The Key Ingredient For Newcastle Is Optimism – Pardew


You cannot really accuse Newcastle fans of being optimistic at the moment, with the club seemingly struggling to bring any one of their top targets to the club, as we continually under-bid for players.

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Alan Pardew – still expects the team to be stronger

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants new players brought in and Lee Charnley, Graham Carr and the manager himself have to somehow get some of our top targets through the door fairly soon.

It doesn’t look like we have much chance of getting German striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga through the door now, as he has chosen to join Hamburg.

Although there’s a somewhat positive article in the Chronicle today – but the message there is if Hamburg implode – there seems some potential disagreements between a major investor and the General Manager  at Hamburg – then we may still have a chance to sign him.

We don’t see that as particularly positive news on the Newcastle front.

And it seems our efforts to get Remy Cabella have yet to drag on a few more weeks, and we have no idea if we can get him to the club.

Bigger clubs than Newcastle are reported to be after another one of our midfield targets, Clement Grenier, so that will rule Newcastle out, if indeed clubs top clubs like Arsenal are genuinely interested in taking the French play-maker.

This is some of what Alan Pardew said yesterday in the local press and he at least seems to think we’ll have a stronger team next season:

¨I’m expecting the team to be much stronger.”  “That will give our fans encouragement and optimism as it all became very negative towards the end.¨

“The key ingredient is optimism and that’s something we need to give back to our fans.”

There will be optimism among the fans if, and only if, we get some very good players into the club this summer, but if we continue to go after good players with measly and derisory bids, that may not happen.

And if that turns out to be the case, then the current displeasure among fans will only continue, and it could even grow worse.

That’s the truth.

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149 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 20, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #1

    No it’s not
    Quality, strength in depth, leadership, solid tactically, smarter coaching

    All of these are key to success

    Not blind f**king faith and pretending everything is hunky dory

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  • oldbobaycliffe

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #2

    tds- thats the best summing up of nufc management i have heard by that i mean the last sentence i can only dream about the rest of your post.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #3

    The key ingredient is not blind optimism. The key ingredients are new quality signings, players who understand the passion of playing for the toon, a change in coaching staff, less drivel from management and the return of ambition. Winners play only to win, not to be second, not to be top six, not to be top ten, not to survive. Why is that so hard for Ashley, Pardew and Carver to understand. I used to play for the toon when I was six and we beat Brazil 38-37 after penalties – because I was always going to win ! I don’t go to watch maybes I go to watch graft, skill and determination. I can take a loss but look to win. I can’t tolerate the platitudes Pardew dribbles out of his mouth. Please resume normal service.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Tuffers
    The same person who thinks Forster is a crap keeper, And SDJ wont cut it at Nufc!!
    —– out

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #5

    jazzyp – I was just wondering about Aubameyang – the blokes a natural, confident, fast -brags he can beat Bolt over -what was it 30 metres or similar – if I ever saw a natural footballer it’s him.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Stronger???? On the basis of what? Filling the gullible with delusions of grandeur.

    He’s talking nonsense again. There’s no Remy to get him out of the mess this time nor has he suddenly realised how to manage properly.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Betty, from your earlier post, thanks for sharing the info.

    I hope he does leave and takes Slimer the wooden puppet with him.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Optimism? Didn’t we try that once? We even firmed a community with plumbing, a school and even a military presence. I’m sure I remember it was all the rage once. Like mudflaps, they used to be a big thing and now look at them. Nobody says a word about them do they?

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #9

    Mr T – would that be…… PEA You are talking about? Ha ha you don’t think using his surname instead of the acronym will stop Ed doing another article on him do you? 🙂

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Tsunki – as long as it’s an article saying we are after him -although that is probably wishful thinking now.

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  • ToonMatt

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #11

    The puppet has spoken!!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #12

    the triumph of hope over experience!!

    No been there, done that, not any more.

    This is a guy who has had 2 desperately poor seasons running offering us what if anything different ?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Really can’t see this Italy game going our way here like!

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Penalty all day .

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Talk about karma .

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #16

    I’m not even giving England’s mathematical chances a thought. Just hired scooters for the day with the lads and had a hilarious tour of lanzarote Inc dirt track experience (unscheduled) on a very hot and very windy day. Just being still alive is enough for me today 😀

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  • Toon Tang

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #17

    …and does anyone actually believe we can beat Costa in the last game? hahahahaha

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Sh1t………

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #19

    What does Greg Dyke know about football?

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  • Belfast

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Referee had a complete mare there, stonewall pen.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #21

    I love how some people think Ballotelli is world class . Same with Rooney .

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  • toonicle

    Jun 20, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Spend 10 Mil on a proven goal scorer or a creative Winger without moaning! That’d give us some fookin optimism.

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  • toonicle

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #23

    Spend 10 Mil on a proven goal scorer and we might just have some reason for optimism, not a 20 year old striker from Spain’s second division.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Hodgson not to be sacked

    Seriously supporting England seems to be depressingly identical to bloody supporting Newcastle!!!

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  • lesh

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Blackley, Greg Dyke probably knows more about football than our illustrious owner, that’s for sure.

    As far as getting players in, we might stand a chance if our senior management, supposed leaders Lee Charnley, Graham Carr and the manager himself got Ashley into a locked room with Ashkey and tried to drum some sense into him, convince him of the realities of the modern game, realistic prices and wages. They should try to get it through his stubborn thick skull that you can’t buy quality at Sports Direct prices and not let him out till he recognised that he is at the root of our problems.

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  • damma99

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #26

    Well pay the bloody going rate for the players then I might feel optimistic for the season you muppets.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Lesh
    I highly doubt Charnley has the bottle to rock the boat with mashers, I’d imagine he got his strange promotion through brown nosing and towing the party line

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Does my head in when I see teams like Costa Rica & Chile who supposedly have “worse teams” yet chase every ball and play much better football than England .

    I think its either :

    a) The manager wants us to play in a certain way and it doesn’t suit the players. Look at what Rodgers does with Liverpool . Gets them to attack at 100mph from the kick off and blow teams away . Which England could do as they have Sturridge, Sterling, Henderson & Gerrard .

    b) The players just aren’t that great in reality and we the fans (and players) believe it and they think they can just turn up and win .

    c) Pressure . English players look deadly for their clubs but on the worlds biggest stage they look average at best . Could be worth getting a psychologist in to help with that .

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Italy are really a strange team…strike that – this group is strange!

    Pardew: Optimism my ass!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #30

    if Italy lose tonight will england go out

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #31

    Good evening Jail for Ashley if you are on thanks for the compliment this morning

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Robbie Savage is doing my swede in
    Why the hell would anyone pay this idiot money to talk the sh1t that pours out of him

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Looks like Sissoko might be starting for France. If Cabs starts we might see he’s worth a bit more than £20 million.

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  • Toon Tang

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #34

    Jesus Christ man italy are frigging shite, just goes to show how bad we must be eh.

    What an utter bollock

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #35

    it’s a pity wales wasn’t there

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #36

    Oh well back to the drawing board

    Again

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  • Belfast

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #37

    Couldn’t see England beating costa rica if they needed too tbh

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #38

    you have just got to love Robbie Savage what a legend

    Well he is welsh

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  • bobby mango

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #39

    Pardew said it – they need to give us something to be optimistic about.

    I’ve been pretty far from optimistic for the past 5 years. The only glimmer was getting 5th… then we failed on build on it.

    Between supporting Newcastle and England I know nothing but utter misery from football. I wish I could take a pill to stop me having interest in it. Sadly I can’t.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #40

    Very impressed with Costa Rica
    , deserve to go through

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