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Pardew – It Was The Injuries – We Could Have Won Today

6:48 pm, Saturday, April 19th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 139 Comments

Newcastle are in decline and we now have suffered five defeats on the trot – eight in our last eleven, and thirteen in our last 18 games in all competitions.

So nobody can accuse Newcastle of doing well since we hammered a nine man Stoke side 5-1 on Boxing Day.

lee charnley and alan pardew

Alan Pardew we were good enough to have won today

But we were a little unlucky today, when Wilfried Bony scored two goals – one in each half in stoppage time, and the winner came in the second minute of stoppage time at the end of the game. :(

This is what a beleaguered Alan Pardew said after the game:

“We suffered two injuries at the start of the game which affected us no doubt and knocked us out of our game plan to an extent.”

“We were committed today, we showed some nice moments, we got the goal, but two errors at the end of each half cost us, and they are costly because it’s our fifth defeat.”

“The fans I thought were good today; they stayed with us all the game, but unfortunately we haven’t brought them home any points.”

“We have been beaten by some good teams and we’ve probably not been good enough, but today we were good enough to win this game and we should have come out of it with at least a point and I thought we should have won it.”

“But as a team we have made some errors and it has cost us, Swansea got a break at the end of each half and they have capitalized through that.”

“There was not much to be said really other than we are going to have to work hard this week and try and get us a win before the end of the season for sure, and the sooner the better.”

Amen to that.

We lost both Papiss Cisse and Luuk de Jong in the first half through injury – but these two players have hardly been outstanding for us over the last several games.

Mathieu Debuchy came on for Cisse and then Loic Remy came on for Luuk de Jong, to loud applause from the fans, who were extremely patient today, and know the club are in trouble right now.

We have to play Arsenal and Liverpool away in two of our last three games, and we have Cardiff City at home – so we suppose there’s a chance we could lose tall three games.

And that would be eight league defeats on the trot, but that’s looking on the negative side – and our best bet is a win against Cardiff City – who beat us at home in the FA Cup in January.

And this game ends Alan Pardew’s seven match ban – and we lost six and beat Crystal Place in those games – but since we beat Palace – they have won five games on the trot, and now are only 3 points behind us in the league table.

Every defeat before the end of the season will seemingly make it more difficult for Alan Pardew to keep his job as the Newcastle manager.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Match Reports · Newcastle News · Premier League



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139 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // Apr 19, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Pardew tells local radio that “We owe it to the fans to try and win at least one of the last 3 games”

  • 2 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 19, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Alan, you didn’t hear all the chants mocking you at the end then?

    Pathetic creature.

  • 3 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 19, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Jack, our standards have been lowered to that. Abysmal.

  • 4 toonbrother // Apr 19, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    pardew is beyond shameless

  • 5 mag // Apr 19, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Pardew skin like a rhinoceros.

  • 6 JackButler // Apr 19, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Laurent Robert 32

    the sad fact is that I doubt that any fans think we’ll get a single point or goal from our last three games

  • 7 mag // Apr 19, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    5 straight defeats in the premier league.

  • 8 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 19, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    The Cardiff one could go any way. Probably lose against Arsenal and there will be a record Premier League score happening on the final game. It will be beamed round the world and repeated over and over for years to come if they win the league.

  • 9 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 19, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    I thought Injuries made us better.

  • 10 mag // Apr 19, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    The clown is a walking disaster.

  • 11 Rotonda heights // Apr 19, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    were ben arfa, marveaux, obertan all injured too?

    Someone made a good point that by Pardew saying if he had been on the touchline he would have prevented the winning goal, he has trashed carver and hard to see that relationship surviving. So fans, players and now coaches totally alienated by this delusional idiot.

    pardew says we should at least try and win one of the 3 games left. Wow what a winning and motivating mentality!!

  • 12 mag // Apr 19, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Taxi for Pardew!

  • 13 shearerclass09 // Apr 19, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Complete joke and manx you fpr real whith that post saying it sounds like com on army lol it even say’s black and white army at the bottom give your head a wobble lad

  • 14 daztoon // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    JackButler

    The sad fact is i struggle to even be bothered to watch a match via stream never mind attending a game anymore.

