Newcastle knock back Tottenham enquiry for Carroll, apparently.

Andy Carroll.

Andy Carroll.
Andy Carroll - Going nowhere?
A few sources are suggesting that Newcastle have today knocked back an approach from Tottenham Hotspur for star centre-forward, Andy Carroll.

Sky Sports News, ITV, and the BBC are among several sources who are reporting the news. These aren’t poor sources in fairness, as sources go anyway, so perhaps there is an element of truth in this?

Who knows eh? Tottenham have been the main source of interest in the run up in the transfer window, and with Newcastle reportedly being interested in doing a deal for some of their players, like Robbie Keane or David Bentley, perhaps Tottenham thought that this would ease the wheels of negotiation? It appears that a move for Robbie Keane now looks unlikely given that Birmingham City are rumoured to be in talks with Tottenham over a proposed move to St Andrews.

Still, it was always likely that Carroll would attract interest from some of the leagues ‘brighter lights’ in this transfer window. The form of Carroll has been of a high enough standard to warrant the interest so I guess we should have all been prepared for it.

Some would argue that keeping Carroll would be the best move we could make in this window, and given how important he is to the team that would be hard to argue with. All players have their price though, and if an offer comes in for Carroll that would benefit the team to the point of being able to strengthen with good players in a number of different areas then a difficult decision could have to be made.

Or could it? You see, that seems to be the mine that is being trotted out by the media with regard to Andy Carroll. They appear to believe that lucrative bids will “test our resolve” or other over-used cliche’d sayings. Realistically they should be asking why a big money bid would test our resolve though.

The facts are simple. Carroll is happy here for the moment, he has the coveted number nine shirt, the manager wants him to stay, apparently, no player has been sold against their will under Mike Ashley – whether you like him or hate him this is true – and most importantly, £20 million, even £30 million, is peanuts to our owner.

Another train of thought is the fact that Carroll adds more value to the business at the minute. We have one of English football’s hottest properties, and he is secured to a five year deal with reasonable wages. That makes him a valuable asset, and his performances mean that he is adding value as he goes.

I just wish that the press would see things like this, but then again it doesn’t help when Alan Pardew engages in discussion about the sale of Andy Carroll. If he isn’t for sale, which apparently he isn’t, then why not just tell the press where to go and keep saying that he isn’t for sale so there is no point in discussing it?

Ah well, this saga will roll on, no doubt.

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70 thoughts on “Newcastle knock back Tottenham enquiry for Carroll, apparently.

  1. not really news is it, they’ve been making noises like this for weeks.

    He ain’t going anywhere any time soon, so they can continue with their ‘sky sources’ and sky sports understands’, but really, they know nowt!

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  2. I often think that some clubs leak rumours like this to unsettle players and to cause friction with their existing clubs.

    Its not big and its not clever 🙁

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  3. shrews your not trying to say that floppy chops arry would partake in dirty underhand tactics are you 🙂

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  4. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they had made an enquiry, even tabled a bid, but at the end of the day he’s said he doesn’t want to go anywhere and Pardew has said he wants him at the club, so that should be that.
    I wouldn’t expect them to stop here though. I can see them testing the waters again and if that fails, going after Enrique. They’ve been an admirer of his too for quite a while now i’m sure and I can see them going after him if Carroll (hopefully, inevitably) fails.

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  5. Theres no way they would do anything other than knock back a bid today or yesterday because of the home match tonight, the bed sheets and pitch forks would be out.

    I recon if they were gonna do it, it would be on a monday or sometime as far from a home match as possible and we’d see Wolfwinkle Vonn Trapp ect coming in.

    But I don’t think its gonna happen anyway its all pie in the sky and Spurs suddenly thinking they are a bigger club than us because they’ve had one top-4 finish.

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  6. Selling Carroll would be suicide for us as a prem side and for our owners and manager as well. I said we could cope without Carroll for the wigan match-they were missing by far their best player in insomnia, so i felt it was an even reflection. I even stood by Shola and said he could get the job done-still think he can when he’s 100% although I doubt he’ll be at 100% tonight. But even if we could survive without him, which is unlikely as he’s won us some vital points almost all by himself, Ashley has to realise it would be absolute madness and could very well put his personal safety at risk with an act like selling Carroll…He’s obviously made plenty of decisions to upset us-sacking Hughton, many of us disagreed with, particularly in the manner it was done, but most fans being fickle in nature will completely forget Chris Whouton if Pardew keeps winning us matches and gets us secure and advancing in the coming years. Ashley may even get praise for the papointment? who knows?

