Pardew – There Is A Real Belief In The Newcastle Squad

Alan Pardew quickly got used to a Newcastle – Sunderland derby game, as the game in January at the Stadium of Light was only Alan’s 7th game in charge of Newcastle.

Alan Pardew – I;m rally looking forward to this game

As we said a couple of days ago, a win would be fantastic tomorrow for Newcastle fans, a draw would be okay, and a defeat would be an absolute disaster.

Alan Pardew will be manager of Newcastle in his second derby game, and opposite number, Geordie Steve Bruce, will take charge of  his third derby game, and Alan has talked today that the new players on Tyneside will not realize just how big a game this is,  until shortly before the kick-off:

“Last season the stadium was alive and kicking and we certainly felt that. It just makes everything energized for a match like that,  and I can’t wait for Saturday,”

“Obviously we know it will be ferocious for us, but as a manager if you cannot get too excited by these sort of games then you shouldn’t be in the job.”

“I cannot wait to start and I’m looking forward to us playing well.”  “We’ve had a couple of ideas to try and indicate the passion around this game, to the new boys but you can’t replicate it really.”

“It won’t be until they are on the bus and we get within a mile of that stadium that they understand just what it is about.”  “When you walk out and that first ball is about to be kicked in the derby then you know it is a different game.”

“Our players are looking forward to it, and on the training ground I have sensed a real belief in our squad that we can go out and perform well this Saturday.”

“Everyone is looking forward to the game,” he said. “We know we’ve got close to 3,000 fans going along. Last year they were magnificent and I have no doubt that they will be again.”

We look to the defense having a strong game tomorrow, and it looks like Ryan Taylor will keep his place at left back, and local lad Shola Ameobi  will also start up front.

Shola usually  plays very well against the old enemy, and we have to hope that Shola plays as well as he did in the game at St. James’ Park last October on Halloween day, when he scored twice and had a great game.

A win would be great for Newcastle fans and then we can hope and pray that the Newcastle hierarchy can get a couple of top players in next week.

Aly Cissokho and Modibo Maiga in by next weekend would be excellent.

Comments welcome.

43 comments so far

  • Andy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Anticipation is getting the better of me HWTL Let’s hammer those SMB’s! Cannot wait till 12 tomorrow

  • Drona

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #2

    If we get beat, does that mean its the final straw in the Ashley regime? Act or whine?

  • Dude

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Can’t he just shut up ? Talk is cheap.

  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #4

    top of the league for atleast 50mins if we win tomorrow haha.!

  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #5

    imagine the players who will come if wa top of league lmao.! might be able to get some them non league players for cheap fees if it happens

  • geoff777

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #6

    If Ba isn’t match fit I hope he doesn’t give him a “run out” in a derby, it’s too important.

    Gosling looked good and Vuckic was scoring goals pre-season.

    I hope they start or at least play.

  • Toonboy_83

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #7

    I honestly think if Newcastle don’t win tomorrow then they’ll be a huge backlash by the fans.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #8

    i think PARDEw is not confident of a win


    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Scumbags 0-6 toon army


  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Was just having a chat with my mate about Arsenal… Who is going to be in their midfield?!?!

    rosicky is apparantly doubtful
    Denilson, eboue, fabregas, Nasri are all sold/going to leave
    Not sure whats happened to Diaby
    Gervinho and Song Suspended.

    The only midfielder we could come up with that would start is Ramsey

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Agreed mate, I liked what I saw in both of them lads in pre season.

    Well, we as fans, need to be that all important 12th man and intimidate the mackems in their own back yard!

    Are you?

  • geoff777

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #12


    It’s coming at some point in the near future unless we sign a striker who starts scoring.

    Not sure about Maiga, I hadn’t heard of him until the other day. He’s young and fairly cheap.

    Papiss Demba Cissé from Freigburg looks to have far better stats. For 4-5M more …

    But the NUFC fans don’t deserve a better striker when cheap might get the job done.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #13


    Hang on a minute, its derby day tomorrow and your talking about Arsenal?

    Who gives a to$$ who plays in their midfield!

  • Teespete

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #14

    i don’t think a huge backlash of the fans will make any difference. Ashley owns the club and has tried to sell but no one wants it. He is a business man with no real passion for Nufc.. The fans should get behind the players who in general are doing their best and the defence in particular were great against Arsenal. Pardew has done a pretty good job so far and is no more a puppet than any other manager who has to work with what he is given, it’s his job to do that.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #15


    There it is again, that fixation that a cheap player is not a good player.

  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Team for tomorrow
    Simpson —–Taylor——- Colo—— Raylor
    —Barton —-Tiote ——Cabaye —–Jonas

  • Falklands Fish

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Cant wait for the game tom. Bit nervous but got a feeling we will perform well – hopefully no more gay dances from brucie!!!!

    Due to the time difference the game kicks off at 8 in the morning over here! Champion breakfast.

  • Scottiedog

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Play Sammy up front with Shola!!!!!

  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #19

    geoff77….so you havent heard of him, graham carr obviously has so surely he knows better.

  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #20


    Too risky to play Sammy in a derby, maybe as a sub half way through 2nd half?

  • G.unit

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #21


    I agree with NUFC_Rich.

    C’mon mate, I’m pleased that you have been talking to a Arsenal fan but I’m sure they have there own blogs that discuss there team. Get yourself on there!!!!

    I hope the supporters just get behind the team 2morrow and lets just try and forget that fat controller for aleast 90 mins +.

    C’mon the Toon!!!!

  • geoff777

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #22


    Strikers are easier to judge than other positions because their stats do to a great extent match their quality.

