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Posted on July 4th, 2011 | 56 Comments |

Pardew: Hopes success will keep players at the club
Pardew: Hopes success will keep players at the club
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Earlier today, Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, gave a rare interview to BBC Radio Newcastle’s ‘Total Sport’. Including quite a few questions from the fans as well as questions from the studio, it was long and very revealing. I have endeavoured to transcribe some of the interview for your reading pleasure below, and will have a crack at the rest of it later on. From the top!

Total Sport: “One name who keeps cropping up is Jose Enrique. Is he staying? is he going? Have there been bids for him etc? What’s the latest situation with the left back?”

 
Alan Pardew: “Well no one’s more keen for him to stay than myself. He was a terrific player for us last year and terrific for the club. We’re trying to persuade him to stay, but with a year running on his contract his desire really to play Champion’s League football at his age it’s gonna be difficult to keep him. It’s one of those situation’s where we’re just going to have to keep watching and hoping that it falls our way.”

Total Sport: “Presumably it doesn’t help you either in terms of preparing for the worst case scenario which is he leaves the football club. The situation with Neil Taylor at Swansea isn’t really developing. At some point, if Jose Enrique leaves the football club, you’re going to have to get a replacement in, aren’t you?”

Alan Pardew: “Well of course, you know it would be foolish of us not to have a backup plan, which we have, and that will kick into operation if Jose does leave.”

Total Sport: “You’ll probably listen with interest to hear that Gael Clichy has moved from Arsenal to Manchester City. Sometimes when a player in a certain position moves it does trigger other transfers doesn’t it? So maybe that will have some effect on what happens to Jose Enrique?”

Alan Pardew: “Yeah, I don’t really think that helps the situation to be honest. There’ll be alot of speculation about who’s going to replace him at Arsenal and then the knock on effect from that. No, that hasn’t helped our cause but, you know, there’s a big part of me thinking that he isn’t going to return for the first day, but he is going to be here and that’s good news.”

Total Sport listener ‘Nick’: “Have the new players been told a bit different to what we’ve been told because the last we heard from Derek Llambias was the club will aim to be in the top ten year after year and that’s hardly going to convince the likes of Cabaye who’s a double winner, French International etc to join us. I think the main worry for fans is that we could turn into a bit like a Wigan only with a bigger stadium, where players use us as a shop window. Have you been given any assurances that this isn’t the case, and would you believe them? Because we’ve been told in the past that Llambias and Ashley repetedly and intentionally mislead the fans.”

Alan Pardew: “OK, well I think that’s a good question. I would start by answering it like this: When I joined the club I said that we need to have a strategic plan of what we’re gonna do, and how we’re gonna break just into a cycle where we can be competitive with the top teams. As it stands financially at the moment, we can’t compete with those top teams in terms of trading players, but of course, we can compete on the football pitch so what we’re trying to do is bring in players who we feel have an improvement in them and a desire to play for Newcastle and that’s why we’ve targeted the players that we have. Now the most important thing to keep those players is to put success in front of them and when you’re building a new side it has to have progression and that’s something we’re going to need this season, in our form, in our consistency to get as close as we can to those top teams. Now if we see that I think we can keep them another year, and then when we go into that second / third year, then you really need to be very very close, because then they’re going to start looking, as Jose is now at 28, looking for them trophies and I think we can do that, and the likes of Tiote, Cabaye and people like that, we’re going to have to have success on the pitch to keep them, 100%.

As I wrote earlier, I shall endeavour to transcibe the rest later, but if you can’t wait, you can find the audio version here….

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56 Responses

  1. CLiNT FLiCK says:
    July 4, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    “Ta mate!”

    Clint, the audio version’s at the bottom, but I’ll get the rest up for closer inspection the morra.

  2. So i Gather what was actually said was, we cant compete financially with the likes of the top four, in which case we will try to bring in good young players we have scouted, at reasonable prices (plus free agents) and attempt to put a competitive side to-gether.

    But the truth is unless you are either very lucky or have the best scouting system in the EPL, which is unlikely, a bigger club will come in and poach any young talent.
    Carrill & Enrique are examples, as is Modric at Spurs, another club attempting to be a top six side and it will be interesting to see if they can reject the money being offered and by that make a statement.

