Fantastic Alan Pardew Deserves To Be Manager Of The Season


Alan Pardew cannot be given too much credit for the amazing job he’s done,  since he arrived at Newcastle a short 16 months ago.

Alan Pardew yesterday – been fantastic at Newcastle

And while Newcastle will fall short of qualifying for the Champions League this season, the team has a decent shot at qualifying for a Europa League place.

And if we can do that, it will be the first time since the 2006-2007 season under Glenn Roeder,  that we’ve been in Europe, and that’s after being relegated to the second division in 2009, and coming straight back up the next year.

It’s been a remarkable come-back story for Newcastle, who most pundits wrote off in the summer of 2009, but the great Chris Hughton had other ideas, and he brilliantly guided the team back to the top flight with Colin Calderwood.

And in so doing,  amassed a terrific 102 points in the Championship with 30 wins and only four defeats.  We’ve also realized that most pundits don’t have a clue about what they are talking about, but what’s new?

Jonas Gutierrez, who was a proud captain both during and after the defeat of Liverpool yesterday,  has no doubts about how good Alan Pardew is as a manager, and thinks he should be candidate for Manager of  the Season.

“He has to be.” “If you look at the results he’s got this season, and if you think of the expectations before the season started, nobody would have expected Newcastle to be in the top six.”

“The fans didn’t even think that here. He is doing a great job here. He was last year as well, but we have to keep doing a good job for him.” “If he got manager of the year it will be a proud moment for him and for the players.”

“When he came to the club and after what happened with Chris Hughton, it is amazing.” “Back then it was a surprise that Chris didn’t stay.” “The fans enjoyed watching the team under Chris. So it meant Alan came here under a difficult situation.”

“But he has focused on his job and done really, really well.” “He’s got a gift. And he can work well during difficult times.” “When you throw in that it was made hard for him in pre-season when a lot of players left it makes it an even better job.”

Alan Pardew has proved himself a wonderful man-manager, and some of his words about former player Andy Carroll before yesterday’s game were inspiring – for Andy himself.

But Kenny Dalglish is having trouble on how to get the best out of the expensive player Liverpool have brought in under his reign,   and when that happens, you have to look at the coaching side of the club.

That’s because coaching is fundamentally about getting the very best out of your players, and one of the best managers ever at that,  was the late Sir Bobby Robson.

Newcastle  lost  Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton and Jose Enrique last year, but Alan has molded a top side out of the new players he has brought in,  to replace those who have departed for pastures anew.

And we’ve noticed when players leave Newcastle they hardly ever do as well at other clubs than they did at Newcastle, and all four of those players are having a hard time of it at their new clubs – every single one of them.

There’s no doubt that Alan should be a top candidate for Manager of the Year, and the fact he’s a cockney should help, but there again because he’s manager of a north-east side 300 miles from London will not help.

Alan Pardew has been inspired big time at Newcastle,  just like Chris Hughton was before him, and he’s doing better than he’s ever done in management – and long may that continue – whether he’s recognized for it outside of Newcastle or not.

Pardew has been unbelievably good so far on Tyneside – and it’s hard to argue with that,  given his record.

Comments welcome.



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29 comments so far

  • Jonny

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #1

    I agree, however Brendan Rogers has done as good a job at Swansea as Pardrew has here.

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  • Jonny

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Also, we should go for Sigurdsson, 3.5 million and is a goal scoring centre midfielder. Just what we need.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #3

    Brendan rogers has only carried the work done by roberto martinez

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #4

    Apart from the title inspiring me to rush out and by him some flowers and thorntons choccies I would have to agree. But in reality saggypants face will get it. 🙁

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  • lewytoon

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #5

    paul lambert, back to back promotions and norwich are doing well.

    worlds ugliest team:

    spearing
    shelvey
    skrtel
    suarex
    kuyt
    carroll
    flannagan

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #6

    lewytoon and tsunki , haha i think this is spot on , ed should do a piece on it haha

    worlds ugliest team:

    spearing
    shelvey
    skrtel
    suarex
    kuyt
    carroll
    flannagan

    anyways have a gooden lads , ive got some big deals to push through

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #7

    Great words from jonas true pro
    Jonny brendan rodgers has not built that swansea team
    Indian magpie c’mon just once give pards some credit other than reading between the lines hes getting sacked in the morning!

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Not yet. But I think him and Wenger are defo two of the best so far.

    AP for what he did here this season.
    Wenger, for the amazing recovery of his team.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #9

    Lewy @5 – I agreed last post I think his ploy is to scare the oppopsition or repel them. Does the latter to me but doesn’t win him games.

