Pardew: “Now the positive stuff needs to come in”

Posted on May 29th, 2011 | 6 Comments |

Alan Pardew, Newcastle United manager, rambles on.
We have to improve
Pardew says something or other about Barton’s contract and Newcastle United transfers in general.

Top of the morning Geordies. After all the excitement of transfer rumours to keep us amused over the last week or so, absolutely nothing is happening on the news front today.

In fact, so bereft of Newcastle news are we today that The Express decided to make some up. Well, sort of. They say that Mike Ashley ‘stormed out’ of St James’ Park in disgust after our 3-3 draw with West Brom and add that he did so ‘minutes after the final whistle’, apparently in anger at losing a few million by dropping to 12th place and in embarrassment at ending up below the Mackems.

I suppose it depends upon your definition of ‘storming out’ and I expect they’re covered by not saying exactly how many ‘minutes after the final whistle’ he did this alleged storming.

Personally I need to be wearing a long coat to storm out of anywhere. I firmly believe that coat-tails need to be flapping in ones wake to do a decent storming out. A hat helps too, to emphasise the dipping of the head in a meaningful way as you burst through the exit. Anything less than that is merely ‘leaving in disgust’, which is quite a few levels below a genuine storming out.

Anyway, Alan Pardew has being saying things about Joey Barton and the whole recruitment process in general. To be honest I found it difficult to extract anything useful from it because he seems to be rambling on worse than me with this one (which is quite a feat). Pardew said:

I hope Joey’s here for another year, and I think his mindset is the same.

That could change. Some deals are so complex at Premier League level that it’s very, very difficult for two parties to meet somewhere in the middle on a new contract, especially when they’re in contract.

That’s one of the problems with Joey. He has a very good contract here and it’s difficult to get a new contract that works for Joey and works for us.

My message to the fans is that we have to be better next year, it’s as simple as that.

If we lose Joey like we lost Andy Carroll, we have to improve.

We haven’t really had a chance to do anything yet in terms of the transfer market.

With Andy Carroll, we didn’t have a chance to respond, and we haven’t done anything yet because no-one’s done anything yet. But at some point we will.

It’s always negatives towards the end (of the season), as players get released – like Sol Campbell and Shefki Kuqi.

Now the positive stuff needs to come in, and that’s the next period for Newcastle. Positive news about players coming in, and that’s what the fans want.

Make what you will of that. Or possibly nothing at all.

NUFCBlog Author: Hugh de Payen I'm a baby-boomer of the punk rock persuasion, currently exiled in Somerset for crimes committed in a previous life where locals keep trying to poison me with something called 'scrumpy'. Hates sprouts, coat-hangers, Cilla Black, ornaments, Steven Seagull movies and 50 Cent (he's not worth 10). Hugh de Payen has written 634 articles on this blog.

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6 Responses

  1. BORING. Seriously, why do u even bother putting up last weeks news for the second time

  2. TARTAN TOON says:
    May 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

    “BORING. Seriously, why do u even bother putting up last weeks news for the second time”

    TARTAN TOON, how come you are using the same IP number as Toonsy and Army69?

    Do you all live together? :-)

  3. Not me Worky. I was at work driving a coach until 10:30 this morning so without the use of a phone or a computer I really don’t know how I could have posted :???: