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Big Day For Newcastle And Alan Pardew

8:57 am, Saturday, July 6th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 24 Comments

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew went through a very tough season for Newcastle last term (didn’t we all), and although Newcastle did well in Europe and reached the last eight of the competition before being eliminated by losing finalists Benfica, we struggled in the league, and just managed to avoid relegation.

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Alan Pardew - first training session today

That was the last thing fans expected from a Newcastle side who had looked so good the season before, and towards the end of  last season fans called for Alan Pardew to be sacked.

But some of that may have changed in mid-June, when a certain Joe Kinnear came back to Newcastle as the new Director of Football, and the PR disaster he created took all the news headlines, and it wasn’t good for Joe or – more importantly – it was certainly not good for Newcastle United.

Alan Pardew has held a diplomatic silence throughout the turmoil, and maintained his dignity through all the bad news that Kinnear has managed to generate over the last three weeks or so, and it could be that fans may be a little more forgiving of the manager, whose job it is to take Newcastle back up the league next season.

We hope to hear from Alan today, when he takes his first training session with the squad, and we expect Alan to be upbeat and side-step too many questions about Joe Kinnear and his new position.

Some fans think Pardew could even leave the club before the season starts,  but we hope not, that would be too much like what happen abck in 2008.

And Pardew has proved himself to be a good manager in his first full season on Tyneside,  and as Alan Shearer has said – he didn’t become a bad manager in just one season.

And Alan Pardew and Newcastle can do well again this coming season, when Newcastle must again challenge for a top six or top eight position.

And  Pardew and his coaching staff have already shown they have the ability to help Newcastle do just that.

We need a good start to the seoasn, and then we could be flying high again – we hope we will be flying high again.

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24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toonmania // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    I do believe it was Pardews 2nd full season at NUFC

  • 2 Toon_Tom // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    That wasn’t his first full season??

  • 3 Toon_Tom // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    “SNAP”

  • 4 Mr Funk // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    I have just read Bojan Krkic has signed on loan to Ajax for the upcoming season. Could this mean that Ajax will be letting an attacking player go?

  • 5 ToonDanno // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Cheer up fellow toon fans! Next season we will be a force. Players love pardew and pards knows the players. Seeing exciting things to cone

  • 6 I am a geordie // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Well said danno

  • 7 Indian Magpie // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    So we cannot compete with the likes of swansea, Norwich, everton, Fulham and WBA etc

  • 8 Indian Magpie // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Good one Toon Danno

  • 9 I am a geordie // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    On transfers my thoughts are no news is good news .
    Last summer everyone knew who carr had identified and we got gazumped.
    Not this time .seems theyre keeping it all under wraps .
    Lots of smoke screens i.e kone .
    Sissoko will be imense this season .

  • 10 djm... // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    With Davide stating he wishes to return to Milan in the black and white one day, surely this means we are about to sell him to juventus for 1 million! Panic!

  • 11 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    To be honest I would rather have a manager like KK who spoke his mind and acted on it if he felt wronged than a manager like Pardew who stay calm and “keeps a diplomatic silence” whatever that means…

    …he could hardly be happy with this situation could he? and if he is what are we in for this season?

  • 12 ToonDanno // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Indian- it’s not that we can’t compete with them teams!, it’s the simple fact that we ain’t interested on there average targets. Not one of them players are better than are starting 11. If going to buy a player may as well be one to challenge first team not place on bench

  • 13 Indian Magpie // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    http://www.bundesliga.com/en/bildergalerien/galerien/0000259814.php?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer58bc7&utm_medium=twitter

  • 14 jeff // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Haha djm…

    Santon is a real class act aha.Yea him and his missus oh yea,must get it on every day.mhm

  • 15 TorqToon // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Danno – Spot on. See my post on the last thread re altidore.

    If we had signed him, everybody would’ve moaned it showed lack of ambition etc. He isn’t what this football club needs, and isn’t worth the money paid.

    Us fans are just so desperate for a signing, some would be happy with simply anybody signing.

    What’s the latest at your end mate?! You got the blog all excited last night with your Remy talk! :-)

  • 16 jeff // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Friend just texted me.He said there is a man of african descent with pointy hair and about 6 foot.He cant get any closer but will give me more updates soon.Stay tuned lads.

  • 17 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Torq…I am as clueless as they come when it comes to be an ITK so whatever you guess got bring it on (most of us knows it’s not gospel but noises you hear)

  • 18 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    *guess = guys

  • 19 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Boney,s transfer stranded last week because his personal terms could not be agreed on, apparantly he asked for a Sky High Salary?
    Vitesse and Swansea have already agreed a transfer fee.

    If? at the end of the day we ended up getting Boney and not the Swans he would probably end up on a bigger weekly wage than Michael Owen was on?
    Is Boney really worth that much money?

    Incidentally, Swansea are in Holland at the moment on their Pre-Season training. They are touring, and playing exhibition matches against amateur clubs and will be playing a friendly today against FC Den Hague. Their owner was born in The Hague, apparently !

    Chelski completed the signing of Van Ginkel from Vitesse yesterday !

  • 20 alka // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Well,Friday has been and gone but does anyone know what has happened to the major signing that dickheadnnear promised. Give me Pards any day of the week.

  • 21 Bearsize // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Santon was in ashington argos with his girlfriend last weekend. They bought an otimen. FACT i has contacts there lol really is true

  • 22 Rotonda heights // Jul 6, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    toon danno

    is that the same ba, Colo and benny who publically stated they didn’t like pardew’s tactics?

  • 23 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jul 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    @20:

    Well Alka, i really don,t believe we are going to be signing anyone except maybe Darren Bent or Carlton Cole?

    We can all come on here and say who we want but all of our supposed targets are being bought by most of our rivals in the league or going to big clubs in Europe!

    We have been linked with a lot of players but almost everyone of them are ending up going elsewhere.

    PEA to Dortmund is only the tip of the iceberg? Yesterday, totally out of the blue, it is reported in the press here that Chelski have signed Van Ginkel from Vitesse, the rest of the League are busy chasing signings and i believe we are doing Cock-All ?
    Loads of rumour, loads of Media Crap, but no action?
    Plus i dont believe for one minute that we will be getting De Jong from Ajax.

    The one fact that has been a big mistake i believe is taking back Kinnear as Technical Director. The rest are looking at us and thinking,

    “What is this for a Mickey Mouse outfit”?

    Not sure where this is all taking my beloved Club?

  • 24 ToonAussie // Jul 6, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Damaio to Southampton for 18 mil, thoughts?
    Ah if only we showed the same ambition..




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