    But the reality is ,money talks, there are those who have and can, then there’s the also rans, question is are we a Spurs or a Wigan ?

    The Glazers, Kronke, the Fenway group, even Sunderland and Villa all US owned sides, who are not willing to settle for being a feeder club, Americans want to be winners and are seriouse enough to put their money where their mouth is, unlike our guy who wants to own a club , but is really not willing to go the full nine yards.
    No what we are actually hearing is , sure we want success, but on the cheap.
    Ah well !

  3. chuck – just wat i was thinking m8. weve got this squad for hopefully lol 2 yrs, nd if we get a semi final or a UEFA place then the players May stay.
    wow thats sum 5 yr plan, it all makes sense now doesnt it. if things go tits up, then weve got some assets that’ll pay the bill. running the club like 1 of his shops has been a long and popular phrase, yet so apt after this interview.
    i think AP has been given the same kind of deal.

  4. classic biz strategy innit, lets be honest. a poor nd disappointing outlook for the club imho. i feel for all season ticket buyers after listening to this interview

  5. Wish fat mike would find a decent buyer, who wont keep selling our talent-we will get no where like this-its a decent financial plan but to keep selling our top players or letting them leave isnt ever gona make us a top 6 club-the prems tight enough as it is! We need some flair AND goalpoachers to take us back to the top-and i dont think the defence is good enough either-letting games slip after 3-0 leads etc? do we need a better keeper? maybe…….

  6. im not totally convinced of krull, BT i would keep harper as No1, the 1 left for the cup games. as the other keeper will either be sold or loaned out, which i think the club will do. my feeling is foster will be loaned out again.

    i read somewhere how the leon best for sale sign is to gauge his collateral. i must say tho, we’ve done sum cracking biz so far. was interesting AP reference to be looking at getting 2 more forwards. maybe we will offer jose the capt role, with a roll on yr contract, depending on our achievements. he never mentioned defending much did he ? either confident it wont change much or its another smoke screen. time will tell eh

  7. so AP has come out saying he is fearful of our side breaking up in the way of team togetherness and the like,oh really tell us something we don’t know.

  8. did anyone hear pardew’s quiet brent-like “yep..” when asked if he thought there would be still one big striker signing before the season? it was hilarious. I really cant see much more money being spent- pardew even claimed it already has been! Look how many players Sunderland have been signing, theres no excuse.

    I really dont get it, surely its not in Mike Ashley’s interests for the club to go down yet I can really see that happenening if we look at the big possibility of enrique going and barton being pushed along with Nolan and Carrol. The three top players that really represented what the club is about, drove us out of relegation, that the fans could really relate to, one being our GEORDIE no.09! Im still of the belief Carrol should never have been sold even if the money would have been properly spent on 4-5 decent players but this is just a disgrace.
    Saying that, im exited for next season but can see relegation a possibility

  9. I think we will lose a few more of our better players get a few more cheapos in, rest assured the AC money will not be reinvsted and neither will any further sale money from Jose,Jonas,Barton etc

  10. does anyone advise alan on what he’s doing?,i mean the whole interview was pointless.if this was supposed to reassure the fans,it didn’t for me,infact it did the exact opposite.i’m now less confident for the coming season,that i was before i heard the interview.
    the first thing was,”i want to mark the fans cards,concerning transfer money”,then he’s talking about wages,agents fees etc,basically trying to wriggle out of the fact,which now does look like very little money will be spent.i think his comments on enrique,are more or less setting the lad up for a move,and trying to distance himself from it,before a deal is agreed.
    call me cynical,but i think the new striker money will come from the money,that is raised from enrique or barton leaving.
    my stanpoint is always the same,it’s a case of the “organ grinder”,and not the monkey.i either want to hear from mike ashley,or i want to see a clear statement of intent,in the the transfer window.i’m sick of ashley pushing his latest yes man forward to do his talking for him.starting with allardyce,keegan,kinnear,hughton,now pardew,they are all rolling out the same speech,the same words,the same rhetoric,which seems to come from someone else.at the end of the day alan can say what he likes,i’m not taking it as gospel,because we all know what ashley is like.we’ve still got a couple of months left of the window,i just wondering what fat boy will pull next.

