Alan Pardew Ready To Test Man City

Alan Pardew couldn’t have had much stiffer opposition in his first two games as Newcastle manager than Liverpool and moneybags Manchester City.

Roberto Mancini – Man City manager

Newcastle did extremely well against Liverpool,  and in the end were worthy 3-1 winners, and it will be a tough game against Man City next Sunday.

That’s especially true since they seem to be a better side away from Eastlands, after going down 2-1 at home last night to a resurgent Everton side, whose defense was first class .

But Alan Pardew will carefully prepare his side for another monumental tussle on Boxing Day, and we have to hope the lads can give their fans a belated Christmas present on Sunday.

This is what Pardew told the Evening Chronicle today:

“What you have to remember is that the outlay Man City have made means their squad is very, very deep with talent.”“They don’t give you a lot of room to break them down.”

“And they rely on their offensive players, rather than committing defensive players forward, so it makes it difficult to score.”  “But we also have weapons that can be used.”

It was  frustrating to have last Saturday’s away game at Birmingham City postponed due to poor weather, when the lads seemed to be both in such good form and great spirits, and we could have probably come away with all 3 points from St. Andrew’s.

But it wasn’t to be so  next up is Man City at home, and we’ll just have to try to get all 3 points from that game, especially with the improving home form the lads are starting to show.

And Newcastle seem to do very well against the top clubs this season and Alan responded to that:

“That’s right.” “We got a great result against Liverpool and maybe that can inspire us to reach similar heights against Man City.”

The goal has to be all 3 points, and maybe one strategy would be to steal the snoods from the Man City players before the game.

From what we’ve seen from a number of their players (softies), they’d be too cold to be too interested in competing  at St. James’ Park in the  freezing weather (the colder the better), and then we should win easily.

Not too bad a thought really.

It was very interesting to notice that not one single Everton player wore a snood last night, when the temperature was below 20 degrees F.

We cannot help but think that if an Everton  player wanted to wear one last night, manager David Moyes would have told them to take a hike.

Howay The Lads!!

16 comments so far

  • Spotlight Kid

    Dec 21, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #1

    HA HA! A joke right? No more points for us until we scrape a draw against the Hammers.

    We are in free fall….

  • Stuart

    Dec 21, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Do me a favour Spotlight Kid, and f**k off, whats the point in posting overly negative posts when theres no call for it. How are we suddenly going into freefall and not get any points in the next for games when we’ve just convincing beat liverpool?

    You’re either a mackem or a joke mate.

  • Spotlight Kid

    Dec 21, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Hoots beat Liverpool, Pardew had nowt to do with it. Now Pardew is in charge you will see the real state of affairs. He’s hopeless, and always has been. Ashley is the joke, mate, along with all those supporters who think everything is OK at Sportsdirect Park.

    I just tell it how it is, after 40-odd years since I first walked into St James.

    Wake up, Stuart!!

  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #4

    How about you give him a chance before you condemn the man’s career, SK?

    Doors over there, try not to let it hit you on the way out; I would hate to see the paint damaged.

  • neblexa

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #5

    I agree with Stuart. Spotlight Kid FU*K OFF!!

    As much as we didnt want hughton out and whatever you opinion of Pardew, he’s our manager so get behind him or p1ss of to the stadium of sh1te….

    I imagine your one of the glum b@astards who i have to listen every week who occupy the terraces who im convinced would rather see us fail just to prove that you were right all along. I would confidently bet that you were giving hughton the same sh1te before he was appointed boss. Your a joke, along with Ashley, i wish you would both fu*k off!

  • chuck

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Pardew says,
    They spent a lotta dosh so they have a big talented squad, no shit Al !
    They rely on their forwards and don`t commit
    their defense in going forward, which makes them difficult to score against.
    Shit this guy`s obviously a tactical genius, how come he`s been outta work for so long ?
    We gotta result against L`pool.perhaps that can inspire us to reach similar heights ?
    Perhaps indeed Al !

  • Spotlight Kid

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #7

    For the record, I 100% supported Hughton from the off, from day one, and was dismayed and aggravated that this blog failed dismally to do so and kept banging on about Shearer.

    I argued Hoots’ case over and over against ‘supporters’ (like the ones we have on here today) who seem incapable of anything resembling rational thought.

