Alan Pardew Left To Clear Up The Mess – Again


Alan Pardew faced the press yesterday, and again he had to answer for the actions of Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias, whom  fans hardly ever hear from.

Alan Pardew – speaks for the Board – again

We know Alan isn’t the most liked manager ever at Newcastle, but we have to give him credit for the courage he displays in these press conferences, when he is put in rather  difficult situations by the non-appearance of Derek LLambias.

It seems Alan has to not only talk for the Board but to also justify what they have done too – a difficult task indeed sometimes.

Alan did the best he could yesterday, but  really shouldn’t have to answer some of the questions thrown at him, but he did that again yesterday afternoon, so what’s new.

Things have got out of hand this week with the Joey Barton affair,  and Pardew is rightly trying to get things back on track, and he had this to say yesterday:

“I don’t think chaos is the right term that I would like to use at any football club and I’m certainly not going to agree to that.”

“But are we having a difficult week? Yes.” “Are we having a situation where we need to get our fans in a better place? Yes.”

“Does the team need to improve on the pitch? Yes.” “I think that’s where we are.”  “I think we’ve been disrupted heavily by two or three things this pre-season.”

“Perhaps they could have been avoided, I wouldn’t disagree with that,”  “The issue I have is that I have to work with the group that I’ve got.” “The fitness of the players I’ve got is higher than we had last year – they’re at a better level.”

“We’ve lost three players to impact injuries – Guthrie, Ferguson, Ben Arfa – which has disrupted us, we can’t get away from that. But it happens.”

“And it’ll have happened at other clubs. As a manager you have to accept it and move on. We’ve had a tour of America which I thought was very very useful in terms of the games.”

“They were tough. Some of those internal flights weren’t ideal, something we should have done better.” “The visa problem with Joey we kind of foresaw, with Yohan Cabaye we didn’t. That could have gone better for us, because we really wanted him over there.

“And then we’ve had this situation which really stems from past history and Joey not getting a new contract.”  “No, it hasn’t been the most perfect pre-season – but I’ve had pre-seasons like this before, where it hasn’t gone right”

“We’ve lost games and there’s kind of been a bad feeling and then we’ve kicked off the season and it’s been okay and we’re off and running.”

It’s good to hear the lads are fitter than last season, and Newcastle do have a game tomorrow, in case fans had forgotten, and it will be a good test for them against Fiorentina at St. James’ Park.

We don’t expect Joey Barton to take part, but you can never tell.

But the starting line=up will tell us what the first team will probably look like in eight days time, when Newcastle kick off the season  against Arsenal, which will be a tough game

We hope things can now settle down, and the team can give a very good showing tomorrow afternoon, and they know they owe that to the Newcastle fans.

Howay the Lads!! 



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82 comments so far

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #1

    i just got a txt dont know if anyone else has heard this but here it is!

    barton situation came about when him smithy and harper were told to tell the rest of the squad that they would no longer be win bonuses this season, of course they refused barton refused to do lambarses dirty work it caused an almity row which left the squad furious! jose says he will stay only if 3 top signings come in and barton re instated.

    all i can say is jose we all want that and its funny how the way things are going with barton looks like it could happen but this is £a$ley and we all know he hates to spend but loves to give a 90m bonus shared to all his staff at sports direct and he wont spend 35m on players

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #2

    hope we sign 2 more players that is what Pardew is saying

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #3

    @1 – that cant b true bcoz win bonuses r built in to contracts so they couldnt stop them

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  • Xavi

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #4

    “But are we having a difficult week? Yes.” “Are we having a situation where we need to get our fans in a better place? Yes.”

    “Does the team need to improve on the pitch? Yes.”

    i would add – “does the team need more signings? YES”

    “am i a puppet? YES”

    “do i ever decide whats going to happen? NO”

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #5

    really dont gt what so hard for fans to understand jose wants liverpool, the club dont want barton here despite what there saying, n there will b more signings, dont get why u feel the need for ashly or lambias to come out n say whats happening at the club

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #6

    Interesting from Barnetta’s actual agent:

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_7081256,00.html

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  • alex84

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Xavi…Hardly any managers now have full control in clubs…Pardew is not to blame here!

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #8

    @3 wouldnt suprise me tho with these knobs running the club

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #9

    i am in favour of supporting the club no matter what and not washing dirty laundry in public.

    I do not like ashley nor Lameass.

    Can some 1 pls tell me what exactly does Llambias do for the club. if he could some how get fired we will get some new bulbs at SJP.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Obertan deal is to be a season long loan with a view to buy.

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  • Bebeto

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #11

    We do need several players. First of all, we need striker. I’m not a big fan of Erdinc (I’m sure that there are better players than him); Le Championat and Premiership are different worlds.

    Winger? Barnetta is good player, but his injury isn’t something that says “buy me now”. We need someone that will made an impact right now. Season will start next week. :/ Why don’t try with Allbringhton? Just make an offer, nothing else. Sidney Sam from Leverkuzen? Great player, believe me. How ’bout SWP? Wright-Phillips? Can get him almost for free. 😀

    Left back. It doesn’t matter if Jose will stay. We do need a back up. Brigde (free)?

