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Pardew – We’ve Readjusted – We’ll Not Fall Short Again

8:41 am, Monday, December 10th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Alan Pardew is now talking more freely of Newcastle entering the transfer market in January to strengthen the squad, and the Newcastle manager has revealed that he and the Newcastle Board have looked back on how the side came to be in the position of losing four games on the trot in the league, and being so short of players.

Alan Pardew - – we’ll not fall short again

And the good news is that Alan says it will not happen again, and he says Newcastle will be a stronger side in February, which is not the first time he has said that over the last couple of weeks.

This is what Alan said about the state of Newcastle:

“This spell certainly made me question a few things that we have done.” “Whenever you get a blip like that, it makes you get on your mettle and change a few things.”

“We have had a look at things and I think it is also time for the board to have a little look at things as well, about what has gone on. They have done that. All of us have had to re-adjust a little bit.”

“I think it gave us a shake that we needed to do a little bit more work in the summer on recruitment and I don’t think we’re going to fall short again. We’ll be stronger in February.”

Newcastle are now only short of two starting players – Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor – and we are hoping we will be able to field a strong side tonight at Craven Cottage, with Ben Arfa back in the side after his hamstring problem, and our injured players from the Wigan win – Davide Santon, Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote all in the starting line-up.

What we really need tonight is another win – to take us away from the bottom of the league table – where we are currently 4 points above the drop zone and only 2 points above 4th bottom Wigan.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie // Dec 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Let’s see.

    Dont count on it folks. you have been bitten once

  • 2 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Well, we wont know until after January, but from the way Pardew is talking it would seem that they have realised we’re short and will deal with it this time. We’ve heard it before though. so we’ll just have to wait and see. Not too long to go now.

  • 3 Geordiedownunder // Dec 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    “It seems to me, Ive heard that song before,
    Its from an old familiar score,
    I know it well that melody”……

  • 4 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    We will see at 8-o-clock this evening eh? Or at 9-o-clock in my case?

    Still looking over our shoulders at the bottom three.

    We have Shitty, Manure and Arsenal away with QPR at home inbetween leading us into the Transfer Window!

    That being the fixture list we need to win this evening and the home match against QPR too. Any points gained against the other three will be a bonus!
    The doom scenario is that we lose tonight, lose against Shitty, Manure and the Gooners and draw at home to QPR?

    Before you know we may be in the bottom three by 1 January. Not wishing to cheer any of you up, but our situation is that serious !

    I can see all the Doom mongers on here now come Christmas calling for Pardew,s Head !

    Between all the names linked on here the biggest pressie i can get in my stocking is a Strong Talented Central Mid-Fielder like Cabaye who can boss the midfield and come on as his replacement when the lad gets injured. You reading ths Ashley and Llambias, will believe it when it happens though !

    I fear for our Prem status, but am still hoping that it comes good and we achieve at least a top-ten finnish. A win tonight will help !

  • 5 Marty-Toon // Dec 10, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Big and busy time of the year so we need a win with the big boys coming up.
    Fulham gave us a pounding last year so as long as we play well I’d accept a draw but would love a win

  • 6 Graeme // Dec 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    The scum are laying claim to a place in the bottom three and there are at least 3 other teams worse than we are – its not full blown “Doom & Gloom” just yet!!!

    There is still time for the chuckle brothers to realise their shortcomings and actually DO SOMETHING to resolve the problems. Its not rocket science, everyone knows we need BOTH a full back and a Centre Back, capable of going straight into the first team.

    It really is that simple!!

  • 7 blew // Dec 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    The situation is self inflicted and in January those responsible hope to address the shortcomings. My only wish is good players are not put off by the clubs league position, which is critical. We all know the players who are not PL standard, sadly they will be playing tonight, its not their fault, lets hope for a result. And lets hope the talking and innuendos cease, and money does the talking in January. Shut up AP.

  • 8 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    @6:

    Hit the Proverbial Nail on the Head there Graeme !

    Can,t see us getting much between now and the New Year?

  • 9 JARRAMAG // Dec 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    The position we are in is because of 3 people
    Ashley-only knows money and hasnt got a clue how to run a football club
    Lambias-just clueless
    Pardue-knows fine well that our squad lacked the quality or depth for the El and Epl but just done what he was told and spouted crap as always

    I think we will be in the bottom 3 come January and it is up to those 3 idiots to buy the required players to keep us up.
    My hope for the new year is to see a first team without having Williamson,Simpson and Ameobis name in it.




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