Pardew Humbled To Lead Newcastle Back Into Europe

Alan Pardew has always been well aware what a fantastic club Newcastle United is, and he has come out today and said he is humbled to take the club, one of the best supported football clubs in the world, back into European competition after an absence of six years.

Derek LLambias – attended draw in Nyon, Switzerland yesterday

Glenn Roeder was the last Newcastle manager to lead the club into Europe, after Glenn performed absolute wonders after taking over from Graeme Souness in early February of 2006, and getting Newcastle into 7th place in the league, and taking 19 points from the last 7 games of the season.

Newcastle have drawn Greek club Astromitos, and while Newcastle should be able to make it through, nothing is ever certain in European competition.

“It is a humbling experience to be the man to lead Newcastle back into Europe.” “I am sure our fans are very excited by the draw.” “So it is nice to take them to a great city like Athens.”

“They are excited and so are all my players.” “They are looking forward to it just as much as the fans.” “There are no easy games in Europe.”  “This will be a tough test for us.”  “It is also a bit of a worry the fact we have a four-hour flight.”

“We are looking into seeing if we can turn the legs around.”  “They sound up for it. Whether UEFA will allow the legs to be turned around we will have to see.”  “Overall, it is a good draw for us.”

“Athens is a lovely city and it is a beautiful place, I have been there before.”  “It is just a great adventure for us.”  “We can all look forward to it now.”  “The game with Olympiacos has turned into a good fixture for us now.”

“We had a taste of how a Greek team goes about things – a team which was in the mix with Atromitos.”

The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Derek Llambias and  Lee Charnley broke off  their transfer talks in Amsterdam to attend the draw at UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

And the first thing they will now try to do is fix that first leg to be either a week on Tuesday ior Wednesday to give Newcastle some breathing room before they face  Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the following Saturday.

Newcastle will be playing Cardiff City later today, in their final pre-season friendly, and we would expect to see a very strong eleven start the game,. and possibly the team Alan Pardew will field at St. James’ Park against Tottenham next Saturday afternoon in the first league game of the season.

A good win would be very nice this afternoon in South Wales.

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14 comments so far

  • popscott

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #1

    anyone know if match televised today?


    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Off topic, anyone know any sites I can download music to my phone?

  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #3

    I think everyone should stop slagging Ashley and love him.

    His daughter Anna is GORGEOUS!!!

    Ashley is GOD!

  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #4


    I am a sage of many things, including sleaze.

    Here is mike ashleys daughter

    You’re welcome

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #5


    An opinion in who? Who the fcuk is alan campbell?
    If you mean ADAM campbell then you clearly now fcuk all about the lad pards has been praising this boy since last season and prob wants to see him with 1st teamers around him to see if he can step up

    Every1 can have an opinion, just find it hard to believe yoy can have one on something you know nout about

  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #6


    No need for such aggression in yours posts, relax.

    I think Adam Campbell should be in the first team squad anyway. He is a huge talent and at 17 needs to get some first team exposure.

    Sure pards will know how to handle him though.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #7

    When ppl say players like ALAN? campbell is only being put into a friendly because the board has no intention of signing a striker and pards is only putting him as form of protest is just moronic

  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 11, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #8


    It is, but the comment is so ridiculous it hardly needs any response. The stupidity speaks for itself.

    I have realised you cannot change people’s opinions when they are so convinced of spmething.

    Most here have balanced views but some will not engage, just insult or praise the club when in reality we should see the negatives and positives of everything.

  • toon1707

    Aug 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Ameobi I use a site called tubidy to download straight to my phone. Looking forward to see what team starts today might give us an indication of what the team will be against spurs

  • peterrwrightt

    Aug 11, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #10

    how on earth did he produce her? ‘ashley’ 😉

  • fog on the tyne

    Aug 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #11

    Repost from last thread

    Ffs why is everyone saying ashley more concerned with rangers and that he’ll care more about them!
    Its a commercial deal allowing his company to sell rangers tops and merchandise, it has nothing at all to do with nifc and all the deludes on here thinking we’ll be sending our young’ns up there on loan are lacking upstairs.
    Whatever MA does with his personal money is his perogative and nothing to do with any one. I for one is very grateful for what he has done for my club, ableit after a turmoilutous start. I’m not even sure he is funding this rangers deal personally, and pretty sure sports direct will be. For all those numb nuts amongst you lot, sports direct is a FTSE 100 listed company, which means there is other shareholders other than MA and he only ownes roughly 65% of the company. Also he has a chief exec whom i’m pretty sure would have a major say on commercial deals SD would undertake and endorse.

    So FFS get off the poor blokes back and let him stick to what he does best , which strangely enough not many predecessors have done a very good job of, and carry on rebuilding our club in to a major force again


  • kilcline

    Aug 11, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #12

    I was hanging out the back of Ashelys daughter for a while, she binned me off for drinking too much. Bitch.

    Campbell to run riot in next few seasons.

  • Ian Toon

    Aug 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #13

    Interesting to see the defence today. Will it start against Spurs. No Simpson ? Jonas is a must to start next Saturday – Spurs maraud down the flanks.

  • clinath@ed

    Aug 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #14

    Tds…I used the name Alan as a pis take on a previous blog……my opinion is that Pardhew “may” be saying to the board, ” all I have at my disposal is a 17 yearold, should any, or both, of my first choice forwards become unavailable”. I have only seen the young lad play once and would not be so naive as to judge him on that. Now, reign y neck in before answering again…I do seem to have touched a nerve here.


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