Pardew – It Was A Nervous Display – But A Big Relief


At the final whistle Alan Pardew was relieved that Newcastle had secured their safety in the league, as the lads hung on for the last nine minutes with ten men, after Rob Elliot clearly handled outside the box and was given a seocnd yellow card –  what was he thinking?

yoan goouffran scores 99

Yoan Gouffran – scores Newcastle second goal
Yoan showed tremendous skill – made it look easy

It was a do or die effort by Newcastle this afternoon, and it had to be – but give credit to the lads because they got the result – and really that’s all that matters in these relegation scraps.

This is what Alan Pardew had to say to BBC Sport immediately after the game:

“It’s a big relief because this is a massive club. We got the win that we needed.” The injuries we’ve suffered this year have been horrendous, this type of year usually ends up in relegation.”

“It was a nervous display, we really needed that first goal. We’ve made mistakes but we will make sure that we protect ourselves, the Premier League is so unforgiving.”

There were some good displays this afternoon from the Newcastle side and Ben Arfa showed he is a match-winner and he got the penalty and scored from it to equalize for Newcastle after 18 minutes – and there’s no doubt with everybody fit we still have a good squad.

But the players have massively under-performed this season in the Premier League – and we need two strikers in the summer to augment the squad – and also have a clear-out of fringe players.

The other thing Newcastle should do is try mightily to keep Fabricio Coloccini – who had a magnificent game at the back this afternoon for the Toon, as he brilliantly marshaled the Newcastle defense – he was a hero today for Newcastle.

I’ll now be out for a few hours, as we go out to celebrate Mother’s Day here in the US – and my son Neil and I will also celebrate Newcastle staying in the Premier League.

We’ll make up a list of new players that we need to sign this summer. 😀

See you later.

Howay The Lads!!

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447 comments so far

  • ToonDownSouth

    May 12, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Pardew is a hero for keeping us up. Should give him an extension.

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  • SuperShearer

    May 12, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Just got back from the match (I live in London). Very nervous game but got to meet some of the players afterwards and they all seemed in very good spirits. Cisse and Arfa were particularly chatty. Good result but VERY poor season. Must improve would read the final school report.

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  • Ben3arfa

    May 12, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Thanks Pardew but its time for you to move on fella

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  • Thump

    May 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #4

    @TDS: Fully deserving of a 16 year contract.

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  • nufcursed

    May 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #5

    gouffran tremendous skill???
    one of the easiest goals one can make…

    glad we’re now mathematically safe so we can fire pardew as soon as possible!!

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  • Taking the Papiss

    May 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Beattie I love that you bang on about your superior football knowledge but still haven’t offered a name.

    I’m sure you spend all your days watching the turkish second division and therefore can come up with a list as long as your arm of suitable replacements.

    People sit here and say we should go for Bielsa or Jesus etc IT ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN. I even heard the Bayern and Dortmund managers being mentioned – get real

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  • hotdog

    May 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Cockney. Very polite but I’ve had my eyes open watching the toon for many years.

    So we have pardew next season, do we have to listen to endless slating of him on this blog, can’t wait

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  • Fostino

    May 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #8

    very nervous display..strikers defently needed….would be great to see bug andy, remy and a winger who can cross come in…dare i say mcmanaman. colo is huge for us…as is ben agra. i think marv is a great player too and deserves more game time. huge relief today…was never so nervous

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  • kevymartins

    May 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Lol mark no offence but if you came to my door I would bite your fcuking nose off…But hey..This is a great day for toon fans..We disagreed ok lets move on lol Chill out man

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  • mohtoolz

    May 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Again with the injuries story. I just hate that guy. I hated him last season and even more this season. Please go away!!

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  • Beattie25

    May 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #11

    So basically what Alan is saying is should we encounter a injury crisis again it will likely end up in relegation?

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  • manxpie

    May 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #12

    thank funk for that!!!
    can’t believe where 13th now though!
    not a great performance but well expected with everything goin on and the refereeing was shocking all game! again!!
    big decisions are gonna be made no doubt?
    but the people saying the second half performance was down to pardew and his defensive tactics does that not also say that the players follow him and i.e believe in him!!?
    or is it the players naturally doing it!!???

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  • JackButler

    May 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Alan Pardew to be staring in a panto as the widow twanky near you soon. Make sure to book your tickets early

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Thump

    😀 Haha. DL – “Looking at the example Sir Alex Ferguson has set at Manchester United, we believe the key to long term success is stability. This new deal gives us the stability of having Alan Pardew as manager for the rest of his life.”

