Reports Have Whip-Round For Pardew!

Last updated : 11 August 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Pardew also failed to give interviews to TV and radio stations, and is not available for ANY interviews, under orders from owner Mike Ashley, as the Magpies try to make money out of access to the club and its players.

Reporters pulled the piss and had a whip-round and put £20 and 17p on Pardew's table.

He is thought to be duty-bound to carry out a pre-match press conference ahead of next Sunday’s game with Manchester City.

All three NCJ titles (Journal, Chronicle and Sunday Sun) remain banned going into the new season.

We were left with his match programme report ... Pardew: "A warm welcome back to St James' Park for a fixture that offers us a chance to add the finishing touches to what has been a very positive pre-season programme.

"The squad we have assembled going into this campaign is healthy in numbers, experience and quality and that is all any manager can ask for when he is looking ahead to a long arduous Premier League marathon.

"We came up short last season but everyone has worked hard to ensure we have a team that will represent the club in a fitting manner.

"I am relishing what lies ahead. The new signings give our team more potency."