Alan Pardew Blown Away By Geordie Passion


Chris Hughton was inspired when he got the Newcastle manager job a short 20 months ago,  and we think the same thing is happening to Alan Pardew.

Alan Pardew – made good start to Newcastle career

As we’ve said before, Alan has made an impressive start to being Newcastle manager, and he seems determined to be in the job for a long time, as his intention is to settle on Tyneside, and buy a new home.

And in the last two games, the lads have simply dominated the games against Blackburn and Birmingham, and got 4 points, although we deserved to win both games.

In 9 days time, the lads will  have a chance to beat the side directly above us by a single point in the league, Bolton Wanderers,  and jump above them and hopefully also get closer to Sunderland, who are just two points above us.

Newcastle have become a very organized side over the last month or so, and it’s good coaching that does that, so the plaudits go to Alan, John Carver and the rest of the coaching staff, for drilling the lads so well in training,  because it’s starting to show up on match days.

I’ve just watched the Birmingham game for the umpteenth time, and it’s clear the players know what they have to do at every single juncture, and that’s great to see. You talk about being well organized!

Alan has been completely blown away by the passion that is Newcastle United, and he has already participated and played his part in one miracle on Tyneside already, the amazing comeback against top side Arsenal.

And Arsenal beat one of the world’s best sides – Barcelona 2-1 last night – in a game that was simply a joy to watch.    Yes, we remember well when Newcastle beat Barcelona 3-2 at St. James’ Park in European competition, in September of 1997 to be exact,  when Kenny Dalglish was the manager.

If any players don’t want to have a high work-rate at Newcastle (why does Laurent Robert come to mind?),  just show them how Barcelona play the game, and look at the work Lionel Messi puts in when Barcelona don’t have the ball, it’s just phenomenal to watch.

This is what Alan Pardew had to say recently, about the very famous Newcastle United fans:

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

If Newcastle can beat Bolton in our next game, the feel-good factor will fast be returning to Tyneside, and then we basically have a game every weekend through the end of the season.

That’s a full week to prepare for every single game, and with injured players coming back quickly,  who knows – we could even end up much higher in the table, than we ever imagined possible last August.

If we can do that it will be a second fantastic seaosn in a row for the Newcastle United club. 😀

Howay The Lads!!



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133 comments so far

  • dubzy

    Feb 17, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • MJLiddell

    Feb 17, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Looking forward to going St.James’ park to watch us beat Bolton next saturday! I live in manchester so don’t get to go very often. I think, realistically, we could win the next 4/5 games up until the man utd game! NUFC for Europa! 😉 haha

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  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 17, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Since the WBA game I have said I would Get behind him. But I do wish he would talk less to the media and more to Enrique, Barton and Tiote.

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  • BournemouthGeordie

    Feb 17, 2011 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Like i said in previous comments i do think he has done a good job so far, not easy for him to come to this club when we were wanting to do everything possible to hurt Ashley, he has just got on and done what he thinks is best and at this present moment its working so im happy. Good luck to the boys when they play Bolton and i predict a 3-0 win 🙂

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  • free giveaways

    Feb 17, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #5

    GeordieGerman ;

    He has said countless times he has asked the board to extend Barton’s contract. I’m sure he’s telling Enrique and Tiote to stay but it’s out of his hands.

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  • hadthetshirt

    Feb 17, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Lets hope were blown away with his management.

    Oh look another charva 1st ffs
    What do you do when your first post, run around the school yard and say hey lads guess what I was 1st on Eds blog yippee kay aye.How feckin old are some of you.Please tell me your not adults.

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  • chuck

    Feb 17, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed. you getting paid as a publicist by Pardew or do you really believe this nonsense about Pardew being a great manager ?
    His history as a manager is not exactly great, having presided over West Hams relegation, sitting Mascherano and his buddy,now scoring for fun @ Citeh, you call that good management ?
    He made numerous bad buys @ Charleton and Carroll is not the only top striker he sold, he also got rid of Bent.
    I think perhaps any improvement in the side may be chalked up to our coach Carver, do you think so ?
    But really, lets take a wait and see attitude before you pronounce this guy as the new messiah !

