Friction Already Exists Between Wenger And Pardew


We didn’t like the way Alan Pardew way over celebrated Newcastle’s equalizer  in our last game against Sunderland.

Alan Pardew – friction with Wenger

Obviously Newcastle fans were delighted (an understatement) to get the late equalizer and not suffer the unimaginable.

But Pardew wildly celebrated under the nose of the Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill, and the Newcastle manager admitted after the game it was not good.

It wasn’t good and it showed no class, but it’s not the first time Alan has done that.

He did much the same thing when he was manager of West Ham United when they won 1-0 at  Upton Park back in 2006, and that created some friction with the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The friction with Arsene still seems to exist, so we hope both men behave themselves tonight. 😀

To be fair to Alan, being a manager is stressful to say the least, but it helps to be civil in the eye of the storm, if at all possible.

This is what Alan said about the game tonight:

“In Jonas, Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, we pose a real threat to anyone we play. And that’s important in this division. Obviously, you have to make sure you don’t concede many.”

“But if you can score goals there’s always a chance of you winning games, and we look like we can score goals.”

“I’m pleased that we have come out of the derby with our technical game looking good and our technical players looking good.”

We don’t have a good felling about the game tonight, so maybe Newcastle will surprise us, and in the past if we’ve had a bad feeling about it,  Newcastle do  well.

And certainly if we can get even a point tonight it would be an excellent result.

A win and we’ll be in the stratosphere with the rest of the Newcastle fans.

It’s a great game for Newcastle to show they deserve to be 6th top in the league, and maybe even higher.

Howay The Lads!!



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149 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #1

    A taxpayer funded day out to Beamish is definitely too good for Ashley.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Trying not to read too much in to Shola being mentioned in that list there. HBA was great against the scum…but Ameobi did score :/

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  • Dannyo

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #3

    I love that there’s friction between Arsene and Alan. It means that we’re being taken seriously.
    U don’t see friction between managers like Rodgers, Lambert, Martinez, Pulis and any of the top managers.

    It’s a good thing 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Doesn’t Pulis argue with everyone Dannyo?

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  • Dannyo

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #5

    @Ibiza
    How can a manager who keeps throwing handgrenades agree with anyone? 😛

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  • Dannyo

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Raylor is out with an injury lads. HBA to start for sure…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Does anybody know if they shook hands when we played them on the opening day,I bet Bartons assault on that Klingon didnt help matters.

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  • Dannyo

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #8

    @Jail
    Hehehe, Klingon, good one 🙂
    Getting beat up by a french Klingon playing for Arsenal is too good for Ashley? 😛

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Dannyo…It would take a seriously understanding person.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #10

    Just going back to starting a 5 man midfield…

    The thing with arsenal at the moment is that they’re in great form and have a string starting 11, but almost nothing on the bench. This was apparent in their home leg vs Milan – they really needed a couple of subs to come on fresh and get them that important last goal, but they had nobody for the job. I think our bench is stronger than theirs and we should use that to our advantage.

    Depending on who starts, we could bring on players like HBA/Cisse/Obers et al for the last half an hour or so to really get at them. To do this, we must be in the game at that point. In my opinion we should start a 5 man MF, keep it tight and stem their attacking flow, then when they start to tire we could go for the jugular.

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #11

    Hope Oxtail Chambermaid isnt playin leeek

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  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #12

    “We didn’t like the way Alan Pardew way over celebrated Newcastle’s equalizer in our last game against Sunderland”

    errrrrr………Ed ………… i f*cking loved it to be honest 😉

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #13

    RVP INJURRREEDDD!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Rowan,
    The trouble is the most carefully drawn up plans tend to get lost in the heat of the battle.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Colo – you been smoking my doooby?

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Whheyy

    Lol only kiddin

    Sorry lads

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Colo…is that news or a wish?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #18

    🙁

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  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #19

    Colo – play nice mate!!!

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  • Ian Magpie

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Speak for yourself Ed! The guy shows passion in the most heated derby in England and gets hammered for it! He simply got cought up in the moment!

