Battle Lines Drawn Between Pardew And The Local Press

Alan Pardew is under some pressure at the moment, and after the game yesterday and out 8th defeat in 11 league games, he took a shot at the local media and specifically ncjMedia, (the Chronicle, Journal and Sunday Sun), who have been banned from asking questions since early November.

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Alan Pardew – criticizes local press

This is some of what Alan Pardew said after the game:

“The local Press up in the North East has been damaging for us. They have come for us. They have been banned from the stadium, that has been reflected in the fans.”

“Yes, of course I noticed the protests. Four defeats in a row for a Newcastle manager – and we have ten senior players missing – that’s a difficult hole to fill at the moment.”

Pardew should explain what he means by 10 senior players missing – we have only four missing at the moment – Santon, Remy, Sissoko and Debuchy.

And as you may have expected, the Chronicle have come out today defending themselves against the after-the-game attack by the manager, and it’s all getting to be a sorry mess at the club.

Fans are furious with the play of the team over the last four games, and it hasn’t been all that much better in the last 17 games in all competitions, and we have lost 12 of them.

That’s simply a terrible record, and goes with the 10 games we lost in 13 league games last season, but at least we are not fighting relegation this season.

But Sunderland are, and they lost 1-0 at home to Everton yesterday, but they put in a some good effort in that game, but with Cardiff winning 1-0 at Southampton and Fulham winning 1-0 at home, it’s looking bad for the Black Cats — who visit Manchester City on Wednesday night and then Chelsea next Saturday.

We suppose the positive news is that Newcastle are at least not anywhere near the relegation zone, but that seems small comfort following the terrible form and results of this year.

We hope this Alan Pardew against the local press argument doesn’t get out of hand in the coming week – but it seems battle lines have been drawn. 🙁

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #1

    Charlton protest for Pardew to be removed:

    Charlton fans protesting at wanting Pardew out.

    He brings his footballing misery everywhere he goes. This isn’t a one off. His 5th position was the one off. This is his norm.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Looks like MA has started to get shut down Hardly surprising really

  • Ben3arfa

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #3

    Pardew is a liar,


  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #4

    10 players missing


  • The next Mike Williamson

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Don’t forget he once took West Ham to a final and nearly won, and he gave the mighty Mark Nobel his debut at 16.

  • thai-mag

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #6

    the ten senior players missing must include the 7 players he didn’t get over the line the last 2 seasons

  • dannyhunt

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #7

    Can anyone tell me who the 10 missing senior players are? Is he including obertan, streete n sameobi? ffs

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #8


  • dannyhunt

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #9

    @4, you forgot mbabu n jak alnwick

  • croftus5678

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #10

    if you look at the top teams they mostly have 11 good players with the rest of the squad made up of avg players !

    we have maybe 4-5 good players with the rest avg players and when we miss the likes of remy (who’s not ours) debuchy/sissoko and my 4th would be anita we are screwed.

    ofc we lost cabaye who would have been one of those players and arfa who should be one of those if he got his backside into gear /krull but i find he’s over rated and makes far too many mistakes and cisse who has done a complete 180 from what he used to be ….and ba who left for reasons out of the clubs control.

    we need around 5 players of champs league quality to challenge for top but it wont happen i’m afraid 🙁

  • Kamikaze Koala

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #11

    Im all seriousness why is this person allowed to say what he says without any consequence, and i sick of these gutless interviewers who if had some balls who just ask politely who the 10 were for example to make sure we understand his mans issue.

  • curmon

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #12

    Has anyone got any idea why has disappeared ????

  • nut meg

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #13

    The defence…. Can’t defend & no pace. Forwards……Can’t score goals & no pace. Midfield……Can’t create chances never mind provide assists…….enough said.
    Very nice apology from the Sunday Sun by the way….lol

  • lesh

    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #14

    When Pardew’s referred to 10 senior players missing, I suspect he means that having 20 on the pitch plus five on the bench for each game!


  • anthc

    Apr 13, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #15

    Is pardew finally running out of excuses? Blaming the paper is pathetic and makes him look desperate.
    Alan your such a dick im sick of your bull and crap footballing philosophy.
    Looking at that back page really does make us look shite and im beginning to accept we are.
    We have some good players which surely must be sick of him too by now. Come on alan enough is enough picking a fight with the press is only going to end one way and it won’t be pretty for you!

  • south coast toon

    Apr 13, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #16

    cisse looked alot sharper in the man u game
    pards has to go now we are a joke and he has a better team than results suggest, the football is shocking, blameing the press is the end for me, we have seen this team play far better and we all know they can, hughton was sacked by us for less, can some hit him over the head, surely the press can dig some dirt just get rid enough is enough

  • isleofmanman

    Apr 13, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #17

    I don’t know if Pardew has a personality disorder – but his willingness to criticise his players publicly; his disgraceful unwiillingness to accept criticism from the local press and his history of zero anger management suggest that at worst he is a fruitcake and at best his personality is unsuited to foootball management on Tyneside

  • bobby mango

    Apr 13, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #18

    He should just fall on his sword. I’m completely demoralised by everything about this pathetic club.

  • thepict

    Apr 13, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Who reads the local hacks anyway? Prefer to read proper journalists.

  • thepict

    Apr 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Not allowEd to be positive Jesper. Upsets the lemon lodge.

  • arpeco19

    Apr 13, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #21

    17 games this season in which we haven’t scored in 90 mins…. 50% of our games. Pardew out.

  • joenufc

    Apr 14, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #22

    I reckon defeat to Swansea at St James , and it will be a defeat (remember we cant compete with the Swansea City’s of this world according to pardumb) might just be the final straw for the muppet. I never want the Toon to get beat but if thats what it takes then let the Swans take the win.

  • Toon_Army

    Apr 14, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #23

    Here’s You 10 missing Players:

    Alan Shearer
    Bobby Moncur
    Faustino Asprilla
    David Ginola
    Jackie Milburn
    David Batty
    Robert Lee
    Jonathan Woodgate
    Peter Beardsley
    Paul Gascoigne



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