Newcastle Business Model Makes Sense – Pardew

If there’s one thing that Alan Pardew will know like the back of his hand,  it’s the Newcastle business model that Mike Ashley will have drummed into him before he signed on as Newcastle manager a couple of weeks ago.

Alan Pardew – Newcastle agenda is good

There may be some differences, but it’s seems very like the Arsenal model that has worked so well over the last 14 years under manager Arsene Wenger,  at the North London club.

Bring young players through at the club, and look for bargains in the transfer market, and sing good players while they are young, and of course if we can keep making buys like we did in the summer for Cheick Tiote,  for around £3.5M, we’ll not go too far wrong.

Alan talked about the Newcastle business model – or the agenda as he called it:

“As a football manager, you have to remember what you are – just a football manager.”

“The agenda is set by the board and that is the same for Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid or Roberto Mancini at Manchester City.”

“There are different agendas and you have to make sure you manage that agenda to the best of you ability – that is what I intend to do.”

“I can think of a lot worse models which have not worked in the past and this model makes sense.”

“If you listen to Arsene Wenger this week, the model he has at Arsenal is not too dissimilar.”

“Ours is a business plan which will remain private because we won’t be telling everyone what we want to do.”

It’s hard to make money off a Premier League club these days, other than the price of the club rising through being successful, and we would think Mike Ashley would be happy if the club can at least break even each season.

If Mike wants to make money off Newcastle, his best bet is to make Newcastle into a top six side again, and then the club should be worth more than he paid for them, and then he could sell up and make a profit.


But with top clubs like Man City and Tottenham coming through fast, getting into that top six will not be as easy as it once was.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Spotlight Kid

    Dec 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Arsenal are no incubator club, they bring on top players to benefit from them on the pitch, not in the transfer window.

  • geoff777

    Dec 26, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #2

    They can only keep the business model private for a while.
    Eventually their actions will reveal their intentions.

    We’ll see if … as all fans hope, Ashley is building a team to challenge for trophies, or if talent is being found and nurtured only to be sold for a profit.

  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 26, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Ashley needs some cash…Andy 15.000.000 Joe 1.500.000 Colo 1.000.000, Smith 500.000 Tiote 3.000.000

  • lewman

    Dec 26, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #4

    andy,joey and colo are you having a laugh, tiote aswell. these prices are a joke, the mans a billionaire business man who must know a lot about selling things so selling top players for these sums would be just daft, the type of thing a mackem would do with his nans tv, while looking for his next fix.

  • fungus44

    Dec 26, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #5

    if the business plan is like arsenal,s hopefully he will not sell any player,s unless they not good enough for the first team.

  • Stuart

    Dec 26, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Are you an idiot Dennis Twice, Tiote for £3M? Why would ashley sell a player he bought in the summer for £3.5m at a loss, when I’m pretty sure Tiotes valuation has probably almost doubled since he got here?

  • leedodd

    Dec 26, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #7

    what a Load of old Bollocks. same old shite every time we get close to Jan 1st or end of the season . Sell Carroll Tiote Joey all our best players Total Rubbish. Why would The fat Controller want to get us up Into the premier League Sell our best Players and end up In The Championship Again ?? He would Loose Millions !!!!!!! Is Mad Mike and Dopey Derek That Daft ??? mmmm Could They Be ??


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