Could Andy Carroll be coming home?

Carroll to return?
Newcastle are rumoured to be interested in bringing Andy Carroll back to St James’ Park, with Liverpool also said to be keen to offload the misfiring striker.

Various reports in the press today suggest that Liverpool are ready to listen to offers for a player who just a year ago was worth £35m to them. It is believed that Kenny Dalglish is looking for a fee of around £25m but it is though that if Newcastle can table a serious bid over £10m then it will be considered.

Personally I think there is no chance of this happening and believe this is newspaper story-making of the highest order. I really can’t see Liverpool being willing to take such a hit on their investment after such a short space of time. It would be embarrassing for Dalglish although as yet it’s unclear whether such a scenario would cast a cloud over the ray of sunshine that shines out of his backside.

However there is one striker that could end up at St James’ Park this January. PSG’s Turkish hitman, Mevlut Erdinc is back on the agenda according to reports, and some of those reports claim that Newcastle United have sent a delegation to France with an eye on concluding a deal for the out of favour striker.

Erdinc has been linked with Newcastle now for roughly a year although nothing has ever come of it. He turned down a move to Newcastle in the summer in favour of fighting for his place at PSG although with only one start so far this season it appears that it’s a fight that he is losing. Perhaps this has prompted a rethink?

Now there is a possibility that these stories have just been regurgitated/made up to sell papers, but being hypothetical about it, which one would you prefer? I mean it’s pretty much common knowledge now that Newcastle are looking at the possibility of landing a striker this month, so given the choices and assuming the prices quoted by the press are correct (haha) who would you go for?

On one hand we know what Andy Carroll can do. We’ve also seen him seemingly forget what to do and really struggle in a team that isn’t really setup for him in the way Newcastle were last season. You could argue that with no real wingers that can cross the ball we aren’t exactly set up for him nowadays either.

Or do we put some more faith in the scouting team that have served us so well so far? While Erdinc may be a relatively unknown quantity, our scouting department has come up trumps more often than not and you have to back their judgement when you see what they’ve brought in to the club.

Decisions decisions!

69 thoughts on “Could Andy Carroll be coming home?

  1. Really cannot see the carroll deal coming off. As you say to write off £20-25m in 12 months is madness. Erdinc? 1 goal in 17 appearances this season. I dont know how many he has started but if this story is true, Mr Carr obviously sees something in his game with a goals per game ratio like that 😕

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  2. M4EVA- Like what i did with your name? I made it text speak 😉

    Erdinc has made one start in the league this season. Rest have been from the bench. Still a 1 in 3 striker for PSG though owing to his previous seasons with them.

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  3. Magpie4ever

    I read somewhere that it’s only been about 9 appearences or so this season (for erdinc) and you need to be playing to be scoring. I could be wrong though as I hadn’t fully woke up yet this morning when I read it! 😆

    On Carroll.

    He was home a couple of weeks ago. He was giving his mam a Body Shop gift set of lavender and shea butter body scrub. What a canny lad.

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  4. I was a tremendous fan of Carroll. I wanted to see the No. 9 on his. I thought he could have gone on to great things, stuff of legends. The he pushed off. I got trust issues.

    Nothing personal, but I’d go with the assessment of Messrs. Carr and Co. 😀

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  5. For corners and free kicks into the box, Carroll would be a major asset to have around I reckon. But he does not have the pace, ball control or imagination to fit into the way we are now playing through the middle and on the ground ie. the rest of the game beyond set pieces. Much better we do what it takes to keep Ba, and bring in/bring on forwards who are flexible/adaptable to Pards’ tactical changes – like Ben Arfa was last week. Or else Carroll has his game completely rebuilt by the coaching team; this could be an option in the same way Sir Bob rebuilt Shearer’s game. Whatever happens, Carroll’s career looks doomed at Liverpool.

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  6. I’d be stunned if it ever happened, Dalglish isn’t going to admit he got it wrong so badly, so soon. Even if Carroll was available for £11m we wouldn’t be in for him methinks. They “may” loan him out and in the extremely unlikely event that happens, divn’t give the fecker the No9 shirt 👿

    Ref Erdinc, I wasn’t really that keen last time we were linked, that said I’ll put my trust in the scouting system, maybe they see something in him that makes them think that he may be more suited to the English game, after all Tiote wasn’t a regular starter for Twente and he hasn’t turned out too shabby 😉

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  7. It’s alright speculating about his return to the Toon for a cut price, but I don’t think we would match his wages he on at Liverpool.

    Can’t see why he would leave now that he’s on £80k per week for the next 4 yrs.

    Dalglish will leave Liverpool before Carroll. 😯

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  8. I always have this analogy of never buy back ex-players unless is someone special.

    For example,asking alan shearer to come out of retirement.hahaha.

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  9. Good point Brisvegas

    If everyone could swallow their pride then he would actually be a good signing as he’s a way better target man than shola and best so the 4-4-2 that pardew loves to play.

    Let’s pretend Carroll is from Bolton. He played for Bolton instead of us. He had the same record with Bolton as he had had with us.

    He then gets sold to Liverpool for 35 million from Bolton but it doesn’t work out.

