This Is How Pardew Will Try To Help Newcastle Survive


Alan Pardew had faults as a head coach,  but you cannot argue that he is an experienced coach who has been through the wringer  quite a few times – including about five times at Newcastle, and he can motivate his players.

The best to remember with Alan at the club was his 5th top finish in 2012  –  and we were close to getting 4th place – plus the many wins we got against top teams during Alan’s four years at the club.

Alan Pardew home to QPR

Alan Pardew – during the 1-0 win against QPR
That was our fifth league win in a row


We are still trying to work out what he exactly said to the team at half time in February of 2011, when our lads came back magnificently from four goals down to Arsenal,  to draw 4-4 at St. James’ Park – and that fantastic comeback will long live in the memories of Newcastle supporters.

Alan has offered his support of Newcastle, and he had this to say about Sunday’s game during his press conference today:

“Newcastle is close to my heart,” he said, before confirming he will send messages of support to Newcastle manager John Carver and senior players ahead of their final game on Sunday.”

“My players who I worked with for four or five years are still there, as are the staff as well and,  more importantly the fans. That group of fans need to be in the Premier League.”

“They need to get this season out of the way and use this scare as a kick-start for their next year of going forward. They are one of the best clubs in the world and they just need to get over the line this time. I hope John and the team can do that.”

“Their destiny is in their own hands,” he added. “Win that game against West Ham and the Hull result is irrelevant. I’m sure the stadium will be in tip-top shape in terms of positivity to get the team over the line.”

“Although there has been a lot of disappointment and moaning about the situation, they know they have to get behind the team and when the do that, it’s a very difficult place to go.”

“Newcastle were ninth when I left, with 26 points from 19 games. They had a transfer window coming up as well, so they were in a good position, but they didn’t capitalize on that. I can’t give you a reason for that.”

We don’t blame Alan too much for sticking in those stats when he left – and they are right – we had 26 points half way through the season and if we had continued that we would have ended up with 52 points and in the top ten.

And since Alan has gained 33 points in his 18 league games at Palace this year and they are now 9 points above Newcastle after being 10 points behind us when Alan joined.

So for Pardew – he’s on 59 points after 37 games managed in the Premier League this season – not too bad and it would get 7th or 8th position this season, if they were all for one club.

There’s no doubt that Alan Pardew’s star has risen since he left Newcastle for Crystal Palace.

We have only 10 points from 18 league games played this year under John Carver, which is why we are now in big big trouble.

Maybe some of the messages Alan will send to our key players will motivate them for Sunday – and he can even inspire the senior players (who are the important ones on Sunday) to play near their very best.

It doesn’t seem that Carver has man-management and motivational skills in his coaching tool box – unfortunately.

We are still hoping (and praying) we can survive on Sunday – but we also know we could take the drop,  just like we did six years ago.

Comments welcome.


127 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 22, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #1

    He should be thanking Bosingwa and Swansea for saving his bacon last time. Will anyone save Carver’s though?

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  • lesh

    May 22, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #2

    The best message Pardew could send to Carver is Clear your desk of empty crisp packets, pick up your trainers and run like hell and look for a job when your on holiday.’

    Hey, Signor Ibiza….., Mr Lilongwe, maybe you guys might know of a club that’s looking for a visionary HC?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Stevie Harper !

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 22, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #4

    As a supporter since ’95 the 4 years under Pardew are probably the worse I have witnessed on a football scale…the 7 years under reign of Ashley are probably the worse I have witnessed as a supporter of a football club ad an institution!

    Long serving fans probably think it has been worse…maybe it’s just a vague memory or feeling!

    My dad always said when he was younger he had to bicycle 10 km both ways in snow to his knees! Everything was twice as bad and twice as hard back then 😉

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    May 22, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #5

    I miss alan pardew like a two dollar hooker misses her case of the clap

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  • Charlietoon

    May 22, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #6

    They should put the scarves on the seats again and a get everyone waving them. That would motivate any team.

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  • sickandtired

    May 22, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Same old spin from Pardew. He knows exactly why the Club didn’t capitalise in January, as do we all (including Ed) but once again he wont come out and actually criticise Ashley.
    That’s the reason, the real one, behind why he left and he still wont come clean.

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  • Reyantoon

    May 22, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #8

    From BBC..
    When asked about who will go down,the analyst said:
    “I think Newcastle will survive.I don’t want to take sides here but my reason is I can’t see Hull beat man utd. Hull didn’t beat man utd since 1974(27 attempts).So..
    In addition, I don’t think Newcastle will win on Sunday (chuckled),that game will finish in a draw.So Newcastle will survive in my opinion, not because of matters on their hands but because of Hull’s incapability to beat Man utd..”

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  • Thump

    May 22, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #9

    You helped this situation, Alan. You should be fscking ashamed of yourself. Shut up about us and worry about your own house, you muppet.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 22, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Thump

    I’m getting the distinct feeling you dislike the king somewhat 😉

    Am I correct?

    Your a pretender, I am Uri lol.

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  • Thump

    May 22, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Depends which “King” we’re talking about, Average – the Burger one or the King with the velvet noose? If it’s the latter, I could put a purpose to his noose!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    May 22, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #12

    If Williamson starts tomorrow, we’re definitely down. Would rather player Anita at centre back.

    Hull will beat a poor Man Utd team.

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  • Dennis Twice

    May 22, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • martoon

    May 22, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #14

    You guys won’t want to hear this but if Pardew had stayed we wouldn’t be in this predicament. We’d probably be safe in about 12-14th place.

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  • toon kk

    May 22, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #15

    Dennis
    we do attack but haven’t goal scorers, we get stretched and with our shocking defence end up getting ripped apart.
    Unfortunately we haven’t got a good enough squad. Having said that a quality manager sets up a team according to their opposition. Like Sunderland against Arsenal. They always rip us apart, in fact all pacey sides do, correction every team we play does.

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  • toon kk

    May 22, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Thump
    I’m no Pardew fan but he did quite well looking at our budget squad. Do you think we have a top ten side? Who’s our goal scorers. The table doesn’t lie mate.

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  • Catchy's Pet Lip

    May 22, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Always a lovely to log and see Dennis Twice with his trademark desperate plea.

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  • tequilamag

    May 22, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #18

    martoon apparently relegation is a small price to pay for removing Pardew .
    Many seem to be relishing life in the Championship as this will somehow make Mash sell up. The fact that he what he is trying to sell will be worth about half of what it would be in the PL is not seen as important because we all know Mash has no interest in making money.

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  • Catchy's Pet Lip

    May 22, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Well that wasn’t quite a coherent sentence. I’m tipsy and on the way darn sarf by train, so gimme some slack.

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  • benjohnsen

    May 22, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #20

    @Charlietoon

    You are right. They should give out those white ones they use in spain when they want their manager fired. That would motivate the team. Win this game and we will fire your John Carver.

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  • martoon

    May 22, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #21

    I think Carver has to throw caution to the wind (as there is no difference between a loss and a draw) and go for it. Start his best players i.e. Cisse, Aarons & De Jong and see how long they last. West Ham have had some poor results and low on confidence if we could get 2 – 0 up then I think we could hold on even if the above players only last a half – at least we’ll give it a go!

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  • Moonraker15

    May 22, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #22

    I’m loving Louis van Gaal’s comments about their need to try to beat Hull for Newcastle’s sake. I remember he got a warm welcome from our fans when they played us.

    I also like the fact he says Rooney definitely plays and de Gea if he passes a fitness test.

    Man U with Rooney and deGea are a different team and Hull won’t beat them now! Whether we beat WH is another matter but we luckily have a strong team available.

    HWTL

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  • martoon

    May 22, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #23

    tequilamag @18 – exactly I’d rather stay in the premiership with Ashley than the championship!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 22, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #24

    List of league finishes under the Ass Clown:
    12th, 18th, 12th, 5th, 16th, 10th, 17th (probably).
    Does this look like a steadily improving or even stable team which would satisfy any supporter at all?

