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Carroll Has Decision To Make After Reported Contract Offer

Recently a released list was published on the Premier League’s official site containing Andy Carroll’s name. It was a bit of a strange development as the club has not announced any information regarding the Geordie’s future.

This list, however, was not meant to be an official one and names could be added or removed before contracts expired. That could be the case for Carroll. The Chronicle is reporting that the 32-year-old has been offered a one-year extension to his current arrangement, which is a low base salary with appearance bonuses.

Carroll is currently away on vacation but further negotiations are expected in the near future. One part of his contract Andy could be hoping to improve is his base salary. He is on an incentivized deal largely due to his injury history.

However, the striker was available for practically the entire season. A minor calf injury kept him out of the reckoning for the Crystal Palace win in November. He avoided the major injury problems that had plagued his career, though his lack of time on the pitch could have played a role in that.

After starting the first two matches of the season, Andy only started twice more in the league. He also got a start each in the two cups. While he made 22 appearances in total, the bulk of them were late cameos. In the final three months of the season, Carroll played only around 20 minutes of football.

This is a big decision for Andy. The pull of continuing to represent his hometown club will weigh heavily on him. However, he’s likely not going to get more opportunities next season.

He continues to be a major presence in the dressing room and an excellent option late in matches in certain situations. But even if he does stay, Bruce needs another option up front and that will limit his chances even more next season.

36 comments so far

  • AdoptedGeordie

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Andy Carroll was good for two seasons and helped the club with his big transfer, not his fault nor lack of effort but too slow to play in the premier league, never going to be fit enough, waste of a squad place, should look for a championship or league 1 team and finish his career with a few goals

  • BenbulbenMag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Agreed, its a waste of a squad space if true.

  • Not another deJong

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Light humour should be reserved for long winter nights.

  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #4

    Transfer windows under Ashley are the “long winter nights” of Newcastle supporters.

  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #5

    As are seasons under Brucieboy.

  • Tenbytoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #6

    Take it we’re not getting a backup striker for Wilson then. ” Here you go Brucie mate, I got Andy to sign up for another season. So do worry about having to look for a striker”.

  • Tyran21

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Carroll is better than Gayle in every department, except mobility. But you know……….its bruceball

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #8

    Gayle is a shocker. Presume we are just playing safe. If we sell him, we get a fee. If we don’t, then Ashley has got himself a (really poor) back up striker.

    Carroll brings more than Gayle.

  • anxer

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #9

    An article I was reading yesterday said that Carrol has been available to play for over 30 of our prem matches this season, which I found pretty surprising given his injury record. Then again I suppose when you don’t play you’re less likely to get injured. He did look half decent in a couple of his performances though, better than Gayle anyway who looks totally disinterested.

    If he’s fit and you can play to his strengths Carrol will always be a weapon, though ideally we’d replace him with younger/better options.

  • Reilly

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #10

    Mark Kleinman
    · 8m
    Exclusive: The six English clubs which signed up to the now-abandoned European Super League project earlier this year have agreed to pay a combined sum of just over £20m as part of a settlement with the Premier League that will be announced later today.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #11

    Just a fan

    Just a fan

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #395
    I know I’m a know nowt butI ’m afraid I agree with Cyprus re willock
    A bit like wijnaldem apart from his goals he did nothing for me”

    Know nowt is right. Where would we have been without his 8 goals and 7 in 7? Wow it’s like only scoring goals is a crime!!! We have plenty who do nothing and couldn’t hit a barn door.!!!

  • simon376

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #12

    Should all be deducted 20 points as well. Lets face it, as they are top 6 and wanting to be part of a super league, best of the best, can easily make up the 20 points and still be right up there if as good as they think they are

  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #13


    You shoulda kept that LED trivia back for the next factoid day, it’s a real contender. Having said that I have my own LED information waiting in the wings and if I’m picking winners you’re likely to be the bridesmaid. 🙁

    Today’s theme is actually ‘the smell that makes me happiest,’ but you weren’t to know that, unlucky. 🙁

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #14

    Plus he did a lot coming off the bench not always playing a full match. Willock energised our midfield and gave it legs and his driving runs got us up the field.
    How do you miss all that?

