Pards: I can look Cortese in the eye

NICOLA CORTESE

NICOLA CORTESE

First published in Saints News

Alan Pardew says Saints’ Johnstone’s Paint Trophy win allows him to look Nicola Coreste in the eye and insist that his two-year challenge to get the team promoted to the Championship is very much on.

There has been a lot of speculation over Pardew’s relationship with Cortese after the executive chairman released a statement to say the priority this season is to reach play-offs, even given a minus ten start, with the cups merely a nice bonus.

When asked whether he felt the 4-1 win over Carlisle at Wembley would buy him more time in the job Pardew said: “I don’t think it’s about buying time, I really haven’t thought about that.

“There’s been a lot of speculation about what the acting chief executive has said and some of the pressure he’s put on us and I have to accept that.

“It was important we won this so I can look him in the eye and say ‘we’ve won this."

For full story and more Saints news, don't miss the 24-page Saints at Wembley pull-out in tomorrow's Daily Echo.

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7:58pm Sun 28 Mar 10

m@tty boy says...

onestly i think cortese should decide next season because thats when we expect saints to go up
onestly i think cortese should decide next season because thats when we expect saints to go up m@tty boy
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8:51pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Ozmosis says...

I think the mixed reaction from the fans should tell Nicola what the fans think. We appreciate his efforts, but be careful how far you take the comments regarding AP.
s/w = news-yeah, PMSL!
I think the mixed reaction from the fans should tell Nicola what the fans think. We appreciate his efforts, but be careful how far you take the comments regarding AP. s/w = news-yeah, PMSL! Ozmosis
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9:57am Mon 29 Mar 10

Jesus_02 says...

get your spoon out echo. we have just won a cup for the first time 34 years.

Bury the hatchet and get on with thet good news
get your spoon out echo. we have just won a cup for the first time 34 years. Bury the hatchet and get on with thet good news Jesus_02
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1:23pm Mon 29 Mar 10

allsaintsnocurves says...

When AP was offered the job he said it would take 2 years and although we've done really well and now have a squad capable of going up the reality is the 10 points deduction and the other teams in and around the playoffs will probably make it too difficult this year.
Saints could finish on 75 points this season and still not make the playoffs which would be unbelievable but that is football. Millwall are going to push Leeds all the way for 2nd and Huddlesfield and Bristol Rovers could be thinking the same as Saints to sneak in ahead of Colchester or even Charlton if they have a bad run.

Whatever happens AP will get Saints up next season so he has to stay! Then he'll be judged on how competitive Saints are in that league.
When AP was offered the job he said it would take 2 years and although we've done really well and now have a squad capable of going up the reality is the 10 points deduction and the other teams in and around the playoffs will probably make it too difficult this year. Saints could finish on 75 points this season and still not make the playoffs which would be unbelievable but that is football. Millwall are going to push Leeds all the way for 2nd and Huddlesfield and Bristol Rovers could be thinking the same as Saints to sneak in ahead of Colchester or even Charlton if they have a bad run. Whatever happens AP will get Saints up next season so he has to stay! Then he'll be judged on how competitive Saints are in that league. allsaintsnocurves
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4:22pm Mon 29 Mar 10

Lil Saints bear says...

s/w feel-time.....fnarr fnarr and on a monday too! ;-)
s/w feel-time.....fnarr fnarr and on a monday too! ;-) Lil Saints bear
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5:46pm Mon 29 Mar 10

normsted says...

I am sure nicola cortese has worked out the british press and knows the if you throw a bone out ,the pack closes in.
Stop throwing bones then !!!! Alan Pardew is quality and the best manager this club could of hoped for, give him the tools,put the ego to one side and let him do what he is paid for.
This club is so well set up now,great owner,great manager and great chief exec.
All that can be hoped for can be acheived. Loose lips sink ships.
I am sure nicola cortese has worked out the british press and knows the if you throw a bone out ,the pack closes in. Stop throwing bones then !!!! Alan Pardew is quality and the best manager this club could of hoped for, give him the tools,put the ego to one side and let him do what he is paid for. This club is so well set up now,great owner,great manager and great chief exec. All that can be hoped for can be acheived. Loose lips sink ships. normsted
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6:34pm Mon 29 Mar 10

Redhat says...

