Alan Pardew Fantastic With The Youngsters On Tyneside


One of Alan Pardew’s positives at managing the Newcastle club, is that he is a big believer that if you are good enough then you are old enough.

Shane Ferguson – Pardew has faith in the youngsters

And since Alan arrived last December, not to much positive fanfare we may add, he’s been great with the younger players at Newcastle.

And certainly Shane Ferguson thinks the manager has been fantastic with him, as the 19 year-old Irishman gives a good interview in the Sunday Sun today.

This is what Shane Ferguson said about the Newcastle manager:

“It is a different club from a few years back, that is true,” “The manager has made a big difference. He’s been fantastic for us younger lads.”

“He’s not afraid to give us a chance and it gives us all so much confidence to know there’s an opportunity for us there.” “At Stoke last year he gave me a chance when it would have been easy to go for someone more experienced.”

“He did the same in an important game at Nottingham Forest too.”  “It’s a good thing for the football club.” “The manager has a lot of faith in the young lads and it shows,” “He has consistently shown that he has faith in the young players.”

“Even in Premier League games, he’ll give us our chance if he thinks we’re ready.” “The way he talks to us is encouragement, he knows who the young players are and while he isn’t afraid to tell us where we need to improve our game,  we know there is a chance for us there if we keep working hard.”

“He did it with me last year, now he’s doing it with Sammy too.” “He did it with Mehdi Abeid on Tuesday night – that shows how much faith he’s got in the young players at the club.”

Newcastle have gone through seven managers in the last seven years –  Bobby Robson, Graeme Souness, Glenn Roeder, Sam Allardyce, Kevin Keegan, Alan Shearer and Chris Hughton –  before Alan arrived last December.

And one surprising thing is that the manager is looking long term at building up the Newcastle club, and he’s got some good ideas too.

He persuaded Mike Ashley last January to lay underground heating at the Benton training grounds,  and to make other improvements, like putting up nets so the lads don’t have to go collecting  the footballs.

And the manager plans to improve the facilities every summer, and even managed to get a long term contract from Mike Ashley through the summer of 2016, but of course that depends on Alan being successful, but that’s the way he’s thinking, and he seems to have done great so far at the club.

Alan is a positive guy and he talked about the youngsters to the Sunday Sun:

“I’ve never really had an issue with a player’s age. I think I signed Teddy Sheringham at 37 and I think I put Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in at 16, Mark Noble at 16. Jack Collinson at 17,” 

“It’s never been an issue for me. I’ve always thought that if a player is mentally ready and able then they can play.”

It’s a  great thing for youngsters at Newcastle to have a manager who is thinking about them and will give them a chance.

And while we thought Newcastle were so lucky in the first several games of this season, they have shown they are more than a decent side, and they could do a lot better than we had ever dreamed of this season.

That’s what we are hoping for, but we’ll also keep our feet firmly on the floor, just like Pardew and his players are doing.

Howay The Lads!!



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82 comments so far

  • cabayes scooter

    Sep 25, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Remember before the season started Alan said he anticipated the first five games or so wouldn’t go too great for us because the players needed to settle and get used to each other. I think he has been pretty accurate with that assessment, however even though we didn’t play particularly well we picked up points.
    Now in the last couple of games the players really look like they are forging an understanding and beginning to look like a proper side.
    Integration of the new players has gone well so far and when the young ones are needed they are used.
    Long may this positivity and attitude remain at Newcastle, I think we deserve some stability.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 25, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Joe Kinnear too Ed

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  • FarAwayGeordie

    Sep 25, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #3

    “like putting up nets so the lads don’t have to go collecting the footballs” ..

    u know its absolutely ridiculous when a manager has to persuade the owner set up those at the club hahahaha

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 25, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #4

    JFK was no manager mate Ed is right 🙂

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 25, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Must be in his lear. I mean smile.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 25, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #6

    @FAG
    Haha, just realised how funny it would be to shorten your nick to initials, lol.
    Well, we all know MA does not know much about football, happy that we have people who do, lol.
    And it’s good that these things are pointed out and improved quickly.

