Sherwood – It’s Very Frustrating For Any Crowd To See That


Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood seems a straight forward guy, and his plan in last night’s game was to put pressure on the Newcastle players, and that pressure seemed to work as a number of Newcastle players seemed hesitant and nervous.

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Tim Sherwood – his plan to press Newcastle worked

And after what was a great win for Tottenham last night this is what Tim had to say to the press:

“I impressed on the boys that we needed to press them high up the field and try to win the ball back and not let them pass the ball forward and get it to their players in advanced areas.

“They moved it back to their goalie quite often and we nicked it back from them and when we got it back from them, I just felt we could keep it from them, and that’s what we did.”

“It gets very frustrating for any crowd to see that.”  

It’s got to be exciting at the moment for Spurs fans – but none of that excitement  currently exists on Tyneside.

In fact we have been humiliated too many times recently, and what the Newcastle manager, coaches and players have to do is to restore the pride at Newcastle United in the nest 12 games.

That’s really job one through the end of the season, and the confidence and performances of our players has to rise significantly, and they need to all start doing their jobs, for which of course they get handsome wages.

We shouldn’t have to remind them of that.

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35 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 13, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Was so hoping to wake up to headlines Pardew had been sacked or walked.

    Can’t think of any other walk of life where you can consistently perform so poorly week in week out and still keep your job, especially after breaking all those all time records for all the wrong reasons!

    No dignity from Pardew, no interest from Ashley. Total stalemate.

    4 straight home losses without a single goal. That takes some doing and against the mighty mackems mixed in there too.

    In context we’ve lost 7 out of the last 9 and scored a measly 4 goals. Incidentally Cabaye played in 5 of those games.

    People like Laudrup and AVB have been sacked for far, far less.

    Psychologically Fans and players seem demoralised in equal measure and Pardew clearly looks to have lost the dressing room even more spectacularly than last season. They are just not playing for him, despite Pardew’s ” shape up or ship out” BS.

    Pardew stopped so low he even brought up Carver’s dad as an excuso to deflect yet another totally tactically inept display. The guy just has no shame.

    We had 1 good season of collective individual brilliance from Ba, Cisse and Benny when Pardew was forced to field all 3 together and they were on fire. That seems an awfully long time ago now and every decision since then has seen us regress further and further.

    Not every manager is high maintenance and blames everyone but himself. Would happily take Hoddle or the Burnley guy just to see some decent attacking football
    and players putting in a shift. Laudrup, AVB and Di Matteo all available too

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  • Ben3arfa

    Feb 13, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Even Tim Sherwood feels sorry for us FFS

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 13, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #3

    AVB struggled and chelsea and spurs…bit of the dicannio about him in that he has players he likes/rates and others are totally dismissed like adebeyor was or tery/lampard at chelsea (when terry and adebeyor have been there clubs best or one of best players this year)

    Once you start to lose a few, then you get annoyed at others moral drops and people will gang up on you.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 13, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Sage,
    Hopefully not, although it is always a potential problem as many don’t have any formal documents when they are born, and all it takes is the persons word, and 2 older people from the same village to say where and when you were born and that can be used for a passport. If a football club or agent wanted to do this with a kid it would cost less than £5 to buy both of the villagers testimonies.

    I’m not sure what Sherwoods exact role was, I think he was a technical director, or something of that ilk. Not a coach per se, but he oversaw that area. On Bentaleb, I think they got him last summer, and the only other club interested were Birmingham. He failed to agree terms with them, so Spurs got him instead.

    Incredibly, there are still all sorts of rumours that Sherwood will be replaced, and some fans even want him out already….

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 13, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Shocking display, shocking tactics, shocking manager
    Afraid Pardew is an average manager who no longer can motivate the players to put the effort in
    Ashley may be holding the purse strings tightly but we still have a whole bunch of internationals playing for us – if Pards can’t get them to play for him or utilise them in the right way it’s totally down to him
    4 points out of 21, 0 goals at home in over 600 minutes of football, worst home run for donkeys, beaten by Hull, Swansea, Sunderland, Cardiff, West Brom who are all in relegation battle
    Think the lucky wins over Spurs/Chelsea etc have masked a lot of the real issues at SJP, namely Pardew

    We definitely need something to give us a bounce and unfortunately the only thing I can see doing that for both players and fans is a new manager / coaching staff

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 13, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Unlike outside it’s dark and gloomy here.

