Pardew – We Need New Players – Fans Are Hurting

Newcastle face a moment of truth tomorrow against QPR – or should we say a game of truth – because if Newcastle cannot get a win against QPR, who have 10 points in the league –  then who can we beat at the moment?

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Alan Pardew – I need two new players in

We thought Alan Pardew seemed to be holding up well to the pressure that six defeats in seven league games brings to a Newcastle manager, at his press conference yesterday – and it’s the worst run in Newcastle’s 19 year Premier League history – and today he has come out and said he has asked owner Mike Ashley for some new players in the January transfer window.

This is what Alan Pardew said:

“I need a couple of players and if you think I am not asking for them, then you are seriously mistaken.” “I need a couple of players, I think, in this group, and maybe even three. Whether we can get them across the line on a financial front remains to be seen.”

“Mike openly would say that in the summer, we should have bought another player, he would actually argue that himself.” “A win tomorrow would ease my burden.” “I don’t want to be Newcastle manager and lose, I don’t like it.”

“The fans are hurting, but no more so than me and the players, QPR have got some momentum, and that’s very important in the Premier League. It’s something we have been searching for.”

“But they are still coming to Newcastle and we are in decent form in terms of some of our play. We just need to have a little bit more resilience to stop conceding goals and I think we will get results.”

It’s a big game tomorrow and Alan has also said that the owner has been receptive to his pleas for new players,  and today Sky Bet stopped all betting on Loic Remy – as he seems set to come to Newcastle – although some reports are claiming he is holding out for Tottenham to come in for him.

Getting Loic on board would be a good and early first step for Newcastle,  but we need at least one and probably two more players in during January, and if our results don’t improve we could see a total of three new players arriving before February.

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68 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #1

    First 🙂

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #2

    You like him but call him dumb?

    After reading this and listening to that radio interview that charlie posted its so painfully obvious that he wants to get the signings he wanted in the summer
    For people to blame him on transfers is just stupid what is he supposed to do call wonga and buy them himself??

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #3

    With some of the stuff that is said I wouldn’t be surprised to read “We need new fans – the players are hurting”.

    Apologies, just couldn’t resist.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Christs sake pardew you fcuking puppet we need at the very least say twelvety hundred players in your such a yes man i hate you!

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #5

    *Resist the urge to call him an idiot…*

    Indian…you are an i…nteresting person…

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Tads….I like it. “Hey Pardew, if you want them so bad and care so much, you buy them” 🙂

    I do think that with our really poor run fans are way too quick to jump on anything he says. At this minute he really can’t win with the general public, best get back to winning on the field then as it’s the only way I see him being able to get his head above water at this moment in time.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Indian…There is an element of puckering up, for sure. Do you think he’d be better to not mention him it all or criticise him?

    The reference to good character was him trying to get everyone pulling in the right direction. If it takes kissing the fat mans rear in public then good man and thank you.

    Then there is of course the crazy idea that Mike has said he’s realised they screwed up in the summer. Madness, I’m sure.

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Did i mention i was first

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Ok, you’re an idiot.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Very timely considering the half price season tickets haven’t been selling well and Christmas coming up….


  • Tsunki

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Wow a late post changem ok that means rant repost time –

    Blaydon – we feel your pain. And we are going to win as well.

    3-0 I tell you!

    I have long since tired of catchy’s crusade it is completely bereft of any optimistic outlook on any aspect of NUFC. Fine – Pardew out, sack the coaching staff, buy out Ashley I get it I really really get it. In windy weather there used to be this awful moaning rattle just outside the bedroom window. Took me 2 years before I found the cause was a loose rainwater downpipe bracket. Catchy is a loose downpipe.

    Indian – you are first all right. As in Number one. Number one tool. Leave it alone will ya?


    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Does anyone have the notion that the ref Howard Webb has some hidden agenda as regards League placings ..?

    Stoke city have had him officiating about 14 of their games ..I don’t think they have lost one of them ..when Webb is in the middle. usually this is an advantage to Man U.. as Stoke might be taking the scalp of a contender that might be a threat to Man U..

    He seems to dictate a lot of results against club’s who might be up and coming against Man U.. Sendings off etc. There is some strange Stuff going on when Webb is at large in a game

    Any particular game always seems to be about
    Howard Webb

    If you study him YOU will be Shocked .. Check out a
    U tube compilation When he reffed this seasons game Newcastle United V Man U

    How Van Persie got away with the elbow in Cab’s face after looking around to see if the ref was watching ..!then caught on camera …did you notice match of the day would not show any close ups ? that was down to pandering to Ferguson.. , they are scared he wont speak to them for another 10 years..

    One particular bad tackle from Van persie was also waved on ..Shocking, Webb the cheat …

    I can show everyone the cheating video evidence.

    After Webb reviewed the video evidence ..(supposedly)
    on the Monday after the Man U game, and said no case to answer as regards Van Persie on Cabaye .. Well that should of proved to the nation that
    Webb is a total CHEAT.

    HE dictate’s games, he determines the outcome, he is playing his own little football manager game for real..

    Worst Referee I have ever seen. Where people get the idea he is a top ref ..well they are easily fooled .Webb is
    Dictating the outcome of games

    Our GAme against Man U last season ,,well he could not deny us our clear goals ..He would have wanted to, He did however deny us a clear clear Penalty right in front of him ! absolute clear view, when Ferdinand brought BA down, Remember ? Webb..NO PEN ! Total Cheat.

    HE is playing football manager for real. .

    Webb needs to be outed .

