Pardew – Newcastle Players Responding In Best Possible Way


Even though Newcastle fans always seem to be the mercy of owner Mike Ashley, and have no idea what he’s even thinking, there’s still a feel-good feeling on Tyneside these days.

Alan Pardew – pleased with recent performances

Newcastle have done very well this year (2011) and with any luck would have had four wins in a row without even conceding, if we hadn’t let in two injury time equalizers.

In 8 league games this year, Newcastle have 3 wins, 4 draws and one defeat for a total of 13 points, 14 goals scored and only 7 conceded – four of them in the first 25 minutes against Arsenal. The lads also have 4 clean sheets in those 8 games.

So it’s not a bad record at all, and to keep things positive we’ll not even mention the 3-1 defeat at Stevenage in the FA Cup. 😀

And even in the last two games, the team has played extremely well against two lesser sides in Blackburn and Birmingham, and were a little unlucky not to get all 6 points.

And the famous Newcastle spirit in in good shape as the lads proved when they came back from 4-0 down, in the greatest comeback ever seen in the 19 years of the English Premier League. Newcastle were heroes to many on that Saturday two weeks ago.

Alan Pardew has a big job to do to improve the Newcastle squad during the summer, but he seems happy at how his philosophy is quickly being accepted and implemented at the Tyneside club.

This us what Alan told the Sunday Sun this morning:

“I don’t think we need to make huge personnel changes to put your philosophy in place,”

“The guys now know what we’re about and they are responding in the best possible way – with performances that are really, really good.”

“There have been little changes here and there and I don’t want to give too much away, but I’ve been happy with some of the results recently.”

“What has pleased me over the last couple of games is that defensively we’ve been very, very sound, and with Steven Taylor coming back that gives us plenty of options.”

“The staff have been great and we just keep hammering home the message and getting it across.”

Next up for Newcastle are Own Coyle’s  Bolton Wanderers side in 6 days time at St. James’ Park, and then Everton the next Saturday – so if the lads can pick up say 4 points from those two games, we’ll be happy enough.

Two wins and we’ll be really flying high.

Comments welcome.



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122 comments so far

  • boyfromshields

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Just a few more points to be safe, great news considering our turmoil early on.
    What news on Benny?

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  • carrollsinger

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Win the next 2 and is that 41 points or something that’s gotta be safe if we go on a good run we can get Europe and nice to have brom last game of season aswell

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  • carrollsinger

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #3

    They say back in training Monday and he is already fitter then he was before the injury so back in 2 weeks playing

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  • tdt

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #4

    We should buy seven £5M youngsters. Which for that price you could get some of the best 16-19 year-olds I reckon.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #5

    If we win both matches it might push Jose Enrique to sign as we will be virtually safe by then. Then we can focus on getting into Europe without any relegation worries hanging on our heads.

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  • tdt

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Yes we really need all our top players to stay just as much as we need new players.

    I see West Brom are losing to wolves at HT, i’m hoping that Brom dont win so either a wolves win or a draw is fine by me. Getting close down the down. The more points they take off each other the better really. We need 2 more wins and we’ll be safe. Not totally out the woods yet but nearly there.

    I also see Forster is in goal once again for celtic who are winning 1-0 against rangers the now, no make that 2-0. As my 2nd team is Hearts, I’m hoping for a draw in that one.

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  • BergenVikingToon85

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #7

    enrique is gone in the summer window. Who should we replace him with?

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  • supermacnumber9

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Newcastle Players Responding In Best Possible Way – from what I see from today’s postings so are the fans! Keep it up lads
    HWTL

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #9

    BergenVikingToon85 – If Enrique goes or not I would take that LB we loaned from Chelsea Van Aanholt, he looked a great prospect and played just as good as Enrique when he came on. He’s younger too and if we could have them both here he will surely push Enrique for his spot.

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  • tdt

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Hopfully Enrique isn’t gone in the summer, he’s probably just trying to get the best contract out of MA as possible, which is understandable really isn’t it?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Tdt – The last time a certain player tried that trick he was shipped out and we made a massive profit. I just hope players will stop trying to get better contracts talking to the press and stir sh*t up. Now that I think about it Judas didn’t talk to the press. Though it’s clear he only wanted more money despite being our new famous Number 9! The c*nt!

