Every Single Newcastle Player Has Played A Part This Season


We’ve been very surprised this season at just how good Alan Pardew’s man management skills have been.

Alan Pardew – similar skills to the great Bobby Robson

Alan Pardew has managed to get the very best out of his squad this season, and existing players like Ryan Taylor, Danny Guthrie, James Perch and Tim Krul, among others, have thrived under Alan’s management at Newcastle.

It could be that the squad Newcastle have now is so much better than we thought at the beginning of the season, and that’s just one reason we are hoping we can keep players like Danny Guthrie and Danny Simpson at the club this summer.

If we can keep all of our good players, and bring in another four or five top players over the summer, the squad will be so  much better next season.

John Carver today compares Alan Pardew’s skills with those of the great Bobby Robson, and the club will unveil a bronze statue of  Bobby before the Manchester City game on 6th May, which seem so very fitting for a man who lived and breathed Newcastle United.

Carver had this to say today about the current Newcastle manager:

“What the manager has done is press all of the right buttons to get the best out of all the individuals.” “That is a fine art. It’s a man-management skill.”

“That’s something Sir Bob had.” “The gaffer has come here and he knows what makes people tick.” “You can cast your mind back to when we lost Joey and Kevin.”

“Then we talked about how some of the other players had stepped up,  because they might not have felt intimidated by others.” “They felt welcome and part of it here.”

“And because of that they excelled.” “Every single player at the football club has played a part.” “Usually when you do well it’s a group of 14 to 16 players.”

“But let me tell you every single player that we’ve got on our books has contributed to the position we are in now.” “That’s remarkable.”

“We’ve picked up one or two injuries but the guys who have stepped in have held their own and they’ve stayed as a team because of how they have performed.”

And to think some Newcastle fans last summer were worried about Newcastle possibly being relegated, after we had lost Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan, Jose Enrique and Joey Barton last year, by the time September rolled around.

This has been water-shed season for Newcastle, but it’s not over yet,  and the lads have to concentrate on how they can win the last four games of the season, and then we can really celebrate over the summer.

Howay The Lads!!



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123 comments so far

  • mecannylad

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Cheezuz am so excited. http://www.mecannylad.com

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Sir Bobby’s man management skills were great…except when he couldn’t remember their names perhaps 🙂 True Legend.

    Really happy for Pardew, he’s taken to the job so well and everyone in and around the club seem to back him 100%. Exciting times

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  • AmericanMagpie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #3

    I Love Newcastle United.

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  • mecannylad

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #4

    Mecannylass tells me she hasn`t seen me in such good fettle for ages ! http://www.mecannylad.com

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Statistics say mecannylad is excited and has a website and that AmericanMagpie is a geezer!

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  • Vask

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #6

    Aye ibiza didn’t he try to sell Shola but got mixed up and sold Lua Lua instead? My mates bro was in the academy back then and I heard he couldn’t tell the difference between the two. Still though he is a true Newcastle legend bringing stability after a relatively tumultuous period of the club’s history. It’s no surprise that people are recognising the parallels between Bob and Al.

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #7

    Repost as its a big thing the Bobby Robson statue and wud not want it to be lost due to Eds speed of Blog.

    The statue is a nice touch by the club, its amazing really he got that team to the semi finals of a european trophy,

    One name stands out above any others in that 2004 team ,and that is Gary Speed, a sad tragic loss, the lad probably carried half that team through those games, a superb statue of Speed and Shearer celebrating a goal would be my idea of a super tribute to both club Legends, outside the Milburn Entrance, were teams go in,

    Think we should seriously consider honouring Speed as he was such a nice guy and died in tragic circumstances..

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  • mecannylad

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #8

    Can`t wipe the smile off my face …. I have a successful football team to support AND a website ! http://www.mecannylad.com

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Comparisons of Bobby and Pardiola are a little premature for me, Bobby loved the club and area more than anything and he conducted himself in a humble and genuine manner, such a gent.

    Pardew still has a lot to learn from the old maestro if he is to gain a place in our hearts such as Bobby and Speedo. IMO.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Ed Chamberlin @ SS has us down for a 2-0 loss against wigan as they’ve won 4 out of 5 of their last home games. Well we’ve won 6 out of 6 or out last games home and away.

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  • drongo

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #11

    Morning lads – not sure what te hard and fast rules are on this… but… with Bayern having a few suspensions for the CL final – could we in theory loan them Tiote, Cisse, HBA, and Ba for a month?

    They wouldnt be cup tied… Ba and Cisse already speak the lingo…

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #12

    Vask – Didn’t he call Shola Carl Cort or something too? Brilliant.

    Check – Pardew is not even close to Sir Bobby yet. That will take some time indeed. But the early signs are there, which is wonderful

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  • Vask

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #13

    I agree toastie. It would be a fantastic tribute. Gary Speed was a true professional and his performances were implicit in Bobby’s team. A statue would be a perfect to show that we will never forget his top draw ability and excellent personality.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #14

    Drongo…Some creative thinking there. Wouldn’t spend too much time researching the rules though as it would never ever ever ever happen 🙂

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  • drongo

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #15

    Probably not no – but would be a great idea. Especially if we’re in that 4th spot come the final.

