Pardew Fitted Into Strict Controls At Newcastle Like Hand In Glove


Newcastle’s excellent financial results for the last financial year have raised some eyebrows in the game.

Alan Pardew – done great on Tyneside – so far

And that’s because Newcastle’s thrifty way they run the business, their concentration on youth their ability to bring in top players for very reasonable transfer fees could be a strategy to follow for other clubs.

Of course you need a manager willing to exist under those tight conditions,  and managers who come in and demand millions of pounds to spend on new players will get short shrift at Newcastle.

In retrospect, that’s why Kevin Keegan probably never had a chance to work well in the Ashley regime, because like Alan Shearer, he wanted big money to spend on players.

It’s a huge surprise that with Chris Hughton and Alan Pardew as managers since we were relegated, Newcastle United have made an amazing come-back into the big time,  and both managers deserve enormous credit for that.

Chris Hughton was sacked in December of 2010, and it now looks that was because Derek LLambias wanted a stronger personality at the head of the team, and wanted the manager more involved with transfer dealings and other matters associated with the running of the club.

In that sense Alan Pardew seems like an almost perfect choice now for the Newcastle manager  job, although a lot of us thought at the time he would be simply hopeless.

Alan has come out and said he was told of how the club operated, and he was asked before he took the job if he thought he could build a successful side under those constraints.

This is what Alan said yesterday:

“The club is on an even keel. The financial discipline we are under is well documented, but it has to go in line with size of the club.”

“The challenge for when I came here was ‘can I do it under that discipline’ and I said I could.”

“The board, Mike and Derek are making sure they help the team as well by releasing the funds to help this team grow.”

“It’s about getting the balance right between the figures and getting that first team to keep progressing.”

Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias – for once – have even been given credit for the way they have handled the club’s finances and transfer business since we were relegated  over 30 months ago.

And it has also been revealed by Derek LLambias this week, that Mike Ashley was the only one on the Board who didn’t want to sell Andy Carroll to Liverpool.

The financial trends at the club are all in the right direction, and we have the best team on the field  since Sir Bobby Robson managed the club, so things are definitely looking up at Newcastle these days.

And it’s hard not to give both Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias credit for that,  and Alan Pardew too of course.

Comments welcome.



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57 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #1

    I hate Indian Mag

    First

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #2

    hate is such a strong word. 3rd?

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #3

    damn second. beattie predictions for today games?

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  • geoff777

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #4

    Glove Puppet ? 😉

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    im a liberal “pardite” as ruddy calls us. i think he really has fitted in very well at the club considering how disappointed most were with his appointment

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  • Dannyo

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Yup, it’s all about balance.
    If we keep a steady growth on the pitch, that has to be matched by the financial constrictions and vice versa.
    It’s a delicate game to play, but it’s working atm.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #7

    Bit strong perhaps Beattie?

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Geoff. oof…

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #9

    My predictions for todays games are as follows:

    Bolton 3 QPR 1
    Villa 0 Flham 2
    Chelsea 3 Stoke 0
    Mackems V Liverpool postponed due to lack of supporters
    Wolves 0 Blackburn 1
    Everton 2 Tottenham 1

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #10

    I don’t really hate him.

    I love how everyone picks up on the word hate.

    On my time here I have called people all manner of swaer words, frequently even using the C word.

    The moment I say I hate someone in jest it gets highlighted. Ha ha

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #11

    Beattie…Lol at Mackems vs liverpool

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #12

    yes dannyo we’re running the club in a new style for newcastle and i see a bright future if the financial fair play rules can be enforced well

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #13

    Good observation there Beattie. We will accept racism, bigotry and threats but no direct hatred 🙂

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #14

    beattie. despise would be a good word. or detest. mix it up. lol

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #15

    Basically, as long as you use a thesaurus we’re ok with people being abused

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #16

    @15 my point exactly 😉

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  • pardews waxwork lips

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #17

    Its nice to be safe, but when mike ashley does eventually call it a day the debt he “wiped” will be put straight back on not instantly but 140 million beans ain’t small fry ha

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #18

    Can I use an Apatosaurus? I’ll ride it’s head and abuse you from there, you’ll never reach me 😆

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #19

    @beattie #9 i have a bet on fulham 2-0 win. hope you’re right

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #20

    Of course fist pump.

