Pardew Only Concentrating On Birmingham Game

Newcastle new manager Alan Pardew will have a good week to prepare his team for the trip to St. Andrew’s on Saturday afternoon.

Alan Pardew – on Saturday

And after doing so well in getting a great 3-1 win against Liverpool and last wee’s complete turmoil it would be rally something if Newcastle can get a second win ruining.

But with Nolan, Barton, Carroll and Tiote all in top form – why not?

Birmingham were completely hopeless last week in losing at Wolves,  but they know that, and their players have promised to put in a much improved performance against Newcastle and get the win.

After beating a good Liverpool side, if Newcastle continue their up and down ways of this season, the side should lose at Birmingham – but not if Alan Pardew can help it.

This is what Alan said today:

“With all due respect to Birmingham, which is an away game, we have some really tough games in Man City and Spurs,”

“So it was important that we got that victory against Liverpool to get us to 22 points.” “Hopefully, we can build on that in the next two games.”

The next two games are at Birmingham on Saturday, and then at home against Man City the following weekend (Sunday), which promises to be another great game.

Steve Stone and Andy Woodman will be working with Alan in preparing the side this week, but we really don’t expect there to be much difference in the way the lads play – but we’ll see – but against Birmingham we’d like to see an attacking display.

And we expect that because Alan knows Newcastle need to play attractive football – none of this Sam Allardyce or Mark Hughes stuff  – will be served up under Pardew.

The only thing the Newcastle players need to think about this week is Saturday’s game, and it seems that things have calmed down on Tyneside, and we’ll not have the terrible upheaval that followed Kevin leaving the club.

Alan continued:

“The most important thing is Birmingham, and everything’s geared to that,””I don’t really look any further than that, so in terms of preparing this week, it’s all about Birmingham.”

“They have a couple of really outstanding players,”  “We’re really conscious of the fact that we must deal with them, but that is of course without taking away the merits of our own team.”

The next game is always the most important one, whatever happened in the last game – that’s gone and over with – it’s history.

It should be an interesting game on Saturday, and if the team that was beaten by Stoke, Blackburn, Bolton and WBA doesn’t turn up – we have to have a decent chance of winning.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Toon-Army

    Dec 15, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #2


    Nothing personal, but every thread i read on this blog always has the same link for you. If people want to join it they would have done by now. Now i know you just want to gain more people in you facebook group but why can’t you advertise somewhere else as its getting a bit old now.

  • colwell

    Dec 15, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #3

    We can all stop dreaming of van wolfswinkle he just popped his shoulder out against Liverpool prob out for a few months NEXT DREAM!

  • BeeGuy

    Dec 15, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Wolves really stung Birmingham and all talk is for a big rebound vs. NUFC. A win is especially important for them as they have 3 killer games to follow NUFC. So NUFC needs to contain the big push from Birm at the start and then exert control and then let the NUFC talent find the net. Their blogs are starting to mention relegation and how this game is critical to keep the panic button from being pushed.

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 15, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #5

    colwell, thought that as well. But then I had an after though. We have a soft spot for injured players ie Gosling.

    Birmingham, we can do it as long as we don’t underestimate them.

  • WriterChris

    Dec 15, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Agree with DeutcheGeordie! If we signed Gsoling then Van W. may yet join us.
    I’m not a fan of Pardew but the pull of winning games is compelling so if he can win against the Brummies and Man $ity then we’ll see what the future holds…

  • jackdnufc

    Dec 16, 2010 at 3:19 AM

    Comment #7–EXCLUSIVE.html

    Almost certainly nothing in it but thought it may stir up some chatter; not now though as it’s 3.15 am One for you to follow up on ED when you’re up a 5 in the morning. Hope your internet is close to being fixed for your sake!

  • jackdnufc

    Dec 16, 2010 at 3:20 AM

    Comment #8


  • baro

    Dec 16, 2010 at 3:55 AM

    Comment #9


    That would be awesome! They are extremely rich just like gay citeh owners. They want to expand their global network and buying Newcastle United FC would indeed help them a lot. We don’t need fat mke

  • van-damn-bad-man

    Dec 16, 2010 at 5:26 AM

    Comment #10

    I’m sorry. “Gay” city owners? Is the word gay still being used as an insult? Damnit baro, thought you were better than that. Well, I guess archaic brains still occupy archaic heads even in 2010.

  • balubas1

    Dec 16, 2010 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #11

    Birmingham are way due a bounceback now.. they have a crap record of late. I fear we might still be on the rollercoaster heading for a dip in form like we do every 2nd week. But as long as we have Joey Barton in our team I believe anything is possible:)

    As for some talking about ownership on here: drop it now will you! pay some attention to the team instead. When it comes to ownership now I could not care less as long as we manage to keep our current squad and build on it. We have a very good starting 11 atm.

  • shamadz72

    Dec 16, 2010 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #12

    I believed the biggest mistake CH did during his short stint in EPL this season is when he continue to play Perch (when it is pretty obvious even for arms chair expert like me) that Perch certainly doesn’t deserved to be in EPL. At least not at the moment. CH also a bit afraid to experiment with changing player during the game. Even if he did the substitution, it is already pretty late for the new player to make an impact to that game.

    The positive things for AP as manager, he is not afraid to do the right thing by changing player in the middle of the game as soon as he see the player is not up to their normal performance for that particular game like he did with Ranger.

    Nevertheless, as NUFC supporter, I would give a big thank you to CH for his job well done to bring NUFC straight into EPL on 1st try. We owe it to that good guy.

  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Dec 16, 2010 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #13

    anone else like the look of that dutch left winger “Maartens” last night? Apparantley signed for them last season for about £600k £2m would prise him away (probably) Looked quick and not scared to run at players!

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 16, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #15


    You’ve been letting yourself a down a bit lately mate.

  • expatgeordie

    Dec 16, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #16

    Can’t see the Qatar takeover happenning it would be good if it did as long as they were in it for the long haul & we could keep up the bringing through of top kids along with some top class players.

  • Chris F

    Dec 16, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #17

    shamadz: who else could he have played at right back? at the time simpson and s. taylor were both injured.

    perch may not be cut out for this level, but ryan taylor has never looked convincing at right back.

    so then, what was he to do? as soon as simpson was fit, he was straight back in the side. can’t really complain about somebody ‘persisting’ in picking a player when he doesn’t really have any other viable options.

  • Davies

    Dec 16, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #18

    Good to see a little realism on here . There are no games we “should” win, only games we could win. Birmingham have been a bit ropey lately, but on their day, they can compete with the big boys, so we have to be very careful not to underestimate them.

    Regarding Qatari owners, I’m not convinced that, even if they were interested in buying the club, they’d be the right thing for the toon. Frankly, I’d just like to let the new manager get on with it and not face any upheaval, the likes of which we’ve just seen at Blackburn.

    If previous Middle Eastern owners are anything to go by, the tenure could well start with that kind of disruption. I like our squad now, and whilst it would be nice to see Gutirrez swapped out for Messi (no offence Jonas, I love you dearly, this is just an example), I’d rather build on the talented side we have.

    The problem with rich owners is that if they plough enough money in, they expect esults. If those results aren’t delivered, more upheaval.

    I hate to say this, but I’d rather stick with Ashley’s long term plan. I just hope I’m not tolerating another managerial change six months from now.

    The owner stays, the bulk of the squad stays, the manager gets plenty of time and there’s not more f**king about with the club = a happy Davies.

  • shamadz72

    Dec 17, 2010 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #19

    Chris F,

    I would rather play with 10 man than have Perch in the team. 🙂


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