Alan Pardew has rather surprisingly talked about his relationship with the owner Mike Ashley, and it seems that Ashley has brough in a number of good players because Alan Pardew had told him we needed them, and Mike seemed to have been convinced.
The big 3 at Newcastle United – Charnley, Pardew and Ashley
Tap, tap – Mike excuse me
Or maybe he watched just some of the 13 defeats in our final 19 league games, and came to that conclusion entirely on his own, as the majority of Newcastle United fans did – that we needed reinforcements big time.
But in any case, it’s been a very good transfer window for Newcastle so far, and there are even stories that we want two or three more players brought in before the windows slams shut.
Here is what Alan Pardew said as part of his press conference today:
“When I signed the new contract, Mike always knew there would be ups and downs for both of us.” “He stood by me and this feels like an up time for me. He’s armed me again. He’s stood by me.”
“One thing I can always give him an honesty of where we are and he listens – that’s why so many players have entered the building. We needed them.”
“It’s that kind of relationship you can only hope for as a Premier League manager, and I’m lucky enough to have it. I hope I can repay him this season.”
“In terms of players, we have now got a really strong group which makes my job easier.” “There is some real quality offensively, which we didn’t have at the back end of last season.”
It’s also not surprising that Alan Pardew feels indebted to Mike Ashley – because there were strong calls for the manager to be fired after that Hull City affair on March 1st, when he head-butted Hull’s David Meyler on the touch-line.
And Alan is in danger of losing his job very quickly, if we see just one more of those episodes, and we are quite sure he’s been told that by Mike Ashley.
We hope that Alan can control himself in the coming season, and maybe even have a good season, like we did two years ago.
It seems going against the grain these days to be positive about Newcastle United – but that’s exactly how I feel at the moment.
Especially if we can get two or three more good players coming through the door during the summer,
We’ll have a decent chance to see how we can do next season by the end of the game against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
A point out of that game would be an excellent result for Newcastle.
Howay The Lads!!
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