Alan Pardew Takes Responsibility For The Defeat


Alan Pardew was interviewed by nufcTV after the game, and an emotional Newcastle manager said he he would take responsibility for the defeat.

Alan Pardew – tales responsibility for defeat

Alan  said he thought 4-4-2 was probably too much of an attacking formation, and once Newcastle had let in a couple of goals so quickly,  we were in big trouble.

This is what Alan said:

“My assessment is that I have to take responsibility for that because we had too many offensive players on the pitch.”

“4-4-2 we could not cope with them and two quick goals like that, and we lost our heads for ten minutes, and we looked disorganized, which is unusual for us.”

“The second half we could do only one thing, and that was to keep them at bay, keep disciplined and  try to offer a threat.” And we had a couple of good chances, and give ourselves some pride from that second half we managed to do that.”

“And it could have been a bloody long day here, 4-0 down at half time, with the players we were playing against – they have some proper players.”

“I’m okay about it, we have to accept it and we need to bounce back. They wanted to show their manager they wanted to keep him, and that may have been they had that bounce in their steps,  and two goals after five minutes and you are in trouble and it’s an uphill battle.”

“We cannot ask for more than we got today, we got five out past us and we deserved to have five put past us,  and that hasn’t happened all season and we cannot let that happen again”

“I will spend the break with the group to put us back into a good place, and let that one go, and we should have Cheick Tiote back, and Ryan Taylor and Cabaye, and you need all your best players, and we were perhaps a little short today.”

Alan, not surprisingly, seemed just a little stunned, but he also thanked the fans for staying with the side, especially in the second half, and he made a special trip over to them after the match.

Alan said he wanted to show his appreciation to them as they are proud of their club, and they stayed with the side in the second half, and they were brilliant.

We need to beat Wolves in two weeks time,  and then Sunderland  eight days after that, with both games being at home, and if we can do that then things will seem a lot better.

And we have to remember we are still 6th top of the Premier League.

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260 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Has any1 else noticed the same look that SIMPSON gives when he is responsible for a goal or gives a free kick

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  • toonpanda18

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #2

    42toonpanda18 // Feb 11, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Look here everyone, we were terrible and we all knew the outcome would be a loss. But we were missing 4 top players who really would of made a difference not to the result but it may of been more like 2-1 loss instead. I think we should have a dimond of tiote, Guthrie cabaye and benny with two demba’s upfront and learn to pass the ball well. Oh and by the way how good were the toon fans today??!

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  • toonruz

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #3

    on train home from kings cross reaaly pissed off with pardews subs drinking a bottle of vodca and coke , hopeing i wake up in the morning forgetting what happend tonight

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #4

    i hope we withdraw simpson,s contract offer

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  • nufc mad man

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #5

    i am happier as a toon fan than any of the other top 7

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  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Simpson to blame for the first and the second goal today. Cisse was terrible today. Guthrie and Perch were overrun in midfield. Santon was the best player for NUFC today.

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  • gorgonzola

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #7

    ““I will spend the break with the group to put us back into a good place, and let that one go, and we should have Cheick Tiote back, and Ryan Taylor and Cabaye, and you need all your best players and we were a little short today.”

    Yeah mate I think its forgiven but also you need realise you are stubborn as hell and you always play safe, and I hope to god you realise we need some quality players in next season as we are just not cutting it hate to say it…

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Maybe the reason Simpson hasn’t accepted a contract offer is because we’ve offered him peanuts.

    And maybe we’ve offered him peanuts because the coaching staff aren’t particularly fussed about him.

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  • archaeomag

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Indian is there anything about NUFC that you like?
    You want to replace the Team and the Manager, – perhaps you misunderstand the concept of supporting a team?

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #10

    So our squad is not good enough to take spuds on at there home.

    And you’re suprised?

    We are a young developing team and don’t have the finances to field two starting 11 sides like the top sides do.

    The Saylor and Marveaux injuries and the absense of Tiote and Cabaye finally caught up with us today.

    But we DO have a fantastic set of exciting players, we need 3-4 quality additions and we need our injured players back. If Marveaux can stay fit he will be a major revelation on our wing next season.

