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Proud Pardew – The Newcastle Fans Give Us The Power

You just have to watch the interviews Alan Pardew gave after yesterday’s great 2-0  win at Bolton,  and you can see how much he seems to love the Newcastle fans and being the Magpies’ manager.

Alan Pardew – delighted for Newcastle fans yesterday

And there was a great shot of him at the end of the game with Ben Arfa, which we are showing above,  as he waves and claps to the over 4,000 Newcastle fans who made the trip to Bolton yesterday, and were rewarded with a win for the first time in seven games.

Newcastle United are known throughout the world for their fantastic and passionate support, and that was again in full evidence yesterday.

And those of you who are reading this and make these trips to support the lads, be clear that you make a huge difference to the players and the team.

It turns out that  Alan Pardew told his players  that they couldn’t let the fans down at the Reebok Stadium, and they didn’t,  and there were a number of heroes for the Magpies in yesterday’s game:

  • Tim Krul made another world class save from Martin Petrov when it was 0-0 late in the first half
  • Gabriel Obertan showed why he can still become a great right winger for Newcastle with some time
  • Ben Arfa came on after 61 minutes and completely changed the game in Newcastle’s favor,  and scored the all important first goal
  • Coloccini had another top class match at the back and another captain’s performance from the Argentine
  • Mike Williamson looked like he had never been away,  even though that was his first game back for over four months

And it was great to see all the Newcastle players  go to applaud the Newcastle fans at the final whistle, and the lads had finally broken their six game streak without a win.

This is what a proud Alan Pardew said today to the local press:

“I have said we are a big club, and I told our players we had to play like a big club,”

“When you see 4,000 fans at that end, it shows you why we are Newcastle United. It gives us the power.”

“Good teams can deliver on cue. We needed a win and to get out of the rut, and we’ve done that. We were more disciplined, and we got a thoroughly deserved win.”

The transfer season will be starting next Sunday, but Pardew refused to even  talk about that to the local press today.

Alan was  still basking in the glow of being the Newcastle United manager after another league win, the eighth of the  season.

And who can blame him?

It’s never been easy supporting Newcastle,  but wins like this make it more than worthwhile.

Howay The Lads!!

109 comments so far

  • ToonIcon

    Dec 27, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #1

    we really need a centre back striker and a winger who can cross regualy un january
    lots of reports going round we’ve agreed a deal for Luuk de Jong dont know if it’s true but definitley be a good signing if it is

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #2

    vital win for newcastle it keeps us in contention for a top 6 finish ,the good thing about how this seasons panning out is the teams around us are also starting to drop some points ,we have been incredibly unlucky with the defensive crisus but with williamson back and making a big diffrence at bolton we can be possitive going into the liverpool game especially with the window opening v soon ,i think we have slipt up bacoz of this and will proboly cost us that top four finish but i think we can fight it out with liverpool and pip them for 6th ,the liverpool game will define our season its a massive massive game for us becoz the team who takes the spills will get momentum of the back of this result if newcastle win it puts us right back in it and can confirm that we will not go down without a fight and it will confirmwe will be there or there abouts come the end of the season,if we can go on another run of staying unbeaten for 10 games with all the points thats been dropped with chelsea arsnal and liverpool who knows who will end up in that 4th spot becoz theres only spurs and mancheste utd/cityr who have been consistent,bring in a striker of real quality coz ba is a away soon and 2 cb s and i think we can push on and who knows what can happen but i wouldnt rule out fourth just yet coz reults have been kind while we have been on our blip if we had a back four against the likes a west brom etc we d still be fourth

  • Toon Tang

    Dec 27, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #3

    cant keep playing long ball to best, it aint working. either start benny boy or at least bring him on earlier if it aint working. we cant keep playing best if he aint gunna deliver.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 27, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #4


    I dont think we’ve been “unlucky” with the defensive crisis – it’s the boards fault that they sent Pardew into the season with 2 fit CB’s!

  • toonincheek

    Dec 27, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Top 6?
    That’s what we must aim for, and hope that Arsenal or Liverpool have a bad run. Maybe even Chelski.
    But if we stay in contention for the top 6, but end up 7th, I won’t be complaining.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 27, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #6

    Vital win. But nothing will be sweeter this season than grabbing all 3 points against Liverpool. HBA volleyed goal was class.

