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Alan Pardew – This Is How It Will All Work

10:22 am, Monday, July 8th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 34 Comments

Alan Pardew has talked to the press today, and in one interview he describes how he sees it working with Joe Kinnear, Graham Carr, Lee Charnley and of course Mike Ashley, and Alan seems to have a good handle on it, and explains it well.

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Alan Pardew taking the training on Saturday

This is what Alan said in the Evening Chronicle today about how he sees the transfers working this summer:

“I’m not sure what the worry would be on that.” “It is no different to what we had before.” “Graham comes up with one or two suggestions,”

“I come up with one or two suggestions and we probably have a list of four that will take the team forward.” “We present that to Joe.”

“And Joe presents that to the owner.” “Joe has to dress that up to the owner in terms of finance and how is it going to work.”

“Then Lee Charnley comes in and hopefully we get the player over the line.” “I think that is no different to what we had before.”

“Joe’s experience of what he’s had as a manager, Mike feels that he probably knows the scene slightly better than Derek Llambias in Mike’s opinion.”

“As far as I am concerned the most important factor for Joe is transfers.” “You could say he is not fulfilling the role that Derek had to a degree.”

“But Secretary Lee Charnley will fill the other part of the role.” “He has great experience and has done a brilliant job for us.”

“Between myself, Lee and Joe we hope to get some transfers over the line, and some out by the way, because the squad is a little thick in some areas.”

Alan missed Graham Carr out of that last sentence, since Graham Carr still has a big job at the club, and will work closely with Joe Kinnear on scouting players.

And we still half expect Mike to appoint another executive to take up the duties that Derek LLambias had, and work at the same level as Joe,. and report directly into the owner.

But Alan says everything is covered by the people currently at the club,. and certainly the way Alan explains it is the way it’s supposed to work – in theory.

But I’ve had some experience at IBM on how personalities can negatively impact an organizational structure, so let’s hope Joe Kinnear doesn’t screw it all up.

And in theory, all Joe has to do is the job he was hired for, and not interfere with Alan doing his important job in managing the squad of players, and getting the best out of them.

Joe’s job is to continually make that squad a lot better, by bringing in good new players to Newcastle in every transfer window, and moving out players who are not up to standard.

What do you think?

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34 responses so far ↓

  • 1 richyg01 // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Nice little put down of Lambsass there AP.

  • 2 richyg01 // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    I think this system could work, they just need to prove it to us before the end of the window.

    Then, hopefully, Joe will fade off into the background until the next window.

  • 3 Indian Magpie // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    What happened when Ketsabia9 and Jeff went on Lunch together

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    In other words it sounds like all Joke Kinnear will be is a mouth piece between Pardew/ the club and owner Mike Ashley (who didn’t seemt o communicate at all last season)

    …and what a mouth-piece he’ll be 😉 lol

    Seriously what is Joke Kinnear really going to be doing that couldn’t not be done otherwise?

  • 5 Levi // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM


    I’ll be nice because you’re only young and seem like a nice lad. But when you think of how much a player would cost also try and consider if he would want to come to Newcastle. So sturridge and song i dont think would. And when you look at the players you are selling you have to consider if it would be that easy. I think 12m tiote,8m Saylor, 4m for guti,marvoux. Also i wouldn’t sell marvoux because he is a great player but only Newcastle fans can see that. I do feel if he plays to his ability he will be in the 1st team

  • 6 richyg01 // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    @ 4

    Its worrying having a mouthpiece that cannot get peoples names right, we could end up with anyone!!

  • 7 jeff // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Hmm true.If Gosling is off we will not be able to get Baine so easily.Another left back option is Keiran Gibb or even Johnny Evan (he can do a job at LB)

    Maybe a cheeky bid for luke shaws? 1 mill anyone?

  • 8 Spuggy // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    What’s everyone worried about, we’ve signed four new players already.


    Job done JFK, now have a holiday.

  • 9 Levi // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Gibbs is a good shout however he isn’t an upgrade on santon. Johhny evens wont leave united…who would haha

  • 10 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    3 players gone and 2 could be on there way out, i just hope we bring in good and above players not rejects like Bent

  • 11 Rowan Milsted // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Erm – we’ll need more than 4 players if we’re going to get rid of several. NJot sure where we’re ‘thick’ in terms of squad – maybe a euphemism for ‘not good enough’ – but we’re threadbare in terms of strikers and wingers. Colo or Saylor (or both) will almost certainly get injured next season so we need a CB as well. Perhaps Pardew is referencing the fact that we’ll have young players coming through, like Bigi and Campbell, and that we’ll reinforce significantly in the youth team. If we do and it works that would be a very good thing. Still need a good 5 players though I reckon.

  • 12 Klatoon // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    ”Mouthpiece”…sums up JK nicely!

  • 13 Rowan Milsted // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Manchester City’s Scott Sinclair has been backed in from 20/1 to 1/4 to sign for Newcastle this morning. Everton are thought to be their nearest contenders at 6/1. See all our transfer odds here.

    Hello hello!

  • 14 pottsclock // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    That could be five – remember there are two Ameomobis !

