I Work Hard For The Club, I Believe I’m A Good Manager


Alan Pardew has been singing the praises of his players since the fourth win in a row against West Brom on Saturday, and they deserve the accolades, there’s no doubt about that.

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Alan Pardew – I work hard for Newcastle

The Newcastle side are close to going even higher in the league table, from our current 6th position, if we can keep the winning streak going,  and we are just one point behind 3rd placed Manchester City.

Manchester United and Tottenham drew 2-2 at White Hart Lane yesterday, and Liverpool surprisingly lost 3-1 at Hull, and only Chelsea and Manchester City were able to get their expected wins – Chelsea won 3-1  against Southampton at home, but were a goal down after just 14 second in that game at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester City beat Swansea 3-0 at home – and Swansea are Newcastle’s opponents in South Wales on Wednesday night.

Newcastle won all four of our league games in November,  and Alan Pardew must be a red hot favorite to win the Barclay’s Premier League Manager of the Month award.

Alan talked personally about what he does at Newcastle:

“I’ve always been consistent in my message,” “I work hard for the club, and I believe that I’m a good manager.”

“The most outstanding thing last month was the team. If there was a team of the month, they’ve won it. They’ve been brilliant.”

“I sensed before the game that the group is very, very strong. There’s a really good feeling in there.” “Everybody is fit and available, so your Yohan Cabayes and Colos can look around that dressing room and see quality.”

“And quality not even involved – Steven Taylor didn’t even make the bench, and we’ve got a strength in depth that we didn’t have even when we finished fifth two years ago.”

Newcastle now face a tough time of it at the Liberty Stadium at Swansea on Wednesday night, but the lads will be going all our for a 5th successive league win in South Wales.

Howay The Lads!!

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103 comments so far

  • Roger

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Well done Mr Pardew. We are on position 6.
    Next station is Wales with again 3 points and then
    Man United. Sorry Manu but we blow you out of
    your stadium.
    Newcastle United is the best club in the world.
    Howay the lads.
    Thank you.

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  • rwpoynter

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2

    It may be coincidence but I doubt it. The unsung hero in the club may well be the lady fitness coach as the fact we have won four games in a row is in no small part due to the fact that Alan Pardew has no injuries and can therefore pick his strongest side.

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  • ballerfan2

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #3

    Martin Jol is available. Any takers now from those here who named him as an upgrade on our current manager?

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  • toonincheek

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    It may be the influence of Miss Faye that is keeping our injuries down.

    At the moment, without wishing to be -ve, I am leaning towards it being a coincidence.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Are you trying to convince yourself Alan?

    Or are you trying to convince us?

    Some people on here are just not willing to accept you whatever you do?

    You could win the league and two cups and people would still be bitching about you on here?

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  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Just saw the Ameobi after the game interview

    “He doesn’t get many goals”

    Found that part ironic… since it’s coming from Shola’s mouth. Anyway… doesn’t matter if Ameobi doesn’t score many at the moment…. he is part of a winning team and I wouldn’t change that. That through ball to Remy… World class. Shame Remy couldn’t score.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #7

    Martoon from previous
    Don’t think they were strange subs at all tbh mate
    Anita came on because we were getting over run in midfield and cisse coming on was to run the clock down and imo let sissoko soak up the much deserves applause, last minute subs happen all the time

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  • martoon

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #8

    I think the game on Wednesday should be interesting especially in the light of Michael Laudrup dismissing Pardew’s comments about the EL saying it could be managed. Third game in 6 days for Swansea – lets see how well you manage it Mr Laudrup.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #9

    ED mate we are 2 points behind Man city not 1.

    Swansea ill be a tough test even harder than Man united a draw would be great for us but for some reason i think we can get a result against Man united

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  • yo-yo

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #10

    martoon

    We have to just go go at them – constantly pressure them in possession and they’ll get ruffled and tire. We’re on a roll and they are less consistently good than last season as their style has been rumbled. We can pick up these points if all goes well

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  • martoon

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #11

    toonarmydownsouth @7 – Like I said I understood the reasons just thought taking Reme off gave us no outball and were pinned back maybe taking Shola off might have been more sensible and the Cisse sub was too late there were only seconds left. Like I said being picky – still absolutely delighted.

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  • lesh

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #12

    And with regard to…. “I’ve always been consistent in my message,” “I work hard for the club, and I believe that I’m a good manager.”….

    Well, if Pards doesn’t blow his own trumpet, who will?

    And….

    rwpoynter – I’m sure no-one could disagree with your comment about Faye Duanaway or whatever she’s called. The lack of injuries is noticeable when compared with last season.

    And….

    ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ give Shola a break man, despite his weaknesses, he’s been a stalwart of Newcastle United’s squad over the years.

    Ok his goals tally isn’t as prolific as say Shearer, but his support play has been well noted as well as those he’s scored against a certain club down the road!

    Give the guys a break and lay off him, and if Pards and Kinnear’ve got any sense, they’ll offer him an extension beyond this season – a realistic one that’ll encourage him to stay around,

    There now, there’s the Shola boat pushed out, now let’s see how long before the barrage of criticism starts!

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  • lesh

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #13

    Black and White….. one point, two points behind?

    Oedipus, Schmoedipus… no worries, as long as the boy loves his mother!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #14

    i got to give credit to Pardew how he uses Shola, he doesn’t score goals but he gets into midfield to hold up the ball and pass it to a more creative player, Pardew has made his 4-4-2 into a phase of a 4-5-1 when defending which i think is a great fluid system he has done

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  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #15

    I wasn’t taking the p!ss. Just found it ironic that he of all people would say that. If you actually looked at the second part of that comment… I did praise him.

    It profits to read the whole comment and not just half of it and focus on the ‘assumed’ negative.

