Pardew accused of presiding over Tenerife “drinking binge” before Toon cup crash

Alan Pardew and Steven Taylor in Tenerife.

I hope they aren't the player's wives and girlfriends Alan!

A report in yesterday’s “People” newspaper contains pictures and an account of Newcastle United’s Tenerife trip last week, as Alan Pardew and his squad prepared for last Saturday’s ill fated FA Cup clash with Brighton.

It contains a bawdy tale of late night binge drinking and €20 lap dancers as Pardew and the players celebrated Steven Taylor’s 26th birthday party at “Lineker’s Bar” on the island.

Before embarking on the trip, Pardew told the media:

“If I am honest it is not a work situation and a case of making the players work hard and run. It’s a breather. We will have a rest and a chat and socialise a little bit.

“We will obviously do some training and hopefully be refreshed for Brighton. Don’t get me wrong, we won’t be drinking but it is a kind of ‘let’s see where we are’ and analyse everything. We will enjoy each other’s company and hopefully stay tight until the end.”

If the People story is to be believed, what Pardew meant by “tight” could possibly be open to interpretation. However it must be said though that the only really “incriminating” pictures in the story (which I have posted here) are of birthday boy Steven Taylor, who of course is out for the season with his Achilles tendon. I do suspect that if any of the players currently playing in the squad were caught “il flagrante delicto” (“while the crime is blazing”) that they would have undoubtedly be published by a muckraking rag such the People, which leads me to doubt some parts of the story’s integrity, but lets get to the story itself.

After a few paragraphs of the usual self righteous tabloid fury, the reporter fumed on:

“Fellow revellers told how the stars got over Newcastle’s last league game – a humiliating 5-2 defeat by strugglers Fulham – by drinking Lineker’s Bar DRY and paying for lapdancers. Fans will question whether the bender in the early hours of Wednesday was the ideal warm-up for the FA Cup tie in which defender Mike Williamson scored a second-half own goal.”

It then goes on to quote “Bar manager Jason Templeman, a 35-year-old Brit ex-pat” who allegedly told the rag:

“The guys had a lot to drink. I honestly couldn’t tell you how much but it was a lot. Pardew was steaming.”

After listing what the players allegedly had to drink during the alleged “binge” (twelve bottles of Laurent Perrier Rose champagne, five bottles of Jagermeister spirit, the entire stock of Corona lager at the bar and also “around half a dozen ­bottles of Belvedere vodka, plus wine and shots for girl revellers”.allegedly), the bylined reporter, Nick Dorman, also alleged that they were “singing raucously” and that two unnamed players sneaked off to a lap dancing bar saying:

“And despite the attentions of wannabe WAGs on the dancefloor, two players sneaked away to a nearby bar where strippers offering lap dances for just £17 each.”

Dorman then went on to quote unnamed “revellers” at the bash, who according to the him said such things as:

“Taylor was really going for it. He couldn’t get enough champagne and then he ended up pulling the best looking girl in the club. They were getting pretty close.” and:

“Pardew arrived first at about midnight and within half an hour a group of the first-teamers were here as well.

“They were really going for it. They drank at least a dozen bottles of champagne, five bottles of Jagermeister which had been ordered in specially and hundreds of Corona lagers. In fact they drank the bar’s entire stock of them.”

And also how the above mentioned Jason Templeman showed his exemplary professional discretion by immediately tweeting on the alleged debauchery to Leicester City player David Nugent (see photo above):

“nuge On it with NUFC Linekers Tenerife, they’re up for smashing the Linekers Banus jager train, fancy their chances?Lol”.

“Banus jager train” obviously being some kind of drinking challenge involving the German digestif spirit and cough remedy, “Jagermeister.”

Finally, after claiming that a local lap-dancer called “Konnie” told them that she gave two of the players dances at 20 euros a time, they quoted a holiday rep called “Dean” as saying:

“I thought we all drank a lot but those guys were wild.”

Hmmm, unlike the Mike Ashley “full monty” story and the Llambiasgate tapes, I do suspect that several aspects of this story have been somewhat exaggerated at least. Whilst Pardew has a reputation for encouraging a laddish drinking culture at previous clubs, which was undoubtedly the way things were during his days as a player in the ‘eighties, as I suggested above (and as you can see for yourself in the published photos), not one active Newcastle United player is photographed with a drink in his hand. However since the publication of the story, the Silver Supremo himself has come out and said on that trip, and the story of the alleged “binge”:

“I don’t think there is any correlation with that at all, to be honest.”

Hmmm once again. That’s hardly a firm rebuttal, a denial that any of the players apart from Steven Taylor were drinking excessively, though of course, that doesn’t means that they were. For the club’s sake, I do hope that they weren’t.

The rest of the photos

Leon Best, Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini in Tenerife.

Leon Best, Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini in Tenerife.

Steven Taylor in Tenerife.

Champagne Charlies.

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89 Responses to “Pardew accused of presiding over Tenerife “drinking binge” before Toon cup crash”

  1. 1
    avatar goodoldjimgold says:

    Who’s that bloke with Rambo? He looks like Dean ‘Over-the-top’ Winstanley. Cripes.

  2. 2
    avatar Nobby says:

    that blonde next to leon has massive wellies

  3. 3
    avatar Tony Toon says:

    Even if there is much truth in this very typical “let’s make a sensational story out of the Toon’s trip”, these pics were taken last Tuesday. I think even I might have recovered in time for a Saturday night game. The trip was organised as a mid season breather in Pardew’s words, and players have been allowed ONE night to let their hair down. If there was a second occasion you can bet your life the papers wouldn’t have missed it. This is much ado about nothing. Had we won on Saturday do you really think we would have been reading any of this stuff?

  4. 4
    avatar GeordieDan says:

    I jumped the gun yesterday and spat my dummy out when I 1st saw the pics-mainly because I was so pissed at how we “performed” against Brighton.

    That was until someone pointed out that these must be the absolute worst pics available because if they weren’t then we would be seeing those and not these ones.

    If that’s the case then this is simply a paper sensationalizing a nothing story to rile us supporters.

    So up yours to the “People”! A bull5hit rag.

  5. 5
    avatar nufc337 says:

    the bloke next to colo must be our new defender :) no nonsense he is!

  6. 6
    avatar stevo says:

    total poop story…..is that the best the people can do? yeeeezzzz happy birthday to steve taylor..good luck on wed lads we will win this one

  7. 7
    avatar stevo says:

    a very cheap shot from a sleezy newspaper!!!people asked for a photo taken with footballers then set them up….. total set up!…what team gets it next?

  8. 8
    avatar TOONARMYELITE says:

    Dint buy this rag of a paper anyway who dos, proper poop story trying to knock newcastle get a life get better reporters

  9. 9
    avatar Supermac says:

    I’m only upset cos I wasn’t invited.

  10. 10
    avatar Supermac says:

    window ends tomorrow night and all we can get excited about is a run of the mill party – that manu 3-0 victory feels like a 100 years ago !

  11. 11
    avatar Supermac says:

    when I worked in Southampton in the late 60s & early 70s we knew the Saints lads very well, used the same disco local (the Gateway if anyone knows the town) & clubs. Joined in with their parties & took them home p!ssed many times – even had a phone call from big Laurie McMennemy a couple of times to get over asap to clean up a couple of stars & get them home.
    Some of these lads were top internationals – Channon, Osgood etc. Including visiting teams whose players missed the coach home – Bobby Moore stripped to his Y-fronts singing his heart out having drunk every one else under the table.
    Yes, times have changed, but it still goes on – this is nothing, at most a bonding session with birds & booze – what a great life !

  12. 12
    avatar billy says:

    canny boy
    loving the specs

  13. 13
    avatar Ted says:

    Guys I have a close friend who works on that rock and he too the time to message me before the Brighton game that all the newcastle team including pards were out on a session

  14. 14
    avatar Dylan says:

    The Missus is in Tenerife at the moment, said she met some of the NUFC players, and were well behaved and a credit to NUFC. Do people actually buy The People? Wouldn`t wipe my arse with it.