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #7

    yeah well was a dreadful decision but it has cost us big time and a little unfortunate ill say then even tho your right was defo a rare lol clanger by ashley not putting his hand in his pocket for a cb but i think we can recover get the cover we need and have a better second half to the season

  • phillyg

    Dec 27, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Team to start at Liverpool

    This has got to be the team. Keep the back four the same, taylor again showed he can deliver with his left and even though santon is a better player, we need disciplined players away at liverpool and santon seems to drift forward too much recently. Tiote looked better again yesterday and seems to be getting back to his old solid ways and having him in front of back four makes us look solid but also allows cabaye to go and “play” creating chances with precise passing. Oba and guiti do the job week in and week out regards to defending and oba last night showed moments of class and why he was signed by alex ferguson, in time he will come very good. Give cabaye and vukic the free role behind ba and they could be deadly. I know people want HBA but he is still not 100% fit and I am sure that pardew is easing him in slowly to make him ready for when ba goes on his holidays. Best and ameobi are both blowing very cold at the moment so 1 striker and 2 in form CAM would be far more effective. HBA as sub to come on and link up with cabaye – them 2 together could be lethal.

  • danishmag

    Dec 27, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #9

    come on lads..
    no striker will be signed!
    Ba is away for 4-5 games, and Best/Sh.Ameobi will take over in that period.
    A CB is what we will get, because even MA can see that that is needed!
    If Tioté is sold, its just extra cash going in..
    Tioté on his best is premier leagues best defensive midfielder, so he will be missed!
    But we do have other quality central midfielders:
    Cabeye, Guthrie, Gosling, Vuckic…
    Therefor MA will not spend anything in that area..
    Remember lads.. the 5 year plan is going well! And this season the goal is ending in top 10!
    Though our team is better than 10th, even without Tioté.
    6th place in may!

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #10

    well i would name an unchanged team other than benafa ,i would give him an hour against liverpool he deserves that he s won the game for us at bolton ,use best as sub for a change

  • JackButler

    Dec 27, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #11

    We could get away without signing a striker, but we definitely need a centre half as if Willo or Colo pick up an injury we could go into free fall, but knowing Ashley we’ll end up with Tomkins or Ridgewell from the championship, don’t expect any real money to be spent

  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 27, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Strange stuff on this blog at times…..
    Last week we were gonna get relegated but now we should be aiming for 6th place.
    At least 6th place is closer to right than the other.
    We are 5points above stoke and we keep pickin up points game after game then I can def see us taking 7th or 8th spot.
    If Collo get a yellow who will step in?perch ?
    Good he will only miss one game.
    Yesterday Carrick played cb for utd
    Can we not put Vukcic in at CB?he as the height,maybe train him up for that til we get someone 🙂
    Kadar could maybe be used AP?

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #14

    danish mag ,i think your wrong we will definatly sign a striker ,4or5games is massive for us after the last 6 weve had if we get 3 points outta them that would be a disaster so i think ashley would nt dare not sign one ,i think we should ship out shola and best personally ,sign sturridge and luk de jong and our five strikers would be ba no 9
    luk de jong
    ben afa
    sami amiobi
    sell tiote to chelsea with sturrige in some sort a swap deal,and go sign evertons england international midfielder rodwell ,i would also like to see either bassong or jonathan woodgate back for cover and invest 10 million on shawcross or cahill and we would have a squad imo that would challange for the title next season

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #15

    ive got a sneaky feeling we will get anelka on a free

  • danishmag

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #16

    i have a bet that i put out before the season started.. 6th spot for us..

    Sturridge to Newcastle?
    what is the wheather like on your planet?

  • danishmag

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #17

    anelka on a free?

    it must be very hot on your planet!!

    Anelkas wages is a no go mate!

    Sturridge is the best offensive weapon Chelski has got!
    They will never sell him!!

  • t00ntime

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #18

    VuckIc is nowhere near HBA’s quailty even if not 100% fit, and if he doesnt get a start how does he get fit? He doesnt play for reserves so he has to get a start sooner rather then later. Also pardew doesnt like changing the team so expect the same as yesterday maybe with santon, we will play hoofball and we will lose

    Or we will play barca style (pass it around) and we will draw\win

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #19

    why not ,if we stump up the cash ,we once where a club who broke the transfer record ,so if we offered 10 million and tiote your telling me we wouldnt get him ,he would play for us he would know that him and ba would be as good as any in the prem and he could win things with us ,if we play our cards right we could quite easily make a team that could win the league with say 30 million investment

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #20

    without signing sturridge or anelka, personally i dontt think alelka will get the wages he wants any where in the premiership so if he wants to stay in england he will have to lower his wages and he will know that

  • danishmag

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #21

    With a clueless Shepherd at the club, yes!

