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Andy Carroll Still Has That Thunder About Him



Steve Bruce has always said that Andy Carroll has matured well from the young lad that left us back in January 2011 for Liverpool for a £35M fee.

But you cannot just keep a player because of maturity and experience, that and while Andy has looked a good player for Newcastle when he’s on the field, he hasn’t played enough.

He’s played 16 times with 5 assists but no goals.

But he’ll be with us next season, and again the challenge of the medical staff will be to keep him fit.

When he is fit, and on song, he often looks unplayable.

And he’s an experienced Premier League player now and set up Dwight Gayle’s goal on Wednesday night in the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

We were pleased he got a one-year extension, and Steve Bruce today has pointed out that the 31-year-old still has that hunger in him.

This is what Bruce has said today about Andy (shown above) as reported in the Shields Gazette:

“We saw the influence the other night.”

“If he can keep himself right, he’s an addition to any Premier League team. He gives you something different.”

“He comes on and makes a goal. Also in the dressing room, he’s not the young Andy Carroll any more.”

“He still knocked on my door the other day wanting to know why he’s not in the XI.”

“I was quietly pleased that he still had that thunder about him.”

Maybe Andy will get a start against Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals at home on Sunday night?

Comments welcome.

 

 

 


52 comments so far

  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #1

    repost sorry.

    Footy talk, my prediction for Sunday 5-6 goals to Man City NUFC 0.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Also repost…

    Nicky,

    That sounds like a very lucky escape dude, glad you made it out whole (or almost…)

    Does it hurt when you cough or laugh? Broken ribs tend to be pretty noticeable at those times. Not sure they can do much though apart from make sure the ribs are aligned so they heal up right.

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #3

    anglo

    got a feeling it won’t be pretty but ya never know. if we. If we are still in it at half time i’d be surprised and very happy.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Sunday:

    My guess is around 2-0 or 3-1 to city, depending on how much they push up and how much we sit back. I think we could give them a tough game if we dig in and stick to the plan, and I have a feelijg we’ll get through on goal once or twice and that we’ll have at least one or two decent chances. City won’t be too worried about us attacking them so they’ll happily play a high defensive line, which means there will be gaps behind the defenders which we need to exploit.

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  • barkel

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Good man Hibbit, congrats on whatever it is you’re so happy with

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Mund we were lucky to play Sheff Utd who are on a downer mate, City have to have summit under their belt, looks like the FA cup, would love to be wrong.

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Don’t know if pep is being nice but he’s said this match is the hardest game expected this season.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Nicky, from previous,

    You are the same age as me, i hope you recovered fully from your bike accident, sounded like a nasty one.

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #9

    anglo

    defo made it harder for us City losing to Chelsea last night and your most probably going to be right with your prediction but i always try to see a positive and have a little hope how ever faint that light is.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #10

    jib …

    saw your comment about karaoke request’s cheeky nowt 😀

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Of course there is a bloody takeover in place Kevin ffs. From the courts, to the WSJ, to the PL, to Kashoggi’s wife, this has been discussed, and you really are giving laughable credit to ” the PR” if you think they can spoof this lot for a few season tickets and a peaceful life

    And all the mung beans and lentils in the world wont change that.

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Mund I agree but did you notice how funeral to speed running at they’re defence? I see both miggy and asm causing havoc.

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #13

    Funeral?? Meant vulnerable.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Anglo and Mund, i fear a spanking

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  • geordietom

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #15

    JUST FOR THE VEGAN ….

    i’m confident and i’m staying confident about the takeover of our club happening …

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #16

    Pep was definitely being nice, as if we actually believe we will be their hardest game of the season. Yeah right.

    The way City have been playing i would`nt be surprised if they ease of the gas in the second half , they might feel sorry for us.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #17

    Mund, positivity under this regime is a none starter mate that’s why we need this takeover.

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  • Mattroge

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #18

    I’m still 100% confident in the takeover. Mine has never wavered.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #19

    WL, from previous,

    I think we largely agree there mate. I started to doubt it a while ago after being convinced at the start.