    Nice one Pardew for rubbing their bloody noses in it! Their bench was also gulity when they scored!!!!! Maybe a few of our fans should start and show as much passion. Maybe then we would actually hear them sing at home for a change!

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  • Brettoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Colo – Not cool!

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  • Brettoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Ian Magpie –

    Like those annoying politicians say:

    Hear Hear!!!

    Totally agree mate

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Jail

    Yeah true, but I think Pards is good at keeping us focused. I don’t think we should play to ‘be in the game’ at the hour mark, we should play to win and do the best we possibly can, but I think it’s vital that we are in the game at that point as Arsenal have precious few options to change a game late on. If they get 2-3 quick goals then I fear another drumming. A 5 man MF will surely help us accommodate their width, it’ll allow Jonas and Ober/HBA (whoever we play wide) to protect out FB’s while we still have 3 in the middle and options to go forward. HBA played well 2nd half vs the scum and has apparently been giving it his all in training, so a start in the number 10 role would reward that and give us the threat of his jinky runs or late runs into the box to support Ba. I think Cabaye and HBA could link up nicely, with Tiote breaking things up and sitting in front of our defence.

    Things can change and quickly too, but I reckon this could be a good tactic. If things are tight in the latter stages of the game I think the options we have on our bench could swing things in our favour.

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  • martoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #24

    Colo @12 – if only………….
    Rowan @10 – you make a good point which is probably another reason for playing a 5 man midfield – if things are tight towards the end then bringing on Cisse & Obertan could certainly reap rewards!

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #25

    I reckon Colo can keep RVP quiet tonight! Its pace we struggle against, not cleverness! Against the big teams this season, we’ve kept rooney quiet, Mata quiet, david Villa quiet, van der vaart fairly quiet etc! Its pace that massacres us, ie: sturridge for chelsea, Bale for spurs, Richards for man city etc For me our big threat tonight is theo walcott!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #26

    When did we keep Villa quiet? Do you mean Silva?

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  • Papi_Demba

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #27

    TIOTE v SONG

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  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Ibiza – in the Champions league last year 😉

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  • billy

    Mar 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #29

    Pardew the dolt seems to have that knack of annoying people because he is a moron and considering we have never won a game in London under his management it has to be 4-1 to the Arsenal.

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  • Papi_Demba

    Mar 12, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #30

    I hope the BEAST, the BISON will put SONG in his place……HBA HBA HBA HBA……..cant wait

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Papi Demba

    NO contest Tiote will destroy him

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  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 12, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #32

    billy – who do you support?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Toon_Tom…oh yeah, completely forgot about that 😉

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  • ted

    Mar 12, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #34

    The Gunners will think its xmas up against Simpson and stand still williamson it could be a Spurs type hiding who knows anythings possible with Pardew in charge.

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Reading between the lines

    Billy like Alan Pardew long time

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #36

    Billy….No school today?

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Mar 12, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #37

    jayphoto

    Agreed it’s definitely pace we struggle with. Having said that, Colo needs to stick tight to RVP; he gave Adabayor too much space vs Tottenham.

    It’s their wingers that worry me – Walcott’s end product frequently lets him down but his pace and movement always poses a threat. My biggest fear is AOC, he already looks better than Theo, he has electric pace, bags of energy, and the ability to pass short, cross and shoot. We have to make sure their wingers don’t rule the game – we have to keep the ball away from RVP. We’ll need our wingers doubling up with our Fb’s (no change there then) but we’ll also need options going forward.l After all, Arsenal are in some great form but let’s not forget that they’re still frail at the back. They lack leadership and are easily rattled. Let’s check their pace and movement (or ‘Chiek’ it, haha) and rattle ’em at the back!

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 12, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #38

    Hang on a minute

    Heres Ted as well….and Billy

    how odd?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #39

    Did someone else manage us for the ManU or Stoke games then? Pretty sure Pardew managed that one for us, but maybe my memory is failing me

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Colo…I know. What a surprise…shocked to my core

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