Another Award For Pardew – LMA Manager Of The Season


Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has just been named the League Managers Association (LMA) Manager of the Season.

Alan Pardew – LMA Manager of the Season

That goes with the award he received last Friday as the Premier League Manager of the season, and is Alan’s second award for the season just completed.

At Monday night’s League Managers Association 20th Annual Awards Dinner hosted at the historic Old Billingsgate, London, Newcastle’s Alan Pardew was awarded the prestigious LMA Manager of the Year Award.

The award is sponsored by Barclays, and is voted by LMA members, including all the managers from the top four professional leagues in English football.

This is what Alan said on the Newcastle web-site about the award:

“It is an incredible honour to be named Manager of The Year by the League Managers Association.”

“Coming from my fellow managers, this really is as good as it gets,  and has to be the highlight of my managerial career so far.”

“This award is not just for me though. Everything we have achieved at Newcastle United this season has been achieved as a result of an incredible team effort.”

“The board, my coaching staff, backroom team, players and our magnificent supporters – they all play a crucial role and I thank every one of them.”

Newcastle finished in 5th place in the Premier League table, which as above expectations, and was better than former top four clubs Chelsea and Liverpool could achieve.

Pardew beat out managers such as Manchester City’s Roberto Mancini, Norwich boss Paul Lambert and the Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers, who were some of the favorites to win the award, along with Alan.

Newcastle have had an amazing season, and it comes after top players like Any Carroll, Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton and Jose Enrique all left the club last year, but they have been replaced by some star talent, including Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Papiss Cisse.

Newcastle have qualified for the Europa League for the first time since back in 2006, when Glenn Roeder was the manager.

Reading manager Brian McDermott, who is a close friend of Pardew’s, was named as the Championship LMA Manager of the Season, after guiding Reading to top of the Championship, with an amazing surge over the last few months of the season.

The Magpies are expected to improve and expand their squad with at least three new top players in the summer, and they will also bring in a number of top youngsters from across Europe,  for their Development squad.

With Newcastle finishing in 5th place on 65 points, that’s 7 places and 19 points better  than the previous season , and it means Newcastle will get an additional £5.6M from the Premier League for their position in the league table.

Congratulations to Alan Pardew and all the Newcastle staff and players,  for what has been a really memorable season.

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54 comments so far

  • Bloody Marveauxlous

    May 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Well done Pardew, you’re a credit to us all as a Geordie nation! Heres to a even more successful 2012/13 season! HWTL

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Well done Pards, backroom staff, scouting team and squad. Amazing season, stupidly amazing season. Great memories even though we had some upsetting times (on and off the pitch)

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Oh and for anyone who wants to fall more in love with Cabaye check out his intro video on his website

    http://www.yohan-cabaye.com/

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  • ochytoon

    May 15, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Don’t forget the Erdnic saga. Some say he’s still trapped inside that hotel room and Rennes hired an exact body double to take over.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #5

    WWJBD

    Two words – Man Crush.

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Oh Erding/Erdinc haha we didnt even know his bleeding name! Was also Barnetta who was a big link last summer.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #7

    ochy

    Erdinc hasn’t delivered for Rennes this season. Maybe you’re onto something there.

    I wonder how Barnetta is…

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #8

    TDS
    Haha am right there with u. Great video and shows he loves his past as much as his present…included Debuchy in the vid as well interesting 😉

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  • ochytoon

    May 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #9

    Who would turn for Cabaye? I think I would haha

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #10

    Oh Gameiro as well…memory test this is!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #11
  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #12

    Normally with footballers u think “I’d like to go for a pint with him” with Cabaye its “I’d like to go for a candle lit dinner with him”

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #13

    I’d be too scared of disappointing him. Think I’d have to blow my Uni grants & loans on a new suit.

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  • ochytoon

    May 15, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #14

    There was that lad who signed with Celtic, Wanyama?

    WWJBD
    Haha, its his eyes.

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  • ochytoon

    May 15, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #15

    Oh does anyone remember the Drogba rumour? That was a good one.

