Pardew Still The Right Man For The Job


Dietmar Hamann had a good World Cup for Germany in the summer of 1998 in France, and he was signed by Newcastle for £5.5M in that summer by then manager Kenny Dalglish, but he stayed only for one season before joining Liverpool during the following summer for £8M.

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Didi Hamann while at Newcastle

And the 41 year-old former 59 times capped German International midfielder still thinks Alan Pardew is the right man for the job at Newcastle.

Didi had this to say to the Express today.

“Well I think Mike Ashley came out and backed him,” “I hope he stays there. He’s in his fifth season. When you talk about managers getting the sack or being under pressure, the most important thing is whether there is life in the team.”

“There was plenty of life in the team and they came back.” . “They are still pulling in the same direction.” “They are still pulling in the same direction. They just need a win.”

“They need that luck so that they can turn things around.” “They need to get a win as soon as possible and the dust will settle. The team is very talented and capable.”

“The longer you go without win, the pressure builds but there is a good relationship between Pardew and the board.”

Didi played 31 times for Newcastle with 5 goals in that one season, but he pushed for a move to Liverpool in the summer of 1999, when Frenchman Gerard Houllier was in charge of the Reds.

He ended up playing 280 times for Liverpool with 11 goals, before joining Manchester City in 2006, where he stayed for three seasons and played 71 times with one goal.

Most Newcastle fans want to see Alan Pardew replaced as the Newcastle manager.

Should Alan Pardew Be Fired As Newcastle Manager?

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91 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Sep 24, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    From last….

    Its not a strong team. Rivvy as a lone striker isn’t fcuking working for abosulte fcuks sake.

    elliot

    jan
    stayl
    coco
    hair

    socks
    colba
    abied

    perez
    rivvy
    arma

    433. Plenty of striker support for rivvy. And BATSARD WELL ATTACK FFS

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 24, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Pulling in the same direction are we, Didi? Dido. Dildo.
    Yes….downwards. Shut up, you German Traitor.

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  • Wayayman

    Sep 24, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #3

    What does the bong-eyed, Kleptomaniac, gambling, twitchy kraut know about whats going on in Newcastle these days?

    •Apologies to any bong-eyed, Kleptomaniac, gambling, twitchy krauts who may be offended.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 24, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #4

    *abosulte????? Absolute.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 24, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Ok. I like the way Wayayman said it better 😀

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 24, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #6

    obertan will start

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  • 70TWO

    Sep 24, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Really we should not need to rest anyone with another 5 days before the next PL game, although I would replace Tiote so that he does not risk an injury. Imagine a strong team winning, getting us moving in the right direction and gives supporters what they want. However if we then lost it would be dire.

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  • Magpies4Life

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Marka..

    An offensive game plan would be good, but this is almost too important for AP not to lose. And knowing him he’ll may approach it with too much caution, hoping for a 1-0 win. I hope if he plays that way it comes off & team advances. If it doesn’t it will be a long night.

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #9

    perez has done really well in his time here and is by no means on his last chance !

    stick him in a front 2 as he’s looked a lot more likely to score than any of our other strikers (apart from cisse ofc)

    we need chucky to play if he’s available nvm he doesnt look good ect if he’s played 2 and scored 2 its the goals that count with strikers and thats what we are missing atm ! he could be looking poor due to not even getting a sniff at first team so whats the worst that can happen ?

    i’m still no fan of abied tbh he still looks avg at best and i’d even prefere sammy to him as atleast we know sammy can do something to win a game.

    hairdryer should be first choice lb imo even ahead of santon.

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #10

    Hahaaaa Mark and wayay, funny posts

    Dido’s obviously been watching our games with his ‘Saville edition’ blind fold on eh.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Croftus,
    But Arma has scored more than Chucky for the U21’s, and has been scoring at youth international, so surely he then deserves more of a chance?

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #12

    ps, tsunki if you’re here, I notice you waited the universally accepted 2 minutes for me to go in before playing out last night… This has been noted and will be taken into consideration when compiling my Bar-Mitzvah invitation list.

    Pss. it was a very funny post hahaha

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  • martoon

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #13

    Morning Markaccus – do I detect a hint of frustration? 🙂
    The trouble with ex-players commenting is they are not in touch enough to understand the inner goings on in the club and hence the fans frustration.