    But with a financial sain Mike Ashley… NO WAY!

  • danishmag

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #22

    anelka is going ti china or some where away from England.. to cash in a last super wage!
    He is close to signing a deal that will make him the 5th highest paid player at the moment!

    Get down from the moon, man!

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #23

    manu wont want him or city ,possibly wenger will ,spurs wont ,nor will liverpool so who s his best option after that its us or italy

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #24

    well i didnt know about china but if he stays in prem it will be us or arsnal

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #25

    i dont think im on the moon with my comments ,and i wouldnt rule it out theres a few frenchies at newcastle and anelka loves it in england his life has been here for years now and he may not want to leave

  • JackButler

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #26

    Seeing as Anelka has signed a pre contract with a Chinese club, I think the chances of him coming to us are about the same as Messi and Maradona starting for us at Anfield on Friday

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #27

    ha ha has he actually signed oh well a dont think it was un realistic to suggest it tho an was totally unaware of the chinese thing

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #29

    The funny thing is that the last four or five games turned on that decision in the Chelski game not to send off Luiz. The whole dynamic of that game probably stretched Saylor etc etc.

    Now Pardew has had to work for unforeseen injuries he’ll have had to try all sorts of other CB pairings in training which was why he picked the lads he did.
    HBA is still not 90minutes fit and respect to AP for the way he has played him in.
    I think we definitely need a CF too if we are to challenge for top 5 – and that is the next stage of the five year plan. If Ba is injured at all then we need someone of equal quality
    Best is a good squad player and has delivered last season when we needed him to, hope he can do it again, but he’s really a squad player in a top 5 side. De Jong would do fine plus CB and ideally more FB cover too.

    Obertan looked more confident yesterday and is obviously a guy who needs building up to deliver his best. Let’s hope he comes real good as he only shows in flashes just now. IMO he can do it with good coaching.
    If we had Obertan, HBA and Ba all flying (let alone Vuckic ) we could push the best.

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #30

    cheers jack its got on there we are trying to get that melvut ervin again

  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Just watched the game back – good to hear from Pardew that Ben Arfa is popular in the dressing room.

    I’d love to keep Benny, Cabaye, Tiote & Colo together for another season – but unfortunately I can’t see Colo signing.

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #32

    colo will sign his good freind jonas has

  • JackButler

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Melvut Erding is a great player, likened to Van Persie, but PSG are now owned by one of the richest groups in the world so they don’t need the money if they don’t want to sell.He’s only played 6 games this season with one goal as he’s 4th choice

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #34

    well ya never know i would be happy with him technically he is great and alongside our goalmachine ba we would look great

  • Spuggy

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #35

    Santon back fit! Things are looking up again.

    Tiote is slowly coming back to form, strange how it takes him a few games, but his game is physical.

    Now if we can pick a few more points to Jan, and make a couple of quality signings we’ll be in good shape.

    Once the next couple of games are out the way we’ve played most of our hard fixtures. so with our Jan reinforcements prospects aren’t too bad.

  • OoAhDembaBa

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #36

    Im a frequent reader on this blog and have always felt anxious the express my views and comments as being only 18 and from Australia understanding may differ.

    So I’ve obviously finally given in and commented

    I think people need to look at the wider picture sometimes. We’re currently sitting 7th in the table, a team relegated 2 seasons back – very hard to mention, playing good football at times, have discovered some real bargins and talent both young and current and yet we have fans complaining about many things.

    I can hopefully say myself and maybe on behalf of others that I didnt expect much from the 3 games against city, united and chelsea. What I can say was we did perform in all those games and it was a case of quality defending and keeping as well as having to take your chances against big sides.

