It’s Tough – Fans Are Frustrated – They Want Exciting Football


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.

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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?

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45 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #1

    We have never produced it under you Pardew you deluded moron .

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #2

    That was diabolical. Horrible attack, horrible defense. Pardew looked lost by the end. Out of ideas (if he ever had any). Does Ashley even care at this point with us safe? I doubt it. Sad and very hard to sit through. How to turn this around with the ownership and management we are stuck with. Ideas welcome. 👿

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  • manxpie

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #3

    manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    rotonda so who is this manager thats gonna get payed 500,00 grand to not have a full squad and not get any investment in 2 windows plus get his best players sold??

    go on you hammer him but please tell me his replacement or will you be happy with o’leary or curbishly under the same circumstances??

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Has Cisse ever been able to hold up the ball for even 5 seconds with us? He turns it over so often. How did De Jong become an international level striker? He has some ability to win the ball but he just doesn’t work as a striking threat with us. This is madness, repeating the same mistakes over and over Pardew.

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  • toon kk

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Hope people who went to SJP enjoyed the match? Can’t see the attractions even for season ticket holder’s. I’d cut me losses until there’s something worth watching.

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  • guvnor

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Sack Pardew the idiot is the worst manger still in a job!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Why aren’t we getting some intelligent middle class youngsters from the Southampton catchment area who have the ability to understand the complex processes that we work on at this club? Our local working class lads like Arma just aren’t clever enough at the moment.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #8

    tell ya wat tho would love and i mean love to crush liverpool on the last day of the season and stop them from winning it and ruin there pompous smug arsy (robbin) 🙂 faces !!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Hilarious headline. Exciting football is never going to happen with his containing tactics.

    How do we know that cabella and grenier, even if they came, wouldn’t get the same treatment as Benny and Marv. Cabaye was here when we finished 16th and played in 5 losing games in a 7 game streak before he left.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Sit De Jong Alan. It just isn’t working for him. Play Benny as a striker and go for it. Put Gouffy beside him and drop Cisse. Once Remy is back play him with Benny as a striker. We really don’t have any other options thanks to the clown of an owner we have.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #11

    This is the beginning of the end.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #12

    manxpie

    yeah that would be right as you don’t like exciting football played the right way. Brendan Rodgers is a million light years ahead of pardew

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #13

    ben Arfa under rodgers would be amazing

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  • daztoon

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #14

    francesco-hba // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    manx, why are you insisting with that f**ing 4th??!! We are at the 90th, man u are beating us 3 nul at home, who is the cun* who retain only this action of the match?? Pardew blame always Benny , marv and mbiwa, Benny has shown more than De jong or gosling to be a starter, do i have to put here a video of his exploits with the b&w shirt? no? you remember?!!

    He saved us many times and when he’s a starter, he’s often in the top of our MOTM poll. How can he return on the bench for every poor performance?! what about Jonas, Coloccini (this year), Shola, de jong, cissé,etc.. They have the right to playing poorly, but he doesnt? How can you be bothered then , with this f*** clueless manager?!! Open your eyes!! Nobody is still bothered for anythg , pardew has lost the plot, obviously

    He’s near Januzaj?? hmm? Williamson wasnt near of Chicharito? Santon wasnt near of Januzaj?

    Honestly, i have had enough of clowns for today , i cant continue talking to a pardew lover anymore, bye

    Nicely put

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Where was dummett today when we needed him? He reminds me of lallana in many ways.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #16

    I know it’s hard but I still say the only way to get real change for the better at the club is to stay away. Take a hit next season and go down to get rid of the parasite that is sucking the life out of us. Otherwise he just laughs and pads his personal bank account through SD. Disgusting piece of you know what he is! 👿

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #17

    GT…did you ever fix that trojan/virus you had?

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  • guvnor

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Pardews a bumbling idiot his tactics are nonexistent. Anita Williamson Coloccini Elliott De Jong are an embarrassment.

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  • ramboreilly

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Cant understand why Gosling,de jong,ameobi are playing.They are gone in the summer,whats the point?Armstrongs the future,why is he not getting on,why Shola,why,why,why?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #20

    We’re shite. We’re sooo bad that I’ve started betting against us and I am at least winning money. Though I prefer losing the money and seeing us win ffs. There’s no passion, no invention and our passing is always wayward, slow and predictable.

    We’re so boring that it makes watching paint dry sound interesting.

    And as I predicted when the game was already lost who did Pardew bring on from the bench?…yes you guessed it his bum-chum Strolla Ameobi!!!!! Not Armstrong who was itching to make his home debut oh noooo his bum-chum just had to get on!

    The commentators even mentioned how many minutes our strikers are without a goal and I was waiting to hear of Ameobi’s record, listen to this…Strolla has not scored in OVER 21 HOURS!!! Now for a ‘striker’ that is unforgivable and a disgrace to the shirt. I am sick to the teeth of seeing that lethargic waste of space play and still be around the stadium! FCUK OFF STROLLA YOU’RE PATHETIC!!! Worse still how on earth can Pardumb keep picking him!!!!!

    Unbelievable, it’s as if our manager we’re a masochist as he loves shooting himself on the foot!

    The future is not bright, it’s not black n white, it’s BLACK BLACK and EVEN BLACKER!! WE SUCK!!!!!!!!!!! AND GET WORSE!!!!!! I am sick of it!

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #21

    He doesn’t even show anger or passion in his interviews never mind the teams he puts out.

    The guy is inept.

    For gods sake how has he still got a job.

    He is hands down the worst manager Newcastle have had in 20 years.

