Pardew – We Need To Keep Moving Newcastle Forward

We’ve been quite impressed with the positive way in which Alan Pardew is trying to move the Newcastle club forward.

Alan Pardew – job is to move Newcastle froward

That’s sometimes hard to do when you have a difficult owner, who doesn’t want to spend too much money, even when Mike Ashley seems to have plenty of it to spend, but rather than going in the huff about things, Alan has come out today, and says he only wants to move the club forward.

As half expected, Alan didn’t want to talk  too much about the inability of the Board to bring in a new striker that had been promised, but Pardew and the coaching staff have got to make do with the squad they have right now, at least until January.

And in truth, it’s not too bad a squad really, with some very decent players being acquired over the summer.

Add to that the tremendous team spirit that still exists on Tyneside, and there is hope, even some real hope for optimism, even after the huge failure of last week.

The news a week ago was that the Newcastle manager was a more than a frustrated figure, after the transfer window slammed shut at 11:00 pm last Friday evening, with Newcastle still still being short of a top striker.

But Alan handled himself very professionally, and let it be known to the Newcastle Board that he was not at all happy, that they had again failed to get a new striker in, which he had been promised.

But the way Alan handled himself meant that nothing got to the gossip press, well not much anyway, much to the chagrin of the press we may add.

Whether Alan was able to get any promises from the Board about January we don’t know, but it was an opportunity to shake them up a little, and let them know sometimes they have to pay out a little extra on transfer fees,  to get the right target.

But to refuse to pay a little extra out, even after Newcastle got an amazing £35M for Andy Carroll, is simply  inexcusable.

Newcastle probably got as much as  £20M more than Andy Carroll was really worth last January, and therefore they could have afforded to pay a little over the odds, for their top targets, but they stubbornly refused to do that, and they failed to get in the top striker the club needs.

After last week’s frustrations, Pardew was asked if he had any message for the Newcastle fans, and this is what he said today:

“We hope they support us in the same manner they always do.” “They have been brilliant for us. That helps massively away from home. They are loud and noisy and that helps the team.”

“We hope that we give them a performance that is going to give them a lift after missing out on the transfer window striker that we all wanted.”

“We’ve still got a better squad than we finished with last year.” “Even without the signing of a striker on deadline day.”

“I don’t want to go into that too much. But I just think we have started well, and players are playing well.” “We have players in form and we need to keep moving forward.”

“We want to continue our good start.’ “I think it’s important that we understand that they will be buoyed by the new signings and there will be a little bit of optimism around the place.”

“We have to make sure we counter that – because that enthusiasm could drive them to a win. We need to match it.”

It may be that Alan Pardew has gained some fresh respect from Newcastle fans, simply because of the way he has handled himself over the last week, when he had every right to be furious with the seemingly inept Newcastle Board.

But Alan is a pragmatist, and he knows the best thing he can do at Newcastle is to keep winning games – and that’s what he aims to do.

Sounds very good to us.

Howay The lads!!

45 comments so far

  • kevymartins

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #1

    My girlfriend bought me a bottle of water about a week ago and i thought ill enter online for the prize and put the code in of the bottle

    It said win your perfect day so i write all about nufc n all ..They just emaild me say,n you won a food hamper..It said on the bottle your perfect day . . .Lieing B@sterds

  • Cockney Magpie

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Still tho a free food hamper…. Can’t complain!

  • BiffBaffBoff

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #3

    “We’ve still got a better squad than we finished with last year.” “Even without the signing of a striker on deadline day.”

    BULLS**T. He said so himself 2 weeks ago that unless we signed both a left back and striker, our squad will be weaker than last May.

  • kevymartins

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Is alan pardrew having 1 off the pre game confriences 2day?

  • boater

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #5

    In other words…”we expect the fans to again pick up the pieces and be the loudest most passionate in the country, despite us reneging on pledges to invest, and in allocating less financial outlay on the squad than any other premiership club. we will continue to line our pockets with your hard earned cash – and expect you to continue to come back – just like the daft, romantic sods you are…”

    I should hope we have got a squad better than the one we finished with.. i.e. paper thin, ravaged by injury and staggering over the finishing line following a relegation-friendly 3 wins in 18….

    A more important question is have we got a better 1st team than the one we had before carroll left? Nope.. would have to say not.

  • kevymartins

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Must be good luck for us 2day because my bro won a celtic top signed by all the players

  • AshtreeKid

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Kevy a Celtic top sounds like bad luck to me mate!

