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Pardew – We Owe A Debt To Newcastle Fans Next Season

11:22 pm, Sunday, May 19th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

In our last six games, after were eliminated from the Europa League by Benfica, we won one and drew two and they were all away from home, and in our three home games we lost the lot and conceded 10 goals without even scoring one.

Not good.

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Mike Ashley – must bring in at least three top players this summer

And it’s hardly surprising that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew feels his side has a debt they owe to Newcastle fans for this terrible season – he’s right there.

Newcastle lost exactly half our games this season – 19 – and that’s more than any other side apart from the three relegated sides, and our goals against record of 68 was the 4th worst in the league

Alan Pardew said it was an improved performance this afternoon, from the last home game, when we were embarrassed 6-0 by Liverpool:

“It was certainly a more composed performance from us, we showed that we have got class in the side and that it wasn’t going to be easy for Arsenal,”

“First half we had a great period, and we really needed to score in that period and didn’t quite find the goal, and when Arsenal had their best period of the game they scored, that’s the margins we talk about in the Premier League.”

“It’s obvious that the Europa League campaign, which we did brilliantly in, really hurt us in terms of energy, and it’s the depth in quality that we need to improve on. Next year we haven’t got that pressure and we can go week to week in this Premier League.”

“We’re not going to be foolish enough to think that we don’t have a couple of issues to sort out in the team, not major issues, but certainly one or two players to add to offer us a different look.

“We’re very, very lucky to have the support that we got and therefore we owe them a debt next year to make sure that we serve up a better standard of football and better quality of results.”

There have been too many excuses used this season – but that’s what you get when you don’t produce – you get all the reasons (also known as excuses), because you haven’t got the results.

Squad too small, too many injuries, too many games in Europe, no luck, we didn’t replace Demba Ba in January – etc etc.

We’ll see what kind of manager Alan Pardew is by his performance next season, and it has to be a lot better than this season – which has had far too many embarrassing results for the fans – and we’re not even going to list them – because we’ll just get even more depressed.

We look forward to a good summer transfer season and a good start to next season.

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31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kurt // May 19, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    You make me sick Pardew

  • 2 numba9 // May 19, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Thank you Stevie Harper and you are better than third behind Elliot you could have went years ago but ya stayed loyal because u are class man ure rangers etc wanted u. I’d give u a 3 year deal u are still a good keeper man

  • 3 jimmysmith // May 19, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Thank feck that’s over……………hang on………..the horror!!!!! the horror!!!!!!no fitta.

    What now, the fricken cricket. Good grief!!!!!

  • 4 Laurent Robert 32 // May 19, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Florian Thauvin named Ligue 1?s best young player.Just shows the quality Carr is highlighing for the club. The misuse of these lads for a 16th finish is terrible.

  • 5 stuart no9 // May 19, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    you owe us nothing alan-
    You could do us a favour however, you could go home , pack your bags jump in a taxi head back down the smoke , When you get there, pop into rafas house drop the office keys off , and tell him there will be a warm reception awaiting him when he takes up his new post . no hurry , as long as you are gone by midnight. oh , and thank you for all your efforts during your long 2 half year tenancy .

  • 6 NUFC STEVE // May 19, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Can I just check by Europa League does he mean that European football competition or some sort of disease or disorder that the players got??? Absolute shit Pardew!

  • 7 SupaToonKid // May 19, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    What is this rubbish of needing 1-2 new players Pards? We need 3 at least (4-5 if a couple players leave). As well why do people keep suggesting we need two new strikers. Do you really think 2 top CFs will sit on the bench on small wage contracts? We need 1 new CF and 2 new wingers (my picks: PEA or Bony, Ince or Redmond & Chadli or Mertens) as our creativity out wide has been pitiful. I’d sign Douglas for CB as well because even if Colo stays both Saylor & Willo are far too inconsistent so 1 of them should be shifted back or out.

