Alan Pardew To Meet The Press Today

After the shambles of the last day of the transfer window on Monday, September 1st, we didn’t expect to see Alan Pardew after that, and thought his next appearance would be the press conference for the game at Southampton on Saturday.

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Alan Pardew – meets with the press today

Alan Pardew is due to face the press today, and we wonder if the questions will all be on the game at St. Mary’s,  or whether the journalists will ask some relevant questions coming out of the transfer window.

Here are some relevant questions that could be asked today:

  • Why did we allow Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to move on loan to Roma when that leaves us with only three experienced center-backs?
  • Why did you force Hatem Ben Arfa out of the club, when we could have used his creative skills in the Newcastle team this season?
  • Is there any truth in today’s rumor that Mike Ashley is willing to sell Newcastle, in order to invest more in Rangers?

Then there are the usual questions about who’s fit and who isn’t fit – but there are still a lot of unanswered questions coming out of that last day in the transfer window, and it would help if Pardew gives some explanation for why Newcastle did what they did.

Alan Pardew is the mouth of Newcastle United to the fans and the press,  and should be prepared to talk about the above three questions as well as the usual stuff that goes on in these press conferences.

We also look forward to (positive) fitness reports on Ryan Taylor and Papiss Cisse, because they are two players who can strengthen our squad,  when they are fully fit.

It would also be interesting to see if there are any updates on Siem de Jong about how long he is expected out with that serious thigh injury of his.

What do you think?

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13 comments so far

  • BuckLuck

    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #1

    I bet Pardew is hoping Ashley won’t sell 🙂 He will be the first one out the door if we get a new owner. Weakest link, he even beats our defense to that!

  • firebug666

    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #2

    I think Wendy will make sure the relevant questions are not answered.

  • mecannylad

    Sep 11, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #3

    I am in awe of some of the recent posts debating the relative financial and corporate merits of selling or not selling;buying or not buying the club and what the consequences might mean.
    Please don’t let these clever arguements hide the fact that there is no place for Pardew under any circumstances.
    Let’s shout him out immediately …and worry about other things later.

  • beermonkey

    Sep 11, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #4

    first step in selling the club is sacking this idiot who wants to buy a club with its biggest liability on an 8 year deal with 6 7 years still on it

  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 11, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #5

    Read this lads it just proves what a complete and ignorant bastard Ashley really is…it makes me sick!

    Ps. On Pardew speaking out today, he’s just going to spout more shite from his big mouth nothing will change the fact he’s useless.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 11, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Random Fact

    In the 2013-14 season, Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United lost 4 home league games in a row without scoring a goal – the first time in the club’s entire history that this has happened.


    Nice one, Alan. Another record broken for you. You must be pleased…

  • lesh

    Sep 11, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #7

    It’ll be interesting to see how Pardew handles the conference – or more to the point, how Wendy whatsherface’ll manage him and the media.

    My guesses to the questions, if asked:

    1 – Why did we allow Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to move on loan to Roma when that leaves us with only three experienced center-backs?

    A – Mbiwa went out on loan because he has been unable to adapt to the Premier League and we we had been negotiating with a CB right up to the close of the Window. Time constraints and the player’s demands were such that despite our best efforts, we couldn’t get him over the line!

    2 – Why did you force Hatem Ben Arfa out of the club, when we could have used his creative skills in the Newcastle team this season?

    A – We are a professionally run club and have high standards that include players returning from training at near peak-fitness and committing themselves to training and our playing style. Unfortunately, Hatem couldn’t adapt to our requirements and we felt it better that he move on.

    3 – Is there any truth in today’s rumor that Mike Ashley is willing to sell Newcastle, in order to invest more in Rangers?

    A – Dunno, Mike never involves me in business matters but rest assured, he is fully committed to developing Newcastle United into a financially sound club which can compete with the clubs around the top six.

    No doubt well hear more bollocks which will further enhance the litany, the library being assembled by

  • murvar

    Sep 11, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #8

    Pardew – if he was honest – would answer:

    1) Because he was crap

    2) Because he was crap

    3) – Yes – because he’s crap.

  • murvar

    Sep 11, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #9

    The only creative skills Ben Awful had were to create chaos wherever he went and to create danger for fans in Row Z when he shot 15 yards wide and 10 yards high. Any creativity did not generally involve opportunities for team mates except by accident.

  • nufc 11

    Sep 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    The only time I ever seen HBA playing within a system and not doing what he wanted was with France in 2010 WC and he actually looked a better player for it but what happened he couldnt handle it and mouthed off to the manager after a loss ending his international career. Out from that goal against Everton in his first game he never reached the heights he was suppose to having siad that, id love to see some manager getting the best outa him someone like mourinho or Pep someone hed respect bcoz it will end up a sad story of what could have beens, He was never really suited to a long ball team like us.

  • Sav

    Sep 11, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #11

    At least, having moved MYM on loan, Ashley will presumably sanction signing a CB in January.
    It does seem that nobody on the playing squad was too upset at HBA leaving, lending credence to the angle that Pardew had little choice but to ditch him.
    I see Monster Mash more than Pardew as the problem here so I hope he hikes off to bloodsuck Rangers. But there’s no doubt he has stabilised Newcastle financially and proven it is possible to run a club at profit. But looking around us at other Premiership club custodians we need to be careful what we wish for.

  • nufc 11

    Sep 11, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #12

    How long can a manager be a dead man walking before it does no body anygood? There might have been a time when talking to press to explain why things went wrong again would maybe take the sting out of the anger among fans but not anymore I never seen so much hatered for one man keeping on doesnt do anyone anygood time for Tony Pulis to come in and sort out the defence and restore some pride.

  • nufconceandfuturekings

    Sep 11, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m not religious in the conventional sense, but I fiind myself praying today that, for once, the idle speculation of the media is correct and Ashley is selling up. I want to believe in flying pigs.


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