Newcastle Need To Get Their Focus Back – Quickly


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has admitted today that Newcastle have lost their focus at Stoke City.

Alan Pardew – we need to get our focus back

Unfortunately, with no games for two weeks both the fans and players have had to suffer the 4-0 humiliation for quite a while, 6 days and counting to be exact, but we are hoping the players will be back, somewhere near their best against Wolves, and get what would be a very welcome win indeed.

Alan Pardew has held full training sessions this week, and none of this stuff about giving the lads extra time off – but after losing their last two games in a row.

This is what Alan said today:

“The focus this week has really been on the first team, and we have been preparing as we would for a Saturday game,”

“On Thursday we did team play, like we would do as if we had a game on Saturday.”  “We just felt that our focus slipped at Stoke last weekend, and we can’t afford for that to happen against Wolves. So we’ve had as normal a week as we possibly can.”

“Cheick Tiote is away on international duty and is suspended anyway, so that doesn’t really have any impact on us. Everybody else is here,”

“There’s one or two injuries which we are trying to clear up before next Thursday. It gives us a little bit of time with Enrique, Joey Barton and one or two others, just to make sure that they are 100 per cent.”

Fabricio Coloccini has said today that Alan has worked the team on some defensive plays, which seem necessary following the poor goals the lads gifted Stoke City, in what was otherwise a fairly close game, if the truth be told.

But Newcastle cannot start to give goals away to the opposition especially to sides like Wolves, who find it hard to score goals in the first place – they’ve scored just 35 goals in their 40 games this season.

And Wolves have only two wins and two draws on their travels all season, just 8 points,  and 11 defeats in 15 road games, and we have to hope that will be 12 defeats after they finish playing Newcatsle at St. James’ Park a week tomorrow.



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18 comments so far

  • geoff777

    Mar 25, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Does anyone think Pardew knows what he is doing?

    One win this year … and against a team who’s next game was a Cup Final.

    I think he’s as clueless as his CV suggests.

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  • Lynxie

    Mar 25, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Lets hope they work on staying awake for the two or three minutes before and after half time, and the two or three minutes before the final whistle. The points we have lost this season is ridiculous due to loss of concentration.

    First?

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  • DerkaSayWhat

    Mar 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Hes like a broken record,dead annoying.

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  • Lynxie

    Mar 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #4

    bugger. Second. Lost my concentration. LOL

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  • Lynxie

    Mar 25, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #5

    see how easy this happens?

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  • Lynxie

    Mar 25, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #6

    I was watching the far post………..LOL

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  • DerkaSayWhat

    Mar 25, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #7

    First !!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 25, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #8

    geoff777, had a bit of a think about this one. And I’ve decided not to go there.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 25, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Second.

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  • DerkaSayWhat

    Mar 25, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Nice one, GG.

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #11

    This man has an excuse for everything (except his ineptitude) WHAT A C##K.
    Keep the Faith

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  • Sav

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Give the bloke a break. Who do you want, Houlier?
    JFK, Shearer?
    Pards is doing ok in the circumstances – (injuries, A$hley, The Streaker, sale of Carroll and loaning of Routledge etc.)
    He’s brought in Carver, he got Tiote and Benny and Gosling. He’s trying to get Ranger to grow up. Nobody on the inside has a bad word to say about him. He’s open and frank with the press.
    So he’s not Mourinho?
    He’s not Mancini or Ancellotti either, thank goodness.

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  • nyctoon

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #13

    bbc gossip reporting AP has his eye on mladan petric of hamburg…whether or not this may/may not be true anyone rate this lad? don’t rly kno much ab him judging by this could be of use:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0Iyn-T_R-E

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  • nyctoon

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #14

    …a bit old for my liking tho

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Sav – you are welcome to him (also the players you mentioned were here before him, HBA and Gosling were injured before he got here) His record is worse than Hughtons and he talks SHITE !!!!!!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #16

    nyctoon, probably no truth. He’s not injured.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #17

    PHOENIXNIGHTS, I think Sav means that Pardew got them to re/sign

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #18

    GG,
    maybe, its just that I do not like Pardew however I will back him 100% as long as he is part of our set up. I reckon in time he will be as reviled as Souness!

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