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Two Players Give Their Verdict On What Striker Brings To The Team

Martin Dubravka and Christian Atsu were asked today about the return of striker Andy Carroll and what they thought he would be able to add to the Newcastle attack.

Both Martin and Christian seemed very positive that Andy Carroll can help Newcastle in the final third. The main areas that they concentrated on is Andy’s hold-up play and aerial ability.

This is what Martin had to say in the Chronicle about the effect of having Andy Carroll in the side:

“It affects things a lot. For the team-mates when Andy is on the pitch the opponents definitely have to be aware of him.

“He’s a massive guy who can keep the ball. In the last 10 minutes we were trying to push them. Andy is a quality player. When he is fully fit he will be definitely one of the best in our squad.

“Let’s hope he will be fit soon and be scoring goals for us. When he’s up there. You know he’s great at keeping the ball. Joelinton is trying his best to do that as well so I can’t complain.”

Andy Carroll– back in action for Newcastle

Christian Atsu gave an interview on NUFC TV today and was also asked about the return of Andy and what qualities he will bring to the attack:

“Yeah, it’s very important for us. We know when he’s on the pitch he can hold the ball for us. He can win air balls for us.

“When we have the ball in wide areas all we need to do is cross the ball because he is very good in the air.”

While we do think Andy Carroll will be a benefit to Newcastle as a late-game substitute, we have our doubts about his ability to be the focal point of the Newcastle attack. We think Joelinton is going to have to be the one to provide the goals for Newcastle to have any success this season.

What Andy can bring is what he brought to the side against Brighton. He can be a late-game substitute who will battle opposing defenders and hopefully create some space for his teammates. While it did not work out this past weekend, we have faith that Andy Carroll will pay some dividends this season.

12 comments so far

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Toon there your rules so live by them.

  • toon22

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #2


    Utter utter twaddle

    Coming up with utter bollix and using it to bash me with ?
    What are you on about ?

    Defending Jabba any way you can
    You no better than Jabba himself
    I’m sick of him as much I am of you

  • toon22

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Saying I defend Jabba as I didn’t want him killed ?

    What are you on about ?
    That’s the best you can do ?

    Give it a rest it’s not even a wind up

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Only Ba loney

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #5

    My example is extreme granted but it’s exactly the same as what you do day in day out. You say something such as Ashley is taking all the cash out the club. If I then say I don’t see evidence of that I’ve looked in the accounts etc and try and speak about facts you just resort to utter twaddle as you put it such hiya KBA PR etc. Nobody can have a difference of opinion or debate with you without getting called that load of rubbish. You say I support Ashley when I hate the guy and have made it clear multiple times. If I don’t agree he has done something without seeing the facts etc then it doesn’t mean I support him. You just don’t see clear logic. My example when I asked you do you think Ashley is a murderer cos I do and you said no was exactly the same.

  • MagpieRanger

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Tony you’re potty mate

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Hiya toon.

  • Paully

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Binney, Tony who? Baloney?

  • MagpieRanger

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Certainly looks that way

  • Just a fan

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #10

    I miss cartoon and NY and the sensible not our time zone guys.
    They seem to talk more sense

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #11

    I looked at the Man U score and thought that’s a pretty shit result even for their reserves, then I looked, that’s pretty much a full team they’ve got out there, if winning against Forest in the cup was SAF’s defining career moment I think getting beat at home of Rochdale could be the first big nail in OGS’s coffin.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Liverpools B side were decent, got some talented kids, way above ours.


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