    Our season was over as soon as we we got the 40 pts

  • 15 JackButler // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Cardiff are fighting for their lives while Arsenal and Liverpool will simply walk all over us

  • 16 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Knowing Pardew, we’ll probably sell Ben Arfa, Marveaux, Anita and Cisse and replace them with Cleverley, Colback, Joe Allen and Danny Welbeck. Pardew is costing us points. If we would’ve played Marveaux today, we would’ve created chances and would’ve won the game.

  • 17 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    win atleast 1 of the 3..

    what a great inspiration for the players. we all know the only winnable game is cardiff. so practically pardew is saying we will just turn up against arsenal and liverpool.

    i really can see a cricket score for the both the matches.

  • 18 mag // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    The club is fast becoming a national joke under the clown.

  • 19 JackButler // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Daz

    I’m already terrified for next season as we are under serious threat of a return to the Championship but if that happens again it will be a very long time before we get back to the PL

  • 20 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    How were we unlucky Ed?

    What is the point of saying every week we’ll need to work hard next week in training to put it right? Please alan, keep away from the training ground because I’m sick of that mantra.

    You’ve excelled yourself this week by blaming carver. It’s easy to see what the problems are and how you can see goals coming when you’re sitting in the stands. I’ve been criticising you for not seeing it when you’re pitchside you idiot. If you were pitchside you wouldn’t have seen it coming. You nugget! Welcome to our world!

  • 21 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Kets…I don’t think we can afford them mate ;)

  • 22 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Thank god. Ashley would stop the moves. The only English players that I would consider signing would be Adam Johnson and Micah Richards. I still feel that Richards is the best english right back.

  • 23 shearerclass09 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    I love this club and I.m gutted watching us been turned into a laughing stock I live in the midlands now and mostly made up of man u, liverpool chelski fans years ago work mates used to have banter with me about the toon, the sad thing is now i can tell it’s just pity even the villa fans dont take the p*ss no more that’s how dyre things have got lol

  • 24 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    shearclass that was obviously wat i knew after searching for it but if you are gonna say thats wat it sounds like after knowing wat it actually is then come on like!!

  • 25 shearerclass09 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    penalty scum !!!!!

  • 26 dcdick // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    How many more times………………………………………………………..

    Pardew Out !!!

  • 27 shearerclass09 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Manx I know what it is because i have stood in the stands chanting it I wouldn’t have joined if I didn’t no what they was singing lol

  • 28 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    can i also ask why was it a lucky goal btw?

    i mean it was a striker who headed it on and then scored from a return from his own player actually brilliantly so how is that lucky?

  • 29 daztoon // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    JackButler

    Even if the fat one opened the purse strings i`m more dreading the players Pardew has identified to bring in.

    Players like Obertan and heard he has a liking for Sidwell.

    Look at the difference in Routledge being coached to play the game the way it should be played.

  • 30 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Jesper
    I’m sorry but there’s no excusing Mike Ashley, he owns the club and has an obligation to do right by the club and it’s customers, regardless of your moral stance on Pardew to absolve Ashley of blame is lunacy

  • 31 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    tads…I don’t think anyone is excusing NoNuts?

    …I don’t think that is what JB is saying and it was definitely not what I was saying.

  • 32 JackButler // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    daz

    I think you could add Tomkins, Cole and Colback to that list, but he has already told us that we should be very excited by the players HE has identified :(

  • 33 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    shearclass sorry for supporting YOUR club from another country then i do apologise i will stop right now!!

    yeah right!! so just because you know wat the chant was it means you can ridicule someone that doesn’t and takes wat he hears which was come on army!!?

  • 34 shearerclass09 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Manx I didn’t realize you wasn’t from this country I take back my comment then, Our club could do with more support nation wide can I ask where your from ?

  • 35 daztoon // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    JackButler

    I just can`t put the words Pardew and excited together mate!.

  • 36 Toon Tang // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Chelsea dont deserve to win shite the bunch of fannies

  • 37 stuart no9 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    forget pardew , lets talk football…. the chelsea official is lucky that he got restrained from the chelsea bench , if he had got to the ref – he would have hit him . no doubt about that , that would have been his career finished

  • 38 JackButler // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    stuart no9

    Or he’d get a place on Pardew’s staff ;)

  • 39 lochinvar // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Mag – the walking clown is a disaster…..

