Pardew – I Love Newcastle And I Love Working Here


Alan Pardew was interviewed after the defeat at Chelsea after Jose Mourinho had talked about Pardew – who seems to be a big pal of the Newcastle manager – and Jose had said it’s better working at a crazy big club than a small one – and we suppose that was a back-handed compliment to Newcastle United.

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Alan Pardew – at a crazy big club

This is some of what Alan Pardew had to say after the second 3-0 defeat in a row, this time at Stamford Bridge on Saturday:

“I love Newcastle, and I love working here.” “It’s always rocky, but the good days are fantastic. “No one can take the good days I’ve had at this football club away. “

“With the fans and everything, it’s such a great high. I’m looking forward to a high on Wednesday.”

And even with Newcastle taking only 4 points out of our last seven league games since we hammered Sroke 5-1 at home,  we are still only 4 points behind Manchester United in 7th place.

The Red Devils slipped up again yesterday at home to Fulham, and were 1-0 down from a good goal from Steve Sidwell, and didn’t equalise until the 78th minute when Robin van Persie scored, after United had around 75% of the possession.

Geordie lad Michael Carrick then put the home side ahead with a good goal two minutes later, and it looked like United had won the game.

But that weak defense of theirs let in another poor goal four minutes into stoppage time, from Darren Bent, and Fulham got a point.

That broke the London side’s four game losing streak in the league, and the home fans were obviously not happy.

And we have to fancy our chances against Manchester United at home on Saturday, April 5th, and that would be a double over the Red Devils for the first time in many many decades.

Hey, that’s something to look forward too, and it would be another Newcastle high. 😀

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239 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    we love you too Alan – well , sometimes we do ..

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    But your not good enough Alan.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #3

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01qct87

    if anyone wants a laugh listen to that, skip to 9/10 mins in and listen to the mackem on the line…..so funny

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #4

    jail

    a few points

    we have the same as every other team, a 25 man squad, why pardew choses not to use it only he can answer,

    player value, are you really worried how much the player is worth that we are buying, should we only judge them on how much we pay for them,

    I am more interested in player development or lack of it, and to many of our players worse now than when they joined, pardew does not keep his player fresh by rotating them, by playing some like shola instead of young AA , we know shola is gone in the summer, we know we get very little out of him, lets see what the kid is made of,

    player value, why should we pay more, when you can pay less, for various reasons like contracts running out, or just not required by the manager, you can pick up good players,

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  • Party Tyne

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    I have to say I am happy with Alan Pardew, he gets a lot of criticism when we do badly, like at the minute, but i think it’s too much. Maybe this is because he’s been a while and fans almost feel its in our nature to change it, i don’t know.

    Love him or hate him, he has been with us for 3 years+ now and some fans say he doesn’t care enough, which i really think is nonsense. he can be smarmy at times but i really believe he is a good manager who knows his authority when it comes to signing players, and so rarely challenges the board for signings, except a couple of hints he drops in interviews with the press to cover his own back.

    Mourinho’s comments about him were impressive, I take Jose’s opinion over every newcastle fan when it comes to judging managerial ability. With a few very goood signings and a export of our unwanted players I think we can have a good run at getting europa/UCL in the next 3/4 yeaars.

    Keep going Alan, you’re going a good job.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    catchy

    out of that 25 man squad only 13/14 should be getting on the pitch….the back ups are not just unexperienced but very very poor.

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #7

    jose was taking the mick

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #8

    whats that alan

    your looking forward to a hi drubbing from spurs, or your looking forward to getting high after the game,,

    sorry im not following you

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  • Coach

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #9

    I’m not a big fan of Pardew but we would probably be lucky to get a better coach/manager while Ashley insists on keeping the purse strings so tight.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #10

    coach

    I’m of the same view, I know we could get a better manager as a lot in europe work under tight conditions, but would ashley hire them going off his past record? probably not.

    for me pardew isn’t a good manager, but far from awful…he can get us playing well, he’s just a bit negative for my liking.

