Pardew – We Were Tired – I Aplogize To Our Fans


Alan Pardew said after the game that Newcastle’s players were tired – but that’s simply an excuse –  and we had five new players start this afternoon, who didn’t play against Benfica on Thursday night.

alan padrew di canio all smiles

It was all smiles between the two managers – before the kickoff

Nobody expected Sunderland to win – except maybe the Sunderland manager and players – as they had lost six and drawn three of their previous nine league games,  and were finding goals very hard to come by, after losing top scorer Steven Fletcher for the season through injury.

And they beat Newcastle 3-0 at St. James’ Park today? 🙁

This is what Alan Pardew told Sky Sports after the game:

“It looked like a team that had worked all week on the opposition and were fresh, and the other team looked tired – that was our team.” “We were tired and lost our shape a little bit at times and were off the cuff.”

“We were just tired in the mind and in the body. A game like that, you can’t be. It took its toll on us this week.” “With that in mind, we still should have played better. The linesman has made a crucial decision at 1-0, which could take the game somewhere else.”

“Unfortunately for us, he has called it offside when it’s not. They have then, from two breakaway, smashed it in the top corner.” “It’s a very ugly day for us and from the staff and from my players, I apologize to our fans.”

This is a humbling loss for Newcastle United, and it’s going to be a very tough week coming up – and Sunderland took 4 points off us this season, just as Reading did – who are now rock bottom of the league.

It’s the worst loss to Sunderland since we lost 4-1 to them on February 24th of 1979 at St. James’ Park.

The good news is that Stoke lost 2-0 at home to to Manchester United this afternoon, and Stoke are still 2 points behind us in the league table.

But we are back in a relegation dog fight after this result, and we are at West Brom on Saturday – and it would be good to get a positive reaction from Pardew and the players in that game.

They have to make up for this catastrophe somehow this season – in the final five games.

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262 comments so far

  • nufc786

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #1

    IT doesnt matter if we were tired or not……. this was our derby ffs… where was the passion and fight????

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  • do the hatem shake

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #2

    fair play pardew for apologising to the fans and have a secret go at jonas for being out of position all the time

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  • Pardew's Pointless Beard

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #3

    I was so incredibly disappointed today. We showed very little fight.
    u do believe it could have been a very different game if cisses goal was rightly judged onside

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  • Partizan

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Dear Mr Pardew,i believe its better you don’t comment anything today but since you’re mentioning the linesmen mistake don’t forget that you were lucky to be just 1-0 down at that time plus regarding penalty calls.

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  • toonking

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #5

    as much as carroll is not the best of forward their is one thing i see him having that most forwards don’t have and that is localness because he will be much more determined to avoid getting a defeat than a foreign player. foreign players don’t know how the fans feel like the british lad do. beside giggs and scoles are nowhere near the quality they used to be but they still are in the manure team because of the attitude they have the same thing with terry and lampard at chelsea and gerrard at liverpool. that is why i would love to see carroll come back.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Manx

    I wasn’t being derogatory to disabled people just being derogatory to you.

    What I pointed out was that someone with disabilities of the mind may not be able to convey certain points as easy as someone who is not affected. That isn’t being rude or abusive to suffers its pointing out a fact.

    Much like if I was to say you hit like a girl. That isn’t being offensive to women, it’s being offensive to you as it is widely considered that women, for the most part, do not hit as hard as men. Are women offended by that? I doubt it. Only you would you ignorant prick.

    It’s as people say if a white person is offended by a remark they claim to be racist but not relating to their race and not presented in a racist way then when who is the racist? The abuser or the abused?

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  • daztoon

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Load of tosh another Pardew excuse get him out.Anyone would think we had travelled midweek than been at home.