  15. 15
    avatar AndyMac says:

    So that’s how Colocinni tweaked his groin ! :)

  16. 16
    avatar Supermac says:

    Is Gilmore there?

  17. 17
    avatar MonkeySan says:

    is it just me, or does Pardew look like Joe90?

  18. 18
    avatar El Toro says:

    The only thing wrong with these photos is Andy Woodman’s face in the background!!

  19. 19
    avatar Jimbob says:

    £225m – Spent January transfer window 2011

    £27.9m – Spent so far this January… And we’ve spent £10m of it if you are to believe some rags for the fee we allegedly spent on Cisse…

    Something big is going to happen tomorrow somewhere…

  20. 20
    avatar UTD111 says:

    I’m just jealous of whoever bonked that blonde!!

  21. 21
    avatar Supermac says:

    “Something big is going to happen tomorrow somewhere” – but I doubt it will be us.
    After Perch’s performance we may as well wait until the summer for a defender (or 2), by then Collo & Simpson’s contracts will be sorted one way or the other and Saylor will be fit.
    If a player needs a medical tomorrow then he will be travelling this afternoon or tonight – anyone spotted at the airport yet?

  22. 22
    avatar Titch says:

    Am i the only one that cant wait for the 1st of February? When Demba Ba was asked if he was moving he stated not in this transfer window in so many words due to being away. Given they went out yesterday surely he’ll be in England today or tomorrow thus meaning he’s not away in this window and potentially giving time for someone to stick a cheeky release clause bid in, im confident he wont leave but listen to offers maybe? Is that just the conspiracy theory side of me coming out?

    On the idea of the players have a ‘knees up’ which from the pics and credibility of the paper they seem to have not, so what? Let them have a knees up when they have time off, the way they’ve been performing in the league they deserve it. I remember reading the message boards at the start of the season and people predicting doom and gloom after Jose, Joey and Nolan left… the same people who predicted relegation are still posting tripe on the message boards. HWTL

  23. 23
    avatar Supermac says:

    UTD111 says: I’m just jealous of whoever bonked that blonde!! – Pardew is not blonde, he is grey, and he is not worth getting jealous over.

  24. 24
    avatar Supermac says:

    A team that gets p1ssed together plays together – bonding is better than the rifts & clans we had in the past. These lads are a happy united team – good on them!

  25. 25
    avatar Jimbob says:

    Doubt there will be anything happening regarding us now transfer wise. Still think there will be something out of the blue tomorrow.

  26. 26
    avatar Rob says:

    What a lad Saylor, happy birthday boy. . . I hope the blonde gave you a smashing prez;-)

  27. 27
    avatar tunyc says:

    Jagermeister and Corona?!

    The only thing shocking about this is the Lads’ lack of taste…clearly they’re not drinkers as you move past that swill around 15 years old.

  28. 28
    avatar workyticket says:

    Supermac says:
    January 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    “A team that gets p1ssed together plays together”

    Is that why pub teams are always so good Supermac? :-)

  29. 29
    avatar UTD111 says:

    “A team that gets p1ssed together plays together”

    We certainly always did at my works Xmas do :)

    Red faces for weeks afterwards and at least 3 divorces LOL!

  30. 30
    avatar workyticket says:

    Titch says:
    January 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    “the same people who predicted relegation are still posting tripe on the message boards. HWTL”

    Titch, on this site around 4% predicted that we would be relegated (some Mackem I’m sure). On the other hand 96% didn’t with the greatest share, around 60%, thinking that we would finish somewhere in mid table like last season. 18% thought we would make it into the Europa League, 15% thought that we would just scrape through and 3% thought we would make it into the Champion’s League.

  31. 31
    avatar workyticket says:

    UTD111 says:
    January 30, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    “Red faces for weeks afterwards and at least 3 divorces LOL!”

    Isn’t Steven Taylor married to a model called Tanya Robinson, who isn’t the girl in that picture?

  32. 32
  33. 33
    avatar tunyc says:

    Nope, definitely not the young lady pictured above.

    Looks like wor Stevie has some splainin’ to do!