    Risk of them picking up an injury offset by CL qualification… am sure the players would all be up for it.

    What a tremendous way to shove it up Chelsea, beat them at their place, take 4th spot, then send our lads in to beat them again

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #16

    Surely it wouldn’t be allowed. Anyway, we need to concentrate on being in a qualifying position first. Both Bayern and Chelsea will be missing players, should be an exciting game

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  • geordieviking

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #17

    Repost:

    Can’t criticize this but what about Joe Harvey. Served us well as a player and was the last manager to bring back a trophy as well as being a great guy. In my eyes he deserves a statue even more than SBR.

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  • keeleytoon

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #18

    Any one hear Wigan beating us to sign that Gambia under 20 winger Wigan have beaten us to sign him allieu darbo is his name is there a post about it at all?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #19

    First things First, we must get 4th, i will start believing in GOD (probably not), but still.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #20

    Indian…If we get 4th I might start believing Pardew is the second coming of Christ 🙂

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #21

    Keeley read that last nyt apparently we had him on trial but he’s signed 3 year deal with Wigan

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #22

    @17 – Sounds fitting.

    @18 – Not heard a thing mate. Not about the transfer or the player at all. Is he a big miss?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #23

    CODARM,

    hopefully he does not crucified, by fans like me

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Indian…Indeed 🙂

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  • mickg108

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #25

    About Wgan signing Darbo,, read it in BBC Gossip they hd beaten Us & the Mackems to signing him..

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  • jimmymagpie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Wynsleap – Hear, hear! Harvey captained this club to 2 successive cup wins, coached us to a third win in 1955, was manager of the Fairs Cup winners, and gave 40 years service to this club. As much as i admired sir Bobby, he was only here 5 years, and turned us down after Keegan left in 1997. This is typical Ashley trying to buy cheap publicity, but of course he knows nothing about the history of NUFC, does he? I know for a fact that many old timers feels as i do about this.

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Typical that ppl on here wud use the bobby Robson statue to hav a pop at Ashly, Robson ain’t jus a toon legend n our greatest manager IMO but he’s a football legend N a proud Geordie

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #28

    At least he didn’t get a Mike Ashley or Sports Direct statue put up. Even better Derek and Mike Holding a sports direct sign all in bronze….nice 🙂

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  • jimmymagpie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #29

    For f-cks sake, some of you kids, read your toon history, will you. Robson was not a toon legend – he was an IPSWICH legend! Harvey saw every game until the day he died, sitting in the stand alongside his wife Ida, and Bobby Cowell and his wife Elsie. Some of you know bugg-r all of the history of the club you say you support, but think that football and Nufc only started in the premier league era. Who do you think gave this cluc it’s great history and traditions? LEGENDS like JOE HARVEY< that's who!

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #30

    On that note…I wonder if there will be on the statue plaque “Sponsored by Sports Direct” or something to that effect.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #31

    Codarm

    may be shola ameobi tearing a Sunderland shirt like hogan, only down side he would have to put it on first

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #32

    Jimmy…I’m not sure anyone is trying to take anything away from the history of the club. Personally, I am a relatively young NUFC supporter and therefore of my time, Sir Bobby has been a huge character for Newcaslte. Granted he has ties elsewhere, but that shouldn’t detract from him being a Newcastle legend. Shearer made his name at Blackburn first, does this discount him?

    I’m not saying for a single second that Joe Harvey doesn’t deserve it over Bobby. But to say Bobby isn’t a club legend is quite frankly ridiculous imo

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Jimmy Davy is not a kid, he is 50+, i think, he was born in B&W era, hence NUFC.

    Only a joke, dont mind

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #34

    Indian….Tearing it off his chest? Don’t like that – not one bit. Maybe just tearing a Sunderland shirt in his hands?

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  • dmac

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #35

    @ jimmy

    I dont recall seeing anyone say that there shouldnt be a Joe Harvey statue? You need to take a chill pill before nailing other fans for applauding the club for something they are doing. If they were to put a Harvey statue up im sure people would be on here applauding that aswell. Take a step down off your pedastal for a second. We are all here supporting the same club.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #36

    You like the Idea Na, CODARM

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  • Vask

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #37

    Jimmy, it’s fair enough that us ‘young ‘uns’ don’t understand what a legend Mr Harvey was to the club. Perhaps if we were old enough to remember those glory days we would. We can understand that he brought us glory but at the same time we won’t have the attachment to him as we didn’t experience it. Our experiences of NUFC dictate who we remember as legends and my generation remembers Keegan and Robson’s teams as the best we’ve seen play and we just couldn’t feel the emotion of the 50’s and 60’s when reading about it.
    I think a statue of Joe would be great to remind us of the history of club but at the same time it would be silly to say we know nowt simply because we weren’t born yet.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #38

    i need to google Joe Harvey

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #39

    Indian…Na?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #40

    it means, you like the Idea NO, a bit of Hindi I added

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