Pardew – We Need 40 Points As Quickly As Possible


Alan Pardew talked to the press for the first time this week since the Sunderland debacle and he says the players have been different in training because they know they have a responsibility to Newcastle.

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Alan Pardew last Sunday – not happy

Alan started off by saying he though the reaction to the defeat was a bit heavy-handed and that it was important to put things in perspective and he said the Sunderland defeat was because Newcastle went for it in the quarter finals of the Europa League the previous Thursday night.

This is some of what Alan Pardew said this afternoon:

“We now have five games to be fresh.” “The players have been so different in training as they know they carry responsibility for this club to get results.” “Our target is to get 40 points as quickly as possible and if you get a win you can look at the top 10 as it is that tight, but right now we need to secure some points.”

“We have conducted ourselves in such a great manner all year in Europe and everything, and there was such a great feeling around.” “But there was a feeling after the game and perhaps the kick-off time and alcohol involved, and we had those ugly incidents which we don’t want to see.”

“It’s a shame for our genuine fans that they have to carry the burden of that scare from that game.” “It was a great day for Sunderland and for us a tough day. But I would rather play and give it a good go in the quarter-final of the Europa League and they can only dream of that.”

“For us it is done, it is history and we have to always carry it.” “We have to carry it like they have to with all the defeats we have inflicted on them.”

Newcastle have to recover very quickly from last Sunday’s defeat and a good time to start is at the Hawthorns tomorrow afternoon.

And since we have won only one game away all season – at Aston Villa in early February – what does that tell us?

It says that we are due an away win – and tomorrow is as good a time as any to get it.

Howay The Lads!!

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53 comments so far

  • archaeomag

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Good Math Ed.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Lets see what the lads do tomorrow then.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #3

    archaeomag…And where have you been hiding lately?

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  • archaeomag

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Ibiza;
    Well, there has been nothing happening on the hair front, [ & can’t be bothered to defend AP].

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  • archaeomag

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #5

    I wonder if we will see Biggy?

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  • LeToonARMY

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #6

    just seen the lads walking around in brum

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #7

    archaeomag…Hair news has been a little disappointing, although we did have Pardews beard…scintillating stuff.

    Can’t be bothered or can’t? Lost a fair few recently.

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  • toonluvva

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #8

    We need to take the game to West Brom tomorrow.
    I think that by being so negative in his approach it has made the players nervous of making a mistake and concedeing a goal.
    I’d like to see both Cisse and Gouffy up front with with Sissosoko, Marveux and HBA (when he gets on) getting up in support.
    A defeat is something that we just cannot contemplate, a draw may be good provided other reults go our way, but a win would considerably ease our worries.
    Surely Pardew knows that if we go down we will lose quality players. Just surviving will probably lead to a couple of players wanting to move. It will also not encourage the type of player we need at Newcastle to even think about joining.

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  • archaeomag

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Someone stole their bus?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #10

    arch…Can’t imagine he’d be starting tomorrow, but who knows?!?

    LeToon…Did you go tell them they best be up for it?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #11

    toonluvva…Marv is out for tomorrow. Not heard anything on Benny, I hope he’s fit enough to start. There is a line between being cautious and whatever they’ve been doing of late, hopefully they’ve managed to rectify that as the way we push up the field is pathetic really.

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  • tooninspain

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #12

    I think Pardew’s lost the plot. What a load of drivel he’s talking. The sooner this season’s finished, the better. Then Ashley can do the right thing, and rid us of this chump.

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  • archaeomag

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Ibiza – To be honest not sure what I would have differently, he’s mostly playing the best team he can.
    Watched it all – and there is not a lot you can say; still in mourning.

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  • archaeomag

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #14

    . . . and I started a new business !

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Thing is West Brom are great going forward but there defense is pretty woeful and with Mulumbu suspended they wont have the bustle in the middle of the field to bully the likes of Cabaye and Anita

    We need to attack them from the off and battle for every 50/50 the fact that they are mid table their players might not be up for a battle

    We dont want to be sitting inviting the likes of Lukaku , Long and Morrison to run at you cause thats how we will concede if they dont have the ball they cant hurt us

    Maybe old Steve Clarke will feel a bit of sentiment for his old club and throw the game lol

    Its imperative that we get Gouffran up front he is totally wasted out wide although it might be a bit better with Haidara on the left

    I would take a draw but we really need the victory

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #16

    arch…It’s been a tough one to deal with. For me, now is not the time to get in to it anyway, summer will be interesting.

    tooninspain…What is drivel in that interview? I agree about this season ending as quickly as possible though, whatever decisions are made in the summer, I have had enough of this season.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #17

    What a load of garbage he is talking there. I’d like to think we shouldn’t have to sacrifice a derby for a europa league game.

    And also i’d rather the players at least have some attacking intent when playing home to sunderland…its a disgrace we sat there and just accepted defeat. Other than a spell of 5 mins after the first goal and 5/10 mins at the start of the second half we did nothing.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #18

    arch..New business? Do tell.

