Mike Ashley Knows He’s Got A Good Manager At Newcastle


There have been the usual comments made by both managers before the home game today against QPR – and it’s a game Newcastle will be expected to win,  and if we can do that it will be six wins on the trot for the first time since April of 2012, when we won six league games on the trot  row and finished 5th top in the league.

Newcastle United's English manager Alan

Alan Pardew and Harry Redknapp are friends

And after that season manager Alan Pardew won both the Premier League Manager of the Season and the PFA Manager of the Season – the only time any Newcastle manager has won either award.

But since then things have not gone too well, and we just avoided relegation in the next season, but then last term we did great in the first half and terrible in the second half and finished in 10th place – only the third time in 10 seasons we finished in the top ten.

Harry Redknapp has talked about Newcastle and owner Mike Ashley, who he calls the Chairman:

“The Chairman has been fantastic,”  “He gets a lot of stick, Mike Ashley, but he’s always at the games in the crowd.”

“He follows the team, loves it, and has stuck by Alan because he knows he’s got a good manager. It’s easy to make a knee-jerk reaction and bomb him out.”

“But they finished fifth the other year and were very unlucky not to finish in the Champions League places – he’s done a good job.”

Newcastle fans don’t know what to think at the moment, after an exciting five game winning streak this season after a terrible start – but we are just hoping that streak can continue – just as long as possible.

We’re not daft. 😀

But the anonymous SackPardew. com brigade are still criticizing Pardew – even when we are winning – and we suppose they are just waiting for a defeat before they again turn the big guns on the Newcastle manager.

We hope that doesn’t happen today.

Howay The Lads!!

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65 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 22, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #1

    I really hope we win this one. Always do of course, but at times I view games with some misgivings or even trepidation, more often with a slow to develop nervous excitement, but this one I really want to win. Six in a row! What a way to answer your detractors. Whatever you think of him, you’d have to admit, after what was it, 9 points in 8 months or something, and howl after howl of derision raining down on him from the stands, six on the trot, would be about the best “f you” imaginable, without actually having to say it. HWTL

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Nov 22, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #2

    I don,t really believe that anyone at the Toon gives a monkeys about what Old Floppy Chops says about Newcastle !

    Truth is QPR

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Nov 22, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Just been wiped out before finnishing Post ?

    Truth is i don,t believe anyone cares about what Redknapp says about the club !

    Plus QPR screwed us when an important Transfer ( Loic Remie ) was almost done and dusted ! We were also Naive then but Redknapp played his part in that debacle ?

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  • nut meg

    Nov 22, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #4

    repost
    Tiote will turn 29 in June so it’s probably the right time to sell him to get good money for him while they can.That’s what I expect to happen. I also think that he won’t be too heavily involved from now on to keep the risk of injury down to protect their asset.

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  • mag92

    Nov 22, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Williamson is the weaklink in the defence, he has the uncanny knack of unsettling the players around him!

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  • mag92

    Nov 22, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #6

    Who are all these teams vying for Tiote?

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  • nut meg

    Nov 22, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #7

    It’s the old boys network again, old school tie…call it what you like.

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 22, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Licking my lips in anticipation for this one, as for every one recently..as is everyone else?. But not all for the same reasons, no doubt. But hang on, do the circling vultures have lips? Howay the lads!

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  • Reyantoon

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #9

    sing…U indeed are singing… lol !

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  • mindshaft

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #10

    Not sure how QPR screwed us on Remy deal, he turned us down citing he wanted to play champions league footy – QPR had no say in the matter
    Hope he’s happy on bench at chelski and that bindippers are happy they got balotelli after Remy failed medical

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  • AncientC

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #11

    I cannot see Tiote going to a much better club than ourselves. Diame is a better player and was available for a knock down 3.5 million… Arsenal & others are not big on clatter & bang players. Diame has a shot on him too, something Tiote does not have.

    Then again, I am not surprised Tiote thinks he is on his way to Arsenal or some other top Champions League club. It is obvious from the way Tiote plays that he thinks he is a much better player than he is. The showboating & shooting from 30+ yards which fail so often, but keep being repeated, are the sign of a player that has delusions about his skills.

    There isn’t a Champions League club starting 11 in England, Germany or Spain that Tiote could get into. Maybe a Turkish or Russian side will make an offer, they don’t mind paying a premium for players, with the lure of their league not being strong enough to recruit the best players.

    Thanks to Tiote for the goal against Arsenal & a few good performances wearing the captains armband… the rest has mostly been frustrating to watch to say to the least. (I will admit I have never been his biggest fan)

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  • magpie6699

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #13

    Not sure why some people are so confident today. We’re playing a team who are actually in decent form and our injury curse is ensuring that as soon as we have players hitting good form, we lose them I’m actually more anxious about this game than I was about the West Brom match.We will particularly miss Coloccini’s reading of the game and support for partners like Dummett and Taylor. I think we will also miss the strength of Abeid / Tiote.

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  • expatmag

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Mag92

    I thought you might have taken the hint by now and that bloggers are not replying to yours posts.

    My last and final post to you. Do one……lol

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  • expatmag

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #15

    6699

    Totally agree. I have been saying all week that their recent performances against Liverpool Chelsea and City deserved more.

    They will be no pushovers

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  • Reyantoon

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #16

    Can’t see us any reason why we won’t win today.The only change we are going to make from that fantastic win at westbrom are willo in for Colo and either Anita or Rtaylor for Abeid.Others are there as they are,so will be good game to watch us snatch it…Hwtl!

