Pardew – Pre-Season Build-Up Is Going According To Plan


Alan Pardew seems happy enough that the build-up to the season is going according to plan, kind of.

John Carver and Alan Pardew – things going according to plan

Newcastle have had too many injuries so far in pre-season,  to Danny Gutherie, Shane Ferguson, Ben Arfa and Ryan Taylor.

Ben Arfa injured his left ankle in Kansas City and will not return to training for another four weeks, and both Guthrie and Ferguson, who were injured at Darlington,  could be out for about the same time-frame.

Ryan Taylor injured his groin, mainly because of the articial turf the lads played on in Orlando, which was not exactly what was planned.

And of course we had the rather immature outburst from Jose Enrique on Sunday, which infuriated owner Mike Ashley, and that will have cooked his goose on Tensed, and Newcastle will now bring in an experienced replacement, whether Enrique has been sold or not.

Alan talked top the Newcastle press corps this morning:

“The build up of the pre-season is going to plan.” “We have had injuries which I wish I hadn’t have had so far in pre-season.”

“They have all been impact injuries too.” “Danny Guthrie, Shane Ferguson and Hatem were impact injuries but we have to battle on.”

“We have been unlucky. But the boys are in great shape and we are starting to carve things up for the new season.”

“Joey comes back into the frame and Cabaye.” “It will come together at Leeds.”

Newcastle will now concentrate on the transfer market,  and try to bring in a striker and a left back, and there’s also the next game at Leeds United on Sunday afternoon.

And of course Joey Barton, Mike Williamson and Yohan Cabaye will now rejoin the squad for the final two pre-season games.

Barton and Cabaye couldn’t get visas to tour America, and Mike’s wife is expecting a baby, and Pardew allowed him to tour more locally, with the 7 day Reserves  tour of Holland.

And  the Newcastle manager also allowed Danny Simpson to travel back last Sunday, to be present for the birth of his child,  Skye-Lorena Simpson.

You cannot accuse Alan Pardew of not being a good man-manager, that’s for sure, as he seems to have bent over backwards to keep his players happy.

Now we need to hammer Leeds on Sunday, since that seems to be the next step towards hosting Arsenal in the first Premier League game of the season, two weeks come Saturday.

Howay The Lads!!

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130 comments so far

  • Andy

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #1

    There should be a stream for the leeds match as it’s on leeds web site for £5. One of the dodgy sites will pick it up

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #2

    @1

    Good shout mate!

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  • Trent Toon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #3

    1st

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  • Trent Toon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #4

    maybe not

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #5

    SSN re. Defoe, worrying, no quotes from the player!

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #6

    As I said earlier seemed badly planned out probably due to inexperience but wasent a total wash out I expect next year’s to be far better

    Now get some transfers sorted out and keep us all happy

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Howay Trent man, you have to be quick of the mark!

    Also, its TOON ARMY! not 1st!

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Richyg
    I dont find that worrying…it was a bull crap story to begin with imo

    We were told there was 3 other striker targeted if Erdinc didnt come off and they were all based in Europe not the PL

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #9

    afternoon gents, any news from the wonderful world of mike ashley’s empire 😉

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  • Andy

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Defoe was a nonstarter tbf. I think i’m sceptical of every news reporter in the area now after the whole n’zogbia and gervinho saga. Don’t really think they have a clue

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Why would we be interested in Defoe who is 29, would cost 10mil and command a very high wage.

    Anyone remember Kevin Nolan?

    Enough said

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  • NorseToonBrann

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Ahhhhhh jebus! been waiting for the new strip for nearly two weeks now.. the agony!!! neeeds now!!!!!!

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  • boater

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Shola remains the best striker at the club,, face it. You can flap your arms all you like but 1) he’s better than the mob give credit and 2) Ba isn’t going to be the 20 goal player you all seem to think.

    Ba is a bonus punt – back up, but not depending on him with all that lolly being held back. I know, I know we’ll get another striker – I just hope they spend to get better than what we have, not just another body in which is I’m afraid Erdinc will be..
    laws of diminishing returns.

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  • Andy

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Boater have you ever saw Erdinc play? I’ve never seen him. Has anyone for that matter?

