Alan Pardew Excited About Newcastle Future

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew seems to be excited about the future at St James’ Park.

Carver and Pardew on the sidelines

And Alan already knows full well, that the Geordie fans want to see competition in Europe – and sooner rather than later.

Pardew talked about Europe to the Evening Chronicle today:

“We have got a tight budget here for a Premier League team in terms of trying to compete for Europe.” “But we can do it here.”

“I’ve done it before at West Ham when our wage budget was lower and we managed to get into Europe.”

“We almost did it by position in 2006 and were two places behind Newcastle, but we got there through the FA Cup by getting to the final.”

“We have to look at where we are now, and the long haul.” “But It is definitely, definitely possible with what we’re doing here – I’ve no doubt about that.”

“We still have a lot of work to do this summer. The second year is the most important year in the Premier League.”

Pardew has quickly set up a first class coaching staff on Tyneside, since he arrived almost exactly three months ago, and the Londoner received a lot of plaudits for bringing John Carver back home.

John Carver had been Assistant Manager to the great Bobby Robson,  in those magical years from 1999 until 2004 when Bobby managed his home town club.

In the last 3 seasons Bobby was in charge, before he was fired by then Chairman Freddy Shepherd, Newcastle finished in 4th, 3rd and 5th position in successive seasons in the Premier League.

And of course John Carver  knows all about the Newcastle club, and he’s not too bad a coach either. 😀

The Newcastle scouting juggernaut will again be out over the weekend scouting players across Europe.

And of course we’ve already been linked with a ton of players, and we’ll be linked with even more as the summer nears, and just today the club has been linked with Spanish striker Callejon and French defensive midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

2 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 10, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Two knock down articles then one to get us up. All a bit Chubawamba.

    I get knocked down
    But I get up again
    You’re never going to keep me down

    Pissing the night away
    Pissing the night away

    He drinks a whisky drink
    He drinks a vodka drink
    He drinks a lager drink
    He drinks a cider drink
    He sings the songs that remind him
    Of the good times
    He sings the songs that remind him
    Of the better times

    “Oh Pardy Boy
    Pardy Boy
    Pardy Boy…”

  • solano

    Mar 10, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #2

    It’s another non-news story really…….you can make of the quote what you will……the “tight budget” raises it’s ugly head again……GG will look at that positively as meaning mere prudence….I will, until proven otherwise, take it as meaning sell high and buy cheap and keep your fingers crossed.


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