Pardew Maintains Silence – Out Of Country On Scouting Trip

The next time fans will see Alan Pardew talk again  is probably this Thursday, when he gives his news conference.

Carver and Pardew – excellent partnership for Newcastle

And because of Alan’s stone cold silence since last Wednesday, when he was said to be unhappy and angry that the Newcastle Board had failed to bring in a new top striker to the club, there were some who said he may be on his way out of Newcastle.

That did not include us,  because we think Alan is too mature to walk out of Newcastle, even though last Wednesday was not the first time the Board seem to have let him down.

But Pardew has kept his own counsel, and said nothing in public, and it’s the old adage if you haven’t got something good to say – don’t say anything.

Joey Barton could do well to see the way Pardew has handled the upset at Newcastle since last Wednesday,  he has met privately with the Board a few times and let them know in plain and blunt terms what he thinks, but he kept it all in house.

Not great for the media, but it’s the professional way to handle these things.

John Carver was a great appointment for Newcastle, and he seems to work really well with Pardew, and of course John is a born and bred Geordie,  and has his hand on the pulse of the Geordie Nation, and will continue to be a big help to the manager.

Carver is surprised there has been talk of Pardew leaving Newcastle, and this is what he told the local  press today:

“Why is his position in doubt?” “This has been a good start for us, we have picked up seven points from three matches and we’re into the third round of the Carling Cup. We are going in the right direction.”

“If you had told people we would have what we have now they would have snapped your hands off.” “How can people question the position of the manager? It’s absurd.”

We are really pleased the team spirit on Tyneside seems so high, and you just have to listen to the likes of Yohan Cabaye to realize some of the doom and gloom of last Wednesday,  is not held by the players or the coaches.

And Alan is out on a scouting mission to the continent right now, so we assume he’s taking in some of the International games, as work towards signing a couple or more top players in January goes on – we hope.

John continued:

“Just because the window is shut it doesn’t mean that the work stops.”  “The manager is away looking at games this week and out of the country.”

“We work with what we have now until January and then go from there.”  “The window is shut, but the training work has been great.”  

“Sometimes it is difficult during an international break when people are away and you haven’t got a game.”

“But everybody is together here and determined to keep up this great start.”  “We have QPR next and winning that game is our next target.”

The fact that Joey Barton, the one with that Twitter account, is now at QPR will give an added incentive to the Newcastle players to try to get their fourth win on the trot come next Monday evening, and QPR are by no means certain to survive in the Premier League this season.

They have taken just 3 points from their first three games with one win and two defeats, and there has to be a decent chance of Newcastle getting a win at Loftus Road early next week, although we’ll probably need Lady Luck on our side once again.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far


    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #1

    whats the point in going scouting when the poor c.u.n.t. hasnt a penny to spend hes being fed the same lies we are.

  • Hemel Mag

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #2

    QPR Game
    Lads, as i’m not a member and live down south I have just managed to get 3 tickets for QPR game as they are not sold out at their end.

    They are in the home end but are in the same stand as the Toon fans- albeit in the lower tier. If you want to get them then you need to ask for the “SCHOOL LOWER STAND”

    If you cant order them because of your address then let me know and I’ll order them for you and meet up before the game.

  • WesJameson

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #3

    At leat Cabaye, gets a mention near the bottom, but funny enough, nothing about Santon FFS, 5million for an Italian International, from Inter Milan, and by all accounts one of the most promising full backs in world football

    FFS i hate the press, i mean they mention Wes Brown, hahahahahahahahahah

  • WesJameson

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #4


    i mean Woodgate & Upson, FFS

  • liam85

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #5

    I feel so sorry for Pardew. He understands the fans and wants great things for Newcastle. Ashely doesn’t care and doesn’t want to help Pardew and the fans which is a shame..

    This is not a rant at Ashley just saying how I feel! I’m 100% behind the team and manager/staff!

    I will be very happy to beat QPR next 🙂


    Sep 6, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #6

    @5 Do not feel sorry for Pardew – he knew what he was getting into when he signed the 5 year contract. Hopefully he will now keep his mouth shut and stop giving pointless quotes to us (Carroll/Nolan/Barton/Enrique)all staying. Striker in 100%
    Whilst I cannot abide Pardew he is doing a fair job with who he puts out on the pitch. I am happy with our signings and have a little hope for a succesful season. A top forward would have pushed us that little bit further. Pardew will be comfortable unless the results turn against him.
    Keep the Faith.

  • stuart no9

    Sep 6, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #7

    ED, you say he kept every thing private, met with board and kept it all in house. i agree with that, but what i cant get my head around is HOW do you know what was said, indeed if anything at all, if their was no one there? i am sure there must be a simple explanation, i just cant work it out .

  • robbierees1234

    Sep 6, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Hemel Mag,

    Have you got a contact number?

  • stuart no9

    Sep 6, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #9

    also ed, you say he has not spoken because he was upset with the board , on the other hand he may have stayed silent because he dosnt care……..just a thought

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 6, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #10

    why bother, he can scout, but he wont get

  • wynsleap

    Sep 6, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Why is Pardew scouting when apparently its Carr’s job to do that?
    I thought it was fairly agreed that Pardew just works with whoever he was given.
    Load of BS going on here methinks.

  • Jezza

    Sep 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #12

    “we think Alan is too mature to walk out of Newcastle”

    More like he’s too desperate to leave. Pardew knows that this is his last job in football. No other club would touch him with a bargepole with his abysmal track record. He was getting passed over for jobs in the lower leagues and Scotland before his good mates Ashley and Lambias came in to rescue him from the football scrapheap. He will put up with all the sh!t they pile upon him to keep this job because he is a desperate loser with no dignity.

    As for his silence there is a simple explanation. His bosses have ordered him to keep his gob shut till all the fall out from the disastrous transfer window dies down.

  • Howden Mag

    Sep 7, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #13

    Ashley has badly let the fans down. His conduct is disgraceful, decisions made about the singing end was pathetic. His lack of communication with anyone in media or fan groups is appalling. Yes he has done a good job steadying the ship financially and finally appointed a decent manager. I firmly believe that we would have had our first choice strikers and the money paid had they chosen to come to NUFC. Gamer and Erdinc are believed to have accepted bids but they chose PSG, new wealthy owners. I believe like many we should have concentrated on CB for cover. There is a possibility that more Strikers and CB’s will be available in January but probably inflated prices. Pardew is doing ok, difficult for him to pick up the pieces time again. I still have hope in the team and believe it better than we have had for a few seasons. I believe that we can have a decent season, dependant on injuries to central defenders. Support the toon support the team.


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