Pardew Says Goodbye – Santon Injured – Gutierrez Plays 90 Minutes


Alan Pardew had said nothing about an imminent move to Crystal Palace to his coaches or his players over the weekend, until the news came out late Sunday, and it has come as a huge shock to the playing and coaching staff, that he has left Newcastle for Crystal Palace.

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Jonas Gutierrez played another 90 minutes today

Pardew was at the Benton Training round today, to say his goodbyes, and there appear to be only minor details to be worked out with Crystal Palace , before he will be announced as their new manager, although it’s unlikely he will be in charge of their game on New Years Day at Aston Villa.

The behind the scenes friendly that Alan had arranged last week took place this afternoon, and the good news is that Jonas Gutierrez played the full 90 minutes and came through the game unscathed and that’s the second full game he has played during his comeback from testicular cancer.

The bad news is that Davide Santon suffered a minor knock, and had to leave the game after playing close to 60 minutes, and apparently the Italian has now picked up an ankle injury, although we don’t know how serious it is.

And it was good to see Curtis Good back playing again – after the 21 year-old has been sidelined since last March with a hip problem, he picked up playing for Australia in March.

So we now have some of our injured players coming back – expect perhaps Santon – but now we have no manager. 🙁

The last time we were without a manager for a number of games was back in September of 2008, after Kevin Keegan had left the club – and we lost five games in a row at that time and were relegated that season.

So while everything seems to be going well for Crystal Palace and Alan Pardew, we are assuming a certain Mr. Mike Ashley is working hard on getting a new manager into the club.

And hopefully he will be a good manager,  although the managers we are being linked with – apart from Frank de Boer who wouldn’t be able to join us until the summer in any case – are mediocre at best.

However, the way Mike Ashley runs Newcastle – their remit will presumably be to keep Newcastle in the Premier League and in the top ten if possible and therefore away from relegation problems.

What a comedown that is from the times when we actually had a top four side, and the likes of Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson managed the club.

Alan Pardew has gone but the problems still remain at the club – that’s becoming obvious.

We’d love to see Dutchman Frank de Boer come in to be the new Newcastle manager – but we just cannot see that happening.

John Carver will be the caretaker manager until a new manager comes in – and we don’t know how long that will take.

What do you think?

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105 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #1

    How long is it going to take for this to be finalised? Is anyone else getting the feeling it might not happen after all ?(although if some of the replacement candidates touted are true, then it might be for the best  ). Dont mean to scare anyone.

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  • Nufc-83

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #2

    FFS Dont care about Guti coming through as he clearly wont add anything the only time i want to see him in black and white is coming on in the last game of the season for 2 mins to get the appluase he deserves. Santon would give us a much better left side and is a vast improvement on Dummett.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Wouldn’t be like Mashley to scupper a deal at the last minute though.

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  • toonicle

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Never once did I think someone in the Prem would actually pay us for the pleasure of letting Pardew go. I’m not as against him as some of the others on here but I am happy to see him and his odd team choices/substitutions go, best for everyone involved really as long as we don’t end up with Bruce/Pulis/Colo as manager. Really hope Sherwood is brought in at least until the summer.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #5

    ed did we have a manager before?

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Jail

    Whatever decisions Mash makes, you can only guarantee one thing about them…. they will be WRONG 😀

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #7

    markaccus

    don’t get impatient its xmas you know how long it takes for them to collect the trash this time of year

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Beer

    aye, and dont forget Pardew will be in the grey/blue bin (depending where you live) as he is being recycled.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #9

    JFA

    Haha, come on lad chin up

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #10

    i thought he went in the brown one with the grass cuttings and dog sh17

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  • stuart no9

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #11

    stuart no9 // Dec 30, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    OK –So bruce is a geordie, wallsend boys club regular and a NU Fan , However , as much as i like the bloke and the generosity he showed to my lad, when he waited on the bruce family in a jesmond restaurant, is he really good enough for this club? a bit of a pardew when it comes to management- won nowt, struggled at brum, sunderland, now hull. the answer is simply no.His CV has not excelled over the years and wont now . He would however be a good ‘fill in’ till we recruited someone decent. but that wont happen

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #12

    I see Curtis good has played today as well
    did some1 find him in pardews office when they were clearing it out

    funny how he goes and good appears

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  • toonicle

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Mark- It will happen, probably announce later today or early tomorrow. There’s no way Alan could stay after all this.

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Stuart

    Yeah he probably wouldnt leave hull just to do a short term job here.

    As for his credentials, youre right, no different to pardew. Not even sure his style of football would be any more fun to watch, either.

