Some Newcastle Players Gave Up – And That’s Inexcusable


For 15 minutes of the second half yesterday, Newcastle attacked Liverpool and tried to get a goal back and we suppose if we could have scored one it would have been a different game, maybe, but as soon as Liverpool cut open the Newcastle defense and scored their third goal, a number of our players simply gave up.

alan pardew after the game today

Alan Pardew – he looked a beaten man yesterday

And that is simply inexcusable to Newcastle fans – but that’s what happened – and the reason why we leaked another three goals for our worst home defeat since 1925 and we now have the worst goals against record in the league.

And Alan Pardew at the end of the game still doesn’t seem to grasp the gravity of the situation, as he had this to say to reporters when asked whether it was an embarrassing performance, and he seemed to try  to be politically correct:

“I don’t want to say that word, but I’m deeply disappointed in the displays we had out there in terms of Liverpool looking so much better than us, and it shouldn’t be like that.” “I am worried. I can’t come off a defeat like that, and the manner of it, and not be worried.”

“When you are not playing well, and things are going badly and you are 2-0 down at half-time, it’s a lot for the inexperienced players and I think that showed.”

“We start rebuilding on Monday morning to make sure we have a nice, organised team for West Ham. I know that place well and we’ll need to be strong because West Ham will be.”

“I do believe we have enough to stay in the Premier League. I think we have enough in the dressing room to do that.”

I have to say I’m not sure we do have enough to stay up – and we may be dependent on Wigan not catching us.

Alan Pardew in his last two home games has taken a massive hit to his credibility, and we even wonder what Mike Ashley may do in the next day or two.

Ashley will not want to be relegated – that’s for sure – not with all that money to me made next season in the Premier League.

And as my son said last night when we were out to dinner (yeah – we had a great time) – “he won’t allow it” – but if we lose our last three games of the season there’s not much he can do about it – and it will be simply a massive blow to the Newcastle United Football club.

And one we would have a very hard time absorbing – for a second relegation in four years.

It’s a very worrying time for us all, and maybe after we get over this, we’ll launch some kind of effort to let the players know we need them to perform,  and that we are depending on them – and that they can still save us – but not for a few days.

If Pardew cannot inspire the players – maybe the fans will have to – because a relegation will be a complete and utter disaster for this club.

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159 comments so far

  • hotdog

    Apr 28, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Transfer – I went for Tiote as my MOM. He never stopped looking for the ball and showing for his teammates. Thats what you need when most of your team goes hiding as they dont have the stomach for it.

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 28, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #2

    saga

    i have told this story before, but

    a good friend of mine used to be steven taylors next door neighbore ,
    he once said after chatting with him about players, he was disgusted in dyers attitude,
    tayls asked dyre when they ere both on the bench on game, do you not want to get on, dyres reply was, i get the same money out there or on here, its all the same to me

    thats the problem we have as fans, we put our faith in managers and players that dont really care,, there is always another club for both

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Martinez says Wigan will beat the drop meaning WE ARE F****D!

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  • Mag.no

    Apr 28, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #4

    You failed Pardew. Say the words…
    “It is my responsibility therefore my fault”

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Apr 28, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #5

    Manager was poor, Square pegs in round holes. Poor starting line up.

    Made me puke

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Martinez says Wigan will beat the drop meaning we are ******

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 28, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #7

    hotdog

    i like tiote

    i think he is lost as the rest of them, i think he will come good under the right manager,

    but right now, he is kicking shadows,

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Pardews exuse – to many inexperienced players, that’s surely his fault for playing them.

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  • Mag.no

    Apr 28, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #9

    NUFCarter
    As much as i hate Martinez after the Haidara tackle, i would love him as our manager right now. Says it all.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 28, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #10

    ive seen more fight in a chicken going in the oven that what i seen yesterday, im sick of players playing out of position its becoming a joke.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #11

    hotdog

    fair enough…tiote may be reckless and out of form but the guy has great character and never hides.

    Catchy

    I appreciate 99’% of footballers chose a club basing it somewhat on money. (other things too but money does come into it). I think the ones we have don’t see like money grabbers, think they love the game too and want to be in the prem league. The issue is they don’t want the manager and they chose a terrible time to throw in the towel and show that (although they never gave up til the game was 3-0 and finished).

    I hold my hands up now. I was wrong on Pardew. I accepted the football last year, new players mixed with weak players like willo etc. I accepted a scrappy season until everyone integrated and the right players were brought in.

    Even this year I was unhappy with the negative approach but accepted injuries/small squad limited Pardew to some extent, not as much as he will tell you but to some extent. After Jan I said i’d give him til the end of the year, by mid february he had taken the players we had backwards. Instead of their attacking intent boosting the boys he dragged them all down to his level and has shown he is incapable of managing a top side.

    Sure we keep the ball on the ground better but with his rigid set up and lack of players being allowed to go forward there is no link up as nobody moves for the ball, they need to stay in position just in case we lose the ball.

