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Alan Pardew Put On The Spot

9 years ago

Alan Pardew must have had an inkling that his appearance as a BBC pundit for the Italy v Croatia match might go off at the odd tangent.

With Harry Redknapp getting the bullet at White Hart Lane and rumours earlier in the day from Turkey suggesting that Demba Ba was on his bike.

The opener from Gary Lineker (about Tottenham); “Is that a job to tempt you, would you be interested?

Alan PardewNo, because Newcastle’s gone terrifically well and we’ve got such a great young side and I’m just hoping we keep it together for next year and have another go, ‘cos we’ll give it a good go”.

Lineker;“One last quick question, I’ve been overwhelmed if you like, with tweets all asking the same question – you’ve got to ask Alan Pardew, is Demba Ba going to Turkey…?”

Shearer (he and Pardew both laughing); “.…on holiday or signing for them?!!!”

PardewI’ve no idea, I’ve no idea, no idea. Demba and Cisse were brilliant for us last year and we’re hoping the same for next”.

It’s funny how quickly things can change in football and no doubt Arry Redknapp will be asking himself that very thing after the last couple of days.

Maybe the secret is to enjoy the moment but at time always be making plans on how to move forward. I think that Alan Pardew believes that he can achieve his ambitions at St.James’ Park, given the right backing.




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