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #15

    JT

    You mean he could end up as compost to fertilize plants? Imagine how dull and unspectacular those flowers would be :-O

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  • Bri

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Can’t help thinking that we will all be brought back down to earth with one big bump once the new manager is revealed

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  • Sazzer

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Great to see Good get a game.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #18

    sazzer

    was good good?

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  • nightfa11

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #19

    im happy pardew is gone..i really am..if we look at his stats & style of play…no brainer really..

    i just hope we get a top manager in (unlikely..but still.. a manager makes a huge difference… it can be a difference between small and big club).. i really hope we dont get a british manager..no disrespect, but your managers suck..only good managers from that “area” were SAF, Keegan in 90s..bobby robson..and now PERHAPS rodgers.. others are average..

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  • Lynny

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #20

    I wish they’d just announce the silver Fox has done one! Any success He brought was flukes! He knew what He was getting into when He took the job! He’s a mid table boss at best! He calls himself the king…..of what? Idiot! Couldn’t win a derby if He tried! My worry is there’ll be no replacement till this window slams shut to avoid spending, but I’d love to see a decent gaffer come in and be given a bit coin to strengthen us.

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  • bladeuser

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #21

    CARVER OUT!

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #22

    El Zorro Plata

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  • Mag52

    Dec 30, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Stuart (previous thread)

    re Steve Bruce ‘is he good enough for us ?’
    Ffs man wake up and smell the coffee. We, under Mike moneybags Ashley are in no position to be selective as to who our next manager will be. We might just be lucky to get any one in to see out the season. ‘Big club’ some call us. Not under Ashley we’re not.
    Fact is that AP, having put up with crap from Ashley and abuse from ‘fans’ for four plus years, has just seized on the opportunity to jump ship and join – Crystal Palace –
    which he clearly sees as an improvement.

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  • stuart no9

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Markaccus—-getting back to bruce , didnt he spend a few bob on some decent talent in summer ??/what happened there then ???

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  • G

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Dyche from Burnley. Failing that, anybody who isn’t Bruce, Kinnear or Curbishley

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Crystal Palace are going to pay him 1M more than he gets here. Thats what he sees as an improvement. And who wouldn’t? I am pretty sure i would move for a 200% pay rise! (He is supposedly on 500K)

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #27

    Stuart

    Pass. Next question 😀

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #28

    G

    or pulis.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #29

    OP,
    I’ve just had to turn Total Sport off, someone on saying we never gave Pardew enough time ???

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Johnny C!
    Johnny C!
    We all love you Johnny C!
    He’s our new temporary savior! Huzzah!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #31

    I have complete faith in Johnny C. and Steve Stone to lead us to nowhere! It’s the good ship Ashley after all.

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  • Sazzer

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #32

    beermonkey
    It was game behind-closed-doors. So I only read the Dan King report. But we didn’t concede while he and Satka was on the pitch.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #33

    jail he was fckin on a slow boat to hawaii

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #34

    How come Ando doesn’t ask these people what tf they’re talking about. The biggest argument people have is who will do better, do people not realise thst this forces Mashleys hand and were people willing to accept another defeat off the mackems jeezus.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #35

    jail

    it was one of his kids they don’t want him at that often

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Well -WHAT NEXT
    So hope you are happy
    Everyone cheering cos they got rid of Pardew – NOT ME !!!
    Fu**in worried at what we are going to get next. As expat puts it…
    No current manager
    A lengthy injury list
    Our 2 best keepers still out for a few weeks
    Our top scorer suspended and then away at ACON
    The probability of no new signings
    The possibility of our top players sold
    A disinterested owner
    A bunch of apathetic supporters

    Least we had stability in Pardew and the players – played for him.
    Since I first saw the TOON in the in 1963 we have had 32 managers player mangers interim managers et al.

    Time and Time again the fans have hounded managers out. wanted this that and the other in – Dagleish, Souness, Gullit, Allerdyce, and Sir Bobby and in the end turned on them

    So who are you going to hound out next???

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #37

    “Lukas Podolski to Inter Milan is a joke” -quote from Arsene Wenger, who then effectively says “but I want someone else’s midfielder” . Just keep away from Sissoko and keep your double standards to yourself please.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #38

    We’ve been poor for most of Pardew’s 4 years. No real improvement has come. We have a few decent youngsters now but overall we remain poor, with poor tactics and outdated coaching. The owner remains the key obstacle to us becoming a decent, consistent side.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #39

    Hang on are we apathetic or fickle now? Or just confused?

    How long before j c leaps into the crowd in a fit of rage at bring judged harshly for his poor yeam setup? 5? 7? 9 minutes?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #40

    Our only real hope is that we limp home above the relegations zone (which we should as there much worse sides in the division) and then Ashley finally sells up in the summer. Hopefully there is a real man out there willing to take us on with a decent amount of money.

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