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  • lewytoon

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #10

    haha yeahh tsunki

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  • nightfa11

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #11

    great performance form the lads…had a great birthday cos of it=) thanks=)

    as for pardew..impressed with him.. never thought hes such a good man manager.. well done man..

    also glad cabaye is getting back to his best… ba’s presence alone on the pitch is enough to make opponents shake so even if he didnt score in while..great player.. really happy about cisse..to come in in the middle of season & to take burden on his back…well done..& HBA…where to begin…simply awesome..after such an injury…& stubborn attitude.. has really grown…& is slowly becoming on of the best.. (needs at least 2 seasons playing like that to be “crowned” on of the best players in football)…but his proving hes capable… well done..to the whole NUFC team…in front & behind the scenes.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Indian – c’mon lad, just say the words, you’ll feel much better when you do and no-one will think any worse of you. Well, let’s face it ………

    🙂 🙂 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Agree with Toon Tang – ED you should do a piece based on the impending ramifications of the new UEFA Fair Player Rules, in which every team must conform to having a reaonable quota of boat races that dom’t make people blow chunks. Diverfool could have 12 points deducted and be in serious trouble!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #14

    Tsunki@12 lol tbf pardew is a liar and a hypocrite 😉

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  • GeordieGesus

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Anyone noticed that I’m hardly on here these days. Thanks Indian Mackem and Brunscum.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #16

    alan pardew manager of the season 2011 – 12

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #17

    Songs that got an airing including the suarez Jackson 5 one and we’re in the top six jose still making me laugh. Runners up include you”re getting sacked and what a waste of money. There was another one but I can”t remember it. My throat is sore and I have a belter of a headache today

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #18

    blowing his own trumpet Geordie gesus

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #19

    @gg i just thought you had got fed up with all the negativity?

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #20

    Indian @16 – Respect.

    GG @ 15 there you go mate, vindicated. Welcome back 🙂

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #21

    Just for the benefit of few,

    Realism and negativity are not synonyms

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #22

    Welcome to the light side indian magpie!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #23

    who is refrenced by brunscum

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #24

    Perch for england!!!!!!!

    and from now on april 1 will be celebrated as Liver fool’s day rather than April fool’s day

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #25

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11095/7645787/Dalglish-calls-for-cool

    Cisse has only had 1 English lesson so far? Think he needs an intensive course during the summer. Or, maybe we should ban him from learning it, seems to be working? 😛

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  • ArtyH

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #26

    Did anyone watch the match on sky yesterday? I was sick to death of how the commentators continually tried to underscore how much the bin-divers needed to win and how they talked about them at the expense of the Toon. It was always about how the bin-divers were going to have to improve and who they would score rather than anything the toon could/would do. This theme is continued on sky sports news and with the wankers on match of the day. Typically they just ignored any mention of Newcastle on Saturday night it was all about Liverfool. Finally, lots of laughs for Carrol yesterday, not only did he make a complete fool of himself with that outrages attempt at a dive but he deserves the title of CHEATING JUDUS now. Oh nearly forgot about the penalties, nothing said when Enreaky tried to pull the shirt off Benny’s back in the first half, Willo had a pen awarded against him a few weeks ago for no worse an offence. To be fair Willo was trying to get a “piggyback” of Carrol in the second half and was lucky to get away with that one. So should really have been three pens in this game IMHO, two to the divers and one for us, BUT with the way they were playing Krul would have still kept a clean sheet.
    Great game, well done the lads, fantastic display and also well done the management. By the end of the season the crowd may be shouting ” Walking in a ******* wonderland” , will it be Ashley or Pardew? If its Ashley will it endear him to dip a bit deeper into his pocket to strengthen the team and not sell anyone?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #27

    The old liverpool forums make for some intresting reading today talk about divided fans, half of them think we cheated all 3 points out of them? The other half tbf think that kenny needs to go along with carroll and riena, who they think have become a liabilty for them!

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  • Munster Mag

    Apr 2, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #28

    Does anyone else think Pardew is keeping the door open for a Carroll return, if Ba leaves? He certainly love bombed him yesterday, although it was good to read. He’s a nice guy, is Pards.

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  • ShanghaiMag

    Apr 2, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #29

    Munster Mag,

    I don’t think Carroll can come back, he’d have to take a pay cut and there is no way he will do that.

    If Everton beat Liverpool in semi’s and we finish 6th, I think that Pardew will be given manager of the season as compensation for bad cup luck. But if we finish 6th and get into Europe, then I think Brendan Rodgers will get it.

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