  • 40 daztoon // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    manxpie

    Even with your link i can`t hear COME ON ARMY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-8yTz7j_gk

    Its clear as day Black n White

  • 41 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Go on sunderland. Give yourself false hope.

  • 42 shearerclass09 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    The plastic cheski fans are leaving early to go buy liverpool shirts for tomorrow :)

  • 43 JackButler // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Hate to say it but Sunderland deserve to win as Chelsea should have had Rameres red carded

  • 44 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    no worries shearclass good name btw lol

    i’m from the isle of man which btw is very very expensive to get off lol

    infact a match for me even from a few 100 miles away would be over £250!

    and as i said thats wat it always sounded like to me but daztoon seems to bring it up every time infact his only contributiion to this blog :)

  • 45 Toon Tang // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    I frigging knew chelsea would bottle that game

  • 46 catchy in norway // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    manx is from button moon

    he met pardew there for tea and crumpet , an they have been besties ever since , he follows him from club to club

    you know like a good stalker should

  • 47 Rotonda heights // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    I’m not sure which planet manx is from but obviously he is theoretically from the Isle of Mann

  • 48 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    scums somehow won chelsea at stamford bridge.. wth..

  • 49 stuart no9 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    manx — did i read that you are from another country? if so which one ?

  • 50 stuart no9 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    thats it -liverpools title – chelsea lose

  • 51 catchy in norway // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    what do you think pardew told them in the DEPRESSING ROOM at half time?

    great job lads we have a point

  • 52 JackButler // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    another planet more like

  • 53 daztoon // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    manxpie

    Least i know the chants yer bell end and you offer nothing but yer Pardew drivel which is a laughable as yer COME ON ARMY chant.

    You have the nous to have a go at Jesper for not attending games while you don`t yerslef.

  • 54 Toon Tang // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    well its liverpools title now 100%. They aint gunna lose any of them remaining games, especially the chuffing chelsea one. Posh cnuts

  • 55 wolfshead@toon // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    manx

    dont let the bullies get to ya mate lol

  • 56 mindcompressor // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    injuries? i see only one injure – damaged pardew’s brain

  • 57 catchy in norway // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    that was swanseas first game they have won this season when they have gone behind first

    thank you pardew

  • 58 JackButler // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    And to cap it all off we are Game of The Day on SS1

  • 59 Graeme // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Stoke now 2 points behind us, Palace 3 points behind us – both with better goal differences!! We could very easily finish 11th by the time Arse Nil and Liverfool have battered our “Goals Against” into an even worse situation!!!

    Ashley must be dribbling with happiness at the thought of not having to pay the Bonus Scheme lol

  • 60 shearerclass09 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    diddi hamann on sky sports 1 why is out crap games make game of the day? then again do we have anything but crap games I suppose i would be interested to watch a team that played 2 central defenders and a wing back in deference and 4 strikers, up front with two as wingers, PATHETIC

  • 61 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Can’t believe you are conversing with WUMs on here

    I bet they are having a laugh making your blood boil answering their posts.

  • 62 Rotonda heights // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    i wonder if pardew can be sectioned

  • 63 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    wolf don’t worry lol

    but i will come down like a rain of piss against every single poster that aims their hate at the manager instead of the owner when we get wise or anyone else of that caliber!

    and i will with a massive massive smug face

    especially against the people like rotonda and catchy!

  • 64 mindshaft // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Furk – very depressing – muai Thai boxing was a total set up and now I find toon lost
    Pardews out

  • 65 Graeme // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Rotunda – use a chain saw, you can have as many sections as you like mate!!!!

  • 66 mindshaft // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Least I’m too p1ssed to care

  • 67 Toon Tang // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    If shwartzer had done his homework on borrini’s pelantys he would have clearly seen that his pens always go down the middle. He could have just picked up that pea roller

  • 68 toonking // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    sunderland manage to get a draw against man city and now beat chelsea away.

    so all i can say is results are never as easy as people here make then out to be.
    what you think is an easy result on paper is never a guarentee result in truth.
    i myself think it just gives more sign that we are playing rubbish now because our team has got nothing to play for and the players probably just want to keep fit for the world cup.

