Does anybody know how long he's out for until he's fit to play?
Extracted from the Daily Mail: Article from 14th November 2010: Kenny Dalglish - Oh Andy Carroll, please don't be a foolIf you know anything about football, you will have the utmost respect for Fabio Capello. And if you don’t respect him, you’ll not be invited back. The old guy knows a hell of a lot more than Andy Carroll does, that’s a certainty. And I think their meeting this week could be one of the best things to happen to a 21-year-old with the world at his feet. I’m sure Carroll will be full of respect for the England manager. He will be aware of the amazing list of players Fabio has worked with — Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Paolo Maldini, David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and Wayne Rooney among them.If Fabio asks to speak to Carroll privately this week, which he is likely to do at the team hotel, well away from the glare of publicity, I’m sure the player would sit there and listen to every word, and it might just be the nudge he needs to make the penny drop.You can imagine the message behind the conversation. ‘Here you are, just 21 years of age, with a fantastic career in front of you, for Newcastle and for England. Let’s just take a step at the time. As long as you are playing well I’ll be picking you, but you have got to pull the reins in a little bit off the pitch and improve your behaviour.‘I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt at the moment. This is a great opportunity for you to straighten yourself out if you want to do that, but you do realise that if there is any repeat of misbehaviour, you are going to make it difficult for me to pick you and put me under pressure, not on football grounds, but moral ones.’ Knowing Capello, it won’t be touchy-feely, but an honest appraisal of Carroll and his situation.It is not anything Carroll will be surprised to hear, but the fact that someone with Capello’s standing in the game, earned from all the success he’s had with AC Milan, Juventus, Roma and Real Madrid, is taking the trouble to try to improve you as a person and a player, it should have an effect.It’s something the boy should welcome because it has been such a turbulent time for him; goals and plaudits on the field, a court case and negative publicity off it. There will be some who won’t like his inclusion in the England set-up at all, who will regard it as unfair reward for bad behaviour. But there would be a few people who wouldn’t have played for their national team if convictions had been an automatic disqualification — Tony Adams springs to mind, for one. I had Jan Molby at Liverpool and when he spent time in prison for reckless driving, we supported him because our view was he’d been punished by the courts, so there was no point in us punishing him again. And he never went back inside. I don’t see his expected debut against France as a licence for him to behave as he likes. I see it as a chance for him to change and if he continues to misbehave, he’ll not be asked back.In footballing terms, the Newcastle striker deserves his chance against France on Wednesday night, as does Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, whose cause I have supported on these pages before. A friendly game is the time do it. Of course you don’t want to get in the habit of losing games but it’s an opportunity to try different players or even a new formation, knowing if the experiment doesn’t work, it’s not the end of the world.I just hope supporters and everyone else give the younger players like Wilshere and Carroll a chance, and not to get at their throats if things don’t click immediately. These matches are the chance to get them used to international football. This week is a real opportunity for Carroll to turn the corner, to show us all he is the big centre-forward England have been looking for and that he can handle the attention and pressure off the pitch as well. I’ve been known to sing along to Neil Sedaka’s ‘Oh, Carol, I am but a fool’. My message to Andy Carroll in this case is: ‘Please don’t be a fool.’ You will have a better life if you make the necessary sacrifices now and dedicate yourself to football. You have the talent to go and enjoy a great career. Don’t look back in 10 years’ time with regret.
ANDY CARROLL: I WAS FORCED OUT OF TOON Andy Carroll claims he was forced out of Newcastle Tuesday February 1,2011 By Niall Hickman Have your say(0) ANDY CARROLL completed an astonishing £35million move to Liverpool yesterday but claimed he had been forced out of Newcastle.Striker Carroll, 22, told close friends he did not want to leave Newcastle and texts seen by the Daily Express confirm that. In one, sent to Steve Wraith, editor of a Toon fanzine, Carroll says: “They have kind of said we don’t want u but want me to say I wanna go. And I said I don’t wanna go.” EXPRESS CASINO: GET A FREE BONUS OF UP TO £150 NOW!Asked what was going on, Carroll replied: “I don’t know mate. Gutted tho. They said they wanted the money. Gutted to be leaving my home club but I was practically told to go. Don’t want to leave. That’s why I signed five-year deal.”Carroll makes it clear that the motivation for the move was based around the Magpies board, who wanted to cash in on his blistering early-season form and felt £35m was too good an offer to decline. Carroll made his late-night switch to Liverpool for a record fee for a British player as manager Kenny Dalglish quickly spent some of the £50m he received for Fernando Torres’s move to Chelsea.When Carroll signed an extended deal in November he said: “That’s it, 100 per cent. I’ve just signed a five-year contract and as it stands I want to be here forever. This is my home, what I want to be doing, the club I want to play for, the shirt I want to wear.”Newcastle said Carroll left of his own accord, having handed in a transfer request and had moved for vastly increased wages.
I take it you sell razor blades in your spare time RedLFCBlood, because you have me close to slitting my wrists here mate
He started full training today ??
Why you close to slitting your wrists fella.
According to the articles you posted we have paid £35million for a player that doesn't want to be here, and may never be fit enough to play for us anyway
I knew he didn't want leave mate, I said so this morning, he dines at my Cousins restraunt in Newcastle who is a massive Newcastle fan and season ticket holder, and he was dining in the restraunt last night and told him he would not be leaving Newcastle. I posted it in here this morning.Then when we put a bid in.My cousin text me and said If he signs for you fuckers he won't be dining in my restraunt again the lying b***ard.
Probably paid too much for him but he's only 22 years old and has bags of potential which Kenny will get out the best from.Maybe he's the strong forward (both on ground and air) that we have been missing for quite awhile.Wished he'd cut his hair, though