    Would you then want him at newcastle for 10-11 million if he rediscovered his old ‘Bolton’ form?

    I would.

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  10. Have you read the ‘Red Devils keen on Ba” story on SSN

    For me this is concrete proof that his representative is just putting his name out there. There is no quotes from man u or any other club for that matter and even ‘arry has gone back on his word.

    His agent is a grade ‘a’ C*nt.

    They all are and they ruining the game. Greedy, parasitic bumflakes. Couldn’t make money through work so they thought they’d just leech off other peoples talents. 👿

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  11. Luis suarez spotted down West denton sandwhich deli getting a crab and pickle bap and a slice of carrot cake 😯

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  12. Carroll doesnt have his heart in Liverpool, his agent should be whipped with nettles covered in dogshit for agitating for and creating the transfer last January, he would fit back into the team like a glove and i would love to see Ba feeding off him.
    The talk of him coming back won t go away and i hope we pull it off, everyone makes mistakes, hes a young lad and this is his home, he is tried and tested and wont be gamble, fingers crossed.

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  13. Nobby – Re My nickname for you.

    Its babycakes.

    I said it often enough whilst you mere munching on my manrod last night. Thought you might have picked up on it 😯

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  14. No thanks! Not sure how I can forgive him for leaving and we shouldn’t be the club he comes crawling back to because it doesn’t work out for him. He signed on the dotted line at LFC and that was that for me. Besides with our scouting team we can find another young talent abroad for a fraction of the price. And maybe Jason Pryor is the next big thing! 😀 😀

    Also off topic, but seeing as obertan has been getting loads of stick I was interested to read that he has create the most chances from open play in the squad….. And whilst he’s not great he doesn’t deserve all the stick. He has create more chances than jonas and cabaye from open play. His cross success rate isn’t great but he’s not totally useless!

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  15. I can’t see this happening lads, the wage thing would be a massive problem for starters and Kenny would never admit he got it wrong. Also would the club be prepared to make such a loss in just twelve months.

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  16. Morning Toonsy.

    Just wondering if anyone is in the process of writing an article about this lad Prior that’s on trial? What a story that would be if he gets offered a contract! 😀

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  17. Aye the transfer window must have started very slowly for this rubbish to be printed already.
    As a footballer, I was a big fan of Carrolls, even though he only had a six month stint as a premier league player of ours. He looked a different player to what he does now though. Forget about styles of play between the two clubs, I think he enjoyed being our star player, the local hero if you like and now he’s in the shadows of Gerrard and Suarez. For us he could do no wrong, the scousers aren’t as adoring.
    I don’t see him coming back, but if Liverpool said a bid between 10-15m and he’s yours, then yes, I’d take him back.
    Erdinc doesn’t have a very good scoring rate, fair enough he hasn’t played many games recently for PSG – but I’d then be wondering how good he is if he’s not getting many games for them?!… plus I’m sure he’s said in the past that he doesn’t want to join us!
    If were spending money on a striker it has to be Luuk de Jong for me, he’s mustard. Alternatively, if they’re on about spending 7m on Erdinc I’d favour Rhodes, who could probs be got for 6m (and I’d through Ranger or Airey into the deal). Rhodes is in a rich vein of form and is clearly an out and out goal scoring who just loves hitting the back of the net.
    Or save our money and stick Prior in against QPR lol

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  18. Speaking of coming home … I’ll be leaving Brisvegas in a few weeks to go live in our nation’s capital. A few months back I ran into an old friend at a Brisbane Roar game, somebody I played football with back in the 80s. He has a job as a teacher at the Australian Institute of Sport. This year he is coordinating a course on tactics and coaching in football, and he wants to turn lectures and notes and sundry scraps of research and interviews with football coaches into a book. A match made in heaven, I thought – that sounds right up my alley. He agreed. I heard this morning that he has the finance to pay me for it. Not huge – 50 grand for 10 months writing about football sounds good to me.

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  19. 7 mill Hoilett rumours for us.

    That’s a good price but would he choose us if some of the big guns came sniffing?

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  20. I would take Carroll back for sure. Obviously he would have to accept much lower wages but if he was willing to do that it would shown me he has grown up and willing to suck it up rather than any mercanaries that are fine sitting on the bench wasting away for years.

    Unless Barfa plays on the wing there isn’t really space for him in our team though

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  21. TOONSY

    I reckon there is need for another ‘likely signings’ article as we’ve now moved forward a month and in a different position for who/what we need.

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  22. I can see cessepool cutting their losses in the summer after hes had a run in the team and still aint firing, Its fairly obvious they are lacking an out and out finisher and its hilarious dogleash is now chasing bent who they could have bought for ten million less last january and left Carroll to continue his development.

    Interesting to see what will happen to kenneth at the end of the season if they arent top four after spunking £35m on mandy, £20m apiece on Suarez, Downing and Henderson and shit loads more on Jose, Adam and Coates…

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  23. i cant understand the word home sick? cos liverpool is only a few hrs drive to gateshead..(im sure andy didn,t mind driving back home when he was on loan and he did …..its not andy thats moaning about the home sick crap, its the gutter press and slagging 2 bob blog sites…..no offence fellow bloggers

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  24. I can’t believe people believe this bullshit that is reported in the UK Craploids.

