Alan Pardew is in the results business at Newcastle, as every football manager is, and his success or failure ultimately depends on the results he produces on the field of play for Newcastle.
Alan Pardew – in a results based job
And it’s not whether we play well in one particular game and should have won, as Alan has said about the game at Sunderland on Sunday, but it’s what the results are, and it may be a little bit brutal, but that’s all that matters in football management.
This is a little of what Alan Pardew said after the disastrous defeat to Sunderland on Sunday, with the emphasis on disastrous:
“We should have done better for Fletcher’s goal.” “They got a fast start. They got a goal early.”
“It was all the makings of a difficult afternoon, but we turned it around.” “That was good character from the team, but the goal was a killer.”
“We didn’t deserve that.”
Football is tough and life is tough, and sometimes you don’t get what you deserve – so what’s new?
Alan Pardew will have been reminded that Newcastle need to get results this season, since our squad is good and so much better than Sunderland’s.
And while it helps that we play well – which we did in the two games prior to the Sunderland debacle – Alan must start getting some wins.
It’s a brutal job is football management, so we are hoping the lads can recover in the upcoming games against Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham, but even three wins in those games will not cover up the extreme embarrassment and anger felt by Newcastle fans after Sunday’s awful result.
We allowed another poor Sunderland side to beat us for the second time in a row, and that was the first time we’ve had two successive derby defeats since 1967, when I was a young 50 year-old. 😀
Some games are a lot more important than others, and the results of the two Sunderland games often decide whether it’s been a good or bad season in the eyes of Newcastle fans.
That’s just the way it is.