We’ve Got Numerous Injuries – Alan Pardew

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has revealed that without some of Newcastle’s experienced players in the team – that lack of experience is costing Newcastle points this season, as we again came up short yesterday at Old Trafford,  in a game we often looked like winning but ended up losing 4-3 – after conceding a last gasp winner from Hernandez.

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Papiss Cisse scores Newcastle’s 3rd goal yesterday

We eventually lose 4-3 at Old Trafford but had to conceded two goals in the last 20 minutes to achieve that – and our defense has been far too leaky this season and we need some new players through the door next month if we are to strengthen the defense.

Alan Pardew was not a happy man last night with all the injuries we have picked up

“We’ve got numerous injuries, we had a very young midfield today and if we had a bit more experience we could have got something,” “We’ve got no Cheick Tiote, no Hatem Ben Arfa, no Yohan Cabaye, no Jonas Gutierrez…blimey.”

“We’ve given a great account of ourselves but we’ve got no points, and that has to hurt. The goals against us were too soft and that’s something we have to address. The last goal should be avoided really, it was a simple goal.”

“And you end up with a really horrible afternoon when it could have been so much better for us.” “It was a great effort but unfortunately no points. Our fans were brilliant today and we should have got something or them in my opinion.”

Jonas Gutierrez is now out injured and didn’t make the squad yesterday and he will not play at Arsenal on Saturday according to Alan Pardew, and Vurnon Anita looks doubtful too after being stretchered off late in the game with an ankle injury.

Another example of a young side conceding goals lately is Aston Villa, and they have leaked 12 goals in their last two games – an 8-0 hammering by Chelsea and a 4-0 hammering yesterday at Villa Park by Tottenham.

Newcastle must buy in January, and then when everybody is fit and well, we should have a much stronger squad , but when we have so many players out it’s hard to get the results – so surely the Newcastle Board must now know the squad is simply too small – and not good  enough?

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4 comments so far

  • 89Norcal

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a club suffer injuries to their entire starting midfield at the same time, ffs!

    After all our fortunes last season, I can hardly believe the shape we’re in. But at least when we are finished with this City-Utd-Arse-Everton gauntlet, we can come back next year and secure a high midtable finish.

    With or without all our transfer targets, we have stepped our game up and our youngsters may benefit from this baptism of fire in the EPL.

  • bob52

    Dec 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Despite the sickening loss how well did we contest, it was so good to see Fergie crapping himself and getting so wound up at the sight of a team actually scoring three goals at old trafford and taking the lead all three times. Marveaux played a blinder and surely is now a first choice but the whole game for me hung on a biased referee who should have penalised (sent off) that rat for the dirty challenge on Anita in the last few minutes and gifting them a free kick for their second scrappy goal.

  • magicbus

    Dec 27, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3

    I think the title to this piece is AP`s polite way of saying

    ` Ashley you got it wrong big time in the summer transfer.
    You show little ambition to take us forward and as a result of your negative attitude you are sending us into a relegation fight.

  • Sav

    Dec 27, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Mashley should realise that good scouts don’t grow on trees – or last forever. Carr is an asset the club hasn’t had too often. He should capitalise now on the value players that GC recommends. There is no excuse for not having a full squad we can use, improve and sell on. That should be the model. Instead, we have a very small squad padded out with youngsters who probably aren’t good enough.


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