Pardew Drive For Success Matches That Of Newcastle Players


Newcastle captain Joey Barton has given a few interviews today, and he seems as positive and as down to earth as ever.

Alan Pardew – as committed as the Newcastle players

So hopefully he will still sign a new contract on Tyneside, because, like Joey Barton, he’s a real leader at the club, and we’ll need him to ensure the new players arriving in the summer, get indoctrinated with Newcastle’s terrific team spirit.

And Kevin has come out and given some insights about manager Alan Pardew, that we haven’t hear before.

This is what Kevin said about Pardew today:

“The drive and desire the Gaffer has, for wanting to take this club forward,  matches what we have got in the dressing room.”

“So we are just hoping now that he gets the resources to make sure he can better us and keep moving us on year by year.”

There were a couple of shocks last season from owner Mike Ashley.

The first one was when he surprisingly sacked manager Chris Hughton in early December, with the side in 11th place – one place higher than they finished up the season in, and that was hardly received well by the players.

And the second shock was when Mike allowed Andy Carroll to leave in January, after the manager was telling everybody who would listen to him that Andy was going nowhere.

Kevin admits the Chris Hughton sacking was not well received by the Newcastle players:

“Everyone was very unhappy with the treatment of Chris and how it went down, but the fact is the owners had a job to do and they thought they could get someone in who was going to take the club forward,”

“You have got to respect those decisions and, as players, all we have got to do is make sure we are right for the new manager coming in, and that was the be all and end all of it.”

“I spoke to Alan – it was very well documented that he came to see me the day he took the job and he was introduced to the press and to the fans.”

“He came to see me at my house, which I thought was a great move, just to come and see what the players were about.”

“I did reassure him then that he was not going to have any backlash, because there were things in the papers that players were going to down tools and things.”

“We had worked too hard to get where we were at that point and we weren’t going to let a press report or things like that get in our way.”

It looks like Alan is a top man, and certainly the reports I got from Southampton supporters last year said he got on really well with both the players and the fans down there.

We must say the players and Alan himself handled the changeover to the new manager like real professionals,  and that was just great to see.

And of course we whipped Liverpool 3-1 in that first game with Alan in charge, although the Londoner refused to take any credit for that win, and gave all the credit to the players.

We will not know how well Newcastle have done in the transfer market, until September rolls around and the transfer window is over.

However, it appears Newcastle are already engaged in bringing a number of good players to Newcastle, and have even had an early success by agreeing terms with Lille’s French International midfielder Johan Cabaye.

From that viewpoint things are looking quite good at the moment.

Howay The Lads!!



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583 comments so far

  • hainesy

    Jun 1, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #1

    1ST!

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  • hainesy

    Jun 1, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #2

    btw first line should say Nolan. Barton isn’t the captain

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 1, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #3

    hainsey your an absolute stunner!

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  • TOON4LIFE_1

    Jun 1, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #4

    hmm, i wonder what his opinion is on the barton fiasco.

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 1, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #5

    lads i dont know how to put the link up if someone could oblige google yohan cabaye newcastle bbc sport have full page article about him joining us.

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  • nightfa11

    Jun 1, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #6

    hainesy

    any answer on that CB question?:)

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Barton as captain, even after the contract snub 😛

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  • coxonfamily

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Jesus kids are lazy these days…quick enough to make/spread rumours but slow on the uptake with research…

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/13595524.stm

    BBC Website dated today clearly states nothing about him not coming.

    Boom boom obviously saw my comment on the last page.

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #9

    sure did coxon thats why i checked it well spoted lad.

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  • gazza going fishing

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Everybody is in a right strop the day? starting to wonder if i am on ‘ It’s the wrong time of the month’ blog.

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  • ok coxonfamily y wud sum1 from the bbc go on twitter to spread lies then, we do al know he hasnt signed yet so anything cud happen

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  • hainesy

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #12

    He is phoning me later tonight so at about 8ish I should have the news!