  • 15 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Rowan Milsted

    maybe it’s time for young Street to come in as a cover for CB he’s tall, fast and strong could be a good replacement when Colo leaves

  • 16 Levi // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Black and white.

    i was thinking the sane thing, not just street but vuckic,fergie,Campbell and bigi. Maybe they will be like 4 new signings next years. I really hope fergie and vuckic play well and make regular appearances cosbthey looked so promising

  • 17 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Rowan Milsted

    which site has them odds? i would love to see Sinclair here hopefully this will mean Jonas is moving on as well ( doubt it )

  • 18 Rowan Milsted // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:55 AM


    I’ve only ever heard good things about Streete. It would be great if he came through. How old is he now though? I remember talk of him cracking the 1st team back in 2011. Perhaps, perhaps… I definitely think the main plan is to invest in the youth team and bring players through.

    I really hope that Sinclair story is true. How much would he cost though?

  • 19 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:56 AM


    defo mate, with the right training on Ferguson he could be the next Bale 😉

  • 20 Dannyo // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Betting sliced on Scott Sinclair to #NUFC lads!
    Have we put in a bid?

  • 21 Rowan Milsted // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:56 AM


    Sky Sports transfer clockwatch

  • 22 ToonDanno // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM


  • 23 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Rowan Milsted

    i think he’s about 18-19 years old, with first team starters he could be world class maybe even better than Varane from Real Madrid

  • 24 Toonfan8 // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    we dont need another CB when Collo is staying…
    cm—cabaye, sissoko, anita, jonas
    wingers,forwards—ben arfa,gouffran,obertan,sa.ameobi,campbell
    also players like tavernier,ferguson,abeid,amalfitano….
    so we dont need squad players, we need one or two starters…mainly winger,am,striker
    so targets can be one of s. de jong,boudebouz
    so bring de jong, ince, bent
    sell shola, obertan…already left gossling, perch
    bring three players sell deadwood and we are in very good position

  • 25 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Rowan Milsted

    cheers mate, i’ll be keeping my eyes on Sky Sports all day now lol

  • 26 Rowan Milsted // Jul 8, 2013 at 10:59 AM


    I heard Fergy is going to be loaned out. Is that just speculation? I really like him (as a winger though, not a LB) and I hope Vukic makes it too. Trouble is that they nheedf game time and if they’re not up to scratch the team will suffer. With the likes of Gosling, (hopefully) Obertan and (unfortunately) Perch leaving there is a good chance these guys will feature more for us next season.

  • 27 croftus5678 // Jul 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    sinclair would be a missing cog with arfa on the other side.

    not that i would prob settle for sinclair and a striker as i personaly would want another striker and winger but if we got sinc+striker our team would be massively improved from last year.

  • 28 Rotonda heights // Jul 8, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Ian I asked before are you still being a t..t?
    Obviously the answer is yes, my apologies again just thought I’d check at the bank of ”Mr Charisma”

    How is your constant defending of your great god Pardew and the same tired old excuses any less sophorific?

  • 29 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 8, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Sinclair in a Newcastle shirt? the lad was born to play for us.

  • 30 Rowan Milsted // Jul 8, 2013 at 11:06 AM


    Ha, no worries mate. An exciting story! I didn’t realise Streete is still so young. Good stuff.


    R Tayor is injured for another 11-12 months; Abeid and Amalfitano are on their way out (I think). If Colo or Saylor get injured then Myp is the only real long-term option. Willo isn’t good enough for a run of games and I doubt Good is ready for regular PL starts either. I think wee definitely need a CB.

    As for wingers, Obers is awful and should be sold and Sammy A isn’t consistently good enough. That leaves HBA, who is better in the number 10 role, Fergy (if we don’t loan him), Guti and Goffran. Campbell isn’t a winger. We definitely need wingers.

  • 31 toon252 // Jul 8, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    People of the NUFCBlog – You are a gullible bunch

    You’re sat here arguing with “Jeff” a “13 year old boy from India” who seems to have a great aspect of the English language.

    He is a troll – He says ridiculous things and you lot argue with him – Baines for 4m, Luke Shaw for 1m – McClean for 15m…

    We’ve had them all on this blog over the last 5 years I’ve been reading – Jeff, Bob, Bill, Jim – That’s just the ones I can remember, The last three were Mackems.

    Stop feeding the troll

  • 32 martoon // Jul 8, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    In an interview I heard this morning on BBC Newcastle Pardew said that JFK was effectively a replacement for DL. I don’t quite understand how that can work because DL was the Managing Director with a financial background whereas JFK is Director of football with a football background (supposedly). Surely they are completely different jobs – however I can see the sense of having a direct link to MA via JFK – time will tell if it works.

  • 33 Toonfan8 // Jul 8, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Rowan Milsted
    ideally I want to cover every position with two great players, but we have to tell how it is, we arent MU or Man city, chelsea…we have only premier league next year and maybe 5,6 cup matches, so to have two very good cb out of side when everybody is fit will be luxury, rather spent on two wingers than another cb…and for raylor, tavernier could be rb also raylor, mym, anita…so we dont need rb cover…two wingers sinclair,ince,wijnaldum and one striker bent,gameiro and we are massively improve

  • 34 Slank // Jul 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    martoon @ 32

    I believe what Pardew meant was that Joe will look after that side of Llambias’ old job that was to do with football.

    Another as yet unnamed and possibly not yet appointed person will handle the other side which is managing the non football / team side of the club and possibly the financial things although I’m sure the club have a Financial Director for that purpose.

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