Pardew Defends Disgraceful Display


We wondered what Newcastle boss Alan Pardew would say after today’s game,  after a gutless performance got us another well deserved defeat – this time at Brighton – who for the second year in a row have knocked Newcastle out of the FA Cup, and we couldn’t even score one goal in those two games.

orlandi scores

Orlandi scores first Brighton goal

We were missing a stack of our best players today, but still this was an insipid performance from a Newcastle side, who didn’t have any zip at all throughout the game, and if these are the players coming through at the club, the future does not look good.

This is what Alan said after the game today:

“We know we need to get some bigger players who can handle the situation of carrying a Newcastle jersey, whether that’s a signing or getting a player back from injury.”

“We are missing too many of our top players. The season we’re having we just need to get our best players back.” “We need to sustain ourselves in that and make sure we are a Premier League team next season.

That may have been the worst display of the season, which is quickly disintegrating into a battle about how we can survive in the Premier League this season.

And if this is the side we will put out in the Europa League next month, we far better just call in the result and not bother turning up,

This is now a very serious situation at the club, if we didn’t already know that before this game.

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314 comments so far

  • geordieracer1980

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #1

    we’re shite

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  • geordieracer1980

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #2

    and we’re going down!

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  • LenDixon

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #3

    WE NEED A BIGGER MANAGER TOO U TWAT!

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  • LenDixon

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #4

    PARDWHO OUT!

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  • geordieracer1980

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #5

    who’s a twat?

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  • LenDixon

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Would rather have Steve kean

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  • Ewokshatemackems

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Less games for us to play anyway. Heart breaking that I’m thinking that but it’s the reality of our situation

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #8

    (Repost)…mattyNUFC

    I do think Pards is making excuse after excuse regarding transfers mate. I do not blame him 100% for our slump atm though. I believe it is the blame of them at the top for not bringing in more players and relying on kids to do a job.

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  • LenDixon

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Alan is the damn twat

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has hinted he might make further moves in the transfer window to strengthen his injury-hit squad after the Magpies were dumped out of the FA Cup by Brighton. He said: “We know we need to get some bigger players who can handle the situation of carrying a Newcastle jersey, whether that’s a signing or getting a player back from injury.”

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Ed,
    Can we please have a poll on weather or not to sack pardew, and the readers can comment on who to replace him if they agree,
    to start of I say yes, and for me the best available manager would be roberto di matteo

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #12

    toon1978

    ha, perfect time, what with Ed’s title and all

    this is crossing the threshold from two ring to three ring circus

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Blame the players, not just Pards. They are the ones that can change things.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #14

    and this all loads up into a massive mess…

    No summer signings which I and many many many others knew it would be doom. And bang it did. Now fans are up for 1 or 2 more after Debauchery. Problem is we are in dire straits we need 3 more signigns at least and that is pushing it.

    I said couple of posts earlier to me Colo needs to be benched asap. To get a damn wake up call he did not sign for him to sit and relax and that is what he is doing ..a Gutti.

    Willo should be shaken immediately and he wont thats the sad part. We need urget CB replacements right this minute and I mean replacements that ring the likes of Kompany, Vidic Hummels, Subotic as close to that class as possible. We need somebody who knows how to defend and lead the back 4.

    Nothing less will suffice I hate to say it. I would even risk not having Remy but a young faster cheaper CF instead and bolster for the first time in a very long time our god damn defence.

    Even without our main creators HBA and Cabaye we scored . To me Marveux has been a revelation and prat head Pardwho played him oowww soo late. I would possibly stick him on the LW so far.

    I dont know I said earlier I never liked but never really disliked Patdew but with his lack of effing balls and pathetic tactics day in and out and selling the club short on formation to lick BAs balls is pathetic. Cisse got smothered and he is wearing the no 9.

    This is the time our managers shortfall is shining as a diamond. People would say injuries take a look Moyes what he has been doing with Everton the last few years. One could not say we have less talent surely.

    Pardew out Pardew out but it wont help ….its Ashley out, Pardew would follow like a wounded dog believe me.

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #15

    I didn’t think he made any excuses he says we need better players – anyone disagree with that?

    We’re not going down if we get a top striker and CB. Big If like.

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  • Eddie

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #16

    PARDEW OUT – on the condition that we can get a better replacement!