  11. Yup agree Trojan and it is totally boring.
    With sensible investment and a bit of luck we could easily push for top 7.
    But with the spine of the team being ripped out and the type of replacements coming in I think the grit and balls that held us together last season will be sorely missed this season.

  12. sirjasontoon,it’s not just pardew,it’s every manager we’ve had,during ashley’s tenure.it’s as though they are coached by the regime,before they give an interview.
    i remember keegan giving a post match interview,when he started to tell the truth,about how newcastle would only be another everton,because of the lack of investment in players.i remember he was called down to london for showdown talks with ashley,they were trying to hide things even then.like another poster just mentioned,i cannot wait until someone buys out ashley,as i am sick to the back teeth of the bloke.alan pardew is laughable at best,and the guy is very hard to like,infact he’s a slimy git,in all honesty.

  13. witters,i didn’t really tell us anything,and it was hardly reassuring either.each to their own though,it’s a case of “one man’s terrorist,is another man’s freedom fighter”.

  14. I think all the managers under MA have done as they where told.
    The nonsense they spout is all scripted from the board.
    You get a man like Pardew in who is just totally grateful…and will do whatever the board says to hang onto his dream job.
    I see Partridge being here for a very long time.

  15. Trojan…I’m neither for or against Pardew but I do think he told us stuff & some of it wasn’t reassuring.

    He told us about enriques desire to play in the CL & there’s a risk we’ll lose him but there’s a plan of action in place if he does go.

    He told us about Barton’s ‘ambition’ concerns & that he needs to prove to our better players that Newcastle can fulfil those ambitions.

    He told us he wants us to play more attractive football & the new signings plus having Ben Arfa available will help us achieve that.

    He told us Nolan wanted to leave for his own financial security.

    He told us that the costs associated with signing players aren’t restricted to just transfer fees.

    I think he set expectations & they won’t necessarily be the same as some supporters. Im reasonably happy with what he said & I sort of know what to expect.

  16. Sirjason…Isnt Ashley Pardew’s boss so to some extent he does have to do as he’s told. That’s a fact of life not necessarily sonething that’s exclusive to Newcastle.

    I’m sure if money was no object then pardew would spend it and possibly waste it like previous managers.

  17. You can still have a boss but to some extent be your own man…the only reason Partridge was brought in because he is a good friend of Mike’s as well as being a perfect fall guy…looking at Partridge’s CV his appointment certainly wasn’t based on his track record in premiership football and him landing a job the size of NUFC was never going to happen in the real world or certainly not on any footballing/management merits.

    Here is the plan….spin a load of lies,sell anyone worth selling,continually spout off about NUFC and it’s lack of ability to spend,attract or retain players,bleat on and on about agents fees,signing on fees again and again and drum it into fans and players heads that the club is never going to be a success or challenge at the top of the table……MEDIOCRITY AND MORE MEDIOCRITY……expect nothing less under the current regime and it’s minions.

  18. i think the reason he came out to do the interview,is due to the stick he was getting on the chronicle’s forum.
    loads of posters were calling him a puppet,and questioning lee ryders ability as a journalist.they were saying “lee,what sort of geordie are you?”,and accusing him and the chronicle of being on ashley’s payroll,and being a mouthpiece for him etc.apparenty pardew signed on the chronicle website as “malaga”,and proceeded to put a positive spin on events,and to rebut anything negative,said by posters.there is a lad that works at st james’ park,and he somehow discovered pardew’s computer,with his user name,leaving pardew “bang to rights”.i reckon ashley and llambias have sent pardew out to do an interview to quell the rebellion,which seems to be gathering pace on tyneside.

  19. Witters says:

    July 5, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I take it some of you aren’t too happy with Pardew’s interview…?….

    i reckon he did extremely well – considering he had a chubby hand shoved up his jacksie during it.

