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Carroll is on song for U21s – England 6 Macedonia 3.

Posted on October 9th, 2009 | 146 Comments |

Friday night lights!
Friday night lights!
In a game that appears to bear the hallmark of our ‘The Entertainers’ period, with breathtaking attack and heart-attack inducing defending, England U21s nonetheless came out victors with Newcastle’s Andy Carroll playing a starring role in a 6-3 win.

The game was played at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena and a reasonable crowd of 20,000+ turned out to watch the action and saw the youngsters throw away the lead twice before turning the screw on their Macedonian counterparts. Theo Walcott went off with a dead leg and will be a doubt for the full squad for the game against Belarus.

There were a number of good performances in a pulsating affair but some questionable defending which will have left Pearce seething. But of course the main focus for us in the game was young Andy C and he didn’t disappoint with a brace in the second half.

I’ve probably been quite critical of Andy Carroll in terms of his ultimate potential but he’s been getting on with the jpb of trying to find the net and he’s been relatively successful and these two goals will do wonders for his confidence and after dropping him from the first eleven, Chris Hughton will have been given for food for thought. Here’s a match report from The Daily Mail.

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146 Responses

  1. Fantastic game to watch, football as it should be played, two players looked head and shoulders above the rest, Jack Wilshire and Andy Carrol.
    Carrol has the look of another Duncan Ferguson with his combination of power and good touch, i thought his chipped pass for the last goal was as good as anything else he did in the game.
    We have to be taken over as Ashley wont resist a good offer for Andy and it will be a shame if his best years are at another club.

  2. I saw the game from 2-1 onwards (I hadn’t known it was on and luckily was channel hopping when I came across it on Setanta USA). I thought Andy had a cracking game and was devastating in the air. Plus he laid off quite a few shots for others. Very impressed.

    My greatest fear now is that Ashley is just going to hang on to the club ans asset strip it a bit more come the January window. Sigh!

  3. I just saw the game from 2-1 (I didn’t know it was on and was channel hopping and found it on Setanta USA) I thought Andy had a cracking game. He was excellent in the air and also laid off quite a few good balls for other players.

    My main worry now is that Ashley may decide to keep Newcastle until January so he can asset strip the club a bit more. Sigh.

  4. Thanks for everything Andy – the Fat Man will already be working out how much he can screw the so-called “big clubs” for when they come knocking in January. We’ll miss you mate.

    YOU FCB
    GET OUT OF OUR CLUB

  5. aye this lad’s heading for the top – no bout a dout it -would ash sell him ? , i think he probably would.

  6. Yes he is Hitman, there were big rumours about him buying us the 1st time Ashley put us up for sale. I actually emailed him asking him to buy us!

  7. Well we’d be cheaper so hopefully he’d buy us! Actually saying that, i wonder how much Everton would be?

  8. Tino 11 says:
    October 10, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    Well we’d be cheaper so hopefully he’d buy us! Actually saying that, i wonder how much Everton would be?

    Everton would be about £120-150m

  9. Although if you buy Everton you would have to pay off their debt and then build a new stadium for about £300m.

    Ambani was looking at Leeds at the same time he was allegedly looking at us so he annot be that bothered about a lower division team.

  10. sheila wheeler says:
    October 10, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    stuart , can i have blouse back please.

    Of course, I’ll post it to you

  11. Leave me alone, your all trying to kill me!!

    BRADLEY HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Can’t believe the England match is online only, big mistake in my opinion!

    Are pubs allowed to show it if they link their screens to a computer?

  13. Abuse of the quick comments functionality!!

    Funny though.
    Just divn’t dee it again.

    I’m still at work. Going to get a beer out of the fridge in a minute, as there’s nee food left in the cupboards and the chocolate cupboard is locked. Will it be rude if I crack open a bottle of champers or would it be more rude, if I didn’t?

  14. batty says:
    October 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    “iam watching carry on cabby sad or what”

    That’s one of the best ones batty!

    Sid and Hattie Jacques were great in that.

  15. workyticket says:
    October 10, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    batty says:
    October 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    “iam watching carry on cabby sad or what”

    That’s one of the best ones batty!

