Pardew Admits To Being Under Pressure At Newcastle

Alan Pardew has admitted he is under pressure at Newcastle, after the team has lost their last five home games in a row.

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Alan Pardew – under pressure

Of course there was a report in the Express last Sunday that said the Newcastle manager had to win the game on Sunday against Aston Villa, otherwise he would be fired.

But the club has come out and said there was absolutely no truth in the report, and have banned Express reporters from the media facilities at Newcastle.

And the manager has said he has taken a much tougher stance with some of his players, after their pathetic performance against Tottenham where too many Newcastle players seemed to have thrown in the towel before the end of the game.

This is what Alan Pardew had to say about the current situation:

“When you lose five home games at home in a row at Newcastle you’re under pressure.”

“Are my players seeing a harder, less tolerant version of me? Sometimes, yes. I never really shut the door on any player, but if it gets to where I feel it’s crossed the line, I’ll not be using that player as often as I did.”

Certainly another defeat on Sunday coupled with another poor performance would heap more pressure on the Newcastle manager, but we are hoping for a good performance and a win from the lads.

If that happens things will start to improve at the club.

We hope things will start to improve at the club.

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40 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 21, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #1

    What is it with Pardew and Rhetorical questions FFS ? .

    Is that how he conducts training as well:

    “Davide , do I want you to be a better defender ? ” . Because it sure as sh*t isn’t working .

  • MosesNUFC

    Feb 21, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #2

    What needs to happen to Newcastle is exactly the same as what happened to man city in 2008. we need a new mega rich owner who wants us to be great again and is prepared to spend millions.

    Ashley, Pardew, Charnley, Irving, Carver, Stone OUT
    New owner and directors, new TOP manager and TOP coaches IN

    Then we need a major clear out of the squad and bring in QUALITY. Hopefully this will all happen in the summer as these signs suggest that ashley might be preparing to sell up:

    – Hasn’t spent in two transfer windows, used JFK to try and cover it up. JFK did that, now he’s gone.

    – No word from him in years about what he wants to achieve.

    – Wants derek llambias back, to prepare to sell the club?

  • stuart no9

    Feb 21, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #3

    stuart no9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    what a horrible friday night . first , 4 points from 24 , or played 8-won1- drawn 1 – lost 7 mmm, is the sack for ANY manager in ANY league. Pardew you lucky man . the only manager in the league who gets a a pat on the back and a ‘well done’ for not getting relegated , and whose boss insists , what ever happens they must not finish higher than 7th. The mind really does boggle.

    second – debuchy is happy at newcastle, – says who debuchy ? nope – pardew . so thats him gone in summer.
    jeez what a shambles.

    5 home defeats in a row . i have supported this club since 1965 , cant remember any thing as bad as this .

  • stuart no9

    Feb 21, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #4

    moses — hard to disagree with everything you said

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 22, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #5

    moses – it would be nice if we got chairmen like man city and bought the best players in the world, but every club in the world could say the same. chances are it won’t happen. no point in getting your hopes up.
    we’ve got ashley, and i think he’s a lot better than some.

    a new manager could really turn things around. most managers would love 3.5 years at a club to try to build something, but pardew has built nothing and survived on the back of carr finding some decent players most of which he doesn’t know how to get the best out of.

  • NewcastleMole

    Feb 22, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Ashley – No communication, No investing in the first team, No ambition, Sports Direct plastered everywhere like disease,

    Pardew – Talks bollocks, demotivates the squad, breaks every bad stat/record going, some how makes good players worse, demoralising brand of football for players and fans,

  • Blofal

    Feb 22, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #7

    To be fair to Pardew he has not been backed one iota by the owner.

    I dont like the way we play but it is clear that with a fully fit side he does well… not brilliant (he is too defensive for that) just ok.

    As soon as injuries hit or our best players are sold we are stuffed under Pardew. I don’t think the players on the bench fit his style of management which is everyone defend at all costs and hopefully we nick a goal

    That style of play doesn’t work with players in and out of the team.. it requires the same players knowing eachothers games really well week in week out.

    He is guilty of not using his squad enough… but MA is also guilty of not giving him the squad he needs.

  • beefman13

    Feb 22, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #8

    AP is a minefield of contradictions, he talks in cryptic like sentences, i mean how could you not play Tevez in his correct position at West Ham? and he did not even start with a player currently playing for Barca in MASCERANO, MA and AP can wing it as much as they like they are in it together, but the Bull just pulls us all down, also its a bit rich MA banning the Express for untruths isnt it!!!! thats got to be hypocrisy of the highest order, its laughable.

