Alan Pardew Very Ambitious – Would Take England Manager Job


There’s no doubt that Alan Pardew is ambitious.

Alan Pardew – would take England manager job

But when the Newcastle first team squad travels to Tenerife today, Pardew and the other Newcastle coaches will have their work cut out to get the Newcastle team back together again, after their calamitous collapse yesterday afternoon at Craven Cottage in that disastrous  second half.

It was very hard for Newcastle fans to watch, when from the 52nd to the 69th minute Fulham scored four goals,  and  could have had even more, such was the pathetic defending of the Newcastle side.

But two of those were penalties given by referee Lee Mason,  and the first one turned the game completely in Fulham’s favor, when Davide Santon  was adjudged to have pushed former Newcastle player Damien Duff, but it happened outside the penalty box.

The Magpies had looked great in the first half and had deservedly taken a 1-0 lead through a bullet left foot shot from Danny Guthrie, but they lost it all in that 17 minutes of utter despair from the 52nd minute on.

It will be a very good test of Alan Pardew’s management skills if he can get the lads ready for the next few games,  which are a tough FA Cup 4th round tie at Brighton on Saturday, followed by a league game at Blackburn the following Wednesday night, and then a home game against Aston Villa two weeks today.

Newcastle can right the ship very quickly with a few good wins in those three upcoming games, and that’s exactly what we are hoping for.

We’ve always known Alan Pardew was ambitious,  and he’ll want to continue doing well at the Newcastle club,  because after that he wants to manage on the continent, and if the offer of taking over as  the England manager ever came up – he’d take it.

This is what Alan said on Friday about the England job:

“Right now I’m fully behind Harry. I hope he gets it because he’d understand that role. He’s experienced enough and has the motivational devices to succeed.”

“Hopefully I’ll get myself into a position where I’m experienced enough to be able to do that. I want to be at the top of my profession.”

“I’d like to expand myself and manage overseas but, ultimately, would I like to be England manager at some stage if I was lucky enough to be asked? Yes.”

Pardew is only one of three English managers in the Premier League at the moment, with the other two being the red hot favorite for the England job – Harry Redknapp – and West Brom’s Roy Hodgson.

It’s been a weird season with some shock results in the Premier League, that’s for sure.

And in an attempt to make the pain of Newcastle’s defeat yesterday a little bit easier to take for the Geordie fans, we remind people that Arsenal were hammered 8-2 at Manchester United and then the Red Devils themselves were hammered d 6-1 by local rivals Manchester City.

It seems if you are a good team,  you have to take a whacking at least once this season – that’s only if you are any good of course.

Well that’s at least one way of looking at the debacle of yesterday.

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464 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #1

    good luck

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #2

    he would called James Perch and Shola Ameobi to England Squad

    Disaster for England

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #3

    haha you people crack me up sometimes. Some of you keep saying pardew signed Obertan so lets hope carr makes all the decsions. How do you know pardew signed Obertan? If I’m correct thats what someone said on here based on nothing but idea’s. The only player we know for sure that pardew biught is Ba because carr said so himself, howmany of you think pardew got that wrong?

    Also what happend yesterday was simple to explain but pardew could do nothing about the collapse when it happend. When they put a fast striker on our (slow) cb’s cant handle em so they get into alot of space because of our high line. But if you haven’t noticed we ALWAYS have a highline, the only time you see it go wrong is when they have quickstriker(S) Long, Odemwinge, defoe and johnson for example. thats how they scored, when they got the ball we couldnt handle johnsons pace.

    now why we collapsed, think about it how would you feel going into a game with 2 strikers who have scored 6 all season put togther and missing 2 of our best players… well I can tell you, you don’t feel confident. against QPR and the first half colo had us reved up and ready. However when they put Johnson on and started penetrating our defense it was obvious our players thought: o no we are going to get spanked. And from the moment your whole team starts thinking that even colo cant cheer em up. And when the started scoring morale plumited.
    So what went wrong?
    1) when they put quick strikers on we need to lower our line
    2) we need to get our morale up for next game
    3)we need to keep our morale all game like we normally do as that is one of our strengths.

