Pardew Still Coming To Terms With Passionate Geordies


It’s quite clear that Alan Pardew is still coming to terms with the ever passionate Geordie fans, and it seems the Londoner just cannot quite come to terms with what the club means to those fans.

The truth is – it’s their lives – so yes – it’s important!

Alan Pardew – still coming to terms with Geordie passion

Alan talked today to the local Evening Chronicle:

“They’re crazy about their club and their team, and there’s a responsibility that comes with that, but I can’t think too much about that as I wouldn’t sleep at night!”

“I just try to put it to one side and enjoy it.” “I know how much pain there is when we don’t win.”

That’s a great line there about if he thought about what it meant to the fans when we don’t win he just wouldn’t sleep at night.

It was good to see several of the Newcastle players throw their shorts into the crowd at the end of the game on Saturday, and of course the passionate support makes a huge difference to the players – a huge difference – and that’s worth a few points in the season, to be sure.

So any fans who attend the away games reading this, we applaud you – because you are simply  the life blood of the famous Tyneside club.

We really believe that Alan Pardew has been more than a little astonished at the passion that is Tyneside, and is now really determined to bring success to the Newcastle club, which hasn’t won a top trophy for 42 years. 🙁

And Liverpool are having a hard time of it?

We hoped that John Henry had bought Newcastle, because there were many similarities between the Boston Red Sox and Newcastle – great clubs with tremendous fan backing – who hadn’t won a major trophy for ages.

The Red Sox hadn’t won the World Series since 1918 – yes – even worse than Newcastle – but they have since won it twice, in 2004 and 2007.

A little hint to Alan for next season – play our first team in the Carling Cup! 😀

Pardew said:

“It’s mad.”  ” Before the game at Blackburn, we went past a pub, and there were 2,000 Geordies.”“You’d think it was an FA Cup semi-final – it was amazing, and it really boosted us.”

“They contributed to the start we made.” “We talked about it, and said we had to make sure we didn’t start like we did against Arsenal.” “The fans played their part in that.” “It’s proper mad, but in a good way.”

Newcastle seem to be in fine spirits after they have recovered from losing Andy Carroll and  win tonight will bring the feel-good factor rushing back to Newcastle.

We were unlucky on Saturday, but with the same performance tonight, surely we’ll get just a little bit of luck, and the win?

Alan continued that he’d probably start the same team as on Saturday:

“We’re the same group, same team and same bench probably – no changes.”

“The guys are in good spirits. We’re in good shape, we felt we should have won, but we’re not despondent about it. If we can produce the same level at Birmingham, there’s a good chance we can win the game.”

“They’re a difficult team to break down. They don’t explode at home, they play a very structured game, and that makes it difficult to hurt them.”

The players and Alan know that they will make the Newcastle fans almost ecstatic with a win tonight, and that’s what we are all hoping for.

Comments welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • Jarra Mag

    Feb 15, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m trying to locate the match report from the Mackems v Gillingham play off game about 20 years ago. The one where there were also 3000+ Magpies in attendance. Can anyone please advise where I can get it? I’m sure it was in the first edition of “Lets all Laugh at Sunderland” – but it’s been tided away. For any young ‘uns who think our fanatical support is something new – this match report simply has to be read. Help.

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  • andre29

    Feb 15, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Birmingham City FC – Newcastle United FC live on http://stjamesstream.blogspot.com/

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  • Thump

    Feb 15, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Did a quick google search and came up with RTG… didn’t take long before I closed the tab and decided to pop some painkillers.

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  • chuck

    Feb 15, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Guess not too many fans interested in what Pardew thinks, it`s all bullsh*t anyway !

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Feb 15, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #5

    “So any fans who attend the away games reading this, we applaud you – because you are simply the life blood of the famous Tyneside club.”
    thanks ed, i was there on saturday and i try to attend as many away games as possible eventhough i suffer from travel sickness. home games arent a problem for me and i have only missed 1 home game in bout 3-4 years (im 15)

    “It’s mad.” ” Before the game at Blackburn, we went past a pub, and there were 2,000 Geordies.”“You’d think it was an FA Cup semi-final – it was amazing, and it really boosted us.”

    the pub was the fenhurst pub and i was standing there chanting with everyone then the player’s bus came past and it all went mental it was an amazing sight.
    i have a couple ov videos from that game on youtube so please have a look?
    heres the one of the fenhurst pub . . .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDSDlfCamDA

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Feb 15, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #6

    got massive respect for all our fans who get out n support the lads, especially wen were away from home, a watch all the matches but simply cant afford to go to the games atm, hopefully get a job soon and get my first ever season ticket next year.

    Tal_nufc4eva luved the video hahaha wot an athmosphere man wudda loved to have been there!!

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Feb 15, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Gateshead-Mag – cheers pla, just trying to find ways on how to make my channel grow and videos become more popular. there was one incident which could have been avoided, a 15 year old was standing talking to some mates near me outside the doors of the fenhurst pub and people were throwing anything that they could find into the air e.g cans, balls , shoes (yes shoes!), bottles n glass bottles. someone threw a glass bottle into the air and hit him straight in the face. also was covered with blood and had a hhuge gash underneath his eye, this problem could have been avoided by only selling plastic bottles? he stil went and watched the matched after being checked over by paramedics

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Feb 15, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #8

    but then again someone picked an orange off the floor and hit one of the police horses in the face which was QUALITY!!!! 😉

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Feb 15, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #9

    hahaha a dont suppose the pub owners new there would be 2000 mad geordies turning the place over like, unless thats were away fans always drink, theres always gunna be incidents just part of any gathering

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  • Oleg G

    Feb 15, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Tal_nufc4eva // Feb 15, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Hhh… why it looks like everybody there are 14 years old? a Pub? 🙂

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  • bills-son

    Feb 15, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #11

    chuck
    Guess not too many fans interested in what Pardew thinks, it`s all bullsh*t anyway !

    Care to tell us why its all BS that Pardew says?

    I am one of those fans who IS interested – and believes – what AP has to say. And I bet there are plently more. Especially the ones who aren’t blinkered, bigoted, ignorant and daft enough to hope he fails and takes us down.

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #12

    10 Oleg G // Feb 15, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    hahah all the adults were around the side for a bit then EVERYONE jumped in lol 😉

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