Newcastle Could Sweep Premier League Awards For November

Alan Pardew just missed out on the Premier League Manager of the Month award for October when Sam Allardyce pipped him, but if Newcastle can get another win at West Ham on Saturday, it’s almost a cast iron certainly that Alan Pardew will win Manager of the Month award for November,  because Newcastle would have four wins out of four.

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Moussa Sissoko – after scoring on Saturday in 1-0 win against QPR

And another reason that Alan would win the award is because of the unbelievable turnaround Newcastle United have made in October and November.

Newcastle have gone to 5th top (or even 4th top with another win on Saturday) of the league, from second bottom of the league after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke in late September.

And Moussa Sissoko, who has been one of Newcastle’s outstanding players during the turnaround, is on a short list of players for the Player of the Month award for November.

The other players nominated are Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez, Eden Hazard, Nathaniel Clyne and David De Gea – so Moussa is among illustrious company indeed.

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Alan Pardew – in top form in the last two months as Newcastle manager
He deserves credit for the turnaround

The last time Newcastle won both the Manager of the Month and Player of the Month awards was exactly a year ago in November of last year, when Alan and Tim Krul both won.

Tim won the Player of the Month award mainly because of his fantastic display against Tottenham in the 1-0 win at White Hart Lane.

Tim’s display in London last season was one of the best goalkeeping displays ever seen in the Premier League – and that’s saying something.

And with Moussa being nominated and Newcastle on a phenomenal winning run since early October – maybe history will repeat itself this November?

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97 comments so far

  • G

    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #1

    The lads deserve it. Even AP deserves it, and had you asked me that 6 weeks ago I would have probably fainted.

  • 89Norcal

    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Hell of a turnaround. Just wonder how many other PL managers could achieve similar results if their clubs would only give them a chance.

  • 89Norcal

    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Not that any club should have to weather the storm we did 😛

  • hibbit

    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #4

    RE POST….been told that we have watched conor whickham all season and pardue and carr have watched him twice plus he could be for free

  • Scottiedog

    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #5

    @4 – Give up with Wickham!! Will never happen!!!!!

    Seen in the Mirror we are also chasing Max Kruse!?!?!?!?!?!? P/X for Cisse anyone!?

  • Our Toon

    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #6


    Just wonder why it took so long to drop the likes of Gouffran, Willo and why it took so long to play Sissoko through the middle…Most managers in the prem would have had it right from the beginning rather than messing up big time before being forced into making changes. Makes you wonder just why he couldn’t do this last season

    If it was upto pards Abeid would have gone for 350k, Sammy was told he wasn’t good enough, Sissoko was a winger, amazing turnaround but let’s see what he does when his favourites return from injury!!

  • 89Norcal

    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #7

    @Our Toon
    To be honest man, after observing other clubs enduring tough times, I can’t say I agree. You have two excellent managers in Brendan Rogers and Arsene Wenger who are being called “clueless” by their fans for not changing up their teams how they saw fit.

    The perspective of managers by fans reminds me of the sub 25 year olds you see on the net, who claim anyone who’s not Messi or Ronaldo is a shit player.

    Willo tho has been monumental for us. I actually trust him more than any defender now. But I am eager to see how we line up with returning players, too.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #8

    our toon

    i think perez is likely to be one of his faves now along with aarons

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #9

    hibbit – that info about Wickham could certainly have the whiff of having some legs. If Carr and King Percy have been to watch him (if it was him they were watching and no-one else) that must show a great interest.
    Wickham was hailed as a future star – he has shown glimpes but has then regressed -may probably have potential as he is just a young lad.
    Think his contract is up in the summer and I do not hink he’s signed a new contract. So there is every chance we could go in for him in January -with a ridiculously low offer. If that failed we could get him for nowt 6 months later.
    Downside could be from January onwards we would have to suffer not having an additional striker.

  • hibbit

    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #10

    scotiedog i think theres every chance lives in newcastle played in the prem young and free and most of all pardue likes him being played on the wing at the moment so not as effective

  • wolfshead@toon

    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #11

    do you think they were watching clattermole too haha

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Is Whickham Wickham not being offered a new contract or refusing to sign one ?

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #13

    wolf – stop being silly! You are sliding towards the LWF.

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #14

    jail – I think he was refusing and sometime ago there were rumours he’d signed a pre contract- contract with some foreign outfit -but i’m not 100% sure what the latest is.

  • lesh

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Alan Pardew will win Manager of the Month award for November?

    Eeeh, isn’t it wonderful? The lengths that Pardew’ll go to keep Catchy happy!

    Come on Catchy, admit it, you love him to bits really.

  • hibbit

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #16

    mr tuff i am not itk the imformation came from a friend who does a bit of scouting for boro who knows carr

  • wolfshead@toon

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #17


    lol he prob does imagine if we won the cap one cup all the haters would be the ones carrying him on their shoulders 🙂

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #18

    hibbit – I understand that – the info does seem “reasonable”though.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #19

    Can you imagine the most despised manager in our recent history winning a cup. Funny old game !

