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Alan Pardew – I’ve Learned A Lot

11:51 pm, Sunday, May 19th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 87 Comments

Alan Pardew went on nufcTV immediately after the third successive home defeat, in which we have conceded 10 goals and scored none.

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Alan Pardew – I’ve learned a lot

So we’ve gone from 5th top to 5th bottom in a short twelve months, and that’s kind of par for the course for Newcastle fans.

Alan Pardew had this to say on nufcTV after the game:

“I think you see in the first half that we look a different team without the pressure on. The quality we showed in that half was terrific against a great Arsenal team who were bang in form.”

I wanted to highlight the fact that we get fifty two thousand and we’d probably get fifty two thousand in the Championship but that doesn’t mean to say that we should just expect that.”

“We have to deliver better and we have to deliver better performances and a better commitment to games.” “I’ve learned a lot and I’ll be better for it.”

It’s been a very poor season for Newcastle in the Premier League for multiple different reasons, although we did quite well in the Europa League.

But now we are not in the Europa League next season, we should do a lot better in the Premier League.

But what happens when we get back into the Europa League or the Champions League – sometime down the road – we have no idea.

But we’re looking forward to doing an awful lot better next season – we have to do an awful lot better next season.

This season is simply not good enough for Newcastle United.

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87 responses so far ↓

  • 1 HAZZY1 // May 19, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    HAZZY1 // May 19, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    NUFC STEVE Yeah m8 the same people that told us about Ba clause has said he has a clause of 1yr pay off if he fails to finish in the top 10 still only rumours but wouldn’t be suprised if MA did.

  • 2 JackButler // May 19, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Boils my piss every time he speaks

  • 3 Beattie25 // May 19, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Re post:

    If we brought in a new manager we would need 3 first team players.

    If we keep Alan we need about 5-6 players.

    A new manager would incorporate new players into a system that benefits the talent already here.

    Alan needs different players who are able to play to his tactical pleasure.

    If Alan stays we need to sell our technical stars and bring in solid, hardworking, strong players who can play like Stoke and West Ham.

    Technical and Pardew doesn’t work, much like classical English grit and Wenger wouldn’t work.

    If we keep Pardew we have to sell the good players, no matter how much it hurts or else we’ll get relegated.

    That’s why for me it is imperative that Ashley sees that it is essential that we sack Pardew. It would be in the best interest of the players, fans, club , himself and even Alan Pardew.

    If he is sacked now he can be known as the man who was sacked despite a 5th placed finish rather than as the man who was sacked due to 2 consecutive relegation threatened seasons.

  • 4 toon22 // May 19, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    2+2=fcuk off?

  • 5 NUFC STEVE // May 19, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    He wants a buoycott by the sounds of it to leave?? What a twat. Only things he learned is that he can’t coach and how to make excuse after excuse.

  • 6 Beattie25 // May 19, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    So, the club filled with professional footballers, many of whom are international players can only play well when there is no pressure?

    Absolute fcuking idiot this man is.

  • 7 JackButler // May 19, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Strange that Pardew didn’t speak with BBC or Sky after the game

  • 8 Beattie25 // May 19, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    How come he hasn’t learnt anything from his debacals at West Ham, Charlton and Southampton?

  • 9 JackButler // May 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM


    Because in his head he does nothing wrong and everything is everybody else’s fault

  • 10 NUFC STEVE // May 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    You just gave me a bit of hope for the week! If Ashely is the shrewd businessman he’s meant to be surely he will take up that clause. Pardew is losing him money not only where we finished but in the overall value of the club. Surely he knows that free agents like Rafa and Blanc are available.

  • 11 JackButler // May 20, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Would love to see Benitez come here but going on Ashley previous appointments we’ll end up with Curbishley

  • 12 Beattie25 // May 20, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Alan Pardew has been in charge of over 700 professional football games as a manager.

    He isn’t in his second season showing signs of progression, he isn’t going to come good overnight, he hasn’t got room to improve drastically after 14 years of management.

