Upbeat Interviews This Week – We’re Not Buying It


There are a number of reports out there wondering if Alan Pardew will get the sack today – but if we were to hazard a guess – we think Pardew will get the chance to put things right at West Ham on Saturday.

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Alan Pardew – under severe pressure

But that’s not to say we think we’ll win at Upton Park – we think we’ll lose that game and lose at home to Arsenal in our final home game of the season in three weeks time.

Our best chance is to pick up 3 points at QPR in two weeks time, and just hope that 40 points will be enough – it probably will be.

But there’s also no doubt that Newcastle are again making the headlines for all the wrong reasons, and it’s simply unbelievable that we were torn apart 6-0 on Saturday by Liverpool, who looked so much better than us right from the very first whistle.

What happened on Saturday is very worrying.

This is what Alan Pardew said in the Telegraph today:

“I have no problem getting the flak,’ ‘I accept that. That performance was not one of my team’s. My teams are renowned for being organised and being on the front foot and you could not say that.”

“I will take responsibility for that.” “I genuinely believe we have enough in that dressing room and enough quality in my staff to get the points we need.”

“We have had difficult days in the past but if I don’t get a response then I will be deeply disappointed.” “Of course I am angry but I have to channel that anger in the right way.”

“The only way I can get that right is next week and make sure I have a team that enters the pitch at West Ham confident it is going to win.”

“The players are very much aware of the situation we are in and I don’t think they need a lot of telling. We need to make sure we start on Monday morning.”

“That we work really hard to show this city that we have the fight for it.” “There are a lot of people who will look at us and think we have a great chance of being relegated. We have to prove that wrong.”

We’ll get some upbeat messages from the manager this week and from the players too – but we will not be buying any of it – not after what has happened in our last two home games.

It all depends what we do in our last three games of the season – and we’ll wait until then to see if this Newcastle team is good enough to stay up.

It’s touch and go right now.

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139 comments so far

  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #1

    Toontime

    Sissoko hasnt got the ball retention that Anita has so for me Anita starts and if in need of goals bring Sissoko on to add to the attacking threat but also do a job in defence.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #2

    re

    @cockney
    everyone needs to pull together right now and leave the recriminations till the end of the season or we are doomed 🙁

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #3

    Wolfshead

    Im with ya on that but the only way we can stay up is if hes gone, simple as that.

    He calls the shots, the wrong ones at that.

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #4

    just let me watch my porn in peace carver, ill chat tactics tomorrow…

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #5

    We can pull togethrr as much as we want but hes only going to call up a negative defencive line up at the weekend and he will scratch hos head and wonder why it didnt work, AGAIN!

    He has to go mate.

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  • Guj NUFC

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #6

    We will get a point at Upton Park then beat QPR.

    Elliot, Simpson M’Biwa Coloccini Haidara, Ben Arfa Cabaye Sissoko Gutierrez, Cisse Gouffran.

    Guti LM as he can offer Haidara the help that he needs, and we don’t really have any better option there except maybe Santon when he’s fit. And no, Gouffran should not play left mid, he’s a striker.

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  • Grantosuk

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #7

    Maybe we are thinking to much of what we have…..

    If Cabaye was so good, how come he slipped the net of the big teams, why was he so cheap.

    Same as Ben Arfa, why didnt a bigger team come in for him

    Tiote, rubbish this season, he was cheap, but why?

    Is Graham Caarr that good? If he was, then surely the other better teams would have signed the players he was after.Maybe they have a better incite to what makes a player, no fight, heads drop, not cut out for the premier league and thats the reason why we are where we are.

    Same as all the players we have, why didnt anyone else get Sissoko when they had the chance?

    We big players up to much.

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  • Laurent Blanc

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Cockney magpie
    I take it u have seen west ham??? Anita would be thrown about like a rag doll. I think we as fans don’t like to give up on players signed with good reputations but Anita isn’t made for the prem. small players make it in forward areas but not holding the midfield together??? I wud sell Anita. Team has to be:
    Elliot
    Biwa-saylor-collo-haidara
    ———-Tiote(sitting)——
    ——Sissoko–cabaye——-
    Benny—cisse —gouff( marvo if fit)
    Tell Cabaye and Siss to play both as CMs looking for the ball and to link up with each other and distribute the ball out wide and on the ground to Cisse.

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #9

    No our problem has been biggin the manager up too much meaning his arrogance and mindset is far greater thsn when it was before.

    And we had offers for most of our players last season u numpty.

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #10

    How big is arsenals team laurent blanc?

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  • Laurent Blanc

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Not 5’5′ cockney??? They are coached to play like spaniards Anita might do well for them alright. But when your nufc and u need to grind out results and performances Anita is a liability. (F.A. Cup for example)

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Its about holding the ball, keeping possesion and ware the other team out. Not standing off them and invite them to our goal and hope big tiote can save us!

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #13

    And tiote isnt a liability?!

    U joker

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  • Jayk

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #14

    The team is too stupid. Everyone but Cabaye, Ben Arfa and Marv in the attack are total idiots. Every time they get the ball they put their head down and run. No clever movement or passes, every chance we get they make the wrong decision. We should take a leaf out of Chelsea’s book and sign some intelligent europeans.

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #15

    They are coached to play like spaniards loool

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  • Jackel001

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #16

    4-3-1-2 perfect formation for us. So simple.

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  • Jamiemac

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #17

    Grantosuk

    I’m with you on that one. When Sissoko and Gouffran first signed everyone was saying they are amazing but they forget we only got them for about £3m combined so they can’t be all that.

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  • Laurent Blanc

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #18

    Tiote is exactly the player we need against west ham- strong, puts his foot in, heading the ball and will put his body on the line. Anita is weak, gets pushed off the ball, hits short simple passes and if the game is tight he goes missing. What do u see good about Anita?

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #19

    Not playing Anita and leaving him on the bench is 1 of many of Pardews downfalls this season.

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #20

    I just told u…

    He keeps the ball, controls the game, has a good pass, wares the other team out, is good going forward and can put a tackle in.

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  • Laurent Blanc

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #21

    WHAT DOES ANITA OFFER COCKNEY??? Small, Weak, can’t tackle, gets pushed off the ball, passing range isn’t anything special, positional sense is poor…..

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  • MacToon

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #22

    I see the blame game is in full swing!

    Getting slaughtered at home and one away win all season!
    It’s beyond laughable, it’s embarrassing and has to end.

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  • Laurent Blanc

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #23

    “Controls the game ” have u watched any of Anita this year. He is a grade A passenger. Plays well if things are going well and as for tackling I haven’t seen it ???

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  • Jamiemac

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #24

    cockney

    I couldn’t disagree with you anymore. After a promising first few games Anita has been cr*p! He gives away simple passes, can barely remember him making a tackle either.

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #25

    Calm down u mug i just told u

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  • Laurent Blanc

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #26

    Jamiemac
    THANK YOU

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  • Jamiemac

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #27

    jackel

    its not ‘simple’ changing to a different formation

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #28

    Anita is a good player and has been knocked of confidence because pardew doesnt have a clue.

    Look back to when he was in form before the new boys came and trampled on his hopes of playing another game.

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  • Laurent Blanc

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #29

    Anita’s best position is on the bench COCKNEY cos he only takes up half a seat. C’mon mate do u remember Anita playin he wasn’t good??

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #30

    Anita is small that is his only problem but i dont think that should stop him playing in a holding role alongside 2 other CMs

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  • Jamiemac

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #31

    How can you blame Pardew for that?! Anita was given a chance, you cant blame the manger if you’re giving the ball away half the time!? He started playing cr*p so rightly got dropped and he hasnt taken his chances since.

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  • Laurent Blanc

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #32

    Sissoko needs to be pulled back into midfield. He can press and win the ball back and break when needed. Rated very good defensively by most French pundits. As for RW??? Pardew???

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #33

    Anita is a good player and weve missed his ttpe in the middle of the park…

    FROM THE START OF GAMES!!

    and not when we are losing chasing the game.

    Yes i agree he doenst look good in those situations.

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #34

    Lol he wasnt playing crap and got dropped!

    Are u crazy?

    He was playing well… one of our best players at the time.

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  • Laurent Blanc

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #35

    Cockney
    Because the league is so physical. Don’t want to get into an argument over it but just don’t think Anita cuts it in this league. U heard any rumours on pards gettin the sack 2moro?? U can guess who I want to replace hi with!!

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #36

    Yea laurent blanc and wouldnt it be ironic if he based his team around the quality ball retaining midfielder Anita?

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #37

    U dont have to be physical to play in the prem league.

    Barca is a prime example.

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #38

    Go watch some vids of when he was at ajax and see how he controls the game.

    Absolutley class when given a run of games to impress.

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #39

    Goodnight

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  • Laurent Blanc

    Apr 29, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #40

    Unlikely. Blanc wud stay loyal to his country men. If Ashely looks at it Blanc is a massive step up and I think he wud take the job. Speaks good English and fluent French. Has managed cab, Arfa, biwa, Siss, gouffran, debby before. He could get his ideas across quickly. Won French league with Bordeaux and did well in the champos league. They haven’t come near since. Was decent with France too and very unlucky. One problem is that he fell out with Benny. Plays a good system and style aswell.

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