Pardew’s Terrible FA Cup Record At Newcastle Continues


Alan Pardew has had to defend his fourth embarrassing exit from the FA Cup, since becoming the Newcastle manager in December of 2010.

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Alan Pardew – 3 defeats in a row – all in six days 🙁

The first time was a 3-1 defeat at Stevenage almost exactly three yeas ago, and the next season we actually won a game 2-1 against Blackburn in the 3rd round, but that’s the only FA Cup victory Alan has had in five attempts as Newcastle manager.

But then in the next round in 2012, we went out ignominiously at Brighton by 1-0, and then last year we were defeated by Brighton again, but this time in the 3rd round.

Given our once glorious exploits in the FA Cup in the 1950s, these defeats are hard to take – very hard to take – make that extremely very hard to take.

This time we lost at home to Cardiff City, who had won just one game in their last 10, and were 4th bottom of the league and a full 15 points behind Newcastle after 20 games played and had just fired their manager.

And we even got the important first goal today, but we still managed to lose.

The FA Cup is  important to Newcastle United, and so are the derby games with Sunderland.

And we wont even mention that Sunderland, who are bottom of the league right now and finished 4th bottom last season, beat us  in succession last year for the first time in 46 years.

And we have to play Sunderland in early February. 🙁

Those records in the FA Cup and against Sunderland are things that Alan Pardew needs to improve big time.

Maybe the plans the  powers that be put together at Newcastle should contain a line item as follows:

“Try to win a trophy to end the embarrassing 45 year drought at this club.”

It will not happen this year – that’s for sure.

And to make up for these three defeats in six days – maybe we can hammer Manchester City a week tomorrow a St. James’ Park?

Maybe – maybe not.

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237 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #1

    He’s no chance when the science is against him like

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #2

    (repost) I definitely don think Pardew should go. Just wish he would stop being scared of conceding and making us sit back. Yes we will concede, yes we will lose but should we not atleast try and play some football even at 1-0?

    We seemed to do it in november +december but then try and defend between 45 and 60th min (funny enough the time we concede most of our goals) then we pushed out a bit and alot of the time had some comfertable wins (man utd + chelsea to name the main 2). Yes teams put more pressure on but we should still have outlets so we can pressure them and its not just one way traffic. but instead we defend with all 11 and long ball it straight back to them for a while, then finally start playing ok again.

    Just my opinion and would love to see AP try and be more positive even if we do concede more I feel we’d be able to outscore most teams anyway, we show that when we put pressure on most teams are forced all the way back (even arsenal got an extra defender on to cope and they’re one of the best teams this year)

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Jails too good for Ashley.

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  • toon22

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #4

    lol@Belfast

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  • Ciaran

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Perhaps a more honest assessment of the choking lack of ambition from this club that was confirmed by John Irving at the last Fans Forum when he confirmed that the club is not interested in the cups due to the lack of financial reward.

    Stop deluding yourself when you think that ‘this year is going to be our year’

    It will never be our year while Ashley is the custodian of the club for God sake!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Malta Mag,
    You’re right there that Pardew is the right man for the job, except he’s unfortunately he’s the only man for the job.
    PS
    You think Gosling is decent and we’ll spend this January, and you called me a knobba, what ever one of those is.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #7

    he must go along with the deadwood

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #8

    did I read it right

    we contained them in the first half???? we are at home and we were playing a team 4 th botom , surely they contained us in the first half

    we started better in second half only to play poorly for the last 20 or so minutes ,
    Pardews words
    I take it that Cardiff had the better game plan and would have been more happy than pardew at half time

    pardew will never admit he ducked up by playing 7 new players that had not really had much playing time over the last few month, and let’s face it brining obertan on before remy is total madness ,

    people should wake up

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Ciaran,
    Do you think that the statement by John Irving had any bearing on the 31K crowd or was that the over priced £ 5 tickets ?

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  • toon22

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #10

    When i watch the toon i see a team who dont really have a clue,there is no fluid passing.No real plan at free kicks/corners.
    Players win the ball and look up then you see them panic and just pass it anywhere.
    Sometimes you see people recive the ball nad just pass it back from whence it came.

    It shows a team riding there luck without direction or motovation,players arnt ever rested when they need it and players get games when they are obviously out of there depth.

    And as for Cisse hes obvioisly playing to get away so just sell him,Sholas finnished get rid.
    Where are the fantastic kids we bought?
    Why bother keep getting them?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Fancy seeing you here the last three defeats Catchy, have the seas been rough ?