  • 69 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    so again everyone, is the question? wat is the difference between the 1st half of the season to the second?

  • 70 catchy in norway // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    don’t worry manx

    wolfs has a nice hot bath ready for you, followed by massage with a happy ending ;)

    you two are right for each other

  • 71 theartfuldodger // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Whats the maximum losing run in the PL..any team..

  • 72 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Mackems could be staying up then ? .

    That will be a guaranteed 6 points for them next season gift wrapped from us :( .

  • 73 stestickle // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    sunderland 15 i think

  • 74 Graeme // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Manxpie @ 69 – we got to 40 points, we were in top 10, out of the cups. All targets achieved, the players gave up the fight as there is absolutely zero ambition to do any better.

    MA got exactly what he wanted, season over, no matter what Pardew says otherwise.

  • 75 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Just got back from watching paint dry
    Just seen two teams that will be in the relegation battle.
    Piss poor team selection – if Remy and Debuchy are on the bench then they are fit enough to start.

    SOMETHING HAS GOT TO HAPPEN THIS SUMMER AS WE ARE
    D
    O
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    ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • 76 wolfshead@toon // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    catchy

    i always wondered what you think about when your not researching pointless stats like an anal retentive

  • 77 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    catchy wats up?
    theres no one who covers your belief of supporting every single goal or loss against us!!?

    and you call yourself a fan?

    oh yeah its because that pardew will be sacked and replaced by a better manager hahaha

    yeah keep on going catchy maybe solkjier will get the job hahahahaha’ hahahahaha ‘hahahaha!

  • 78 toonking // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    manxpie
    it’s simple really these bloggers didn’t watch the first half of the season and are sunderland fans who decided to just come on here and wind up the newcastle fans. why else would they be wanting a team to loose and be relegated.

    during the first half of the season we toon fans ourselves were very happy so it was very hard for mackems to wind us up without revealing their true id but now as toon fans are so annoyed and want ashley and pardew out those mackems an use it as an excuse for wanting us to be beat.

  • 79 Tsunki // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Manxpie, brolly at the ready for your funny rain, but thedifference between the first half of the season and the second is we got worse until we submerged below the draw line and sank into the lose depth. We could say Ashley is a fool who hires fools, we could say the fitness is lacking, the injuries, the poor transfer handling, but you know what, Pardew could at least have buckled down to making sure we could dig in and not LOSE EVERY GAME! If he is being hamstrung by the regime he would walk rather than have his stock lowered at a club being run into the ground, but he has no pride, its probably his last gig as his record will make sure he is out of a job for a while. Any decent manager wuld have rallied the players he had and played a hard to beat system but he can’t do it. I feel sorry for the guy but his record shows he can’t cut it at this level.

  • 80 stuart no9 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    manxpie—–but i will come down like a rain of piss against every single poster that aims their hate at the manager instead of the owner when we get wise or anyone else of that caliber………….dont worry fella that will never happen.

  • 81 Average_Contents // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Doesn’t matter what happens because as far as fatty is concerned we’re still onvthe top 10 and pardspew peddles his lies! Even if we are on the worst run in premier league history it doesn’t matter….oh wait we already are

    Fcuking spineless pair of cnuts!

  • 82 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Also I notice Collo was at it again letting Emnes have the freedom of St. James’ .

    How many goals has he been responsible for since he has returned ? . Willo & M’biwa get clean sheets but are never played together.

    What the actual FCUK ? .

  • 83 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    greame so who’s to blame? lol

    jesus! but have you not seen this blog?

    it’s all the managers fault for stating the target
    it’s the managers fault for selling players half way through the season and not replacing him on top of not actually strengthing the team of moving forward!
    for the 3rd window running!

  • 84 Tsunki // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    oh and any stats people want to list Pardews almost unassailable list of unwanted club records? The whole lot of incompetent buffoon have reduced our club to a laughing stock, no exaggeration. We re ajoke even for the simple fact this fat tat flogger keeps his subpar cronies employed.

  • 85 Small World // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Try this for size: It is a numbers game.

