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.
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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