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #11

    the manager at blyth spartans does a better job

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  • dantoon85

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #12

    That’s true John Tudor make no bones about it

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #13

    Transfer Sage

    I 1000 % disagree with you, unless we are talking about obertan and shola,
    every other player has something to offer

    now if you were to field your whole second string, then maybe, but if your rest one or 2 and give players a run out when we are playing well, things look different,

    for me pardew only ever gives others a chance when he is forced, and that’s normally due to injuries, then he will recall players he has banished ,

    please tell me why players should give a dam to try and help him out when he clearly does not like some of our players,

    do you think HBA sits and thinks , hmm yes, I am glad AP made me a winger
    do you think marv is sitting praying , this is my chance, he knows he will get 10 mins, then get forgot about for months
    it must be soul destroying watching shola get more playing time when he offers jack shit , he wont run, you have to launch it to his head to make him look good,

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #14

    party tyne

    what would you expect mourinho to say about the opposition manager before a match? I believe it’s called mind games.

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  • Santon03

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #15

    If pardew managed to get us playing attacking in 2x 45 minutes against 11 players, I will be very impressed and apologize for criticising him.

    That’s all I ask from pardew.

    against Chelsea, we were attacking in the 1st half, but ZERO attack in 2nd, same as other games except against 9 men stoke.

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  • Santon03

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #16

    catchy

    your disagree until 1000% hahahah

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  • Thump

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #17

    @TS: That’s made my morning. Nothing like a delusional Mackem to warm the cockles.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #18

    catchy

    ben arfa has spent a lot of his career on the wing, i’d like him as a 10 but he doesn’t do much in the middle….the lads approach stinks, he doesn’t work hard for the team and plays for himself when i’ve seen him.

    marv does nothing, i championed the lad a lot but his work rate is no where near good enough

    we have very very few options

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  • dantoon85

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #19

    ———————-Krul
    ————-colo–mbiwa–willo
    Debs———————————–santon
    —————–Sissoko–tiote
    ——–remy———————-goofy
    ——————–de Jong

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  • 70TWO

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #20

    Heres a little song for everybody out there:

    http://youtu.be/A6gaS9wrtM4

    These are crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy Toon.

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #21

    “we have the same as every other team, a 25 man squad, why pardew choses not to use it only he can answer”

    Krul – Elliot

    Collo (inj), Santon, Willo, STaylor, RTaylor(inj) Mbiwa, Haidara, Debuchy (inj), Dummet

    Barfa, Guti (loan), Bigi, Sissoko, Tiote(inj), Anita, Gosling, Obertan, Marv, Vuckic(loan)

    Cisse (inj), Gouff(inj) Remy (sus), DeJong, Shola, SAmeobi

    Other than Bigi and the loaners Pards has pretty much used the whole squad – fact is they just arent good enough
    Think he prob picked the strongest team he could on Sat and it’s not looking good for Weds!!

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  • spitfire_

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #22

    Of course he love to work in Newcastle. He can’t manage bigger club than Newcastle, he can’t have a team with better player than ours. He can’t be sack. The owner like “yes man’s”, Pardew love to be a “yes man”.

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  • Santon03

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #23

    we were 2-0 by half time, I don’t know what’s pardew’s plan.
    I’d rather watch we get beaten 6-2 or 5-2 than watching boring 3-0 defeat. Defeat is defeat, doesn’t matter if it’s 1-0 or 5-0, only goal difference but the most important point is points on board.
    Even if we have +50 goals and 60 points, we are still behind a team with -50 goals with 61points.

    At least try to do something about it rather than preventing to concede when we were 2-0 or 3-0 behind.

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #24
  • lesh

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #25

    Catchy @13

    So what if pardew only ever gives others a chance when he is forced, and that’s normally due to injuries, then he will recall players he has banned.

    Of course he does. Was Ferguson or is Mourinho, Pelligrini or Wenger any different? You’re surely not suggesting that Pardew take chances on the young and inexperienced when points are important?

    Get a grip man and try to control your prejudice before commenting. The guy just can’t win as far as you’re concerned!

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  • Coach

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #26

    Transfer
    There are certainly plenty of coaches out there who are used to running a tight ship but they have no experience of the EPL. If we brought one in it would be a risk.

    I live in the hope that Ashley expects to spend this summer then next year works out that Pardew needs to be upgraded.

    I’m surprised I can still have such hopes, definitely delusional.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #27

    Catchy
    Pardew made Ben Arfa a winger???

    No mate no he didn’t

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #28

    dantoon 85

    You’re psychic!!

    I would love to see 343 and Colo is born to be a sweeper
    2 wing backs getting up and down, 2 hard working midfielders in the middle and probably our most potent attack we could put out.