    Today’s crowd 51,057 -> 800 Swansea supporters

    Makes the home support to be 50,257 by my calculation. Possibly the biggest home turn out of the season. Other games where we have had 52,000+ the away support has been about 3,000 strong.

    Go figure as they say… No shout of “sheep”, or “not real fans” or “Ashley’s apologists” by armchair generals please. In my experience, the loudest drum tends to be the most hollow.

    The atmosphere is crap, though not nasty. I suspect it will be different at the last game of the season. Also wondering if the team will want to perform their end of season “lap of honour”.

    PS.. my prediction. Pardew will be sacked 1 minute after the last game, if it is going to happen. He’s giving Ashley enough ammo. No point doing it before then as the usual mess of appointing a caretaker with only a couple of weeks to go

  • 86 Malta Mag // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    I’ve never joined the “Pardew” out crew to date but the realist in me knows fine well that he’s on borrowed time. I always look for the positives but today’s team selection had me dumbfounded? Those of you who know me knows I wouldn’t let Ameobi anywhere near the stadium let alone in the team but then to confound things further by playing Luke DeJong in the hole behind and Cisse wide right was simply unbelievable. I agree that the injuries actually forced us into some kind of shape but the system didn’t work and that’s the managers fault. I do agree with him when he says there was plenty of tenacity on show and you can never criticise Anita, Tiote or Dan Gosling for their effort but the tactics just seem to have been lost on all that saw the game.
    Is it time for him to go? Well I always liked the bloke but you have to say that a change after the recent run of results may be the only answer as the tide of criticism will be hard to reverse. He will take the bullet but he hasn’t been helped at times and whoever comes in will need a hell of a lot more support that he has had otherwise the merry go round will continue. Come in Steve Bruce your Geordie nation needs you!!!!

  • 87 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    stuart please tell me who then?

    and wat are you basing your opinion on?

  • 88 stuart no9 // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    manx — didnt know they liked football on the isle of man….. shouldnt you be buying a motor bike or something like that to give you different hobbie interests ?

  • 89 BuckLuck // Apr 19, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    You guys are still defending Pardew? Unbelievable!!

    I judge our awful manager based on philosophy and performence. Isolated results(like today) are not important and it swings both ways over a season.

    What I’m trying to say is that if you believe we will evolve under Pardew you know NOTHING about this game.

  • 90 Tsunki // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    small world – the lure of £20 tickets might be woth factoring in. I wonder how long the paying geordies will take to stay at home? Perhaps former ST holders like myself will start to do the same and not bother going while they run the club down like this.

  • 91 Rotonda heights // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Buck

    Poor manx is totally in denial. he should be pitied as he needs saving from himself.

  • 92 Graeme // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Manxpie, the buck stops at the Illustrious Owners desk.

    HE sets the targets; HE decides if and when to sell a player; HE decides if and when to buy a player. HE decides if and when we replace a player.

    The Manager has no say whatsoever on any of the above.

  • 93 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    tads pretty much wat he said is pardew is the person who seems to be responsible for the transfers,the way the club is going and the finances and there is no person to actually say all of that as a club statement
    and that he is the person that the fans have only got to hit

    and that all he wants is the team to stay in the prem at the lowest cost! btw thats about danny mills

  • 94 Rotonda heights // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Big papa @ 82

    Exactly the sort of question manx never has an answer for

  • 95 Small World // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Tsunki @90

    You’re right about £20 tickets, but there have been offers all season. The best thing Ashley has done at Newcastle is revolutionise the pricing. He’s made it very affordable to go to games. Even top price tickets for “A” games are cheaper than they were 4-5 seasons ago.

    Thing is, folks are still biting at the deals….

    There’s a lot of discontent but folks are toughing it out. As a fan you’re in it for life. Ashley is in it until he can find a buyer. It’s good to see the world – as small as it is :0) – for what it is. A sense of perspective is needed and I just guess that it gets lost a lot on here and other on line forums.

  • 96 toonking // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    malta
    I’m sometimes thinking myself what he is doing here is playing rubbish attack just to see if this will make ashley spend the money this summer rather than having a summer transfer window like the last 2.
    i want to see adam armstrong playing that’s for sure but if he shows any sign of talant well that’s 1 less striker we need in ashleys eyes.
    also i’m thinking myself that it’s players like shola who i think have the best attitude at the minute, that’s what i miss most about nolan and barton.

