Pardew Wants To Upset The Odds And Beat Arsenal


Alan Pardew will be hoping he can finish off what has been a very poor season in the Premier League with a win against the visiting Arsenal side.

arsene wenger smiling

Arsene Wenger– his Arsenal side are in form

Ever since Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996 he has had Arsenal in the top four and has always qualified for the Champions League.

Ar the moment Arsenal are on 70 points and are one point ahead of Tottenham and they also have a much better goal difference, so it seems if Tottenham are going to get into fourth place they have to beat Sunderland at White Hart Lane tomorrow, and Arsenal would need to lose or draw at Newcastle.

This s what Alan Pardew told the Evening Chronicle:

“It’s a huge game for Arsenal – it’s very important for them,” “They need to win, and they’ll have that mentality. They’ll carry a threat, and we’ve got to deal with that. Everyone knows how important Champions League football is to them.”

“One team is going to be under enormous pressure. We’re not under that pressure, but we want to put a performance in and upset the odds. That’s what we want to do.”

Newcastle will be able to field a very good side tomorrow, and Sylvain Marveaux is also available, and Alan Pardew has said the Frenchman will play some part in the game tomorrow.

Steve Harper will be playing his last game for Newcastle,  and Danny Simpson has already played his last game at West Ham.

A win would be a very good way to end this season, and we’ll finish fairly high up the league table too with 3 points – but it will be difficult.

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169 comments so far

  • toon22

    May 18, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Is he joking this time too?

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 18, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    I thought Wigan were in for a hammering in the FA cup final so … I might be wrong again, I hope I’m wrong … it’s good to be wrong sometimes Alan, otherwise people will think you are a lying narcissistic egomaniac.

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  • stuart no9

    May 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #3

    pardews comments
    “It’s a huge game for Arsenal – it’s very important for them,” “They need to win, and they’ll have that mentality. They’ll carry a threat, and we’ve got to deal with that. Everyone knows how important Champions League football is to them.”

    “One team is going to be under enormous pressure. We’re not under that pressure, but we want to put a performance in and upset the odds. That’s what we want to do.”

    he just cant help himself can he ? another negative statement from the man himself. his comments are just full of empty platitudes – nothing else.

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  • numba9

    May 18, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #4

    If he doesn’t give young Campbell a good 45 he is a absolute clown

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  • stuart no9

    May 18, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #5

    i’m glad thats what you want to do alan!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #6

    Can those people who are defending Pardew by outlining Evertons success please point out what success that actually is,if it is only being nearly relegated once in eleven years and nearly once reaching the CL ,then Pard u turns propaganda speeches really are working .

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  • criticalsteve73

    May 18, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #7

    I say play our strongest attacking team and give us fans a taste of proper football he has the players to do it just take his reins of our team and go for it win lose or draw it could be a cracking game or am I just dreaming bored at work

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  • numba9

    May 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #8

    Everton manager was a good defensive coach tho outlined by lineker and co on motd. Parsnip takes defensive training them ships. A load of goals bad defensive coach

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  • Toon Tang

    May 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #9

    we will again set up to nullify their game plan rather than play our own game and have wenger adjust to the way that we play. This is what pisses me off with pardew tactics. Even against reading at home we set out to defend and tried to stop them playing when against shite like that, they should be worrying about us.

    JUST PLAY YOUR OWN GAME PARDEW AND STOP THINKING ABOUT WHAT THE OPPOSITION ARE DOING ALL THE TIME

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    We need a winger a ST and a young CB if collo leaves what’s the betting pardew signs another CM.

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  • stuart no9

    May 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #11

    tim @ 10———-and a manager !

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #12

    Pardew please leave and destroy another team!

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  • Toon Tang

    May 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #13

    stu @ 11———-your not wrong !

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #14

    I would take a new manager over any new players.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    May 18, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #15

    Sorry Pardew! But i can see another 5 or 6 to Nul pasting coming on ?

    This will happen if you come up with the same game plan that you have been using the whole second half of this season?

    When will he learn to just keep his trap Sut?

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  • stuart no9

    May 18, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #16

    just think —- getting rid of pardew , is like a new signing -. lol

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #17

    Steve Kean>Pardew

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 18, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #18

    Hopefully we can get a win or at least put on an attacking display and get a goal or two to send the fans home with some pride left.

    On the previous story, not sure why we keep shola, loyalty is to be admired, but if you are at the best club you could possibly get (getting a few games and being your local and supported club) then being loyal is quite easy.

    Not the same as Shearer who could have gone to man utd and won countless trophies.

    Hopefully he is moved on, he is not what we need, no offence to the lad. He did very well in the championship for us so i’m sure he could get a club around that level for a couple years.

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  • Nojdani

    May 18, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #19

    As long as we finish the season above 5under1and I’m happy.

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  • stuart no9

    May 18, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #20

    transfer– fair point on shola . no room for sentiment in this game !

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  • kww

    May 18, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #21

    JFA,

    it’s all relative; everton has not have massive investments in the squad in the last 10 years and have to constantly replace top players who were sold.

    so yes, relatively speaking to manchester clubs, some london clubs everton has been successful.

    anti-pardew gang has to stop bringing out useless points if they want to get some credit. taking a biased view of the club deserving success on NO merits except a 50000 stadium.
    check made a comment earlier about how many internationals newcastle has. krul cabaye tiote become established internationals under pardew, pardew turned around ben arfa’s career after his knee injury (pardew was the one who signed ben arfa). colo played some of his best football under pardew except when his personal issues started affecting his performances. santon was called up to italy after playing under pardew.
    anita sissoko mbiwa are fringe internationals. realyl the only established international pardew have is debuchy, colo and gutirez

    i agree if there’s better manager who use the squad more effectively (including rotating), then we should move pardew on, he’s been dealt a very poor hand this season, and another manager may have played it differently with better results,
    but don’t make up nonsense and say pardew is clueless and is the shittest manager in epl. there have been tactical successes (anzhi, benfica, some league games last season).
    by comparison hughes and harry rnapp look juvenile relegating a squad full of established internationals and experienced premiership players. of coz armchair critics never quite get the difficulties in gelling a squad.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 18, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #22

    Does one person think we’re playing better football now after 2.5 seasons of Pardew than we were under Chris Hughton?