  34. 34
    avatar AndyMac says:

    Pardwho looks like he’s trying to pick up intelligent whores rather than the usual ones he messes with :)

    As for Saylor, if Tanya really is his missus. I’d be concerned about what and who is seeing to her while you’re away Stevie :)

    Wonder who drained away Cabaye’s lifeblood while on “training duty” in Tenerife ?

    Finally this is muckraking of the highest order WT and you should be ashamed of yourself :lol:

  35. 35
    avatar Hoolie says:

    Somebody should tell Leon Best what his hands are for – or his he in the throes of copping a sly feel with his elbow…
    I would have felt a right tit though if that was me!

  36. 36
    avatar AndyMac says:

    Jonas looks like the archetypal Colombian drug trafficker, Pablo’s successor ?

    http://www.biography.com/imported/images/Biography/Images/Profiles/E/Pablo-Escobar-9542497-1-402.jpg

  37. 37
    avatar workyticket says:

    AndyMac says:
    January 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    “As for Saylor, if Tanya really is his missus. I’d be concerned about what and who is seeing to her while you’re away Stevie”

    Was Andy Carroll spotted in Darras Hall Andy?

  38. 38
    avatar maze202 says:

    Cabaye’s been charged then. That really does take the piss a bit. Such a minor issue, many worse out there that go unpunished.

  39. 39
    avatar workyticket says:

    Hoolie says:
    January 30, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    “Somebody should tell Leon Best what his hands are for – or his he in the throes of copping a sly feel with his elbow…
    I would have felt a right tit though if that was me!”

    It would be very hard to avoid brushing against those tits Hoolie, they’re like Zeppelins!

  40. 40
    avatar workyticket says:

    “Jäger Train: This is when many identical glasses are lined up, all but one at the end filled with Red Bull, shot glasses placed on the rims to straddle each gap between glasses and filled with Jägermeister, then the shot glass at the end is tipped over. If done correctly, all the shot glasses will fall in a domino rally and create many Jäger bombs in rapid succession.”

  41. 41
    avatar AndyMac says:

    workyticket says:

    “Jäger Train: This is when many identical glasses are lined up, all but one at the end filled with Red Bull, shot glasses placed on the rims to straddle each gap between glasses and filled with Jägermeister, then the shot glass at the end is tipped over. If done correctly, all the shot glasses will fall in a domino rally and create many Jäger bombs in rapid succession.”

    Y’know WT you really should get out more :)

    PS Just listening to the fecking BBC telling us all about Smudger’s desire to play “football” instead of just taking a wage every week !!!!!

    Funny how the c*nt decides just six months before the end of his lucrative contract to look for pastures new ??????

    Someone please save me from these sanctimonious shltebags !

  42. 42
    avatar KaitlinDance says:

    I remember when the England team were in Puerto Banus and the same Bar Manager, Jason Templeman was drinking with them when the following day all of a sudden there were stories sold of Joe Hart to the papers. Funny how where Jason is, stories are getting leaked to the papers, maybe thats how the Linekers bars get their advertising. You can still see Jasons video he took of the squad in Portside bar, also owned by Linekers.

  43. 43
    avatar Titch says:

    Sorry worky referring to the chronicle message boards, should have wrote that. I read them all and they get inter fused at times.

  44. 44
    avatar AndyMac says:

    KaitlinDance says:

    “I remember when the England team were in Puerto Banus and the same Bar Manager, Jason Templeman was drinking with them when the following day all of a sudden there were stories sold of Joe Hart to the papers. Funny how where Jason is, stories are getting leaked to the papers, maybe thats how the Linekers bars get their advertising ?”

    Lineker’s Bar – that’s ironic considering his role as a squeaky clean paragon of virtue :) Yet by all accounts even shadier than Giggs and Terry combined allegedly !!!

  45. 45
    avatar workyticket says:

    AndyMac says:
    January 30, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    “Lineker’s Bar – that’s ironic considering his role as a squeaky clean paragon of virtue”

    Wayne Lineker’s a squeaky clean paragon of virtue?