  • kevymartins

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #8

    @Ashtreekid true m8 ..He sold it like 10mins after he won it lol

  • Dannyo

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #9

    I bet Barton is surprised that Pardew didn’t slander the board on twitter…

  • Dannyo

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Lol, just voted on “Is Newcastle United’s squad stronger than it was last season?” pole at
    It’s currently 102 Yes, 101 No. Lol, whats the odds of that…

  • kevymartins

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Are team is looking great

    nearly every1 in are team is from24-26

    cabaye looks like the next fabregas . . .saylor and collo are just rock solid . .jonas is still doing what he does …Obertan has blistering speed .. krul is unbeatable…and best is getting the goals when he plays

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Which mean the squad is SLIGHTLY stronger? Who make the difference? Abeid maybe…

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #13

    your begininning to sound like me but on a lower ‘Rage’ Scale ha ha ha ha
    I have to agree, the squad is not stronger than last year at all, and yet again, Parps makes a tw@ of himself by saying the complete opposite to what he said 2-3 weeks ago!

    The TEAM looks better after the first three league games, but again, we need to be hesitant in extolling the virtues of this team!! Im sure that if we do hit a slump, eg marv, HBA and Ba get injured, dont hit form, then we will be down to 18 first team players and fully reliant on a group of unproven reserves!!

    I base this opinion on the fact that we have a decent defence now and Arsenal / Fulham / and SCUMsville couldnt hit a barn door if it was 5mile wide currently!

    It will be interesting to see how people react on here if we lose the next 3 away games? It IS a possibility in this world of realism!!

    If we win the next three away games, I will say, gerrin, we may have a good season after all!

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Do you reckon barton will be surprised?
    I’ll bet he’s surprised the fat tw@ in charge hasnt shown all his dirty skanky keks…..
    I KNOW who is more embarassing and its not the one who merely states his opinion on twitter!!

  • GS

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Nice and calm on here today.

    Are QPR any good? Barton and Wright Phillips are probably an upgrade, I doubt if Ferdinand is.

    What are the odds on a Joey red card? He’s going to be well and truly wound up and we all know he has difficulty controlling his temper.

  • nufcnorway

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #16

    I hope we go fro norwegian striker Mohammed Abdellaoue of Hannover in jan. He is pacey, smart and a great finisher. I have followed him for some 5 years now. Would be a great signing.

  • lesh

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #17

    Probably in the minority on this and other sites, but I’ve got to say that Pardew’s behaviour shows him to be very professional – despite setbacks!

    For those that’ve never experienced management, being let down, as Pardew appears to have been of late, can be a major disappointment that can throw plans awry and severlely demotivated.

    It takes a strong person to be philosophical and try to be positive – making the most of what we’ve got and it seems to me that Pardew is manifesting just that.

    What’s the point of him walking away when he clearly feels he’s got a jobb to do and must keep chipping away at those who define the clubs destiny? Absolutely none!

    Dspite his own feelings of disappointment, he may well feel a responsibility to the 50 or so thousand who turn up to games and the many many more who support the club from afar.

    Good on ya Pards, nil deperandum carborundum

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #18

    This “stronger or not squad” question isn’t good for me, cause many people thinks only like that: “are our new players better than those who leaved?”

    The real question is “how will play the team this year?”. I don’t know if Marv, Obertan and Ba are better than Nolan, Caroll or Barton, but they will certainly not play the same football.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Bloody hell, we dont want another fasting for ramadan.
    Ba couldnt carry his own p!ss against scunny, and that was the excuse given!

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #20


    You was in minority twi month ago. Now, i think many people get more and more respect for Pard.

    Unfortunatly for him, his popularity will depend of the results in the next games.

    Vae victis.

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #21


    Why did you believe he’s muslim?

  • Burni

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Nah Lesh, ur right.

    angry…. why not one day just stop whining?

    listen we all feel ur frustration and there has been some inconsistencies in what he said but he aint the one holding the purse strings. Harry redknapp in the same position u reckon spurs whine as much as you.

    There really isnt that much to be mad about….. dont get me wrong I know your actually happy being angry but it brings me and many others down.

    Try post something positive, like cant wait to see ben arfa back or even yeah obertan is quick as

    not just parwho? fat tw@ etct etc blah blah blah.

    Its weird, genuinely my opinions are similar apart from your confusing hatred of Pardew but the way you express ur self is terrible.

    Pardew is doing a good job with what he has and he will never slag his team off!!!

