Pardew – We’ve Been Honest – We’ve Held Our Hands Up


It’s not surprising that in some quarters Alan Pardew is being criticized and even ridiculed, and that’s simply because the side is not doing well, but we are just pleased that the terrible run we’re on doesn’t seem to be impacting the Newcastle manager.

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Papiss Cisse – we hope this lad can smash home some goals now

Alan was bright and breezy in yesterday’s transfer window and he says he’s confident once we get Cabaye and Steven Taylor back and with Mathieu Debuchy in the side, we should be able to start picking up some wins – soon.

But apart from Papiss Cisse – who’s going to score the goals for Newcastle, and what’s the status of the mercurial Ben Arfa?

Alan Pardew  was asked if Newcastle needed more than Mathieu and a striker in this window:

“That’s going to depend a lot on how much the striker costs us. That’s something I think we’ll come to later in the window. The return to fitness of Steven Taylor and getting Debuchy has helped us massively.”

“I like to think that our fans are more knowledgeable than they’re given credit for. When you look at the teams we’re putting out, and the team we could put out, we’re a million miles from that. I think you start getting questions asked if you get injury after injury in training, but we haven’t had that. “

“We’ve had it in games where people are stretched.”  “The thing that worries me is getting players back. That’s when our crowd could change, if we get the players back and are still losing games, but we’ve not got to that situation. They’ve been very patient with us.

“We’re in an unprecedented year in terms of what’s happened to us with the blows we’ve taken on the injury front particularly. I also think we’ve been honest in everything we’ve done, we’ve openly held our hands up, and put honest performances in, and in this last period we’ve had tough teams and that’s affected the figures.”

We don;t think we should risk it and why doesn’t Mike Ashley ensure Alan Pardew gets Debuchy, a striker (Loic Remy) and a top center-back in January?

Heavens above if we don’t and we get relegated,  then that would be another terrible mistake made by the Newcastle Board.

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33 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #1

    just get a freakin ch in tight rrrrrs

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #2

    repost

    ——————-krul——————-

    debuchy—saylor——sakho—-santon

    ——————-colo——————

    arfa————–cabaye———-marvo

    —————remy-cisse————

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Tsunki…and I was waiting for someone to say ‘Krul it is not your fault, it is because of lack of transfer activity in the summer’ 😉 lol

    …I just cannot help it…sorry!!!

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #5

    YEEEEEESSS!!!

    ewcastle United FC ?@NUFCOfficial
    #NUFC have completed the signing of French defender Mathieu Debuchy from Lille on a five-and-a-half year deal. More on http://nufc.co.uk

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  • BigKirky

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Wish they’d hurry up getting the players in. Needs to be done immediately, no messing about. Get it done, Marveaux style.

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  • bambams

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Ssn are stating we have now signed debuchy til 2018

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    M.A is pain in the are….heavn knows whos nxt to leav in the nxt window…,, cnt see arfa..cabaye..cisse stayng if we go down

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  • bambams

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #9

    I love mike Ashley ! Top chairman ! Lol

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  • Spoof

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #10

    If honesty is the word, then why won’t the owner give us an honest account of our income and our out-goings so we can judge for ourselves whether we are being ripped off or not, nor honest enough for that are they

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #11

    Awwww nw Ed will post a new artical

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Still banging on about Colo being off form eh?- This is a result of the poor defence not a casue of it. The FB’s have been our problem all season, and when the much-maligned Jonas was sidelined, our team shape turned by necessity into a pretty nifty attacking midfield with obertan left and Marveaux cutting through. Only problem was not only were we weak down Simpsons side, but now we were opened up on Santon’s as well.

    I have started to lose count of the times santon has either been missing from the line or walked strikers over it. Even Colo did it the other day and I am sure its because he does not trust his fellow defenders to hold a line any more. Debuchy will hopefully have more savvy with his international experience, but Santon is running out of time for me to get a grip on his primary duty of care. And Whatever you say about sick note saylor, we would improve no end with him and colo as a regular cb pairing.

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #13

    Debuchy said: “It is great to become a Newcastle United player.

    “After many great years at Lille I felt I was ready for a new challenge, and cannot wait to play for such a big club in the best league in the world.

    “I hope I can bring something fresh to the team and help us get up to the highest possible position in the Premier League this season.

    “I will give everything for this Club.” – Matthieu Debuchy

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #14

    That means he can be registered for tomorrow’s game (God only know why Pardew wouldn’t do that)

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  • Spoof

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #15

    Jamsha, Colo as a holding midfielder, give over m8, he is too slow to be a defender, never mind a midfielder

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #16

    Get Remy in to play on the left with Cisse and Ben Arfa.

    Buy Frazer Campbell from the scum as a backup striker (hes much better than either of the Ameobi brothers, he broke into the England team when he played)

    Desperately need a Centre Half more than any other position, get Lescott and an up coming CH around 21 years old

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #17

    give me ur freekin wages

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  • sticklebricks

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #18

    CB is far more important for us than a striker.

