Pardew Personally Thanks Newcastle Fans For Brilliant Support

Alan Pardew is a savvy, intelligent and experienced manager, and he is well aware that the Newcastle fans are so very important to the Newcatsle United club.

This is Newcastle United

And we’ve noticed that Alan, like Chris Hughton used to do before him, goes out of his way to thank the traveling fans for their tremendous support of the side.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – we are in awe of those Newcastle fans who follow the side around the country – because they demonstrate what Tyneside passion is all about.

And they were in full view yesterday, in a game that was televised live around the world,  and would have only made Newcastle United more popular, after another gutsy display.

There were 1,500 Newcastle United fans who made the journey to London yesterday, and the Newcastle manager had this to say about them:

“I’m very, very happy. Our fans were brilliant because they knew we were up against it with injuries and there were a few youngsters out there.”

“They sung and really got behind the team.” “In the context of the game, a draw was a fantastic result for us in terms of the players we had left to put out.”

“Against a club packed full of international players, you have to say it was a fantastic effort from us.”

Alan Pardew, like hero Chris Hughton before him, seems to be rising to the job at hand, and he often seems to be inspired by the terrific support Newcastle receive all the time.

He must count his blessings every night that he’s now manager of Newcastle United. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

33 comments so far

  • carlton nufc

    May 16, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed can you post any transfer news today mate and what’s all this talk of nzogbia is it a done deal or what and I’ll bet any one we will see Carroll back within the next 2-3 seasons

  • GeordieRob

    May 16, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Sounded like a home game on TV…

    I heard more from our fans than theirs.

  • GeordieRob

    May 16, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #3


    I heard some whispers that we’re after Raphael Varane from Lens, who have just been relegated from Ligue 1.

    18 year old Centre Half. Highly rated even though his team was pretty poor this year.

  • toonarmy1986

    May 16, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #4

    One thing Pardew has over Hughton is the way he handles himself in the media and always seems to say the right thing. I felt for Hughton as he always seemed so uncomfortable doing interviews while Pardew looks at home which is a defiant positive for me.

  • sammydolan

    May 16, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Pardew, you are growing on me… but like all the many fans we want some big transfers or something big reasons why not… dont bullshit us we aren’t idiots.

    If Ashley wont spend, tell us… because if you dont, you will get the blame!

  • carlton nufc

    May 16, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Spot on for that Geordie rob have to look on FIFA see how good he is lol

  • coolcatcarter89

    May 16, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Crouch!! He would be the worst possible signing. Hoof ball – not APs style, thank God.

    With the emergence of Fergie, Lua Lua considered a hot prospect, along with Vuckic (apparently the glintiest gem), Kadar (looked solid when he has appeared), Tavernier (some believe he could already be better than Simpson, probably get a chance agains W.Brom) and a clutch of others, we have real reason for optimism.

    So satisfying to see homegrown players coming through the ranks.

    Further reasons to smile –

    • We’re projected to break even next year, without the inclusion of the £35m.

    • We have £35m to spend, portioned into £25m fees and £10m wages, plus additional funds from other sales, I reckon.

    • We have got Ben Arfa and Gosling, who are going to be like two new signings.

    • A win next week and we’ll likely finish top-half, above the plebs.

    • We’ve got probably the most reputable scout in the EPL.

    We have a great chemistry between the squad, spirit galore!

    • We have the best fans in the world!

    HTL!! 😀

  • coolcatcarter89

    May 16, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Ignore the top paragraph, was a response to someone on the previous thread.

  • lewytoon

    May 16, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #9
  • rwpoynter

    May 16, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #10

    A wonderful display yesterday by our players who simply weren’t going to go under to a team (and bench) full of highly paid and very good footballers. It would be hard to single out my MotM but I think I will go for Collo who was inspiring. NUFC brought on Sammy Ameobi, Kazenga Lua Lua and Nile Ranger, one who has never played in the first team, one who has not played in the first team this year and one who has only had one start this season. Chelsea , on the other hand, all in one go, brought on Florent Malouda, Didier Drogba and Michael Essien, arguably the best three players they have got! At this point, I thought Ancellotti intended to kill this game off, and on 85 minutes it looked as if his gamble had paid off, but along came Steven to grab us a well deserved point after a lot of good work by all our three very young subs. As I said last week on this blog, give our young lads a chance. Alan Pardew, your tactics were great yesterday and made me feel very proud of having been a NUFC fan for nearly 60 years.

