Alan Pardew held his press conference for the Aston Villa game today, and he looked fairly relaxed and answered the questions as usual, in his matter of fact kind of way.
Alan Pardew – never jealous of Sunderland
Alan reiterated that the performance against Tottenham at home last time out, was simply not acceptable for a club like Newcastle, and said the team should be a lot better against Villa and it’s a game he wants a result in.
It looks like Loic Remy, Fab Coloccini and Cheick Tiote will all start on Sunday, as they are all available again.
During the press conference, one of the reporters asked Alan about Sunderlands’ success in the Cups this season.
Reporter: Are you at all jealous of Sunderland’s Cup successes this season, and would you maybe sacrifice some league positions to be in their position in the Cups.
Alan Pardew: I am never jealous of Sunderland.
There were giggles around the room before the next question was asked, but it would be good – and a big change – if Newcastle could go on a decent Cup run some time – but we’ve been saying that for years now.
But Sunderland have done extremely well in the Cups for a team that is still 3rd bottom of the league and are at Arsenal tomorrow.
Sunderland meet Manchester City at Wembley in the Capital One Cup Final, and are in the quarter finals of the FA Cup – and they have a winnable game at either Brighton or Hull.
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