Alan Pardew – Newcastle Fans Brilliant – The Best In The World

One of the good things Alan Pardew has done right since he arrived on Tyneside is not to take the Newcastle fans’ support for granted.

Alan Pardew – thanking Newcastle fans after Spurs debacle

That’s one of the things we noticed about Chris Hughton when he was at the club, and it’s been followed well by Alan Pardew.

And by the way Chris now has Birmingham back in 3rd place in the Championship after their 3-1 win at Barnsley on Tuesday night, which was their 7th win in the last 10 Championship games, with the other three games ending in draws.

Alan will want the full support of the Geordie fans tomorrow, as they go all out to get back to their winning ways against Wolves at St. James’  Park:

“They’ve been brilliant for us this year.” “We have got great home form at the moment and we want to continue that.” “One of the reasons we have done so well is because of the fans.”

“I really hope they are in good voice because we’re not feeling too confident after Spurs.” “We might talk the talk, but I’m telling you when that game kicks off we could be a bit nervous.”

“We need the fans to really help us with this one.” “If we get past this one, we have two really great games to look forward to.”

“They have stayed with us.” “I went over to the fans at Tottenham to make a point.” “They were brilliant, they are the best fans in the world.”

“Hopefully we can repay our home fans and especially those who travelled when we have not been too good.” “We want to give them some payback tomorrow.”

We’re sure Alan will want the players to repay the fans tomorrow, after what happened at White Hart Lane, but that’s an interesting comment about the players maybe being nervous tomorrow afternoon.

But what we’ve seen of the St. James’ Park crowd this season, they have been really patient with the team and the players, in the vast majority of  games.

As long as the players are giving their all for the team, then the Geordie fans will always  support their  players big time.

But it could still be a lot tougher game then many of us expect tomorrow afternoon, and we have to remember that whoever is the opposition, the lads must try to get all 3 points in every  single remaining game this season.

Then we could really shock ourselves.

Comments welcome.

38 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #1

    “I really hope they are in good voice because we’re not feeling too confident after Spurs.” “We might talk the talk, but I’m telling you when that game kicks off we could be a bit nervous.”

    WTF is this, its wolves, mangerless wolves

  • Beattie25

    Feb 24, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #2

    I hate it when that happens.

    You put a really good post only for there to be a new subject when you post it.

    Anyway regarding Santon I put:

    Santon is brill and it unbelievable to think he is still only 21. Imagine him in a few years when he has settled completely into the leauge.

    All we need is someone to compliment him on the opposite side and our full backs will be like Brazil in the late 90?s, early 2000?s or the Barcelona, Real Madrid and Tottenham of today.

    I think signing another quality full back would be the best bit of business this summer. Every time I think of it I am drawn to many players I would like to see.

    Diego Contento of Bayern Munich is young, fast and attacking just like Santon. He is a LB who is often over looked due to Lahm.

    Also Davide Santons former Inter team mate and current Italian u21 compatriot Marco Faraoni would be amazing. Again he has pace and is attack minded but also a quality defender and plays RB to Santons LB in the Italy U21 team. He is behind Maicon, Nagatomo, Zanetti, Chivu and even Cordoba in the Inter team with Ranieri prefering experience so we may have a great opportunity to seduce him to tynside considering the success of Santon.

    I would love either of these and they would be much better value for money than Cissokho or Taiwo who would cost a lot more, but we shall wait and see.

  • Beattie25

    Feb 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Also every press conferance Pardew sucks up to us.

    I love that, it makes me feel warm inside.

    I for one will be shouting as loud as I can this Saturday.

    I will be cheering at the top of my voice before the game, excited at the prospect of beating Wolves.

    And a soon as the line up is announced with Benny on the bench, I will be screaming ‘PARDEW OUT’ as loud as I can.

  • ballerfan2

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Beattie – no doubt you were one of those for SBR to retire as well.

  • Dannyo

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Pardew is clearly one who values the mentality in players, so ofc he’s do what he can do warm to us and help us warm to the team.
    It’s about confidence all the way.

  • ballerfan2

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #6

    … insert the word screaming between those and for.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #7


    THAT’S NICE! “11:38 Dr Tim Havard emails live@autosport with his nomination for the surprise of testing so far: “Force India have been impressive but I am surprised that more comment has not been made about Sauber. Their car has shown impressive pace and pretty good reliability. Is it because we are used to Sauber being perennial midfield underachievers that we tend to overlook them? They certainly have two hard charging racers in their cars.

    “I have a feeling they could spring a surprise this year – do a Newcastle if you want to use a footballing analogy.””

