Pardew Gives Players His Toughest Team Talk Ever

On the first day of training on Saturday,  Alan Pardew has told the Newcastle players they let everybody down last season, and they would have to shape up or be shipped out by the club.

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Manager Alan Pardew yesterday at first day of training

The report is in the Sunday People and we thought we would hear something from Alan Pardew yesterday, but although there were reports he gave an interview with nufcTV the fans have still heard nothing from the manager.

Alan also made it clear to the squad that he was the man they would need to please, since Alan is still in charge of the playing side of the club, even if the responsibility for all transfers into and out of the club is now that of Joe Kinnear, our Director of Football, who is in Sardinia on holiday at the moment.

This is what an insider told the Sunday People:

“The boss took his players, his No.2 John Carver and coach Steve Stone and gave them the toughest team talk we have heard since he became manager. “He laid down the law. He told them they had let everybody down last season and warned he would not stand a repeat this season.”

As long as Alan knows that he and the coaches were also responsible for what happened last season then what he told the players is just fine.

It’s an important season coming up for Newcastle, and it’s an important season for Alan Pardew and his coaching staff, and hopefully the manager will be able to produce the goods next season, like he did in the previous season, when we finished 5th top.

We are just hoping that Joe Kinnear does his job and gets some players through the door this summer, and lets Alan Pardew do his job.

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64 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 7, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Is Pardew including himself in that threat? He should. He was downright poor at times. I’m thinking of games like the fa cup tie against Brighton in particular. We were shockingly poor there for a second straight year. His league record even after 5 reinforcements was poor as well. Poor is your byword Alan.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 7, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed – you’ve nicked my post.

  • Warwick Hunt

    Jul 7, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Any links to highlights of Lions v Australia?

  • pawl250

    Jul 7, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #4

    It would be worthy to mention “homegrown” is a player that under the age of 21 has been registered with the FA for 3 years so

    Gosling for time being!

  • toonluvva

    Jul 7, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #5

    No good blaming players for setting up the team wrong from the outset by packing it with favourites and players out of position , tactics (usually negative), substitution etc etc etc etc ad nauseum That is YOUR fault Mr Pardew.

    If you, Mr Pardew, fail again we expect your resignation. If the team succeeds you can expect our plaudits and humble apologies for doubting you.

  • toonluvva

    Jul 7, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #6

    I should have added to my previous post that most Toon supporters hope and expect to see a team set up to attack and give a decent account of themselves.

    Whilst we might all dream of beating every other side, home and away, thereby winning the PL at a a canter, we are realistic enough to acknowledge that this is not going to happen.

    If we play well and lose, well it happens, get over it and move onto the next match. We do not want to see teams set up to try and defend a meagre 1 nil lead for most of the match. Reading game at SJP ring any bells?

    We all know that some we will win, some we will draw, and some we will lose. Just make sure that the last category is a few as possible.

    That is your mission. Let’s see how you do!

  • chuck

    Jul 7, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Face it Pardew is a dead man walking, trying desperately to save his job, truth is Kinnear is here to replace him by forcing him out.
    It ‘s a case of Ashley not wanting to pay him off, but he’s gonna hang around for his money, be foolish not too.
    What kind of owner would offer an idiot like Pardew an eight year contract, shows you how much Ashley knows about the game even after six years at the helm.
    Appearsa he bases everything on his retailing mantra buy cheap and sell for what you can get.
    Problem is it may very well work in the rag trade, but hiring cheap-ass idiots like Llambias and Pardew in a competitive league like the EPL is a step in the wrong direction.
    My sugestion is dump both Pardew and Kinnear and find a reputable football sabe GM plus a manager familiar with the modern game, that can work together and best utilise the present talent at the club.
    Look we cant continue on this course year after year, Ashley has to realise by now how incompetent he’s been and hire the professionals who can bring a degree of success to the club.
    Or eventually lose the fan base , who will lose interest and stay at home.

  • nufc_eire

    Jul 7, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #8

    To keep with the homegrown rule (and to spend as little as possible over the summer), we should sign:

    Sinclair (4m), Hoilett (4m) and Guidetti (5m) (or Bent) as back up fro the first team. We also need a young RB but I cant think of a cheap good one for the life of me. Also a tall young CB to replace Williamson if he goes would be nice but not necessary for this season

    For our first team we should sign Chadli (7m) and Gourcuff (on loan with option to buy in the summer). I’d leave buying a CB replacement till next summer when Coloccini leaves. But if Alderweireld becomes available for 8m then we should go for him now.

