Alan Pardew Mantra – No Complacency Allowed


Alan Pardew and the coaching staff are working hard to ensure there is no complacency in the Newcastle camp, after the lads did so well last season,  but they have to do just as well in the coming season, and they cannot rest on their laurels.

Alan Pardew – burning desire to be successful

One of the things we like most about Alan Pardew is that he’s always willing to learn, and his experiences of managing over 13 years with five different club,s is standing him in good stead at Newcastle.

And Pardew  remembers probably his greatest triumph as a manager, and it was in May of 2006, when he was within a minute of normal time of winning the FA Cup,  but Steven Gerrard equalized and Liverpool finally won 3-1 on penalties after extra time.

And after that successive Alan Pardew found himself sacked in December of 2006, just seven months later, by the new Icelandic owners, and he thinks that  one of the reasons that the Hammers made such a poor start to the 2006-2007 season – was there was far too much complacency in the West  Ham camp,  after they had done so well in the previous season.

And with that experience in mind, Alan is drumming it into both his coaching staff and the players,  that they cannot be complacent in pre-season or in the upcoming season – and if they are – we’ll not do very well.

This is what Alan had to say to the Sunday Sun today:

“We’ve added a couple of things to training this year that we hope will bear fruit during the course of the season.”   “That always keeps it a little bit interesting for them, giving them something different. The guys have come back in great shape and – touch wood – everyone is fit at the moment.”

“We’ve got a couple of games to get through but at the moment we’re OK.”  “We’re feeling good and everyone is in a good place.” “If there is any complacency, it will be the coaching staff’s fault.” “We have to make sure our approach is fresh and it makes sense. “

“Most importantly we have to make sure that it takes us forward.”  “This is a very good squad but there’s a lot of players in the squad with reputations that have been gained last year. That is something that they do need to keep their eye on.”

“That’s because if  they let their levels drop in any way that reputation will soon be forgotten.”  “Of course it helps that the squad is stronger. Some of our bigger players from last season need to do it all over again because the ones behind them are pushing very hard.” 

Good words from the Newcastle manager there, and we’re always impressed with the burning desire Alan Pardew seems to have to make Newcastle United great again.

And few would argue that’s he’s made a terrific start in the first 19 months of his management career on Tyneside .

Long may it continue.

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504 comments so far

  • magicbus

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Keep up the good work Pards and Carver. Things are looking good so far trophy won possible 2 new signings by this time next week and hopefully no one leaving us.
    Howay the Lads

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #2

    The trouble this season is that it’s going to be really, really hard to match 5th again, what with playing in Europe. If we finish lower it will feel like we’ve gone backwards, but for me a decent European campaign, a domestic cup run and a top 8 finish will be good enough. I know that may sound a bit pessimistic, and we can certainly get top 5 again, but it’ll be bloody difficult. Hence why myself and many others were hoping for a few more signings this window… I think Bigirimana may be the one to come through this season.

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  • Rozzy

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Debuchy, Douglas, Anita and Remy and nobody leaving and i will be a happy man 🙂

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  • indian

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #4

    people are ignoring my posts ! frustrated magpie !!

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  • hotdog

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #5

    prviuos thread – naptoon – He’s your pic for the other slot and id tend to agree with you.

    and Kilcline we have any number of people who can play off the striker so why would we go for Sturridge no chance imo

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #6

    Yann M’Vila available for less than £11.7m . There’ve been no links but we can still dream about having immense holding midfielders in him and Tioté

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  • outsidethebox

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #7

    can see the toon playing 4-5-1
    with cisse upfront
    debuchy saylor collo santon
    tiote bigi
    ben arfa cabaye marveaux
    cisse

    would be my choice

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Well, It’s official. No watching matches for me this season. So far, each I’ve missed, we’ve won. This will be my contribution this year 🙂

    Yo….What time is the bus coming by? Want to make sure I’m ready for the parade!

    HWTL!

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Outsidethebox,
    Isn’t that a 4-2-3-1?

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  • geordie157

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Good news and fingers crossed on Debuchy and Anita, but who will be the centre back we are crying out for. Good adds more depth and Tav has showed he can play there if needed, but we need a commanding centre half and one that can play out from the back.

