Alan Pardew – We Made A Mistake


Well it seems that only one new player is likely to come through the door in January, and that to us is disappointing,  because with Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor out until February, we’ll have to go at least another eight games in the league before our squad is strengthened by their return, and that’s a lot of points to play for and possibly lose.

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Alan Pardew – one new player in January?

And it seems that Alan Pardew is admitting that Derek Llambias and Mike Ashley made a big mistake when they didn’t strengthen the squad even more in the summer – but we all knew that was a big mistake at the time.

This is what Alan said today in the local press:

“It is a difficult window, but I think we would like to get – definitely – one player in and not lose anybody. It could be that we lose a player, you never know.” “Obviously I lost Andy Carroll in this window and in a situation that wasn’t too dissimilar to what I’m in now two years ago, maybe it was a bit better.”

“But if that is the case then we need two players, and if we lose two then we need three.” “Myself, Mike and Derek all agree that we should have brought one more senior player in here.” “For whatever reason it didn’t happen.”

“And we have learnt from that lesson, and that’s what comes from the luxury which is the security of the owner.” “The owner has great faith in my ability and I have to reward that with what I think when we make an error, and say we have made a mistake.”

The one player could well be Loic Remy – with news today that Newcastle are in advanced talks for the striker, but what about strengthening the defense?  If we don’t bring in a good defender in January we think that will be another mistake by the Newcastle Board.

There’s no doubt we are giving away far too many points by our defense leaking silly goals at vital times during games, such as on Saturday against Manchester City and at Fulham and Stoke City.

Surely we have to fix that in January by bringing in a top defender?

What do you think?

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54 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #1

    So Remy can cover in defence too?

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  • Lee Dodd

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #2

    We Need 3 New Players in and No One out What Good is Getting Shot of Marvaux and Getting Remmy We need More Players in… !!!

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  • MacToon

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    I put it down to not telling the media too much, no point in showing our cards too early… well I hope that’s the case.

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  • rainrix

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Ha it needed to be a bit more than just 1 more player Al

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  • check the toastie

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Pardew yet again, trying to convince the gullible fans that it will be a good window if we lose no top players, spoken like a true patsy.

    Love the way Pardew is so positive, NOT.

    He annoys the crap out of me with all this constant scare-mongering, Man City, Man Utd and Chelski are the only teams in this league who should be able to tempt our players from the club. That is what he should be saying, however he cant as he has no power in what goes on.

    Just shut the F@*k up Parsnip.

    Wonder when he mentions Demba Ba’s clause again, its been at least a week.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #6

    if we have to play out the season with simmo, Willo
    and Jonas, I think we’re goners.

    I’m worried sick by pardew as it is, but at least with 3/4 good players, we may have seen a bit of a sea change in tactics.

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  • blew

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Slowly the truth is coming out, maybe 1 player. But it could be a smoke screen, a few players might be coming in or we cant get them in.
    I can see much unrest on the terraces soon.
    My hope for the new year would be a club takeover, by a Russian oligarch

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  • Lee Dodd

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #8

    If We Get Beaten of QPR Then pardew Needs The Sack !!!! He wont Do as He is so Farr up Ashleys Backside !!!!! Once Again we Pay Top Money to See Top Rubbish !!!! The Majority of the side is the Championship side still with The Likes of Cabaye Tiote Ba and Cisse Santon etc We havnt Spent Big Time on Players and can Never Compete with The Man Utds and Citys Because of that. Come on Mike Get Some Players in and Get Some Faith From The Fans . Alan Pardew is Loosing The Faith That we had in Him…

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #9

    lmfao

    only the other day he was saying he needed a few signings, and that if he lost 1 he would replace him with 2

    today seems a total back track on that statement,,

    me myself and i all agree we should have brought in 1 more senior player, ,, errrr had on,, we all said that at the time,, but i seem to recall dick lambass wanted them all for free, we had players going on strike tying to get here

    but i would have loved 5 more players to come, and i welcome them to come in jan, finaly then you will see that its pardew who has no clue in management,,,

    this season is now a right of because of pardew, that team at the start was good enough to win games, i believe it still is, good enough

    what it is not good enough for is the chalenge for the top5 again,, but this team sqaud is a top 10 team

    just miss managed

    ibiza,, you asked who would be a manager,,,

    id love to be,, but more importantly,, lots of good managers would love our club

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Hmmm…I’m with mactoon in hoping this is a case of not showing off our cards, which is hard at the minute as we all know what we need.

    Not a great confidence booster though.

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  • Beattie25

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #11

    If we only make one signing then I don’t think I can carry on.

    What an absolute joke.

