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No Ill-Effects From Bruising Ninety Minutes Claims Newcastle Leader


Andy Carroll achieved a couple milestones in the loss at Burnley on Saturday. One of those was that he captained his hometown club for the first time.

With Jonjo Shelvey sidelined with a calf problem, Steve Bruce named the 30-year-old Geordie as his skipper. It must have been a proud moment for Carroll, who once again played his heart out for the team.

Andy, as you’d expect, was not pleased with the result which put a damper on his proud moment. This is what he had to say after the game, as published in the Shields Gazette.

“It’s nice to have the armband, but it means nothing if you don’t win.”

We thought Carroll put in an excellent performance though he had limited opportunities in a very choppy game. There were a lot of contentious challenges, and the weather was awful.

However, Andy’s physicality was perfect for this type of game and he was dominant in the air. He was also at the center of a couple of early chances that could have changed the game.

He did beautifully to bring down a long ball from Jetro Willems in the box. Carroll laid it off perfectly for Christian Atsu who opted not to take the shot.


Andy, himself, had one gilt-edged chance in the sixth minute. Carroll started the moved by knocking the ball to Atsu on the right. Atsu then played it back to Hayden who put in a dangerous delivery. Andy attacked the ball, and Burnley’s Phil Bardsley, but pushed his header wide.

Another milestone for Carroll is that he played the entire ninety minutes for the first time this season. Thankfully, it seems like he has suffered no ill-effects from playing the full match.

This is what Andy had to say about how he felt after the game.

“I feel fine. There wasn’t much running about, really – it was just jumping in the air.”

That’s at least some good news. The last thing we would need now would be for Andy to go down with any type of problem. This is a significant milestone for Carroll, who could be in line for consecutive starts for the first time on Saturday against Crystal Palace.


47 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Dec 15, 2019 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Has Irish Rob disappeared. Ban finished?

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 15, 2019 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Munster,

    I think he got a red card…

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 16, 2019 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #3

    I said he could last the full game and no ill effects to boot!

    Onwards and upwards, or in his case upwards and upwards!!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 16, 2019 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #4

    Watching MOTD, dunno which Arsenal defender it was but he ducked away from KDBs first shot/goal, I hate seeing that in a defender!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 16, 2019 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #5

    And that ManU sub, it took him around half an hour to get stripped for the substitution! 🙂

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 16, 2019 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Bill,

    You know the youth today….they have to make sure their hair is correct and post a couple of pouts on FB before they are ready 🙂

    2
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 16, 2019 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #7

    To be fair to the Arsenal defender though. That De Bruyne effort was not so much a shot, as a precise, bloodless, public execution. Flight was probably the only intelligent choice.

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 16, 2019 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #8

    Nicky,

    I thought his shot that Leno pushed onto the post was the best of the bunch – he’s some player!!

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 16, 2019 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #9

    And he doesn’t have run faster stripes (tattoos) all over his arms 🙂

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  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #10

    “There wasn’t much running about, really – it was just jumping in the air.” This lack of activity is mostly confined within our third of the pitch, if I might add.

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  • lesh

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Jib

    There’ll be many aspiring contenders to replace Jezza but they’ll be headbanging, deluded radicals who’ve no idea of the real world. They’re living a fantasy.

    Mmm, come to think of it, when you throwing your hat in?

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  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:51 AM

    Comment #12

    … Not against any particular team but generally.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 16, 2019 at 3:40 AM

    Comment #13

    did Irish Rob really get a permanent ban? what for? unless he said something other than i saw then a yellow or just a written warning to tone it down would have been enough.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 16, 2019 at 3:49 AM

    Comment #14

    lesh
    it doesnt really matter who replaces him. unless they offer huge tax cuts for the billionsires and some wars for the rabid like blair did, then the mega rich will use their newspapers to crush him/ her. this is how it has been for 1000s of years. the rich and educated can control the masses with ease. advertising works on certain types prone to a catchy slogan and whoever gets the most financial backing wins. simple as that.

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 16, 2019 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #15

    “Munster Mag Dec 15, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #34
    No, I mean tarquin, for being a boring verbose twat.”

    Ah… Touché, Munster. Just as I sensed victory you have defeated me with the keen blade of argument and your legendary rapier wit. You have made me look quite the buffoon, Sir!

    😀

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  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2019 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #16

    Big Bruce Stars.
    You have made me look quite the buffoon, Sir!