    Fact is in Carroll we have a player whos willing to give it his all in every match for us-and although he’s not alone in that in our squad, the lad’s potential and future look to be exciting, which is exactly what ashley wants. Obviously Ashley is willing to lie and sacrafice his promises when he feels like it-but would a club which is supposed to be growing around youth really sell a local talisman such as Carroll, and trade him for aging Crouch’s and Bentley’s, even if it comes with some hard cash? I can’t see happening myself.

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  7. Well lads I have really enjoyed posting about one comment every other day on these blogs, and I have appreciated the opportunity Batty has given me to express my lucid moments. When I was at school I was always told not to express myself but I feel that I have been able to do that over the last three years thanks to Batty. Anyway to the point, I have decided to make my own blog!

    http://www.nufcblog.news

    Alternatively just refresh the newsnow Newcastle United page.

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  8. TOONSY i asked you if benny was to sign you said yes,and he has,first gold star for new site,what you saying now to get your 2nd one? 🙂

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  9. Dont forget Ice Toonsy said that Batty would sign for .info 🙂 so that is 2 gold stars 😉 .
    What you going for yersel I would take a 2-1

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  10. LMAO!! Berney and Mickey asked SuperMac what he thought about the club signing Ben Arfa and he didn’t know it had happened. 😆

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  11. I’ve heard that a rumour that a deal has been done for Carroll. Cash only. And from the same source that told me Hoots was for the chop. Make of that what you will, but I’m only poting what I’ve been told…

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  12. DAVE its a funny one for me m8 we lose to the likes b/pool ect ect,beat l/pool,just cant call this one,without AC

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  13. That guy on twitter cwarr07 reckons Best is starting tonight. Somehow I hope not but this will be a test of how accurate his rumours are.

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  14. some lad on newcastle mad,says carroll to the spuds is a done deal,the same lad was spot on about hughton getting the chop and pardew comin in 🙁

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  15. Transfer window time you gota love it NOT
    Toonsy Hitman I guess time will tell and there is F A we can do about it, but I know if AC wants to stay there is a lot he can do about it

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  16. cwarr07 now saying that Carroll going for £25m – the lad is putting his neck on the line with these predictions

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  17. Put it this way, there’ll be hell on if Carroll does go. Keane on the verge of a 7 million move to Brum. 7 million quid!

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  18. Hmm. Is this why C.H got the chop perhaps. It’s my club, im selling Carroll for £25M to pay back some of your loan to me. I’ll bring in a yes man who will do everything I say.

    Well if this happens I got 6 words: there’ll be trouble at mill lad.

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  19. newcastle team.. Harper; Simpson, S Taylor, Coloccini, Enrique; Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Gutierrez; Best, Lovenkrands

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  20. Not confident!!! Harper Simpson Colo S Taylor Enrique Barton Nolan Tiote Jonas lovenkrands Best

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  21. This does away with the theory that Hughton was sacked because he supported Best. His successor seems to be doing doing just that even more publicly.

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  22. If by some ridiculous turn of events Carroll was sold inside the next 3 weeks, it throws the entire notion of building a youthful attacking team around our best players right out the window and confirms us as a selling club.
    The worst part is i’d like to say “never in a million years”, but you just have no idea whats going on in Ashley’s stupid head. Just when you think he’s got his man in and we’re moving forward, it really wouldn’t surprise me if he sold Andy. Looking a fool doesn’t worry him as he’s shown time and time again.
    Next month or so will be a nail biter without a doubt like. Just have to trust that he isn’t for sale like we’ve already apparently said and that is that.

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  23. DJG-at the end of the day though everyone was accusing Hughton of being a yes man, he was obviously not a handbag manager like O’neil and i can see what you mean-he might have been developing a strong back bone..seems unlikey Pardew would agree to it before joining, it would be managerial suicide for any manager to come in and look like they were selling Carroll..and as desperate as Pardew might have been to get back into management, thats probably the only thing he could do to make himself as unpopular as Ashley, and with such feelings it would only be a matter of time before he was out the door again…

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  24. Still at work so not seen the tv. Hope that is right and cwarr07 is just pulling every one’s plonker.