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  • jayphoto

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #16

    Gotta say, Sholas making a huge difference to our play! Against norwich we were a weaker team after he went off and against WBA shola was outstanding (as was willo again)
    Think in january we definately need a big striker to compliment Remy as shola struggles to stay clear of injuries and rarely makes it past 65 minutes! Gomis is definately not this man tho! Maybe Sam Vokes at Burnley, having a great season and dinally fulfilling his potential

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #17

    Black and White
    Think Swansea is very doable, they are ravaged with injuries and have an extremely congested schedule, imo couldn’t play them at a better time
    Having said that i can see us making a few changes with us playing Manure on Saturday

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 2, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #18

    not sure how much the fitness coach will have done yet to prevent injuries, except maybe offer advice to change training/customise it.

    but it is good she is at the club as there will be long term benefits.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #19

    jayphoto
    Normally would agree but shola done the full 90 after playing 3 straight club games and an international, think we’re seeing the benefit of Faye’s work
    But could defiantly do with a CF but can’t see one coming in if we have Cisse on the bench

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #20

    swansea are without michu and bony too…big help

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #21

    Wigan have sacked Owen Coyle
    There are managers getting the boot left right and centre!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #22

    Sage
    Isn’t Rangel out as well?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #23

    tads

    possibly, i just knew the two forwards were out

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #24

    i posted this a few days ago after meeting my pal from the club, some news but was dead at the time.

    Well it’s been a while since I have offered any gossip on here but finally caught up with my old pal so have a few tidbits for you all.

    disclaimer – none of this is guaranteed but just to the best of my knowledge.

    The club do not expect to keep hold of remy, they will try in January but if they cannot get him to sign then they may move for Jeremy Menez, (checked and out of contract in the summer so that could be a possibility).

    There was also talk we might move for younes kaboul from spurs to replace an outgoing colo.

    The third player was gomis, another guy we were linked with in the summer so hardly a shock to be linked again.

    The final one was less believable, Blaise Matuidi, I don’t know much about him myself, but playing regularly for PSG I cant see it, unless some agreement was reached with cabaye?

    But I heard there will be no outgoings this January at all, Colo is the only one they would consider but no offer from Argentina anywhere to be seen.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #25

    Sage
    Think Vorm is as well, be interesting to see if Laudrupp says anything about Europa after what Hew Jenkins said

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #26

    Sage
    Be nice if we wanted to add Menez as well as Remy what with Shola being out of contract in the summer, although is he really an out and out CF?
    Mauridi would be a great signing and possibly be looking to move given the rise of veratti(?) and there spend happy owners, heard there after Mountinho(?) from Monaco
    Gomis I’d dodge, OL are trying to start a bit if a bidding war and his agents are driving up his wages
    Kaboul would be a huge signing imo but can’t see him moving to a “smaller” club

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #27

    Is it me or only English Teams have problems with EL

    Haven’t heard anything from the likes of Valencia, Fiorentina etc. Though the likes of Bordeaux and PSV are struggling without libeling EL

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  • lesh

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #28

    toonarmydownsouth… Could it be that Fay Wray or whatever’s helped by introducing some methods that reduce the chances of strains, pulls tears etc during training at least. You must have noticed we’re suffering as many as last season.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #29

    Pardew has done okay, but NUFC deserve better, a lot better.

    For Me he is not a good manager.

    And Shola Ameobi scores a PL goal once every 2 full moons

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  • jayphoto

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #30

    @TDS definately agree about Faye Downey! We look fitter and aren’t flagging at the end of matches and we are pressing higher up and throughout games (tho this might be because HBA, Cisse and Marveaux arent playing)
    Think some credit has to go to the coaching staff, willo and shola have been in the form of their lives, coupled with Debuchy and Gouffran looking far more settled and sissoko works like a trojan al day on the right! We knock the board for no signings but we’ve now won 4 on the trot without taylor, MYM, Haidara, HBA, cisse, anita or Marveaux in the side! Looks like we’ve got a decent squad

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  • DG MAGPIE

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #31

    I am willing to fight anybody on here who is brave enough to speak ill of wor Shola!

    4 points this week please champs

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #32

    Lesh
    Defiantly seeing a benefit from her imo, maybe she’s getting them to rest/warm down properly after matches/training
    Maybe it’s more sensible training, better workout programmes etc but it’s working
    However it won’t stop injuries altogether and hope fully we have a plan B because if say Remy gets injured we look like we could be in trouble unless cisse picks his form up, although there were signs against Norwich

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #33

    Jayphoto

    But we can still get better, a decent striker would go a long way.

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  • EllaGuru

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #34

    lesh

    Fair point on Bambi mate. He has been a stalwart at the club. While others might view him as excess baggage rather than a stalwart there is no doubting that he is as loyal a servant to the club as anyone. Think back to the dark days of Championship football.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #35

    HD
    In fairness to Shola he’s not currently in a role to score, he’s in the team to set up counters which he is doing very very well

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  • Slank

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #36

    Sage,

    I would be very surprised if we can secure Remy on a permanent contract as his value is increasing with every game. Whilst he is benefiting us at the moment there must be quite a few clubs out there who would pay big bucks for him. I wonder how much playing with many other French players, many internationals, will influence him.

    Irrespective of what happens I would like to see us bid for Shane Long. He is quite a handful. Fast and strong with an excellent leap.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #37

    *ding ding DG vs HD round 1

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  • dcdick

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #38

    So Mr Pardew thinks he’s a good manager then, says who ? oh yes he says so himself ………………….

    Pardew out !!!

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  • EllaGuru

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #39

    toonarmydownsouth,

    My money’s on DG Magpie!

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #40

    TADS

    Strikers are judged by the # of goals they score.

    I personally will not give him a new contract.

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