We’ve Lost Two Home Games – That’s Unacceptable – Pardew

Alan Pardew has come out today and said that Newcastle have entered the Europa League to try to win it, and he has also said that two successive home defeats is simply unacceptable,  for a club like Newcastle United

Alan Pardew – two home defeats unacceptable

Alan Pardew does not want to use the excuse of too many games being played this season, and he has struck a positive tone today in the local press, and the Newcastle manager had this to say:

“We have entered it to try to win it.” “That’s what we are trying to do so qualification is important.” “We didn’t have a philosophy to have it over and done with early.” “We just need to qualify.”

“We’re enjoying the Europa League.” “It’s the Premier League where we are slipping up.” “We have lost two home games which isn’t acceptable for us.” “We need to make sure we win.”

“It would also give us qualification so it is a big night for us.” “Southampton will probably have a day off then two nice training days leading into our game.” “For us it is a working day, it’s a game.”

“We get one recovery day and then Southampton so it makes it difficult for the squad and the staff to plan and it get it all right.” “But that’s the competition.” “We knew what it’s about so we have to do the best we can.”

Newcastle play Maritimo tomorrow night, and it seems like a win in that game will see us qualify in one of the two top places in Group D, and that would be a decent result, after losing three of our last four Premier League games at home.

But we also need to do well and play well at Southampton on Sunday afternoon, and try to get on a winning streak in the league.

Both the upcoming games are important for Newcastle for different reasons.

What do you think?

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264 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Amazing! Seen calls for pardew out and RDM in. Speechless! RDM plays some of the most negative football I’ve ever watched! Last night he started without a bloody striker! Baggies fans were glad to be rid of him!
    Wish this blog was for over 18s sometimes, might cut down the utter rubbish that’s posted!

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #2

    Mr Pardew? did u learn something or not

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Yes it is unacceptable but unlike poor old RDM we’ve got another 8 years of it!!!

  • jayphoto

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Poor RDM?? Chelsea spent 60m on attacking players in the summer and poor RDM went into a must win game against juve with no striker! There’s a reason he was fired from west brom too, very poor tactically, just sets out to not concede every game!

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #5


    Sorry but that’s c..p RDM had WBA promoted playing fantastic stuff as he did at MK dons and unless I missed something did he not just win the CL and the FA cup and as we speak Chelsea lie 3rd!!!

    What’s a much older pardew won, oh yeah the johnson painter trophy!! Plus look at the stats we are the worst long ball team in the premiership and we are one of the the lowest scorers. That is real progress!!.

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #6


    I think they are all tounge in cheek comments

  • Phatoon

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #7


    Anyway, back to game related stuff, what’s the best result for us tomorrow? A Bordeaux win, draw or loss? Discuss

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #8


    Spain The most successful team in the world play 4 – 6 with no striker.

    You could give Pulis, Allardyce and pardew fortunes and they would all blow it on a dinosaur old fashioned target man like Carroll and never get higher than mid table.. Rodgers is no mug.

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #9

    yes pardew WE KNOW

  • rainrix

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #10

    Rotonda…. WBA really weren’t playing good football under RDM, in case you forgot he was sacked in their 1st season back. Also give me the players chelsea have and i could have them 3rd in the league as well.

    Its hard to go to wrong when your 1st team breaks the 200mil mark.

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #11

    Rohan Kotiankar ?@Rohandgunner21
    Chelsea FC you are nothing Without Money…..

    How Rude

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #12

    I think its time for abrahmovic to become the manager of his team cause all the other things like transfers are done by him the only thing left to do is to manage the team which he bought

    I think its time for owners to become the managers ha ha ha ha

  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #13

    Jay – the sad thing is some of these people would be normal adults that are expected to function in society.

    Some people calling Chelsea a joke for having 9 managers in 8 years, then go on to say Pardew out.

    Lets see…
    1. Sir bobby
    2. Graeme souness
    3. Glenn roeder
    4.Sam allardyce
    5.Kevin Keegans
    6.Joe kinnear
    7.Alan shearer
    8.Chris hughton
    9.Alan pardew

    9 managers in 9 years. And Yous want a tenth!!
    Sacking Pardew would prove that Newcastle fans are messed up in the head. You cannot get success without either having money or stability. It’s one or the other.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #14

    Sorry phatoon,

    Do you have something useful to add to a forum or should you be back with the inbetweeners?

