Positive Press Conference From Pardew – Remy Looking Good

Alan Pardew gave his press conference today for the game at Aston Villa on Saturday, and the Newcastle manager came over very positively,  and said that he thought he had a good side this season, even though Newcastle fans were very unhappy at not getting a marquis striker  through the door during the summer.

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Shola Ameobi – inspired by World Cup opportunity

Alan said that Yohan Cabaye has been training well this week, and is again being professional, after refusing to play in the first two league games of the season.

And when questioned about Loic Remy, Pardew said that Remy had been training extremely well this week, and had looked good, and that he had impressed his new colleagues with his good form.

On the injury side of things,  it seems that all our players are fit for the game, and we think that has to be due to the work of  Faye Downey, as the fitness consultant during the close season, and we hope Faye keeps involved throughout the season.

One of the big problems we had last season was all the injuries we had to a number of our top players,  including Fab Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Yohan Cabaye, Ben Arfa and others.

The Newcastle manager also mentioned Shola Ameobi’s first International goal for Nigeria on Tuesday night against Burkina Faso, and it seems Shola is inspired by the possibility of appearing at the World Cup next summer in Brazil, so late in his career.

Alan Pardew also admitted there was competition for places all over the field, and that was mainly due to everybody being fit for Saturday’s game.

It was a lot of positive news from the Newcastle manager at the press conference, , but the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and Newcastle need to get a good result at Villa Park on Saturday.

Then things could begin to look up on Tyneside.

What do you think?

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42 comments so far

  • ginola_tonic

    Sep 12, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Yaaay. Jonas and tiote will be back in then. Whoop whoop. NOT

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 13, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #2

    It’s a bit early to be crediting Faye for a supposed lack of injuries.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 13, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #3

    Ruddy, weren’t you getting upset about people having multiple personae and weren’t you criticising poor Ian for it? I take it you’re Ciaran or have I started to lose the plot too?

  • Quasimodo's tailor

    Sep 13, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #4

    B & B. He’s an r’s wipe.

  • Trinidad Magpie

    Sep 13, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #5

    I have to say i will be extremely disappointed if Anita doesn’t get time on Saturday.

    What is the point of fringe players, performing well, when there is no other option, to then go back to the bench and not be given a chance when there are options.

  • Ciaran

    Sep 13, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #6


    I’ve made no attempt to hide the fact that I posted under Ruddy. B&B (the other one) made the point the other day that since my real name is given on my blog, posting under a pseudonym was fairly pointless.

    Also, “poor” Ian? Adjectives like that can cause suspicion you know.

  • Ciaran

    Sep 13, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #7


    Delightful. Care to add anything further?

  • Ciaran

    Sep 13, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Be sure to check in on the NUFC Daily tomorrow morning, there will be news and views galore! 😀

  • Ciaran

    Sep 13, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #9

    In the mean time, keep up to date with the latest releases by following our twitter account @NUFCDailyBlog

  • Ciaran

    Sep 13, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #10

    I’ve a feeling this may be utterly pointless….

  • jeff

    Sep 13, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #11

    can’t be worse than this article lmao

    this article is just saying what pardew said (which was already stated in the last article) in ed’s own words, offering no opinion or insight

  • Tino 11

    Sep 13, 2013 at 4:08 AM

    Comment #12

    I actually think the current squad could suite a 352 formation, if a replacement for Taylor was bought.


    —————-Taylor Coloccini Mapou

    Debuchy ————————————Santon

    ————Sissoko Cabaye Tiote/Anita

    ——————- Cisse Remy

  • RonVanDam

    Sep 13, 2013 at 5:50 AM

    Comment #13

    @ Tino 11

    Like the way you are thinking but pardew is too incompetent to try something like this

  • theartfuldodger

    Sep 13, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #14

    Pardew goes with Jonas And Shola. When its 0-0 for 75 mins Pardew brings on Remy and Gouffran . Or cisse and gouffran. We win 1-0. Everyone raves about how we played in last 15 mins and everyone is happy.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Sep 13, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #15

    Morning lads!

    …regardless of Pardew always trying to put a positive spin on everything we should have a good enough side to mount a challenge in the beginning of the season!

    Whether or not it will be enough until January we will just have to wait and see. We need to stay injury free and our main stars need to rise to the challlenge – like the season where we finished 5th the fringe players can be the key to the season.

    But if it goes anything like last season then we all know where we will be 🙁

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 13, 2013 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #16

    Martoon 12-9-2013 22:01
    ”Don’t get me wrong I’m not an Ashley supporter, I hate what he is doing to the club, just saying I can actually see the logic of taking account of wages in the total cost of a player”
    Maybe you can Martoon, but when then these figures are being used to claim we were the sixth highest spenders this year while only taking into account of what other clubs spent in transfers, it is very, very wrong and is just another example of the lies being peddled out, and worse than that it is assuming that we’re all stupid.

  • cyprus

    Sep 13, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #17

    Ciaran (ex-Ruddy),
    I sense your disappointment, both in trying to placate the masses re your ex-persona (who was clearly articulate but also partial) and in trying to get new people at your new site.

    Keep trying and resist what ‘Ruddy’ used to do, ie. go on the attack.

    Regarding your site, I think make it easier for people to comment, ie. there are aps where people can comment without registering or giving an email address. I admit I didn’t comment when I saw you needed that, I hesitated carrying fights into my mailbox! 🙂 Best of luck with your efforts.

  • cyprus

    Sep 13, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #18

    Tino 11,
    What you have there with 5 defenders lacks any ambition! AP would get crucified for playing that. It’s a 0-0 formation. And it has no width, and it includes Taylor and it doesn’t feature HBA. Sorry mate, not very good for me.

