This time last year, Alan Pardew took part in a radio phone-in and talked openly about what his intentions were for the summer planning for the following (this) season.

What he said at the time has been much quoted since because things that the manager clearly was confident were going to happen, never did. The obvious conclusion for most is that Mike Ashley put the block on the manager’s plans and didn’t make any transfer cash available.

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AlanPardew15Alan Pardew last summer said categorically that we were going to sign a dominant centre-back who would also add goals, somebody close to Cabaye who everybody assumed was Debuchy and which was later confirmed, while the manager also revealed he was going to bring in a specialist coach to work on set-pieces.

None of these things of course ended up happening last summer; no centre back knocking in goals, no Debuchy (until January) and most definitely nobody working on set-pieces.

This is how we reported the Radio Newcastle talk-in at the time;

Alan Pardew last night revealed that Newcastle United would be buying a new centre-half this summer.

Fielding questions in a radio phone-in with John Carver on Radio Newcastle, the manager stated as fact that the club would be bringing in a defender who would compete with Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson to play alongside Fabricio Coloccini.

and

Speaking last night in a Radio Newcastle phone-in, Alan Pardew admitted that he wanted to bring in a player who was close to Cabaye.

To his credit Alan Pardew is repeating the event and will join Mick Lowes in the Radio Newcastle studio this Friday (17th May) from 7pm to 8pm.

We await with interest to hear what will/won’t happen this time.

What question would you ask Alan Pardew?

(Leave your question in the comments below but please remember if you use any ‘naughty’ words the comments system automatically doesn’t publish them)

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14 comments
mrkgw
mrkgw

I would love to think that Ashley is genuinely looking to invest in the club. He came across well during the interview and so credit for that at least. I reserve judgement until we see developments but, I think that his move to speak at last, was a positive move.

hettonmag
hettonmag

Believe or not fat boy has just been on sky sports and said even if we go down wont sell  and he also said he will not sell till we win something.

hettonmag
hettonmag

Perez has been the only plus in this horrible season and what does  our esteemed coach do, drops him for the most vital game of the season. HEAD CASE. 

tino o
tino o

Come on man u our only hope! Carver you halfwitted coward!

A lex
A lex

Must have picked the team a la cup draw - hand in a black bag and pull out a shirt number.

Andgeo
Andgeo

If you think playing Williamson and dropping Perez, abeid and Aaron's from the squad is bad, Just wait for the second half substitutions, goufran, Raylor and Sami ameobi.

If Hull win we are down.

Thanks for everything mike!!

Peaco
Peaco

No Abeid or Arons? Not even on the bench? Set up for a draw even though only a win guarantees survival? Has he been told that if we get relegated he'll remain in charge?

Andgeo
Andgeo

He's a total Fcuk nut and hasn't got a clue!

Andgeo
Andgeo

How the Fcuk do ameobi and goufup get in the squad ahead of abeid?

Andgeo
Andgeo

We are gonna get destroyed in midfield. He just refuses to play abeid, ridiculous.

Pulse33
Pulse33

So the championship then...