    We have still had an incredible 2nd season since relegation and with our long term injured players back, a quality FB, CB and winger/striker (someone like Hoilett) we will look a hell of a lot better.

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  • Thump

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #11

    “We cannot ask for more than we got today, we got five out past us and we deserved to have five put past us, and that hasn’t happened all season and we cannot let that happen again”

    You’re right, we can’t.

    @Indian: Yes, and leave ourselves even shorter at the back. Wonderful idea.

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  • Readingmag

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Youre all mad……one result…..not very great not today by far ….but please remember many said we would go down….2 of our best players are not available….What a season so far (its been coming)

    bring on Wolves PS ….welll done pardew …the team were shite and we all knew it but He takes the flack away

    GTID

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  • boater

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Back from the game, obviously gutted.

    I really don’t like reading Benry, Brutooon and Indian Magpies, etc. abusive and player bashing rants. There are some excellent comments made on this site – so I try to look at them and ignore the angry mob.

    Easy to blame defense but that midfield was non-existent. We may as well have played with 7 men. Jonas and Obertan offered nothing at all beyond toothless runs and Perch – in fairness was out of his depth today. Guthrie – average, but an off day from him.

    Cisse struggled to bring the ball down when we desperately needed someone to hold the ball up for us – best or shola. Hopefully some people will realise the importance of having a player like that in the team. Lowest possession all season I see, not a coincidence.

    Not a game for Arfa – we needed a target man to relieve pressure and allow the midfield to move up the field.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #14

    he still has 18 months left, wont beleaving this season

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  • gorgonzola

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #15

    “i hope we withdraw simpson,s contract offer”

    +1

    I also think they need to think long and hard on Colo he is 30 he isn’t really blinding quick the first goal he was ball watching too his late form has been rather poor….

    I think he also needs to stop sidestepping and ignoring HBA, he should be told you are not part of this mate sorry cheers and not:

    1. AAhh best goal I have seen
    2. BIN HIM first chance he gets cause he looses the ball.

    Its not a crisis but some things should be seen plain as day what they are. we seriously are in a dire need of a RW/LW player able to deliver and there are PLENTY in the world today….

    etc etc….

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  • nufc mad man

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #16

    so boater did you thinkit was just a case of too many key men missing, as i did

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  • Readingmag

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #17

    FCUK Me now youre having a go at Colly OUR best player…SACK Him …. Are you thick.

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  • YankToonFan

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #18

    My question for Pardew is this:

    What, exactly are you scared of by keeping Ben Arfa on the bench?

    Are you afraid of, say, losing a match 5-0? Because that’s just happened.

    Get your most talented players on the pitch, for crying out loud!!

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  • toonruz

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #19

    pardew will not take nufc on to the next level because he does not know how to manage big players ben arfa teves r player that come to mind , yes he done fantastic this season but not good eugh to brake in to the top 4

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  • toonruz

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #20

    sorry about my texts my phone is changeing every thing iam writeing plus am drunk

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  • YankToonFan

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #21

    @ gorgo – I tend to agree about Colo, much as I love him. Aside from Santon, we are NOT athletic in the back four (or the midfield, for that matter). This squad lacks pace and the ability to defend against pace.

    PACE, PACE, PACE!!!

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  • gorgonzola

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Eerrrr no….please READ pr+ck 🙂 How long is the contract for I think we need to be cautious …..BEST PLAYER? i think on a season as a whole best players are KRUL and BA others in fairness have been hot cold… COLO more hot than cold of coarse…

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  • Readingmag

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #23

    The next level…

    What is that !!!!

    Were we are///were we were….were would be should be ……

    Prick

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #24

    Indian and Gorg

    Get a grip. Your posts really do my head in – you’re both so negative you’d think we’re bottom of the league.

    We DON’T have the best team in the league – yes we have a few average players, we’re in a rebuilding process and doing it on a budget.

    What did you expect today? A win. Laughable.

