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Pardew – Fan Frustration Boiling Over – We Need A Win

8:06 pm, Saturday, April 12th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 32 Comments

Alan Pardew, following the fourth defeat in a row today at Stoke City, has admitted that Newcastle need a win and that the fans’ frustration at the terrible form being shown by the team, is now beginning  to boil over.

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Alan Pardew – Newcastle fans’ frustration boiling over

This is what Pardew has said about the fans this afternoon – after the 12th defeat in the last 17 games :

“I think their frustration boiled over a little bit and we need to settle it down.” “The way to settle it down is to get a win, unfortunately it hasn’t come today.”

“It was close today. I thought we had good character in the group. It was an honest performance but we lacked creative flair, and we lack a little bit of ability in and around the box.”

“Loic’s return, which I think will happen next week, will be important to us.” “It was a bit of a fluke goal,” “The wind took hold of it, which made it almost impossible for Tim Krul to save.”

“But I thought the call before that when we should have had a penalty was a big turning point, because we need a goal and that would have been a nice opportunity for us.”

It’s been a double whammy for Newcastle, because shortly after Yohan Cabaye left in January our next two best players – Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy – were both injured on March 5th, playing for France and haven’t played since.

And some readers criticize the fact that we bring up the fact that we lost Cabaye in January, but it was that loss of our best player, plus the demoralizing effect it had on the team that has started the rot – and Mike Ashley has to take full responsibility for that.

And unfortunately,  the Newcastle fringe players just haven’t been able to get the job done for the team, and at Newcastle, both players and manager come in for some bristling criticism – especially when things are going as badly as they are at the moment.

That’s the way it’s always been at Newcastle.

Now we have to hope Loic Remy is back next Saturday, and we may have a decent chance of putting things right against Swansea at St. James’ Park – where a win could even take us into 8th place in the league, if Southampton lose at Aston Villa.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League

32 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mag // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    He just doesn’t get it like Manxpie another cerebral waste land.

  • 2 toonking // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    in the first half of this season we were doing excellent.
    pardew has tried using dummett as a LB but going by the amount of posts pardew was wrong to play dummett and he is rubbish.
    sammy was looking likely to get his chance in the starting 11 but going by the posts what’s the point when fans will call him a rubbish player just because he has the name ameobi.
    finally if pardew was really making players do worst than they were to begin with their is no way you would see ashley still wanting to hold onto pardew, ashley’s main aim is devoloping players to be sold for profit.

  • 3 welshgeordie9 // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    I just don’t think newcastle will get anything next weekend against swans

  • 4 welshgeordie9 // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    it goes to show manxpie is a muppet when he argues with a few on here and he only comes on the blog once a week.

  • 5 mag // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Only 9 goals scored since January the 1st, it’s just not on for a big club like Newcastle United. 12 goals conceded in last 4 games, last goal scored against Crystal Palace. Blaming the local press for all the defeats, Gold! Pardew won’t be around much longer he’s lost the plot.

  • 6 manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    lilo its not that its the other way round its ashley who will not employ who he doesn’t know or trust!

  • 7 manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    i don’t usually reply to a troll but mag!
    ages wat ya mean 7 days!?

    last game 52081!!!

  • 8 mag // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    Banners get put up every home game manxpie you tit.

  • 9 manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    ah fusk it!

    welsh well i guarentee that i’ve posted more today about the performance from the club than you have since you signed up so sum fan you are
    ha ha ha!

  • 10 yo-yo // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:20 PM


    I rarely read your comments in full for exactly the reason I gave – you’ve been pardewed. Repeating the same stuff endlessly just like he does.

  • 11 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Over the season we have pretty much gone through a microcosm of Pardew’s time here. A very average start to the season (7 games), mirroring his half season after taking over, a good spell mirroring the fifth place (9 games), and an awful run mirroring last season(16 games).

    I have never been a fan of Sammi, however in his least couple of games he played, he did okay, not wonderfully but when back fit this season should be straight back in.