    More than anything watching the side the thing that stood out was none of the players seemed sure of their roll and exactly what they were meant to be doing. Which is a common thread in most of Pardews team selections.

    It was obvious after 10mins the players were struggling but again he just stood looking at the pitch with a blank look on his face.

    Most people are rightly annoyed at the whole situation but fat mikes in charge and he kept Pardew last year so I can’t see him going now.
    If there was words in the dressing room unfortunately I couldn’t see any of out players standing up and being counted either as they aren’t on the pitch.

    We can sit here slag off players Pardew etc but the buck stops with fatty he sees and hears everything we do yet sits and watches.
    If he wishes to move forward with the club now is the time to clear the decks on the managerial/coaching side, we can afford to bed a new manager in from now to start of next season. Or he could just sell up and we’d all be happy well most of us.

    Chin up lads and lasses things can only get better

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  • G

    Feb 13, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Office WUM has just told me AP is currently cleaning out his desk. Much as I would like this to be true, the source doesn’t get it right very often. This time would be nice though.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 13, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #8

    Rotonda,
    What did Pardew say about Carver’s dad?? Missed that one!

    And to all people who think Ashley is a Spurs fan, it has been confirmed by Llambias, and other ‘close’ sources that he is a Chelsea fan.

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  • cestriasteve

    Feb 13, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Lilongwe, I’m a big fan of your posts on here and we had many a discussion about mid field supporting full backs etc. and the need for stronger left and right sided midfielders supporting a central dou of creative and defensive midfielder.

    Surely Pardew justs has to adapt, swap cabaye for a another and maintain tiote partnership, I wasn’t a big fan of the Gouffy and Sissoko out wide but it really worked, hard working players playing and supporting FBs so why go and change everything because of injuries and suspensions, pulling Sissoko in central midfield did

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #10

    T sage

    Well. Regardless of how talented people think our squad is, i reckon we must have one of the stroppiest dressing rooms (not all the players to blame but some need to look at themselves) so AVB would last about 5 mins here 😀

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #11

    I’d take Hoddle and poss a chance on the Burnley guy – def no to Laudrup, Di Matteo or AVB

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  • asenski

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #12

    what kind of source is that?

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  • toon1707

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #13

    I don’t understand why some people are mentioning other managers pardew is here to stay we need to accept that he is doing exactly what was asked of him which was ignore the cups don’t make Europe just sit around 10th spot the way he is going he will be getting a huge bonus in May from mike

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  • G

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #14

    @12, a Liverpool fan that works with me. Occasionally he does get a good one, but more often than not, it’s a wind up.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #15

    rebecca

    spot on, god knows what he jots down in that book all the time

    lilo

    Carvers dad died

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  • cestriasteve

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #16

    Mindshaft not that anything will happen but I would take hoddle any day and shoot me down for this Steve McClean!!!

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  • theartfuldodger

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #17

    Most shocking thing is the attendance..,48K

    Perhaps this blog does not represent the true sentiment of the citymand fans. What other explanation can there be ?

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  • BuckLuck

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #18

    If it means Pardews gone come summer then I hope we finish outside the top 10. It will hurt very much but in the long run it’s the best for us and the players to get a new manager with some new energy and a bit of hope.
    The best investment Ashley can do now is to sack Pardew and get in a modern and forward thinking manager.

    Yes. I know Ashley can’t be trusted and he could even appoint Kinnear, but that’s a chance I’ll take. Pardew is way too limited to manage a “big” club like this.

    With Pardew at the healm i know we won’t evolve. With a new manager I don’t, so new manager please.

    Sack him fatty!

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #19

    We should give Ben Arfa the managers job 😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #20

    For me there’s no one single person to blame

    There all to blame for disgraceful state our club is in
    Mike Ashley has ripped the very soul out of this club, once proud fans now sit in the stadium silently watching in disbelief at the shower of sh*te being played out on a pitch which has seen some of the best performances from some of the biggest names in club football and some Tyneside legends
    In January when most the fans were eagerly looking up the table, 7 points off a European spot MA was looking down it thinking were safe no need to spend big and replace cabs this window, what the hell kind of message does that send to the players ffs

    Alan Pardew, well it’s over for him now isn’t it tbh?
    He can’t seem to motivate his players
    He looks a broken man on the touch line and sounds drained of any confidence in his post match interviews

    And lastly the players
    Everyone of the should hang there heads in shame
    There playing with no pride, no passion, the shirt and fans seem to mean nothing to them
    Absolutely disgusting showing from them over the last few weeks, they should be ashamed of themselves

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  • thai-mag

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #21

    starting with Cisse and playing him all the game, what was that about, he took Sammy off, at least he looked like he was having a go, there was nobody else worth a mention

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #22

    Toon 1707

    the way he is going is just going to be enough to miss relegation and every higher place = more money.