  • Markaccus

    May 16, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m sure Zog has grown up a bit by now, although he is still french, and you know what they’re like when they are upset about something.
    If carrol did come back in a couple of years, how much would he get paid and, more importantly, what shirt number would he get? I’m not sure hed ever be able to return, to much bad feeling I reckon

  • scdoty

    May 16, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #12

    @ Markaccus

    If he does come back, which i think he will. He should never be given the No 9 shirt.

    Had his chance, let us down.

  • north east lincs toon

    May 16, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #13

    west ham down who cares nobody give a shi t when we went down

  • Klatoon

    May 16, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #14

    @ Geordie Rob

    Hasnt Raphael Varane agreed to join Manure?

  • sammydolan

    May 16, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #15

    scdoty I agree with you… I personally am stuck in 2minds… i part thinks I dont want him back because he let us down so badly & it gives a bad impression to the people who dream of that number 9…… but then again, let him come back.. we wont stay bitter for long but tell him NO to the number 9 shirt as a message out there to the same people who are dreaming about getting.

  • Markaccus

    May 16, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Agreed, scdoty, not the no.9 shirt, he has insulted it once already. It’ll take a lot of hard work to earn that back, probably too much.
    Its interesting that people think he might return one day, I have my doubts, but stranger things have happened I suppose

  • GeordieRob

    May 16, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Apparently he hasn’t made a decision yet Klatoon. I know Man U were interested as were the French Embassy (AKA Arsenal).

    He might be a bit pricey. They’re talking 9m which seems way overvalued for an 18 year old. Personally, I’m sceptical of foreign defenders coming to the EPL and succeeding from the get go. If we did manage to land him, I’d loan him to a Championship side for a year. He’d be great cover in two years time if Coloccini should move on…

  • geoff777

    May 16, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #18

    lol … cheeky 20million bid …. see if the binmen really still want him?

    He might put in a transfer request … helicopter anybody?

  • Brutooon

    May 16, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #19

    I don’t mind zoggy after his last night strike

    a better and mature zoggy

  • Davies

    May 16, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Don’t want Zoggy back. I don’t care about his skill etc… He’s already binned us like a petulant child, so I don’t see why we should be the ones to bail him out of the championship. Let him go abroad somewhere.

  • bills-son

    May 16, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #22

    N’Zogbia is a proven Premier player, scores goals and makes goals.

    If he comes back, one thing is almost certain – its because he WANTS to come here. He’s been here before, knows the club, the supporters and the city. He will have other clubs after him and as long as he is no more than £8M I think he’ll be a great buy. Remember, we sold him for £6M and got Ryan Taylor.

    He’s also French, we already have HBA and seem certain to sign other French players. There is a sense in this signing for both player and club. I think it will take one great run and cross, or better still goal. to have 90% of fans glad that he’s back.

    Come on Charlie – get yasell home.

  • geoff777

    May 16, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #23


    Good post.
    Spot on .. if he comes back, then it really is because he wants to.

    Can’t blame him for being ambitious … and after JFK insulted him. Wigan was a strange choice though.

    Come home Zog.

  • ilovetoon8788

    May 16, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #24

    About time N’Zogbia came back home.

    I’ll personally make a Welcome Home banner for him.

  • jim

    May 16, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #25

    aye get yaself back home zog-Andy Carroll is! lol:

    Have a look at the Liverpool blogs-lol- this one and more-the Liverpool fans are turning on Andy Carroll already-half are defending him like but there are some blunt and hurtfull comments aimed at him-cant be good reading for the lad-thats if hes even aware!-could he be eating humble pie and asking to come back before we know it?………not that it would happen-many are saying he simply doesnt fit in with their new style of play-some are a lot worse and saying hes slow and lazy-and not worth anywhere near his fee-tut tut-now now boys…..