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  25. Why has he dropped our most influential attacker from the previous game and the only player fit with a goal scoring record in the PL?…This is strange like. Leon Best and Lovenkrands spear heading our attack in a game we NEED to win?…

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  26. if carroll is sold it totaly undermines pardew who has come out loads and says hes going nowhere and the to fools at the top have told him hes going nowhere,pardew would have to walk..

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  27. Ross-Shola must be feeling his hammy again mate, he’s not brilliant when he’s not at 100%, maybe he’ll be brought on later :S dangerous tactic though.

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  28. Just one of the many conspiracy theories that I read somewhere – can’t remember where though.

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  29. Newkie-You reckon? There’s been nowt about it on SSN all day when they’ve been talking about players available to us.

    Hitman-Doesn’t help the Carroll theory does it. He’s set to miss two games and then all of a sudden when reports of him off to Spurs appear, Pardew comes out and says Leon Best is suddenly gonna start getting a game.

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  30. So has anyone actually read what the bloke on twitter said? It’s just what he THINKS will happen, not what IS.

    “Being asked about Carroll, expect him to leave this transfer window for a fee if 25m despite club saying he’s not for sale”

    “a Prem club have told #nufc that they pay 25m for AC, would love to be proved otherwise but suspect they will accept the offer”

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  31. I think Leon Best is getting a game because Carroll is injured, Shola is injured, Xiscos shite and Rangers being a cock (again)

    I think its pretty obvious that he will be involved in the next couple of games with the main two injured for the night and a cup tie on saturday where the majority of the stiffs will get an run out.

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  32. if he doesn’t want to leave, he doesn’t have to, lets not forget that.

    But if he is sold, lets not forget, for every Cole sold, there is a Shearer and a Ferdinand round the corner.

    Beyond caring? Maybe, and it’s only the 5th…

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  33. as he states himself, he ‘suspects’, purely his opinion.

    who wouldn’t consider £25 million quid, I doubt he’ll leave though.

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  34. Well lets hope Best finds his shooting boots tonight. One of the biggest games of our season thus far and our two starting strikers have 4 PL goals between them…all 4 belonging to Loven. Hopefully we can get the ball into the box and Super Kev gets into the right areas as per!

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  35. What’s the odds on best, would have thought he might be worth a cheeky bet.

    Ones that interested me were:

    First scorers – Nolan 11/2, Barton 12/1

    and

    West Ham winning at half time
    Newcastle winners full time
    22/1

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  36. WH are playing Noble on the wing in an attempt to shut down Barton and stop him running the game apparently. SSN say Shola went over on his ankle against Wigan.

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  37. Xisco must be really sh1te in training like..know he had a poor record at santander and granted the only time i’ve seen him was in the last 10min against villa but he did well then..guess now best is in the first team we’ll see him in the fa cup match..alongside ranger?

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  38. Ross-Cheers for the confirmation on Shola, would have been madness to leave him out if he was fit like

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  39. Well done toonsy on your new blog, i’m really enjoying it. I used to read .com a lot before it closed down and then got onto .org anf found that more enjoyable and really enjoyed your articles.

    My thoughts on Carroll that is he may have gone down to London to see a specialist to cure his injury. but i’m not going to trust the evening standard, I don’t think their source is realiable.

    Can’t believe Best is starting, I would of gone for Ranger, lets hope he can prove us all wrong

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  40. “would have been madness to leave him out”

    Didn’t think i’d see the day a toon fan would say that about Shola hahahahaha

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  41. kin ‘el just been warming up in the Hoffräuhaus for the match the neet and I turn up on the blog and stumble on this bollocks about Carroll to Spurs…

    At the end of the day Carroll can say what he wants, but if the bosses want to flog him then he’s toast. Hope it’s not true…pleeeze let it not be true.. freakin Spurs…howay man…

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  42. Welcome along The Goose 🙂

    As you see, this place resembles a jumble sale at the moment, but it’s getting there. Small steps and that 😉

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