    Ash was furious the season we finished 12th on the last day when we were 3-0 up and could have finished 9th but for Pardew’s stupid subs.

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #23

    I’d be surprised if we finished 10th, we are in freefall and although unlikely to get relegated I imagine at least two of the clubs below will go on a decent run and take 10th place off us – most likely Swansea ( new manager bounce) and West Ham – full squad back

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  • theartfuldodger

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #24

    TADS,

    Blame the 48K who attended the game too ?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #25

    Sage from previous
    This is why I don’t bother with wish lists!

    Why Sherwood?
    He knows every single Spurs player inside out and has done for years
    It’s no surprise to see some more of there long term players come back in because he knows them inside out
    Nothing suggests he could do a job at another club
    He’s simply reverted back to the “spurs” style they have played for years

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #26

    lilongwe

    Yeh I read it’s very easy to get official documents in fraudulent ways in a lot of African countries, there are tests which can be carried out. Sure I read something to do with a wrist MRI scan to determine age being used in some cases and who youth teams dropping out on tournaments when tested.

    Just read that Sherwood joined under redknapp as coach, remember him saying he worked with the youth players so possibly some academy coach?

    Either way when players like bentaleb are out there we must start getting some, arsenal do it well with kids of that age too….we’ve signed a few 16-18 year olds recently and none look anywhere close to making the grade….very odd as by that age you should have a fair knowledge of what they are like, especially when some played senior football.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #27

    Cestria,
    I honestly thought Pards was adapting. We had put in some decent performances, and earned some good results. However the wheels seem to have come off somewhere, and it is difficult to pinpoint where.

    From watching the last few games he seems to have either lost the dressing room, or he is feeling despondent and let down just as much as the players. Either way, he should be off. If he doesn’t have the dressing room he should be sacked – very few managers will recover from that. If he is feeling demoralised, then he should realise he isn’t up to turning this around and do the decent thing.

    Very little changed tactically between the good run we had and this run (prior to Cabaye) so there has to be something more to it behind the scenes. Tough to know what, but players just look out of place and disinterested.

    Not to mention almost every team except us and possibly Southampton are fighting for Europe, or to stay up. 12 tough games coming up if we don’t apply ourselves.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #28

    Artful dodger
    Why? Why is it the fans fault?
    Don’t be daft

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #29

    tads

    why not sherwood? he seems a good coach, yes it’s there style but he is selecting them, using new players who hadn’t played that older style and even the ones who had it was 18months before…..i think he is a good manager, to early to say how good but doing a good job.

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  • mag

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #30

    Cockney pardew wants to build a team around Santon, let’s hope it’s at another club. Hopefully he’s gone today!

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  • theartfuldodger

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #31

    If you want to beat Newcastle just push hard and score first. We dont come back when down.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #32

    Buck luck

    Spot on. Stop the bus with Pardew, we want to get off ! He has taken us as far as he can a long time ago.

    Yes a new manager is always a risk but I can’t take any more of this soul destroying garbage under this league 1 chancer.

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  • Slank

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #33

    Theartfuldodger @ 17

    The weather?

    I wasn’t at the game (don’t live in the UK) but the commentator commented on the silence of the crowd.

    I noticed this too, albeit from watching the games on the TV, and others on this blog have mentioned it too which is a puzzle as it’s in stark contrast with away games where the Newcastle supporters are always very vocal and often drown out the local support.

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #34

    Watching NUFC play is like watching kids play musical chairs.

    1st you have the kids (players) running around in every direction unsure of where to go and in reality just want to play.
    Then we have the mother (Pardew)who’s moving the chairs he keeps the same chairs in play as there his favourites and doesn’t want to upset the little cherubs.
    Then in the background the father in charge of the music, changing things as quick as possible but taking no real notice as he wants to be anywhere other than where he is.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #35

    Sage,
    They threatened to test peoples DNA to determine age at a African Championships about 3 years back, 4 teams dropped out and about 30-40 players pulled out of other squads.

    We have signed loads of young players to develop under Ashley, sadly unless we get the coaching sorted and are capable of developing and nurturing that potential then we have no hope. Occasionally one may break through, but that is more due to a top natural talent then our development.

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