Here’s Pardew’s Message To Newcastle Fans In Moscow

Ever since Alan Pardew arrived at Newcastle in December of 2010, he’s been very good with the Newcastle fans, and of course he’s not daft and he realized it’s one of the great strengths of Newcastle United, and he often goes out of his way to thank them and makes sure they know they are appreciated.

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Sylvain Marveaux in action last night in Moscow

And after the great 0-0 draw at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium last night, against a good Anzhi Makhachkala side, Alan was told about the Newcastle fans at the game and that’s a long way to travel to see the lads play.

And Alan Pardew had this to say to the fans on nufcTV after the game last night:

“We saw a few fans in Red Square – when we just walking around – nice to see them – a great effort – because it wasn’t easy to get here and it wasn’t the greatest game,  because we were both technically sound and there were limited chances, but hopefully they are pleased with the result, and they will get a safe journey home.”

The draw in Moscow puts Newcastle in a good position to go through to the quarter finals of the Europa League, and a win at St. James’ Park next Thursday, when a more than decent crowd is expected to cheer the lads on, will see us through.

A 0-0 draw after 90 minutes will send the game into extra time, and a score draw will see the Russian side go through.

But it’s set up now to be a big European night at St. James’ Park next Thursday night, following  the great performance from Newcastle last night.

Howay The Lads!!

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11 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 8, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Think everything has been said about last night.

    We went there to stop them scoring which is why we didn’t over commit players, especially the fullbacks. We succeeded and if ben arfa had put the best chance of the game away we could be coming home with a very good away goal.

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #2


    From previous.

    The problem with jonas not beating his man anymore is that he was never a fantastic crosser of the ball either. Not like a beckham who with age has lost the bit of pace he had but can still spray the ball around and land it on a sixpence….jonas can’t do this and other than work rate (and holding the ball at times, good control) he is not really offering much.

    I like the guy as he seems to know his limitations and tries his best to do whats right for the team but his days are numbered i think. A very good pro and has been a big help to the club during his time here, never fault a player who gives his all, can’t do more than that.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 8, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #3

    TS…..Absolutely. Mind I’m not sure it’s a fair to compare anyones crossing ability with Beckham 🙂

    I have said for a while I think Jonas’ days are numbered, but he is a top pro and has given his all to the club, so I’ll always have respect for Spidey.

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 8, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Have to say I was amazed by Perch last night. He and M’Biwa were just fantastic.

    I think we just have to find a place for Haidara now. He’s not for the future. He’s for now and works so well with M’Biwa. Having 2 quick players at the back makes all the difference. Santon can easily play further forward

    Marv has shown brilliance in cameos, ie the goal he set up for Ba against Arsenal was sensational, but he seems unable to take the initiative in games and just flits in and out so I expect him to be in the out-tray in the summer.

    I thought Obi almost tried too hard to impress and that’s been his downfall. A total confidence player.

  • Carryingcoals

    Mar 8, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Good morning gents,

    A good friend of mine went to the game and consequently can’t afford to go to Wigan away now. Whole thing cost him close to a grand, if I find that anything is given by the club I’ll send Ed an email as it’s interesting to see if anyone at the club act on Pardew’s words. Of course they could put it on the official website, would be a great PR stunt…

    And yes sage we certainly did what we set out to do, shame about the Benny miss. I can see a heartbreaking 1-1 next week though as we simply don’t score enough.

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 8, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #6


    Yeh i know, he was just the first older player i thought of who had managed to adapt his game to still be effective.

    It’s weird with jonas though, he is only 29 so should still be going ok for a few years so not sure why the decline at this age.

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 8, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #7


    I think obertan didn’t try at all…let men run off him too often, was very careless with the ball, didn’t look bothered when he lost it.

    A confidence player? maybe but the guy hasn’t had confidence for nearly 2 years with us now, can’t see him getting it. I think he is just a poor player.

    A player very good in youth football, dominated those of his year group but when put up against experienced pros really struggles to impose himself and has no idea what to do.

  • Harley

    Mar 8, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Have to say a huge well done to the fans that travelled. Now that’s hardcore!!!!

  • Harley

    Mar 8, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #9

    Also need to add. Pardew has praised the fans yet again, got his tactics spot on and in general comes across as good manager.

    I really wish some fans would cut him some slack. Yes there are better managers out there but there are also better managers than 99% of all of the other managers out there too.

    He’s level headed, great with the players, loves the club and is always a total professional. I’ve never seen him lose his cool in an interview.

  • martoon

    Mar 8, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #10

    Totally agree Harley – I couldn’t believe how the likes of Beefman was slagging him off last night over his comments about Ben Arfa. When it’s obvious that as HBA is getting back to full fitness 2 matches in 3 days is too risky.

  • Sav

    Mar 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #11

    …and a shout out for Danny Simpson, too. Forgotten man at the Toon but did his business very effectively and as wholeheartedly as anyone on the freezing placcy pitch.


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