Pardew Plead To Fans For Continuing Support

The 2,000 traveling fans (bless their hearts) were served up with some trips on Saturday, but – probably because they knew the team was full of youngsters – they applauded the team off the field at the end of  the game.

alan pardew stern look

A tense looking Alan Pardew on Saturday

How many fans would have done that, after leaving Newcastle at 2:00 am in the morning for the long trip to Brighton – the answer is not many.

But there;s the strength of Newcastle united in our fans, and it’s just terrible to think we haven’t won anything since 1969, but that’s the truth, and we will not be winning anything this year either..

One way to look at Saturday’s loss is that at least we don’t have the diversion of the FA Cup, and we can concentrate on our Premier League games and hopefully survive, but that’s a negative way to view things.

This is what Alan told the local press today:

“It is obvious we need players in.”    The message from myself is to keep the faith with the team we know we have.”  “When we play the young players they stay with us. It is difficult, but they need to stay with us now.” “What they want to see are better players in a black and white jersey, there is no doubt about that.”

“All I can say to them is my staff and my medical staff in particular are working through every minute of the day to get them back.” “They have been brilliant.” “It is difficult for us. It is difficult for the staff and the players.”

“We know we are in a difficult situation. We are not going to hide from that.” “We need our best players back on the field and we need to recruit one or two more as well.” “I think that was evident at Brighton.

What Alan say there is so right – the fans must keep supporting the side, and Newcastle are still much more stable a club than we were four years ago.

It wasn’t made very easy for our players four years ago, when there were demonstrations against Mike Ashley before some games – and then we expected our lads to do well?

There’s none of that around these days, but that hasn’t stopped Newcastle fans from being stunned at the rapid decline of their side.

But we need to keep the faith and the club needs the support of the fans more than ever, as we try to help Pardew, the coaches and the players turn things around on Tyneside.

Howay The Lads!!

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45 comments so far

  • spitfire_

    Jan 7, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    They didn’t stop supporting the team Alan… you should stop with this ridiculous plea. Before almost every game it’s the same story.

  • Sazzer

    Jan 7, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #2

    So far sad – Happy medical day.

  • toonLYF

    Jan 7, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #3

    against Norwich, if Cabaye is fit, we can field a much much stronger looking team.





    So much more actual footballing quality in there with the addition of just two players. That team will beat Norwich – let’s just hope we can field it.

    If Cabaye isn’t fit, put Bigi in for him, and give Anita the more advanced role.

  • dubzy

    Jan 7, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #4

    WEL SAID spitfire_

  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 7, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #5

    If AP is like this with the press god knows what he’s like in the dressing room………….inspiring…….sadly not.
    Also AP now mentioning that the dressing room is united…..suggests to me that that is far from the truth.
    Things are not gr8 but the way AP is going on he is talking us into relegation. Talk about strength and leadership…….its pathetic.
    Can’t blame the entire season on injuries……..we had no shape, no tactics, no passion on saturday… blame the youth…..I am blame Pardew…..same old excuses!

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 7, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #6



  • dubzy

    Jan 7, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #7
  • pawl250

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #8

    Most supporters have began to boo the team.

    If that is support then I would hate to see our fans not support the club.

    Pardew is deflecting right now, he should be buying another centre back, and if he manages to actually succeed, it will have only been 2 years too late!

    Mbiwa (£8-9m), or Douglas (£2-4m) would be my options. Mbiwa is more versatile and has more potential. Douglas is very similar model of Williamson, tall presence which we lack he only oozes quality unlike Williamson!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #9


    Every right thinking fan would like to see that line up but with the doofas in charge I wouldn’t bank on it, although with shola out he might finally be forced to play 1 central striker flanked by 2 genuine wide men.

    Wish pardew would stop continually knocking the youngsters. Willo and Shola were incredibly poor and gave no leadership at all.

  • Afro_Toon

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #10

    Pardew is always very defensive always with an excuse. Wigan at 1 point had 8 1st team players injured but you just have to compare what Martnez and Pardew said after games to know Pardew is just annoying at times and full of defensive excuses nothing constructive. He failed to plan ahead when he had the opportunity and that itself is a sign of a poor and weak manager.. He lacks vision and cant plan ahead and in this game its a mandatory and that is costing the team.

  • Sazzer

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #11

    Well Willo said about same thing about united dressing room etc.

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #12

    its Mon 7 jan so new signings a joke

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #13


    Every single set of fans boo their team when the get beat these days.

    It’s all after the game though or at the end of the half, not mid game so its just a show of disapproval at what they have seen.