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Ibiza thanks for the sacrifice. We identified one of our mates as a jinx last year, Barred him from watching games with us and had a great season. It was harsh but ends justified the means

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  • IFC.Toon

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #12

    @ben arfa

    There’s no need when we’ve ot Tiote and Abied and Bigi coming through and bearing in mind Jonas can play that role and Cabaye if necessary. Admittedly he is a quality player at a reasonable prie

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  • kilcline

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Get Sturridge and Debuchy and a Eastern European centre back in.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #14

    Tequila….Any fan of the toon would do the same. No man is bigger than the team 🙂

    I suppose highlights are ok, not a lot of damage I can do from those…I think 😉

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  • hotdog

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #15

    outsidethebox – change bigi for guti and i agree.

    Ibiza – missing a toon game tut tut

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #16

    Just a thought – if Bigirimana has a stonking season and the SJP faithful start canhting his name… how’s that going to work! It hardly rolls of the tongue. We’ll have to call him ‘the big man’ or something like that.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #17

    *chanting

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  • outsidethebox

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #18

    ben arfa …eh well yes … but can see them playing this way from the latest games
    pretty flexible as well ..
    cannot pick a penalty taker though ….any thoughts ..cabaye would be my choice

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  • mondziu

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #19

    @Ibiza

    Aren’t you afraid this is going to happen if you show up at the parade?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJF1AGGr2to

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #20

    Ibiza i watched both games under influence of drink. More than happy to carry on the good work to keep the mags on track.

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  • IFC.Toon

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #21

    @outside the box

    Ben arfa takes penalties and he’s never missed…….

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #22

    Jimmymagpie was there ever anything in us going after guidietti? Or tiovern? Would be gutted if we wernt seriously looking at guidietti

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  • barkerslovesnufc

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #23

    I don’t think sturridge is as good as every1 thinks personly… He good but not that good.. Would rarther have had hoilet then him..

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  • hotdog

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #24

    When reading this post and pards comments why did i think of Tiote?

    Has anybody got any links to curtis good so we can get a look at him?

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  • Fostino

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #25

    who will be the player in the door next week…debuchy deal dosnt sound like its about to be happen, but more like the one that could be in later in the week if we go reports this morning. i am going to have a guess and say that it is ……….hmn, havent a clue.

    ok, very tough question for ye. out of anita, douglas, debuchy, pieters, carroll and remy…..what two would you take?? you can only pick two.

    i would pick debuchy and douglas

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #26

    Also my mate said to me the remy story had come about as 1 of our scouts had supposdly been to a few OM games but he seemed to think were more intrested in jordan ayew, hope not though would love remy at SJP!

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #27

    What happens with Ba’s release clause after 31st of July??

    Doe’s it go up to 15 million or is it no longer there?

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  • barkerslovesnufc

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #28

    Debuchy and Me!

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  • Graeme

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #29

    Ben Arfa, Outsidethebox. Do you not think from the 4-2 we would not be better off with 1-2-1?

    Play Cabaye in front of Tiote & Bigi / Anita
    then have Benny & Marvy out wide with Cisse up front doing what he does best – banging goals in.

    Gives us great flexibility both in attack and defence!!

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  • geordie157

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #30

    Only just seen the reports a few days back linking us with Van Der Wiel if Debuchy doesn’t happen, seems unlikely. But again good player, great going forward but a bit like Boswinga defensively he can be got at.

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  • hotdog

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #31

    Fostino – Debuchy and none of the others.

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  • super magpie

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #32

    Fostino

    Remy and Debuchy, easy choice

    TADS

    Jordan Ayew’s only 20, he’s got great potential and his brother is a great player. Hopefully he’ll follow in his footsteps.

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #33

    Debuchy & Remy for me.

    Need a centre back as well like lol

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #34

    Fostino

    Good question but depends on the the price. I’d go for Debuchy and Remy if we could do it for, say, £16M or so, but if we get held to ransom on Remy then I’d go for Debuchy and Anita. I’m not a massive Douglas fan.

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  • geordie157

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #35

    anyone got a link to the prem completed transfers done so far?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #36

    Remy and debuchy!

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  • hotdog

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #37

    Im suprised nobody has posted about ed’s article and pardews words here. I find his comments very interesting, basically telling his blue chip players to pull their fingers out or they will be dropped by young players he has confidence in!!

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  • Fostino

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #38

    does remy play on the left or right? a strikeforce of remy….cisse…hba would be pretty terrifying for defences..but what about poor ba

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  • geordie157

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #39

    Remy can play on the left, but prefers to play through the centre or on the right

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #40

    Hotdog i dont know why you thought if tiote! Hes probably the most grounded player we have, tbh i immediatly thought if ben arfa, pards really didnt let him in to the squad til he thought he 100% understood the teams mentality and it sounds like the euros were quiet unsettling for the lad!
    Also thought of players like simmo n santon knowing full well we have players who can do a shift there

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