Alan Pardew Comes Of Age – Give The Man A Chance!


Alan Pardew could well go down at Newcastle, for giving the most inspiring half time team talk of any manager for years and years, and my word – did it have the desired effect!

Alan Pardew – fantastic team talk at half-time

We can never call Alan Pardew a soft manager – ever – as he tore into his players at half time and told them they couldn’t sulk in front of the fantastic 51,000 Geordie fans in attendance and he told them to go out there in the second half and show the fans whet the players  are about.

Just think – what would you have said at half time – 4-0 down and were being so utterly and completely outclassed it was embarrassing.

Alan Pardew is beginning to earn his stripes at Newcastle and we have to give the man a chance to succeed on Tyneside.

He told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I haven’t been involved in a game that swung so dramatically as a manager or a player.” “What can you say? For 20 minutes we didn’t make a challenge or get a tackle in. We weren’t close to anyone, and they looked quicker, sharper and faster than us.”

“I make no bones about it. We were trying to do our best, but it wasn’t right. We were feeling sorry for ourselves. We were beaten at Fulham, and didn’t play well at times in that game.”

“The second half showed what a force we can be at this club when you put people under pressure, get tight, and get 51,000 Geordies back on your side.”

“It was an unbelievable day, and I thank the fans for staying with us, and most importantly I thank the players for their character and a performance that showed they were lions out there.”

“We made a call at half-time.” “You either sit there and protect the four, and don’t get embarrassed, or you say ‘you know what, we’re going to play the game properly and see what happens’.”

“We said ‘let’s put them under pressure and kicked down the end we like kicking, and let’s go and show what we’re about’.”

“And my God, we did that, and more. It feels like a 4-0 victory, and a special, special day, yet we haven’t won.”

Let’s get behind Alan and the players through the end of the season, and you’ve got to believe that in each of the 6 home games left this season,  our lads will be going all out for a win.

If they come out and play with the guts and glory they showed in the second half  on Saturday, then 52,000 mad screaming Geordies will be behind them – and that’s worth a couple of goals.

6 home games could mean 18 points and that would give us 49 points for the season, even if we lose all our 7 away games- and we’d be safe.

We are so proud of what the Newcastle United players did in that final 45 minutes on Saturday – so very proud!

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82 comments so far

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #1

    from zeros to heroes in 45 amazing minutes. We still need a striker ASAP, and the sooner Steve Taylor gets fit the better Williamson looks out of his depth in the last few matches.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Not sure what the hell has happened to willo. Him and colo were great at the start of the season. Maybe its the lack of competition for places.I wish wikipedia did our transfer business, wed sign anyone we wanted, since it says ewerthon is already our player lol

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  • toony tempah

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #3

    The worst newcastle performance ive ever seen in the first half to the best newcastle performance in the second half…what a match…what a rollercoaster

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  • dave 1961

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Pardew had nothing to do with the result, the first half was a result of the crazy week, and the second half was a result of a crazy crowd that thought they could still win 5-4. Before half time they were taunting the Arsenal supporters with were gona win 5-4, unless Pardew was with them singing, he played only a small part in it. no football manager has ever managed a turn around like this, in my 38 years of going to games I have seen it on a lesser scale many time, & every time it was the fans that did it, times when it was so clod the fans started jumping up and down on the spot, then someone started humming, everyone followed, and all of a sudden goal start flying in, that why someone done that spoof article about man city owners wanting to buy the Newcastle crowd, if Pardew wants to become a legend he has to earn it, sadly this was not him, no manager has ever done it & I doubt any ever will. if he works hard he will become popular as fans we do respond, and I want to see some scraps with Ashley also.

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  • Irish Geordie1

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Im not at all convinced with pardew… coment on tieote was “i hope no one comes in for him in the summer, if so we’ll have a problem” ah what the f++k does that mean????? so if we get an offer we HAVE to sell him??? Pardew is just another puppet!!! F++k him, so what he is really saying is if we get a good player we cant turn down the transfer fee… good luck with enrique then aswel.. W++ker

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #6

    So when it goes wrong, its pardews fault, but when something goes right, its nothing to do with him, wow what great fans newcastle have these days. Such a well rounded and fair opinion

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  • cgrizzly87

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Saturday was insane, draining but fun!

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  • BeeGuy

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m hoping Willo is over the transfer day blues and settles back in. He has shown good ability and has a decent sense of how and when to cheat to cover his weaknesses. He is bright and usually sniffs out what the opponent is up to, and thus is ready for them. Hang in there Willo, NUFC will need you going forward.

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  • dave 1961

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #9

    its williamsons first season so give him time

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #10

    I agree willo deserves time, but by the same logic, doesn’t pardew?
    Double standards and hypocrisy. People blinded by hate.
    Sad

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  • jidenufc

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Hi guys check this website out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewerthon.it is saying Ewerthon has already signed for newcastle till the end of the season

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  • jidenufc

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Hi guys check this website out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewerthon. it is saying Ewerthon has already signed for newcastle till the end of the season

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  • daneevz

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #13

    C.Houghton Fav to become new W.B.A boss. And the worst rumour i hav heard is nufc looking at bringing A.Johnson in from fulham in the summer lololol no ta he reminds me of D.Anderton always injured.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Irish Geodie….

    So he gets moaned at for apparently lying and decieving….then when hes brutally honest he gets moaned at.

    The bloke cant win.

