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Report – Bruce To Push Newcastle To Extend Contract Of Influential Striker


Andy Carroll has only played a total of 39 minutes in 2020. That was a second-half substitute at Wolves as well as the 4-1 win over Rochdale in the FA Cup replay.

After that Rochdale match over a month ago, Andy has been out with a reported hip injury. He’s been in and out with little niggles since he made his season debut against Brighton in September.

However, on both previous occasions, the 31-year-old only ended up missing one match. The good news is that none of the injuries have to do with his surgically repaired ankle.

Carroll has had an impact in his return to Newcastle both on and off the pitch. He’s seen by Bruce as a strong presence in the dressing room whose experience is helpful to the other strikers at the club.


On the pitch, he has made 14 appearances but barely played over 500 minutes of football. However, his physical play is a handful for opposing defenders and his 4 assists puts him joint-top with Christian Atsu.

His contract is also very team-friendly. Andy is on a low base salary with appearance-based incentives in what basically amounts to a pay as you play situation.

This contract was only for one year. So Newcastle will have a decision to make about the big Geordie over the next few months.

The Northern Echo is reporting that Steve Bruce will push the club to extend Carroll past this summer.

They cite Bruce’s belief that Andy has had a positive impact behind the scenes. He is seen as a leader whose attachment to the club has a significant influence on the squad.

The report says that Newcastle would likely only be willing to offer Andy a similar contract to his current one. It is believed that he would be agreeable to continue with the current arrangement.

We think Andy still has a role to play at his hometown club. While he can’t be depended on to play regularly, his commanding presence both on and off the pitch is worth having for the next few seasons.


56 comments so far

  • #cans

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #1

    No problem offering AC some sort of role but probably not as a player, the problem is he is taking up a squad place and only playing 10 games max as season (if that). Obviously he’s a very cheap option for Ashley so no doubt he’ll be offered a new deal

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  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Right on q

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Geordietom…….. What type of liver did you cook?
    I personally like calves liver. I find it has a creamy delicate flavour and the texture makes it very easy to digest. Under no circumstances must calves liver be over cooked ,nor must lambs liver which I also enjoy, as it becomes tough and chewy.

    I actually don’t mind a liitle bit of pigs liver , particularly when attached to a pork chop. This can be well cooked and it has a stronger more distinctive flavour than the aforementioned calves liver but not unpleasant .
    Moving onto chicken livers . I find that soaking them in milk for a while before cooking takes the bitterness away and extracts most of the unpleasant odour . They can then be flash fried in butter with some soft herbs added and enjoyed with a nice cold, crisp white wine.

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  • cyprus

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #4

    A lot more to come from Andy. Proven his worth at all levels. All he needs is to stay fit and get a Bellamy partner.

    Ie. Extend contact.

    Remember, with our system, even Aguero would have a challenge.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #5

    A nice Pouilly Fume or a Chablis would accompany the chicken livers nicely. I normally drink a glass or two of St Emilion Grand Cru with the calves liver as it has a very subtle , smooth note to it which compliments the liver beautifully.
    How about you Geordietom ? What’s your tipple to go with your liver?

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Betty give over dinners on its way you just turned my stomach. fking carnivores.

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  • toon22

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Thought we were being sold ?
    You think the new owners want to play AC as our no 9

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  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #8

    it’s getting him and keeping fit that’s the problem,

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  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #9

    “Carroll has had an impact in his return to Newcastle both on and off the pitch. He’s seen by Bruce as a strong presence in the dressing room whose experience is helpful to the other strikers at the club.”

    OK Neil said it a lot more eloquently that I did, but basically that’s what I suggested previous thread.

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  • Tonyd3b54

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Would be a good move. The city the players and the coaches love him. He makes an impact when he is on and is good as an impact player. Problem is he needs to be a 3rd option at striker and only come on during the last 30 or start the odd cup game. We had him starting from the off a few times and he just can’t do it. The guy throws his body around with reckless abandon and I love it but it’s just not sustainable for him. Get him on the same contract and another striker in and it’s good business

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  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Yeah your only going to get 20 to 30 mins 10 to 15 games a season maybe 2 or 3 starts but that would be a better input than muto or gayle

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  • toon22

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #12

    You think they could get Disney to pretend to buy us next year ?
    They like a good fairy tail

    Or maybe Ronald MacDonald , maybe with money from weight watchers

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  • #cans

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #13

    cominghome – ideally we should sell Gayle and Muto for whatever we can get and buy an actual recognised number 9 who will fit into our system

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  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Cans
    I couldn’t agree more

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  • Jib

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Fairytale

    1
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #16

    On AC,

    He’s had (is it) four assists and all important goals. When you consider how few we’ve scored that is some return for the games he’s played in.

    Cheap?

    At £25K a week and playing 1 in 4 and £50K when he plays that works out at £150K a game. Probably our top wage earner on that basis.

    Think posters need to do the maths first.

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  • Munster Mag

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Droppy. Thanks for the heads up re arsenal/sky.

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  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #18

    AC playing days are over take the shirt off him and get a goal scorer in,
    and if Bruce wants him a round give him a coaching job,

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  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #19

    not another contract ,

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  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Bill’s your figures dont add up 25 a week plus 50 IF he plays is 75 a game

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #21

    Agree bills his day is done.

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  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Ah right Bill’s I see what your saying

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Better off getting Glen Murray.

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  • Pain in the Blog

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Bills,

    Nearer 37.5k per week if he plays 1 in 4.

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  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #25

    AC could and would bring a lot to the club as a coach,
    but Bruce is only on £1M a year 19k a week no idea what the 2 Steves are on, would Andy work within those parameters ????

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #26

    AC Has he got coaching skills? any badges.

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  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Pretty sure he has no badges but younger ppl learn from older ppl in any occupation

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Better of bring Wyn Davies to coach, least he would show how to jump and land on their feet, not in a heap every time.

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  • Tramp

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #29

    In my opinion, in regards to Mr Andrew Carroll the only mathematics that should be relevant and discussed by the fans are his playing stats.

    It does make me laugh when we get plastic accountants working out worth in the team based on wages, bonuses, transfer fees….

    Just show me playing stats and throw in what we see in attitude and effort, that’s what matters.

    Sod off with your boring financials. Salaries should never come in to it. What’s he worth on the pitch with his kit on!?

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Tramp you got any stats on AC.

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  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #31

    I love his quote from Wyn Davies in the Bolton Evening News in 2005

    he was working in a bakery when he said,
    “You can tell the fans I’m making lots of dough now!” always makes me laugh that one,

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  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Tramp the least said about Andy’s stat’s the better !!!!!!!

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  • WLtoon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Evening Bloggers any scandal going on today? nothing new re the Takeover ?

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  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #34

    WLtoon
    big brothers watching other than that no,

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  • fairscup

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #35

    We would have a lot less points if not for big Andy this season.

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  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #36

    Well his on field stats are no worse than Joe’s,Gayle and mutos

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  • cyprus

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Why? Four assists in so few minutes is some stat.

    We do tend to ‘dismiss’ some people too quickly, while others we persist with. E.g. Perez booed. And…Obertan picked over HBA, whom we also dismissed.

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  • Online Guy

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Betty

    What’s Geordie toms tipple to go with his Liver, you ask, Whisky ?

    Leathal combination long term.

    Betty when was last time you were in Brighton ?

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Played 13games subs 9 (Newcastle)
    played total games played premier league 224 (WH LIV NEW)
    Goals scored 53
    Assists 21

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  • Online Guy

    Feb 13, 2020 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Lethal.

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