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  • newcastle10

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #8
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Sorry for the repost!
    oh and fair play for apologising i expect the same from the players
    What a deflating and gutting result, was feeling so positive not only about this game but about the rest of the season feel gutted

    The easy thing today is flat out blame pardew, and he shoulder some blame he’s the manager
    But the players were gutless today, honestly think we needed playa years like simmo or perch today players who know what this fixture means to the club the city and the fans, there was no effort no commitment no fight we just rolled over and let the fcuk us awful game

    Krul
    Made a good stop, but that doesn’t make up for his continued p1ss poor distribution the ball comes to him and he aimlessly punts it wildly up the pitch even with Taylor and mbiwa offering the short ball, also think he should of got a hand on sessegnon’s goal

    Debuchy
    Probably the only player who looked to make something happen today, unfortunately rose had the beating of him on cabs wild long range punts, unfortunately the lads seemed happy for him to attack but no one could be bothered to cover when he did

    Taylor
    Gave a master class in why he will never be a top CB today, and why he’s been overlooked nationally for 10 years
    Absolute sh1te, hot headed idiot today, got lucky the ref blew when he fell over, got lucky not to give away a stone wall pen, got nowhere near sessegnon for the first goal just skipped like a chubby ballerina across the edge of the box and didn’t put him under any pressure at all

    Yanga
    Just looked lost today can’t really remember him doing anything tbh

    Guti
    Had a mare today, terrible pass for the first goal, although tbf we had plenty back and should of dealt with it, kept getting caught on the ball and looked panicked today

    Tiote
    Fcuk man utd coming in for him he’d be lucky if Macclesfield were interested, absolutely pathetic, can’t pass can’t tackle can’t run can’t shoot, how did he get the armband ffs? Watched Johnson for the second goal no attempt to close him down and the third he let sessegnon skip past him in midfield got back and let Vaughan walk past him and pull the trigger with out pressuring him at all, would gladly see the back off him

    Cabs
    Useless today, rash in the challenges passing was all over the shop worst game in a toon shirt tbh

    Gouffran
    Lucky to stay on the pitch all I got to say about him today he done nout else

    Sissoko
    Frustrating, ran round like a headless chicken, never got his head up never passed it just ran until he hit a wall of defenders
    He was like forest gump with a football

    Marv
    Done okay some good set piece deliveries but didn’t get involved enough, have to question his fitness really

    Cisse
    Fed up of seeing him stroll round, grinning like the Cheshire Cat but apparently he can’t look up the line to stay on side?
    He needs to sort his sh1t out and quickly

    Elliot
    Can’t fault him couldn’t do anything for the 2 goals solid performanc

    Shola
    Couldn’t get into the game, whenever he got the ball no one gave him an option

    Benny
    Not much he could of done the lads seemed happy to just watch him

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  • BandB

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Manx,

    Can you explain what “the much bigger picture” is?
    As you see it.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #11

    A better man wouldn’t make excuses then apologise.

    A real man makes no excuses but still apologises.

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  • toonking

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #12

    pardew have you ever watch a championship team because they play two games most weeks yet they can still manage you rested marvo HBA debuchy gouffran and tiote could not play on thursday you are talking rubbish.

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  • DxSkyline

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Im sorry tired!!! your supose to be f**k’in professionals!!! im tired dont cut it and im sorry dont aplogize for this result apologize for the season in which u have a team full of young internationals and get us into a relegation battle

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  • daztoon

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Marv looks fit just played out wide were he doesn`t get on the ball enough

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #15

    so ppB is back 🙂

    …and Ibiza decided to stay?

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  • kevymartins

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #16

    @Do the hatem shake

    Are you retarded? have a go at jonas for being out off position when he bloody played him out off position.

    Pards is bloody getting like harry redknapp with his arrogance everytime we get beat he always has an excuse…On skysports before the match when he was talking it sure as hell didn’t sound like the team was so called tired …He is really getting to me and has to go right away..I would even bring back shearer over this sh*T.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Pardew had already brought out his excuses before the game, “if it wasn’t through europa we’d be higher” and “my players are tired” and “we haven’t had time to prepare.” Compare this to Di Canio’s “this is war” and it’s no surprise we lost.

    His Europa EXCUSE is bull

    In games following midweek Europa tie our record is as follows
    played 13 (won5; drew1; lost 7) = 16 pts

    In games with a full weeks preparation it is
    played 22 (won 5; drew 5; lost 12) = 20 pts

    I believe that record would be even worse if we hadn’t got that temporary morale boost in february due to signing 5 players

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Where would we be if Carr wasn’t buying all these great players?

    We’d have a lot more Pard signings like Obertan

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #19

    Jesper…Not staying long….I promise 🙂

    Just answering BandBs question to me and waiting to here her thoughts on it.