    Sid and Hattie Jacques were great in that.
    <<<<< aye m8 but sid james reminds me of you lol

  16. bowburnmag says:
    October 10, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    Abuse of the quick comments functionality!!

    Funny though.
    Just divn’t dee it again.
    <<<<< worky sed we could lol

  17. I think the Carry On films started my fascination with a nice pair of walter mittys when i was younger!

  18. batty says:
    October 10, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    “Tino 11 says:
    October 10, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I think the Carry On films started my fascination with a nice pair of walter mittys when i was younger!”

    It was always Debbie Harry’s arse for me, or that blonde lass’s out of Abba.

  19. “batty says:
    October 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm
    worky well stardy must be kenneth williams”

    OOOOOOOOOHHHH! NNNNOOOOO! stop messin’ about!

    Isn’t that Ambani fella involved with QPR now? Word is he’s a Toon fan and has been pictured wearing the shirt…not that that means anything!

    If there are no other volunteers I’ll throw my hat in the ring for the part of Bernard Bresslaw, in the “Carry on Blogging” movie!

  20. Excelsior says:
    October 10, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    It’s Lakshmi Mittal who is at QPR. I believe Anil Ambani is worth more but that’spaper talk.

    Not sure about wearing a shirt like…

  21. I’ll be Jim Dale then seein as though all the good ones have gone.

    I wanted to be Syd James but alas he’s no longer available.

  22. Stuart79 says:
    October 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    I’ll be Jim Dale then seein as though all the good ones have gone.

    I wanted to be Syd James but alas he’s no longer available.
    <<<< he is m8 worky is Charles Hawtree

  23. batty says:
    October 10, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    “what was sids side kick called the big daft 1 well thats me lol”

    That was Bernard Bresslaw batty. Excelsior’s nicked that one.

  24. Stuart79 says:
    October 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    “I’ll be Jim Dale then seein as though all the good ones have gone.”

    Stuart, Frankie Howerd and Jack Douglas are still available. :-)

  25. workyticket says:
    October 10, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    Stuart79 says:
    October 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    “I’ll be Jim Dale then seein as though all the good ones have gone.”

    Stuart, Frankie Howerd and Jack Douglas are still available.

    He’s the one with the ridiculous sudden movements isn’t he?

    Well if Syd hasn’t gone, I’m having him!

  26. I shouldn’t have started on the lager. Do I **** feel like working now. Only a little bit left to do as well……

  27. bowburnmag says:
    October 10, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    I shouldn’t have started on the lager. Do I **** feel like working now. Only a little bit left to do as well……

    Hang on! What sort of job have you got were you can crack open the tinnies?

  28. The best kind Stu, the best kind.

    I would probably wouldn’t have cracked it open if I wasn’t in the office on my sweeney but you know…..

    Tescos Premium Lager like. Pure muck really.

    The champers is looking inviting. But that’s because I’ve got nowt on my stomach and I already feel a bit light-headed.

  29. Linekers Bar is cranking up. I can see myself sacking this off and heading down to meet up with the Hen Do.

  30. “Stuart79 says:
    October 10, 2009 at 3:01 pm”

    Mittal, of course! Well spotted Stu, so Ambani’s still available to tap for some cash….outstanding.

    If we’re gonna get this “Carry on Blogging” movie on it’s feet we need a script….and some gals! How’s about Jillybean volunteering for Babs Windsor? Geordie Deb as Liz Fraser? Any more for any more?

    We’ve already got the theme! The many comedic shenanigans involved in setting up a blog….bang up to date and ripe with comic possibility….missus, OOOWWERR!

  31. And is that BBM is see, working on a Saturday and drinking on the job (FFNNARR FFFNNARR)….I say hat’s off to you sir!

    Why should you cultivate a hangover on your own time!!

  32. Well I’ve had a complete and utter disaster on the gee gee’s today.

    Only two to go and already lost £300!

    I’ll not give a flying if we get bought by some filthy rich Indian!

  33. Carlsberg or not to Carlsberg?? Getting picked up at 5.

    The can smells faintly of sick though. There are glasses but is it OK to do that kind of thing with a can these days?

