Alan Pardew Could Cause An International Incident

Maybe we are missing something, and in truth we quite liked Alan Pardew and the way he prepared Newcastle for a big game, like against Chelsea for example, but the way John Carver has described Alan Pardew’s management and coaching skills at Newcastle this week seems unreal.

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Two former Newcastle managers – Allardyce and Pardew – earlier this season

First of all, John Carver went way over the top by describing Alan’s fantastic legacy at Newcastle, when in truth the fans couldn’t get him out of the club quickly enough.

So it’s not clear why John is talking this way before we meet Crystal Palace tomorrow night.

And when the England manager job came up as a possibility for Alan is the future, this is what John said:

“Alan can definitely be a future England manager because he has the temperament. The England manager gets criticized by everyone!”

“He only has two competitions he can win – the World Cup and Euros and they’re only every two years. There would be big pressure on but he could deal with it.”

“He didn’t talk about it. Me, Woody [Andy Woodman] and Steve Stone would have a laugh and joke about it – we’d say, ‘Do you think he will take us to England with him?”

“That was us, we’d have a bit of craic about it.”

Alan Pardew won 71 games for Newcastle and lost 73, so that’s hardly a great record for a Newcastle manager, and it’s one worth remembering when somebody tries to rewrite history about Alan Pardew at Newcastle.

And when you think about some of his touchline antics while at at Newcastle, the England selectors would be very cautious about appointing a manager whose emotions sometimes get the better of him.

And the pressure on any England manager is always (extremely) high – as Bobby Robson found out when he managed England for eight years and the press always seemed dead against him.

Kevin Keegan also walked out on England one night in October, 2000, after losing to Germany 1-0 at Wembley in a World Cup  qualifying game – he resigned that night.

Alan could cause an international incident if he head-butted a German International these days.

Enough said.

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13 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Lilongwe Geordie // Feb 10, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    When Cabella signed Pardew thanked himself for the hard work done in completing the signing. That is what Firebug is referring to by the inept one.

    “A lot of work has gone into his signing and I’d like to pay tribute to my staff, in particular Graham (Carr) and myself, Lee (Charnley), Mike (Ashley) and everyone on the board.”

  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #2



    It’s entirely up to you what you want to believe, the simple truth is the inept one was more involved than the press would let on, (not wanting truth to get in the way of a good story) but the the inept one blew it wide open with his self congratulatory statement.

    I think his only problem with transfers was not being allowed the overly expensive English players he wanted, He had to stick to cheap young players. The compromise on English players was to bring in young players who could be developed.

  • nut meg

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #3

    At the minute JC is just opening his mouth and letting the wind blow his tongue around,he needs to take a pill.
    How’s the golf going….or shouldn’t I ask ?

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Lilongwe Geordie // Feb 10, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    What point? I wan’t making any point at all, I was just explaining to you what Firebug meant by the inept one, when you queried it as Charnley.

    I’d agree that Pardew had little involvement in transfers, but that isn’t the way he tried to spin it. Thank god as well, just look at the players he has signed for Palace, and the ones he wanted to bring here! Kinnears single greatest act as an employee of Newcastle was failing to sign Darren Bent, who was finished by that point, a player Pardew wanted.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #5

    nut meg,
    Morning mate. It is going about as well as my working on spreadsheet budgets this morning!

    The caddies here are great at finding the balls when I shank them into the trees and rough though, paying them a bit of cash each round is saving me a fortune in new golf balls!

  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #6

    Isn’t this debate all a little pointless?

    The club and it’s mouthpieces (Players, coaches, etc) say lots of things. Some we choose to believe, others we don’t.

    That’s the biggest issue, or one of them anyway, we don’t know what to believe or what not to – so we simply choose what fits in with our thinking.

    Pardew claimed to have input with transfers. He has also claimed that we played football on the front foot.

    Does it matter really? He’s gone.

    Everyone has now said that our current coach has no say and I tend to believe it…besides training he must spend most of his time at his Pardew shrine 🙂

  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #7


    They probably have pockets full of balls they have collected and just drop on for you. 😀

  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #8

    Carver really misses Pardew by the sounds of it.

    JC is a geordie, a fan, he wants what is best for the club and so he must realise that it isn’t him.

    When AP departed for Palace, we need to recruit a new gaffa who is better (or on Par) with Pardew, so with Carver talking about Pardew being one of the best he has worked with, a potential England Boss, a man who created a legacy on Tyneside…. then how the ferk can he think he is up to the job if he holds Pardew in such high regard!

    He doesn’t have to slag him off, that would be rather unprofessional, but he doesn’t need to drivel on about the legend that is Pardew and how bloody brilliant he is!!!!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #9

    Maybe, but I doubt they have the money to just be giving away balls! I’m certain a few of them have kicked the balls to better spots though, just so I fell like I’m improving!

  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #10


    You’re of course it is now a mute point, and each will stick with whatever they read at the time.

    Just Now we have Carvergate, is it love? Has he really been jilted by the inept one? Would he really like the inept one to take him to England’s top job with him?

    The delusions of grandeur these people seem to have is mind boggling.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Personally I think JC I’d just digging a hole for himself!

    …if he really wanted this job and wanted our backing he should be distancing himself from AP…not glorifying him!

    …I couldn’t care less if JC is a Geordie – it means nothing to me. What counts is his actions (and what he says – we want no more bollocks)

  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #12


    Just like a fine wine you will get better with age. 😀

  • Moonraker15

    Feb 10, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #13

    We have a great future under Carve-up if he is setting his standard by P45due standards – won 71 lost 73 ! And he seems to have total admiration for someone so mediocre! And lost. LOST the last 4 Mackem derbies ffs And head butted a player on the touchline! God knows apparently didn’t spend much time on the training ground! But was a great coach!
    To be perfectly honest this bloke should NOT be working at this great club once graced by real legends !


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