Let’s Hope Pardew Picks Up Baton Passed By Chris Hughton

It seems that the players and fans of Newcastle United were desperately disappointed to see the way Chris Hughton was sacked by Mike Ashley, after all the London manager had done for the Tyneside  club.

Jonas Gutierrez – right behind Alan Pardew

And of course there are still a lot of ifs and buts around Chris’ departure, for instance what  if  Barton, Coloccini and Williamson hadn’t got themselves suspended for 3 games each, and if the lads had actually turned up at West Brom for what turned out to be Chris’  last game in charge, then we may have still seen Chris  at the Newcastle club.

Although what is certain now, is that for whatever reason, Ashley was just looking for a chance to fire Chris, and we may never know the real reason for that.

But time to move on, and Argentine Jonas Gutierrez, seems to want to help make Alan Pardew’s reign on Tyneside a successful one – and therefore a long one.

Jonas Gutierrez told the Evening Chronicle today:

“It’s good.” “If a manager doesn’t stay a long time, it’s because the players aren’t doing things really well.”

“We hope he stays here a long time.” “That’s what all the players want, because if he stays, we’re in a good position and doing the right things.”

“It was disappointing about Chris, but that’s football.” “I didn’t think it was the moment for Hughton to be dismissed.”

“But we can’t do anything about it, and we have to stay with the new manager, and work hard for him.”

“We have to go up in the league, and take more points.”

Great words from Jonas.

It seems to us  as soon as the WBA result happened, Mike Ashley took his chance quickly,  because if he had waited for the Liverpool game,  there was always going to be every chance that Newcastle would win that game, and that’s exactly what they did of course.

Every time Chris held the players in the dressing room after a poor performance, which was only three or four times in the 16 months he was managing the club, the lads always came back big time in the next game, and of course Mike couldn’t allow that – not if he wanted to fire him.

But Chris has gone now, and there’s absolutely nothing we can do about it – other than to moan and groan now and again – like we just did above. 😀

But we hope for the sake of the club that Alan Pardew comes in and picks up the baton from Chris, who everybody and their mother knew did a great job on Tyneside, and continues to move Newcastle forward this season.

Alan certainly seems to have the players right behind him, almost immediately,  and that’s great  to see.

Gutierrez continued:

“In the first year that I came here, we had four managers.” “That is a crazy way to go.”

“The second year (last year) was really quiet.”  “We hope this one is the same as last year, and not like the first one.”

The lads are due back to training tomorrow, and will start their preparations for another tough game on Sunday afternoon against Man City, and they will be another difficult team to beat.

3 points on Sunday would be fantastic, in fact it would be better than fantastic – whatever that is.

But that game starts a period of five games within a very short 13 days – so that at 7:30 pm on Saturday, 8th January, at the completion of the FA Cup tie at Stevenage,  we’ll know how well Pardew has started his Newcastle career in his first 6 games.

We hope Alan does very well, for the sake of the Newcastle club and the fans, and we have to say that Alan has handled himself extremely well since he arrived on Tyneside, and it’s hard to think how anybody could have done any better.

Comments welcome.

30 comments so far

  • Frank The London Mag

    Dec 21, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #1

    news just in from jose’s personal twitter:
    “We have new assistant manager but dont ask me the name because i dont know hem”.

    So an assistant manager HAS been picked. Malky Mackay possibly? Hope you can look into this, Ed.

  • boater

    Dec 21, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Pardew OUT!

  • Oba

    Dec 21, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #3

    I hope it’s Iain Dowie.

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 21, 2010 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed, the word that you are looking for that is better than “fantastic”is:

  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Can somebody tell me when the bairns go back to school? I need to know how long before I can come back on here for decent discussion.

  • midlandstoon

    Dec 21, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #6


    Sky Sports remove article stating #NUFC have valued Joey Barton at £1.5m, from their website. Nothing in it as mentioned earlier. #NUFC

  • lou9brasil

    Dec 21, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Agreed thump….

  • lou9brasil

    Dec 21, 2010 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #8

    previous post from Boater this ones a beauty!!!

    “SWP is a done deal, Beckham in – 2 month loan.