    I find it hilarious that people have faith in him.

  • 13 Beattie25 // May 20, 2013 at 12:07 AM


    Too true.

    He reminds me of a cowboy builder who blames everything else when a customer wants to know why he hasn’t built the conservative to a decent standard.

    ‘I ain’t got the tools’

    ‘The guys have been sick’

    ‘The weathers been bad’

    ‘Ive got too many other jobs to do’

    ‘Your time scale put too much pressure on’

    ‘I’ll do it next week I promise’

  • 14 stuart no9 // May 20, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    so pards didnt do the lap of honour today.
    It has always been common practice , and polite that the manager takes that walk with the players- the same as the manager always indicates to his players to salute the fans before they leave the field. Pardew has failed us again.
    What was his reason for not walking with his players?ok its obvious , but he didnt have the guts to face the crowd , as he knows he does not deserve our support . my wife who is a psychiatric nurse consultant , believed he wouldnt do it if we got beat , as he dosnt believe himself some of the things he says in the papers or on tv, , so to have to face a crowd and accept the applause would be , psychologically , a difficult situation to be in,
    which proves what he says in interviews is crap basically

  • 15 JackButler // May 20, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    stuart no9

    No lap of honour, no interviews for BBC or Sky, he ducked straight down the tunnel (hopefully never to be seen again)

  • 16 Beattie25 // May 20, 2013 at 12:12 AM


    This is the same man who walked away from Brendan Rodgers rather than shake his hand after they crushed us.

  • 17 stuart no9 // May 20, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    alan pardew just cant help himself can he ?

    I think you see in the first half that we look a different team without the pressure on. The quality we showed in that half was terrific against a great Arsenal team who were bang in form.”

    arsenal were awful in the first half and that made us look half decent. 2nd half arsenal had to step it up a bit- and they did easilly – not one shot on target from us – at home – in 90 mins. pardew get f///cked.

  • 18 HAZZY1 // May 20, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    NUFC STEVE and to everone else aho thinks Rafa will come here no manager with that much achievment’s will work under MA + DL the best we can hope for is Martinez im afraid atleast alot of people will get what they r after good attacking but we will concede still I guarantee that he only knows how to go forward soz to be the spoiler.

  • 19 ToonAndy // May 20, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Jorge Jesus
    Siem de Jong


    Manager: Jorge Jesus





    ——————SIEM DE JONG—————

    BEN ARFA————————-MERTENS



    Too much to ask lads?? Lol

  • 20 HAZZY1 // May 20, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    ToonAndy I want double what uve been sniffing lol

  • 21 Spotlight Kid // May 20, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Beattie25@8 (last post) – Isn’t it funny…etc.

    I would venture entirely predictable is more the phrase you are grasping for, sir. Not that fans ever really warmed to Big Sam at the time, and Ashley will never warm to any manager that might make themselves unsackable by dint of results or terrace popularity.

    A vicious circle really. Play the wrong way, the fans will hound you out. Play the right way, the owner will kick you out. The only logical answer is to be utterly clueless, embarrassingly so, and so put yourself beyond the reach of justifiable supporter criticism on one hand or executive reproach on the other. Thus everyone just collectively scratches their heads and pretends it isn’t really happening; and so we sleep walk into the next season

    “You tell him, no YOU tell him….!”etc.

  • 22 NUFC STEVE // May 20, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Thing about Rafa though;
    1) he wants to stay in England (Newcastle is that far from his family)
    2) he wants a big club where he will be respected and loved (Everton arsenal … None can give him that) only us and lpool could do that
    3) he knows himself that the group we have here + 3-4 quality signings could make them challenging for top 4-6
    4) he said he wouldn’t mind a long term project
    5) mike Ashely is seemingly going to spend 15-20 mil this summer. That is all Rafa needs plus Watever he gets for selling players. He isn’t a massive spender.
    1 problem is his salary is about 5/6 times pardews.

  • 23 Mister Tuff // May 20, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    I do not really blame Percy for ALL that has happened this season. He has probably tried his best but in my opinion he cannot do the job. He should never had been offered the job in the first place.
    I see the last gasps/death throws of someone who is about to get the boot.
    I believe regardless of who the manager is AC will be returning.
    Lastly we will bet getting 4-5 new players and maybe a surprise signing from El Gourdo.
    Sack Llambias you posted earlier on today some guff about weeds and flowers in an effort to make an analogy to the blog? I was going to reply but had better things to do. As I recall I had to go for a shite.

  • 24 NUFC STEVE // May 20, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    That far = not far

  • 25 Beattie25 // May 20, 2013 at 12:24 AM


    I don’t see your point??

    Wigan only conceded 5 more goals than us and they were going all out attack and had some truly awful players in defence.

    We conceded 68 goals and for the majority had internationals throughout the back 4.

    Conceding doesn’t mean you will lose out on points, not scoring guarantees it.

    If Martinez took over and had decent defenders to work with who knows what he could do.

  • 26 Beattie25 // May 20, 2013 at 12:25 AM


    Nail on head

  • 27 stuart no9 // May 20, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    beattie25 @ 16 exactly – he avoided an embarrasing situation, he also cancelled the radio talk in on friday . mmm , again a very uncomfortable situation was avoided. the man , apart from every thing else, is a coward.

  • 28 jonobbad // May 20, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Learn how to accept defeat, learn how to get the players to pass and move and attack more. Learn to respect fans, learn to drop your fave players when they are off form and oh yeah, learn to quit.

  • 29 HAZZY1 // May 20, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    NUFC STEVE I hope ur right m8 i agree about us loving and respecting him and that his family is close but I just don’t see him as a yes man and will want more control over all that happens with players coming and going the exact same reason KK left MA can’t let his manager have that control he need’s a yes man PARDS.

  • 30 jonobbad // May 20, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Hmmm I quit, im never coming back but then I come back anyway.
    Attention seeking drama queen.
    And for once im not on about pardew

  • 31 Beattie25 // May 20, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Mister Tuff

    Sack Llambias is a Mackem masquerading as a toon supporter and is truly the creepiest blogger I’ve ever come across.

    Pure unadulterated weirdo.

    He also posts as MrMojoRisin amongst others.

    So desperate for attention the odd little creature.

  • 32 NUFC STEVE // May 20, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Martinez would be good but he has massive question marks over him. He may have had poor players but managers like Rodgers, Lambert, Fat Sam, jol, pulis ….. didn’t have great players either yet they each have had seasons where they never had a sniff of relegation. Martinez was there wat 5 years? And never once cracked a mid table finish?

  • 33 HAZZY1 // May 20, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Beattie25 That is my point we need to tighten up and martinez is not the man to do that but it may be the only manager that will want to come here we have good defenders but not the right coaching to orginise it im hoping Mbiwa will be alot better when he can speak better english but if not then sign Sakho or a french speaking CB then he will be fine Ive noticed during the games Colo and Taylor have to use hand signals during the game.

  • 34 Beattie25 // May 20, 2013 at 12:31 AM


    Haven’t you got gimp fetish porn to be watching?

    How is this seeking attention?

    The attention you give me by posting is off your own choice, I didn’t ask for it.

  • 35 Beattie25 // May 20, 2013 at 12:34 AM


    We don’t need to tighten up, we need to attack more and retain the ball.

    Inviting pressure is the worst way to play football and that’s when you need to be tighter than a Yorkshireman.

    If you keep the ball and use it properly then the opponents can be neutralised and not offer much trouble to our defence.

    That’s the way forward.

    Arsenal have a weak defence but through ball retention that defence is reps rely tested.

    How many shots did we have on target today?

    We can be tight all we want but it counts for jack if we don’t try and score.

