It’s All Starting To Sound So Depressing At Newcastle


Alan Pardew has come out and basically said that we will be short of players against Norwich City too because James Perch has picked up a knee injury and it’s doubtful he will be able to play at Carrow Road.

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James Perch – will miss the game at Norwich

James was going to play in that game – probably in defensive midfield, so we;’ll have to play young Gael Bigirimana in that position, who was or Man of the Match on Saturday, but it makes sense that Pardew wanted to put out experienced players as much as possible at Norwich.

This is what Alan said today in the Newcastle Journal:

“The most important thing now is that we keep a steady head.”  “Myself and my staff are frustrated because we wanted to put out a better side.”

“Now we’re working around the clock to get players in and players back because there’s no doubt about it, the form we’re in, the momentum we’ve got, we’re fighting to stay in the Premier League. I make no bones about saying that.”

“Look at that Everton game, we were probably one quality player away from getting a draw or maybe winning it. We know we’re not far away but we really should be a lot stronger than that in the third round of the FA Cup.”

“The one that worries me is Perchy because he in reality would play at Norwich.” “It looks like he’s going to miss that.”  “There was a clash of knees and he’s got a big swelling on his knee. We’re not quite sure why that is yet.”

“And now Shola is suspended on the back of Cheick heading off on international duty and Demba Ba joining Chelsea, we are very, very short. I think the board understand that and I think we need to do something about it.”

“I would have liked to have brought one more player in during the summer transfer window. I thought Debuchy was going to get done but it didn’t.  “Fortunately that is done now, so he will be available for Norwich. That is going to strengthen us because I think that’s been a problem position for us.”

“Hopefully we’re going to get a little bit stronger as we go now.” “I’ve got a united dressing room, the experience is strong, we just need our better players out on the pitch.”

We’re not sure why we are in this position after such a great season last term,  and yes we’ve had an awful lot of injuries, but it doesn’t say much for the fringe players who have come in, and after the game at Brighton Alan Pardew said basically that the players were simply not good enough.

And one depressing thing is he is right – and look for a clear-out of players this summer – whether we go down or stay up.

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103 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 7, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost:

    I know I might sound like a broken record, but why didn’t this work start in December?

    …they should know by now who they are after!!! (and if they are available or not)

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 7, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #2

    What shd i say Ed

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  • hdavid23

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #3

    this is really getting worse every day……

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Wasn’t one of the reasons pardew got sacked from southampton was the low morale amongst staff.
    He’s not exactly Mr Charisma is he.

    I know Pardew points to injuries (no – really!!) but have people forgotten how poor we were when our players were fit, playing a negative, 442 hoofball with cisse and ba.
    Cabs was played way too deep, benny stuck out on a wing and Jonas getting pilloried by everyone.

    Could we go with something like this at Norwich

    Krul

    Debuchy Colo Mirin??? Santon

    Anita Cabs Marveaux

    Benny?? Cisse Obertan

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Never really gona miss in badly in truth but yes another injury is bad

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  • lordjoesnow

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #6

    I think the banner needs changing. Put some puppet strings on Pardew!

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #7

    SO PARDEW SAID WE WOULD HAVE A PLAYER THIS WEEK AN NOW HE SOUNDS LIKE THERE WONT BE A SIGNG THIS WEEK…

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Why would pardew mean issue of this
    Perch has been great ,but he was not going to start at Norwich , he would have been useful on the bench .
    Smacks of getting the excuses in eradly at the expense of morale

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #9

    AP…we all wanted one more player during the summer – a CB 🙂 (but it didn’t happen and there was nothing we could do about that besides getting on with it).

    …in a perfect world, we would have signed Debuchy as a replacement for Simmo since he wouldn’t sign his contract and we would have signed a replacement for Ba since there was the problem with his contract.

    …that would be in a perfect world (would have removed a lot of concern), but we can only speculate whether we would be doing much better or not!

    Truth to be told, form is down, players are disappointing and AP needs to do some introspection (the board needs to re-asses the situation and their stance).

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #10

    What’s so hard makes a few bids u know will b excepted agree terms sign them ffs

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  • fergies left foot

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #11

    theres just no way pardew can go back to 4-4-2. Our play since the United-game has been alot more fluid and if he hasnt noticed he shouldnt manage football teams.. ever. We will stay up simply ’cause our first eleven is top six material but then again thats the sort of thinking that brought us down last time around.. however, i try to stay positive for now. Cant wait for saturday!

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  • AndyMac

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #12

    What do you mean its all starting to sound so depressing Ed ? Its been like this for months !!!!

    This is a great article btw.

    “We are either Newcastle United or we are not, a folk institution central to the identity of our region or we are not.

    The minimum requirement is pride in the shirt and a responsibility to it reflected in commitment and effort in battle.

    There was no battle at the Amex Stadium, no desire, no one prepared or able to take the team by the cojones and lead.

    The warriors all wore blue and white stripes”

    http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/newcastle-between-rock-and-hard-place-3343676.html

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  • hdavid23

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #13

    i’m so glad i’m supporting other teams as well… Newcastle would’ve made me deeply suicidal by now…

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #14

    could we swap Xisco + 5.7M for Michu !!!

    Rodgers and laudrup both saw very quickly that carroll
    and graham can’t play in passing footballing teams and Michu could be our new Beardo!!

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #15

    Orville comes out with some shite like why doesnt he just come out with the truth dl said i cant have anyone else because if we do sign anyone we wont make a profit this window

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #16

    Left foot
    I think we are safe re formation
    We only have one forward for Norwich now Shola is out
    Unless he does something really mad
    Always a chance I guess
    But let’s look forward to a scrappy 1nil win

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #17

    andymac

    i think that is spot on. it’s the complete lack of motivation and fitness in the players. you’d think the young ones would be busting a gut to impress but when you see strolla not givng a rats it’s endemic. This more than injuries worries me.

