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.