  • 36 NUFC STEVE // May 20, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Fair enough Hazzy
    Don’t think he wud like Graham Carrs heavy influence on signings either. Laurent Blanc? If your to listen to @indykaila he seems to be hearing stories bout pards all week.

  • 37 Beattie25 // May 20, 2013 at 12:36 AM


    I’m not saying I want Martinez, just saying that anything would be a welcome relief at the moment!

    You can’t highlight Martinez’s weakness defensively when we our selves have been equally as bad.

  • 38 HAZZY1 // May 20, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    NUFC STEVE Yeah I follow him all time he has some good trusting news unlike some who r ITK lol.

    Beattie25 U r right about retaining the ball but we need to build from the back ask any manager and they all say you start with a solid back then work forward we have never had a solid back apart from last season until taylor got injured the mid is good enough Cabs can pick passes but we need a mobile st Cisse is a finisher can’t hold or turn anyone doesn’t have the pace Goofy never gets a chance up top so how can we retain the ball when we start bad from the back and hoof it to a finisher thats what im saying.

  • 39 Mister Tuff // May 20, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Beattie – is he the bloke with the exploding trousers.
    I still do not understand all these multiple posters -people truthfully should stand or fall by what they say. Inventing other personas to applaud what they have written (probably because none else agrees with them) is truly strange behaviour.

  • 40 Shearer.Milburn // May 20, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    He must have learned a lot today ‘cos he showed f all by way of lessons learnt all season!!!!

  • 41 Newcastle for alltid // May 20, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    For a short while in the first half I actually enjoyed watching the game. We did play some neat football and wouldn’t allow Arsenal to settle. Then the hoofing started, and we once again looked like the unispired side we’ve been all season. I can’t quite understand it. We do have a decent team, we should have been able to at least create something in the second half. Instead the team detaches, and every player is all over the place. We attack with two or three players, and none of them knows where to play the ball or where to move. Instead it becomes obvious that we don’t practice offensive movement and set plays. Everything is up to luck. We even cross the ball towards the oppositions box when we don’t have a single body in there! Just no team effort at all, just every man for himself trying to figure out how to attack. For a team to create chances and score goals, simultaneous movement and patterns are needed.
    We even do hoofballing bad.

    While it would be nice having a stable club building a foundation with the same manager over a long period of time like Fergie did with Man Utd, I don’t see Pardew being that man. He won’t do anything with the tactics, he’ll just buy new players hopong they’ll perform miracles for him.
    The main difference between Sir Alex and Pardew as football managers is quite simple – Sir Alex knows football, Pardew doesn’t have a clue.

  • 42 Mister Tuff // May 20, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    Image of one Ashleys review team making preparations for the meeting with Percy this week. I’m not claiming any scoops though; Link:-

  • 43 Shearer.Milburn // May 20, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    Hope he learns a lot more before next season!!!!!!

  • 44 Dondatta13 // May 20, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    Newcastle for alltid@40…

    “We even do hoofballing bad”…

    That about sums it up!!!

  • 45 mohtoolz // May 20, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    David O’Leary Should be our next manager. He finished 6th with a very weak Villa Side. He has to be great.
    Pardew out O’Leary in!!

  • 46 thai-mag // May 20, 2013 at 3:52 AM

    if pardew insists on doing the defensive coaching again next season, surly we need a good offensive coach in there to, because its just not working, and as for the dead ball kicks, we didn’t get one goal from a corner kick this season and never looked like getting one either.

  • 47 Expat MAG // May 20, 2013 at 3:56 AM

    Terrible season although I feel the actual squad is better than last seasons squad, so why? Please don’t blame the Europa Cup as we generally made 8~9 changes to every team that played in Europe.

    I’m not convinced with Pardue but know he’s going to be our manager for the next few years, so won’t say anymore on this topic.

    Harper, Simpson, Colo, Gosling and maybe Obertan
    will leave this summer and we need quality replacements, preferably British as we have too many French in the squad.

