One good thing about experience, is that if you can learn from your past mistakes, you can become better in what you do.
Alan Pardew – wants to become more consistent
And when Alan Pardew was appointed Newcastle manager, we knew he had had many ups and downs in his managerial career, which started at Reading 12 years ago.
If you don’t learn from your mistakes, then history has a way of repeating itself, until you do learn, and then you can stop the cycle and move forward.
Well, in any case that’s something I learned well from my IBM career.
And it seems from what the Newcastle manager has said today to the local press, that Alan has learned from some of his past mistakes in football management, and says today that he’d like to become a more consistent manager at Newcastle.
In fact he’d like to be like David Moyes has been at Everton, since David left Preston for Everton back in 2002, after four years of managing Preston North End.
Alan likes the hype he and Newcastle are getting at the moment, but he’s determined not to allow himself or his players to get too big for their boots, so to speak.
“Of course it’s nice to hear. In managerial careers, you have your ups and downs and all managerial careers are different,”
“If you look at myself and David Moyes, we were in a very similar position when he was at Preston and I was at Reading.”
“He’s had a very consistent period as a manager, whereas I’ve had a lot more ups and downs.”
“There have been some real highs and some lows. So, for me, the most important thing in my managerial career is to get some consistency in what I do.”
“Obviously, I’ve gone back over my career and corrected some things, and I think they’ve worked well for me. Now I go forward.”
It’s simple to say but hard to do – but it works to take one game at a time.
And that’s what Newcastle United will be trying to do tomorrow, as they try to get some payback against Everton for the 2-1 defeat they suffered in the corresponding fixture last seaosn.
Howay The Lads!!