Archive for tag: Andy Carroll court case.

Carroll case closed.

October 25th, 2010 | 72 Comments |

Carroll hit for £5k....
Carroll hit for £5k....
Well it looks like those expecting a protracted trial for Andy Carroll this week will have to be left disappointed.

The verdict has been given by Newcastle Crown Court after the striker pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of common assault whilst claiming that his glass “accidentally slipped out of his hand and caused a cut to Mr Cook’s (the prosecution) eyebrow”.

Carroll will now have to pay a £1,000 fine, £1,500 in court costs plus £2,500 in compensation to the victim, but the plus point from the Newcastle perspective is that the trial has been sorted out quickly and the verdict has been given prompt enough to avoid another week of the good name of Newcastle United being dragged through the press again.

No doubt there will be disgruntled voices emanating from Wearside after this decision as I have no doubt that those of the red and white persuasion will have been frothing at the mouth and willing for Carroll to be sent down. Well unfortunately, fizzers, it’s bad news for you! (more…)

This week is a massive week for Carroll and Newcastle.

October 25th, 2010 | 71 Comments |

Court case looms....
Court case looms....
This week signals one of the most important weeks so far for both Newcastle United and Andy Carroll.

Carroll’s court case starts today and although it is only scheduled for three days initially there is a possibility it could roll on for longer than that, with the worst case scenario being that the Geordie hitman will have to spend some time at her majesty’s pleasure.

If that happened it would be disastrous for Newcastle, who are back in action against Arsenal on Wednesday night before hosting the first Tyne/Wear derby of the season next Sunday.

Now obviously I’m not going to make wild assupmtions of what went on and what is going to happen, as quite frankly I wasn’t there and I’m not a lawyer so wouldn’t be qualified to make an assumption, but if he is found guilty I would hope he is subjected to the extent of the law, much like you or I would be. On the flipside, if he is found not-guilty then I would hope that people will stop using it as a stick to beat the lad with.

I am sure that the details will be revealed soon enough, but assault occasioning actual bodily harm can be a very serious offence. Carroll will plead not-guilty to the charges that are laid out in front of him. (more…)

Breaking News – Carroll in court?

October 18th, 2010 | 120 Comments |

Andy Carroll - Silly, silly boy.
Andy Carroll - Silly, silly boy.
Rumours started circulating last night suggesting that Andy Carroll has been arrested again.

Not being one to stir up rumours for no reason I thought I had better leave it alone until something more concrete developed.

Well this morning there have been more concrete developments and it appears that Andy Carroll has indeed been arrested and charged with common assault.

He is due before Tynedale Magistrates Court in Hexham at some point this morning, and although the charge of common assault covers a rather large area of potential offences, the details still remain sketchy.

Either way, whether the offence was trivial or more serious, Carroll should have known that he is treading a fine line, and this latest transgression comes at the worst possible time given that the court case over the alleged glassing incident is due to start a week today. (more…)

Carroll to plead ‘not guilty’.

June 2nd, 2010 | 92 Comments |

More Carroll controversy.
More Carroll controversy.
Whilst stuck in the middle of this latest bit of media frenzy surrounding Newcastle and their finances, it can be easy to forget the real things that matter to us, like the playing side of things.

I am of course talking about Andy Carroll who has today reported to Newcastle Crown Court to enter his plea against his charge of assault occasioning actual bodily happened regarding an alleged incident that happened back in December, a charge that he is expected to answer with a ‘not guilty’ plea. At least it gives us something else to focus on other that worrying about what latest financial pearl of wisdom happens to come from our club, or from the newspapers about our club, I should perhaps say. And Newcastle fans will need to have one eye on this court case, and more particularly what the outcome will be regarding a player that is likely to be the focal point of our Premier League attack next season. (more…)

Toon to unveil new number 9?

May 31st, 2010 | 172 Comments |

The next in a long line of legends?
The next in a long line of legends?
There has been a certain shirt that has remained empty for sometime now, and even the last player to wear it didn’t ‘fill’ it as such.

I am of course talking about the legendary number 9 shirt worn by club icons such Alan Shearer, Jackie Milburn and Hughie Gallacher.

It is a shirt that has remained vacant since the departure of Obafemi Martins around a year ago now, although Chris Hughton has dropped his strongest hint yet that our wait for a new number 9 could be over pretty shortly, and it we wont even need to go out and sign someone. Yes that’s right, Andy Carroll, number nine, come on down. The local lad looks set for the number nine jersey, which could be a masterstroke. I have talked before about what is required and expected from a number nine, and although Carroll is very much a rough diamond, I believe he will thrive under the pressure and expectation it can bring. (more…)