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Pardew Discusses Christophe Galtier Link

8:37 am, Saturday, May 10th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

There was a report in L’Equipe in France yesterday that Newcastle had approached St. Etienne manager Christophe Galtier, about the possibility of becoming the Newcastle manager, but the Frenchman played down the report (that’s not a surprise),  and said he wanted to concentrate on his current job at the French club, which he’s had for five years.

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Alan Pardew – a manager under pressure

And Pardew gave a number of interviews yesterday about our upcoming final game of the season tomorrow at Liverpool, and yes – at one point he was asked about the report.

This is what Alan said:

“I don’t know who he would have spoken to, but there are only one or two people who really matter here and I don’t think they have spoken to him. But that is part of business.”

“Chairman, chief executives, managers, will all have a look at this season and draw breath a little bit, about how to go forward together, and make sure that everyone is doing it with honesty and integrity.”

The two people would be Mike Ashley himself and then our top executive – Managing Director Lee Charnley – whose job it would be to recruit a new manager, if Mike Ashley decides that’s what needs to be done.

In our poll 82% want to see Alan replaced and that’s a poll with just one vote per fan, so it seems representative of how the fans feel about Pardew at the moment.

But with Mike Ashley’s history at Newcastle, that’s no guarantee the owner will fire the manager, who has been talking about what he needs to do to turn around Newcastle, and he’s at least been honest enough to admit his shortcomings this year – and that he needs to become a better manager, because of what’s happened.

Pardew will become a better manager by coming through the terrible period of results this year, because he will learn things from that, but whether or not his future is at Newcastle still has to be determined.

That old adage of “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is really true, it’s just a (huge) pain going through the hard times. 😀

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League




13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dantoon85 // May 10, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    God is he still here bumping his fcuking gums for a change

  • 2 Average_Contents // May 10, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    More drivel from the silver tongued twat! Sorry about the following caps

    “I’m proud to be Newcastle manager. I’m upset at the reaction of the fans to me, obviously, but I don’t hide from it, and I understand it, to a degree.

    YOU DON’T HIDE FROM IT? WHAT’S SITTING IN YOUR DUGOUT AFRAID TO POP YOUR HEAD UP CALLED THEN? Spunktrumpet!

    “So I’m just going to try to focus on Liverpool, and afterwards meeting the board and recruitment.

    “That’s what I can do. I’ve tried to be honest. The second half of the season hasn’t been good enough. We need to put that right.”

    HONESTLY ISN’T IN YOUR DNA YOU BULLSHITTER, JUST THE SECOND HALF OF THIS SEASON ALAN? TRY LAST SEASON TOO YOU DELUDED CRETIN!

    Pardew is keen to add more offensive” talent to his squad over the summer months, with United – who didn’t replace January sale Yohan Cabaye – unlikely to sign loanee Loic Remy on a permanent deal.

    As many as half a dozen senior departures are expected, but he wouldn’t be drawn on the number of likely arrivals.

    “The most important part of this job, at this football club, is getting the recruitment right,” said Pardew.

    “Some people are bandying around one player, two players, three players – it doesn’t matter. What we need are the best players we can possibly get for this club.

    SO IT DOESN’T MATTER AYE? IN SHORT, BARGAINS BECAUSE WE CAN’T AFFORD MUCH AND THIS CLUB WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN THE COUNTRY NOT SO LONG AGO! TALK ABOUT LOWERING EXPECTATIONS…..AGAIN!

    “We need to make sure we’re strong underneath the best players.

    “The big problem in the second half of the season is that some of our players have been missing. That happens.

    “We’ve had Remy missing for long periods, but we haven’t been strong enough to deal with that.

    THAT OLD CHESTNUT ALAN? SERIOUSLY? AGAIN? SPEAK UP THEN AND TELL THE FATTY WHAT YOU NEED INSTEAD OF JUST COASTING ALONG HAPPY TO PICK UP YOUR INFLATED PAY PACKET FOR DOING NAFF ALL YOU FCUKING MUG!

    “I’m confident we can improve on the second half of this season, for sure.

    “I think that I can be a better coach that I was in the second half of the season.

