Newcastle Start To Season Outstanding – Alan Pardew Mr. Meticulous

Gareth Southgate, the former Aston Villa and England International and once manager at Middlesbrough has called Alan Pardew meticulous in his planning.

Alan Pardew – call him Mr. Meticulous

Alan Pardew has so far done a stunning job as Newcastle manager in the 11 months he’s been on Tyneside, and has Newcastle 3rd top of the league in one fo their best starts to a l;eague seaosn in the clubs stroied history.

And he will be working on a game plan of how to combat the money-bags team, Manchester City, in our next game next Saturday afternoon.

And we have to hope in the build up to that game that it’s pointed out in the press just how much money both clubs have spent over the last three years in building up their current side.

Manchester  City must have spent over half a billion pounds on their team and Newcastle have spent around two and sixpence – rough estimates.

Gareth Southgate seems to be a big admirer of Alan Pardew, and he says he is absolutely thorough in the way he does everything, including the way he puts together the game plans  for every single game:

Gareth is now the English FA’s Head of Elite Development and also  TV pundit, and even played with Alan at Crystal Palace in the early 1990s.

What we didn’t like when Alan Pardew was appointed,  was that he had already been fired by West Ham, Charlton and Southampton, and therefore how could he ever be successful at Newcastle, which was a much bigger club than he had ever managed before?

That was good solid logic to us, and of course it was completely thrown out of the window,  as Alan has  proved us dead wrong, and has made Newcastle so successful so quickly, and good for him too.

This is what Gareth said about the Londoner:

“The past is irrelevant. You have to look at what he is doing now. The start Newcastle have had has been outstanding.”

“I know how meticulous Alan is in terms of preparation. When he’s not been in a job, he’s been travelling and put the time in.’’

Given that Alan Pardew will have had a couple of weeks to prepare for the big game at the Etihad Stadium next Saturday afternoon, Newcastle should be very well prepared for the game.

Ever thought  what it would be like if Newcastle actually won that game, which is being shown live around the world?

We’ll be somewhere in orbit, that’s for sure. 😀

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • nimo

    Nov 13, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #1

    i know this will prob get alot of peoples backs up and i still tgink DLs a tool but the points he makes seem pretty spot on tbh..kk jacks every job in he ever had.. shearer is the one im unsure about but he sure is arrogant and chrissy houghton.. loved tge fella but always felt he lacked abit in the terms i felt nolan n barton ran the club as much as he did and his tactics were often woeful when we up against it.. pardew on the other hand has well and truely won me over at the minute… also would b much more happy with the renaming of the stadium to something other than sports direct

  • PortsladeToon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #2

    posted this on the last thread:

    Puma and Newcastle United Football Club have announced a new partnership that sees them become the official supplier and the official licensee of replica merchandise for Newcastle United. The new deal will see Puma supply team kit, replica kit and training equipment for two years starting from the beginning of the 2010/2011 season. Earlier, we brought you news that Adidas will no longer be supplying Newcastle’s kits after a 14 year partnership.

    if this is the case we could gat a deal with Nike for stadium and new kit from the end of the season

  • lee1892

    Nov 13, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Yup although I agree with his comments and love how he admits we rinsed the scousers for every penny, there’s no need for such a thing to come out. It could have been worse I suppose he could have been slating current players, calling lasses from the toon slags, calling the fans etc.

    It shouldn’t happen at the end of the day and if he was at man city he’d be gone. I would have like to have heard him slating wobbly eyes!!

  • davybtoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Lads ya wasting ya time I had this out last nyt that although dl shouldnt b saying those things most of it is true n jus got abuse n accused of being Ashly lover again, they won’t step look at what he says is mostly true

  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 13, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #6


    But surely YOU can see that just because something is true, doesn’t mean you need to have a foul mouthed rant about it! It’s just bad publicity, our chairman using language like that.

