The news today that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew tore into some of his players in the dressing room, after the disastrous loss to Sunderland on Sunday, doesn’t surprise us, in fact that’s just exactly what he should have done – because it simply wasn’t good enough, and if some of our players aren’t willing to walk through a brick wall for the side, in every game, they should let the manager know and we can sell them in January.
Alan Pardew – how come no crosses into the box?
The shouting took place before Alan Pardew gave his after the game interviews on Sunday, and they couldn’t have been easy for the manager, but the players deserved to be admonished – maybe there’s a better word than that one – for losing a second successive game to Sunderland for the first time in 46 years – and as we said it simply isn’t good enough.
The Chronicle and Lee Ryder are reporting that one senior player let his team mates know in no uncertain terms – that it simply wasn’t good enough – maybe that was Cheick Tiote?
Here is what a source in the dressing room told the Chronicle today:
“There was some shouting from the manager afterwards.” “It boiled down to the fact that there weren’t enough crosses going in for the front men.” “And there was emphasis on why Newcastle seemed to be lacking in general team play.”
This is a very serious time for manager Alan Pardew – make no mistake about that – and if some players continue to deliver only when they see fit, maybe they shouldn’t even be at a club like Newcastle United?
Alan Pardew is under significant pressure at the club, and he knows it, so it will be interesting to see what team he picks for tomorrow night – forget about the Chelsea game on Saturday, because every game is now important, after losing twice in a row to Sunderland.