Alan Pardew Returns To Newcastle Tomorrow

Alan Pardew will return to Newcastle tomorrow with his coaching team, and they will start to prepare for what has to be a much better season in the Premier League than last term, when we ended up fighting relegation.

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Alan Pardew – returns tomorrow

And Alan has been very quiet this summer, very quiet indeed, and he has said nothing about Joe Kinnear;ls appointment as the new Director of Football.

But that’s probably a good strategy by Alan, to keep a diplomatic silence, because it’s hard to be positive about Joe Kinnear’s antics, which started even before he was officially announced last month.

As long as Pardew and his coaches are allowed to do their job by Joe Kinnear, and he doesn’t interfere, then things should be just fine at Newcastle, although we’ll have to put up with Joe Kinnear’s rewriting of history, which he seems to do whenever he is interviewed in the press.

nufcTV has a video out of the lads getting checked out yesterday, and doing a little training to limber up, and players shown included Jonas Gutierrez, Davide Santon, Dan Gosling, Haris Vuckic, Conor Newton, James Tavernier and Sylvain Marveaux.

The first pre-season friendly game is a week on Tuesday at Motherwell, and here are all the friendly games arranged for this pre-season.

DateOpponentsLocationResult
Tue - 16 July KO 7:00pmMotherwellFir ParkW 4-2
Sat - 20 July KO 6:00pmRio AveEstadio do Rio AveL 3-1
Tue - 23 July KO - 8:00pmPacos de FerreiraEstadio da Capital do MovelD 1-1
Sun - 28 July KO 3:00pmBlackpoolBloomfield RoadW 1-0
Tue - 30th July KO 7:30pmSt. MirrenLove StreetW 2-0
Tue - 6 August, 7:45pmRangersIbrox StadiumD 1-1
Sat - 10 August, KO 6:00pmSC BragaSt. James' ParkD 1-1

We expect to hear from Alan Pardew tomorrow, and we expect the Londoner to be upbeat and positive about the upcoming season.

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