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Defoe not coming to Newcastle is the best Transfer news all week.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Andy most people have seen Erdnic on the Dennis Wise Scouting Forum

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  • t00ntime

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #17

    any onew wondering bout xisco… I watched him play against Almere city
    and to be honest I understand why he doesnt get a game…
    he dribble with the ball but cant shoot… and in bout 70 minutes he created one chance… weathers players like routledge and barton was creating em all game long…
    but the big problem was he doesnt listen to teammates… many of times there would be barton and/or sammy and/or ranger shouting for the ball and instead he would try and dribble it -_- and end up losing the ball…
    so he isnt really a team player and he cant finish…
    I would rather have ranger play over him ( he looked good just needs to react quicker and he cud still become great )

    for the rest there were a few players who impressed me…(reserve players ) inman, airey ameobi and of course moyo ( think thats his name 😛 ) also soderburg is worst keeper I ever seen xD

    O against almere ranger played upfront instead of airey
    ranger looked good but like i said needs quicker reactions
    and airey was played LB… lets put it this way we shud keep looking XD (though he is good upfront)

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #18

    We Defoe dodged a bullet.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Only think I know about Erdinc is that Graham Carr rates him highly by all accounts so am happy for him to come in

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  • thai-mag

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #20

    ben arfa injury 6 weeks now acording to pardew in chronicle whats the betting when them 6 weeks are up he will be saying ben arfa still has 2 to 3 weeks before he gets back

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  • Andy

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #21

    We were linked last season as well. Looking at his stats if we sign him he’ll be really good this year but next year won’t be so good. Just want a striker in now so we can have a bit of time to try different partnerships out

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Erdnic and Shane Long are the only target’s we have a realistic chance of signing.
    The like’s of Sturridge, Gomez or Doumbia are all out of our reach

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #23

    Hahaha remember when people were touting Hulk to come here

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_7064050,00.html

    WOW

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  • Eastander

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #24

    WWJBD – it says un-named club… could be us! hahahahahaha

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  • Andy

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #25

    And Porto didn’t want to negotiate? 70 million! Imagine how many gardeners you could sign for that!!

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Eastander hahahaha oh aye Ashley was maybe high on coke and put in a cheeky bid 😉

    70+million on 1 player……its disgusting really

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #27

    what the hell is going here,10 mil defoe, but will not pay the same for the zog who by the way is 3 years younger then defoe,would love to no where they got there brains from lads

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #28

    Would have liked zog to come back, but we really do have the midfield covered. A striker is a necessity and cover for Enrique.
    Looking at he highlights of the match, you would have to put gosling in the starting line up.

    So far (pending further signings) I would play the following team against arsenal.

    Harper
    Simpson, saylor, collo, Enrique.
    Gosling, cabaye, tiote, marveax.
    Ba, shola (pending return of hatem or purchase of new striker).

    although I believe gosling should be in the team, I don’t know where to put him, does he go ahead of cab aye? He won’t go ahead of tiote, so would jonas drop for gosling to play out of position?

    More questions than answers I’m afraid.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #29

    Perhaps Wenger is throwing caution to the wind and spend his budget for the past three seasons 😉

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  • Eastander

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #30

    I dunno who it would be really, city have just baught aguero so its its not going to be them, chelsea have just spent 50m on torres and cant see them going straight in at that price, real are fighting over neymar… PSG maybe? they’ve bid 40m for Ganso this morning apparently, or that russian team who’s name I will never remember but seem to have suddenly become rich

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  • Eastander

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #31

    I’ll correct that, city are about to buy aguero

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Real Madrid are the only club who in the past have been willing to spend that type of cash

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  • Andy

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #33

    @28 isn’t that a good thing that we don’t know who is our best 11 in a way. We pretty much knew our best XI last year but this year there are loads of options. Keeps competition high and in the event of injuries we’re well covered. Would love us to buy 2 def, 1 young prospect lb and a good cb. And 2 strikers – one young prospect agains and an established one. Would settle for lb cover and a striker i suppose

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #34

    Aye my bet would of been Chelsea or Real Madrid like

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Andy would that young prospect striker be that Knowledge lad?

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #36

    And some on here thought we could get him for 10mil ish.
    Just goes to show we have no clue as to the money involved with the game we love

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  • Andy

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #37

    PSG also bid for Pastore. £40m for ganso is absolutely crazy – shows how much of a steal suarez was at £22m

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  • Andy

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #38

    That would be nice haha but i’d settle for one of the bangura clan. Maybe both?

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  • gndtoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #39

    I was at the Orlando game and from the highlights of last nights match it seems that BA isn’t exactly going to be the 20 goal striker Pardew was hoping for.

    it’s early obviously but he does seem to be a step behind … what do you lot think

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #40

    Well I’m going to continue my crusade for this guy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNcON56vrFM

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