Newcastle’s PR Goes Into Overdrive – Pardew Protects His Boss


We expected Alan Pardew has come out today and said his squad is quite strong, and that while he was disappointed we couldn’t get another striker or froward in the squad is still quite strong – but maybe after talking to his boss Joe Kinnear,  the statement from Alan is just a little bit over the top.

Alan Pardew at Rangers shouting

Alan Pardew – appears to be upbeat about his strong squad

This is what Alan said on the Newcastle web-site today:

“We are delighted to have brought Loic Remy to the club in this window and we believe he will form an exciting and effective partnership with Papiss Cisse.”  “Joe has worked hard on numerous targets, particularly an additional offensive player.”

“However some of the options that were available within our financial means were not as good as the players we already had,  and there is no point bringing in new players unless they can improve us and take us forward.”

“We did the majority of our business in the January window, signing five excellent first team players.” “With the strong squad we have we should all approach the season in a positive, optimistic frame of mind.”

Alan Pardew is what we c all a good soldier, he is a good team player and goes with the party line, and his statements to the press are always mature and usually positive.

But we cannot stop but think he is going out of his way to protect his boss Joe Kinnear with the statement, and if we weren’t going to sign any more players and we were satisfied with what we had, why did Alan keep saying he wanted another striker or forward brought in?

But he tried to address that in his statement above, but it still doesn’t hide the fact that the other clubs were spending money this summer like it grew on trees.

Alan Pardew hasn’t got as strong a squad as he would have wanted, that’s the real truth, but those of you who don’t rate Alan, give him a chance, and you never know – we may even surprise ourselves again this season as we did the season before last.

And if Loic Remy can have a great season, and is as good as we think he is, we could still do well this season – but it’s with no thanks to our Director of Football.

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244 comments so far

  • Slank

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #1

    ar69 @ 256

    Actually there is very little if anything in the national press about Newcastle being the ‘laughing stock’ because we didn’t buy anyone.

    Usually the press have a go because of the antics of the fans.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #2

    The man doesn’t have an opinion…………..saying that he doesn’t have a spine or a pair of balls big enough to have enough personal pride or self respect to voice his true opinion.

    Any other manager, other than one who was so desperate for a job, would have walked a long time ago

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  • JAMSHA

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #3

    kick this clowns a** ….. SACK AP

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Slank

    Well said. I posted an article about football fans perception of the best and worst owners in England. We didn’t even get a mention…

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #5

    the man is sackless

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  • Belfast

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #6

    He’s a mug.

    If relegation meant getting rid of all these jokers, I’d take it now.

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  • Felipe

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Team against Villa to get 3 points

    Krul
    Debuchy Mbiwa Colo Santon
    HBA Cabaye Tiote Sissoko
    Cisse Remy

    Subs: Elliott, Anita, Gouffran, Dummett, Taylor, Marveaux, Sammy, Vuckic

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #8

    TDSarf @4…When was that article from?

    I have tried to correct my last post on the previous thread re taking money from the club.

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  • Hughie_Gallacher

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Even if the players available weren’t as good as what they already had, that is not the point. Newcastle are seriously under strength and need bodies.

    But then, that would be to take Pardew at face value, when we know deep down there was no serious intent to sign anybody.

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  • gar69

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #10

    Slink.
    Are you saying the current situation is okay. I didn’t say the press are calling us a laughing stock but I bet a lot of fans around the country will be shaking their heads thinking what is going on at our club.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #11

    He’ll be moaning about our small squad in a few months when the injuries kick in. Just like last season.

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  • jokinoot

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Puppet on a string

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  • naptoon

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Slank
    Have you listened to talksport today ??
    Ash , JFK and now Pards with this drivel have made us a laughing stock …. We’ve been getting ripped all day 🙁

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  • Dondatta13

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Who are the clowns here?…

    Is it the turnips running this once fine club?

    Or

    Is it us the mugs that put up with this dross?

    Where has our money gone fat lad?

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  • JackButler

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Before anyone goes around blaming Kinnear or slagging the man off, the reality is he has done the job he was employed to do………………the blame lays 100% at the door of Ashley

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  • SharpEnough23

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #16

    I see everyone putting their preffered line ups on here and I don’t see why on every one Cisse is there, I’d play gouffran and Remy up front

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  • yo-yo

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #17

    He has very little choice but to toe the line in public.

    But… It would have been VERY easy to bring in a Shola replacement who was not too expensive – and we are desperately short of quality cover through the squad and injuries will bite.

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  • clinath@ed

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #18

    “However some of the options that were available within our financial means were not as good as the players we already had, and there is no point bringing in new players unless they can improve us and take us forward.”
    So, being as they new our “financial situation” before the transfer window opened, all that bluster from I’m and JK was basically crap!

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  • Edd Case

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #19

    There’s no way that AP said any of that dribble.

    I don’t like AP but he’s consistently said we need new players in, we didn’t get them (just one loan player) and now he changes his tune? B{u}ll.

    It’s clearly written and published by the PR machine at NUFC and AP probably knows naff all about it.