    You’re negative diatribe makes me sick.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #25

    The treat ment HBA hs got, will hinder any other high profile player coming to tyneside

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  • cally22001

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Is that a joke? You believe Pardew has no tactical influence at all? D u think we have fluked this season then. No tactical awareness. I think he has earned some trust. He has taken a team to the top 6 that includes Guthrie Williamson Best or Ameobi and Ryan Taylor. You have to be doing something seriously right. With those players we will have off days, you should expect that. To jump on someone’s back after a poor result given the fantastic season we are having is indeed moronic and short sighted. Appreciate how well he are doing. We haven’t had it this good in 6 years with an inferior squad man for man.

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  • cally22001

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #27

    As another example of short sightedness of some so called fans on this blog someone posted that Colo should be sold. idiot.

    We were beaten by a better team and we were found out. cabaye and Tiote are back next game. Everyone relax. It is this rubbish that has lead to 10 managers in 10years. And how has that worked out for us?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #28

    “We cannot ask for more than we got today, we got five out past us and we deserved to have five put past us, and that hasn’t happened all season and we cannot let that happen again”

    Anemic pardew

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #29

    btw, Vuckic gave away a penalty and was subbed off 50 seconds into the 2nd half, they lost 2-1…..Magpies letting Cardiff fans down as well today!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #30

    boater

    Fair play to the support the away fans gave. Made me a little proud, even when it was 5-0. You weren’t one of those nutters with their tops off were you?

    Today is probably the first time this season that to me, certain players just did not look bothered or up for it. The amount of times Jonas just fell over looking for a free kick.

    Guthrie was trying to take on the world, and fair play to him for trying at least – but it didn’t help us.

    And Obertan – unless Pardew tells him to drift out of position for 5 minutes at a time – really needs to be more aware of the pitch.

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  • gorgonzola

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Spuggy,

    🙂 heh…. its not all negative you choose to read into it like that… As I have of coarse written that ALL THE PLAYERS ARE PATHETIC and should be dropped…

    erm

    NO

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  • boater

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #32

    nufc – yes but there was probably a better tactic available knowing we had those boys out. Defense was exposed but we know their strengths and weaknesses and that’s the best 4 we have until the summer.

    We had a) no one to hold the ball up in a game where we were always going to be put under pressure b) no midfielder capable of taking control of the game… you need one or the other, or the best defense in the world which we don’t have.

    Sounds simplistic but if we ‘d scored first we would have had a team capable of going on and getting more, but as it was we looked soft as shite, slow and clueless.

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  • toonruz

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Readingmag
    i was at the ame today and most fans at the game have the same opinion as me , today everry 1 on the train is agreeing with me to , so we all carnt be wrong

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  • cally22001

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #34

    We are just not cuting it this season….in 6th place. Dear me, 2 seasons ago we were in the championship and everyone thought we were gone for ages with our finances. And listen to you complaining about not cutting it. I guess you must have expected Champions League this year to be so p@ssed at being 6th after 20 odd games eh?

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  • gorgonzola

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #35

    “boater

    Fair play to the support the away fans gave. Made me a little proud, even when it was 5-0. You weren’t one of those nutters with their tops off were you?

    Today is probably the first time this season that to me, certain players just did not look bothered or up for it. The amount of times Jonas just fell over looking for a free kick.

    Guthrie was trying to take on the world, and fair play to him for trying at least – but it didn’t help us.

    And Obertan – unless Pardew tells him to drift out of position for 5 minutes at a time – really needs to be more aware of the pitch.”

    That is what made me sad….just seemed not bothered but it has happend on more than one occasion Brighton Liverpool Swansea

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  • toonruz

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #36

    Readingmag
    i was at the game today and most fans at the game have the same opinion as me , today every 1 on the train is agreeing with me to , so we all carnt be wrong

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  • gorgonzola

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #37

    Erm Heh the reading INTO ABSOLUTES is trully pathetic…

    NOT CUTTING IT is the TOP 4 JESUS H CHRIST READ ALL THE POSTS before you start bashing em…I do tend to sound ubber negative but there is method to the madness…

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  • archaeomag

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #38

    I would like to finish above Liverpool – I think that would be a serious achievement
    Anyone else got a target?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #39

    cally

    Honestly mate, you’re talking to a brick wall. A brick wall who I imagine has never played, been to, or watched a football game in his life.

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  • Sawbuck

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Pardew has become an outsider for England job after being in the betting frame.

    At he same time he is now 3rd favorite to take over at Spuds.

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