  • 97 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    greame so why is it wrong for me to state that that is the problem an all hatred is aimed towards the right man?

  • 98 destoon // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    So losing Cisse and DeJong spoiled our game plan, so hoofing long balls to Sholas head wasnt the game plan.
    Ameobi Cisse and DeJong have scored ziltch this season so the game plan was I presume to go for a 0 0 and hope (which we did) scramble a goal from somewhere Goodbye Mr Pardew your not up to it

  • 99 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Can’t believe the scum beat bloody Chelsea….

  • 100 geordieboy83 // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Hi guys

    My 2 cents worth. Yes I agree first half if the season when we had our strong start it was all rosy, strong 11 out each week we are all happy. The reality now tho for me is I could manage our team at full strength and get similar results. It’s when the sh1t hits the fan that proves your a good manager or not in my eyes. What to do to get the best out of players that ain’t first choice. Pardew unfortunately has brought these problems on himself. He broke up our strongest partnership at cb, destroyed gouffran by being to scared to rest him etc

  • 101 Rotonda heights // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    toonking @ 78

    are you 12? is that really the best you can do call people sunderland fans.

    For starters tell me why pardew split up the Willo / MYM partnership? Did ashley make him do that too?

  • 102 Small World // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    toonarmydownsouth @99

    I can. Poyet has got his team playing with a sense of purpose and passion, where as Pardew is …………

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

    stuart haha well at least we have a sport where are you from?

    by the sounds of it slitting your wrists is your national sport!!

  • 104 theartfuldodger // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    It doesent make a difference if Pardew is sacked now or end of the season…as long as he is..carver isnt a big improvment..

  • 105 Small World // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    geordieboy83 @100

    +1

  • 106 fray bentos // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    I would say based on todays performances Mourinho and Pardew are probably on the same level

  • 107 Marty-Toon // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Charlie
    Just cause a player is on the bench doesn’t mean they’re game fit.

  • 108 Rotonda heights // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    toonking anf manx

    I think you have very selective reading. No one is saying it’s all pardew’s fault but you both go on as if pardew is totally blameless and you never ever answer questions as to why he broke up the willo / MYM partnership and made Goofy a striker in to an exhaused shell of a defensive left mid?

  • 109 welshgeordie9 // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Good evening ladies now what did I say about bony this week, I had a funny feeling he would score today

    I’ve Notice part time whinger is on

  • 110 welshgeordie9 // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Oh well there’s always next season

  • 111 shearerclass09 // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Manx I agree cashley is a big problem but Pardew must be trying to get himself sacked would you really of played those players and in those positions today, I know we have ingerys but I think everyone would have made a better team than what was on the pitch, I for one hate the hassle cisse get’s we all no he is a poacher yet is played out wide and made to defend he needs to be on the shoulder of the last man, you watch we will sell him and he will bang them in for fun when he doesn’t have to run back to the half way line and has wingers crossing the ball to him

  • 112 Small World // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Wey hey entertainment at last !!!!

    Toy Story 2 about to start on the telly…..

  • 113 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    bucks if you believe a change of manager will change the course of this club and evolve it you know nothing about this club! lol

    how can the club evolve with an owner that doesn’t wan’t to or invest in doing so?

  • 114 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Small world
    Hard to get a team playing with passion when there is nothing to play for
    Sunderland are fighting (pointlessly i hope) for PL survival

    Mind you he couldn’t get us fired up last season when we were staring at the drop

  • 115 stuart no9 // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    manx — i’m from walker , do you know it ????