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #16

    Haha right this is getting scarily cult-ish I feel we are about 20 minutes from planning to kidnap him

    Lets just all agree we are very proud he is in our colours as he is class…even if he does lose his rag sometimes and push children

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 15, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #17

    I actually didn’t see him push the kid. What actually happened? I assume it was just a little nudge, rather than a full on shove.

    Someone said he went over and gave the kid a hug at half time as well.

    It was pretty pathetic of Cahill to decide to kick off over an hour later, after everyone had made their peace.

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  • ochytoon

    May 15, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #18

    Ummm yes…. 20 minutes away…… excuse me while I do some non-kidnappy things.

    Anyway’s I’m off boys. Have fun.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 15, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #19

    Laters ochy.

    I’m just on here trying to procrastinate, to get away from revision. Gah!

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #20

    Have a good un ochy

    TDS
    Video I saw looked like a uncalled for shove on the kid. Cabs went over for a throw in and the lad didnt give him the ball quick enough, he looked frustrated already and just pushed the lad

    He did go over and give the kid a hug though the lad didnt look too chuffed by it (which is fair enough really). Tbh I think Cahill had a fair reason to have a go (not to attack Cabs but to say something to him about it) cos if a member of a different team did it to one of our ball boys u can bet we would of gone ape sh*t about it

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 15, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #21

    Yeah, I can appreciate that. But you say something at half time after the incident has just happened. Especially if Cabaye did make an effort to apologise.

    What is stupid is Everton appealing the red card. There’s no way you can argue against it being violent conduct!

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  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    May 15, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #22

    this may sound a bit conspiracy theory- but what if cwarr7 (or whatever it was) was an account run by the club to put out false names?

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #23

    Aye true but I couldnt tell what was said and I dont think Cabs was innocent as he shouted something back then it all kicked off who knows haha

    I have no idea mate Id assume they wont doesnt seem to be any point imo they are crap at the beginning of every season so Cahill wont miss anything

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 15, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #24

    They said they would appeal it though. I just thought it was odd. Yeah, clearly Cabaye answered back. Probably shouted something mean in French. The little man’s got a temper on him, and he’s lucky not to be been sent off a few times this season.

    If he didn’t have a niceguy reputation, he may have seen a couple.

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #25

    gonufc
    I dont think the club would be throwing out target names on twitter tbh

    Anyway am off to dream of candle lit meals with Ca…Frankie Sandford obviously Frankie Sandford I swear I meant Frankie Sandford

    Have a good un

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  • Dannyo

    May 15, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #26

    Wow, Pardew, what a man. First englishman ever to win both awards in one season, and first manager in Newcastle to win it at all.

    I dunno if u lads know this, but when it comes to attracting players, many of them will now know who Alan Pardew is, and they’ll want to play for him.
    This and Europe is going to make us a hugely attractive team to play for. Especially younger ones.

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  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    May 15, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #27

    lol, but he’s just SO crap at getting it right….

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  • daftmick

    May 15, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #28

    Well done Alan! Can’t get any better than that! Would be great to see the breakdown of who voted for who. Anyone have any more info? And can anyone confirm if it’s true that AP is on 500k a year? It’s a big number in the real world but in football terms it’s 10 weeks of the Xisco kid. If you had to rank the club’s most valuable employees now how would you score it? Wonder what Graham Carr is on? If we are paying the muppets who flop more than the puppeteers who fly, is it time for a rethink?

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  • pizzicatochan

    May 15, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #29

    @TDS,

    Is Barnetta still locked in the hotel room with Cwarr?

    @Dannyo,

    With the very limited resources (comparing to the Blue Moon or Chelski), I think we are the most successful club in EPL because of Pardew and Carr.

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  • Dannyo

    May 15, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #30

    @pizzi
    Of course we are, according to pundits around the globe, 10th is probably the best we could hope for according to them. We finished 5th, a few points behind CL.
    AP deserves all the plaudits he can get.

