“All I’ve ever wanted is to play for Newcastle” – Carroll.

Posted on October 9th, 2010 | 47 Comments |

Carroll - New deal for the new number nine.
Carroll - New deal for the new number nine.
After what has been a pretty depressing week for us all, mainly caused by the events at Manchester City last weekend, Newcastle fans were last night handed a boost with the news that Andy Carroll has signed a new five-year deal with the club.

I had covered it briefly, very briefly, as I had to go to work shortly after it was announced, and I promised I would give more reaction today, so here it is.

It’s a fantastic move from the club to secure one of their prize assets on a long-term deal and shows a lot of commitment towards a player who could very well end up prison come the end of the month. Carroll spoke to nufc.co.uk about the deal and had this to say;

“All I have ever wanted to do is play for Newcastle United. That’s been the case since I was a teenager, playing for the juniors and reserves, and it’s still the same now.”

“Every time I pull on the black and white shirt – and even more so now that I have number nine on my back – it means the world to me, so to be able to do that for at least the next five years is brilliant,” he added.

I don’t think there is any doubting the lads commitment to the club, or the fact that he loves playing for his home-town team. He can now do that for at least the next five years if he wishes.

You have to give credit to the club on this one aswell. It would have been quite easy for them to sit back and wait for either the outcome of Carroll’s forthcoming trial to be decided or for his contract to run down a bit further before offering a new deal. They have been pro-active on this one, for a change.

“We’re dedicated to bringing exciting young players through our youth academy to play for the club,” Managing Director Derek Llambias said. “Andy Carroll certainly fits that bill, having graduated through the ranks here, and we’re extremely pleased to have agreed with him a new long-term deal.”

“Players like Andy are the future of this club and we have spent a long time putting together a deal that is right for both him and Newcastle United.”

I wrote an article some time back suggesting that the club should sort out the contracts of some of our younger players, namely Andy Carroll, Tim Krul and Steven Taylor. Two of those three have now signed new long-term deals, and if we can sign the last one it will be fantastic work on the part of the club.

I can’t see any bad points about nailing Carroll to a new deal to be honest. I know that his form has dropped off a little in recent weeks, but to be fair to the lad he does have to do a hell of a lot for himself.

Form is temporary anyway, class is permanent!

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47 Responses

  1. Greaaaat news!

    regarding contracts i knew it’s alot of ifs and buts, but if we went down this season, José will be in the last year of his contract and god knows how cheap we will lose him for :(

  2. His form has dropped off due to his strike “partner” who lumbers around and gets in the way like a fat dog trying to chase his its own tail.

    Get mr Loverman up top as he did the majority of Carrolls running in his purple patch between Christmas and the end of the season, Also giving Routledge another body to target in the middle and lets take the game to Wigan, Wham and you know :twisted: …

  3. Now he has a new contract he can cut his hair as a celebration. The lad is starting to look like a pikey.

  4. Good news, maybe it’s not so bad that he gets two weeks to rest his ankle and get his head together ahead of the court case rather than be called up to the stupid pointless internationals.

    Guthrie coming back is good news.I would drop Nolan, who looks slow and predictable in this league, play Guthrie with Tiote and push Barton up where he can attack more. Guthrie and Tiote could be class together as a midfield engine room, both solid players and work non-stop.

  5. ‘I wrote an article some time back suggesting that the club should sort out the contracts of some of our younger players, namely Andy Carroll, Tim Krul and Steven Taylor. Two of those three have now signed new long-term deals, and if we can sign the last one it will be fantastic work on the part of the club.’

    Im glad we have Krul and Carroll long term. What we forget is that they are still young inexperienced players with only 32 premier league games experience between them. I think they will get better and better. S.Taylor is a player who has found his level somewhat in comparison and if he can’t agree a contract then fair enough. We have replaced him with a £1m player, who imo looks comfortable at this level, so shows how critical he is to the side.

  6. DJG agree with you but there is no way captain Tugboat will be dropped unless injuried, so I think Guthrie will struggle to get back into the team.