normsted wrote:
I am sure nicola cortese has worked out the british press and knows the if you throw a bone out ,the pack closes in.
Stop throwing bones then !!!! Alan Pardew is quality and the best manager this club could of hoped for, give him the tools,put the ego to one side and let him do what he is paid for.
This club is so well set up now,great owner,great manager and great chief exec.
All that can be hoped for can be acheived. Loose lips sink ships.
couldnt have said it better myself :)
[quote][p][bold]normsted[/bold] wrote: I am sure nicola cortese has worked out the british press and knows the if you throw a bone out ,the pack closes in. Stop throwing bones then !!!! Alan Pardew is quality and the best manager this club could of hoped for, give him the tools,put the ego to one side and let him do what he is paid for. This club is so well set up now,great owner,great manager and great chief exec. All that can be hoped for can be acheived. Loose lips sink ships.[/p][/quote]couldnt have said it better myself :) Redhat
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6:56pm Mon 29 Mar 10

KCAJRETSOF says...

It might be good if NC said something nice about the cup win and took that opportunity to praise the manager, thus ending the speculation!
It might be good if NC said something nice about the cup win and took that opportunity to praise the manager, thus ending the speculation! KCAJRETSOF
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7:49pm Mon 29 Mar 10

Harleysaint says...

One Happy-Faced owner...
One intense C.E.O.
One determined Manager...
Bingo!!!!
Playoffs are still so alive.....
Thought the TEAM did O.K.Yesterday!
Did they turn up on the DAY!
Believe it or just watch television!!
COYRAWAPMACHINE!!!!
One Happy-Faced owner... One intense C.E.O. One determined Manager... Bingo!!!! Playoffs are still so alive..... Thought the TEAM did O.K.Yesterday! Did they turn up on the DAY! Believe it or just watch television!! COYRAWAPMACHINE!!!! Harleysaint
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10:03pm Mon 29 Mar 10

KCAJRETSOF says...

Did you see NC got absolutely slaughtered in the Daily Mail today!
Did you see NC got absolutely slaughtered in the Daily Mail today! KCAJRETSOF
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12:02am Tue 30 Mar 10

truelysaints says...

My two teams who always seem to follow the fortunes and mis fortunes of Saints are, Inverness Caley who are currently top of Scottish Division 1, Athletic Bilbao just 2 points away from the Champions League. On this showing heres hoping Saints will reach the playoffs.
My two teams who always seem to follow the fortunes and mis fortunes of Saints are, Inverness Caley who are currently top of Scottish Division 1, Athletic Bilbao just 2 points away from the Champions League. On this showing heres hoping Saints will reach the playoffs. truelysaints
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12:32am Tue 30 Mar 10

random_sam69 says...

KCAJRETSOF wrote:
Did you see NC got absolutely slaughtered in the Daily Mail today!
Just read it, it was just a disgruntled West Ham fan looking to replace Zola with Pardew. Cortese is not the idiot the Mail was trying to make him out to be. We have no debts, increased revenue, fans smiling more and more and a club that is not only being revitalised but developed into a premier league club (in terms of the investment Markus AND Cortese have put into the club). The Mail were clearly defending the Echo's attacks on Cortese yet simultaneously trying to draw Pardew away from Southampton. Cortese is not a bad owner he just put pressure on Pardew, who is a legend and I hope does stay at the club. Also would like to point out that other than the needless attacks on Cortese which just stir things up at the club I do highly respect the Echo because there aren't a lot of Papers out there that give us day to day news on our beloved Saints. I don't like the Daily Mail anyway but I still think those comments were uncalled for.
[quote][p][bold]KCAJRETSOF[/bold] wrote: Did you see NC got absolutely slaughtered in the Daily Mail today![/p][/quote]Just read it, it was just a disgruntled West Ham fan looking to replace Zola with Pardew. Cortese is not the idiot the Mail was trying to make him out to be. We have no debts, increased revenue, fans smiling more and more and a club that is not only being revitalised but developed into a premier league club (in terms of the investment Markus AND Cortese have put into the club). The Mail were clearly defending the Echo's attacks on Cortese yet simultaneously trying to draw Pardew away from Southampton. Cortese is not a bad owner he just put pressure on Pardew, who is a legend and I hope does stay at the club. Also would like to point out that other than the needless attacks on Cortese which just stir things up at the club I do highly respect the Echo because there aren't a lot of Papers out there that give us day to day news on our beloved Saints. I don't like the Daily Mail anyway but I still think those comments were uncalled for. random_sam69
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