The Newcastle Future Is Bright Under Alan Pardew


Steven Taylor has come out today in praise of Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

This shot was taken the day Alan joined the club last December

Stephen was persuaded, fairly quickly, by new manager Alan Pardew, to sign his new five and a half year deal, after Steven had been in constant and frustrating negotiations with Newcastle for over a year on his new contract.

Stephen seems very happy with Alan at the club, and is impressed with the hi-tech stuff  the Londoner is employing on Tyneside.

And with local Newcastle coach John Carver now Pardew’s Assistant Manager for the next five years or so, Taylor seems to be really happy with things right now at the club.

This is what Stephen, the former England U21 captain,  told the Evening Chronicle today:

“The future is bright under Alan Pardew, and I have the best years of my career still in front of me – and I want them to be here.”

“I want to play the next five and a half years here and then hopefully the rest of my career after that.” “That’s all I have ever wanted.”

“We’re doing the right things and looking to play the right type of football.”

“It’s the best feeling ever.” “The new gaffer came in and everything was sorted.” “I’m all set up now and excited about the future.”

“That is my main focus now. I’m concentrated on the long term.”

And while the lads played very well last Saturday against Bolton, they were a shade unlucky not to get the win after another brave performance when they were reduced to 10 men, after the returning Ryan Taylor was sent off in the second half.

But Stephen is now looking for all 3 points against Everton on Saturday, as he continued:

“That’s what we want. The main thing is we’re playing well and we have put some good results together.”

“We had a hard-fought win against Birmingham and those are the teams we should be beating.” “Anybody below us or around us we’re looking for a big result.”

“We want to get a bit of a gap going.” “We’ve got some big games coming up here and this isn’t an easy place to come still.”

We don’t know where the team will end up in the Premier League  come the end of May, but all Newcastle need to do is to take each game as it comes, and try to win every single one of them.

And that seems just exactly what Alan Pardew and the lads will do.

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22 comments so far

  • bills-son

    Mar 2, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Another blow to the Pardew haters!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 2, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #2

    bills-son, your right. There’s a very easy rule in life. “hate the man, hate his supporters”. Looks as if they’ll have to find another club to follow as all the team are behind Pardew. Of course they’ll come out and find excuses for this. Brainwashing and so on.

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  • toonturtle

    Mar 2, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Didn’t approve of Pardew’s appointment at the time but he has done a superb job. Keep it going!

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  • bkeena00

    Mar 2, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #4

    GeordieGerman, you’re right. I didn’t approve of the way CH was shafted out of his job, reminded me of the awful back stabbing Sir Bobby got at the hands of this club. But while I won’t go find another club to support, NUFC will not get another penny from me til that FAT prick Ashley is long gone.

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  • super bartooon

    Mar 2, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Didn’t think he had it in him but has he proven us all wrong and to all the pardew haters please jump in the band wagon and let’s push this club forward.

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  • lobacka

    Mar 2, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #6

    bkeena00,
    you may be waiting a long time!
    i don’t agree with what you’ve said, yes chris didn’t deserve to be sacked the way he was but pardew is proving how much more experienced he is and his tactics have been spot on so far, i love chris for what he’s done put pardew will bring us to the next level i feel

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  • wynsleap

    Mar 2, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #7

    That picture looks like a kid trying too hard to be “teacher’s pet”. Bit creepy in my mind.
    Have to say Pardew seems to be doing a decent job against my initial misgivings about his appointment.
    Still feel that the summer window, however, will reveal a helluva lot about the individuals at this club – from players to management and, of course, The Big Guy.

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  • dave 1961

    Mar 2, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #8

    we will not get a true feel of how things will go until next season when we see what type of player recruitment we have, although most will be done by Graham Carr, i did not like the way pardew seemed to be a co-conspirator in & Hughton getting sacked, but that’s the way football works, no honour amongst thieves. and Pardew’s suffered the same, I will not build Pardew up, it’s to soon to label him, we have to wait until we see how the team are when he’s done preseason, things are looking promising, but let’s take it one step at a time, he must earn his accolades, but it has to be short sighted not to notice many little thing happening now, its impressing me all these little changes so small it’s not dirtying the water, one day we could awaken and find we had won something.

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  • dublin mag steve

    Mar 2, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #9

    doesnt matter if shearer keegan ashley and pardew and houghton all do ring a ring a rosie together and all give their approval this shower of pardew haters will never give the man a break hes doing a grat job now back him up for f**k sake lads time to move on.

