There’s an old adage that when you go through severe hardships in life – if it doesn’t kill you – it makes you stronger.
Alan Pardew – I’ll be better after last season
And since Alan Pardew has survived in his job of Newcastle manager for next season, he should become a much better manager for his tough experiences of this last season.
Newcastle went through our second worst Premier League seasons ever, and just avoided relegation – even though we were 5th top last year. 🙁
This is what Alan had to say in an exclusive interview with nufcTV today:
“I’ve come under pressure this year and I think that’s only going to be right, in terms of the results we’ve had,”
“I’ve tried to handle it in a dignified way but I’ll definitely be a better manager for it.” “I’ve tried to speak to fans when I’ve seen them in the street and give them as good an answer as I can give.”
“But the bottom line is we haven’t been good enough.” “The most important thing is that you mature as a manager. You try to be consistent with your message to the players and to the fans, and I’ve tried to be that.”
“It was important that we didn’t get carried away when we did well last year and not get carried away this year when things have gone not so well.”
“It’s about putting mistakes right when you make them, and learning from those mistakes.” “We have made mistakes at every level of this football club, and we now have to react and get the response we need to take us forward and make sure the mistakes are corrected.”
Alan has a lot to prove to Newcastle fans next season with 63% in our poll thinking he should have been fired by Mike Ashley after the season we’ve just gone through. It was very difficult for fans – so say the very least.
And that’s especially when we thought we were building a good side after least season’s great finish.
So Alan has now had two compete seasons on Tyneside – one was very good and one was very bad.
The Londoner will have to do well – maybe very well next season, if his job is not to be in danger again this time next year – or even through the season.
We hope Alan and Newcastle do very well next season – and I may be crazy – but we have a chance of finish in a top six place next season – if we can keep our best players – including Fab Coloccini – this summer.
If you have a subscription to nufcTV the videos are online now – the season review is in two parts.
Here’s a chance to vote for your Player of the Season.
Who Was Newcastle's Player Of The Season - Poll
- Coloccini (24%, 945 Votes)
- Santon (16%, 635 Votes)
- Krul (14%, 547 Votes)
- Marveaux (12%, 493 Votes)
- Taylor (S) (9%, 343 Votes)
- Cabaye (7%, 295 Votes)
- Cisse (6%, 257 Votes)
- Perch (6%, 235 Votes)
- Gutierrez (4%, 141 Votes)
- Ben Arfa (3%, 112 Votes)
Total Voters: 4,016
What do you think?
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