    West brom first half was great, if he played the rest of that game like that, the liverpool game like that and the last in that style for 90 mins i am 100% sure we would have had 2/3 wins and been easily safe.

    He has reverted to the stagnant crap that got us into this mess in the first place. If a manager can’t see that then he clearly is no good.

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  • Toonfan93

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #12

    The thing about pardew is he has created a negative mentality among the squad by using excuses such as injuries, fatigue, referees, etc. All he is doing by saying these things is making the players accept defeat as pardew will just defend the players and himself by blaming others, Classic case of someone who is way out of their depth.

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #13

    i know

    alan

    why dont you play

    bigi right wing

    or why not try jonas in 3 positions at the same time

    no kids out there to slate,, and you wont say anything about the senior players,,

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #14

    indian

    good to see you back, where have you been?

    Carter

    Still think wigan are down…they play 3 games in a week (must be exhausting if what pardew says is true). They have tough games to play.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #15

    toonfan93

    He should be asking them why they underperformed not telling them why.

    I know from jobs i’ve worked if you have lazy people and you give them an excuse they won’t work as they can get away with it. If you give people an excuse they often take it

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  • jimiley

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #16

    Wigan will not get 37 points. We will regroup and get 7th next season. AP will be our manager. Keep the faith. One day we will go to the Bindippers and win 6 nil. One day!

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  • Newcastle for alltid

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #17

    Talking about formations and what we should do or not do tactically doesn’t matter. It is clear that no matter what formation we use, we still look like a slow team with no passing abilities or plan. What happens in training is the important thing, and we clearly have a coaching staff that is outdated in terms of football. Great footballing talents at this club are shackled by our negative, old fashioned hoofball. Selecting Perch over Anita shows the mentality forced upon the team by the staff.

    When we had our signing-bonanza in January I, among others thought that we would now attempt some proper football. We brought in good players. Mbiwa captained Montpellier when they won the league. Sissoko a great talent. Gouffran would offer pace. Debuchy won the league with Lille. Haidara a very promising youngster. In addition to what we already had at the club, it was gonna be great.
    But we will never be a good team unless we play to our players strengths. We do have a very decent side if the coaching staff would let the players unfold themselves and do what they want. Cabaye is brilliant along the ground, Anita has played top football at Ajax. I won’t bring up too many names, but when you think that in addition we have players like Ben Arfa, Marveaux, Gouffran among others who would handle a more modern approach well, it hurts that we’re playing the way we do. I pointed out how we played to a couple of Man Utd-supporters yesterday against Liverpool, and they were amazed at how we wasted our talents by hoofing the ball forward. We can play neat football along the ground, but the players aren’t allowed to.

    The team selection, as mentioned earlier, says it all. Tiote is lost, but can stroll into the side at his will. Perch isn’t good enough. Sissoko is wasted on the wing when he’s clearly a box-to-box/holding midfielder. Jonas is quite simply not what he used to be. And while the madness unfolds on the pitch, we have Gouffran (punished for scoring against WBA) and HBA warming the bench. Both of these players can be a handful, but instead Pardew chooses a static formation where hoofing the ball is out main “weapon”.

    The only scenario where hoofing the ball would make sense was if we were Stoke. If hoofball is our tactics, the coaching staff even fails at that on the training ground. I don’t even know why people get excited when we get a corner or a free kick any longer, as even when we get a header it’s most often wayward and with no movement around it.

    All in all we’re lost as a side. Without the mighty Demba Ba earlier in the season, who knows where we would have been. We’re actually very fortunate to be some points over the drop. We have a good squad, but the football we’re playing is probably the worst in the Premiership and would only be good for a mid-table position in the Championship.

    We should get a new manager in, with a new staff, as soon as possible. If we have Pardew for the last three games, we’ll only see more of the same. The players must be disillusioned. If the summer comes, with Pardew as manager, players will undoubtedly look elsewhere for options, even if we stay in the top-flight. 8 more years of this is more than I can comprehend, and I feel downright sorry for the players to be used like they are now.

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #18

    TS

    WEEPING abt Pardew

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  • jimiley

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #19

    Pardew: “we played 3 games in a week and are exhausted. We played one game in a week and are rusty??????.” Somebody need to tell him you do not play one and a half games a week.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #20

    indian

    enjoy shikhar dhawans test debut? that make you smile after watching newcasle?

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  • hotdog

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #21

    catchy – yeah i just think he was the best of a bad bunch.

    Ill hold my hands up and said Pardew still has my backing but playing sissoko as a right winger is madness in the extreme!!

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  • spitfire_

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #22

    After no more excuses with EL games… no more injury crysis… no more tired… Pardew take another ace from his sleave… “inexperienced players”… Why I’m not surprised.

