Alan Pardew has had an up and down success rate against Liverpool in his football career.
Alan Pardew – present day as Newcastle manager
As a player back in 1990 he scored the winning goal in injury time for Crystal Palace, in the 1990 FA Cup semi-final – just months after losing to Liverpool by a score of 9-0 at Anfield.
Here’s video of that famous semi-final with Liverpool in white, and everyone in short shorts and Crystal Palace get the winner in injury time through a certain Alan Pardew with a header – Peter Beardsley is in the Liverpool side.
Alan Pardew took West Ham to the final in 2006, and they were winning 3-2 against Liverpool in injury time before Steven Gerrard scored a fantastic equalizer in stoppage time and Liverpool went onto win that final, 3-1 on penalties.
Here’s Gerrard’s fantastic equalizer, and ti’s not the first time that Steven has saved Liverpool:
And Alan is going to love me for this – here’s that Crystal Palace team singing Dave Clark’s “Glad All Over”” with Alan on the couch on the left of the screen keeping the beat going:
This is what Alan Pardew told the local press today, about his experiences against Liverpool:
“I’ve been up and down with Liverpool over the years – 9-0, won a semi-final against perhaps the greatest team they put together, and then there was the Cup final, which we should’ve won.”
“I really hope we replicate that win in my first game. I’ve been to a couple of events this week on a social level, and you can tell there’s a buzz around the town.” “I hope the Toon Army are in really good voice.”
“Perch and Williamson will be the centre-halves. I’m not going to create any mystery. Tiote will play. We’ll go and attack the game.”
So with that statement by Alan at the end of his comment, the starting eleven tomorrow could be as follows:
Simpson Perch Williamson Taylor (R) or Santon
Ben Arfa Tiote Cabaye Gutierrez (c)
That’s a good strong side, and an attacking one too, and we just have to hope that Ba, Cisse and Ben Arfa are in the same form they were last weekend, when they demolished West Brom 3-0 in that first half.