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Pardew Rallies The Troops – Every Game Is Important For Us

12:05 am, Saturday, March 30th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

Alan Pardew has been interviewed on Newcastle’s web-site, and he says that every game is important for Newcastle now, be it in the Premier League or the Europa League,  and there at least 10 games still to play this season, eight of which are in the Premier League.

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Alan Pardew – every game is now important for us

In the run-up to the Manchester City game today,  City manager Roberto Mancini has said the title race is over – and he’s right – but Alan Pardew says Roberto also wants to get the best out of his players in the final eight games of the season:

“He’s probably said it to rile his players, I should think – to get a reaction out of them, to try and win the last eight and see where it leaves them.” “That’s not a bad policy from him. We won’t be fooled by it though.”

We know it’s a difficult place to go. Last year it was our toughest away game, I make no bones about that, and we need to make sure it’s a little bit easier this time around with a better performance from ourselves and I think that’s the key.”

“We’ve got a good side, we’ve performed well of late and we need to take that into this game. “Every team in that bottom ten is not comfortable yet and we’re all striving to get close to 40 points as quickly as we can. And that’s our goal too.”

“It’s the business end now and for all of us there’ll be extra tension on the game, extra emphasis from the media, and we all need to deal with that and be able to get your results.” “Every game now is important for us, and momentum to take into the Europa League.”

“We’ve got ourselves in a fantastic position in that Europa League and we’ve got to see it through. “The second leg’s at home, a full house, about nine or ten days away so we’ve got a lot to look forward to.”

“But we’ve got to make sure in these Premier League games that we really are at our best.”

Manchester City are heavy favorites to win the game tomorrow – and even our readers are not too confident about this game.

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We’ll do very well to get a point out of this game – but we need every single point we can pick up in our final eight games of the season in the Premier League.

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 NUFC_LEAZES END // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    I’m not expecting us to have any more points by the need of the weekend

  • 2 roshan MAGPIE // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    hope other results will come our way

  • 3 Baro // Mar 30, 2013 at 3:13 AM






  • 4 Baro // Mar 30, 2013 at 3:16 AM

    I really hope we can win this game vs Citeh…

    We have some key players out but I’m sure we can get a result here. We have some great ball players and with Cabaye in our squad we can honestly beat anyone. He is just a fantastic player, definitely our best player, and a great captain.

    Howay the lads!!

    1-0 Newcastle win!

    Cabaye 64 min penalty

  • 5 Kc-Toon // Mar 30, 2013 at 3:26 AM
    Looks like fergie is impressing,
    Now lets see everyone else come through, i feel all this talk about campbell recently has diverted attention away from Abeid, Tavenier, Bigi, Vuckic ect.
    Out of all our youngsters, I can only see Bigi and campbell making it

  • 6 Graeme // Mar 30, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Would be very happy with a point off shitty. There is no doubt we have enough ability to get a point so the crux of the matter will be if and how we apply it.

    That rests with how Pardeaux sets up the team and the tactics he decides to go with – not always his strongest asset!

  • 7 Spuggy // Mar 30, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    The only chance I think we have is if Cisse can pull out a couple of worldys.

    They’ve lost one game in like 50000000000

  • 8 Spuggy // Mar 30, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    That said they have spent 500,000 on players before wages

  • 9 Spuggy // Mar 30, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Love to know what the wage bill is,

    £2 million a week?

  • 10 toonbrother // Mar 30, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    i hope pardew isnt dumb enough to start perch at left back. especially given anita used to play there for ajax.

  • 11 lesh // Mar 30, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    2 – 3 with Shola doing the business in Fergy time.

  • 12 Marty-Toon // Mar 30, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Agreed toonbrother,
    Anita is the man to put in there and Perch in at DM with Cabaye ,Sissoko as we will be sitting back a fair bit.
    The only hing against him playing LB is that he has no height and they’ll look to exploit that.

  • 13 laurille // Mar 30, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    I have to ask, is it common to use the expression “make no bones about that” in GB? Feels like Pardew uses that expression in every interview he gives, although I don’t think I’ve heard it anywhere else.

    Good to see Ferguson progressing! He was actually behind three of the goals for Birmingham.

  • 14 beddersmag // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Yeah laurille its an expression we use here but pards does use it a lot. Not sure of its origins

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