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  • Munster Mag

    May 18, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #23

    This guy is getting worse…..has anyone read the bog with the comments from Wets Ham Reading and Charlton fans on it …..?? Its like a mirror image of Pardew now …..all negative crap. I know I’ll receive criticism, but I’d rather lose badly today and get rid of Pardew, than draw or win and keep him. I just cant see how he is going to change the team into a cohesive attacking unit next season. In reality, its not his style . Brilliant post in previous article by Guru Munroe on why Pardew is unique. Comical. Anyway, before I sign off for now, I’d like to say my usual ……” We wasnt a fret” ……grrr….

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 18, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #24

    That 5-1 win … AC so dominant that other teams were scared of us because they couldn’t defend against us if we got it right? So much promise … look where we are now … cheers for that Pardew.

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  • stuart no9

    May 18, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #25

    kww@21

    anti-pardew gang has to stop bringing out useless points if they want to get some credit. taking a biased view of the club deserving success on NO merits except a 50000 stadium.

    what usless points would they be ???

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  • Munster Mag

    May 18, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #26

    Why cant he say something like this ….” We respect Arsenal greatly and they will present us with challenges all over the pitch. But this is St James Park, and I expect our players to get on the ball and attack them. We have some great players here – Cabaye, HBA, Marveaux and others and we are going to make sure that Arsenal feel some real pressure today” Is there anything wrong with that Pardew????

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 18, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #27

    @21 Pardew did not sign Ben Arfa!

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  • Tinman - Pardwho?

    May 18, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #28

    Still think Pardew is out

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 18, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #29

    just saw this and thought i’d share

    “36.08%

    Managers such as Hughton (59.38% although he did manage in the Championship so fair enough), Glenn Roeder (45.83%) and Graham Souness (44.82%) all had better win percentages. Sir Bobby’s was 46.66% over a period of 255 games.

    Pardew is more comparable with Big Sam (33.33%) than any other Newcastle manager over the last decade.”

    not shocking stats but pretty poor all the same. Kinear was only 20% wins so he is an upgrade on him haha.

    Hughton in the prem had a win % of 31.25%. thats just as permanent manager, it’s a little lower if you take the 4 games in relegation year (0 wins)

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 18, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #30

    If he lets them just go out and attack and we win, then it’s showing up the whole season of misery as tactical dross when being positive is the way to go.

    If we again play defensively hoping to contain Arsenal and get hammered, then the utter dross has simply continued.

    Tomorrow is going to be very interesting. I’m sure there’ll be more than just one scarf thrown in front on the dugout should we be worse than at Liverpool. Colo will help a lot in keeping the score down, but still, it could be bad as they need goals goals goals to prevent a play off with Spurs.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 18, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #31

    Munster 26 – well said.

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  • Tinman - Pardwho?

    May 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #32

    KWW,
    Tiote was already an established International.
    Krul was always going to have a very good chance because he is a top keeper.
    Cabaye, not sure on that one.

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  • stuart no9

    May 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #33

    munster@23 –here here. short term pain for long term gain as they say. if we lose heavily i will be sad for 1 reason- harps, however if it means a heavy defeat may sway our owner to get rid , bearing in mind he is a spurs fan, and they will be out of the CL, then so be it. i hope harps plays a blinder and gets MOM award.

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #34

    kww

    Everton have a very similar net spend as spurs over the past 10 years (barely anything in it) and spurs are a champs league for a season and pushing for it the past 2/3 years too.

    Arsenal have the lowest net spend on transfers in the past 5 seasons, they sell a lot and buy replacements and get top 4 every year. So buying smart and selling at the right time gets you high up the league.

    I think moyes has been distinctly average at everton, if you dont have money you need to find others ways to get good players (a bit like we are at least trying now with good scouting).

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 18, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #35

    He’s already getting his groundwork of excuses down now ready for his post-match interview by talking THE arsenal up.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 18, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #36

    Stuart, what useless points have I made before? Do clarify. Your man Pardew has a lot of making up to do, for opinions like yours to hold any water. Personally, I’d be happy to end up with egg on my face and NUFC in 6th this time next season , but there is little to suggest this can possibly happen, unless Cisse and another striker get red hot form and the rest learn to defend again. Can you imagine what a manager who believed in attack and could teach us to defend could do with players like Anita Cabaye HBS, Sissoko etc???

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 18, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #37

    Ashley is a Chelsea fan and not a Spurs fan. Llambias said that in an interview.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 18, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #38

    Stuart, I’d feel sorry for Harps if he gets a hammering today. I think he’ll be brilliant though. Top man. Colo makes a serious difference to us, and is probably the only player in terms of injuries that I have sympathy with Parew.

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 18, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #39

    laurent robert

    I tomorrow could be interesting in the stands. A lot of people were behind the time and never booed as they wanted to back the lads to survive relegation.

    Now we are safe if we start the game defensively and let in a goal or two I can really see the crowd turning on the manager.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    May 18, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #40

    @27:

    Okay! If Pardew did,nt sign Ben Arfa then who Did ?

    @21 : A voice of reason and a faint glimmer of hope in all this Gloom and Doom !

    I still think the Manager should learn when to keep his mouth shut though but?

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