Pardew: Success of French players at Newcastle will attract more French players

Posted on August 3rd, 2013 | 21 Comments |

Alan Pardew.
Pardew: Knock-on effect of French success.
In the second installment of his exclusive interview with Sports Direct News (the first is here), Newcastle United’s manager, Alan Pardew, revealed that French players are attracted to Newcastle United because both they and their agents have seen how successful other French players have become after joining the club.

With players such as Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga Mbiwa and more abandoning French Championship winning sides such as Marseilles, Lille and Montpellier for a chance to come 16th in the Premiership, Pardew described the “knock-on effect” this has on other French players who want a taste of the same success.

He explained: “Sometimes there is a knock-on effect when you get good quality in a certain place.

“It might be Germany but for us it’s France and there has been this knock-on effect.

“When French players do well here other French players then assume it will be an easier course for them to come in to the Premier League.

“Agents think ‘that club takes French players there’. So we get more information. That’s how it has grown over the last three years.

“We’ve got more information, we’ve got all our fabric probably as good as any French club and it’s very rare to get in a position like that. Plus we have the power of the Premier League in finances so we can get good deals there.”

What Pardew didn’t explain though is how Newcastle United are going to get round FIFA’s home grown player rules if they keep up this ‘French Connection’ policy. In case you don’t know, the home grown regulations dictate that each club must have at least eight players in a 25 man first team squad which is handed in to the powers that be at the end of each transfer window. If things get any get any more Gallic at Newcastle United, they might face the prospect of having to name peripheral players who aren’t ready (or good enough) on the frst team squad list just to keep their homegrown quota up to the required level.


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  1. Sounds like the IDEAL excuse to buy Bent to keep the home grown numbers up… :) 5-6m is a snip for a prem proven English player.

  2. What success?, Finishing 16th in the Premier league, We were not in this position before most of them joined.
    None of these players thought to themselves, Oh i think i’ll join Newcastle Utd, Even though they are s**t, Some of my countrymen are there, So that will do me…

    Where’s his evidence to suggest this has been a success, Until now, It’s been an abject failure.
    Good old Alan has a talent for stating the obvious, Of course you may have more of a chance of signing French players, Because there happens to be some there, To begin with.
    The way he’s going on, You would think the only reason they are coming here, Is because their mated are here, And they are not too bothered about the ambition of the club, And don’t mind finishing low in the table.
    He’s off his nut is old Pratdew, He really needs to give his head a shake!

    Anyone heard the rumours about Joe Kinnear, About to be peddled by Ashley, Because he’s always drunk?
    Missing meetings, Turning up for meetings drunk, Then not remembering he was there.
    Turning up to meet Darren Bent and his agent p***ed as fart, And Bent walking out on him, etc…
    I had to have a chuckle, And i think someone is on the wind up.
    In the back of your mind though, This Mike Ashley’s World, And it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest, If there was truth to it lol.


  4. also talk about remy what about his rape case? surely we don’t want 2 players in the space of a year with rape charges?

  5. @ Roscoe
    if you think bents that good bud, why aint any of the other big clubs intrested and why are villa so keen to get rid would be 6 mil down the drain with no sell on value.Get with the program bud bents past it

  6. Just watched the Burnley vs Bolton match from yesterday and Burnley have the same shirt template as us but in they’re horrible brown and claret color. Puma suck.

  7. According to The Mirror, We are after Tom Ince.
    Pardew has apparently been told he can now sign players, If that is true, Has Ashley put the block on transfers?
    It’s strange to say the least because he should have give the go ahead at least 6 weeks ago.

  8. Sky Sports have caught up with Uncle Joe, Who was having a game of Cricket.
    He reckons they are close to a deal for Remy, And should find out, Either Monday or Tuesday, Whether it’s yes or no.
    He’s confident on the Gomis deal, But he reckons the goal posts are keep being moved.
    He also says there is progress on the Darren Bent deal, And they are still in negotiations.

  9. F**k me, It’s like a Ghost Town on here, Has everyone been beamed up?
    They found more signs of life on The Mary Celeste lol

  10. Just returned from a trip to the highlands so have been without Internet,TV Papers and Phone for a while.Sheer bliss! and it looks like Ive missed bu##er all.
    Seems like I did the right thing you need medication to get through a Toon transfer window.Not that it will make any difference Pardew will soon screw up whoever comes if anyone.

