Archive for tag: Andy Carroll to Chelsea.

Andy Carroll is going nowhere!

November 9th, 2010 | 68 Comments |

Carroll is going nowhere!
Carroll is going nowhere!
Speculation circulated over the weekend regarding the future of Andy Carroll amid reported interest that Chelsea were preparing a bid in the region of £20 million for the Gateshead-born striker.

With no quotes or sources to back it up, I pretty much disregarded as utter rubbish, but now Chris Hughton has had his say and put the rumour to bed for good.

Carroll’s stock on the football pitch is rising rapidly and it is expected that he will get a call-up to the next England squad when it is announced later on in the week. Whether it is too early or not for the player is a separate issue really, all he can do is try his best, but it does mean that his star will be burning that little bit brighter, which perhaps inevitably will draw some interest from some of the ‘big-boys’.

“He’s not for sale and we don’t worry about that,” Hughton told The Guardian. (more…)

Carroll to Chelsea and Campbell to Toon?

June 6th, 2010 | 44 Comments |

Campbell - Back in the frame for Newcastle?
Campbell - Back in the frame for Newcastle?
Well it is Sunday again, and various news outlets have again failed to disappoint in there outlandish transfer gossip.

Amazingly, none of it regards Steven Taylor, although there is still plenty of time for that to change throughout the day.

One of these pieces of transfer gossip seems to think that Chelsea are lining up a bid for striker, Andy Carroll, whilst the other thinks we are back in the market for Sol Campbell who is again available on a free transfer after his short term contract at Arsenal expire.

Campbell was heavily linked with a move to Tyneside last season after he walked out on Notts County. He was spotted at the ground at everything and apparently told people he was all set to join Newcastle. In the end he didn’t, and when his old club Arsenal came calling he scurried off back down South, although I will admit that he did play some blinders last season, to the surprise of a few who though he was perhaps a bit too old for the rigours of Premier League football. But the thing is, if this rumour was true, at 35-years old now, has Campbell got another season left in the tank? I mean, it’s that little bit easier playing in defence for an Arsenal side who can actually maintain possesion and keep the pressure off their defence as opposed to what it would be like for us next season, where the defence will arguably be our most called upon position. (more…)