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Pardew Under Pressure To Produce In Final Six Games

9:20 am, Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 24 Comments

The Newcastle performance on Saturday at St. Mary’s was simply not acceptable for a Newcastle United side, and after a disastrous time since Boxing Day, and with Alan Pardew totally embarrassing the club at Hull City, the last six games of the season are going to be very important to the manager.

alan pardew behind mike ashley painful

Pardew and Ashley on Saturday – very painful

Pardew was already in hot water with the owner and fans because of his ridiculous behavior on the touchline at Hull City, and now Newcastle are putting in performances where it seems the players don’t care too much, and on Saturday a number of them were already on vacation.

Alan Pardew has hardly a lot of latitude at the moment, and he must produce some results in the last six games of the season.

This is what the manager told the Shields Gazette today:

“The point was made after the game.” “We spoke about that in the dressing room.”  “The fans started at 6 o’clock, or whenever, to get here, and we put in a performance like that.”

“We know it’s not acceptable. We’re very, very disappointed with what’s happened.” “Sometimes you can get a game with some logic – you can make some logic out of it – but it’s very difficult to get any logic out of that.”

“We were second-best for whole 90 minutes.” “Time and again, they were coming at us.” “You must offer a threat as a team offensively, otherwise the other team have no fear.”

“And Southampton played with no fear. They kept coming.” “We were just defending, and we struggled to make any impact on their team.”

“That’s something we really need to focus on for Man United. We can’t let them do that to us.”

Newcastle still had a decent side out on paper against the Saints, but we were simply hopeless, with the exception being goalkeeper Rob Elliot,  and if our outfield players played with the guts and commitment Rob played with, Newcastle would have done a lot better.

Newcastle need to turn up this Saturday afternoon against Manchester United and win the game.

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Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League · Rob Elliot



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24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 valle // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Is there a reason why this article couldnt have been merged with the last one that was just put on the side minutes ago?

  • 2 Ben3arfa // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Not even a sorry, arrogant cockney pr1ck

  • 3 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    The tragedy and the whole point is he’s under no pressure at all Ed.

    He could finish as low as 16th and still be safe. Oh wait….!

  • 4 Average_Contents // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Petition signed with my own little rant added for good measure lol :)

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Their bosses gave up in Janary when forty points looked highly likely and Cabaye was sold an incentive might have been to bring a couple of exciting signings in and an outside chance of a cup or Europe, but that would have cost money, what’s the point of boasting financial stability if we can’t spend money.

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    What petition.

  • 7 Average_Contents // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Rotonda heights

    As long as the spineless one reaches the objective set by fatty he will never ever give a fcuk mate, just keep on milking us for all he’s worth without a care in the world the fat cnut

  • 8 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Wouldn’t it be great if jut for once you let us play without fear pardew and let the players out of their straitjackets.

    jettson1971 // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Pardew, Just please go!!!
    Your not liked or wanted.
    You have some of the worst records ever as a Ncle manager
    Your comments and drivel lack any foundation
    your have no credibility or morals, you are spineless!!!
    no goals scored in 10 of last 14 games
    9 defeats in 14
    3 derby defeats in a row, 3 or more conceded 9x this season. its utter garbage and your to blame. Most talented players since KK and you do this?? just go back to a level u may be good at, i.e. Conference!! grow a pair and resign!!
    - – - – - – - – - -

    NO ONE CAN ARGUE WITH ANY OF THAT. It’s totally unacceptable on any level. The only think keeping Pardew in a job is that Ashley is a classless oaf supporting someone in his own image.

  • 9 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    The Spectator’s View ?@thespectoview 20m
    @EveningChron reporting this morning that Pardew and his staff are set to pocket a bonus if NUFC secure a top 10 finish. Thoughts?

  • 10 Average_Contents // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Jail here ya go mate

    http://www.change.org/petitions/remove-alan-pardew-as-manager-of-newcastle-united-nufc-pardewout

  • 11 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    * thing

  • 12 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    well done average, let’s keep it going

  • 13 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    The volume of articles on here are swiftly becoming a joke. Do what you used to do and combine all the players linked into one article per week. Also merge articles together, the amount of times I’ve read articles with overlapping quotes is astonishing.
    That way you can spend less of your time writing poor articles and focus on one or two good ones a day, let alone spend less time on the computer.
    Repost – signed the petition Rotonda, and linked it. Let’s get it moving.

  • 14 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    HD

    How can they fail even with pardew with west ham 12 points behind. ash will say they’ve hit targets!!

    Talk about lowering and managing expectations!!

  • 15 Average_Contents // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    HD

    That’s always been the case mate since the start of the season!

    The only problem with this top ten finish is we look likely to achieve it so why would fatty get rid of pardspew when he’s hitting the targets! Makes my Fcuking blood boil

  • 16 catchy in norway // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    ED your so wrong

    NO PRESSURE

    NO WORRIES

    JOB FOR LIFE

    the last 2 matches where against teams in our “mini league” teams we should be able to complete with on and off the field,
    OWNER aside, going just on football, there light years ahead of us,

    what is also good to see, LIVERPOOL sitting top with 6 games to go, I don’t think they got the memo about not being a top 4 club, good team management has got them there,

  • 17 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Nice one geremi

  • 18 Marktoon // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Ed, If you agree with the petition, which was added to the comments in your last article, if would be a good idea by “Default” to always include the petition in ALL your articles.

    If not we will be going around and around in circles. Looking forward to your next article.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/remove-alan-pardew-as-manager-of-newcastle-united-nufc-pardewout

  • 19 Average_Contents // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Posted petition on Facebook too I’ve got a fair few footy fans on their so hopefully it goes nuts lol :)

  • 20 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    People keep forgetting Cup exits.

    5th place finish! if it wasn’t for Danny Simpson’s clearances would have been 7th

  • 21 JAMSHA // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    BRING BACK SR BOBBY OR KK

  • 22 Greebol1892 // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Can we stop this nonsense about 12, 13 or even 14 players leaving at end of the season? Never heard so much tosh. Since when have you heard of a club letting 14 players go in the summer window?!
    Yes some contracts are up and some due to expire end of next season which TECHNICALLY means a player COULD leave / be sold. Some contracts will be renewed (gasp!).
    Gosling & Strolla will get new contracts.
    Strolla will eventually be our DOF…… ;-)

  • 23 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Greebol1892

    Talk abt disturbing images.

  • 24 Bambams // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    I do not believe that Pardew is the manager for Newcastle United, never wanted him in the first place. However can anyone genuinely believe Ashley will do anything we ask if him ? He hates us and as we have all said is merely keeping NUFC in the Prem as this is the quickest way to get money. I do not know how much money it will take before he leaves but the simple fact he employs staff on zero hour contracts lets you know the type of employer/person he is and money is all that matters to him.
    Pardew owes a debt (fact from a former player recent talk in) and this is how he works for pennies. Even when he did the headbutt Ash allegedly fined him 100k rather than sack him !
    Biggest worry is who can see great players signing for us in the summer ? Not I….
    imo




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