Pardew Apologizes – But He’s Now Damaged Goods


After one of Newcastle’s worst performances ever, we expected the apologies to start flowing in – as if that will help our dire situation – and as you might have expected the first apology comes from the manager Alan Pardew.

alan pardew dejected

Alan Pardew – hangs his head in shame

And we hope that by now Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias have let him know that performance was almost a sin against Newcastle fans – and it has shamed the club for the second time in two weeks.

I must say I am finding the defeat yesterday very very hard to take on a personal level.

Anyway, this is what Alan Pardew said today:

“Firstly, for the squad and the staff, we apologize for that performance, We know in the next three games we’ve got to get at least one win, if not more, and that needs to start at West Ham. I’m afraid today was a real low point in my career here because that performance, as the score line suggested, just was not good enough.”

“I thought in hindsight the team selection didn’t work for us. The performances looked affected by the goals; to be 2-0 down so early looked like it affected a few bodies.”

“All my teams are organised and are on the front foot, looking to win the game, but that wasn’t the case today. We looked disorganized and it’s not anyone’s individual problem – it’s a collective problem we’ve got to put right.”

“We’ve got three or four people in that dressing room who have been in this position and got relegated and we’re going to have to draw on that experience to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

“Now we really need to roll our sleeves up and show the fans that we’ve got the fight in us to get out of this because we’re now right in it.”

Alan Pardew probably cannot recover from the last two home games, in which we have leaked 9 goals to ensure our goal difference is no better now than that of Wigan Athletic – that small club in Lancashire.

I suppose if he were to win the last three games that would be good, but there’s no way Newcastle are going to do that – and in fact our best (and only?) chance of a win is at QPR – and we’ll probably find that difficult if we play like we did yesterday.

But based on the last two home games things do not look good, and it will only take Wigan to start winning games, which they have a habit of doing every year about this time – to make the disaster complete – and we are relegated.

We would find that almost unbearable to take.

Comments welcome.

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 us on Google+:


You can also reach Ed at admin@nufcblog.com

=============================================



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

41 comments so far

  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #1

    “All my teams are organised and are on the front foot, looking to win the game”

    WHAT?

    WHAT?

    My brain is about to explode.

    0
  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #2

    TDS

    hes a f**king tool he still doesnt blame himself

    0
  • John Tudor

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #3

    rumour is he spoke to ashley ,ashley left,and left a loaded revolver on table

    0
  • yo-yo

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Dead man walking and he knows it

    0
  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #5

    “All my teams are organised and are on the front foot, looking to win the game”

    Beat me to it TDS lol

    This is why he has to go, he’s delusional.
    His teams are defensive and badly organised.
    We have no style. He’s coached the talent out of the whole squad.

    0
  • kevymartins

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #6

    Don’t sweat it 3 more games and he is on is way.

    0
  • alanrichie

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #7

    All my teams are organised and are on the front foot, looking to win the game, but that wasn’t the case today”

    You go on and on about how NUFC fans are intelligent football fans and you say this.

    Asking to be sacked for me.

    0
  • BigKirky

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #8

    TDS – 1, mine too from that comment. His lies and/or delusions of grandeur are quite remarkable. Exceptional in fact. A complete disgrace.

    0
  • davybtoon

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Got some info don’t know if its true or not but apparently pardew been told he’s sacked come summer n rafa already lined up

    0
  • BigKirky

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #10

    In that comment, he’s basically told us that nothing will change if he thinks his teams are usually on the front foot. Simply astounding.

    0
  • davybtoon

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #11

    And now having this info n looking back yesterday’s game I think it is true he looks like he knows players look like they know bcoz he’s lost the dressing Room

    0
  • John Tudor

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #12

    vote pardew stay or go

    0
  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #13

    GO before he is killed

    0
  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #14

    He will be here until the end of the season. He will not be replaced. I’m glad our next two games are away from home as the negativity in the stands may shatter what little confidence the players have left and affect their performance. Not that it could get much worse.

    0
  • Spuggy

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #15

    We are facing relegation so lets rely on players who once before got us relegated.

    Huh?

    0
  • check the toastie

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #16

    Davy – if that is true there is no point in him being at the club now, he needs to do the decent thing and resign, leave it to Carver and Stone, we need a change NOW, Benitez wont manage a championship team..

