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Pardew Upbeat At Press Conference – Top Player Now Fully Fit

4:45 pm, Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

Alan Pardew held his press conference for the Cardiff City game this afternoon, and as usual the Newcastle manager was fairly upbeat about things,  and it seems the lads have put in some decent training sessions since the big disappointment of last Monday.

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Alan Pardew – upbeat – wants win at Cardiff

Alan talked about needing consistency, but that he thought the squad he  has for the season has real quality in it, and the main thing is that we can now score goals, and Alan said “Believe me – that’s the most difficult thing to do in the Premier League.”

And the manager didn’t seem too worried about our current position in the league table, and pointed out we were level on points with Manchester United, and it would take 10 or 12 games before the team settled down, and by then he hoped we were doing well.

He was asked about having an attack minded team, but that both full-backs went forward a lot, and that could have an impact on the defensive play – and of course an example of that was Everton’s first goal when Davide Santon was caught way up field, and couldn’t get back before Lukaku put the ball in the net for Everton after only five minutes.

Alan praised the attitude of Mike Williamson, which we have also done on this blog, and the manager said Mike had kept himself fit and trained hard all season, and therefore when he got his chance he had come in and done very well – and good for him – and it’s almost a certainty Mike will start alongside Colo on Saturday.

Finally Alan was asked if Yohan Cabaye would be fit, and the good news is that Yohan’s trained this week with no ill effects at all, and he’s fit and ready for the game at Cardiff City on Saturday – if selected.

We expect Williamson, Cabaye and Dummett to be in the starting eleven on Saturday.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dids // Oct 3, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    they want to win ive got 500 on this

  • 2 kt97toonarmy // Oct 3, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Who dids newcastle or cardiff

  • 3 zimtoon // Oct 3, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    So one bad game and ed is now suggesting that Williamson is now betteer than yanga mbiwa. Please

  • 4 GeordieDan // Oct 3, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Scoring goals is the most difficult thing to do us it Alan?

    Not if your up against our defense pal.

    Get it sorted or get on your bike. Enough with the relentless flow a BS coming from your mouth.

    Nobody believes a word you say now anyway.

  • 5 The next Mike Williamson // Oct 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Found these quotes from Tevez after Pardew got scked from west ham, basically saying Pards doesn’t know how to get best out of foreign players and is better suited to English grafters.

    “Tevez, who could start today in his preferred role as a central striker, said: “I was surprised to see how long Pardew held on to the job in the end.

    “In Argentina or Brazil he would have been out long ago. It was clear the team did not react as he wanted — it wasn’t going right.

    “I was never given the chances I thought I would be given and I was told to play out of position against my will.

    “I had to sacrifice myself for the team which I don’t think helped. I was playing in ways I did not understand well and I lost a lot from my own game.

    “It didn’t fit where he put me, but I wanted to help.”

    Tevez, who scored 25 goals in 38 games for Brazilian side Corinthians, has yet to score in 13 appearances for West Ham, the worst spell of his career.

    That has contributed to the Hammers’ dismal run of 11 defeats in 17 League games, a sickening cup defeat to minnows Chesterfield and a potentially disastrous relegation fight.

    It led to Pardew’s dismissal on Monday and Curbishley’s immediate appointment. Tevez, 22, insisted he and Mascherano got on well with Pardew.

    He said: “Pardew was always asking how we were and if we needed anything and for that I am grateful. But when the match came round, he would be more distant.

    “I don’t think he had a clear idea about my game or what to do. He was good football man but more suited to coaching English teams without foreign players with big reputations.

    “I think that was a bit of a problem for him.”

    Tevez was mystified why Mascherano — linked with a move to Juventus — was not given a chance by Pardew.

    He said: “It was strange not to have Javier playing. Especially as the team were struggling and losing. He is a very good player, doing well in training and he just wanted to play.”

    Yes we know what Tevez can be like and it was strange deal at the time, but think that’s a pretty damn good analysis of him as a manager going on what we’ve seen this season




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