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Pellegrini – My Problem With Alan Was Nothing Important

9:44 am, Monday, January 13th, 2014 by Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

There was a heated verbal exchange between Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini, soon after Cheick Tiote’s goal was disallowed by inept referee Mike Jones.

alan pardew after tiote disallowed goal

Alan Pardew rant after Tiote’s disallowed goal

Unfortunately Alan Pardew went into a rant with Pellegrini when he used the f word and the c word – all in one sentence.

But the Newcastle manager was apologetic after the game:

“I apologise for that,” “But he had words with me first, and it was just normal for managers – it goes unseen most of the time.”  “We’re fine. I shook his hand at the end.”

Manuel Pellegrini couldn’t understand what Alan had said to him (thank goodness!), but he did complain about Pardew complaining about almost every decision Mike Jones made in the game.

was unhappy at the decisions Pardew was contesting from the touch-line.

“I think it’s impossible to complain about every decision of the referee during the match.”   “I know they were playing at home, and they have an advantage in that sense.”

“But it’s impossible for the referee if you’re complaining at every decision.”   “That was my only problem with Alan, but nothing important.”

Pellegrini is a bit of a cool customer and he seems to conduct himself very well on the sidelines, and his coolness seems to translate to the players.

And those words from Manuel will certainly help Pardew, but there’s still a chance the FA could bring charges against Alan for his foul language.

You can say a lot about the Newcastle manager, but one of them is not that he’s shy and withdrawn, and he was heard shouting at referee Jones at the break “it wasn’t offside and you know it.” – several times – as they walked down the tunnel.

It turns out that Jones thought the ball had touched Yoan Gouffran. :(

And of course it’s just like the FA to charge Pardew, and do nothing at all about what caused the outburst – the ridiculous decision of referee Mike Jones.

It seems that referees are a protected species these days.

We hope the FA has some sense for once, and does nothing at all.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novocastrian66 // Jan 13, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    I think the ref is making up excuses. If the ball struck Goufran he should have blown up straight away. If he needed to consult with the linesman to find out that Goufran was in an offside postion he shouldn’t be a ref.
    He was useless and a prancing prima donna.
    The problem with a lot of refs is they are egotistical prats who think the game is about them.
    We cannot have a game without them but at the top level with livlehoods at stake, the management and result of the game should not come down to interpretation by an inept or corrupt individual.

  • 2 jazzyp // Jan 13, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Morning all
    Are we all still hung over from the game yesterday after that shocking decision to rule out Mr t’s screamer.
    For all you neggars out there, We have played all the top teams now and have either beaten them or should have had a deserved draw. This player has been “pardewed” that player has been “pardewed”……..what a load of crap!! if we would have had a bit of lady luck on our side this season we could have easily been 6th in the table.And after last years shambolic turmoil I think that this season is a massive turnaround.
    That’s not just my opinion but a shared opinion of all I sit around most home matches in the platinum.
    I don’t know if was a rumour gathering pace around the ground yesterday, but quite a few guys were saying a guy called Louis laros was at the ground which is siem de jongs agent.I was just sounding out to see if anyone else heard this at the match yesterday ??

  • 3 stuart no9 // Jan 13, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    The problem is – pardew has no class . That is top and bottom of it . One of the things you don’t shout on about in the middle of the season is “how good you Are “.
    Before the stoke game , he babbled on in the Sunday sun about how good he was and that he Always knew he was a ” good ” manager , – big mistake .r
    Since then he hasn’t won a game . Lost 4 , could have been 5 , but for Bit of luck and a biased reff who sent 2 guys off , otherwise we would have been in trouble. Then A shocker against WBA then Cardiff , not exactly great managing eh.beforehe spouts off how good he is – try winning something first , or if he really does think he is great – keep it to himself , coz at the minute , other managers are making him look like a fool

  • 4 shearer and the duchess // Jan 13, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    I’ve just read the Chronicles interpretation of the spat between Mr Pardew & Mr Pellegrini.

    Mr Pardew, ” Hoo you f@ckin old c@nt, keep your eyes off Faye Downey! I’m working on her!”

    Mr Pellegrini, ” Pardsy you twat! We’re too old. It’s Sami Nasri who’s doing her! How’s about taking Nasri out and we can share her!”

    Mr Pardew, ” Good shout Pelly! Mbwia! Take that little c@nt Nasri out!”

    Those two rotters are real ladies men. I hope Miss Downsy sees through the two cads.

  • 5 ballerfan2 // Jan 13, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    One of the big disappointments from yesterday is that the Pardew rant and the players’s understandable frustration has completely obscured what was a very good performance from our boys and given the media and anti Toon factions all the ammo they need to vent their bile against our club.
    On Pardew though, I would defend him by suggesting that each one of us was wound up by “that” decision and it was difficult to remain detached from what was going on. Yes, he was wrong to react as he did, but can you imagine Fergie in that situation remaining silent. He would have burned the ears of everyone in his hearing. And as for complaining about every decision, I give you Fergie, Wenger and a host of others about who the media would smile with a knowing wink and leave it at that. No doubt had Pardew shown no reaction there would be a deluge of posters here shouting about his lack of passion. Once again though I would have preferred a calmer response so that the performance (and the non-goal) itself would have been the major talking point.

  • 6 Malta Mag // Jan 13, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Because Pardew has become engulfed in the passion for football that the North East has, he is always liable to kick off when decisions like the one on Saturday go against us. He’s a fierce competitor but at the same time doesn’t mind admitting he’s wrong. Somebody on here labelled him arrogant but they couldn’t be further from the truth in my opinion I think he has a humble character but is confident of his ability and quite rightly feels he’s the right man for the job. I was in the Gallowgate for the Stoke gate at Xmas and the general feeling among those hardcore supporters was support for him rather than the negatives of some on here

  • 7 tynesidetommo // Jan 13, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    S&TD. Don’t know if yer still wearing shorts but could you keep the filth to yerself. Better still if you don’t have a positive contribution to make go play with yer toys

  • 8 worWEZZA71 // Jan 13, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    I agree with you Malta.
    Alan Pardew was just stating what every fan feels, frustration of a poor decision, getting wound up but more importantly feeding off the vibe of 52k of the best supporters in the Premier League.. time and time again he has shown how passionate he is about this football club in his reaction to results either good or bad yet there is an underlying contempt for the fella on this site. Remember when he lost his keys celebrating with the fans after the Fulham Game. Pure Class!!




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