Things Went Against Us All Week – Alan Pardew

Newcastle have now lost two games in a row, and two games at home in successive games is hardly good, and as Graeme Souness used to say – if Newcastle lose two games in a row it’s a crisis .

Alan Pardew – under pressure at Newcastle

Well it may not quite be a crisis yet, because we have had a number of our best players out for one reason or another, but it does show our squad is simply not big enough and not good enough to participate in Europe and continue to do well in the Premier League.

This is what Alan Pardew said after the 2-1 defeat today to Swansea City:

“You have to understand that in a managerial career at any football club, you are going to have some times when things don’t go for you. Now we have had a week where it really has conspired against us in a lot of ways.

“Jonas was so close. We were deciding on whether to play him on Friday, and we felt with the injury he had, it was too risky, so he was very, very close.””Then we had Papiss taken away from us, we had Shola Ameobi only arriving on Friday afternoon from international duty with Nigeria, so we had a lot of things that didn’t work for us this week.”

“Of course it’s a concern, you don’t want to lose and home game and we have lost two on the trot.”

Newcastle were beaten by two second half goals from Swansea, the first one being a gift from Tim Krul who cleared his lines straight to a Swansea player, and seconds later the ball was in the back of the net, headed home by Michu on 58 minutes.

And then with three minutes remaining Tim Krul could only parry Gateshead born substitute Danny Graham’s shot, and Jonathan de Guzman hammered the ball home to make it 2-0.

Demba Ba missed a number of gilt-edged opportunities in this game, but he finally headed home in injury time – but Newcastle went down 2-1.

It was disappointing to say the least but next weekend we should have Gutierrez, Cisse and hopefully Yohan Cabaye back in the side.

Things just may start looking up next weekend at Southampton.

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39 comments so far

  • yorkymag

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #1

    More absolute crap

  • beddersmag

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Keep the faith. Played well today. Hba was awesome. has to click soon

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Oh look, chris hughton has just got his Norwich side to beat man utd. If only Pardew would get us to beat man utd…

  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Over the moon for Hughton there,great result!!

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Here we go with the excuses.

  • yorkymag

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Well done Norwich what a great display well organised ,good ball retention and great defending who’s the manager?

  • toonLYF

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #7

    FFS! Pardew needs to realise we’re losing because we’re playing shocking shocking football, not because things “aren’t going for us” – shut up man! As if Jonas would’ve changed anything today.

    I like him as a manager but he’s making bloody hard work of the situation we’re in at the moment – it gets progressively worse by the week, we’re at a stage now where we can barely put 4 passes together, and are always 2-3 yards of the pace.

    We just watched Swansea play football today and deserved every bit of that defeat.

  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Seems a bit of a kop out to be fair.

    Jonas & Cisse have been crap this season.

    And Shola is just Shola.

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #9

    listen to both managers

    tell me which is better

    tell me pardew can improve

  • yorkymag

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Pardew lives in a parallel universe the problem is he believes all the crap he comes out with.
    Srap yourself in for a rocky road ahead a leopard never changes it’s spots

  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #11

    I thought Swansea deserved to win like.

    We played well for 10 minutes ar the start of the second half & that was it.

    Thought his subs were poor today too.

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #12

    i like CH

    told it like it was ,
    a real gentilman

    good result

  • danishmag

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Oh look, chris hughton has just got his Norwich side to beat man utd. If only Pardew would get us to beat man utd…

    You seem to forget very fast.. Remember january? 3-0 at st.james? Ring a bell?

    And for all of you doom mongers.. Get f… lost!
    We played well today, and should have won.
    We created so many good break throughs.. Sammy on the left was not so bad.. Benny.. What a player we have there. Maybe the best i have seen in a Newcastle shirt!


    I still say we will end 4-7 this year

  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Marveaux should of been on at half time,instead of Shola in my opinion.

    And Bigi for Simpson was a strange sub,when your trying to get back in the game.

  • soundoid

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #15

    We put out a very young side against a well drilled Swansea team.

    Having Jonas on the pitch would have been good man !Whats wrong with you guys. He never sets the world on fire and he never will. What he can do is break up play and belive it or not change the pace of a game.

    I miss spider man.

  • yorkymag

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #16

    You were watching a different game or maybe through rose coloured glasses
    Love you optimism ,but enjoy benny whilst it lasts the fat controller will sell him in the next window when arsenal come asking

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #17

    People call me names for criticizing shola, who criticize players who are 2wice or 3rice the players shola ever was

  • spitfire_

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #18

    It’s not a week Pardew… its the season so far!

  • manxpie

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #19

    catchy you ask 5 games well stoke,west brom, chelsea n man u n liverpool now you tell me 10 games where we played great in the 5 to 8 years before pardew?
    when we spent millions upon millions on so called great players and ended up relegated if you can’t see the improvements that have been made since that fateful day then you really are an arse!
    AGAIN i’ll point out our team has been unbelievably disjointed this season through injury and suspensions (and transfer sage we have had it worse than most teams!)
    so the blame for no investment lie’s solely above pardews head!
    also cabeye’s been shocking ALL season so has cisse and so has tiote half our backbone not performing again not pardews fault
    but lets go back to the revolving door and laughing stock hey?

