We have accused Alan Pardew of not being a "winner" . and now the Toon boss loses the heart-beat of his side. In the end it doesn't matter WHO is manager of Newcastle - Mike Ashley pulls the strings. Neil Warnock: "We've got a very, very good player on our hands. "He's coming here to show people what he can do. He wants to get back into the England team. "He's very enthusiastic. People will say one or two things about him, but they've said stuff about me in the past too, so I won't worry about that. "He's a winner. Even without the armband on, he's a captain every week. "He's a lot better player than people give him credit for. Hopefully we can harness all his positive characteristics and get the best out of him. "I think with Tony's backing and Amit (Bhatia) coming back on board this is a really positive step for the Football Club."