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  • optimistic prime

    May 22, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #25

    I think we’ll walk the match Sunday.

    Ashley just wanted the tv money for the last day, it’s all been a set up 😉

    3-1 and a magnificent performance from the toon 🙂

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 22, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Ass Clown’s don’t have plans optimate. In general they are cowards who do the least amount of work possible for their clubs. Then when it goes down the sump hole they hide.

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  • Moonraker15

    May 22, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #27

    My dream for Sunday : We hammer West Ham, Chelsea beat the Mackems, we finish above them.

    Then we have a massive peaceful protest in the ground after the game; Carver, stone and Charnley are sacked and Ashley announces NUFC is to be sold to Richard Branson 🙂

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 22, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #28

    For example the Ass Clown won’t be at the match on Sunday. You can depend on that.

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  • toon kk

    May 22, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #29

    There’s going to be alot of disappointed fans if they think MA will sell up if we go down. He may in 6 or 7 years if we don’t go back up, then he’ll probably cut his losses.
    Most thought once Pards was gone Mash would get some top coach, er no its MA.

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  • optimistic prime

    May 22, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #30

    G2

    I heard off a bloke down the pub Ashley was going to play Sunday

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 22, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Average Prem finish under Ashley: 13th (roughly). I won’t even look at the goal difference over those 7 years (shudder).

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 22, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #32

    Always a possibility optimate. But that would mean taking a chance and Ashley is a coward who hides and does nothing for the club. Always remember that when trying to predict what he will do next.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 22, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #33

    Aye Martoon

    Totally agree mate, start em from the off. What have we got to lose?. It’s not as if there’s other games to worry about incase they get injured.

    It’s prudent and sensible easing them in say at the start of the season or the middle (something the king never did, Aarons, Cisse and de Jong against medical advice) but it’s crunch time and we need some uuumph to get us going from the off.

    They tire? Take them off but I’d rather they start instead of bringing them on having to chase the game. Nothing left to lose.

    In the words of that famous blog legend – attack toon, attack attack 😉

    On the king scenario you mentioned. It’d be more of the same next year though wouldn’t it. Dreadful runs, odd substitutions at odd times, bizarre excuses and backing his boss. I could go on but cannot be arsed listing them all (I’d be here all day) Not saying Carver doesn’t do this because he’s terrible for it but at least with that shitster gone and the appointment of another lacky there’s no longer anything for the fat slug to hide behind.

    He’s been exposed. Finally.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 22, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Moonraker

    If carlsberg did football clubs….

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 22, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #35

    Even Parsnip got sick of defending the Ass Clown. He finally couldn’t stand it any longer and was off. All the club flunkies finally leave one way or another. Most of them were completely incompetent. The finance guy just has a brain in his head and realized it’s no fun to work for an Ass Clown.

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  • Pokat

    May 22, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #36

    If Pardew had stayed we wouldn’t have been facing relegation you say? So by him jumping ship he has contributed to us going down by knowingly leaving us at the mercy of a pencil sharpener with no plan and his broom cupboard helper and bib washing assistant. So what you are saying is that Pardew’s actions have led us to relegation, right? So we missing that lovely lovely silver locked cad?

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  • Pokat

    May 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #37

    I think we are all overdue a massed head shaking session to try and get rid of those ” careful what you wish for” cobwebs lol. Go on, do it! Shaky shake shake!

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  • Pokat

    May 22, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #38

    And think dammit think – Ashley stuck his fingers up at us when Pardew left by not making sure his management team had a competent replacement list to act on. He just didn’t bother.

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  • optimistic prime

    May 22, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #39

    Anita Jaanmat Dummet Guiterez
    Abeid Colback
    Perez SDJ Aarons
    Cisse

    Let them do a job and bring the usual suspects on when we must.

    I’d like to see no colo or Sissoko but I know it’s never gonna happen.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 22, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Pokat

    It’d take more than a mass head shake to erm shake the remnants of the king away.

    Think violent blows to the head. Repeatedly 😉

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