Alan Pardew Attempts To Pacify Newcastle Fans


Alan Pardew has talked to the local Newcastle press corps today and made an attempt to explain why the club have let their captain, top goal-scorer and one of their top players leave the club.

Alan Pardew – West Ham offered Kevin Nolan better deal

This is what Alan Pardew said today, as Newcastle fans seem far from happy that Newcastle have lost one of their leaders at the club:

“I am aware that the club made Kevin a good offer to stay but could not agree over the length of the contract offered,”“This obviously happens in football and everybody needs to move on.”

“I would like to thank Kevin for his sterling efforts as a player and captain of this club, especially since I took over last season.”

“He displayed admirable leadership qualities and I wish him every success at West Ham. It’s a great club and I’m sure he will thrive there.”

“We are looking to complete on a number of deals over the next month or so, and I am sure with the quality of signings I anticipate coming into the club. we should look forward to exciting times in the upcoming season as we look to establish the club as a genuine force in the top half of the Premier League.”

So basically, to cut a long story short, West Ham offered Nolan what he had asked Newcastle for,  but didn’t get.

And rather than Alan thanking him for all his sterling efforts, why couldn’t the club have rewarded him with the contract he asked for?

The Evening Chronicle is reporting that the length of Nolan’s contract at West Ham is five years at over £55K/week, which is what he wanted at Newcastle.

But Newcastle only offered him a three year deal, and £50K/week,  but with bonuses if Newcastle had finished in the top 10.

And as we expected Joey was contacted by the club yesterday, and told he would risk a club fine if he continued putting out  remarks on his twitter account, which is why he tried to back-track on those comments when interviewed by Sky Sports yesterday afternoon.

But of course the twitter comments is what is being reported in the news today, and we think it’s almost certain that Joey will now leave Newcastle this summer.

Comments welcome.



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168 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #1

    DENIED

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  • obaflamey

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #2

    Good work JB.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Haha like Pardew has any clue whats going on with transfers. I feel so bad for Pardew he is going to take all the slack and he probably hasent even had a say in anything

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  • fungus44

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #4

    No player bigger than the club ,now it,s all about the weekly pay packet.when man city got took over not the playing football for a club ,whenman city got took over that was the start off players wanting silly wages from clubs ,we will be one ofa few club,s to run with the new rules ,more club,s going down the pan like portsmounth have done ,so keep the faith

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Alan Pardew do you have a smidgen of self respect.

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  • Phil K

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Go and **** yourself Pardew.
    All you’re doing is proving the doubters RIGHT and there was plenty of us.
    The stupidity of causing so much disruption is beyond belief
    All you’re doing is putting even more pressure on the players still there, disjointed and disorganized to start with, and with little time to get it right come the start of the new season

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  • connor_nufc

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Sure blame padrew wen its nolan’s fault

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  • bishopmag

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #8

    “And rather than Alan thanking him for all his sterling efforts, why couldn’t the club have rewarded him with the contract he asked for?”

    – Simply put KN is not worth that contract.

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  • jarnytoon

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #9

    i’m sorry, i mean i have nothing but respect for Nolan, but a 3 yr deal at 50k a week aint nothing to turn your nose up and yet he did……im more fussed about joey and jose staying.

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  • Alberts_tash

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m 29 and I would have accepted the contract we offered.

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  • unclepauly

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #11

    i am a lifelong toon fan, i watch them up and down the country every season, and for me, nolan is one of the main reasons we are back where we are in the PL. thank you kevin for all you have done.

    that said…..anyone who turns down FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS EVERY SINGLE WEEK FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS can f*#k off as far as im concerned. if he would rather earn that extra 5k somewhere other than this great club then i would rather we find someone else.

    ive worked behind a bar for £5 an hour, ive cleaned up other people’s vomit and sh!t as a cleaner…seriously some people dont realise how good they have got it. i honestly cannot believe anyone would turn down an offer like that.