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  • daneevz

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #15

    jidenufc bit late we knew tha a while ago wiki not always truthfull

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  • IrishGeordie

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #16

    I think it was 50/50 manager/crowd. I was at the wigan game a few months ago when we wer 2-0 dwn at half time thanx to charles ‘insomnia’ and we came back to draw late in injury time. And no doubts that day it was the crowd that got us the point, as i dont think chris houghton had it in him to giv the lads the hairdryer treatment. But i really think AP does. Top managers have to be able to tell the players like it is, no bs. Im not saying AP is a top manager, yet.. but you hav to give the guy a chance. Wait and see wat he does with big fat mikes money in the summer, let him bring in a few of his own ideas and players and by xmas we can really judge the guy.. Lets face it if the guy leads us to a cup or even europe over the next 5 yrs of his contract, then he will be doin an ‘OK’ job.. And we will all think he’s the best thing since sliced bread.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Yeah some tool member of the public has done it,or its harry redknap with some wierd scam to bring him to public attention, and then sign him from under other peoples noses

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  • daneevz

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Alan Pardews ComeBack Army!!!!

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  • IrishGeordie

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #19

    haha, didnt realise there was another IrishGeordie on here.. lol

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  • murvar

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #20

    jidenufc – anyone can edit on Wikipedia if they just fill in an online form. Then you can put anything on any page on the entire site. I know – I’ve done it. I could put something on to say Bruce has left the Mackems as he’s run off with a transvestite called Darrena Bent and gone to work in a circus in Seville. It would go up – but the other editors and watchers would amend it within seconds; after all, why would he leave one circus for another?

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  • Davies

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Dave 1961 – You still pushing that “crowd turned the match around” rubbish?

    Sure, they crowd can take some of the credit (apart from those who left and that tw@ that was screaming sh1t at Pardew), but lets be honest, they were there when we were getting dicked 4-0 as well.

    I’d rather think that our manager can motivate the players with a half time team talk, or we’re screwed in our away fixtures… unless you reckon we can get 50,000 toon fans into some of the venues we’re heading to this season.

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  • lewman

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #22

    cant imagine pardew shouting, he always seems so reserved. well he has had a second chance at the big time and i think he is taking it very seriously and i hope he does very well as that means we do well as a club.

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  • alex84

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Dave 1961, nah, it was pardew, the players and the crowd!
    lets face it, Pardew has done well so far, at first i was well against him coming but i think he is doing very well so far!

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  • dave 1961

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #24

    Markaccus

    100% agree as long as people dont build him to high just to be knocked back down, i dont have many expectations for him, but i will be as happy as everyone if he does well, like i posted when he earns it.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Don’t see why the players would say it was Pardew’s half time talk/rant that got them up when it wasn’t. I’d say it was both. Pardew and the fans getting behind the players that made the difference.

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  • stuckdownsouth

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #26

    Agree with the sensible bloggers, of course it was a combination of Pards laying in to them and changing somethings, the players, the sending off and yes us the crowd.

    But it started at half time with Pards, credit where credits due. If the best player Tiote says it’s something to do with the manager how can people deny it!!!! Blind hatred!!!!

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  • Irish Geordie1

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #27

    ah i always wondered who irishgeordie was, i got stuck with irishgeordie1, ha

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  • thegreatoba

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #28

    well if you want to compliment the manager for the second half, then surely you have to criticize him for the first half.

    when it comes down to it, we did not show up in the first half, and that was our PLAYERS fault. when played great in the second half because of the PLAYERS. give them the credit.

    obviously factors such as Diaby being a dipsh!*, the crowd getting back in the game, and tactical/substitutions changes massively changed the outcome of the game.

    but the players deserve the credit. remarkable comeback

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  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Here’s a couple of quotes that made me smile. Don’t necessarily agree with them though. 🙂

    “He’s (Pardew) looking more like Joe Kinnear with dress sense by the day”.

    “Geordie English Dictionary – Pardew: To make false promises. To communicate confidently on subjects with which you have no control. To be duped into believing one thing will happen but the opposite does. “Oh he’s been a bit Pardewed” meaning he has been deceived into believing something that is clearly not the case”.

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  • jidenufc

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #30

    murvar.I think this time there is no circus.The agent was quoted that newcastle was leading the chase and Alan pardew also confrimed interest.why wont he want to come to newcastle united?he has nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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  • dave 1961

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #31

    it was the sending off that changed the game Pardew played no part in it, I was at the game, if Pardews so good why could he do nothing against Fulham, simply the team were demoralised, the crowd was 100% behind it, I got carried away with it myself & I am paying the price for jumping up & down on one leg, ending up tearing a ligament in my foot, no manager has ever done it not even the likes of Ferguson, Saturdays game was a one off, but I have seen our crowd do it on so many occasions, at one time I could of given the teams & date but sadly since my illness my memory’s been poor to say the least. Pardew’s done nothing yet but I hope he’s are most successful manager ever. I do not have a grudge against him, & as for Ashley I don’t like being lied too. he does not have to win everything just play good football & I will be happy with him, that’s all he has to do for me, is simple & he will have earned any praise.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #32

    I’ve got it sust.

    The team was not in Portugal to train on stamina. He was looking for doubles, which he found.

    He played one set of doubles for the first half and theother set for the second.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #33

    dave 1961, by continuing to deny Pardew’s roll in the change. Then you are calling Tiote and Barton lyres.

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  • murvar

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #34

    This is a good read about Saturday and the week we’ve had – always a caustic writer and funny when he’s not taking the mick out of your own team…..

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story/_/id/877435/the-fifth-official:-goals-galore-and-the-toon-barmy?cc=5739

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  • dave 1961

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #35

    i was at the game & its what i witnessed with my eyes & ears.

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  • supermacnumber9

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Ewerthon joined Newcastle United on 7th of February 2011 he signed a contract with a duration until the end of the season.

    so says wikki – is this where bullsit comes from?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #37

    dave 1961, hope you got a couple of autographs when you where in the changing room then.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #38

    where = were.

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  • dave 1961

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #39

    a bit too old for them

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  • dave 1961

    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #40

    i one got wyn davies autograph though

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