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. 😀