    The most important thing though is to remove Pardew and his coaching team and upgrade + get a better medical team (injuries at this club are horrific). Benitez would be great but I’d personally love Martinez as I love the positive/attacking, passing stuff Wigan do.

    Martinez has great potential to be a top, top manager (only 39) and with this squad at NUFC he’ll have serious upgrade of players and he will be able to give them great passion and belief through his personal skills as well as tactics. Look at how Joel was crying when Wigan went down, the lad was on loan from Athletico Madrid but Martinez instilled in him so much passion for the club.

    I just feel that Martinez offers us the best option as he is young yet experienced, plays entertaining football for the the fans, has a passing/positive/attacking style of play that would suit and appease our side, he’s a great guy and makes his players believe and have fight and passion also he will not want as much money as Rafa wants and I’m sure MA will be able to give him some sort of pay rise.

    Of course I’d be chuffed if Rafa became new boss but I just prefer Martinez. Of course it look inevitable neither one of them will be appointed and we’ll be stuck with Pards and even if he goes we’ll be lumped with some rubbish like Mark Hughes.

  • 8 HAZZY1 // May 19, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Ive been told 3days ago pards will be here if he won today now im not sure the players we r after if he stays r Defoe, only if spurs sign a new st Bent, Carroll if we can agree a price Huddlestone, Lescott if he doesn’t go back to everton Redmund if we get in fast Rhodes and Austin depends if we get the other st first Mid ive bot heard any names yet has torq been on I want to c if he has heard anything?

  • 9 Beattie25 // May 19, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Isn’t it funny that both managers whom have been sacked by Mr. Mike Ashley have both taken their much weaker teams to higher placed finishes this season?

    Well done Fat Sam and Chris Hughton.

  • 10 TurkishFan101 // May 19, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    How can this twat still be complaining and blaming europa league and energy levels for not winning. Hod is he this optimistic with having a big ego thinking his mourinho or something. Even mourinho takes blame for himself, get this guy out.

  • 11 NUFC STEVE // May 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    If Rafa isn’t available Laurent Blanc should be heavily considered. Won leagues managed internationally and has already coached 7 of our players before?

  • 12 HAZZY1 // May 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Has anyone heard y pards never spoke after todays game ive been told he has been talking to MA as he is not a happy man and is looking to change id be over the moon if its true TORQ were ru man?

  • 13 Ginger // May 19, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    No major issues? I think we can ALL disagree with that.

  • 14 NUFC STEVE // May 19, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Hazzy
    Pardew did speak mate. UNFORTUNATELY???

  • 15 Beattie25 // May 19, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    What is weird to me is that when Alan came most football fans knew he was shit.

    Last season when we finished 5th, most thought, wow ok, maybe we are wrong, lets see how he does this season.

    This was the season to judge him not last.

    He isn’t a manager that has in his career brought continued success, so by rights we should stick with him. He is a manager that had had no level of success, broke all the wrong records and has never had any team playing good football.

    Judge him on that piece of historical accuracy rather than one decent season.

    Last year was his chance to surprise us, this year was his chance to show us it was no fluke.

    He has failed at nearly all of his managerial duties and yet will likely be kept on, and even more sickening, has support in the crowd.

  • 16 stuart no9 // May 19, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    beattie 25@ 8 — good valid point there buddy !

  • 17 TurkishFan101 // May 19, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    And on transfers–

    Is this manager stupid? Only 1 or 2 players. Considering we needed 2 strikers before, now we need;

    2 Strikers

    1 Young Right Back

    2 Center Backs – 1 to replace experienced Coloccini other a squad rotator on subs bench, a young potential center back.

    1 experienced left winger 1 backup young potential winger as well.

    1 potential young right winger

    1 young potential GK

    With Danny Simpson, Gosling, Williamson, Colloccini and even more reserves this is the least pardew you idoit.

  • 18 HAZZY1 // May 19, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    NUFC STEVE when I haven’t heard him yet what was his excuses for a terrible yr im hoping news breaks he is gone?