    But it’s also really sh!tty leaking it. It’s not like he said it to the media. If he had spoken like that in an interview, then that would be disgusting, but he didn’t

  • Chaz

    Nov 13, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #7

    Alan Pardew is certainly ‘ticking all the boxes’ at the moment. He conducts himself well and comes over as an honest broker to me at least.

    He’s gathered a good team of coaches around him, is a disciple of the possession, passing game and knows how to cajole and motivate his players.

    He’s a visionary, believes in the moto ‘if you’re good enough you’re old enough’ and his eye for detail is good to see. The start to this season has been about as good as it gets. The next few games excite me. I’m looking forward to see exactly how he sets the team up.

    It very much feels to me that he’s already moved over from ‘them’ to become one of ‘us’. An honorary member of the ‘Geordie Nation’.

    I don’t really know much about his family situation but hope he decides to make the north east his long term home as I did myself after moving from ‘dahn sarf’ in the middle of ‘Maggie’s Massacre’ of the north east mining communities in the mid 80’s. Those dark days will live long with all of us and it is our sporting heroes who are the ones that have helped us in the past to feel better about life.

    Some of the custodians of the managers office have slapped us in the face with a wet fish. Pardew was on a hiding to nothing when he arrived in The Toon and some of us were probably expecting another ‘slapping’.

    It is Alan Pardew’s employers who are doing the slapping and managing to act as ‘fish wives’ at the moment and their ‘mushroom management’ style of keeping everyone in the dark and regularly throwing a load of sh** on us fans is uncomfortable and frustrating.

    So where are we…

    The books are showing better looking figures.
    The table is showing better looking figures.
    The team are playing a better brand of football.

    We’re looking forward and doing whatever we can to improve on our current best…

  • lee1892

    Nov 13, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #8


    Sunderland have opened talks with Tampax about the possibility of selling their stadium naming rights. The Tampax Arena appears appropriate considering the bad period they are going through

  • Stuart

    Nov 13, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #9

    davybtoon – Do you have any respect at all for the legends and traditions of this club? You couldn’t give two f***s that the name has been changed, you couldn’t give two f—s that they’re slagging off legends like KK and Shearer and a stand up bloody man in Chris Hughton.

    Before you start spouting ‘the histories still there. But DL was right’ it doesnt bloody matter, you should support the team and the history, not the two businessmen running the club.


    Nov 13, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #10

    Stuart @9!

    If true about Llambs Arse’s outburst then it leaves a bad taste in your mouth that someone was there and decided to bring it out into the open! Sounds like a member of the press wanting to give him and the club Bad Press!

    Where is the proof this all actually took place?

    If he screwed the Pool for all they could get out of the deal, then good on him! I dislike him as much as the best here! He,s a complete and utter Zero and should be sent packing! But that aint gonna happen , is it now?

    But, his outburst about his views were spoken while he was pissed, and everyone Supporter, Player, Owner, and yes, unpopular Director too, are allowed to have an opinion about the club, ex players, ex managers and its history, etc!

    This is,nt about the respect for KK or Shearer or anyone else for that matter! Some of the base support have their own club Legends down the years and all are also entitled to have their own favourites! Which most invariably do.

    As to the renaming of the stadium, if they can create revenue for new players and get a 10 year deal from somwhere just by sticking another name on the shirt and stadium then lets just let them do it then eh!

    To the city council and the supporters and the most of the rest of the world, it is always going to be St James Park whatever anyone else wants to call it! A lot of People are up in arms about it, but i,ve an idea that we won,t be the last club who negotiate naming rights to Stadia etc!

    Looking forward to next week when we all just get back to concentrating on the Footy! A point at Shitty would see me really Happy!

    HWTL !

  • Lew Davies

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #11

    “What we didn’t like when Alan Pardew was appointed, was that he had already been fired by West Ham, Charlton and Southampton, and therefore how could he ever be successful at Newcastle”

    ffs how many times was sir Bobby sacked b4 coming to the Toon.
    It all goes down to experience. What matters is that he has learnt from his experiences and wont repeat the same mistakes as he progresses his managerial career.

    fwiw I think AP is doing a remarkable job so far, long may it last


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