Pardew – It’s All About Desire At Blackburn Rovers


Alan Pardew has said today that Newcastle will go all out to win something this season.

Alan Pardew – celebrating Cabaye goal on Saturday

And Alan says Newcastle can do that because they have made such a good start to the Premier League and that it seems that Newcastle will be safe this year and that relegation will not be a threat.

That’s different from Birmingham last season when they won their first trophy since winning the League Cup back in 1963, but they  ended up getting relegated.

And the Midlands club is now in some financial difficulties, but former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is doing a great job there, and they have just won 4 games in a row.

Alan Pardew talked today to the local Newcastle press,  and he’s worked with Blackburn manager Steve Kean before:

“You can only strive for them if you’ve got success in the Premier League, because the stability of the football club depends on the stability in the Premier League.”

“Fortunately for us we have 19 points so that’s and outstanding effort by the team and it gives us a good situation.”  “My team selection will be very much what I think is needed for the game.”

“I know Steve Kean, I’ve worked with Steve Kean, and this is a good professional person in terms of being in charge of a football club,” he said. “He’s got good experience.”

“He’s having a tough time with the home fans and that makes it tough for the team, so it’s a tough agenda for them. But it’s not something that they can’t come through.”

“As Mick McCarthy proved with Wolves at the weekend, sometimes just one little thing can change the whole dynamics of something.”

“I expect Wolves and Mick to kick on from that,  and that’s what Steve Kean will be looking for; just something to grab hold of and to kick on from.”  “I think it’s very important that they get a result so I think they’ll be very strong. “

It’s a cup-tie and at the level we’re playing at, there’s going to be nothing between us so it’s about desire and, on the night, making sure you do your job to the best of your ability – and hopefully win the game.

“They have an advantage. They’re the home side; penalties, extra time would be on their pitch, so it’s a tough game for us.”

It will certainly not be an easy game,  and we watched Tottenham’s 2-1 win at Ewood Park on Sunday afternoon, and Blackburn showed a lot of fight and not a little skill in that game.

And 21 year old Junior Hoilett looked a good young player against Tottenham, and since his contract runs out next summer, and he seems unwilling to pen a new deal to stay at Ewood Park, we may see Newcastle move for him as early as January.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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74 comments so far

  • niffnoff

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Hopefully the quality we have tomorrow will be along the lines of a strong team, to be honest our fringe players will want it just as much as the 1st team just to put a point of wanting to be picked

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  • G

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Feel like I am repeating myself on multiple threads here, but I think our best realistic chance of Euro football next season will come via a cup contest, so I just hope we don’t play a team of kids for this game. Regardless of thier league position, Blackburn are a strong side still, and Steve Kean will put out a strong side, what with him playing for his job and all that.

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #3

    This has to be the team if we are going to try and win it and still keep key men fresh for stoke…

    Krul
    Santon
    Simpson
    Colo
    Fergy
    Obertan
    Gosling
    Cabaye
    Marveaux
    Ben Arfa
    Ba

    Subs: Elliot, Perch, Raylor, Guthrie, Vuckic, Sammy, Lovenkrands

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #4

    check
    http://www.eplsite.com

    for the match tomorrow i reckon it will be on

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Krul
    simmo perch colo santon
    marv gosling cabaye fergie
    HBA
    best

    Subs elliot lover obertan raylor ba sammy vuckic

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  • ginkoh

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Krul
    Santon-Perch-Colo-Shane
    Marveax-Guthrie-Gosling-Sammy
    Vuckic
    Best
    sub: Elliot, Abeid, Simmo, Raylor, Ben Arfa, Loven, Kadar
    for me

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  • Magickit

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #7

    I am afraid that .’fit again’ Alan bloody Smith will play in the coming match

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #8

    smith should be lucky just to train shouldnt be allowed any where near the team bus

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  • magpie6699

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #9

    There’s a lot about us putting out strong sides, playing this one or that one because “Blackburn are a strong side”. However, will THEY put out their strongest side or will they rest a few players for their next league game? Not seen anything about that. Wonder what their fans think they should do?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #10

    magpie6699, Think for Blackburn fans EPL survival will be more important than the Carling Cup.

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  • AshtreeKid

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Krul
    Santon
    Perch
    Colo
    Fergie
    Guthrie
    Abeid
    Cabaye
    Marveaux
    Ba
    HBA

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Stalking a BBRovers forum and all they are talking about for the Cup game against us is, should we….
    1) Boycott the game altogether to make a point
    2) Purchase tickets in the Jack Walker lower to be as close to the dugout as possible to make a point

    Not even a mention about which team or who they’d like to see play!!

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  • wynsleap

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #13

    2AMEOBI’s @ 3
    I hear what you’re saying but the only keymen your’e keeping safe for Stoke is Raylor and Jonas as Saylor and Tiote are unfit anyway.
    Personally I’d be inclined to play Guthrie instead of Cabaye and maybe Best instead of Ba as I think we need those two for the vital Stoke match.
    Like Magickit though I have a nasty feeling that the plodding Smith is going to be wheeled out again for midfield duty although for the life of me I can’t see why.

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  • alanrichie

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Do you think it will be televised as im off work?

