Poor Results Take Toll On Pardew – Monday Was Blood Letting Day

Alan Pardew has been honest if nothing else this week, by admitting the recent results have certainly taken a toll on him personally.

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Alan Pardew – Monday was blood letting day

Alan met the press for the first time since after the Liverpool thrashing on Saturday, when Newcastle fans were seeing red and  just couldn’t believe what they were seeing against Liverpool – the performance was that bad, and it was the worst performance by a Newcastle side in many years.

Alan talked about the toll that recent results have taken on him, and the fact he held a short coaching session on Monday but thrashed out with the players what went wrong against The Reds.

This is what Alan said:

“You don’t sleep well, you get up, you think about it a bit more.” “I have seen a reaction,” “I think it’s important. Monday was a blood-letting day in a lot of ways. Everyone was hurting from that defeat and the manner of that defeat.”

“You have to go through that and that took us into Tuesday and since then everyone has been strong. I think now we have a group that is going to try to get the results we need.”

“When you lose a game as heavily as we did against Liverpool, you feel like you’re running around but trust me, your spirit is broken a little bit.”

“It wasn’t a certain nationality. The one thing I am particularly aggrieved about this week is this word ‘rift’ and that the French players are not accepted or are not accepting us. It’s unfair on that group who have done everything they possibly can.”

“They’re quite a young group, most of them. I think they’ve been quite hurt by it and it’s important they don’t take that onto the pitch.”

We just hope our players are strong enough to come through the recent disasters and play well (very well) in the last three games and pick up some points.

The players haven’t shown much mental strength recently, and now have an awful lot to prove to Newcastle fans, who can hardly believe what has happened in the last three weeks.

It’s been a complete nightmare – and we want to wake up as soon as possible and get out of it. 🙁

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63 comments so far

  • santonthenewmaldini

    May 3, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Well this will tell you about our players mentality on Saturday

    If they come out fighting then they can buck the trend of the French not being the best under pressure !

    Lets hope they prove the stereo type wrong!

  • Joe Blog

    May 3, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Say what you mean and mean what you say, Pardrip – too much to ask? The article before this is some of the most incoherent gobbledygook I’ve ever read.

    Now this:

    “I think now we have a group that is going to try to get the results we need.”

    The mind boggles.


    May 3, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Sounds like Jose mourinwho is going to be at chelsea for definite, so Benitez is defintly available.

    I hope we sack pardew at the end of the season and bring in Benitez or di matteo

  • jayphoto

    May 3, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #4

    anyone fancy 5 mins away from pardew and our current plight check this link! Honestly forgot how good this little magician was, not a player in the current squad that comes close to him! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLdRuLZNvgg

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 3, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Just looked at the odds for our next manager, and an interesting name came up in slaven bilic, the man was insane for croatia, knows the english game having played for west ham and everton, and is one of the most passionate managers i think i have seen, he really could be the man for the job to get the players extremely pumped, and give the team the fighting spirit needed, wether that be perm or champ

  • jayphoto

    May 3, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #6

    Di Matteo would be a hideous choice of manager! Wouldn’t last a season! West Brom fans were happy to be rid of him! I know he won a champions league with chelsea, but if you think Pardew is too cautious and defensively minded, you’d be in for a shock with Di Matteo! Often playerd 4-6-0 at West Brom and went with a defensive 4-5-1 at chelsea despite having one of the best attacking squads in europe!
    Would accept benitez providing he coaches and doesn’t deal in the transfer market! He worked under those terms at Valencia and at the start of his liverpool time and did really well! It’s only when he gets to buy and sell players that he loses it!

  • jayphoto

    May 3, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #7

    saying that, been working in France last weekend and their press have got Rene Girard talking to the nufc hierarchy! He’s a manager thats all about developing young players and not relying on big transfer funds! Plays good football too, likes a 4-3-3 with a big man in the middle, he’s said his next job is going to be in the premier league and he’s in talks with a club, but he refused to deny or confirm when asked if it was NUFC!


    May 3, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #8

    @newcastle brown alien

    Which website were these odds on? 🙂

  • jail4pardew

    May 3, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #9

    Brown Alien, bilic is very canny indeed, I would swap him in a heartbeat for this excuse for a manager,

    Big Mike, as you know son, no hard feelings, business is business, get rid of Pardew we are already back to 2010 at the very best, and in a few weeks we could be back to the disaster of the coca cola. gambling buddy or not he has to go.t the 5 year plan is wavering massively, he is not the man to lead us on further surely you can see this.

  • santonthenewmaldini

    May 3, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Fed up saying this DI MATTEO IS SHITE!!!!

    He will be just as bad if not worse than Pardew !!!

    Stop mentioning his name incase Llambas reads the blog and might actually think that its a good choice to replace Pardew with

    We want a proper attacking manager to take us forward not a defensive minded manager did people not watch Chelsea under him last season!??!?

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    May 3, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #11

    Anyone who watched football at all last season, and at the start of this season would know that Di Matteo isn’t a decent manager.

    The Di Matteo vs Benitez debate is easily solved given how one had a fantastic squad playing poorly and the other had the same squad playing better…not too hard now is it?

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 3, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #12

    May 3, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #13


    You accidentally typed defensive minded manager, instead of counter attacking minded manager


    May 3, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #14

    Cheers NBA

  • santonthenewmaldini

    May 3, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #15

    @Nufc _Leazes end

    Na I would not call parking the bus for a whole game and then scoring a lucky goal a counter attacking manager?!

    If thats the case then Pardew is the counter attacking master !!!

    I would class counter attacking as the likes of Bayern and Dortmund where its calculated and they know what they are doing to score a goal Chelsea last year where so jammy it was unreal especially against Barca I mean Messi not scoring a penalty and missing lots of chances on another day that would have been about 8 nil on aggregate to Barca same with the way Bayern pounded them as well in the final

    Di Matteo would not last till xmas the way our fans are it would be a total waste of a season and we have already wasted one season with Pardew I think if we get a top class manager in the summer our good players will possibly want to stay see how it goes with a new man

  • jail4pardew

    May 3, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #16

    IM not feeling sorry for pardew or the players they are getting paid bloody fortunes while the average bloke is busting a gut to have a fortnight in Majorca, get out on the field and do it for god sake.

    Oh and have a shave its a sure sign of stress when sportsmen don’t shave, its a tell tale sign they are under pressure well you`s put us in this position, now bloody well get us out of it. good night and may your god go with you!

  • Jayk

    May 3, 2013 at 4:14 AM

    Comment #17

    Elsewhere in the world: Genocide

  • Santon03

    May 3, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    Comment #18

    I would rather not buy anymore players next season and spend all the money for transfer budget just to bring Juup Heynckes. If the budget is 20mil, then give it all to Juup for 3 or 4 years contract.
    pardew always moaning about the squad he has, I would love to see given the same squad under Juup.
    With Juup and his staffs probably we won’t have so many injuries, a lot better in set pieces, and very good mentality as all German teams have. We would probably have wonderful season with top 5 result.

  • Santon03

    May 3, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Other option for managers, for me would be Marcello Lippi and Alberto Zaccheroni but I doubt we could match what Japan gave to Alberto.
    Both managers are renowned to use 3-4-3 system and can use ultra defensive tactic if needed.

  • Santon03

    May 3, 2013 at 5:26 AM

    Comment #20

    Also both are known to use a lot of local talents.

  • Santon03

    May 3, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    Comment #21

    rather than keep having this c**t as manager. One more thing I noticed pardew always use “If I’m honest…”, that means he usually lied. WTF someone say those words in the interview watched all over the world.

  • Santon03

    May 3, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    Comment #22

    rather than have this c-unt as manager for 7 more years. why the f@ck he always say “If I have to be honest” on every interview? does it mean he usually lies?

  • p

    May 3, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #23

    You are all on glue, we won’t get a german manager

  • bills-son

    May 3, 2013 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #24

    Some of the personal comments directed at Pardew by those on here are imo a disgrace.

    Irrespective of the recent results the guy joined us at a very difficult time after Hughton left, he quickly gained the respect of the squad and but for West Brom coming from three behind on the last day of the season would have finished tenth. He then finished fifth last season, got us into the Europa and was close to getting us through to the semi final.

    This season”s league form has been bad but he had just one new first team squad player added in the summer and has had to cope with an weak and injury ravaged squad whilst playing an extra 14 Europa games.

    Of course he could have done better – but for fans to hurl personal abuse at him and paint him as an absolute fkn clueless idiot who they despise says far more about the accuser than the accused.

    I think Pardew has has kept dignity and has been as candid and honest as he can be over the past few days. I hope he keeps us up and if he does get sacked I for one will thank him for the commitment and passion he has shown whilst managing our club.

  • Ian Toon

    May 3, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #25

    bills-son – Good Morning. I have repeatedly argued that there is a collective responsibility for the mess were in which includes Ashley, Llambias , Pardew and the players. worth recalling
    107solano // May 2, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    @78 Read these You Ashley Snivelling Weasel.

    Cold Hard FACTS:

    In pure footballing terms, in Ashley’s near six years in charge, Newcastle have finished in the top 10 of the Premier League only once, last year’s fifth-place finish. Their average Premier League finish (including their current position of 17th) is 13th, they have been relegated once and are in the middle of another fight to stay out of the Championship. They have not gone beyond the fourth round of either domestic cup competition in that period and in those six years there has been one European campaign, in this season’s Europa League, in which they reached the quarter-finals. There have been six different managers during these six years, including Allardyce.

    For the previous six years prior to Ashley’s arrival, Newcastle finished in the top 10 of the Premier League on four occasions, their average finish was eighth and they were never relegated. They reached two FA Cup quarter-finals, one FA Cup semi-final, two League Cup quarter-finals, one Uefa Cup semi-final and one Uefa Cup quarter-final. They qualified for the Champions League twice and reached the second group stage in the competition’s old format. They used four managers during that period.

    If this is an example of ambition via stability and sustainability then you are clearly mad! It is, my deluded friend, FAILURE, pure and simple.

  • bobby_ollox

    May 3, 2013 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #26

    @jayphoto great reminder of one of our best players ever good post

    I havent seen that many goals scored by a liverpool player since last saturday.

  • cyprus

    May 3, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #27

    So how will this thing work out?
    Here’s my take:

    We fight and get a point at West Ham, following a decent performance of one good half and one crap.
    We lose at QPR, one goal conceded each half.
    We go into last game, needing at least a point to be safe. We lead that game, eventually lose 1-2…

    Meanwhile… Wigan have collected 3 points from W Brom or Swansea, lost to Arsenal. On 35 points, they need a win vs. already safe A Villa to catch NUFC… They lead 2-1 in an all out game…. They concede in 84′, draw, and go down.

    You may make a copy of this or put some bets out and make money, it’s on me 🙂

  • Ian Toon

    May 3, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #28

    Good Morning
    To repeat if we are to survive above all else what we need is:
    It’s a collective responsibility which includes less empty rhetoric from
    all and sundry. Actions not words.

  • valle

    May 3, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #29

    Bills… I very much doubt Pardew bothers to much about the personal insults he recieves on this site… I have supported him for a long time like yourself, but the fact of the matter is that relegation fight with a squad like ours aint good enough and he has to go now. You can come up with whatever excuse you want like injuries and so on, but he was backed in january and simply should have delivered more with what he got if you compare our team to some of those above us like west ham, stoke, norwich and southampton.

  • check the toastie

    May 3, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #30

    Bills, Ian Toon- Full of namby pamby shit, its all Pardew’s fault, football his team has produced has been woeful, without a target man he is lost.


  • davis_toons

    May 3, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #31

    Just like Pardew, Di Matteo is not Proven. Please. If we want changes, we needed someone with AT Least some proven work built from scratch kinda stuff.

    You can compare the football BACA played against Chelsea and Bayern and you will know why. Its so simple.
    Go look at video if you aren’t sure.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 3, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #32

    Good news, it sounds like the squad are doing what is required after the worst home defeat for 90 years.

    Hopefully we’ll pick up points on Saturday.
    He has to go but we must back the team.
    Clearly no changes are going to be made with only three games to go.


  • hotdog

    May 3, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #33

    If he plays sissoko as a right winger again, I will personally pack his bags.

    Play hatem off cisse and let the magician do his stuff. Simples 🙂

  • Rotonda heights

    May 3, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #34


    You say Pardew and his staff didn’t go bad overnight.
    Please they were never all that in the first place.
    Pardew got a nose bleed being in 5th place and bottled going for 4th. Everything fell for him last season even poor Ryan Taylor getting injured allowed Ben Arfa to finally get a game.

    But 1 good season in god knows how many doesn’t make you a consistently good manager and could you ever realistically see him doing it again. The guy always gets found out second season if not before.

    2 record losing streaks at 2 different clubs, relegating Charlton to the bottom 3 of the championship, all but sending West Ham down and now getting us in this mess points to a guy with a very limited repertoire and most damningly a refusal to accept and address his repeated mistakes. It’s always someone else’s fault .

    After every other conceivable excuse we are now told it’s a language barrier and Pardew says he, yes he, feels ” insulted ” at the criticism he has received, like how dare we!!!

    You couldn’t make it up and SBR got sacked for what?

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 3, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #35

    I’m not sure HBA is match fit, he looks heavy and hasn’t made many successful runs.
    I’d set up to counter-attack and play Obertan for the first 60mins. His recent hatrick for the reserves will have given him confidence.

  • davis_toons

    May 3, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #36

    Cant just upset the team and not sure whos the next replacement was.

    The management got to make some effort to have some certainty that the next manager is At Lease better in terms of “paper resume.” A proven step up.

    It was proven that Pardew was NOT a step up for Chris Hughton.

    The Fans Felt cheated.
    (MA was thinking he could save some money by employing Pardew without giving CH a new Premier League contract)

    This is what he gets.

    CH must have felt very unjustified, when he was given the sack when he reorganised the team, get everyone together, and ready to impress and put an authority on the players but MA was, fast enough to Chop him.

    Very unjustified now and not worthy for. We are all hoping for a better manager for replacement and not some unproven coach. (So MA definition of a better coach was of such quality)

  • Transfer Sage

    May 3, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #37


    step out of that closet and declare you love of all things Pardew and hoofball

    you will feel much better for it 😉

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 3, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #38

    Ian Toon,
    Solano must have made all that up because some bloke on here the other night reckons Mashley has done absolute wonders for our club.

  • davis_toons

    May 3, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #39

    It was always worrying when Newcastle Manager says this kind of stuff.

    “Because West Ham are safe there’s no real pressure on them,” he said. “This is the time of year when you’re fighting for your life and you really need a win, the form book can go out of the window.
    “Wigan have proved that many times and that’s what we’ve got to do.”

    – And at the end of the day ….they will not do it.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 3, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #40


    Do you mean ACTIONS like playing players in their right positions in the correct formation, not picking favourites out of form, making good subs, not sitting on 1-0 leads for 45 mins+, not playing 3 x DMs and having 10 men in their own half for long periods.

    Yes I’m all for those ACTIONS rather than words and please drop that parsimonious ”motivation comes from within” b…..ks. That’s what the manager is paid for.


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