  46. 46
    avatar workyticket says:

    AndyMac says:
    January 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    “Y’know WT you really should get out more”

    I tend not to frequent the kinds of places where people drink “Red Bull” and play drinking games Andy.

  47. 47
    avatar workyticket says:

    Titch says:
    January 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    “Sorry worky referring to the chronicle message boards”

    I was banned from there for politely pointing out that one of Lee Ryder stories was completely untrue and why Titch. They don’t like that sort of thing on there.

  48. 48
    avatar Supermac says:

    worky says Is that why pub teams are always so good Supermac?
    - depends when the kick-off is mate. Sunday morning 10am was great, you had to fight for your place in the side, then into the pub for bevies & grub then home for Shoot at 3pm – great days.
    Then they changed it to afternoon kickoffs – anyone still sober who turned up got a game, so you’re lucky to get a full team.
    Pub sides must be morning games!

  49. 49
    avatar Supermac says:

    Well, less than 24 hours to go and no more cash spent!
    It’s like one of those cowboy films where someone says “It’s quiet – too quiet” then gets an arrow in the chest. So lets keep our heads down and keep all our players!

  50. 50
    avatar workyticket says:

    Supermac says:
    January 31, 2012 at 12:35 am

    “then home for Shoot at 3pm – great days.”

    Supermac, I seem to recall that when I was a bairn just getting into football, “Shoot” had the daddy of them all, Kenneth “they think it’s all over – It is now!” Wolstenhome commentating. He was a Tyne-Tees man after the BBC.

    I was just watching Newcastle United v Liverpool in the 1984 FA Cup last night. The team had a front three that would be in many Toon fans’ all time dream teams, Kev flanked by Pedro and Waddle. They got hammered 4-0!

  51. 51
    avatar workyticket says:

    Supermac says:
    January 31, 2012 at 12:39 am

    “Well, less than 24 hours to go and no more cash spent!”

    My fault Supermac. Pardew took my advice over Cisse and Ben Arfa. Now I’ve written my piece on Vertonghen, he’s waiting until he can buy him in the summer. ;-)

  52. 52
    avatar workyticket says:

    Steven Taylor doing Karaoke (I can be your hero) in Tenerife.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfKFH-pVnRs

  53. 53
    avatar Phisix says:

    It’s going to be a long day, I can see it! Hope we do get a out of the blue CB signing today but I don’t expect it.

  54. 54
    avatar nufc337 says:

    first bit of news liam ridgewell off to west brom, newcastle after him for a while??

  55. 55
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    Worky is that Rooney shag piece in the vid?

  56. 56
    avatar CLiNT FLiCK says:

    worky,
    i’ve done a deadline day watch post in mate.
    Thought it could be useful.

    ;)

  57. 57
    avatar workyticket says:

    ha ha SJT.

    I’m going to be putting a live transfer deadline day thing up by the way for anyone who’s interested.

  58. 58
    avatar workyticket says:

    Clint, I’ve just been setting up a “Cover it Live” live event thing with constantly updated transfer news. I wrote a little blog to go with it too.

    I’ll see if I can combine the two in some way.

  59. 59
    avatar CLiNT FLiCK says:

    worky,

    cool mate, i wasn’t sure if/what was happening, so just added something, just in case. I’ve been somewhat indisposed recently, which is why you’ve not seen hide nor hair of me, soz like mate.
    ;)

  60. 60
    avatar CLiNT FLiCK says:

    Nice to see that RVP’s absolutely deliberate elbow the other day is so completely different to Cabaye’s boot flick. So much that it warrants no comeback whatsoever, while Cabaye is under the glare of media witch hunt.

    ?

  61. 61
    avatar Supermac says:

    Another bid for Mariappa may have been accepted ! Reports say John Carver and Steve Stone watched him Friday night in the Spurs Cup tie – but can’t see why, they must have known all there is to know by now.

  62. 62
    avatar Supermac says:

    Worky – Shoot! Yes I remember Wolstenhome well. Did you know that when we attacked the Leazes the whole crowed roared SHOOT at anyone who had the ball – and for a while that roar was used at the opening of the programme.

    Looking forward to your transfer blog – & MOTD will do a countdown from 11pm tonight.