  • Thump

    May 16, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #26

    @jim: but they’re right. It’s the exact same problem that we had with them – long ball to the wings, hope Joey gets onto it to cross it in for Carroll. If we still had Carroll playing our current system, he wouldn’t get much at all. How many goals has he scored with his feet for us, after all?

    I will say, however, that isn’t the fault of the lad as much as it’s a fault of the management. They see the easy option to get the goals and go for that. Shame really.

  • bills-son

    May 16, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Carroll isn’t match fit and will get far better BUT he was a massive gamble at £35M.

    £15M to £20M max was what he was worth seeing as he had just signed a long term contract and Ashle and Pardew didn’t want to sell. They proved that by – as I have said many times – turning down £20M, £25M and even £30M. If MA was the FGCB that some fans say he would have sold at £25M ffs.

    Screwing £35M out of LFC was a brilliant bit of biz by Ashley and if that money is spent wisely Carroll will soon be forgotten. But lets start forgetting this nonsense that Ashley only sold because he is a FGCB – he got world class money for a good Premier striker, thats GREAT BUSINESS.

  • moonraker

    May 16, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #28

    you’re spot-on with your post. The other thing is AC is gonna get injured a lot because of his style of play.

    It was a real disappointment when he left but we have moved on and if the money is invested wisely I believe we can finish above Liverpool next season!

    Their fans are clearly a bit concerned about the style of play that suits AC. There’s no way he’s gonna be coming off the bench much as when you pay that money you have to build your team around him.

    Mind you I’d still welcome him back in a year or 2!

  • davis_toons

    May 17, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #29

    If he didnt miss the header, he would be an instant hero.

    Infront of goal, he just miss his target. He did slow down some pool moves.

  • davis_toons

    May 17, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #30

    “id use andy as a weapon against physical teams and where we need to nick a goal”

    It is quite true in Newcastle case.

  • davis_toons

    May 17, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #31

    Panic buy who doesn’t fit in with our style –

    I dnt think so i think kenny just wanted someone English and Andy suits his option well. Young and powerful in terms of aerial ability.

  • Brutooon

    May 17, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #32

    Andy Carroll joined liverpool

    1) Liverpool knocked out of Europa League (His European Debut)

    2) Liverpool didnt qualify for the Europa Spot (Well Spurs will win against Birmingham)

  • bills-son

    May 17, 2011 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #33

    When you read that LFC thread about AC you realise how short sighted and fickle so many football fans are. Many also haven’t got a clue about the realities of football. LFC fans are supposed to ‘know their football’ – clearly many don’t.

    Slow, no movement and poor in the air (eh?!) are just some of the comments.

    AC has just come back from a long injury – an injury that might be a regular one by the sounds of it (like Shola’s thigh). He’s had 2/3 starts for LFC and not been match fit in one + he’s coming into a team that has been playing two smallish guys up front in Kuyt and Suarez – and because LFC haven’t got a winger the team have played pass and move. But – like many fans – most scousers still think AC should slot in seamlessly, play as if he’s been at LFC for years and the team should know exactly how to get the best out of him. I mean, he cost £35M, didn’t he?! What utter b%ll%x.

    For AC – read any player we might sign, match fit or not. Its rare that a player – and especially a foreign player – comes into a new team and performs the same way that made the club sign him. Tiote is a rare example, think how long it took Barton, Nolan and Enrique to play at the top of their game.

    Thats why pro’s in the game know you can’t get instant success no matter how much money you spend – some players settle at a new club, some don’t. And it takes time either way to find out.

    We Toon fans need to remember that when our new summer signings start next season. Give them all a chance, get behind them, cheer every little good thing and keep ya trap shut if they make a mistake or have an off game. The time to worry is if they are still sh%t after 20 games – not 2.



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