Newcastle United have handled the Carroll case fairly well so far

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Andy Carroll responded pretty well to the recent commotion

Andy Carroll has responded extremely well to the bad news surrounding Newcastle United and indeed the incident between the two local lads, Steven Taylor and Carroll. In fact a goal on the hour mark away to a very good Doncaster side to secure a vital win in Newcastle United’s season so far. In what’s been a fairly smooth sailing season on Tyneside with Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood doing a very good job, Andy Carroll and his jaw-breaking scenario has caused some unwelcome bad vibes around the Toon. You wouldn’t have thought that though when Andy Carroll latched onto Routledge’s through ball to finish at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Newcastle United are no strangers to controversy and have one of England’s most controversial characters on the books in Joey Barton. We needn’t bring any memories back of the nightmare he caused to Newcastle and we’re still not fully convinced that he’s changed for the 3rd time now.

Next up for Newcastle are Nottingham Forest which, should we win, could pretty much seal our fate and indeed Forest’s. Chris Hughton has today called on a 52,000 sell-out at St.James’ and I’m happy enough to say that I’ll be part of what’ll be a great crowd on Monday night.

Three points against Billy Davies’ side would all but ensure we’ll be a Premier League team next season, with us only needing 4 more wins to secure definite Premier League football next term.

The excitement will be building on Tyneside but I’d like to think that we’re entering the Premier League (if all goes to plan) on a modest note and really, we’ll be facing a relegation scrap if we keep the current squad we have.

Nicky Butt has not the legs for another Premier League campaign, Kevin Nolan will have to convince me and whether new boys Mike Williamson, Wayne Routledge and Leon Best can make the step up to the ultimate footballing division in England, is still unknown. There’s only one way to see though!

That said, the lack of comments from the Newcastle hierarchy regards the Andy Carroll bust-up is good for us because the media are running out of fuel to power their stories. Needless to say, we haven’t heard the end of this though, far from it.

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NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Yes newcastle have handled the prob well doocey.Though i was angry with carrol when i heard, i dont think the mags would have played Carrol if the young lad was at fault now.As for taylor what were you thinking man, carrol is scoring a goal getting us a point at swansea,and you are texting the mans girl friend.Take a look round town mate, plenty of lasses there,what is it with some players trying to get a leg over with other players ladies,gonna go a long way to building team spirit aint it mr taylor.See 5 of the senior squad went to the manager and told him to ship taylor out according to reports,that to me says it all mate.

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Yes newcastle have handled the prob well doocey.Though i was angry with carrol when i heard, i dont think the mags would have played Carrol if the young lad was at fault now.As for taylor what were you thinking man, carrol is scoring a goal getting us a point at swansea,and you are texting the mans girl friend.Take a look round town mate, plenty of lasses there,what is it with some players trying to get a leg over with other players ladies,gonna go a long way to building team spirit aint it mr taylor.See 5 of the senior squad went to the manager and told him to ship taylor out according to reports,that to me says it all mate.

craig chisholm: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Oi doocey, i like your comments mate but you need to sort out the colours as the browm background with that thin black writting is a pain in the arse to read. I have not read one article that says five players have gone to CH asking him to ship taylor out - which report is that one?

craig chisholm: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Oi doocey, i like your comments mate but you need to sort out the colours as the browm background with that thin black writting is a pain in the arse to read. I have not read one article that says five players have gone to CH asking him to ship taylor out - which report is that one?

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Was being reported on this site the other day wedensday i think it was mate.

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Was being reported on this site the other day wedensday i think it was mate.

craig chisholm: ⏱ 27/03/2010

ah yeah but this site isnt like an official news site, its just a rant or another NUFC fan's view at best. So no actual article in a paper or sky news etc? I think its safe to say we can take it with a pinch of salt perhaps?

craig chisholm: ⏱ 27/03/2010

ah yeah but this site isnt like an official news site, its just a rant or another NUFC fan's view at best. So no actual article in a paper or sky news etc? I think its safe to say we can take it with a pinch of salt perhaps?

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Hope your right craig as i like steve taylor, but i think this is going to be very close to the truth unfortualy for us mate.Think if it is true, and i asked him to tell the truth and he just laughed and tryed to walk away,Think at the age andy carrol is i might of clumped him myself.Think if it is true taylor should go as i feel this will split the dressing room if not.Remember if this is true andy carrol was out fighting the cause for us,and representing the great nufc while all this was going on, not nice from taylor.

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Hope your right craig as i like steve taylor, but i think this is going to be very close to the truth unfortualy for us mate.Think if it is true, and i asked him to tell the truth and he just laughed and tryed to walk away,Think at the age andy carrol is i might of clumped him myself.Think if it is true taylor should go as i feel this will split the dressing room if not.Remember if this is true andy carrol was out fighting the cause for us,and representing the great nufc while all this was going on, not nice from taylor.

craig chisholm: ⏱ 27/03/2010

all this shit over a bit of fury triangle! mad man.. there is loads of it around newcastle for these guys.

craig chisholm: ⏱ 27/03/2010

all this shit over a bit of fury triangle! mad man.. there is loads of it around newcastle for these guys.

