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Alan Pardew Returns To Newcastle Tomorrow

10:19 am, Thursday, July 4th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

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 Park W 4-2
Sat - 20 July KO 6:00pmRio Ave Estadio do Rio Ave L 3-1
Tue - 23 July KO - 8:00pmPacos de Ferreira Estadio da Capital do Movel D 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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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    35Toon-Prodigy // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Rainrix,

    Aye, he’s a bit old like, same bracket as bent.

    Not sure on his playing style. These strikers are hopefully 3rd striking options.

    Average, Aye, he does look old like. Him and Bent could pass for 40 nee bother.

  • 2 Mattoon // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Took his time!! Get some transfers in!

  • 3 rainrix // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Ah jesus! Its gonna be like the next installment of saw at benton tomorrow :)

  • 4 rainrix // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Prodigy… Aye 3rd choice, probably a good shout. Though you have to ask would they be happy with 3rd choice? Bent especially seeing as thats one of the reasons he wants to leave villa.

  • 5 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Mattoon
    Don’t think pardew needs to be there for any transfers……

  • 6 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Pardew is doing the wide thing here saying nothing about Joe.

    If this situation undermines his position to an extent it makes his job untenable it will hold him in good stead in a court room.

    He can’t be seen being all jolly and happy and welcoming Joe aboard. That’s why he didn’t add his thoughts to the original statement welcoming Joe.

    Pardews advisors are doing a decent job.

  • 7 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Who is reporting that he returns tomorrow? One local rag said he was back 3 weeks ago, the other rag said last week. The players were back yesterday, I know they are just doing fitness tests but surely it would be sensible for him to be around to speak to them at the same time.

    As the players come in in batches over 2 days, he could have been there to chat to each individually about what he is expecting from them and where they will feature in the squad if they achieve the targets he sets in pre season.

    Or does that just sound to sensible for this club?

  • 8 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Rainrix,

    Bent should be happy with competing for places going off his current form. If he thinks he can walk into a Premier League first 11 he’s mad.

    I bet we are his best option, Fulham may pay a bit more though in wages? What’s there wage structure like?

    Mind, no more than a 3rd striker for me. If this is our replacement for Ba i’d be shouting from the rooftops.

  • 9 RooneyToons // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    I find it hard to believe we’re even after Bent… It screams of the press putting 2 and 2 together.

    Over 5 mill for a 29 year old hmmmm

    Tbh I’d take him if he’s a replacement for Shola but we need another top quality striker in.
    Negrado would be perfect…possibly too expensive but scores goals and has great link up play.
    We need a partnership up front again

  • 10 Norpie // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Just like signing a new manager.

  • 11 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 4, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    So, the dark cloud returns…

  • 12 Rotonda heights // Jul 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    ”as long as alan and his coaches are allowed to do their jobs we’ll be fine ”

    Ed they’re not good enough. simple as.

  • 13 hadthetshirt // Jul 4, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Wonder if he passes jfk at the airport then




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