    We still need a replacement for Demba Ba, so either PEA or Remy as I can’t think of any decent British strikers who would fit except for Big Andy…..

    Maybe we’ll have an influx of players from Holland, such as Alderweild, Douglas, Siem de Jong, etc…. Sakho looks a great prospect and alongside Mibwa could be our central defense for many seasons to come, although more Brits with PL experience is needed.

    This summer will be interesting as we need a solid backbone for the team. We were fortunate to stay in the PL this season even though we have very good players at this club.

    Black and white is in the blood but we are playing terrible football and in Pardue, I do not see a good future…..


  • 48 Greebol1892 // May 20, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    Nice to see Campbell get a run out and nobody pass the ball to him.
    Good riddance to that season. Bring on the next one – surely it can only get better and the manager can “prove” himself after getting the extra 5 players (MINIMUM) we need.

    Carroll (inevitable)

    please no more no.23 – we need to move on…..

  • 49 Santon03 // May 20, 2013 at 5:32 AM

    it doesn’t really matter if we brought in 5 to 10 players next season, they will end up sitting on the bech and wondering why Jonas, Tiote, Shola keep playing and they are not.
    I have no problem with Jonas but it’s getting ridiculous, he has been overworked and his place is unchallenged in the team. Yesterday he thought he was going to be subbed, but he wasn’t and he didn’t seem to be happy.
    MYM looks better as LB, much better than Haidara, It would be great if he plays with Santon or HBA on the left instead Jonas all the time. Santon scored his first goal when he was pushed up front against wigan. Santon with Debuchy will also make a great partnership on the right. There so many combinations which can be experimented, but pardew doesn’t seem to know how or doesn’t want to try.
    I really really hate this manager, really being monotonous and perdictable, too lazy to try something new. I don’t think pardew could bring the best out of players within formation/tactic, tbh I don’t know what pardew trying to implement to this team, I don’t know what his game plan. Try to defend = fail, try to attack = fail, try long balls = fail, he has fail at everything. He tried to be like Mourinho, but Mourinho can see players quality and has good tactic, he can combine both and complement both.
    for example Santon, he wasn’t LWB he was RW and Mourinho saw his quality and made him LWB, he needs SAnton quality as LWB for his tactic/formation and Santon became his first choice LWB.

  • 50 Indian Magpie // May 20, 2013 at 5:45 AM

    As I said yesterday,

    As long as there is a hole in my ass i will not support pardew.

    But i will support NUFC

    So, please buy horses for courses, if you want to play hoof buy Players that can play hoof ball. your Huths, Jerome, walters etc.

    What is the shame.

  • 51 Albert's Secret Love Child (Formerly Krul To Be Kind) // May 20, 2013 at 6:05 AM

    Pardew is staying lads, unfortunately… JUST COME TO PEACE WITH IT FFS!

  • 52 spitfire_ // May 20, 2013 at 6:11 AM

    What do you learn Alan? What do you learn with relegation with Charlton? What do you learn with West Ham’s dogfight? NOTHING… you are nothing Alan!

  • 53 spitfire_ // May 20, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    In BBC post game interview Pardew cry about the missing Sissoko and Ameobi… jesus…

  • 54 Hatem's better than Messi // May 20, 2013 at 6:34 AM

    Pardew thought that was a terrific performance.

    Not a shot on target by the home team.

    Wonderful stuff.
    Sack this tw@t today.

  • 55 89Norcal // May 20, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    have to say, reading the Pardew jokes and comments by readers here is great entertainment 😆

    I think he’ll be on extra thin ice next season. Hopefully Mike is growing wiser to the game and will pull the trigger if necessary.

  • 56 Indian Magpie // May 20, 2013 at 6:51 AM

    Heard that PSG’s kit deal may rise from 4 mill Euros to 25 mill euros.

    Some teams are just blessed

  • 57 Indian Magpie // May 20, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    LETS play a Game,

    Assuming the managers as they were yesterday,Who do you think is the Worst manager in PL and Why?

    I am going for Pards

    Makes same errors everytime and fails to see them.

    Your Turn

  • 58 eaststandgeordie1982 // May 20, 2013 at 6:58 AM


    Cabaye had a long range effort straight at their keeper thats all i can remember.

  • 59 Indian Magpie // May 20, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    Look at villas Squad and compatre it to ours, Pardew will not even have westwood/Lowton in our 18, never mind first 11.

    Watched Norwich against WBA, Norwich were breathtaking in the 2nd half, agaianst a poor WBA team but still was wonderfull to watch.

  • 60 ilovetoon8788 // May 20, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    To be honest we don’t always hoof it. It’s just the last bit.

    It’s because we run of ideas on how attack further. We do pass it in midfield and around the build up. When we get to the last third, we hoof it for cisse.

    Marveaux and Arfa are dribblers from deep. We need another player that can attack inside in the box. We usually have only cisse and thus just resort to hoofing.

    Pardew either has to learn how to attack or just leave. 0 goals scored at home in 3 matches. If not for individual brilliance we don’t seem to have what it takes to score even 2 goals in a game.

  • 61 ilovetoon8788 // May 20, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    And delighted for Hughton. His Norwich scoring 3 at etihad. Even Reading have more ideas than us who have team of internationals.

  • 62 ilovetoon8788 // May 20, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    @56 a tie between Di canio, pards and Redknapp. For the worst manager.

    Pards maybe slightly edges it.

  • 63 Transfer Sage // May 20, 2013 at 7:36 AM


    I’d go for di cannio – seems to have no set plan and his style of management will annoy the players one by one so nobody will want to stick around and work with him long term.

    After that there are a lot of average managers like hughton, pulis, pardew, jol, pochetino, and martinez, all ok but only have one way to play and if it isn’t working don’t make changes.

    Then the basic people like laudrupp, allerdyce and moyes who do the basics but can make changes and, whether nice to watch or not, get some good results and usually build a solid top ten team.

    Then you move up the the redknapps and avb who seem to do quite well, play a nice enough style and get results with it (QPR were full of unmotivated players, nobody could have saved them).

    Then you have the higher levels where managers have won things around europe, mancini, benitez, wenger.

    Topped off with Sir Alex who is just everything you want in a manager, desire, intelligence, knows when he needs help, control but mainly desire to improve, everything

  • 64 Transfer Sage // May 20, 2013 at 7:40 AM


    I think that’s our problem, we never seem to have a plan to get goals. We don’t work them well from open play and our set pieces are rubbish.

    Like you say, not sure on stats, but over this and last season I wonder how many goals are down to solo strikes/runs/direct free kicks…..i will hazard a guess its over 60%….we don’t attack well as a team.

    Yesterday we did quite well in the first half, some nice movement, but in the second we kept the passing going but never managed to move it out of our own half/middle of pitch then ended up being too direct.

    It’s something which needs addressing…we need more quality out wide (a couple lads who can cross a ball, cut it back nicely, chip in with a goal) as well as serious work on our movement.

  • 65 Indian Magpie // May 20, 2013 at 7:45 AM


    How lucky are mackems, 2 fluky (according to me anyways) over Us and Everton and they survived with 39 points.

  • 66 Transfer Sage // May 20, 2013 at 7:47 AM


    sunderland were very lucky

    di cannio hasn’t got the talent to manage a top team, much like roy keane….you can shout at lower league players on a few grand a week…shout at prem league players on 30k a week and they will just laugh at you, unless you are top manager who can back it up with trophies.

    Di cannio will soon have the team against him if he keeps up all this shouting/slapping he talks about.

  • 67 Indian Magpie // May 20, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    Some of our defeats over last 2 seasons

    5-2 fulham
    5-0 Spurs
    4-2 Norwich
    7-3 Arsenal
    6-0 Liverpool
    3-0 Sunderland
    4-0 City
    3-0 Manu

    But Most of our wins are only by odd goals.