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Yes i know just dont understand why they should go after a teammates bird.I would be well pissed off if i was chris all the heard work he has put in trying to get nufc all the right headlines on the pitch.Was not impressed with chris when he first got the job,but he has certainly won me over,watch him on the interviews, looks to me hes bursting with pride being the newcastle boss

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Yes i know just dont understand why they should go after a teammates bird.I would be well pissed off if i was chris all the heard work he has put in trying to get nufc all the right headlines on the pitch.Was not impressed with chris when he first got the job,but he has certainly won me over,watch him on the interviews, looks to me hes bursting with pride being the newcastle boss

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Know girls that would claw your eyes out for a date with a footballer mate.

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Know girls that would claw your eyes out for a date with a footballer mate.

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Anyway craig off to the loft for me i think.Hope and pray you are right and im wrong craig but i think steve taylor will be leaving us this summer. nite mate.

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Anyway craig off to the loft for me i think.Hope and pray you are right and im wrong craig but i think steve taylor will be leaving us this summer. nite mate.

Phil Smith: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Three points against Billy Davies’ side would all but ensure we’ll be a Premier League team next season, with us only needing 4 more wins to secure definite Premier League football next term. We don`t need to win 4 more games. If we beat Forest on monday, we just need another 5 points. And that from 7 games..

Phil Smith: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Three points against Billy Davies’ side would all but ensure we’ll be a Premier League team next season, with us only needing 4 more wins to secure definite Premier League football next term. We don`t need to win 4 more games. If we beat Forest on monday, we just need another 5 points. And that from 7 games..

Maggiepie: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Phil - technically 6 points even if we beat them, in case Forest win all theirs, get to 88 points AND overhaul our goal difference. Very unlikely scenario though. Even if we draw, their maximum haul drops to 89 points so 3 victories out of our last 7 would guarantee 2nd spot if we only draw.

Maggiepie: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Phil - technically 6 points even if we beat them, in case Forest win all theirs, get to 88 points AND overhaul our goal difference. Very unlikely scenario though. Even if we draw, their maximum haul drops to 89 points so 3 victories out of our last 7 would guarantee 2nd spot if we only draw.

Doocey: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Hey Craig, send me a screenshot of what you're seeing on my site by CTRL + ALT PRINT SCREEN or whatever applies to you. I'll see what the problem is. I wasn't reproting anything saying Taylor is wanted gone by 5 or 6 players, must have been a comment on this site. Apparently though, Taylor loves himself when it comes to women!

Doocey: ⏱ 27/03/2010

Hey Craig, send me a screenshot of what you're seeing on my site by CTRL + ALT PRINT SCREEN or whatever applies to you. I'll see what the problem is. I wasn't reproting anything saying Taylor is wanted gone by 5 or 6 players, must have been a comment on this site. Apparently though, Taylor loves himself when it comes to women!

Neil: ⏱ 27/03/2010

The NUFC response seems to have been just to ignore that the incident ever took place, the aim obviously being to minimise the amount of media coverage. But is this really a satisfactory response? Is it right that a serious assault on a work colleague, a criminal offence, is so casually overlooked and seemingly goes unpunished? Does anyone know of another workplace where this behaviour would be accepted with such indifference? Is it not important to send out a message that this type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated within the club, regardless of whatever provocation has gone on? Is it not important that Andy Carroll is forced to acknowledge that his pugnacity is a big problem and he can’t keep turning violent whenever the fancy takes him? Or does the fact that Carroll scored a goal on Tuesday and the team is top of the league mean that the players have an unfettered right to indulge in whatever kind of behaviour they please, no matter how disgraceful , without consequence – just as long as the team is winning?

Neil: ⏱ 27/03/2010

The NUFC response seems to have been just to ignore that the incident ever took place, the aim obviously being to minimise the amount of media coverage. But is this really a satisfactory response? Is it right that a serious assault on a work colleague, a criminal offence, is so casually overlooked and seemingly goes unpunished? Does anyone know of another workplace where this behaviour would be accepted with such indifference? Is it not important to send out a message that this type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated within the club, regardless of whatever provocation has gone on? Is it not important that Andy Carroll is forced to acknowledge that his pugnacity is a big problem and he can’t keep turning violent whenever the fancy takes him? Or does the fact that Carroll scored a goal on Tuesday and the team is top of the league mean that the players have an unfettered right to indulge in whatever kind of behaviour they please, no matter how disgraceful , without consequence – just as long as the team is winning?

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NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

your post shows clear to me doccey.maybe you need to adjust your colours craig.

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 27/03/2010

your post shows clear to me doccey.maybe you need to adjust your colours craig.