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Bonuses On The Line – Will Newcastle Players Now Wake Up?

8:52 am, Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Newcastle’s 52-year-old manager Alan Pardew’s job seems to be on the line in the last three games of the season, and the team needs to put in three good performances against Arsenal, Cardiff and Liverpool and get at least one win in those last three games.

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Alan Pardew – we need a win

If we can do that then it’s likely, although not certain, that we can fend off both Stoke City and Crystal Palace, and get 10th place and finish in the top half of the table – and meet our target for the season.

And if we do that then the bonuses will be paid out – so maybe that could becomes an incentive for our players to show some fight and guts in the upcoming games, and that’s one of the things that’s been missing most of this year.

This is what Pardew told the Shields Gazette today:

“We’ve got a lot of hard work to do before the Arsenal game.” “We definitely need to give a credible performance and hopefully get some points.”

“Certainly, against Cardiff, we’ve got to win, whatever route it takes.” “Now we need to make sure regroup this week. “That was a body blow, really.”

“It’s important that we win at least one of these last three games top secure ta top ten place.” “Obviously, there have been teams who are chasing us down, and that’s the last thing we wanted.”

It’s the last thing we wanted, only because we have been so pathetic this year and especially the last five games – when we’ve managed to lose them all,  and that’s the first time in our history that Newcastle have lost five Premier League games on the trot. :(

The relegation teams are all showing up for their games, and the players are now playing their hearts out for their clubs – but it’s hard to accuse Newcastle players of that.

The bottom four clubs Sunderland, Fulham, Cardiff City and Norwich City are fighting like crazy to keep their Premier League status, and it looks like Sunderland can even pull off a miracle of survival, after getting 4 points on the road at Manchester City and Chelsea in their last two games – and they are playing well.

That back-drop of guts and determination makes our side look even worse, and it’s very clear that Alan Pardew is simply not getting the best out of the players he has available,  and if we lose our last three games – then Mike Ashley could call time on Alan Pardew’s tenure as manager on Tyneside.

What do you think?



Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Apr 22, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Lilo,
    I was going to join the lifetime but thought they’d be better off with my tenner a year.

  • 2 sparky55 // Apr 22, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    hahahaha….when you’re earning 2 million a year you’re hardly going to be bothered about a poxy bonus’ are you?

    scraping the barrel there ED…you can see they’re not bothered…they’re more likely on the phone to their agents saying ‘I’m a celebrity…GET ME OUT OF HERE!”

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Apr 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Sparky,
    Have you joined NUST ?

  • 4 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    No chance, Pardew will be doing his level best to demoralise and cement 11th for a brown envelope stuffed with poker chips and note “cheers al old buddy, thought I’d have to pay out all those pesky bonuses! But no you’ve seen my right again!”

  • 5 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 22, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Jail,
    Yeah, but there is no harm in donating each year anyway, which is probably what I will do, potentially donate more often as well rather than a renewal each year.

    On thread, if the only reason Pardew and some of the players want to halt this slump is to secure their bonuses they can all do one! How about doing it to salvage a bit of personal and professional pride!!

  • 6 sparky55 // Apr 22, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Jail…no idea what it is…please tell me more

  • 7 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 22, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Chronicle today stating that Pardew had asked for Shola to be given a contract extension and given a coaching position at the club!!! That will solve all the issues with player development at the club!

  • 8 70TWO // Apr 22, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    If the players had a choice will they prefer an extra1 months wages or Pardew replaced? Unfortunately the majority are probably wanting to grab the money and run.

    Plus IMO Pardews team selections are more about politics than quality, so he may well be following instructions to finish outside top 10.

  • 9 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 22, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Ryan Giggs named manager to the end of the season

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Apr 22, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    The Newcastle United Supporters Trust, or the NUST, is a supporters’ trust consisting of fans of Newcastle United (NUFC), an Englishfootball club. The prime role of the group is to “represent the interests of and provide a voice for the fans of Newcastle United”.[1] The group was set up as an initiative by thefanzines True Faith and The Mag, and the fan website NUFC.com, aiming to be independent of but maintain a working relationship with the owners of the football club. A later stated aim was to achieve stakeholder representation on the board of the football club[2]

  • 11 bobby mango // Apr 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    We’re definitely going to lose to arsenal and Liverpool. I’ll be betting every spare penny I have in those results.
    Only problem is the odds on us losing are so bad these days it’s not making much money.

    Pardew and his staff have to go

  • 12 dcdick // Apr 22, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Pardew Out !!!

  • 13 Sav // Apr 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    It is amazing how slow other clubs have been to chase us down. Our form is relegation but here we are still in ‘Mike Ashley Happy Land’.




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