Pardew – Fans Now Have Real Confidence In Newcastle


One of the many things we like about Alan Pardew is that’s he’s so  down to earth.

Newcastle supporters – Howay The Lads!!

And the Londoner doesn’t get into saying daft things,  or get carried away with the success Newcastle have had since he arrived on Tyneside in December of 2010 – like some of us. 😀

We’ll always remember that first news conference Alan gave, when he first arrived, and he was all on his lonesome, answering questions about the sacking of Chris Hughton, which he shouldn’t have had to answer – since it was nothing to do with him.

My son Neil called me after watching that first press conference, and said he thought Alan was great,  and had at least said all the right things,  in what was a very difficult situation for Alan.

Since then, he’s gone on to do all the right things at Newcastle,  and that ended up with Newcastle finishing in 5th place in the league table,  and one place above European Champions Chelsea.

Oh yes!

And to think we thought he would be just hopeless as the Newcastle manager – well you live and learn we suppose.

And Alan has said today that he thinks the fans have a renewed confidence in their club:

“I think we have the confidence of our supporters going into this window and that’s something I don’t think you could have said for a long while.” 

“That comes through the business we have done recently and of course, that will help us. That trust can be a very important thing.”

“We’re going to make mistakes at some point but we haven’t made many. And I think the supporters can see that with this policy, if we sign three or four players we should have at least two who are very good ones.”

“That is our ratio at the moment and it is a pretty good ratio.”

Newcastle are getting a terrific name once again, not only for the way the lads performed last season, but for the thrifty and financially sound way the club is being run today.

We’ll see a lot more clubs follow Newcastle’s lead as the UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules come into effect over the next couple of years.

But Newcastle are in great shape at the moment – both on and off the field – and it’s really hard to argue with that.

Howay The Lads!!



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79 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang

    May 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Nice for once to have the confidence restored 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang

    May 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #2

    We just need to be a bit better prepared this time around – no more going in to the start of the season without any backup on key positions and no more selling players without having his replacement in store 🙂

    We did unbelievable well this season taking this into consideration; we very very lucky non the less. Luck might not smile down upon us this much this season.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    May 22, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #3

    very = we’re

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  • cupiddstunt

    May 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Interesting comment in a Mailarticle scroll down to just above the RVP pic and I will quote,

    “But 12 of the 20 Premier League sides have frozen or lowered their prices for the new campaign.

    I wonder who came up with that idea freezing ticket prices????????????

    I think we will see more and more clubs looking to NUFC for tips on how to run a club successfully.

    And long may it last

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  • nden85

    May 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #5

    @ 3: we’re = were???

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  • FatmanJoe

    May 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #6

    We’ve been lucky at times but also very unlucky. Losing Taylor at a peak of his game was very unlucky and also losing that Chelsea game when luiz should have been sent off at the beginning.

    Could have added tons of points to our season having Taylor.

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  • cupiddstunt

    May 22, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Well Jesper Indian must be on a toilet break as he was not around to post one of his coincidental “first” posts. 😉

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  • calvinzolamakongo

    May 22, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #8

    Any one think there could be
    More to the best Guthrie and simmo to villa rumor like agbonglor coming the other way would be amazing we prob get close to 12 mill separately but gabby would be quality with the players he would be playing with and can slot straight in with benny shola for acon as our front three

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  • FatmanJoe

    May 22, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Without full stops that is just nonsense.

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  • FatmanJoe

    May 22, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Sorry. Wrong side of bed and all that.

    Gabby coming here would be great but I don’t see it happening. English players tend to want more wages than we’re willing to offer.

    Would be good because he could fit well in 433

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  • calvinzolamakongo

    May 22, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #11

    Yeh Spose.come to think of it I think he is villas highest payed player.i wouldn’t rule it out though has he played in Europe before ?

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #12

    It was a tea break, actually

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  • jesperfuglsang

    May 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #13

    Indian, how much tea did you consume mate 😉

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  • FatmanJoe

    May 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #14

    You might be on to summit. We need another striker definitely.

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  • cupiddstunt

    May 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Indian Magpie @ # 12

    Hahaha So we can assume that a toilet break will be soon to follow??? (Although possibly not young bladders are quite flexible)

    You will need to time it well, maybe straight after posting first on the next article perhaps? 🙂 🙂

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 22, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #16

    yeah a cup, but talks were there, got streched

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  • Shane

    May 22, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Anybody feel Obertan will come good? I really feel if he is coached correctly he will. Someone needs to tell him he can’t skin players do don’t run towards them as if you’re going to try. Pass and move, pass and move.

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  • cupiddstunt

    May 22, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #18

    FatmanJoe @ # 14

    Is that possibly something at the top of a mountain????

    A summit 😉

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  • Shane

    May 22, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #19

    do = so. Obviously. 🙂

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  • Beattie25

    May 22, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Confidence is like a balloon.

    If it gets too full it can burst but if there is no life breathed into it, it will deflate.

    This summer must see air being blown into our balloon in the form of transfers or the whole confidence of the fans will deflate. It’s no use with the ‘we tried’. We cannot have the same windows that we have had 3 times in a row.