    And guys can we have a whip round to pay for Collicini’s ticket to Argentina???? because the sooner that cart horse goes the better….an absolute liability now

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #22

    manx

    You’re finally admitting what we all know but it’s a really pathetically sad excuse to keep someone just because you’ re afraid of someone being even worse, if that were possible.

    Take Southampton for example. Not that far ahead of us in the league but their whole football philosophy is the polar opposite of the miserable fare Pardew serves up.

    Some up amd coming manger would love to get the best out of people like MYM, Marv, Benny etc not just write them off like those no-hopers Tevez and Mascherano.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #23

    What a clown show. And it’s obvious Alan is resigned to it now. He probably isn’t even worried at this point. He knows we can’t drop much lower than 11th unbelievably. Even if we lose the last 5 games he won’t be sacked. We have a -13 goal difference now and it’s plummeting. It’s beyond a joke. Anybody who attends the final home games is really only helping Ashley, not the club.

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  • BandB

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #24

    The Mick Lowes question.

    I know Mick Lowes.
    Mick Lowes enjoys socializing. A lot.
    He is not a journalist.
    He has a little number going he will never put at risk.
    He is a disgrace.

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  • cornishman

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #25

    Is this the beginning of the end cause I can,t take much more of this dross. In 50 years its hard to remember it being so bad , even in relegation seasons.
    If Ashley can,t see his money going down the crapper with Pardum he,s blind…..,kin dinosaur.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #26

    Yes we’ve got it sorted jesper mate thanks. I know what to look for now but I will still be very careful about staying on too long.

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  • guvnor

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Only a nut would tolerate that showing!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Rotonda…I have tried to make that point to him before among others…no luck!

    …not trying again 😉

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #29

    JP

    Shola! What is that about? It’s a cruel joke.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #30

    How to get rid of a disgraceful owner? That should be the only question at this point. The man is a disgrace. He can’t even show himself at home games. He has no connection to football in general or our club. He’s a money grubber plain and simple. The club and it’s supporters will have to shoulder the burden to get rid of him.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Pardew; “The first goal was essential for us, I thought, and we didn’t get it.”—You think Pardew!?? You dumb fcuk, of course it is and we have yet to recover from being a goal down all season if I am not mistaken. They score first we lose it’s that simple and depressing. We’re so easy to play against it’s revolting to watch.

    And Pardew says he’s happy with our effort? Are you fcuking kidding me! We never put in a proper fight and our shooting and chance creation is woeful as always! Cisse has lost his confidence and always shoots at the keep and never places his efforts like he used to, his shots are always at the keeper’s reach. The only shot that seemed to creep in was the one he smashed from point black range, although its was also near the keeper, at that distance he was unlucky there no to score that one if it weren’t for that brilliant save.

    But we never looked like scoring if I am honest.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #32

    B and B

    The Mick Lowes question

    I’m going to get on radio newcastle at the next opportunity and take them to task.

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  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #33

    BlackleyandBrownlie

    But what would you say to Pardew, if placed in
    Mick’ Lowes shoes ?????

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  • francesco-hba

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #34

    here in France, when i talk to friends, they laugh when we talk about how Pardew can still have his job safe…

    On french tv, this afternoon, they said Newcasle was the poorest side of PL recently, and they added it must be hard these days to be a nufc fan, and they have the right to be very disappointed

    Newcastle is becoming a joke in the world, Ashley and pardew are killing this beautiful club. How can it be like that, why people doesnt do anythg there?!!

    here in France, yesterday, in marseille – ajaccio, the marseille supporters decided to booo their team and to expose some slogans in the stadium

    Consequently, in the media, when they talk to the manager, they cant forget to talk about that, it seems that in England, the press is scared to ask a question about that of Pardew. I dont have English tv , can anybody tell me what they say about the safety of pard’s job in the football’talks show?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #35

    JP

    Careful, you’re in danger of picking up pardew speak IF IM HONEST.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #36

    Blackley and Brownlie- It’s beyond a joke, how in the hell could he be picked. He has never impressed and can’t score in a brothel. Even the commentators had a giggle with his goal-to-game ratio when they mentioned the minutes of each striker on the pitch. It’s disgusting seeing him collect his wages and contributing less than the whole pool of our players and yet keeps getting selected. DISGUSTING! And poor Armstrong must be praying he retires already like 98% of NUFC fans.

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  • Robinio

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #37

    I am not renewing my ST after 45 years , haven’t been to a game in 2014 . everyone should have the guts to do the same , if you continue to line the fat bastards pockets the asset stripping shambles will continue and you will get more of this utter shite . come on guys ITS THE ONLY WAY

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  • BandB

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #38

    Blackley,

    Well, Mick won’t be there to answer. Not at that time of night.
    And Ando will do his Old-Pro union line.
    Do you expect these people to level with you?
    I have seen Ando saying: “I’m not giving an opinion on that.” and Simon silently beseeching him off mike “FFS…you are being PAID to give your opinions you tosser!”

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #39

    It will turn out that the only way to be rid of him and his flunkeys and parasites is to boycott the home games. It would shock the hell out of him. He’s a disgusting creep and that’s what he gathers around him. Carr must be sickened by this. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him retire at the end of the season. Playing decent football in the Championship with a new owner and new passion would be miles better than this.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Online

    I’d say “our station is getting flooded with calls tonight and every week calling for you to be sacked because, lets be fair, the results and performances have been embarrassing. What do you say?”

    You’re saying the team showed commitment. That’s not what the fans are telling us. The team threw in the towel and man utd strolled through the game. Do you not accept that?

    Why do you bring on shola a man who hasn’t scored for months and never looks like scoring?

    When you talk about the process, as you did last week, the fans haven’t a clue what you’re talking about. What is that about?

    You keep promising a much improved performance but keep failing to deliver. Do you understand why the fans have had enough?

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