    Repost- Surprisingly yesterday there was no real surge of animosity towards Pardew, people were still sort of saying that the players werent good enough. Incredible really, and how Perchy was dumped instead of Tiote who has lost the plot is beyond me.

    It was almost surreal, could have been seven and supporters around me seemed to be just accepting it, really weird, and it seemed that the apathy just spread to everyone, its almost like everyone just accepted our fate.

    A really bad sign, we are going down boys and this time we maybe away for a while. Wigan will beat Swansea and Villa, Villa will beat Sunderland and Norwich, we are doomed,

    Good People have stood by and done nothing…………and amazingly stilll are

    Stone and Carver alleged Geordie fanatics must know Pardew is clueless, they have both worked with great managers and must know the man is a charlatan and self trimmer.

    0
  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #17

    “it’s not anyone’s individual problem”
    Well he obviously thinks everyone’s blaming him so he’s said that.
    Sorry Pardew, I didn’t realise it’s not your fault we’rein this mess.

    0
  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #18

    wish the players would just get together before KO and put themselves in the positions they should be in and ignore his tactics and go for it but if we win pardumb would cover himself in glory

    0
  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #19

    davybtoon

    mate please don’t get our hopes up 😉

    0
  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #20

    We defiantly need a foreign manger if that’s Benitez then I’m all
    for that but there’s obviously better managers out there.
    Foreign managers give that something different to a team and I’m fed up of arragant English managers.

    0
  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #21

    lol @check good people have stood by are you saying pards is evil now lmao

    0
  • check the toastie

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Pardew has done nothing but tried to cover his back, his comments in the programme notes yesterday were infuriating, think he used every possible excuse in the book. It was just a totally shocking article and any fan with an ounce of intelligence would have been super annoyed with it.

    Oh My God, He’s actually going to take the best squad of players we have had since Keegan Down, its so sad its untrue, i am beside myself with disbelief about how this has been allowed to happen, should have been binned months ago, Shit shit shit shit 🙁

    0
  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #23

    what can pardew blame
    what can pardew blame
    what can pardew what can pardew
    what can pardew blame

    0
  • veto

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Ed.

    While i appreciate you must grab viewers attention .
    The constant barrage of articles about the man and the sensationalist headlines are something you would expect from a blog from some of our unwashed friends from across the water .
    yes this season has been dire , yes the blokes tactics have looked off at times and yes we have been battered twice on the trot at home by some of our bitter rivals .
    however …
    people need a chance to pull things back round , thats how the world works , nobody would get anywhere if they were kicked and punched when they find themselves first put down .
    we were meant tobe about stability and building something these days , not the revolving door .
    moyes has had a few terrible seasons , but he was allowed to build year on year and given the chance to turn things around .
    we need to stick with padrew for another season at least , hopefully in the premiership , where we can have a proper summer in the transfer window .
    he was badly let down by the board who didnt invest on the back of all the momentum we had .

    0
  • yo-yo

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Check

    IMO Carver and Stone are part of the problem not the solution – not even temporarily.

    0
  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #26

    if Rafa does come will he bring in his own coaches??????

    0
  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #27

    Pardew has sort of apologised not from him but from the players??? so he might as well of said “the playing staff apologise to the fans I will get them playing like I have done for the last years organised and in the front foot.” god I hate Pardew!

    0
  • LGFUAD21

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Davy

    Would love that to be true but I still think they’ll give Pardew a chance next season before firing him.

    The board have backed him at every turn. They gave him 18m to spend in Jan. we invested well. No excuses.

    Strange thing is that hughton got sacked for less so they could build a team with a more experienced manager and we got pardew.

    Would welcome Benitez as he is a master tactician but I think he will try and use us as a step up.

    Would like a young hungry manager like Poyet.

    Benitez has done a great job in structuring the. Loose cannon that is the Chelsea squad.

    I like Pardew as a guy but he just hasn’t got what it takes. Never seems to correct long term problems with style of play.

    Benitez is the sort of strong willed guy we need. He will point out what the team are. Doing wrong.

    0
  • Spuggy

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Pardew has clearly messed up to out it lightly over the last few weeks but the vitriol on here beggars belief at times.

