Alan Pardew Asks For Fans’ Support On Wednesday


It was extremely painful for Newcastle fans to have to put up with a second successive defeat by Sunderland yesterday, and the Black Cats had only one point from their first eight league games, but once again won the game against their local rivals, this time by two goals to one.

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Alan Pardew – asks for support on Wednesday

We had mentioned how similar yesterday’s game was to the one in April – Sunderland hadn’t won then for 11 games, and hadn’t won yesterday for eight games, and in each case Sunderland had a new manager and it was their first local derby game.

And the outcome yesterday was the same, when a heavily favored Newcastle side let their fans down, and simply didn’t fight hard enough for the victory – whatever Alan Pardew said after the game.

But that’s behind us now, and next up are Manchester City on Wednesday night in the Capital One Cup – that should be easy. 🙁

This is what the Newcastle manager said today in the local papers:

“I think we’ve got a group that’s experienced and I thought last time round, it’s different to this.”  “We’ve got a better group and I think we’ll bounce back.”

“But we’ve got two tough games and we’ve got to make sure we’re solid because these are two or three games that are going to test us.”

“I hope the fans will be supportive of us on Wednesday because it’s an important game for us, and we want to try and get through in the League Cup if we can and set us up nicely for Saturday,”

“We’re very disappointed as you’d imagine. When you concede a goal in the 84th minute after you’ve bossed the game it’s tough to take.”  “When we got the equalizer, the more the game went on, the more control we got.”

“If we’d got the second goal, the game would have been over.”

We’re not sure how we have a better group now than we did in April,  since the only new player in the ranks is Loic Remy who is on loan for the season, but maybe Alan’s talking about the French players we got in January,  now having more experience playing in England.

A win would be a welcome result on Wednesday, but somehow Manchester City always seem to get the better of us, one way or another.

We hope we can do well and get to the quarterfinals of the Capital One Cup, and that could help raise the spirits of the Geordie fans.

Comments welcome.



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412 comments so far

  • G

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #1

    As usuall, I’m sure we will all support the team. I can’t see too many extending the same courtesey to AP though?

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #2

    be gone AP

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  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #3

    we always support the team no matter what happens.

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  • belgrade fan

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #4

    I wonder what he will say when we lose vs City. And than vs Chelski and Tham. What will be excuse than

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  • bishopblaize

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Always behind the team ..I sincerley hope the players minds were on this Cup tie more than the Derby after yesterdays apolling result

    HWTL

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  • Graeme

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Pardew says he wants a cup run, the heirachy want mid-table mediocrity, stability, a self-sustaining football club.

    It will be interesting to see who gets what they want!!! My money isnt going on Pardew in this instance.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Beat it Pardew you Twat!

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  • stuart no9

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #8

    ‘ if we had got the 2nd goal the game would have been over’ you dont say alan. is pards trying to wind everybody up? as for szupporting the team ? we always do – its pards we dont support.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #9

    graeme

    well pardew picks the team i guess so he can put out a strong side if he wishes, which could help the cup run.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #10

    stuart

    I hate his comments like that…we didn’t control the game. We had a little more of the ball but neither sunderland or us did anything with that ball in the final third until their goal.

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  • martoon

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #11

    I don’t know about the rest of you but the more I think about it I am finding this ban on the Journal & Chronicle reporters very strange indeed. All they did was report on the time4change protest with a few quotes from the leaders – quite normal journalism in my opinion and in fact if anthing they underestimated the amount of people who took part by all accounts.
    Journalists like Lee Ryder are normally pretty supportive of NUFC and are often criticised for very rarely speaking out against them. This makes this ban even stranger as NUFC are encouraging a mouthpiece that normally is in favour of the establishment to turn against them – I really think this is the first nail in their coffin as the local press have the power to whip up a storm against them.

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  • stuart no9

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #12

    can someone explain to me how he spoke to the local papers today ???? i thought they were banned !

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  • belgrade fan

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Here in Serbia papers report about Newcastle (dont say MA) banned journalists yesterday. This is how is one club loosing credibility and becoming hated. Imagine when people around the world read – NUFC banned journalists. MA is creating very bad picture about us.
    And what do you people think, if we lose next 3 games is AP finished? or Norwich game will save him?

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  • Ciaran

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #14

    “If we scored the second goal the game would have been over…”

    Here’s an “if” for you Alan.

    “If” we had a decent owner, you wouldn’t be the manager, Joe Kinnear wouldn’t be Director of Football, we’d have signed the players we needed in the summer, as well as keep the players we have here happy and motivated by feeling we are striving towards something, and we would have spanked the Mackems in their own back yard and consign them to a relegation scrap that they would have unlikely recovered from….

