If Newcastle Not Successful The Side Will Break Up


Alan Pardew has made some surprising comments today.

Alan Pardew – Newcastle must be successful

One of them is he thinks Newcastle will need to have some success fairly quickly, if he is to keep the current team together, because players like Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye will want success at Newcastle.

Otherwise they may seek pastures anew, where they could get that success.

This is what Alan said today:

“We’ve tried to bring in players we feel have an improvement in them and a desire to play for Newcastle,”  “The most important thing to keep those players is to put success in front of them. “

“When you’re building a new side it needs to have progression – in our form, in our consistency, and to get as close as we can to that top six.”

“If we see that I think I can keep them another year and then when we go into that third year you really need to be very, very close, because then they’re going to start looking, as José  Enríque) i now, for trophies.”

“I think we can do that.”  “Cheick Tioté, Cabaye, people like that, we’re going to have to have success on the pitch to keep them, 100%.”

That is true but that’s football, and Newcastle have done well only under Kevin Keegan and Bobby Robson in the last 40 years or so – if we are to be honest.

It’s Alan Pardew’s job, backed up by Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias, to build a good team that can get into the top six in the Premier League.

And if they cannot do that, they should expect some repercussions and one is that good players will want to leave.

It’s already happened with Jose Enrique, who came to Newcastle four years ago expecting Newcastle to be a top side in the Premier League but instead found himself playing seocnd division football.

In that context of the last four years, its not surprising he wants to leave and Joey Barton also wants more success at Newcastle.

That’s really the name of the game of football, and it’s Alan Pardew’s  job to create success at Newcastle, and it’s really as simple as that.

And if he cannot do that then one outcome is that good players will want to move on and away from Tyneside – and notice that ‘s already happening with a certain Jose Enrique.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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66 comments so far

  • davybtoon

    Jul 5, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1

    its true u hav to progress or players will leave

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 5, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    I AM SHOCKED BY THIS NEWS….haha yeah right

    Think this came from the University of the bleeding obvious rather than Pardew

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  • nufc_etc.

    Jul 5, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m sure Pardew’s comments will get lots of negative spin, but basically he’s just speaking common sense. We’ve signed ambitious players on the basis that we’re claiming to be an ambitious club. If we fail in those ambitions, they’ll want to leave.

    Of course, the question is whether Mike Ashley has the same ambitions for the club as Pardew, the players and the fans. What happens over the next few weeks will be a big indication of that.

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  • Knocking on Beavans Door

    Jul 5, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Players have short careers – can’t blame them for wanting to make the most of it.

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Jul 5, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #5

    What are we doing with this bafoon!!! He is nothing but doom and gloom – he is supposed to motivate players and give them a feel good factor. Not only am I a little worried about comings and goings for the coming season – I’M WORRIED ABOUT THE SEASON AFTER AS WELL !!!! Top man you are Pardew.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 5, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #6

    phoenixnights- doom n gloom is half the bloggers on here not pardew

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 5, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #7

    by the way does anythink a move for thomas hitzelberger on free wud b good move

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  • Tinman

    Jul 5, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Im sick to death of this blog right now tbh. I wish people would give balanced opinions untill the end of the window, then you can say what you like! This is like judging who will win a 100m sprint 5m in!!!

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  • Tinman

    Jul 5, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #9

    No Davybtoon, we cant sign him on a free!! However if we splash out 10million on him, least we are spending huge chunks of the Carroll money, then im happy with it!!

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  • Gash

    Jul 5, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #10

    @ phoenixnights
    Totally agree with you. This man does not inspire confidence in any way shape or form. He is in place to do as he is told. he has no grit or fight about him. he just does as he is told. Imagine Sir Bobby being told to tell the press this sort of stuff. No way.
    I really fear for us with this clown in charge

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  • alex84

    Jul 5, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #11

    i heard Pards interview and thought he spoke well and to say he is a puppet is just a joke, im still 50-50 on ashley but pardew has won me over as i was not a fan of his appointment at first, he is adding the write way with pace and creativity which we lacked last season, the agenda is to improve the squad which we have done and hopefully with one or two additions it will improve even more. im really looking forward to next season.

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  • alex84

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #12

    Gash, its funny how you say he doesnt inspire confidence, but alot of Professionals have come out and said how they loved playing under Pardew due to his man management skills.

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  • nick_9

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #13

    You know when you type a really long reply to someones post but then think fack it I can’t be doing with the hassle. They will never see things from my point of view.

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  • Gash

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #14

    @alex84
    Fair comment…. like who? Kevin Nolan – Sold
    JB – probably on his way…. disgrace
    Jose…
    If he was in charge he wouldn’t be fluffing around about JB he would go to the owner and say… this lad had a great season and he is a leader, let me keep him this year and we can option a further 2 year deal subject to appearances performances etc. Then we would see him manage rather than be a mouthpiece for MA.

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  • Gash

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #15

    In fact he would probably unite the United if he showed a bit more b-lls

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #16

    i think eroding wants to stay at PSG ….. better go for sturidge before its too late …. or keibling … or kalou …. any striker please…
    Pardew also said that he had a plan b if enrique left … who do u think it is??

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  • Gash

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #17

    Play harper at LB as he cant kep 3 keeoers …lol

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #18

    thomas hitzelberger – good long range shot, nothing more, not want I would want.

    Plan b for Enrique is probably M’bengue competing with N Taylor for that spot.

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  • swoopingmagpie

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #19

    What an utterly stupid comment that is from Pardew. When Jose Enrique came to us he was he was sub standard but we stuck with him and he got his confidence and ability working to make a good fist of the last two seasons.He is disenchanted with the club for not building on what success we were achieving under Chris Hughton – getting rid of the manager and the most influential forward in the premiers. The stuff about wanting European football is just his excuse to want away. Jose is not showing loyalty to the toon for the loyalty we had given to him. The same is true of Barton. We stuck by him and he has repaid that with a great season. We were building a great spirit at the club with players like this, and what do we do; kick the in the halls. No Mr Pardew, it’syour great leader and your ineptitude that is the reason our best and most influential players are unhappy and want away. You have destroyed what forward movement we were achieving last season. For this reason I would appeal to you all to leave our club before you do more damage – begone and good riddance.

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  • Sav

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #20

    How does that make Joey Barton feel than?
    Not every player is in a hurry to f**k off to some already successful side and bask in their glory.
    He’s at the top of his game, he stuck with us through relegation like Jose did but now he wants to stay and the club won’t give him a contract.

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #21

    gash– how would you know what the f*ck pardew did or did not do???

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #22

    gash – how the f**k would you know what pardew did or not do ??

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #23

    Pardew is in it for the long haul – that is why he was hired on a five year deal. He will leave only when Ashley and the Lamearse decide to sell up. Pardew was employed to be Ashley’s yes man and will do exactly as told. Someone earlier asked for balanced opinions – we do have some good posts however a lot are from the same people moaning about anything they can think of. Me – i am happy with who we have brought in, they will improve us however we still need a little more. Would I be happy with a couple more free signings who will improve us, of course I would. Guys its Ashleys money whether we like it or not. Me for one cannot wait for the new season and hopefully we can build a little on last year.
    Keep the Faith

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #24

    sav — we signed barton 3 years ago …. this is his first full season… he was in jail before that … nufc made barton .. and thats a fact .. i love barton but he owes newcastle … in the first 2 seasons barton got your money for free

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  • magpiebop

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #25

    Pardew is right, we need to target the cups and as high a Premier League finish as possible if we want better players in. I also think the 60k wage cap is sensible and reasonable with big bonuses for success an incentive but a bigger squad is essential wii more competition for places, after all reallistically we only finished 12th last season and got nowhere near the cups albeit without top class strikers we still had a good goals for record up wii the top clubs!

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  • nick_9

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #26

    Agree with swooping magpie on this. The three amigos and our scouse contingent plus Carroll were the life and soul of the team and have now been broken up and the rest are disillusioned. What ambition does it show when you sell your best players and top scorers at the end of each transfer window. We lost Carroll in Jan and now Nolan, our most creative midfield since emre and our best leftback since Bernard also appear to be on their way out. Jose is easily our best defender, our defence isn’t as great as many make out and does need strengthening as it is at the minute before Jose or Colo leave.

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  • Lachu

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #27

    We wont sell AC
    Ranger will develop with us / ranger is dissappointing
    WE will retain Nolan for many years / Nolan not worth 5 yrs
    35 mill fully reinvested / i kno wer 35m is going believe
    i want to show newcastles new wares
    we will be using balls in pre season
    tiote and cabaye will leave if we dont have success

    some here mentioned the word buffon , thats spot on , lol

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #28

    phoenixnight— so what??? just support the team …. mourinho, ancelloti, avb, grant, scolari …. were they all yes men too? (under abramovich) is wenger a yes man??? is moyes a yes man?? dalglish?? FACE IT.. this is football today .. the majority of the clubs are run by the owner not the manager

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  • Lachu

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #29

    sorry bafoon

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #30

    they were the heart of the team for how long???? a season .. half a season ??? this is NUFC .. its not called carollbartonnolan’s united

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  • Davies

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #31

    I don’t understand this at all – We want success, or we’re moving on. Isn’t it the players’ job to win matches and bring success?

    If you ain’t performing well enough to win anything at one club, why do you think you deserve to be in a team competing at a higher level?

    I appreciate that you need to have good quality around you as well, but the team that got us relegated, which included Enrique and Barton, also included some very expensive “quality” players, like Michael Owen, Obafemi Martins, Mark Viduka, Habib Beye (who was one of the best RBs in the league at the time), Damien Duff, Colocinni, Jonas Gutierrez and so on. These people are all internationals.

    There’s no point in saying you’ll move on if you don’t get Champions’ League football, if you haven’t earned that right. Why would you want to test yourself against the best when you haven’t proven yourself worthy?

    I can understand it from Cabeye and Tiote, who came to us fresh from league winning teams, but why does Enrique suddenly think he’s so special?

    Clubs, I think, need to be tighter on their contracts when it comes to players deciding they’re not ambitious enough. Professional footballers really could do with being pulled down a peg or two.

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #32

    Cheick – yes I agree and perhaps i should have said its Ashleys money and Pardew is Ashleys man – we have to live with it. Mind you some of the guys you mentioned were damn good mangers and would do a better job than Pardew (yes men or not)
    I will give my utmost support to the TEAM not the regime.
    Keep the Faith Cheick

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  • SincerelySamuel

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #33

    ERDINC has said he wants to stay at PSG considering the positivity coming from Pardieux about the 2 signings i can only assume Erdinc was not the target he was talking about shame cause he looked good but i think we can find better theres still loads of time

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #34

    hope we get successfull in the next 3 years

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #35

    well said phoenix

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  • nick_9

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #36

    Cheick you seem like the typical fan who is quick to jump on our better performers once they are linked away from us. We would still be in the champ if it wasn’t for their goals and they also nothced half of goals in the prem, talk about ungrateful. That’s it pal you side with the guy who’s selling our better performers and retaining the kiss arses.

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #37

    the only mistake was shepherd …. i believe if you wanna know what went wrong .. look at the history … and i believe our misfortune began when fat fred appointed souness … souness is one of the worst managers of all time … ashley tried to undo it and appoint keegan … if keegan was still in charge i believe we would be in tottenham’s position… thats twice keegan walked out on us.. so the blame isn’t only ashley .. major part of the blame goes out to wise… and keegan .. the players .. and the fans
    but i think what newcastle was lacking in the last 10 years was stability … and thats what we have right now … you never know .. this team might even surprise .. pardew might surprise you .. i am willing to wait and find out instead of making the same mistakes nufc have done in the past

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  • nufcmatt

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #38

    if the team is not successful the majority of that responsibility is the players fault anyway, if they’re not doing the job on the pitch winning games then that’s down to them, as long as the whole team’s working hard and doing their best and ameobi isn’t on the field

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #39

    nick 9 — you cant be ungrateful to players like caroll , barton
    nufc made caroll, he played for a half a season .. in the first half of the championship harewood was scoring a few .. smith was excellent .. lovenkrands was the ronaldo of the championship… like i said .. i love barton but we need to progress … if you want to be the best, you have to act like the best … was sir alex afraid when he shipped nistelroy, butt, neville, ronaldo, tevez, mikel, beckham…
    barton spent the first 2 years either in jail or in a courthouse .. who’s being ungrateful…. caroll for 35 mill .. i’d take that everyday … enrique for 15 in his last year .. i’d take that everyday ..

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  • cla5hb0y68

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #40

    For those of you who are criticising fans for being pessimistic, I strongly suggest you read the following. Maybe then you’ll see where their mistrust and cynicism comes from!

    Pardew quotes from last transfer window

    “Andy Carroll’s future was one of the items at the top of my agenda. He needs to stay. He is the No.9 of Newcastle.”

    “In this window, Andy Carroll is definitely going nowhere”

    “The number nine shirt here is legendary and he has shown the fans that he is big enough and good enough to wear it. It will be a massive, massive blow if he left so it’s very important that he stays. Derek assured me that he will.”

    For Ashley contradictions visit here – http://nufc-ashlies.blogspot.com/

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