Alan Pardew – We Always Knew He Was A Special Player


Alan Pardew has said on ESPN that as soon as Ayoze Perez arrived on Tyneside from Tenerife a year last June Newcastle coaches immediately realized he was special.

And while he was signed for the Development squad he went straight into the first team and last season – his first at the club – he played 39 times and scored 7 goals.

Ayoze has only just lost his starting position at Newcastle and he was unlucky that happened –  but in 12 games this season he has three goals and  is continuing to improve.

ayoze perez scores at home the chelsea

Ayoze Perez – a great signing for Newcastle

Perez at first found it physically tough in the Premier League, but he beefed himself up fairly quickly and he hasn’t had much trouble since with the very physical play in the English Premier League.

Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has talked to ESPN about the 22 year-old:

“He has a special quality that you don’t see in too many players and everyone at Newcastle could see that as soon as he arrived at the club.”

“We asked him to adapt to the pace of the Premier League very quickly as soon as he arrived at Newcastle and that wasn’t easy for him at the start.”

“He needed some time to appreciate what was needed in this league, but technique wise, he is top class.”

“He has improved in the Premier League now and that is good to see. We always knew there was a special player in there and I’m not surprised to see him doing well.”

Ayoze scored Newcastle’s goal of the season last year when he brilliantly back-heeled the ball into the net just before half time at West Brom.

There’s not too many players could score a goal like that.

Here it is.

Perez is one of the most exciting players at Newcastle and he loves it on Tyneside – we just hope we can keep him on Tyneside in the summer.

Comments welcome.


64 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #2

    “I would like to thank myself for all the hard work I put into getting him here.”

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Yay! Hands in the air for Pards! Shut up.

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  • sickandtired

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #4

    More Pardew fibs. Ayoze only got a start because Pardew had no one else to play due to injuries! Being ‘special’ didn’t get him picked before then.

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  • toongloom

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #5

    This man talks some utter shite – probs the main reason I wanted him gone!

    Special?? that’s why you only played him after when the likes of rivierre n co failed miserably! and is that also why likes of goufran played ahead of him! HBA was special! and look what you done to him!

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #6

    afternoon all,

    was a great sunday to get a win, eff all the naysayers, ill take a win anyday…

    welsh, hows yoru dad? hope you are well…

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #7

    …er although he is a middling Manager and no more he certainly doesn’t deserve the hatred directed towards him from this site, he did actually finish fifth and we were mid table when he came and mid table when he left sob sob I wish we could have him back Sob sob I love him so please come back Alan….

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Tsunki

    Your comment about the royal navy made me chuckle, in slme aspects of work you can’t have more than 1 leader, in sport though you need more than 1 leader. Last time I checked the royal navy didn’t play football!!

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  • Jib

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #9

    sickandtired

    Not true !

    We were all surprised when Ayoze was brought on against Wellington for SDJ on the NZ tour.

    The first few games of that season Gouffran and Riviere were regulars and Perez got on progressively earlier.

    If you are a bit weak on NUFC history don’t make stuff up like the cretin Tsunki.

    Blinded by hatred of a guy whose record at Crystal Palace is making him look increasingly stupid.

    Just as he is doing with McClaren.

    Back-pedallers of the world unite 🙂

    NUFC suporters MEH !!!!!!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #10

    dok

    He’s alright for a minute, still waiting for the go ahead for his operation, at the moment he’s got to do physio in the the hospital and at home 3 times a week.

    Thanks for asking anyway mate.

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  • Sliema

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Shut up Jib. Pardew was awful too and his antics weren’t great. We all know how lucky we were in the season we finished 5th with him. I’m delighted to be rid of him. The wheels will fall of at palace within a season or 2 it’s guaranteed.

    On top of this his attitude to playing young players is atrocious. He threw the lot of them under the bus last season when it was actually the colocini gouffran sissoko type pro’s who were go blame and should’ve been dropped.

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  • Sliema

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #12

    He’s a low life and a gobsh!te. You really that arsed that people wanted rid of him? What is it? His fantastic record in the league? Or cups? Or v the mackems?

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  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #13
  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #14

    keep the faith welsh

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #15

    Sliema

    I disagree, Pardew will do a good job for palace, they have got very good attacking players, very well organised at the back and unlike at Newcastle he will be able to keep his best players.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #16

    sliema,

    don’t forget his headbutting… that’s a true leadership trait as well…

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #17

    cheers dok

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Yes tsunki pards is full of shit but he’s improving. came to us mid table. Got 5th. Nearly relegated us. Left us mid table. Saved palace. Now 7th. Yeah he’s crap. A tool i agree tsunki, but has a lot of respect in english football. Glad he is gone. The opinion ogfered that he is useless is just not one that holds any water outside of the obsessives on here. An overconfident chancer, yes, but a capable enough manager too, given better circumstances than nufc

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #19

    welsh,

    the difference is pards here and pards there is quite simple,

    he’s allowed to have a say in his team…

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #20

    Yes Pardew didn’t do well against Sunderland, Martinez hasn’t done well against Liverpool in derbies does that mean he’s crap as well.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #21

    This talk of austin and berahino makes me laugh. I don’t see us targeting either of them. More likely someone from the continent if anyone at all.

    I bet they don’t even buy a player in January when we need about 5.

    Anyone would think we’d stayed up…We are still in the relegation zone.