    There’s your “if” Alan.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #15

    stuart

    from what i read yesterday they were only banned from asking questions, not being there to take down other questions/responses.

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #16

    howay man people were chanting ‘alan pardew’s black and white army’ against liverpool and now you want him out?
    it wasn’t an awful performance, sunderland were a lot better than they have been, they closed us down well and they needed to win.
    genuinely don’t feel as bad about the result as i did about the one in april, it was tight, it could’ve gone either way and a draw would’ve been fair.
    blame pardew for his inability to counter their pressing game and for the lack of cutting edge upfront, and blame the likes of ben arfa and santon for being poor yet again.

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  • Ian Toon

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #17

    12jesperfuglsang – captain of the lemon crew // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    Morning lads!

    Have to agree with the sentiment that Remy is all about the money – he always has been!

    It is his provocative!

    Jesper- In idiom mode of old! You mean prerogative. Just been reading back posts of interest.

    You absolutely right that HBA is no worse than many others- the crying shame though is that he is capable of so much more- think he needs tough love because he needs to tone up. He is overweight.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #18

    ohshola

    it’s not a one off game though, for the past 18 months we have really struggled to offer a consistent threat up front or to defend well as a team…the team look like a group of lost individuals more often than not.

    Thats people’s problem with Pardew.

    Every week Pardew gets criticism and people say they are over reacting to one game, well maybe sometimes thats the case but when this is the argument every week between fans then surely he is making the mistakes every week.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #19

    I don’t get the criticism aimed at Pardew for making a comment about the ref. I didn’t get to see the replay of the foul given against Tiote before the goal but I remember I didn’t think it was a foul at the time and I remember being surprised when it was a free-kick rather than a throw in.

    So considering that we were definitely dominant in the 2nd half, being disappointed at a decision by the ref that led to the winner is fair isn’t it? Wouldn’t you have expected Poyet to say the same if it was reversed?

    Some people just take any excuse to criticise the manager or owner.

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  • BandB

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #20

    It was an away game. They have no power to exclude them from the press room at away games. They can just refuse to take questions from them.
    At SJP they can revoke their passes to the ground. That will include cameras.

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  • Ciaran

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Yawn…

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #22

    Ian…I am not British 😀

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #23

    at the end of the day as long as we Pardew at the helm of Newcastle we will never improve and become a good and exciting team we where once, i respect Pardew only for his football passion for our club and the game itself, other than that he’s way out of his league if he thinks he’s any where near below average manager, he must be among the top 5 worse managers ever to manage Newcastle.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #24

    *and neither is my dictionary lol

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  • Ian Toon

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #25

    So much drivel posted since the game yesterday! With most of it designed to fit an opportunist agenda of blame.

    But first things first. Far too many of our attacking players were below- par. We saw very little in a positive sense from the likes of HBA , Remy, Gouffran or Cisse when he came on. Whilst we made a hesitant start (not helped by Dunmmett’s nervousness) after around the first 20 minutes we were the better team. Can any fair minded fan honestly say that after the equalizer they did not expect us to win and at the very least draw. In football how often have we seen a team not capitalising on their possession and Sunderland certainly showed the guts and determination that we lacked. So it proved.

    The over reaction from many is not unexpected – the same people who blow in the wind and frequently go to extremes in their reading of a game whether winning or losing.
    With Sunderland fighting for their PL survival I never shared the easy victory rhetoric and we had the misfortune of being weak in the CB area which was duly exploited. I do share the view that players should not be played out of position because actions are often instinctive. There is also little to excuse the lack of closing down and general effort which Sunderland displayed and we didn’t. Is that also the managers fault – clearly because the mackems had the greater pumped up energy levels. Which brings me to Sissoko and his poor performance being down to him playing out of position. Since when does that excuse his total lack of physicality. He constantly lost out in challenges and played like a big girls blouse.

    Pardew was right, in his post match interview, to highlight the mackems winning goal simply because it resulted from a referee error. Few have chosen to mention this because it doesn’t fit in with their agenda of finding fault. It is also wrong to suggest that Sissoko’s poor performance is due to being played out of position. Having watched him carefully, he has not shown anything like the physical presence his size suggests, constantly being dispossessed .

    Pardew needs to get us back on track and to do that he needs to solve our eternal problem which is to keep the players focused on performance and not the panto that so many seem to revel in.

    Fortunately we have another top game in a few days.
    HWTL

    99Ian Toon // Oct 28, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    I have gone on a bit about Sissoko but it was a big source of post match chat and many could not believe his lack of commitment.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #26

    I’d still like to know what these journos did to get banned. I looked at The Chronicle article on the march and it seemed fair and balanced to me. Were there more articles or tweets that could be seen as stepping over the line? Or is this Ashley throwing his toys out of the pram?