  • jayphoto

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #15

    Great stuff/? No, he got them promoted playing a defensive 4-5-1 with a big man up front in Bednar! I work in Birmingham 10 days a month, got a lot of baggie friends and they were glad to see the back of him and say Hodgson played better football! His team sheet last night was a joke, a squad like Chelsea should go to win any game, hes far too cautious and has now been found out in 2 jobs!
    The pardew out crap is ridiculous! He’s working without so many senior players, I guarentee if he’d had a choice in the summer he’d have brought players in! Its only November too! Don’t think any manager should be sacked before January! If we sacked pardew Wed go back to being a laughing stock

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #16

    Chelsea are the current CL champions so it really doesn’t matter who they have in charge does it, they’re still very successful so the stability argument doesn’t really hold. Especially stability with mediocrity.

    Over the same time frame we have had a succession of possibly the worst managers it’s been any club’s misfortune to befall. SBR and KK excluded. Souness, Dalglish and Roeder were initially successful but ran out of steam and ideas and up started all the excuses.

  • stuart no9

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #17

    typical AP rubbish being spouted. already lining up his excuse in case we get beat off southampton ” southampton will have a day off then 2 nice training days” listen to his post match interview if we do get beat against saints. also the obvious excuses that we were tired , even though we are at home on thursday and we always play a 2nd team anyway will no doubt arise. i am beginning to wish we were knocked out f this europa league, just to hear what his excuses would be then, however, i dont think we will haveto wait too long, man c- chelsea- and more decent sides are about to enter the fray,

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #18

    Ashley will stick with Pards as we should even if we got a so called top name manager we would still have to abide by the financial constraints put in place by Ashley … So in a nutshell buying young and cheap with potential to sell on at a profit ! We would all like us to go and buy top players but we have done that in the past and it has got us nowhere ! 2 quality signings in Jan would give us a massive boost 3 even better but can’t see that happening !

  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #19

    Stability doesn’t bring success. Stability brings stability!

    Other than Ferguson who has had success with stability?

    What’s Arsene won recently? Moyes too?

    Only investment in quality brings success. Pardew has neither!

  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #20

    Why do we care so much what other people think?

    So we sack Pardew and become a laughing stock! So what?! I don’t care what other fans think of my club as long as my club becomes successful.

    The reason we are a laughing stock is because we never do the right thing!

  • stuart no9

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #21

    RDM ” VERY POOR TACTICALLY ” so thats how you win the champions league and the fa cup. i wish pards was VERY POOR TACTICALLY ” we might win the league . ha ha ha , what a load of tosh.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #22


    If you have local knowledge of RDM I stand corrected.
    However, does Pardew’s record suggest stability? To me it is anything but.

    1 good season then followed by an awful one, 3 times in 3 different jobs from which has been sacked. No silverware to speak of.

    Let’s face it with an owner who no creditable manager will work for, this is as good as it gets.

  • obatoyou

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #23

    It wasn’t a must win game for Chelsea, they’ll still qualify, very surprising to me, last season they didn’t sack manager till far too late, guess they’re nipping it in the bud

  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #24

    So were talking about RDM being poor tactically?

    Why defend Pardew then?! If RDM has been sacked due to poor tactics and results, why defend our manager who has worse tactics and worse results?!

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #25

    catchy in norway // Nov 21, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    i think you can look at alan shearer and ruud boy,, they took a gamble and it didnt pay off,

    pardew should keep his nose out of it, esp when he has a big problem on his hands at our club

    but on RDM, was he really the guy for that job? hey he is 3rd in the league, and from that point of view it seems harsh, but the players he has, they could be 3rd without him,
    he won the ECL cup and when i talk about luck for our club, there was none more luckier than him,

    i think the job was to big for him

    on the shola from last thread,, does it surprise anyone, he is always injured,

    i know i said last night i wouldnt say anything about pardew, but he is at it again,, he is preparing us (fans) for the loss, they have had more days rest, they this, 1 day recovery,, all tosh, these should be amaonst the fittest ppl on the planet, we are not asking them to play 7 days a week, and lets face other than HBA and santon, how many in our team are doing much running lately?