  • mattnufc

    Feb 22, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #9

    Remy, Coloccini and Tiote (if back) will paper over the cracks I feel in the next few games; Cabaye is still our last goal scorer.

  • Shot Bru

    Feb 22, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #10

    All well and good Carr scouting intelligent, technically gifted players…but the plan falls on it’s arse when you have a typically over cautious English manager and coaching staff stuck in the 80’s….
    The same goes for buying up and coming European talent…ie Abeid…it’s ironic that he is blossoming on loan..the kid must be dreading returning to play in the reserves again…the coaching and development of our younger players is abysmal…

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 22, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #11

    Shot bru, you are right.

  • NewcastleMole

    Feb 22, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #12

    Pardew is a reactive manager with no tactical nous in the attacking sense.

    Keegan & Bobby Robson made average players play above their ability just by being there.
    Pardew can’t even get good players playing average.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 22, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Man up and give me the apology I deserve.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 22, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #14

    I wish people would stop moaning about Alan Pardew, he has been given an eight year contract from a man who has told him to achieve a mid table finish, if he gets the sack the next manager will be asked to achieve the same, if he betters mid table players will be sold and no investement made as if that team can reach fifth then it can certainly achieve tenth the season after…… and on and on.

  • beefman13

    Feb 22, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Jail, NUFC are currently and officially, financially, the most healthy they have ever been, our first eleven starting line up has the most internationals ever assembled by Newcastle Utd, go and rot in hell baawwaahhhaaahhhh!!!!!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 22, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #16

    Jail, the sooner Ashley is out the better, but in the meantime we still have to endure the misery of Alan Pardew in a visual form when we watch the games. It is soul destroying, as are his lies.

    Ashley is to blame though as silver tongue shouldn’t even be employed, amongst all the other wrongs in his dismal ownership.

  • Shot Bru

    Feb 22, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #17

    Jail…i understand all what you say…apart from Keegan and Robson…I am fed up with the catalogue of totally disastrous managerial appointments in my 44years of supporting the club…
    There has never been any forward thinking, planning, development or philosophy involved in the recruitment of managers,coaches or players.
    Every owner and board of directors has had their own agenda which has resulted in spectacular under achievement…We shouldn’t put up with this sh$te any longer!!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 22, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #18

    Pardew has less coaching and tactical nous than a drunken game of pin the tail on the donkey.

    Yet we are drip fed it through obese Mike’s mediocrity scheme. It’s the footballing equivalent of water torture.

  • beefman13

    Feb 22, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #19

    Yea i know ya man is a bit of a boyo, and does slightly mislead his adoring fans with the odd bits of falsehood Haha and it it gets on the beefmans nerves like everyone else, from my point of view the last two winter windows and the fact that he pays squat for advertising SD all over SJP, thats a massive piss take of the highest order, but i always knew he would not let his `investment` go down the plughole, we need to keep pushing forward instead of this two forward one back or vice versa.

    Look the way it is at the toon, within a few months we may have Bills Son back on saying i told you`s so yet again, remembering that 7 games ago we were talking about the champions league, you know what its like with the Toon, ive defiantly came down a few levels were MA is concerned, as i said the advertising issue surprised me no end, could not believe it, still cant, he always banged on about us being a separate company from SD yet we get nothing from them and they get shit loads from us, that for me is unforgivable until it changes if it ever does, but it is still rotten to the core.

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 22, 2014 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #20

    Both Keegan and Robson had great players and the league is more competitive now compared to when they were managing. They were also at their peak both incredible managers.

    I’m not sure how useful or reasonable it is to compare Pardew with them, particularly at this low ebb.

  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 22, 2014 at 2:21 AM

    Comment #21

    A few papers are reporting that Percy has not spoken to Mr. Tubbs for nine days.
    Having considered this – I now come to the conclusion that perhaps it was Percy who was behind the Sunday Express ban. If it was Mr Tubbs -you would have assumed that Mr Tubbs would have discussed the matter with Percy – as it involved him. The evidence of no contact -suggests to me- the distinct possibility it was Percy himself who engineered the ban. My opinion only.

  • HTT

    Feb 22, 2014 at 2:29 AM

    Comment #22

    Pardew is mediocre at best, even 2011 when we finished 5th we were’t playing good football – goal difference of 5 for that season tells you everything you need to know really.

    Sure he’s not the worst manager in the world, but I certainly wouldn’t miss him if he was shown the door.

