The 49 year-old Newcastle manager Alan Pardew just wants to get a little respect from Newcastle fans this season.
Alan Pardew – some respect when I come home – yeah baby
This is what Alan has said he would like to achieve this season:
“The only thing I want from this season is to gain some respect from the Newcastle fans,”
“I don’t expect them to love me, or think that I’m the greatest thing since sliced bread.”
“I think I have got something a little bit different as a manager, and I can make the team a success with the brief that I have.”
“I think the summer’s very important for us, but we’ve got to get there first. Let’s walk before we can run.”
Pardew has done some good communicating with the Newcastle fans over the last couple of days, and that’s one massive plus he’s got.
Alan seems to be an excellent communicator, and that’s good because owner Mike Ashley is the exact opposite. In fact you could make a case for Mike to be the worst communicator possible – because he never says anything!
Alan doesn’t try to pretty things up and make them seem better than they really are, either, which is why he seems realistic and down to earth, and has quickly gained the support of the Newcastle squad.
Alan has also come across so far as a very good coach, with the Newcastle defense looking a lot better than it was last year, and the team looking very well organized on the field of play
But of course the major thing, the proof of the pudding is in the eating – and it will depend very much on how the lads do over these remaining 11 games of the season, six of which are at home.
If Newcastle can do well in those games, and maybe gets into the top eight in the Premier League, , then things should be buzzing on Tyneside over the summer transfer window, when we’ll be linked with every player put up for sale – and those that aren’t put up for sale.
Alan has already said he will be going after some big money players this summer – and we hope that turns out to be the case.
With Alan as the Newcastle manager, it’s so far so good, and the lads are doing very well at the moment.
But of course we need to keep that up, and a win this afternoon against a very good Bolton side, is exactly what the doctor ordered.
Howay The Lads!!