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  • beefman13

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #12

    I would believe that that extra centre half cover was so needed, they know that and have held their hands up on it, the right back situation was different as we had anyone of 5 players who could play there at the start of the season in simpson raylor perch anita and tav we atill have three options there again at left back we had fergie perch anita and tav again, all players who have that versitility.

    Its been the centre half position were we have not had adequate back up, and that has been the crux of our problem, hands have been held up for that now and again this is all in highnsight, nobody expected us to get in europe last season with our squad, we did, this season we were still expected to be at this stage top 7/8 but it has not happened for various reasons, extra player brought in suspensions and injuries.

    Maybe always expect the unexpected at the toon and we can calm our passions a bit more, we go way over the top.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #13

    I hope that article was with Lequipe and has been taken completely out of context otherwise we are in for a very long eight years.

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  • ajcrawfs

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #14

    screw strikers we need to concentrate all our efforts on getting a CB and replacing danny simpson our defense is shocking!

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  • Ben3arfa

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #15

    Pardew is a tosser .. Our team cant defend set pieces and and struggle to go forward yet he is talking about one signing .. -_-

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  • Beattie25

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #16

    Ibiza

    I’d be with you on that but we learn from history that we do not learn from history.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #17

    catchy…Actually, I was responding to someone elses comment about who would be a manger, I did offer up your name though!

    His lack of consistency in press talks is frustrating, but I have always felt the club use the media to manipulate, it’s what the media do, so use it to your advantage. Question is, who is being manipulated? The fans? Selling clubs? Pardew himself?

    Submit your answers before the January 31st deadline, the winner will be revealed February 1st.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #18

    If we don’t sort the defence out in January we’re finished. It saying we don’t need additional firepower, we do whether Ba leaves or not.
    If we do not strengthen at the back we are down. We played quite well against Man City but gave away poor goals as we did against Fulham. The whole of the defence is culpable too.
    The problem is as plain as day.
    Also at the start of the season we were poor and losing, now we’re playing well and losing. I’m worried. No new defenders in January? Goodbye premier league.

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  • Phatoon

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #19

    People need to ignore what they say with regards to transfers. We’ll never know the full truth behind what goes on.

    Also what is he going to say?

    “Oh yeah, we need a new CB, FB, CM, WF and a ST and these are the names of the players we want…..”

    Then sit back and watch the prices rise, or other clubs swoop in.

    Best to just sit back, hide under your bed sheets and then wait til Feb 1st. Then we can moan 😉

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #20

    Beattie….Shall we book your blog goodbye for 11pm Jan 31st then?

    I’m still hopeful (and possibly still a mug 🙂 ).

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  • beefman13

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #21

    We still have the right buying policy at the toon imo, A rsenal as well and fruition is only a few years away as the fair play will get stronger and stronger over coming seasons, just watch the arabs/ruski pull the purse strings in in the coming years they have just recently admitted that they are going to have to.

    I believe we will still get quality in to this club as we have previous three seasons Graham Carr will see to that , cazorla at arsenal is terrific but we got ben arfa cabaye cisse and Ba for what he cost, we are still growing, a mistake was made in the summer hands again have went up, and

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #22

    For every window pardew has been here we have done the total opposite of what he has spouted before the transfer window opens, I’m hoping that 1 net new face is really meaning the 3 net signings we undeniably need, solid cb, dictating cm and second striker… I’ve deliberately ignored fullback because I think we are waiting on some very promising fullbacks emerging from development squad, tav, Fergie, dummett

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  • bambams

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #23

    are the management team ‘doing our legs here’….One more player – its a bloody laugh !

    I am not even going to state which positions need strengthening…We ALL know where we are poor.

    Pardew grow a pair !

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  • shearermania

    Dec 18, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #24

    come on for gods sake,,,cut the man some slack…
    he took us to fifth last season and now hes rubbish…soo fickle..
    true players like simmo, willo, raylor probably played out of their skins last season and cant produce it again..top that with dip in form off tiote, jonas, collo …injuries to cabaye, taylor we would always have a struggle on our hands….
    we didnt strenghten in january, we got cocky…thats all! b the football has been appalling but its getting better, i can see us having a good second half….
    but come on last season pardew was the messiah now hes the villain….try to lay some blame on the players – they are the ones who arent producing…you can put cisse, ba right, left or centre but if theres no supply theres no end product..the board made big mistakes thinking they could walk it but i believe in pardew…i believe in stability – hes just a victim of his own success last season.

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  • beefman13

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #25

    We still have the right buying policy at the toon imo, A rsenal as well and fruition is only a few years away as the fair play will get stronger and stronger over coming seasons, just watch the arabs/ruski pull the purse strings in in the coming years they have just recently admitted that they are going to have to.

