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Oh baby …AC’s boy will be a Newcastle fan!

AndyCarrollWestHam_2821401Andy Carroll has shown his  first footballing love in a big way by making it clear his new son ‘Arolo will be a Newcastle fan!

Speaking to Sportsmail he said: ‘Arlo will be a Newcastle fan. Obviously he’s living down here but he will be a Newcastle fan. I think… I hope.

‘He’s got his West Ham kit and a Newcastle one too. All the family down here supporting West Ham he’ll be pushed more that way — but I’ve got faith.’

Andy knows all about faith having needed to show plenty during his eight month absence through injury and he says: ” ‘You don’t see the end. That’s what the killer is — you actually don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel for a long time until you’re back out on the pitch and scoring against Chelsea.

It was a long time coming — a great feeling, obviously even better because it was a winner.’

He has missed the equivalent to three entire campaigns during his career and started only 73 League games since Liverpool paid Newcastle £35million for him in January 2011.

But he has refused to rush back this time taken Slaven Bilic at his word when declaring: ‘The manager’s words [in the summer] were ‘we can’t be having you 60 per cent, we need you 100 per cent — take your time’. Take as long as I need, and that’s exactly what I’ve done. We’re not going to force it.

‘I took that time, and maybe I should’ve done that in the past. I had to listen.

‘I haven’t been thrown back in as I have been in the past, training every day. Now I’m taking a day out of training in the gym doing stability work and keeping up the work that has got me back fit.’

The Mail report adds: ‘Little Arlo will show off claret and blue tomorrow. Carroll’s just glad he will be wearing any colours at all.’


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One comment on “Oh baby …AC’s boy will be a Newcastle fan!

    Let the baby select his own club AC
    Born down south won’t have a silly accent and he is a good Essex girls baby to,
    Unless you join Hippo championship bound

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