The Chronicle has revealed just how angry the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was after the terrible 4-0 home defeat against Tottenham last Wednesday night, which was the 5th successive home defeat in all competitions – and that hasn’t happened for a long long time at Newcastle.
Alan Pardew shell-shocked on Wednesday night
It was Newcastle’s fourth successive home league defeat, which last happened in England’s top division back in 1977, and those are the types of records you don’t want to be equaling.
Mike Williamson has come out and said that Pardew tore into the players and said some harsh truths after the game, which we reported yesterday.
These are some of the additional points revealed by the local Chronicle:
- The manager saw this as a big game for the side and of course played an attacking 4-4-2 formation form the start and wore a club scarf for the game
- After the game Pardew had some harsh words to say to the two substitutes Marveaux and Ben Arfa for their poor performances
- Almost subbed Davide Santon in the first half as the italian was continually beaten at left back and gave the ball away looked a liability to the team – as he had been in the Sunderland game when he was also yanked at half time
- Cancelled today’s day off, and that upset a number of players who had already arranged to do other things – well that’s hard lines isn’t it
- Told the players too many of them didn’t understand what it takes to wear the shirt of Newcastle United – and Alan’s right there
There were also scenes of captain Moussa Sissoko smiling with Tottenham players at the end of the game, and Davide Santon left the stadium early, obviously upset after being replaced at half time by local lad Paul Dummett for the second time in three games.
And of course that performance from Davide came a day after Pardew had lauded the 23 year-old, saying he was becoming the Phil Neville of Newcastle, because of his versatility.
This is what a source who witnessed the events told the Chronicle:
“The manager was loud and clear in that he was not happy with things.” “He said after the game a day off on Saturday was cancelled. Some of the players were far from happy.”
“It is obvious Newcastle are missing Yohan Cabaye.” “He helped the manager restore some order and that has been a big miss.”
Maybe the Newcastle players need to be told they are playing for their careers through the end of the season, because far too many of them on Wednesday night just didn’t turn up for this game, and didn’t seem to care and that’s completely and utterly unacceptable at a proud club like Newcastle.
And we hope the players are upset by their pathetic performance – and things had better get a lot better a week tomorrow at home to Aston Villa.
A sixth successive home defeat and Alan Pardew’s job will be in jeopardy, and he knows it.
What do you think?
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