Alan Pardew Gives Very First Interview


Alan Pardew has given his first interview with Newcastle United TV this afternoon.

Alan Pardew – longevity of contract was important to me

Alan looked confident as he answered the questions in the rather short piece that has been released, with a Newcastle United shirt hanging behind him, and it was probably given at the Benton Training grounds, where we hope he will take the training this afternoon.

Alan was asked his first reaction when he discovered you were being linked with this  job:

“My first reaction was one of amazement because Newcastle is such a big club

“When you look at the big clubs in the country you have to put Newcastle in there.”

“So is was a great opportunity  for me.”

And was it  an easy decision to say yes to the job:

“It was an easy decision to become manager of Newcastle because it’s such a privileged position, but you know there was a  lot  of things to talk about to make sure we got things right.”

“If I’m going to come here I want to do it the right way – I want to build a foundation here and longevity of contract is something that was important to me.”

Hopefully I can bring Newcastle forward and up.”

There’s one thing that Alan is better than Chris at – and that is giving interviews, and he seems an interesting guy, who seems to be simply delighted that he’s been given this opportunity at one of England’s most famous football clubs.

We expect him top work his socks off the make Newcastle successful in what will be a huge challenge for the Wimbledon-born manager.

It’s hardly surprising that the longevity of the contract was important to Alan after Newcastle have had 13 managers in 13 years, and this is now the 6th manager under owner Mike Ashley, since he arrived at the club about 42 months ago.

We wish Alan all the best in a most difficult job.



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63 comments so far

  • partizanovec

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #1

    you and the fat one discussed for the job before Hughton got the sack, you miserable c**nts!
    you are not welcomed, and never will be!

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #2

    CH (18 mths ) is better than him (which is around 12 yrs management experence)

    if he is ONLY good in interview, he should join BBC

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #3

    mike ashley appoint him cos he is GOOD IN INTERVIEW ??

    even if we lose 5-0 he will said “its a close match?”

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  • mattnufc

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Like Alan Sugar said, Hughton had about 20 years experience in and around the game 🙁 I want you back chrissy!

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  • will

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #5

    ain’t you fast Ed, IBM must have loved you! I love you too

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  • Alan

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #6

    AS IF YOUVE TAKEN CHRIS OUT OF THE BANNER!!! 🙁

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  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #7

    So basically he’s just confirmed that he pulled the strings with Mike and Derek, that his goals are the same as what Chris’s were and the only difference is that he’ll knock on the door and ask for transfer funds which will no doubt come at the expense of players.

    However… if the first players off the books are James Perch and Alan Smith, he’ll go up in my estimations.

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  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #8

    First = only*

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  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Is it just me or does the banner look a bit negative now? Everybody looks pissed off (or in the case of Carroll, and somewhat King Arfa) glaring at Pardew.

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  • hitman

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #10

    pardwho wants stability at the club..WTF we had that

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  • MacToon

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Sad day again in the history on NUFC courtesy of Ashley.

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  • GeordieDan

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #12

    What a complete joke!

    Anyone else think Pardew seemed like he was still trying to understand how he’s got the Newcastle job the same as the rest of us?

    The fat cockney bas***d strikes again! You useless, ****ing moron! Why the **** did you get rid of Hughton for Pardew?????????????

    I knew it would be long before you f*****d it all up again! Well done dickhead, enjoy getting ur money back when we get relegated..AGAIN!!!!!

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  • jimiley

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #13

    Mr Ashley urinates in our faces and we turn up on Saturday all clean and dry ready for more urine. Stay away.

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  • Hughton Till I Die

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #14

    watching that interview on SSN has just made me realise what really has just happened, and it is truly awful. want hughton back so badly. and ed, please but him back in the banner, should have to earn the right to be in there, hughton did, pardew certainly hasn’t.

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  • stevep

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #15

    Jeez Ed – didnt take you long to give CH the old boot from the banner, the king is dead long live the king
    Loyalty eh – who needs it

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  • fergie

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #16

    He’s a joker, but good luck to him. Have a feeling our season relies more upon Nolan, Barton, Smith and Harps than him though…

    http://toonbarmy.wordpress.com/

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  • Dec

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #17

    @GeordieDan
    Couldnt agree more mate… sad that it has come to this because of a good for nothin fat c**t.

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  • alex84

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #18

    you can tell straight off he is an arrogant shite!
    “i have a good prem record” makes me sick!

    we had stability! now its gone! well done fatman!

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  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #19

    I wish people would pack it in spreading their f***ing websites around here. Put it in your name and be done with it ffs.

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  • Moreno

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Ed,

    Your coverage of this has been so inconsistant it’s unreal.

    I am taking a break from NUFC so farewell to the blog and all you great fans.