  • 116 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    How many times did Colo gret caught out today and saved the situation by sticking his heel out behind him – must of been half a dozen times at least.
    And their first goal Krul for F’in hells sake when the ball goes into the six yard box from a corner go and collect it or punch it – not flapping about on the goal liner

  • 117 catchy in norway // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    manx

    I really don’t understand what you don’t get about this situation
    your banging on about no signings , fair enough ,
    what has that got todo with coaching ?
    what has that got todo with developing youth?

    a managers job is to field a team to win games , to fashion some sort of system that gets the best out of what he has right now , forget about who we sold in jan, pardew new he was going in September when Cabaye went on strike trying to force a move,
    so he new it was coming and chose not to prepare for it.
    you make it sound like the guy has no choice ?? it’s not like this is new to this type of thing, it’s happened at every club he has been at, we had this last year , exactly the same, 22 game run without a win, and staying up by the skin of our sshyt,
    his last 3 seasons have seen us have the highest no of shots from out side the box , suggesting he will not commit people into it , we have had the lowest no of shots from inside the box , because we don’t get bodies in the box
    his obsession with playing players out of position is frightening , he found a gem in gouffy and turned him into jonas
    MYM was heading for big things, killed his game, HBA had a problem with his attitude , pardew turned that problem into the guy carnt defend problem ,
    take mhendi abied , made to look crap here , was our best player 2 pre seasons in a row , flying in Greece

    pardew biggest problem is himself , he puts his ego first second and third,

    the job is to big for him , full stop

  • 118 toonking // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    RH

    no i’m not 12 and actally i have a good reason to be thinking that some people on here are mackems when you’ve got people celebrating swansea scoring, putting bets on newcastle to loose and want us to loose.
    i am very annoyed with things but never do i hope to see my team loose and that is what i expect from all toon fans.
    when colo is the captain of course he is going to play him simple as that also if pardew was going to stop playing colo then it would cause mayhem in the dressing room because colo himself wanted to return to argentina and would not want himself to be sitting on the bench.

  • 119 Graeme // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Manxpie @ 97 – Pardew has actually got a half decent squad of players available, which in the first half of the season actually played some half-decent footy and picked up some very good results.
    Unfortunately, Pardew doesn’t use the squad at his disposal, doesnt rotate staff to keep things fresh. His tactical ability is, at times, mystifying, he doesnt change his set-up or tactics to suit changing situations.
    He is unable to motivate the squad in the 2nd half of the season, because of his employer, his squad now seem unable to even complete the simple, basic aspects of the game. He is the coach, he is responsible for the players he puts on the pitch, the system they play, the substitutions.
    He is also responsible for the training and coaching of the players; their health and fitness etc etc.

    There is still a lot wrong that he is directly responsible.

  • 120 jimmysmith // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    I think Pards probably needs to be put out of his misery, and he’ll deserve his compensation for putting up with so much nonsense, but that compensation money will put a serious dent in rebuilding funds meaning likely little if any progress if he and his staff go.

    Just another awful season under Ashley and its hard to see a way out, other than sit tight and back the manager reasonably during the offseason, but really so much damage has has surely been done by this second half of the season to Pardew and the side that it’s now very difficult to see that working either.

  • 121 toon22 // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Chalk up yet another “Record”for our illustrious leader.
    Deluded
    Puppet
    Lacky
    Liar
    Charlatan

  • 122 Jail for Ashley // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    I talked to a Swansea fan after the game at Monument, I said any other manager would be sacked, he said it’s that chairman you want rid of as well.

  • 123 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    rotonda wat!!!!!!!!!!!??
    where as you are saying so much more haha!!!!!!!

    fckin hell rotonda so far you demand the manager is sacked but offer no replacement!
    and have never actually said ashley is at fault!!!!!!

    infact i still laugh at your posts earlier in the season saying “fair enough we’re playing good football” and then hammerring us and pardew when we lost as soon as you could!!

    so who is the next manager then rotonda? who is gonna take us forward? under ashley? go on commit yaself mr yellow!?

  • 124 BDin9 // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Well done Ashley divide and conquer.. The Pardew out chants were there but not significant. Loud enough if you were in the Gallowgate end but I doubt it was heard from the other side of the ground. I walked over to the Milburn std entrance when I left the match to see if anyone was protesting but no. Just dads with kids having a nice afternoon out watching Newcastle getting together…..again.

  • 125 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    @manxpie

    Anyone could take us forward at the moment in fact we are having problems standing still so even anyone on the blog could manage the team better than Pardew !!

    But I Pardew has a master plan for the Liverpool game we are going to park the bus to a new level with 9 at the back and 2 goal keepers !!!