    What about the tactics, Alan? What About 100% fit Benny sit on the bench, Alan? What about the goalscorer against WBA Gouffy sit on the bench, Alan? What about anythink around Jonas, Alan? Why Alan, why? Go jump in Tyne only with a thongs on you. I’ll say it again… I’m so lucky that I’m 2000 miles away from him.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #23

    i will hold my hands up and admit that after the january signings i said we will not be on the verge off relegation.

    thanks for proving me wrong Pardew you tw@t

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  • hotdog

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #24

    jimiley – thats the spirit haha – ive been kicked in the nuts that many times by Newcastle and seen many promotions and relegations. Some of us older heads can probably handle it more due to our life experiences following the toon 😉

    It will never change, i apologised to my Lad for inflicting Newcastle United on him last night haha

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  • BigKirky

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #25

    Pardew is a disgrace, simple as that. He keeps on filling his head with his delusions of grandeur about everything. His ego is quite possibly as big as space itself, which if you believe some science, is ever increasing.

    He must go. Yes Carver takes attacking tactics but Pardew manages the team and basically over-rules the little input which Carver may get. After yesterday, he couldn’t do any worse.

    Pardew has made a group of International players look as bad as the kids that were in your P.E. Class who were poor at sport playing football. It is unacceptable.

    I just hope that Ashley has been on the phone all night to Graham Carr about where to go from here with who takes charge for the next three games and then in the summer.

    Worst game I’ve ever been to, that yesterday. Hot on the heels of the previous worst game… Oh yeah which happened at the last home game!

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #26

    If we Wigan do end up going down I can guarantee Martinez won’t blame on the fact Wigan had to play 3 gdmes in one week. Whereas, if we were on wigans position it would be a heavenly excuse for Pardew to proves he’s still got it but only if we play every 4 weeks.

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  • Joe Blog

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #27

    Anybody who thinks Pardupe should stay ’til the end if the season, sorry, what planet are you on?

    His removal will immediately lift the players and stick a plank of wood down their backs, once they don’t have to listen to his snivelling, spineless excuses and shoddy attempts to pin it on them. He is the cause if the malaise, the prognosis with him in charge is a noxious, chronic withering, remove him and the players in sure will appear happier and rally to get the points we need, putting his sorry tenor behind them – the blokes a complete sham – once his cheap sheen and the afterglow of the good feelings CH created subsided, he’s left bereft, the players spotted that some time ago, I feel.

    Carver to take over for the final stretch, purely because he understands and will attack – that can be hi,s and the rest of the wally old guard coaches we have, final deed for this club, to ensure safety. Then we must bring the clubs staff into modernity, in-line with the players.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #28

    the FA not banning mcmanaman is biting us in the backside again.

    not only did not getting a red card hurt us in the game at their place but he was also the scorer against spurs.

    Not saying we should rely on them to do us a favour but that one bad decision is really hurting us.

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #29

    @#1 Some blame Newcastles woes this season on Tiote more than they do Pardew. Just shows how dumb certain fans are.

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #30

    I think par dew needs to criticise the players more, look at sunderland, the players are unfit, boom rocket up their arse

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #31

    Transfer Sage

    IMO

    players sign for only a hand full of clubs because they really want to,
    the rest its money,

    but in the rest of them, if by chance they happen to start playing for a team that is on the up, and they look good doing it, then they become to love the club and fans, and some stay for life

    the writing was on the wall last year, ppl only remember us finishing 5th, and assumed we played well to get there, but in truth, we played poor and were more than lucky in a whole lot of games,
    man u 3 -0 was a shit game to watch, but left everyone on a high, because we beat man u, and any win against them regardless is a great win,

    but when we are playing poor team and making them look good, but still winning, it only a matter of time before results start catching up with the way you play,, and it has big style,,

    im more than happy to win scrappy, good teams do it all the time,

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  • tweaked

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #32

    cant believe i woke up this morning not to see a skysports head line saying AP was sacked with immediate effect are continues dismall performances

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  • Mag.no

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #33

    Newcastle for alltid

    Well said!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #34

    joe blog

    agree on carver til the end of the season

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  • ArtyH

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #35

    Taxi for Pardew, Hello Raffa, here is St James Park, make us proud.

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #36

    Pardew also said Newcastle were undisciplined and it angered him (bbc sport). Another excuse. Players were stupid and they got themselves booked that’s why we lost.

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  • Joe Blog

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #37

    BigKirky

    I’ve said that. The more flak he takes, unbelievably, the more entrenched and insular he becomes. Anything to protect his ego. He’s a fragile-minded coward.

    How I wish we had another humble titan like SBR to turn to.

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #38

    Pardumb believes defensive strength lies in clogging up the midfield rather than defining clear and distinct roles for each player. Thats why our back 4 was more exposed with 2 CDMs on the pitch than it was with one the week before. Who was responsible for protecting the back four? Perch or Cheik? Neither player seemed to know.
    What exactly was gutierez’s role? He seemed to be playing more as a central midfielder than as a winger.

    I keep refreshing the BBC website hoping to see an announcement he has packed his bags.

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #39

    Yeah

    Poor guy Got injured, couldn’t play the 4th test, only just returned from Injury.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 28, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #40

    who ever is going to home and away games need to show there banners myself and my nephew have created a large P45 banner for Pard’s like what fans did at Chelsea but not as large

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