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Pardew – Newcastle Must Win Today If We Are To Go For It Thursday

9:30 am, Sunday, April 7th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been interviewed in the local papers today, and of course he has said we must win the game against Fulham today, in what we hope will be a sell-out crowd at St. James’ Park.

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Alan Pardew – we must win today

Since we have one of the worst away records in the league this season and still have only one win on the road against Aston Villa, we have to pick up points in our home games – and we have four left against Fulham, Sunderland, Liverpool and Arsenal.

They are not particularly easy games and maybe the easiest of the four its today’s game against Fulham,.
This is what Alan Pardew told the local press today:

It’s a big moment for us. We have a second leg of a quarter-final and the Sunderland game is looming on the horizon for a number of reasons.” “We have a little bit of pressure on us because of the league position.”

“Now we have two home games. We have got to capitalize on that. So this game is the most important game of the season for us because if we can get a win then we can take the safety net off and really go for it on Thursday.”

“I have said to the players that I want that, and for them to give me that opportunity. Therefore we need a win.” “Is this the most important week? Well, this is when the big games come.”

“We have the quarter-final of a European competition, which is fantastic, and that’s the sort of thing we want to do. Next season, we want to be in the semi-final of the FA Cup and be in big league games.”

“We have big league games coming up now and that’s because we are at the bottom of the division.” “We have suffered so many injuries. We have five first-team players missing for this game. But that’s not unusual.”

“So next year, without the complications of the Europa League, we will be better armed for the league campaign, for sure.”“The derby is going to be huge, regardless, no matter what results Sunderland and ourselves have this weekend.”

“To be honest, I’m not thinking beyond Fulham and therefore our focus is very much on that.” “The last three defeats have been really contrasting games. We should never have lost at Wigan, we were well beaten at Manchester City, and then at Benfica it could have gone so much better for us.”

“But well and truly we need to put it altogether on Sunday to get a win.”

If we can win our next two home game against Fulham and Sunderland, there should be a huge relief among Newcastle fans, because that will take us to 39 points, and we should be fairly safe and still have five league games to go.

Here’s hoping we can get the win today. 😀

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Apr 7, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Shall we begin analyzing and critiquing Pardews comments then?

    Or we could just skip to the end?

    Pardew out!

  • 2 JAMSHA // Apr 7, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Scott Sinclair is expected to pocket a £2m
    pay-off if he leaves Man City this summer
    – STAR ON SUNDAY

    Get This Lad As Well

  • 3 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Apr 7, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Got to stay up before we can get anyone.

  • 4 Krul to be Kind // Apr 7, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Morning folks

    Must win game today, even if we don’t get the win, it would be great to see a gutsy, passionate display without the heads dropping… That’s all I ask!

  • 5 toonaids // Apr 7, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    HA, i wouldnt sack him just yet like, he seems to sstill have the belief of the players just not the best tactics. k Come the end of the season if their is a manager available worthy of the job then so be it but i wouldnt sack him and take what evers left, di matteo, o’neil, mark hughes, sack that we would be stuc kwith them for next season as well. How about we bring back Shearer hahahahaha

  • 6 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Apr 7, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Krul…All we can ever ask is that they put their all in to it.

    toonaids…Nah, fire him now. In fact, let’s have him crucified at half time….little bit of a show.

  • 7 geordiemark // Apr 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    I didnt even bother to read what pardew said, I would rather watch the grass grow then read it its the same week in week out all through our season. sack him id have sacked him before xmas

    today well we have to win simple as that no good putting out a team that just sits back when there 1-0 up it doesnt work id field a very attacking team today and if shola goes anywhere near that line am turning the tv off hahaha

  • 8 breno95 // Apr 7, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Pardew talks a load of rubbish end of.
    Some poster saying he still has the players onside. Not too sure on that one.
    Today will be another flat unimpressive display.
    Cabaye will be played too deep, Sissoko wil be playing to forward, Cisse will be isolated etc etc and Shola will be brought on to save the day.
    Overall i fear the worst. Injuries my a…e. Its a very simple game which AP is not intelligent to play.

  • 9 Krul to be Kind // Apr 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Ibiza – the effort is very questionable of late IMO, but I put it down to the shape of the team and too much being asked of certain players, Pardew need to get this right sooner rather than later, I’m at my wits end watching attacking players chasing down opposition!

  • 10 Harley // Apr 7, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    All home teams winning today would be perfect.

    Sunderland, Wigan and west ham defeats coupled with a newcastle win would be amazing!

  • 11 toon kk // Apr 7, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Of course its a must win game they all are. Come on Pards get the the lads ready for battle!!! Its been such a disappointing season. Just pleased Williamson isn’t in the team he was such a let down. Sometimes I get so frustrated when we just seem to have the attitude we can’t beat them so what’s the point in trying attitude, then all we get is the ifs and buts excuses from Pards.

  • 12 south coast toon // Apr 7, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    we just need the luck to change its all close this year if you look up we aint that far off 8th what 10 points and if we win today 7 or 8, and a win against sunderland, this team will gel the more they play together as a squad, we have 5 players adapting to the league, we have played great football in alot of matches for limited time, and we certainly arent getting much luck or the rub of the green, wigan and benfica are good examples of that, but its going to change today fulam are not benfica so if we attack them with everything we have and nobal berba we should win,
    as for pardew out it really is a bad time to start shouting that line-r we in quater finals of uefa cup and nearlly upset a decent unbeaten team at home this season, theres no one to replace him with, wait for awourld class manager to replace him if not stick with him, he will get better with time, god we have attracted some good players with him here at least let him get another 3 or 4 in this summer lol

  • 13 geordiesteve520 // Apr 7, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    I only really occasionally post on here and even that has dwindled in recent weeks; I have never really had any problem with Alan Pardew mainly because he is the Newcastle manager, like it or not. I will support whomever is in charge until they are no longer in charge of one of the most important aspects of my life. Some people on this blog as only interested in what is going wrong, at is what the media have done for years, we get a bad name for ourselves for being blinkered and above our station, ever heard of self fulfilling prophecy? I am sure no one really cares what I think but I am sure I am not the only person on this blog who feels this way, I understand the right of free speech and opinions but seriously, this is a supporters site, so support the club not bad mouth the staff…remember what Sir Bobby said:

    “What is a club in any case?

    Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it.

    It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes.

    It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city.

    It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.”

  • 14 maximan23 // Apr 7, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    geordiesteve520

    very well said.
    i think you should write a book
    as for today i think you should pop the above post in the toon dressing room and if that dosnt motivate them nowt would..
    HWTL




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