Pardew Wants A Win For Magnificent Newcastle Fans

In the last two home games Newcastle have been literally hopeless, and in front of sold-out crowds we have been humiliated by Sunderland (3-0) and Liverpool (6-0), and another result like that against Arsenal on Sunday, would be a very bad way to end what has been a very poor league season for Newcastle.

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Alan Pardew – wants to put on a show

And on the contrary, manager Alan Pardew, who has come under some withering criticism in some quarters this week, wants to put on a show for the Newcastle fans – and yes – it’s yet another full house at St. James’ Park.

Pardew had to quickly backtrack on his comments after the 2-1 win at QPR, that he didn’t care if we lost 4-0 to Arsenal, and he remembers one of the great comebacks ever in Premier League history, when our lads were being slaughtered 4-0 at half time by Arsenal just over two years ago, but came back to draw 4-4 in a game that made great headlines for Newcastle around the world.

This is what Alan told the Evening Chronicle today:

“When we drew 4-4 we saw some electrifying play that day – we want that level of excitement again,”

“Without the mood swing of course. We want to get a result this time, and we need to send our fans home in a better mood than the last two games. It was a huge lift, not just for the players, but just as importantly the staff, with us being safe.”

“Now we can really focus on one game. We can play without any inhibitions, unlike against Liverpool. That’s important. We want to win the game for our fans, who have been magnificent.”

“Cheick’s over his hamstring now,” “He’s training well, and I think he’s played a lot better in the last two games. He’ll be very important against Arsenal.”

That last sentence says that Cheick Tiote will be fully fit to play on Sunday in the last game, and certainly Tiote has put in two solid performances over the last couple of games for Newcastle, when it really mattered.

The key to the game on Sunday is whether our defense can again put on a strong show, but not give any silly goals away, which we did against QPR last Sunday.

A win is just what the doctor ordered and it would give us 44 points for the season and a decent position in the league table after we were almost 3rd bottom last week with just two games to play.

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26 comments so far

  • yorkymag

    May 17, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Interesting movement with the bookies this morning
    Rafa still favourite at 2 s but lee Clark closed in at 5/4
    They don’t see anyone else in the frame Bruce is 33 and the wally with the brolley is 8
    Any truth in big fat head a bluey on him now will ease the pain ,but I’d
    Stick with the Spanish waiter good value as a double your money offer

  • Indian Magpie

    May 17, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #2


    2 of my favorite posts from the article you posted the link off

    “Did you go to the first play off? When he took off all our strikers at 1 nil down?”

    “I was never a huge fan to be honest. I thought he never had a plan B. when he came, a charlton fan told me to watch out for bizarre subs. I remember away to Huddersfield early on when we went 2-1 down, he subbed a CB for a CB when we needed fresh attacking options. There was always something I didn’t like about him and never really trusted him.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 17, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #3

    He wants a win to mask what could be a very embarrassing
    moment for him if the mood turns ugly. It’s a joke if they do a lap of honour.

  • Rainrix

    May 17, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #4

    I’d like pards just let our creative players loose like we did against man u and arsenal. Honestly it wouldn’t bother me then if it finished 7 – 3 again as long as we get a good show. League position money doesnt matter as much now that we’ve secured PL status and have the TV money for next season. Show over fro.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 17, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #5


    it’s like when he puts perch on when we’re chasing games (which is a lot!)

  • Indian Magpie

    May 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Just read this one

    “I never liked the guy. always thought he was a smug g*t with a face that needed slapping with a wet fish.

    😆 😆 😆 😆

  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 17, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #7

    Oh good, Tiote 🙂

    Right lads and lasses, I am off.

    Enjoy your day.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 17, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #8

    Magnificent fans of a great club with Pardew as manager …

    Dead man walking … sack him now.
    We’ll do well next season because of the WC no matter who is manager.
    The season after is where we’ll come off the rails again …

    Sack him now or we could in the same position in two years time.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 17, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #9


    I think it’s our one good chance to get a really top manager as rafa is available from Monday and if ever he needed ”a project ” we are it.

