Joey Barton has come out today, and said he has been impressed with Alan Pardew’s first actions as the new Newcastle manager.
It’s calculus Joey – it’s so simple – a baby could do this
And it could be that Alan contributed to Saturday’s win by not trying to make too many changes to things – why fix something that isn’t broken – Mike Ashley please listen up – and Alan will introduce his own ideas and methods slowly, so he doesn’t rock the Newcastle boat too much.
Joey Barton – who we now all know is an Evertonian and not a Liverpudlian after his interview following the game on Saturday – seems to be impressed with the rather wise and thoughtful approach being taken by the new London manager.
We have to think that’s good news.
Joey has also said that Alan made some small adjustments to things on the filed and also with the way the lads prepared for the game, and it seems that Joey was happy with that.
This is what Joey told Newcastle United TV today:
“I think he wisely let things just be and put his own little touches on it,” “He was conscious not to make too many significant changes to what we do, which I think was the best way.”
“He hasn’t rocked the boat too early. Obviously, he’s a manager with his own way of doing things and he will try and filter that through to the players in the coming weeks and months.”
“But at the moment he tweaked a couple of things he’d seen and thought from afar.” “We’ve got to keep looking upwards and stick together as a dressing room and as a football club.”
“We’ve got a decent team when everyone’s fit, and we could surprise a few.”
We’ve been impressed with both the players and with Alan himself in how they have maturely dealt with the terrible situation served up by owner Mike Ashley 8 days ago.
It’s been a long week – but things are starting to look a lot better now, with Alan presumably absolutely delighted to be Newcastle United manager and seemingly being extremely careful to do everything right.
He is quickly gathering his coaching team together at Newcastle, and that will also help in getting Newcastle back to calmer waters just as quickly as possible, and we think Alan is gaining the respect of the players by doing that.
So far Alan has done very well – and now he needs to formulate a win at St. Andrew’s on Saturday – wouldn’t that be something.