  • 68 Transfer Sage // May 20, 2013 at 7:51 AM


    We do have a problem with collapsing, when things go wrong they go very wrong.

    I put these huge defeats more down to the players though, ?We don’t have a leader (other than colo and he isn’t the best) to really rally the team and have some steel.

    We miss the barton or nolan type of character, every team needs a player or two like that.

  • 69 Bambams // May 20, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Pards said only a couple of weeks ago Sissoko was to be bought this coming summer but due to Remy not signing he jumped up a place.

    I think we may hget 2 possibly 3 players and that will be it.

    Pards is useless and if he is not replaced i genuinely believe by Christmas he will have lost the players and we will be adrift at the bottom.

    Not one player will be happy with this style of play.


  • 70 Indian Magpie // May 20, 2013 at 7:57 AM


    I read that Sissoko siad that they can give his signing on bonus to Tolouse so that we can sign him.

  • 71 Shane's Silly Season Of Spectacularly Stupid Speculation // May 20, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    Pardew out!

    I’ve accepted that Pardumb is a complete tool.


    Are our players intelligent enough? You can have all the skill and technique in the world but you can have also have a complete lack of awareness and of a footballing intelligence. Nobody sums this up more than Hatem Ben Arfa. This lad can run, he has flair he turns players inside out BUT he seems pretty poor at seeing what’s around him and he makes poor decisions. Of course he can only see what’s around him if there is anything around him but too many times he loses the ball because he gets his head down, runs and then has no idea what to do…

    He turned two players inside out yesterday, got in the box…. and then smashed it over, didn’t even hit the target, rushed it, didn’t look up and wasted it.

    Hatem is just 1 example, this is not an attack on him, I just genuinely believe we don’t have enough intelligence in the team. Cabaye and Collo seem to me to be the only 2 guys who have that intelligence.

  • 72 JAMSHA // May 20, 2013 at 8:08 AM


  • 73 jettson1971 // May 20, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Time is up for PArdew!!
    he full of excuses, has no tactics, is clueless, and so interested in his own self importance!! if he can not get the best out of the most talented group of players at NUFCs disposal since the keegan days then move on now.
    If MA had sense he would make a simple business dicesion and get rid, and buy in the quality and experience we need to manage these players. Pardew is clearly not that man!!
    Pardew out!!!

  • 74 KayZey78 // May 20, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    What a horrible season and boy it couldn’t end fast enough for me. I am aware that the team has had injuries and European football. But the performance has just been horrible no matter what players we’ve played. I think what actually saved us from relegation is the fact that Colocinni returned from injury. It certainly wasn’t Pardew. He simply doesn’t get anything out of this team and to me it’s a mystery how a man can get so little out of those players. I really hope he gets sacked, cause there is no excuse big enough for the way the team has performed this season. I hope Ashley uses big money to get us someone has top flight experience… Doubt it will happen, but the thought is nice.

    So depressing watching us play at home and not land a single shot within the framework. Laughable… We generated next to nothing and there just isn’t any synergy in the team. Nobody has a clue as to what the game plan really is…

    Sack him and get someone who has proven them selves.

  • 75 Rotonda heights // May 20, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    That headline – that’s just the point he doesn’t learn. He has always been the same wherever he has gone. Totally deluded arrogant p..t

    He never learnt that Ba and Cisse don’t work in a 442 or in a 433 with Cisse as a winger. Only Ba leaving afte rhalf a system stopped him doing it.

    Anita can’t get a game . Cabaye way always played too deep, Marveaux was mostly on the bench and as mentioned Cissse often played as a winger.

    Pardw complaining we didn’t have Shola yesterday made me feel physically sick. All he knows is hoof and trying to shut up shop which still conceded 68 goals !!!

    Carrol will come back and nod away a few corners and maybe score a few set pieces before getting injured but our flair technical players will leave in droves to be replaced by Jay Spearing types and we may finish 12th.
    We will be known as the new Stoke.

