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Pardew – It’s Hard To Believe – I’m Absolutely Gutted

8:55 pm, Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 51 Comments

Alan Pardew is getting severe criticism from Newcastle fans,  after the terrible form and hopeless run of results we’ve been on – and Pardew knows the results are simply not good enough for Newcastle United.

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Alan Pardew – gutted
But nothing like the Newcastle fans are gutted and fed up

Alan Pardew has now served his seven game ban for that headbutt on David Meyler, and in those games we got just 3 points – one single win against Crystal Palace – and we lost the other six and scored just two goals in those seven games.

Absolutely pathetic.

This is what Alan Pardew has said about the Swansea 2-1 defeat in the Chronicle:

“It is hard to believe really, when we beat Palace in March that we would end up like this.”  “I’m absolutely gutted with events after the last-minute goal.” 

“I didn’t think we deserved it. Unfortunately we are going to have to wear it.”

What Alan Pardew fails to point out is that we scored the winning goal over three minutes into added time against Crystal Palace to rather luckily win that game – so Alan is again demonstrating his selective memory.

Yes – we were beaten by a stoppage time goal against Swansea last Saturday – but hey – you win some and you lose some.

The problem with Newcastle this year is we keep losing some – in fact we keep losing most of our games.

And we’ve lost 13 of the last 18 games in all competitions, and to say that is pathetic is probably a huge understatement.

There’s tremendous pressure on Pardew to get some results in the last three games of the season – and heaven forbid if we lose all three – against Arsenal, Cardiff and Liverpool – Mike Ashley could well call time on Pardew being the manager at Newcastle.

We just hope he doesn’t then bring in Joe Kinnear.

I’m just kidding!!


Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League

51 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Your gutted???? We’ve had months of this sh1t!

  • 2 Ben3arfa // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    What a cnut

  • 3 JackButler // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Oh bless him he’s gutted :( how the fcuk does he think we feel as we see no end in sight to is inane BS

    But there may be a chink of light as Pardew dodges a question on his future while talking to Mick Lowes

    Interview starts at 54 min 45 seconds

  • 4 stingray // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    It’s not so much that we’ve lost, it’s the fact that we’ve created so few chances since the turn of the year. Whether we won against Swansea or anybody else misses the point – we look totally inept against anyone, creating so little. When was the last time we dominated a team even for a 5 minute spell and forced many saves?

  • 5 Graeme // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    We have been crap since Christmas – nothing to do with Pardew’s infamous head touch. We hit 40 points, sat in 6th place and everyone swicthed off. The Manager, the Coaches, the Players.

    Zero ambition, zero self respect, zero interest in the paying customers. A complete and utter capitulation of resposibility.

  • 6 welshgeordie9 // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    It is hard to believe

    Believe he’s still at the bloody club I hope we lose the remaining games and Finnish outside the top 10

  • 7 welshgeordie9 // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    I’ve had enough of this crap I have now decided I’m going to be a nun

  • 8 stingray // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    It is a sad day when you find yourself wanting us to lose, as I also now do, just so that we can look even worse and something might be done. I can’t believe I found myself almost resigned to losing to Swansea, even after we went 1-0 up.

  • 9 JackButler // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Pardew has bleated on for weeks that he can’t influence the game from the stands blah blah blah blah.

    Someone needs to grip hold of him and remind him two things

    Firstly – The reason he is in the stands is his own bloody fault because he can’t keep his head to himself.

    And secondly – This run of form has been going on for some time, we had an upturn at the start of the season but we have reverted to type and are now mirroring the side we were last season.

    Stop the excuses Alan and simply walk away

  • 10 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:15 PM


    can you tell me what the Q is and the answer. Please!

  • 11 stuart no9 // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    i’m f””ing gutted he is still here , That ba””d is making every newcastle fan around worlds life a fu///ing misery. why dosent he just do one and cheer every toon fan up. He is hated here now , and its getting worse. After monday it will be 6 straight losses- cardiff , a point maybe. then liverpool wii probably be the biggest score in the history of the prem, another record for the useless piece of shyte.

  • 12 JackButler // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Himanshu Dhingra

    The interview is from after the Swansea game with Mick Lowes

    Pardew starts off with this bute “I am the best candidate for this club and have proven in the past 3 years”.