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  • connor_nufc

    Mar 2, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Calm dwn steve

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 2, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #11

    We can all say we think AP has done better than expected,i know i definitely am saying it.
    He seems to know what he`s at even though he didn`t have the experience of the Big club and Big players we were looking for.
    The team is playin good stuff and not just hoofin it up the field like under many of the past managers.
    We still are the HAS BEENS as when did we ever really win anything only back in the 50`s and 60`s and we have been called the entertainers but it`s about winning things and our best players want to win things.
    My point is that if we canny keep our best players then the wait will go on!!!!!!
    Tiote,Barton,Nolan,Jose,Collo,Arfa,Tayls and a good group of fill ins have to stay and additions have to be made.
    If this cant happen then why is MA here?
    To be a team that aspires to 7/8 place or do we want to win something eventually?
    I don`t want us to be big spenders but to keep those we have and buy players at the right prices(Tiote)and get to a cup final or 3rd place in PL within 3 years

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  • The Leazus End

    Mar 2, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #12

    i was a big doubter like most i guess.
    time will tell afetr the summer when he gets some of his own players in and is given a full season without any disruptions ( hopefully i.e board decisions).
    pardew certainly has my vote so far so good.
    keep it up and you never know what the future holds

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  • The Leazus End

    Mar 2, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #13

    some people are also forgetting that our main aim this year is to stay in the premier league .
    now people are talking about europe forgads sake its going to take time to stabalise.
    1 step at a time

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  • Gav00Toon

    Mar 2, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #14

    Hands up, I was a doubter.
    I am starting to take it all back now.

    Fair play to the guy, he has came into the club under amazing preasure and the fella has came up trumps. Good on him, and dare I say it…… good call MA. 🙂

    Nice to see villas going to have to remove some players to balance books in summer, hope this has a knock on affect to other premier clubs, nice to see we are already one step ahead with the wage cap. Again credit where credits due.

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  • SwedEric

    Mar 2, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #15

    I were seeing the darktimes coming back when I understood it would actually be him as new manager.

    I think he has done, almost everything right so far. The team play with spirit, and most importent, they want to win, every game, and want to do it with offensive play!

    Also have to say I like his subs. Usally thats something I complain quite much about…

    Maybe next year we will be down in the shit again, and playing like the year we went down… But so far, the best manager since SBR IMO. Hoots did it well, but think Pardew in short time has taken the team one step up!

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  • Lee Dodd

    Mar 2, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #16

    I am Not Happy That Chris was Shown the Door But I have to admit Alan Pardew has Done a Great Job at getting us out the Mire. if he had Been around after Keegan Left Maybe we may not have got relagated in the first Place. Its Not his fault The way Mike Ashley does his Business- he has Done us Proud so Far. ALL I would say Is Steven Taylor Less Creeping Up Bums Please !!!

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  • bills-son

    Mar 2, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #17

    And who appointed Pardew?

    Ashley.

    I know its early days … but if Pardew does well lets not forget who was brave enough to back his own judgement, sack Hoots, and being in AP.

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  • solano

    Mar 2, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #18

    bills-son…that’s right, it was your fave person, MA, who appointed him…thanks for pointing that out….the man who sent his new recruit out to categorigally state AC would not be sold in January, then promptly sold him and left AP by himself in the aftersale press conference to explain it!! The same man who appointed KK,JFK, AS and CH….let’s just see if he now backs him up….I have to say Pardew has done a pretty good job so far and we seem to look much better organised at the back and are playing more attractive football…..Pardew has quite a good reputation among people in the game for being an innovative thinker and tactician……of course, it’s early doors but after his unenviable position at the end of January we can only hope his early promise is backed up by your hero in the summer……….as I’ve said before, I hope your right mate, (I have the hay and the Mackem donkey on standby just in case tho) 😉

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  • NorthernTiger74

    Mar 2, 2011 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Any fan with sense will reserve judgement until when the window shuts in the summer and we are left with squad we deserve. Lets hope FCB doesnt make Pardew look like a muppet and we end up with a net loss of players like in January. Carroll and Routledge anyone???? I don’t count the Swansea reject. Ireland may be a decent player but we wont see the best of him as he will require at least a 6 games to get some form and match sharpness.

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Mar 2, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Refer to picture (above)

    Father Ted: “Dougal, how did you get into the Toon in the first place? Was it, like, ‘collect 12 crisp packets and become a footballer?”

    Father Douga:l “No Ted, it was actually 27 crisp packets. Look, my Dad sewed the number on my jacket so I wouldn’t forget.”

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Mar 3, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #21

    Solano
    Excellent points, and do you notice that when you point these facts out, the FCB lovers all shrink back under their stone? Why, because their blinkers do not allow them to see anything other than Fat mikes big arse in front of them.

    I have been saying this for weeks , months, years even, and have been proved right time and time again. I prophesised that the club would sell Carroll on the last day of the transfer window, so we wouldnt have time to get anyone else, he has done this time and time again historically. Then he sits on his ample arse and chortles to himself “Bills Son, Davies and stuart still love me though and thats ALL that counts”!!

    Ha ha ha
    i amused myself then.

    The man doesnt speak to us, because he is a coward, interested in only one thing!! The size of his bank ballance and his larger belly…oops i mean ego!!

    Its as plane as the xxxxl shirts he wears, he is only interested in profit!! Nothing else!!! He says as much through his little Rat!!!

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Mar 3, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #22

    For the record, i think Pardew is doing a very good job at the toon, especially as he is working with someone elses team and also he has a complete coward as a boss who simply will not back him in the slightest!!

    Fully expect the sale of Jose and maybe even tiote before the next transfer window closes. Probably at around 23:45 on the last day of the transfer window…….

    You heard it here first!

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