    Either way, we’re still a laughing stock.

    Cannot effin wait til MA sells up and leaves, done absolutely nothing for this club.

    Any talk of how wonderful we are financially these days is just nonsense because we are simply being run the SportsDirect way, which is simply to line the pockets of MA.

    GET OUT OF OUR CLUB

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  • gar69

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #20

    This is what Pardew has said.
    Joe [Kinnear] has worked hard on numerous targets, particularly an additional offensive player. However some of the options that were available within our financial means were not as good as the players we already had and there is no point bringing in new players unless they can improve us and take us forward.
    Really, so Lukaku, McCarthy, Long, Borini. Wouldn’t not have improved our squad. You lying bunch f b——s

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Ibiza

    December 2012. So yes, so before we signed 5 players, before we managed to stay up and before JFK.

    What it proves is that our club is not the joke that some fans seem to think it is. Obviously the mackems will have their laugh and obviously if we ridicule our own club in front of other football fans, they’re going to join in, but some fans would have you believe that football fans are sitting in a pub talking about what a joke NUFC is…just not true.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Agree sharp enough. That would be my strike force against villa.

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  • yo-yo

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Belfast

    I have wondered long and hard if another relegation might lead to regime change too – but I find it very very hard to want my team to fail.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #24

    yo-yo

    He is toeing the party line (again) but surely the man has to have just a modicum of self respect left?

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  • naptoon

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Tdsarf
    Ask you the same listened to talksport today??? We’ve been getting ripped 🙁

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  • Belfast

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m the exact same Yo-Yo, but as they say, short term pain for long term gain.

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  • gsy_toon

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #27

    I know he comes across as a puppet, however I am struggling to believe that this statement is really from AP.

    Surely this had to be written by the JFK media dept!

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  • Belfast

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #28

    That’s the only possible way we’ll ever get rid of them.
    Relegation.

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  • joeinthecheapseats

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Jack Butler at 15 is on the mark. I think the plan was only ever two strikers but Fat Ash is a gambler and will try to get the next one in January at a cheaper price like he did last year
    Fans know we really need a left winger and centre half as well who should have been bought in June to bed them in
    JFK was always going to be the scapegoat for Ashley to save him money and any publicity is good for his sports empire

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  • Barton

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #30

    with that statement Pardew jst lost the last 2% of respect i had in the bloke,what a load of old Tosh!

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  • clinath@ed

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #31

    Nap toon..agreed, talksport have been bouncing between, taking the p!ss out of the management and feeling sorry for us fans. Hard to fault hem really eh?

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  • naptoon

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #32

    We’re an easy target unfortunately

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #33

    pards has been forced to say this so that the fans put more pressure on pards and less on jk >.<

    if i was carr though i'd be thinking they are calling his scouting saying the players he's found are not good enough when i think most of us would agree that most if not almost all the players we have officially been linked with would have improved us no end ! so i think even an under avg inteligence toon fan can see through this lie tbh.

    personaly i think the least person to blame is pards in all this followed by ashley with most of it on jk's head ! although i suspect ashley may have known this would happen when he actually employed him.

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  • tdyson

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #34

    @gar69

    You are spot on there.

    So many players were available that should have been on the cheap side for our very tight budget.

    C*&^%s

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  • toon22

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #35

    AP will play the team that finished the game against Fullam.

    You dont change a wining side even if Jonas is fit,its too early in the season for anyone needing a rest.

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  • fatman

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Alan Pardew is what we c all a good soldier, no ed he’s what we call a gobshite get it correct GOBSHITE.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #37

    naptoon

    I haven’t listened to talksport for years and I don’t go to the website either because it’s a trash media outlet that will say anything to get readers/listeners.

    One swallow doesn’t make a summer and one media outlet deciding to have a session taking an extreme angle on Newcastle doesn’t mean that the whole of football is laughing at us…

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #38

    TDS…I think for a little while most people thought we were on the rise. Mainly after the good work from the 11/12 summer and then that 5th placed finish.

    Injuries and extra EL games delayed people catching up with the reality of things. Not so sure people, fans of the club and outsiders, would still feel the same now.

    Maybe I’m an easy target, but I have a few English lads that work for me and they’re all having a mighty good time sticking it to me…and have done since last season tbh. Whatever good reputation the club had built, they have torn down over the past 12 months.

    Granted some fans may well exaggerate, but the principle is still the same.

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  • dazzler

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Don’t believe that Alan Pardew has said any of that rubbish to be honest.. It certainly doesn’t phonetically sound like him, nothing of “over the line” and such like.. Someone else has concocted that crap and stuck Pards name against it. But there again he doesn’t have the balls to speak out or walk so will probably not say anything anyway.. Sad day to be a toon fan, when your own manager doesn’t have the stones to do what is right.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Sep 3, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #40

    SEE, this is why I preferred Pardews silence.

    Guys, Is there any other business advantage for Ashley in buying only from france ( except for low prices) ? I mean in terms of advertising etc etc

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