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #14

    @11 lilong

    well..ye lol

    we could just play all 3 but i dont think pards knows you can play with more that 1 striker ^^

    i’d rather have arma who’s homegrown get the chance tbh but think perez gets more involved in the game ! either way they both are second strikers imo and need a strong running the backline lad beside them which we havent got apart from chucky who’s fit.

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #15

    up yours gobshite hamann

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #16

    Wayayman @ 3 – crackup. You should be in politics, man. Or counselling. 🙂

    Funny how it’s only those either hugely distant from the club or paid by the club are defending him?

    I must admit that the team did play for Pardew on Saturday, and Pards himself conducted things very well.

    But I still think it’s time to go – too much bad shit has happened for him to claw it back.

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  • 70TWO

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #17

    In the crazy world of AP, I predict the following team for tonight:
    ———-——– Perez
    —-– Cabella ———— Obertan
    ——————- Abeid
    —— Colback ———– Anita
    Dummett – Collo – Willo – Saylor
    ———–——- Elliot

    Although he may play Sammy on the left and bring Obertan on for Cabella, on the right. Plus start with Sissoko instead of Abeid and Riv instead of Perez, but other than that….just like it. I predict Dummett and Saylor because he will not want the backs to go forward.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #18

    ED

    who cares what what he thinks, or any other ex player you want to try and shove down our necks to try and turn it around,
    he means nothing to us, teddy sheringham means nothing to us, this coach steve brown means nothing to us

    you could report what micky Quinn is saying just about every day, he says pardew should be sacked, gary Neville says you cannot defend this, its not just a few matches, he now has the 2 lowest win % of any of our managers to be sacked , form from there last 24 matches

    please stop trying to defend him with people who mean jack shyt to us

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #19

    Sav

    Why on earth would any NUFC fan have any cause to feel a bit miserable and down. Oh wait…….

    Hamann talking out of his proverbial I’m afraid.

    Saylor ” we will try and hold them and then hopefully our quality will come through.” or words to that affect.

    It’s funny seeing Sissoko and Cabella playing like world beaters for France.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Croftus,
    I’d prefer to see us stick with the 1 up top, as that seems to be the way we are going to play this season, and one up top is where Cisse has performed best throughout his career.

    What he needs to do is push it higher up the pitch though. If the defence press then it pushes everyone else higher. The problem is that we got rid of our only centre half with pace. Still, we can’t defend when we sit deep, so we might as well press higher in the hope e get goals and win the ball in their half.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #21

    As for Hamann, 1 decent season, and then wanting to leave as quickly as possible doesn’t constitute a former star. Former player, yes, but star?? Howay.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #22

    I really want to win to night, not to keep pardew in a job but just to keep midweek alive, with no Europe or anything else..

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #23

    As for tonight… I think it’s more down to which club is keener to be out of the cup. That’s how pathetic it is now and I hate to admit it but I think Pardew was being honest when he said that the only difference with NUFC is that they are open about it.

    It’ll come down to who can field the best 2nd-tier team. I don’t know about Palace, but ours isn’t too bad IF he can keep a senior spine to the team, at least at the start. I’m thinking…

    ———— Elliot
    Janmaart – Saylor – Colo – Dummy
    — Sissoko —- Tiote —- Sammy
    — Obertan — Armstrong — Cabella

    Not sure about starting Perez instead of Arma – but I’ve got a feeling the latter will come out blazing and could nick an early goal, especially if he’s up against a 2nd-string defence. Cabella has shown he can create chances better than hit the target, but Arma is brilliant at getting a shot on target from a difficult or crowded position. Add Gabby’s speed down the right and I think it should rattle them. Sissoko and Tiote (more likely Anita) in the middle should provide the level heads and as long as Saylor can keep his inner chimp in its cage for 90 minutes (big ask)… then his outer chimp may be ok.

    Thoughts?

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #24

    Damn. Left Colback out.

    Actually, that bench isn’t looking all that bad, at least for the midfield. As per always, it’s strikers and defenders we’re stuffed for.

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #25

    Catchy – I see what you mean and agree that Hamann is a tenuous link at best, but you’re basically saying that nobody should publish anything from anyone who disagrees with you.

    You should move to Russia and work for the government, fella.

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  • 70TWO

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #26

    Lilongwe Geordie

    How do you organise a slow defence?
    1) Playing higher up the pitch is an advantage to the rest of the team but they are easily beaten with a through ball and pace.
    2) Playing the two central defenders deeper and whilst backs support the attack allows space down the flanks.
    3) Playing a deep back line gives over control of midfield.

    Is the answer a midway back four that hopefully blocks anything from reaching our box, or deep lying central pair and a line of 2/3 DM/backs in front?

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  • cyprus

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #27

    I care more about his relationship with the players right now. Do the players care at all for him? As far as I can see, if he doesn’t win the next couple of games he is gone. And I don’t mean the cup!

    PS. Nobody indoctrinated me Ed 🙂 I’d rather we do well in the PL than pursue these soon forgotten things… They’ll give me solace if I’m in the championship? No. This is a team in crisis and that’s the sort of under siege mentality they need to develop for every game. Even for this not so important one.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #28

    Would I trade a loss here with a win next weekend? You betcha, as they say in your part of the world. BTW, made you some money… pressed an ad by mistake, twice!

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #29

    Martoon

    Morning… yes, just a bit of frustration 😀

    M4L

    Yes i suspect pardew will stay cautious and bore us all to death again. He always does. 4231 or bust in his mind.

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  • 70TWO

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #30

    Whumpie – “It’ll come down to who can field the best 2nd-tier team”

    Just about sums it up, I like what your saying about Armstrong to. It would be good to see more of the youth get a chance but it is a difficult balance with the need for experience. Mind, the youth might show the so called experienced players what to do.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #31

    70Two,
    I don’t think our defence are particularly competent in any case, so by pushing the whole team higher I’d hope that we can press and force errors in the opposition half, negating the amount of time our defenders are actually under pressure.

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #32

    Cyprus – “Soon forgotten things”? REALLY??

    It’s been 45 years since we won a decent cup and we still bang on about it DAILY!

    I’d happily go down for a season in exchange for just one day of achievement. Happily.

    8th in the PL means what, exactly? A few mill more on the balance sheet? Bonus payment to a few dozen club employees?

    It means feck all. Nada. It means the best anyone can hope for is the same next year. It is the OPPOSITE of sport.

    Screw the PL. I don’t want another relegation, but if it helps to get shot of this regime (we’re no use to SD in the Champs), I’d take it.

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #33

    What a f@cken strip that one was. Best in the history of the game. FACT!

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  • geordielad880

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #34

    I would go for:-

    —————————–Elliot

    Janmaat——–Taylor————-willo———-Dummett

    sissoko———abeid————-colback———obertan

    ——————perez
    ——————————–riviere

    Alnwick, collo, anita, cabella, armstrong, sammy

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #35

    @20 lilong

    ye agree with reguards to cisse but we dont seem to have anyone else who can do it 🙁

    like you say someone to push the line to push everyone forward but out no10’s which we have mostly tend to play as acm’s lol even river who’s supposed to be our main striker plays as a no10 imo.

    defence is like you say very slow though and i’ve no idea how i’d try to resolve that tbh. i can only think of bringing lescalles back or playing streete.

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  • G

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #36

    Can’t predict who is going to be up front for us, but at the back I reckon we will see at least 1 Taylor, and I suspect he may partner Dummet in the centre, with Hiadara on the left. Is RTaylor match fit for the RB birth yet?

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #37

    Just seen a team posted by Marcaccus on the previous thread. I think I prefer it:

    elliot

    jan
    stayl
    coco
    hair

    socks
    colba
    abied

    perez
    rivvy
    arma

    And as Marcaccus so poetically put it,
    “433. Plenty of striker support for rivvy. And BASTARD WELL ATTACK FFS”

    LOL.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #38

    Jimmy

    I prefered the one we had during beardsleys second spell, it was very similar in style, same sort of collar, but had a touch of blue trim in it. Not a lot in it though

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  • TheToonKing

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #39

    hey, little off topic scouting info lads. I was in Rome over the weekend and went to the AS Roma – Cagliari game.

    Mapou Yanga Mbiwa made his debut for Roma and I’ve got to see him play in person.

    I have no idea what Pardew was thinking, he was fast, strong and had great passing. He stopped everything that came his way. Seemed a bit nervous on his debut , but still did great. It baffles me why we loaned him out, no way Williamson is better then what I saw from Mapou.

    He had to deal with Sau , a fast small forward and Ibarbo (who we scouted and were linked with, he was crap) and performed admirably.

    Imo, stupid decision to loan him.

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #40

    I have a theory on Cisse: if he’s still not built the strength up fully in his leg yet….

    …is that why he was onside for both goals? 🙂

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