Issues Delaying Pardew Move To Crystal Palace


Would you believe it – but Sky Sports is reporting there are some issues delaying the completion of Alan Pardew’s move to Crystal Palace.

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Alan Pardew – while active at Newcastle

It was expected that Alan would be announced as the Palace manager yesterday, but no announcement has yet been forthcoming.

Sky Sports is reporting there are still unresolved issues in regard to two members of Pardew’s potential backroom staff, namely the performance analyst Ben Stevens and goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman.

But it seems they are only minor complications, that are not expected to put Pardew’s move to Palace in jeopardy.

Andy Woodman’s 17 year-old son Freddie is at Newcastle, and we don’t think Newcastle will agree to let Freddie go back to Crystal Palace, and then Andy would have to decide if he wants to stay at Newcastle or join Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace.

Of course until the head coach situation is sorted out at Newcastle Andy will not even know if he has a long term future at Newcastle.

Palace’s caretaker manager Keith Millen will be in charge of the team at Aston Villa tomorrow, after Palace got a decent 0-0 draw at Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

Millen had said this on the Pardew matter yesterday:

“As far as I’m concerned, the Chairman has told me to prepare for Aston Villa. It’s important myself and the players stay focused on that.

“I spoke to the Chairman and he said Newcastle compensation has been agreed and we’ve been given permission to speak to Alan. That was literally all I was told and nothing’s changed since then.”

“When I’ve done this before it’s dragged on for a few weeks. That starts having an effect on the group – the not knowing.

“I think the timing of it all, if it can be done as quickly as possible, that would help us because the January transfer window will be very important to the club.”

For some reason the press seems to think Alan did a good job at Newcastle, and because he was there for four years, his star seems to have risen.

Certainly we had some terrific wins with him as manager,  but there were also some (too many)  incredible lows, and we won’t even mention the four successive defeats by Sunderland.

And from all reports Pardew seems to be doubling his wages at Palace – which is astonishing when you think about it, with Crystal Palace not being too flush with money.

Maybe Newcastle can attract a really good head coach by offering some big money for the right man.

Well – come to think of it – maybe not.

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48 comments so far

  • the truth will out

    Dec 31, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Oh my wiziwig shutdown due to spanish law change

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #2

    I would be nice just to get this sorted. – been drinking to it all night ????

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #3

    *it

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #4

    I would have hoped a proper clear out of all backroom staff would have been a better option for Mashley. And start afresh whether it be soon or come the summer months when there is more chance of bringing in a top class manager rather than the rag tags we are being turned down by at the minute

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #5

    the truth will

    that’s a shame but they have linked to some1 else so hopefully it wont effect our viewing

    its about time they either charged a small fee or charge per match and then you should be able to pick the match you want

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #6

    It’ll be another Hughton job, Carver will steady the ship until summer then moved along when the new guy tips up.

    I’m not upset at any of the names that have ruled themselves out, I’d like to think or hope we’re aiming higher.

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  • saliba91

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Get on the sauce And get messy boys all will be well in the morning lol

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  • Graeme

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #8

    You will always get the matches on – footballstreaming.info
    usually a few streams for every prem game.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #9

    prime

    with some1 buying 13mill of rangers shares he might choose to act sooner rather than later on acquiring them
    that is of course if he wants to own them

    keeping carver in place will let the new owners put there own man in

    loads of different scenarios but one thing we all know is we will be the last to find out

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Prime
    One new resolution is that Mashers finally rewards us with a top class manager who can install some hope back into the club.
    Not another run of the mill yes man.
    If a Ashley wants another yes man who is available and wont rock the boat then Carver is his man, But for me would be a massive step back for this club

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #11

    The share buying will be very interesting, especially at the same as Pinocchio leaving (hopefully).

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #12

    jazzy

    evening how are you

    so were playing second from botoom team whose play book will carver be reading will he go with sir bobby or pards

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #13

    We’ll def be the last to know.

