Pardew criticises previous managers for lack of discipline.

Pardew: No more anarchy at Benton.

Pardew: No more anarchy at Benton.

Alan Pardew has informed us that the lack of discipline that crept in under previous managers such as Chris Hughton and Alan Shearer will no longer be tolerated at the club.

Speaking in a rare interview, the tough talking, no nonsense supremo called time on the anarchy in and around the club’s Benton training ground.

On the lack of discipline when he arrived at the club he remarked:

“Just in and around the training ground it was a little bit loose.

“You know, a big club like Newcastle, I think it’s important that you have disciplines that carry on through the season, and obviously coming in mid way through the season I didn’t really put them in force so, and I think we’ve all had the benefits of that and the discipline in the training ground, and around it, has been terrific.”

I couldn’t really make much sense of the latter part of that as it seemed a little contradictory, though perhaps if any readers could enlighten me?

Pardew then moved on to how he hopes to change the style of play at the club somewhat, adding:

“We wanna just tweak our style a little bit this year so it will be important to bed that down, so the new players in particular will be important on this trip.”

On the announcement of bumper profits for Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct empire, and whether it would mean more investment in players for the side, Pardew continued:

“I don’t know but it will make Mike feel better, and if Mike feels better that makes us all better.

“He’s the owner of the football club, so, you know, in a tough retail world where figures this week have not been good, it’s great that Mike’s posted those.“

Finally, when asked by a reporter:

“So it’s not a timely moment to knock on the door and say how about an extra £5 million for a player,” Pardew replied:

“It helps doesn’t it? Yeah, maybe I will.”

Pardew also brought up the question discipline at the club in another interview, this time on the reasons why he won’t be announcing a new vice Captain to assist new Captain, Fabricio Coloccini. On that he told the Shields Gazette:

“I won’t have a vice-captain – we don’t need one, and I’ve never had one.”

“We’ve got leadership in the team – I don’t think it’s an issue, I really don’t.

“But Steve Harper will probably play a role for the club in terms of appearances off the field and things Colo isn’t as clued up on.

“Harps is important on that front. He’s a local lad, and understands the area.”

He then continued once again on the discipline front:

“There’s been a tightening of discipline in terms of training ground procedures, and the players have bought into that.

“That’s going to help us this season.”

We’ll see.

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6 Responses to “Pardew criticises previous managers for lack of discipline.”

  1. 1
    avatar brownrob says:

    Good words from Pardew

    Think what he meant at the start was that although the discipline wasn’t up to his standard, the squad may not have reacted well to Pardew laying down the law, maybe alienating himself and pushing the players towards Hughton.

    Ranger needs a huge kick up the arse and sounds like he will get it or he will hit the road

  2. 2
    avatar Mick G says:

    I’m sure Pardew’s Larynx must be up his ar3e

  3. 3
    avatar boater says:

    Sounds a bit like Souness when he took over the SBR young guns… and remember how well that panned out eh. Hughton had built a fantastic dressing room.. team was playing well beyond it’s means… that’s all that counts. Next manager might like to point to Pardew’s 3 wins from 18 as an area for improvement as well. Bad? Nope… really bad? You better funking believe it!

  4. 4
    avatar Ianl says:

    Alan Pardew is a talking armpit! A Complete lack of respect in all area’s. His man management is clueless, inept. His footballing brain isn’t too far behind either!

  5. 5
    avatar workyticket says:

    brownrob says:
    July 15, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    “Think what he meant at the start was that although the discipline wasn’t up to his standard”

    Brownrob, I’m not so sure about that. Pardew has lost several dressing rooms in the past amidst accusations of encouraging a ‘lad culture’, and even, allegedly, sleeping with player’s wives. It all sounds a bit rich to me.

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    avatar Thump says:

    Ianl said:
    Alan Pardew is a talking armpit! A Complete lack of respect in all area’s. His man management is clueless, inept. His footballing brain isn’t too far behind either!

    You mean the things that Joey Barton praises him for?

    I see.

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