Alan Pardew

Newcastle fans erupt on Twitter after shock performance

January 19, 2013

Newcastle United have fallen deeper into a relegation battle after a 1-2 defeat to Reading who picked up their first away win of the season. The Magpies had Yohan Cabaye back in the starting line-up and the Frenchman opened the scoring, but Newcastle could not take advantage of their first half dominance as Adam Le Fondre netted […] […]

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Man City to offer Javi Garcia in deal for star midfielder

January 7, 2013

Manchester City are to give unsettled midfielder Javi Garcia a way out of Eastlands by offering him in a player plus cash deal for Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye in the summer. It is believed that a £10m bid plus Javi Garcia would bring Cabaye to the Etihad Stadium. Garcia, 25, has been in and out of the […] […]

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What Makes Alan Pardews Eight Year Contract Different?

October 5, 2012

It was hugely surprising to learn of the recent premier league news last week that Alan Pardew had been handed an eight year deal to stay on as Newcastle manager until 2020. Now in this day and age, we all know just how volatile a managerial hot-seat is – Opta index and their latest football magazine say that since […] […]

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Mike Ashley – It’s time to spend that money!

December 13, 2011

In my two decades as Newcastle fan I have had worse Christmases, tucking into my turkey in 2008 whilst languishing four points above the relegation zone springs immediately to mind. This was made all the worse by having to bypass drinking my despair away due to a nice early drive to Wigan the next morning. […] […]

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Taylor injury exposes Magpies Achilles heel

December 6, 2011

It was all going so well, Newcastle United had just earned a fantastic point at Old Trafford and were in confident mood ahead of their clash with Chelsea. However, things change quickly in Football and Alan Pardew’s side are now facing an injury crisis that threatens to derail their fine start to the Premier League […] […]

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Pardew, wants trophies

October 24, 2011

Alan Pardew has indicated his targets over the next couple of years by saying he wants to add to Newcastle United’s empty trophy cabinet. While Newcastle fans should not be looking toward winning the premier league, which seems totally out of their reach despite their fantastic start, the Carling Cup or FA cup must be […] […]

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Maiga deal back on!

October 21, 2011

On September 1, I was one of the many people on Tyneside who were fuming that Newcastle United had failed to bring in a replacement for the number 9 shirt vacated by Andy Carroll. Newcastle could not be faltered in the lack of trying however, almost signing Mali international Modibo Maiga from Sochaux, but after […] […]

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French Revolution on Tyneside

September 19, 2011

Newcastle United are a team that many predicted would be fighting for their Premier League lives this season after the sale of high profile players such as Carroll, Nolan and Barton. After five games and it’s so far so good. Fourth in the table is a good way to answer the critics. The opening performances […] […]

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Pardew ready to make squad his own

June 6, 2011

After a final day draw against West Bromwich Albion clinched Newcastle a 12th place Premier League finish, manager Alan Pardew has wasted no time in putting his summer plans into action. In what could be an interesting end of season on Tyneside, Pardew has already begun to attempt to mould his squad to his liking, […] […]

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£35m…but at what cost?

February 2, 2011

We can all agree, I’d imagine, that £35 million is far too much for Andy Carroll. As has been suggested, I’m sure Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew were doing cartwheels all over St. James’ Park on Tuesday night until someone sheepishly muttered, ‘So…who is going to score our goals now then?’ It seems to me […] […]

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Confusion as Carroll saga continues…

February 1, 2011

After a manic January deadline day the fallout has begun on Tyneside following Andy Carroll’s record breaking move to Liverpool. Carroll sealed his shock transfer to Anfield late last night after ‘handing in’ a transfer request earlier in the day, which resulted in Newcastle ‘reluctantly’ accepting Liverpool’s crazy £35m bid. Facts suc […]

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Next United Manager? Alan Pardew. No, seriously.

December 27, 2010

When that day finally comes that Sir Alex decides to finally hang up his….chewing gum…after such an illustrious career, the question will long have been asked, who is the right manager to succeed him? The obvious contenders will be recycled once more; Jose Mourinho, Steve Bruce, Alex McLeish, Roy Keane, or even Pep Guardiola. Yet, [&hel […]

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