Pardew: “I have really good confidence in my transfer record.”

Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew
Pardew has belief in his own ability.
Alan Pardew has lifted the lid on his ambition for the club and insists that us fans can trust him when it comes to player recruitment.

I’m sure we can and Pardew has managed to pull off some cracking deals before at the likes of Crystal Palace, Southampton, who have always had a steady supply of good players coming through the ranks, and Reading. Nicky Shorey, Steve Sidwell and Kevin Doyle have all gone on to greater things, but it was Pardew who nurtured them at the Madejski.

The problem is not in trusting Pardew, not with regard to this anyway. It’s trusting Mike Ashley and Co to back the manager in a way that will see us build on what we inevitably end up achieving this season. This summer will be a massive test of that.

The Sunday Sun is reporting that the club staff, including Pardew himself, Graham Carr, Peter Beardsley and John Carver have been busy attending matches both domestically and on the continent as they search for the right players to add to Newcastle United during the summer.

“We have a big responsibility this summer, but I have really good confidence in my transfer record,” he told the Sunday Sun.

“This summer is going to be very, very important for this club – and it will be important for me, Graham Carr, John Carver, Peter Beardsley and the rest of the staff as well. It is so important that we bring in players that are the right fit for Newcastle United because we want to go on and have a better season next year and aim even higher.”

It’s good that Alan Pardew is looking to improve us and ensure that we don’t become a middle of the road Premier League side. I’m not saying that next year we will be aiming for Europe or anything like that, but at the very least the initial bar should be raised from simply avoiding relegation to perhaps looking at mid-table as the minimum goal.

With sound investment we could aim higher, but it’s important that we don’t get carried away with things just because we have a wedge of cash in the bank. Remember, that money will be covering fees AND wages according to Pardew, so I expect we’ll see more of the Benny and Tiote type of transfer rather than spunking a load of cash on just one player. Put simply, if the player is right then the fee is kind of irrelevant, but it’s getting that right player which is the important thing, and it’s what Pardew believes that he can achieve.

Pardew continued:

“I’m confident that we can do that because my transfer record has been strong. Look at my time at West Ham and the players I bought in – I like to think I did well on that side at Crystal Palace and Reading too.”

It’s looking like it’s going to be an interesting/frustrating/disappointing/exciting summer, and I’m sure that at some point most of us will go through those emotions. Players will leave, players will arrive, but none of that matters as much if we have a stronger squad as a net result of it.

I’ll wait and see on that front….

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23 thoughts on “Pardew: “I have really good confidence in my transfer record.”

  1. Like the cut of this guys jib. He’s confident and that should spread across the squad.

    No doubt some will say he’s just arrogant and only interested in himself but I like his attitude.

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  2. I agree on that Stuart. Pardew has impressed me since he arrived to be honest. Mind you, maybe it’s because I never had high hopes of him in the first place?? 💡

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  3. Yeah I agree as well, he’s come across well. More like a manager than a coach like Hughton? ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh touchy 😆

    I like also that he recognises that this summer is hugely important. In my opinion, it’s one of our most important summers we’ve had in years.

    Well, since two years ago anyway 😀

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  4. IF we finish 7th this season and qualified for Europe and at the minute it’s not out of the question, where would people be aiming for next season after we’ve brought in 4 or 5 quality players? I mean yes with a better squad we should be aiming to move up but with the obvious teams at the top then Liverpool probably splashing the cash it would be hard for us to get above 7th again but some people might see that as no improvement. All hypothetical at the minute though 😆

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  5. The last few years show us that although we might bring in 4 or 5 players, 4 or 5 will probably leave too.

    We might have better players, but we need more depth to the squad.

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  6. Depends Stuart. If those five players that leave are Smith, Guthrie, Lovenkrands etc and our back up becomes Nolan, Gosling or whatever it would strengthen the squad we have.

    I agree it also needs adding to though.

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  7. Toonsy that would make a decent article seeing where people would expect us to finish next year if we finished strongly this season 😉

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  8. Dan – It would, but then it would also get interrupted by people saying how we’ll be relegated because we’ll sell everyone to line Ashley’s pockets 🙄 😆

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  9. First time i’ve commented on here, been reading the articles and comments for a while though.

    I’m really looking forward to the summer, we need to spend the money with care and with Carr at the club I think we will. Anyone else wondering when Joeys gunna sign a new deal?

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  10. ANDREW aye welcome aboard,the say he is just about to sign,but rags are trying to put spanner in wheel by saying they cannot agree on length of contract,what to belive?dont know

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  11. Hello Andrew 😉

    Toonsy – And how ‘Ashley’s puppet’ will sign championship players to replace an Enrique if he were to leave regardless of where we will finish 🙄

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  12. And how he strangles babies, murders kittens and uses Andrex puppies for slippers. Don’t forget those either 😉

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  13. Hahah yeah but if Ashley does that then what does Derek do 😆

    But the sad thing is this is actually how some people seem to see him and Llambias. You’d think there murderers the way some go on 🙄

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  14. When you put them two together you really do have a pair of menaces on your hands 😉 😆

    Also noticed Wolves are beating Westbrom 0-1 for anyone that’s interested.

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  15. O’Hara scored a class goal apparently, we should have went for him on loan like, thought he was quality at Pompey when they went down.

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  16. Dunno if that’s a good or bad thing, Wolves? One one hand it keeps West Brom down there, on the other it bunches all of them up 😐

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  17. Andrew – Yeah i like the look of him, versatile too.

    toonsy – I suppose there’s pro’s and cons to each result, obviously a draw would be great and with Westbrom being the home team you’d think they have a decent chance of getting back in it!

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  18. Yeah exactly! I’ve just looked at the table there and even though points wise i know they aren’t safe but i think from Villa upwards them teams could be safe looking at the ones below them and the games they have.

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