  • HTT

    Feb 22, 2014 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #23

    Should say 2011/2012

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 22, 2014 at 3:18 AM

    Comment #24

    If being told to rot in hell is as close to an apology as you are prepared to give, then you’re a bit out of order really, I don’t get this healthy financial bit either, we’re a 130M in debt and for this reason can’t affoed players, but season tickets are cheap.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 22, 2014 at 3:20 AM

    Comment #25

    Good morning, it seems that the North Korean government have more transparency than NUFC at the moment.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 22, 2014 at 3:22 AM

    Comment #26

    The only decent stat Pardew can boast is the first win at Old Trafford in the Prem, but a few other managers can also boast that this season.

  • Blofal

    Feb 22, 2014 at 5:25 AM

    Comment #27

    Jail but it took a weakened Man U without Fergie for it to happen so even then its not a great reflection on Pardews ability!

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Feb 22, 2014 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #28

    I actually think Pardew might resign if we lose to Villa. I know he has a juicy contract and will find it hard to find a job anywhere but a small club, but I sense the pressure created by another home loss might push him over the edge. He’s not a completely delusional whack job like Kinnear. A defeat would pretty much confirm that he’s lost the dressing room and I think he is not such a fool to not see the writing on the wall if that’s the case.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 22, 2014 at 5:57 AM

    Comment #29

    Pardew won’t resign, how many managers resign these days, look at the BS he’s prepared to spout, he’s got about as much dignity as drug addicted rent boy.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Feb 22, 2014 at 6:19 AM

    Comment #30

    I just got a feeling about it. Of course we actually may not lose, but I wouldn’t bet your old granny’s eyesight on it the way we are playing…

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 22, 2014 at 6:39 AM

    Comment #31

    I really have given up caring.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Feb 22, 2014 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #32

    No you haven’t JfA. We all feel we want to not care, and you might say it, but in the end we can’t do it. We might stop going to matches, we might not buy kit, but you can’t turn your feelings for your club on and off. Chin up bonny lad.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 22, 2014 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #33

    Thanks 🙂

  • sparky55

    Feb 22, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #34

    Pardew will never resign…1) he has no morals, 2) He can’t afford to because he’s only here for the money 3) He still hasn’t paid off his gambling debt to Ashley.

    No other manager in any other walk of life (even in sunday league football) would survive with a record like his.

    He deserves a proper twatting…but of course nowt will happen even if we lose every game between now and the end of the season.

    I’m off out to punch a tree

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 22, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #35

    If we should stop moaning about Pardew because he has a 8 year contract how about a deal then?

    You stop moaning about Mike who owns the club and is clearly not selling!

  • sparky55

    Feb 22, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #36

    hahahahaha…just read Pardew has said :Debuchy going nowhere1″ HAHAHAHAHA….that’s very funny!

    why would anyone in his position say something like that because it is always gonna come back and bite him in arse just like the “we will replace Cabaye’ statement only to have to qualify that statement after the window closed when he said “but I never said in this window!”

    Sometimes it’s better to say nowt and just concentrate on getting the team to somehow scrape a win

    cnutting f@ckwit

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 22, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #37


    what a load of tosh

    every league every year is competitive, i think your thinking who is it the very top, but the other 17 teams are competitive,

    there all fighting for to be top of there group there in

    todays football has more media focus,

    1st man u 89 p
    10 west h 46p
    17 sun 39p

    1st man c 89p
    10 west b 47p
    17 qpr 37p

    1st man u 80p
    10 sun 47 p
    17 wol 40p

    1st man u 91p
    10 west b 47
    17 brad 36

    1st man u
    10 sou 52
    17 der 42p

    1st ars 87 p
    10 bla 46 p
    17 sun 40p

    1st man u 83p
    10 spurs 50p
    17 bol 44p

    jimmy, i think if you care to check, stats tell you SBR had more competitive leagues to play in,
    please dont spout what you feel, without being able to back it up

  • mindcompressor

    Feb 22, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #38

    i think that in all normal clubs, five defeats in a row put manager not only under pressure but close to exit door, however run without win was much worse year ago and still pardew kept his chair… i’m afraid he lost dressing room and players will not die for him or NUFC… hopefully i’m wrong and we will see fighting side on sunday…

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Feb 22, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #39

    If Ashley can’t be bothered to turn up or spend any cash on the team … why should you?

    Send your season tickets back.
    Don’t go to SJP.
    Don’t buy any merchandise.

    Time to stop messing around.
    He needs to go.

  • Harley

    Feb 22, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #40

    Ha ha the blog moron strikes again!!!!

    Catchy writing down pointless figures and them using them to back up an argument doesn’t mean a thing son.

    The league is far more competitive now than it’s ever been.

    Go and use your little stat machine to see how much money has been spent by teams and how many internationals each team have.

    I’m sure your school mates can help you.


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