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Pardew – We’ve Been Absolutely Terrific This Season

8:20 am, Friday, February 7th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

In his press conference yesterday, manager Alan Pardew tried to be as upbeat as possible, and of course Alan is the sole mouthpiece of the club now, especially since Joe Kinnear was finally fired last Monday night for gross incompetence – or that’s what we assume he was fired for.

alan pardew 0-3 to sunderland

Alan Pardew against Sunderland – maybe this isn’t happening?

And during his press conference manager Pardew tried to be as positive as he could about some of the performances Newcastle have given this season, and this is some of what he said:

“The most important thing as manager of this particular team is understanding the passion of our fans and understanding they want a team that comes out every week and gives a fantastic level of performance.”

“Now this year we have let out fans down on a handful of occasions, but other times we’ve been absolutely terrific, and more often than not we have been brilliant,  and we take that confidence into the Chelsea game.”

After Newcastle’s worst loss of the season last Saturday ,and our third defeat in a row against Sunderland for the first time since 1923.  it’s a little b odd to say we’ve played terrific this season.

But to be fair to Alan, Newcastle have  had great wins against Chelsea at home and Tottenham away, and Manchester United away – and that win at Old Trafford was the first one for the club since 1972.

If Newcastle are to improve the situation before the end of the season, we would need to see Newcastle record a number of good wins, and some against the top sides in the league.

And that’s going to be difficult without the great Yohan Cabaye, but if we are going to do that we could start at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

And become the first club to beat a Jose Mourinho side in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge ever.

Not that’s a record worth playing for, although the chances of that happening are slim, very slim.

But being Newcastle – it’s always possible – and when least expected.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Transfer Sage // Feb 7, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    ED

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01q02wv

    good interview with pardew at the 40min mark of this radio newcastle show, would make a good article.

  • 2 mindshaft // Feb 7, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    No pard’s – last year we had a good 7 game run, outside of that we were very average
    This year, with 4 points in 6 games we’ve been in relegation form

  • 3 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 7, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    TS…I suppose it is not always easy being Ed!

    …personally I would rather Ed posted less article, but were a bit more selective in what he posted and a tad more subjective! But that is just how I feel ;)

  • 4 cyprus // Feb 7, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    “…more often than not we have been brilliant…”

    OK, that’s stretching it a bit :)
    But, AP, I’ll give you this: we are playing better than in the last two seasons. Still, to quote KK, I would love it if we could have the consistency of, say, a Southampton. Bookies must be going crazy with us. What to expect tomorrow? I would bet that not even AP knows. Really.

  • 5 cyprus // Feb 7, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Good point J

  • 6 cyprus // Feb 7, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    I do criticise Ed on occasion: his positions can get the best of him; switch on spell check; slow down on the articles; block the abusers…
    BUT, he has set up arguably one of the best fan blogs on the net (search for other teams if you don’t believe me) and this is a great place to chat with fellow fans.
    So, thanks Ed.

  • 7 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 7, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    I’d say it’s the reverse of this. A handful of games we’ve done ok, but even then, not really in the final third. Just fortumate with deflections, individual strikes and opposition mistakes.

    The rest of the time, more often than not, we/I have been a let down again by being far too cautious and clueless in and around the box.

  • 8 toonarmydownsouth // Feb 7, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Still the best blog going for number of comments/banter/football chat

    Let’s not forget Ed has been through a lot the last couple years which probably has a huge impact on the amount he comments

    Basically, leave off the lad!!!! :)

  • 9 toonarmydownsouth // Feb 7, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Just catching up on the last few articles and posts

    Lilo
    Very interesting post on the UEFA stadium sponsorship ruling
    Can you remember if it applied in the Europa league?
    Is it a case of they would just have to have the inside of the stadium sponsor free or would that monstrosity on the Gallowgate have to come down, and are the SD signs still either side of the St.James park sign?

    Also on Donnie, was it Pardew that suspended him?
    It’s very confusing over how much say/power he actually has at the club!

  • 10 martoon // Feb 7, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Cyprus & Jesper – I agree some of Ed’s articles are a bit driveley (if that is a word) but I suspect he has to keep his advertisers happy and produce a certain amount of articles a day. It is probably also the reason for some of his sensational headlines – again to keep advertisers happy he probably has to generate a certain amount of hits from Newsnow. A bit irritating but I can live with it for the best blog on all NUFC matters.

  • 11 MrMojoRisin76 // Feb 7, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    There really are some ungrateful people on this blog.You can go anywhere on the net and find the same stories about Newcastle so why do we come here?,for the craic right?.So it’s really not about the articles,it’s about the comments so imo most people who come on here and slag the article off are jealous point scoring tw@ts who wish they had a blog as popular as this.Plus it’s well documented the guy has cancer ffs,how the f@ck do you know what he has to go through in everyday life?,yet he runs the blog 24/7.Ever heard of the phrase”Biting The Hand That Feeds You”?




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