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Newcastle Cancel Christmas – We’ve Not Done Enough

10:20 am, Monday, December 17th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 23 Comments

Alan Pardew has revealed in the local press today that Newcastle have called off their Christmas party out of respect to Newcastle fans, who are more than a little worried about the club’s position in the league table at the moment.

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Alan Pardew – cancelled Christmas party for the players

Newcastle are now just two points above the relegation zone, with four tough games coming up through January 2nd – and Alan Pardew has said he will keep the players completely focused on turning this terrible run of form around.

This is what the Newcastle manager had to say today:

“It’s out of respect to our fans, and what we’ve served them this year.” “There’s no party for us, and the same for the staff. That’s how it should be.” “Trust me, there have been horrible things said about our group and our staff, but we’re together.”

“And we’re fighting and trying to put it right. The fans have to realise this isn’t just a game to us – it’s our livelihoods and our profession. It pays our bills.” “Not only that, we have to have a certain pressure of entertaining our fans who pay good money to come and watch.”

“Looking at all those factors – we’ve not done enough this year.” “That’s why I think it’s right we called it off.”

Newcastle are in a very poor position at the moment, with Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor not due back until early February, and Ben Arfa out until next year, and there’s news that Demba Ba could leave us next month too.

So it’s indeed a worrying time for the club, and the last thing we want this season is another relegation fight.

We couldn’t care less about Europe or the FA Cup, if it means Newcastle will be in relegation trouble this season, and the sooner we can get out of the hole we have dug for ourselves, the better things will be on Tyneside.

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23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Being made to watch the Queens speech dubbed in Botswanian is too good for Ashley.

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Merry Christmas

  • 3 Indian Magpie // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Being one of santa’s reindeers is too good for Ashley

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Rotunda,I simply don’t get how not you’re not willing to put any blame whatsoever on Mashleys policies and lay everything at the feet of Pards, I’m pretty sure Pards would love to have the choice of Debuchy and Douglass, and you make it sound so simple in saying why doesn’t Pards just sign Carr’s recommendations and play them simples, do you expect to stump up the cash himself.

  • 5 wreker16 // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Looking at everyone’s possible teams, has remy said he prefers it on the wing??

    I thought he was a central striker?

  • 6 Hatem's better than Messi // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    No Christmas Party with Pards, bet the lads are gutted.

    Are they going on a millionaire’s package holiday to the sun in January … so they can return just in time to lose in the FA Cup?

  • 7 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Pardew…Why don’t you just admit Ashley doesn’t want to fund the Christmas party?

    Puppet! Get Out!

  • 8 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Wreker….Not sure there has been any comment from Remy on his position, but I understand he currently alternates ST and LW….could just be blog b*ll*cks mind

  • 9 stuart no9 // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    i:m not pards biggest fan, however, good speech regarding the xmas party. if that will help the situation, idont know, but at least he understands the position and needs to get out of it. he is a worried man. now is the time for him to earn that 8 year contract. – look i would love a top manager come in and take us to greater heights, but as we all know that s not going to happen- not yet anyway.get xmas out the way- see what happens come jan, let pards earn his crust – lets hope he can at least keep us up, i dont know if he can even with new players, but thats the way its going to be.

  • 10 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Stuart…Good man. Not all is wonderful, but small recognition when it’s due.

    If Pardew comes out of this I believe he will be worthy of the 8 year contract.

  • 11 archaeomag // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    The Curse of W@nga has stolen Christmas spirit .

  • 12 cockneymagpie90 // Dec 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    I hate the fact that everyone blames our poor run on injuries and lack of signings, open your eyes and see that this should not be an excuse and a managet should get the best out if what he has, take Hughton for instance.

    The fact that he hasnt started the likes of marvo or any other quality fringe players is ridiculous considering 2 are out in Cabaye and Benarfa. The fact that he plays a ST on the wing instead of a pacey technical proven winger and sit one of the Dembas out. The fact that he plays jonas every week. The fact the he brings Shola on for hoofball football when times are bad.

    These are just some of the things that are letting us down atm and its annoying the f*ck out of me!!!!

  • 13 stuart no9 // Dec 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    ibiza- i wouldnt go that far like- little bit at a time. wink. tried a winky face on my computer but dont know how to do it.

  • 14 Sav // Dec 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Christmas may be cancelled but I expect to see Mashley out in the January sales.

  • 15 taker83 // Dec 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Its okay if u cancel it but make sure u the players train properly and have ur tactics right. Dont make us defend like nuts again.

  • 16 magicbus // Dec 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Cancel Ashleys Christmas and get him to concentrate on strenghthening the team like he should have done in the summer in stead of looking for cheap as chips bargains, That philosophy does not work all the time.
    Oh and send Llambias away for Christmas and forget about him.

  • 17 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 17, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Stuart…Okay okay, jumped the gun a little there (smiley). Even for stability, 8 years can be seen as excessive, 4, 5 or even 6 would be long enough, I get that.

    I’ll amend my statement to if he gets us out of this run of form then he is deserving of time…whatever that may be.

  • 18 Jan Stavik // Dec 17, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Lucio just released by Juve. Coloccini and Lucio sounds a lot better than Coloccini and Williamsson!

    Someone call Pardieu and inform him, please.

  • 19 stuart no9 // Dec 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    jan – how much will he cost ?

  • 20 dcdick // Dec 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    OK ….Good PR to cancel the party for the players & coaching staff. But what about the stewards/bar staff/office staff ? why screw them for the ineptitude of the playing side. ??

    Of course….”were are all in this together as a team” when it suits the management.

    Which charity are you going to give the money saved by doing without the party to then NUFC ?????

    Dick.

  • 21 woolerbill // Dec 17, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    What Pardew has to do is, what his replacement would do and that is to only the inform payers not the old guard. Then don’t have a God given right to play. Please take the plunge, you have nothing to loose and three points to gain.

  • 22 Jan Stavik // Dec 17, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Lucio will cost nothing, he’s free. Nothing in life is free though, he’ll take a few quid just to come here ;)

  • 23 bobby vee // Dec 17, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Anybody noticed that the Christmas trees and
    decorations throughout St James’ this year really
    reflect the team TIRED LOOKING AND LACKING
    SPARKLE!




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