Alan Pardew Must Get The Players Firmly Behind Him


Alan Pardew is an experienced manager, and that will have to stand him in good stead as he takes on the monumental job of replacing Chris Hughton on Tyneside.

Alan Pardew – this will be his toughest job ever

But after reading what other players have said about him and also one or two of my friends in Southampton, Alan seems a good manager who is very down to earth – and dare we say it – is a good man-manager and good with his players.

The news is that he will get a long contract through the summer of 2016,  and his task this season will be to consolidate Newcastle’s Premier League position.

But with demonstrations now planned against Ashley before Saturday’s game with Liverpool,  it is a concern the club will become in disarray again – which will negatively affect the players – and we are only 4 points above the relegation zone.

Alan’s first task is to get with the players and get into a good communication with them, and probably go out to dinner tonight with the experienced older lads like Kevin Nolan, Alan Smith, Steve Harper and yes –  Joey Barton, and start getting to know them.

These players will be important to Alan and he must quickly get his ideas across as to how he operates and how he wants the team to play.

Today will the biggest day in Pardew’s life so far, as he meets with the media, and it would appear that some fans are already firmly against him.

Of course his immediate task is to prepare the team for the game on Saturday with Liverpool, and we have to hope that Steven Gerrard does not play in that game, but Liverpool looked very good in easily beating Aston Villa last Monday night – not good news.

The local papers have come out today saying the Londoner must be given a chance to succeed at the Newcastle club.

Our view is that if he isn’t given that chance, we could be shooting ourselves in the foot,  and another relegation fight will soon be on our hands.



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138 comments so far

  • RichK

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #1

    I think this is an awful appointment along with every other NUFC supporter but as much as I don’t like the idea of him as manager I will continue to support the team and of course want us to do well.

    I know by now that MA isn’t bothered what the supporters think and protest or no protest, it isn’t going to make one little bit of difference, it’s water off a duck’s back to him, in fact he probably enjoys the attention!

    Let’s get on with the job in trying to keep our place in the premier league!!

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  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Can we wait until the announcement, please?

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  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #3

    i can accept this Alan Pardew, yes not he false being our manager, but replace this guy by sacking CH who already build good squad and make some good achievement can’t be forgiven, that rude.

    I dont know this Alan Pardew and what he capable to do on the pitch, but on the record, he already fail, give him chance is nonsense, that Big Bastard should give CH more chance, THIS NUFC NOT A TEST OR EXPERIMENT CLUB YOU MORON.

    bye the way, how the protest? anyone?

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  • Hectorprotector

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #4

    Glad to see you have decided to try and get behind him Ed after all the negative articles.

    Let’s give the man a chance.

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #5

    I have been saying your board is a disgrace,Just sums up by having Pardew as a manager.

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  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #6

    “your board”?

    Who do you support, Ciaran?

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  • Ericles

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #7

    RichK has a point. The comments by the owner of Southampton has the the alarm bells ringing. We the fans must get behind the players. Pardew is an associate of the fat barrow boy and his spiv mate Lamearse. This casino mad trio are going to gamble with our club and team and make us a laughing stock in the world of soccer. Ashley has the skin of a rhino and the sooner he sells the club the better. As for Shepherd’s opinion – any suprises there? We cheer and support the black and white not some washed out second rater mate of Ashley. Howay the lads. Beat Liverpool for us not Pardew or Ashley!

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  • Sinner

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #8

    ”If they are going to fire someone as good as Chris, they have to then bring in a big name, someone who has won trophies. And that doesn’t even mean he will necessarily be better. If they just bring in someone similar, it’s a joke”-Enrique
    What if the manager is worst?

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #9

    RASHID protest is 4pm on saturday at sjp (milburn Stand entrance)

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  • Toonkistan

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #10

    this would be a sickening appointment but something that seems bound to happen and dare i say i m not prepared for it….

    Playing against liverpool in EPL was the day when Shay Given decided has had enough of NUFC and i dont want to think how many players from current squad might take the same decision this Saturday (i hope not)….
    but carroll, tiote and enrique even nolan might get good clubs and they can easily go not sure about Smith (past date) and Barton (attitude)…

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  • van-damn-bad-man

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Real reason for Hughton sacking finally becoming apparent. http://www.sportingo.com/football/a16842_newcastles-sacking-hughton-result-lack-ambition

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  • carlmac

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #12

    it is all just like a nast nightmare, stomache churning,vomit producing,bull s hit .
    how far can MA push us? what more cn he get away with? next he will be changing the colours of our home shirts.

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  • carlmac

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #13

    nasty**

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  • van-damn-bad-man

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #14

    Pardew is apparently receiving a 5+ year contract. There’s something to be truly concerned about!

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  • stevewall

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #15

    How much self respect must you have to go into a job knowing you are a puppet, that only got the job because you are casino buddies with scumbags. The fans and players alike will respect you straight away….what with that and your obvious lack of professional pride & decency for attending seedy secret meetings about taking the job whilst CH was still in charge and oblivious to the knife sharpening taking place?

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  • Mac

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #16

    Having been a season ticket holder at St James park since i was 16. That is 15 years of my life. Can i just ask what protestsactually achieve? All the bed sheet burners that were there afetr th kk fiasco. I live in Liverpool and still have my season ticket. The Scousers were protesting for years,yes the yanks have gone but that had nothing to do with the protests,they simply faced financial ruin. Manu fans protesting for years,Yanks still there? Yes of course they are.Protesting does nothing at all apart from get us on sky sports news and the tabloids for all the wrong reasons. The players don’t want it the vast majority of supporters don’t want it. Justdo what most people do. Go for a drink,enjoy the game and leave your bed sheets at home.

