Are Ashley And Llambias Starting To Listen To Pardew?


Alan Pardew held a long press conference yesterday, and as may have been expected with things going so well at the moment, he was asked a big range of questions.

Alan Pardew – summer window was massive setback for Newcastle

And there was a call-in show last night on BBC Radio Newcastle, and the fans comments showed clearly that Alan is now gaining favor with Newcastle fans, and those who said he would be a hopeless manager for Newcastle, were apologetic, to say the least.

We were one of those who held that view, and Alan Pardew has proved us wrong – and good on him for doing that, and as we have said before it’s much more important that Newcastle do well, then that we are right.

It’s a good job too, because we’ve been wrong quite a few times! ūüėÄ

This is what Alan had to day yesterday about the feel good factor that seems alive and well on Tyneside:

“I am just delighted we have a good feeling back at Newcastle because for a long, long time here it has been not a nice feeling about what is going to happen next on the negative side. We have managed to change that.”

“If you can keep the feeling we have we can have a successful year. I don‚Äôt doubt that.” “I felt we had won some battles with the fans and we were on that road to where we are today.”

“The summer window was a massive setback. You want to get that feeling where the fans trust the manager and the team, they can pay their money and they will a real honest performance and see something on the pitch which gives them pride.”

“The No.9 shirt was a blow to that.”

Alan is referring to that last day of the window when a deal to sign Modibo Maiga fell through at the last moment, and Newcastle tried to get Papiss Demba Cisse from SC Freiburg, and FC Twente striker Bryan Ruiz at the last minute, but failed.

And basically that set the tone of the window when it was all over the next day, on September 1st, and Newcastle had failed to replace Andy Carroll or spend much at all of the £35M they had received from Liverpool for Andy.

But we think Newcastle will rectify that in early January by bringing in a striker, who is good enough to wear the number 9 shirt at Newcastle.

If they can do that in the first few days of the January window, it will be another good start to a transfer window, and the two favorites at the moment seem to be 24 year-old Modibo Maiga of Sochaux,  and FC Twente 21 year-old Dutch International striker Luuk de Jong.

It even seems to us that not only is Alan talking a lot of common sense, but he could also be  persuading the powers that be at Newcastle, what is needed to be done  at the club, to be successful.

The release of¬†Newcastle’s¬†Mission Statement last Sunday may have been¬†part¬†of what Alan is telling¬†Ashley¬†and Llambias¬†they need to do at¬†Newcastle¬†to be successful, and to¬†get the fans behind them.

Ashley and¬†Llambias¬†may never get the fans behind them on Tyneside, but they should be listening to the manager,¬†because¬†he seems to know just exactly what¬†Newcastle¬†fans are looking for, and he’s been very¬†successful¬†so far at¬†Newcastle.

Long may that continue Рstarting with a win against Wigan tomorrow afternoon.

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32 comments so far

  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #1

    3-0 toon tomorrow!

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Waiting for this game, have a great feeling, it’s gonna be a blast!

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  • yorkshireToon

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #3

    can’t lie he’s won me over completely however he has a tough test with the 3 big games in november and if we lose all 3 how he responds to it and how the team do will be a big indication of whether or not pardew is gonna last here

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #4

    a dont see us losing all 3 to be honest only one a can actually see us losing is Away to Man City

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #5

    Anyone else got access to NUFCTV? I’ve had it for a few months now, watching the press conferences and whatnot.
    But now the flash player just seem to start up like it uses to, the rotating circle comes up, but it just stays there, circulating.
    None of the videos work all of a sudden.

    Anyone else having this problem?

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #6

    City, Utd and Chelski are all firing just now, they starting to gel – probably a bad time for us to take them on but I’m not scared, and actually really looking forward to these games.

    Really hope we can get a win out of one game and even if we draw all three in boring 0-0 slugfests, I’d be made up.

    Important thing is to remain undefeated until these games and win our next three – if that happens I’ll be made up ūüôā

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  • hrocks

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #7

    from watching all 3 on the tv they can all be got at. if they all have their best teams out and play to their full ability it will be hard to get a result out of any of them but this is the first season in a long time where we have had some luck. i dont think any of them will be saying newcastle 3 easy points.
    If our back 4 can hold it together and tiote can destroy the middle of the park something could happen. I thought we may have folded against spurs after they got the second but we stayed calm and should have got 3 points.
    we have the right mentality so lets keep our fingers crossed

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Dannyo, you updated you version of flash to the latest? Believe flash player 11 is out now…

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Stoke away is just as hard as playing away to Man Utd if not harder in a way, Man utd you can play football they give you the space and if you attack them you can score, but stoke are a very hard working battling team and dont give anything away and very rerely get beat at home and dont really concede many.. ad be happy with
    3 points home to Wigan
    1 point away to Stoke
    3 points home to Everton
    then
    1 point away to Man Utd
    1 point max away to City
    1 point home to Chelsea

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Stoke away is just as hard as playing away to Man Utd if not harder in a way, Man utd you can play football they give you the space and if you attack them you can score, but stoke are a very hard working battling team and dont give anything away and very rerely get beat at home and dont really concede many.. ad be happy with
    3 points home to Wigan
    1 point away to Stoke
    3 points home to Everton
    then
    1 point away to Man Utd
    1 point max away to City
    1 point home to Chelsea

    Man city being the only game a can see defeat

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #11

    oops tht wasnt meant to send twice

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  • Robby Bobson

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #12

    I dont think I’ve ever felt so confident about a game than i do about tomorrow…last season we drew i know but that was mainly Zoggy ripping us up, who has of course moved on.

