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!!