Pardew – Newcastle’s Squad And Team Not Good Enough


Newcastle need to rebuild in the summer, and also allow players to leave who are not good enough for Newcastle, and we just hope that Newcastle can bring in some very good players this summer – because we need them.

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Alan Pardew – squad and team not good enough

And from what Alan Pardew has said after the second successive 4-0 defeat – this time at home to Manchester United last Saturday – the manager has said that neither the team or the squad at the moment are good enough.

This is what the Pardew said yesterday:’

“This run has underlined that a lack of options, my players have put in an honest performance. But they have not been good enough either as a squad or as team.”

But the players that we still have available are much better than the results we have been getting, and that is down to Alan Pardew not getting the best out of the players he still has at his disposal.

Ben Arfa is one example, and while the responsibility is shared between manager and player, you cannot accuse Alan Pardew of getting the best out of Hatem Ben Arfa this season – and fundamentally that’s how managers are judged – are they getting the best out of their players?

This run of 10 defeats in 15 league games follows on from last season’s terrible run of 10 defeats in 13 league games.

And these bad runs are happening too much, which is why there is some discontent among fans at the moment with the Newcastle manager.

Is Lee Charnley A Good Appointment At Newcastle?

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88 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Not a good enough excuse.

    We haven’t got the team to challenge for the top but we are certainly better than getting beat by 3 goals so often, the manager should at least be making us hard to beat.

    Pardew needs to look at himself too, the fool.

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  • Give it a rest Pardew, we all know you’re not good enough either.
    Also if it’s true about a 25 mil kitty considering the amount we’ve generated, then that’s an absolute farce. We need heavy investment, not saying the full amount we’ve generated but 40 – 50 mil certainly.
    Why does spending money have to be knee jerk? If they’ve done their homework properly then it shouldn’t be knee jerk at all. We really are cursed.

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  • Rainrix

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Don’t forget to lump yourself in with that lot as well al!

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #4

    No sh@t batman……Why don’t ya state the obvious Ed.
    Only kidding mate but as stated previous this has been our problem for many a season that we have no depth to the squad.Last season we were decimated by injuries and that nearly cost us our status in the PL yet nothing is being done about it.
    LOAN players although remy a success is not the answer imo so where does Charnley’s 1-2 players per season stat come from when we have signed nobody on a permanent basis for over 2 year

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  • beermonkey

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #5

    Geremi’s Prosthetic Leg Fund

    where has the figure of 25mill come from

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #6

    Ts
    Do you not feel that the mindset of the players has changed drastically since the sale of cabs.I know 1 player doesn’t make a team and we have nothing toplay for, But to me there seams to be a lot of internal upheaval at present

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  • Markaccus

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Mr tuff

    If people with superior social skills (i.e. people who dont resort to offensive behavior when there is a disagreement) cause you greif in some way, then maybe some sort of therapy would help you? Your apparent attitude towards football discussion is set back in the 80s hooligan days. This is exactly the kind of things the more civilized posters are talking about.
    I feel sorry for you.

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  • stan anderson

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Usual crap being spumed out again,blame all but oneself .
    Utterly sick of this coming out of his gob.
    He has had sufficient time to put a half decent team together regardless of the Fatmans lack of spending.
    Not expecting the title,just a tiny bit of hope for the future of my club.

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  • Markaccus

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #9

    Anyway…..

    Pardew needs to get on with finding some sort of solutuon to this problem, rather than stating the obvious in the media.

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  • 70TWO

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #10

    What AP should have said:
    “This run has underlined that a lack of [ my ability to motivate] an honest performance. [ I ] have not been good enough either [ , I have let down the team and as a consequence I fell I should leave ].”

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Earlier in the season we had good performances from good players and some good results. So why does Pardew say otherwise now. Criticism like this suggests that he and the coaching team are no longer able to motivate the team and that the team are questioning their decisions. If the players are voting with their feet by not performing then a change at the top should be the starting point. Charnleys appointment may be sound commercially but players and their agents are most likely to say “who? “. NUFC is an iconic part of English football it needs nourishing not neglecting. Mediocrity is not an option!

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Lil,

    I like Raylor too. As a player. He was a make shift LB but contributed immensely with crosses and freekicks. He has a skill and purpose.

    To be honest, the worse we play now, the better our chances of making signings in the summer.

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  • 70TWO

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #13

    beermonkey

    From a blind folded monkey with a pin.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #14

    jazzy

    I think it has, although this bad run started with him here also.

    I think when the club sells a top player, the manager says he must be replaced then he isn’t…it not only disheartens the players but it undermines the managers authority also as he clearly has no say in how the club will progress.

    So ultimately the players then can’t trust the manager when he says he wants to build the squad, push for a certain league place, etc as it’s out of his hands.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #15

    when pardew spouts stuff like this (and what a way to motivate your players by the way!) you just wish the interviewer had the balls to ask is the manager good enough

    pardew goes on about getting the job because he had a good pedigree. WTF!!!

    Ppardew ha chosen to alienate any flair and creative players we have so what does he expect when you stick 10 men behind the ball for 70 mins and don’t score in 11 out of 15 games.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Has Pardew formed a group of 4-5 players whom he asks to play badly on purpose. Conspiracy :-). There are more than a few reasons why thats possible.

