Much deserved, congrats Pardiola.
Interview here with him for anyone interested about targets etc http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00r955t/Total_Sport_Alan_Pardew_phonein/
This from NUFC.com
Alluded to the possibility of signing a pal of Yohan Cabaye, which echoes recent comments attributed to our number 4 about his former Lille team mate Mathieu Debuchy, a 26 year-old right back.
Disappointed by quality of set pieces and contemplating appointing a coach with a specific remit in that area. Looking for more authority in the box at set pieces and a goalscoring centre half ("to score eight goals a season").
No guarantee that Demba Ba will remain for next season but hopes are high and club's qualification for Europe and the support to him from the fans is playing a major part in bettering the chances of him staying at SJP.
(Talking about the temperament of Ba and how he's coped with Cisse hogging the limelight, Pardew likened Demba to Madonna bringing on Cisse, as Lady Gaga!)
Wouldn't go into detail about Ba's release clause, but maintained that some of what has been claimed in the media about it is correct - and some isn't.
Three trialists were currently at the club - two of them French. One of those is a defender who can get forward and is making a good impression.
Pardew's player of the season: Fabricio Coloccini
Pardew's favourite player: Shola Ameobi
Pardew's favourite goal: Ben Arfa v Blackburn (h)
Carvers' favourite goal: Cabaye v Man United (h)
Taken advice from Stoke, Fulham, Spurs on the logistics of their European campaigns this season and on player preparation etc.