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #17

    Ancient

    If you discount injuries, I honestly can’t see why we need him so much. I think we have 3 maybe 4 who can do his job just about as well or better than him. Sissoko, Colback, Abeid and Taylor at least. I understand why people love his industry but he misjudges too often and has that liability about him. I have always thought his passing is suspect. Looking at the squad.. Happy to see that it’s a (remote) possibility that we could have 5 or six Geordie boys on the pitch these days. Loads of great young uns coming through from our region. To me, that’s a big positive!

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #18

    I mean Tiote… Sorry! Match day excitement kicking in!

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  • jimmysmith

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #19

    Who wouldn’t want to go to Arsenal. Inner city London, big salary, magnificent stadium, huge support, Champions League every year and they play the game the proper way, always. More power to the bloke if he gets his dream move and we of course get a fair wedge. It’d be disappointing to lose such a good player, but that’s football.

    Is this our team for today

    ………………………Krul

    Janmaat…..Willo……..Dummett…..Haidarra

    ……………..Ryan Taylor……Colback…

    Cabella…………….Sissoko…………….Gouffran

    ………………………..Perez

    I’d start with Rivierre for Gouffran and with Cisse up top, then Sammi and Peres to run em ragged in the second half.

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  • jimmysmith

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #20

    QPR are second bottom and we’re at home with our tails up. Anyone not predicting a win, needs a shag.

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #21

    while qpr have not been playing bad there is enough mistakes in there back line for us to score if we can keep Austin quiet we will have a great chance of winning this one

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  • expatmag

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #22

    Jimmy

    I am desperate here. Havent had one for a fortnight… lol

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #23

    Jimmy – I’ve previously posted that I think we may get beat today. However, I won’t take you up on your offer.

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  • mag92

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #24

    Expat, reading your drivel, has the same mind numbing effect!

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  • mag92

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #25

    Expat its probably your patter that results in the lack of Rock and roll!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #26

    ***KLAXON*********HOOTER*****

    *********SQUABBLE ALERT******

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  • mag92

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #27

    No squabble, just Antipodean windbag blowing in!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #28

    no need to use strong language like that – there was no call to use the word antipodean.

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  • mag92

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #29

    Tuffety use in your next scrabble game!

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #30

    This game will answer many unanswered questions,for sure.I think this game will give a clear image of Newcastle playing in the next two months.And we are still close to the relegation zone.

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  • mag92

    Nov 22, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #31

    Williamson and Anita, shouldn’t be allowed to undo the recent good work!

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  • jimmysmith

    Nov 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #32

    That team doesn’t look too bad though, considering all the injuries. Willo’s always a worry, seemingly, despite being pretty solid against this level of opposition. It’s QPR though lads, they really aren’t very good.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Nov 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #33

    I’m pretty certain we’ll lose today. Injuries will expose us, Pardew is becoming his usual over confident, arrogant self speaking to anyone and anything about himself. QPR and Redknapp are always a thorn in our side and are starting to play decently.

    Hope for the best of course but it’s typical Newcastle to crumble today.

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  • AncientC

    Nov 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #34

    jimmysmith // Nov 22, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    “Who wouldn’t want to go to Arsenal. Inner city London, big salary, magnificent stadium, huge support, Champions League every year and they play the game the proper way, always. More power to the bloke if he gets his dream move and we of course get a fair wedge. It’d be disappointing to lose such a good player, but that’s football.”

    First problem… Arsenal don’t want him. They will be chasing players like Khedira or elite players from the Bundesliga.

    Second problem… Tiote wearing an Arsenal shirt whilst still being on the books at Newcastle, is making those that have cheered him on look like complete mugs. Did you notice how the Arsenal badge on his shirt was conveniently just making its way into the picture… this was clearly done on purpose. I wouldn’t have a problem with him wearing a shirt of a team in another league btw.

    Third problem: This one is subjective. Is he actually a good player?

    I agree that I would be happy if the club got a good transfer fee for him. Anything over 5 million would be good business. Mulumbu will be available on a free, and could easily replace Tiote… if the club decides they need to replace him…. I don’t believe he would leave a gap in the squad.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #35

    There is one player in QPR that made problems to us plenty of times.That is Junior Hoilett.We need to keep him if he plays.

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  • mag92

    Nov 22, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #36

    Tiote probably realises that in Abied and Colback he has genuine competition, for his place in the team and wants away, but no one’s biting!

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  • jimmysmith

    Nov 22, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #37

    I think he’s a good player, although perhaps not the sharpest or most discreet, and Arsenal have Flamini in that role today against Man U I believe, so I’m not entirely sure they might not want him.

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  • expatmag

    Nov 22, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #38

    TUFF

    Gday nate. Some numpties on here are still too thick to see what is right in front of their noses….lmao

    How are you mate? Looking forward to those northumbrian snowdrifts?

    Dont you guys normally get what America gets?

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  • expatmag

    Nov 22, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #39

    Gotoon

    I dont think Hoilett is a regular starter for them these days. More of an impact sub. Vargas and Austin could be their danger men today

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  • expatmag

    Nov 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #40

    Geremi

    Over confidence can be an issue granted but I dont see QPR having had the wood on us recently as I believe we they havent beaten us especially at home in the PL.

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