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Alan Pardew Has Done Wonders At Newcastle So Far

3:23 pm, Thursday, October 20th, 2011 by Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

It’s just amazing what Alan Pardew has done at Newcastle since he arrived last December in place of the sacked Chris Hughton.

Alan Pardew – has done wonders at Newcastle so far

And we all know that when he arrived at St. James’ Park,  he got no help from Derek LLambias at his first news conference, in  explaining why Chris had been sacked.

And inevitably Alan was asked the question and he did his best to respond, although it was nothing of his doing, and Derek should have been at that news conference to filed those questions.

Pardew seemed very smart when he first arrived by not changing  the way Chris had the side playing, but before his first game against Liverpool, he did say that he noticed one or two things about the Newcastle defense, and made a tweak or two in how they played.

Newcastle played well at home to Liverpool, and won that game 3-1 and we all know that Alan has tweaked the defense even more since then, and they are now a solid foundation on which Newcastle can build for the future.

Alan Pardew has proved he has so many good qualities that top managers have, he’s very good with his players, he never gets carried away on the upside or downside with results, he’s a good communicator with the press, and he seems an excellent coach that can read a game very well and make the necessary changes.

One of the things Alan said as soon as he came on board, is that he wanted to build a side that the Newcastle fans deserved, and he promised to play good, open and attacking football.

And Alan has been true to his word, and Newcastle these days play some very good football, and have some gifted players, and as the lads showed last Sunday, they can play against the very good sides in the league, and hold their own.

And while we don’t expect Newcastle to stay in 4th place in the league,  if you take away the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs, we don’t see another club that Newcastle should fear.

And if the lads can play those remaining 14 clubs and take points from them while playing at or near their best,  there’s no real reason why Newcastle couldn’t finish as high as in 6th place in the league.

But we’re not getting carried away, and the official goal this season, as shared by Derek LLambias in a rather impressive Newcastle Mission Statement released last Sunday,  is to finish in the top 10, and that seems sensible.

We still don’t hear enough from Mike Ashley or Derek LLambias, but the Mission Statement contained some very good reading, and we hope more communication is on the cards in the future from Derek LLambias.

Alan seems to be acting as a mouthpiece for the Newcastle regime, and is almost a go between between the fans and the club.

That’s not exactly in his job definition, but there’s no doubt Alan Pardew is proving a lot of people wrong, including us, and to have a team 4th top of the Premier League, especially these days, is the best Alan Pardew has ever done in his management career.

We hope he continues to take Newcastle forward and become the manager we’ve all been looking for,  who  can not only bring the good times back to Newcastle, but dare I say it, win us a trophy before too long, and end that 42 years without winning anything.

And as Derek LLambias would say - Alan Pardew has done wonders at Newcastle - fact!

Comments welcome.



Tags: Financials · Newcastle News





26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 UpTheRoad // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Manager of this season so far IMO. Got the team playing football and has faced the media and criticism well. I’ve ate my humble pie well done Pardew!

    @NobbyNolano

  • 2 cyprus // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Imagine if all of us were coaches – together! We’d be playing 2nd division with the disruption we’d bring. These players are useless, those are gods, fire these two, bring in these others! All right!!

  • 3 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Good job didn’t hire opinionated fans as managers then…would be a dangerous precedent to set

  • 4 WWJBD // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Manager of the season so far? Nar Id go for Roberto Mancini

    Pardew has done some lovely things with our club I just hope he sticks with us and fights the good fight. Do think Carver and the backroom staff have done a fair amount as well though, they shouldnt be ignored

  • 5 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Was a stroke of genius getting men like Carver and Stone into the club, to hammer home the importance of geordie mentality into the team. Pards has made all of us recognise him as the right man to take us forward and in the process instilled a great deal of pride in NUFC one again. Manager of the season? Still only October lol

  • 6 eaststandgeordie1982 // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Anyone know how many years we are behind the mackems as they were 5 years ahead of us when we went down lol! cant wait for sat and we are due to rip someone to pieces

    HWTL

  • 7 Yohan4 // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    top geezer, could not have dreamed for a better start and im more excited about football than I have been in a long time. the last game was amazing for me it was the first time the game was in the balance with a lot to play for and we took the game to the opposition in the closing minuites and pardew was on the touchline willing them forward was class to see. 4 – 0 toon on saturday please

  • 8 Toon_Tom // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Mancini has done well, but so would most with a bottomless wallet and numerous pre-signed blank cheques! Pardew definitely manager of the season so far. If we did a survey (just like family fortunes) and asked 100 people how Man City would do, then a lot of people would say that they could be top of the league at this point. Some would just say that they will up there with Chelski and Man Utd. Same survey regarding Newcastle, and no1 would have guessed that we would be unbeaten and 4th in the league at this point, not even the geordie faithful. Therefore, Pardew for Manager of the season so far :)

  • 9 Yohan4 // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    id have to go for Pardew as manager of the year so far WWJBD, Manchini has done a good job but he is expected to with the resorses at his disposal. pardew is doing the job of a man with a wand and a pointy hat for me like. hope it continues!