    I believe we will still get quality in to this club as we have previous three seasons Graham Carr will see to that , cazorla at arsenal is terrific but we got ben arfa, cabaye, cisse, and Ba, for what he cost, arsenal have been doing it this way for maybe 15 years we are only three years inn we, we are still growing, a mistake was made in the summer hands again have went up, 20 games to go let them put it right i believe they will, that is no boast ,it is a genuine belief.

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  • check the toastie

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #26

    Pardew the yes man, currently all he is interested is trying to keep his job, he is hardly the man to make a stand and say we need new signings, he owes Ashley everything for giving him a chance to manage this Great club.

    Hope we outplay QPR at the weekend, with Perchy Anita and Tiote driving us on i pray we can do it.

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  • jimiley

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #27

    We do not need more than one player. If Ba goes, we need cover for his position. We are a well run club and will not be held to ransom by players demanding excessive wages. If we get relegated, so be it. We are not a big club with a right to stay in the Prem. Alan will bring us back up again. It would be a welcome relief to see us play fluent football in the Champ again. better than the hoofball guff in the Prem.

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #28

    Shearermania

    Tip off the hat, last post was right on the money lad!

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  • Graeme

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #29

    Only one player coming in during the next window would be tantamount to negligence in the real world.

    Failure to strengthen the defence would be confirmation of a serious lack of ambition from the Illustrious Owner and deadly dekka!!

    All we can do is wait patiently for the arrival(s)!!

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  • beefman13

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #30

    Jail, put a contract out on MA get him done in, that will get you life for being a direct accsesory to murder, that will see you of the blog for a good 8 years suppose in a way that would suit the and the pozziezs and the mozzies ha ha

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  • TorqToon

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #31

    This could be the time to step away from the blog for today. Not sure what people get out of bashing Pards all the time. But each to their own. Just glad the supporters at SJP are always vocal and behind the lads ! Lets hope the club don’t read this blog as some of the doom mongerring is crazy ! We are Newcastle United – not man Utd / Chelsea or Citeh !! Everything takes time and those who bash Pards now – we very quiet last season! Don’t forget it was until the last 7 games we really pushed on for Europe ! There’s plenty of time to turn things around and as long as Pards gets the financial backing he needs – I 100% believe we will do just that!

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  • JARRAMAG

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #32

    If 1 player comes in then it looks as if Simpson is signing a new contract(it will just sum up the ambition of the owner-just stay in the league every year with no expenditure and take the extra tv money)

    I think will be Cissoko for a couple of million because i think these clowns will put up with Williamson until Taylor returns.

    I have no doubt Pardue has asked Ashley for extra players but is told to Just keep spouting his folked tounge bull to the fans

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  • JCT

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #33

    MADE A MISTAKE…. come on…. we all knew the squad wasn’t big enough. Even without the Europa cup we needed more troops onboard.We were lucky with injuries last season and it’s hit us big style this time.I agree with most we need at least 3 new players in…
    full back…
    centre half…
    striker… ( if somebody pays Ba his £90K pw..
    No point sacking AP as we tried sacking the boss when and we got relagated

    Must win against ARRYS mob.

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  • beefman13

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #34

    Torq, we were in the champs league until the final seconds of last season in reality, how well did we do it was remarkable, all this flak this season is way way over the top, none are happy were we are but the bitterness is truely disgusting by the majority on here.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #35

    One player in – the guys a tosser.

    Puppet.

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  • beefman13

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #36

    JCT we have qualified for the europa last 32 and were the first english team to do it and that was playing mainly AP`S fringe players, not another team in the prem has had anywhere near the suspensions and injuries we have had, we would still be up there within touching distance with our squad as it is now if we had been a bit more fortunate that way.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #37

    Alan Pardew – We made a mistake ..

    … sacking Chris Hughton.

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  • bambams

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #38

    I am not knocking Pards for what he has done, i never wanted him but ate humble pie…what annoys me is he appears to be a yes man. we have heard him a few times state we should have signed more players and that was when we lost players early in the season. but now is totally different, ba is acting like a greedy sod so hands tied there but Pards needs to man up and tell ash we need a commanding CB, a midfielder that can boss a game with ‘pace’ and another striker at the very least.

    I will give him time (this window) to see if he is a ‘manager’ or ‘coach’.
    IMO

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  • stuart no9

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #39

    mmmm dosnt exactly fill you full of confidence really. 1 player wont keep us up! and that 1 player could be in exchange for BA,. i hope alan is talking his usual crap for a change.

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  • archaeomag

    Dec 18, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #40

    Big mistake was getting into bed with W@nga

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