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.
“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.