Alan Pardew last weekend directed a foul-mouthed tirade at Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, and it was done on the spur of the moment, shortly after a perfectly good Cheick Tiote goal was wrongly disallowed by the referee in the first half.
Alan Pardew – to work more closely with local boys’ clubs
While the FA mentioned Pardew’s unwanted comments after the game they took no action, either by fining the Newcastle manager or banning him from the touch-line.
But Alan has today said that he is going to do a number of things to make up for those unwanted comments, and one action is to work more closely with local boys’ clubs – and that sounds good.
This is what Alan said today about his verbal outburst as well as the important game tomorrow:
“I think it was done in a dismissive manner and not an aggressive one,” he said. “Nevertheless, I’m not proud of the comments.”
“I’m going to punish myself and I’ve got a couple of ideas locally that will take up my time and money.”
“We’ve lost the last four and in three of them we’ve been very good.” “We got a bad break in that game in terms of Tiote’s disallowed goal, but we’re playing well and we need to take that to West Ham.”
West Ham’s crucial 2-0 victory at Cardiff City last weekend was their first win in the last eight league games, and therefore the team will be upbeat and will try to get a decent result at home tomorrow against a Newcastle side, who have lost their last four games.
But this is the type of game where we have to make our advantages count, and we are a better team than West Ham – but we’ve got to play at or near our best in order to get the win we so badly need.
And West Ham are fighting for the Premier League survival, so they will be (very) up for this game.
What do you think?
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