    What happens if Carver gets it until summer and the team has a great second half of the season and qualifies for Europe, some would still want a FDB type and others would Want Carver given a chance. As Beer said Carvers the best bet if he intends to sell us soon.

    I’m not a fan of Carver the bloke but he’ll get my backing whilst he’s in the chair, as he says he was with SBR for 5years hopefully he’s picked a bit up.

    I’m looking foward to the match which is a pleasant change 🙂

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  • stan anderson

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Just witnessed a great firework display on the Quayside this evening.I thought that it was to celebrate the fact that Pardew had gone and now i read he,s not yet gone.O.M.G.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #15

    prime

    ever since it looked like pards would be going there has been a real sense of excitement

    if carver gets us to Europe then he deserves his shot

    but we know how Ashley wants to run the club and for that to work he needs to bring either an fdb or bring people in with expert knowledge of running an academy and getting it to work

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  • the truth will out

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #16

    The triumvirate of scottish businessmen hahah will sort him but sadly wont have the cash to beat him but………….

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  • saliba91

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Peter Beardsley ?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #18

    Even if Carver gets us into Europe, De Boer and similar managers should still be approached. Don’t want another Roeder style demise after an initial boost.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Beermonkey
    Evening mate and happy new year to you and the family.
    Looking forward to the game tommorow and will be interesting to see what sort of set up Carver goes with.will he go gung ho and go for the entertaiment package.or shut shop not wanting to taste defeat on his first game incharge

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Beer

    For the great 5yr master plan to ever have a chance of succeeding it needs a FDB type in.

    It’s 5hit or bust for fatty now IMO

    I’m excited he may sell us, he may get a decent manager, he may get a patsy then the 5hit will hit the fan. Exciting time 2/1 in our favour 🙂

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #21

    jazzy

    and a happy new you to you and yours

    I think carver would like the job so he knows the best way to get it is to win matches

    but will he play willo and goofy

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #22

    Beer

    I don’t even know who’s fit or suspended or left for ACON, my minds been on other things 😉

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #23

    Im warming to carver. Good interview, he has a very human/sentimental side and i like that. Wouldnt we all love a more confident approach, with some of pardews favs on the bench or worse 🙂

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #24

    prime

    I hope who ever comes in gets the club to communicate more with us fans

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #25

    Happy new year to all. Its feeling better without pardew already 🙂

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  • the truth will out

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Yes of course he will play them and Taylor.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Beer
    I would say if he has any intentions of the job full time, He will play it safe and pick the silver foxes regular’s.
    I wonder if he will have any input towards transfer targets…… If any !!

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #28

    Munster
    And a happy Pardew free new year to you buddy

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #29

    jazzy

    I don’t think we will be doing much in the window unless we sell

    all I hope for is no willo or goofy
    its all down to who is fit

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  • the truth will out

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #30

    Sir Bobby will guide him.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Munster,
    Happy New Year to you, lets hope that Carver works out regardless whether he’s Ashleys man or not !

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Issues delaying Pardew, hmmmm u turn maybe.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Jazzyp

    I don’t think Pardew had much say on targets, it’s supposed to be a panel of Pardew Carr Charnley and a cpl others.
    He had a vote but that’s it.

    I don’t think we would have signed anyone, maybe try for a striker but we’re manager less now and I’d think most players would be reluctant to sign.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #34

    Happy new year everyone, yes that includes you as well jail and average.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Beer
    You may be right there pal. I can see this season sliding into another insignificant season.Ending up in mid table mediocrity, which to be honest i would except if there was promise of a top coach being bought in next summer with a sizeable transfer kitty……or is that wishfull thinking lol

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #36

    I’ve got a good feeling about tomorrow’s game.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Piss off welsh 🙂

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Happy New Year everyone, and in a football sense 2014 sucked big time.

    Here’s to a more prosperous new year for NUFC in front of goal..

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #39

    jazzy

    could have been a great season had we turned up at spurs the other week

    sizeable transfer kitty= depends who sell to fund it

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #40

    Jail for Ashley

    Well that’s nice.

    Ha ha ha

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