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  • Ciaran

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Jail

    Newcastle fans aren’t stupid, if you tell them you don’t want to win a cup, they aren’t going to waste their money on going to the match.

    I’d venture that even if they were giving the tickets away we wouldn’t have had a full house today.

    If there is no ambition from the club to go for the cup, then why should fans waste their time?

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  • jimiley

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #13

    The club has stated publicly that they have only a passing interest in the Cups. Mid table mediocrity is the goal and lots of Wonga for Big Mike. Pardew’s position is safe. More pickpocket football where we defend one nil leads. Poor football and a bandit for an owner and the great excuse maker wonders why only 30K turned up. It would be a lot less in the league if season ticket holders had not been hoodwinked into long term purchases. Nobody at the club cares about anything except making money. From the owner down to the players.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #14

    jail, I have had a busy time , working lots of nights

    trust me, even when we were winning I was not happy with our negative style, other than scoring 5 against 9 men we have played not that good

    for me our team looks dead , not fit, he won’t really freshing it up and use the squad

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  • StevieB

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Stuck up for Pardew on many occasion but not today. Who does he and Newcastle United think they are. We pay good money to watch our team and its evident that our squad simply aint good enough. He needs to grow some balls and demand money to improve both the team and squad. 45 years since we have won something yet the Management have the cheek and audacity to “REST” players in what is one of our best opportunities to win something. I hope Pardew reads this because I am the fan who called him a disgrace (and I think he heard) with a couple of minutes to go. Do it again Pardew and you should be SACKED. PS, Can I have my entrance money back?

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  • Santon03

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #16

    there are lessons to learn from 3 loses.

    1. don’t play HBA
    2. don’t play Saylor
    3. don’t play Obertan
    4. avoid using Shola when we are chasing the game.

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  • mag

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #17

    We are talking about a man that has failed at every club he has been at from player to alleged manager a total failure. So the club and fans will just muddle along until Ashley decides enough is enough and sacks him soon hopefully!

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  • Ciaran

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #18

    StevieB

    Is it Pardew’s fault that Ashley doesn’t want to win a cup? In that instance is Pardew not simply doing what he is told? Surely if he put out a full strength team and one of our top men got injured in a cup match and our final league position was affected, then Ashley would be having strong words with Pards.

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  • toon22

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Supose the only ray of hope is in the end MA will get sick and sell,as a play thing we cant be much fun and we are a very riskey place to leave hundreds of millions of ££££££.

    Take a look at Man City spent a small fortune have a winning team and struggle to get fans in the door can remember fans leaving last season when they are on the cusp of winning the league,can you even begin to imagin the diffrence at the toon.They would need barriers to keep people away from a bit of decent football from an attacking and ambitious team.

    Point being a decent owner can take for granted the passion on offer,its something mega money cant buy.

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  • Graeme

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Jail, the combination of the two would put fresh milk off

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  • Santon03

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #21

    if we don’t have enough fund to buy new players, do like what Milan did. Sell high value players and use the money to buy cut priced players.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Ciaran, catchy, Stevie B,
    Absolutely can’t believe the few people on here today that say the cups are a nuisance, what the fusk else have we got to play for !!!

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  • remember69

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #23

    My God – I sometimes wonder why Pardew communicates at all as there are those amongst us who just look for snippets to take out of context.
    The way I read his comments is that we dominated the first half but it would have been nice to have a full crowd behind the team. Reading this blog we have Pardew blaming the fans for the defeat and the team doing their best to ‘contain’ their opponents.
    We can hardly complain about the lack of communication from Mike Ashley when we look to pick apart and look for anything we can publish as negative. Those doing so should be ashamed of themselves and ask how this helps the team.
    Yes, the last week has been bad for the club but whining about it isn’t going to fix anything. Pardew is here to stay as long as the team are performing with the fiscal constraints placed on him, and again there are more knowledgeable men than you or I feel he is a good manager.

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  • toon22

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #24

    In the last 5 years how many game can people rememmeber that were actually any good?

    For me the 4-4 Arsenal

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #25

    jail

    it’s only fans who look at the table that say that,

    real football fans want to win a cup, real fans want to watch good football ,

    plastic fans believe every word that comes out of his mouth, because he fluked 5th playing shut football ,

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #26

    bills son

    Pardew consistently deserves criticism, Anita and Laudrup less so.

