Pardew To Take His Time Over Choice Of Newcastle Captain


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said he will take his time before he appoints the new Newcastle captain.

Alan Pardew – will take him time over choosing new captain

And that’s a good policy, because there are one or two decent candidates like Stephen Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini and Joey Barton – who finished one, two and three in our recent poll for the Newcastle captaincy with 36%, 31% and 20% respectively.

One thing with Stephen is that he must secure his first team place and Mike Williamson, a terrific £1M signing from Portsmouth just 18 months ago, kept him out for most of this year, before Mike sustained his broken arm in training.

The thing with Joe Barton (and even Fabricio to a lesser extent) is that he may not even still be at Newcastle come September.

This is what Alan told the club’s official website today :

“I have ideas, but I will probably pick it with a week to go.” “We will see how pre-season unfolds and see how the squad assembles itself, how it looks and what shape it is in.”

“I will then take a view from there because it is an important role, and possibly a few players could wear the armband during the pre-season friendlies.”

Kevin Nolan has of course left the club so Alan will need to pick his new captain, and the only real surprise would be if he chooses Joey Barton, and he gets on very well with the Liverpudlian.

Goalkeeper Steve Harper has captained the side in the past, but the36 year-old veteran will have a fight on his hands (so to speak) with both Tim Krul and Fraser Forster, to keep his place this summer.

Maybe Fabricio or Stephen would be the best choices, and we’d be happy with either of those two, and we wouldn’t mind  Joey Barton getting the job either, in his last season, but that would be a surprise choice.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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97 comments so far

  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Jul 1, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Saylor!!!

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 1, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #2

    During the pre season the captain will pick himself

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  • Andy

    Jul 1, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d give it to Taylor if he could stay bloody fir but not until he proves he can. Collo for el capitano

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  • Andy

    Jul 1, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #4

    fit **

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 1, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Just another reason why Ashley sacked Hughton and brought in Pardew. Good read. http://www.thespoiler.co.uk/index.php/2011/07/01/profit-making-pardew-to-guide-newcastle-into-the-top-half

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  • JackButler

    Jul 1, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Collo for me everytime

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  • BeeGuy

    Jul 1, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Well, don’t spend a bundle to buy one!

    It is time to watch the spending as the economies of many countries head for the dumper. Today’s bargain could be tomorrow’s albatross.

    NUFC still need anotehr striker and defensive cover, but not a premium prices. Box office and TV revenues could be in for a downward slide over the next few years, so it will be important to keep one eye -heck, both eyes – on the bottom line.

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Jul 1, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Would prefer an English captain but Colo organises the defence well – would be happy with either – Bartons got no chance if MA wants him out.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Collo for me

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #10

    barton wont b here so he cant b captain

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #11

    colo

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  • connor_nufc

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #12

    #kingsholaday give it to shola

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  • P.I.

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Tiote!

    Tio Tio Tiote!!!

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  • shearermania

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #14

    and mcloven vice captain

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #15

    NUFC_Richyg01- Collo? I would have thought you wanted him sold so we could get rid of his high wages. We could become even more self-sufficient with his sale and then bring in a classy league 2 center back.

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  • shearermania

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #17

    tiote might be best choice as he is the only permanent starter thats speaks pretty good english and also our new language Francais

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  • Andy

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #18

    Oh great … Round 2

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  • P.I.

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #19

    @FootballShirtsUnited

    Not cool man, not cool!

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  • P.I.

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #20

    @17 shearermania

    YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUTTA MY MOUTH S.M.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Andy
    Gets boring doesnt it haha

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  • shearermania

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #22

    tiote also always gives 100% and is leader in terms of a warrior that never stops running,,,hopefully with cabaye next to him and having a packed midfield we will have the ball more and him not getting stupid bookings….

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  • IPToon

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Colo seems like a lot of peoples choice. I havent heard him speak lately but last time i did he couldnt speak english. Considering our team seems likely to be full of british and french players having a captain who can only speak spanish seems silly. If Enrique goes and Gutierrez is on the bench nobody in the team would understand him! Even if he has learnt a bit of english im sure its pretty awful.

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  • shearermania

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #24

    as long as silly asbo dosnt get the captaincy im sure pardew will pick the right one

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  • JackButler

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #25

    would be amazed after all the time that collo has been with us if he can’t speak english

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #26

    taylor the captain

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  • Andy

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #27

    WWJBD Definitley!
    And Mark douglas one of the journalists on twitter says that Collo speaks very good English.

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  • shearermania

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #28

    if collo dosnt speak french its no point giving it to him as half the team will be french speaking this season….we need a go-between-kind-of-guy
    TIOTE

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #29

    Ok people, The big cheese, Mr Ashley has said that he wants the club to be self sufficent within 5 years. The guy is a complete tw@, but if he can make us self reliant and still allow us to progress as a team, then i’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, he has to spend some wedge in this transfer window first, then he can model us on the Arsenal’s of this world, lets be fair, if he can make us self sufficent, it can only be for the long term good of NUFC. Granted it will be a rough ride along the way and I guarantee he will upset us many more times before we get there. As I said I just hope he can keep the team moving forward while doing it.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Nolan was our captain last season….he spoke Liverpudlian!

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  • Stevieee

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #31

    How would appointing Barton captain be a strange decision? Don’t forget Pardew had him stepping in for captaincy when Nolan was unavailable. Plus AP kisses JBs arse!

    Hopefully S.Taylor will get it and Barton will be vice.

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  • roy cropper

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #32

    “I have ideas, but I will probably pick it with a week to go.” “We will see how pre-season unfolds and see how the squad assembles itself, how it looks and what shape it is in.”

    pick it with a week to go you say! – you’d better make it the day after the window closes.
    you should know by now that the puppet master like nothing more than flogging a player or two just before the window shuts.

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Maybe if Pardew appoints a captain earlier it could add an extra million to his pricetag for us to recoup hours before the transfer deadline. Good business that.

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  • free giveaways

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #34

    Colo for me. S Taylor as vice captain.

    Does anyone think we should go for some Brum players as Hughton would probably want some of our players? We could offer cash and players like Best, Routledge etc for Scott Dann or Ben Foster maybe.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #35

    @34

    Who would you want off them?

    I have read Hoots wants Guthrie, Best & Routledge

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #36

    Tiote cant really be captain, he spends too long suspended!

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  • Andy

    Jul 1, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Lovenkrands Shola Xisco Perch and Smith for Dann. Come on Chrissy!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 1, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #38

    @37

    Dream on mate!

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  • Andy

    Jul 1, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #39

    It’s worth a go haha, somebody has to be willing to take them!

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