We have lost the last three games against Everton and Manchester United at home, and against Southampton away, by a combined score of 11-0, and the season run-in is turning into a bit of a disaster – well let’s make that a disaster – and that’s the truth.
Alan Pardew – understands fans’ frustrations
Yes, we have some players missing, but that’s why we have squads these days, and what it’s showing is that our fringe players are simply not good enough.
And if we want to challenge say for a top eight place next season, we need to bring in at least six or seven top players this summer – and they have to be very good players.
This is some of what Alan Pardew has said after the game today – a 4-0 walloping – this time by Manchester United:
“It’s tough – “I understand the fans’ frustration.” “They want to see exciting football at this stadium and we are just not producing it at the moment.”
“We need to just gather ourselves together and hopefully go to Stoke and put on a performance which is above the last three.” “I thought the commitment was on the pitch today, there was a lot of good commitment.”
“We actually had some decent performances in and around that performance, but United were too good today.” The last few results, particularly the last three, have been tough, tough games for us.”
“The opposition have been above us, there’s no doubt about that, and we have not really had any breaks in the games.” “We had chances today.” “The first goal was essential for us, I thought, and we didn’t get it.”
Newcastle have lost their last three games 3-0, 4-0 and 4-0, and in the last five games we were beaten 1-0 by the bottom of the league side Fulham – which twas heir first win in 10 games, and then we beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at home – and that’s been followed by the 11-0 aggregate scoreline in the last three games.
So the record is simply atrocious, and as far as scoring goals – well we may not score one until Loic Remy comes back – and you have to wonder what’s going on in the dressing room and on the training ground these days?
We’ve heard all these excuses, and after a while it gets to be a little boring, but maybe we can get Loic Remy back for Stoke City next week, but Moussa Sissoko and Mathieu Debuchy will still be out injured for that game.
Here are the five remaining games of the season:
April Sat 12 15:00 A Stoke City Sat 19 15:00 H Swansea City Mon 28 20:00 A Arsenal May Sat 03 15:00 H Cardiff City Sun 11 15:00 A Liverpool
We can beat Cardiff City at home can’t we?