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 25, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Sammy, Hba, Vuckic, marveux, cabaye… All in one team. Makes for exciting times doesn’t it? I’m relishing the fact that they could all start tomorrow. Thats a scary good technical an offensive midfield.

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 25, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #16

    My team:

    ________________Krul________________
    Santon_____Perch_____Colo_____Kadar
    Obertan____Abeid____Gosling____Ferguson
    ________________Vuckic
    ________________Sammy

    Definitely capable of whalloping Blackburn.

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  • JTOONJ

    Oct 25, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #17

    It should be televised, as MOTD 4 is on Wednesday at 11.20

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Oct 25, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #18

    i hope some one in the team make sure that smith dosent make the squad

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  • gunnarnufc

    Oct 25, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #19

    I promise you that Lovenkrands will start this match. Too bad. I’m also afraid Alan Smith will see some action tomorrow. Daaamn.

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  • Jesus1983

    Oct 25, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #20

    I wish Pardew would put out a full strength team as we really need to win a trophy. However i think he is guaranteed to start with the following team….

    Krul
    Simpson-Perch-Colo-Santon
    Gosling-Guthrie-Abeid-Marveaux
    Ben Arfa
    Lovenkrands

    Same team as Forest only with Santon replacing Ferguson and hopefully Krul in for the dodgy Elliott!

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  • G

    Oct 25, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #21

    @ post 12. In many ways, I feel sorry for the Blackburn fans. Nobody deserves what has happened to them. To be bought by alledged big investors, who fleece you of assetts, appoint a manager with next to no experience, sell off thier key players without adequete replacement, then use the club to advertise their shady product… in fact, does any of this sound familiar to anybody else on here?

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Oct 25, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Play the reserves. They are top of the league and would give them a reward and an opportunity.

    Desire and momentum!

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  • ogbell

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #23

    Tomorrow should be a simple change here or there… but this isn’t a struggling Championship team like Forest in the last round – its a Premier League team.

    I’d play

    KRUL
    SIMPSON PERCH COLO FERGUSON
    GUTHRIE GOSLING ABEID MARVEAUX
    VUCKIC LOVENKRANDS

    The back 4 is notoriously weak – but we can’t risk Santon or Staylor (or Raylor, for that matter).

    We should have enough to win the tie, but it’ll be tight.

    HWTL

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  • Willo

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Krul
    Simpson-Perch-Colo-Santon
    Gosling-Cabaye-Abeid-Marveaux
    Ben Arfa
    Lovenkrands

    I have faith in Perch at CB he looks solid enough. Simpson needs to have one hell of a game to keep out Santoon. Raylor is looking brilliant and needs a rest ahead of Stoke where he will be needed so Santon comes in for him. Gosling is in need of a game and I’m not quite impressed with Obertan. Cabaye is needed as a solid presence in the midfield with Abeid helping him out and going forward. Marveaux deserves a start and a full game to see what he can do, so does Benny. Loverkrands has proven he can score and will have to continue.

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  • HENDAS-NUFC

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #25

    People need to remember this is not a walk in the park, its going to be hole different game from the prem game we had against them, this is a cup game look at birminham for instance there were bottom the league got relegated but won the cup. those teams that are stuggiling always do better.

    BUT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK LADS TOON FOR LIFE TOON FOR GLORY

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  • AshtreeKid

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #26

    KRUL
    SANTON
    PERCH
    COLO
    FERGIE
    GUTHRIE
    ABEID
    CABAYE
    MARVEAUX
    BA
    HBA

    stronish team keeps a good spine but gives others a rest

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  • Pottz

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Krul
    Gosling-Colo-Kadar-Santon
    Sammy-Abeid-Vuckic-Marveaux
    HBA
    Ba

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  • AshtreeKid

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #28

    has gosling ever played right back???

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Agreed G, was feeling sorry for them as the comments reminded me of a certain club, not that long ago!

    Saying that I found a Geordie commenting on that forum, saying we going to lose 2-1!! howay man FFS

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #30

    see Keans making the excuses up already, we played sunday they played saturday we play saturday they dont play till monday.. they missng, Salgado, Dunn, Dann, N’Zonzi, Slew

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  • Pottz

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Ashtreekid…Gosling has played RB for Everton. That’s the good thing about Gosling getting back to fitness he offers extra versatility to the squad.

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  • Thump

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Absolutely no streams for tomorrow lads so it’s radio out for us lot.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #33

    sure he only played RB for like 10mins for everton

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  • AshtreeKid

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #34

    I noticed that about Kean, strange thing to say when you’re trying to get the fans onside?

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  • Thump

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #35

    Supposedly Kean is getting a new contract from the board.

    Christ, we thought we had it bad…

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #36

    Hope someone out there has links for radio streaming. BBC cuts off at kick off outside GB.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #37

    Thump where’d you hear that lol ? a wouldnt be suprised if Sven goes to blackburn and kean steps back to coaching

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #38

    my first away game since the championship season tomorrow a cant wait =]

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Am starting to think I am watching a different NUFC to some on here cos people keep saying Raylor looks good at LB….

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #40

    hmm dunno whether to watch Aldershot or Barcelona tonight

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