We’re Building Our Confidence Up – Pardew


Alan Pardew was as upbeat as he could be in his press conference today, but he did say it’s been a tough week in training but the lads have done well on the training ground this week.

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Alan Pardew – we’re back to work – building up our confidence

This is some of what Alan had to say today:

“We’re up against a very very good side and we have to make sure we have to defend well but we also have to offer a threat.”

“We’ve worked well on the training ground this week.” “It’s been a disappointing week as you can imagine, but still we’ve worked well this week.”

“We’re back to work and now and building our confidence up.” “It’s now about getting us and our position in the league more secure and my job is the next game, and that’s what I’m focusing on.”

Alan also said that a manager’s job these days is not on the financial side of transfers, and he hasn’t been involved on the financial side of transfers for at least seven years, and that’s probably the way it should be.

English football is now following the continental model,  where the manager is basically the coach and his job is to get best out of the players he has available.

The Director of Football and higher-ups in the club deal with all the transfers into and out of the club.

Newcastle need to get their confidence up and try to win one of their next two games, either at Chelsea (impossible?) or at home to Tottenham, and that would help raise the spirits of the Newcastle fans, who are not too happy at the moment. 🙁

And we still cannot believe the incompetence shown by the club last week, but I’m sure we’ll get over it – but it may take a little time.

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336 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #1

    count you have obviously spelt your name wrong imbecile

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #2

    im sure chelsea are cacking their pants at that news

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #3

    have you arisen from the wrong side of simons bed

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  • the fan

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Donachie is kicking the team into shape lol

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  • toonking

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #5

    their is absolutely no chance we win this weekend.

    we are 16-1 with bookies to win.
    even a draw is 4.5-1

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Priority, defend. Be hopeful for a lucky shot from distance as the threat.

    Depending on how adventurous Jose is, it could be a long afternoon.

    They’ll be wanting to repay us for the result at St. James’.

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  • DokToon

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #7

    want to see our spirits improve?

    1. beat chelsea
    2. beat tottenham
    3.beat villa
    4. beat hull
    5. beat everton
    6. beat fulham
    7. beat southampton
    8. beat manure (do the double)
    9. beat stoke
    10. beat swansea
    11. beat arsenal
    12. beat cardiff
    13. beat liverfool
    14. beat ashley, repeatedly, with a golf club til it sinks into his fat head we need to be effin active in the summer window…

    simples, really…

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #8

    king

    we could get a draw if pards adopts fat shams football from the 19th century tactics 😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Dok
    Can’t the squad just move no:14 up to say no:1?

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  • toonking

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #10

    team i predict starts this weekend

    _________Krul
    Debuchy_Willo_Saylor_Santon
    ______Anita___Sissoko
    HBA_____Marvo______Sammy
    _________shola/maybe dejong

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #11

    dok

    re no 14 just get geordie two to drop into ashleys house on his way to see markaccus 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Laurent
    Chelsea looked, well, they looked plain f**king scary vs citeh tbh

    The only bit of hope I’m desperately clinging on too is they have made a bit of a habit of dropping points against teams they should easily beat

    With Tiote out we’ve lost our only leader on the pitch atm and if he’s really out for a month I can see that 10 point gap we have closing quiet quickly

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #13

    hit them on the break
    they will be having their h/time cuppa

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  • TurkishFan101

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Last few days have been chaotic, what else are win in for the at the weekend?

    Cheer up, Cisse finally reveals why Pardew will never be a good manager or even average at best at all.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bfzww94IUAAC1uP.jpg

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  • TurkishFan101

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #15

    win?? we*** damn this keyboard!

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  • damma99

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #16

    It will soon be smashed to pieces on saturday you muppet.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #17

    We’ll park the bus mates. We have no choice now. Our starting 11 is decimated. It will be 4-5-1 all the way. Krul better have one of his best games to keep the score down. This is pathetic. Sack Joe (it seems Alan said the board did it) after the window closes! What is the point of that? They knew he was useless last fall.

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  • toonking

    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #18

    divert all the water from storms to his shops.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #19

    Yes I could drop in on Ashley wolfie mate. Give him the supporters’ perspective with a little help from the intervention tools. Yes that sounds good. I’ll put that on my to do list.

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  • jimmysmith

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Willie Donachie is suspended for striking Remi Streete. You don’t want to hear that. That’s bad news no matter how you look at it. Ones a guy with a long and successful career in the game, the other many have said has the physical attributes to play at the highest level for Newcastle. Doesn’t look good or augur well.

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  • DokToon

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #21

    sorry all, i was building to the crescendo… if id have put #14 as #1… youd have not bothered to read the whole list 🙂

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #22

    pardew is a fcuk nut

    confidence comes from winning ,

    he is setting his team up to defend , this we all know, the unknown qty in all this is will LDJ be up front all alone or will shola be there to flick the ball on

    JM set his team up to counter against man c, he will set his team up to camp in our half

    so I’m guessing that by the end of the weekend our confidence will be shot

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Ed
    “And we still cannot believe the incompetence shown by the club last week, but I’m sure we’ll get over it – but it may take a little time.”