    Therefore if they’ve shown any signs of having a 1:2 strike rate their price is going to be higher.

    Not saying cheap never works but it is a lot less likely to work with a striker.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Posted this on the previous thread where someone mentioned getting rid of MA but everyone has moved!

    I wish we could get rid of some of the ‘fans’ who are so hell bent on getting rid of MA, they loose the real focus – NUFC results.

    They focus so much attention to getting rid of MA and being against him that they take their support away from the lads on the pitch – and when the results don’t go our way, blame MA.

    If these ‘fans’ truely want NUFC to do well, they need to refocus on the team and get behind the team.

    St. James’ park used to be an intimidating place for away teams and fans to come, but against Arsenal was virtually silent. The lads on the pitch need the 12th man and that is us roaring them on.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m no fan of MA, but surely whatever is done against him affects the team, whether it be boycotting games, protests or chants against him, is less support to them lads out on the pitch – whoever they and whatever their pricetag!

  • Toon1978

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Lads, really not looking forward to tomorrow. Feels like we are ready to be put to the sword lol. Sorry for being negative but i really can’t see where the goals are going to come from. What else bugs me is the fact Sunderland are packed with players of EPL experience with Brown,O’Shea, Gardner just to name a few and we have new players with little EPL experience. Really can not see anything coming our way with regards of goals tomorrow. If we had signed a striker and a full back then i would feel a little better. We sold our players that have hard graft and experience in Nolan and Enrique.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #25


    Fair enough mate.

    For the record, I don’t think that Maiga is the player for us coz he has only had 1 decent season. BUT In Carr we trust!

  • geoff777

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #26

    @Robby Bobson

    He certainly does, I don’t come on here blagging that I know everything about the French league and it’s players but try to be honest with my opinions.

    … but it left me open to a muppet taking a cheap shot.

  • Ian Magpie

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Just hope our French lads have had their cards marked about what tomorrow will be like. If not they are in for one hell of a shock!!! They will also see the strength of feeling there is towards Newcastle United after the match whether we win or loose! Wish I had the confidence that some of you lads have with the result. Been watching Derby’s since 1979 and due to the shambles of the management at NUFC can honestly say ive never felt so despondant before a match with the filth! Sorry lads but my feeling is for another dour 0-0 as cant see where the goals will come from??? Please prove me wrong Newcastle. No matter will be behind our lads to the end!!! Lets hope and keep fighting the good fight. HAWAY THE LADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #28

    Dude, what do you expect Pardew to do , not communicate with fans ….not take press conferances …not discuss things with journalists …..are you completely stupid or just a bit dim??

  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #29


    agree with the sentiment

  • toonydoonunder

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #30

    Come on boys take it to the sad dirty skip dwellers , anyone know where to get live commentary on the internetweb? For the first time in years cable tv aint showing the game down here in oz .HWTL stroller 2 – bollockheads 1

  • dave 1961

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #31

    NUFC_Richyg01 @22 was it not your friend mikeee that closed the singing section? oh I forget we cant say these nasty things about your mikeee can we.

  • geoff777

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #32


    I usually find a feed here.

  • newcastle29

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #33

    @Toondoonunder its on bbc radio newcastle.

  • terencelim

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Despite the fact that we still need a striker and left back, I think the team should be able to beat Sunderland tomorrow.

    2-1, Colo, Ameobi.


  • Munster Mag

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Not too optimistic guys…..Wes Brown and O Shea are very good signings and will be used to crazy atmospheres. Can we say the same for Ba ( i dont think he’ll make the team though ) , Cabaye etc ?

  • ToonMobile

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #36

    @22 NUFC_Richyg0 :
    By supporting the team on a matchday you are only extending MA being in charge of the club. If people continue to pay to go to matches and for merchandise there is no reason for a businessman to change what he is doing since he is still making money – and lots of it.

    Each to their own though, I know it is hard for some people to not go on a matchday and some people won’t agree but with Pardew in charge and with clearly no say on what is going on in regards to transfers either in or out, it is only logical that you are supporting the clubs (Mike Ashley’s) policies of minimal spending and no ambition by giving him more cash.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Aug 19, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #37

    I really hope we win or at least draw but I have an awful feeling about tomorrow I hope I’m wrong but I think we could get beat 1-0.

  • bills-son

    Aug 19, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #38

    Ed, why is it a ‘disaster’ if we lose tomorrow?

    What do you mean by that? That it means the club will implode, every player will leave and we are certain to get relegated? Thats a ‘disaster’.

    I would hate us to lose, absolutely hate it, but we bashed SAFC 5.1 at home and were unlucky to to get just a point away – but still ended up lower than the Mackems. Was getting thrashed 5.1 off us a ‘disaster’ for the Mackems – no.

    Talk of disaster if we lose is over hyped scare mongering. Having said that I hope we stuff the living daylights out of them.

  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 19, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #39

    QPR preparing a bid for danny Simpson!!!

  • derekm

    Aug 19, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #40

    OK so here’s a scene to consider that no doubt has been played out a number of times in club board rooms across europe already this summer:
    boss – newcastle have bid 5 million euros for one of our best players, his agent says the boy wants to go what should we do?
    boss: are’nt they the ones who grabbed nearly forty million euro for that big lad to liverpool? tell them they’ll have to pay double what they offered or no deal – they’ll pay up soon enough.
    We have two weeks left for whoever accepts our cash to get a replacement in for whoever we buy off them. This is now brinkmanship time, and maybe not Ashley just being tight. We are one of the very very few clubs looking for players who can offer cold hard CASH. many of these clubs have no money and if they don’t get some in soon they’ll be in big s**t. Ashley knows it and will go in as late as possible to maximise his clout.


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