  • check the toastie

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #8

    I must say i am a massive ben arfa fan, and will be disappointed when he doesnt play, but on match days the team on the pitch gets 100% backing from me, amd people just need to be patient a little bit 2moro and im sure the win will be in the bag, Wolves will not just turn up and rollover. Think pardew is just hoping the crowd will be patient and dont expect miracles, some fans do expect barcelona every week IMO.

  • Beattie25

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #9

    I was taking the pi55 you idiots.

    I don’t really want PArdew out.

    Not yet anyway

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Beattie25 // Feb 24, 2012 at 11:53 AM, i agree with you that we need another attackig LB or RB and those players you’ve mentioned is great, but we also have Tavernier who is one of the best prospects in the club, and is having a first team exp eevery week. But to your list i would also add Mapou from Montpelier, also Atsuto Uchida

  • phillyg

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #11

    team for sat;

    this is the team i think pardew will pick but i personally would swap raylor of HBA. With the machine tiote working his socks off (like having 2 players instead of 1) it would relieve a bit of defensive pressure on HBA. I;m not saying he shouldnt track back but he shouldnt be used as wing back in front of a right back. He is an attacker who can provide quality which bery few players can. People have criticised him due to giving ball away but when u got strolla and best to run behind and feed of even messi would look c**p. With cabaye, ba and cisse moving around HBA would get plenty more space allowing him to do his magic. He’s our second leading scorer off a few “cameos”. He deserves to be out there in my eyes.

  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #12

    PhillyG – i agree with that and think that is what he will go for, but i am with you and would start HBA but i would also swap simo for Raylor too!

  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Krul named in Holland squad!

  • Beattie25

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #14

    One final message before I go to work.

    Ben Arfa will start, will score/assist a goal and will show how good he is against Wolves. My prediction for the weekend.

  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Beattie > here’s hoping!!!

  • martoon

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #17

    phillyg @11 I think that team is an absolute certainty to start knowing Pardew. Hopefully if things are going well then HBA and even young Ferguson will get a chance later on.

  • stuart no9

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #18

    I’m not sure which way to take pards.I have said all along – imo he is not the man to take us forward.. and i didny really know why, untill he opens his mouth.Sorry, but i just dont get him.To talk about being worried, nervous , apprehensive , whatever, to tell the opposition you are going to be nervous to play them , just dosnt sit comfortable with me at all.WHY give them them a phsycological advantage?I know some of you may say, ” well if he came out being cocky he’d get slaughtered for that, cocky – yes – confidence is a must for any manager and his team, simple as that. People slag fans of for being negative hence – neggers , where does that come from? if AP was not a manager, he would fall into that category.How many times have newcastle came out 2nd half and were totally s..t. i reckon he puts the fear of god up them. If he is telling his team and 52000 fans they may struggle against a team 3rd bottom of the league with a new man in charge, how good does he think they really are?mmm. not much of a confidence booster eh! the 2nd half will be very interesting tomorrow . we need to be at least 2 clear by half time ,or pards may well get squeaky syndrome.

  • ~Papiss-Toon~

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #19


    I like the look’s of that team. I disagree with the proposal to start with HBA though. Wolves have every chance of coming out and getting in our face during the first half. They are like a wounded animal trapped in a corner and their only way out is to retaliate. I’d rather we play safe and go more defensively in the first half, especially the first 10 minutes.

    In the second half, after their players have started to tire out, we release the “messiah” that is Arfa (according to some fan’s here) to go rampant on a weak and tired back four.

  • ~Papiss-Toon~

    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #20

    I’m tired of seeing all this talk about us having to absolutely demolish Wolves, just because they are 3rd from bottom. It’s one thing to be confident, its another to be completely arrogant.

    Barcelona arguably the best team in the world, (atleast they were last season) lost to Sporting Gijon who are 19th in La Liga. There is every chance that Wolves can get a goal then shut the hatch and put 10 men in defence.

    Stop being such overconfident sod’s and just trust that Pardew knows what he is doing. He is afterall a qualified manager. I’d much rather play safe and win 1-0 then go all out attack and lose due to a lucky goal by Wolves.

  • stuart no9

    Feb 24, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #21

    pappiss-toon @ 20 yep ! and why not give wolves bags of confidence along the way?

  • planb's revenge

    Feb 24, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Simpson perch willo raylor
    obertan gosling guthrie Jonas
    shola lovenkrands

    your thoughts?

  • stuart no9

    Feb 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #24

    spitfire@23 – would be good ,however would ash invest?