    Last week? Try the last 18 months mate!

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  • TurkishFan101

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #24

    toonarmydownsouth

    18 months?? more like the last 6 years with this fat cockney b@tard in charge!

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  • Themesh

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Im thinking Shola will start as he will likely by captain, i cant see Taylor getting it from the start but when Shola comes off possible??

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #26

    tads

    live the banter on this site , but ED gets a lot wrong , I’m guessing in a week ED is gona start up with the list of players we are linked with in the summer

    🙁

    Ed I wish you would come back to being a fan, and not a journo looking in at us from the outside

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  • Wrong side of the Cam Toon Fan

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Hmm as much as i do defend Pardew-
    (not on here this is my first post 🙂 )
    -say they lose at Chelsea, Spurs, Villa? Then Pards out Laudrup in? It just seems all a bit scripted at the moment with no signings, Cab gone, derby loss, then the “board” decides that the Joke “resigns”?

    Super pessimistic forecasting I know- I’ll still have a fiver on us turning up and sprinkling miracles on Saturday and hope none of this happens

    Errm love this site keep it up!

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  • TurkishFan101

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #28

    Themesh

    Dear GOD, I hope Saylor or Ameobi are nowhere near the first team squad. Saylor that gutless idoit shouting at others in the derby game while his defending is nothing but performance from 5 a side astro-turf game.

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  • tequilamag

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Catchy in full pomp again, nothing like a defeat against Sunderland to put a spring in your step again. And you have the cheek to slate Ed for not being a real fan!!
    Show me a post Ed has made where he says he wants us to lose like yo did last season.
    Real fan my arse

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #30

    Dok @7

    I SECOND point number 14…. now that’s what a ‘club’ is all about.

    we should all go ‘ASHLEY CLUBBING’

    To the beat of Iggy Pop’s ‘Nightclubbing’

    Ashley-clubbing we’re Ashley-clubbing
    We’re what’s happening
    Ashley-clubbing we’re Ashley-clubbing
    We’re an ice machine
    We see owners brand new owners
    They’re something to see
    Ashley-clubbing we’re Ashley-clubbing
    Black-white clubbing
    Oh isn’t it wild ?
    Ashley-clubbing we’re Ashley-clubbing
    We’re walking through toon
    Ashley-clubbing we’re Ashley-clubbing

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Yes it’s setting up to be quite a summer. How much will really get done though? Ashley always goes for the minimum. A striker if Remy leaves, a CB if Colo goes and possibly an ACM but only if we get plenty of dosh in. There is no such thing as enough money for Ashley. Obertan should be gone and if we lose Ben Arfa will we replace him properly? I doubt it. How can we strengthen the club with this much having been left undone?

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  • Themesh

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #32

    Turkishfan

    Yh i agree, our best CB pairing at any point this season has been yanga and williamson yet taylor is getting ahead of yanga, criminal

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #33

    tequila I have no problems with what I said , and I would say it again,

    you can make it sound which ever way you want , but you know I would not mind losing a game if it ment bird brain would be sacked

    I could put you in the deluded fan section , everything is ok ,

    Ed used to write as a fan, now he writes for hits, there is no passion in it anymore from him, but I guess you have not been on here since he first stated

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #34

    i say no pressure as we expect to lose and play with the team to see how it works with marv (am) sissoko (dm) and cisse with luuk up front.

    debs—willo—mbiwa–hair
    —–bigi–siss–anita——–
    ———-marv—————
    ——cisse—luuk———–

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  • toonking

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #35

    turkish
    what ever happens shola is certain to get game time because if he doesn’t start then he will get subbed

    gouffran out cisse out tiote out cabaye gone remy suspended

    so the bench is going to be filled with rubbish or very young inexpeinced type as far as attack is concerned.

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #36

    Geordie2

    ‘to do list’??? Why leave until tomorrow, when it could be done now…

    Man-Up or step aside… I’m thinking your losing all your truculent manliness! 😉

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  • toonking

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #37

    i do agree with the stupidity of playing saylor over mbiwa mind.

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  • tequilamag

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #38

    Catchy, you don`t have a problem with wanting us to lose.
    If you can`t see the stupidity in that then there is no hope for you. Enjoy your misery.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #39

    Geordie Two
    For me this January window was a huge huge window for us in terms of being proactive for once, looking at the squad and saying in all honesty he’s off in the summer, so is he, so let’s get there replacements in and up to PL pace

    We failed massively now we have what is simply a hugely daunting task of practically a whole squad rebuild in the summer

    Colo gone, Remy prob gone, HBA gone (confirmed as much by Pardew when talking about contracts) Cisse gone, Shola gone, Marv gone, Gosling gone

    Regardless of ability or frequency they will all need replacing on top of the 2-3 players we needed anyway

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Feb 6, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Croftus @ 33

    That is the lineup I would take, we play with wingers who can’t deliver the goods when we are more dangerous through the middle and letting the strikers work the channels

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