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The Andy Carroll Question

December 30th, 2011 | 35 Comments |

Andy Carroll: Forced out and lied about?
Andy Carroll: Forced out and lied about?
Love him or loathe him, there is still a question which has not been answered about Andy Carroll, a question which continues to split opinion amongst United fans to this day. Ahead of the imminent game against Liverpool at Anfield, it might be timely to examine this question one more time.

The question – when he was transferred, did he jump or was he pushed? This has never really been fully clarified for us, and opinion is divided. Let’s look at some of the facts and statements made by people close to the transfer deal. (more…)


Llambias’ and Pardew’s Carroll deception unravelled in bar rant?

November 14th, 2011 | 160 Comments |

Ashley, Llambias and Pardew - Did they deceive us over Carroll?
Ashley, Llambias and Pardew - Did they deceive us over Carroll?
A few days after Newcastle United’s already despised Managing Director, Derek Llambias, announced the club’s corporate renaming of the club’s traditional home as “The Sports Direct Arena”, it would be hard to imagine his or Mike Ashley’s reputation sinking any lower.

However all that has changed now after one simple drunken rant in a bar which was recorded by fans and passed on to the Mirror newspaper. My erstwhile collegue, Hugh, has dealt with his jealous and contemptible potty mouthed rants about former managers, Alan Shearer, Kevin Keegan and Chris Hughton in this piece. Here I will concentrate on how his words about Andy Carroll’s move to Liverpool seem to suggest that both he and manager, Alan Pardew, deceived the fans about the circumstances leading up to the controvarsial transfer, leading fans to brand Carroll a “Judas” for deserting the club he had supported since boyhood.

If you recall, after a completely bogus story was put around the media about a very large Tottenham bid for the Bensham Bomber, Liverpool’s first bid for Andy Carroll was a lowly £30 million (what on earth were they smoking that day???). When one fan asked Llambias if he thought that Andy Carroll was worth that amount, Llambias replied:

“No – he’s worth f*** all.” (more…)


Breaking News: Carroll sold, apparently

January 31st, 2011 | 169 Comments |

Andy Carroll, Newcastle United
Handed in transfer request
Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll has been sold to Liverpool for a fee in excess of £30m.

After resisting a number of offers to sell the striker who was apparently not for sale, it seems that Andy Carroll eventually handed in a transfer request, forcing the club to reluctantly accept Liverpool’s offer.

The move begs many questions, not least as to who we’re going to replace him with. Maybe Newcastle’s recent form without him has persuaded the Toon manadrins that the club can see out the season without a replacement striker.

If, as reported, Carroll handed in a transfer request then it became much harder for the club to hold onto him.

More to follow when details are available.