Pardew – Magnificent Achievement By Everyone At Newcastle


Alan Pardew went out of his way at his press conference this afternoon, to say that everybody at Newcastle deserves credit for the magnificent season the club are about to complete at Everton on Sunday afternoon – win, lose or draw.

John Carver with Alan Pardew

Alan wasn’t in his usual training kit,  but was wearing a dark grey V neck sweater, and he seemed upbeat as usual, and talked about the plan was top 10 this season, and so the club is well ahead of schedule.

Alan said that’s it’s been a far better season than he could ever have imagined last August, and then the boss said we have some very good players,  but not a good team – yet.

A top four finish is possible if a little unlikely, but Alan had this to say to the local reporters at Benton today on the great season:

“This is where you want to be, the pinnacle of the game is the Champions League.”  “To actually be competing for it is more than we imagined and to have that opportunity is something that doesn’t come along very often, and we want to try to grasp it.”

“It’s been a magnificent achievement by everyone at this football club, and we can’t wait for Sunday to unfold.”  “I would be foolish if I sat here and said I thought we were going to finish fifth. The board made a good statement – top 10 – I thought that was fair.”

“We are well ahead of schedule in terms of players getting used to the club, used to the pitch here, which is a difficult place to play, and therefore we have had a far better season than I could have imagined.”  

“There is an understanding that there is a budget here and we have to try to excel within the budget, and we have managed to do that,”  “We will still probably be on the same agenda next year.”

“We have to be careful that if we lose a player, it’s for a fee that is going to take us forward, and that we replace them with the quality that goes out of the building.”  “That’s something that myself, Graham Carr and my scouting team are on hand to do.”  

“But for Mike Ashley and Managing Director Derek Llambias in particular, who run the club, it has been a fantastic season, a season from which maybe fans can understand there is a game-plan here, there is a structure they can be proud of.”

“I think they deserve a lot of credit.”

Newcastle will continue on their tight budget, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Newcastle manage to do some very good business in the transfer market this summer.

And the club will also be able to bring in a number of top youngsters for the Development squad, which will be depleted by many of the current youngsters leaving Newcastle in the summer.

A win on Everton will be great, but with 5th place Newcastle will be going straight into the group stages of the Europa League, and will not need play-off games in August, and Alan Pardew said that was his understanding of the situation.

It’s been a truly magnificent  season for Newcastle, there’s little doubt about that,  and the icing was put on the cake late this afternoon, once the press conference was completed,  when Alan Pardew was named Premier League Manager Of The Season.

And Alan Pardew is the first ever Newcastle manager to win the prestigious award – that says it all, really.

Comments welcome.



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67 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Just read that Douglas recieved his dutch passport back in November 2011.. so does that mean he’s eligible to play for Holland already :s ? dont understand.. If so we dont need to wait until August we can sign him for free straight away

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Hugo Rodallega and Mohamed Diame are available on free transfers. Would anyone take Diame?

    Only problem with Diame is the ACoN.

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  • davybtoon

    May 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #3

    gt89 yea that means he dosent need to wait n can play for them now so sum journo has jus made up that hes waiting for dutch citizenship

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  • davybtoon

    May 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #4

    diame on a free is such a good deal be mad not take him

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #5

    TDS – Be pointless really unless Tiote left because the only time we desperately need cover for Tiote is when the ACON is on and he’d be there aswell haha..

    davybtoon – Yeah must be a lazy journo not doing his homework, We should really do a deal with FC Twente and take De Jong of their hands aswell give then Xisco he might do okay in Holland

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Tell you what there is some unreal players available for free this window..would love Hoillet aswell

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Twente have said De Jong can leave for 12.5m Euros.

    Not. Going. To. Happen.

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  • Robby Bobson

    May 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Lads dont think Douglas is on a free…well from whats been reported he’s contract runs out at the end of the season but Twente have an option to extend it an extra year…which obviously they would take out to get some money from him.

    so we have to negotiate some sort of fee.

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  • Taking the Papiss

    May 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #9

    Sorry to be pedantic chaps but neither Hoilett nor Douglas would be free.