    You don’t need any assistance in that department Tsunki

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 16, 2019 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #17

    The very fact “he had limited opportunities” is evidence he had a bad game. He had limited opportunities because his movement and game intelligence is poor. All he does is try to win headers I’m afraid he is too one dimensional for this level. We are a far more dynamic innovative team with him on the bench

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 16, 2019 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #18

    Also didn’t deserve to be captain of the hometown club he deserted for Liverpool at the drop of a hat
    Hayden, Federico and dummet have been more loyal servants to this club than Carroll ever was

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  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2019 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #19

    For a big fella Carroll has to tremendous movement and skill
    His chase down and cross of the ball for Shelvey’s goal was
    tremendous.
    He didn’t want to go to LFC he was quite happy at SJP

    Toonbrother once more exhibits his phenomenal insights

    (irony/sarcasm alert)

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 16, 2019 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #20

    “Jib Dec 16, 2019 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #16
    Big Bruce Stars.
    You have made me look quite the buffoon, Sir!

    You don’t need any assistance in that department Tsunki”

    Woe is me! My ruin is complete – smote by the mighty hand of not one but two formidable warriors of the keyboard!

    😀

    😀

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 16, 2019 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #21

    smite – smote – smitten

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 16, 2019 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #22

    Bardsley, or Filthy mackem neanderthal oaf as he is also know, made no attempt to play the ball as it was a lost cause. Meagre consolation that Andy crushed his rib cage but I’ll take it 🙂

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  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2019 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #23

    Ha ha ha
    Ron

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #24

    Sorry, Tsunki. I suffer from what the French call “déformation professionnelle”.

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  • geordietom

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #25

    Déformation professionnelle
    Image result for déformation professionnelle
    DescriptionDéformation professionnelle is a tendency to look at things from the point of view of one’s own profession or special expertise, rather than from a broader or humane perspective. It is often translated as “professional deformation”, though French déformation can also be translated as “distortion”.

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  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #26

    Tsunki suffers from what the French call “Vanité à grosse tête”

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #27

    tom

    In this context, it means “once a teacher, always a teacher”.

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  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #28

    Tom
    It’s occupational hazard
    Ron was a teacher

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  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #29

    GUARDIAN – Newcastle look shot shy

    Newcastle ended the match at Turf Moor with four strikers on the pitch but they had failed to muster a shot on target between them. It was the first time in Burnley’s Premier League history that they had stopped their opponents from achieving such a mediocre feat. The Clarets are a well-organised unit but not testing the goalkeeper in 90 minutes is shameful. Andy Carroll was an aerial threat around the box but never in it; his most dangerous moment was when he caught the resilient Ben Mee with an elbow. Carroll has not scored a league goal since April 2018 and his lack of match sharpness means it will be a surprise when he does. Steve Bruce might need a better plan than swapping between him and Joelinton in the hope one finds form. Instead it could be time to give Dwight Gayle another chance to prove he is a top-flight striker.
    Will Unwin

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #30

    Munster

    ”No, I mean tarquin, for being a boring verbose twat.”

    Would that make you tarquin MK 11

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  • geordietom

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #31

    ron …

    sorry mate i only put it on because i didn’t have a clue what it meant most people would’nt . very sorry SIR …

    😀

    1
  • geordietom

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #32

    jib # 26…

    i just googled . yep thats spot on …

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #33

    Smote. Smite. Smote.

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #34

    Jib your malady is way too disturbing to relate.

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #35

    Sorry Ron I’ll try “was complete” next time. Not that there’ll be one.

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #36

    “Carroll laid it off perfectly for Christian Atsu who opted not to take the shot.”

    So….ahem….atsu…. Decision making.. .

    1
  • Mindshaft

    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #37

    Lindisfarne, that guardian article pretty much hits the nail on the head – Carroll is seeing out his playing days and Linton doesn’t have any in the EPL , the fact that we have to rely on Gayle that we have been touting to championship teams for 2 years is a bit pathetic

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 16, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #39

    Gayle’s miss seems very reminiscent of so many misses in recent seasons. Is he pidgeon toed which makes him drag his shots ? Maybe some new insoles and funky new boots could be the answer but doubt Charnley will sanction the cost

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 16, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #40

    Well soon see how many seats are filled after Mike’s Crimbo giveaway I suppose. Hard to imagine free tickets being not worth the money but hey ho you get what you don’t pay for I suppose

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