We’ve Lost To Sunderland Twice – We’re More Experienced Now

In the first home game after we were defeated 3-0 by Sunderland in April, we collapsed and lost 6-0 to Liverpool, even though Luis Suarez was suspended and didn’t play in that game.

alan pardew under pressure after everton debacle

Alan Pardew – more experienced now

So it’s hardly surprising that Alan Pardew was asked today if in the first home game after this season’s defeat by Sunderland, 2-1 on Sunday – whether the team would collapse again, as we did last season.

This is what Alan said:

“No, there is a different psychological outlook in the team this season – more experienced players who have been through it twice now. “You get to grow a better spirit in the group and that is what we have got and I think that will be reflected.”

“We are into a really tough part of the season, in terms of fixtures.” “City are coming off a defeat. I don’t know how many times they get beat twice on the trot – not often, so we will have to do something extraordinary.”

“Chelsea are coming off a last-gasp win and I see Mourinho has a little spring in his step. That is worrying!” “Then comes Tottenham. After that we are coming into some games which are really what our season is all about.”

“As a team we know when we get it right, we are a match for any team. The problem for us this season is that consistency. That’s the most frustrating thing for us as players.”

We’re not sure what team will turn up for Newcastle tomorrow night, because of that inconsistency, but if we play the first 25 minutes like we did against Sunderland, then we’ll be in big trouble against Manchester City.

And certainly the game tomorrow night will be a tough one, but the game at home to Chelsea on Saturday could be even tougher,  with Chelsea beating a strong Arsenal side 2-0 at the Emirates tonight, after beating Manchester City 2-1 on Sunday in the league. 🙁

Comments welcome.

32 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Oct 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #1

    If Pardew wins agains City, he will be bent over the table and given a right good whipping. European footy is out of the question, our players cant cope, we are not equiped to play Thursday AND Sunday.

    It costs money, the returns dont justify the expence; its just not going to happen. Neither is me paying them money – I’ll watch it on sky, thank you Pardwho

  • JackButler

    Oct 30, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #2

    I wonder if his delusions run so deep that he does actually believe all the drivel that he comes out with or does the shyte just atomatically flow when someone puts a mike close to his mouth (no pun intended) 😉

  • Graeme

    Oct 30, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Oh, Jack, that draws connotations that just dont bear thinking about – how could you do it pmsl. Shudders at the thought. Oh, YUK

  • Grumpy

    Oct 30, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #4

    So what is it exactly that you do Pardew?.I thought that was part of your job.

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 30, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #5

    I think Percy only invented that he was interested in winning cup competitions to show some sort of ambition (for the consumption of the players)after the other buffoons declared the ambition was a mid table position. Nobody in the world could motivate any team without any goal to strive for. Yet another PR blunder.
    I cannot at all see us getting a result against City – a potential walloping is on the cards.

  • lesh

    Oct 30, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #6


    As there is a different psychological outlook in the team this season – more experienced players who have been through it twice now since last season when we lost 6-0, then following the logic, should we look forward to Chelsea hammering us 12-0?

  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 30, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m looking at another 3 games lost. Making it four in a row.

  • lesh

    Oct 30, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #8


    or should we look forward to Citeh hammering us 12-0?

  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 30, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #9

    a liverpool type performance against a weak citeh side could get us a win not that i would put money on it haha

  • Ciaran

    Oct 30, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #10

    Apparently I’m a dangerous dog…

    Well I do like to play ruff on the blog, but my bark is worse than my bite…

  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 30, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #11


    have you been smoking exotic tobacco lol

  • banjax

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:22 AM

    Comment #12

    What a load of drivel. Kinda makes you wonder about his brain. We’ve been beaten so many times lately that we don’t need anymore experience. We need a new management. No more going to games for me. I’m not putting anymore of my hard earned cash into Ashley’s pocket on principle he is an a..hole!

  • John Tudor

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #13

    time to stand up and be counted my friend

  • John Tudor

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #14

    shredded banana skins

  • geordieboy83

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #15

    Saw this and it just reaffirmed my love for Wor bobby. Rip you legend, Geordie thoroughbred with a sense of humour to boot.

    When Gazza was dribbling, he used to go through a minefield with his arm, a bit like you go through a supermarket.”

    “Manchester United dropped points, Liverpool dropped points, Chelsea dropped points, Everton dropped points, so in a way we haven’t lost anything at all really, although we dropped all three.”

    “I’m not going to look beyond the semi-final – but I would love to lead Newcastle out at the final.”