  • 10 Yohan4 // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    for me if you hadnt seen a ball kicked all season and then looked at the table you would see Man city and think there doing pritty good and then you would look at the toon and think how the fcuk are they there. encase I get any stick remember I said if you hadnt seen a ball kicked, I do believe we deserve to be where we are

  • 11 Thump // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Just heard from my mate that Ashley has ordered in a load of Humble Pie. It’ll be on sale at all the usual refreshment stands throughout the stadium and will cost an estimated £10 for a slice.

  • 12 Toon_Tom // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Yohan > agreed!

  • 13 AshtreeKid // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    I agree Pardew has done well with him limited resources and is definately the manager of the season so far

  • 14 WWJBD // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    More for how Mancini has handled the egos at Man City, the Tevez situation could of buried them but he stayed strong and told him to ‘f**k off back to Argentina’, much like the attitudes of Balotelli and even Dzeko but he has held them together and taught them no one is untouchable. Whilst doing all that he has led them to the top of the table….but Pardew has done a fine job just hasent had to deal with what Mancini has had to.

  • 15 AshtreeKid // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    anyone entered any interesting questions for Pardew to answer tonight?

  • 16 Toon_Tom // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    wwjbd > understood, but flip that, and Mancini hasnt had to deal with what Pardew has had to. Getting the best out of all of his players, creating the strongest defence in English Football and dealing with the most demanding of fans ;)

  • 17 Tiote4PM // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    I am really pleased for Pardew and the guys.

    Still upset (and this is controversial) that he allowed himself to deceive fans by making promising he couldn’t deliver in the transfer window.

    HWTL

  • 18 Yohan4 // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    I see what you mean WWJBD but pardew could be in that possition with some of our players who arnt playing but they all seem possitive and waiting for there chance and when there asked to warm up they do, no issue. prevention is better than the cure and whilst pardew hasnt had the egos manchini has I still believe machini could have done more to prevent his player acting like children and also he has been a city a while and is choosing to buy the player he wants.

  • 19 WWJBD // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    I dunno like, Mancini has some very demanding fans haha plus a owner wanting trophies (ours just wants advertising and pies). And I think Mancini has had to get the best out of Nasri and Dzeko in all fairness

    Anyway this is a daft convo its October! They can share the prize at the end of the season haha

  • 20 Tiote4PM // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    If we weren’t in the form we are I for one would be shouting about:-

    - lies, lies, lies
    - planning, planning, planning
    - selling club, selling club…..

    Still pished at how we have been misled and Pardew is apart of that.

  • 21 Toon_Tom // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    wwjbd > Agreed mate :)

  • 22 Dannyo // Oct 20, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Manager of the season: Steve Bruce, for bringing the mackems to their knees ;)
    Jokes aside.
    Only time will give us more trust and confidence in AP.
    I’m tempted to say that our saviour has “returned” in a different form, but we all know that is being carried away, and we’ve been burned so many times by good periods turning into the only good period all season.

    My respect and admiration for AP is ever increasing, and the fact that we continued to play some great football against Spurs showed me that this is no fluke, AP has got us playing the sexy football again, and i’m loving.
    I think we had 436 completed passes against Spurs, same as the top 4 usually have during their matches.

  • 23 Tiote4PM // Oct 20, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Great stat Dannyo. I am also loving our style of play the the moment.

    Watched Arse last night and they looked TERRIBLE! I honestly think if we were playing them on Saturday we woudl tear them apart.

    HWTL

  • 24 JP...from The Rock // Oct 20, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Alan Pardew is doing even better than Hoots was and that’s saying something! This guy deserves a lot of respect and I admire his tremendous effort which is now paying dividends. With all the crap he’s had to endure since he arrived from Judas’ sale to stars leaving and the board not giving him his striker. To keep taking big strides forward from last season and making us all proud to enjoy seeing how the news of us being 4th and still unbeaten spreads around the world.

    I honestly believe that if we keep this great progress and keep improving the team we will win some silverware very soon.

    In Pardew I Trust

    HTL

  • 25 bills-son // Oct 20, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    Pardew is a manager who when he was younger thought he was the finished article – he now realises he wasn’t and has learnt from his mistakes.

    He was given the chance to manage the 3rd best supported club in the League and he has grabbed the chance to prove he is now a top manager. So far he is proving that.

    His dignity has also matched Hoots and thats why he has gained the respect of players from Barton, to STaylor to SAmeobi ie., right throughout the squad.

    Its time we gave him ‘walking in a Pardew wonderland’.

  • 26 bills-son // Oct 20, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    PS. I know Barton is no longer here – but not many managers have had his respect. Pardew is one of the few.




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