Alan Pardew Interview – Wants Big Success At Newcastle – Video

Alan Pardew – great interview

Here’s an excellent interview that manager Alan Pardew has given to the BBC.

I am putting this out so that as many Newcastle fans as possible see this interview – Alan talks about what he wants to do at Newcastle – and we think he comes across very well, and seems very sensible and down to earth.

Alan has learned a lot from his previous management experiences, and he wants to learn from his past mistakes, to become a great Newcastle manager.

That’s always a good sign,  that Alan is willing to change,  so he can get better and make Newcastle successful again.

Of course there was also some very good news this morning,  in that Geordie John Carver has been appointed Newcastle’s Assistant manager.

That’s an excellent appointment by Alan, and we hope it will be made more permanent this summer, since initially it’s only a six month deal so the two can see how they work together.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jan 18, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #1

    It takes a big man to admit his mistakes and he certainly seems to be doing that.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 18, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Good interview I think.

    I think AP is an honest man and all his words are coming from the heart.

    I think he could have been a success at West Ham if he was not booted by new owners.

    I think we know he has the passion and his team is playing better than Hoot’s was.

  • G-Man

    Jan 18, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Pardew makes all the right noise’s, but can he get Fat Ash to part with the cash to make us a top 10 team. Still need a pacey forward & winger for now. Just don’t get Ash, 9th in the premiership, why not just spend 10 million & have a go for that 7th spot….

  • Thump

    Jan 18, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #4

    @G-Man: He’d have to put his pukka pie down to pick up his cheque book mate

  • hitman

    Jan 18, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #5

    routledge put this on his twitter..

    Why does Januarys cause so much chaos… #sighhhh


  • Thump

    Jan 18, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Players hate the transfer windows hitman. They can be shipped out at any moment if the right offer comes along and their agents are always working to get “a better deal for the player” (read: better deal for the agent).

    I think Routledge might be a handy player to keep around given our current squad, though. It wouldn’t be our best decision to hand out our only serious right option (in the event Joey gets injured or has to move into the centre for whatever reason).

  • vanderlee

    Jan 18, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Would anyone else be interested in Adam Hamill from Barnsley. 22 years old. Left footed winger, can play on both flanks. Quick. Has a £500k clause in his contract and wouldn’t command big wages. Friend of mine is Barnsley Season ticket and says he would definitely do a job in the prem. So, if we are looking for some cover on the left, I would have thought he fitted current policy…

  • sweendog

    Jan 18, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #8

    vanderlee .. yep but is he injured?

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 18, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Did anyone notice that Pardew said that he thought we are a top 5 club and he wants to make us a top 10 club? Ehhhh?

  • Spuggy

    Jan 18, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Good interview, sensible business model, good set of core players, good club spirit, chuffed with Carver appointment he’s been part of our success before so knows what it takes.

    Just hope we secure PL status, with any luck finish mid-table. Keep developing our youngsters as we are, and then when ou books are balanced, spend some money on some good players in the summer.

    Will we win the premier league in the next 5 years – highly unlikely? Will we make europe – maybe? Will we win a cup maybe?

    But you know what. Right now, I don’t care. I’m loving the good football, great spirit, talented youngsters and good backroom set-up. Looking forward to Arfa’s return and what Gosling can do.

    Of course, as proven with Hoots, your only as good as your last 5 games, so here’s hoping we can get that consistency we so badly need. If he can stabalise the team in this way, no reason we can’t push on under pardew and have a succesful reign!

  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 18, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #11

    He said we were one of the 5 biggest clubs in the country, ie fanbase, stadium etc, but its about getting the team back to that.

    I was one of the guys who doubted Pardew but he has gained my respect with his attitude. I like the way the guy works, hes honest, he communicates with fans and media and he seems to be working well with the team.

    Hughton was a good man but he was definitely a coach or a no2 if we are all honest and he wasnt a big communicator, he followed the lines given to him by the board and rarely strayed.

    Hamill for 500k would be an absolute steal btw, cant believe we are not in for him. Much better than routledge

  • Sav

    Jan 18, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Well said Pards. Very professional, no BS. Perhaps a bit more worldly wise and experienced that Hoots.
    Winning me over to give him a fair crack.

  • geoff777

    Jan 18, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #13

    He wants us to be a top ten team …?

    We were 11th in the league when he took over …

    With our current squad, now Gosling & HBA are coming back surely top ten next season wouldn’t be too difficult?

    If he’d said top 6 – qualifying for Europe it would have shown more ambition?

  • stuckdownsouth

    Jan 18, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Wonder who he meant when he said agents in the top players ears causing trouble at the club. Can’t be AC – sure he’d chin his agent if he caused him trouble, Joey? likewise although his agent is Willie Mckay who nobody seems to like, Enrique??? Collo??? Or am I just worrying!

  • daneevz

    Jan 18, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #15

    If he gets J.Enrique and JoeyB signed upHe’ll get my full backing!!

  • Sudanese_Magpie

    Jan 19, 2011 at 6:18 AM

    Comment #16

    there is something i really dont like about alan pardew, did u see how nervous he was during the interview, specially since controversial iranian “business man” is now on nufc payrol, he’s the same guy who brought tevez and mescharano to west ham when pardew was there…. combine that and Fat mikes way of doin things and i see a disaster waiting to happen…

  • cyprus

    Jan 19, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #17

    Spuggy, great comment!

    ‘But you know what. Right now, I don’t care. I’m loving the good football, great spirit, talented youngsters and good backroom set-up. Looking forward to Arfa’s return and what Gosling can do.’

  • dunzer1990

    Jan 19, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Pards coming out and saying we can be a top 6 team would fall back into the patterns of old, always demanding more than we can achieve. In the old days when we qualified for the UEFA Cup we were angry that we didn’t get in the Champions League, when we finished mid-table we got angry that we didn’t qualify for the UEFA CUP and so on and so forth until we got bloody relegated. So let’s just be happy that we got some cracking results, some cracking players who want to play for US and not for the pay-check and as far as I’m seeing we got a potentially cracking manager mid-table finish would do me just fine Pards. Howay the Lads!!!


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