    Carroll going to Man U in the summer, Berbatov/Macheda + cash deal. Tiote to Chelsea, Enrique to City. Wickham coming in, along with C Austin and Honda from CSKA.

    Don’t shoot the messenger!”

    Where is this pub to then fella? The land of make believe is it???

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 21, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Thump, Don’t know m8, I just got out today, but that’s Germany. 🙂

  • balubas1

    Dec 21, 2010 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Anyone here feature on the TeamTalk.com blog?

    I think the Toon’s on there are mainly idiots… shared view any1?

  • balubas1

    Dec 21, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #11

    OMG. Carroll linked to Real Madrid.. this is a mad………….. MAAAD world

  • balubas1

    Dec 21, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Hugo Almeida is leaving Werder Bremen… Now THAT’S a player i would like to see in Black&White

  • lou9brasil

    Dec 21, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Balubas1 didn’t u know there swapping the entire real Madrid squad for Carroll

  • balubas1

    Dec 21, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #14

    honestly lou9brasil…. I wouldn’t swap Carroll for ANYONE in real madrid.. no joke.

  • john_cena163

    Dec 21, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #15


  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #16

    jbjoeybarton is an amazing twitter feed. I read it over a few hours while I was a bit hungover one morning.

    @balubas1: C. Ronaldo? He might be able to do a job or two for us (that said, I think Jonas might be able to outdo him like).

    Also agree with Hugo Almeida… but I think that’s barely even a pipe dream.

  • Big Dave

    Dec 21, 2010 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Batty where are ye T-F says your a c@nt

  • batty

    Dec 21, 2010 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #18

    well ya TF will say that seeing that iam banned off org

  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 21, 2010 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #19

    Boater – what u on about!?? We have to support the manager in charge and the players. I didn’t want Hughton’s reign to end but sadly it has and we have to move on.

    I would agree with you on: Ashley OUT!!!

  • GeordieMeerkat

    Dec 21, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Looks like BSA isn’t going to be out of a job much longer, Inter have just sacked Benitez.

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 21, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #21

    GeordieMeerkat, This must have been planed. I bet they spoke to Fat Sam before they sacked Benitez.

  • balubas1

    Dec 21, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #22


    No I would never trade Carroll for C.Ronaldo. Why give away a player I love for a player that I hate. Sure he is brilliant, but what an a**

  • baro

    Dec 21, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #24


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  • RUNAWAY777

    Dec 21, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #25

    so now there talking about selling joey,and the nufc supporters can like it or not but in the end we are ashleys puppets, who pay every week between £25 and £60 to support the team whitch we all love,but its time us geordies stand as one and tell the fat man where to go,and if that means staying away from home games so be,its the only way that fat t**t will learn, when he is losing money.

  • Shot Bru

    Dec 21, 2010 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #26

    i’m in 2 minds about Jonas as a player and whether or not he produces enough opportunities for our strikers…there’s no doubt he has a great understanding on the left hand side with Enrique… he keeps posession of the ball better than most, but he flatters to deceive at times and is possibly better suited to playing on the continent. If we were to sell any of our major players in the transfer window i wouldn’t lose any sleep if he was sold. I realise he is bang outta form at the moment and understandably players lose form throughout every season, however this hasn’t influenced my judgement it is his overall contribution to the team in the 2 and a half years he’s been with us which has drawn me to this conclusion and it’s possibly time for a change on the left in front of Enrique.

  • jimiley

    Dec 21, 2010 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #27

    Shot Bru
    Let me help. Jonas is crap.
    NUFC is a selling club. We will sell ANYBODY to fill the fat man’s wallet. Believe anything about Carroll or Barton. Under this fat twat, anything is possible.

  • Shot Bru

    Dec 22, 2010 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #28

    Haha there is life out there…. jimiley i guess you may be right about Jonas…guess i was waffling in a round about way trying to say say the same thing 🙂

  • BillBurch

    Dec 22, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #29

    We’ve got to get over the fact that CH has gone and all the weeping and wailing is not going to change anything! Personally I think it’s sad but not unexpected, the writing was on the wall! A great guy no doubt and I’m sure he’ll get another job soon and I wish him well but for God’s sake get over it!


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