    DIDN’T YOU SAY THIS AT THE END OF LAST SEASON TOO? FCUKING SHAMBLES OF A ONCE PROUD CLUB RAN BY A FAT MONEY SUCKING LEECH AND MANAGED BY A EGOTISTICAL CRETIN WITH DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR!

    Rant over!

  • 3 Rotonda heights // May 10, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Christophe galtier is just what we need. pardew is the last thing we need.

    A modern euro manger who will get us playing football against a dinosaur who has a promising start everywhere he goes before his ego fatally crashes and burns and he is always, always found out.

    With pardew we’ll get the olive branch treatment and the promise of signings and ”things will get better”. History shows otherwise, but sadly 52000 will probably still lap it up.

  • 4 Average_Contents // May 10, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Rotunda

    I couldn’t believe he said that either, it just shows the depths the man is willing to go to, to save his own skin!

  • 5 Rotonda heights // May 10, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    ed

    pardew has ultimately been terrible at all his clubs and isn’t any better for it as he always repeats the same mistakes and can’t adapt to modern football. Simple as.

  • 6 Rotonda heights // May 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    ”The most important part of the job is getting the recruitment right” Boy ain’t that the truth Alan. You should never have been here in the first place.

    Get a decent manager in and maybe the likes of Debuchy etc may reconsider stopping. No chance of that with this clown still here. I can only see Brit journeymen cloggers wanting to join this league 1 charlatan and chancer.

    From SBR to pardew, how far have we fallen.

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 10, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    We just need to be resilient and keep on giving both NoNuts and Parsnip hell!

    …don’t give in to the cheap attraction of season tickets just because it’s a part of your inherit our the prospects of cheap tickets just because you are only a cab drive away from SJP!

    That is just what NoNuts wants you to do. He is expecting us to give in to our spoiled and pampered nature (tads I know you don’t like to hear this, but then prove me wrong mate)

  • 8 Rotonda heights // May 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    average

    Pretty sure no one told pardew to split up the Willo/MYM partnership or to banish Ben Arfa, Marveaux and any other creative player in favour of the mighty Dan gosling and Shola!

    No other club but this loony tune of one would tolerate Pardew, JFK, Wise, Wonga etc!!!

  • 9 theartfuldodger // May 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Average Contents,

    Relax..High Blood Pressure isnt good for health..

  • 10 catchy in norway // May 10, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    what I really don’t understand is why it took this season to open peoples eyes to all this that follows pardew ,

    it kind of bugs me to think that if the chronicle and the other 2 had not been kicked out of SJP , I think we would still have a minority of fans seeing the truth, those papers bent over backwards to keep pardew happy,

    don’t get me wrong I’m happy that there now on board with trying to get these out I’m just not happy with their reasons for doing so,

    we went through a season when we finished 5 , with lucky football , no footballing foundations being laid down ,

    a season finishing 16th with a truly shocking run, players unhappy , players out of position , lump it long football , nothing from the chronicle and journal SS ,

    this season, lots of lucky wins with wonder goals , last minute wins , but truly awful shocking football, yet no real mention of it until they covered a march with about 300 unhappy fans,

  • 11 Mister Tuff // May 10, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Ed – you believe Percy will be a better manager after this season. No he won’t – he has limited ability – and his admission of fault has only been because of most folk wanting him sacked – he’s only “fessing up” in the hope of staying here. If he stays the same cycle of mediocre football will continue.

  • 12 lesh // May 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Two points:

    ‘…..and make sure that everyone is doing it with honesty and integrity.”

    Ashley? Honesty? Dream on Alan!

    Of course reflection on his mistakes could help Pardew’s performance improve. But improvement depends on two things at least:

    * Recognising and acknowledging his mistakes

    And

    * Having ability beyond that which he’s demonstrated thus far.

    Will Pardew’s own self-confidence enable him to recognise his mistakes?

    Has he reached the limit of his own incompetence?

    Let’s hope that Ashley’s able to see through the bull@hit and do what’s best for Newcastle United!

    I wonder what Wonga’s view on performances and negative press the club’s had?

    It can’t be helping promote a positive brand image and one would hope it does have an opinion!

  • 13 Wandering Geordie // May 10, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    The glazier spouts guff just like a window salesman…..Do one Pardew….




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