    On Dummett, I have never really rated him too highly, okay and will probably make a good career for himself at lower Prem/Championship. People went OTT because he is local, and Santon was on a poor run of form.

    I haven’t said he is making them worse players, that is almost impossible to do, but you can fail to get the best out of them, which he does continually. On Ashley, yes, it is confusing, but Ashley’s aim has been to develop young players through the academy since he arrived 7 years ago, and until the Wonga deal, had invested very little in the club to actually enable them to do that. We don’t need to develop players, if we acquire at the most opportunistic times, then we can make healthy profits anyway. See Cabaye, Demba, Sissoko, HBA for evidence on this strategy.

  • 12 manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    prove it mag!?

    since i’ve just shown that wat you state as fact is absolute rubbish!

  • 13 mag // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Manxpie you obviously know even less than Pardew, your posts are silly notions designed to irritate the faithful.

  • 14 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Yeah, that may be an issue, but how many people in football does he seriously know?? I can’t see him bringing Kinnear back, regardless of what many think. I have said for a while that I fully expect Beardsley to be the manager after Pardew under Ashley. I doubt Beardsley will be any good, but it really can’t get much/any worse than recent months.

    Would you take Beardsley?

  • 15 welshgeordie9 // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:27 PM


    You talk a lot of rubbish that’s probably why you get in to arguments on here all the time you part timer

  • 16 toonking // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:29 PM


    going off what you have just said about RH and his posts, what are your own thoughts on pardew and his interviews?

    my thoughts on them are they might be the same old stories week in week out but the truth is he would never want to critise his boss as that will cause him to be sacked and really this is the best team for him to manage.

    also i just think back to the greatest one of all sir alex ferguson and his excuses

  • 17 manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    so ya got no answer then mag?

    hahahahaha go on and wind up some other mugs because ya only making a fool of yourself here like!

  • 18 welshgeordie9 // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Speaking of performance manxpie what performance there’s nothing to talk about we were crap end of

  • 19 welshgeordie9 // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    How the hell have you made more comments than me when you only comes on here once a week some fan you are

  • 20 mag // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Manxpie your the only fool on here your logic verges on the retarded. Pardew will be out of work soon and you’ll have nothing else to post about.

  • 21 manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    lilo well beardsley would be a gamble no doubt but he knows everything about the club but also he hasn’t exactly showed any real desire to manage which is a problem

    but when i said earlier about o’leary its because on sky sports they said to him that he is good friends with ashley

    so he is definatley my bet mate

  • 22 mag // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Manxpie you plebeian Beardsley won’t manage, Newcastle United need a proper manager who knows how to win. Pardew will hopefully be peddled soon.

  • 23 Grievesie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    After the last few games, I’m almost relieved to get away with a “respectable” 1-0 away defeat. Says it all, eh? We are no doubt the sh*test team in the Premier League on current form. Unbelievable to still be 9th. Cannot see another win coming this season…

    Btw. who is this Charnley fella? Tea boy promoted to MD. couldn’t even be bothered to post a mugshot of him. His “statement of intent” read like one those emails from Finance about the new expenses system or changes to the policy on revenue recognition.
    Jeez, nearly fell asleep just reading it ZZZZzzzz…

    Welcome to the football department of Sports Direct :))

  • 24 manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    well welsh if you can’t understand a sentence it ain’t my fault but i’ll post it again just so you can read it again!

    welsh well i guarentee that i’ve posted more today about the performance from the club than you have since you signed up so sum fan you are
    ha ha ha!

  • 25 Hobs // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Isn’t it Pardew’s job to coach the players so that they have the creativity and flair they need in this league?

  • 26 mag // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Welshgeordie take no more notice he’s a troll trouble maker who’s looking for an argument.

