Alan Pardew – We Fear Nobody At St. James’ Park


Alan Pardew has done remarkably well,  in his short ten months on Tyneside.

Alan Pardew – Newcastle fear nobody at home

And Alan has certainly created the side in his own image since he arrived, and the Newcastle defense is now being talked about as one of the best in the Premier League – and that’s another big  shock for most Newcastle fans. 😀

Kevin Keegan created a wonderful Newcastle side in the 1990s, who were rightly called The Entertainers, and they played great attacking football, but nobody ever accused Kevin’s side of being strong in defense.

But since this Newcastle team returned to training on July 1st, Alan Pardew and the other coaches at Newcastle have worked tirelessly with the back four and goalkeeper, and the results  are clear for all to see.

The defense is much better than last season, when it was often an Achilles heel for the club, and they now are very well drilled, and so far this season goalkeeper Krul, captain Coloccini and  the resurgent Steven Taylor have been  star performers at the back for the Newcastle side.

And certainly Alan Pardew has made it clear that his players fear nobody, with Manchester City and Everton being the only teams to beat Newcastle United on Tyneside so far in Pardew’s tenure.

This is what Alan said on the official Newcastle web-site today:

“I think at home, we don’t really fear anybody,” “We didn’t last year, when we had different characters in the dressing room – Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan – don’t carry that fear.”

“But we’ve got a different side this year and their lack of fear comes from the run that we’ve been on and the confidence they have in each other.”

“We look, on the training ground, a confident team, and that always is how you want to go into a game – in a real confident manner, and that’s where we are at the moment.”

“I think at home, Harry’s bright enough to know that we’re a force whatever team runs out for Newcastle,” “But particularly this year, we’ve been strong at home.”

“I think we’ve won a couple of games quite comfortably but this is a much sterner test.”  “But I do feel that they will certainly be making provisions to stop us doing what we do well, and we will be doing the same for them.”

Newcastle have six wins and three draws in their nine games so far this season, and while Tottenham will be a stiff test on Sunday afternoon, no doubt about that,  our lads will go into that game full of confidence and will play their hearts out, as usual.

Most Newcastle fans were pleased to see that Mark Lawrenson came out in favor of a Spurs win, so that must give Newcastle a very decent chance of victory.

But there’s no doubt that Tottenham are  the best side Newcastle have faced so far this season, so we’ll have more of a measure of the side following Sunday’s game.

A win would be fantastic, but if our lads give it their all, as we expect they will, we’ll be happy enough, whatever the result.

Comments always welcome.



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39 comments so far

  • mattnufc

    Oct 14, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Is Mark Levinson his Swedish brother or something?

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  • Andy

    Oct 14, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Hope we take the game to spurs from the start just like we did last year against man utd. I remember the first half of that game we absolutely battered them and if we had of finished chances would’ve been 2 up! Hopefully we raise our game even more due to the occasion and hope sjp is bouncing once again

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  • davybtoon

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #3

    think we will win this game we should of last year n were a better team now in my opinion spurs dont travel well up here
    think obertan will b told to mark bale bcoz hes only player that is quicker than him , tiote will take modric

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #4
  • GeordieDan

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #5

    I think we can beat them in most positions on the pitch to be honest:

    Modric is class, but so is Cabaye and Tiote.

    Bale is their main danger so if they play him on the right and Pardew plays Raylor at rightback then Jonas will have to play to cover like usual and that is still a very dicey decision.

    Van der Vaart is a big threat but agasin so is Benny Boy who I hope to see at least an hour out of tomorrow.

    No Adebayor hopefully leaves them with Defoe(either unplayable or invisible) and Pavyawotsit: I’d take confident Ba ahead of them both.

    I’ll be there screaming the lads on Sunday and I reckon we’ll still be sitting pretty in the Champion League position later that evening!

    HWTL. 😀

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  • davybtoon

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #6

    good news redknapp won manager of the month which means defeat for spurs bcoz that award is cursed

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  • GeordieDan

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #7

    JohnnyBrookes>

    U lad, are a Legend. I’ve been looking for some coverage of his goals.

    Cheers mate. 😀

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  • GeordieDan

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Dammit. Meant Raylor at Leftback.

    Bloody useless.lol

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  • GeordieDan

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #9

    And BTW Johnny Brookes>

    Ur useless lad. 😉

    The link does’t work!

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  • Ameobi No.9

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #10

    @JohnnyBrooks

    Can you find another link? all I am getting is a picture with shouting in the background..

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #11

    No one to fear other than Ashley and his helicopter 😉

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  • GeordieDan

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Here’s the proper link lads:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U28rTg1eTLc

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  • GeordieDan

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Beautiful goals by any standard.

    WOW. What a future this kid has!

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #14

    I feel this is a good time to bring up the fact that MA bought the “No Fear” brand a few weeks back, lol.

    A coincidence? I think not! Would be awesome to have that logo on the kit, looks great, haha.