    I understand fans booing, especially if its a performance like brighton where it was clear to see a lack of effort and not just a lack of quality.

  • pawl250

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #15

    ToonLYF –

    I would drop Obertan, personally think his attitude on the pitch is disgusting. Pardew has already pretty much confirmed Perch will not be available due to a knee swollen up from Brighton match.

    IF fit :-

    ————————– Krul ————————
    Debuchy – Williamson – Coloccini – Santon
    ———— Anita – Cabaye- Bigirmana ———
    Sammy ———————————- Marveaux
    ———————– Cisse ————————–

    If Cabaye is not fit, or Jonas I would move Marveaux central and play young Shane Ferguson on the left. Personally think he is a good crosser, has some pace about him. Not exactly a tall side given the size of the opposition though, although we have no other options.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #16


    he’s out doing souness on excuses. As you say some of his comments can only have a negative effect on the dressing room and his quote ”me and colo are winners” is enbarrassing

  • toonLYF

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #17

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Pardew played a rigid 4-4-2 though, in attempts to stop Norwich crossing the ball, which is where they get the majority of their goals from.

    …with Debuchy and Santon getting forward alot, we could be a bit vulnerable, but i’d much rather Pardew set up our team to just get at them, rather than tip-toeing around, asking for a defeat.

  • corkypants85

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Keep calm and carry on!

  • hotdog

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #19

    How come Man U have all of their players signed for the first day of pre-season????? The Centre Half needed to be here last week so that he can get a solid weeks training in with his teammates before Norwich. Or are we just gonna be saying the same things after defeat to Norwich, another game ticked off!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #20

    last season against norwich pardew refused to play kadar for just 1 game even though kadar had played 15 matches under hughton and always looked tidy and we went in with midgets in perch and simmo at CB. Stubborn …..!

    And obi over Routledge?? pardew never had the wit or imagination to play him as a second striker like laudrup

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #21

    AP does his rallying call. I think we have a chance at against Norwich. Players have a weeks rest and we get some quality back. #NUFC

    See what he says – I think we have a chance at against Norwich.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #22

    So which players are available for the Norwich game?

    …I am contemplating some sort of 3-4-3 formation (just so we can have a game where we cannot blame either Willo or Simmo :))

  • Paul Collins

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #23

    Why is it that we always struggle with injuries??
    No matter who has been the Manager of Newcastle through the Christmas and New Year period we have always had injuries. I know some of them were injury prone anyway Dyer, Woodgate etc but we haven’t been able to field a full starting eleven for years now What is the Cause Of This?? no other sides struggle like we do.
    Even when Graham Souness was Manager and Allardyce they both Highlighted this Souness even made the training have softer turf!! Our Club never seems to have any luck.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #24


    willo keep s coming out with comments ”like we need to show more resolve” when in reality he means to say ”i am a total donkey and am at fault for most of our goals condeded and I’m embarrassed to be here”

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #25

    hotdog…all I can say is that if those at NUFC in charge of signing players worked for me they’ll be unemployed by now (they seem to take vacation time when what they should be doing is working)

    …plus you can do alot of the work beforehand!!!

  • GenralHez

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #26

    We have a lot of injuries, but is it more than other teams? If so there is something wrong with our fitness training, if not we have too small of a squad, in both cases it is the fault of the management.
    On saturday we were out played by a lower division team, we could not pass or creat any chances, this is the fault of our manager and coaching team.
    Some of last years key players are not performing, for example Col and Tiote; why I do not know but if they are off form they should be dropped.
    Spend but spend wisely and get rid of those that do not and will not perform at premier league abilities.
    I have real fears about relegation but hope and pray our beloved NUFC turn the corner and get it right.

  • Tommyy

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #27

    Training in the cold tightens the muscles and leads to injuries.

  • pawl250

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #28

    Transfer Sage –

    Thats all fine and dandy but sometimes 1 boo can do alot more damage than good. Even if the purpose is for the right reasons.

    I argue this in a work place, I feel positive feedback, no matter how small will work alot better than any negative feedback.

    We are low on confidence, how will booing achieve anything? I am sure the Newcastle players, management staff and board will know the performance of the team is not good enough.

    52,000 fans booing hardly makes the player feel like getting up on a match day and say “cant wait to play today” more like “please dont have a bad game, please dont have a bad game” and by doing that it shows through during the match, the lack of confidence in their own ability, to perhaps take someone on, or make that challenge!