    WWJBD
    I never wish any kind of sickness for anyone, but his heart condition came in a timely manner for us. Was funny hearing him talking to the press, not so funny to see his football…

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  • Toonboy_83

    Sep 25, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Watch the NUFC vs Blackburn highlights here guys:

    http://www.putlocker.com/file/1E6A8770FFA7D222#

    Just click continue as a free user in the first colomn

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 25, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #8

    FAG hahahaha aww what a name. Yeah I agree on JFK, wouldnt want him hurt but dont want him near our club

    Though his first press meeting:
    JFK”Which one is Simon Bird?”
    SB”me”
    JFK”your a c**t”
    SB”Thank you”

    Hahahahaha pretty decent

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 25, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #9

    I think JFK should be given a job on SKY sports. I could just imagine his match commentaries.

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #10

    GG no worse than Keys and Gray were 😉

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Should find some of those comments from Joe on youtube, must be a few great ones, lol.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #13

    The Blackburn game is posted on Usenet 480p.

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #14

    GG after listening to that am all for JFK getting back into a managers job just not for us….maybe when Kean is sacked he will get the nod from the chicken farmers

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #15

    GG,
    That is one seriously foul mouthed rant no wonder the c*** had a heart attack.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #16

    IF THERE WAS EVER ANY GUY WHO SET OUR CLUB BACK IT WAS HIM
    I HATE JFK

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Catchy @15
    I think you need to look at the bigger picture,there mate

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #18

    GG
    That is one seriously foul mouthed rant,no wonder he had a heart attack.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #19

    dave 1961, Found them. just don’t know which one to download. GB’s MB”s which?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Jail for Ashley, think someone could have least told him that the mike was on.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #21

    @ post 17 if we keep going the way we are the fat prick may get the key to the city and youll have to change your name ha ha

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Jail for Ashley, heart attack came from Simon Bird doing a bit of Voodoo.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #23

    BOOM BOOM THE 1ST, if we keep going the way we are there will be no new striker in January.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #24

    BOOM
    The way were going I was thinking of changing it to open jail for Ashley with a single cell and telly.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #25

    i agree,

    but his attitude , grinded on me, i think he was being egged on by the fat controler

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail for Ashley, single cell? that’ll pee Ashley off. No Llambias.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #27

    GeordieGerman

    you think there is gona be one anyway?

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  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #28

    JFK and AP = chalk and cheese.

    JFK is just a bitter, old muppet.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #29

    Milking Mikes’ bulging pocket

    we agree on something then lol

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #30

    catchy in norway, I can more see Ashley holding his shaking head in his hands and saying. “What have I done.” I’m sure the heart attack was a godsend for him.

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  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Aye, looks like it 🙂

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #32

    catchy in norway, although I would loke to see a new striker I would like us to continue at our present form. So it’s a bit swings and roundabouts at the moment. Of course in November we’ll be found out. That will force Ashley’s hand.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #33

    *loke=like.

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  • Mac

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #34

    H ha just checked. I am top of the NUFC BLOG fantasy football league woooooooooooooooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #35

    GeordieGerman

    you think so,, ?

    at the minut i have the impression MA is a bully sending ppl to do his dirty work while he sits and laughs, i have him as a total coward,

    he fired others for less,

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #36

    as much as im starting to like best, i think he needs way to many chances to score,,
    my only concern with ba, is his fitness record, other than that , he is strong and powerfull, but they worked well yestersay,
    but id like to see a fast forward alongside ba

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #37

    GG
    If we carry like this he can have monthly conjugal visits from Llambiass

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 25, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #38

    i hope he is banged up with him, and getting banged every night

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 25, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Tbf to Best yesterday he assisted in Ba first and could of scored both Ba’s other goals

    Personally I think they have a rather tidy partnership going on. Best likes to poach goals and just be in the box and Ba seems to like to drive forward and whilst being partial to a long shot will also put in on a plate for Best if he is in a better position

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 25, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #40

    Jail for Ashley, “conjugal”. That was the word I was looking for. Couldn’t remember (forgot what they are) so didn’t mention conjugal visits

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