    What an awful day! Apart from PPB showing up 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Ibiza…I am not staying either (not sure my health can take it) lol

    …bloody awful day 🙁

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  • Slatymag

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #21

    As much as that was a gutless display lacking any real drive and desire, I don’t think calling for Pardew’s head right now is going to do any good. Sunderland have picked up Di Canio whilst their results were slipping and MoN was still in charge – unless Ashley has been quietly asking about for a replacement I reckon now is not the time to cause managerial unrest. End of the season is a different matter though! Stick with Pardew and hope he can get us over the 40 point mark. After that, and not meaning to be mean, but it is time for a change as with the players we have at our disposal something is lacking somewhere.

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  • Fridge

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #22

    Thank you the next mike williamson. Great post!

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  • blew

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #23

    After the January transfer buys we are supposedly a very strong squad and preparing for next seasons big push. Then I look at the league tables, they dont lie, are we really that strong!
    Pardew making his usual excuses – disallowed goal – he didnt mention their 2 legitimate penalty claims. Im sick of him

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  • Mancgeordie

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #24

    not commented for a while but today was a poor display we don’t keep possession of the ball for me while I apprieciate what pardew has done his style of play just doesn’t suit us any longer it’s like the team has out grown him similar to Southampton and adkins for me to progress further we need a new manager that can take it on

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #25

    manx

    Yes and no. Will he do better with his team? or course he will, any manager would.

    My argument is mainly that he is to afraid to fail so he will never succeed to the level he should do. He is too cautious in the approach of the team, we are so concerned with stopping the opposition we never seem to think of him to start ourselves.

    Those games, away to man u and arsenal, no pressure, not on the players but no pressure on him is the key. We expect to lose so does he, therefore he lets our boys attack, and even a weak team for us did well in those games.

    Not if he let his strong team attack we would do better.

    We look good when we go a goal down because he spur them on to attack, Our movement, passing, commitment, all gets better which is something he needs to find a way of doing to start with.

    Another example, expected to lose to benfica away, so we attacked, as soon as we went ahead we went into our shellsa bit, benfica stepped it up but we let them by easing off, we went behind then upped it again.

    We need to get the balance right between attack and defense and currently we are way to far in favour of defence which isn’t good enough.

    Pardew has shown, especially last season near the end, we can attack and still be slid/organised (stoke home and west brom away being perfect examples).

    He needs to get that from the team more….he can and has got it from his best team, but he has also got it from his weakest team (man utd way this year) he just needs to make sure he can get it on a more regular basis.

    If he has a crack next year i wont be too annoyed, just think, like simmo/willo, we can upgrade to better and if we do i wont be annoyed but will thank him for the work he has done.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m sure soldiers in Afghanistan are tired when they get up at 5 am to go out in patrol in Helmand for the 100th time after 3 months of active duty.

    How often do we hear their excuses??

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  • breno95

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Very infrequent poster but i have for a long time stated Pardew is not a good enough manager.
    Persistently plays square pegs when he has available the right options.
    Good players turned to poor players is not good management skills.
    He also lacks tactical skill but more importantly the balls to win. He hides behind factors that all squads encounter. Just wait for his post match excuses after this shambles.
    Sissoko is NOT a CAM. He is a CDM capable of doing box to box.
    Anita is miles better than tiote.
    Cisse needs to learn the offside rule.
    HBA should have started today.
    Shola is way past PL elvel of football but yet AP believed and bought into the stupid hype of the mackem slayer bull. As fior the subs. What affect will hooking Gouffran have on him as a new player to NUFC. Not exactly good morale boosting management skills shown today.
    Now its all about opinions and there are AP believers posting but seriously though AP is simply crap. Considering why he was brought into the club, the football has NOT improved and anyone who thinks otherwise obviously does not know football. Last season was a fluke. Nothing more nothing less. It certainly was not down to the fact that NUFC has a brilliant manager.
    Overall the current squad is the best assembled in a good long while and is good enough but the management of it is woeful. Injuries or not.
    Relegation still hangs over the club like a sickness and MA must act and terminate AP’s job at end of season and install Blanc.
    Another point is can anyone on here who is pro Pardew tell me why he should remain in charge? List the skills he has to take an excellent squad to the next level and perform to the maximum. List the Pro’s for Pardew to stay. There won’t be many.
    As for Ibiza – please come off your fence for once. You are not working in the Foreign Office where diplomacy is key.
    Blanc is the available option for me to deliver results and here’s hoping MA realises AP is not the man for the job and the “we were tired” quote just about sums him up. Wants to get a job in the real world and then he will/might understand the meaning of tired.