    Firstly… The isn’t a chance in hell we will resign Carroll. He didn’t exactly leave on the best of terms with Lambias and Ashley, after saying the basically pushed him out. And they would never fork out 10mil for a player that has been performing poorly – a loan deal I could understand, but why would Liverpool loan us a key asset when they are our closest rivals in the league this season!?

    Secondly… The isn’t a monkey’s ball sacks chance that we will sign Hoilett. We are flooded in the midfield positions and desperately short of depth at the back and up front. Pardew has already stated he hopes to sign ONE player and it will probably be a defender.

    In all likelihood, we will sign a defender for around 4 to 5mil, and then we will sign up this Prior lad.

    That will be it for this transfer window. I assure you.

    If my prediction doesn’t come true, I will stop banging Richies’ mi….. for a month 😆 😈

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  25. 😯 JJ..If my prediction doesn’t come true, I will stop banging Richies’ mi…chael Jackson cardboard cut out?

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  26. I would take Carrol back but I cant see it happening , cant see liverpool losing 10-20 million on him and we sure as hell wont pay anywhere close to what they paid for him!

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  27. [email protected]: Really, I don’t know how desperate this “armand doorn” can be to talk like he’s my agent!! He’s nothing for me. Stop lying and show respect”

    confirmed as real account by simmo

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  28. Carrolls agent quoted today as saying ‘no truth’ in the stories what so ever

    But we all know what agents are like

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  29. Lee Ryder has just been on TalkSport stating he believes the clause is £7m. However, with agent fees and knee insurances, the package comes to over £20m.

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  30. “Could Andy Carroll be coming home?”….Maybe for a night on the lash but Newcastle United is not his home! 👿

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  31. JJ… a bit nasty that, especially since I’ve kept away from your lass for the last 7 months 😉 ….whey off out shopping, Elton wants a new frock :mrgreen:

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  32. Actually Richie, I wish you’d hadn’t kept away, I’d be quite happy to hand her over till the bairn pops out. She’s been a pychotic bit…

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  33. twil never happen there is noway they would throw their money away like that.
    But if it ever was to happen I would take him back in a heartbeat.
    The lad was young and stupid and imo under the spell of Nolan. Now he has learnt a valuable lesson in life, I don’t think it’s just down to the style of play, I think Sharpy touch on it he was god at the Toon and loved it, now he is just an off form squad player, that doesn’t like his surroundings.

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  34. JJ…..lol, no thanks been there done that. After the first one, there hormones don’t settle down until after a second….hope that helps 😆 ….reet defo off now

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  35. Just for saving his career he would be great to bring him back at the club. Hearing that he is a Bad player irritates me! I know thats just rumours and carroll wont sign for us but what about this team:
    Krul
    Simmo Saylor Colo Santoon
    Benny Tioté Cabaye Elgago Jonas
    Carroll Ba

    If we use him as a Target Man like we did with King Shola it would be amazing!

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  36. Richie, we won’t be having a second unfortunately mate. We not even together anymore. She’s gone nuts. First told me I’m trying too hard, then told me she just needs space to think (obviously it wasn’t planned), then told me I’ve ruined her life, then told me she hates me, and basically now she only talks to me when she wants money or things for the baby.
    I want to be there for her but she just won’t allow it…

    So thats my sad story. Just want to hold my boy now then it’ll all be worth while…

    Fank thuck the Toon are doing well this season otherwise I’d have considered a romantic bath with the toaster by now…

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  37. Woo hoo ho hoo! 😛

    Sorry lads! I went for a walk in Chopwell woods yesterday morning and I couldn’t find my way out. I had to sleep under an improvised bibbawak made of fern leaves and brambles all bastard night.

    It was only by waiting for the stars to shine I managed to navigate my way out at 5am this morning. 😯

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  38. Erdinc should be told to eff off in no uncertain terms. Screw him. His treatment of NUFC was bordering on insulting, and disrespectful.
    Carroll ? Won’t work, and besides Liverpool would want most of their cash back and they too should also be told to eff off in no uncert…well, you get the idea…even for 10 mill, Carroll would feel humiliated, even being back home with a large chuck of scouse bast*rds money.
    I’d very much like to see Enrique crocked to top the whole deal.
    But strikers ? I don’t think the Maiga deal is totally dead, actually.

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  39. Demba Ba’s “agent” is NOT his “agent”
    That from Ba’s own mouth
    And he’s told him to shut up, piss off and be respectful (or words to that effect)

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  40. We won’t pay Carroll 80k a week so it’s a non starter in my book – no chance Daglish would admit to such a massive transfer failure unless we gave him Ba in exchange although it would be funny if we swapped them and Carroll started banging in goals again and Ba’s knee went in first game for bindippers

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  41. I signed Erdinc in both Fifa 11 and Fifa 12 on my iPhone for the toon. He was Golden boot in 11 and has 13 already in 12 (From the bench)

    Nuff said.

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