It's Dreamland for Carroll as bedsheet boys are silenced
Andy Carroll may well be in Dreamland after the demolition job on Aston Villa - but the good news for Newcastle United fans is that more goals will come from our new number 9.
Whether he can do enough - or already has done enough - to win that England call-up against Bulgaria next month remains to be seen.
But if under pressure Fabio Capello sticks to his vow of picking players then Carroll appears to have genuine sniff of pulling on a senior England jersey in what would be a whirlwind 12 months for the Gateshead lad
Judging by England's last game against Hungary, Capello's boys were devoid of ideas in attack until Steven Gerrard pulled something out of the fire - and Bulgaria wouldn't know what had hit them if Carroll was let loose.
Those who have watched the rise and rise of Carroll from Academy left-back to Toon number 9, will know that the potential of the Geordie has always stuck out like sore thumb.
He's a different type of player that has so many strings to his bow.
His physical presence has always been there for all to see, but not only is the towering striker fantastic in the air at both ends, his left foot is arguably one of the most lethal in the business.
Chris Hughton and managers before him have questioned the amount of goals he's netted in the past, but last season from November onwards, he appeared to find the belief in front of goal some thought he'd been lacking.
Many had questioned his potential to do it in the Premier League while some have already dismissed his chances.
A hat-trick against a team in Champions League contention last season, surely proves that he can mix it with the big boys.
And as for the Brummie bedsheet brigade?
Well they left St James' Park in a state of shock after a 6-0 pasting that caught the eyes of the rest of the nation.
Some of the national Press still searched long and hard for a negative from the day accusing Joey Barton of making a Nazi style salute after his goal.
But with Barton entirely innocent it could not take the gloss of a great day.
You don't want to get carried away but if the 6-0 win achieved anything it was restoring belief back into everybody connected with the black and whites.
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