Pardew Will Not Be Drawn On How Newcastle Season Will Go


We’ve been impressed with new Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, because he seems so straight forward with a lot of common sense.

Alan Pardew – no predictions

And he would not be drawn on any points total for this season, or even how Newcastle will do in the league, as he spoke to the local press today:

“I’m not going to say what we can and can’t achieve,””All I do know is that if we have Christmas dinner with 25 points in the bag, the players will be well set.

“That will be my target. It’ll be a great fillip for them, because obviously it’s about them.”

The only priority this season for the Newcastle side is to stay in the Premier League – it’s as easy as that.

Of course if  the team keep up what we’ve done so far this season, maybe we will not even be in a relegation battle, but anything can happen in the PL of course, we all know that.

Alan was asked about a possible  relegation battle this season and he said:

“That thought hasn’t even entered my mind, if I’m honest,”

“Of course, when a big club goes down it is going to be damaging to them because of the contracts you are carrying.”

“It was an issue here, and the board stuck with big contracts to get promoted.”

“It doesn’t always work that way. If you keep them, you’ll put the club at risk. It was a gamble, and for some clubs it hasn’t paid off.”

“But it did here because of the good senior players here. If you have good senior players, it sets the examples, and I can’t speak highly enough of them.”

Alan has already tasted relegation as a manager when Charlton Athletic were relegated  back in 2007, so he’ll have been through what Newcastle went though 19 months ago.

Now that the game today has been postponed with Birmingham, there’s no way Newcastle can get to 25 points by Christmas.

But the lads can reach that figure on Boxing Day with a win against Man City.

We’ll settle for that.

Howay The Lads!!



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4 comments so far

  • Spotlight Kid

    Dec 18, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Pardew this – Pardew that! Hughton never got this ass licking treatment at any point. Let’s just wait and see what happens when the Hoots’ feelgood factor vanishes from the team and AP is on his own. And the only way is down I fear…

    Face it, he’s a rotten manager, always has been, and no amount of denial by blogs, owner or deluded ‘loyal’ (ha ha) supporters will change his record. And I am not about to get behind a blind man driving my bus because the bus has NUFC written on it – as everyone else seems to be doing.

    My only hope is that Pardew is simply a stop gap to steady the rudderless Toon ship in preparation for a sale. It certainly looks like that. My guess is Daft Fat Mike and the Puppet Pardew will be long gone by next season.

    If Cashley & Puppet aren’t both gone by March (greed on Cashley’s part) then we’re knackered & so start programming the Tom Tom for the N Power Championship – just like when yes-man JFK was appointed..

    MEANWHILE STOP DELUDING YOURSELVES, THE PUPPET PARDEW IS AN UTTER DISASTER FOR THIS CLUB – NO MATTER WHAT LINE ED IS TRYING TO SPIN ON HERE. I AM LOYAL TO THE TOON, NOT THE ADMINISTRATION, IT AIN’T THE SAME THING.

    (aka Beefy)

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  • fergie

    Dec 18, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #2
  • jimiley

    Dec 18, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Spotlight Kid
    Spot on. Pardew comes with a health warning and its terminal. We all know it. The good ship Pardew is heading for the rocks and no amount of bullshit on this blog can help it. God bless Pardew and the loyal deluded crew.

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  • Frank The London Mag

    Dec 18, 2010 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Saw Pardew in the Hyatt Regent in Birmingham, the hotel that all the players were staying in from yesterday after they got the plane down.
    Asked him: “Do you think you’ll do well with Newcastle?”
    His exact replay: “Yeah, I think so if I can get enough money.”

    Least he knows what the key element for success nowadays is!

    Had a chat to Mike Williamson who told me to say on behalf of all the Newcastle fans he’s gutted they can’t play today and he thinks they should get their travel refunded. Sound bloke. Didn’t pay for my fare though!

    P.S. Alan Smith was wandering about on his own quite a bit while most of the others were down at the gym, the loner!

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