Pardew To Call Chris Hughton – Wish Him Happy Birthday


It’s good to hear Alan Pardew today say he’ll put in a call to Chris Hughton –  and if he does that soon then wish him Happy Birthday, because Chris turns 52 tomorrow.

Chris Hughton – turns 52 tomorrow – hope Newcastle hammer Liverpool

Pardew seems a realist and he has not resisted the fact that Chris is still a huge favorite on Tyneside, and he also knows he’s basically unwanted by lots of fans at the moment on Tyneside.

But after all of that,  the man is coming over as a gutsy guy, who is willing to confront all the negativity against him and the owners that currently exists, and he deserves credit for that – even if you hate the man.

This is what Alan said today:

“Chris is a gentleman,” “I’ve not spoken to Chris, but I’ll probably put a call in.” “I’ll give it some time, as he’ll be hurting.”

“I know he would have been genuinely well liked in the dressing room.”

What’s that saying about you are never a good manager until you’ve been sacked a few times.

And it makes people better managers from having gone through the experience of being fired – but it never seems like it at the time. 😀

Wouldn’t it be something if down the road Hughton emerges as a top class manager in the Premier League – we thought he was even improving this season – but he’s gone – and that’s still painful – but we have to move on with life – however difficult that seems right now.

We remember a song eons ago by Ral Donner – “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until You Lose It” – and that could be so true for a certain Mike Ashley down the road regarding his fomrer manager Chris Hughton.

Hughton was a players’ manager, and that  may have been his downfall – because he was good at managing down, but maybe didn’t manage up enough to satisfy Derek Llambias and Mike Ashley.

And Alan has an ego, and that’s a new ego in the Newcastle dressing room, and he understand he has to follow Chris – who virtually had no ego whatsoever.

This is what Alan said about following Chris:

“I have to follow that,” “There’s a different personality in that dressing room now.” “I wouldn’t say I’m more confident.”

“I just have a manner that can sometimes upset people. I’ve upset players in the past.”

We’re not sure if that’s good or bad.

But we have to hope Alan doesn’t upset the players too much – otherwise his man-management skills may not be as good as we’ve been told they are.

One thing we’re pleased with over the last day or so, is that Pardew seems an honest man, whose from working class roots, and who wants to become a big success at Newcastle.

It’s the biggest club he will ever manage in his career – and he knows it

For the good of the club – we hope he’s a huge success.



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17 comments so far

  • mashearer

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #1
  • geoff777

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #2

    If Pardew is so honest … why was he lined up for the job weeks ago behind Hughton’s back?

    If Pardew is so great why hasn’t he got a proven Premier League record, he had a chance at WHU and Charlton.

    Why couldn’t he get Charlton or Southampton promoted from the championship. He had better players and more cash than most of the clubs in that league on both occasions.

    His CV is awful.

    All we can hope is that the players don’t read his CV and can respect someone who hasn’t made the grade as a player or manager.

    No international experience.
    No European experience.

    But he’s good enough to coach Argentinian internationals and England’s centre forward.

    Give me a break.
    This appointment sucks, I don’t have any confidence in the board or the manager.

    Our only hope is thatPardew’s inherited a good squad and that THEY decide to play to the top of their ability despite Pardew.

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #3

    And if I was CH I would let the call go to answerphone

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  • stuart no9

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #4

    ed , i think ” hate is a bit too strong” i dont think any one hates him , in the sense of the word , dissaprove sounds a bit more appropriate, whatever he has done,but im sure the fans wont let chris down on saturday, i hope hes watching on the box , hes going to be a very proud man, also it would be a nice touch from the players if they have something planned for him , all the best chris happy birthday, sad your not here

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  • shearermania

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #5

    i was as shocked about the announcement of pardew as anyone…..but you know what ive been very impressed with him so far – a very humble but confident attitude……
    im totally 100% behind him and hope he will be the biggest success ever in nufc history……stop making hughton a martyr..he was a good decent bloke but was an amateur when it came to tactics…..fresh start get behind pardew……stop acting like spoiled children….

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  • geoff777

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Yes, I’ve read that about him before … something similar at West Ham too.

    Just what we need at the club.

    A drinker and serial shagger who targets players wives … allegedly.

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  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #8

    after watch the picture, i feel sorry for Pardew, yes i’am very disappointed about sacking Hugthon without a real reason and for the Pardew, i don’t no how to express my feeling. I want to give the man a chance but when i think about he is Big Bastard friends, i be blank, should we give the man a chance?

    People always change, today they looking great, but maybe not tomorrow. So, what should we do now?

    Just hope some miracle happen to us after this.

    It’s already happen, what we all can do now support Pardew for a while because our lads need us, than do something to push Big Fat out of our club.

    So, lads just support Pardew for a while, our player need that, Carroll and other will stay at NUFC as long as we all support him and team mate.

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  • Lynxie

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #9

    geoff777:
    and your source of the ionfo that Pardew was interviewed two weeks ago is………….

    I trump you with the news I have (on very good authority) that Pardew was in ‘Clinton Cards’ yesterday and he was seen to write into a birthday card (using a pen) ” I have got a better job than you ha ha ha happy birthday, from Pards”
    Everyone who was there was astonished at his lack of compassion for whoever it was that the card was for.
    later that same day, a man answering Alan Pardew’s description was seen hanging around a local school, drinking hevily from a brown paper bag, and swearing at passers by.
    A spokesman for Charlton Athletic said 2This has absolutely nothing to do with us whatsoever, now go away.”

    Its plain to me that he’s a wrong un. (allegedly.)

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  • shearermania

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #10

    a drinker and a shagger…hey theres the modern footballer for you
    …so what
    ….im maried – i dont shag that much anymore but i drink most nights…does that means im nasty and not suitable for the a noble job as being the manager of newcastle united?
    what a load of tosh…fickle so called fans trying to lynch the man without giving him a chance – you should be ashamed…you deserve to support sunderland you unwashed imbeciles

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  • JoeColl87

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #11

    “A drinker and serial shagger who targets players wives”.

    Explains why he wants to keep Caroll then, they’ve got common ground to build on.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 10, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #12

    JoeColl87, think you’ll find that it’s S. Taylor and Pardew who have the common ground.

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  • Thump

    Dec 10, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Hope wor Andy keeps his ex lasses under lock and key, then…

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 10, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Andy’s going to have to make sure that when he’s playing (football) away that Pardew isn’t injured.

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  • carrollsinger

    Dec 10, 2010 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #15

    One way to get the fans onside and help the players bring in hoots as assistant

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 10, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #16

    carrollsinger, noway. If anything it should have been the other way round. Hoots as manager and Pardew as number 2.

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  • alip123

    Dec 10, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Obviously this is not ideal, Hughton should never have been sacked and Ashley is a disgrace. Whether Pardew was asked weeks ago is unknown, but it is not his fault that Hughton got sacked. Yes, he’s not got a good record but remember the reaction Hughton got when he became manager. Hughton was fantastic for us, and we should not judge Pardew until maybe March, 3 months in. Remember when Keegan came in he didn’t win until March having been appointed January.

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