Alan Pardew Seems So Inspired By Newcastle Crowd


When Alan Pardew was appointed manager he seemed to have the same characteristics as Chris Hughton before him, and both managers seemed to be inspired by being the Newcastle United manager.

Alan Pardew shows his appreciation to fantastic Newcastle fans

Chris Hughton did a great job at Newcastle in his short 18 months in charge, and it’s good to see Chri e is starting to weave his magic at Birmingham where they beat Leicester City 2-0 at home, and they are also doing well in the Europa League.

Birmingham are joint second top of their Group H.

And it seems that Chris is already popular with the Birmingham fans, but what’s not to like about such a decent and straight forward gut, who is real gentleman?

And there is news today that Alan Pardew, who put in a good shift on the touchline yesterday, as he  encouraged and cajoled his players throughout the game, seems to have been almost consumed by the electric  atmosphere at St. James’ Park yesterday afternoon.

This is what Alan told the local press today:

“I listened to David Ginola talking before the game about his time when he arrived here.” “You can’t actually put into words the feeling the fans create here – it’s special.”

“When that second goal went in from Shola it reminded me of the Arsenal game last season. It was absolutely brilliant.”  “It was one of those games as a manager, my goodness me!”

“There was too much going on.” “We were cheap with the ball at times, which is unusual for us. They had an extra midfield player in there, but we stuck with what we’re about.”

“The Defoe goal came at a time when I thought we’d settled down in the game and got to grips with it.” “That put us on the back foot again. In the second half, I thought it was all about us.”

“A couple of times on the break you could have argued they could have got a goal, but it was all about us, and whether we’d get a goal.” “It was a great goal from Jermain, but we wouldn’t let it go, and in the end  we could have won it.”

“But it just shows the impact of the stadium towards the end of that game.” “It was beginning to suck a third goal in.”

We still  cannot believe just how well Alan has done at Newcastle, but if this good form lasts for much longer, we’ll have to start thinking that Alan is indeed at the Newcastle club long term.

And it seems that Alan can certainly inspire the pants off the Newcastle players (so to speak), and it was great to see the manager in such an inspired mood yesterday afternoon throughout  the game.

Of course we’d like nothing better than for Alan Pardew to become a huge success on Tyneside, even though we thought the appointment in December by the Newcastle Board was a lousy one  – but we were wrong (again).

Wonder if Alan has bought that house yet in Newcastle?

Comments welcome.



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18 comments so far

  • G

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Agreed, I thought AP as manager was a mistake. Still, I quite like it when somebody makes me eat my words like that. Quite happy to be proven wrong here.

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  • UpTheRoad

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Thought we couldn’t of picked a worse manager last December and I’ve eaten my humble pie, he’s done a brilliant job! Should be proud, keep it up and we’ll keep the noise up! HWTL!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Pardew is proving to be one of our best signings of late! I dont feel deluded, but i do feel optimistic about what we could achieve this season. Whether it is a great cup run or a good place in the table post season.

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  • technonasty

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Pards did well yesterday and you could see him marshalling the defence from the touchline. Collo did well too shouting and pointing to the other three lads to close the man and close the space. I like Pard’s honesty in post match interviews as well whether we play well or poorly his assessment of the game is usually right. Unlike Arry Redknapp who thought at 2 – 1 there was only one team going to win it. Spurs looked dangerous when they broke but as the match progressed they were counter attacking us and we had the pressure and the possession, the stats back this up. Both their goals came against the play and I don’t know what match Arry was watching.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Pardew has been involved with our signings and he and our scouting crew have done fantastic. When the transfer window slammed shut i think we ALL thought that we did poorly. However our team/squad is shaping up nicely. With players like Ba, Abeid, Marveaux on free transfers, Cabaye and Santon for less than £10M combined. Looking good at the mo 🙂

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #6

    technonasty > totally agree, watching AP on the touchline urging us to push on and take 3 points even after that guy called Shola did something magical!!! His subs were sent on at the right time and for the right guys. When Santon came on for Simo i think we all thought that Raylor would go over onto the right, however Pards made Santon keep to the right and this paid off! Awesome display and in my opinion we were unlucky not to win the game at the death. 10 more minutes and we would have snatched it!

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  • Ollieh51

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #7

    All is looking well, decent game against Wigan and we can look for damage limitation throughout November really.

    Good to see that we’re getting the results we deserve (bar the Wolves game!) and still approaching games with the mentality that we need to be at our best to win.

    Volumes were immense in there yesterday right up until the end when the Fenham Eusebio struck!

    HWTL

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Ollieh51 > Fenham Eusebio = Classic 🙂

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Loved the game yesterday, we could of won it but even though it was a draw I feel like we did win (bit like Arsenal game 4-4)

    Lads played their hearts out, and when Shola scored WOW!!! SJP exploded everyone went nuts – pure quality.

    Santon looked the business, Benny trying too hard but still class act… time to makes some changes for the Wigan game I think?!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Jock > for the Wigan game > HBA for Best, Santon for Simpson (Raylor to right-back) Marveaux for Obertan. I think AP may just make one change (Santon) but this would be our strongest line up in my opinion. Abeid looks class aswel, his 2 goals last week for the reserves were out-of-this-world!

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Tom> fully agree with everything you saying – if we start Santon, HBA, Marv swapping out the players you mentioned, we can still sub them back on 2nd half if we are having issues, but rekon we wont have too much problems battering Bolton with that team tbh 🙂

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  • Geordie Matriarch

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #12

    The Fenham Eusebio -I like that.
    Another legend – George Robledo -lived in Fenham, with his mother and brother Ted – must be something in the air round there.

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  • wynsleap

    Oct 17, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #13

    May be wrong but I always thought Shola came from Walker?

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  • Geordie Matriarch

    Oct 17, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #14

    That rings a bell with me too, wynsleap. But George Robledo, inside left during the Golden Fifties, definitely lived in a semi in Fenham. I was madly in love with him and would skulk around there hoping for a glimpse of him, but never had any luck!

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  • ocorious

    Oct 17, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Just to clarify, Harry said the team that looked like they were gonna snag the win was NUFC. He didn’t say THFC looked the better side. Media…

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  • Davies

    Oct 17, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #16

    ocorious – In the match of the day interview he said that at 2-1 there was only one team in it (Spurs) but when we got our second he was worried we could have snatched it. It wasn’t “the media”.

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  • Davies

    Oct 17, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Oh, and we rule at the moment. Yeah baby.

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Oct 17, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #18

    ben afra needs games thats how ya get fit put him on to start wigan for best ,play santon rw and off we go to 19 points because wigan will be shitting thereselves for playing us even tottspur where shitting it when shola and ben arfa came on ,we should beat wigan i fancy us fort 7 heaven

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