Pardew Smashes Villas-Boas’ Lack Of Class – But Does It Matter?

Alan Pardew has been just a  little annoyed at the new Chelsea manager’s lack of class following Newcastle’s 3-0 defeat at St. James’ Park nine days ago.

These two managers don’t seem to agree

It’s fairly obvious that David Luiz should have been sent off after just four minutes in the Chelsea game, and that probably cost Newcastle all three points.

And everybody I know who’s seen the  video doesn’t doubt that, and the referee Mike Dean himself admitted after the game he had made a mistake.

But Alan Pardew has criticized Villas-Boas for not admitting Luiz should have been sent off, and apparently he’s saying that Demba Ba was offside.

We think that’s called being in denial and Pardew has gone further by saying he blames the referee’s decision on being responsible in some way and contributed to Steven Taylor’s injury, which seems a bit of a stretch to us.

Villas-Boas reacted angrily to Pardew’s claims on Friday in his press conference,  and said that Pardew was blowing the incident out of all proportion – and you can just see the press baiting the Chelsea manager and trying to cause a big problem between the two mangers – they love to do that kind of stuff.

This is what the Newcastle manager said about the incident:

“I think he’s under a bit of pressure and I think maybe he could throw a little bit more respect at it.”

“When you have a victory, it’s nice to be a bit more respectful and a bit more honourable, by just saying, ‘well OK we won the game but decisions went our way’.

“That’s what I did at Manchester United, “I said it wasn’t a penalty, but we accepted it, and I think it would be more honourable of Villas-Boas if he’d accepted that Luiz should have got sent off like the referee did (when he admitted as such after the game.”

“I was a little bit surprised he reacted like that,” “Steven Taylor put more effort into that game than any other he’s played this season. Maybe that was a factor in him getting an Achilles injury? “

“If they had 10 men he might not need to work so hard. That was my point.” “Because we were forcing and pressurising the game there was a factor of that and it’s foolish to ignore that.”

“But the guy (Villas-Boas) is new to our country, he’s new to our press. I think he’s under a bit of pressure and I think maybe he could throw a little bit more respect at it.”

It’s gone and it’s over now, and there’s nothing you can do to change the fact that Newcastle were beaten 3-0 and Steven Taylor is out for the season with the Achilles injury he picked up late in that game.

I bet in 10 years time you go back and look at the result – it will still be 3-0 to Chelsea. 😀

And Alan Pardew should probably have just let this incident alone, because there are more important things in life.

But here again is a  case of two managers trying to be right about something following a game.

There are more important things for Alan to concentrate on this week, like whether Coloccini and Williamson be fit for Saturday game at home to Swansea.

It’s a game Newcastle have to win if they are to get back on track in the league,  especially after taking just a single point from the last four games.

That’s something important for Alan to concentrate on this week – and all 3 points on Saturday would be simply terrific.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • magpie6699

    Dec 12, 2011 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #1

    He does lack class. Up till this game I thought he was an OK bloke but he has gone down badly in my estimation. His comment that maybe if Chelsea had only had 9 or 10 men they would have played better and beaten Newcastle by more goals, is cheap, disrespectful to the Toon players and hardly a reflection on the actual game.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 12, 2011 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Beheading with a rusty blunt butter knife is too good for Ashley

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 12, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #3

    To say that STaylors injury was caused by the extra effort just sounds as pathetic as much as their manager sounds tactless,surely we prepared all week to face an eleven man Chelsea,could understand a similar situation if we’d had a man sent off that shouldn’t of that would require a lot of extra effort.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 12, 2011 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #4

    I think you have to look at this in context. Yes a terrible decision by Dean not to send Luiz off, but frankly I think Pardew lost the plot and started this when he started accusing Chelsea, saying that the non – sending off was responsible for Taylor’s and Colo’s injuries – wtf !!!!!!

    Talking about class

    Pardew aged 50. Won the Johnson Painter trophy.
    Villas Boas Age 33. Won just about everything.