    We have six or seven players who could play on the wing of an attacking front three and probably at least three who can play in the center. If we bring in another Demba then we aren’t going to get the best out of Cisse.

    With regards to CBs we only really have Saylor, Colo, Willo and possibly Perch to fill two positions…

    I would like to see either Pieters or hijack Gershons possible move to Celtic as both would offer cover for Santon at LB where with Raylor out injured we are equally short.

    With regards to a central striker we need someone who can compliment Cisse to give us the option of 4-4-2 not another player like Ba or Sammeobi. With our limited funds/budget at 10M I think Remy is too much of a risk and I can’t see him joining.
    We have too many big, leggy/gangly strikers and need a natural goal scorer/poacher (Nolan/Owen esq). Gameiro looks to be unsettled at PSG despite scoring lots of goals and there seems to be alot of talk about a loan deal to Liverpool, with our “French Connections” perhaps we might be able to muscle in there…?

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  • pawl250

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #19

    Ok so its official, now I would imagine Danny Simpson to be leaving in the upcoming weeks. Hopefully 1-2m income from him leaving. Best now before his contract expires and we receive nothing.

    I agree with Pardew when he says injuries have taken a toll on the team during this season. In the past month each member of our starting 11 have missed atleast 1 game, its really unheard of.

    For me its all about CB, AM or ST.

    Our strongest line up is currently :-

    ——————— Krul ————————
    Debuchy – STaylor – Coloccini – Santon
    ——– Anita — Cabaye — Tiote ———
    Arfa ——————————- Marveaux
    ——————— Cisse ———————-

    Our secondary line up for injuries is :-

    ——————— Elliot ————————
    Simpson – Williamson – Perch – Ferguson
    ——– Bigi — Gosling — RTaylor ——–
    Sammy ——————————- Obertan
    ——————— Shola ———————–

    As you can we have a very average team for backup. It worries me when we do get injuries, especially in defence. I think a striker can wait, we need another CB, STaylor will be back for a handful of games before he is out again. Colo has the odd injury and for me Perch/Williamson are not good enough.

    Atleast in regards to strikers we have

    Ameobi, Xisco, Ranger, Campbell who can fill in, ok not amazing but enough to end the season. We could arguably include Arfa and Obertan if push come to shove.

    Centre back should be our priority, especially when you plan to play the lone striker anyway.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #20

    No no no dont ply him at brighton, he’ll get injured for absolute definite.

    Plus proudtobeanitk’s second-guessing will look inspired 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #21

    Tsunki…the problem for me has been Tiote not safeguarding the defense and Simmo not being good enough at going forward and helping in midfield (that’s needed in modern football these days)

    …the high line zonal defending is also a problem and was very evident in the Arsenal game (Walcott was having a field day)

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #22

    @Jesper
    Nolan Roux (The forward in Lille) said Debuchy would return to the club to say his goodbyes to his teammates. Debuchy should be back Sunday evning i belive.

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  • pawl250

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #23

    Oops I suppose you could say Jonas over RTaylor or Gosling. My mistake!

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #24

    Haha

    The injured players coming back line is being rolled out already.

    I said it would happen after two weeks.
    It only took him four days.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #25

    Dannyo…do you think Ba is coming back to say his goodbyes or will he be doing that on TV tomorrow 😉 lol

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #26

    Belfast all Pardew said was Taylor and Cabaye coming back was a help, what is wrong with that ?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #27

    Belfast…they’ll be like new signings 😉

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  • AMEOBI

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #28

    So Debuchy will not play against Brighton?

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #29

    Debuchy Debuchy debucy
    The boy is hard to get.
    Debuchy decuchy Debuchy
    But we can get him yet

    Debuchy!!

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 4, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #30

    Nothing tequilla.

    It gets rolled out every window Just.

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  • Rock

    Jan 4, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #31

    Return to fitness of Steven Taylor???? Read between the lines guys! No new CB in January. We should bring in someone who can challenge both colo and taylor for 1st team…one now, one in the summer. but no we wont. because..
    “The return to fitness of Steven Taylor and getting Debuchy has helped us massively.”.

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  • Spoof

    Jan 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #32

    Tsunki @ 12
    Sorry m8 but I have to disagree, I will not say we have a good defence which looks bad because of Colo, but Colo is as much to blame as any of the others, why was he so slow for Everton’s second, why was he solely responsible for both Fulham goals, why did he not attempt to challenge Saurez when Liverpool equalised, why does he always turn his back when he has got to stand tall and be counted when he might get hurt, the answer is that Colo is far too slow, far too weak (physically) and he can’t head a ball, he can read the game, but so can I, and the mount of times I have read the game and forseen a goal to be conceded due to his inabilities is so large that I have lost count, but what do the fans say, Colo is god and it was not his fault because he was covering for the hopeless Willo, get real, one is as poor as the other

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  • mumbaNi

    Jan 4, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #33

    another pointless interview

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