  63. 63
    avatar workyticket says:

    Newcastle have made a final bid for Mariappa confirms Pardew.

  64. 64
    avatar workyticket says:

    “Ball now in Watford’s court” says Silver Supremo on Sky Sports.

  65. 65
    avatar MonkeySan says:

    Jim White is still being pumped full of Caffeine and BS as we speak……

    Choppers in the sky! lol

  66. 66
    avatar tattyheed says:

    apparently Wigan have had a higher bid accepted.

    why would he go to Wigan?

    no offence like

  67. 67
    avatar workyticket says:

    Wigan £2.5 million for Mariappa accepted they say.

  68. 68
  69. 69
    avatar CLiNT FLiCK says:

    Doubt we wanna pay much more than £2.5m for mariappa like.
    Plus if he’s actually prepared to go to wigan…sounds a bit desperate to get into the prem (just about, possibly not for long).

  70. 70
    avatar CLiNT FLiCK says:

    maze,

    someone’s gone to some length to get that together, hey?
    :)

  71. 71
    avatar tunyc says:

    Agree we can’t be held to ransom, but not signing a senior CB is playing with fire right now.

  72. 72
    avatar CLiNT FLiCK says:

    tunyc,

    maybe we’re looking elsewhere too mate?

  73. 73
    avatar Supermac says:

    for instance ?

  74. 74
    avatar Supermac says:

    everyone knows we are short of at least 1 defender – and we’ve got a forward – can he defend as well?

  75. 75
  76. 76
    avatar Tripp says:

    ha ha. Nice one.

  77. 77
    avatar Roy Cropper says:

    with just a few hours remaining – slim shady – will be sweating like a fat lad on the dance floor at the lack of rumour/speculation from other clubs for demba ba.

    he knows his leg could explode like a – nail bomb – at any time & will be desperately hoping someone hoys him 10 biggies in exchange for the worry.

  78. 78
    avatar tunyc says:

    CLiNT-you could be right…maybe I’m reading too much into AP’s “we’ll be looking elsewhere in the summer.”

  79. 79
    avatar UTD111 says:

    Ashley’s helicopter has just left his favourite pie shop in Gateshead heading south – you heard it here first….;)

  80. 80
    avatar workyticket says:

    Mariappa’s turned down Wigan. :-)

  81. 81
    avatar workyticket says:

    Tavernier loan deal with MK Dons done.

  82. 82
    avatar workyticket says:

    Mariappa wants to be a Geordie, but it’s up to Watford and Ashley now apparently.

  83. 83
    avatar Supermac says:

    Phisix says: Barcelona have signed Ameobi!! On no – typical last minute deal leaving us no time to sign a replacement!
    well done Phisix ! good laugh.

  84. 84
    avatar maze202 says:

    Haha. Turn your attention to post 68, beat ya to it!

  85. 85
    avatar Supermac says:

    maze202 – so you did, well done mate!

  86. 86
    avatar MacYid says:

    The rep mentioned, Dean, was infact the manager of another Linekers bar in Tenerife, whose wife is in the first photo. The guy in the bottom photo with blond hair is Paul Bowcock, owner of Linekers and all the associated bars, with his wife Liz and her sister in the top photo. Funny how all the photos released except one have the owner and his reletives in them, advertising or what. Nice to see what used to be a discreet celebrity haunt is now a kiss and tell joint. Remember what happens in Linekers, stays in……. sorry, is plasterd over the papers!!

  87. 87
    avatar workyticket says:

    MacYid says:
    February 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    “The guy in the bottom photo with blond hair is Paul Bowcock, owner of Linekers and all the associated bars”

    So what happened to Wayne Lineker, brother of the jug-eared crisp salesman Gary? Did he have to sell them all to the chap you mention when he was jailed for fraud? Or was Wayne always some kind of front man?

  88. 88
    avatar MacYid says:

    All owned by Paul now, Waynes not involved except for a couple I believe.

    Mac

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    avatar konnie says:

    ive only just seen this, i work at the lap dancing bar, it was a great night.. oh and there were 3 of them, not 2!

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