    Clark hasn’t really done anything yet, although he plays better football than pardew ( not difficult) and is young.

  • Transfer Sage

    May 17, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #10


    I want a lap of honour, not so we can cheer those on but because the players should applaud the fans for putting them through a terrible season and never once did we turn on them.

  • spitfire_

    May 17, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #11

    Does Pardew understand those 4-4 is not because his “tactical ability” (ha ha) but the red card for… who was… can’t remember. If the second half was 11 vs 11 we will not be even near to 4-4.

  • Indian Magpie

    May 17, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #12

    It was abou diaby, barton should have been sent off for that tackle on him

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 17, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #13

    Can anyone really see this ending with anything but a massacre?

    Can Pardew motivate his players who have nothing to play for to be competitive against an Arsenal team that are playing for a CL spot?
    I can’t see it happening, he’s failed all season.

    This weeks poll.
    Do you think Arsenal will win by more than 6 or less than 6?

  • Indian Magpie

    May 17, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #14

    Hatem’s better than Messi

    He couldn’t motivate us when we were going for a UCL spot against Wigan and Everton, Wolves at home.

    I am going for a 7-1 to Arsenal. Hope not!!

  • catchy in norway

    May 17, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #15

    i can see a 4-0 min tomorrow, our players have forgot how to play football
    they only know how to sit back and try and contain

    fingers crossed, it will be the last game under him

  • Indian Magpie

    May 17, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #16

    Catchy u mean sunday.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 17, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #17

    If I was to write a list of the reasons why we came back to draw 4-4 Pardew wouldn’t be on the list.

  • Bearsize

    May 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #18

    Pardew is scared to take risks, plays his favourites as he is to close to some of the players. Like i said the other night u cant polish a turd and pardew is that turd! Shola is poo also on case no one noticed lol

  • LeToonARMY

    May 17, 2013 at 9:35 AM

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  • Owldman

    May 17, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #20

    Whats the bet he starts with defensive formation, and when the wheels come off his plan after the first 5 minutes he start scribbling in his note pad, not plan “B”but what excuses he’s going to use for the press & Ashley

  • Bearsize

    May 17, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #21

    Ameobi gets injured, toon get 3 points. Pattern developing anyone?

  • LeToonARMY

    May 17, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #22

    Yh i can see that happening, well two ways we can look on it. He puts out a crap team we get banged and then he gets fired or he puts out a good team wins gets some respect of us then we fire his ass either way his a goner

  • stuart no9

    May 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #23

    for me on sunday it is going to be strange feeling watching the game.
    I havew always wanted pardew sacked,
    Lately i have been given the impression he is going to be given the chance to carry on- depending on results, maybe given untill xmas- i want him sacked before then, so i was hoping a 6-0 drubbing at home off arsenal would do the trick, untill last weeks events at QPR when harps came on late in the 2nd half. The thought of seeing stevie concede 6 at home in his last game against arsenal would be such a cruel way for a legend to bow out – i hope he plays a blinder and gets man of match award and gets the praise he desrves- however i want pards sacked , its going to be a n emotionally strange and sad day – whatever happens !

  • Harley

    May 17, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #24

    On the lap if honour subject.

    It would be seen as exceptionally rude if the players weren’t to come out. It will be classed as a lap of appreciation to the fans when they do it.

  • Douglas

    May 17, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #25


    Pardew is not going to be fired. Get used to it and move on.
    Colo will not be allowed to leave.
    Several players will certainly go, just about everyone could list them.
    Others may go for silly money.
    New youngsters will be brought in plus a couple of first teamers.
    The interesting part is going to be if we change our transfer policy and get some “older” players in to provide both quality and experience.

  • toonicle

    May 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #26

    Tiote and Guti getting starts again, Anita is lucky enough to watch from the bench. FFS Pards!


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