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This Could Keep Alan Pardew As Newcastle’s Manager

1:19 pm, Monday, April 21st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

Former Liverpool top center-back Phil Thompson thinks that it’s possible for Alan Pardew to save his job – even after five successive Premier league defeats, if he can persuade top striker Loic Remy to sign for Newcastle in the summer.

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Loic Remy – in the 4-1 hammering of Hull City

Even though it’s a very high probability that Loic well sign for a Champions league club this summer, Newcastle fans still love the striker, and he got huge applause when he came on for injured Luuk de Jong after 40 minutes in the 2-1 loss at home to Swansea on Saturday.

This is what Phil told Sky Sports News over the weekend:

“If Alan believes he can get Loic Remy he should do it as soon as possible, get it done.” “To get people to believe again and help him keep his job, he needs to get it done straight away and get Remy to come out and say ‘I am very happy here’.”

“But do I think it is going to happen? No.”

So even Phil Thompson doesn’t think it will happen, but it couldn’t do any harm to try to have the Newcastle manager persuade Loic to sign for the club – since Alan is currently in the best job he will ever have in football management, and will be keen to keep himself on the payroll at Newcastle United.

But with Newcastle’s form and results since Boxing Day being diabolically bad, it’s not likely that Loic will now commit to Newcastle, who seemingly have no chance of qualifying for the Champions League for a number of years.

Alan Pardew is amassing a lot of very poor records at Newcastle in our run since Boxing Day (13 defeats and four wins in the last 18 games), and it could become six Premier league defeats in a row a week tonight, if we lose at the Emirates – which let’s face it – is very likely based on current form.

Arsenal are playing well at the moment and have both Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil back from injury – and Newcastle are playing very poorly at best at the moment.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Loic Remy · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 welshgeordie9 // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Why are we getting linked with so many players when come at the end of this season we don’t even know if pardews going to be in charge

    For all we know we could have Jonas back from Norwich playing for us next season

  • 2 Transfer Sage // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Remy isn’t world class but is a very good forward. I think he would do a job at arsenal in their first 11 and certainly in the liverpool squad to help deal with the demands of champions league football.

    Add to that the links to dortmund and athletico madrid then our chances are dropping.

  • 3 Transfer Sage // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Providing nobody is sold this summer i think we need to bring in at least 4 players as the bare minimum.

    That would a creative mid, a wide player and two forwards…that would be the bare minimum (which is what I think we will end up with).

    Now looking around i could say Aaron Hunt as the midfielder on a free. Ince or Menez on a free for the wide role. Then finally gomis as a free striker.

    That just leaves 1 striker to actually spend money on, the rest of the players wouldn’t cost a penny in transfer fees. There is no excuse not to get the players we need.

  • 4 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Of course it’s not going to happen and I bet he’s pleased he signed for QPR first rather than come straight here on a longer contract under dust for brains Pardew as he’d be able to go elsewhere easier than here.

  • 5 Transfer Sage // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    I really don’t see us getting another point this season, not trying to sound to down but not a sniff against arsenal or liverpool and on current form with cardiff fighting for their lives they have every chance as they beat southampton the other week.

  • 6 Transfer Sage // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:27 PM


    That was why i believed he went to QPR above us anyway, not just the money.

    He knew he would get the central role at QPR to score goals (he said he wanted that) and he knew he’d have every chance to score under an attacking manager in redknapp, also he had the release cause for if (when) they went down so he could show his prem league ability then get his move.

    He isn’t an idiot and just greedy as people said.

  • 7 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Even if he does brings players in the summer, it doesn’t make everything OK again, because he’s spent nothing in the last windows as well as recouping sale money.

    Don’t be duped, Ashley out.

  • 8 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    Transfer, I agree. It gave him more flexibility, more options and got a pay packet as well.

  • 9 BandB // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    Why isn’t Adam Armstrong playing?
    Surely there is nothing to lose?
    There is, I think, quite a lot to lose.
    The obvious one being that it could be damaging to throw a very young player into a demotivated team on a record losing streak. There is an unfair weight of expectation on him.
    For these reasons, Pardew is right to protect him.
    And there is another. Punch-drunk Toon fans casting about for a silver lining have convinced themselves they have a live one up the barrel in the shape of young Armstrong.
    He is unexposed. His talent is something we can dream about. Even renew a season ticket for.
    So why spoil it?
    There was a similar outcry about Adam Campbell last season. He got a few brief opportunities. Enough to leave him a busted flush by the end of the season.
    Imagine Armstrong had played half a dozen game by now, and shown himself not yet ready for the grown-up game?
    He may never be more useful to the club than he is right now.