    Santon…That would be nice of him 🙂 Just want to see us play our game tomorrow and give them a fight. Points are important, but so is some belief again.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #19

    Ibiza

    To say that the criticism has been harsh and then to simply insult the team that outplayed his own is what I consider to be drivel.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #20

    TS…Despite the fact we lost against Sunderland and that is a huge problem across the board, what is it he has said in this interview that is winding people up? I am missing it I feel.

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  • mick1078

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #21

    Really Pardue, thought you said after the Stoke city match we could forget about relegation !

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  • archaeomag

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #22

    @Ibiza
    I don’t beleive the pain is over yet.
    So pleased we are not in the Eurodisney Cup next season.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Ibiza

    Also see the Sage and his comment for more Pardew drivel.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #24

    ibiza

    But I would rather play and give it a good go in the quarter-final of the Europa League and they can only dream of that.”

    thats the bit i don’t like….don’t care what sunderland dream of, fact is he is paid to manage us through these games….if you can’t have them fired up for the derby how poor a motivator are you.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Beattie…Thank you for responding.

    Criticism is justified, some of it, as I have said previously, wasn’t. I don’t think it’s just come off the back of that loss though, but lets not pretend the criticisms haven’t been hot and heavy this week.

    As for putting Sunderland down, give over. He doesn’t put down their performance, just puts in to perspective that it was one game against our rivals, we are still the bigger and better club, which we are, aren’t we?

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  • archaeomag

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #26

    @Ibiza
    I sell ceramics on Ebay – very busy on Sat & Sunday; already stressed without having last seconds goals.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #27

    They can dream of playing in the Europa league but they might be the only north east team in the premier league next season. I know what I would rather have done. I’d rather have been stuffed by Benfica and beaten Sunderland to have 3 points on the board then anything.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #28

    ibiza

    maybe it’s just because he is annoying me with his onfield decisions so this sort of thing is annoying me than it normally would….just getting fed up of him.

    going to put my neck on the line to all the people who still back pardew and say he is out of his depth.

    For me he needs to ask for better coaching staff and be willing to work on and change his game as a minimum.

    If not he should be out on his backside, and quite frankly deservedly so after this year. Not all his fault but made our problems worse than they had to be.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Ibiza

    On the blog it has but in real life there hasn’t been overly terrible criticism. Many pundits, journos and club dignitaries have had their say but nothing I read has been wide of the mark or too much.

    On here it may have been but I doubt he reads the blog.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #30

    arch…There will be more pain, no doubt. Still think we’ll survive it.

    Eurodisney cup 🙂

    Transfer…This is just my opinion and not meaning to cause offense, but I think that’s an overreaction.

    It was off the back of a comment about being tired from EL as we had “give it a go”. I think he accepts they were better prepared or more up for it.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #31

    people like to blame ashley for not spending last summer….fine, thats a just criticism, he dropped the ball. In january he showed he had learned and he bought 5 players (hopefully he does again in summer).

    Pardew was poor and negative with his weak squad, not good enough but it didn’t work. He gets a plethora of talent in january and what does he do? stay negative even with the new boys…just infuriating. He can’t see the problem in front of him.

    Sunderland sacked o’neil as he was negative…the difference between us and them is one thing. individual talent saves pardew’s blushes, sunderland didn’t have that to the level we do.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 19, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #32

    Ibiza

    Ill answer the bigger club question in 5 games.

    At the end of the day for a man who doesn’t like to sit idly by when people are getting insulted you seem to want to defend Pardews pettiness.

    He could of conducted himself much better and not turned to such petulance. None of us, through our anger and sadness would have said ‘well I’d rather be in a quarter final of the Europa league than beat Sunderland and get 3 points’

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 19, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #33

    ibiza

    Yeh i know what you mean, and it was an innocent statement by him possibly. I just think that the guy needs to take some blame or blame the players…..if you give players an excuse (or people in any job) then there is always a few who with either consciously or subconsciously take advantage and not put in shift.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 19, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #34

    beattie

    Pardew fails to mention he lost the quarter final and the derby.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #35

    Transfer

    Didn’t just lose but was completely outplayed in both.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #36

    Beattie…Can’t comment too much, as I don’t read all of what is written out there. But I think it naive to think that they don’t know what’s being said around the place or the general feel. Still, that’s part of the job and they have to deal with it, which they are.

    Transfer…I get that, I do, many people have just had enough and every little thing now seems huge. Not for me to say what other people should think or say, but with some perspective I think it’s much to do about nothing with regards to this press release.

    As we have discussed before, I do agree that the set up needs a shake up. I am leaning towards more the coaches at the minute, but something needs upgrading for sure.

    arch…Hope it goes well. Is the hair aficionado website keeping you busy? 🙂

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 19, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #37

    Ibiza

    A bit premature to say they are dealing with it. But I’m probably being oetty.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 19, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #38

    *petty

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  • croftus5678

    Apr 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #39

    @33

    aye i agree

    as much as i think pards does not deserve a lot of the stick he gets i must say he and the players always seem to come up with excuses instead of saying “hey we were c**p we are sorry and we will make it up !

    think the fans would appreciate that more.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #40

    I hope they read the blog as there could be a job in it for some of us.

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