Newcastle Players Take Instant Shine To Alan Pardew

News today from Steven Taylor that the Newcastle players have taken to Alan Pardew big time, since the new manager arrived on Tyneside a short two weeks ago.

Steven Taylor challenges Fernando Torres

And the good news about Alan is he seems to be great at man-management, just like Chris Hughton was, and sits down and talks to each of his players to make sure everything is OK with them.

This is what Steven said today about Pardew:

“I have been very impressed with the new manager,” “Since he came in, he has been absolutely spot-on. Within a day or two of him coming in, he sat me down in his office and made it clear he wants me to be here.”

“He just wants to get the ball rolling.” “For me, he has been first class. It was just what I needed. He is a man’s man and I have a lot of respect for him and I know that all the players feel the same way about him.”

“It was music to my ears when he told me he wanted me to stay. That’s the best possible thing that could have happened to me, for a new manager to come in and tell me how much he wants me to stay.”

“I don’t want to be unwanted. For him to say he wanted me here, and will do everything he can for me, was brilliant. Everyone knows how much I want to stay here.”

So if everybody knows Steven wants to stay at Newcastle, why doesn’t he sign his new contract?

Surely it’s a decent deal, since other players seem to have signed up pretty quickly, and with Steven,  Newcastle will be trying to get a 5 year deal for him, and we have to think a spanner is being put in the works by his agent Paul Stretford.

We don’t trust Paul much, just like we don’t trust Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

Pardew has done really well since first arriving at Newcastle, when it was clear the Newcastle fans were not happy about anything, and just didn’t want Pardew, because there seemed nothing in his record that qualified him to become manager of Newcastle.

But he’s certainly got Steven on his side,  as the local lad continued:

“There was a lot going on when he first arrived and no one really knew how to take him.”

But from the first time he met us, the way he has come across to the players, he has been absolutely unbelievable.”

“The training sessions have been fantastic and it’s fair to say the players have taken an instant shine to him.”

Things couldn’t have gone much better for Newcastle since Alan arrived, with a great 3-1 victory against Liverpool in his first game, and Pardew having got the players firmly behind him already.

He got a promise from Ashley not to sell Andy Carroll – whatever that’s worth – before he signed on at Newcastle, and he is trying to keep Steven on Tyneside by meeting with his agent this week.

You couldn’t ask for much more than that from any new manager.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Smithy

    Dec 22, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #1

    “I don’t want to be unwanted. For him to say he wanted me here, and will do everything he can for me, was brilliant. Everyone knows how much I want to stay here.” Well sign the bloody contract then.

  • Paul Collins

    Dec 22, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Was is he waiting for? An extra grand a week, this matter should of been sorted ages ago it’s becoming boring, and the transfer window is edging closer and closer! Just pick a pen up Steven it’s as easy as that.

  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 22, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Just sign up and shut up….
    You are playing football for a living and earning great wages.
    Think you could be like the normal “Joe Soap”earning 20,000 a year that watches from the stands and pays hard earned cash to watch you play or complain for sitting on the bench.
    You also get paid for being injured for 9 months-TOUGH LIFE

  • archaeomag

    Dec 22, 2010 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Well, this is very positive, after months of the press telling us that he is desperate to leave.

    We will have to get through the transfer winter with the press telling that any good player, Carroll, Barton, Nolan, Jose, etc. have already been sold.
    It might give us something to talk about, but it’s a waste of time worrying about it, as hacks seem to regard journalism as just another form of creative fiction writing.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Dec 22, 2010 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Don’t mind if we sell Smith, Guthrie or Perch as long as we keep the rest we could do with a creative midfielder & another goalscorer.

  • Davies

    Dec 22, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #6

    “We don’t trust Paul much, just like we don’t trust Newcastle owner Mike Ashley”.

    Red top malcontent.

  • stuart no9

    Dec 22, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #7

    we have to keep our good players S.T is one one of those, when he is fully fit and on his game , he is one of the best and bravest in the prem along with j terry , like carroll , a local lad , who will give every thing for yhe club, smith, perch guthrie xisco , best , who imo are finished , to name but a few, need to go in jan , may be a good attacking M F to come in ?

  • Robby Bobson

    Dec 22, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #8

    I mean I think he should sign up or shut up….but if you were in his shoes would you feel wanted by Hughton. Carroll breaks your jaw and carorll is picked the next game and scores the winner. Taylor sat there watching the player who sparked him out becoming a geordie legend.

    Anyway if he goes would be a shame to loose a geordie, but william and colo are less eratic anyway.

    Also with the Pardew issue, Jose twitted the other week how the players like Pardew and how he was going through tactics, something jose and jonas had said before Hughton didnt really do.

    Im not slating Hughton at all….just making the point.

  • ArtyH

    Dec 23, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Seems Pardew is a bit like Hughton but with more of a football brain for tactics etc. Both seem nice likable guys.


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