    But Wigan have always had a good game in them when they feel like it, but fully expect us to boss and win comfortably.

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #13

    GT89 I’m thinking…. (hoping)
    3 points home to Wigan
    3 point away to Stoke
    3 points home to Everton
    then
    0 point away to Man Utd
    0 point max away to City
    1 point home to Chelsea

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  • geoff777

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #14

    Are Ashley And LLambias Starting To Listen To Pardew?

    Only if Pardew is asking for something that is possible with their “strict budget”.

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  • PaulS

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #15

    Ed can you please stop writing Llambias with two capital L’s. You only need one, just like with any other name. This has been bugging me for ages!

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  • Graeme

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #16

    Wigan 3 points
    Stoke 3 points but could well be a draw
    Everton 3 points
    Manure 1 point
    Shitty 1 point
    Chelski 3 points – we are at home, will be on a roll and I can see us getting the result!!

    Nothing if not optimistic lol

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  • magpie6699

    Oct 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. In cliche- speak – we shouldn’t be yhinking beyond the next match.
    Everyone is just assuming we’ll walk all over Wigan! It could happen – if we’re on form – but we could play like we did against QPR. My worry is that if the crowd assume it’ll be easy and it isn’t, they’ll start getting on the players’ backs. It could well be a game where we have to be patient and also our defence has to make some stops. Even if we were playing a League 2 side it wouldn’t necessarily be a walk-over. So let’s be patient, get behind the lads and hope they play like we know they can – in which case we should stuff Wigan!

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  • AMEOBI

    Oct 21, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Graeme, that’s dreaming

    impossible is nothing ūüėČ

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  • Sir Alan

    Oct 21, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #19

    Just to think that if all goes well at the end of this weekend, us and only one of the manchester clubs will be the only unbeaten teams in the league!

    On the game itself, we would have lost this last season. no doubt. Same line up i reckon? Can’t see him changing it, why would he to be honest!!!

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  • Graeme

    Oct 21, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #20

    In my company –

    The impossible we do immediately

    Miracles take a little longer!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 21, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #21

    I know no one really likes Llambias, but maybe his hard nosed, no holds barred approach to greedy agents and players etc is just what we need. Llambias may be a nasty so and so, but to use Ed’s phrase, he gets the job done.

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  • UpTheRoad

    Oct 21, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Excited for the future!

    @NobbyNolano – Twitter!

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  • colwell

    Oct 21, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #23

    @Dannyo

    I have had a few problems with it aswell ( NUFC.TV) I just kept clicking away and it worked in the end.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 21, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #24

    Yeah, seemed to have solve itself now, restarting the browser. Odd tho…

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 21, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Good interview with Obertan and a lengthy presser for Pards. Enjoyable, but i found Obertan a bit “odd” in some of his comments.
    He’s happy with himself, but he shouldn’t be if he has self insight. And “not impressed with Cabaye cause i knew him from France”. I understand what he means, but should clarify that a bit tbh.
    Otherwise good entertainement on an early afternoon.
    Passing time ūüôā

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  • ArtyH

    Oct 21, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #26

    M.A and the board could change a lot of opinions at the toon by bringing in two strikers an a fullback in January and still have change from the A.C sale. Cisse & Maiga up front and Pieters for defence would signal an intent to the EPL and most likely get us in Europe which would generate extra income. IMHO that would set us up for a top 5 finish provided we win our next 3 games.
    Its exciting times ahead for the toon.

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  • LEROI

    Oct 21, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #27

    I agree with magpie6699 we are playing well atm but past newcastle teams have had that habit of choking after a good result/performance against a bigger team
    {nobody’s bigger than the toon ha ha, i mean bigger than the next opponent} having said that the lads have proved me wrong about a few things already this season!hope we can continue to buck the trend of previous seasons and hammer wigan 4 or 5 nil! HWTL!!!

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  • LEROI

    Oct 21, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #28

    I HOPE Ashley see’s his opportunity to improve his and our finances by investing in a few players in jan. He should speculate on:- 1 new l b = Pieters or ridgewell. 1 new striker = maiga or de jong. 1 new cb & dcm i don’t see to many of either of these in our price & age range
    but i’m sure few on here have a few ideas on these last 2.

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  • theleckworthbird

    Oct 21, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #29

    If you listened to Pardew on Radio Newcastle last night, you can’t fail to have noticed he is a PR guru. He has a knack of saying the right thing at the right time, surely the perfect manager to cajole a chairman like ours.

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  • MT

    Oct 21, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #30

    i hope we can get this three target :

    1) Boyata
    2) Odjidja-Ofoe
    3) Luuk de Jong

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  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 21, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Graeme @ # 16

    If we get those results I will be pre-booking my flights to whatever the CL takes us. ūüôā ūüôā

    As for the manure, manshitty and chelski games to be honest I am less concerned with the results as with the performances. If like against spuds we dig in and play well, I will be happy even if we do get the points, I see points against those three as bonuses.

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  • marshy

    Oct 21, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #32

    they,fatash & lam,should be listening to pards bacause,as KK said, they know nowt about football.

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