    Also didnt anyone else notice that foul which was almost a red for santon, our only player defending was santon and he was in a CB postion… then luckily simpson caught up so sant wasnt last defender But isn’t that strange? 2 furhters back players are our wingbacks.

    we need to stop bringng colo and williamson forward for corners…. only one

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #4

    I hope he gets the England nod at some point, but i hope he stays with us for a long time yet. He’s done so much for the club since coming in.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Dannyo

    Haven’t you heard? Hes a poor manager, absolutely clueless, no idea about tactics, doesn’t have any say in who we sign, blindly leaves out HBA when he’s the best player in the world….

    😉

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Btw, Colin is back (again). I’ve unfollowed the moron, he’s a filthy lying bastard, and i never want him on my timeline again.
    I suggest u all do the same. It’s all lies from him and make up storys, doesn’t even make for fun banter anymore.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #7
  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Alright lads that LewSpi kid out up pics of the kits he was on about on twitter,

    Wrong sponsor but home lit looks epic, like juve

    photobucket.com/nufc

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #9

    am not even gutted by the performance yesterday am more gutted by the fact that we cud of went 5th n 2pts behind chelsea, chelsea starting to buil a gap from 5th place n its looking like us, arsenal n liverpool fighting for 5th, 6th n 7th

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Dannyo

    It wouldn’t surprise me if he was a Mackem on the wind up mate. Genuinely. I unfollowed him after Gervinho-gate

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #11

    yea seen them kits the home kit looks class but of course virgin money will b on instead of northern rock, think the away kits look alrite aswell

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #12

    @TDS
    Hehe, aye, i’ve heard that.
    I’ve also noticed that those lines comes from poor fans being absolutely clueless, having no idea about tactics, cannot even remotely GUESS who we’ll sign, blindly thinks HBA is Godgiven and does everything right all the time.
    Also, they are not “supporters”, they are filthy, rotten, digusting mackems.

    So u would’nt trust em if i were u 😉

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Dannyo

    what did he do now

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Johnny

    Are those allegedly leaked pictures of next seasons kits?

    The home on does look nice. Although to be honest I’m in love with this seasons home kit – shame it has to change

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #15

    i hav to admit i think puma have done a great job with the kits theyve done so far

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #16

    @davy
    Partly agree Davy, a loss like that isn’t like us at all, we’ve seen it trough 9/11 times this season every time we’ve scored the first goal.
    It was a collapse and i blame it on complacement. Odd thing is, we looked to be in control when they got the 3rd and 4th goal. Our backline was just too high for some reason.

    Was really an odd one out, we all know we can do better.
    Man Utd – Man City 1 – 6. Man Utd – Arsenal 8 – 2.
    It’s one of “those” results. Doesn’t worry me, but makes me mad as hell.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #17

    @Indian
    He said, and i quote: “If Cabaye plays today, i’ll leave twitter”. Saying all week his leg was in a cast, but he doesn’t know, AT ALL.
    24 hours later, he returns. Same crap as the Zoggy thing he did.
    It’s one thing to have banter and talk about rumours and stuff, but he says it like it’s a done deal, but he’s never, ever right.
    He’s just such a blatant liar, and i won’t tolerate it.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #18

    dannyo it was one of those days but for me u hav to give credit to fulham they exposed are high line time n time again we johnson n dempsy look like world beaters n they just exposed willo n colo lack of pace just like west brom did with long n odemwingie

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  • kilcline

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Lets hope Pardrew gets the job in the summer and buggers off.

    Useless.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #20

    it shows what a chronic lack of good English managers there are if pardew is seriously a contender.

    pardew was so comprehensively outwitted by a Dutch man yesterday it was embarrassing. I’ve never seen a manager accept such a capitualation and not change a single thing to try
    and effect a different outcome.

    Fulham’s goals were nearly all carbon copies yet brought zero reaction from pardew except to put on perch to prevent a bigger hiding against a team we dominated first half. that has to be very worrying.

    Why change a 433 that was working admirably to go 442, why keep a high line with slow turning defenders, why keep shola on all match. why not even try mixing it up and putting a speedy obertan up front in shola’s place. the lack of imagination and a plan B was truly staggering.

    I was on such a high after manu, but this goes ranks alongside putting smith on against wba when we were 3-0 up, playing perch over kadar at norwich and v wba at home.

