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Newcastle boss Pardew convinced Ashley will back his vision

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew concedes he still must win over part of the Toon faithful.

The Londoner says they're still getting to know one another.

He told the Sunday Mirror: "The ­Newcastle fan doesn't genuinely feel they know me. They're probably still undecided as to what I am about.

"Is he honest? Hard working? What is he? So when you get something that goes as badly wrong as that first half against ­Arsenal they are going to voice that ­unease. I don't think what ­happened with those ­leaving before the end - it would be nice to send them a DVD of the whole match - and things beings said to the manager was unusual.

"It's a passionate game and comes with good and bad.

"Only time can buy me the respect of the real Newcastle fan. That is all I am working towards.

"What I am confident about is that the vision I have got for the club will be backed by the chairman.

"Only what happens in the summer will back that up."

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