    Hmmm, we are not in a position to gamble. :/

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #12

    @9

    Nah, Ca$h and LameArse are as tight ash Ashley’s purse strings!

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #13

    @5 jose would want to stay if the club showed that they really wanted to finish high up the table by spending some money on players we need around 4 players in the door and if we did that i dont think we would have all this crap going on at our club

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #14

    @11

    Thought City wanted a sizable fee for SWP?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #15

    another french guy.

    From what i have seen he looks clumsy

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  • Cardboy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #16

    Roll on the Arsenal game.. lets see some real desire on the pitch from the kick off. I’ve worked for ars*hol*s for a lot less money and had to get on with it. What goes around comes around.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #17

    Routledge leaving last night leaves our total transfer outley this window at -£2.5m!

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #18

    @13 yea we need 4 players but how do u kno they wont come in, u dont everyone jus makes crap up to suit there argument against the owners

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #19

    @18

    Pards said yesterday he only wants two more like!

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  • Cardboy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #20

    By the way Pardew ain’t too bad in my opinion. Seems a decent man manager and not too high and mighty. Good sign that he is prepared to broker all parties a way out without losing too much face.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #21

    nufc rich – orbertan gonna happen like

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  • carrollsinger

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #22

    Hoping for a team like
    Harper
    Simmo colo Taylor Enrique
    Gut Barton cabaye marv
    Shola. Ba.
    No tiote as visa problem

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  • jimmymagpie

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #23

    This club is imploding. Pardew now contradicting his own number two and telling us that team spirit is crap, and that the fatman is not releasing funds. What a surprise. Tiote also refusing to return until he can put the name of his new club on his work permit application. There will be no signings until more players are shipped out. Pardew said last week that the first week in August will be vital. well it’s nearly over and we’re in chaos. What’s new at this pathetic little club. I saw my first game at SJP in 1948 and this is easily the worst regime we’ve ever had at this once proud club. Unfortunately, a fast approaching new global recession probably means that we’re stuck with the bastards. Of course, we’re being made to pay partly because Ashley is seeing his wealth greatly eroded by the stock market downturn.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #24

    @20

    The players seem to speak highly of him like

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #25

    @18 how do you know that they will come in and how do you know if we do get players in they are going to be good enough orangatang from manure is shite if he wasnt he would be playing for them

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  • Selbymag

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #26

    What do people want from Pardew….. Have a press conference and declare the Dekka and Ashley a pair of c8nts then resign.

    This would prove he is not a puppet but be careful what you wish for as nobody in their right mind would want the job.

    This would mean the only option would be JFK.

    At risk of abuse I kind of like Pardew and think he is a superior manager to Hoots to whom im enternally grateful but he was out of his depth in the top flight.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #27

    @25

    Huge gulf in class between the ManUre first team and our first team like, so he would probably fit in quite well.

    He has pace to burn that lad and he can provide a decent cross – hence his nickname “The Bullet”

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #28

    lets not get carried away the club is not implodeing n all this crap this week is bcoz of barton no one else

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #29

    @26

    Fair points mate, and I think if we had Hoots in charge at this point, he would not know what to do, also, signings under Hoots were not the best either!

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  • Stuart

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #30

    Haha davybtoon! I love your optimism but I really cant see us signing 4 players. Especially when AP keeps saying 1 maybe 2. He’s not even sure he’ll get 2 never mind 4 haha.

    I hope you’re right though, only thing to save this window would be to get at least 4 players, at least 3 of which who could walk straight into the first team.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #31

    That’s it am saying it I LIKE PARDEW I am happy with him as our manager and the way he comes across in interviews is great imo regardless of what’s happening

    He may be a mouth piece but after reading those quotes I think he is starting to say what he feels as well but in a far more thoughtout manner than anyone else has done in the past

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  • Bebeto

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #32

    @14,

    Hi is under contract ’till 2012. That means we can get him for reasonable fee. What’s more important, he can improve our squad. I’m sure! 😀

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #33

    Obertan on loan?!!! Please tell me that’s a joke, he is truly garbage player, honestly. A loan, as well, bloody hell. We will literally be the laughing stock of the league.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #34

    richy ive seen him play a few times and i wasnt impressed mate do you think he is better than rout?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #35

    NUFC_Richyg01

    Signings under hoots were not the best.

    he signed best, pancrate, hall campbell perch

    how can u say that

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #36

    @34

    Well he has played in Europe for ManUre.

    I think he has more pace, I think he is just one of these lads that needs games.

    A loan is pretty risk free in my opinion.

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  • Stuart

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #37

    @WWJBD – I have to agree with you like. I do like AP. Except when he smiles, he looks very smug when he smiles haha.

    We could be alot worse off though, and would be if he quit.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #38

    Davybtoon – no it isn’t all down to Barton, even Pardew is telling you that the players are pissed off because there haven’t been further additions. Don’t you listen to anyone? Neither Pardew or the players are taken in by the lying Lambsarse and his creative accountancy, unlike some of the muppets on here.

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  • Stuart

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #39

    @jimmymagpie – It is possible to make your point without insulting people you know. You seem to forget everyone on here is a newcastle fan.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #40

    BIG FAT MIKE doesnt give a stuff about the football!! TBH, its a business remember and that is how it should be run, as a business…………………;-)

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