Alan Pardew And Staff Deserve Immense Credit

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.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Dennis Twice

    Oct 11, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #1


  • cyprus

    Oct 11, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #2

    If we start praising AP, Carver, Carr, new signings etc., should we not praising someone else too Ed?

    BTW, best of luck to you

  • cyprus

    Oct 11, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #3

    *start praising*

  • murvar

    Oct 11, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Best wishes for your course of treatment, Ed – hang in there!

  • Robby Bobson

    Oct 11, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #5

    From what the players say it seems like Pardew works incredibly hard on getting every aspect of the team right…especially the defence.

    Anyone see Pardew trying to hide his smirk after we scored that corner against Wolves? Kammy analysed the movement and it was well worked as colo and taylor were front post, both ran forward which draw the man off the post and best and ba came running into the space. Its little things like that and our defensive record that shows pardews hard work behind the scenes paying off.

    He obviously knows he wont get a bigger chance than this job so is working harder than ever to make it a success.

  • cartoonie

    Oct 11, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Good Luck with the treatment Ed.

    Im going to st james at 4.30 for a meeting with some of the other big corperate people along with Llambias, Pardew, Carver etc so i will keep you all posted on whats said

  • dak76

    Oct 11, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Credit where credit is due….. wasn’t and still not Pardew’s biggest fan, but he’s slowley winning me over, much like ashley.. They finally seem to be doing something right!!, long may it continue….

    Hopefully us fans can all look back in a few years at these past 3 years – dispite his lack on communication, decision making skills and transfer policy – and finally understand just what ashley was trying to do, and dare I say it appreciate it aswell!…

  • wynsleap

    Oct 11, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #8

    You mentioned Lee Clark in your piece – could he be the next Toon Manager? Doing fantastic with Huddersfield.
    Best of luck Ed.

  • bambams

    Oct 11, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #9

    firstly…All the very best to you Ed, Terry

    Right now how we going to do the spuds? I know we have been to some difficult places and bar the QPR game i think we have handled the opposition as well as we could have ever dreamed of, however the Spuds will be completely different and we need to be well organised at the back.

    Raylor has done very well at LB but i genuinely believe Pardieu has been keeping one eye on this game for a while and i expect Sants to replace Raylor at LB.

    This does not necessarily mean Raylor will not be playing, i myself would like to see him tried at RB as Simmo does not always look like he will throw his balls into the fire for this club- Raylor wants a run and does not want to be dropped.

    I am absolutely over the moon that Ba will be fit, i watched him three times last season and thought if he left the Hammers one of the “european” teams within PL would have gone for him. Give this bloke some time, he is the nearest i have seen to Sir Les for years and i believe he will cause the Spuds enough problems that may create space for others particularly Best.

    Best has done well, i rated him last year when he did not really get a run in the team but he (in my opinion) has to work the hardest as he is not the most natural footballer we have on the books- but he should start.

    I have tried not to get carried away this season, I am so superstitious i wont listen to matches on the radio if i am at work (past history of losing games or the opp score immediately after i turn the radio on!) but i will be looking forward to this match as i genuinely feel we are to have a great day (i hope i have not jinxed the game now) .

    We are Newcastle UNITED….Lets enjoy !!!

  • connor_nufc

    Oct 11, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #10

    gd luck ed

  • Hawaiian Geordie

    Oct 11, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #11

    yes best of luck to you with your treatment ed!!!!!! and may i add i love your steadfast use of the royal “we”

  • bills-son

    Oct 11, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Good luck Ed.

  • Davies

    Oct 12, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Good luck with your treatment Ed. You’ll outlive us all, you old bugger.


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