  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #15

    off twitter …

    Newcastle Consortium Supporters

    Further proof if any of you need it that the EPL is corrupt and the Cartel run English Football. Remember what happened to Rangers? For financial irregularities? Nothing is worse than a CARTEL!!! The whole thing stinks & those that support it on social media or otherwise are bent

    Mike Keegan

    · 12h
    Premier League and Big Six near agreement over Super League punishment. Should be announced tomorrow. Fines not points. Ongoing row over whether cash goes to other clubs, grassroots or both. No disciplinary process. Insiders say a ‘fraught’ process

    so the so called big six govern themselvs make their own rules up , only the big six allowed stinks to high heaven , i hope DE MARCO is keeping a eye on this …

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #16

    Proper footballing teams don’t play with carroll types any more. When carroll plays it just invites hoofball whether he wants it or not. Continually elbowing people and giving away free kicks trying to look like an 80’s hardman doesn’t work. The game and better teams and coaches have all moved on.

    In a proper run club

    Get shot of :-


    Bring in

    WILLOCK, even if no one else.

  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #17


    Freshly mown grass, tarmac and the wine you drank on your 3rd honeymoon are out of bounds.

  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #18

    20MILLION , Peanuts to them …

    its that corrupt it makes me want to hoy up …

  • Reilly

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #19

    It’s a fkin disgrace Tom.

  • Just a fan

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #21

    Ok cool your jets.
    Can you keep that goal scoring record for a season.
    Highly unlikely.

  • anxer

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #22

    A PL lawyer might argue that the clubs deciding their own punishment proves that the PL is a consortium of member clubs and not an organisation that should be subject to CAT rules. Hopefully our lawyers are better than theirs.

  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #23

    REILLY …

    it is mate they decided them selvs how much what a footing joke piss take mate …

  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #24

    PL have bottled again when up against “slimy 6”, but fight tooth and nail to keep us “in our place”. I hope the various legal teams wipe the b*******’s out.

  • barkel

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #25

    A fine for the wealthy is just the PL taking a cut

  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #26

    Lesh ups the anti in the corny lightbulb joke department!

    Any more takers?


  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #27
  • DaraghL

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #28

    RH, couldn’t agree more regarding Willock.

    The goal is to score more goals than your opponent. Scoring 7 in 7 is literally the perfect end to a season. That aside he was the much needed bridge between midfield and attack we have been lacking.

    Look at games with Hendrick (Bar West Ham), Shelvey and Hayden, the front 3 were abandoned in each game. In every match Willock played that became a front 4 and we/he benefited from that. His energy and constant enthusiasm to drive forward has been sorely lacked for years.

  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #29

    It looks to me like this is a shining example of how a cartel operates for its own advantage.

    The very essence of anti competitive behaviour. Lawyers will be all over this IF CAT agree to adjudicate, the PL will be in very deep do do.

  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2021 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #30

    How many Germans does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
    One. They’re efficient and not very funny.

    How many midgets does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    One. With a step ladder. They’re short, not stupid

  • Adamn_92

    Jun 9, 2021 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Reilly, i really really hope that isn’t true as that is absolutely disgraceful. A complete slap in the face of smaller clubs that faced point deductions and fines for things in the past. The fines for smaller clubs weren’t necessarily huge, but they were in comparison to the wealth of the club, so completely broke them. The fine should be a % of the clubs worth, say 25% or something so that it’s actually has an impact. Point deductions of European football band for a year minimum should also come into play.

    “If the penalty for a crime is a fine, then that law only exists for the lower class”. In this case replace lower class for smaller clubs and it still applies. Absolute disgrace.

  • Adamn_92

    Jun 9, 2021 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #32

    *or European football banned

  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #33


    Nope, not going there.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 9, 2021 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Deadwood needs moving! So are we stuck with Carroll for another year if he opts to stay? I hope not as he offers hardly anything. If he’s a strong presence in the changing room he can still visit the lads just not as a NUFC player. We need young, hungry and promising players filling up our limited squad places available.

  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jun 9, 2021 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #35

    On the subject of the smell which makes me happiest, keeping Carroll on makes sense to help the youngsters in the squad obtain their nasal pleasures.


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