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  • LenDixon

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #17

    If any of the ameobis get a long term injury next match I will celebrate like asprilla did after he scored a goal

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  • colwell

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Bring back Kinnear.

    MA sacked CH as he couldn’t take us to the next level, Well WTF is this you fat cnut?

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  • toonLYF

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #19

    tads…

    very good summary that mate, agree with all of it.

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  • Eddie

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #20

    colwell – is Poet Laureate something you’d be interested in?

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  • nick_9

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #21

    NufcCusa – agreed but is that because they have been given the chance go play and prove their worth of are they just naturally better players from a young age? Like bigirimana seems more ready at 18/19 than others a that age?

    Tads – well done for making the effort, feel for you and others who travelled and witnessed that. We’re one of the loyalist because we ensure so much pain and misfortune over the years, not because we once sang the loudest. I have never seen SJP so subdued and its the Ashley reign that has brought this on, the passion is being kicked out of us so we feel nothing but anger or sadness.

    Would cisse have made much difference today? He isn’t a physical striker and thy were holding on to each attacker we had. Unless he scored a wonder goal I feel he would have been kicked out the game or had poor service all day.

    Pardew needs to find his nuts and stand up to the board, anyone can see we need a cb and a st minimum

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Sorry for the repost lads but eds on a mission again!
    Well just got back from the game and have to say
    What an absolute shower of sh1t
    Did the lads remember they had a game today?
    Because only 2 or 3 of them looked like they could be bothered today an absolutly disgraceful gutless display that they should be fcuking ashamed of from the manager/coaches down to the players

    Elliot
    Decent game made some good stops but didnt have a chance with defence he had infront of him

    Tavernier
    Shouldn’t of been on the pitch no tactical awarness no positional sense constantly got done for pace by wayne bridge ffs, took forever to get back when our play broke down and has no first touch

    Willo
    Was shocking today nothing more to say really need a CB ASAP!

    Perchinio
    Done well cleared a looping header of the line rarely paniced took a very hard challenge and struggled after that

    Santon
    Didnt turn up today gave the ball away cheaply and didnt cover the flank with any sort of conviction

    Abied
    Awful truly awful no first touch and bottled every 50/50

    Bigi
    Paniced on the ball alot today and seemed to run himself into trouble but did ok

    Anita
    Felt gutted for this lad, ran his ars3 off today won everything broke play made challenges looked to make things happen but with the rest of the squad as static as subuteo figures it was a losing battle for the lad

    Obertan
    Made so many runs up the line only for tav to aimlessly punt the ball to nowhere
    A few good runs got stuck in first half faded in the second a bit but the crowd were clearly p1ssed at him being taken off instead of sammy

    Sammy
    Shocking today unbelivably lazy cant pass cant run with the ball looked to scared to shoot got knocked off the ball with no fight just kept falling over and looking for free kicks and had no first touch at all

    Shola
    Red card was harsh but tbh didnt even notice he was off the pitch
    He wasn’t up for it today at all applied no presure won no ariel battles and generally couldnt be ars3d to run

    Ranger
    Fair play to him came on and looked bright looked like he had a point to prove as he left the pitch at full time in a barny with sammy

    Marv
    Great player should of come 15 mins earlier in fact no should of started infront of abied

    Dummett
    The ONLY positive from this game he worked his socks off won nearly everything had great pace put in some tasty challenges busted a nut to get forward and support but a couple of cracking fizzing crosses in and alaways got back quickly when we didnt have the ball and should be above fergie in regards to the LB position
    He had a great game and should of started instead of tav

    Pardew
    No ifs or buts today im affraid AP you got it wrong
    Subs at the wrong time made the wrong man captain and put the wrong starting 11 out

    All in all a gutting day and possibly the most subdued away stand ive ever been in, the travelling fans but a great effort in today but its hard to cheer for the sh1te that was served up today

    Oh and that ref was a reet pr1ck

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Abeid should’ve always been starting ahead of Bigi. You can’t judge a player by only 45 minutes. He’s a good footballer and is great mates with Ben Arfa. He’ll come good.

    Marveaux stood out again.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #24

    tads

    i know your pain

    i travelled to Bordeaux away and after took a self-imposed exile from namely the blog. completely disheartening. judging by posts on here you are inherently more optimistic about our current plight than i am, but this is becoming far too much for me to swallow

    on our board’s rational, if CH could not take us to the next level, than what is this?

