Barton Impressed With Pardew’s Sensible Approach

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.

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • NUFCMarshy

    Dec 14, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Im away to see the game on saturday – first trip to watch the toon for quite some time! and what a game to choose for a return visit :s.

    Gotta admit im a little nervous about this one, It’ll be the first game after pardews had full influence and control over the team for a week so god knows which ‘newcastle’ is going to come out of the tunnel at the start of the match.

    Either way as long as the lads play their hearts out, keep their heads screwed on and don’t ask the opposition “While you’re down there” (looking at you joey) We’ve got a decent crack! roll on saturday!

    Anyone else making the trip this weekend?

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 14, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Hope Pardew can get the players to repeat what they did on Saturday against Liverpool, thats the one thing Hughton couldn’t do- consistently get the results, HOP PARDEW CAN ANYWAY!! :0

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 14, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #3

    By the way I’m going to the match

  • toonarmy1986

    Dec 14, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #4

    What is with Barton always been an ass kisser. I swear he is always sucking up.

  • CT

    Dec 14, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Could it be any worse than last two away games?Need to hope Pards changes things in the line up/formation if things go against us, and not leave it to the last 15 mins when it`s too late.

  • dave 1961

    Dec 14, 2010 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #6

    we need to look to get minimum of 45 points, the new squad restrictions have made for a much leveller playing field, pity this had to come via FIFA as it shows how inept our own FA are, they are totally clueless and should be disbanded as they are incapable of running the game in the 21st century, they are only interested in furthering the interests of the top 6 clubs, they are happy for the referees to cheat for certain teams, like that prat on Saturday who was so one sided with just about every decision going Liverpool’s way, it was just so plainly obvious that he was trying to help Liverpool, it’s not as if he was bad for Bothe teams, and that dive in the box was worth a red card, blatant cheating, and what do we hear about that from the FA a deafening silence. I have lost count the times that I have made complaints to those at the FA about cheating, and what do they do they send the same worded email each & every time, I have stopped the complaint’s directly & do it via my MP now, at least I get a better reply.

  • CT

    Dec 14, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Toonarmy, it`s just Pards showing Joey his contract ” THIS is where I screwed them for a 51/2 year deal, clever eh?”

  • magfly

    Dec 14, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #8

    This is regurgitated news after the game on saturday old news Ed.

  • archaeomag

    Dec 14, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Joey makes this team tick, and we don’t have anyone else of his ability.
    It has be said, that if Big Sam got anything right, it was buying JB.

  • baro

    Dec 14, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #10





    This has to be our lineup in up coming game. Jonas is just absolutely horrible! He can’t cross is becoming lazy and can’t even beat an opponent 1 on 1 any more, can’t shoot at all! Don’t know what is wrong with him. Now we should use our Irish magician Shane Ferguson! He had an absolutely astonishing game vs Chelsea earlier in this year. He is one for the future. Has an beauty cross, is very fast and knows the game very well. What shola ameobi did in 70 minutes during the game Nile Ranger did better in the last 10-20 minutes! Nile Ranger is the fastest player on our team. And he is quite tall. Him and Carroll need to get use to playing beside each other now because 21 and 19 year old have a long way to go with each other.

  • carrollsinger

    Dec 14, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #11

    Jonas has always been poor he may have a good game now and then but that’s it can’t shoot or cross and he’s a winger

  • swoopingmagpie

    Dec 14, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #12

    I suspect he’s an Ashley plant in the dressing room to feed info back to him, so I would wish he wouldn’t get too cosy with the boys until we can trust him to keep a confidence as Chris did.

    This team has a group of hardened pro’s that Chris could rely on so Pardon has fallen on his feet, has’nt he.

  • milburn 77

    Dec 14, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #13

    carrollsinger, completely agree, big question marks about his commitment in the tackle aswell

  • casual

    Dec 14, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Jonas is fine. Has had a few not great games but leave him be.

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Dec 14, 2010 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Man, one week you lads cant stop singing jonas’ praises. He’s the best pleyer on the field. Next week he is horrible and not fit to wear the strip. He has hit a bit of poor form and i think he was told to pass instead of taking people on down the left flank. Only problem is thats not jonas’ game. He creates havic and tries to make the defense panic. Him and enrique when they are both on can destroy a team with there link up play. I look to see Jonas at his best saturday and i look to see some of you bandwagon fans back in his cornor. Ferguson is good but he is young and inexpereienced. We need neither of those on a trip to birmingham with the club all 6’s and 7’s. Jonas will start and he will have a great game. I bet he scores too. Relax everybody and stay behind our players. Thats the most important thing the toon army can do right now. Stay loyal to the players and get behind the gaffer and things will go well this season regardless of what the fat man does. And if we finish top half we will be a better buy for any rich lads looking to buy a club.


  • sweendog

    Dec 14, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #17

    Sgt. Heagerty .. agreed .. back the players and manager .. a win at the brummies and it’ll be a happy christmas.. 25+points by christmas .. some feat by the lads ..
    as for jonas he is having a bad patch .. looks like he just needs a bit of confidence and to attack .. he seems to dwell on the ball now which he never used to .. still a very good player to have on the team..

  • sweendog

    Dec 14, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #18

    baro .. maybe replace STaylor with Williamson and keep Guti in and you’ve got the team .. until taylor signs a contract play williamson .. he’s as good if not better than what I’ve seen of taylor in a long time ..





  • Brutooon

    Dec 15, 2010 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #19

    Jonas been poor but we dont have any good backup for left winger.

    when arfa is fit, he will take that left midfielder

  • Suklowor

    Dec 15, 2010 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #20

    “It’s calculus Joey – it’s so simple – a baby could do this” Wakakakakaka…. Wonderfull joke..!!

  • liam85

    Dec 15, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #21

    toonarmy1986 – Id rather he was a kiss ass and playing well than being an arse and not playing well.
    Let’s face it Barton is very important to us!

  • chuck

    Dec 15, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #22

    Sure, he`s not gonna rock the boat, probably happy he did`nt get booed .
    But he will eventually take charge and want to impliment his own policy`s and strategies.
    Thats when we will see what he`s got in his locker ?
    Personally dont like the guy, not much of a record, dont expect much,probably came cheap.
    Would have preferred Jol or one of the Dutch masters, excellent coaches.


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