    When he was asked if the owner spoken to him about his future he said “I don’t think its the time to talk about my future” if you listen to the way he say’s this it seems (to me at least) that he knows his time is almost up

  • 13 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Listened to that interview, there’s been a lot said on here the last few weeks, Ashley should sack him, Ashley should move him upstairs etc and then there’s the debate over whether or not he himself should walk be it so he can leave with his dignity (partially!) intact, he has a moral obligation etc but the thing is i genuinely don’t think he see’s it that way, i genuinely think in his mind he’s doing the best he can do with the hand he’s been dealt, when he say’ she’s the best man for the job i 100% think in his mind he truly believes that

  • 14 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Thank You

  • 15 Toon Tang // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Bayern showing us having 80% possession means FCUK ALL

  • 16 JackButler // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:26 PM


    I agree ate I think he does truly believe what he say’s the truth on the other hand is a very different matter as he is failing in most people eye’s even though Ashley’s compounding our problems.

    I had a discussion about Pardew earlier today and I honestly think that if Ashley is going to invest this coming summer i think he may well pull the plug on Pardew as I seriously doubt he’d entrust either the money or the players to him and by sacking Pardew it would also give him a little peace and quiet as the local would pipe down and when we hear that season ticket sales are down by 14,000 then something drastic has to happen.

    For me Pardew is a broken man who has run out of idea’s and needs to go for the good of the club as shifting Ashley is a different type of fight altogether

  • 17 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    I bet Lewandowski will not enjoy the way Bayern play.

  • 18 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    What a save from Casillas!

  • 19 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:29 PM


    Was straight at him.

  • 20 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    The problem is i think MA is just as deluded/naive as Pardew!
    I genuinely think he’d trust him with investment because as it stands he’s his man with the football knowledge
    Summer is going to be very very painful for toon fans i fear

  • 21 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Mate close range, he’d started to go past the ball and not only had to adjust to get solid hands on it but had to put the force to party it away from the danger area
    Not many keepers can do that in a split second, ask Timmy, how many times do we see his reaction saves parried straight back into the danger area?

  • 22 JackButler // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:32 PM


    One way or another this summer is going to be a massive one for us as if they get it wrong again, we’ll be back in the championship and wont be coming back as easily as we did last time

  • 23 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Imagine Modric and Rakitic in that Croatian team at the WC2014

  • 24 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    That is exactly the reason I hate Guardiola’s style of football . Although effective it is dire to watch .

    Jupp Heynckes turned Guardiola’s Barca over twice in the CL last year and I don’t know why they got rid of him .

    My favourite teams to watch in world football at the minute are Dortmund & Liverpool .

  • 25 JackButler // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    All the possession, nice passing, plenty of energy but totally infective up front sums up Bayern’s night

  • 26 firebug666 // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Pardrew is gutted? He still gets paid to serve up the rubbish on the pitch and the drivel that drops from his open mouth, But the fans have to pay to watch it.

    If he got on his knees to beg the fans for forgiveness I might just…. Kick him in the teeth.

  • 27 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Howard Webb does not have balls to a give a penalty in Time added on

  • 28 JackButler // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Gotta say Madrid are the biggest cheats in the game

  • 29 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    @ JB

    Most Spanish clubs are m8 .

    Some people think the PL has the biggest diva’s but I reckon the Spanish clubs take the cake . El classico is more like a WWE PPV event than a football match these days .

  • 30 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    1-0 fir the home team for me is always the best way for neutrals going into the second leg
    The trailing team can’t sit back and the team with the goal can’t really either as a 1-0 agh lead with a home goal is very very narrow

    Should be a cracking second leg hopefully

  • 31 Toon Tang // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    HD tbf to awld baldy Howard, it were never a pen anyways eh

  • 32 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:46 PM


    Said Graham Poll after our Fulham game.

  • 33 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    JB @ 12

    Come to think of it if Pardew still believes he is the right man for the job his answer to the Q must be very different.

    Fingers crossed

    Good night all.