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #26

    comment 24

    here , here!!
    a lot of hypocrisy going on

  • jayphoto

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Problem is, if you sack Pardew, who could you bring in? Not many candidates better than AP who would want it! Beardsleys got the reserves playing some cracking football mind, also think Gary Neville will make a top manager! Solksjaer turned down villa, its likely he’d also turn us down! Wed end up with JFK back

  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #28

    Stuart – if you want newcastle to be knocked out of the Europa league just to see what Pardews excuses will be, that says a lot about you as a fan. Or moreso that you are not a fan.

    Seriously, you guys are ridiculous. All you do is slag people off and then wait untill you can say I told you so.

    You are so bothered with your “I told you so” moment, Yous are forgetting to support the team.

  • fray bentos

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #29

    haha more contradictions by the legion of doom

    Apparently Pardew getting 5th last season doesn’t matter as he played negative football

    But its fine for Di Matteo to do the same last season

    Yeah pardew didn’t win anything but he wasn’t managing Chelsea

  • fray bentos

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #30

    Stuart no9 = you should be ashamed of yourself

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #31

    You leave the blog for the morning and when you come all hell is broken lose…

    …Chelsea really are a puzzle (most be the worse working place in the line of football)

    If we could use this for anything, maybe it’s life in football is just too short for negative football – you never know what’s going to happen so why not be adventurous while your at it 😀

    …Pardew size the day my friend (do the unexpected the coming weeks and see where it takes us)

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #32


  • catchy in norway

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #33


    you can look at it as being messed up in the head, but you can also look at it as should you continue flogging a dead horse
    in my normal mood id be screaming right now, but im just trying to see both sides,,

    in some cases 2 years is not enough, a new guy wants to build his own team and be judged on that, at this minut i would say his team is 90% there, so i think he should be judged on what we see
    are all his signings
    he rates as some of the best players in the prem(as do i) he made colo captain and jonas vice captain, premoted krul to no1 keeper
    and lets face it most of these deals where done last season, this season would have been nice to get replacements for both simson and willamson, well there didnt even need replaced , just upgraded and kept as back up,,

    so from a player point of view i think he is pretty close to what he wanted,

    i believe this season was more about him proving he can use the players and get them playing better football

    you know you can go defensive and play counter attack football, we dont even do this, it is and has always been route 1,,

    right now is al about his coaching abilities, not what he achieved last season or what and why he got fired from his previouse jobs,, its all about him

    i hope that this is a more balanced view frm me

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #34

    That’s the trouble we are stuck with mediocrity because no decent manager will work for Ashley.

    It sucks that a home crowd of 50000 have no control over our destiny or our appalling choice in managers down the years.

    It’s a horrible situation where a man who in reality has achieved very little is virtually unsackable just because no one better would take the gig.

    A club our size should have a top banana, not be a poisoned chalice.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #35


    Leaving our sharply contrasting opinions apart for a minute , do you honestly think pardew and his brand of route 1 will :-

    1) Really progress us to the top 4
    2) Stagnate us in safe mid table
    3) Go backwards

  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Anyway, it’s been lovely chatting, but i have to go. Give me some warning if I need to sharpen my pitchfork please.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #37


    Do you not think we would get a good manager?

    I don’t think we would get managers like mourinho, Mancini, Capello, you know those regarded at the top of their field.

    But I think we could get a Martin jol level of manager. Or a good up and coming manager who has done well at smaller clubs.

    Ashley isn’t the best owner but he is not the worst. He rewards success.

    He may not give you 20mil a season but how many teams to get that? Not many.

    By the way guys….I am not calling for Pardews head with this post. I think he is the right man for us just saying if he were to go I think we could get a good alternative.

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #38


    also, im not saying this will happen, but it could, should we keep pardew if we go down, would this also go against the grain of looking silly,,

    if we didnt get relegeated and floated around the bottom, would this season be classed as a success ?

    you want to keep the manager, but what would it take for you to say hmmm,,, ye the guy has had a chance,, maybe we need a different way as this isnt working out,,

    us negers get asked who we would we replace him with and try and answer,
    it should only be fair for some of you guys to say what is your point of no return for him??

  • stuart no9

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #39

    jay @ 27 why do you think no top manager would want to come to newcastle.?

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Transfer Sage

    potential replacement , haha ,, ole gunner,, honest i think he would do great

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