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  • dubzy

    Feb 17, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #8

    well sed chuck

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  • daneevz

    Feb 17, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #9

    a short 20 months??? dont think its been that long ED!

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  • free giveaways

    Feb 17, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #10

    chuck ;

    (1) H didn’t sell Carroll! It was Ashley’s decision to sell. Do you think any manager would want to sell their best striker with no time to get a replacement?

    (2) Darren Bent left after Charlton got relegated. Do you really think Charlton could have rejected £17m for a player after being relegated t the championship? If you read what Bent has said about Pardew, you’d know he rates him as one of the best managers he has worked with.

    (3) Tevez and Mascherano were not his signings and he put them on the bench because he thought both needed time to adjust to the english league. He also bought players like Dean Ashton and Yossi Benayoun for £2.5m.

    (4) He has done a great job at Newcastle and I don’t understand why anyone would deny that and not get behind him.

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  • hadthetshirt

    Feb 17, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Lets hope we are blown away with his management.Up to now he is doing ok.

    Oh look another charva 1st ffs.What do you do if your 1st post run around the schoolyard telling your pals”hey lads I was 1st on Eds toon blog,yippee kay aye” please tell me your not adults doing this.

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  • chuck

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Think he counted everyone in the pub and hey that was great advise to the side, ” dont do what we did early against Arsenal” gotta give him credit there , Eh ?

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  • daneevz

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #13

    chuck your a mackem aint u?

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  • chuck

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #14

    Free giveaways
    You are beginning to sound like Ed. he paying you too ?
    If not send your bill in .

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #15

    @free giveaways

    100% agree

    Some people on here profess to be supporter but do nothing but slag the owner, manager, and even some of the players off all day every day.

    Now can anyone remember the definition of supporter?? hmmmm,

    FFS will everyone get over Ashley, Carroll, etc etc… we are Newcastle supporters and we should remain positive about our team. Besides, we have a great team and with 2-3 key acquisitions could be a great one!

    We have just been promoted into the PL for crying out loud!!!!! And calm the talk of Europe please. Survival first, out primary goal. Then begins the building over the summer and pushing on from there to be a consistent top team in the PL.

    Rant over.

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  • chuck

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Daneevz
    No, are you ?

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Chuck, stop talking garbage. The man has publicly said he has made mistakes in the past, that he has learnt from. So far he’s done a sterling job, conducts himself well. Go be menstrual somewhere else.

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #18

    And how anyone can slag Pardew off is beyond me.

    Messiah he aint but he’s not done a thing wrong since he came – he’s been dedicated has improved the team, and has signed and loaned two fantastic players in Arfa and Ireland, but of course the moaners forget that!!!!

    GRRRRRR SO ANGRY!!!!!!

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #19

    Oh and his tactical decisions and team selection have been SPOT ON

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Birmingham was a start. Let’s see how he and the lads do against Bolton and Everton. If we can get 4 points from those games we better start talking Europe and not this “let’s wait and see when we’re safe” crap. We should be talking with ambition now but hardly any are. Let’s get 4-6 points and let’s start believing we can do this.

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  • free giveaways

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #21

    He’s done a great job. Why are you concerned about what he did with other clubs in the past? He’s a young manager, obviously he will have made mistakes before.

    We are 9th in the table, if we hadn’t conceded injury time goals when we played Sunderland and Spurs we would have been joint 6th with Liverpool.

    We still have Ben Arfa and Ireland to come into the team. Collo, Jose, Williamson, Jonas, Tiote, Barton and even Best are playing superbly. So why not just get behind the manager?

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #22

    I believe in our team

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Aye, me too mattyNUFC. I said before the Birmingham game, ‘Can we bag the next 9 points and put this relegation gibberish to bed please?’ I fully believe we’ll win the next 2. We didn’t stumble into the position we’re in and we could just be peaking at the perfect time!! HWTL 😀

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #24

    Really worried about Enrique comments like – It looks like it’s a come and get me.

    That would be a huge blow.

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  • ToonZiga

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #25

    I think we should all get behind him, he proved he is a good manager, i think he can prepare team for every match. And we will be even more stronger when benny and ireland come back. HWTL

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  • Thump

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m having a bit of deja-vu here…

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  • free giveaways

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #27

    Spuggy ;

    Enrique will be gone in the summer unfortunately. He has already made his mind up. In and ideal world we would get Tawio, who will definitely leave Marseille, but I don’t know if it will happen.