  • Tsunki

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #13

    I am a right old Tetchy Teddy today 🙂

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #14


    Ah you do say it much more eloquently than I ever could 🙂

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Online guy

    That takle by rvp was on jonas from behind was deffo a yellow then he wipe someone out minutes later and got a yellow should of been sent off after them 2.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #16
  • t00ntime

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #17

    @online guy
    Not sure about the rest but i’m pretty sure rio got the ball (last season against us) i’m sure they even showed it in super slow mo on motd. Though i agree he is an awful ref, after watching him in the world cup final i realised how bad he was, even if he isnt for man utd or stoke, he doesnt seem to dare to make big decsions in big games like red cards and pens. Dont understand how he is still a bpl ref :S

    The WC final shud of had 3dutch players sent off and 2 spanish, yet only 1 was sent off and that was after 5/6 rash fouls and in Extra time. (why do i remember? Cause i live in holland so when i mention football i constantly get remindend of how webb ruined the final lol)

  • Tsunki

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Online Guy – I get the feeling you are not a big fan of Howard, I am picking that vibe up a bit from your post 😉

    Ha ha Jail I was thinking the same thing when the half season tickets became available, this time last year they ran off the shelves, I was wondering how they were going to get them shifted this time 😀

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Online…At last. Someone who isn’t part of our club we can vent on. You sir are a genius!


    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Ibiza..thought I would just cleanse my mind of evil thoughts for Christmas.

    Eastand g
    Tsunki ….Too many folks have commented and protested about Webb and his dictating of games ..for it not to have some truth involved.

    Ibiza ..Is that you Gina ?

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Either you all swore in your last posts and they’re awaiting moderation or the mayans were right.

    Where did everyone run to?

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Good Night Gents & ladies

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #23

    Online….Were both of those meant for me? Who’s Gina and how ashamed should I be for instantly thinking “Oo ah, just a little bit”?

    Glad you’re all cleansed for Christmas, 3 points tomorrow will be a great start to the festivities!


    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #24

    Wor Gina is a massive Fan Ibiza ..and lives out there. Just a hunch, nowt cryptic. A merry this and that to you x.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Online….A Newcastle fan in Ibiza called Gina? I shall begin the search. Merry everythings to you.


    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #26

    Ibiza ,,you will find her dancing on the tables for fun ..She owns some property down there ..blond hair ,Beautiful, and around 35 years, Spoken for ….One of the family.


    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #27

    IM off for a few jar’s cheers Lad’s.

  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #28

    Online guy. I’m with you on Howard Plebb. I also think he has an agenda against NUFC.
    You’ve highlighted some, here’s some more.
    Disallowed goal v Fulham in our relegation season in our last home game of the season. This would have secured a point for us and almost certainly prevented us from being relegated.
    Larson’s blatant hand ball incident at the stadium of plight last season. Thankfully his indecision did not cost us that day. We should have had a penalty kick and Larson should have been sent off.
    The bloke is either hopeless or a cheat. I’m not sure which.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Online…. Sounds perfect 🙂 Have you ever visited the island?

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #30

    Later Online Guy.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #31

    ToonBano on an anti-Chronicle campaign now?

    God he is tedious. Expose the fascism Bano! Expose the lies! Bring it all down!

    But…who actually really cares…it’s only the Chronicle.


    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #32


    Yes that Fulham Game he kept Hull City up with that disallowed goal ..bIG agenda against Newcastle .

    Howard Webb is from Rotherham ,,Not to far from Hull.

    Ibiza ..I have an open Invitation to go to the Island…Maybe next Summer ..its been years since being down your way…Im off to Wyoming (Casper) in the spring. Its fitting it all in. Yehaaaaaaa ! Yes, Im Mad.

  • AlwaysTOON

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #33

    do you think Pardew will start both Ba and Cissé tomorrow? I hope not..

    My pick :

    Ba-ameobi or Ranger


    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #34

    cHeers Ibiza.

    Cheers all …. Village Pub is looking festive and beckoning me ..See ya !.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #35

    Ruddy….I’m not a huge fan of him, as you’re probably aware. I think he was right to make a point with the chronicle. They should report accurately. However, he did and it’s probably time to move on and not keep on. What’s the objective? He’s shown them up already from what I’ve seen.

    Having said all that, he did write a piece about this missing spirit and fight in the team this season and did a decent job.

    Other than that though, what have the Romans ever given us? Splitters!

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #36

    Online….Madness is the way to go, only fools play it sane. Have a good one.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #37


    Although he only re-surveyed a section of the fans that did the original survey, I did the original survey and he didn’t re-survey me, and a large section of fans would probably say the same, but to be honest I think he’s highlighting a pointless issue.

    The Chronicle is the newspaper of the club, it’s not the club’s fault if he twists facts and opinions to paint the club in a good light, as he probably feels he needs to in order to keep in good terms with the club.

    Journalists lie, it’s par for the course. An independent poll carried out by Ed pretty much verified that fans are backing Pards, just not to the extent that Ryder was making out, what’s the big deal?

  • ToonBano

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #38

    One minutes its one player…then he says a couple…then its 3.

    Next it will be nothing but replacements.

    Next it will be we tried but we just couldn’t get them over the line.

    Waffle waffle waffle.

    Also, does anyone else find it very disturbing that Pardew actually thinks we have ‘hit form’ and been ‘playing well’ in the last few games? Just because it has been an improvement on the diabolical first 13 games, doesn’t mean we are ‘in form’.

    If thats what he thinks is us playing well, than that says all you need to know about Pardew’s standards and how he drags us down to his unacceptable level.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #39



  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Your survey just asks a bunch of loaded questions, it’s called leading the witness, and those who can’t think for themselves simply agree with what you’re “asking/telling” them.

    The only person full of waffle and nonsense is you, unfortunately. You accuse Ryder of poor journalism; yours makes his look worthy of a Pulitzer.


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