Alan Pardew has said he will set something up at the end of the season so he can talk to Newcastle fans about what has been a very disappointing Newcastle season.
Cabaye in happier times – yanked off on Saturday
And that doesn’t surprise us, because Alan is nothing if not a brave guy, and we knew that as soon he gave his first press conference after replacing the very well liked Chris Hughton in December of 2010, when not many wanted Alan at the club.
Well a lot of fans are thinking the same thing now, so it will be good that Alan meets with the fans – sans all the emotion – and discuss what’s happened this season, and what will be done in the future to improve things.
At the moment the manager is worried about the frustration of some of his players, and he had to yank Yohan Cabaye off in the second half before the Frenchman got himself sent off.
This is what Alan had to say in the Evening Chronicle today:
“I know where we are. I have no problem at the end of the season talking about this season overall.” “I think we can set something up.”
“I think emotions are running high and probably will be until the next home game.” “We are just looking to get rid of frustration. I said that to the players.”
“Yohan got upset and I had to take him off because he was booked already. We can’t afford to lose players.” “The frustration we’ve got is that we know that our results should have been stronger. ““
Every time we’ve entered games we have lost players.” “Cheick Tiote was one we lost. It’s been tough for us when you look round and think, ‘Where are they?’”
“Sometimes we’ve had three or four missing every game.”
We’d rather see Yohan frustrated as we was on Saturday, than allow Sunderland to win 3-0 with no reaction at all.
And Moussa Sissoko also got really annoyed in the second half on Saturday, when Steven Taylor and James Perch had to hold him in place, just so the referee could talk to him about a previous foul.
And Moussa again had a poor game on Saturday, and we’re hoping he’ll show some good form soon – maybe against Liverpool on Saturday?
That will be when the lads have another chance to make up for the Sunderland disaster – and they should take it.
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