Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I Have Only Positive Things to Say about Pards

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I Have Only Positive Things to Say about Pards

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ALAN PARDEW is a great guy to work with.

I can only talk about him from a personal point of view and my experience of being around him is positive.

I respect Pardew so much because he was fantastic to me.

I thought he was not only a great guy but a fantastic manager to boot. When I was there we finished in the top five and his tactics were very good.

I was impressed by the way we worked on the training ground and the way he was with players. Don't get me wrong, he gave criticism when it was needed and if you were not doing well you were criticised - but when you did well you knew you would receive the praise.

He is not just there to dish out the criticism.

As soon as you had had a fantastic game he would be leading a round of applause in the dressing room.

He is behind the boys. That is what you like to see in your manager.

I have had managers who only want to focus on the negatives and not highlight things when they are positive, but Pardew is first there when that happens and he will quickly tell you: "Well done. …

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