Can You Please Repeat That Mr Pardew?

18 April 2011 10:53
Alan Pardew says Shefki Kuqi isn't good enough to wear the Toon No 9 - but whoever gets the shirt "has to be like Kuqi". CONFUSED? Yep, so am I! Alan Pardew: “Shefki is an example of someone that perhaps wouldn’t have expected to ever come to a club like Newcastle. “But I knew that when he put the jersey on, like he did on Sunday, he’d affect the game. “His character is big enough to carry the shirt. “Of course he isn’t blessed with the quality to wear Newcastle United’s number nine shirt. “We are looking for someone else for that. But by the same token this particular player will have to have Shefki’s character to do it. “It’s a very important ingredient for whoever comes in.” MAGPIES IN EUROPE "Magpies In Europe" is available NOW! Sports Journalist Richie Everson: "At last a book that the fabulous Newcastle United fans can relate to. It's informative, all the facts and figures are there, plus the 120 match reports from all the fixtures . but it is the articles by the supporters that amazed me. "I went to many of those games, and this is the only book I can honestly say 'hits the nail on the head'! "Yes we know the results and the scorers, but some of the facts in this book had me so wrapped up in it I couldn't put it down. "Was Benny Arentoft cup-tied when he played in the final? Big Wyn and his battle with John McGrath; McFaul scoring a penalty when the crowd had gone home; the trouble in Palermo; it is all amazing stuff. "I would honestly give this book 10 out of 10." MAGPIES IN EUROPE From Antwerp to Zurich Price: £9.99 (including post) The book is available NOW!   Please include your address in a letter and send a cheque (or postal order) for £9.99 payable to Mr K Fletcher, to: 'MAGPIES IN EUROPE', K Fletcher, 5 Dunelm, Sacriston, Co Durham DH7 6NU. Or contact: