It seems that Alan Pardew will change the way he prepares the side for the next game of his stadium ban tomorrow – the home game against Crystal Palace, and then the final game of his stadium ban is another home game against Everton on Tuesday night, and then in the game a week tomorrow at Southampton, he can at least be in the stands but not on the touchline.
Alan Pardew – team talk today
The change in preparation is that he will give his team talk to the team today, and he will have no contact at all with the team tomorrow – apart from phoning in his observations to assistant manager John Carver, and it looks like he will watch the game from his office at the Benton training grounds.
Last weekend Alan gave his team talk from the hotel before the squad left for Craven Cottage, where the side did not play well and allowed Fulham their first win in 19 games, 🙁
But he wants to keep the procedure as normal as possible for the home games, and so he will give the team talk today at the Benton training grounds with the squad.
This is what Alan has told the Shields Gazette today:
“For 95% of the games here, they arrive at the stadium and have a an hour and a half wait,” “We do a little bit of prep at the ground.”
“But this time, with me not being around, we won’t. I’ll keep it has normal as possible.” “It’s little things,” “As a football manager you might just say a comment in passing, or over a cup of tea, to a player that might influence them.
“Obviously, when you’re not there, you can’t do that.” “I can’t say to Papiss (Demba Cisse) ‘I do really think this is going be to your day’. I can’t do those sort of things.”
“That’ll be frustrating. But the biggest frustration is that I’m the manager of Newcastle, and I can’t be there.” “I can’t wait for it to end, if I’m honest.”
Before Alan headbutts another player from the opposing side, perhaps he will remember this frustration.
And we are hoping to see a lot more energy and drive from a number of our players tomorrow, after a subdued below-par performance at Craven Cottage, but who will score the goals is still a big question for tomorrow, and in seven of our last twelve league games we’ve failed to score.
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