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Taking Papiss

    (That should be your name, it really doesn’t need the “the” 🙂 )

    To be fair I think I’m the only one suggesting Bielsa, and that was along with a caveat of “in my dreams”.

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  • tom68

    May 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Sammy Hyppia would b a fantastic manager for us. Can you just imagine the difference in our football

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  • TorqToon

    May 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #17

    Been waiting weeks for ed to write the words “We are safe!!” and they sound damn good!

    Yes people will complain about pardew, yes people will complain about the performance and yes people will deconstruct the season as a failure (partially agree!) but myself…

    I’m thrilled I can finally relax! 3 away games and 5 points taken isn’t bad. They put us through the ringer, but we are safe!

    Lets enjoy that feeling and moan about everything else at a later date, lads!

    Elliot’s red could’ve gone either way as its not cut and dry from all angles, but we are ffinally there!!

    Buy our targets in the summer and show th. Premiership what we REALLY can do!

    HWTL

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  • cyprus

    May 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #18

    Was this the worse game ever? But it was all about the points. Goufran, williamson, Colo, MOM.

    But. Like I said earlier, this team needs an overhaul, it’s worse than we think…

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  • kevymartins

    May 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Also @markthemag if you forgot you started with the name calling..So you can call people names and think they won’t reply haha I’m away to celebrate OUR win

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  • No Plain Saylor

    May 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Taking the papiss.
    Why would Benitez not take us on?
    I read an interview from him this morning saying he 100% wants to stay and manage in england, he would consider france, italy and spain. So a nod towards real, psg and i don’t know who in italy (where he is generally disliked) but no mention at all of Germany, and it is shalke that have expressed the biggest interest in his services, so that may be their answer.

    Now if he wants to stay in England…
    Who? Clubs bigger than us;
    Arsenal – Wenger
    Chelsea – Mourinho
    Liverpool – Rodgers
    Man City – Pellegrini
    Man United – Moyes
    Tottenham – AVB

    We are the next biggest team, not everton and i can’t see everton wanting him anyway. We are in the 20 richest clubs in the world, and one of the best supported in the country, a packed stadium week in week out, regardless of this tripe served up. And most importantly we have the best core of a squad we have had for at least a decade. 3/4 big signings and the right man in charge we are a year in year out european place contender.
    I’d far rather spend 5 million less a summer on transfers if it payed Rafa’s wages?

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  • colwell

    May 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #21

    Thankyou Bosingwa,
    Funkyou Pardew.

    And FFS sack the fitness and medical team the amount of injuries and confusion over HBA being fit etc is ridiculous!

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  • manxpie

    May 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #22

    beattie
    “So basically what Alan is saying is should we encounter a injury crisis again it will likely end up in relegation?”
    is that a serious thought of yours!?
    or are you just being stupid??

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  • Beattie25

    May 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Talking the Papiss

    You really bore me but I’ll take your bait:

    Potential Managers in Spain:

    Philippe Montanier – Sociedad
    Ernesto Valverde Tejedor – Valencia
    Marcelo Bielsa – Bilboa
    Juan Ignacio Martínez – Levante
    Aitor Karanka – Real Madrid Assistant Manager
    Jordi Roura – Barca Assistant Manager
    Germán Burgos – Athletico Madrid Assisntant Manager

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  • Beattie25

    May 12, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Taking

    Potential Managers in Italy:

    Andrea Stramaccioni – Inter Milan
    Vladimir Petkovic – Lazio
    Vincenzo Montella – Fiorentina
    Mauro Tassotti – AC Milan Assisitant Manager
    Walter Mazzarri – Napoli

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  • JackButler

    May 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Alan Pardew to star as the Widow Twanky in a panto near you soon. Tickets going fast so make sure you don’t miss out

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  • Beattie25

    May 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Taking

    Potential Managers in Germany:

    Thorsten Fink – Hamburg
    Lucien Favre – Monchengladbach
    Christian Streich – Frieburg
    Sami Hyypia – Leverkusen
    Zeljko Buvak – Dortmund Assistant Manager (who is brill by the way)

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  • dembademba

    May 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Beattie.

    Realistic manager targets who are better than pardew… Who do u want??