    “He never fails to hit the target. But that was a miss.”

    “Eighteen months ago Sweden were arguably one of the best three teams in Europe, and that would include Germany, Holland, Russia and anybody else if you like.”

    “We can’t replace Gary Speed. Where do you get an experienced player like him with a left foot and a head?”

    “Gary Speed has never played better, never looked fitter, never been older.”

    “Alan Shearer has done very well for us, considering his age. We have introduced some movement into his game because he has got two good legs now. Last season he played with one leg.”

    “People want success. It’s like coffee, they want instant.”

    “Well, we got nine and you can’t score more than that.”

    “Some of the goals were good, some of the goals were sceptical.”

    “He’s the only man I know who could start an argument with himself” (On Craig Bellamy)

    “One day, someone will end a football game scoring more than Brazil. This might be the time that they lose.”

    “Denis Law once kicked me at Wembley in front of the Queen in an international. I mean, no man is entitled to do that, really.”

    “Home advantage gives you an advantage.”

    “Look at those olive trees! They’re 200 years old – from before the time of Christ.”

    “In the first half he took a corner, a poor corner, which hit the first defender, and it took him 17 minutes to get back to the halfway line.” (on former Newcastle winger Laurent Robert)

    “With Maradona, even Arsenal would have won the World Cup.” (in 1986)

    “They’re two points behind us, so we’re neck and neck.”

    “We didn’t underestimate them. They were a lot better than we thought.”

    “Hitler didn’t tell us when he was going to send over those doodlebugs, did he?” (On why he refused to name his England team before a World Cup qualifer against Sweden in 1989).

  • spitfire_

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #16

    So this was Pardews strategy… lost after lost to gain experience. After last season the should be like the Hulk (not the player) right now

  • spitfire_

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #17

    *the should = they should


    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #18

    wat an idiot pardew is

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 30, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #19

    “We’ve lost to Sunderland twice- We’re more experienced losers now” Champion!

    Shuddup!…..will ya, and send a team out that could give a sh@t against City, fuhfugsache!

  • GHC

    Oct 30, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #20

    Now selling Rangers stuff in club shop, all sales going to sports direct not the club. We need to stop going to matches, even relegation might help. This man need to go and soon.

  • Wandering Geordie

    Oct 30, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #21

    Instead of spouting off about the worrying about the coming fixtures.He should ensure that other teams are worried about our team,alas that wont happen because we have no fight or passion nor with the glazier and the ex Sunday football coach at the helm,no tactical awareness.
    These players have a wealth of experience.Most are seasoned internationals…..Sunday was a complete shambles and unforgivable.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 30, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #22

    Not sure i can even stomach another football game just yet.

    The wounds are still gaping.

    Dear me that was painful.

  • G

    Oct 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #23

    What a stupid statement to make. Audley Harrison got himself wooped by just about everybody. By AP’s logic that makes him best boxer in the world?

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 30, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #24


    Heart Breaking. taking clubs money away. Cheating thief .

    Wonder how long will it take for Ashley backers to abuse me.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 30, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #25

    think about CABAYE

    3 years from age 25-28 wasted at NUFC.

    I am not mad at him neither as a NUFC fan or a football watcher.

  • HOGC

    Oct 30, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #26

    pardew is delusional and shit


    Oct 30, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #27

    Looks like from now we may neva beat the scums untill pardew leavs

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 30, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #28

    “Then comes Tottenham. After that we are coming into some games which are really what our season is all about.”

    “As a team we know when we get it right, we are a match for any team. The problem for us this season is that consistency. That’s the most frustrating thing for us as players.”


    Oct 30, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #29


  • jayphoto

    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #30

    Sounds like hes already making excuses?? We have a good home record against chelsea, and Spurs have good players but theyre not gelled or consistent yet, west ham ripped them apart! Be very disappointing if we don’t set out in both games to win!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #31

    Seriously? Are they really?
    Doesn’t surprise me one little bit, pretty sure the boot room (is that what that sections called?) is part of the SD chain
    So the big big question is, as well as piggy backing on the stadium with free advertising is Mike Ashley now taking away the merchandising revenue from the club?
    Find it hard to believe even he could stoop that low, and harder to believe that he’s actually allowed to do that

    If it is the case, the club has well and truly become a joke

  • jayphoto

    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #32

    On another note! Looks like itl be 4-4-2 with ameobi and cisse uptop tonight with a midfield of Sammy, Tiote, Anita and HBA, defense of Dummett, MYM, Willo and Debuchy and Krul in goal


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