    HWTL.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Ed I’m a huge fan of you but I have to disagree with you on this one. 5 years for Nolan would not make good business sense. Given our current crop of players I am not convinced Nolan would have been a starter next season. I agree he’s a great player to have at the club and certainly gets the lads going in the dressing room but he is not mobile enough for what the club are looking to build. If he were willing to play from the bench then great, however not on those wages. I’m grateful for all he has done over the past two years and he’s a cracking player and bloke but there must be a reason no Premiership club came in for him. I’m not an Ashely fan but this transfer window for me is a deal breaker. if he brings in the kind of quality he is hinting at then I will back him, otherwise I will be the first to demand he sells up. Judge the club on the transfer window as a whole NOT the first week or so. For all we know come the end of August we might be saying “Kevin who…?”

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #13

    I need to take a fat turd… wheres the nearest sports direct?

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #14

    haha,i actually feel sorry for the guy.
    ashley and llambias are probly laughing there balls off.now that they have found a manager, thats stupid enough to put with there crap………

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  • Alberts_tash

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #15

    Can anyone honestly say Nolan would have been a first team regular in 5 years time?

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #16

    put up with there crap.

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  • DJM TOON

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #17

    i think its all hilarious… the majority of toon fans are fickle sods with very short memories.

    the only way to deal with NUFC is to sit back and enjoy the ride, for better or worse… i love reading all the speculation… you could make a soap opera about the dealings of our club it really is that entertaining!

    the only thing i’ll miss from nolan is his leadership qualities… barton, i wont really miss, end of

    the biggest shame will be losing enrique, dont care about guti, he’s never really performed well enough for us, no end product at all.

    bring on silly season!!

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  • geoff777

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Pardew’s teflon coated.

    Skin like a Rhino.

    Covered in carpet burns from having the rug pulled out from under him so many times.

    It’s embarrassing seeing a man with no credibility trying to talk with authority.

    I guess he’s happy to be Ashley’s PR man and coach whoever Ashley signs.

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  • keyser soze

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #19

    PHIL K
    The way your talking the season kicks off this sat.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Love people slagging off Nolan for accepting a better contract else where and blaming him for leaving

    Grow up its a business if you were offered a 3 year contract on 50k a week or a 5 year contract on 55+k a week for doing the same job you would do the same

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Not really much of an explanation really. The club obviously don’t think he will be on top of his game for more than 3 years.

    Hope they have made the right decision, only time will tell.

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  • Milzzy Rascal

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Jarnytoon – spot on fella 3 years 50k a week bonus if club finishes in top 10 errrr someone point out the issue?

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  • alienhunter

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Nolan has a good goal scoring record. Agreed.. BUT.. he is hardly the dynamic attacking midfielder that would take us to the next level. I suspect many of those complaining about him being sold are also the type crowing on about how Pardew needs to get us into Europe next season..

    The fact is that to get to the next level, change is required. Nolan is not a top 6 attacking midfielder.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Mike Ashley HAS NOT stolen all the pens from inside SJP, Nolan and Jose were offered new contracts to stay at the club, they both TURNED THEM DOWN believe they could get better deals elsewhere.

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  • Alberts_tash

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #25

    WWJBD there wasn’t a choice between two contracts when he refused ours.

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  • terencelim

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Alan Pardew- The Proven Puppet!

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  • Davies

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #27

    Can’t believe people would have been happy to offer Nolan 5 years at £55k.

    Honestly, I’m so grateful for what Nolan has done for the club over the last two years, but he ain’t getting any younger. West Ham will find it very hard to get Nolan off their books in a couple of years when he can’t cope with the rigours of the EPL anymore (IF they’re playing in the EPL!).

    Also, did I miss a link somewhere? I didn’t know that Joey had been contacted by the club after his outbursts yesterday.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Albert_tash
    So? Thats how most players negotiate contracts when they are one of the stars of the team. Newcastle refused to play ball and then they accepted a bid from another club

    Nolan didnt ask West Ham to buy him

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  • Ik Mambofyam

    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #29

    I think Mike Ashley is the best thing that has ever happened to our beloved club, koz he finally brought sanity back.
    I am an ashley fan and proud of it. Is there a manager who didnt deserve the sack? Is there a player who didnt deserve to be offloaded?
    The five year plan is well on course people, good times are definately on the horizon!

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  • AndyNUFC

    Jun 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #30

    First off must say this is a great NUFC blog!

    Secondly though just wanna say in my opinion, Nolan has taken the road that we as fans expect – he’s a player that knows his best years are most likely behind him with his fitness and reliance on scoring goals. We can say we’ve let a huge presence leave and we’d be right to think the whole dressing room will be up in arms about it.. However when as a club have we had a time when players have been content?

