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Newcastle Manager So Frustrated At Poor Form And Results

10:30 am, Saturday, November 24th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

The wheels seem to have come off Newcastle’s band wagon in the last three games with two defeats and three draws in the last five games, and in our 20 games in all competitions we have nine draws, and that’s simply too many drawn games this season, for us to be successful.

Alan Pardew – very frustrated at the moment

But there’s always an opportunity to turn things around and we still have five games to play in the next 16 days and 10 games to play through January 2nd, and therefore we can quickly turn hings around.

But Alan Pardew has expressed his frustrations at the poor form and results, and all the injuries we have picked up this season:

“I am frustrated because I think the impact last night of Ben Arfa’s injury knocked us all a little bit.” “I felt it at half-time and even in myself, there was disappointment.” “Not because he is that important to us but on the back of Colo not being available, Cabaye missing and obviously Cissé’s situation last weekend.” “You know I am frustrated with that and frustrated we are not playing well.”

But so as not to leave readers with too much bad news on this Saturday morning - there was actually some good news yesterday with Ben Arfa not being badly injured and Jonas, Perch and Cisse all likely to play tomorrow.

This is what Pardew added:

“Hatem isn’t far away.” “I think a couple of weeks and he will be okay. Cissé should be okay. Jonás trained yesterday and Perchy too, so I have a little bit better news.”

We have to stop the rot at Newcastle, and we need to do that by ensuring we don’t pick up any more defeats in the next two league games at Southampton and Stoke City.

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 89Norcal // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    “Not because (Hatem) isn’t important to us…” lol very cheeky of you, Alan.

  • 2 89Norcal // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    ^correction “is important”. You bet your ass he’s important to us!

  • 3 nico // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    The problem with Anita is that he has no actual position. I’ve seen him play okay at right back, but in midfield he looks lost. He also doesn’t seem to have the energy to get up and down.
    We desperately need a good quality attacking midfielder who can get into the box and support the forwards, notch the odd goal, Nolan like.

  • 4 89Norcal // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Nico,

    He’s had to adapt to both the English game and his mixed duties. He can’t play left back like he did for much of his final Ajax season because of Santon, so he’s acclimating to being a physical DM in England. He isn’t a beast the likes of Tiote, but he has more talent going forward from what I’ve seen of him at Ajax.

  • 5 Jan Stavik // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Stop reposting in several threads nico. Anita is a squad player, having players who can play several positions is great for a manager

  • 6 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Planting the seeds of excuse, already.

    A journo should ask him: “Chris Hughton was sacked off the back of an opening to a PL season, the first one back in which the aim was to avoid relegation, where he guided the team to 19pts from 16 games, do you fear for your job in the coming weeks at all?”

  • 7 nico // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Yes. Ajax are the best team in Holland and they have the ball much more in easy possession. We however usually have less possession and he just doesn’t seem the right type of player for us. To be honest, when watching him play he is really starting to get on my nerves. The amount of times he gives the ball away or passes into daft areas is unreal.

  • 8 89Norcal // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    nico

    I didn’t see much of the Maritimo game, but every other match he seems no more guilty than the rest of our midfield. They have been abysmal and are constantly finding themselves cornered with no support. It’s as if they’ve never played together.

    Besides, on a good or even normal day, we can get about 55%-60% possession anyways, but lately we’ve lost possession quite a bit.

  • 9 Lee Dodd // Nov 24, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Now We have the Europa Out The way for Now then we can Kick on in the league. Anita Plays better for us at right back. Its up to Alan to Get the Team playing well again. Someone is Going to get a walloping just hope its southampton this weekend . stoke will be a hard game then Wigan at home to show the fans were doing ok. Man city we will get sod all from but we will do ok.

  • 10 karasu // Nov 24, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    No. We’re not out of the woods for the Europa League. To avoid an early exit by drawing a UCL dropout, we need to beat Bordeaux to reclaim first place in our group table.

    But given the way we’re playing, I can’t even see us beating Soton, much less beat Bordeaux.




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