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #17

    Markaccus
    It doesn’t take long mate for the behind the screen hukhogan’s to appear……Ignore em mate

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #18

    Sage

    as you say cabaye played in 5 losing games out of 7 just before he left. We still had massive problems last season when cabaye was here fnishing 16th. it goes deeper than 1 player.

    It’s obvious no one enjoys playing whatever formation pardew is trying to play. i don’t think he even knows himself so how the hell can the players.

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  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #19

    Oh shut up Pardew!! You have lost the dressing room and that’s your problem. Get out of our club!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #20

    artful

    but who is going to want to come and play for Pardew

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  • Markaccus

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #21

    Jazzy

    yeah. It is an exciting time in their tribe. They have just descovered fire, and someone has suggested to the tribal invetor that his new “wheels” may work better if he smoothes the corners off them!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #22

    lochinvar

    sadly mediocrity seems to be the watchword for everything NUFC do these days

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #23

    rotonda

    for me it shows once again formations are not relevant at all…it’s getting key men in the right positions, playing as a team in both attack and defence, not individual sections on the pitch.

    I don’t think pardew can do that, we have had some good times under him, i’m grateful for the 5th place and european quarter final, was a good run but for the same reason houghton was sacked (officially) the time has come for pardew…he has taken us as far as he can, time to move on.

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  • 70TWO

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #24

    Transfer Sage / jazzyp

    Pardew does seem to be highlighting his own inadequacies and shows how he was over reliant on Cabaye to motivate the team to perform and actually score a goal. Perhaps his man management is just that, he can only motivate one player at a time to disseminate his plans to the rest of the team.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #25

    lochinvar

    sadly mediocrity seems to be the watchword for everything NUFC do these days.

    If hughton was deemed to have taken us as far as he could and in fairness he probably had, when the hell is pardew’s cut off point? It stinks of jobs for the boys.

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  • beermonkey

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #26

    70TWO

    ah I see blindfolded monkey I know him well
    in fact I will be throwing faeces later so I will ask him

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #27

    i think pardew’s ego is such it prevents him from ever looking at things objectively and where he may be at fault.

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  • Markaccus

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #28

    I think it would be better of the club just started again. Several new players. Manager and owner. Just rebuild from scratch. The way manure are having to do now. Moyes will get a chance to buy his team this year. We should do the same, but not just with manager and players, we need a new owner too. Time for ashley to sell hard and f#ck off.

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #29

    70two
    Will be an interesting summer for Cabs in imo if Pgs do go after there top two targets in Hazard and Pogba.If they were to be successful in there quest for these players ,then wher does that leave Cabaye if he cant get a starting spot in the Psg squad now

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #30

    Rotunda,

    Yeah true, who wants to/will want to play for Ashley or Pardew.

    You said cabaye played 5 outa 7 games before he left.
    We know information about leaving when it happened.
    Players knew it much before I suspect.

    Secondly, we knew in our hearts no replacement was coming.
    Maybe the players knew it too. Maybe with more sureity than us.

    All in all what we knew Jan 31st, they knew in November,December ?

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  • mag

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #31

    Pardews drinking in the last chance saloon.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #32

    sad days artful

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #33

    Markaccus
    I agree mate but for a time this season we were looking good for European football.We were robbed against Man city with Mr t’s wonder strike, Beat Chelsea-Manure,Were unlucky against Arsenal and have just collapsed beyond belief.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #34

    mag

    sadly I think he’s safe as houses. I really think he is unsackackable

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  • Whumpie

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #35

    If would be nice if just one he said “I’ve not done well wroth either”. Starting that particular bit of the bleeding obvious would perhaps help his credibility.

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  • mag

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #36

    The pathetic set pieces of sending the immobile Williamson up to challenge for knock downs that he never wins are the hallmark of Pardews tenure at Newcastle United. The club needs to accept that Pardew has ran his course and appointment a manager to take the club up another level.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #37

    We need to find a way to get the message accross to Ashley,Pardew etc that the 50K ppl attending the games dont really want them (if true)

    Protest, prematch poll, demonstration..just about anything.
    So that these mugs can stop gloatig about attendances and see that as a sign of acceptance.

    Ofcourse all this is if the fans going to games do think like the ones on the blog.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #38

    Charnley is a terrible appointment if no one is being bought in to work along side him
    The bloke was the club secretary ffs, what knowledge does he poses about football?
    How the hell are we supposed to see progression on the pitch with no one upstairs with any football background
    This bloke is Ashley’s purse string man, the signings will be the same, who’s the best bargain as opposed to who’s needed
    For god knows how many seasons we’ve needed width, an actual number 10 and have failed twice to replace prolific goalscorers, but have signed defensive minded midfielders and FB’s then the club complain we have no attacking threat, well what the hell do they expect ffs!

    1-2 players a YEAR, peachy, all those quoting the 5 we got in in January, was that through any other reason other than blind panic that his investment was going down to the fizzy pop? No

    We need at least 4-5 players this summer before anyone leaves!

    But no as bloody usual we have our manager saying we need a major reshuffle, the squads thin etc then the club saying hey were mid table no problem here, we’ll grab a player in the summer and we have to we’ll grab one in Jan

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #39

    Artfull
    Ashley knew way in advance about cabaye wanting out last summer, And apparently had a gentlemen’s agreement.Yet still could not sign a replacement when we had 5-6 months to get one over the line.Instead leaving it until the final few days of the jan transfer window and offering a pittance for Grenair

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #40

    Alan Pardew out.

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