    I really can’t be arsed with this debacle anymore, what’s the point in getting upset/angry about something that we will do nothing about as fans.
    We will moan and resign ourselves to relegation, but that’s it.

    I am sick of our club being the pantomine of English football.

    The fact you have already replaced Chris with Pardew in the banner is an absolute shambles and total disrespect to a great man, you have accepted this and moved on without a fight Ed. You have this blog which is a position of power (it comes up on newsnow for a start) and you aren’t even fighting against the board as a voice for the fans.

    Do you agree with whats going on and what’s happened?

    Anyway, it’s all a load of b*******, see you all later, howay the Spartans

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  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Nah man alex84 – that’s why he wanted the five and a half year deal.

    Talk about boiling piss. I’ve never been so angry over a bloody press conference.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Nothing from Freddy today?

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  • jimiley

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #23

    doomed if we are relying on Smith. He might get a game for Blyth but is a bit on the expensive side for them at 60K a week.

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  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #24

    @Moreno: What do you intend to do? Hope that Pardew gets the sack in favour of Chris? It isn’t going to happen mate, as much as it pains me to say it.

    Such talent, now a bloody footnote.

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  • AndyE93

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Am I the only one who was impressed by what he had to say. Everyone on this blog seems to be writing him off before he’s even been in the dugout. Most likely the people slating the long ball style we were becoming accustomed to seeing week in week out. This is a new manager with bright ideas for the youth and may actually have the balls to play them in a prem match instead of wasting them in carling cup matches etc. Still disappointed with the way CH left but good luck Pards

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  • hitman

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #26

    it didnt seem like he had nolan on side like

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Agreed Moreno, I give up – nothing more to say.

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #28

    get him off the banner ed the blokes a tosser work with players within ha ha knock the door down he has alresdy been told you got nowt thats why hughton got the chop because he wanted money.

    i also just been told by a good source that carroll will sign for liverpool in jan

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  • munch27

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Ed i’m afraid i have to agree wtf have you removed Hoots for i usually back you up but not this time.

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  • jimiley

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #30

    @20.
    Completely agree. Ed Harrison works for the fat man. he always takes the club’s side and would never argue for the fat man to be outed. Everybody wants the fat man out but what has Harrison got to say about it. Silence and three points in the next game. Tow the party line Ed which is thanks Chris for a good job but lets move on and get behind Alan for the sake of the club. What is your take on the fat man Ed? Silence I suppose.

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #31

    well this may be my last post on here as i am giving up on the club i love i am getting a divorce and joining the head army over the water.

    cant believe you have removed CH from the banner ed come on the bloke was a pure gentleman who grew to adore our great club and great fans well i reckon 20’000 max now on a saturday.

    im going now as im starting to well up.

    GOODBYE

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  • toonruz

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #32

    ed i will not be backing pardew i have allso been on to the club about getting a refund on my season ticket and they told me i carnt have 1 what a joke its like his cheap and chatty sports shop stop s giveing him our hard earned money as a newcastle fan i am gutted

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  • alex84

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #33

    im sorry i agree, get rid of that picture of him! and put a player or hughts pic back up there!

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #34

    Look at hi face in this photo. He has that wan smile and look of a guy, who has just gone to meet a pal, but ended up strolling into the ‘wrong’ local, but thinks “Shit I’m here now, better walk towards the bar and get a beer to save face, try and blend in.” All the while everyone knows he shouldn’t be there and are staring a thousand holes into his head. Should he make one slip-up (go 1-0 down early on saturday) the regular punters will be on him like a pack of blood hounds! GRRRRRR!

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  • munch27

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Heres a thought why don’t we pretend to love him as FAT COCKNEY TW@T gets rid of anybody us fans love !!!!!!

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  • dak76

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #36

    Watching his interview on sky, where the hell was Llambias? (scared of the press questions no doubt). Clear he’ll have no money to spend unless he offloads some of the firstteam (almost guarenteed come Jan) and play the youngones. His remit – keep us hovering above relegation zone, buy cheap sell high.

    Looking at his first 6 game stats flashing up on SSN, won 2 games outta 18!!!
    Might be a nice guy but NOT what we want in a manager for newcastle. Will be gone by the end of the season, just can’t see him lasting

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  • Toonarmy1994

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #37

    I think everyone needs to give Pardew a chance and get behind the players! Ashley hasn’t got a clue…but the last thing the club needs is to go back into the championship! Just give the man a chance!

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  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m going to take this as a good, old fashioned cleansing of the fanbase. Plastics are f***ing off, that’s never a bad thing.

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  • expatgeordie

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #39

    I live near Reading and know lots of Reading fans to a man they all say that Pardwew is an arrogant son of a b*tch. I think he came across as very arrogant in the interview. Don’t like the man hope we stay up but I hope he fails.

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #40

    die ashley

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