    Maybe pardew should concentrate on arresting our rather alarming slide.

  • Jimay

    Dec 12, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #5

    I can’t recall that Pardew have said that the non-sending of was responsible for the injuries. I think he has said that with a sending off the game would have been different for us and maybe the injuries would have happened. It’s a bit different in my opinion.

    I think Pardew is well aware of that we got a penalty wrongly against ManU and I believe he is a bit upset about the non-sending off becasue of the injuries. I think he would have accepted the bad referee decision if we just had lost but still had Colo and Steven fit for the next game…but that is only my feeling.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 12, 2011 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #6

    I’m not sure if it’s an alarming slide,nobody expected us to get anything from the big three games yet we got a lucky point against Man U and I think we were very unlucky against Chelsea and in my opinion the Norwich debacle was a direct result of Derek Llambias footballing nous in thinking that a paper thin squad will withstand the rigours of a full premiership season

  • magpie6699

    Dec 12, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #7

    On a separate note, what’s all the “nudge-nudge wink-wink” about Tiote that some on here keep hinting at. As far as I know, he has a knee injury that is taking longer to clear up than was thought. What are others reading into it? Seems as though some are linking it to a transfer to Chelsea but I don’t get the connection? Is this pure paranoid speculation along the 2 plus 2 = 34 that we get a lot of on here or does someone have a friend who bumps into someone who is friendly with someone who is a cousin of an “insider”?

  • bentoon

    Dec 12, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Pardew has class, and hes brilliant with the media. Cant blame him for our paper thin squad. I seem to recall having about £40mil banked, sat in Ashleys arse pocket.

    And no-one knows anything about the supposed Tiote transfer, they make their own stories up and then if they do come true (by luck or just by fatman bieng predictable), they can shout about it to whoever will listen.

    We’re still 7th (i think, havnt checked the league after yesterday), and weve played some bloody good football.

  • bentoon

    Dec 12, 2011 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #9


    Just seen the update on Ed. Keep fighting it Ed. Get well soon!

  • magpie6699

    Dec 12, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #10

    bentoon – echo 8 and 9 mate! Plus, not only are we 7th, we’re still 5 points clear of 8th – after a bad run no less!


    Dec 12, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Hope everything is going well Ed!
    Thanks for keeping a great blog running, great man

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 12, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #12


    Are you not just making up your own stories saying 40M is in Ashley’s back pocket when you have absolutely no proof whatsoever. I’m guessing you haven’t read the club’s audited accounts.

    Is there any chance perhaps that the money has gone to pay off all the players we bought on the ”never never” under shepherd, like Owen on a £110k a week (5M a year on a 4 year contract.)
    Some of it probably has gone to reduce the debt covered by a 130M interest free loan from Ashley – again look a the club’s audited accounts. Apart from that, 7 new players on long term contracts, agents fees, improved training facilites etc etc, but like Jail , don’t let the facts get in the way of some one eyed bigotry and personal dislike.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Dec 12, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Only two people to blame for the wafer thin squad Im afraid. MIKE ASHLEY & DEREK LAMEARSE!
    The failure to get in the required players in last transfer window by toot and ploot will undoubtedly be our Euro slot undoing this season!!
    However, we are STILL having a very good season and hoping that the patch we are having now is the grey patch ALL teams have and it is only short term!!

  • Sav

    Dec 12, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #14

    I think its fair to say AVB’s ‘we’d have won with 9 men’ is a tongue-in-cheek reply to a daft reporter’s question.. And it’s not like Pards to let stuff like this niggle him.
    Forget it.

  • gonufc

    Dec 13, 2011 at 2:56 AM

    Comment #15

    I quite like Villas- Boas and whenever I have actually watched/ heard interviews with him he is very respectful and honest (especially for a football manager!). It is only written comments and quotes where controversy starts- I don’t think that’s a coincidence…


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