Pardew Backs Manager Under Pressure

Alan Pardew gave his usual press conference two days before the next game, and this time it’s a trip to Old Trafford on Saturday, where Newcastle have not won since way back in 1972 – 41 years ago.

David Moyes  manchster

David Moyes – Manchester United manager

Manchester United lost 1-0 at home to Everton last night, and David Moyes will be under some pressure with his team now 12 points off the pace being set by Arsenal in the league, and they are even one point behind Newcastle.

This is some of what Alan said today:

“I think everybody knew that the first person to follow Alex, it was going to be very, very difficult.”  “But he’s a strong man and I think he can handle it, and there’s a long, long way to go.” “I think they had gone 12 games unbeaten up until that game, so it’s not as if there’s a crisis there.”

“They have lost a game, which as I say, anybody can do in the Premier League at the moment.” “Their reaction is going to be a little bit larger than ours, so there’s going to be a little bit of pressure on them and we have got to try to capitalize on that and make it difficult for them.”

“If we can do that and get into the last period of the game, we could try to reverse a statistic that isn’t very good of Newcastle winning at Manchester United.”

It’s another test of this Newcastle team, and they failed their last test at Swansea, with a very poor first half performance, and while the second half was better, we were already one goal down at half time, and we just didn’t get the breaks – which sometimes happens.

Hopefully what Alan is instilling in his side at the moment, is that fact that it’s 41 years since last we won at Manchester United, and that could inspire some very good performances from the Newcastle players.

That’s one of the hopes for Saturday.

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21 comments so far

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #1

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    Comment #2

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Dec 6, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #3

    I am not sure why Moyes broke up the coaching staff at Man Utd… I get that he wanted to make his own mark, but why break up a winning coaching set up. Attempting to fix something that isn’t broken is questionable judgement.

  • Graeme

    Dec 6, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Moyes probably released one of the best coaches to work in the Premier League – such a shame we didnt try and get him on board!!!

  • Graeme

    Dec 6, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #5

    But, then again, if we had aproached him, would he condecend to work for the regime??
    With Joking Ear as his boss – must be debateable!!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 6, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #6


  • Ciaran

    Dec 6, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #7


    Rene Meulensteen, caretaker (soon to be permanent manager) of Fulham

  • Graeme

    Dec 6, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #8

    Sorry Jesper, I should have been clearer. I’m waiting to check in for my flight to Niger on Saturday morning, otherwise would have been in bed a while ago lol.

    My apologies my friend.

  • Graeme

    Dec 6, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Thanks Ciaran.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 6, 2013 at 5:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Morning lads 😉

    …sorry I fell asleep! Meulensteen was manager for Brøndby some time ago – not to any success though!

    Think he might be just better as a coach 🙂 but then again maybe time has been good to him!

    Have a great trip to Niger Graeme 🙂

  • cyprus

    Dec 6, 2013 at 5:40 AM

    Comment #11

    Sounds like we’re going for a snatch and grab and preparing for a siege… Brace yourselves for an uncomfortable afternoon. Hope we get some luck.

  • John Tudor

    Dec 6, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #12

    we would not break the window even on past performances

  • check the toastie

    Dec 6, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    Comment #13

    PARDEW OUT!!!!!!

  • check the toastie

    Dec 6, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    Comment #14

    Lets defend our 18yard box all gae again, Pardew has absolutely no idea, he is clueless and useless in equal measure, we will lose the next 4 games, the players we have under Laudrup or Martinez or Poccettino would be playing a much better brand of football, playing with a smile on their face, instead of chasing shadows.

    Personally would sack the guy tomoro…….Hes Shite…

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 6, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #15

    Now I know how our Australian bloggers feel, this place is dead during the night.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 6, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #16

    I will see my first live football this weekend over here, we’re not working Sunday and the game is on at 20:45, going to have a right old sup, I think Man U are there for the taking depending whether Doctor Jekyl or Mr Hyde turns up.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 6, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #17

    As for the game this weekend once again I don’t know what to expect!

    …now that his “winning formula” is not a winner anymore how would he pick his team? He might have to make subs once again that can change a game – not his strong point 🙁

    Would had been great at this point to have more than 12 players on form and more than one tactic. U really though we could have gone places with this team on form bathing in luck once again.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 6, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #18

    *I really thought…

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 6, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #19

    You keep banging on about Pardew out, if an evil dictator started a war and put everyone on meagre rations, you could shoot as many shopkeepers you like, the meagre rations would still be the same.

  • Korean Magpie

    Dec 6, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #20

    I really think that it is not his place to back another manager sttaight after a three neil loss

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 6, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #21

    Morning bloggers
    Hope no one was seriously effected by the Tyne flooding!


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