  • markmac

    Feb 24, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #25

    @22 – first thing i saw then was perch and no collo, thought you were being serious until i read the rest of the side… deffo have rob ‘must concede 4’elliott in goal though ahead of a rubbish dutch international ;-p

  • sparetheman

    Feb 24, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #26

    @20 Dead on. Football at the end of the day is a game of chance as well as skill. We have a good chance on Saturday but upsets happen every week and we’re not immune to that. Football has never been as predictable as “this team is 5th, that team is 18th… So 5-0 win for fifth place then”. Each game is different and has it’s own risks and Pardew gets that even if some of you bloggers don’t.

    As for Pardew giving “Wolves the psychological edge” by making these comments… What a farce. Do people really believe every little comment a manager makes in a press conference can completely change an outcome of a match? That players sit on their computers hanging on every little word the opposition makes? It makes bugger all difference and I’m sick of people who don’t get football putting all this credence to every comment managers make!

  • stuart no9

    Feb 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #27

    planb revenge@22 you wouldnt get anywhere wiyh that line up mate, i would worry about the front 2 so i would probably go elliot
    perch simpson willo raylor
    gosling guthrei jonas
    ashley lambias
    play pardew just behind the front 2 to split the defence and to utilize their deadly awareness in the box

  • stuart no9

    Feb 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #28

    dont know why the team has come out in that formation. we would get totally ripped up down the right HAHAHA.

  • ~Papiss-Toon~

    Feb 24, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #29


    Better then making the lad’s think that the game will be a walk in the park and boosting their ego. If he went out and said,

    “Wolves are a great team, but with their recent managerial crisis, our lad’s should be able to seal all 3 points with relative ease”

    Would you be happy? Cause I certainly wouldn’t. Not only is it disrespectful to the other club, it can make the lad’s overconfident and therefore more likely to lose the game.

    Better to make the lad’s aware of the dangers of the game so that they are aware on how to handle the situation.

  • giimps

    Feb 24, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #30

    I think Pards may go with Raylor on the right and bring on Oberton rather than Benny if things are at a stalemate.
    If things are still stagnant put benny on in place of Gutti , then we bould have pace and guille from back to front.
    Raylor Gutti Tiote Cabaye Ba and Cisse are certainties to start iMHO, Quick balls into the box from the right and plenty free kicks from the left.
    Heres hoping anyhoo,

  • giimps

    Feb 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #31

    Its ok saying “wolves are a good side etc in front of the cameras , as long as hes saying “we can get 3 points today lads, keep focussed and win the 50-50s and pressure within our half and its as good as ours, when hes in the dressing room.
    Push Gutti against Karl the thug Henry get him booked early on and just wait for the red .

  • Tsunki

    Feb 24, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #32

    Beattie @ 9 – whatever you do don’t try satire or irony on here your eyes will be torn out and eaten :). Same for you, plan b’s revenge – your wacky team selection will start the savages up. Even your name is riskily skittish, dammit!

  • stuart no9

    Feb 24, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #33

    sparetheman@26 pardew is not only giving wolves a psychological mindset that they can get something from the game., he is also questioning his own teams ability – ( without actually saying the words, its called psychology.)

  • ToonHeart

    Feb 24, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #34

    I put a £10 bet on Cisse scoring a hat-trick.. It;s my birthday game (closest game to my birthday) and I always go for a random unlikely bid. Put £10 on and could win £250!

    Well, you never know 🙂

  • stuart no9

    Feb 24, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #35

    papisstoon @29 wrong again mate – that is arrogance how about – we all know its going to be tough tomorrow, the few times we have played each other recently have all been hard physical games, obviously they have a new manager in now and will be trying that bit harder too impress, however we have been working hard all week tiote is back and with demba and cisse all fit we are confident that with a full team to pick from and with the fantastic support we get here, we can get something from the game, and hopefully pick up all 3 points. but its going to be tough. – what is wrong with that , no arrogance , confident, no nerves, straight to the point.

  • newcastle29

    Feb 24, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #36

    @spitfire @ stu 23&24 no chance he’s 32 for gods sake!

  • beefman13

    Feb 24, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #37

    planb`s revenge, that is a cracking team @22 that would be the reserve second 11 i would pick without doubt, i think that is were you are coming from son.

  • stuart no9

    Feb 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #38

    newcastle29@36 – ” hes 32 for godsake” rio -34 – scholes -37 – giggs 38 ????????????? try telling fergie they are too old! — lampard-35 a cole -32 too old ?????


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