We're in the top 6.... And here to stay - AP

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  1. Albert's Chip Shop

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    From the mirror.....


    Alan Pardew has warned the Premier League elite that Newcastle’s arrival as a top-six club will not be a one-season wonder.

    The Toon boss – now a contender for Manager of the Year – insists that the Magpies’ self-sufficiency plan can cement the club in the upper echelons of the top flight for many years to come, especially if Europe’s *governing body UEFA get their new financial fair play regulations right.

    And Pardew admits that Newcastle sitting in the dizzy heights of fifth place and on the brink of a *surprise European qualification has helped mute some of the Toon Army criticism of owner Mike Ashley’s policies.

    Pardew said: “From day one I’ve tried to be open and honest about the financial model we’re *operating. I understood the fans’ initial *resentment.

    “Mike [Ashley] set out to make Newcastle self-financing and I knew exactly what that framework entailed when I took the job in December 2010. I’ve aimed to be transparent with the supporters and give them clarity about what we are trying to achieve and how we will operate in the transfer market.

    “They know that in *certain circumstances we will sell players.

    “At a club like this, where huge money was spent in the past on top players such as Alan *Shearer and Michael Owen, it was inevitable that some would not be happy with our spend. Many were unhappy with the sale of Andy Carroll – but that *£35million has helped us build a team that has exceeded all expectations this *season.

    “Our policy makes sound financial sense in a harsh economic *climate and with UEFA financial fair play rules looming. Mike was determined that the club’s future would not be put at risk by *spending money we could not afford. We have all seen what has happened at Portsmouth and Rangers.

    “Now I think a lot of Newcastle fans are starting to see the bigger picture and appreciate what we are doing makes sense.We set out to find value in the transfer market and I believe we have succeeded.

    “We have been helped by the fact that signings such as Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba (pictured left), Hatem Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye have come in and had an *immediate *impact.

    “And I have been helped by the fact that the backroom staff I inherited are first-class.

    “We have proved this season by breaking into the top six that we can be a force in the Premier League and we have laid *foundations that I hope can keep us at the top end of the table in *future years.”
     
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    Are you watching Jose?
     
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    Jose can't watch, his keeper's jersey is stuck over his head and he can't see.
     
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    Confident talk from Pards... Like it
     
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    Done. <ok>
     
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    I reckon there will be talk of a top 8 next year as other teams step up to the plate. I have a feeling about Villa too, given they may replace AM in the summer.
     
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    Got no feelings at all abut Vile, wouldn't care if they slipped into oblivion.
     
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    American money though... Those chaps are quite ambitious and ruthless
     
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    They've put their money where their mouth is but they could just up sticks and leave and not feel a thing.
     
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    I do hate Villa mind. Much prefer the blues.
     
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    Not such a great deal between them but I prefer the Blues too.
     
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    Will never forget the Villa taunting when we went down...
     
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    Jose is a nob head.

    He said we'd never get into the top 6 with a plan like ours... yet he moves to a club that's trying to get into the top 4 by buying all the over rated English ****e? Great plan...
     
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    He is a prem example of the 'grass isn't always greener' anecdote
     
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    We will not sell Andy Carrol I'm sure of that
     
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    Thing is I've never understood the Villa fans' abject hatred towards us. Did I miss something along the line?
     
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    I don't think they actually hate us. What makes you believe that?
     
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