One thing we really liked about Chris Hughton as Newcastle manager, was that he never made any excuses for poor performances
Alan Pardew – should cut out the excuses right now
Listen to this list of excuses from Newcastle manager Alan Pardew – you would think the lads had a run a marathon each day for the last couple of weeks.
And we don’t think Pardew even fully realizes this is one of the worst days in Newcastle’s history in the FA Cup – he doesn’t seem to get it – not yet anyway.
Football players today get paid upwards of £50K a week to play more than one game a week – so this nonsense that they were tired and worn out – doesn’t play at all with us – not one little bit.
Start having the lads run 10 miles a day – they should be fitter then.
We don’t think these reasons ( translation – excuses) for Newcastle’s disgraceful performance this afternoon ring true at all – and it would have been better if Alan hadn’t said anything. if this is all he had to say.
After all – the other Premier League sides have gone through the same schedule and no other (read that as none) were beaten this afternoon by a fourth division side in the FA Cup.
And we understand that every single PL team turned up for their games this afternoon – except Newcastle of course.
We don’t think Alan yet knows just how bad and disgraceful this defeat is being taken by the Newcastle fans.
We can tolerate a Newcastle team being beaten by a better side- but not when they are both outplayed and outfought – by a 4th division side, whose players are on two and sixpence a week – and that’s what their good players make.
It’s simply not good enough when you play for Newcastle.
Get on board Alan – and make it very quick – and a little hint – cut out the excuses in the future.