  • 34 Toon Tang // Apr 23, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    HD was that our stonewaller in the dieing moments? Doubt we woulda scored it anyway with no Remy on the pitch

  • 35 Marty-Toon // Apr 23, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Pardew is delusional.
    He must be gutted too with an owner without ambition.
    Glad I’m away at the weekend and won’t get to see the arsenal game.
    Pardew will say,hopefully were still in it at half time and we can try get something in the second half by parking the bus.
    We won’t be in it from the kick off Alan

  • 36 toonking // Apr 23, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    having watched that match tonight and thinking back to the teams who were in the Champions league knock out stage.
    does this not prove to us that really these player we buy are nothing more than top 10 teams?

    just thing to yourselves why is their just 1 team who made it through to the knock out stage of the champions league that was from the french league?
    think of it like this, if these french teams can’t progress past the group stages of the champions league then how will these players we buy manage to improve their performance in one of the hardest leagues of all “premier league”.
    does it not show really why they are all so cheap?
    i watched a game today and their were as many as 8 madrid players in their own half but that didn’t stop them from going forward, the reason these could get forward is they are fast on the counter attack and don’t stand around like statues which you see ours doing all the time.

    even if we are to get an incredible manager next season it will not change things one bit if we still getting french players.

    people say on here football has changed so much and pardew is a dinosaur.
    the same thing should be applied to the international part of the game because france are now a team who can loose to ireland in world cup play offs (which they should have did) the nations with the best players now are germany, spain, brazil and argentina. then you have semi decent ones holland and uragray.
    but you think england are bad but they are better than france.

  • 37 sweendog // Apr 23, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    On the topic of managers .. Would live it if we went with pepe Mel or Zola .. There has been talk of Mel leaving west brom.. Nobody would care too much if we were mid table as long as the football was good to watch .. Poor football and midtable is shocking

  • 38 89Norcal // Apr 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Maybe the lads are just tired…constantly tired. Maybe pards and Ashley are tired as well? Perhaps they deserve a few months break, or are they on that break now? Well they deserve it, the poor little guys. Bless all of them.

  • 39 Charlietoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Jack Butler – Funny thing about influence. I think I read that once this season we have managed to take a total of three points if we did not score the first goal of the game….and that was against Stoke. The guy may have the odd good game plan has no ability to affect a match half way through or motivate his players when they are not up to snuff. Thats management. His is piss poor.

  • 40 manxpie // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    sweendog i don’t quite understand that really surely if we were playing good football we’d be higher than mid table?

    or do ya mean passing it round a bit more and not scoring much and losing as much as we win?

  • 41 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    where the f@ck better still who the f@ck would state that Shola is a Legend?

  • 42 RUNAWAY777 // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    if shola gets a extra year,then i may as well start playing again at my age haha

  • 43 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 24, 2014 at 5:34 AM

    Sadly quite a few on here here seem to think he’s a legend just because he has been taking money from Newcastle for many many years!

    …when Parsnip’s 8 year are up to he’ll be a legend as well 😉

  • 44 lesh // Apr 24, 2014 at 7:04 AM


    There’ll be dancing in the streets when Pardew’s eight year contract runs out!

  • 45 bobby mango // Apr 24, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    It’s not just the results, it’s the manner of them. Aside from the Swansea games we were beaten by more than 1 goal in most and failed to score. Basically dominated and walked over.
    This is why I think he has to go. We haven’t been unlucky, we’ve been pathetic. Not having Cab, Deb, Remy is not excuse enough to not be able to put in a decent, fighting performance.

  • 46 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 24, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    It isn’t even just the results and performances anymore. It is the lack of accountability, or comprehension that things haven’t gone right, and a lack of real understanding as to how to resolve the ongoing issues.

  • 47 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 24, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    “…All we need is music, sweet music
    There’ll be music everywhere
    They’ll be swinging, swaying, records playing
    Dancing in the street”

  • 48 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 24, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Lilongwe…amen to that my friend 😉

  • 49 Tsunki // Apr 24, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    We’ve carried the worst minus GD for a team in the top half all season, I don’t normally like stats to prove points but that one right there shows you that Ineffective team shape means squeaking the odd win by a goal is usually countered by heavy capitulation. That suggest to me the players are fighting their own tactics to force the odd win making things look slightly better than they are. Now the season has worn on, no incomings, Cabaye out, loanees not turning up and a few injuries, we dont stand a chance for the last few games. What fight the players had individually is gone. Pardew should be able to make us tough to beat which would be a base for improvement, but he cant. Someone like Pulis would at least do that.

    But Ashley has promoted all this. The Pros of hhis buying the club are cheap tickets and possibly saving the club from going bust. After that, theres no reason why he should be still here.

  • 50 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 24, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    As for Shola getting a new contract, it is all paper talk. Given his interview where he points out that failings are down to the way the club is run either tell us he wants to go and play more before retiring, or that he has been told there is no new deal, and he is getting in a jibe before he is told to sign a NDA.

  • 51 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 24, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    Sadly for a foreigner like me there are really no high point in NoNuts ownership :(

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