Pardew – We’re Newcastle – We’re In The Win Business!


Maybe, just maybe, Alan Pardew, having now been in the passionate world of Newcastle United for several weeks, is letting that passion get to him – but in a good way.

Maybe John Carver is already having a big influence on Alan?

One of our big heroes of the past was Bill Shankly, the great former manager of Liverpool. who started Liverpool’s surge to greatness back in the early 1960s.

And that was because there was not one shred of doubt, that Bill thought (make that knew) that Liverpool was just the greatest football club in the world.   And when you truly think about it – that’s just got to rub off on your players – and it did at Liverpool.

And Bill said famously that Liverpool should never be pleased with a draw, and indeed the current American owners have even mentioned that this week.  And we are pleased that Alan Pardew is now starting to think and act like a Newcastle manager, by going out and trying to win every single game.

That’s exactly what Chris Hughton did, during his magnificent 18 months as manager on Tyneside.

Listen to what Alan has said today, about the tough and very important game with Spurs tomorrow:

“We’re in a win business – nothing else.” “We’re Newcastle United, and I expect us to win. I don’t care who the opposition is.”

“We just need an atmosphere similar to the one the fans served up on Sunday.” “It was a brilliant, brilliant day for us until the 94th minute.”

It just so happens that Pardew has won two of this three home games, and but for the heart-breaking late equalizer last Sunday Alan would have won 4 of his first 6 league games in charge of Newcastle United – and Tyneside would have been on fire this week – let’s face it.

And when Alan was asked whether Newcastle could win tomorrow, he continued:

“It would be brilliant, but it’s a tough ask.” “We’ve had some terrible news this week about Alan Smith, and we’ve lost Dan Gosling as well this week.”

“We’re going into the game with a depleted squad, which is far from ideal.” “But, having said that, we’re off the back of a great performance.”

“Even though Smudger got injured, Danny Guthrie came in and played a big part.” “I’m hoping Kevin Nolan’s OK.”

It seems that Kevin Nolan has a sore throat,  but we have to hope (and pray) the captain will start tomorrow.    It’s an important game for Newcastle tomorrow, but one that  we can win, and the lads should be looking forward to playing one of the top sides in England.

If the lads can get just a little bit of luck tomorrow, for a change, then Newcastle can win this game, and make up for last Sunday – and wouldn’t that be something!

And we support Alan’s call for the Newcastle fans to be extra vocal in their support of the team tomorrow – and we can win this game – we’re convinced of that!

We also wonder if it’s John Carver,  who is having a big influence on Alan, and sooner than we thought! 😀

Howay The Lads!!

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12 comments so far

  • G

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Lets hope so, sick of us being in the doldrums business.

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Whats with all the reports of Ireland has signed?

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  • Jarra

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #3

    As I have stated previously I was dissapointed when AP was appointed, I was hoping for someone bit special.
    Might have got someone special and hungry to prove himself and I will always call it as I see it Alan lad your doing good.
    Hope the man with the purse strings doesn’t let you down, but I for one appreciate your leadership style by communicating with the fans.

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  • jwheelie12

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Does Pardew just give interviews all day long?

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  • Davies

    Jan 21, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Nothing to confirm the Ireland loan already being done on Newsnow. Apparently it’s all over Twitter, but Ol’ Davies don’t tweet.

    Any further confirmation would be greatly appreciated.

    Oh yeah, and well done Pardew. Good attitude.

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  • chuck

    Jan 21, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Guy never shuts up, now he`s the new Bill Shankley ?
    Talk`s cheap and you been lucky up to now, lets see who you bring in and what the team accomplishes.
    Till then can we hope you will shut up for a while?

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  • lesh

    Jan 21, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #7

    jwheelie12 // Jan 21, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Does Pardew just give interviews all day long?

    That’s why he’s always on the phone!!!!

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  • geoff777

    Jan 21, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Pardew loves the press.
    He gives far too much away.
    He needs to stop talking about who’s playing and who’s out. It just makes it easier for the opposition to plan.
    He needs to stop criticising the players in public too.

    Egomaniac.

    We’re in the win business … so we can challenge the top ten, Alan … ???

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  • TheToonKing

    Jan 21, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #9

    I just noticed Ireland is only 24 years old….I thought he’s around 28…This could well be a good signing.

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  • davcon22

    Jan 21, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #10

    “One of our big heros of the past Bill Shankley”
    sorry Ed aint a hero of mine,Bobby Robson defo !!!but not Bill Shankley

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  • chuck

    Jan 21, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Look if Ireland can fit in and is comfortable at the club, believe he could be an outstanding addition to the side, as important as Ben Arfa.
    We already know how well he can play, gets his goals, amazing passer, gets into space with great vision.
    Just needs the right environment and smart management.

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 21, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #12

    i see lads talking about pards giving so many interviews, mates, this is nothing but good for the club. AP is a great ambassador for the club, he certainly doesnt embarass the club or himself when he is on the telly. Plus we get alot more news from the horses mouth these days. give the lad a break he is embracing nufc and im happy with him right now…

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