    1) Is it pardews fault – yes and he appears to have lost his bottle now.

    2) But it is also the fault of a board who when finishing 5th and the prospect of Europa did NOTHING to strengthen the team. WE lost Demba and no replacement striker was brought in – pardew has had to rely on sissoko for physical absence of Ba.

    3) and finally, injuries – lots of them to all our best players.

    4) People also say a lot about Carr – hero worship him, and extol our business model as the one to follow. Will anyone follow it now? Have we bought too many frenchmen? Look at the france squad – dripping with talent but they lack heart and steel when it matters.

    That is a truly objective view.

    0
  • check the toastie

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #30

    wolfhead – true definition of Evil is Profound immorality, wickedness, and depravity, esp. when regarded as a supernatural force.

    Probably doesnt quite qualify but he has defo caused me the utmost of misery over the last 18 month, the performances and footballing philosophy is truly mind blowing, almost wickedly supernatural. Yesterday im sure there was some dark forces at work in the ground.

    0
  • jimmysmith

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Those 8 year contracts are now looking just another in a long line of Ashley clangers.

    Even if it is performance based, he was handing them out like wine gums.

    He just isn’t a football man, is he? He’s a retailer on a steep and punishing learning curve.

    Rafa would be great. He is a proper manager. Still, seems a fanciful prospect under Ash. Surely wouldn’t come cheap, all told with comings and goings.

    0
  • moonraker

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #32

    I can’t remember 2 worse consecutive home results in 55 years supporting Newcastle United. For that, Pardew has to go at the end of the season; in fact I don’t think it would make any difference if he went now because I can’t see us getting more than 1 point (at QPR) from the remaining games.

    We have some very good players now and we need a Marquee manager to take us forward if we stay up; which I think is now out of our hands.

    Rafa Benitez would be ideal in my mind and it would be great if he could plot a defeat of the mocking scousers next season.

    Mike Ashley wake up to reality; you need a top man to run a top team! Sign him up now!!

    0
  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 28, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #33

    davybtoon

    Lots of rumours, but the club don’t work like that.
    They’ll release a one liner thanking him for his service.
    Until then treat all rumours as bs, because they will be.

    0
  • moonraker

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #34

    jimmysmith;

    Don’t read too much into that 8 year contract tosh. KK had a 10 year contract and what happened to him?

    You can bet on 2 things 1, Pardew’s contract is performance based and, 2 it will have a buy out clause probably 1 year salary (which wont be a lot on this season’s performance !

    0
  • moonraker

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #35

    You don’t need to be a football man to own a football club but you do need a top manager! FACT !

    0
  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #36

    “All my teams are organised and are on the front foot, looking to win the game, but that wasn’t the case today. We looked disorganized and it’s not anyone’s individual problem – it’s a collective problem we’ve got to put right.”
    He’s a joke seriously
    Jonas I watched him all day and almost everytime he got the ball he gave it away
    He keeps picking him
    Excuses of not saving experience
    He’s the one who has no knowledge of how to set up a team at home-utterly athletic and toothless

    0
  • scout

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #37

    How do you get done 6 nil at home if your organised? If it was all out attack and get caught on the break 6 times, maybe but I can’t remember a decent pass, shot or tackle. Against a fairly average Liverpool team they made Sturridge look like Pele. It was pathetic, everyone should have got up and walked out. Imagine playing infront of 52000 people it’s a liberty to shirk off like they did. That comment above about pardew coaching the talent out of the players is bang on.

    0
  • scout

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #38

    As for Rafa coming in, not a chance. I’d wager that with anyone.

    0
  • LeToonARMY

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #39

    I say we need Blanc at our club. i think he is the best man for the job and is use to the french stylw of play and can convert them into english players by analyzing the style of play ion the Prem. If Parsnip goes and raffa says no then Blanc also can you imagine di matteo and zola as our midfield and striker coaches. We need experience Blanc is a good manager and i think the french players would respect him more especially our defenders

    0
  • BDin9

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #40

    Check it wasn’t apathy,just total shock that was happening before our eyes. Fans singing it’s just like watching Brazil at 6 nil cheered me up a little. Not much though

    0

You must log in to post a comment.