Take A Bow Newcastle Manager Alan Pardew – Please!

We’re completely astonished at what Alan Pardew seems to have achieved since he arrived on Tyneside last December.

Alan Pardew – his face says at all at the end of the game

Of course he wasn’t welcomed as the very popular Chris Hughton was sacked,  for no real reason.

But Chris has landed on his feet at Birmingham City and their 0-0 draw at home to Brighton on Saturday ended a six game winning streak – so Chris is weaving his magic at Birmingham now – and we are delighted about that.

Pardew deflected all the praise for last night’s win to his players, who carried out the game plan magnificently, but it’s time that Alan takes some credit for the fantastic job he seems to have already done at Newcastle.

Newcastle have now gone 13 games in the English top division and that’s the best they’ve done in over 61 years.

Not surprisingly Alan Pardew was simply delighted at the end of the game, and he had this to say to the local Newcastle press:

“If we can get a point against Everton, or even win the game, and go against Man City unbeaten, it’ll give us the confidence we need to play a team like that.”

“Obviously, they’re unbeaten too.”  “It’ll be a nice challenge for us to try and get over Everton and do that.”

 “Stoke is a really tough place to win a game, and it showed.”  “You’ve got to have a lot of attributes to your game, and we had them.”

“The character of the players was unbelievable.”  “I think there’s a nice immediate goal in front of us, something we can focus on.”

“Demba’s a striker that I knew.”  “I knew from my staff at West Ham that are still there that he’s a good player.”

“He trains every day, and he moves in the box.”  “He wants to score – he comes alive.”

Demba Ba has been magnificent for Newcastle in the last five league games where he’s managed to score an amazing 8 goals, and he doesn’t seem to miss too many chances.

Sky Sports reported last night he has a 40% average in putting chances home – that’s phenomenal.

We love the fact that Newcastle are flying high in the league and all we want to see is that the players continue to commit themselves in every single game, like they did last night, and just keep it up.

Howay The Lads!!

32 comments so far

  • niafron

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #1

    So i repeat here, 8 out of 15 for the whole team. COuld become a problem.

  • hdavid23

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Didn’t rate him when he signed. Not at all. But he definitely won me over. So much, that this picture you put in the article, is my Facebook profile picture now. 😀

  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Ba averages something like 1.4 goals per game

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #4

    naifron > i see where your coming from, but at least we have a goal scoring forward who is in the form of his life. I think Cabaye will contribute to the goals this season, and if Marveaux gets his chance he can score too. When nobody is scoring, thats when it becomes a worry, so dont look for the negatives and embrase ALL the possitives this season mate!

  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #5


    15 goals in 17 starts for Us and West ham

    8 goals in 7 starts for us in the premier league

  • niafron

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Well it’s a problem for two reasons. The first is obvious, he could be injured.

    The second one is it show the team is maybe not so good than that.

    We got a strong defense.

    We got a midfiel who work hard.

    And we got Ba.

    I think, i already told it before, we lack of collective play in offense.
    THis is all about individual’s move, wether they are performed by Jonas, Obi, Best or Ba.

  • Rowan Milsted

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Don’t forget that Best has a pretty good ratio of goals per games for us. We have other players who are still settling in and can chip in with a few, especially as the season progresses, like Cabaye. Jonas gets the odd goal and we have Saylor and Colo popping up for corners, as well as Raylor’s free kicks. Ameobi doesn’t get many goals but when he does score it’s usually vital, and Guthrie might get the odd wonder strike. If we sign another striker in January then I don’t think we have too much to worry about offensively.

  • hdavid23

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #8

    And Shola’s gonna be back soon!!! :DDD

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Ba is banging them in, Jonas has contributed, Best has bagged a few, Cabaye screamers, Raylor, Samiobi……

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #10

    someone always has to look for the negatives!!!!

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #11

    PErch has the fastest yellow card so far this season.

  • niafron

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #12


    As i told everyone before the season begin (and was considered as a mad french guy) the team should aim the fourth place, i guess i got the morale right to now looking for the negatives!

