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There’s Pressure On Man United – We Have To Capitalize On That

5:46 pm, Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 25 Comments

Alan Pardew had his press conference for the game at Manchester United on Saturday, and he said that he was disappointed with Newcastle’s ball possession in last night’s game in that first half, but things were different and we threatened in the second half but everything that could go against us did – and that’s the way it is sometimes.

alan padrew close up in white

Alan Pardew – pressure on Red Devils on Saturday

But Alan mentioned that with Manchester United being beaten at home 1-0 last night by an impressive Everton side, the pressure will be on the Red Devils on saturday to get a win.

Alan was also complimentary of how well the Swansea side played last night, without their two top strikers, and he was sure they couldn’t;t have played as well even if Much and Wilfried Bony were in the team.

This is some of what the Newcastle manager said at his press conference today:

“Every game is up for grabs this year and I think there will be a reaction from Manchester United for their defeat – and one likewise from us.” So it makes for a game that is quite pressurized and we need to have calm heads for that game, and retain the ball better than we did at Swansea.”

“Man United went 12 games unbeaten before last night so it’s not like there’s a crisis there – they have lost a game which anybody can do in the Premier League at the moment and their reaction is going to be a little big larger than ours.”

“So as I say there’s bit of pressure on them and we have to capitalize on that and if we can do that and get to the last period of the game we can help reverse a statistic which isn’t very good – which is Newcastle winning at Man United.”

“I have watched three quarters of that game last night already, and Everton did very well and made it difficult for Man United.”

It will be a tough test for Newcastle on Saturday at a ground we haven’t won at since back in 1972, so we’re due a win.

What do you think?

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25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // Dec 5, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Man UTD will be a tough task for us, especially if Pardew screws it up like he did last night.

    For the love of God Alan don’t take us there to sit back and soak up the pressure or we’ll be on the end of another loss

  • 2 roy // Dec 5, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Man Utd must be quaking in their boots coming up against Coloccini the statue and Pardews retarded tactics it should be a belter.

  • 3 LGFUAD21 // Dec 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Would not surprise me if we so go back in for Gomis. He can peform the Shola roll for us. I’m more concerned that we need to start looking for a replacement for remy.

    Hope padres is telling cisse to keep a close eye on shola to step in with added goals in the long term.

  • 4 cyprus // Dec 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Tip for AP: boring though it was, watch the whole game :)

  • 5 Marty-Toon // Dec 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Agreed that Collo was a bad choice last night even though he played well at the weekend,he looked exhausted as did Tiote and Cabaye

  • 6 cyprus // Dec 5, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Marty,
    Tiote had a good game, though you are right on Cabs.

    Outside of this protected environment Man U are 79% favourites to win. Damn.

  • 7 cyprus // Dec 5, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    How many points will we have till the end of the year, realistically? Loss Man U, Draw Soton,

  • 8 cyprus // Dec 5, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Draw Crystal Palace, win Stoke, loss Arsenal. So, that’s 5 more, ie. 28?

  • 9 70TWO // Dec 5, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Exhaustion is an issue when there is no versatility in the use of the squad, changing players for the ManU game is belated and does not give players the opportunity to generate good form. It must be a very difficult balance to establish a winning formula, plus tactical options and a squad of players all able to play at the peak of their game. No time left for telly watching!

  • 10 70TWO // Dec 5, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    To stay in the top half of the table (minimum target) we need at least 1.5 points per game, that will be at least 25 by xmas. I would hope for more than 2 draws or 1 win from the next three matches and be closer to 2 points per match by the time we play the Mackems again at the beginning of Feb.

  • 11 cyprus // Dec 5, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Before you attack, I know he’s lazy but he’s truly world class and he supports Newcastle. He wants out of his current club (Fulham) now, in January. He’d be a god at Newcastle, which would motivate him, and he’s a magician! I say, go for it!!

  • 12 70TWO // Dec 5, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Here you go Pardew read this:
    http://www.squawka.com/news/2013/12/05/sluggish-and-unbalanced-how-everton-exposed-man-united-midfield-duo/2013120541314

  • 13 nufcalex // Dec 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    There was pressure on Sunderland before the game and we couldn’t capitalize on that.

