Alan Pardew’s BBC Interview After The Everton Game – Video

Here is Alan Pardew’s BBC interview after the disappointing 2-1 loss against Everton.

Alan puts it  down to having some key Newcastle players like Joey Barton and Jose Enrique missing, but that’s also a reflection on the strength of the Newcastle squad bot being good enough.

Oh well – we need to beat Stoke in our next game in two weeks time, as Stoke are in a slump right now, but somehow this doesn’t look too easy .

54 comments so far

  • Curly hair 2

    Mar 5, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Any1 see the crowd trouble after the game? Dirty scouse shits chanting abuse bowt shearer Nd then all hell broke loose! Not condoning violence but ther boys took 1 he’ll of a beating!!!!!

  • gorskino10

    Mar 5, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #2

    We were bad we just looks out of ideas, Loven and Ameobi SHOULD NOT play for us they were terrible and Nolan stamina is poor he cannt keep doing 90’s

    One thing we need next week or match is an IDEA we lacked invention no one pulled the strings they were just hoping th ball would go in, our width was poor, Ranger needs to start with Best i have to say he did his job today, looked impressive scored his 2 chances (1 being offside) we just need to give him more than 2.

  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 5, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #3

    for heaven’s sake – how many bloody posts are we getting today?

  • Tonytoon73

    Mar 5, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #4

    What about Taylor he is the worst defender I have seen in all my life,where was he for their 1st goal. Total crap.

  • Lee Dodd

    Mar 5, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Yea I am Afraid to Say It But We were Very Poor Today !!! We need a Few Injured Players Back . We Need Joey Barton Back asap as he would have made all The Difference today !!!!

  • jesus was a geordie

    Mar 5, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed, can you add Gutierrez to the list of players in the MOTM vote – he gets my vote hands down but isn’t there to vote for!

  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 5, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #7

    I don’t know what game Pardew was watching, because if Everton had won that game by 3 goals, which they should have done, only those who are deluded would have grumbled. One regular player was missing today, Barton. The others have hardly kicked a ball in anger all season. We are paying the penalty for not buying goal scorers in January. West Ham did, and will now probably finish above us. I saw 3 so called strikers out there today in black and white shirts, who wouldn’t have been allowed anywhere this club only 15 short years ago. Nolan is a prime example of a professional sportsman who is proving that you cannot go on 12 hour drinking binges and play at the highest level. Far better than him have tried and failed. This team is far from safe.

  • G

    Mar 5, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Bit of an exaggeration jimmymagpie, but valid points. Poor performance all round there today. The work ethic was missing for large parts of the match too. Far too many toon players walking around, when they should have been creating space. Bad tactics, poor squad selection, and a manager that still has to prove everything to me.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 5, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #9

    This loss is firmly at Pardews door. Just because Simpson awarded a signed shirt to a fan on Twitter yesterday, for coming up with a song about him “…flying down the right, makes wingers look sh!te….”, doesn’t mean you base team selection on it. He probably let his ego get in the way, and saw a funny headline with Danny scoring the winning goal. Twit!

  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 5, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Great point on Nolan jimmymagpie. The agility of an O.A.P, at 29!!

  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 5, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #11

    G – no joke mate, not one of those so called strikers out there today, would have got a place for Bishop Auckland in the 50s. If you know anyone as old as me (75), ask them, and I’ll be staggered if they don’t agree. The standard of the squad was cruelly exposed by Stevenage. I rest my case!

  • jarra geordie

    Mar 5, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #12

    can someone please explain why we had taylor in midfield today …im aware joey was injured but isnt guthrie ( who is pants usualy ) not available and surely a better selection in the middle.?
    also if you can explain why he ( pardew ) put shoala on for enrique just 5 mind before half time? …all i could think of would be that we needed a reaction to being behind but showing your hand so close to the break and giving your oppo. 15 mins to react is fu##ing mental?

    by the time we got balance back ( bringing on ferguson ) we were looking increasingly despreate and more likely to concede than equalise…shocker all round from my view

  • Turkish Magpie

    Mar 5, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #13

    for the game at Stoke though (assuming all players that are expected to be fit for the game, actually are) then we can field this team:



    Subs: Krul, STaylor, RTaylor, Ferguson, Shola, Ireland, Gosling

  • Lee Dodd

    Mar 5, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Taylor and Simpson were totaly Lost Today !!!! Were was Ranger ??