  • ballerfan2

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Niafron – it must be really miserable to always have a glass that is half empty all the time. Enjoy the moment won’t ya – not worrying about how it might end. Remember how Ameobi stepped up to score that great goal against Spurs – that’s what happens, in life as well. Someone/something else will always come along to replace the irreplaceable.

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #14

    If you said aim for 4th place, and we are currently sat in 3rd place and unbeaten after 10games, then you shouldnt really be looking for negatives. If you said aim for 4th, and we were stuck in 16th place then i would join you, but for now I am the happiest I have been as an NUFC fan for many years!

  • soundoid

    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Liking the comments about going unbeaten to city.

    Wish i’d put 50 quid on us to win the title at 500/1 last week.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Nov 1, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Sir Bobby is looking after his team!

  • niafron

    Nov 1, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #17

    It’s not about being negatives lads, you don’t undesrtand! It’s about doing the best you can on the pitch! This team could do far better, i ‘m sure of it!

    Ok, so i will rock your world, just hold strong to your chair!

    What about the title?

    Yes, you read well, what about being CHAMPION? Not in a distant future. RIGHT NOW!


  • toonincheek

    Nov 1, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Benton Toon Exile –

    Yes – supporters everywhere.

    Ba has a divine right – and a pretty good left and header as well!

  • Chhay NUFC Visal

    Nov 1, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Howay Pardrew black and white army!

  • bambams

    Nov 1, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Cant see us finishing any higher than 6th…..My god that would be brilliant in our second season.

    We have to keep our players!!!! Thats the most important issue right now, in January i believe some more successful clubs may look at Tiote in particular, Cabaye and Colo to name just three. There is much speculation these last few days that clubs no longer appear to be able to defend very well but look who is defending brilliantly, arsenal oops no that well known club that has been built on rock solid defences “Newcastle” and we have the two centre halves that (imo) would fit into any team in the prem this year.
    Mr Ashley, please just give us two years with this team and a few additions and i believe you will get your money back quicker than ever from “Champions league football” ….IMO

  • wynsleap

    Nov 1, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Pardew – “If we can get a point against Everton or even win the game…”
    Shouldn’t that be “If we win the game against Everton or even get a point…”?
    Come on Alan, you know what this time is capable of by now. Let’s keep the confidence factor up.
    If we win against Everton I think the two Mancs may just realise they have a bit of work to do coming their way.

  • wynsleap

    Nov 1, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Sorry – ‘team’ is capable of…

  • Robby Bobson

    Nov 1, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Niafron…are you saying we are really on Ba for his goals?

    I disagree with this as when Ba wasnt in the team Best was in the positions Ba was in and was scoring. I think we work for ball that enables our strikers to get chances in the box and with Best doing the hold up work superbly so the chances are falling to Ba….without Ba i have no doubt Best would be in the positions he was in.

    Hes scored some brillitantly taken goals, but its not like we really on Ba picking the ball up in our own half, taking on their team and scoring. Maybe Best/Shola wouldnt have taken them all that Ba has, but they havent all been the hardest of finishes.

    Take nothing away from Ba though.

  • yskel

    Nov 1, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #24

    Niafron Ba’s only started scoring since the blackburn game, I seem to remember us being unbeaten in the games before that too.

  • solano

    Nov 1, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Bamsbams…is correct @ 20! The start we have had has shown Pardew to be performing a minor miracle and I really think Ashley and Co. will have to revise their plan for NUFC as there is yet another unexpected opportunity presenting itself for this club to establish itself again in the top eschelons of the league….this won’t be achieved by pursuing transfer profits from our best players in January but by careful investment in strenghtening our weakest points. I just hope to God, they don’t spurn this opportunity by a belligerent and stubborn stance in sticking to their limited plan for being “best of the rest” and feeding clubs that we should be going head to head with. Even from their “business” perspective, it would be false economy to cash in on people like our tremendous captain when the rewards of footballing success on the pitch are much more lucrative. In many respects, Ashley is the luckiest man in the world as he hasn’t backed Pardew at all since giving him the job, yet we still find ourselves with the possibility of dining at the top table again because of a bloke who really is getting the very best out of a small band of dedicated and workmanlike players. It won’t cost fortunes to improve our chances of remaining in the top six, but it does require a bit more bravery instead of frugality…the fans and the city deserve it!