  34. bowburnmag says:
    October 10, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    Stu – that is a sh*tload of money. You could have paid for the labour to fix my car engine!!!

    You’re not wrong but if me next one comes in (not likely) I’ll be quids in.

    Cans of lager are left all over the place for rats to p1ss on and watever else they wanna do.

  35. On that note I’m going to crack open a bottle of Bordeaux, let it breath and drink the little bastard while watchin England.

  36. Definitely Excelsior, if I can be Babs Windsor, I’m in ;)

    Anyone got a web link to the England game today?

    Cheers, Jilly Bean

    PS What does ‘CFC’ stand for?

  37. BD – F knows mate. It’s away to the specialist.

    I’m off noo. Quick change and then on the hoy in good old Dur ham.

    Have a good ‘un all.

  38. Nice to see this blog is so diverse, from Eastenders to Carry On to going out on the drink, good stuff everyone!

    I’ve just lined my stomach with a Mcd’s, going to get ready and then out on the drink to celebrate my birthday from yesterday.

  39. workyticket says:
    October 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm
    Excelsior says:
    October 10, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    “Geordie Deb as Liz Fraser?”

    Geordie Deb would be a good Hattie Jacques.

    What you trying to say Worky?

  40. Jill says:
    October 10, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    “PS What does ‘CFC’ stand for?”

    Jill, on this site it stands for “Cookies For Comments”. It’s there to stop automatic spam from robots.

    Stuart, no comment.

  41. Stuart
    Regarding workys comment think more a younger Barbara Windsor than Hattie Jacques.
    Think Workys in a strop with me hence sarky comment re Hattie Jacques.

  42. To Norn Iron Mag, thanks for the info.

    To Tino, Happy Birthday!

    To Worky, Does the fact my post was blocked by ‘CFC’ mean there is a problem with my computer sending something ‘hidden’ that it shouldn’t?
    Also what about Fenella Fielding (If I remember her name correctly), for Deb. She was in ‘Carry on Screaming’ which was a classic. Anyone want to be ‘Od Bod’? LOL

  43. Jill says:
    October 10, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    “To Worky, Does the fact my post was blocked by ‘CFC’ mean there is a problem with my computer sending something ‘hidden’ that it shouldn’t?”

    No, I’m sure it isn’t that, Jill. Basically, a small, harmless cookie gets passed to your machine so it can tell if you’re a human or a robot. If your browser security is on a fairly paranoid setting, it will probably reject cookies, you’ll be classed as a robot, and your comment will be diverted for later review in the spam bin. You don’t seem to have any problem usually though, so it was probably just one of those things that happens every once in a while.

    “Anyone want to be ‘Od Bod’? LOL”

    batty’s definitely ‘Od Bod’, Jill. :-)

  44. Yes Batty were here!

    Just watched X Factor.

    I reckon there’ll be loads of stories in the papers tomorrow.

    Mostly about the new carry on cast.

  45. batty says:
    October 10, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    “didnt odbod have a younger bro or sumit”

    I think he was cloned from his finger, batty, and I remember that there was a mummy called ‘Pharoah Rubbertiti’ in it.

  46. Roy Cropper says:
    October 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm
    the one from sooth sheels….gerra grip start

    Oh right.

    He’s quite good him.

  47. Roy Cropper says:
    October 10, 2009 at 10:52 pm
    start – did you recover any of your losses today ?

    Ended up £150 down.

    I’ve had better days.

  48. well at one point i was 1500 down but pulled it back to be just… -250 , i live to fight another day.

  49. batty says:
    October 10, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    “worky how do you hack it doon there with all them southerners”

    I just luv it batty! Luv it! London’s completely different though. Most of the people I meet come from all over the place originally.

  50. roy your tracky has come fron the sports direct cataloge y longdale 1 what you orderd 3 pence a week for 2 years

  51. we’ll do what we normally do batts — keep it and div’nt pay for it…some thing’s il never change.

  52. batty – can you remember when the bailiff knocked at your door and you said come in and take a seat & he said i’ve come to take the lot..!!..