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  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #17

    Lack of ambition? This season was always about survival… how can you accuse somebody of that when everybody agreed the first goal was to stay in the premier league?

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  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #18

    @van-damn-bad-man: It could be a 15 year contract – when was the last NUFC manager you’ve seen that lasted 5+ years?

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  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #19

    “And we have to hope that Steven Gerrard does not play in that game”, please Ed, Steven Gerrard has been the biggest reason altogether for the Liverpools recent plight. His poor form combined to his stubborn deployment by Benitez/Hodgson.

    Or is it just coincidence, that Liverpool has played much better once he got injured?

    Anyways, I’m hugely disappointed about the appointment of Pardew.

    One thing is sure. Demonstrating that disapontment in a Liverpool match will not help the team to perform. The demonstrations should be saved to a later time.

    Now we just have to give a chance to whoever walks trough the door.

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  • danf98

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #20

    that arcticle states. “due to poor transfer knowledge” is that some joke.

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  • van-damn-bad-man

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #21

    True, very true Thump.

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  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #22

    he already try to change SJP name, brand kit and next is our pride!!!

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #23

    Ed i wish u would stop talking like its already confirmed! starting to wind me up!

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #24

    does anybody know an exact time for this news conference? iv even pulled a sicky for this!

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  • archaeomag

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #25

    Lets welcome Alan, to Mike’s Casino football room, where you can play with real players and real fans for real premiership points !

    Anyone know the odds on us going down?

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  • Mac

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #26

    The news scheduled for 1430hrs

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  • shaun83

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #27

    Cockney Magpie – Agree – It’s not good, better headlines than the last couple of days though.

    I for one am retaining hope until all hope has been extinguished! I’m still praying the fatman has pulled a blinder with the bookies and o’neil, jol, hitzfield (ok more of a dream) are coming in!

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  • hitman

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #28

    make pardwho as welcome as dropping a third nut,this bloke plotted with ashley behind CH back to get his job.

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  • carlmac

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #29

    only reason i can fathom behind all of this is that someone wants to buy us and they want a permanent, premierhip experienced manager in place for when they do so. but of course, thats just wishfull thinking and the only reason behind this is that MA and DL are retards with death wishes

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  • Mac

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #30

    Paddy power are the best priced odds of 5/1 on us goin down.

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  • carrollsinger

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #31

    If Ashley keeps saying hoots is a good coach why not keep him at the club as assistant and have another manager in

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  • jarra geordie

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #32

    seems that ashley is doing a similar thing as Murray and Fiklin done to the mackems under Monkey Heed- Reid. .. Meaning turning us into a yo- yo club so he can have the 15 mil per relegation plus being set back into the fizzy pop gives the perfect reason for top earners like colo taylor or even carrol on his new 5 year deal off the wadge bill. Just when we all started to defend the FCB he goes and rips the so called stability out of the club.

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  • geoff777

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #33

    This is like deja vu.

    If Partpoo doesn’t get off to a really good start and we wake up near the relegation zone in January …

    or he comes in gets Chris Hughton’s team playing well, HBA and Gosling back and we finish mid-table.

    All Ashley want is for us not to be relegated.
    Get the Sky money.
    Get money from 50,000 mugs every home game.

    Buy young players and sell them. Feeder club.

    Some ambition … the lack of communication from the club is insulting.

    Why don’t they come out with a five year plan.
    Say they won’t sell Carroll and that they are aiming for the top of the table.

    Otherwise we all sit around writing on blogs, thinking the worst because the club don’t tell us any better.

    What does this female press officer do?
    She’s got an easier job than the guy that polishes our trophy cabinet.

    At the end of the day we are all resigned to support the team including Partpoo or we stop going.

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  • carlmac

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #34

    good point hitman, pardpoowho cheated hughton!!

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  • danf98

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #35

    cocky magpie pulling a sicky, you legend.

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  • Eaststander

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #36

    I think the fat 5hit wants us to finish as high up the leauge this season as possible. Which at first glance you might say is what we all want.
    The arseh0le wants to sell us in the summer, again that sounds good. This is a massive gamble yet agian by Ashley to make a profit in the summer by making us an attractive buy. The problem with this that its a gamble with very poor odds of working, just hoping that no money put in and a long shot of a manager. This has a massive chance of relagating us agian but I dont think he cares. If it works then he gets all his money back and if it fails he cuts his losses and bails with as little money lost as possible. The man loves a gamble and is using our club as his biggest game yet.

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  • sammydolan

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #37

    I hate this, I hate the fact they got rid of CH, a man with dignity, respect and morales. But if MA wants to install Pardew then we got to give him a chance, but believe me he must pull off a fantastic win against Liverpool, a mauling of Birmingham and a win against Man City to have ANY chance of winning over these fans. Just to state, I am against this but the fans love Newcastle and they will support the team but Pardew has got skis on and hes heading upwards.

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  • danf98

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #38

    sorry i meant cockney aha.

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #39

    *Our Board,Sorry.

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  • danuneek

    Dec 9, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #40

    I dont understand it. The only Premier league experience Alan Pardew has is getting teams relegated. So if Ashley’s worried we were going down with CH, why appoint a relegation specialist as his replacement?

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