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  • kevymartins

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #28

    And if pardrew ain’t going then I suggest mr.Ashley threatens him maby tells him if he loses 1 or 2 more he is gone I bet that would change his tactics prospective.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #29

    Breno…It’s not about me being a fence sitter, I say what I feel. Apologies if it’s not extreme enough for you.

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  • Grumpy

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #30

    I said don’t give me the “We were tired” crap and that’s what we get. Our home derby game and we were tired. I’ll tell who’s tired, NUFC fans are tired of reading that crap.

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #31

    this is a shocking i was defending pardew in the previous posts posts but this is dire. if we were tired then we should beat west brom next week no? because we have no midweek match. also we seemed fine agaist fulham and we played benfica a few days before.

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  • Patoon

    Apr 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Bring in Gus Poyet, sum1 who wil use the attacking players we hav 2 create chances and goals

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 14, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #33

    *this is a shocking excuse (above)

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  • BandB

    Apr 14, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #34

    It’s not square pegs in round holes. It’s big pegs in small holes.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 14, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #35

    People that watch the game on telly.

    was Cisse’s goal offside
    Sure didn’t look it from the Gallowgate..

    well he can’t have the excuse for being tired for the next 5 games as we have no midweek games.

    I have kept banging on all season pass and move. most other teams seem to do it. WE pass then stand still.

    We need players to get forward to help Cisse as the mackems did today. Every attack they broke with speed and purpose and with at least three or four players. WE plod forward – pass the ball sideways goes backward then lumped up to Cisse who nine times out of ten is isolated up front.

    AWFUL TO WATCH

    Sorry Sholas past his sell-by-date. living on reputation of scoring against the mackems

    and why did we not start with Hiadara

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  • manxpie

    Apr 14, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #36

    wat ever beattie you know wat you were implying and you were mocking people with a disability!
    simple as that read through it again lad and then apologize for saying it
    instead of trying 2 cover yourself simples really!?

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  • mackas7

    Apr 14, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #37

    1st goal was quite obviously crucial today, even before kick off, and honesty the closing down was poor, does anyone think had we not have played a mid week game (where frankly we probably did give it our all if not a lot) that there would have been a different result today, myself like a lot of people were pleased with the line up, and to be quite honest I do not think we were beat by tactics, we were beat by a team who brought more passion and willing, who were a lot fresher, who knew what was expected, a very very disappointing result, heartbreaking to be honest, but I still think Sunderland may still go down, Nd we are 100% safe I will put my neck on the line and say we get results from the rest of our home games, with good performances and a least one convincing result, gutted but an optimist.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 14, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #38

    beattie

    tiredness can be an issue. our boys aren’t shattered but being 80% at that level is a huge difference to being 100%.

    However di cannio said his side were unfit so surely we could have coped.

    I think if players are that tired just ease of training for the week. do the tactical stuff but not the fitness things, there must be ways around it as the top sides manage to play 2 big games in a week.

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  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 14, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Apologising for what exactly? all he apologised for his player being tired and blamed the players. I sorry but excuse my arrogance Pardumb, you direct the players, you arrange the tactics, you set up the set pieces, you tell them where to play, you would of managed to lose even if you managed barcelona against Mackems, thats how negative you are. You should apologise to your players, especially to the fans and finally admit you got it completly wrong from scratch and the tactics didnt work, but all you do is blame the players being tired. This is was a very important derby which was at home to us. This chance comes once a year Home and once a year Away.

    This picture of Mike Ashley explains it all (@newcastle10 thanks)

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH0Mqc2CYAAje42.jpg

    He looks shocked, angry, pi*sed off, he is darn right have a meeting with Pardew and I hope he gets sacked. Mike Ashley is very clever, he will have a top notch manager take over us as he sees the future of us increasing as an oganisation in europe as well but even the game against Benfica he was soo negative “We will let them attack and be tired so last 20 minutes we will counter attack” I rather play nice attacking football then see us play like that ever again. Why did Tim Krul get injured? Well the consequence of the scenario being it wouldn’t of happened in first place if Shola was subbed on at half time as we wouldn’t of hoofed it and lost it as much. Thanks Pardumb, you are destroying our club.

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 14, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #40

    gus poyet would be a great aqusation as manager. good shout. he would have the same effect as Paulo di canio.

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