    I criticised Ed frequently for his constant chipping away at Hughton both before and after he was awarded a contract. OK?

    But Pardew is a different matter.

    Now, I would like success, probably more than most here as I actually know what it feels like as a long time supporter. But I am prepared to speak up when the bus is about to go over a cliff, and cannot believe the amount of self-deception going on here.

    The results will tell, of course, but there’s no way we are not going to have a relegation scrap this year if we sell the likes of Barton – far and away our best player this season.

    It is in the fans’ power to change things, but not if they just blindly back the current regime. Problem is most fans on here can’t even remember an open topped bus ride with silverware…

  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #8

    And how do you know the bus is going off the cliff when the bus hasn’t even arrived at the cliffs?

    By all means, speak up and voice your opinion but for christ sakes at least build your opinion on something other than blind speculation.

    Let’s have a look at your post!

    “I supported Hoots from the off!”

    So you’re upset that Hoots got the sack and rather than wait and watch the results you think we’re doomed to failure. Nice.

  • nuttyward

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #9

    spotligth everytime you come on here you have us already playing championship football. do you want pardew to fail and the team ive said it before the team needs ous support noone is supporting CASHLEY for chrsit sake , whats the point in posting such negative points afterall wheres ya xmas spirit
    3 ponts on sunday man well thats what 50,000 ans want or they would bother going .
    if we had your attitude the ground would be empty

    keep the faith

  • staffy

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Hoots was a and still is a decent bloke,well liked by everyone.

    However he was not that good at buying players and if the lads were in a bit of bother on the field he was not that good with substitutions either.

    Pardew seems to talk the talk,and seems spot on with his subs. AKA Ranger coming on and laying into the Pool.

    Only time will tell,another 4-5 games will see what he is all about.

    Will be interesting when Gosling is fit,as to whether he will be good in midfield.

    Not to happy with Jonas,as he always seems to lose the ball in possession,near our goal.

  • danuneek

    Dec 21, 2010 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m really fed up with all these tabloid rumours linking all our players with moves.

    The club should just release an official statement saying ‘we will not sell these players unless the valuations are met’

    Barton – £10m
    Carroll – £30m
    Enrique – £15m
    Tiote – £15m
    Ranger – £6m
    Krul – £10m

    I know these prices are silly, but its simple, these are the most valuable players in the side and are worth the money either through potential or points they gain.

  • van-damn-bad-man

    Dec 21, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Appropriate prices for our players:

    Barton – £5m
    Carroll – £30m
    Enrique – £7m
    Tiote – £7m
    Ranger – £10m
    Krul – £6m

  • danuneek

    Dec 21, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Are you crazy

    I would never sell Enrique for £7m. And Barton £5m? is there a better English Midfielder at the moment? He plays we win, he doesn’t we loose.

    Ranger £10m? he hasn’t done anything!

    I know mine were a bit high but your valuations are too low.

  • moonraker

    Dec 21, 2010 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Spotlight: Anyone would think Hoots had worked a miracle and had the team playing like Barcelona!!

    He was never gonna be long term at Newcastle and the defeats we had, particularly at home, confirmed it! and 5-1 at Blackburn as well!!!

    You’re f***ing deluded man!!

  • Robby Bobson

    Dec 21, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #15

    First thing first, I echo the points above, why moan about Pardew before hes done anything. Hes come in and handled the situation brilliantly, didnt even take credit for the liverpool win as he went straight down the tunnel. We cant create a situation where is fans vs owner and manager. Fans vs Owner is a given, but we cant alienate the manager as well.

    We have a chance against Man City….Barton will run rings around Barry, De Jong will be at the end of some stick from the fans….

    We outplayed them for large periods at city of Manchester stadium….we only lost to a tackle that won the ball outside the box which was given as a penalty, and for a penalty not given for when man city didnt win the ball inside the box when shola was hacked.

    We cant really rely on Carroll to much, Kompany has been their best player this season so if we keep the ball in the middle and keep Tiote back to watch their front 4 we shud come away with something.

    And r

  • balubas1

    Dec 21, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #16

    Spotlight Kid…. go over to the blog.. u’d fit right in with the rest of the supporters trying to ruin our club


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