I’ve Got Mike Ashley Talking To Agents – Pardew


Alan Pardew was more than happy with all 3 points yesterday, in the home game against Birmingham City.

Alan Pardew yesterday – had Birmingham just scored?

After the 4-1 home win against Wolves, Newcastle went four games with just 2 points and a single goal scored.

So  it’s nice when Newcastle beat the sides they should be beating, and Birmingham are one of those, even though they will be in the Europa Cup next season.

Which reminds us, Newcastle must play their first team in the Carling Cup next season, with just a few of the lower level PL clubs doing that this season –  which of course included  Birmingham.

It was a much improved performance from Newcastle yesterday, even given some allowance  that Birmingham played with only 10 men from the 35th minutes of yesterday’s game.

Alan Pardew seemed delighted to get to 44 points on the season:

“Overall, I’m delighted with 44 points,” “We’re in the top 10 again with three games to go.” “I just think its important that we keep the feeling with the fans and club.” “I’ve got the owner investing at the training ground.”

“And I’ve got him investing in players, talking to agents and players, and I want to keep him there so it was important we got a win.”

“Now we need those three or four players at Newcastle who can get the fans off their seats. We know that is probably what’s missing and is going to take us beyond where we are at the moment.”

“That is the type of player we’re looking at and hopefully we can bring in one or two of them and add to what we’ve got.”

Newcastle have already started to install under-soil heating at their training grounds at Benton, so they can train outside over the cold winter months.

Last winter, the grounds were frozen solid, and Alan had to take the lads indoors, but it’s not easy to do everything you want to do when indoors.

Newcastle now join a few of the top clubs in the Premier League, who have under-soil heating at their training grounds, and it will be an excellent investment for the future of the Tyneside club.

Pardew was full of praise for the Newcastle squad this year, and commented on their terrific team spirit:

“They’ve had a collective team bond so when really big games come around, they’ve won.

“That is a good trait. Now we need to add a winning mentality and take it away from home as well.”

We also have to give the fringe players some credit this year for ensuring Newcastle’s safety – players like Best, Ameobi and Lovenkrands (and Nolan of course),  have all done a good job up front for the side this year, and we shouldn’t forget that.

It was a significant risk selling Carroll in January and not being able to replace him, so let’s not forget that.

With new players coming in during the summer months, Newcastle could have more than a decent squad come September.

That’s what we are all hoping for of course.

Howay The Lads!!



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35 comments so far

  • G

    May 8, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #1

    I just hope if MA is talking to agents, he is doing it on Graeme Carr’s say, and not AP’s?

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  • Phillippe Albert

    May 8, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Three games to go?

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  • Oba

    May 8, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #3

    ‘We’re in the top 10 with three games to go’

    Erm, might want to check the fixtures again Alan.

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  • JAMSHA

    May 8, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Y giv credit to dat donkey?

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  • JAMSHA

    May 8, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Ed more 2 games to nt 3:-D

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  • Stuart

    May 8, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #6

    3 or 4 players? I’m sure the number of players we’re bringing in goes down with every interview he gives like. We need at least 7 and thats before players leave the club.

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  • Andy

    May 8, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #7

    Shola always gets me off my seat .. Not often for the right reasons but he is a great pen taker!

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  • GeordieGerman

    May 8, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Was Pardew in the Bigg Market last night? 3 games?

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  • Andy

    May 8, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #10

    That cwaro on twitter reckons we have a 45m transfer budget. If that is true great but i have huge doubt over him. He also says a lad called Marvin Martin we are looking at

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  • Andy

    May 8, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #12

    Also just seen a quick glimpse at the Times rich list. Ashley personal wealth increase from £378m to £1,268m. Probably as it is a world cup year, would love to see some invested!

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  • yskel

    May 8, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #13

    Pardew is right to say three games left as he was talking in the context of our place in the league. There are other 10 teams that have only played 35 games and their results could affect our league position.

    Give Pardew break will ya and not get onto his case for every little thing.

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  • JAMSHA

    May 8, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Falcao has 70 goals in 83 games for porto

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  • carrollsinger

    May 8, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Players likes smith perch Taylor gutrie loven will not be leaving the team we will get in about 4 players and gradually build they will be squad players and the main team will be around
    Harper
    Simmo colo Taylor ?????
    Barton tiote Nolan gut
    Hba
    ???????

    I can’t see to many players coming in to be honest out team don’t need that much just quality depth is needed
    Would like to see players like
    Lallana

    ???????

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  • carrollsinger

    May 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Players likes smith perch Taylor gutrie loven will not be leaving the team we will get in about 4 players and gradually build they will be squad players and the main team will be around
    Harper
    Simmo colo Taylor ?????
    Barton tiote Nolan gut
    Hba
    ???????

    I can’t see to many players coming in to be honest out team don’t need that much just quality depth is needed
    Would like to see players like
    Gradel
    Larrson
    A 10-15 mil striker
    And a 10 mil pacey winger
    Lallana

    ???????

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  • sammydolan

    May 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Surely there’s gotta be some speculate to acculmulate here.. Ashley gives us 35 off Carroll and maybe an extra 20 for a marque signing surely that’s going to sell shirts.. Maybe even a few signs to break Into the world markets such as Landen Donavon as an example. All these will sell shirts, max gredal from Leeds won’t!

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  • Jezza

    May 8, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #18

    “That is the type of player we’re looking at and hopefully we can bring in one or two of them and add to what we’ve got.”

    The key words here are “one or two”. Now that the season ticket deadline has passed and the transfer window rapidly approaches, the number of players we’re looking to sign, the calibre of players we’re being linked with and the size of the transfer budget all seem to be rapidly diminishing. It’s all too sadly predictable.

    Three or four more of our best players being sold off to add to the FCB’s £35 million Carroll money and a couple of duffers coming in for “no capital outlay”. That’s what to expect.

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  • sprecks12

    May 8, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #19

    the futures bright 🙂 we’ll bring in around four or five players and a few younsters aswell its all we need. no need to over do it and sign 8-9 players it’ll just wreck the togetherness built up by the players now.

    avoided relegation and will finish 12th or above now thats a good season and thats without a weekly goal scoring striker for half of it. Come on the toon 🙂

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  • GeordieRob

    May 8, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #20

    You know if you take some of the words that Pardew says and rearrange them, it can say:

    “Overall, I’m delighted to keep feeling the fans,
    the owner, agents and players. I just think its important That is the type of moment we’re looking at and hopefully we can come in the seats of one or two really big players. Now we need to bring three or four players and add to what we’ve got. I know that is probably what’s missing.”

    Pardew should be sacked for saying something like that!

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    May 8, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Love to be a bly on the wall with fatash’s barrow boy tactics against money no object mentality of hte agents.
    Good for a laugh but cant see much busuness being done

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  • Klatoon

    May 8, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #22

    If its true we are tracking Marvin Martin then thats great,a proper playmaking CM with loads of technique and vision. Definitely a player that can get you off your seat. His one flaw is his lightweight frame,might struggle against the physicality of EPL CM’s. He can always bulk up i guess?

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  • TheMags

    May 8, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #23

    @ andy. Can you send me a link to the cwaro account mate??

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  • joe lee

    May 8, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #24

    the mags its cwarr07 mate

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  • geoff777

    May 8, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #25

    “Now we need those three or four players at Newcastle who can get the fans off their seats …. errrrrmm ……. and hopefully we can bring in one or two of them and add to what we’ve got.”

    Errrrmm ….

    Makes complete sense to me Pards …. Errrrrmmm

    God help us ….

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  • dazza

    May 8, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Had a dream we signed Hulk

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  • sumo

    May 8, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #27

    geoff777 pardew says we need three or four players to get bums off seats and hopefully we can bring in one or two and add them to what weve got means we need 3 or 4 in the team at the same time,for next season in our squad we already have ben arfa,gutierrez and gosling(to a degree) who can do this so when he says add one or two this will give you this amount

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  • bigdan1980

    May 8, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #28

    sammydolan……what a shout….donovan is an excellent player btw, and as far as your shirt sales comment….spot on! americans are loving their “soccer?” right now thanks to beckham but donovan is their golden boy it would certainly raise our profile over there especially with us going there pre-season

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  • Toon-Barmy

    May 8, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Next season is going to be very interesting in terms of contracts/transfers, we have Campbell, Kuqi, Donaldson, Richardson & Inman all out of contract at the end of this season and i only see us giving young Richardson a new deal from that list.
    We also have 15 players with contracts expiring at the end of next season:
    Enrique
    Barton
    Harper
    Ameobi
    Guthrie
    Lovenkrands
    Smith
    Ferguson
    Lua-Lua
    Tavernier
    Kadar
    Soderberg
    Tozer
    Zamblera
    Adjei

    How many of those players will we offer new deals to and how many will we cash-in on before they leave for nothing????

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  • wynsleap

    May 8, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Since when did the installation of underground heating at the training ground win Premiership matches?

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  • wynsleap

    May 8, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #31

    Should also have pointed out that Kevin Keeegan’s team didn’t do so badly without it.
    But then again, Ginola Shearer, Beardley, Lee etc were skilful players on any surface – something we severely lack at the moment.

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  • sammydolan

    May 8, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Aye bigdan1980 and did you know that Dempsey makes Fulham the 3rd most watched ‘soccer’ team in the US… that is unbelievable…

    I know that probably out of what 20 or 30 yanks there is 1 decent one but Donovan did well at Everton and the world cup….

    But without being a doom mongerer… its too sensible for Fatshley to go for it….

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  • stuart no9

    May 8, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #33

    since when has underground heating been more important than buying enough players to make sure we have a decent season next season, since AP took over , perhaps thats why hes achieved F..k all in management

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  • Charlietoon

    May 8, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Glad to see see you got a mention about Carroll in there ED.

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  • craig bell

    May 8, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #35

    strange how it goes from 3 or 4 players to 1 or 2 players in the space of an interview. And no offence but to all those on about trying to get falcao… dream on. Ashley would never pay out on a player like that.

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