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 1, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #26

    the boy done good

  • solano

    Nov 1, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #27

    And take it easy on Niafron, fellas! What he is saying is fair and valid and demonstrates not a “half empty glass” but in effect, the very essence of what competitive sport is about – always striving to improve! That is what motivates winners…as much as I hate the personality of people like Alex Ferguson, the one thing he always fights is complacency…and that makes for successful teams! To my mind, as well as some have performed against all the odds so far this season, we should still be looking for a goal poacher, another centreback and at least one new fullback -that’s not me being negative, it’s me wanting to cover all our bases when competing to finish as high as possible ( James Perch’s appearance as 1st sub lastnight is indicative of our very real lack of depth and quality in certain positions)

  • Conan The Destroyer

    Nov 1, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #28

    I dont see Ashley selling players unless clubs come in with massive money.

    Example Carroll 35 mil who would have said no to that??

    Jose wanted to leave!
    Nolan wanted to leave..
    Barton wanted to stay but was to much trouble and to much of a distraction.

    So these players have left and we are 3rd..

    The team are working for each other ” they are a TEAM”.. and its great to see..

    Europe and a high spot finish will encourage Ashley to sign players. But he wont be spending stupid money for them either.. which I think is a good thing.. buy the right player for the right reasons..

    Loving 3rd!!

  • solano

    Nov 1, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #29

    Conan..I take your point, but the Colo speculation actually snowballed a bit after Pardew gave his BBC Newcastle interview and said (I paraphrase) that it would be hard to turn down a big offer from a bigger club. My view is that we have an ageist policy at the club at present and that the value of Colo to our team at present is far greater than any monetary profit that could be garnered by his sale. For me, Colo is the key to the great defensive record we have and to my mind we should ringfence certain players and positions and offer commensurate contracts to reflect the club’s greater profile and ambition.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Nov 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #30

    If we come through the next 4 games intact then Europe here we come boys!

  • liam85

    Nov 1, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Honestly, loads of people on here just moan about the team. why don’t people just chill out. This is your team and you should get behind them whatever. You can’t change any of the clubs decisions so just enjoy what’s good. I myself can get a bit frustrated about changes or stuff in the club but it’s only when we are rock bottom and making school boy errors non stop. Our team has done the best for so long. they are winning. we are 3rd at the moment and people still having a go. Pardew obviously knows what he’s doing or he wouldn’t be winning games like we have. He admits when we play c**p (Wigan, Stoke last season). he’s aware of the problems, let him get on with it. Why don’t we all talk about how good are team is and how good we can be if we keep bringing in players like we have… Get with your team!!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 1, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #32

    Many good comments today and agree with most.

    Pardew deserves massive credit for the superb job he’s done.

    He really understands every player’s strength and weakness and has man-managed every player to perfection.

    He knows exactly what to say, when to say it and how to say it. Be it in the media, the training ground or in the dressing room.

    He has instilled great belief and confidence to the youngsters at the club, our first team and right through to us fans.

    To currently have us sitting comfortably third in the table and and still unbeaten this season is nothing short of a miracle.

    I love our young and exciting squad and we should secretly be aiming higher than mid-table security. We have a really strong spine in our team and I believe we are just 3 or 4 pieces away from completing the puzzle.

    I Love Newcastle and now that bit more just like the good ol’ Sir Bobby Robson days did to me. Long may it continue. I even placed a tenner on Newcastle finishing in the top 6 at only 5-1 last month! Only peanuts I get back you might think, I know but I am confident we can achieve that and more with proper investment in January. When I placed the bet I did get an amused remark of “you wasting your money mate”, what does he know ey! 🙂

    PS. I might get better odds online, well worth a look ey.



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