Kevin Nolan Now An Important Man On Tyneside

Alan Pardew has officially been appointed the new manager at Newcastle United,  and he will meet with the players today and may even take the training.

Kevin Nolan – Newcastle skipper now vital to Newcastle

It is important and even good that Alan gets a couple of days with the players before the crucial Liverpool game on Saturday afternoon – it’s the late kick off game at 5:30 pm.

Kevin is the captain of Newcastle United, and he is a born leader and has been great for Newcastle ever since Chris Hughton took over at Newcastle in July of 2009.

Now it is up to Kevin to show the way, show real leadership, and do what’s best for the club, and that means to help Alan Pardew as much as he can and ensure the rest of the playing staff do exactly the same thing.

The fans are absolutely disgusted once again with Mike Ashley, there’s no doubt about that,  but it’s not Mike who trains the team every week – thank God – it’s now Pardew and  whoever his new coaching staff will be.

Oh no – I’ve just had a mental flash of what might happen if Alan fails – it would be good to see Mike in a track suit. 😀

The news this morning is that Pardew wants to bring in Ray Lewington, who is currently at Fulham as his assistant,  and Andy Woodman, currently at Charlton, as the new goalkeeping coach in place og the departed Paul Barron.

And Sky Sports showed some video of the meeting between Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew and others at a posh Northumberland hotel last night, thought to be the Slaley Hall Hotel, at the completion of what looked like a working dinner.

One of the people there embraced Alan at the end of the meeting, and he’ll need all the support he can get,  with the situation as it is currently on Tyneside, with it being none of his doing of course.

And we have to think Alan not only knows exactly  about what Ashley wants to do at Newcastle but also supports it.

He wouldn’t have got the job otherwise.

Player acquisition seems to be a key ingredient and the club will continue to have a very limited transfer budget going forward, but we also understand Alan has lots of player contacts that may help unearth some top players. We have to hope that’s true.

We’d love to see the players show some maturity, and we look to the likes of Nolan, Harper and Smith to show the rest of the squad the way, and be professional – it’s time right now for them to move on and do the very best they can for the club starting on Saturday afternoon.

And that means doing the very best they can for their new manager on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #1
  • leedodd

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #2

    We have to ask ourselves Would Pardew Come to Newcastle to a Side were the Chairman is Going to sell all the Good Players and Leave Him With Crap ?? Would even Pardew be that daft ?? Andy Wont leave But The truth will be when Steven Taylor Signs His new Contract ?? Sell Carroll and Ashley will have Signed His own Death Warrant !!!!

  • Solaidback

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Yeah & the first thing Pardew will do is replace Nolan as captain & give it to Strola.. lol

    Thats complete bo!!ocks Thump, there’s no way Carroll will join Chelski, he’s a Geordie born & breed mate, bleeds B&W!!!

  • Toon_Army

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #4


    Well he has managed to relegate almost all the other clubs he has been at so it fits nicely into his “Experience” that the club was looking for.

  • newcastle29

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Watching ssn on veetle, for those at work or have free view ect….

  • carrollsinger

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #6

    If they sell Carroll I can see Ashley getting done over!

  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #7

    @solaidback: It’s just one of the numerous reports that are coming out now.

    @newcastle29: what’s the link mate?

  • Lynxie

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #8

    The only thing Fatty understands in Money. Lets face it, you couldnt punch the ugly bastard any worse. If we get relegated it will hit him in the pocket, and surely Pardew has to go (cue more money gone in compensation). Lets hope F*ckwit features loves his wallet more than he does us. relegation would be another unacceptable kick in the bollix, and thats the least Ashley deserves. Form a queue…………!

  • Shot Bru

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Nolan will be the first one out the door…he’ll be at Everton come January. He is to powerful a figure and holds too much sway in the dressing room for the liking of Ashley and probably Pardew. Funnily enough a lot of my Hammers mates and fans on the radio over the last few days have all said he is a good manager that played good football and always gave the youngsters a fair go. In fact most of them would have him back right now.

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #10
  • lesh

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Shot @8,

    Given the Hammers’ situation now, I’m sure their fans’d be delighted to have Pardew back!

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #12

    i will try supporting Pardew because of our team needs us, but hell no for Big bastard.

  • dak76

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #13

    All the good youngsters and other saleable players will be sold come summer, Think of it Carroll, Krul, Taylor, Ranger, Williamson all brought in through the ranks or for small amounts sold on for vast profits. All Ashley is interested in. Next season Vukic and Kadar will go the same route.

    Ashley and his bitch Pardew will get the club relegated again, simple fact, with the club in freefall again he will sell as many as possible to get his cash

  • Stuart

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #14

    It makes absolutely no difference if Carroll is a geordie born and bred. If Ashley wants to cash in on him theres nothing he can do about it. Sure he can refuse any contract offered to him by other clubs, but if Ashley really wants the money for him he can make Carrolls life at newcastle difficult until he gets sick enough to put his hands up and say hes had enough.

  • lesh

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Ed, re your mental flash of what might happen if Alan fails (it would be good to see Mike in a track suit)…..

    I know a tent maker who’ll be able to measure him up for a marquee that’ll fit him

  • lesh

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #16

    One thing that Ashely may not have latched on to when he wants to run on the Arsenal model….. they don’t sell their young players until they’re either not up to expectations or (and this is the key to it) they’ve had a few seasons out of ’em

  • Shot Bru

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Haha lesh…thats a fair enough point, however Hammers are used to watching football played the right way over the years…i guess Pardew most have been doing something right while in charge at West Ham to gain the respect of their fans

  • Stuart

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Agreed Lesh, another thing, how long has Wenger been manager at Arsenal? At least 10 years to my knowledge, cant be bothered to get the exact time. Giving a manager time to build a squad and develop an understanding of the players individual games is key to management.

    Chopping and changing managers 27238472 times a season breeds nothing but confusion, dejection and general inconsistancy.

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #19

    how can someone with less 2% vote being selected and give 5year contract, how???

    let me give you all the answers, you need to be Mike bitch and yes man even need to give your ass.

    You like that, then have it.

    damn. heard Andy will be sold replace new no 9 that bitch want. player frustration, need move to other club, and we all doom.

    At liverpool game, trust me, Campbell will not be playing coz he the first person critic hugthon sack, and than palyer who ery love CH like Andy, Nolan, will gone. Than we relegate. All of us will smile.

  • Stuart

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #20

    ‘how can someone with less 2% vote being selected and give 5year contract, how???’

    Simple, MA doesnt care what the fans think.

  • Davies

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #21

    I don’t believe for a second that Carroll will be sold. He’s one of the jewell’s in the country’s footballing crown at the moment and he’s not on particularly big wages. If he was sold in January, he’ll only fetch a fraction of what he’ll be worth in a few years, as long as his form and development keeps going at the rate it has been.

    Regarding Pardew, I resignedly rest my head in my hands and admit, I have to let him prove himself. We all do. We have no choice, unless you want to up sticks and become one of City’s recently emerging “life long” fans.

  • max

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #22

    no.. what we need to do is just keep supporting our club.. we cannot be relegated for the 2nd time. its not good at all. so keep supporting. don’t worry about ashley,, we’ll kick him at the end of the season to allow other buyer to buy our club.. hopefully the billionaire Arabic person.. 🙂

  • Bao Zheng

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:34 AM

    Comment #23

    I’m off to bet on relegation while I can still get a price.


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