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This Is What Pardew Needs To Do After Pathetic Performance

9:37 am, Sunday, March 30th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Alan Pardew got close to apologizing to the over 2,000 faithful fans who made the long hard trek down to Southampton yesterday, and were served up with a load of tripe (I never liked that stuff) from the Newcastle team, and that performance was simply unacceptable, and we need to hear an out-and-out apology from manager Alan Pardew.

alan pardew before 4-0 loss at Sanits

Alan Pardewbefore the disaster unfolded yesterday

And we still don’t think Alan Pardew is safe in his job on Tyneside, and as we mentioned yesterday there’s still one big strike against him this year – that stupidity at Hull City and now the team is playing for not having him around in his full capacity on the touch-line for seven games.

It’s called shooting yourself in the foot.

This is the interview where Alan Pardew came close to apologizing to the Newcastle travelling fans, but didn’t actually come out with the apology:

“What can we say? They’ve left at 5.30 am this morning and came and watched a performance that isn’t us,” (well who was playing Southampton yesterday?)  “I’m not really going to talk about the individual players in the team. Collectively we have to accept responsibility.”

Newcastle fans don’t mind if we get beat 4-0 – they don’t like it - but if the lads give 100% and just go down to a better side – then the fans will mute their criticism of the players.

But it wasn’t like that yesterday, and most of our players seemed to be sleep-walking in that first half – or at least giving a damned good imitation of it.

Heaven knows what owner Mike Ashley thought of it all, and he watched Newcastle for the fourth successive game, and Pardew was sitting just behind him in the Director’s box.

We now need to hear Pardew apologize for that performance.

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 30, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Screw an apology!

    Man up and take responsibility and do what any other grown man with any morale and self-respect would do!

  • 2 Average_Contents // Mar 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Heard the funniest thing yesterday lads, Everton are interested in loic remy lol what did pardspew say about lukaku? Everton haven’t got a clear run on him, it wouldn’t surprise me if they try to get remy to prove a point to Newcastle! Fcuk off ya gutless cnut and take fatty with ya

    Fcuking bloods boiling!!!!!!!!

  • 3 Oleg G // Mar 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    I don’t know if changing the manager will help at all. But at this point in the season, when it is already lost and we will not get in to a good spot for Europe, the club should at least think forward and sack Pardew. There is nothing more he can do here.

    Pardew himself needs to take responsibility (Which he won’t probably) and resign.

  • 4 beermonkey // Mar 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    it would be easier to take if it was the first time this season we have played like this
    10 points from our last 14 games is a woeful record
    last year over the same period we managed a just 16 points (I think) just as woeful

    I do think though he will have to either come close or actually get us religated before he will get the sack

  • 5 anthc // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Pardew needs to resign thats what! Im sick of getting thumped off teams we should be competing with everton spurs scum southampton fulham we were garbage against all. Even the likes of villa and palace we scored at the death after a poor performance and were lucky. The mans deluded and taken us as far as he can. Move on let the next man in so they can make a start at least seeing as though we have nowt to play for. how they expect to sell season tickets when producing that sh*te is beyond me.

  • 6 lochinvar // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    At least there are ten things Pardew can do:
    1. Sort out his limp apologetic hand shake ( and that was before the game) to MA ( is that a Masonic grip ? )
    2. Get an invite to the Great British “Feck off” baking programme
    3. Take Carver and the coaching staff to on a world cruise and get off on a desert island
    4. Audition for The Magic Roundabouts new musical “The less than funny merry go round”
    5. Go back to school in Southampton for a better class of education
    6. Join the space station so he can broadcast emotive lines on the teams performance such as “it’s beautiful from up here”
    7. Sign The Salvation Army to play for us – at least we would have hope !
    8. Resign to become the calendar pin up of Sports Direct
    9. Stop talking crud
    10. Learn French

  • 7 lochinvar // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Play the Salvation Army Team – at least we would have hope !

  • 8 MacToon // Mar 30, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    this-is-what-pardew-needs-to-do-after-pathetic-performance

    Resign!

  • 9 arpeco19 // Mar 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    15 league games this season without a goal in 90 mins!!!!!!! Pardew out..

  • 10 FinnBarr // Mar 30, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Total disgrace….. looks like the squad is gearing up for their end of season vacations and already gearing down on the pitch. Totally spineless performance…. the defense looked like a bewildered baby deer lost in the forest… and what offense? Think we had 3 shots on goal the entire match?

    The only slight glimmer of positivity in this game was Rob Elliot. Fills in for Krul and gets absolutely battered for 90mins with no support. 4-0 is a testament to his play, in my opinion, since he didn’t have a defense playing in front of him……….

    Totally unbelievable.

  • 11 Sav // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Its Monster Mash who failed to sanction signings and who flogged Cabaye. Yanga M’Biwa was wogeous. They should apologise.

  • 12 isleofmanman // Mar 30, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Sod an apology. He should resign.

    Neither he nor his cohorts are capable of preparing a team with motivated players

    This definition of a ‘psychopath’ says it all…

    ‘a person with a psychopathic personality, which manifests as amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity, failure to learn from experience’

  • 13 rwpoynter // Mar 30, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Now that the season holds no prospect of relegation or European football, isn’t this the time to bring in the Adam Arstrong, Remi Streete and Curtis Goods of this world? We have good youngsters but never play them, why not? There is no reason now not to. It is an ideal opportunity to give them a start. I have supported Ashley because he turned the finances of the club round which after the dreadful Shepherd years was necessary, but as a successful businessman ( the fifth biggest earner in the country, and him and the four above him earn more than the lowest 12.6 million) can’t he realise that a successful top four side will earn him far more than a 10th position side when he chooses to sell the club? Pardew has exhausted my patience. We need another Keegan mentality to manage this club, but we won’t get him back or one like him as long as Ashley is in charge. I really don’t understand why 50.000 of you turn up to watch this stuff week after week.




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