Newcastle 0-2 Blackpool - Andy Carroll Signs 5-year Contract

Andy Carroll signed a new five-year Newcastle United contract. Carroll, an England under-21 international, has been a Newcastle fan since he was a young boy.

"All I have ever wanted to do is play for Newcastle United," he said.

"That's been the case since I was a teenager, playing in the juniors and reserves, and it's still the same now."

"Every time I pull on the black and white shirt - and even more so now that I have the number nine on my back - it means the world to me so to be able to do that for at least the next five years is brilliant."

Newcastle United's manager Derek Llambias is pleased that 21-year-old Carroll will remain at St James' Park until 2015.

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