Pardew – Magpies Team Spirit Sky High Despite Negativity

As expected Alan Pardew has today talked to the Newcastle press corps again.

Carver and Pardew and other coaches have done great job on team spirit

That follows a body blow to the Newcastle manager, when the Newcastle Board failed in their task to bring in top level striker last week, to replace the departed young local star striker, Andy Carroll.

But the surprising thing, and one that is certainly welcomed, is that the manager and coaches at Newcastle, to their immense credit,  have instilled a great team spirit among the players.

And that has been evident in Newcastle being able to get three wins and a draw in their first four games this season. with all four games being difficult.

Fans have rightly been a little  furious that the famous number 9 shirt is still vacant on Tyneside, with the major goal of the transfer window being to get in a striker good enough to be given that most famous Newcastle shirt.

But, as we now know,  it just didn’t happen, and shame on the Board for not getting the job done this summer.

But life and Newcastle move on, and Alan Pardew was upbeat as he talked to the local press today:

“We have everybody pulling in the same direction and it’s something they can’t take away from us.” “No matter how much bad publicity we have or negativity there is around the place, we still have great team spirit.”

“That is what we will take to QPR.” “Joey will add some spice to the occasion, there’s no doubt about it. But nobody knows Joey’s strengths better than us.”

“We will make sure we try to look after him the best we can.” “We have been smart for three games. We need to take that smartness to QPR.”

“We have played each game in a different manner and we have came away with three great results. That is always important.” “It’s important that we have a good game plan and that everybody is focused on it.”

As we have found out over the last two seasons, which after all have been successful, team spirit is a huge factor at Newcastle.

And it means that games are never lost, not even when you are 4-0 down after 26 minutes at home, all is not lost.

And we all witnessed that,  in the way the Newcastle side fought back magnificently to get a memorable 4-4 draw in that game against Arsenal in February, which will long live in the memory of Newcastle fans, and others too.

With top players Carroll, Nolan, Enrique and Barton all having left the club this year, we were more than a little concerned that the team spirit on Tyneside would suffer.

But it is very good news indeed that that has not happened, and now the only thing that’s important is the next game at QPR, and we have to think we are in with at least a decent chance of  getting a fourth win on the trot at Loftus Road.

That cannot be too bad.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • nimo

    Sep 8, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #1

    if i was cabaye or tiote i would bcl trying my hardest to wind joey up

  • aussiemag

    Sep 8, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Negative Smeggative

  • aussiemag

    Sep 8, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle 4 QPR 1

  • nimo

    Sep 8, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    tell him he wasnt good enough. have a little dive in front of him just get him sent off… good o servant he was he now an opposition they must know whar makes him tick .

  • nimo

    Sep 8, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #5

    ill go 3-0 sunderland couldnt gi anton away these clowns paid 4,5 mill….lol

  • nimo

    Sep 8, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #6

    oh n i forgort 1st wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo to all the 1st players

  • liam85

    Sep 8, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #7

    I do hope we win against QPR would be a great start and hopefully most of the negative people on here and other places online might calm it down a bit. Can’t wait for the next game!!

  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 8, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #8

    “We have everybody pulling in the same direction and it’s something they can’t take away from us.” hahaha . Pardew, you’re a knacker.

  • Ashleys Cash Cow

    Sep 8, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #9

    @ 8 with comments like that, your log in name is quite apt.

  • GS

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Off topic, but I just saw something where Nasri has broken his hand and will probably play in a cast. Haris Vuckic has a similar injury and is out for 3 weeks. And wasn’t Marcelino out for months with broken finger?

    I also don’t really understand why Ben Arfa is allowed to live in France when he is injured. Wouldn’t he be better off here being around the club and his teammates. I understand his Doctors there are world class and that may be the reason but I have never seen any other player with any team allowed to go to a different country for months of rehab (I know Gosling went to the USA for a couple of weeks, but not 6 months like Ben Arfa)

  • GS

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Glad Pardew is talking again as we need stability and cannot afford another Kinnear like appointment.

  • Geordie Matriarch

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #12

    “Joey will add some spice to the occasion, there’s no doubt about it. But nobody knows Joey’s strengths better than us.”

    “We will make sure we try to look after him the best we can.”
    Love it! What a super communicator Pards is, and a lovely sneaky sense of humour.
    I know we should have got a striker, but we haven’t , so we must just bash on- and looking on the bright side, we have sometimes thought we have signed a great goal scorer and it all has come to nowt – anyone forgotten Owen?

  • weg

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Have to admit Barton could be dangerous to us, as well as some of their other recent buys, but that’s the premiership for you. Quality in every team.
    But remember this: we are better than them! If we play well we’ll be too much for them.
    The strikers we have are not top draw but they have enough to get by against teams like qpr!
    And remember, team unity can sometimes be more important.
    Toon to win 2-0

  • Dennis Twice

    Sep 8, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #14


  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 8, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #15

    im afraid im gonna go for just a boring 2:1 to nufc

  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 8, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #16

    oops 3:1 Best Ba and Saylor for us Taraabt for them not being specific or anything 😛

  • weg

    Sep 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Dont think qpr have enough up top to get through our solid defence. We are organised enough to nullify taraabt and co, so i think a clean sheet is on the cards!
    Best will score at least once.
    What’s the odds on Cabaye opening his account? Might be worth a punt!

  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 9, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #18

    @ 9: With a name like that you obvioulsy have no knacker!


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