Newcastle Misery Could Get Worse Tomorrow

In yesterday’s press conference, Alan Pardew was asked if the Newcastle players would compensate the over 2,000 fans who made the long trip to Southampton last Saturday, to be served up with the pathetic performance – maybe the worst of the season – since that was something Norwich City players had done after their 3-0 loss at Swansea last weekend.

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Alan Pardew – vows to put in a better performance tomorrow

But Alan didn’t directly answer the question but rather talked about how to react to the terrible performance against the Saints:

“The answer to a performance like that is putting in a display the following game.” “I’m not urging anything other than my players putting in a better performance.”

“That is the most important thing because you get disappointments in the Premier League and we’ve had them before.”

“It’s going to be difficult because they have had a little upsurge particularly with the result against Bayern Munich when they were terrific and they will bring that bounce in their step to our place.

“We are on the back of a really poor result and performance so you would have to say everything points to them winning.

“It would have been nice to be armed with a few more senior players but we will have a game plan and hopefully we can give them a run for their money.”

Newcastle beat United 1-0 for the first time since 1973 back in early December, and the last time we did the double over the Red Devils was way back in 1931, so that’s the opportunity, but a whopping 83% think we’ll lose the game tomorrow.

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We suppose what we should hope for is some energy and passion from our players tomorrow, but getting anything at all out of this game will be difficult.

And if we lose, that will be four defeats in the five games Alan Pardew has missed so far, because of his seven game ban.

That’s not good.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 4, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #1

    billybobcat Posted 3/4/2014 23:47

    What’s the point paying to watch utter sh–e every other week, surely people are not that lonely and predictable to put up with below average fare every home game just so they can meet up with their pals for a pint and then go watch utter s–te rather than do something else on a Saturday.

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  • giimps

    Apr 4, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Pardew should be sacked if he can’t get players to be motivated to play a team like manure, he should also be sacked for (what seems like a deliberate attempt to make himself indispensable) the results while he has been missing due to his own actions.
    While I’m at it, he should just be sacked for the footballing reasons alone (long ball tactics, purely defensive formations even tough we can’t defend and worse of all, when we do attack, we do it in so few numbers that the attacking players are always marked due to lack of movement, which means the Benny’s mad Marveaux’s are made to carry the ball further and end up either trying too much or losing the ball……rant over

  • croftus5678

    Apr 4, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #3

    i hope we get a result here and we know it only takes a motm performance from a gos or a luuk and fans will e singing there praises instead of beating them down.

    at a guess i would say i cant see this happening even though manu are a mid table team like us now imo !
    cisse is our best hope of getting any goals (goofy would be if he was played striker)

    personally with a situation like this with our injuries i’d give rolando and armstrong a decent 30mins ish each if not more to give us a little motivation/belief and fire into the team.

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 4, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Just been reading a Chronicle article where a young disabled lad was chosen to be a mascot tomorrow. The lad is deaf and has other disabilities. When the parents asked the Toon if they were providing a deaf interpreter so the lad could fully experience his visit -the club refused stating (that old chestnut) that for health and safety reasons …..” that access in and out of the ground would be compromised if an extra adult was allowed to attend.”
    The parents went onto social media complaining and it would appear the club have relented and an extra adult can attend -but the parents will have to pay themselves. The parents say Man U always provide a deaf interpreter at their ground for free.
    It is stories like this which utterly disgust me and reveal that there is no understanding from within SJP to their supporters needs. It somewhat shows that their knowledge of how to look after disable kids or disabled people in general is lacking. It also shows their use of “health and safety” reasons is a complete sham and again shows they’ve shot themselves in the foot again -from a PR perspective.
    It reminds me of their other recent excuse of having a duty of care -put forward as the reason why Lee Marshall will have all emails from supporters to Fans Forum Members sent through him. the duty of care being that it will ensure Fans Forum members will not get inundated with fans communications. I think the true reason here – ie to vet the communications and nothing else.
    I hope the Disabled Fans rep (and the others) take this matter up.
    Yet another disgraceful episode.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 4, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Bullshitters plan:

    Step one: Hoof the ball

    Step two: Bring on stroller and hoof the ball

    Is that to many steps?

    Deluded silver haired puppet!

  • croftus5678

    Apr 4, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #6

    @2 giimps

    we are not so much a long ball team as we attack through passing very effectively this season !
    i’d agree men in the box is an issue as our players seems to hang 20yds + and not make the runs into the box apart from cisse who misses the easiest of chances.
    and yes our defence has been glum of late again and it shows how important and how much deb’s does carry the team on a fair few occasions in offence and defence.

    benny and marv though i’m afraid there downfall is there own and nothing to do with pards ! we all see how benny could play if he acted as a team player but sadly he thinks being a star is doing things on your own and no matter how many times he’s told he goes back to his old ways after only 1 game 🙁
    marv always been very inconsistant and uninterested not just in our team.

  • TheToonKing

    Apr 4, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #7

    In the last 10 years or so I don’t think I missed more then a handful of games. Even when we were in the Championship I listened to the damn radio.

    Every weekend I try to make time to watch the game, many sacrifices to do so.

    I’m tired. Why should I care if they don’t ? I just got tired. Don’t think i’ll be watching this Saturday. Rather spend my time with the family and the dog. F3ck them.

  • isleofmanman

    Apr 4, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #8

    NO Pardew. What you meant was:-

    ‘The answer to a performance like that…is that not only will our loyal travellers will get a ticket refund and in future (if I have one here) I will accept complete responsibility for all shite performances because I’m responsible for team selection and player motivation and preparation even though I’m not very good at it…’



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