  7. DJG – I hope you aren’t dissing Taylor????

    He has the best interests of the club at heart you know :roll:

    Stand by to be pointlessly crucufied about a player who has shat on us numerous times……. ;)

  8. I honestly think Taylor will struggle to get back into the side he might have a better chance at RB as for CD Colo has made himself 1st choice and Williamson has become a a real cracking partner for him.

  9. toonsy – Having long hair just makes him look even more of the 70’s throwback that he is. Just needs some SuperMac lamb chops now to complete the look. :)

    Im pleased for the lad. He is second to none in the air and I think he will get better at dealing with the defenders in this league. If they keep shoving him he needs to perfect the art of free kick winning, like Big Al did. Needs a class small player along side him, said he was looking forward to playing with benny so thats a shame.

  10. WTVH – Besides that rocket, what has he done apartf rom constantly run down blind alleys and lose the ball?

  11. Isn’t that 3 he’s scored now down there this season, including a powerhouse freekick and some assists. Doesn’t sound like no end product to me, granted it’s lower league.

  12. Aye 3 goals in 5 games aint bad. I would say leave him there in Jan unless we are absolutely desperate, seems to be becoming a fans favourite down there.

  13. Routledge does a good job running down blind alleys and hitting the first man too. It wouldn’t take much for us to need Kazenga around – I’d have him on the bench now. We’ve got two wingers now and probably won’t see Ben Arfa again so bringing him back – or making it possible in the extended loan aggreement will be important I think.

    I haven’t joined in with the Routledge bashing thus far, but he might benefit from competition.

  14. routledge must of not had any bother with bullys at school , his fatha told him to hit the first one lol.

  15. jay jay, football fans have slagged off , had a laugh ,poked fun at , since football began.there is a big difference between have a laugh at nolan ,routledge etc , than taking banners to a match with “NOLAN IS A FAT C**T” etc,when he’s on the pitch he’ll get my support.
    if these lighthearted comments somehow offend you , then maybe you are in the wrong game.
    why dont you go and watch golf instead,if football upsets your sensibilities.

  16. So you are a spineless hypocrite then? Slag off players on here then support them on the pitch. Nolan and routledge put a lot of effort in their game and are committed players, anyone committed to the club gets my support.

  17. jay jay , it’s a bit of fun lighten up.do people come on this blog and complain about you?”THE POOR MAN’S MICHAEL PALIN” every time you go to a game it’s like pole to pole.
    it is now 10.30 i’m in the shower,it is now 11.00 i’m on the bus,mm there seems to be a lot of people on the bus today.it is now 11.30 and i’m on the train to arsenal,oh bi’ve just past a sheep,oh there’s a tree,and you’ve got the cheek to call me.
    i think you’ll find all football are the same , they all slag off players it’s par for the course,it’s just a laugh , man your like a break from the norm , on the twix advert.i am no hypocrite either lighten up.

  18. oh aye i got that one wrong , if you had of seen the sheep you would have jumped off the train lol.

  19. I can feel the love growing between you two, The Moral Officer will be pleased with how the love is blossoming.

    On an unrelated note….. I really fancy writing n article that will get people arguing :twisted:

  20. Actually TROJAN, I hate to say that I have favourite posters, but Jay Jay is one. He bought me a pint once ;)

  21. toonsy says:
    October 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    “On an unrelated note….. I really fancy writing n article that will get people arguing”

    That NUFC is now a well run club?

  22. ILM – Good idea, but Fernando claimed it first so he can have that for future use ;)

    It’s nearly done now. I reckon Big Dave will gan radge about it like :lol:

  23. I thought the lack of club football and only having the Internationals was getting to ye, saying that did you see Norn Iron held Italy to a draw lastnight mate

  24. I bet I can guess some of the subjects of the thread Toonsy you dirty dog, are you going to be asking for nominations for Nolan to be in the England squad ? :)

  25. “It’s a fantastic move from the club to secure one of their prize assets on a long-term deal and shows a lot of commitment towards a player who could very well end up prison come the end of the month.”

    What’s “fantastic” about that, Toonsy? After what happened with Barton, I would have thought words such as “rash” and “stupid” might have been more apt.

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