We had thought that John Carver would be holding the press conference today, but it looks like Alan Pardew will continue all the media, duties except the post match press conferences, which the assistant manager will handle.
Alan Pardew – will hold press conference today
Newcastle are playing the bottom of the league side Fulham, who are currently 4 points from safety at the bottom of the league table.
Alan will be talking to his players and staff today about how his seven match ban will be handled by the club, and then presumably he will be asked a number of questions about those things at his press conference later today.
There were stories earlier in the week that Alan will have a number of video operators in his hotel suite, who will help the Newcastle manager analyze the game – at least for the first three games of his ban, which are stadium bans.
And he will gather the squad together in his hotel suite before each game pre-match talk, and they will then depart for the stadium and the game, and the first time that will happen is in London on Saturday.
It should be interesting to see if Alan expands on how he expects to handle things over the next seven games, and whether he will stay in the stands from now on, which has been widely rumored.
The Newcastle manager may well be advised to keep off the touchline from now on – because one more such altercation as happened at Hull, and he will be fired as the Newcastle manager.
There was also news he will be taking anger management classes to try to control some of his more negative impulses – like headbutting players of the opposing side.
What do you think?