Alan Pardew Nails The Defense Every Day In Training

Newcastle’s boss Alan Pardew has drilled and drilled the Newcastle defense on the training field, since the players returned for training on July 1st.

Steven Taylor – not getting carried away

And credit to Alan and the rest of the coaching staff at Newcastle,  because the defense is now much improved form last season, and while Coloccini and Steven Taylor, along with new Newcastle number one goalkeeper Krul have been outstanding, Simpson and Ryan Taylor have also done well in the two full-back positions.

Steven had some terrible injuries from January of 2010, which lasted  almost 18 months, but he is almost back to his very best now.

This is what Steven Taylor told the local press today:

“The more games I play the more confidence I am getting. I am really enjoying my football at the moment.”   “The lads are helping me too.”

“Every day in training is great and it hasn’t been better.”  “The gaffer is working very hard with the defense now.” “He’s nailing us every day and he wants it perfect.”

“We aren’t losing games and it is working.”  “We don’t want to get hammered from him so we keep it as tight as we can.”

Steven Taylor has been at Newcastle since signing his first contract back in 2003, and of course he grew up in Whitley Bay and was a former ball boy at Newcastle.

There’s growing talk of Newcastle possibly qualifying for Europe with a decent league position come next May, but it seems Alan Pardew has told all his players to keep their feet firmly on the ground.

Even though it has been a remarkable start to the season by Newcastle, nobody at the club are getting carried away,  as 25 year-old Steven Taylor continued:

“I don’t think anybody could have predicted this, but we aren’t getting carried away.”  “We will just take it one game at a time.”

“But as soon as the Wolves game was over last time out,  we went into the international break already looking forward to Tottenham.”

“We can move on. It was important to get that win ahead of the international break.”  “Now we face another challenge against Spurs.”

“It’s a game we can win with our own crowd right behind us, and we have to be confident.”

Alan Pardew seems to be very good at keeping everybody at the club just concentrating on the next game, which is what former manager Chris Hughton was very good at too.

Indeed, Pardew has seamlessly taken over the reins from Chris Hughton, after he was sacked last December, and Alan has done extremely well.

We hope that continues, starting with a good display tomorrow afternoon against Tottenham, and hopefully a very good result.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • archaeomag

    Oct 15, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Well so far so good – I hope all the clubs defenders know the system – just in case someone gets injured

    Liverpudle 1 Devils1 – we are still 4th, and only Spurs can take it off us.

  • Dannyo

    Oct 15, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Alan Pardew nails the defense… No wonder they like him so much…

  • boater

    Oct 15, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Pardew ‘nails the defense everyday in training’???

    Whatever it takes to build squad morale I suppose.

  • Dannyo

    Oct 15, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Haha, Liverpool 1 – Man Utd 1. This means we’re still 4th, and gaining on Man Utd if we win.
    Great stuff lads 😀
    Hoping for a win tomorrow, would be awesome sauce.

  • Robby Bobson

    Oct 15, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #5

    And just when I thought to myself, theres innuendo in there, but ill act mature and leave it alone…..

  • Robby Bobson

    Oct 15, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Dannyo…a win would put us 4 points away from 5th and 6 points away from 6th (as villa wont win against City).

    Dizzy times.

  • Dannyo

    Oct 15, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #7

    @Robby Bobson
    Lol, u should’ve gone with that innuendo, two of us already did. And ye, i think boater mentioned that yesterday, we have the oppertunity to get us a minor gap, however early in the season 🙂
    Hard not to get ones hopes up now.


    Oct 15, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Dannyo, I liked that nails the defence haha proper class

  • boater

    Oct 15, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #9

    True Dannyo – was hoping for a late man u winner though.

    Seeing either of these sides as league rivals is optimistic – but more chance we’ll be vying with the scousers as the season goes on.

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Oct 15, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #10

    As long as he uses protection, he can nail whoever the hell he wants to.

    Bet Xisco wishes he was back in training…… too soon? 😛

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Oct 15, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Suarez gets uglier every week.

  • Dannyo

    Oct 15, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Yeah, if Man Utd had won it might have been better ofc. We’d be able to get a bigger gap to the 5th spot if we win tomorrow.
    The longer we can keep ourselfes in the top 4 the better, we’ll get safe from relegation quicker and can focus more on the top 10. 2 more wins and we’re halfway there.

    Happy to see us being realistic about what spots we should be able to get, 3-4 years ago we’d be sure of fighting a Champions League spot, now we’re happy to be were we are currently, but we know it’s not realistic in the long run.

  • magpie6699

    Oct 15, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Not optimistic in general and more specifically about tomorrow – but if we can go into the January window in top 6 we will look far more attractive to potential signings to want to join us.

  • dublin mag steve

    Oct 15, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #14

    aah well there goes the smooth day im havin u had to mention xisco

  • Kurt

    Oct 15, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #15

    the Under 18 won 4-0 today over Sheff W. 2 by Taylor and a goal from Maddison and Miele

  • mattnufc

    Oct 15, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #16

    All the best with the treatment Ed.

  • Dannyo

    Oct 15, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Chelski in the lead against Everton, 2-0 HT. We won’t be getting that 3rd spot tomorrow if we win.
    But it means that a tought contender Everton is now 8 points behind us currently, thats not too bad peeps.

  • Graeme

    Oct 15, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Dogleash and the Newcastle “B” team didn’t look that comfortable as the home team. Would not have been surprised to see manure win it!!

    A win tomorrow will do us the power of good in the self belief stakes!!!

    Would anyone go for a swap deal in January? Best and Ba for Carroll?? Providing we get one of our main targets signed up first of course!!! Just a thought!!!!

  • woodsee

    Oct 15, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Carrolls just a fat arsed bench warmer and personally i wouldnt have him back even if he hopped backwards from liverpool.
    He made his choice and now hes suffering for it.
    Give it a couple of years and youll see Carroll spinning the waltzer at the toon moor

  • ginkoh

    Oct 15, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #20

    Nice shot from our youngster again. For tomorrow game, hopefully we can play our best because it will be hard and one of the most interesting match of the season.

    Everyone expect Tottenham will destroy us tomorrow. Prove them wrong !! I confident our players will play all their heart, We will all behind you as well. Win is absolutely fantastic HWTL !!

  • Dannyo

    Oct 15, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #21

    So far Carroll has proved that he’s no better than a free medical failing Ba. I don’t see the reason to get Carroll, also, he’s not technically good enough to be at the end of a HBA/Marveux pass. He’ll just fumble the ball away, he’s showing that at Liverpool.
    No way on earth i’d take Carroll back in any case, we’re looking for a completely different type of player atm, a technical and pacy type.

  • Graeme

    Oct 15, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #22

    Woodsee, Dannyo – I wouldnt have him back as he aint good enough for the way the team now plays. This was a proposal from a great mate who’s a Luckypoo fan!!

    His other suggestion was to come and buy Collo and Tayls so they had something they could call a “Defence”!!! My reply isnt printable on a family blog lol

  • laurits90

    Oct 16, 2011 at 3:04 AM

    Comment #23

    with the header: “Alan Pardew Nails The Defense Every Day In Training”

    and the quote: ““We don’t want to get hammered from him so we keep it as tight as we can.”

    it’s almost impossible not getting a hard on…

    LOLOL 🙂


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