Alan Pardew was out-coached today by Gus Poyet – and it’s becoming a habit as Alan has lost as Newcastle manager the last four times he’s played against a Gus Poyet side – so we are not looking forward to next season playing Sunderland – especially after the shambles we witnessed at St. James’ Park today and we’ve now lost our last three league games at home, not scored a goal and conceded six goals.
Adam Johnson turns away after scoring Sunderland’s second goal
It was a pathetic display especially in the first half and the 4th bottom side looked streets ahead of us in those first 45 minutes But Newcastle helped the Black Cats by some very poor defending for both first half goals.
Alan Pardew is under pressure – and as usual he has to take the brunt of the fury from the fans – and that;s how he started out at Newcastle in early December, 2010.
And of course Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear were nowhere to be seen today, after they sold out best player Yohan Cabaye last week – and didn’t bother replacing him.
This is what the Newcastle manager said after the game:
“The better team won for sure.“We didn’t look our usual selves today.” “Maybe we were too hyped up for it.“Everyone was giving the ball away.” “We struggled.” “We created chances but we didn’t look like we’d score.”
“We have two big parts of our goal-scoring out the team.” “We need to look at ourselves and maybe go back to basics.” “It’s difficult.” “You don’t want to lose to your rivals at home and we have now done it two years running.”
“For us it is really now about moving on to the next game.” “And trying to make sure we are strong and have a good shape to ourselves.” “We have to remember where we are in the league and what got us there.”
“It’s about taking stock.” “We know how important it is to our it is to our fans.” “It’s not going to wipe away the memory unfortunately.” “We are professionals and we have to get ready for a tough game at Chelsea.”
“Performances is how we can recover.” “That’s all you can do.“As much as losing Cabaye and Remy was a blow, we have to respond in a better way.”
It’s all about Newcastle trying to regain their dignity now, but out next two games are at Chelsea and at home to Tottenham, and we are unlikely to get many points from those games to add to the only 4 points we’ve picked up from our last six league games after winning seven of nine.
And when you are in responsible positions at any company – like Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear are at Newcastle – you have to face the music in times of crisis – and you cannot just hide away.
Well you can – but it shows you have no courage.
We want to hear from Mike Ashley and/or Joe Kinnear about what they are doing at Newcastle, and how come we sold our best player last week and didn’t replace him.
But if the past is anything to go by, we’ll hear absolutely nothing – and the manager will again by hung out to dry.
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