    Hoilett is under 24 and therefore there would be compensation involved. Given how well he played this season, I guess it would be in excess of £5m.

    Douglas has a one-sided clause in his contract whereby Twente can add a year. That means that he is actually out of contract next summer as they will exercise that option unless we can agree a fee. Again in the region of £5m.

    Debuchy would be fantastic to replace simpson and it looks like that will now be our business model. Just replace departing players with better options (in the case of simpson/guthrie) and try to replace with nearly as good or as good in the case of quality players (Carroll-Cisse/potentially Tiote-Matuidi

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #10

    davybtoon – Ive put £5 on the very same bet… Returns £348.75

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  • davybtoon

    May 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #11

    hoillet compen will b nowere near 5mill they will b lucky to get 2mil

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  • GeordieGesus

    May 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #12

    I’m chuffed to bits for Pards.

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  • davybtoon

    May 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #13

    i that what i got 346 or sumthing i can see it happening aswell

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  • Robby Bobson

    May 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #14

    From what Pards said in his interview, the one player it looks pretty certain we would get in is that Lowinsky?? french defender we have on trial.

    Its good, really we need some young centre halves and a young centre forward coming through, we seem to be ok for youngsters every other position.

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  • davybtoon

    May 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #15

    them compen rulings hardly ever pay out big money thats why most teams try to sell rather than lose them for free

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  • Beattie25

    May 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Diame would be great ALONGSIDE Tiote.

    We need another decent DM and one who is also a goal threat.

    He is a superb player and would we a magnificent free transfer!

    Imagine if you will we are away from home and have to protect a lead we substitute Marvin Martin for Diame and hve Diame and Tiote in the middle to break up opposition attacks.

    Almost a guaranteed 3 points

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Have to agree with that no way will we have to pay £5million for compensation for Hoillet be closer to £2/3million

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  • davybtoon

    May 11, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #18

    @14 yea lowinski sounds like could b done soon he must b good bcoz pards was saying he will b in the mix next season for cb 5th choice of course

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  • davybtoon

    May 11, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #19

    beattie am with you on the diame thing like him tiote holding the midfield away at top 4 we would b hard to break down

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Booooom.. Get Diame signed up im convinced haha

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  • Beattie25

    May 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #21

    @ Davy

    Yeah for sure. We can’t be attractive and attacking in every game plus Diame is very versataille and can play AM (like a lesser Yaya Toure)!

    We’d be daft to turn not to sign him and so what if we miss him for 5 games. Itd be worth it for the other 33!

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  • Robby Bobson

    May 11, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #22

    Did you all not watch wigan destory us? their best player was there left back, figeoura…he should be our free transfer from Wigan ahead of Diame!

    Other notable mentions, Farfan, Maduro and Barnetta all can be snapped up on a free.

    Talk about adding quality for next to nothing.

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  • davybtoon

    May 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #23

    beattie the tougher games we could go

    tiote diame
    cabaye

    n then when we wanna b more attacking
    tiote
    cabaye martin

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  • JAMSHA

    May 11, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #24

    A win on Everton will be great, but with
    5th place Newcastle will be going straight
    into the group stages of
    the Europa League, and will not need
    play-off games in August

    tought will have to play play off

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #25

    We should rightfully sign Barnetta the poor lads been stuck in a hotel room for a year now :\

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  • Garreth

    May 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #26

    Jamsha I don’t know if that’s right. Someone posted a link up the other day explaining it

    The winner of the FA cup goes into the group stages, the 5th placed finisher goes into the play-off stage and the Carling Cup winner enters at the qualifying rounds.

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  • BigKirky

    May 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Great interview that on the radio. Well done to Pards and Carver for going on. Everyone at the club has been doing a great job.

    We need the mysterious Beardo to grace us with his transfer forecast again. Beardo, if you are reading this, please share the knowledge once again after the final game of the season.