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  • The Power Ranger

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #12

    I agree tdt. We should definitely invest the money in youngsters. We could easily get 5/6 top class youngsters for 35 million.

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  • andyroo

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #13

    i really think McGeady would be a top class player for us!! he is quick and looks like he has an eye for goal along with a new striker we will be a strong team

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  • toonafan

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #14

    It feels to me Enrique will be gone and we’ll have to get as much money for him as we can. If he goes it will hopefully be abroad. Wouldn’t want him signing for Liverpool. They are our direct competition next season.. Just as long as we sign hungry players that will fit into the dressing room. Things are looking good at the moment.

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  • dublin mag steve

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #15

    andyroo im irish aswell as being a geordie nut i take a keen interest in celtic and the irish national team and believe me we do not want aiden mcgeady he flatters to decieve and is twice as frustrating as duff ever was, moscow paid 10mill for him and i would not be happy if our club shelled out that sort of money on an enigma.

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  • alexthetoonkid86

    Feb 20, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Hi everyone first post. Great blog read it every day.

    We need to buy bargain players that want to play in the black and White and. Look at Williamson ,tiote and Simpson. Players with raw talent and passion! With people like Barton Nolan and even smudge (although injured) they will learn what a passionate Newcastle team is all about.

    We have to invest the money wisely maybe one big name buy but the rest needs to be young talented and cheap. Let’s not waste the money we got for Andy

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  • carrollsinger

    Feb 20, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Watching Celtic rangers game and Forster looks so comfortable with the ball and I’d sign emilio he looks mustard he’s plays left wing or lb

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  • BergenVikingToon85

    Feb 20, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #18

    i’d take Bendtner, sturridge\wickham, Badelj, Ireland, +Left\Rirght-Back,

    35 millionish??

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  • alexthetoonkid86

    Feb 20, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Sturridge yes! Bendtner no way he is a right klutz. The two players I wanted last summer Both scored today.

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  • chuck

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Ed. I realize fans like positivity when reading about the club.
    But your recent blogs seem to be something that any press agent for Pardew would be proud of, a litany of praise, backed by little evidence.
    For instance

    “I don`t think we need to make huge personnel changes to put your philosophy in place.”

    Read ; we got a small squad , but don`t expect much in the way of replacements.

    “There have been little changes here and there and i don`t want to give away too much, but i have been happy with some of the results”

    read; Erm ! since Carroll f**ked off, we are keeping it on the ground and Carver could probably tell you more, thats his job !

    The staff have been great and we just keep hammering the same message and getting it across.

    Read ; the coaches are taking care of business, thank god!
    And the message is, ?
    My guess is sometimes bulls**t baffles brains!

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  • Nojdani

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #21

    @alexthetoonkid86

    “We need to buy bargain players that want to play in the black and White”

    I totally agree on that

    The club is on the right path

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  • Nojdani

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Hi Ed

    More focus on the football plz.

    Let Mike and his men take care of the business part.

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  • gorskino10

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Aiden isnt good enough tbh and the money it would cost as they bought it for massive money and would want more than they paid it would be crazy money for an Average player.

    From all these tals i hope we buy some players that could become main players for cheap prices say like Wilfried Bony at Vitesse (was at Sparta) he has a great goal record and 21 and Ivorian and wud cost like less than £4 Million and a striker could be a player we could get and could become as good as Tiote type of signing.

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  • alexthetoonkid86

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #24

    Random question does anyone know how many tickets for a home game a 12th man memember can buy? I am trying to plan a trip with 2 mates as I live in Leeds. But I’m sure I once read members only got 2 tickets. So I don’t Wana get 2 then the 3rd ticket be not sat with us??

    Cheers

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  • tdt

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #25

    Chuck that is just one intprepretation of that was said, you can read anything into these statements if you wanted, but that doesnt mean it is right. For example…

    “There have been little changes here and there and I don’t want to give too much away”

    Could this mean we are employing mole canteen ladies within other clubs to sabatage our oppontents by tainting their lunches with trace quantities of detol in the hope that it will take the edge off their performances on match day?