    A spine is still required. Spurs will remind us of that.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #22

    I never was a ardent supporter of pards, but when youre handcuffed like every manager in the last eight years is here… don’t expect success for the long term.. we’ll see how macca ends up…

    I wish to god I can hit the lottery, id buy this club in a heartbeat…. no matter what the wife would say lol

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Pardew has got good wingers, stop them and you’ll stop palace. Don’t forget he did well here in his first full season, he does everywhere he goes. It’s what happens in the 2nd full season that’s the key, those who advocate his time here will be the very ones claiming they said FA come December next season. Look at the man’s history, that will tell you all you need to know. Add to that he’s come out and said he hasn’t touched the set pieces or corner routines because they were so well drilled by Pulis at it.

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Jib is the low hanging fruit online or is he busy being a tough guy? 🙂

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Welsh

    Sunderland aren’t better than newcastle and Everton aren’t better than Liverpool!! Does that answer your question? If Rodgers had the same record against Everton as pards had against Sunderland then you could point to it and it would be valid!! Common sense fella we lost to a weaker side twice in a season and Martinez more often than not lost to a stronger side

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #26

    As for being handcuffed, he wasn’t at West Ham, if anything he had Tevez and Mascherano more strength then he’d ever wish for and still did piss poor by benching one and playing the other on the left wing. The handcuffed comment would hold water if he didn’t have the record he’s got prior to joining us. Also he’s not handcuffed at palace yet left as he wasn’t allowed to sign the players he wanted, look at palace now, only 1 of pards signings starts and that’s a fella who was “bought for him” whilst being “handcuffed” in his previous role. He left us so he could sign players he wanted, he’s bought 10 of which Cabaye is the only regular starter!!

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Anyway good night chaps I’m off!! Catch up tomorrow

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Our Toon

    All I’m saying is people can’t say Pardew was crap just because he couldn’t beat a certain team.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Tell you what I feel so sorry for sturridge, come on against Newcastle and now according to Sky sports news he’s out for a couple of weeks with a hamstring injury.

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #30

    Our toon although some perceive me as a pardewite, i’m not. Should have been sacked by us. But i think he has improved since the days when he was slagged off re west ham and the Argentinians etc. He is now a very respected man in english football. And catchy and co who slagged him even when he did well, must love that 🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Our toon, not beating sunlan hurts us, but its totally irrelevant in terms of how he is viewed in english football now.

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Welsh and Munster

    He’s not shite because he couldn’t beat 1 team, he’s shite because he broke more unwanted records than actual achievements. Here’s a man who came out and said he’s glad he’s out of the Europa cup, he got WH into the Europa cup and they were in relegation when he got the sack, curbishley saved them. If he’s changed then when did he play Cisse as a Right Winger like he did with Tevez at West Ham? If he’s changed why did he have an identical run when in the Europa cup with west ham as he had with us?

    Pardew is loved in football by the English media, not other supporters, they needed someone to take over Redknapp mantle and in pards they have the perfect cockney man much like arry. Pards will not remain at palace beyond the end of next season, the only manager in history to have 3 different sets of supporters challange his reign with protests. If he’s changed then why did he behave in the manner he did to Pellegrini much like he did at West Ham and wenger a few years earlier? He’s not changed but he wants people to think he has so he gets the England job, he knows if he remains at palace the sack will follow him in 18 mths.

    I’ll end with this, when palace lose Bolasie and Zaha which they will, we will see how pards replaces them amd what affect that will have on them, the luck he had along with good performances in his first full season with us has followed him in his first full season with palace, yesterday Everton hit the woodwork 3 times. Anyway it’s old ground but let’s revisit it in 18 mths.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #33

    Wile E Coyote lights a match in the darkness and slowly turns to see a box of dynamite…match burns fingers and he drops it into the box. Gulp!

    Or, put another way, Ray Speaks.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #34

    Our Toon, careful, it looks like you’re fabricating statements carelessly out of nothing more than facts. 🙂

    And Ray, you forget – I couldn’t make it up.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Perez, Mitrovic, Mbemba and perhaps even Thauvin are very good prospects, but I am delighted to have De Jong in the side and also Cisse, if he is playing well. I’d also prefer a fit Taylor to Mbemba to partner Colo, and a fit Tiote alongside either one of Colback or Anita. The sale of Santon was an awful decision, but other than that it’s been injuries, and perhaps a mistake here and there in team selection trying to find the best 11 that has been our undoing.

    ……………………..Krul
    ..Janmaat….Taylor……Colo……Santon..
    ………….Tiote……Colback……..
    ….Sissoko…………….Widjnaldum..
    ……………..De Jong..
    ……………….Cisse..

    Elliot
    Mbemba
    Mbabu
    Anita
    Perez
    Thauvin
    Mitrovic

    To me that is a top ten side and bench. Injuries are part of the game, and we have had far too many of them. Hopefully De Jong, Cisse can get an injury free run, along with Tiote, and we get a CB in in Jan for the far too often absent Taylor, and a genuine left back. Those two positions are where the club has been remiss in hindsight.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Munster when did Pardew get this ‘ respected’ accolade? It’s news, that is. Was it after the Hull player thing or would it be the Man City manager thing? Or was it the linesman thing? Are these the people who respect Pardew in football?

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Ooh ooh I know was it Mike ‘The Other Guy’ Williamson who respected him, or maybe the young players who he pushed forward in the cups to protect his purples who he blamed for not being able to cut it?

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #38

    Could be ‘Arry Redknapp who was always trying to tip his best players over in the transfer windows, or maybe it was the guy he pinched the meal off and proclaimed himself King, or maybe John Carver and his crew who he left holding the tiller of a sinking boat at short notice, or maybe Lee Charnley who was so taken by surprise he admitted he hadn’t planned for him leaving like that? Must be one of them then.

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  • jane

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Tsunki I could be wrong but maybe it’s football results. those other things don’t matter as much. repeat after me…Pardew is a respected manager…now your turn.

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  • jane

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #40

    keep up

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