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  • nufc1984

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Come off it. Pardew is the problem. His lack of passing football had lost the dressing room even when the do called stars were in the team. We were lucky to beat Tottenham, draw at Everton even when the so called big players were in the team. Only good performances I’ve seen we’re against mackems and against man utd. The rest have been abject headless chicken performances resided over by a manager who doesn’t know his arse from his elbow. No good new buys in January will change that!!! Sack him already

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  • colwell

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #26

    Eddie – Yes, Yes I would.

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  • IITianToon

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #27

    The players should apologise to the travelling fans and the club should refund their travel fees.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #28

    gorgonzola
    ‘Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has hinted he might make further moves’. Might is NOT good enough. We NEED at least 4 new players in 1 up front and three more defenders.

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  • PontiusLee

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #29

    im honestly glad we got knocked out of the cup.
    all our efforts should be put into our position in the league,
    i hope we get knocked out of europa as well, anyone else think so?
    we need our players fresh, and we cant afford to play multiple games in a week, we arent deep enough.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #30

    1984

    i agree. sunderland was hardly a good performance though. even with 10 men we should be able to put it to that awful team

    man u is the only highlight of a nasty, disgusting campaign

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  • toonLYF

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #31

    tads…

    very good summary that mate, agree with all of it.

    …felt awful for our great fans who made the journey, and gave that 11 players more support than they deserved.. For what it’s worth i apologise for what you had to watch.

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  • macdonaldtudor

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #32

    AP MA please just go away

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  • macdonaldtudor

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #33

    AP MA please just go away.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #34

    TADS
    What was the feeling in the stands? AP comes out with the same old tired excuses. Seems to me the players were’nt up for it? That AP’s job to motivate the players and get the best of what he’s got. Yeah there were a lot of youngsters….but from memory didn’t AP list Sammy as one of his shining stars! I’m no scout but I cannot see it meself.

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  • Toonacious T

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #35

    The fact he hasn’t even got the balls to just come out and say we need three more quality signings is pathetic. He has to qualify an already conservative statement with ‘or whether thats getting players back from injury’. This is to give MA an excuse for more penny pinching, Saylor and Cabaye back will no doubt be
    like new signings. We will win nothing with MA and his apologist Pardew running our club and team. Don’t know how many more BS excuses I can listen to from this clown.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #36

    toonarmydownsouth (21)

    Very fair summary. egarding transfers, the supporters won’t stand for anymore excuses. There are no more excuses. Pards saying possible 1 or 2 players is concerning to sy the least. And saying January is very difficult to get players in is not what we want to hear. Excuse after excuse. NO PARDS no more excuses. Tell the board how it is. Stop licking their backsides. After all it is Mr Pardew who is on the front line getting all the abuse while the board hide behind the scenes. Get some balls and stick up for yourself Pards mannnnn.

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  • Eddie

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #37

    col – glad to hear it; you go for it and do’t let anyone put you down!
    tads – good words on Dummy but a bit harsh on Tav. he was mediocre at right back but terrific at centre back.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #38

    pontiuslee

    you’re glad we lost?

    you hope we lose in the EL?

    what is the point in supporting this club?

    we worked so hard for it last year and now success has become a hinderance?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #39

    Nick 9
    Its a strange feeling being in and among the toon faithful on such quiet voice
    Before the game the fans were lively got to our seats still lively team sheet went up and took the atmosphere off a bit but they fans were good until 65/70 mins when anger took over from such a heartless display, they still stayed to the whistle clapped the players who could be ars3d to come over, bigi and elliot looked devestated but then all left in silence its a sad feeling tbh
    And no i dont think cisse would of made any difference at all given the service and man handling which i still cant believe the ref didnt have a word with there players about

    Eddie
    Aye maybe a touch harsh didnt see him much at CB because he was doon the other end of the pitch but was sat right behind him in the first half and honestly he was shocking at FB

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  • Constanstine

    Jan 5, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #40

    We just got thrashed by a lower league team, out of Capital One Cup, 2 pt from drop zone and Pardew is still saying the some old excuse since the start of the season. This is pathetic, our players on paper are far better than Brightion. Even so, if you lose out on the players then you have to come out with a better tactic. 11 man defending who cares just get the result. So far Pardew has proven his mouth does a better job than his football knowledge.

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