  • WLtoon

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Pardew and Sissoko deserve their awards if they get it, credit where it is due.
    I think the Wickham rumour has alot of clout.
    We have watched him for 2 seasons now and its obvious Pardew fancies him.
    The fact that he will cost nothing in 6 months time will appeal to Ashley big time.,he,s young and wont command big wages.
    We huffed the Mackems when we got Colback for nowt, i wonder if we,ll do it again.

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #21

    November (in total) could be a massive month for us -could be a treble.
    1. Beat the Hammers to retain our league position.
    2.King Percy gets manager of the month.
    3.We hear Ian Toons’ latest tale of meeting West Ham fans in the pub who think King Percy is a cross between the Messiah and Mother Theresa.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #22

    Mister Tuff,
    Is that after he’s had a chat with Percy after the game or before, because as we all know Percy personally greets all the 3.5K away fans and has a friendly chat.

  • stuart no9

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #23

    As SBR said —— dont count your chickens or they wont lay an egg, something like that he got wrong anyway, meaning, souness won 7 off the belt in a 12 game unbeaten run, like pardew, he was shyte and he got sacked as well , so theres hope yet.

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #24

    jail – I’m afraid we’ll have to wait for the latest installment of ” I met West Ham fans in the pub” to find out what happened. It has been an interesting series of regular meetings which I have followed for a couple of years now.

  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 26, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #25

    I hope we play well against West Ham. They are a much improved side under Big Sam. He didn’t have a chance in Newcastle and his style would never have suited us. Their owner spends far more than Ashley as well. Do we match up well against them? I’m not sure with all the injuries we have. If Sissoko continues to dominate and Perez can pop one in we do have a good chance however.

  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 26, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Percy will lead us forward. And a little bit sideways possibly. And sometimes backward. 😯 We will continue to have problems off and on but it is good to see some of the youngsters progress. A shame about Aarons and his continuing fitness problems. We could use him in the attack.

  • Vagabond of the Western World

    Nov 26, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #27



    Nov 26, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #28

    I know pardew isn’t the most creative with formations but with santon coming back soon I hope he realizes the attacking threat we could have with Janmaat and Santon as wing backers.
    They would run riot and Perez and cisse could get some good service from the wings. Besides his assist last week I feel like Sammy looked a little disheveled.

  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 26, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Are we and West Ham top 6 sides? It’s a very interesting question. I would have to see no on the basis of what I’ve seen over the last couple of seasons. Are both of us top 10 sides? I’m not even sure about that over a whole season. If teams like Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and Everton start to get it together I’m not sure we will continue to compete in the top 8 or even the top 10. Time will tell as always.

  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 26, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Very interesting comments USAGEORDIE @28.Your formation leaves us a little weak through the middle and Santon tended not to get back on defense quickly enough. A bit risky I would think. Pardew is very conservative as well and probably won’t make any real changes unless something goes badly wrong.

  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 26, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #31

    I would have to say no not see no above.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 26, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #32

    I like nothing better than the thought of Mashers spending some cash, but the way these youngsters seem to have stepped up I’m not sure if we have to do too much in January, I think it’s pretty much nailed on we’ll lose Tiote which I still think is a shame despite what some people say, a top quality CB to keep STAYLOR out of the picture for good would be a boost plus a statement of intent. Selling Tiote and seemingly writing off the season will be a real kick in the teeth.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 26, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #33


    Who would you like to come in if tiote does leave.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 26, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #34

    i wonder if Liverpool are going to have another bad night.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 26, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #35

    STaylor didn’t mean to shout, bloody phone !!

  • BandB

    Nov 26, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #36


    By the time our players are returning from ACON in early February, Siem De Jong should be near match fitness.
    We assume he was bought to be a major cog in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Presuming Tiote isn’t sold, what becomes our first choice formation and team them?

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 26, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #37

    Is this player any good.

    Newcastle United are reportedly preparing a January bid for Borussia Monchengladbach striker Max Kruse according to the Daily Mirror.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 26, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #38

    I still think we’re short in midfield as was proved when Gouffran had to come on in central mid, ok that was bad luck having three injuries but take Tiote out and it shortens the odds.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 26, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #39

    I love Moussa Sissoko, but he isn’t as good as some make out on here comparing him to the likes of Viera or Toure .

    For me those players have great vision and brilliant technical ability as well as pace and strength . Sissoko actually reminds me of Gervinho in the sense that they both have immense pace but look a little lost when they get near the penalty box .

    That’s why for me I would move him out wide again when De Jong is fit. Plus Sissoko is an underrated crosser of the ball and created something like the 3rd most chances in the league for us last season playing there .

    With everyone fit I reckon Pardew will go back to 4-2-3-1 and play :


    —Sissoko————De Jong—————Cabella—


    Although Iwould rather drop one of our Dm’s, move Cabella into the middle and play :


    ————————–De Jong—————————-


    I think once Cabella toughens up he could play the Cabaye role alongside Tiote as he is great at nicking the ball back and De Jong can be the link man for our striker that often gets isolated when playing one up front .

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 26, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #40

    SDJ shouldn’t be walking straight back in if we’re still doing well.


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