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #29


    I am not sure what happened to kadar, he looked like he might have become a solid player then he was suddenly out in the cold.

    Not sure how as I rated him much higher than our other youngsters like sammy ameobi and tav.

    I think they are just nowhere near good enough, and they are 21, the age where they should really be pushing for a first team spot but they never really show enough for me.

    I would much prefer obertan to sammy.

  • blew

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #30

    Problem is the attitude of the owner, he should be honourable and sell up. At best he would be better suited to a 1st division club, where his tightfistedness will be apt.
    The whole club is in a mess, with the reserves bottom of their league, how they have fallen since Beardsley was moved.
    The doom and gloom is understandable because fans are concerned about the club. I cant see an improvement under the present regime. Our only hope is for them to sell up.

  • lesh

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #31

    He’s asking a lot !

  • lesh

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #32

    Another Repost… sorry but it remians relevant to discussion.

    We should be familiar with the excuses and platitudes as we saw the same performance in the transfer window of 2012.

    So much for having our targets teed up!

    Ok, we got Debuchy at the end of week one of the current window and we’re now in week two and we’re ‘working around the clock to get players in’. Now when did we hear that last?

    Other clubs seem able to act swiftly and get players in early – just what have these useless clowns been doing for the last five months – playing fanatasy football or something?

    Which owner be content to sit and watch his investment go doen the pan?

    One must assume that Ashley doesn’t run his Sports Direct empire like he allows this club to be run otherwise he’d lose fortunes!

    As far as Newcastle United’s concerned, this owner and his MD are pathetic, demonstrating absolute incompetence and heads should roll – as they would in a properly run business.

  • LooneyToon41

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #33

    Ashley has already tried to sell up.. twice.. with no takers. He’s already stated that the club will be run to break even, as per UEFA Financial Fair play.
    Would you really prefer to be a QPR fan right now with an owner spending far more than their revenues? ala Portsmouth, Glasgow Rangers etc

    Yes, it’s doom and gloom right now, but only 6 months ago etc etc

    If results improve, this bad patch will be forgotten very quickly.

  • oldbobaycliffe

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #34

    what sickens me most is nufc are always pleading poverty.why cant we at least compete with the teams that are not in the champions league like spurs and liverpool and dare i say it the mackems.lets be honest the money this club owes ashley could be written off its ashleys debt not ours he made such a hash of running this club he got us relegated,he paid out millions to sacked managers not us and the same excuses keep coming out he never checked the books yet another ashley mistake.we have such a poor squad that we never seem to get past the first round of any cup comp all lost revenue year in year out.look at swanseas gate yesterday 18.848 if we had that match 50,000 no problem i know we played at brighton but if we stayed in the cup we woild be at home next time


    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #35

    “It is obvious we need
    players in.” The message
    from myself is to keep the
    faith with the team we
    know we have.”


  • posada

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #36

    You say the team was full of youngters. Really, Tavernier is 21 and Samy is 20. I saw Supermac make his home debut against Liverpool. He was 21 at the time and scored 3 goals.
    Bigi is younger at 19, but he was MOM.
    These players train every day with the first team and should be able to come in. The problem was poor tactics and a formation that was a mystery to me and probably his players as well. Can Pardew inspire young players like a Shanks or a Brian Clough. I very much doubt it.

  • lesh

    Jan 7, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #37


    of course fans woudnn;t prefer an spending far more than their revenues but for crying oput loud, the FFP rules allow a little latitude for loss but how the hell can this owner put current Prem revenue and a potential £70m of additonal revenue at risk?

    If Ashley sees Newcastle United as one of the few meeting the FFP criteria, then he and you are living in a dream world.

    What’s he proposing to do when we go down…. again? Bask in the glory of righteousness when his investment goes even further down the pan?

    If whoever’s doing the financial analysing and advising MA doesn’t see the benefits of investing to break even at worst, then that person or persons ought to be sacked!

    In my experience, it’s the business’s MD who’s usually responsible for those elements of the business and when it is in such a parlous state, the owner normally gets rid of said same.

    Note to MA – the above is purely hypothetical of course and no allusion to Llamabias or your stewardship of the business that is Newcastle United!

  • lesh

    Jan 7, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #38

    posada @36, and he was concussed for the third!!

  • lesh

    Jan 7, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #39

    * when he scored the third!!

  • lesh

    Jan 7, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Posada, oh happy days and I remember reading of £320k being spent in a matter of days – £180k on Macdonald and £140k on Tony Green!

    Bring back Joe Harvey and Westwood the pirate I say


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