  20. We’ve challenged the top of the table for 4-5 seasons in the last 80 seasons…

    I hope you guys get Your Arabian billionaire

  21. Not after arabian billionaire just some ambition and intent shown by the board.
    Not after trophy signings just the retention of our best players and a decent portion of money raised from transfers spent bettering the squad.

  22. For some reason I can’t listen to the interview. Probably have to be in the UK I guess, I can wait until tomorrow, although the suspense is just too much for me at the moment…

    Now I’m asking myself the question why do I want to listen to the interview anyway. I can’t stand it when he talks, it’s lie after lie, contradictions etc. What would we have done, seriously, if we had not have sold Carroll? How would we ever have been able to afford those signing on fees, agent fees and improvement to the training pitch? If you don’t know anything Pardew, don’t say anything!

    This smacks of a ploy to appease everybody, and looking at bits I have found on the net to read, nothing has been stated of any interest.

    Just shut up Pardew, do your job and stop spouting rubbish as you have set yourself up for a massive fail.

  23. sirjasontoon says:
    July 5, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    “You can still have a boss but to some extent be your own man…the only reason Partridge was brought in because he is a good friend of Mike’s as well as being a perfect fall guy…looking at Partridge’s CV his appointment certainly wasn’t based on his track record in premiership football and him landing a job the size of NUFC was never going to happen in the real world or certainly not on any footballing/management merits.”

    Total rubbish.

    “Newcastle United Football Club have today parted company with manager Chris Hughton. The board feels that an individual with more managerial experience is needed to take the club forward.”

    He was appointed because he won the St Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and the excellent work he did at West Ham and Charlton.

    Come on, he didn’t know Mike and Derek before they appointed him…

  24. witters,who’s talking about arab billionaires?i just want an owner who is ambitious,and wants to club to go in the right direction.in the reaches of ashley’s subnormal head,there is a part of him,that wants the club to do well.the problem is we know what mike ashley is all about,and how he made his money,in the first instance.he is a “pile it high,sell it cheap” merchant,and unless he has an about face,an epiphany,a moment of clarity,or takes a pew under the “tree of enlightenment”,his plan for world domination on a shoestring,will come to nothing.

  25. We’ve lost 1 of our best players who had an offer to stay but he went for the money (as did AC)…& we’ve signed 3 new players who clearly want to be at Newcastle.

    We have a better squad now than we did 2/3 weeks ago….

  26. Jimbob says:
    July 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    “For some reason I can’t listen to the interview. Probably have to be in the UK I guess, I can wait until tomorrow, although the suspense is just too much for me at the moment…”

    I’ll have it sorted out fairly soon Jimbob. Would have had it done earlier if it wasn’t for my comatose computer.

  27. jimbob,your missing nowt,it’s an a hour of your life,you will never get back.all you will hear is the usual rhetoric and “geordie jingoism”.

  28. workyticket says:
    July 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    “I’ll have it sorted out fairly soon Jimbob. Would have had it done earlier if it wasn’t for my comatose computer.”

    It doesn’t work on nufc.com for me either Worky, Don’t worry bout it, I’m in a bad enough mood as it is, getting ready to return to England. Listening to Pardew won’t make it better!

    :-)

  29. Jimbob says:
    July 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    “It doesn’t work on nufc.com for me either Worky,”

    I meant that I’ll have a transcript of the rest of the interview Jimbob.

  30. TROJAN 69 says:
    July 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    “jimbob,your missing nowt,it’s an a hour of your life,you will never get back.”

    Trojan, I’ve had to listen to every part of it over and over and over again.

  31. I’ve just listened to the interview and have to admit I’m warming to AP. I like to take pretty much everything that comes out of SJP with a pinch of salt, but I think there were some pretty open and honest answers. He’s very engaging and if that enthusiasm gets accross to the players, which it seems to be for those coming into the club already, it bodes well.
    Kevin Nolan? Still not sure, but it’s done now. Is it time to now stop whining about MA and DL and just get behind the team. Let the results of the transactions do the talking.

  32. TROJAN 69 says:
    July 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    “jimbob,your missing nowt,it’s an a hour of your life,you will never get back.all you will hear is the usual rhetoric and “geordie jingoism”.”