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  • Taking the Papiss

    May 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Hyppia may well be a good shout – although I question the likelihood of him leaving a champions league team for a team that barely survived.

    I think we have to be realistic, if Pards does go we will be shopping in the Gus Poyet, Zola aisle not the Benitez, Hyppia aisle

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  • Beattie25

    May 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Taking

    Potential Managers in France:

    Alain Cassanova – Toulouse
    Francis Gillot – Bordeaux
    Rudi Garcia – Lille
    Claude Puel – Nice
    Christophe Galtier – St Etienne
    Rémi Garde – Lyon
    Paul Clement – PSG Assistant Manager (Also English and has coached all over including with Ancelloti at Chelsea)
    Laurent Blanc – Unattached

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  • toon22

    May 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #30

    The whole stability argument again lol
    Manu stuck with AF due to the job he did in scotland.
    They could also see he was turning it around,you could see what he wanted to do.
    Would people say we should have stuck with Souness,he would with stability turn it around?
    What about JK ,if he hadnt almost died in the job.You think he with loads of time would be sucessfull?

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #31

    If this is what he says to the players then no wonder we are not motivated, “this type of year usually ends up in relegation”. thats right pardew, thats the spirit, you muppet

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  • Beattie25

    May 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Taking

    Potential Managers in Holland:

    Jan Wouters – Uterecht
    Ronald Koeman – Feyenord
    Fred Rutten – Vittese
    Phillipe Cocu – PSV Assistant Manager
    Dennis Bergkamp – Ajax Assistant Manager
    Frank De Boer – – Ajax
    Marco Van Basten – Heerenveen

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  • Beattie25

    May 12, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Taking

    Other Potential Managers:

    Ole Solksjaer – Molde
    John van den Brom – Anderlecht
    Slaven Bilic – Lokomtiv Moscow
    Jorge Jesus – Benfica
    Rafa Benitez – Unattached at end of season
    Frank Rykaard – Saudi Arabia
    Ricardo Pinto – Red Star Belgrade
    Luciano Spaletti – St Petersberg
    Ivan Jovanovic – Apoel
    Michel – Olympiakos
    Vítor Pereira – Porto
    Jose Peseiro – Braga
    Murat Yakin – FC Basel
    Rikard Norling – Malmo
    Kasper Hjulmand – FC Nordsjaeland
    Ricardo Moniz – Ferencvarosi
    Per Joar Hansen – Rosenberg

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  • John PK

    May 12, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #34

    Must say, sick of reading all the drab about pardew. He is not the only one responsible for the position we’ve been in. He has had to deal with a lot this year with injuries and players wanting to leave. Fair play to him for keepiong us up and getting us to the QF of the Europa League. He did give us something to shout about this year.. The last thing we need is another manager and then when inevitably we have a bad season we may a as well repeat the same mistake again..I think its very safe to assume that stability breathes success..He was manager of the year last year for f sake ..You don’t become a bad manager over night,..Give the guy a break and support the club.

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  • hotdog

    May 12, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #35

    TORQTOON – good post mate. Keep the faith eh. I’ve got to go but watch out for Beattie, he sounds depressed again 🙁

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  • Readingmag

    May 12, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Sorry wants 5under1and to stay up….it will be dull …the looking forward…the enjoy and the sadness…Pardew go !

    and Collicini your the best defender we have had in years …woodgate !

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  • dembademba

    May 12, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #37

    Beattie.

    none of them in Italy would come. Same for Spain.
    not convinced hypia would come n not convinced any of the others would definitely do better than pardew. Considering we have no German players aswel

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  • catchy in norway

    May 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #38

    why would we want to employ some coaches to help pardew out ??

    im reading we need a coach to help with the attack

    im reading we need a coach to help the defence

    im reading we need a coach to help with tactics

    lmfao,,

    what would pardews job be? press officer,, he loves the camara, yeh,, but he flukes that up tooo,,

    then we hire a coach to do his talking too

    come on,,

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  • yo-yo

    May 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #39

    Beattie

    Why the shopping list ?
    Now we’re safe and could even match the 12th place finish surey continuity is more important than instability ?

    🙂

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  • manxpie

    May 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #40

    beatties google must have crashed after all that!
    i’ll repost this coz i’m looking for some genuine answers

    but the people saying the second half performance was down to pardew and his defensive tactics does that not also say that the players follow him and i.e believe in him!!?
    or is it the players naturally doing it!!???

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