There’s an interview on nufcTV today with Andy Carroll, who has just signed on for another season at his hometown club.
And he is a little fortunate to get the chance since this season was another one where he has missed lots of games through injury.
He has appeared 17 times for Newcastle with no goals but five assists, and he was our Man of the Match on Sunday night against Manchester City.
And when he’s in that kind of form, he’s difficult for any defense to handle.
Carroll is still hungry for success at Newcastle, and he was not pleased when he didn’t start the game against Aston Villa in what turned out to be a disappointing 1-1 draw in the middle of last week.
But Andy (shown above on Sunday night) is delighted he has at least one more year at Newcastle.
And while we hope it will be under new owners, the Premier League are taking a long time to come to some decision on the Saudi-backed takeover.
If they stay on the fence say for another month or two, it will have significant ramifications for the club with Mike Ashley still the owner.
Andy was asked about his new deal, and he had this to say as reported in the Chronicle:
“I’m absolutely delighted. It’s been a stop-start season for all of us and especially me.”
“To sign that and know I am here next year is great. Hopefully, I can kick on.”
“It has been tough, I’ve come back from injury and we stopped the season.”
We have started again now. It has been up and down.”
“I am looking forward to finishing this season and starting the next.”
“I’d like to think I am not just about scoring goals.”
“A striker’s job is to create chances and something I really enjoy doing.”
It’s certainly been a unique season caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the danger of the disease is not over yet.
At least not over here in the US, with cases continuing to climb.
But hopefully, it can be contained, and a vaccine developed in the meantime, but it’s still a worrying virus for the epidemiologists.
Project Restart has been going well, with few new cases amongst the players, although it’s weird to watch the games played in empty stadiums.
We are at Bournemouth on Wednesday night, and that’s another tough game for the club.
Maybe Andy can score in that game?
And it would be good to see Andy put in some good performances and remain fit through the final 7 games of the season.