  • giimps

    Sep 13, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #19

    To count players wages as part of the cost of buying him are ridiculous, unless you count players wages saved when they are sold or their contract ends.
    It’s like saying we spent 30 mil on these players but not saying we sold these players and got back £25 mil in saved wages and player sales……….but we spent 30 mil for these players( which is true ,but not the overall picture)

  • Toon73

    Sep 13, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #20

    Cabaye sorted out his differences.

    Shola invigorated by World Cup

    Campbell back from loan

    I don’t know about you blokes, but that’s like 3 new signings just there.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 13, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #21


    Exactly….then we compare that figure (transfer fee, agents fee and wages) with purely the transfer fee other clubs play.

  • Thump

    Sep 13, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #22

    5 at the back could be an interesting tactic, actually. We just have to let the full backs sit further up the pitch and put them in a more attacking role. We tried it under Houghton iirc after Blackburn tore us apart in the same formation. We tried it in the next match (or similar) and got our backsides torn a new one. Too much discipline required for us, I think.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 13, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #23


    I think any change of system, when that different, just takes a bit of time to come good. Very few times will it click within a week or two, mistakes will be made until players fully understand their roles and for partnerships with the players around them.

  • fatman

    Sep 13, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #24

    Pardews just a second hand car salesman and the sooner you except it the sooner you see the lies i have always seen through people quicker than most to the extent that my friends take a dislike to anyone i do its very rare that i get it wrong and from day one Pardews been an ar*e wipe when ever i have met people like i have seen through them with Pardew hes the nice cop, while trying to fit you up.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 13, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #25

    Pardew loves to talk but give it 24 hours and he’ll contradict himself again and say the polar opposite.

  • jeff

    Sep 13, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #26

    if pardew plays this team tomorrow i will refuse to support newcastle:

    debuchy saylor colo santon
    tiote cabaye
    ben arfa sissoko jonas

  • jeff

    Sep 13, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #27

    if he fields that xi i hope we lose every game 8-0 until he is sacked

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 13, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #28

    Imagine a parallel universe where we had the following:-

    1) A rich owner who genuinely loved the club as much as the 52000 who turned out for Harper.

    2) A D.O.F who was NOT a drunken, foul mouthed oaf and has-been, but an articulate, progressive and intelligent ambassador for the club.

    3) A manager who was NOT tactically out of his depth
    and who had a successful winning CV worthy of the position.

    4) A sponsor like Virgin a respected multi international and world leading brand. Oh wait……

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 13, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #29


    what would you write about though if we had all that? haha

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 13, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #30

    artful dodger

    Spot on. the tragedy is that we finally did get it togethe for the last 15 v Fulham, but that will be totally lost on pardew as saylor, tiote, Jonas and probably shola all march straight back in.

  • fatman

    Sep 13, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #31


    i don’t agree with you first part of your statement but i cant wait for the second part to happen.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 13, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #32


    you have a point there, maybe it’s just in the geordie gene
    to have something to moan about! What would we do with ourselves if we ever got success? What’s the etiquette !!

  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 13, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #33

    Only words at this point, but it would seem that Saylor will not be straight back in this weekend.


    I know it was only 15 minutes or so against Fulham, but let’s see if Pardew has remembered what he did before, for that brief spell back in 2012.

    I can’t see Shola starting, but after his international goal, we can probably expect a super sub appearance 🙂

  • Slank

    Sep 13, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #34

    I would be very surprised if the lineup is not:

    Debuchy – Mbiwa – Colo – Santon
    Ben Arfa – Cabaye – Tiote – Sissoko
    Cisse – Remy

    The formation could be either 4-3-3 or 4-4-2. I don’t see 4-5-1 if Cisse and Remy play together.

    I doubt it will be nil-nil. I expect us to score. I have a feeling we will do well. I expect Cabaye to be fired up but hope that doesn’t lead to yellow or red cards.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 13, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #35


    Not sure what we do if we win? same as when we lose? have a drink? haha

    I’m sure with your cynical nature you can find something to moan about even if newcastle win every game 4-0 playing like 1970’s brazil. haha

  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 13, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #36

    Not so impressed by these words mind…


    Back to more lack of clarity. We do have money, we don’t have money, we can go in to over overdraft, but we shouldn’t, we did bid, but couldn’t get the deals done.


    If a bid near £10m was too much, then why not look at targets for less? Were there none? How about Sinclair for £5m?

    Hopefully he means it when he says he’s not going to discuss the window again for a while. Just stick to getting the team we do have right and let’s go from there Alan. We know you have little to do with transfers, so let Joe or Mike sort this one out, it’s doing you no favours whatsoever.

    Slank…I wouldn’t be surprised to see something along those lines. If anyone is likely to be thrown back in, it is Tiote. Would rather Anita was left in there tbh, let Tiote work his way back in through sub appearances first.

  • Slank

    Sep 13, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #37


    Virgin is not a respected brand. Branson is a thoroughly unpleasant individual. He would be the last person you would want to ‘own’ Newcastle United. From the Telegraph:

    The sprawling business empire that makes up Richard Branson’s Virgin investment group consists of about 400 operations, a tangled web of enterprises owned via a complicated series of offshore trusts and overseas holding companies.

    Branson’s finances are difficult to penetrate because of their complexity and opaqueness, with few of his large companies wholly owned by Branson himself. His big-branded firms such as Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Money, Virgin Media and Virgin Trains have other major shareholders.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 13, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #38


    Sponsor not owner!!!!

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 13, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #39


    can assure you I wouldn’t!!

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #40


    But I like your ranting haha


    Just because he hides details of his companies doesn’t make him a bad person, most big companies do this to avoid paying tax…i’m sure a lot of people would if they could.

    Ashley is a thoroughly dislikeable man….90% staff on zero hour contracts as well as illeged stories of him using the child labour market.


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