  • 14 ToonDarnSarf // Dec 5, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    I find it frankly disgusting the abuse that Colo has suffered. He’s been our captain for years, signed an extension for us when he could have moved on, played in the Championship when he could have moved on and he’s always spoken with respect to the club and its fans.

    He was fantastic in the tail-end of last season, then he got injured and is it any surprise he might be a little rusty?

    He’s a top performer when he’s on form and we need as many of those we can get.

    And if people are over-reacting to any of his mistakes because he apparently wants to leave…you’re basing that on a quote from an Argentinian source??? You also know nothing about the personal circumstances because they haven’t been revealed.

    HBA went on strike to join us, Cabaye didn’t play for a few games because he wanted to leave, Ba was obviously just a mercenary. Yet most fans back the first two and would have the latter back.

    Colo is a Newcastle United player, and one of our better ones, I think he deserves the support and respect from all of our fans.

  • 15 ToonDarnSarf // Dec 5, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Berbatov?? Don’t be daft. Think Kluivert…

  • 16 ethiomag // Dec 5, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    hello Guys

    I use VSO downloader to download football highlights and reactions from youtube.starting this season,i can’t download anything using same software,why?the file has .EXT extension and can’t open it,do u know why mate/s?can anyone fill me with best solution or alternatives…long live Pardew

  • 17 Harley // Dec 5, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Off topic.

    Not sure if much has been made of this on here and I know shearer touched on it on motd. But I feel debuchy needs a lot more praise for not going down when shelvey butted him.

    I know there wasn’t a lot of contact but 99% of these little fairy footballers would’ve gone down like they’d been shot.

    He’s definitely becoming my favourite player.

  • 18 ethiomag // Dec 5, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    yeah boss,they r under pressure.we ‘ve to learn from everton last night,they did their job briliantly.
    transfer sag
    how can u defend when u r a goal down or 2.how can u put anita and make 5 mf when u r behind,hey u acting strange lately,obviously u’d try to equalize or reduce the deficit.i think colo was great last night in my view,i still want mbiwa-colo partnership at theback b/c i know willo has been teriffic lately but he was a bit slow and may cost us in biger games like MU,do u klnow where marveaux is by the way?should be a gme to watch on satv Mu

  • 19 saxonfenken // Dec 5, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    JackButler and roy

    People like you disgust me, cant wait to get knife out, so we lost to Swansea, who always have a better possession stat than most teams.
    but our so called fans say it was Pardew’s fault.
    they never miss a chance to put the boot in.
    We have no god given right to win and some times the rub of the green and some bad decisions from a referee, can seriously sistort a result. Get behind the team and be proper supporters, and not join the catchy, ruddy brigade of hateful rhetoric.

  • 20 jimmysmith // Dec 5, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    The Colo situation needs to be resolved. I think he is still our best option at the back, but he is far from at his best and must be quite distressed about his private life, if things are as they appear. It would seem he has been pathetically irresponsible, and quite humiliated, not a great headspace for such a key player in such a key position. Of course, it is still incumbent upon the player, the club and San Lorenzo to conduct themselves correctly, but a solution surely must be found. He surely can’t remain separated from his family in such circumstances and retain any decent level of professional performance or personal happiness.

  • 21 Mister Tuff // Dec 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    saxonfenken -you talk of hateful rhetoric -but if you read your own post -you succumb to the exact same thing you accuse other of.
    It’s a football blog – diverse opinion is the name of the game. Some posters like certain players etc -some hold the opposing opinion -does not mean they are lesser supporters or disgusting ( or as some say neggars and haters).

  • 22 NUFCKingALLdWAY // Dec 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    I am sick of people saying its Pardews fault. The team looked tired which ultimately is why we lost. It has nothing to do with Pardew although some of his subs were wrong but the game lookedpretty poor in the first half.

  • 23 toonincheek // Dec 5, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    If going head to head leads to a yellow for BOTH players, then Debuchy would have been off for two yellows.

    Debuchy played it smart and was honest.

  • 24 stuart no9 // Dec 5, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    nufcking – swansea must have been knackered coz they played 3 games in 6 days and 1 of them was in europe then , whys that then ? could it be good management.

  • 25 Malta Mag // Dec 6, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    The same people here who take every opportunity to put the boot into Alan Pardew are the same ones who put the boot into Sir Bobby and Wor Kevin.




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