    Also if we do manage to get the signings we as fans cannot fill up with hot air of ‘we can win the leauge’. We need to remain positive but humble.

    I hope we can find the balance as this is THE most important transfer period of our generation and I for one will not, NO CANNOT, rest for a few no mark signing and a handful of youngsters. We need quality to super impose itself into our weaker areas and my brothers we could have a chance to make a really big impression next year. Even bigger than this season. However it is hard to care about something so much and be nothing but the bitch of fate. It is not up to us to make these signings and I just hope that MA, DL and AP can see this opportunity.

    Miss this bus and we could be waiting an awful long time for the next.

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  • Beattie25

    May 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #21

    By the way us and the mackems are being linked with Jarvis.

    Don’t know if anyone has heard that rumour?

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    May 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Agreed beattie. We can’t just say “we’ll win the league”.
    If we get the signings we want we can say “lets get into Europe and our bigger target, the champions league”

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  • Beattie25

    May 22, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #23

    13 years ago to the day NUFC competed in their last major final, a 2-0 loss to Man Ure.

    How I would give anything to see us competing like that again.

    We are so close yet so far away. This is the team, this is the time but can we find the investment.

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    May 22, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Jarvis would be good for our Europa league “built up” squad.
    Oh and beattie the last two transfer windows weren’t bad. Just a little disappointing in terms of getting the positions we needed filled.

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  • BigKirky

    May 22, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #25

    I really hope Obertan will recapture his confidence.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUHDKQ6hYRY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Here he looks so confident when running at players. He’s direct skillful and has got good power in his shot. Man Utd didn’t buy him because he was a poor player. It seems like they have wiped his confidence out. I’m really really hoping he can come good as he would be perfect on the left flank cutting in.

    What it doesn’t need is things like the teenagers behind me at the match abusing him shouting that he’s crap and jeering him. Disgraceful and will not do anythin at all for his confidence.

    He needs lots more positive encouragement when he does good things not hounding the bad things. Think before you pollute the ground with your fickle negativity.

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    May 22, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Beattie we’ll have the investment for the right players i think. Nobody thought we’d spend 10 million on one player in January. But we did because he was the right player to get.

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  • cupiddstunt

    May 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #27

    Beattie25 @ # 20

    WoW that has to rank alongside the words of Confucius or even Mao’s longest journey speech for its philosophical content.

    But have to say you are just about on the ball with most of it although a little over embroidered in places the heart is there for all to see.

    Behind you all the way Beattie, just sorry the blog does not have a thumbs up smiley or you would get one from me for that post.

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  • jonobbad

    May 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #28

    @jesper
    Off topic, but I noticed your having probs with layout on android.
    When your on the browser hit menu button – settings and untick mobile view.
    Not sure if it’ll help you but it makes all websites look like they do on a pc which I personally find much easier

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  • GeordieCoz

    May 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #29

    i know this is off subject and im new to the blog but ive been following it for quite a while now and im writing a review for my i.t coursework, i think pards has done great this season and i know im fully confident in him going in to this window hope we dont lose key players like ba though.

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    May 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #30

    @kirky. The problem is that negative fans are far more vocal when things are going wrong rather than trying to encourage the team to pick things up.
    Possibly one of the reasons we didn’t come back from being goals down in the premier league this season (i think).

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  • Beattie25

    May 22, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #31

    HOVIS

    Sorry yeah I should have used dissapointing. Also I know that there may be investment for the right players but what I dread is that we cannot get those players so we play the waiting game. I like to be proactive, move heaven and Earth (within reason of course) and do anything I can to be the best I can possibly be, but we are a team that takes risks and if we are truly going to reach our potential this has to stop IMO. It was said that Carr gives Pardew a big list of players so it cannot be too hard to find 1 CB thats available from a list of 10.

    I pray that this will be the summer that marks our return. no big names leave and some big names come.

    I remain optimistic but cant help feeling that if we miss this I’ll forever more talk about the time we had THAT team, with THOSE players that could’ve been the best in our history

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  • chris_g

    May 22, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #33

    “And the Londoner doesn’t get into saying daft things”

    Well, he still has his moments Ed. I thought he was daft to say this:

    “……if we sign three or four players we should have at least two who are very good ones.”

    “That is our ratio at the moment and it is a pretty good ratio.”

    We’ve signed about 8 players since he was appointed, so basically he’s saying (according to that ratio) that two or three of them aren’t very good.

    I think most people on here would probably say that’s a fair assessment, but I don’t think it was a very smart thing for a manager to say in public.

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  • BigKirky

    May 22, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Unfortunately so Hovis. I encourage, clap and sing all the way through the game even through missed places passes which occur now and then which happens to everyone. Yes i get frustrated at certain things but i try to be positive at all times.

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  • Beattie25

    May 22, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Indian

    Hope it’s true!

    Tadic is beastttttttt

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    May 22, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #36

    Bring in tadic!!!!!

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  • Beattie25

    May 22, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #37

    We’re going to win the leauge!!!1

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #38

    beattie

    just looked at Wiki, it shows tadic as a FC Twente player

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Cracking Kits, lovely,

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