Alan Pardew – We Are Going To Be Okay

Alan Pardew has been upbeat these last couple of days, as he tries to lift the spirits of the Newcastle players before night’s important and tough game with Everton at St. James’ Park, and Newcastle are now just two points above the drop zone in 15th place after yesterday’s games. 🙁

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Alan Pardew – we are going to be alright

Newcastle are coming off a game in which we conceded four goals at the Emirates in the last 17 minutes of the game against Arsenal, after being tied at 3-3, and if we are to get anything out of this game at all tonight, our defense will need to tighten up big time, and be strong at the end of the game.

This is what the Newcastle manager had to say:

“I was hurt, as you would imagine, after Arsenal. That last 20 minutes really hurt.” “I am putting on young subs and I question myself whether I should be putting them on.” “But at the end of the day, we really do need our best players back on the pitch and seeing those faces out on the training ground made everyone cheer up a little bit.”

“Everton had a great 2012 – I saw a stat the other day where they were the third best team in the Premier League.” “When we played them at the back-end of last year when we were on a roll, they beat us, so we know how strong they are, we wouldn’t under-estimate them in any circumstance.”

“But I do feel that fatigue played a massive part in that Arsenal result. In the two games, the Manchester United game and for 70 minutes against Arsenal, we played as well as we have.” “We just have to continue that and tighten ourselves up a little bit and we will be okay.”

Just 20 points from 20 games and a goal difference of -11 is hardly what we would have expected from Newcastle this season, and we’ve lost eight of the last ten league games and of course our squad has been decimated by injuries.

But we keep saying that, and we keep going into games and managing to come of them with losses, after putting ourselves in a good position to win a number of the games, so at some point Newcastle need to start turning the season around and putting a string of good wins together.

Tonight would be a great time to start .

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19 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #1

    Ha ha mr tuff

  • Lachu

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Is jonas injured ? if so when is he back ?
    I was thinking if we had jonas we wud never have let 7 goals in .. but we wudn have scored 3 either..

  • geordie157

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Hoping Marveaux gets a run in the team now, is Amalfitano injured thought he may have made the bench recently?

    Inman’s loan has finished, think he should spend the rest of the season with Crewe. Although i’d be tempted to stick him on the bench if available.

  • BigKirky

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Hate seeing quotes like fatigued when it relates to our small squad etc. Well if you knew that would be a problem, these players we’re getting now should have come in the summer, as we all know.

    Hope Remy and the other chaps are inbound immediately after the Debuchmeister officially signs.

  • Graeme

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Whatever happens, strengthening the defence is paramount. Bringing in Debuchy is only the start of the solution – we still need a class act who can walk straight into the team at CB and a young, up and coming CB should also be signed.

    Collo is getting no younger, has run himself ragged trying to compensate for those around him failing and needs a break. Saylor is a walking disaster who cant manage more than 15 games a year; Williamson is out of his depth, despite his best efforts. Two CB’s in this window are needed desperately.

  • Beattie25

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #6

    The problem for me is that Pards is trying to get us all upbeat about Cabs, Benny and Tayls returning.

    Whilst I am as overjoyed as the next man to see them coming back, they are not the answer to our problems.

    Depth, tactics and under performing players are our problems.

    We need new signings, better formations and our so called purples to prove their worth.

    If Pardew wants the club to finish top 10 then he needs to twat Ashley until he forks out for players, he needs to be more versatile and less soft when picking team and tactics and he needs to kick the players up their arses.

    Ive never been a fan of Pardew and think he could be the wrong choice for us long term. But here and now we need a leader and he needs to step up and prove me and the others who lack faith that he is the man everyone else seems to think he is.

    If he leads us out of the mess we are in then he will have my undying support.

    Never before have we needed 1 man to step up to the plate so much. I don’t trust him but I admit that whilst he is here I need him, we need him, NUFC need him.

    Not the whiny shit he has become, but the leader he was.

  • t00ntime

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #7

    @bigkirky only reason AP is blaming it on fatigue is because arsenal skipped the boxing day game for no reason (tube strike, yet everyother london team cud still play).

    So we were alot more tired than arsenal. And u can say what you want but the fact we conceded 7, fatigue definatly played a role. Look how sh1t arsenal were yesterday with a tired team.

    On another note did anyone else hear that city moved their sponsorship boards forward so stoke wudnt have enough room for a long throw in xD

  • sweendog

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #8

    I reckon we’ll win today with the crowd behind the team .. then we’ll do what everton did last season and push up the league .. Toon Army ..

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #9

    Very quiet on the news front – seems like the calm before the storm.
    Waiting for someone to report a sighting of Debuchy and all hell will break loose -locations will be demanded, sources demanded, ITK’s slagged off, insults proferred, fights offered. Can’t wait to the blog to get back to normality.

  • yorkymag

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #10

    Just read the telegraph
    Interesting article in which moyes is trying to suggest the Ba isssue will give the toffees advantage tonight
    “Ba faces supporters fury”
    Let’s all take this as a rallying cry say a massive thanks to demba whatever the outcome and stick one up Everton tonight
    Come on

  • sweendog

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Mister Tuff .. I saw debuchy today

  • jeff

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #12

    just saw debuchy i think

  • sweendog

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #13

    yorkymag .. agreed Ba won’t get a back lash .. he has to show felliani how to do it .. then we’ll get the win .. he’s playing well to keep himself in the shop window so expect a few goals .. we need the first goal so we’ve got to attack early, not like at everton where we let them come at us

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Mister tiff I thought catchy had left the blog and shut the door on the way out .., or do we have others that like to offer others out for fights !?

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #15

    york -just read similar tale in the Liverpool echo -Moyes is saying that if he was Parsnip he would play Ba -he has likened the Ba carryon to when City were after Lescott.

  • Beattie25

    Jan 2, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #16

    I work at boots and I saw Debuchy coming in and buying a meal deal, lynx attract and some phish food hair wax.

    He said he needed then for the press conference at 14:00.

  • Lee Dodd

    Jan 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #17

    Just Seen Mike Ashley He was in Tears. He had to Get His Wallet Out and Spend Some Money !!!!!

  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 2, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #18

    lol@ beattie

  • Crawfordladd17

    Jan 2, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Ok get Remy, Debuchy, Douglas, Sissoko and Isimat Mirin.
    Get rid of Simpson for £2m and sadly Ba for £7-7.5m.


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