    There is no ‘top 4’ or ‘big 4’ or whatever you want to call it any more, look at the table and look at teams like Tottenham who have risen over the years, yeah they have more money then us presumably but we cant take their frame of mind into practice, going into every single game knowing that we can win. I find it odd that even if we do play off and still win we still have people complaining about this and that “oh its ashleys fault we dont have a cb” “perch is the worst player in the world” “whys best and obertan playing?”. I think people have to realise we arent going to play great every single game we play, we’re no barcelona

    I can say watching lastnights game, the first half was incredibly hard to watch and I did begin to question Pardews tactics and his sense of direction at times. The whole long ball game does annoy me because I see it an awful amount in the Australian league. When you have 2 wingers in Jonas and Obertan that have pace and skill why not tell them I want you to run at the full backs all game. Look at Robinson at LB for Bolton, he was shambles, actually he is shambles. I only saw obertan run at him around the 60th mminute mark and beyond and you all saw how frail he was. Put them under pressure and see what happens, he nearly scored to own goals from headers back to the keeper. Now I may be contradicting myself in saying people are complaining about everything even after we win but this is purely just a view and comment on Pardews tactics for the future.

    I do agree with everyone on here that suggests a striker and cb is what is needed in january. Yeah some may say Ba is only away for 4-5 games but thats 4-5 without our natural goalscorer. Best in my opinion, I respect where hes come from being in the championship, to the bench at the toon and now starting, I respect is hard work, power and heading but at times he lacks in the shooting department and ball control. Someone that can play the quick one twos in and around defenders with Ba would be absolute. Ben Arfa springs to mind but then again Ba becomes isolated as Ben Arfa is sitting behind him. I respect Sholas loyalty over the years and at times this season he has looked decent coming off the bench and this is my opiion but I think it was due to the fact he hadn’t started let alone played a part in a while and when he did get that 15-20 minutes he wanted to play, but I think Pardews tactics got the better of him and we could all predict Ameobi would come on at the 75th minutes mark no matter what. I feel ameobi became lazy after that as he knew hed play no matter what and hes done nothing since.

    Tiotes looked far from the player of last season and I dont know if its the speculation getting to him or whether is focused on the ACoN or hes just not right but if he does depart Guthrie gets the chance as does Gosling and are both players i enjoy watching. Cabaye is world class, I dont care if people think its odd he came here, just be grateful. We’ve got a player that could play for the likes of United and Arsenal with ease.

    I think our scouting network has improved tremendously and I like how we’ve discovered a part of the footballing world that has many hidden talents, as in the French ligue. A few young players spring to mind such as Ryan Boudebouz, Marvin Martin, Oliver Giroud, Yann M’Vila etc. Yeah these are young high profile names and yes “bigger” clubs meaning finacially and offering european football may be after them but looking at the clubs they play for, I’m sure they’d take a suitable and substantial bid for any.

    Players whom we’ve been linked with I’m not putting my finger on them saying we’re signing them etc but they all look as good prospects. There is many good players whos contract runs out in the Summer for you Europeans and I think some are worth a crack. Maynor Figueroa? Yes hes 28 and just meets our age restrictions but why not offer him a 1 year contract. He can easily do a shift in at left back and it would see 2 wing backs for each side. He’d come cheap I assume. Junior Hoillet? I don’t think Steve Kean has any control of players coming and going in january so its worth a crack. Pace, ball control, good finisher the only doubt is we wouldnt spend the cash for him and I’d assume our scouts could find a mcuh cheaper version of him.

    We have to use our unity and fighting spirit for the best and go out and work for the victory, not let the victory come to us

  • planb

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #37

    If Pardew has any ambition to be a top six manager he should be camped out on Ashelys front door step insisting he spend in the january window we have the making of a very good team which can finish top six if scatter-cash invests in a striker,centre half and a decent left back

  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #38


    Agree with everything, except that it IS a travesty we went into the season with 2 fit center backs, and it is the boards fault.

    No matter what your expectation, that’s unacceptable. Blackburn, Swansea, Norwich, Wigan, QPR, Wolves, Bolton, and all the other relegation fodder all went in to the season with at least 3!

  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #39

    Also, feel free to post as much as possible! This blog has posters from all over the planet!

    Then every post wouldn’t have to be an essay haha 😀

  • Spuggy

    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #40

    Oo ah you should post more…. a lot of sense, and yes STOP THE NEGGARS!

    Amazes me how some people are never satisfied, we’re exceeding all expectations, have a fantastic first eleven, and some great young prospects up and coming.

    We just lack a little depth and quality in the first team, which caught us out in December, hopefully we can rectify this in Jan, or in the summer.

    Keep it real peeps.


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