Pardew’s No-Nonsense Message To Newcastle Team


The big problem Newcatsle have had all season is inconsistency, and while we thought Alan Pardew was solving that particular malady – the terrible let-down at Stevenage last weekend proved there was still some way to go.

Alan Pardew – cut out the mistakes

Alan Pardew is a no-nonsense manager and it looks like he has told his team, in no uncertain terms, that they have to cut out the sloppiness that was on show last weekend.

This is what Alan told his Newcastle players yesterday:

“It is all very well saying we’ve got senior players so we’ll be OK. We had senior players at Stevenage and we lost,” “We’ve got to make sure we’re up for it because in these parts this is a Cup final.”

“The problem we’ve had is consistency. There has been a question mark there and for any team that has a question mark like that, you’ve got to address it.”

“The last two Premier League games we’ve won with clean sheets. We have to look to those two performances as much as anything – we have to say ‘Look, it’s a Premier League game, lets not give anything away and then we’ve got a platform to go and win the game’.

“That is the most important thing. We’ve lost Steven Taylor but Mike Williamson has come into it and he’s got a couple of games under his belt now and we can look forward to being strong again as a unit.”

“Cheik and Andy missing is going to put our fan base on red alert. They’re big players and you can’t disguise that,” “But for us as a group they’re out, they can’t play so lets go out there and win without them. That is my message to the squad.”

There’s not too much you can add to that – and it seems like Alan’s battle cry to his players for the derby game today, which kicks off in a very short 75 minutes time.

Howay The Lads!!



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22 comments so far

  • benarfan-toon

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #1

    HWTL!!!

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #2

    keep Alan Smith at the Bench

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  • hitman

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #3

    team harper coloccini enrique nolan williamson barton simpson smith gutierrez best ameobi

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  • Toon-Army

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #4

    come on the toon….leon best hatrick??

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  • xfer

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Carroll travelled with the team.

    I wont put too much into our FA cup exit. To be fair, 3 wins in 5 games is a decent start. Will only judge him after he brings in his players.

    Right now i’m worried about who will hold the midfield. Alan Smith doesnt look up to the challenge, but his competitiveness in the team might just push our players on.

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Nobody know how in the world can Alan Smith get a game?

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  • Toon-Army

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #7

    xfer how do you know??

    any links for the match?

    strong bench!!

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  • benarfan-toon

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #8

    ________Harper________
    Simp__Williamson__Colo__Jose
    Barton__Guthrie__Nolan__Jonas
    _____Ameobi__Best_____

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  • Steve_48

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #9

    Bring on 12 noon, cannot wait to call me fatha and rub his dirty monkey mackem nose in the shit at full time, away win 1-3 HWTL

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  • MonsterMagnet

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #10

    Team for today from nufc.co.uk:

    NEWCASTLE (4-4-2): Steve Harper; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique; Joey Barton, Alan Smith, Kevin Nolan (c), Jonas Gutierrez; Shola Ameobi, Leon Best
    Subs: Tim Krul, Danny Guthrie, Peter Lovenkrands, Wayne Routledge, James Perch, Nile Ranger, Dan Gosling.

    Good to see Gosling on the bench

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  • leedodd

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #11

    Oh No Smith is Starting !!!!!!!!! Thats all We need . At Least Dan Gosling Is on the Bench Hope He gets a Run Out !!!! AT Least With Best Up Front we May See Shola Get a Few Goals today – A Hat trick from Leon Best Would Be awsome !!!!!

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  • leedodd

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #12

    Any Links For the Game yet Lads !!!!!

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  • xfer

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #13

    Cos I saw him on TV arriving with the team at the Stadium of Light. And its good to see Leon Best having a laugh with Joey with his arm around him. Hopefully they can work something out of the magic box later.

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  • iamnufc

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #14

    I think starting smith is a fab decision by pardew..with cattermole missing smith will add bite to control the midfield..great tactics by pardew

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  • Phil K

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #15

    Theres talk of Gosling coming in.
    Too early, and too big a game I think.
    We all need to be up for it. The fans will be, but what about the players ?
    No Ameobi too and he ALWAYS scores against the makems.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #16

    http://www.ahly–live.blogspot.com/p/channel-2.html

    not sure on quality for definate but me mates jus sent me this link via email

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #17

    have u not seen the line up Phil? Ameobi starts gosling on bench

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #19

    http://www.veetle.com/index.php/channel/view#4d32c9914fab8

    that link aswel again unsure as yet but veetle is normally good when manages to stay on

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  • andre29

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #20

    Sunderland vs Newcastle veetle and flash stream on http://veetle-sportv.blogspot.com/

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  • Mat Nufc

    Jan 16, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #21

    ameobi doesn’t help the manager here..acres of space, lots of time, one by one but he misses the goal..sigh

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  • Mat Nufc

    Jan 16, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #22

    Alah smith injured and subbed out..Guthrie in…how on earth robinson not yellow carded

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