Some of the headlines of articles over the last several weeks have been that Alan Pardew’s silence has been deafening to Newcastle fans, and that’s been very true.
Alan Pardew – we hope he’s smiling today
Ever since Joe Kinnear was shockingly appointed the Director of Football (what was Mike Ashley thinking?), then Alan has probably done the right thing, and held a (long) diplomatic silence.
And it’s what Joe Kinnear should have done, but Joe being Joe, has shot his mouth off again, so to speak, and caused all kinds of trouble.
And it’s been as bad as the 53 F words he used in his first press conference as Newcastle’s interim manager in September, 2008, when he let fly at the Daily Mirror’s Simon Bird for some things Simon had written about Joe.
But Alan Pardew is now back in Newcastle and taking his first training session at Benton today, and news is that he has already given an interview to nufcTV, and we’re hoping that interview will be published today.
Newcastle players in training today – Alan’s on the right
And like a lot of important interviews, and this one is important, we hope the club will release the video so all fans can see it, and not only those who have a nufcTV subscription.
But we don’t expect Alan Pardew to be anything like Joe Kinnear, and he’ll say all the right things – but that’s what he should be doing to try to calm things down on Tyneside, after Kinnear managed in a twinkling of an eye to upset almost every single Newcastle fan with that outrageous talkSPORT interview.
Nobody can ever accuse Joe of being a diplomat, which is uusally needed in the executive ranks, but rather he’s his very own fan club.
And I’ve had a few notes from some readers saying in truth we’re not really too bad off this summer, and that’s right, and we have to remember we brought in five top Frenchmen in January, and we’ve yet to see the best of them.
But my concern now is with Joe Kinnear – and he’s a loose cannon if ever there was one – and that’s the concern many fans have about the coming season – what damage will Joe Kinnear do?
What do you think?
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