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Haha Dannyo we are just one big advertising department of sportsdirect so it wouldnt shock me 🙂

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Oh yes we are, whenever i watch a match, at some point i think, “wow, why hasn’t he put an advertisement there yet?”.
    Like, on the team bus, the kit (i haven’t noticed any sports direct on it, may be wrong), etc etc.
    Not looking good is it 😉

    I’ll live with the advertisement aslong as we deliver results like currently. If it’s going bad, i’ll be quick to moan about the things i don’t like i guess, lol.

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 14, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Lol yeah the results are covering up well for now but the minute we lose I say we go to every sportsdirect store and write NUFC with permanent marker EVERYWHERE fair is fair

    PS I am not suggesting this seriously if anyone does do this do NOT blame me

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 14, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #18

    What would Joey Barton do?
    “go to every sportsdirect store and write NUFC with permanent marker EVERYWHERE fair is fair”
    Must say u’re living up to your name there mate, lol 😉

    Nah, in all fairness, hoping the great run continues. Have a clue who the trialist was at the NUFC Reserves vs York Reserves?
    And Dummet is out for 3 months poor lad :/

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 14, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #19

    Haha Joey maybe gone but his legacy shall live on with me haha

    The run shall continue atleast until Sunday so lets enjoy it. What happened to Dummet? As for the trialist I havent a clue and I dont follow Colin anymore so cant even keep whatever rumour he is spreading about it alive

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 14, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #20

    @WWJBD
    Nothing from Cwarr on him, or anyone else for that matter.
    Dummet torn ligaments in his ankle, was an interview with him on the matter at NUFC.co.uk. Seemed absolutely gutted the lad, being able to play for the first team in pre-season and all. He was determined to come back physically stronger for it tho. Really feel for him, said he wanted to cry when it happened.

    We seem to have trialists every now and then, but JJ is the last one i’ve heard about who’s signed.

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 14, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Colin has gone into hiding until January am sure.
    Ah thats crap hope he comes back stronger and just as determined from what little I know of him he is a decent prospect and has a good attitude towards the NUFC

    Last trialists I paid any attention to were Situ and Remy, Situ failed to get a move to Swansea and Remy…well I havent a clue what happened to him but we didnt sign him

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 14, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #23

    @DJM TOON
    Sadly, Obertan is in a team on a winning streak mate…

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 14, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #24

    Meaning that with the form of Gutti and the “never change a winning team” policy AP is running, we prob won’t see Marveux get a start until we loose.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 14, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #25

    @WWJBD
    Must say tho, as i’ve stated before, so many of our youth prospects are looking good. For me, outside the ones that are on the fringes on the first team atm (Vuckic, Abeid, Sammy, etc) Campbell is probably the one i’m most excited about.

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  • DJM TOON

    Oct 14, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #27

    every time i watch that ben arfa vid i get all giddy!

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 14, 2011 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #28

    @DJM TOON
    Lol, get what u’re saying mate, show these vids to AP, maybe he’ll change his mind on Sundays line up 😛

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 14, 2011 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Outside of the fringe players I would punt for Moyo or Steele for the ones I look out for recently

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  • AMEOBI

    Oct 14, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #30

    Moyo and JJ are my 2 hot prospects, these 2 will be massive!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 14, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #31

    We are going to be slaughtered on Sunday.

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  • BigAl9

    Oct 15, 2011 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #32

    A link for Scott Parker`s comments:

    http://www.twitvid.com/MS6PW

    Is it a full house on sunday does anyone know?

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  • GeordieDan

    Oct 15, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #33

    Anybody else get tired of posting countless comments to get not even 1 reply/comment back?

    Just read the usual clique talking their bollox on here and not including anyone else?

    Aye, thought so.

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  • DanTheMag

    Oct 15, 2011 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #34

    No matter what anyone says, 5unde1and is our biggest and hard game each season, home are away, just simply because of whats at stake, but tottenham will be hard game, confident we can find a point or 3!

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  • DanTheMag

    Oct 15, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #35

    ah bugger, missed the ‘r’ out of 5under1and

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  • GeordieDan

    Oct 15, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #36

    And GeordieGerman>

    My usual response to your usual bull5hit:

    Fuc* Off !!!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 15, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #37

    GeordieDan, don’t know if you’ve ever realised. I don’t normally make predictions. Why? Because my predictions are the kiss of death. Get it?

    But once again a little kid or a drunken adult resorts to abuse. How low can you go? Far enough to suck your own Pr!ck? PLONKER… ?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 15, 2011 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #38

    GeordieDan, Oh hell you got a reply/comment back. Ah, that’s what you were after?

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Oct 15, 2011 at 3:15 AM

    Comment #39

    The team is more then capable of beating tottenham as long as our two main central midfielders Cheick Tiote and Cabaye step up, they are the key to our team. With Ben Arfa coming in and Ba on fire we should be capable of scoring as well and making St James Park a fortress

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