  11. joe hawkins says:
    August 4, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    “Sky Sports have caught up with Uncle Joe, Who was having a game of Cricket.”

    Joe, it was alot different from his previous interviews. I think he’s had some media training and been strongly medicated since then.

  12. Worky, The thing that struck me about him, Was he didn’t look well.
    Along with all the other rumours of him being constantly on the drink, He looked frail.

  13. I’ve just watched it back again, And Joe has went downhill, Since the last time i have seen him.
    Ashley wants shot with s**t for this latest stunt of his.
    The poor old fella is copping it from all sides, And it’s not fair.
    The real villain of the peace is Pardew, Never mind all this “Pardew,Pardew, give us a wave” crap!
    It’s him the fans should be getting on to, As far as i’m concerned, He is still the immediate danger to this Football Club, Than some senior citizen!

  14. joe hawkins says:
    August 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    “The poor old fella is copping it from all sides, And it’s not fair.”

    Including you spreading rumours of him being an Alcoholic who’s drunk on the job, Joe! :-)

  15. Worky, I’m just reiterating what was said on other boards, Apparently these rumours started on twitter, or some other social networking site.
    I was just putting it out there, To see if anyone else had any information about it.
    Maybe the rumours are circulating because of his health, Because he does seem to be slurring his words a lot.
    It might be a medication he is on, That people might be mistaken him for being lagging.

    What ever the reason, He doesn’t look well, And this job could be too much of a strain for him.
    All the fans getting on his back, is in no way going to help matters.
    I have nothing against Joe personally, I have thought this was a bad idea, From day one.
    I would hate to see him have another wobbler or worse, Because he is involved with this”Mad House” of a Club.

    Ashley should know better after what occurred the first time around.
    If Pardew wasn’t gash at his job, Then they wouldn’t have to wheel Joe in on a gurney, To help the deluded twat out!
    The main thing is his health, And i cannot honestly see this helping him, With the baying deliverance mob, Waiting to pounce!

  16. Nutmag says:
    August 4, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    “you need medication to get through a Toon transfer window.”

    Nutmag, never mind the transfer window, I needed extra medication to get through 90 odd minutes of watching a match last season. My doctor’s asking me about the extra scripts but I can’t really explain that it’s really Alan Pardew’s football, for want of a better word for it.

  17. Never mind Worky, next season it’s going to be the exciting battle for the Title and two great cup runs that will be the reason for the extra meds!!

  18. Worky, just play your doctor the last 45 minutes of any match. He’ll give you a permanent renewal. He’ll, he might have to pop a couple of pills himself.

  19. Oh worky, you and your worries.

    The solution will take the form of sales. Cabaye, Benny and Tiote are all fer’ners, right?


    And to the extent that it’s anything specific, they’re drawn by PL wages and the possibility of a move like Ba’s. Obviously.

  20. tunyc says:
    August 5, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    “Oh worky, you and your worries.

    “The solution will take the form of sales. Cabaye, Benny and Tiote are all fer’ners, right?”

    I don’t think that side of things has gone to plan since Carroll, though that might actually be a good thing as far as we’re concerned. Still, would you like to do some multi million pound mega deals with someone who says stuff about supposedly confidential football deals to complete strangers like:

    “No – he’s worth f*** all.”

    “It is about control. We had the control. We knew the Torres deal was there. We drew that f****** deal, perhaps the ultimate.”

    “So £30m? F*** off! Don’t waste my time and I slammed the phone down.

    “£35m? Everybody including Pardew all agreed.

    “But the £35m they wanted to pay over four years. It was rubbish. Mike (Ashley) said — and he is a brave boy Mike I promise you — get all the £35m up front.

    “We got it all up front and then they never paid us on time and we charged them 12 grand f****** interest.” ?

    I know he’s gone now, but only just. Also, of course, you also have the Pardew effect, which can make a squad full of internationals look like idiots you wouldn’t want to touch with a bargepole.

  21. Completely agreed, worky. I wouldn’t buy a used car off Llambias, and that’s the sort of work I can definitely imagine him doing.

    I’ll say this: if AshleyCo are on a buy-low/sell-high plan with the foreign talent AND if they’ve actually knocked back an 8-figure bid for Cabaye after last season, mabye they don’t understand their own plan…