Yesterday and today Alan Pardew has talked about his Newcastle job with the press, and whether he will be fired because of Newcastle’s terrible Premier League season that comes to a close a week tomorrow.
Mike Ashley – thinks – what do I do about the manager this summer?
If Newcastle don’t win at QPR tomorrow this will be our second worst season ever in the Premier League and the worst away record ever in the Premier League for a Newcastle United side.
Alan Pardew has said he’s going about the business as normal, and doesn’t fear the sack, even though he admits that could happen.
And to be fair to the manager he’s been under tremendous pressure over these last few weeks, and he comes through as a very tough guy mentally – and that’s to his credit.
This is what Alan had to say today:
“I never fear for my job.” “I don’t think my contract is cast-iron either.” “I’m not going to say ‘that doesn’t matter – I’ve got a long contract’.”
“I’m hurting about performances, I’m hurting about the way we’ve played.” “I’m hurting about results – we should have had better results.”
“Some of the performances have been good.” “But we haven’t got the points.” “For somebody who prides himself on tactical knowledge and the way I assemble teams, that’s been a major disappointment.”
“In terms of my confidence, and worrying – no.” “The only worry I’ve got is getting this team safe this year.” “After the year we’ve had, I’ll treat that as a minor – a little – success.”
This season has been terrible for the Newcastle fans, and it looked like in the middle of March we would so OK being joint 10th place with Fulham, but being beaten by Sunderland and amassing just 5 points in the last seven games with other defeats of 4-0 and 6-0 have wrecked our goal difference, and gone is the cushion we had against relegation.
But a win tomorrow at Loftus Road would almost certainly be enough to save Newcastle. 😀
A win tomorrow would be great – it would be absolutely fantastic – given the ;ain and suffering Newcastle fans have gone through this season.
Howay The Lads!!
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