  • 27 joenufc // Apr 12, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Pardews penalty claim holds no water with me like, I watched the game and would of been gutted if ref had given it against us in match. Not a pen at all. Mr pardew thinks fan unrest is reaching a crescendo does he? Don’t worry Alan there will be a full house for you next week and you can forget about unrest again. Even more after defeat to Swansea you can promise to put it right the following week.
    We have scored 9 yes 9 goals since January the mackems have managed 14 ffs and they sit rock bottom.
    Putting things into perspective I watched Stoke today and as mediocre as they are with no real great individuals they played to a pattern a strategy, they had individual roles, ultimately they played to their manager tactics and orders.Now noone can tell me Mr hughes is a managerial genius, surely he’s far from it but looking at his team then ours there really was a huge difference. Papiss cisse kept having to roam down the wing,shola totally ineffective, dummet lost, Taylor targeted as weak link by stoke, gosling not premier league quality but only one likely to score today. Huge punts upfield directly to opposing players from our defenders, free kicks wasted, again directly to opposing players. No pattern, no strategy, no tactics. Pardew can add Mr hughes to the list o managers that he cant compete with me thinks.

  • 28 OhSholaAmeobi // Apr 12, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Absolutely spot on, if we’d replaced cabaye instantly the team wouldn’t have been demoralised and might not be wanting to get out of there due to the now apparent lack of ambition.
    Cabaye replacement and 2 strikers just to stand still in the summer. Except we lose gosling and probably marveaux and obertan at least.
    So that’s 5 players to buy before any others go out Mr. Charnley.

  • 29 JP...from The Rock // Apr 12, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    Pardew is greatly to blame due to our pathetic form this half of the season. He could have mixed things up even without Remy, Debuchy and Sissoko.

    He could have played Ben Arfa in a prominent attacking role behind the striker. He could have tried Gouffran up front. He could have tried a 4-3-3 formation. He could have tried Armstrong a bit more than he has. So many options and what does he do?? Stick with two big men upfront and do the tried and failed formation of 4-4-2 and whip in piss poor crosses in the box and try to get at the end of them. To top it all off what does he do is play the donkey that is Strolla Ameobi who has to be the worst footballer in history!! What’s his scoring record again ffs!! His substitutions have also been negative and he seems to be happy trying to nick a draw against lower placed teams.

    Pardew Out I’ve seen enough!!

  • 30 jimiley // Apr 12, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Pardew will prove his worth when he is back in the dugout. Give the guy a break. Nobody will do a better job given the fact the owner spends nowt. Who else would do the job on a shoestring and spout bullshit about Ashley being good for the Toon. The real cancer is the owner but he is bomb proof because he owns the club. STAY AWAY if you want rid of the owner. Otherwise you must accept we are a shit club and the manager is doing the best he can when he is gagged and bound. Every manager under Ashley will get no cash and no decent players.

  • 31 anthc // Apr 13, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    Pardew has to take responsibilty for recent form. In the dugout or not he orchestrates the training tactics and instructions to the players. Even pardew himself says he may spend sometime in the stands due to his behaviour so is this an excuse for when we lose I wasn’t in the dugout. Seriously yes we’ve signed no one but we have a decent squad slighty better than average imo and a good manager should be able to get the best out of them. I accept we are not going to win the league and conquer europe but to be getting thrashed 3,4 nil several times a season is unacceptable and nothing short of a disgrace due to the manner in which we lose. No one is forcing pardew to work in these conditions but he stays because he knows he wouldn’t get near another premier league club. Pardew has taken us as far as he can and should go before he takes us down. The fact the fans at the game today chanted pardew out is the beginning of the end for me hopefully.

  • 32 Sav // Apr 13, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    Jimiley talking sense. We got a radical formation change today. Clearly the attempt was not to lose – a reasonable aim after the run we’re on. We had some chances against a decent Stoke side on a positive run of results. We were better than them for significant spells in the game. We had a justified penalty shout ignored. We lost to a complete fluke goal. Tactical changes were made to rescue the game but it seems the starting 11 were perhaps the best we had.
    Pardew isn’t going to volunteer for the dole. Would you? His comment about the press was stupid but given the lousy quality of the local sports press, does anyone really give a damn? Pardew is between a rock and a hard place and the pre-painted sheets don’t help our cause at all. They spoiled 90 minutes of magnificent support by toon fans today.

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