  53. batty says:
    October 10, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    “a was ganna order worky 1 but he sed he couldnt afford it”

    I’m saving up for Lonsdale wife-beater to go with it, batty.

  54. workyticket says:
    October 10, 2009 at 11:33 pm
    batty says:
    October 10, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    “worky a think klondyke kates free”

    She reminds me of one of my ex’s, batty.
    <<<< ile say no more i was 19 and she was good lol

  55. batty says:
    October 10, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XPeFG5NTes here roy”

    “Oooph! that’s absolutely diabolical!” LOL

    How many rounds did you last, batty? :-)

    Goodnight Roy.

  56. Alreet lads and lasses. International breaks are boring. Anyone think a takeover will be done before January (if at all?). Need some more players and I can’t see Mike stumping up any money for transfers.

  57. Jillybean: right then….a remake of “Carry on Screaming” it is! Cast members required:

    Valeria (Fenella Fielding)…Jillybean
    Doris Mann (Angela Douglas)…available
    Albert Potter (Jim Dale)….didn’t Bowburnmag have his name down for Jim?
    Constable Slobotham (Peter Butterworth)….Available.
    Sergeant Sidney Bung (Harry H. Corbett)…..available.
    Emily (Joan Sims)….available, although judging by Worky’s harsh assessment of Geordie Deb maybe this would be a good fit for her?
    Sockett (Bernard Bresslaw)….well this one’s mine, i’ve got the height and the gormless clock!
    Dr. Orlando Watt (Kenneth Williams)….Stardust is a shoo in for this one!
    Dan Dann, (Charles Hawtrey)….maybe Stardust could play dual roles?
    Doctor Fettle (Jon Pertwee)….available.
    Oddbod (Tom Clegg)….Batty, apparently.
    Oddbod Junior (Billy Cornelius)….available.
    Mr. Jones, owner of dress shop (Frank Thornton).

    Right, there you go bloggers. Get yer names down and we’ll get the script sorted…extra kudos for working Toon related stuff into classic Carry on quotes!

    Aren’t International breaks dull!

  58. “Ever seen a mackem in Milan says:
    October 11, 2009 at 12:52 am
    Alreet lads and lasses. International breaks are boring. Anyone think a takeover will be done before January (if at all?). Need some more players and I can’t see Mike stumping up any money for transfers.”

    This mornings News of the World (sorry Worky, I know how much you loath the RedTops) reports: “Moat in Toon” Barry Moats bid money (£90m) has been deposited in Ashley’s escrow account. In order to “slow things down” Llambias has jetted off on holiday (although what this pillock has to do with the sale is anyone’s guess) leaving Moat and his people wondering. Best estimates are: sold by…..(drum roll please)….the middle of NOVEMBER!! Just when you’re sure things can’t get any more ridiculous…

    This is The News of the World, however, and you can’t even believe the DATE in that paper. Ashley’s slowing things up to smoke out more money, luxuriating in the belief that promotion is in the bag….even if we sell Enrique to Sunderland and Smith to Bolton.

    (COMMENT EDITED DUE TO LIBELOUS CONTENT)

  59. Selling Enrique to the Mackems would improve Ashley’s popularity on Tyneside no end.

  60. geordie deb says:
    October 10, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    “Think Workys in a strop with me hence sarky comment re Hattie Jacques.”

    I’m not in a strop with you Deb, it’s just that you remind me of Hattie Jacques, ie A stern matron who is obsessed with her work and usually giving me a flea in my ear!

    Then again, I suppose that most women are like that anyway! :-)

  61. batty, as you know i am mates with stardust. If theres one tv character who looks and sounds like stardust, its that little squeaky bloke out of ‘aint half hot mum’. I cant recall his character name, but im sure his real name was melvin hays. . Seriously, he is his double. ! Batty, ive been thrown by you comparing yourself to odd job. I have an image of you as being a little skinny, dole walla, radgey charva, wi short back and sides and longer on top, wearing a full tatty tracksuit and rock port boots. Woo hoooo hoo hoooo. . . I can smell your socks from here!