  • jarra geordie

    Mar 5, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #15

    don’t think pardew fancies ranger because of his poor attitude and lack of time keeping i seem to remember…what a pile of balls that is…the lad has come on and totally turned games in our favour …perhaps he is an impact sub at the moment but today would have been nice to see him at some point…shoala on for enrique…fail ….Ferguson not on until fat too late second fail…

    id admit im ot sure if ranger is suspended or injured but if its down to pardew …another fail

    one last rant the extension of tiotes contract means just as much as the extension carrol signed …f all…except hes now valued a lot higher in terms anywould be buyer has to but out the contract… POINT BEING that people who think pardew is to thank for getting players tied down need to realize it is meaningless

  • NUFCmagpie

    Mar 5, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Shola was HOPELESS and needs more training after his injury. Kuqi is once again proving to be pointless making appearances in the 85 + minute area. today we had nobody to take set pieces and it showed. Gosling, Barton, Guthrie, Ireland, Raylor and Ben Arfa all missing so to be honest i was shocked when we took the lead.

  • alip123

    Mar 5, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Lee Dodd (14) – Ranger was injured today, and also yes neither Saylor or Simmo played well, but remember Saylor is not a right back and Simmo had to play firstly on the right wing and then at left back. Not his natural position.
    I think Pardew should have gone for Guthrie on the right. Better do that than play two defenders out of position. I know Saylor can play right back but to me he is more of a centre back.

    Best should have had two. The disallowed one should have stood. Very bad decision by Howard Webb who did not have a good game.

    Our injury list atm:

    Enrique (unconfirmed)
    Raylor (suspension)
    Guti (he was hobbling at the end)
    Ameobi (not match fit yet)
    Ben Arfa

    and we also have loaned out Xisco and Routledge.

    That’s 12 players we are missing after today. Hopefully a couple will clear up, but we already have a small squad. Soon we will have to play Perch on the left wing!!!!

  • Snubs

    Mar 5, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Turkish magpie – really like that formation, although it would lack the width that barton and guti supply… formations like that score goals through the middle and that is evident through chelsea play and this which we simply cannot do in all honesty.

    Why are people loathing Nolan he’s one of the best leaders in the premiership, next to terry, he was coming back to defend even when we was going all out from the 70+ didn’t anyone see how he tracked back in the 93rd minute to block a shot? Not seen a Newcastle player do that when we’re 1 down. Think people on here see what other people are saying and copy them, i really cannot see where he is lacking. And btw he’s 28 haha

  • Snubs

    Mar 5, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Best may be injured after the game too ^^ Lots of positives come from this game and the 2 week rest couldn’t of came at a better time, just like it did last time but guess what?! Another player gets injured! Lets hope this 2 week rest Pardew can put some practice games against reserves upon a good formation and line-up!

  • supervil

    Mar 5, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #20

    we lost a game of football to a good team… keep your pubes on.

    some of you lot are embarrassing.

  • SL_toon

    Mar 5, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #21

    wow. there are some very ‘angry’ fans claiming that nolan, shola, lovenkrands, simpson, and even pardew are utter rubbish.
    These players brought us out of the CCC and have us in mid-table in the EPL! Pardew is no arsene wenger, but he’s a young upcoming manager with a lot of experience, a lot to prove, and has demonstrated tactical awareness in his games.
    You don’t see Blackpool or WBA’s fans complaining that their players are shit. They’re happy enough to be in the league, and in a decent position to stay there! They don’t think it’s their God-given right to be in the EPL, and until we start thinking that way and start accepting that our club is still building, we deserve the bloody title: “Deluded Geordies”!!!!!