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #13

    @toonbelmouther i think the bbc official website is more reliable than a fictional twitter account i dont blame coxon gettin annoyed some of tghe crap being spread is mental.

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  • gazza going fishing

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #14

    The amount of rumours that go around everyday though, cabaye is signed for newcastle, he wouldn’t go through telling all the press that his future lies here for nothing.

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  • am nt spreading the crap so dnt have a go at me, sum1 has sed that sum1 who rites for the bbc has been on twitter to say he mite not cum, im not trying to argue with anybody but surely even you think its wierd sum1 from the BBC wud du that,

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  • 09nufc09

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #16

    I dont know why people are still worrying with regards cabaye. He has come out and said hes signing, his manager has said hes signing, all of the press and media have said hes signing, even nzogbia and barton have said hes signing.
    What else do you want?

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  • geoff777

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #17

    BBC article says Cabaye has said he is going Newcastle but the BBC thinks that there havn’t been any negotiations between the club & player.

    So terms might not agreed yet?
    However that does seem a little strange if the lads making announcements that he’s joining NUFC.

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  • CheickTiote

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #18

    aye hainsey whats this news?

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  • coxonfamily

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #19

    exactly boom boom. I could sign up on their now with some journalists name and write Newcastle have signed Kevin Phillips but it doesnt mean its happening. Social networking is a good idea however it should be policed better, I don’t like the fact you can have like 19 people pretending to be Danny Simpson…They must have really boring lives!

    One thing about this transfer window though, it hasnt had too many football manager fans calling for the team to sign “wonderkids” off the game lol

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #20

    May Be every one thought we were going in reverse so instead of 1st june its 1st of April.

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  • gazza the thing is he hasnt signed on the dotted line yet, just verbally agreed n if we all think back, gosling verbally agreed to sign a contract extension at everton but still came to us, until its official, it can change m8 lol

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Warro now saying gameiro won’t entertain coming to Nufc!!

    When will you all learn?
    Next big gervinho news!!!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #23

    @
    geoff777

    But did pardew not say around 10 days ago that an international midfielder was all but signed.

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #24

    wasnt havin a go @ you toonbel was just sayin i cant blame coxon gettin annoyed thats all calm down.

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  • boom boom what part of what a sed sounded like a was in a mood, a dnt need ti calm down lol its just strange thats all

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #26

    19 dannt simpsons jesus no i thaught we had the only one hope we dont get anymore please dont say we signed kevin philips thats a bad rumour ha ha

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #27

    cwarr should be on geordie shore!!! haha

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  • GeordieRob

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #28

    BREAKING NEWS…!!!

    I got nothing lads… just figured I should have a turn.

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  • Indian Magpie no i think the last thing pardew sed about transfers was that nothing was iminent if a remember rightly it was the sunday sun hu sed we were

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #30

    apparently it wasnt even gervinhos birthday yesterday to haha

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #31

    @indian magpie he did but then again he said andy carroll would not be leaving shit didnt mean to mention that name im gona be bashed

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #32

    pardew just says what ashley tells him to say!!

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #33

    cwarr is lambias!

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #34

    I HATE being right!!!!!!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #35

    @

    toonbelmonter(mr.T…iote)

    it was derived from pardews statements

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  • lol boom boom lol doubt it

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  • gazza going fishing

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #37

    Angryman- In all fairness to cwarr07 he never mentioned that we where signing gameiro for definate, he just indicated that there was a good possibility.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #38

    Just seen Sky news and a West Ham fan said He’d like Pardew back. But it won’t happen him (Pardew) being at Newcastle.

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  • coxonfamily

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Toon Belmonter…exactly…so why do we get all excited over a rumour and gossip anyway.

    That is exactly why we should all just wait for the offical statement (from newcastle and their club) and we should all stop playing pretendy journalists, agents and general people in the know…if we knew anything we wouldn’t be on here lol 🙂

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  • gazza going fishing

    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #40

    As much as i don’t rate pardew as a manager, i felt a tint of jelousy there GG!

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