    The whole “dressing room spirit”, which was started by Nolan and Barton, came about from a relegation, carried on momentum through a promotion, tested through a sacking of a trusted manager, appointment of a a questionable coach and ultimately lead to our survival. In this whole time we as fans, just like Nolan, have had nothing to be pleased about apart from the results.

    I think it’s just a normal procedure for Kevin, he’s bound to look for a better deal when available – I would contest he could take Barton’s lead and see his contract out, not least as our captain – but we can’t blame the guy. Like I pointed out though, surely we’ll just have to accept his replacement, because all that matters are going to be next seasons result?

    So big thanks to the funky chicken for his mackem destruction, we’ll never forget his influence, but now Pardew, I think it’s time to excite with a bit more than a free signing!

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  • thepict

    Jun 16, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #31

    It’s not that long ago, that people on here where saying Nolan was crap and shouldn’t be in the team. My how times change. Let’s wait until the end of the transfer window and see what players have signed for the club before we start doing a Private Fraser and saying we are doomed . This blog is getting so negative. Also what managers in the Premier League have total control of the club they manage? Can’t think of any.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 16, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #32

    Ive a pain in my boll*x with everyone coming on talking about good economic sense a resale value the top club in the country is man utd they let scholes and giggs and vandersar and neville and u can go on and on run down their contracts u cant treat players like this oh we wont want u when ur 32 thats fuc*kin bullshit good economic sense letting ur best players go doesnt make good economic sense cause we will end up back in the championshiop.

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  • Danufc9

    Jun 16, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Nolan turned down 50k a week over 3 years WITH bonuses playing premier league football and Captain of this great club in front of 52K supporters for 5k more over a week over 5 years to play in the championship…….at West Ham in front of 25k supporters!!?? I feel there is more to story than what we are being told…again!

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 16, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Davies

    No disrespect, but it’s pretty obvious Barton was told to wind his neck in and give positive comments. He has a bad attitude and needs to be sold.

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  • Angryman the baffled Fan

    Jun 16, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #35

    Pardew is NOT stupid
    He has a 5 year contract!!
    Do you think he is gonna come out and say anything against the 2 tw@s that handed him a 5 YEAR CONTRACT.

    Lets be sensible about this lads. He will continue to to the line for as long as he has the 5 year contract in place.

    Christ i would even work for the fat b’stard if he set me up on a 5 year contract……

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Jun 16, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #36

    Pardew has no shame – he is getting walked over time and time again. So what if his squad gets sold from beneath him – he is on a 5 year deal so does he care if we are rubbish and get relegated? I doubt it as he is on a five year deal. Ashley employed him on a long deal because he is YES man. The owners and management are LIARS who do not think twice about decieving us. They have done it time and time again. Still I love this club and the team get my full backing all the time.
    Keep the Faith

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  • darrowb1

    Jun 16, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Just looking at the names of players that have been released and i reckon we should look at signing some of them players up as i reckon they would be good cover and help improve the depth of the squad.

    Giles Barnes
    Tom Cruise
    Nigel Reo-Coker
    Johnathan Spector ?

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 16, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #38

    Personally Nolan is always going to be a gent and a good player. I dont blame him for leaving or going to the contract he wanted.

    I will support him until he retires for what he did for NUFC and if we play West Ham next season in a cup or in the season after in the league I will happily applaud him into the arena and applaud him out of it. May even attempt a Nolan chant for old times sake

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  • listie

    Jun 16, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #39

    I’m sorry but a 3 year deal, 50k a week for 29yo, is a solid offer, lets be honest now he was never the quickest and he’s not likely to get quicker.
    West Ham are the ones coming out of this looking like they have been sniffing glue, a 5 year contract and 55k a week in the fizzy pop league, utter madness, there is a good chance they will not bounce straight back into the prem!

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  • nick_9

    Jun 16, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #40

    Its just a coincidence that most players who leave do so over contractual issues. They’re all being made out to be greedy and the bad guys, one minute its a dispute over the amount and then the next its the length. If Nolan comes out and states that he left the club mutually then I will accept it. Out of Jose, Barton and Nolan (despite his 12 goals) I think he is the player we would least suffer from losing.

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