We are surprised as anybody else with how well Newcastle have started this season.
Alan Pardew – fantastic start to his Newcastle management career
And it’s not only that Newcastle are so far unbeaten in 9 games this season and have a fine starting eleven, but it’s also the fact that Newcastle have some great players not starting at the moment, and those include players include Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveux, Davide Santon, Mike Williamson, Dan Gosling and Danny Guthrie among others.
That shows how successful the summer transfer window was for the club in the summer, even though we were all disappointed at not signing a striker on that last day of the transfer window on 31st August.
It seems the recruitment of Alan Pardew has turned out to be very good appointment for Newcastle, but you couldn’t have persuaded us of that when Alan was appointed last December, following the very popular Chris Hughton being fired.
But of course that had nothing to do with Alan Pardew, and we were immediately impressed with the man at his very first news conference, and he certainly comes over very well in his press conferences.
And Alan seems to be a wonderful man-manager, who has already stamped his vision on the Newcastle side, and he is determined to provide those famous Newcastle fans with a side that’s worthy of them.
And his backroon staff, including John Carver and Steve Stone, deserve credit too, for the way they have kept the team spirit sky high, even with seven new players coming in over the summer.
And local lad Lee Clark has also praised Alan Pardew and the new management regime at the club, as the manager of Huddersfield Town had this to say today:
“They have been absolutely terrific so far and have put the club in a great position.” “They could not have had a better start.”
“Hopefully they can carry on in the form they are in.” “They deserve an unbelievable amount of credit for what they are doing.”
“It’s about getting the fans back together and going back in the right direction, keeping it positive.”
We have to hope the great start by Newcastle is not just a flash in the pan, but when you look at the strength of the squad, and the way the second team has performed in the Carling Cup this season, things are definitely looking up at Newcastle.
Long may that continue, and the lads can keep it going with a win against Tottenham Hotspur, on Sunday afternoon at St. James’ Park.