    Then our squad looks like:

    RB: Debuchy /R Young RB / R.TAYLOR
    CB: Coloccini / S.TAYLOR
    CB: Yanga-Mbiwa / WILLIAMSON
    LB: Santon / Haidara
    CDM: Sissoko / Tiote
    CM: Cabaye / Anita
    CAM: Gourcuff / Marveaux
    LW: Chadli / SINCLAIR
    RW: Ben Arfa / HOILETT
    CF: Cisse / Gouffran / GUIDETTI

    And then use the youngsters like Bigi to cover these players. Our squad would be super competitive then and would cost us around 20m altogether. I would sell every other senior squad player not listed here (which would generate around 5-6m extra funds).

  • PrinceMonkey

    Jul 7, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #9

    I have a boss who sometimes gets pulled over the coals by their boss for their failings. They then come back and try to bust our chops and act like it is the failings of us that is the problem when we know fine well the problem initiate from their leadership. Ill tell u that’s the days I start looking at other jobs! Some familiar?

  • PrinceMonkey

    Jul 7, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #10

    *sound familiar?

  • stuart no9

    Jul 7, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    Comment #11

    again pards blames everyone but himself . different season same sh/t . pardew out , and take your mates with ya .

  • jeff

    Jul 7, 2013 at 3:40 AM

    Comment #13

    just what we wanna see/

  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 7, 2013 at 4:05 AM

    Comment #14

    with the pics on Flickr, I would guess Mbabu and Kemen would be in the first team next year.

  • toonincheek

    Jul 7, 2013 at 4:41 AM

    Comment #15

    Any manager must have the belief of the players.

    Now, if the players believe that it was injuries that were the main cause of our poor performances last season (as has been put forward by the management)
    if they believe it was the tactics that led to the problems
    and NOT
    the players letting the club down

    then –
    AP will have lost the belief of his players even before the season starts

  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Jul 7, 2013 at 4:47 AM

    Comment #16


    If anyone knows could they please say where it is said that Kinnear is on holiday at the moment?

    If that is true then that is possibly the worst thing he’s done (out of many) in such a short time.

    He has ONE job: to sign players.

    If he has really gone on holiday a few weeks after getting the job in THE most vital time for a club’s transfers then he should be sacked immediately.

    Imagine if a player just went on holiday and missed a game during the season! If this is true then that is effectively what he has just done!

    He could go on holiday at any time when not in a transfer window and maybe not after just being hired, not knowing all the scouts and players they’ve recommended.

    If this is true then I am truly shocked.

  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Jul 7, 2013 at 5:01 AM

    Comment #17

    @toonluvva – I agree. I’ve been saying it since last october- it is not the results which were so worrying last season: it was the performances.

    Even when we scraped wins we were still embarrassing at times.

    Awful passing, hoofing it constantly, defensive tactics, no cohesion, no good movement or well worked bits of play, set pieces which are EXACTLY the same every time! (clipped/ floated up to the far post for someone to knock back down…) etc.

    Then, for a team that seemingly does no attacking movement/ passing training, you expect them to be solid defensively but they were still terrible defending set pieces!!

    And then people (Match Of The Day/ Soccer Saturday) blame it on the new signings not gelling when it was like this before January!


    Jul 7, 2013 at 5:03 AM

    Comment #18

    Go nufc here is the link reporting about joke in here is on holiday


    Jul 7, 2013 at 5:06 AM

    Comment #19

    Pardew is running scared for his Job !

    He is responsible for the Team on the Pitch and is equally responsible for the Bad, Bad season we had last year !

    I will back him for as long as he is trainer, but at the same time while he is reading the Riot act to the players he also needs to take a good hard look at himself aswell !

  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Jul 7, 2013 at 5:19 AM

    Comment #20

    @Roshan – err, could you try posting it again please, I think you accidentally left it out.

  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Jul 7, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    Comment #21

    Don’t worry, I’ve found it in the mirror. (Therefore I still don’t 100% believe it!)

    I seriously hope he’s there for negotiations because otherwise that is just disgraceful. Does no one else think this is practically surreal?!?!