  • 10 Transfer Sage // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:35 PM


    I never even thought about that, it could well be the case.

    Even if it’s not, the current regime bring this on themselves with all the rubbish they put out.

  • 11 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    BandB – Agreed, it works in Pardew’s favour to keep him on the bench as it provides hope like you say, to the fans. To be honest though it would be nice to see him actually play in his position rather than wide left or wide right. It frustrates me that he believes just because a player is deemed an attacker, that they can slot in anywhere passed the halfway line.

    I have absolutely no faith in Pardew being able to attract good players in the summer. Especially not with our form and the unrest, just who in their right mind would come?

  • 12 BandB // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:39 PM


    On this, I think they have valid reasons for not playing him. I have a colleague who thinks the kid is the Messiah. How many off-the-pace and timid performances would it take for people to start calling him “sh-te”? Like the did with Campbell.

  • 13 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    I want a German manager. Speak fluent English, are very well disciplined and generally good tacticians. Also they will have links and contacts within the Bundesliga which could help us find untapped talent. Not too mention that most teams in Germany play nice, quick and direct football. No brainer for me.

  • 14 Transfer Sage // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:45 PM


    It’s a difficult one and really down to the character of the lad. I am usually in favour of giving kids a chance when the team is playing well and the kid is in god form. We could drop messi or ronaldo into this current side and they’d struggle to look good as they’d get no/poor service.

    So I think it would be ok to ply him, providing people don’t expect too much and he is happy to play. I think maybe the cardiff game is one to get him involved with, just one bad game and people won’t write him off but it gives him his reward ( a home start) for all his seasons hard work.

    It’s hard to know with kids though, sometimes they step up and sometimes they wilt away…others brush off criticism and bad form and kick on, others are weighed down by it and get ruined. very difficult for me to judge without knowing him.

  • 15 BandB // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:49 PM


    Thanks for the responses. I will try to catch up with you both later.

  • 16 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Good article in The Mag about singing/chanting during the games. If people aren’t going to Boycott, there should at least be some form of in match protest.
    It is both amazing and frustrating that such a large fan base cannot organise anything meaningful or large scale. So many other clubs have done it and in less dire situations than ours.

  • 17 Rotonda heights // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:56 PM


    yes I think German is the way to go and has been for a while now. It would bring some much needed organisation, discipline and work ethic, not to mention a fair amount of flair and technique.

  • 18 TurkishFan101 // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Lads rumour going round Pardew came in training ground wishing lads success for future and he’s packing off to leave.

    I hope there’s something in this.

  • 19 Rotonda heights // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:58 PM


    It’s a disgrace that we are such an apathetic fanbase who tolerate this BS and keep signing up for more!!

  • 20 Rotonda heights // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM


    don’t get my hopes up!! I’m so desperate I’l take that as gospel then be horribly disappointed!

  • 21 TurkishFan101 // Apr 21, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Rotonda heights

    Hopefully. If Mike Ashley trusts Graham Carr with players, hopefully he can trust him with asking him to list candidates with best experience of getting best out of technical and most importantly young players.

    Mike wouldn’t of put millions into youth for no reason.

    Thinking about it, Frank De Boer is realistic as he will work under strict conditions.

  • 22 TurkishFan101 // Apr 21, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Rotonda heights

    Mate I’m as desperate as you are but hopefully its true.

  • 23 Rotonda heights // Apr 21, 2014 at 2:03 PM


    Imagine if you are an Armstrong or Campbell and the choice of a Martinez, ie developing Delafeo, Barkley and Stones or Pardew !!

  • 24 Ancientcoptic // Apr 21, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Phil Thompson thinks Pardew is in charge of transfers, recruitment and contracts at Newcastle? HAHA, okay then.

  • 25 toonluvva // Apr 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Sign Remy, no chance!

    He deserves a lot better than be stuck at the current debacle that is NUFC.

    I’m hoping that Mr Ashley is biding his time to see exactly how badly the season finishes and will not make his move until the end of May at the soonest.

    Can we expect to see a decent manager at the Toon? It all depends on our new boy Mr Charnley. If he can persuade him to speculate with new players, new coach and backroom staff all with a vision to move the team forward, then next season could be a real eye opener.

    Sadly, I can’t see it happening, but being the eternal optimist is the mark of a toon fan.

  • 26 Sav // Apr 22, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    I expect Remy to sign for the biggest paycheque, which is how come he’s a QPR player. That means we COULD sign him. But it also explains why we won’t.

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