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #20

    northumbrian

    depends how Bruce goes for it and i know he has played strong teams in the cup but 3 games in a week coming back from months out, i just don’t know if Miggy and Maxi will have enough in the tank. Time will tell tho but agree Maxi will cause havoc against any defence and especially the crooked City one.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #21

    Munster

    Only.one of the people you mention has access to any info we don’t have. That is the PL, and they have refused to comment every time they have been asked. Who cares what the WSJ says? They’re just journos trying to sell a story mate.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #22

    and KEV what ever you put on in response to it i wont reply as i’ve got you on ignore mode …

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #23

    Having said that, it would just be like the Toon to get to the final when no fans are allowed to watch live. That would be typical.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #24

    Munster will not be pretty, as long as there’s good football I’ll be happy, a win for us I will be ecstatic.

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #25

    anglo

    i’d say it’s each to their own mate it’s the way people choose to think or feel, it’s a state of mind and i’m sick of being all doom and gloom. I’ve mentioned before it was effecting my relationahips with my wife and kids so nowadays i see the important things in life and don’t let things get to me. I feel you tho and i guess it’s easy for me to post the above because i believe we will have new owners.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #26

    GT

    Ignoring people is when you don’t talk to them mate 😉

    What you are doing is provoking me, once again for no reason at all when I am just trying to discuss my thoughts, so I’m not be taking the bait cheers pal.

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #27

    I think he’ll go strong in the cup, one day extra recovery and maybe his last parting shot to be the first to win sommat.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #28

    Kev,V

    I`ve always believed the takeover was real, i just think now its hit the buffers, for whatever reason, probably the piracy issue.

    I`m sure we will find out sooner or later.
    Never wanted to be so wrong about anything than i am about this. Time will tell.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #29

    What the hell is the PL waiting for to approve it really?? It’s clear that the KSA are sorting / sorted out their piracy issues so what do the PL need to wait on to give it the approval? So sick of hearing that we’re still waiting for the approval. Just sign the fking thing off already so we can become great again!

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #30

    I don’t know why people have the opinion the longer it goes on the more likely it won’t happen

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  • Jib

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #31

    The Board of Directors of Real Mallorca is appointing Graeme Le Saux as a new Board Member.
    Le Saux has had a property in Mallorca for the past 13 years and has a strong connection with the island.
    Le Saux had a successful career as a professional football player for 18 years. He represented the English National Team and played in the Premier League for teams including Chelsea, Southampton and Blackburn Rovers.
    Le Saux is also an active member of the English Football Association (FA) and currently works as football commentator on NBC Sports.

    Le Saux will act as Non-Executive Senior Sporting Advisor to the Board of Directors, which will now comprise of Le Saux, Robert Sarver, Andy Kohlberg, Steve Nash and Maheta Molango.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #32

    Mund, Reading your post and see what’s going on in your head I can concur with you, and probably all true fans would agree.

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #33

    Le Saux landed on his feet there like

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #34

    WL

    I think “time will tell” is the only sensible answer at this point. For me, time has basically told enough already. I don’t see how it would have gone on this long without a decision. If the PL turned the Saudis down for piracy and if MA actually wanted to sell, he’d make it known that the club was still on the market. He doesn’t care who he sells to as long as the money is there, so as soon as that deal fell through we’d be back on the market and he would want any interested parties to know.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #35

    Maybe Masters is wanting a bigger back hander from the Saudi,s than he has been offered. We all know how corrupt the PL are, always have been, always will be.
    Fifa, UEFA, the whole bloody lot of em are corrupt as foot. Qatar being awarded the World Cup ffs, says it all.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #36

    Mund

    Neither side will just wait indefinitely, and these processes are normally much quicker so it makes sense to become increasingly sceptical the longer it goes on.

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  • lesh

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #37

    Jib

    @31

    So what?

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #38

    Maybe, just maybe…

    The Premier League were waiting for their champions to be crowned?

    Let the winners (Liverpool) rightly take the spotlight and deserved plaudits and then let the real story unfold ?

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #39

    Northumbrian

    If they are fit and ready to go then I’d defo play him he is the only shining light in the forward line and makes things happen

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #40

    Dondatta

    So they delayed it for 3 months? If this was announced in May or even early June, the hype would have well and truly died down outside of NUFC by the time Liverpool were named. They would also be disadvantaging the new owners are they have less time to arrange transfers, bring in backroom staff and so on.

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