    An hour!

    Have you ever seen the film Falling Down?

    Did anyone in Newcastle get out of their cars while listening to Pardew on their car radios?

    If you have seen the film, you know the rest.

  33. workyticket says:
    July 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    “I meant that I’ll have a transcript of the rest of the interview Jimbob.”

    Ok, good luck with it, best you don’t listen to it in your kitchen, there is alot of sharp objects in there.

  34. aye worky,i listened to it this morning,i think a demis roussos greatest hits album,would have been less painful lol.

  35. no excuses now though lads,those local heroes of the future ashley talked about,will hone their skills on a 35 million training pitch.

  36. Worky, have you tried playing the interview backwards through your speakers?

    Anything subliminal?

  37. I think the only thing that I have liked after reading parts of the interview is the only thing he has any input on, the bit about wanting to keep the ball better etc. Our concentration levels and ball retention problems are what cost us so many points last season.

  38. Some Hong Kong billionare wants to buy Nothumbria Water, perhaps he can take St.James Park.com as part of the deal.

  39. HungerToon says:

    “I’ve just listened to the interview and have to admit I’m warming to AP. I like to take pretty much everything that comes out of SJP with a pinch of salt, but I think there were some pretty open and honest answers. He’s very engaging and if that enthusiasm gets accross to the players, which it seems to be for those coming into the club already, it bodes well. Is it time to now stop whining about MA and DL and just get behind the team. Let the results of the transactions do the talking”

    No but it is time for all Message Board owners to begin the process of flushing out “temporary, short lived user’s ” who turn up on various sites in times of NUFC turmoil and spout the company line as is directed by the Fatman.

    This is a club who would have no hesitation in manipulating fans views in order to shed positive light on the club and it’s Board.

    This is an extract from the KK tribunal’s conclusions regarding the behaviour of NUFC management

    “The hearing declared that the club had admitted to ‘repeatedly and intentionally misleading the press, public and the fans of Newcastle United’, while the evidence given by owner Mike Ashley and his fellow executives over the course of the two-week hearing was described at one point in the verdict as ‘profoundly unsatisfactory'”

  40. Oh dear!

    Fixed views that’ll never change.
    Dig away!

    What team doth thou support?

  41. cLiNT FLiCK says:

    “Oh dear!

    Fixed views that’ll never change.”

    Likewise young Clint :)

  42. I’m definitely fixed in my support of the team mate.

    As for the owners et al, i’m neither for nor against, they’re just the owners/chair etc & they just do ownery kinds of things, always have always will, at every club in the world.
    Read any teams blogs & you’ll see the same entrenched view points.

  43. Andy Mac says:

    “No but it is time for all Message Board owners to begin the process of flushing out “temporary, short lived user’s ” who turn up on various sites in times of NUFC turmoil and spout the company line as is directed by the Fatman.”

    Having been behind the leaprocy bell of NUFC for more than 40 years….man and boy, I’m hardly temporary in my support, though my appearance on boards is rare.

    Far from towing the corporate line AndyMac, I’m just bored of the whinging. At times you sound like Mackems. Perhaps that’s it, you’ve got Mac in your username, you’re halfway there. Perhaps its a ploy to get decent NUFC supporters to kill themselves by depressing them beyond all reasonable doubt. A Gallowgate comeback if you like.

  44. HungerToon says:
    July 7, 2011 at 11:26 am

    “Perhaps its a ploy to get decent NUFC supporters to kill themselves by depressing them beyond all reasonable doubt.”

    HungerToon, as a Newcastle United supporter, I have been depressed “beyond all reasonable doubt” since the age of nine anyway, and nothing Andy writes is gannin’ to change that much! :-)

  45. On the subject of Pardwho’s new signings, here’s a genuine question “Is Neil Taylor (Swansea left back) worth £2.5m?”

    We initially bid £1.1m (which turned out to be his buy out clause) but now Swansea are asking for £2.5m.

    If he’s worth that is he also the first choice to replace Jose when (and it is when) he leaves ? If so is he really up to the rigours of the BPL ?

    All this and more in the scintillating pages of NUFCBlog.org :)

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