Pardew Fully Committed To Taking Magpies Forward


Newcastle will have a clear out this summer with 12 youngsters being let go,  and we’ll also lose some first team squad players too.

Alan Pardew – committed to taking Tyneside club forward

The first team players who are likely to leave in the summer include Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands,  Tamas Kadar, Fraser Forster, Nile Ranger and maybe even Danny Simpson and Dan Gosling.

But there will be new players coming in for both the development squad and the first team squad, and that will only strengthen the all around playing strength at the Newcastle club.

Newcastle will keep their Reserve team, as apparently there have been rumors they would end the second string team next season.

But Alan Pardew has said today the rumor is not true, and they will not go down the drastic path of doing away with the Reserves as Kevin Keegan did.

That was a terrible decision in retrospect and we lost local lad Micheal Carrick back in the 1990s, because as John Carver has pointed out recently – he didn’t know where he would get a game.

Alan Pardew has been linked with both the England job and even the Spurs job this week, and he has been anxious to put down those rumors, since  he doesn’t want to unsettle the Newcastle squad:

“All this business hasn’t helped, because I want to keep focused on what we’re doing here.” “I don’t see me getting distracted by any other role at the minute.”

“I love the passion here. I’ve enjoyed moving to the area.” “I have a good relationship with the board. In the past, other managers haven’t, and I haven’t at other clubs.”

“For whatever reason, it kind of works for us at the moment, and I’m hoping that continues.” “I’m fully committed to taking this club forward, and hopefully we’ll keep surprising people until the end of the year.”

“And we’ll have a good year next year.”

We’re not expecting to get anything out of the game tomorrow, with Newcastle fielding a weakened side at White Hart Lane, but it would be a terrific result if Newcastle can take anything at all out of this game.

So the lads have nothing to lose tomorrow.

Comments welcome.



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11 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Feb 10, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #1

    can all change if spurs come calling though, pards is down in london most of the week! Reckon spurs, with the financial outlay they have and players in there team would be hard to turn down for any manager!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 10, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #2

    The press aren’t the only people who are aware that if ‘Arry goes and takes the England job that the speculation is then on AP to take over there, Pardew is fully aware that he would be in line for the Spurs job yet he is still talking about being in the job for the next year, he is saying things like “our project here” he is speaking out about the great relationship he has with the fans, the board and that he simply loves being manager of this football club. Rest assured, London or not, CL football or not Luka Modric or not, Alan Pardew will be Newcastle United manager next season, and for a good few more to come.

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  • jayphoto

    Feb 10, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Saying that, I don’t think Harry will get the england job and even if he does, think spurs would go for a huge proven name

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 10, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #4

    aye jay would be hard to turn down an opportunity to go back homeward. i think spurs will be after someone more high profile now though , one of the bigger European names that are getting banded about maybe.

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  • Wor Demba

    Feb 10, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Completely off topic i know,but all of this talk about a new cb and simmo being replaced cos hes garbage(which i dnt agree with) i dnt agree with a quality cb would be enough. Have we all forgotten how good Saylor is a rb very micah richards fast powerful good at defending and direct wen attackin. Wingers and fbs are afraid to get in his way. Hes a superior rb to.danny i reckon and i think a top quality cb and moving Saylor(i know hes a rock in cb, but replace with another rock is my point) and we could have one of tbe meanest defences out thete

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  • wynsleap

    Feb 10, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Nice one Pardew. And well timed too.!
    Nip all this media speculation in the bud and let’s get on with the job of getting this club up to where it should be … on a regular basis.
    Seems like Newcastle United is starting to be a stable club which knows exactly what it has to do. Long may it last.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Feb 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed, think you can add Xisco to the list 😉

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  • cabayeclass7

    Feb 10, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #8

    I think it will be someone like gus poyet who takes over at spurs… Maybe brendon rodgers or david moyes. I don’t think pardew will even be asked

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  • rwpoynter

    Feb 10, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Once upon a time there were two people who loved football. They were called Floppy Chops and The Mandarin. One day the wicked HMRC took them to court for fiddling taxes because Floppy Chops had opened a bank account in Monaco in his dog, Rosie’s name. Now everyone knew that this was OK as dogs don’t come under the scrutiny of HMRC and besides it was there to provide her and her offspring enough Pedigree Chum for life. Not long before the court case came to conclusion, the news was that FC , the England manager, had backed his captain, Tom Jerry, in an issue about racial abuse. FC probably thought that in England you are innocent until proved guilty (silly man!) but this provoked the FA to start talking about ‘breach of contract’ so they called a press conference on the day that the jury at `Floppy and Mandarins’

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  • rwpoynter

    Feb 10, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #10

    continued from 9)… verdict was delivered. To give a general feeling to the media and the peasants that there was someone in the FA who had the vaguest idea about football, they included Sir Bevor Trooking. He didn’t say anything but we were all reassured. FC , it was announced, had resigned, with only a few months to go to the European Championships. So with the FA saying they want an English (or British manager, best to keep your options open there FA), the stage is set for Floppy Chops to be enlisted as England manager. Job done , as he is the peasants favorite. Even the Brothers Grimm could not have written a better fairy story than this. Only problem is, what if Floppy says no.

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  • Jonny

    Feb 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #11

    @8 Agreed, i would be surprised if Pardrew is even on the shortlist for Spurs!

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