    Nainggolan? Haven’t seen much of him but is apparently good.
    Nene rumours again?
    Don’t watch Italian football so don’t know many others.

  • lesh

    Jul 7, 2013 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #22

    You never know, Kinnear and his kin might just fall in love with Sardinia and decide to stay there.

    We live in hope!

  • jeff

    Jul 7, 2013 at 6:38 AM

    Comment #23

    you think ur some sort of joker dont u huh lesh

  • yorkymag

    Jul 7, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #24

    The rantings of a desperate man
    A bit late know Alan !!
    He will be gone within 10 games
    Just a sad situation when the future is likley to be a worse option than a completely incompetent Pardew
    Never mind maybe Joe dick head will find us a striker on the costa smerelda !!
    Enjoy the sunshine I fear it will be doom and gloom at SJP as the season kicks off in August

  • cestriasteve

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #25

    On the previous post about HBA playing out of position on the wing and the fact that he cuts in all the time and his indiscipline to plat as a number 10.

    Where should we play him? And who has been coaching the guy FFS I reckon if he has been coached by Wenger he would be a completely different player!! Paradew should tell him what to do!!!!

    I hope the same thing doesn’t happen to Sissoko cos he is potentially our best player build the team around him!!

    and I’ll keep spouting it, buy a new left wing and keep Jonas to cover LB or LW.

  • jeff

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #26

    we should sign diaby.

  • jeff

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #28

    looks like hes getting a bj HAHAHAHA @ JAMSHA

  • cestriasteve

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #29

    JAMSHA he is picking up his last pay packet!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #30

    So Pardew is back blaming the team for his lousy tactics and team selection?

    …cheaky bastard!

    And the guy responsible for buying players is on holiday! And that holiday just had to be when the transfer window opened?

    …cheaky bastard!

    And don’t get me started om Mike Ashley that cheaky … 😉

  • cestriasteve

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #31

    RE Shola, I think my 80 yr old dads summary is still a classic

    couldn’t trap a bag of cement , (looks down at his 18 tr old west highland terrier) our Mitsey is better on the ball than him!,, gets me every time

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #32

    God it is boring being a NUFC fan these days 🙁

    …god awful news and Joke Kinnear making a Joke out of us (as always)!

  • cyprus

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #33

    If it’s a case of players NOT following his directions and tactics, then he can blame them. But even if that was the case he should still talk as a team leader: “We must…”

    If JK is really on holiday before he even started work (!!!) then somebody sent him there. He may be in ‘Sa Bovida’ (a jail there!). That same somebody obviously wants him out of the way. So, he’s out of a job before he even started it! At least he’ll be calling old Fergie and Arsene for a friendly chat about the weather 😉

  • jazzyp

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #34

    good morning jesper ya cheaky b@stard lol.
    the blog was finally a better place to be last night at last,people full of optimism-torq was more fourth coming with his thoughts on de jong. Also remy a done deal next week (apparently).
    so all in all we haven’t got a damn thing to worry abt eh guys.yeah right oh who am I kidding !!.
    we seem to be making the right signs of the fact in getting rid of our fringe players , now we just need that pick me up of a topquality signing

  • thai-mag

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #35

    JAMSHA It looks like they are in training for the tour de france, not a football in sight

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #36

    Morning jazzup you cheaky…sorry bad habit 😉

    So you reckon we are in for something god or was that sarcastic? 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #37

    Cyprus…if that was the case with Pardew then it is a case of too little too late with his half time talk don’t you think?

  • cyprus

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #38

    Agree. Feels like a half time talk a month after the game has ended.
    I think if we are not top 8 after 10 games MA will fire him or make his position so tough he’ll quit.

    The mystery to me is JK. Obviously he’s been forced ‘on a holiday’, no one would get such an important job and take off a couple weeks later. So, MA’s plan (?) of replacing AP with JK has seemingly backfired…

  • jazzyp

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #39

    according to toondanno -remy is in the bag,he told us there was a player at st james park signing up when no one new of any thing last week and sure enough a 16 year old kid had been is he a itk ?? only time will tell bud.
    as for de jong-according to torq ajax have already signed his replacement so take that as you see it mate.
    also there is talk of N’koulou possibilities as well-who knows mate

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 7, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #40

    Never mind the talking to – They have to go in today for a double training session.


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