Andy Carroll linked with Newcastle return


ACIt is that time of year again when Andy Carroll is linked to a return to his hometown of Newcastle. The Magpies are making a ‘shock move’ for Andy Carroll according to media reports in recent days.

Rafa Benitez sees the West Ham striker as ideal to give his team that extra quality as they return to the Premier League…or so the story goes.

Newcastle sold him for £35m to Liverpool in 2011 who later sold him to West Ham for a 50% knockdown price of £15m on top of a £2m loan fee. If reports are to believed Newcastle want a 50% knock down price again and value him around £8m.

However, in the six and a half seasons after Newcastle sold him, Andy Carroll has only scored 36 Premier League goals while in his final 15 months at Newcastle he scored 28 league goals (Championship & Premier League). To get those 36 goals, Carroll has only managed to start exactly 100 league matches, with another 42 appearances off the bench.

Carroll was pictured in Newcastle’s Quayside area last month (above) in his West Ham training top adding to further speculation he could be house hunting for his family.

Meanwhile, Slaven Bilic said last week he will “never give up” on injury-jinxed Andy Carroll. He told reporters who asked about Carroll’s future “It is not a subject for now, but Andy is kind of a player that has such a big impact on our game that we won’t give up on him.Especially now, as this has nothing to do with lifestyle or not being committed enough. He works really hard, it was bad luck and, as I said, I will never give up on him. On the other hand, it is no good having a player whose name you put down first, second or third and can’t rely on him.”

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  • Hammer64 says:

    I bet Rafa is wetting himself over this story. A lot of hidden agendas in Bilic’s comments I thought. Lifestyle not a problem NOW, never give give up on him BUT….

  • jaybs says:

    IF only this was true,think we are going to have to accept we will never sell him for much, his salary though can be better spent on someone else.

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:


  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

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    I think they might try to buy him as it happens.Dont know why i can just feel it in my water 😁

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      • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

        Yeah ok Hugh i thought they were a bit weird when i saw them.They send you to another totally seperate page.I had some mobitrack or something like that kept on catching me yesterday which you cant get back to this site from.You have to close your browser & start again.
        I blame North Korea wanting some bitcoins off of us 😁

  • GW says:

    Good, don’t let the door hit you on your brittle boned body on the way out 😀 I’ll even chip in for a train ticket for you and your family to get up there 😂😂

    • che says:

      I worked with a bloke for a while – he was really good at his job. He got ill a lot unfortunately and was often off sick which really bothered him because he knew it affected the rest of us. It did too, made our lives very difficult at times. Never heard any of my colleagues refer to him as waste of space or call him a name referencing his condition. Each to their own though..

      • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

        Thats the difference though,you said your colleague was really good at his job.He was probably very conscientious as well.Took his job seriously.
        Is it just coincidence the last two managers have both questioned Poppadums attitude and application 😉
        Sorry but theres a bit of a difference between your ill work mate and a footballer with an aching groin or broken toe.For a start they are injuries related to their profession so they can quite realistically expect to get them.Just saying 😁

        • GW says:

          Bloody hell didn’t realise that calling the walking advert for the NHS brittle boned would cause so much upset 😀 I’ll just call him a overpaid sack of **** instead from now on so not to cause offence 😀😀

  • Michael Miller says:

    Wishful thinking, if only it were true!

    Rafa is a supreme pragmatist and wouldn’t touch Carroll with a bargepole!

    • CondorHammer says:

      If he did he’d probably snap!

      • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

        I bet you a massive pot of your favourite stadium popcorn they put an offer in for him in the summer Mick The Miller 😂😂

  • bubbles says:

    Raffa knows what he is doing but if fan pressure makes him move for Carroll I will also chip in for a ticket . Perhaps we could get a helicopter if enough people contribute . Great shame but he is a Rasberry ..

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