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 11, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #28

    If we finish 5th we have to play a qualifier to get into the group stages which will be played in August sometime

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  • supatoonkid

    May 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #29

    You lot are stupid, don’t want Diamé as what’s the point of bringing in back up for Tioté who will be at the ACON as well? I’d much rather have Moussa Sissoko as yes he will have a considerable fee but it’ll be worth it as he has a similar style to Yaya Toure and could prove pivotal defensively and on the attack + a much better player than Diamé. Neither would I sign Douglas, as we need a quick central defender and he is certainly not that also he gets sent off a fair bit so I’d rather take Mapou Yanga Mbiwa as he is younger, quicker, has superb leadership skills, great versatility and a better overall player.

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  • supatoonkid

    May 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Has anybody got a link to that radio interview that Pards & Carver did, if their is one?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #31

    a) Tiote may be sold anyway.

    b) Tiote can’t play every game. He’s missed about half of them this season.

    c) Tiote & Diame could play next to each other. An absolute tone of energy, tackling ability and technical ability in there.

    d) Diame isn’t just a defensive midfielder. He bursts forward fantastically, he’s a true box to box midfielder. He’s an absolute tank!

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  • Robby Bobson

    May 11, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #32

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00r955t/Total_Sport_Alan_Pardew_phonein/

    skip to 1 hr 30 mins.

    It says its only 2 hrs but just let it run and it carries on for another half hour.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 11, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #33

    supatoonkid

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00r955t/Total_Sport_Alan_Pardew_phonein/

    Skip to about 1 and a half hours in.

    Unless you want to hear O’Neill talking about how amazing their season has been 😉

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  • Garreth

    May 11, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #34

    It’s on iplayers, supatoonkid.

    I have to agree with the posters saying we SHOULD try and get Diame. He has so many qualities and him and tiote on the field in the last 20 minutes of a game we’re winning by 1-2 goals would shut out attacks that play ‘attractive football’. They would be resorted to playing hoofball.

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  • cupiddstunt

    May 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #35

    Supatoonkid @ # 29

    I will just use your very own opening gambit and say

    you are stupid.

    The reason is from AP’s very mouth, it is not what the player brings to the field but what the player brings to the squad that matters.

    He basically said that it doesn’t matter how good the player is if they think he will not fit into the squad as a person then they do not go after him.

    So sorry to p**s on everybody’s parade when they are saying who should and should not be brought in, but from the mouth of the gaffer they do not want to build a man shitty they want a squad where everybody is pulling in the same direction.

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 12, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #36

    A think Pardew is spot on when he says he wants to prioritise the defence first.. we must cut down on at the very least of 15 goals next season but we also need to score more and to score more we need to create more so a would be going all out to sign abit of creativity before the Euros..

    Defence:
    Debuchy or Pieters
    Alderweield or Douglas

    Creativity:
    Hoillett – 100% defo try get him
    Martin or Sigurdsson

    Goals:
    Luuk De Jong

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #37

    supertoonkid – Sissoko would cost around £20million.. I’d rather get Diame for free and spend £20million on improving the whole squad not on one player who might not even be good enough for the premier league (Its not guarenteed before you say out) look at Liverpool when they signed the other Sissoko he was unreal until he came to england

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 12, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #38

    Inzaghi, Nesta and Gattuso all leave AC Milan on free transfers.. Whats the bets Nesta signs for Spurs ha they love th oldies..Gattuso will go to someone like Malaga or someone in Russia and Inzaghi will go to America or Russian team or something

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #39

    If Nesta signs for Spurs I’ll kill myself.

    He’s been my man crush for the last 15 years!

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    May 12, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #40

    Congratulations to Pardew!

    Think a lot of the success of this season has been to us getting business done early last summer it allowed the players to get used to each other and hit the ground running

    Hope we get top players in early before the euros so they will be settled in imagine if we are in the top 4 by xmas again?!

    To be honest if we had just a little more strength in depth this season we would actually be clear in 3rd place so i hope we get the required players to allow for rotation!

    For players coming in :

    If we can get Diame for free take him!As he is MILES better than Guthrie and on his day can be as good as Tiote!

    Also think if Celtic are wanting Best and Forster we should take one of their star players such as Matthews, Forrest, Izaguirre or Hooper as they are all young class players who could be a success in England like Jelavic

    On the subject of getting the young LB from Man Utd if he is deemed not good enough by Fergie to replace Evra then we should not go near already got our fingers burnt by Obertan

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