    Even though I never thought it would last given that everyone beats united now, krul beats spurs and 2 red cards saw us past stoke, I did acknowledge the brief improvement under pardew.

    You never mentioned Anita’s assist for Remy V Chelsea or heroic performance at O.T.

    You never acclaimed Laudrup’s thrashing of us minus even 1 striker and having played 3 games in 6 days, the way his teams play, his winning of a cup and getting into Europe for the first time.

    swansea may be struggling a tad now but are still a damn better watch than we will ever be under Pardew.

    Just admit Ashley’s appointments of Pardew and JFK have nothing to do with the best interests of the club but rather was just giving ” jobs for the boys”, ie his drinking buddies who are not good enough on merit to represent a club with 52000 home fans.

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  • mag

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Ciaran we were playing Cardiff not Man City surely we have the squad to cope with them at home the blame lies with Pardew and his limited grasp of the modern game.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #28

    His record in the cup is terrible like you can’t defend it, and it’s got ferk all to do with science.

    Think the average/poor managers get found out in the knockout competitions tbh

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  • remember69

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #29

    Santon @21,
    Isn’t that what happened with Andy Caroll? The 35 million we received for him helped purchase most of our French legionnaires.
    Despite what some think MA does try to keep hold of key players unless silly money is offered.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #30

    remember 69

    We have every right to be deeply critical of some very abject performances which have been commonplace for nearly 3 years now under Pardew..

    Maybe we are a bit more discerning in that we want to watch to watch decent football and aren’t just blindly faithful.

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  • StevieB

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Ciaran
    Hence why I said Pardew should grow some. I have attended SJP for over 40 years, spent probably spent the best part of £60K to £70K and never seen us win anything. I have had enough. The Management should be ashamed of themselves to only want to “survive” in the Premiership. We should target cups because its our only hope. The players and officials want to qualify for Europe but when we do, they play a weakened team. The fans, as ever, are having our eyes taken out.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #32

    69

    should he not be ashamed of the way he treats the fans ? treats the players ?.
    he is the manager of a football club that is one of the top 20 in Europe, and with that he should be a bit more savy as to the words coming out of his mouth,

    fore he uses the JFK and Ashley situation to help his bid with the fans trying to get the simpathy vote ,

    judge him on footballing terms , he is a very poor manager , add the crap he talks into the equation , he is a total plonker, remember all his teams play on the front foot, yeah right if there all running backwards

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  • Ciaran

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Mag

    The sad facts are that our squad players are not good enough to beat a team like Cardiff.

    If we had better squad players, AP would have had a better team out today and we’d have dispatched of Cardiff no problem.

    Pardew has some responsibility today, but not all of it.

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  • mag

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #34

    In any line of work if you are a failure you get the bullet except for Politicians and pardew.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #35

    Toon22,
    Don’t get your hopes up, he’s just realised how to make a profit while taking a little gamble spending nothing and just invested in an acedemy which he hopes will reap rewards, Firetrap etc gets its free advertising while our ‘official’ revenue keeps falling, still 20th Richest club in the world despite his diverting funds, can you imagine if we had the worlds 386th richest man in charge of the club.

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  • Ciaran

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #36

    StevieB

    I reckon Chris Hughton showed some balls when dealing with Mike Ashley, which was admirable, but sadly it cost him his job. Pardew isn’t as principled as wor Chris and knows that he will never have as big a job in world football so is merely practising self-preservation.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Ciaran,

    Ashley’s crime is appointing pardew and JFK

    marveaux can’t even make the squad any more!!

    A decent manager a la Solksjaer would have us playing decent attacking football and not bleating about everything under the sun but his own inadequacies. nothing is ever his fault!!

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  • tonynufc

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Twitter saying pards has quit

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  • remember69

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #39

    Catchy @25
    “real football fans want to win a cup, real fans want to watch good football ”

    You’re wrong there mate – ALL fans want to win the cup and watch good football, REAL fans stick behind their team through thick or thin.
    “Plastic fans” are those who only SUPPORT their team when they are winning.

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  • yo-yo

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Catchy

    If you think the Toon is one of the top twenty clubs in Europe you need your head examining.

    We might not even be in the top 20 clubs in the UK !

    Go support Cardiff and your baby faced assassin. Pardew ain’t great but he sure as hell ain’t as bad as you make out. The rot starts at the top at SJP.

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