Pardew Disappointed At PSG Manager – Fires Broadside

Alan Pardew has every right today to complain today about the conduct of PSG manager Laurent Blanc since last summer, when he continually talked about wanting Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye of Newcastle at the Paris club, and he will get his wish today with Yohan expected to sign for PSG in a deal that could be worth £23M.

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We’ve mentioned a few times that it’s completely unprofessional for any manager in football to talk about other clubs’ players to the press – which is the point the Newcastle manager made today.

This is what Alan said in the local press:

“I don’t think it’s right to keep mentioning players’ names who are under contract at other clubs,” “I try to steer away from it. If I said it once, I’d certainly never back it up again.”

“I’m a little bit disappointed he’s been doing that, I guess.”

The news is that it not only irritated Alan Pardew but also Director of Football Joe Kinnear and owner Mike Ashley – although if we get the full £23M for Yohan it will be a decent enough deal for Newcastle – although hardly on the scale of the Andy Carroll deal three years ago.

But we should have waited until the summer to cash in on the Frenchman, and not weaken the side by selling him in January.

That’s our view and we’re sticking to it. 😀

What do you think?

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17 comments so far

  • Slank

    Jan 29, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #1


    ‘.. pardew even said he can peel oranges with that left foot…’

    Keeping with fruit analogies, I think Pardew may have gone on to say that alas when combined with his right foot he tends to resemble someone who has stood on a banana skin.

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 29, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #2

    catchy – from previous

    yeh energy should be a given but it’s more than energy, he runs with the ball well and beats his man with ease really, that’s a harder skill than crossing i think, more natural.

    so if he just works an extra hour or two each day at it he could really kick on

    I guess in reality neither of them are world beaters.

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 29, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #3



  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 29, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #4

    12welshgeordie9 // Jan 29, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Is it just de dong and grenier that could be the only players that sign by Friday, if so that sucks big time.

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 29, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #5


    let’s see if pardew can help sort that out for him,

    god only knows, but shola had sbr coaching him, and that didn’t work

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 29, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #6


    shola is just not consistent, i don’t think any coaching can improve that when coupled with all his injuries. He is so annoying as sometimes he picks passes and shots or turns that you never see coming then the next time he can’t even hold the ball up.

  • toon1707

    Jan 29, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Why is pardew not contesting remy’s red card Norwich are going to contest Johnson’s is pardew the only idiot on the planet that thinks remy head butted him contest it you fool

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 29, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #8


    I heard the cabella deal isn’t dead either yet….hopefully those 3 and we have done fairly well this window with buys, poor selling cabaye but guess we need to move on now.

  • bollance

    Jan 29, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #9


    Kets is seemingly right about the Man utd squad but i am not sure what has happened to his other great claim. Marv is training yet missing from matchday squads.

    I have always presumed that Marv would be brought back in over xmas when the players needed rotating, but that never happened. Armstrong is now seemingly ahead of him.

    Marv is on big cash and needs moving on at any price if he is not going to be used in any capacity.

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 29, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #10

    I rate mhendi abied highly ,

    for 2 seasons in a row he was our best player on pre season and not given a fair chance

    he is doing very well in Greece right now

  • Thump

    Jan 29, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #11

    @welsh: Yeah, Cabella is tied up until the summer so we can agree in principle. What worries me is that I’m 99% sure that Grenier’s contract is up at the end of the season so, knowing Ashley, he’ll get him in on a pre-contract to join in the summer.

  • corkypants85

    Jan 29, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #12

    If I were a manager of a champions league team like blanc or any football team I would do all I could to try and unsettle players to try and get them to join its just a part of the game I guess so long as it doesn’t go to far i.e tapping up

  • corkypants85

    Jan 29, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #13

    does anyone know what marvs wage actually is iv read on here a few times that he earns a decent wedge?

  • SholaHeskey

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #14


    Maybe Pardew wants to show how thin the squad is to MA/JFK (with Remy suspended for 3 games) as Shola or Cisse leading the line = more 0-0’s.

  • geordiesteve520

    Jan 29, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #15

    @Thump, I am pretty sure that the article says 2 years left; whether accurate or not that remains to be seen.

  • nufcusa

    Jan 29, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #16

    I have two things and I’m sure I will get shot down.

    1. Selling cabaye now was the ONLY move the club had. Rejecting this offer would lead to him being unhappy, potentially having a negative effect on others, his form dipping and ultimately his price slashing as he would be able to buy out his contract. Let’s not forget he has asked to leave TWICE. Great player for us but his time was up.

    2. Complaining that we may only sign 2 players this window is crazy. It is tough to get value and you are once again gambling that a player will settle as you can’t get premiership proven qaulity.

    If we sign 2 we will of brought in 7 new players in 12 months. That is sustainable spending and sensible squad development allowing the group to gel and develop an identity.

  • Hobs

    Jan 29, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Selling now was the right thing to do:

    -We’re gonna end up 8th this season, with or without him. We’re also out of any cups, so there is nothing more to play for. We can afford to drop a few points.
    -He’s in great form = prize goes up
    -I read som places that he would be able to buy out his contract in the summer, as he’s been here for 3 years of a 5 year contract. If that’s true, he would be able to leave for far less money and there is nothing Ashley can do to stop him
    -Better finish the drama now, than to go through the Arsenal story again like last summer.
    -If we get in a replacement now, he’ll have half a season to adjust to the premier league.
    -We don’t want an unhappy player.


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