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #18

    Thai mag – You think Remy is ‘injury prone’?

    And Andymac – totally spot on mate! We KNOW we don’t have an available squad capable of competing with the best teams in the country – but regardless of ability or experience – pride and effort should always be at a peak. Too many of our ‘youngsters’ didn’t put any effort in – most notably Sammi ameobi. They are only getting game time as our squad is paper thin – in a different world is loan a few out to lower league clubs where they HAVE to put the effort in.

    Just wish we had the squad to do that!

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  • JDdubai

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #19

    Is that Bassong next to pardew on the banner at the top??

    Also we were crap before the injuries, very convenient to blame them now but he is hoping we have all forgotten what we were like early season….442 with crap up front, Jonas on the wing, Cabaye too deep etc

    Honestly think he has lost the plot, no excuse to turn away from the 4231 from the end of last season, should have stood up to Ba and told him he will play wherever he is told to play or bugger off, guaranteeing Ba and central role was the first domino to fall and the rest has been a result of that as it caused Cabaye, Jonas, Cisse, HBA to be played in positions that were wrong…

    And then to choose Shola at CF ahead of Cisse and leave Cisse on the wing after Ba left, that was the point for me when it is clear he needs to go.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #20

    Post match Pardew was asked a question that the likes of Catchy , Rotonda and co routinely roll out, usually after a defeat. Namely, that whilst he has a positive effect on his teams initially this soon wears off and he gets found out. He forcefully made the point that this was a wholly different set of circumstances. Being a united dressing room with no troublemakers good team spirit, total professionalism on and off the field and a visible backing by his bosses who are united in their desire to sort out current difficulties. As in all things time will tell, but I look forward to the doomsayers being forced into whistling a different tune, or just plain stop whistling.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #21

    in a way with shola out pardew might get lucky more than design and be forced to play 1 striker and less hoofball

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #22

    @ 4: Like the look of the Team Rotonda!

    But it all depends on who is Fit and if Mirin has actually come through the door and signed for us?

    @12: Stop having digs at ED ok!
    If he was,nt busy every day running this Blog? You would,nt be able to be on here even expressing you r opinions!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #23

    He ‘thinks’ the board understands and he thinks that we need another player ,he’s also gone from saying last summer that we needed three or four players bringing in to maybe we should have brought Debuchy ,the man is sounding increasingly more clueless as he has his strings pulled by his heartless puppet masters.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #24

    @13:

    Newcastle are the only teeam for Me til i Die!

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #25

    Team for Norwich hopefully
    Krul
    Debuchy mirin colo santon
    Anita cabaye jonas
    Marveux cisse obertan

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  • hdavid23

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #26

    @24

    in football, NUFC is the only team for me too mate

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #27

    expat

    cheers, i know it’s clutching at straws but as i say more by accident than design we may hopefully see something close to it.

    I just couldn’t play Williamson any more. nearly every goal is down to him these days. he’s not fit for purpose and if not mirin, i’s be tempted to play streete or recall good, they could hardly do much worse.. I think pardew lost the plot a long time ago though.

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #28

    Thought for the day
    In life there are only two kinds of people
    Those who give energy
    Those white energy

    I know what Pardew is ,and I know what he s doing to me a usually positive and cup half full boy

    Just think what the players must feel like having to see him ever day

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #29

    Thought for the day
    In life there are only two kinds of people
    Those who give energy
    Those who take energy

    I know what Pardew is ,and I know what he s doing to me a usually positive and cup half full boy

    Just think what the players must feel like having to see him ever day

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #30

    HDavid – whilst we aren’t the best team in the world, we frustrate, we disappoint and we let down, we fail to perform and we don’t spend the millions –

    I will forever and soley be a Newcastle Utd fan. Because when we are good – we are very very good! We can impress, we can turn heads, we an score world class goals and we can beat the best teams around and we have, by a mile, the GREATEST support and the greatest city in the world !!! HWTL

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #31

    Rotonda…Laudrup values Michu at £30M (and no one wants Xisco…I mean no one)

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #32

    Blessing in disguise Shola Out, Poor player, Imagine as a young player looking up to him for inspiration.

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #33

    HDavid – I assume you are taking about other sports, NFL, Basketball, speedway etc. and NOT another football club. So that’s good with me, mate! 🙂

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #34

    “I think the board understand that and I think we need to do something about it.” Kinda says it all. He really should be saying, “The board can see wee are shit, have half a squad, and we will be bringing in reinforcements asap. Arsley please sell and f@@k off, and take your loofah and bidet with you.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #35

    Sunderland agree fee with burrsapor for Alfred n’diaye

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #36

    Torq…when are you going back to France?

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #37

    I’m over hear now Jesp. Always working it feels! 🙂 No rest for the wicked !

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  • santoon

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #38

    why is there no development on remy, they knew ba was leaving 1 month ago, remy should be signed by the time ba left

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #39

    Are you going to any matches?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #40

    ian

    sadly it may have escaped you that usually we are always seem to be talking after yet another defeat.
    12 out of 14 or 13 out o 15 inc cups

    Yes pardew is really going to come out and say the spirit is bad, i’ve lost the dressing room and the captain and my top scorer both say my style sucks and that I play my favourites like Jonas regardless of form.

    But like a couple of school girls egging each other on, you and Tequila think it’s sport to try and ridicule catchy and others with a different point of view and who don’t think pardew deserves to live off one good season.

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