Archive for tag: Andy Carroll groin injury.

Newcastle concerned over Carroll’s fitness.

November 17th, 2010 | 148 Comments |

Carroll: At the heart of a club v country battle.
Carroll: At the heart of a club v country battle.
Newcastle have expressed their concerns to The FA about Andy Carroll making his senior England debut this evening at Wembley.

The club have e-mailed the FA today to voice their fears over the 21-year-old’s fitness. Manager Chris Hughton and co just don’t feel that Andy is fit enough to face France tonight.

Carroll will undergo further tests before a final decision is made, and although Fabio Capello has been full of praise for Andy and appears to be a fan, stating just yesterday that Carroll would start this evening, concerns over the player’s groin injury could very well put a dampener on the Gateshead lads international debut. Naturally Andy will want to play tonight. Representing your country is an honour and Andy will be looking to try and duplicate Alan Shearer’s success at international level I’m sure.

As Newcastle fans we should all be really proud of the lad for getting called up, and it’s been a couple of years since one of ours has earned an England call up. (more…)

This is one reason why the England team really grinds my gears!

November 16th, 2010 | 103 Comments |

Carroll 'touch and go' for debut.
Carroll 'touch and go' for debut.
There are many reason why the England team gets right on my nerves.

The World Cup shambles is one reason. The lack of passion is another, but those aren’t the only reasons why the England national side annoys me.

What we have witnessed over the last few days has been an awful torture for Newcastle fans as we await news on the extent of Andy Carroll’s groin injury. My gut instinct would be to not risk him in a friendly that has no real importance and serves only to make the FA some more money. The FA also annoy me!

I don’t want this article to be misconstrued as a rant against England. I am English myself and like to see the team win, but first and foremost I am a Newcastle United fan, and I don’t want one of our leading lights, who is carrying an inury, being risked in a meaningless friendly when there is no real need for him to play. (more…)

Sod England. This is bad news for Newcastle!

November 14th, 2010 | 46 Comments |

Carroll out of England action.
Carroll out of England action.
Andy Carroll’s England debut looks to be on hold as the Gateshead lad withdrew from the national team with a groin injury.

It’s a blow for Carroll, who has deserved to be called up to the national team, but it is an even bigger blow to Newcastle who will now be without the striker for an unconfirmed amount of time.

I’m guessing a couple of weeks at least, but you all know how good, or not, my guesswork is!

Carroll is a very important player for Newcastle, but there was always a chance that he would get injured at some point. Now we will see what we can do without him, but at this moment in time I don’t feel too good about it. It’s not just the goals that we will miss from Carroll. His all round play and the fact that he worries opposition defenders will also be a big miss. (more…)