Alan Pardew has been interviewed in the press, and he has talked about the media, and what he calls thro knee-jerk reactions to events, and an example of this is that after two successive defeats Joe Mourinho’s job is now reported to be on the line at Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho – job on the line?
This is what Alan had to say in the Guardian today:
“For us Premier League managers, it’s about trying to keep everybody’s feet firmly planted on the ground in reality, because some of the stuff that’s said is just complete fantasy,”
“I never actually thought we were in as bad a situation as some people were suggesting in the media and even our own fans,” “I thought there was an over-reaction to what happened in the summer but there always is with Newcastle.”
“Whether it’s good or bad, we get an over-reaction, and that’s the way the media is with the Premier League as well.” ” You have only got to look at Chelsea’s defeat the other night and suddenly the writing is on the wall for José Mourinho and that team.”
“It’s rubbish, really.” “You do get setbacks and you just have to keep a level head. We have kept a level head all the way through. We think we’ve got a good side.”
“I feel my side has more power to it, more offensive options this season.” “The extremes of the media are ridiculous at the moment,” said Pardew. “I really feel that.”
“I was watching the BBC 10:00 pm news on Wednesday night and Chelsea is a major story – they’d lost a game in Europe in a group, from which it looks to me they’ll qualify comfortably from.”
“You can’t ignore the media, it’s constantly in your face, whenever you turn on the TV. It’s Jamie Redknapp talking about the ‘crisis’ at Arsenal but then suddenly they’ve won four on the spin and 10 away on the trot.”
“I don’t know what the crisis is? Before that Champions League qualifying game they had at the start of the season, Arsene Wenger’s job was ‘on the line’.Come on, it’s ridiculous.”
It’s true that there are extreme reactions to results in the press, and that’s also true of Newcastle fans.
But we think that’s because of the passion that’s attached to the Newcastle club by the fans, it’s a big part of their lives.
And it’s often hard to stay balanced about things that are associated with Newcastle – very hard..
So four wins in a row and we are talking about the Champions, and after two or three successive defeats – the discussion turns to relegation. 😀
It’s always been that way, and quite honestly – we cannot see that changing very much at all with the Geordie fans.
What do you think?
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