  • supervil

    Mar 5, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #22


    Where do I start?

    Staylor was playing RB, Simpson at RM. I think this was because a) he wanted Taylor to get some game time and b) he didn’t want to drop Simpson. It was a logical, albeit unsuccessful change.

    Second faux pas, Enrique was taking off because he was injured. A suspicious injury given that he was at fault for their 2nd goal just a few moments before. Jose did NOT look interested today.

    Ameobi was brought on because we needed another striker. Yes, he had a poor game, but I refuse to blame Pards. Loven should be ok to play RM, but he wasn’t. He was shocking.

    But yeah, get your facts straight.

  • supervil

    Mar 5, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #23


    WTF mate? Get a grip ya drip.

    Loss is firmly at Pardews door?

    Can we not over react for once? We lost, the lads need more support than ever. Get behind them, and blame Howard Webb for being a total clout.

    If you don’t get behind them, then I’m holding you responsible for every loss from now until the end of this season.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 5, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Supervil – Nah thanks, look at yourselves if you fail, feeble people blame others (the ref).

    He isn’t my favourite player, but how about playing Guthrie at RM? Therefore using that radical new maxim, of not breaking up a successful defence, for the sake of giving a kiss arse some ‘game time’? No, instead we’ll be a smart Alec and play a natural CB at RB and a RB at RM.


  • Snubs

    Mar 5, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Guthrie at RM would be a disaster just like simmo was lol, however simmo is a right back (obviously he would be preferred for the RM pos) but he didn’t do well there and Pardew will know this

  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 5, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #26

    Was lucky enough to be invited into the players’ lounge after the match for a drink, and the talk was that Enrique could be out for 4-6 weeks with Grade 2 hamstring tear and Bartons’ injury is proving more troublesome than at first thought.

  • Toonboy_84

    Mar 5, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #27

    Off topic but I’m coming up to Newcastle from Oxford for the Wolves match. Can anyone recommend a good hotel/b&b near SJP? I’m having trouble finding an available one. Any help would be much appreciated.

  • Spotlight Kid

    Mar 5, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #28

    SL_toon@20: ‘wow. there are some very ‘angry’ fans claiming that nolan, shola, lovenkrands, simpson, and even pardew are utter rubbish.’

    Partly because Nolan often is rubbish, and Pardew undoubtedly is rubbish (it’s just taking fans some time to wake up to Ashley’s wool over eyes trick and admit the mediocrity of the man as he slips off Hoot’s coat tails with each passing week). Nolan was struggling to keep up in the old Fizzy last term, and apart from the odd goal (drying uo now AC is gone) any real footballing contribution is sadly lacking. Old Cap’n Nightclub was particularly dreadful against Stevenage – and that took some doing given how bad the rest were as well.

    I’m only surprise the mystifyingly overrated S.Taylor isn’t in the black list as well. Poor McLovens is just out of his depth, he tries but he hasn’t got it, although I think Simpson remains a good squad member (and a better RB than Saylor). Strolla is – well – Strolla, and has saved our bacon many a time.

    jimmymagpie is absolutely 100% spot on with his comments. As a lifelong supporter also, I feel his pain in the face of the ineptitude Ashley has burdened us with.

  • Brutooon

    Mar 5, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #29


    1) Simpson is anonymous during playing as a right winger
    2) Nolan good running from midfield (reason he got bags of goal) but he never run the midfield (i.e do all the passing)
    3) Tiote is a good player, but i think he hold the ball too much…only midfield who control the ball last night
    4) Lovenkrands CANNOT, i repeat CANNOT play right winger or left winger. he better off playing as a striker cos he can make all those run
    5) this show we need creativity in the midfield (someone like arteta of everton) to run the show. usually its Barton

  • stuart no9

    Mar 5, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #30

    lots of people having a pop at the players, but the blame lies totally with the so called gaffa. he picks the team , they play his tactics, if certain players are not performing WHY? he will blame anyone and everyone apart from himself, ” we were missing a few players today” who ? joey barton full stop, oh and ireland, who has never kicked a ball for nufc, the man is starting to struggle for exuses now, hes the manager, hes accountable