    I find this unlikely Chuck.

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  • toonarmy1986

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Hi I was just wondering if anyone knows the answer to this question. If Arsenal win next Sunday does that mean the runners up meaning Birmingham qualify for Europe or does the place go to the team finished in 6th and obviously a Man Utd and Arsenal final for the FA Cup would be perfect for us as it means a team in 7th qualify for Europe if Arsenal win the Carling cup.

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  • tdt

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #27

    The team that wins I think.

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  • tdt

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #28

    gets the europa place

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  • toonarmy1986

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #29

    but Arsenal will qualify for Europe via the league so if they win does their place go to Birmingham or the team who finish 6th in Europe since the top 5 teams on get into Europe because the more league places that come available the better 🙂

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  • free giveaways

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #30

    The quotes from Pardew today seem to suggest we won’t be spending much this summer. When he says “Joey Barton is wrong to suggest we need to spend big”. That’s not great news. But another paper today says our summer transfer list includes Gervinho, Wickham and Taiwo so mixed messages there.

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  • free giveaways

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Hope this is true anyway, even though a lot of people will disagree with me. I’d love N’Zogbia here.

    http://www.footylatest.com/newcastle-and-sunderland-to-fight-over-12m-winger/20269?

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  • lewman

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #32

    the team must always play down their transfer budget so other clubs dont ask for silly prices, we might not spend much but i would be astounded if it was less than 20 million if we are safe.

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  • alexthetoonkid86

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Anyone answer my question?

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #34

    To be honest we’re not far off the next level with the players we have. It’s depth we lack, especially in the forward positions.

    I’d like us to bring in Larrson on a free, sign Ireland if he shows form, then buy Sturridge and Gervinho. Gervinho can cover RW or CF so provides good cover too. Then a young LB for cover. Sorted.

    So, the team with just a few additions has depth and quality. Then the following team can be played with / being rotated or as options for subs during games.

    Simpson…..Taylor……Collo…….Enrique

    ……………..Barton…………….Tiote…………….

    …………………….Ireland/Nolan………………..

    .Jonas/Larsson………………………….Arfa….
    ……………….Gervinho/Sturridge…………….

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  • Thump

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #35

    I’d have I’nsomnia back in a heartbeat but not for £12m.

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  • hadthetshirt

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #36

    Here you go alex

    “Qualification for European competitions
    As of the 2009–10 season qualification for the UEFA Champions League changes, the top four teams in the Premier League qualify for the UEFA Champions League, with the top three teams directly entering the group stage. Previously only the top two teams qualified automatically. The fourth-placed team enters the Champions League at the play-off round for non-champions and must win a two-legged knockout tie in order to enter the group stage.[23] The team placed fifth in the Premier League automatically qualifies for the UEFA Europa League, and the sixth and seventh-placed teams can also qualify, depending on the winners of the two domestic cup competitions. If one of the cup winners qualifies for Europe through their league position, the sixth-placed team in the Premier League will qualify for the Europa League. If both of the cup winners qualify for the Champions League through their league position, the sixth and seventh-placed teams in the Premier League will qualify for the Europa League.”

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  • toonarmy1986

    Feb 20, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #37

    so if Arsenal win next Sunday and Man Utd win the FA Cup we could realistically end up in Europe 🙂 I guess they have scrapped the runners up qualifying or is that to stop teams like Pompey for example getting back into Europe and teams clearly not ready for Europe.

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  • alexthetoonkid86

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #38

    Hi hadthetshirt very clear and concise answer but my question was

    Random question does anyone know how many tickets for a home game a 12th man memember can buy? I am trying to plan a trip with 2 mates as I live in Leeds. But I’m sure I once read members only got 2 tickets. So I don’t Wana get 2 then the 3rd ticket be not sat with us??

    Cheers

    Cheers

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  • smiley_nufc

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #39

    @alexthetoonkid86 Whereabouts in Leeds are you from? From Bradford area myself. Pushed hard to find Yorkshire Mags on here!

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  • alexthetoonkid86

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #40

    Well I’m from Dewsbury. Been a toon fan since a kid when my dad worked on the kit launch many moons ago. Bringing back a signed shirt.

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