Pardew – Only Newcastle United Club Is Important

Most Newcastle fans, even those who just don’t like Alan Pardew, will probably agree that he’s conducted himself with some class, since he arrived at the famous Newcastle club.

Alan Pardew – get us a win at Birmingham

And today Alan talked to the local Evening Chronicle today:

“It isn’t about the owner, or the manager, players or staff members, it’s about the club.”

“The fans showed that. It’s about their club.” “We’re just holders of the roles within their club.”

“To get a win like that has hopefully earned a tiny bit of respect for myself and the group, and we can grow and make that respect a lot stronger.”

We cannot say enough what an important game last Saturday was for the club, and all in all Newcastle played magnificently to beat let’s face it – an in form Liverpool side.

All players played their part, including young Tim Krul who made a crucial and great save from Fernando Torres just two minutes after they had equalized with another comical goal from Newcastle’s viewpoint.

Tim hasn’t received too much credit for Saturday, but he had a good game and should keep his place at Birmingham,  even though Steve Harper seems now fit.

Alan continued:

“I think the win had everything to with the attitude of the players and staff. It would have been easy to lean on a negative, but they didn’t.”

Pardew’s name was booed by some fans as it was announced over the loud speaker system on Saturday, and they have every right to express their opinion, but Alan was sympathetic to those who booed him.

And hey – it was hardly his fault what Mike Ashley did last week.

And we now know he was in Germany when Mike Ashley contacted him last Monday night, and presumably nothing was done with Pardew’s  hiring until Chris was fired.

Alan continued:

“I said beforehand there was going to be some negativity at the start, a lot of it aimed at the owners and myself. I know that in some ways I’m very fortunate to be manager of Newcastle.“

Alan is doing and saying all the right things – that’s for sure – and if he can get a win on Saturday against Birmingham City – that will help the club settle down a little, and we can then push on into the January transfer window – where some activity seems very probable now.

Howay The Lads!!

Now to get my home internet connection working – be back when it’s back up – maybe in a couple of weeks. 😀

15 comments so far

  • partizanovec

    Dec 13, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Of course NUFC is important!
    C’mon Toon, make a good performance at St Andrews!

  • milburn 77

    Dec 13, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #2

    when was his name announced on sat? i didnt hear it

  • derekm

    Dec 13, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #3

    apart from the background issues surely Ameobi’s time is up – Ranger galvanised the team when he came on and must be given the chance to have a run alongside Carroll, and learn composure in front of goal knowing his place is’nt threatened if he misses. As a youngster growing up in Leicester I watched a certain young Gary Lineker snatching at chances that after being persevered with, started to bury them with ease. Both Carroll and Ranger are now secured to new five year deals, so they are the obvious future.


    Dec 13, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #4

    good point derekm

    Ranger has to start on Sat, he tormented there defence, which Carrol does anyway, cant think many teams will enjoy trying to keep those two out.

  • ganiyu

    Dec 13, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Where do i download highlights

  • BeeGuy

    Dec 13, 2010 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #6

    AP first tactical change should be to have all the players on the field and bench wear masks so the TV announcers cannot decide what they are saying, and deny the FA the chance to intervene.
    It would be a farce if Joey B gets a ban for language after what he has had to listen to and to physically endure from unpunished nasty challenges.

    But that said, Joey needs to limit his banter as he is needed on the pitch, not in headlines about suspensions.

  • madman67

    Dec 13, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #7

    ganiyu try this link m8, virgin used to do highlights but not anymore…so i hope u enjoy

  • Lew Davies

    Dec 13, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Dont agree that Ranger HAS to start, but I think he should be given longer and longer time coming on as a sub. His introduction on sat changed the game for sure, but he cant be allowed to run around like that for 90 mins, it will kill him and he will pick up an injury. He still has a lot to learn, bt was trying so hard to make an impression on the new Gaffer, which he deffo did.
    I’d give him 35 -40 mins next time, or even the full 2nd halve.
    HWTL 🙂

  • toonster88

    Dec 13, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #9

    is harper 100% fit?what news of danny gosling?anyone?thought he might be in the team by November

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 13, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Lew Davies, Disagree m8. Think Ranger should start and Ameobi should be only brought on as and when Ranger or Carroll are tired or injured.

  • Lew Davies

    Dec 13, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #11

    yeah well we differ there aswell GG. I wouldn’t have Ameobi anywhere near the 1st team. He just doesn’t put in the required work rate. Infact he is the polar opposite of Ranger. Why I just dont know, because he obviously puts in the work during training.
    Such a frustrating player, but I have just had enough. we need 100% from all 11 players, not just 9. (Dont want to start about Jonas.!!!)
    I would like to start with Loverboy for a few games and like I say bring Ranger on early 2nd half.
    Just my opinion tho

  • chuck

    Dec 13, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Yeah sure, Pardew says all the expected stuff, they are sports cliches we have heard a million times, it`s not about me , it`s about the club, etc etc.
    Look i think it`s a bad appointment and dont expect me to suddenly get behind him, sooner we get a real owner and manager the better.
    Fat Freddy might have been a bit of a gangster, but he was`nt afraid to put his hand in his pocket.
    The Halls also, but we would`nt have the great St. James stadium without them.
    And how about someone enlightening us as to what was the reason (excuse) for firing CH
    Or do we have to depend on Wicki leaks?
    Ermmm ! could someone who listened to Llambias`s explaination let us in on it, as it seems the players readily accepted it .

  • milburn 77

    Dec 13, 2010 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #13

    gosling has been in full training for a week and a bit i believe

  • Sav

    Dec 14, 2010 at 1:52 AM

    Comment #14

    I know familiarity and first name terms doesn’t mean as much in the States, but I was halfway through your article before I figured out who the hell this ‘Alan’ was.
    Just in case he turns out to be someone who’d go chasing after a colleague’s moll, or someone who’d get sacked from clubs in 3 divisions, can we just go back to ‘Pardew’ until we know each other better? The split, when it comes can be upsetting enough without getting too pally too soon.

  • UN

    Dec 14, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #15



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