The Newcastle Passion Is Generated By The City


Just a terrific interview in the local press from Alan Pardew today, where the talks about going out on Saturday night to celebrate Steve Stone’s 40th Birthday and of course that Sunderland win.

Alan Pardew – at the game Saturday

And he has talked about the passion that exists in Newcastle for football, and even admits he doesn’t even understand what John Carver says sometimes.

Alan Pardew has today rightly dedicated Newcastle’s derby victory to the club’s fans, which let’s face it, it’s what makes  Newcastle the special club it is – there are no fans in the world quite like Newcastle fans.

When you are brought up in the City of football passion (that’s Newcastle by the way), it’s hard not to be a Newcastle United fan, because it’s indoctrinated into you, almost from birth.

I still have fond memories when I was maybe three or four, of my Dad coming home from a game, picking my mother up and giving her a big kiss – Newcastle had won the game.

Once I was  around four my Dad took me to most of the games, and of course I was naturally interested in all sports, but particularly football,  and wasn’t Jackie Milburn fast!

The news is that Alan had a bit of a hangover yesterday morning, so that will go down well with the Newcastle  fans, most of whom would have been in the same predicament.

And the Newcastle manager was rightly delighted to be able to get a win for the city of football passion:

“It’s a passionate place,” “Whether it is something negative like ‘sign a striker Pardew’ or whatever, like that great comeback result against Arsenal, whatever – you just sense the passion, and you have got to love that.”

“I have been at clubs who don’t have that. They just don’t have it. It’s an ingredient you try to install in your team, but you get it from the terraces at times. Here it is generated by our city. Wherever the players go they will be reminded of this city.”

“I went out on Saturday night – it was Steve Stone’s 40th birthday and he owed me a drink! This win is brilliant for me and my staff. We are quite close knit. John Carver thinks he has done about 12 of these games and he was like a little boy.”

“I didn’t even understand what he was saying some of the time. He was just so emotionally involved. Micky Holland our masseur, he has worked at Sunderland and has Newcastle tattoos everywhere – those people, I understand it more from them than anyone else.”

We’ve been surprisingly impressed with Alan since he joined Newcastle last December, although he has gone though a number of crises in his short time at the club, but he’s very smart to have ensured Newcastle have local coaches working with him.

Appointing John Carver as his Assistant Manager was a master stroke, even if he cannot understand what John says sometimes.

😀

Now we want two top players in at left back and striker, and given the youngsters we now have at the club like Mehdi Abeid, Haris Vuckic, Shane Ferguson, Tamas Kadar (is he injured?), Sammy Ameobi and James Tavernier, it may be the squad is even stronger than last season.

We’ll know for sure in a short 10 days time.

Howay The Lads!!



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85 comments so far

  • pardew no 1

    Aug 22, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    well by a player and stop talking to the press

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  • MacToon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #2

    “Whether it is something negative like ‘sign a striker Pardew’”

    Ha ha that’s very negative isn’t it expecting to replace a £35 mil sale of our local striker playing number 9 ha ha. Coming upto 7 months without a number 9! Oh sorry that’s negative.

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  • Stuart

    Aug 22, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Jesus, the bloke cant say nowt right can he.

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  • Tramp

    Aug 22, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #4

    I see we are getting done for tapping up that Maiga fella.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Lol Stuart it seems not, being in the limelight he should realise all his comments are there on record and for all to see lol. He should (I know he tries) choose his words/wording wisely.

    I really don’t see how it’s “negative” to expect a replacement number 9?

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #6

    i no its a joke if we get done its just a f****g joke

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #7

    The deal is done

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  • Stuart

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #8

    It isnt Mactoon, but I just find it funny that everyone whinges that we never hear from the club, then when we do everyone just picks fault with anything AP says.

    He must feel like he can’t win lol.

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #9

    what deal

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  • geoff777

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #10

    @Tramp

    I guessed from Maiga’s comments last week that we’d be in trouble.

    A bid hasn’t been accepted but the player was saying he’d talked to representatives from NUFC.
    Then the strike …

    Not good, agents are there to avoid this sort of direct “tapping up”.

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  • Riska

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #11

    @3 was thinking the same thing, Stuart. I can barely stand to read the comments section on this blog anymore.

    The guy just led our team to victory over our rivals on their ground, and instead of getting the praise he rightly deserves for some fantastic results against top teams, he just continually gets knocked down. The positives are rarely observed.

    I feel really sorry for him, he takes a lot of the stick for stuff that most likely is out of his hands.

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #12

    Whether it is something negative like ‘sign a striker Pardew’
    sure that’s been said tong in cheek.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #13

    Shake the loose change out of FCB – after the free transfers, the plumbing, painting & decorating the dugouts there must still be enough left in the kitty to buy a bloody good striker.

    Just get it done.

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #14

    Tapping up deal is done

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  • MacToon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #15

    But Stuart it should have been the most positive thing all summer to buy and “bed-in” our new prized striker but unfortunately nothing is straight forward for us with Ashley in charge.

    I do feel for Pardew, he tries to make out he’s our manager but he’s really just our coach but he is the one to face the press. I have said before that I’d prefer to hear nothing than lies but he continues to do so like promising a left back would be at the club before the makem game.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Stuart and Riska

    Spot on guys. Just let the guy get on with his job and IMO he has done a very good job. People constantly moaning must of missed the Sunderland game. Just enjoy the win a let the important peoole do what they need to do.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #17

    @Stuart

    It was Pardew who gave assurances to the fans that Carroll wouldn’t be sold, then to appease us after the sale he told us all the 35M would be invested in the squad.

