Alan Pardew Back At His Newcastle Desk


We were wondering when Alan Pardew and the coaching staff would be returning to Newcastle after their summer holidays, with less than three weeks to go before the squad reports back to training, but it seems that the Newcastle manager is now back in his office.

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Alan Pardew – back at his Newcastle desk

Newcastle have so far arranged for two pre-season friendlies – one at Motherwell on Tuesday, 16th July, and one at St. Mirren on Tuesday, July 30th.

The game at Motherwell is just 12 days after the squad reports back fro training, and the International players who have represented their countries this summer don’t report back until July 11th just five days before the game – so they will certainly not be playing.

Newcastle initially announced the St. Mirren game as part of their U-21 pre-season games, but with tickets set at £15 each, Alan Pardew has tried to clarify the situation today:

“We thought the Hartlepool game worked well last year.” “It was a chance for us to ease people like Hatem, who had been involved in the European Championships, back into the fold and it was probably one of our best performances of pre-season.”

“Sylvain Marveaux got a couple of goals and Shola Ameobi, Haris Vuckic and Gabriel Obertan all scored.” “By the time the St. Mirren game comes around I’ll be starting to formulate my team for the first league match of the season, and I see this friendly as an opportunity for some players to try and force their way into my thinking.

“So there’ll be a nice mixture for that one, similar to Hartlepool last year, because it’s a Scottish Premier League team we’re facing and we’re expecting a good game there.”

So that basically is saying there will be some of Newcastle’s top stars playing in that game.

It seems Newcastle have been making some moves for their transfer targets already this summer, and with Alan Pardew now back in Toon, maybe we’ll see some progress made, although the local papers are reproting there will be no deals made until next month.

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140 comments so far

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #1

    only now, villa have signed loads of players, as have sunderland, the 2 teams around us in the table, come on par dew, you going on holiday won’t win fans round

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  • ginola_tonic

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #2

    I think Mike Ashley DL and AP should make a porno. Jonas as the lead star.

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #3

    It could be called “when Saturday cums”

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  • numba9

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #4

    Better start making some quick moves for players before they are snapd up. And no penny pinching bids please that’s how you lose player lambs ass and co

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  • Barras

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Is it a coincidence that Steven Taylor has committed his future to Newcastle United in today’s Chronicle? I think not.

    Two players which I think we would not struggle to replace have committed their future to Newcastle United – Tiote and Taylor.

    At this moment in time I can’t help but think I would play Douglas before Taylor. As for Tiote, it is difficult. I am uncertain.

    Nevertheless, they have the ability to be outstanding next year, they both have something to prove now, as the fans are starting to get fed up with their poor performances.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #6

    his still on holiday

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  • ginola_tonic

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #7

    Lol.

    AP : ” cisse! Wrong hole”

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  • jeff

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #8

    Check the last post on the auboomerang thread.geordiesteve calls someone aka me autismistic. In my view this is just bas bad ifnotworse then racism.

    Just hilighting the fact some are so quick to judge

    Good to see the wily fox back btw.what magic will he weave this season?

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  • Mattoon

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #9

    Get some signings lined up now Pardew!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Pardew in his office. Memo to self

    I’ve been found out again. Do I allow a technical advisor to come in and show me up? No, don’t fret, just keep winging it

    Do I kick Carr’s suggestions out and get Pearce, Tomkins, Spearing, C.Cole, Bent and Carroll over the line and in the house. They won’t be worried about Europe. All that fuss about Tevez and Mascherano. I mean lets be honest what did they ever do?

    How can I get way with low fitness levels again? Will Mike and Dekka notice? No thank god they’re as clueless as me.

    Well that’s all alright then. 12th/ 13th/14th mid table mediocrity. Sounds good to me. Hold, press and repeat until 2020!!!

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #11

    Thing is, Jeff, people on here are only attacking you because you are making wild and random accusations of racism. If you throw mud, people are going to throw it back.

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  • HullMag6

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #12

    How about colo moving to deep dm with Douglas and either Mapou/Saylor at cb?

    Debs and Santon wing backs

    Mid 3 – Anita Cabs Socks

    Ben 10

    Cisse

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  • toon kk

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #13

    As far as MA and his merry men are concerned as long as we are I the premier league that’s all that matters. Midd table will be our goal each season. Europe is to costly for Cashley! So don’t expect to much activity in the transfer widow.

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #14

    would anybody have royston drenthe on a free?, he could be decent backup

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  • winnynufc

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #15

    ginola_tonic ha ha FAF HWTL.

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #16

    only thing pardew can line up is charlie

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  • AMEOBI

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #17

    Good to see pardew back at work. Missed his interviews tbh.

    Jeff and Indian magpie, just fxck off with all this crap and change you’re subjects totally boring, I’ve seen no racism towards anyone

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #18

    I think there will be zero in in this summer

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  • Belfast

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #19

    I was actually enjoying not hearing from him.

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #20

    Let the quotes begin…

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  • AMEOBI

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #21

    NBA,

    Drenthe used to love him back at Real Madrid, played ok for Everton too, definitely worth snapping up for free

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  • Belfast

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #22

    Drenthe is a good player, but he’s a head case.

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  • Ginger

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #23

    ginola_tonic

    Jonas actually looks like an old fashioned porn star.

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #24

    looks like the guy off tv adverts

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  • Ginger

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #25

    HullMag6

    I’ve always thought Collocini would play excellent in a CDM position.

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  • MacToon

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #26

    Just back from picking the old SJP gates up, everything went smoothly enough and the gates should be ready in about 6 weeks after their restoration. Going to be tight for the start of the season though!
    What a gent Sir John is and entertained us over coffees at Dobbies with behind the scenes tales of SJP, could listen to him all day talking football and would be a sin if he doesn’t get something published.

    So, onwards and upwards, £30 k of our transfer kitty already spent 😉

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Revealed: Secret behind Pardew’s hoofball

    When he was a child, his prents told him

    Son! aim for the stars.

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  • Barras

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #28

    4-1-2-3

    Krul

    Debuchy-Douglas-M’Biwa-Santon

    Coloccini

    Sissoko——Cabaye

    Hatem Ben Arfa–Cisse–Gouffran

    As for signings, Aubameyang or Siem De Jong or Bony or Mertens or Wjinaldum should contend with Gouffran or Cisse if we were to use this formation.

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  • Barras

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Marveaux and Gouffran should already be competing for that position anyway. Selection should depend on their performances in training.

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  • toon kk

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #30

    Pardew been back off his holidays has nothing to do with any signings, he just manages the players the board decide to bring in. Just a pity he is clueless.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Gimme a break on the doom mongering!

    Some truths:
    – we had summer signings lined up but signed several of those in January to stave off relegation
    – we know the club tries to keep transfer targets under wraps so we don’t get gazumped
    – many players are currently on international duty or on holiday
    – only 6 clubs have paid out transfer fees so far: http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/premier-league/transferbilanz/wettbewerb_GB1.html

    Do you seriously want us to go back to the bad old days of just signing people for the sake of it? I could reel off plenty of names of players who should never have been signed for Newcastle! Guiv’arch, Andersson, Maric, Boumsong, Cacapa, Babayaro…need I go on?

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  • DarkSideofTheToon

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Hey guys! So what news have we got today?

    So Alan is back at his desk? Well he needs to be because we have some catch up to play with the rest of the league in terms of trying to make some signings, Villa have secured Okore and Bacuna, where were we? 2 really good young players, surely we should have been involved, or maybe we were?

    I’m not going to panic and get bitter until the window actually opens, but when it does all bets are off!

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #33

    as far as im concerned we need to get 3-5 top players before the season starts cause if we dont….. fear the worst

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #34

    any1 know when fixture released

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  • DarkSideofTheToon

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #35

    kt97toonarmy

    I think the fixture list is released next Thursday, I could be wrong though.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Here’s a question for you…especially considering that list of useless Newcastle signings…

    Who has been the worst signing for us under Pardew and/or Ashley? Consider performance, transfer fee and wages.

    Granted there were a few when he first arrived but these may have been agreed under Shepherd’s ownership. And granted Xisco and Gonzalez were completely useless too…any others?

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  • RooneyToons

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Alan Pardew back at his Newcastle desk…. But he’s forgotten his password

    Oh well no signings this year

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #38

    TDS

    But club have admitted that they undercooked transfers in summer. so cancels out some transfers in January.

    We need 4-5 players

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  • Ginger

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #39

    Truth be told I think we are actually in negotiations with players clubs and agents right now, just not the players themselves. Sure it may seem worrying that there isn’t really much evidence that were linked with anyone aside from what Torq says but you need to take the following into consideration.

    Look at the past. Most of our signings have been when everything was quiet. Cabaye, nobody expected us to sign him. Ben-Arfa was an exception because of his showing up in Newcastle Airport.

    The main thing is, when nobody knows anything about us is when were most deadly. Due to this we can sign players cheaply and quickly without other clubs following us around and offering double the money and wages we do.

    Be happy, don’t worry.

    On a side note I have started my own blog and would greatly appreciate it if you tell me what you think about it, or even join in on discussions. Please be truthful, if it’s sh1t it’s sh1t.

    Cheers everyone

    http://nufctransfers.wordpress.com/

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  • Ginger

    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #40

    ToonDarnSarf

    Obertan.

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