  • AshtreeKid

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #23

    I too like Pardew

    a bene placito – sorry had to get in on the gay latin act going on today

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Just a presumption.
    A Norwegian with that name?
    Could he be anything other?

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #25


    The majority of the players with “this kind of name” didn’t fast. Wether they self consider as muslim or not.

    So yes it could be many other things. He could simply be an unreligious man, or even a guy who convert to boudhism or i don’t know what…

    Proofs are far better than presumptions.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #26


    You see, another, who only comes on to have a dig at the AMTAFmeister!

    REFRAIN Boy!!

  • FoxtrotOscar

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #27

    I`m beginning to like this Guy.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Agreed Okay!
    So sorry!!


  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #29

    Anychance we can talk about Football.
    Not what Im saying folks??

    I got a choccy eclair today so i am ina good mood!!
    That can change like…..i mean if you have a griueveance with me, think to your self WHY?

    And then clam the frig up!!!

  • joe

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #30

    Just a thought. People everywhere are angry that the 35 million we got for Andy Carroll wasnt spent on more players. But didnt the club say that there would be no capital outlay for players? Depending on what you read into that, I remember someone saying that it meant we would pay the full fees up front. Liverpool though, couldn’t have given us the full 35 mil immediately. So in essence, we DONT have that 35 mill to spend yet. Just a thought..

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #31

    Anyway F.O.O.T.B.A.L.L!!

    I thionk QPR will be a hard game….we should have enought to beat them, but JB can be very inspirational in the changing room! So we cant enter the game thinking we are gonna win………

    If we keep him and Tarrabt quiet, we should do okay….though SWP usually plays well against us, I think he is a spent force!!

    Frig…..famous last owrds…..know when you wish you hadnt said something!!!

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #32


    Ahah! Sorry for the politicaly correct! Furthermore, you’re right, he’s probably muslim.

    However, he probably don’t fast, as most of the muslims professional sportsmen.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #33

    ahem, no doubt ill be a negger after this.
    Liverpool paid 30m up front, thats why we done the deal, or so we were told by the club….

    The ‘no capital outlay’ was the begining of last season.

    The facts are, the day Carroll was sold, Parps told us by way of TV interview that ‘Mike has promised that the full 35m would be reinvested in the squad, he has assured me that’.

    This is why the like of me and the majpority of other fans, 78% of us anyway, say that we have been erm well conned!! Had the p1ss extracted and essentially lied to!

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #34

    Don’t know for Barton. He was looking more sad than eager for a revenge when he leaved.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 8, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #35

    You misunderstood, I am far from racist.
    My father was the biggest bigot i knew, that includes the likes of alf garnett and jim davison, he made those 2 look like pussys, however, i had many arguments in younger years that his views were old dated and incorrect, so much so we stopped speaking for almost 8 years at one point with the racsim card being a big part of our fallout!! (Amongst other things including football 😉 )

    I am strongly anti racist and try very much to be politically correct on everything i say regarding race and religion!!

    If the truth be known, I am not even sure what Ramadan is all about, never paid much attention until our wholesome truthful manager told us Ba performance was not up top standard because he was fasting for Ramadan????
    WHICH, as you correctly point out is unexpected in professional sportsmen!

  • joe

    Sep 8, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #36

    Really? Didn’t know the 30m was paid up front. I do find it quite hard to believe though, that a club would have just 30m sitting around in the bank idle. Nahh mate I dont think you’re a negger, you just want our club to succeed as much as anyone and it’s your right to have your own opinion!

  • IndianapolisToon

    Sep 8, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #37


    I’m with you on that one, I’m happy Pardew decided to “count to ten” when he could have easily pulled a Keegan and just said fkit I’m done. Judging by Pardews mannerisms, I think if he could get away with criticizing the board in public, he probably would, but he knows he’d be Bartoned if he did. I feel for the guy because I have a horrible boss who doesn’t handle criticism well either, but like Pardew has done for the most part, you suck it up, move on and hopefully let the results do the talking.

  • AshtreeKid

    Sep 8, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #38

    @30 we got £30m of the money from liverpool in cash

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #39

    Never say you were rascist. In fact i think telling white people they are rascist is a mistake. They generaly not, they just got some prejudices, as everybody got.

    And remind them all the time about that doesn’t help. It just generate more anger.

    So useless to say you’re not rascist, i never consider a guy as rascist unless they are strong evidences.

    About Ba, i think this Ramadan story could be true. But this is a presumption!

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #40


    NEVER PRESUME…ha ha ha ha


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