    We’re still waiting … has he ever got anything he promised done.

    Nolan’s new contract …
    Joey’s new contract …
    Enrique’s new contract …. we’re Pardew’s no1 objectives in February …

    He’s never going to win us over by lying and not keeping his promises.

    Everything he says should to be taken with the doubt and scepticism.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #18

    MacToon

    The annoying thing is we have tried to buy a striker but they just havent got over the line. We had a bid accepted for Gameiro, we bid for Erdinc but he didnt wat to come and there was the whole Gervinho saga. Just count yourself lucky that we arent Everton 🙂

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #19

    collocini is 1 of the best centre half in the league. immense presence at back.

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  • Tramp

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #20

    Naughty Newcastle! I was convinced Jose was tapped up, after (I forget who it was now) from Liverpool saying he was signing for them months before it happened…

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #21

    NottsGeordie the need to sign a left back and a forward we have scored 1 goal from a set piece we know the minimum requirements are we have known for half a year, failure to get them in and the fans will turn on Ashley & Pardew when things go wrong as they will sometime in the season, if we get the players in and things go wrong we say could not have seen that one, but don’t get them and every time we have an upset a section of fans will turn on them.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #22

    NottsGeordie, you seem to believe everything that’s in the press, Erdinc’s club said that they had not receieved an offer from us so who do we believe, well on track record we can hardly believe Ashley?

    Keegan has already said that we offer alot under the realistic prices of players to make it look like we are atleast trying and KK did work for Ashley so I’d imagine he has a good idea about these things.

    Yes what a great derby win on Saturday and has been a great weekend because of it but it doesn’t change the fact that Ashley is mismanaging our club.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #23

    Geoff777

    Its obvious when they said “invested in the squad” they included wages. No im not happy about this but having a go at Pardew isnt going to help me feel any better than this. I dont see why people dont like Pardew because hes a “puppet” what do you expect him to be?! He is employed by Mike Ashley, Ashley pays his wages, he feeds his family. Your expecting Pardew to take total control of every single thing at the club but thats not what he was employed for. His job is to win with the team he has got and atm he is doing that. Its like expecting a store manager at asda to be in charge of every store in tge whole of England.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #24

    MacToon

    Gameiro (bid accepted)
    Barnetta (bid accepted)

    Those are 100% certain and probably would of cost 15 million together.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #25

    Dave

    You say we have only scored one goal so we need a striker but you’re saying we need a LB when we are the only team in England that hasnt conceded a goal. Sort it out mate….

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #26

    NottsGeordie did we make any bids for any of the players you listed because the clubs claimed not a single offer made for any of them.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #27

    NottsGeordie, I doubt you could provide proof of these:

    NottsGeordie // Aug 22, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    MacToon

    Gameiro (bid accepted)
    Barnetta (bid accepted)

    Those are 100% certain and probably would of cost 15 million together.

    ————-

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #28

    I dedicate the win back to Pardew for all that hard work he does lying to the fans and talking tripe to the press haha…

    Nah seriously am actually starting to warm to the guy he takes so much crap from us lot its unbelievable stick at it me old mucca and there’s a chance you may get a new contract… pffffff

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  • geoff777

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #29

    @NottsGeordie

    Well the wage bill is a lot less now than it was in January.

    If they’re taking wages out of “Andy’s legacy to the team” then can we have the transfer funds from gate receipts and the SKY money instead?

    The cheapskates need to spend some serious money on a new No9.

    Your ASDA analogy really doesn’t work … we only have one store and he’s managing it.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #30

    i dont understand why sochux dont want to let him leave, he dosent want to stay, there getting great money for him, cud understand if it were marvin martin or boudebouz but no one has even heard of this maiga till last week

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #31

    Dave

    Thats weird because Barnetta’s agent actually said they were in talks with newcastle over a contract. And Gameiro said himself that Newcastle had a bid accepted but he didnt want to go.

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #32

    NottsGeordie so are you saying we don’t need a left back?

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #33

    geoff777
    the wages a lot less since jan i wouldnt say so cabaye, marvuex n ba will all b on 50 to 60k aweek n i bet obertan on at least 40k

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #34

    Pardew didn’t promise a left back before the makem game, he said ‘hopefully we”d have one’. People put words in his mouth just to call him a liar. Also, all those players mentioned were offered new contracts, they just fell through for one reason or another, all of which was out of pardews hands. For fks sake, we have 4 points from first two games, done with no real strike threat and makeshift left back. He must be doing something right.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #35

    @NottsGeordie

    PSG said they hadn’t had a bid for Erdinç.

    We didn’t bid for Gervinho. Spurs and Arsenal did.

    The club kept those stories going for weeks.

    No doubt we’ll try to sign a very expensive player ten minutes before the window closes …

    You need to check your bullsh!t detectors, they aren’t working as the should.
    Perhaps changing from the “gullible” setting might help?

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #36

    davybtoon wrong try £30,000 maximum cabaye was on less than 20,000 in France as are most French players

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  • toon-hendy

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #37

    AM I THE ONLY PERSON BUZZING ABOUT THE DERBY RESULT AND THE START OF THE SEASON WEVE HAD?!?!?! Pardew’s interview yesterday is one of the best iv’e ever seen.. didnt think id say this but I’m starting to like the guy.

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #38

    At the end of the day, Ashley provides the money and transfer decisions can go above a managers head.

    For all the crap he’s taken he sticks with us, he knows he can’t win over everybody.

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #39

    Markaccus you might get by for a couple of games but it will catch up in the end it always does.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #40

    dave 1961 – n u kno that for fact do u bcoz i read in the daily marveux was offered 55k aweek

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