  • 19 Poshtoon // May 19, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    I really hope we bring in two players with 10+ goals in them each. I don’t think it will be that hard. Arsenal brought in Giroud and Podolski last year, and neither have had brilliant seasons but both got 15+ goals. Us only having Cisse, who is not in form at the moment really showed in the match today.

    Ideally I’d also like another passing midfielder, as we’ve looked a bit weak when Cabaye has been out, and another defender’d be good too.

    We have conceded a ridiculous number of goals this season, but I don’t see any real problems in the players we have. I think once they play a bit more together they’ll be fine. Yanga is going to be quality once he slots in.

    I’d like to see us play 433 next season. I think that either Sissoko, Cabaye and Anita, or Cabaye, Sissoko and Tiote would make a good partnership to marshal the centre of the field, and if we get a few players that can put the ball in the back of the net then we could play a front three with Ben Arfa, Cisse -if he’s playing well, but there must be another good option-, and even though Gouffran has been good, I think we have to bump him to second place. I can’t see him getting enough goals to be justified being played that far forward. However, he’ll be good to have, as who knows he may get in to a really good run of form.

    I have felt disappointed with AP this season, but I don’t think it will be a disaster if he stays. There are better managers out there definitely, and I don’t fully understand some of his tactics or subs, but despite that, I think with him we should be in the top half next year. Sacking him might disrupt the team and make players like Cabaye and Ben Arfa more likely to leave. Despite Pards being criticised by fans he seems to be liked and respected by the players. He’s done well man managing Ben Arfa, who seems to have fallen out with everyone else he’s ever played under. I think give AP another season. If our team is looking really good next year and it’s obvious he’s holding us back. I say get rid of him then, or a season later, when we can attract a really top quality manager and keep all our players.

  • 20 donkey // May 19, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    watching MOTD and we really do need carrol back not just for his goals its everythink else he brings should be the first thing we do this summer getting him back

  • 21 NUFC STEVE // May 19, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Has to go if we want to have any ambition!

  • 22 JackButler // May 19, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    This why I honestly believe that Pardew will be gone in the next few days

    This season we have seen;

    *The most goals conceded in a single Premier season
    *Most long balls played in a season
    *Biggest home defeat in our Premier history
    *Biggest home derby defeat in our Premier history
    *Most losses in a single Premier season

    No amount of groveling at the feet of Ashley can save a man that has given us that amount of shyte

  • 23 HAZZY1 // May 19, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    how do people think of Bent and Carroll as a front 2? thats the name I keep hearing also McCarthy?

  • 24 toon22 // May 19, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Maybe he means 1 or 2 ,like a new manager ans=d his assistant?
    1.Rafa
    2.B.Kidd(or whoever Rafa says)

  • 25 NUFC STEVE // May 19, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Does anyone know for sure if pardew has a release of 1 yr in his contract? Think that myt be the biggest factor. Ashely knows shit football when he sees it but also knows when too much money is coming out of his pocket?

  • 26 Beattie25 // May 19, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    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.

  • 27 JackButler // May 19, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    NUFC STEVE

    Ashley is mug and there’s no way that he wouldn’t give himself multiple ways to get rid of Pardew without having to pay out the 7 remaining years

  • 28 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.

  • 29 toon22 // May 19, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Well with AP the crowd now have a very short fuse,the players have already voiced discontent.
    MA can ignor the crowd i supose but he cant replace the team can he.
    Who is cheaper to replace?
    The team or the manager?

  • 30 stuart no9 // May 20, 2013 at 12:03 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

  • 31 bob52 // May 20, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    Here we go again, so many people can’t wait to vent their anger after what was a brave challenge by every player yesterday. Arsenal are a top team, we matched them, Walcott is a fast tricky player, didn’t get a sniff, we lost yes but gave our all, still not good enough for most on this site. Sure we need strengthening, a big centre half, big centre forward and a winger that can run and cross would really make us a top team. Please be positive on this site as angry responses make a good site unreadable.




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