    Hey it words for Brazil!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #29

    coach

    I just don’t really care anymore, at the end of the day we still get to play prem league football, had some great wins this year, some horrid defeats…but overall been decent enough, just not as good as it could have been with proper investment.

    I understand why people don’t like pardew, i’m not a huge fan myself, but when people say he is the worst manager etc, it’s just not true, he does an average job.

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  • Assam Toon

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #30

    It gets more and more difficult to criticise Pardew if top managers like Mourinho praises him. A few years ago Fergie spoke well of Pards, although that might be his way of thanking him for buying Obertan. Even the match day pundits rarely bash Pardew compared to a few others.
    I have to admit that it might be unfair to criticise Pardew unless we test him in a situation that is akin to a club of our stature. A good owner who keeps the tails up with good signings and steps in the right direction, a happy fan base who are assured that the club is being steered properly and a bunch of players who believe that they are in the right club, they belong to the club and the club will lead them to glory and vice versa….it is under such a situation that if he fails that it would truly be fair to bash Pardew.

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  • Santon03

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #31

    Coach

    What is so special about EPL compared to other leagues? Teams from EPL are not always win when they play against other leagues.

    Pocentino, pelegrini, laudrup, etc maanage to do well
    while redknapp, daglish, big sam, souness, etc. didn’t, and they have more EPL experience.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #32

    tads

    I know…i don’t get some of the made up criticism either.

    At the end of the day we had 2 very good chances in the game, sissoko and marvoux both should have scored, then if mbiwa doesn’t decide to audition for the WWE we could have been 2-2 with us being clinical.

    Likewise they could have had another couple but we were in the game at least.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #33

    Coach

    I get really confused with pardew. For the first 45 mins v West ham and Norwich (with no Cabaye) we played great to watch attacking and creative football, albeit against 2 rank teams. Next game we are hammering it aimlessly long to Shola for 90 mins. Go figure!

    If we put Pardew in charge of transfers would we get Cabella, Grenier etc or more Obertans or Bent, Tomkins standard players?

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  • dantoon85

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #34

    @rotonda

    That formation would suit our players better IMO. Got a good attacking threat aswell as good cover at the back. Get Sissoko doing some lung busting runs

    Would love to see pards play this formation

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #35

    santon

    redknapp did very well and spurs, didn’t do much wrong at QPR, just started in a hole.

    look at mulenstein, pepe mel, di cannio

    for every good manager from abroad there are twice as many bad ones…same with english managers.

    the point is experience always helps, until you have the experience in something you don’t know how well you do it…it’s a different league, different levels of opposition, different style of football, different players etc etc

    It’s not to say they can’t succeed but you don’t know how they can adapt.

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  • jayphoto

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #36

    Think pardew is an ok manager! A 10-15th place manager. I rate our squad as the 7th strongest in the premier league and we are 8th so hes doing alright!
    Think we need a transfer window where 1) we actually buy players and 2) we let pardew buy who he actually wants! In HBA, Marveaux, MYM he obviously doesn’t rate them or trust them! We either need to buy players that suit the manager we have or get a manager that will suit the players Carr buys! If that means in the summer we swap Tomkins for MYM then I won’t complain, TBH i was a big Yanga-Mbiwa fan in france and im hopeful hel come good but hes had some shockers! Tomkins been a much better centre half this year!
    We missed a trick not taking Ince and Long in january!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #37

    Assam

    As I say when put on the spot Mourinho is not going to say anything controversial about a fellow manager just before a game and as you say pardew got suckered by SAF for Obertan.

    I think pardew’s main problem is being tactically aware enough to know when to rotate and change or rather vary players and systems to tailor to the match situation.
    At home v Sunderland being a case in point.

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  • jazzyp

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #38

    Catchy
    Marvs has something to offer does he. Did you see him lose the ball saturday and just stand there and watch chelsea attack us. Personally mate how long can you give a player to make an impact at a club, best sell the lad in the summer and put it to some use

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #39

    Jayphoto

    I have no idea why Pardew initially dropped MYM from his partnership with Willo when he was playing extremely well
    and just allowed saylor to waltz back in. To me that sent an awful message that no matter how well you’re playing , Pardew’s favourites always come straight back in.

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #40

    Hucknall looks more stranger by the day

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