  • spanishtoon

    Mar 5, 2011 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #31

    yes i appear to be quite the fan of this writer, but i think its fantastically put. newcastle match report

  • stuart no9

    Mar 5, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #32

    ” blame the referee, ” now you want to blame the fans for that inept , disgusting performance, your having a laugh man

  • solano

    Mar 6, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #33

    SL-toon…post 20……I know what you’re trying to say but the point is we spent 16 seasons in the prem…we are so much more than Blackpool and WBA….we’ve been right at the top when everyone was pulling in the right direction…..I’ve seen the Promised Land.We should be showing a bit of ambition..I’m sick of everyone trying to talk us down and trying to lwer are “high expectations”……….I don’t demand trophies, (who could after so many barren years?)
    Where is the evidence SL that we are actually “building” a squad?…..there is no evidence…if there were I may buy into the theory that there will be brighter tomorrows but these people running the club don’t love the club or share the fans’ passion or aspirations. They deliberately talk us down to filter off profit.

  • stuart no9

    Mar 6, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #34

    couldnt agree more , our owners are brainwashing the fans into thinking we should be thankful for what we have got , sadly too many have been sucked in, too many have dropped down to their level, if everyone was honest with themselves, would they have put up with what we are being served up now, 7, 8 , 9 years ago ? i doubt it , they do now, because this gang of cockneys have arrived,and yes they have the gift of the gab and tell US how great things are and how great yhings are going to be, well ill believe that when i see it, not before

  • G

    Mar 6, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #35

    Lots of shouting and bawling going on here tonight, from my perspective, ‘Blame the referee’? No chance, it wasn’t a goal, there wasn’t even a roar at the park this afternoon cos we all new it would never stand. Ref, not my favourite bloke, but he called that right. Blame Nolan? Not his best game, but still our most creative midfielder, and he does posses that knack of being in the right place at the right time. Blame the manager? Spot on. AP called it wrong, before we even kicked a ball, he had lost the game for us. I hope he is big enough to admit this, however, you could see even the players knew this by the amount of listless walking around they did during the match. 2nd half was probs some of the worst effort I have seen at SJP since Ossie Ardieles was in charge. I ain’t calling for his head, but I have yet to sing his praises. AP has it all to prove yet, and I will stand by that comment until he makes me eat my words.

  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 6, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #36

    we are running out of winable games!
    supermacnumber9 // Feb 4, 2011 at 12:41 AM said

    Games to play – points hoped for- points won

    arsenal 0……………….1
    blackburn a 0……………….1
    birmingham a 1……………….3
    bolton h 3……………….1
    everton h 3……………….0
    stoke a 1
    wolves h 3
    villa a 0
    man u h 0
    blackpool a 1
    liverpool a 0
    birmingham h 3
    chelsea a 0
    west brom h 3

    18 points………….17 points – 1 behind!

    wolves at home is now looking like a crunch match we must win

  • G-Man

    Mar 6, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #37

    No pace, No creativity, No chance, the slide now starts, The Toffee’s were on a bad run, with a couple of key players missing (like us) & they should have had 6 today, sad day & their will be plenty more this season before it ends.

  • stuart no9

    Mar 6, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #38

    Another BIG mistake by ash imo getting rid of CH, when he did for pards WHY? what has pards acheivedthat ch couldnt,sacking 1 bloke to get the same if not worse, from another, just tells me ash is clueless, OR just wanted to give his mate a job, which

  • Snubs

    Mar 6, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #39

    CH didn’t know what he was doing..pardew came in and saw flaws of CH’s works straight away. CH wouldn’t ever think to get under soil heating after losing 3weeks of practice he wouldve thought it was common. CH imo just managed the team he did not prepare for the future at all

  • terencelim

    Mar 6, 2011 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #40

    For the sake of the club, let’s pray Mike Ashley gets blood cancer, as soon as you see my wish.


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