Archive for tag: Alan Pardew on Stephen Ireland.

Ireland to get debut in Manchester United game says Pardew.

April 15th, 2011 | 13 Comments |

Ireland: Finally ready for action?
Ireland: Finally ready for action?
Newcastle United’s usually tightlipped supremo, Alan Pardew, has been giving a rare interview in which he says that on loan midfielder, Stephen Ireland, has it all to prove in the next six games if he hopes to make his move to the club permanent. He also announced that he will get his first chance to prove his worth to the club in Tuesday’s match against Premier League leaders, Manchester United.

Ireland, who has yet to make a first team appearence for the club since he was signed on loan from Aston Villa carying a knee injury, was originally set to make his first team debut for the club against Everton on the 5th March. However another injury, a thigh strain picked up in training ended up ruling him out once again for a while.

Pardew began by saying how Ireland has already proved himself as a player from his performances with Manchester City, but that he wants to ensure he can produce similar form in a black and white shirt, observing: (more…)

Pardew: “All our staff are out looking at players”.

March 10th, 2011 | 84 Comments |

Pardew: Bringing in top players, apparently.
Pardew: Bringing in top players, apparently.
Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, has been been speaking on many things regarding himself and the club (as usual).

Amongst these, he has reassured fans that both himself and “all Newcastle staff” (including the tea lady?) will be out looking at players in readiness for a bonanza of summer transfer activity at the club. He also dropped a strong hint that he will be looking to make Stephen Ireland’s loan move to the club permanent, though the controversial player has yet to make an appearence in the Newcastle United first team through a thigh strain.

Firstly, on the subject of scouting for new players he told the club’s official website:

“I’m off to a couple of games this weekend. I will go to watch Stoke on Saturday, and am then going to a game abroad to watch a couple of players.

“All our staff are out looking at players, because that is important. We have to make sure that we bring in top players to this football club. (more…)