Something that’s unacceptable as a Newcastle player is not giving 100% for the team and worse still, if you give up while wearing the famous black and white stripes of Newcastle.
Alan Pardew – must get improvement from team and quickly too
But at the end of a 4-0 hammering last night at St. James’ Park against a decent Spurs side, yet another humiliation, which was our fifth home defeat on the trot, and a number of Newcastle players seemed frustrated and disheartened at the final whistle.
Alan Pardew had this to say after the game to Sky Sports:
“The opposition completely dominated us almost from start to finish really and I felt that the team didn’t look balanced or right.”
“I will certainly have to make changes for the Aston Villa game and expect us to do better.” “Obviously Loic hasn’t been available because of suspension but I don’t think that had a major impact on tonight.”
“We looked a little bit unsure at the back and nervous and for the first time for a long time we didn’t look confident so I have got a bit of work to do.”
“It’s certainly a worry because of the manner of the defeat. We have got to have a lot more fight on the pitch for these fans.”
In the last several weeks Alan Pardew had not got the best out of the players available to him, even though we have been missing players like Coloccini, Tiote and Remy – but the performances are simply not good enough – given the quality of the players still available.
After all, tonight we were missing only Coloccini, Remy and Tiote – and every other senior player was available.
The last eight league games have been very similar to last season’s demise and we have only 4 points out of those games, and haven’t scored in seven of them so really – it’s even worse than last season.
Alan Pardew cannot afford for Newcastle to crumble in the final 12 games of the season, he’s now skating on thin ice, because last season the manager was (very) fortunate to survive, after losing 10 of 13 league games.
Now he’s lost six of the last eight league games, so he has to improve – and the players have to improve too.
There’s still time to turn this thing around, but it’s starting to get just a little scary – especially after what happened last season.
But at least we are safe from relegation.
What do you think?