Pardew ready for pre-season

Pardew preparing for pre-season
Alan Pardew has said today that he can’t wait to get back in action once more and is already ready for pre-season.

The Manager of the Year has taken time out over the summer to enjoy some time with his family, and why not after such a successful season last time out and with the possibility of another big one this time round?

Personally I can’t wait for the start of pre-season either. It’s pretty dire on the news front to be truthful so once everyone gets back to work we might start seeing things moving along a bit, and there is still a lot that needs sorting this summer!

We have the whole saga with Demba Ba to get sorted one way or the other, our right-back conundrum with strong interest in Mathieu Debuchy being rumoured, a bid for a Dutch international midfielder that may or may not be revisited, plus now a firm interest in FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong. There is also the small issue of trying to keep our key players together ready for an assault on Europe.

Things are bubbling away underneath the surface and all it takes is one thing to happen to start a domino effect so that the others start to fall into place. Yes it’s quiet right now, which is less than handy for a blog writer I’m sure you’ll understand, but I very much doubt that will be the case come the end of the summer.

We need this squad strengthened, especially when you look at the numbers of players who are leaving us over the close season. Danny Guthrie is off and it looks like Leon Best may follow along with a few other inconsequential players like Alan Smith and perhaps Nile Ranger and Fraser Forster – not first choice by any stretch of the imagination but still a reduction in numbers that will, hopefully, be sorted by the time the big kick-off comes around.

So Alan Pardew isn’t the only one looking forward to pre-season by any stretch of the imagination. So are we!!!

415 thoughts on “Pardew ready for pre-season

  1. I sent my missus to the kitchen for her honeymoon Rich… she wasn’t laughing about it…. 😯

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  2. I suppose he could stay if he has a contract…but if a big offer comes in I doubt he will…..unless the selfish fecker fancies Champions League football πŸ˜†

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  3. True, at least he won’t go to Spurs based on that assumption πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  4. yeah I know πŸ˜• but at least we didn’t have a spot taken away from us.. :mrgreen: We can revel in Spurs misfortune for a moment. 😎
    or is that a neanderthal way of thinking? πŸ˜‰

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  5. I see my mate Troy didn’t bother replying 😯

    I’m sorry Troy, please come out from hiding :mrgreen:

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  6. He lives in Forest Hall so it was probably young “Spencertoon” who’s got him into botha 😯

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  7. Every Muslim is suppowed to perform the hajj in Saudi Arabia once in their life but Muslims usually go to Mecca more than once so it is nothing out of the ordinary for Ba to be in Mecca, especially since Hajj is during the season. I am Saudi so I know this, glad to see Demba Ba made it here for a visit!

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  8. whats i getting wrong for now!,whats all this talk of tattoos ive had a few over the years mine were just black/blue touch of yellow they go away after a few months my advice is dont go to them places or learn to run faster,i want to know how it is always the guy that gets a clip never woman bloody sexist imo πŸ™‚

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  9. SK. Nice insight mate….. cheers for that… Don’t tell the media though, it aint half as exciting as Ba jumping ship to another club πŸ˜•

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  10. Ice, the only thing you need to worry about is that it is no longer Monday and Richie is fair game.. 384 is a good place to start πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  11. AMF aye see that,as you know its a sign of a weak mind to blame others so you have to give some lee-way or in richie case a lot of lee-way

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  12. @Faussie

    Just tuned in there and scrolled thru the posts to find I had posted at all. I can’t remember posting. I must have been hammered or someone has sabotaged my account. 😯

    Mind, I have been bamboo shoots for days in the back garden! I go thru fads and this one involves dressing up as a giant Panda. 😯

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  13. TROY you will be safe in your panda suit,its a fact that they are hard to breed due to the male panda haveing a very small private part πŸ˜‰

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  14. Ice. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ouch, take it easy on old Troy, classic πŸ™‚

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  15. Troy, no stress mate, I notice you do go a little quiet when someone gets the better of you and you get beat at your own game.. its all good, it happens to the best of us.. πŸ™‚

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  16. Arsenal have announced the signing of the frechie striker giroud… come on, why aren’t we signing anyone πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ something has got to give πŸ™‚ frustrated :-\

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  17. Ice, I don’t want to spare a thought regarding Troy’s tiny panda penis πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  18. AMF dave told me richie is thinking of getting a sex change to get himself one hes been told to lose 15st they think there is one in there somewhere πŸ™‚

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  19. Ice πŸ™‚ I heard that Richie spent 14 hours at the hands of a plastic surgeon……… and that was just for a quote πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  20. Poor Richie is it not hard enough for him being a 25st bald buster bloodvessel look alike that judased his hometown, that you’s have to give him a hard time, FFS give the guy a break πŸ˜€

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  21. My 10 month contract at the AIS has been terminated after 5 months. πŸ˜₯

    I move back to Brisvegas this weekend. πŸ˜†

    Eofy budget cuts. Job mostly done anyway. So now I’m unemployed again and have time to engage with you guys. Let’s hope there’s some football to talk about soon and we can read something other than trivia and bullshit.

    And no, Pootle, I wasn’t talking about you. πŸ˜†

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  22. Lads ,how can Arsenal sign players befor the window opens? is it just a pre contract thingy or what .It’s the same with Chelsea and Man utd they been signing too . πŸ˜•

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