Pardew Back From The Dead – Very Much Alive At Newcastle

We convinced ourselves when watching Alan Pardew trudge off at Stoke City one rainy night in late September, after Newcastle had lost another game – this time 1-0,  that he would be fired on that Tuesday morning – September 30th – but the announcement never came.

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Alan Pardew – back from the dead – and very much alive

Alan looked completely all in and even hagard.

And since then Newcastle played four games in October – won three and came back to draw 2-2 at home to Hull, and then we beat Liverpool yesterday 1-0 and deserved the win.

Four successive wins and unbeaten in five games and three clean sheets.

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Pardew trudging off at Stoke – another defeat – the low point

Oh yes, and we are in the last eight of the League Cup for the first time ever under owner Mike Ashley.

Alan Pardew even has a shot at winning the PL Manager of the Month award for October – that would be something.

Winning four games in a row has been a great turnaround for Newcastle, and the lads have played very well in those wins too.

A placard was shown yesterday “PARDEW-BACK FROM THE DEAD”  by a grim reaper – who doubles as a Newcastle supporter during the  daylight hours. 😀

We are just so pleased (delighted) Newcastle have turned things around – and it looks we could be in a decent position in the league by the end of the year.

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Looks like the S has changed to a B

But whether you love Alan or hate him, and whether you think he is a good coach or not – on the human side of things – it’s hard not to admire his mental toughness over the last couple of months.

He’s come out a few times to say he loves to be the Newcastle manager,  so we are hoping that Newcastle can go from strength to strength this season.

It could turn out to be a (very) good season for our club – and that’s what we are hoping for.

Certainly the three wins in six days has been little short of astonishing, and we’ve seen good performances all over the pitch for Newcastle – and we have some great looking youngsters coming through too.

Newcastle United is getting to be a very good story this season.

Keep it up.

Howay The Lads.

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11 comments so far

  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 2, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Pardew assured more space for another headbutt 🙂

  • Slank

    Nov 2, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3


    Mehdi fully deserves the praise and a starting place in midfield. He has the physical presence, which Anita doesn’t have, the engine, the pace and the skill on the ball to become a regular in our midfield.

    Clearly going out on a seasons loan and getting regular first team playing experience has benefited him and Dummitt as both have returned far better players than before and with greater confidence.

    Hopefully others can follow but it doesn’t always work eg Ferguson and Campbell.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Nov 2, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Maintain the rage. Don’t be fooled. Pardew out…


    Nov 2, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #5

    The Jury is Out !

    If Tiote is sold in January i just hope that it is for at least 20 Mil and to an overseas club !

  • murvar

    Nov 2, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #6

    To the Overrated Frenchman: time to shut up and bide your time. At the moment you sound like you have a mouthful of sour grapes and don’t actually welcome the recent 4 successes. If you are right, your time will come again. If you are wrong, the rest of us won’t have to put up with your miserable utterances. Win win, I’d say.

  • magscar

    Nov 2, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #7

    Good article Ed.

    A month is a long time in Football but who would have realised how long 6 days was. This time last week I was trying to be optimistic about the coming week and settling(hoping) for 2 PL points and a feisty performance in Cup but going out with no shame.

    Now I am wanting WBA game on today can’t come quick enough.

    Our recent stats since our visit to Swansea have made a bit of a mess of the (clever) banner that appeared that day DWWWW.

    Speaking of stats to those who are possessed by possession stats and the story they tell of our recent wins this data is a recent phenomina like how far players have run etc. Back in the day there was only ever one bit of data that counted and that was the score.

    Don’t get me wrong I have absolutely nothing wrong with this information being available ( indeed Pardew makes big use of it) but does the possession percentage really tell the truth of a game?

    In out last 3 games Pardew set up as he usually does against the supposed better sides but with 2 essential differences we pressed in our half and up front in an extemely determined and organised way and with pace to burn invited that pressure to give us genuine threat on break. Much of the possession can arise in some games from the passing across back 4 into midfield across field again back to full back and repeat. That is surprisingly common as less direct incisive teams exercise patience and probe for openings. Perhaps we need a stat that describes effective possession!

    Liverpool miss Sturridge but he didn’t pull out just before KO and Rogers (highly thought of manager that he is ) has had plenty of time and options at his disposal to come with another formation. He seemed to come up with a hotpotch and did vary it when they couldn’t find any effective penetration but to no avail. Mind you I was glad he left Sterling out on wing rather than in behind Balotelli even though I was initially worried about Dummett against him (totally unecessarily!). In all of those stats which team had the most clearcut chances and cause most excitement – just as with score only us I think.

    Pardew made some brave decisions yesterday and deserves praise for that even if begrudgingly by some who believe he only did so because of campaign against him. BTW perhaps we saw some of Pardew’s mind games ( must of spoken to his mate Mourinho) saying that he knew Brendan’s team which made him change his plan! Pool fans don’t seem to happy with his set up’s of late on their message boards.

    But far more lies ahead this month with apparently easier games in prospect and we need to keep our shape and pressing game but hopefully see a lot more of our attacking threat.

    Don’t feel quite as desperate about November as this time last week but being NUFC we all know what … comes before a fall so keep up tyhe good work lads.

    Oh and despite the widely held (and my own) views of Obertan I am genuinely disappointed if he is injured for a while as he has changed and did carry a threat down the right. A definite squad player who can make a difference in certain (stages of) games

  • kilbane

    Nov 2, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Padew is the man for the job because a Manager is as good as his last game. He’s proved that the recent results were not by coincidence. He got 4 wins in a row including 3 overrated sides. Mackems are the ones calling for his sack cos he’s now getting us results.

  • kilbane

    Nov 2, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Since we don’t have Gabby, its best we move Sissoko to the right and move Aarons central to accommodate Sammy on the left. Gouffran should start as the lone striker in the absence of Cisse.

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 2, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #10

    yes we do have some happy clappers as fans

    our record before this run of results was something like
    All with very poor football

    now he has put a run of RESULTS together , which is something he has done many times before , 2 people are saying back pardew, get a grip people
    one was done on a roll of toilet paper , the other a cornflakes box, I laughed my nuts off when I seen them , these guys where there during the big sack pardew campaign , they will back pardew all the way down the divisions , people like manx

  • Ericles

    Nov 3, 2014 at 5:25 AM

    Comment #11

    How fickle can some be about Pardew. The present run was to be expected. This does not deny that he IS a poor manager, devoid of ideas which he replaces with idiotic and contradictory knee-jerk statements. He is not the manager our club needs, nor is his turgid style of football. He never will be because he cannot be. The recharged pro-Pardew fan club will all have to swallow their words by Xmas!


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