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Carroll nervous. Shearer pessimistic.

March 28th, 2012 | 72 Comments |

Andy Carroll is nervous about his visit to SJP.
What reception will he get?
Former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll expresses his nervousness about his visit with Liverpool to St James’ Park on Sunday, while Alan Shearer writes off our chances of Champions League qualification.

Andy Carroll has confessed to nerves about his trip to St James’ Park on the weekend, saying:

I don’t usually get nervous but this might be a bit different.

All of my family and friends will be there but they’re so big on football I’m not sure who they’ll be supporting.

It’s great to see Newcastle doing so well. I support them, was brought up there and was lucky enough to have played for them. They will always mean something.

Of course the circumstances of Carroll’s departure have been the subject of much debate, although Derek Llambias’s comments of a few months ago shed some light on the situation. Yes, he did put in a transfer request but it seems his hand was somewhat forced and he may not be the ‘Judas’ that many make him out to be. I wonder what sort of response he’ll get from the Toon Army? (more…)


Shearer backs Carroll.

July 23rd, 2010 | 58 Comments |

Shearer - Legend!
Shearer - Legend!
As Newcastle legends go, Alan Shearer is up there with the best of them, and he is arguably the best English striker I have ever witnessed personally.

He wasn’t very skillful as a striker, he wasn’t even really that quick, but he didn’t half have a knack of finding the back of the net!

The famous Newcastle number 9 shirt has been passed on from one Geordie to another, with a Nigerian inbetween, as Andy Carroll gets the chance to become the latest local hero.

Alan Shearer has given his backing to the new number 9 and believes he has the mental toughness to take on the role, and that is something our former captain, current all-time record goalscorer and former manager, albeit briefly, has in spades. (more…)