Sir John Hall – Pardew Doing Great Job At Newcastle

Sir John Hall ran the Newcastle during that great time when Newcastle were flying high in the 1990’s under manager Kevin Keegan.

Alan Pardew – done great at Newcastle

And Sir John, in an interview today with GOAL has said he thinks that manager Alan Pardew is doing a great job at the Tyneside club, although he’s been surprised at just how well Alan has done, just like the rest of s.

This is what John said:

“I am very surprised by how well Alan Pardew is doing but I am also very pleased,” “He left Southampton in difficult circumstances.”

“And there were a lot of dissenting voices because Chris Hughton was sacked to make way for him. Again you have to take your hat off to Pardew as well as to Ashley because of the influence that he has clearly had on the team.”

“He is doing a great job. They attack with plenty of pace and guile and they are defensively sound which has not always been the case with Newcastle sides down the years.”

“There have been some very good buys so Graham Carr who is doing the scouting for the club has done some great work. Cheik Tiote has been a tremendous buy and it is looking as though Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba will prove to be the same.”

“Plus they are playing as a team which is great because the importance of playing for each other can not be over-stated.”

Certainly since John Hall, shown above, stopped running Newcastle, things have changed big time and he’s right that it all started to change when Russian Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea.

Within a couple of months he had bought a whole new team, and the Manchester City owners have done much the same thing over the last few years.

Mike Ashley could have come up with a workable strategy that doesn’t need hundreds of millions of pounds to be invested to end up with a very good team.

The Chelsea and Manchester City models are non-sustainable models and to us it’s almost like cheating that these Billionaires are allowed to come in spend so much money to build a side – where’ the fun in that?

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • mattnufc

    Nov 4, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #1

    I would like to see Ben Arfa start on the wing tomorrow with Ba and Best up front, but I doubt it will happen.

  • AshtreeKid

    Nov 4, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #2

    marveaux for obertan as the only change

  • kevymartins

    Nov 4, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #3

    we hafta give santon his chance sooner rather than later

    was just on youtube there watching him an if he can keep cristiano ronaldo in his back pocket he can keep any1 in there

  • yorkshireToon

    Nov 4, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #4

    reading an everton blog and the toffee fans really think our weak link is our defence.. clearly alot of ignorant fans who havn’t watched us at all this season as it is our strongest asset at the minute!

    if we keep it tight at the back tommorow i think we will get a win as i believe we will create chances and score goals!

    anyone know of any updates or injuries for either team? will tiote start?

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 4, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #5

    yorkshireToon, Tiote is doubtful. Anyway better to rest him so he’s totally fit for Man C.

  • niffnoff

    Nov 4, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Is there any more news on the big man? Not to say Guthrie is doing shocking (cause at the moment I love the guy, and I’m a big critic of him) I just miss our Mr T

  • boater

    Nov 4, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Reading Pardew’s build up today I have a feeling if Tiote plays then Guthrie will move to the wing.. not his best position due to lack of explosive pace but could solve Pardew’s selection dilemma after singing guthrie’s praises all week…

    Still think tiote will be rested though… Marveaux or maybe Arfa to start in place of Obertan.

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Nov 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Lawro predicted us to lose.
    Newcastle 1-2 Everton.

  • AshtreeKid

    Nov 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #9

    lawro is a cock though?

  • Klatoon

    Nov 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Could tomorrow be the day Jonas starts on the right?

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Nov 4, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #11

    If Tiote is anything like fit he will play!

    Geting the points against everton is much more likely that the Mancs or Chelsea!

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Nov 4, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #12

    John Hall is a legend in his own pajamas!

    This is the bloke who sold his share to Ashley while his partner Freddie Sheperd was in intensive care!

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Nov 4, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Preferred team for tomorrow.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ben arfa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    The usual lineup, but either marveux or B.arfa replacing Obertan

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 4, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Benton Toon Exile, Wouldn’t want Tiote’s injury to recur. Rest him, see that he is totally fit for Man C. With Tiote we may lose. Without him we may be slaughtered.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Nov 4, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Super Simmo at 8;

    Mark Lawrenson is a knob and dislikes us with a passion after the stick he gets each time he comes to St James.

    I played against him when he was at Oxford and kicked him all over the park………The Tosser!

  • liam85

    Nov 4, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #16

    I’m so freaking excited for tomorrow’s game. Come on Toon!!!!! another win would be amazing.
    I can only see Marveaux for Obertan. maybe something else but unchanged side.

    Would like to see Ben Arfa get a load of time on the pitch!

  • Qatar NUFC fan

    Nov 4, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #17
  • Tiote4PM

    Nov 4, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #18


    Remind me why we HAVE to bring in Santon???

    Is that to replace the Solid LB R Taylor or the ever improving Simpson?

    Or are we thinking that now we have a solid back 4 – Lets F@ck it up by introducing new bodies?

    Lets change things when we HAVE to rather than meeting your fantasy team sheet work for you.


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