    I cannot comprehend how some people here wanted his head half way through.

    Looking forward to the summer, despite the losses we may suffer.

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  • shearermania

    May 15, 2012 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #31

    http://www.kickette.com/files/2012/03/french-national-team-soccer-players-kiss-france-NT-football.jpg

    if we get these two we might see some magic from Xisco….he will be banging them in for fun…

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  • pbNcl

    May 15, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #32

    I can’t thank pardew enough, and his team.

    He will always be a legend in my eyes, the man oozes class. Like our captain.

    Let’s hope fans never forget this, and the moaners don’t get on his back when times get tough. Cos they will.

    LONG LIVE PARDIOLA

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  • pbNcl

    May 15, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    Comment #33

    After reading thru these posts I fear for our cabaye’s safety haha. I hope he hasn’t been kidnapped for a romantic dinner with a fella haha

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  • out of toon

    May 15, 2012 at 3:23 AM

    Comment #34

    Congrats to Pards – deserves all the plaudits, also great to see and Englishman at the top of the pile.

    On the subject of needing defenders, will Saylor be right for the start of 12/13????
    One more central defender, a rightback, a leftback and some younger squad players and we’ll have a defense to be proud of…

    Think we were certainly taught a lesson by Moyes’ boys – even Capn Colo looked out of sorts. I’m sure Pards is on it.

    Can’t wait to see the signings start flooding to St James
    Exciting times lads – Europa league trophy will be a good warmup for Champs league in 13/14!!!

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  • Dannyo

    May 15, 2012 at 4:02 AM

    Comment #35

    Philippe Auclair ? @PhilippeAuclair
    Had a chance to talk to @yohancabaye tonight live on RMC’s @AfterRMC. Listen to podcast on http://www.rmc.fr. As Yohan was on air for…

    Philippe Auclair ? @PhilippeAuclair
    …well over an hour, sorry, no full transcript. But NUFC fans might be interested by this exchange about Mathieu Debuchy…

    Philippe Auclair ? @PhilippeAuclair
    …well over an hour, sorry, no full transcript. But NUFC fans might be interested by this exchange about Mathieu Debuchy…

    Philippe Auclair ? @PhilippeAuclair
    ‘Haved you talked to Mathieu about NUFC?’ ‘Yes’ Said good things?’ ‘Yes’ ‘And was he interested to hear what you had to say?’ ‘Yes’.

    Philippe Auclair ? @PhilippeAuclair
    At which point everybody started to laugh. To be taken as meant, ie as a light-hearted exchange. *rumour windmill speeding up*.

    Interesting eh? 😉 This is from today (or yesterday for u lot now)

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  • Dannyo

    May 15, 2012 at 4:05 AM

    Comment #36

    remove the 3rd tweet on the post there, should’ve double checked. my fault.

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  • redondo77

    May 15, 2012 at 6:00 AM

    Comment #37

    Sorry, off NUFC topics

    AC Milan Legends farewell was amazing. Inzaghi, Gattuso, Zambrotta, Van Bommel, Roma, and Nesta are all gone now. They are all loyal to the club, never made any problems even when they were not used as 1st eleven or when they aren’t performing well, and the club is loyal to them until the day when they felt that they were nolonger useful to the club if they keep staying.
    Reminds me of “IL CAPITANO” Paolo Maldini’s farewell, what a player he was and what a farewell from Milan and Fiorentina supporters
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJX0oXSQdmI

    Milan retired #3 shirt until one of his sons makes it into senior team.

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  • redondo77

    May 15, 2012 at 6:11 AM

    Comment #38

    Shola has been very loyal servant to the club, never made any problem, never about the money. I hope he stays until the end of his career. I also hope Santon will be our forever #3.

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  • redondo77

    May 15, 2012 at 6:19 AM

    Comment #39

    Harper, Colo, Jonas, Shola, Saylor are our great individuals, great characters.

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  • Charlietoon

    May 15, 2012 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #40

    Shola is our Scholes

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