    The media were right to have an article on the march of course and while I can understand Ashley wanting to ban anyone he feels has been unfairly critical, this just adds to the circus sadly…

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #27

    With the players that we have, we should be looking at 6th place at least this season. If we aren’t around 6th place by xmas, I expect Pardew to be sacked. We need 2 centre backs, 1 winger, 1 playmaker and 2 strikers.

    The following teams have better squads than us:

    Man City
    Chelsea
    Spurs
    Arsenal
    Liverpool (just)

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  • belgrade fan

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #28

    We cant play 2 decent halftimes in a line, not to mention 2 connected games. That is prob with AP. I would rather take us to lose that game vs Lpool but to won Hull, Wham ana Mackems. Man has great team but totally clueless.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #29

    TDS

    I think it was a soft foul but not an unusual one to be given from current refs, and it was at the half way line, the players should still have delt with it.

    Hardly like the ref gave a dodgy penalty to give them a goal.

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  • Ian Toon

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #30

    Transfer Sage – I wasn’t only thinking of you when talking of annihilation never ever being on the cards.

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  • belgrade fan

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #31

    And I tought with players like Remy, HBA,Gouffy, Cisse we should have at least 3 penalties for us till now. But we had zero. Really strange

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #32

    TDS

    when did we dominate ??

    the official possession stats say we had 51,7 % that’s not dominating

    we had 16 shots to there 8
    they had 6 on target we had 4
    we had 15 shots from outside the box and only 1 in it
    they 4 in and 4 out of the box

    in real chances , id say they dominated ,

    there keeper wont have an easier game all season,,

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  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #33

    ian

    no problem, i was being far to optimistic, just getting in the spirit of things.

    i know we dont create enough chances to score 6 really, jsut hoping more than expecting.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #34

    when was the last time AP got the lads to put in a full shift for 90 minutes?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #35

    ToonDarnSarf, people are probably annoyed at him, like me, for highlighting it by his intent on deflecting blame from his inability to construct a cohesive and efficient team in the final third.

    Instead laying down his excuses, which in his pre-match interview he said we are in “better shape” this year and there are “no excuses” should we lose.

    As well as the generally a poor display yesterday with 8 internationals in the team against a team who had only 1 point and the joint worst start of a Premier League team ever.

    More of his usual talking the talk without walking the walk.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #36

    TS

    You’re right that it was soft and you’re right that there were still opportunities for us to deal with it. But, surely people can still understand why it’s frustrating?

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  • stuart no9

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #37

    TDS — and some people take any excuse by pardew as gospel.!

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #38

    Ian Toon

    the fact is , we had 90 mins to win the game, against the worst defence in the league and worst attack

    the ref did not make a huge error, it was something most of us would not have gave, regardless, and why did the players switch off??

    the fault does not lie with the ref here, but our manager, for his poor choices in attack, and players for not picking up there men

    simple

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  • Ian Toon

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Laurent Robert – After your pre Liverpool

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  • jayphoto

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #40

    For me, Pardew is a bigger problem than Ashley! As a fan, i am not the clubs accountant so therefor care more about the playing squad than the clubs commercial affairs, although the lack of investment in the transfer window is disconcerting, the fact is the board have provided the manager with possibly the best squad of players we’ve had since the mid 90’s! Admittedly they’ve been shrewd dealings for low fees but weve got many top players! On ability alone I think we’ve the 7th strongest matchday squad (18 players) outside of Manc, ManU, Chelsea, spurs, arsenal and id argue only luis Suarez makes liverpools squad stronger than our own! Yet teams like southampton and everton are leaving us for dead by playing a fluid style and getting the best out of their players through continuity!
    What i do see though is a manager, that after 3 years still has no clue of what the teams best formation, lineup or playing style is! A manager who doesn’t have the courage to stick to a philosophy and formation and changes it the moment we lose (see 4-3-3 2 years ago, we won 6 games in a row playing that, the moment we lose we dont see that formation again for a whole season). For me pardew has no idea how to get the best out of the players! He has no clue where sissoko should play, HBA is an enigma to him, Anita also! We rely on cabaye far too much! If YC plays well, the team do well, if YC is off, we are rubbish!
    Also, for 3 seasons weve had to see the backup plan of Shola stroll on at thr 60 minute mark (only reason weve not seen that so much this year is because hes been injured)
    I like pardew as a personality, but really feel a better tactical manager could get a lot more out of our players! Fully expect us to revert to type in the next 5 games and see jonas back on the left and a lone isolated striker in remy or cisse not seeing any of the ball!

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