    Q: If the fair play rules are in play, what’s the story with selling a club that has debt? Let’s say MA wanted £X in his pocket to sell, would the purchaser need to pay £X + the £140m?

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #21

    pfp. haha

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  • super magpie

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #22

    I think ashley will get his money when he sells up, if the club is worth £270 million now, then maybe in a few years it could be worth around £400million (depending on how much we progress) so he’ll get the money off that. But ATM I don’t really want him to sell because we look we are heading in the right direction.

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  • Offkey

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #23

    Ibiza – They would have to pay the 140m or refinance the debt and put it back on the club – like the glazers did with Man u

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #24

    @20 i think that should be how it works. the man city owner will probably keep using his different companies or family members to buy the club every year to keep it out of debt…. or something similar. im sure there’s an “accidental” loophole that all the big/rich clubs will be able to manipulate

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  • Offkey

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #25

    Whoops, misunderstood. will disappear in to the background again……

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #26

    Makes sense. They can’t be expecting clubs to only be sold for clear cash, therefore owners would automatically have debt. Not really 100% sure how it will pan out, can’t see your Barca’s, ManU’s and Manc’s etc breaking even and having no debt nor being banned from Champions league

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #27

    I’m off to do the tour of St James today is it any good?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #28

    Never done it Beattie. Very jealous though…enjoy

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  • super magpie

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #29

    With these financial fair play rules coming in, it’s should make the gaps between teams smaller, but obviously this won’t happen. UEFA must know that if all the big teams can’t spend then they’ll form another league. I can’t see them excluding them teams either as they themselves will lose lots of money. Surely UEFA have seen this coming and must be finding a way to stop this.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #30

    Super magpie….I’m sure they see it coming, not sure they have a way to stop it

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #31

    Since The Gooners are out of the Champ league, the only way they can qualify for next years European competition is via the league competition which why means we may get hammered this time out!

    Strange i say this but if the Mackems beat Sliverpool! Then we may be in with a chance of maintaining the gap between us them
    ! Can,t see them doing it though! As Sessagngon and Clattermolle are both suspended. A draw would suit me fine there too!!!
    Would,nt mind Stoke beating Chelski either but the Stokies are not the same team as two years ago!
    Also i think QPR have a good chance against Bolton!
    The game at Everton is a difficult one to predict! But a result for the toffee,s would suit me there too!

    We just need to concentrate on how we are gonna stop van Persie!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #32

    NewExPat….Stop Van Persie? One word…Tiote

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Mar 10, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #33

    super mag

    Any half decent bent accountant will drive a coach and horses through the fair play rules. It’ll be naming rights, sponsorship deals – maybe even a con like selling off blocks of season tickets for a number of seasons ahead, like the Rangers deal.

    Funny thing though is that in Ice Hockey they have wage caps, draft picks for the best young players and a lot of other evening up measures and it does work reasonably well.

    Someone on here yesterday was going on about whether we’d be better as a Cup side rather than on the edge of the European places – aye well at least we’d win something..

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #34

    How do we stop Van Persie?

    Set him up with an account on this blog as it takes up most of my time and distracts me from important duties

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #35

    32Ibizatoon rumour has that pardew is keepin tiote in a cage until monday, he goes in every few hours with an RVP mask and poked him with a stick through the bars

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #36

    @expat we could employ a sniper to deal with rvp

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #37

    tads…I kinda feel badly for the fella now…don’t wish that on anyone

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #38

    Cheick…might be reason to call off the game though. Not 100% sure what the FA rules are on a player getting shot down. Maybe he’ll just be subbed off, but can’t help and think it might bring the game to an early end…I suppose there’s one way to find out

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #39

    Beattie

    your comments from a previous thread….

    HATE, PLANB, GAY, NIGGER, MACKEM

    There are a lot of words which arouse very strong feelings. Some are just terms of abuse used by those inarticulate fans of low IQ like mackems but others are used by folk like you to get a reaction.
    HATE does have very strong echoes when used on a football blog as there are still too many folk who justdon’t understand rivalries and differences of opinion can be strongly expressed without being abusive..

    PS I have very little time for Indian’s opinions too

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Ibizatoon 3 match ban for the sniper?

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