  • nezzatoonmad

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #20

    i dont understand why ppl say we played good today, WE SHOULD BE PLAYING THE UTMOST BEST AT HOME YOU DIPSTICKS DRAWING AND LOSING IS UN-ACCESSIBLE WE SHOULD BE WINNING AGAINTS TEAMS LIKE WEST HAM AND SWANSEA , holy jesus mary n joseph ive never herad of such nonsence

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Danishmag – hi, yeah sorry, I think you might have missed my sarcasm. I was taking the mick out of the doom and gloomers. I was being sarcastic.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #22


    Insults necessary?

  • davis_toons

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #23

    The Goals come from mistake.

    1. Kurl. Vs Michu
    2. Williamson. Vs De Guzman

    1. Kurl – Poor clearance – Everyone saw it. No denial. No Excuses. (An honest mistake, can be forgiven, can be improve as most games go by.)

    2. Williamson – No marking, Lazy to stick to his man, No excuses, a poor defender with no discipline.

    2.1 Second mistake big mistake from him, a poooor past back and even expect Kurl to come out of his BOX to clear the ball? What is that?

    What he did?
    He look back and saw De Guzman right behind him, a cross comes in, he give up his chase, De Guzman started raining, then Williamson started to go after him and try closing him down but it was too late. He didn’t close him down properly, De Guzman manage to shoot at a very acute angle, which Williamson just let it, get past him.

    We really need a CD.

  • cadete

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #24

    I presume you mean 4-7 from bottom! Yet another defeat shocking no other word

  • Marty-Toon

    Nov 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Excuses excuses
    We look awful.
    Did anyone see the heart and pride that the Norwich players played with today?
    Go on Chris Hughton-RESPECT

  • davis_toons

    Nov 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #26

    Could have been a draw. BA 1–1 Michu

    Williamson give the goal away. – He just like let De Guzman run to the crossed ball and score from and acute angle. The worst thing was he was right in-front of him.

    Just go look at all the replay if you doubt anything here.

  • The Reverend Coyote

    Nov 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #27

    Manxpie – Where you from?

  • yorkymag

    Nov 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #28

    If my anuty had balls shed be my uncle ,we got show a lesson in how to look after the ball and were hammered by a better football team

  • The Reverend Coyote

    Nov 17, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #29

    I think that pards is right in that there is allot that can happen in a month in football and we must take the highs with the lows. If we look at Everton this time last year they were in the bottom half of the table until January when they went on a two month spree and found themselves competing with us for 6th spot – Pards needs to be judged over the course of the season.

  • The Reverend Coyote

    Nov 17, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #30

    Marty – Toon – like I said previously Norwich are below us in the table and are just about the bottom 3 – so on the balance we have the better manager.

  • yorkymag

    Nov 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Have a look at the table

  • chris

    Nov 17, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #32

    no more excuses poor poor poor who to blame pardew or the players pardew said we have had a bad week we have been shite in all but one game this season southampton had there first win today they will be looking forword to playing us and get there second win we play the worst football besides QPR pardew hasont a clue and offer marv and oberton as bate for remmy i wouldont be disapointed if we lost a few players in january no passion

  • zeetoon

    Nov 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Guys honestly, i think the board should be blamed as much as pardew…we had the chance to build on last season’s success in the summer transfer window and we didn’t…now, our defense looks shoddy without colo…our only creative CM is cabaye who is injured..we only have 2 proper strikers…when the board knew that we were gonna be involved in europe, why didnt they invest? its cuz they’re a clueless bunch of c**ts

  • ash1001

    Nov 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Pardew can say what the hell he likes , cos he never speaks the truth, and says it like it is, and of the 11 on the field today would not even make the bench of a top Premier League side on todays display, only HBA, Stanton, Tiote and Stevie Taylor looked the part. The rest well the least said the better, what one of the top teams would have done to us over the last couple of games I shudder at the thought, and what a team including Shearer Ferdinand, Tino, Speedo and Rob Lee, would have done to the same opposition, -cricket score comes to mind. That is how far we have gone back, so cut the crap Pardew and sort it.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 17, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #35

    It’s not Pardew’s fault as he put the best possible line-up and made the subs at the right time. The players ESPECIALLY the DEFENDERS let us down big time today. We were playing good football at times but we are missing sitters in front of goal and then at defending counter-attacks we look so vulnerable. I though Santon had a great game today until her was nowhere to be found for their second goal. Oh and Krul ffs kick the ball long and straight will ya!?

  • woolerbill

    Nov 17, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Please please Mr pardew we have listened to your clap before. You are responsable for this, not the injuries, suspensions, or squad size. You and your boss.

  • ronjohno

    Nov 18, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #37

    I am not going to join the “sack Pardew” camp but jeez what stupid feeble excuses he comes out with.
    Cisse has done nothing this season to bemoan his not playing. Yes he MIGHT have done something but not judging by his recent form.
    Jonas for me has done nothing recently so cannot see how he was a miss.
    Cabaye was a miss.
    I would rather Pardew just held his hands up unless he can up with legitimate reasons for a defeat:
    He could start by apologising for foisting Williamson and Simpson on us week after week.
    None of this will ever stop me from supporting NUFC though.

  • felling mag

    Nov 18, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #38

    am a season ticket holder have been for a few years and my thoughts on things this season is that Pardew may have lost part of the dressing room, This could be because of the demba ba situation and Pardews decision to play him down the middle ano he`s scored a few goals but he can do a job on the left of a front three also this shit about his buy out clause if he wants to go than go he needs to make a desicion either way. On the game yesterday the players didnt want to know they just think that benny is gona pull them out the shite every time. For me they never put enough in to the game yesterday! it hasnt been t

  • felling mag

    Nov 18, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #39

    It hasnt been the only game this season either.


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