    It’s these fatal flaws and stubbornness that stop pardew becoming a top, top manager, which with just bait fo flexibility he could become, yesterday was not about the players, it was all about the tactics.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #21

    i really like pardew tactically hes great which why i cant understand now in 2 matches now fulham n wba we got exposed with high line n he didnt change it

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #22

    @davy
    Very true, and it’s an issue we’ll need to adress with the new CB.
    When that CB arrives, we should start thinking about rotating players to suit the team we’re playing against.
    I think Pardew is working towards that, but it won’t happen over night. It’ll be an exciting summer to say the least.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #23

    davytoon,

    managers are paid the big bucks to realise weaknesses and where wae ares truggling and do something about it , not watch car crash tv over and over again.

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  • FollowFollow

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #24

    I’m backing Martin O’Neill for the England job and Peter Reid to take over O’Neill’s current role.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #26

    kyle walker is a fantastic ryt bk u realise how crap simpson is at goin forward when u watch walker, frustrating thing is weve tavernier who is very similar to walker in the way he attacks n shud b giving a go

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  • seantoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #27

    I thought it was Chris Hughton who brought James Perch to Newcastle? Pardew is simply playing James Perch because were struggling for numbers in certain positions can’t you see that? If we had another CB perch wouldn’t get a game! If we had another DM yesterday Perch wouldn’t have got a game! Get of pardews back we have come a long way in 2years! Some of you are absolutely braindead!!!

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #28

    Just what I saw on twitter lads. I don’t know I’d genuine or not, but I like the home shirt a lot, looks like juve, obvs sponsor would change.

    On yesterday’s game, amazing first 45. Shite second, I think willo needs to be replaced by a fast cb, who can be comfortable with the ball at his feet. Santon had a mare as well,

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #29

    anyone listen to that link i put up courtney the north east reporter reckons we cud get cb n lb sell simpson n move santon to ryt back

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  • seantoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #30

    I wonder what odds I’d get for arsenal to get battered today and to go on abad run of form. Then Wenger to leave because of the pressure. Then Wenger to become next England manager

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #31

    seatoon spot there mate about pardew havin to struggle along with average squad that houghton brought in

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #32

    seantoon,

    before you spout off and call peope braindead what reason was there to bring on perch instead of say Ferguson for example when we were 3-1 down?? Come on einstein.

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  • seantoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #33

    Davytoon cheers no disrespect to hughton like he did us a fantastic job and I like him and wish him all the best but Perch was just a bad buy which all managers make a couple of in there careers

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  • seantoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Ferguson can’t play DM?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #35

    is kadar the captain of the reserves and a hungary international whose played the last 7 reserve fixtures a figment of our imagination then?

    Pardew made it personal and it cost us. pardew has done great things but surely you can see his faults that cost us on occasion if and when his one and only plan doesn’t work.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #36

    why the hell did we need a dm when we’re supposedly chasing the game. pardew’s only ambition was to lose by less, that sucks!!

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  • FollowFollow

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Perch wasn’t a bad buy. He was a 500k buy which was the type of money Hughton had to play with. We’ll make a 300% return when we sell him in the summer.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #38

    seatoon i actually dont mind perch hes not cb n not dm hes a ryt bk n aknow ppl wont agree but i wud put money on it that if pardew giv him ago at ryt bk he wud b better than simpson

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #39

    anyone see the piece in the sunday sun today pardew saying hes lookin fora defender who can play first team football straight away n not someone who need to time to develop or jus make up the numbers

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  • boater

    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #40

    At the game yesterday. Very odd second half – I could have only seen us going on to win comfortably at half time but these things happen – West brom, Bolton away last season. The momentum swings and there’s very little you can do about it sometimes.

    Yes we played a high line – but then we were chasing the game. The same morons would be moaning about sitting deep had we not gone for it. Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea all dropped points at this ground – they are a better side than you give credit, and Dempsey was on fire – one of those games, one of those days.

    I have to say that the bile spewed on here from Indian Magpie and others yesterday was shameful. You sit at your lap tops and act as though you have all the answers – firing shot after shot at lazy targets and totally missing the bigger picture as to how well we have done this season. Yes the strikers did little but that doesn’t explain conceding 5 goals – we didn’t defend as a team. They are not our first choice front 2 – those are in Africa and in the meantime we have to make do with what we have.

    It’s not a case of opinions – it’s a case of flogging your small minded agendas again and again and again. Full of bitterness and jaundice and totally lacking in reason or a sense of perspective.

    Shameful.

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