennedy with the Shields Gazette has just tweeted that Steve Bruce has confirmed Andy Carroll could be in the squad for Brighton.

Steve Bruce suggested this could be the case yesterday when he was asked if Carroll could make his return next week:

“Yes. We need some positive news from his specialists now.”

We are hoping Andy is not being rushed back into contention due to the injuries crisis. It was just last Tuesday that Steve Bruce said Andy may not be ready until mid-October. We are going to err on the side of optimism that Andy has made great progress in training this week.

We are sure some may think this is a ploy to get a better attendance for the Brighton match. We won’t go that far, although it is certainly an abrupt turn-around on the hometown lad’s availability. Let’s hope he gets through this week of training and can make his debut next week.


29 comments so far

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #1

    First you mugs

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Jail for Ashley
    The other day. In the afternoon
    “I wonder how long after the Lpool game will they give us an Andy Carroll will be rolled out for Brighton story”

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  • cyprus

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Point taken, re Almiron (that he’s forced into blind alleys) don’t entirely agree. And, it was Atsu who made the first error (he tries to be careful the, turns right into an opponent) before Dubravka, I believe.

    Anyway don’t want to bash any particular player today, not even the keeper. We played against a team that regularly delivers drubbings.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Good one jail

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  • cyprus

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Careful there – cute

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Will be intetesting to see how joe plays off a big man or if miggy can do the running for carroll

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Palace getting pummelled.

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Munster i shot you down in an explosive ball of fire into the depths of the ocean ha ha previous post.

    I see Almiron is already written off after his heroes welcome last term. What has changed for him since the promise of last year? Just swapping a top manager for a middling champo coach and letting mike’s procurement crew loose. It wasn’t broke but he fixed it all right.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Considering Miggy turned our season around last time and we were gutted when he was injured for the Lpool game but now under a manager who never courted him for a year is all of a sudden a poor signing???

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  • hibbit

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #10

    right on cue Andy Carroll is rolled out the sick bay,

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Tammy taps in.

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Wanting Bruce to succeed is moot. He’s not supposed to and the owner knows he’s incapable.

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Pity they don’t read the tge blog carefully jail or they’d have known to give it a few days before filtering the Carroll thing out. More “cheese designed to appease”.

    🙂

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #14

    I wonder if he’ll be first out of the tunnel to run towards the ends windmilling and yelling “C’mooooooonnnnnnnnn!!!”

    If he isn’t on a Segway he’ll be doing well.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #15

    If we don’t beat Brighton I see us having a horrible season. Its no good playing valiantly against the big boys and flopping against your competition. Even if we do well against the top six you’re looking at 6-9 points. Benitez kept us up by beating those around us, often getting 6 pts against teams in direct competition. I think we got 18 points ahainst the three relegated teams 2 years ago or were very close. And these games are 6 pointers too. So far we’ve gifted Norwich 3 pts, and Watford 1.

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Tammy nods in.

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  • hibbit

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #17

    only for it to be announced on the morning of the Brighton game,
    that the game just come along a little to soon for him !!!!!!!!

    of course its got nowt to do do with ticket sales or should i say the lack of them ???

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #18

    Trick will be keeping heads up on players like Almiron. I hope “man manager” Brucicles has that in his locker. As long as he’s not a cold fish impersonal and indifferent hard hearted stone cold impervious unfeeling pig like….er…….like……..umm…..

    😉

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #19

    What’s changed is he hasn’t been timing his runs well like last season and the rest of his game is so one dimensional the PL now has him sussed. Lots of players make initial impacts and then all the clever tactical analysts behind the scenes at clubs work them out. His main weapon – pace – isn’t as effective in the PL because the standard of athlete is higher. Many players in that Liverpool lineup today who can keep up with him.

    Can’t defend an attacking player that has 14 matches to his name with 0 goals and assists. Problem is he doesn’t even look like creating or scoring. Atsu creates 2 or 3 chances every match at the moment because he has variation, good technique and football intelligence. Sure he was dispossessed for their 2nd today, but if he pulls it off it’s a brilliant turn and we’re on the attack. Dubravka was the one at fault. Don’t criticise players for trying stuff.

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Brighton is a have – to – win no doubt about that.

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  • Mag :P

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Moonraker what is your problem?

    Declaring a waste of £60 million on Joelinton and Almiron this early?

    Im not sure on Almiron but youre far too early on Joelinton (who has actually looked really good, do you even watch the games?).

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  • swemag

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #22

    As a Swede it is painful to see Krafth defend that equaliser. That is indeed schoolboy stuff.

    Manquillo has the best preseason we’ve seen him have by a country mile, a mystery why he is not starting.

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  • swemag

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Indeed Joelinton looks really good. But to expect anybody to break down Van Dijk and Matip on his own is delusional.

    He protects and keeps the ball up brilliantly. No complaints.

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  • Mag :P

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #24

    Agreed Swemag. He’s doing all he can in such a limited setup. He’s showing really good signs and is improving every game. He looks very technical and strong on the ball.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Almirn needs to learn to get his head up and to use his pace better. Running as fast as possible when your brain can;t compute what you’re actually trying to achieve until you;re forced down an alley isn’t enough. Needs to realise it’s the unexpected change of pace which is the key, right now every opposition player expects him to do exactly what he does every time he gets it.

    Gutierrez was never the quickest, but his ungainly stance with the ball, jerky movements, ability to feint and link with other players meant he could regularly go past players. Its not all about top speed.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 14, 2019 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #26

    I used to think Jonas was the worst left winger wed had in ages, due to his lack of end product, though I loved him for his effort. However he’s better than all the left wingers we’ve had since by quite a margin.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 14, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #27

    TNMW

    Yeah, he was frustrating. Great graft though, only Ritchie gets near him in recent times for that. He won the ball back a lot, could tackle and genuinely was a second LB to whoever was playing behind him. Won loads of freekicks too. When he did score it was usually special.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 14, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Hail,
    I’m pretty sure Almiron has 2 assists, but you’re right his record is hard to defend. When we barely play any attacking players we can’t afford for one or two of them to be goal shy no matter how hard they work.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 14, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #29

    Yeah I always loved him just thought we should let him go for a ten goal a season winger. Didn’t exactly go that way though. Gouffran followed. Then Ritchie/ Murphy/ Atsu/ and we tried to revert Thauvin to a left winger briefly. All goal shy.

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