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11810_6757738,00.html

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #28

    I also loved the way we rattled Stevenage, and that memorable first half against Arsenal…

    Seriously, sorry lads, but Pardew is still basically surviving on Hughton’s Championship winning side and the intermittent team ethic Hoots himself instilled (that team badly let their gaffer down on a few occasions).

    I can’t see much difference in the way we play either, with the biggest footballing improvements only coming when Carroll or Ameobi weren’t playing for whatever reason (sold, injured, fell off bar stool, etc .) and we were forced to keep the ball on the deck.

    I’m not saying Pardew’s a bad manager, just a mediocre one & an unecessary replacement. If we hit 45 points before the end of March I’ll of course be delighted – but only come next season will we see a real Pardew team.

    And the make up of that 2011/12 side will depend on whether he has the guts to go head to head with Ashley and demand we keep Tiote, Barton, Jonas, Colo, Ben Arfa and the Bull. I suspect such demands are what really cost Hoots his job.

    The jury is still out on Pardew as far as I’m concerned, but he’s certainly no Arsene Wenger or even ‘Arry!

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  • Thump

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #29

    Oh good, Chuck is back speaking shite as usual.

    “Pardew couldn’t possibly have any positive influence in our game, it must have been Carver who did everything!”

    Do one.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #30

    jose is a gonner in summer, unless we do the improbable and get into europe. Barton will follow if we dont replace jose and also sign a few good players. I,m getting that sinking feeling again. Pardew is ok, but i don’t think he can stop Ashley from doing stupid things

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  • Thump

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #31

    @Spotlight Kid: “but he’s certainly no Arsene Wenger or even ‘Arry!

    Two managers with bags of experience are better than Alan Pardew?

    My god, alert the press!

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  • GeordieDan

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #32

    I think Pardew is doing a very decent job. He’s exceeded all our expectations so far at least.

    Very impressive organisation within our squad right now.

    Off topic a bit but Enrique’s comments earlier today don’t bode well for the summer. You can’t blame him for being ambitious but its a big change from him saying he wants to end his career here just last summer.

    We need to buy quality and show big ambition in the summer or he and Tiote will be gone! Even that may not be enough though. :o(

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  • GeordieDan

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #33

    lol, maybe not so off topic them

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  • transfer tony

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #34

    No denying pardew has done quality job, that is a no go-er.

    Enrique is a very good LB .

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  • alka

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #35

    free giveaways. Agree with what you said in mess.26 but how Enrique can say that Aston Villa is a BIG CLUB beggars belief because they a right bag of s***e.

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  • transfer tony

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Enrique is a good left back however that interview clearly shows he wants to move on and benefit his carear. You say who doesnt have the geordie passion and dont want to be here, but its like one of us going to Racing Santander then knowing real madrid and valencia want you and as were not spanish and dont have a local spanish passion for the club wed jump and the chance and thats what hes done.

    For me we can for 20M hes very good but can give us unneccesary pressure loosing the ball in our half. More attacking then a defender.

    20M and we have a replacement he can go.

    For me tiote must stay tho the best player on our team and look at resluts with and without him, he is vital to progress… irreplacable.

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  • stuart no9

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #37

    spotlight kid @27
    could not agree more, time will tell!!!

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #38

    alka, in regards to Villa, I think he’s probably alluding to the £20m spent on Bent. Maybe it’s just a concentrated effort from players and manager to prod Mike in the right direction come the summer. Who knows, let’s just back the lads in the here and now.

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #39

    Its obvious chuck is a mackam on the wind up tbh his points got totally blown out the water there lol. I cant believe you have not seen the improvement in organisation from the defence especially since he has been here and down to Carver wtf im sure he had input but pardew brought him in so he has to get some credit anyway haha.

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #40

    Tiote will be worth 30-40m within the next year or two.

    So long as we DO replace Enrique and get 15-20m for him I’d be happy enough, rather keep him though. Thing is, he stuck with us through the championship, would be a shame to leave now when we’re on the up, he’s still young and could help this team achieve greatness.

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