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Pardew – I’m At Newcastle For The Long Run

11:53 pm, Saturday, May 18th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 23 Comments

It’s clear when Mike Ashley gave Alan Pardew and his coaches those eight year deals -  he wanted some stability at the club, on which to build a successful side.

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Alan Pardew - I’m here for the long run

And while Newcastle over-performed last season we’ve under-performed this season big time, but with a bit of luck, we could even finish in 10th place if we can beat Arsenal on Sunday.

And with so many Frenchmen at the club – we have 10 in the first team squad, it’s going to be important that they all start to speak English well – and that’s a directive coming from manager Alan Pardew for the summer.

This is what Alan said in the Telegraph today:

“Most of the French boys have picked up English pretty well,” “We don’t have them in the dressing room now. The message has got home a bit better.”

“Next year, they need to understand English more, particularly when dealing with the media, so they can give the right image of themselves and the club.”

“Sometimes you need to have the faith, not just the owner, but supporters as well, to give you the benefit of the doubt when you’ve made mistakes.”

“They have to have the faith that you can put things right. I think I’ve proved since I’ve been here that I can reach the heights, and I’ve got to reach them again. Next year will be very important for me and the football club, but I see myself here for the long run.”

Alan Pardew has given up on the translators Newcastle employed when the five Frenchmen arrived in January, since most of the players could speak very little English.

And it’s not surprising that Alan sees himself at Newcastle for the long haul, with an eight year deal, but next season, as Alan says, is very important for Newcastle and for himself, and we’re sure Mike Ashley is expecting a season as good as last season – when we finished in 5th place.

If Alan can do that and we can somehow qualify for Europe again – we must get it right the next time – and have a big enough squad.

We don’t ever want to see a repeat of this season.

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23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jonobbad // May 18, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Soul breaking.
    Please just do the decent thing and leave.

  • 2 Tsunki // May 18, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    great.

  • 3 Newcastle Brown Alien // May 18, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    not for you to decide, you france up next season and you’re gone mate, and it will be so sweet to see the back of your stupid cockney silver head

  • 4 davetoon // May 18, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    “Next year will be very important for me…”

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // May 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    I really can’t blame anybody for being hopefull but Ashley has met his match and if it wasn’t for the unnecessary 11M net spend going for a top ten finish in the last game of the season would have been an immaculate success.

  • 6 NUFC STEVE // May 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    If we did lose say 3/4-0 tomorrow and mike Ashely had enough when wud an official sacking announcement be made? Sunday evening, Monday or when!

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 19, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    If Pardew stats could we please get rid of Llambias and employ someone with football knowledge as a Director of Football or Sporting Director as I think they are called on the Continent?

    …someone to work for Pardew and MA making sure the Sporting aspect of Newcastle keep growing and to make sure Pardew gets the players he wants!

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 19, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    *stats = stays

  • 9 toon22 // May 19, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Well we will have to get behind him,hopefully while on the edge of a large cliff.
    Yes its not good news but we are going to have to face another year of utter shite both on and off the field.
    Lets hope its due to the fact MA is going to sell the club….

    Please….

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // May 19, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    What really gets me on this blog is that people who think that we are making progress with the unwanted stats and the relegation battles are the same ones that actually think a top manager will be brought in.

  • 11 NUFC STEVE // May 19, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Toon 22
    Off the field has been good mate? Got sponsorship for calling SJP – SJP. Club making a profit?? Pardew is the problem?

  • 12 Toon Tang // May 19, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    im trying to weigh up whether this news is better than hearing your old man’s been repeatedly kicked in the bollocks by a gang of bold youths or not

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // May 19, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    That fusking Craig David or whatever his name is saying ” make no mistake” this is a big game for Newcastle.

  • 14 donkey // May 19, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    why cant he just be sacked grr fans just need to boo him after the arseanl game to make sure he goes

  • 15 El Sleeve // May 19, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    what the hell?!

    he better not be here for the long run. i cant stand his football.

    if this was chris hughton, and he lost to reading, mackems and liverpool at home, he wouldnt even see two of those games, he’d be gone. this is beyond a joke.

    a spade is a spade. he’s never gonna be a fork. he’ll sign carroll and carlton cole. he’s abysmal as a manager and i am fed up of his misplaced arrogance.

    doesnt even have the decency to accept some blame sometimes.

  • 16 El Sleeve // May 19, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    he has a worse record than souness with a much better squad.

    he takes defensive coaching 4 days a week. we’ll rubbish.

    this is beyond anoying now

  • 17 true toon // May 19, 2013 at 4:05 AM

    “Insanity is define as doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different results” -

  • 18 mohtoolz // May 19, 2013 at 5:53 AM

    I’m done with wanting Pardew to leave. Next season you better walk the walk. Please prove us wrong!

  • 19 Hatem's better than Messi // May 19, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    Not another season!

    This is breaking my heart, watching players in the famous b&w who can’t pass the ball 5 yards and defend instead of attacking.

    Get out Pardew.

  • 20 Scotty // May 19, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    What a bunch of morons you lot are! The pardew haters are the one sole reason why this club is a poisonous chalis… Boils my piss… Can’t remember anyone – and I mean anyone, calling for his head last year. What a bunch of fickle children you are.

    He’s here, and here to stay. Get behind him and support your team and do what you claim to be. And that is a supporter!

  • 21 Spotlight Kid // May 19, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Scotty@20

    For the record, I have been calling for his head since day 1 in December 2010 and have NEVER wavered even when Demba and Tiote kept hitting the old onion sack. I have also noted dissension in one or two other hardcore ‘anti-Pardews’ who had the good sense to look at his previous record and realise what was coming.

    I was living and working down in SE London when he took over from Curbs at Charlton, and saw the utter mess he created. The only poison is AP, not the fans who are belatedly seeing the light. Until he is long gone this club is going nowhere.

  • 22 Spotlight Kid // May 19, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    …except down…..

  • 23 Obafan // May 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    I hope not, I want you out of Newcastle at 17.45 British time. We need a good manager, not one who plays players out of position, puts our technical players constantly on the bench and who wants the long hoof ball. We have seen enough of this sh*t display now. We need to play at the strength of the players we have got and I am convinced we have got very good talented players in our club. But most of them are wasted by your tactics. Pardew take your bags and leave ASAP!!!!




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