Revealed – How Pardew Dealt With Extreme Newcastle Pressure

We are fairly sure that John Carver wants to link up with Alan Pardew soon, maybe even in the summer if  John Carver doesn’t get the Newcastle head coach job permanently.

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Carver and Pardew after 1-0 defeat at Stoke

John Carver has been defending his old boss from every quarter in the build up to the game tomorrow night at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace, and a defeat in that game would be very hard to take.

John Carver has talked about the extreme pressure put on Alan Pardew last year, when there were demonstrations against him and calls from the fans for Mike Ashley to sack him:

“It was tough, but how he dealt with it, I’m not sure there are many people out there who could have dealt with it like he did.” “How he dealt with it is invaluable to me, and I learned from it and it can only stand me in good stead in the future.”

“He taught me it’s important not to be around the training ground all the time, about spending a bit of time with your friends, trying to make time for a round of golf.”

“It’s about not believing everything you read in the newspapers, don’t listen to the radio, don’t watch the TV. Yes, watch football matches, but don’t get yourself tied up reading online blogs and things like that.”

“That was something I did when I was at Toronto, and it does affect you psychologically. It’s valuable information.” “I thought some of the treatment he received was harsh.”

“I don’t have a problem with people protesting, as long as it’s done the right way. If it affects the team, then that’s the only thing I object to.”

“He was honorable and he stood up to it.”

And we cannot forget the reason for the protests, and the unrest on Tyneside was simply due to the results last year being hopeless.

And it was a huge relief when we won those six games in a row starting in  October, and it did reflect well on Pardew’s character that he fought his way back to getting wins – to be fair to the man.

But overall his record was fairly average at Newcastle, with the highlights being when we beat big teams like Chelsea and Manchester United both home and away.

To say his record is other than average is entering the world of fantasy, which the facts will not support.

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9 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #1

    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!!!!

  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #2

    just for a laugh – lets have an article that doesn’t consist of the legend Pardew!!!

    Im starting to feal really nostalgic

  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Not sure why I thought of this…

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Don’t even get me started with all this drivel…

  • optimistic prime

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #5

    I was on the booze last night and it appears I’ve slept until April the 1st.

    Pardew for England
    Pardews fantastic NUFC legacy

    Well it’s not April so I must have been spiked

  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #6


    No mate, not April, you haven’t been spiked, put simply…”The Nightmare Continues”.

  • Sav

    Feb 10, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #7

    You may have hit the nail on the head there, Ed. Carver looks to be feathering a nest for when he gets the bullet in the summer. He’ll have to change his name to Charva of course to work well at Palace.
    Don’t know if its just the way its being reported but he’s gone way beyond the usual friendly respect shown between managers and clubs before a game. He needs to stop now and focus on an away win to make up for 2 points thrown away on Sunday.

  • ArtyH

    Feb 10, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #8

    Think he knows he has no chance here, so is bulling up Pardew with a hope of getting in at Palace.

  • MacToon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #9

    “He taught me it’s important not to be around the training ground all the time”



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