Mike Ashley Has Been Hurt By Football

Alan Pardew is in the best job he’ll probably ever have in football, as the Newcastle United manager, and since he recently penned an eight year deal on Tyneside, he means to stay in the job long term.

Mike Ashley – has been hurt by football

Alan has said that he thinks he’s the dream manager for owner Mike Ashley, since he is willing to work within the rather strict financial constraints the owner puts on the club.’

Alan Pardew wondered how long this arrangement will last for him on Tyneside:

“I don’t know how long that’s going to last. “Mike had been hurt by football. Previous managers and regimes he’d had looking after the club, I don’t think he felt comfortable that they were doing as perhaps he thought they should.”

“I think, in me, he’s seen that I’m doing it in a controlled manner, in a correct businesslike manner, but also trying to perform the team beyond our expectations. That’s what I’m about. I think that’s what he’s about in his business.”

“He wants to take on the big boys – Nike, Adidas or whatever – and I want to take on the big boys here.” “It is about trying to get the best you can with you’ve got.”

“I haven’t got Manchester City’s hand here. I haven’t got Man United’s – I haven’t even got Tottenham’s, in my opinion – but I’ve still got a strong hand, and I’ll try to make it stronger.”

Alan Pardew has done very well given the money’s he’s had to spend since he arrived at Newcastle.

But if Newcastle can stay in the top six or top eight, and with the new Premier League deal that starts next season giving clubs almost 70% more money from the TV rights, Newcastle should have a lot more money to spend in the future.

That has to be the goal, because we’ve shown with a Chief Scout as good as Graham Carr, top players are out there who can be picked up for relatively small transfer fees.

Let’s hope we can get two more players through the door in January.

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13 comments so far

  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Oct 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #1

    oh, bi*ch please.

  • 89Norcal

    Oct 18, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    The extra money from the TV deal is across the board right? So it will help with our bottom line but won’t matter much in the long run. We’re pretty stable as it is.


    Oct 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Well its a good day for looking on the bright side it seems

  • lucasnufc

    Oct 18, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s quite irritating how we portray ourselves as the footballing equivalent of the third world. Mike Ashley is a billionaire.. We have some money to spend, but they act as if we go from week to week , waiting to see where the next pay check will come from.

  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 18, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #5
  • archaeomag

    Oct 18, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    I once bought a dodgy car from a bloke in Gosforth – needed a new engine – I was hurt . . .

    Perhaps I should have taken someone who knew about motors with me when I did the deal. .

  • wynsleap

    Oct 18, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Mike had been “hurt by football” because he knows nothing about it – and still doesn’t.

  • cla5hb0y68

    Oct 18, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8

    This article coupled with the last one, suggests that Pardew is preparing fans early for an underwhelming transfer window. “We have to trade up”, Yeah but isn’t that what the bigger clubs do when they spend money on top players? A sensible financial strategy is great but we always seem to dicky dance around deals where the transfer taget’s value is above 10 million. Inevitably that chase ends with our M.D. blaming the other club/player/agent for the deal collapsing. Say a player is valued at 12 million, why not pay that and see the player’s value increase in a few seasons too? I’m not suggesting for a minute that we should go back to the bad old days of big name/big money signings but if a player we’re after has a transfer value of 13 million and their club wants an extra 1 million to make the deal happen, then pay it and in a few seasons that player’s value should have increased to the point that the club can sell him, recoup the transfer fee and make a profit.

  • Toonboy_84

    Oct 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Pards is a neggar……….lol

  • ppb

    Oct 18, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #10

    here was me looking for a video of a stray ball hitting him in the nuts

  • numba9

    Oct 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #11

    Hurt himself by being a greedy lier to previous managers . And we was lucky to get out of the championship because going down doesn’t mean ya gonna get back out quickly. He got lucky there he should never have put us in
    That position in the first place by givin jobs to the boys instead of sticking to his promises . And renaming the great sjp was unforgiveable

  • Sav

    Oct 18, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #12

    There is an argument for saying that if everyone thinks so highly of Graham Carr, how come Mashley seems so reluctant to trust him with any significant amounts of his cash? Of course, there are no guarantees, but he’s made money for Mashley on pretty much every deal he’s had a hand in, so what is the problem?
    As for Mashley being hurt by football – lets get a comment from KK on that one. Whatever else he is, he’s a big boy billionaire and while he’s shoving ‘Wonga’ in the faces of Newcastle United fans who may need to call on the services of payday loan sharks is not the time to be looking for sympathy. So lets just say Pardew’s remarks are very untimely.

  • stuart no9

    Oct 18, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #13

    ash hurt by football???????- ive been hurt by football, since ash took over the club!!!!!!!


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