    Never felt so powerless in accepting the inevitable that Pardew really is here for another 7 years.

  • 76 JAMSHA // May 20, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    nxt season





  • 77 Rotonda heights // May 20, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Spurs europa league last season, europa league this season
    never head them moan about Dembele, dempsey, defoe, dawson, etc being injured or being tired.

  • 78 bills-son // May 20, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    On our corners – does anyone actually think that Pardew says to Cabaye “hit the corners in short so they don’t get past their first man at the near post” or “if that doesn’t work hit them sky high and ten yards past the back post”.

    Cabaye’s corners are abysmal and the mistake Pardew is making is allowing him to keep taking them.

    Some of our purples may not be as good as I or many other fans thought they were. Pardew has made mistakes, defo, but some of the performances from our so called top players have been consistently poor. Flashes of brilliance count for nothing without an end result.

    It’s going to be an interesting transfer window and an interesting start to next season. The management at the club have got to get both right or the biggest kick off to to the new season will be on the terraces not the pitch.

  • 79 Rotonda heights // May 20, 2013 at 8:17 AM


    2 target men and cisse !!

  • 80 Transfer Sage // May 20, 2013 at 8:17 AM


    Ben Arfa annoys me…sure sometimes he doesn’t have support around him so has to do it himself but too often he gets in a good position and just doesn’t assess his options well enough or quick enough.

    It’s almost like his brain can’t keep up with his feet.

    But in terms of what we need to put right, thats not top of the list.

  • 81 Rotonda heights // May 20, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    bills son

    Our fans will turn up to watch 11 black and white dogs no matter what.

    With all the unwanted records broken this season, nothing will keep them away it would seem..

  • 82 TorqToon // May 20, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Shane – I would agree about HBA! Love the bloke and he can be the difference maker. But his awareness of what’s around him isn’t great. But that’s something that can improve!

    Would also say that along with cabs and Colo, Yanga is a very intelligent footballer and very aware of his surroundings! He was excellent yesterday and have big big hopes for him next season after now settling and a good pre season.

  • 83 Rotonda heights // May 20, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Shane @ 71

    Ben Arfa won 5 titles in France under proper managers.

    You just know that the team we put our yesterday under a Wenger / Benitez / Blanc / Rikjeard would just play with a completely different mindset.

    Where was the show Pardew was going to put on?

    No one-twos, no overlapping, no movement beyond the man with the ball, no supporting triangles. Absolutely dire.

  • 84 Indian Magpie // May 20, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    I believe HBA will stay, His reaction at QPR after the pebnalty gave it away 😉

  • 85 dimkinss // May 20, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Next Season, we have no excuses! Pardew and our Players have no excuses! Pardew has broken all the records…..NEGATIVELY! Lets see what happens next season.

  • 86 El Sleeve // May 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Learn from the experience?! What a joke, this man has excuses and soundbytes for everything. He never learnt to sub Jonas or bench him once during the whole season. the fact jonas played every single minute of our prem season show’s he hasn’t learnt one bit.

    also he never once learnt that sissoko was never ever a no.10. he is deluded beyond doubt. should be in an asylum.

    Honestly, no shots on target yesterday? that shouldnt be a surprise anymore.

    im still angry about yesterdays subs. we had nothing to play for, why didnt we just go for it? and why the hell did no one every get in the box?

    mbiwa and goofy shouldve never ever gone off. cabaye was knackered and his depression probably came back having to endure this seasons rubbish, so that sub was ok. but marv shouldve come on for jonas and campbell for cisse or goofy last ten mins.


    in that formation, ben, goof and marv can all interchange like mata, hazard, oscar do. instead he took off our best defender and a good attacking threat for jonas who at LB was constantly caught out.

    the man needs to be in an asylum. i am sick of being angry at this. sort it out mike!

  • 87 hadthetshirt // May 20, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    I hope you learnt to use your mobile phone to order yourself a Taxi

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