  • 126 toon22 // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    MA has left it plain to see that any manager is going to have to follow the same plan the slimy turd does.
    Who in the right mind would choose to work for us?
    Are we deluded enough to think we will ever be a “Big” club under MA?

    If he goes all we will get in the next idiot who will get shat on by MA.

    We all know it,shame they didnt try the flag today.

    LOL

  • 127 Jail for Ashley // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Manx,
    You are in league with Satan himself.

  • 128 ash1001 // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Ed you were not even at the match, they were crap, simple as.

    Pardew, you were not even in your seat in the stand when both goals were scored by Swansea, so how the hell could you make any comment on them.
    Ist half you left 6 minutes before half time and 2nd half nearly 10 minutes before the end.

    What a waste of space you are.

  • 129 toon22 // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Did that blogger “online guy” ever get back from his chat with Mashley?

  • 130 Jail for Ashley // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    BDin9,
    I couldn’t believe how little noise the fans made, and you’re right you couldn’t hear it from the leazes, the team hardly got booed off never mind Pardew, although it was a bit of a farcical ending, noticed Debuchy legged it straight down the tunnel.

  • 131 Marty-Toon // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Fed up with this cack
    Poirot should be in charge,al least he finds out what’s wrong

  • 132 toonking // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    santon
    arsenal, a team who had been playing excellent and managing to go a full season without defeat, still have the same manager but look at how much worse they are.
    leeds a team with some great history are in such a bad state.
    liverpool won the CL with rafa, then came guilett and they went on the slide, now they got another owner and are in line for a title and we see the liverpool we used to know.
    city a team who won nothing for 50 year got an owner who spend lot and look at them now.
    chelsea a team who before abamovich were average but now are top 4.
    spurs were doing very good for a couple of years but then was the shock and bye bye modric, then it was bale and look at them now, they a team with a manager merry go round.

    so how does that not prove to you that it will make no differance what so ever, the thing which takes premier league clubs forward in the way we wanting the club to be taken is down the type of owner more than anything.

  • 133 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    stuart yes i’ve heard of it but i thought it was called water :)

    catchy mym had massive decission making problems which cost games here in a much much harder league
    and to blame a manager to blame a player that you already state as a problem is very laughable lol
    and then giving a player that showed promise a shot at full time play in a competetive league is an actual minus to you is bonkers!!!
    but hey good luck with them views!

  • 134 Marty-Toon // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    The likes of Remy,Anita,Mbiwa,Marveaua,Ben Arfa and Debuchy didn’t sign on at Nufc to play this rubbish football
    They probably thought with the likes of Cabaye etc then quality will shine through but losing Cabaye was huge.
    When you lose the one player that can unlock teams and make our team tick,along with being told that 10th is good enough by your delusional manager then to a pro player that must be demoralizing and with so many defeats along with misfiring strikers it must be a horrible situation for a player.

  • 135 Go toon gooooo // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Pardew Alan will destroy Liverpool’s dream.Just a feeling.Poor Poor Pardew TripleP.

  • 136 manxpie // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    jail i take it that you don’t want ashley gone then?
    or please explain that post!!

  • 137 BDin9 // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Jail.Is this Nufc. How many times this season have the away fans out sung us. Loads. Swansea only had a minibus full of fans and I could still hear them. The ground is a library . We seem to just accept this dross.

  • 138 Rotonda heights // Apr 19, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Manx

    What you consistently never fail to register and it does seem a major problem for you is that in his whole career pardew has never ever been consistent.

    Fleeting good moments are quickly replaced by hitting the self-destruct button time and time again . You still haven’t explained why he split up the MYM / Willo patnership amongst many, many other things.

    You have to be a bit special to nearly relegate 3 different clubs and have 2 record losing streaks in the history of 2 different clubs, not to mention all the records he’s broken here for all the wrong reasons.

    Pardew said his squad was better now than when we finished 5th but one day it’s that and the next another story with him.

  • 139 RUNAWAY777 // Apr 19, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    all these season ticket holders who will not miss one game to get at the fat tw-t, but will sit there and watch a bunch of shit player trying to play, wake up before it to late and you dont have a team to supper very soon.




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