Alan Pardew – Newcastle Are In A Strong Position


The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said that from what he knows behind the scenes, Newcastle are in a strong position, but you would have a hard job convincing fans of that – although Alan does say five defeats on the trot have put  a stain on things at the club.

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The top three at Newcastle – Charnley, Pardew and Ashley

Pardew returns to the dug-out tonight for the first time since he was seen to head but David Meyler of Hull City – news that made (negative) headlines around the world for Newcastle United – we may add.

That happened on March 1, and since then we have taken 3 points from those seven games.

This is what Alan Pardew has said about the state of Newcastle:

“From where I sit as Newcastle manager, looking at the club, I think it’s in a strong position,” “These short-term results over the last five games have really put a bit of a stain on it.”

“We need to remove that stain by getting a result and then we can look forward to a good summer.” “We came close to replacing Cabaye but not close enough for our fans.”

“They wanted someone over the line as a replacement for Cabaye but we just couldn’t manage to do it. We ran out of time but it wasn’t for the want of trying.”

But it still was a stupid thing to do – to sell your best player halfway through the seasons and not be able to replace him, and that was the Newcastle owner who did that – and not for the first time either.

What Mike Ashley needs to understand is that financial figures are not everything at a football club – and real success must happen on the pitch – and not just with Newcastle’s financial figures.

If he ever realizes that then maybe we can start building a top side again.

But the truth is – we cannot see that happening – not anytime soon anyway.

Maybe we’ll get some idea this summer if Ashley’s vision and ambitions for the Tyneside club have changed for the better?

Comments welcome.



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13 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Apr 28, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #1

    What he has done with HBA is nothing short of criminal, he has stopped him from doing the job he was brought here to do, Blamed him for everything that has gone wrong, publicly humiliated him about his weight. Pardrew is not a football manager he is a footballer assassin.

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  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 28, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2

    Yep, Newcastle United are in a strong position for 7th consequitive defeat and breaking another record for the wrong reasons!!!

    Bloody great!

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  • Scottiedog

    Apr 28, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #3

    @1 –
    From what I have read Ben Arfa is a waste of space. Yes he has a huge talent, but his ego controls his head and nearly every club he has played for has ended in chaos! He has to go but unfortunately for us it will be for nothing 🙁

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  • croftus5678

    Apr 28, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #4

    @1 fire

    tbh m8 your saying thatabout a lot of fans inc me also !

    he is fat and i’ve said it lots of times !
    he has not cared about the team on more occasions than i can count !
    he’s not been a team player for a hell of a lot more games !
    and he has upset the group as other players confirmed this (not pards)

    so i dont see a problem with pards on these grounds

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 28, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #5

    6stuart no9 // Apr 28, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    What’s remy like at defending ? He’s going to have to get a bit of practice in, he’s got 90 mins of it tonight !

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  • firebug666

    Apr 28, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #6

    @ 3 and 4,

    I agree with you to some extent, but we are talking about a player that if allowed to play his natural game would set the premiership alight. We have seen flashes of that brilliance, but with the negative football of late, and him being ordered to track back he has lost that flair.

    When he make a run forward how many of our players make themselves available for him? how many get into the box? he is left to either take on the defence on his own, play a square pass across the box or more often than not play the ball backwards.

    HBA is an attacking player and needs to be in an advanced position, Whichever club he goes to will make the best use of him and I dare say he will shine.

    He has had his problems in the past, but if I only got 10 minutes in a match and then had my manager blame me for the defeat I would kick off too.

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  • Graeme

    Apr 28, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #7

    So, tonight makes it 6 losses in a row, but we are in a strong position!! Cardiff made the scum look like Barca yesterday – we have absolutely no excuses for not blitzing them at SJP.

    With Liverfool losing yesterday, the league could be decided on goal difference. If they need, say, seven goals to clinch the Title, would anyone back Pardew to have his defence coached to protect the keeper??

    6 losses in a row will almost certainly become 7 losses out of the last 8 and the goal difference could be off the scale – Pardew says he coaches the defence personally – what more needs to be said??

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  • lesh

    Apr 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #8

    “….wanted someone over the line as a replacement for Cabaye but we just couldn’t manage to do it. We ran out of time but it wasn’t for the want of trying”

    What utter bollocks and that from somebody who was clearly pi$$ed of about the whole thing!

    Maybe it’s time he stepped back and did three things:

    Question his own ability:

    Ashley’s all-round behaviour in relation to Newcastle United:

    Consider his own position!

    I appreciate and applaud a senior staff member toeing the company line but there really is a limit.

    I wonder whether there’s a game of cat and mouse going on between Ashley and Pardew? MA wants AP out but won’t sack him and AP wants out but won’t resign and lose his compensation?

    Whatever, there is a need for change, total change preferably!

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  • Sav

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #9

    “We came close to replacing Cabaye but not close enough for our fans.”
    Well, who was it close enough for, Alan?
    Close enough for Monster Mash, perhaps?

    Either you replace him, or you don’t. We didn’t. = Failure. It screwed our season. We are reaping the wghirlwind now, not only in lost goals, missing creativity and zero points but also in morale which has been holed below the waterline.

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  • Sav

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #10

    Monster Mash’s bank balance is ‘In a Strong Position’. Newcastle United are not.

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  • joenufc

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Oh dear god the mystical line speech, f off pardew ffs. We didn’t run out of time you plank you knew six months prior cabaye was gone how can you not get a replacement “over the line ” in that time??? For future reference fellas, until over the line is properly defined please read it as, we offered under the players market value and added bonus clauses to wage structure so player would only get a wage if the team finished in a pre determined league place, with this plank of a manager that place would be so far out of reach it will never happen. Whatever Ashley has over pardew must be huge for him to so publicly degrade himself,and cover himself in lies. I really hate this fella who owns our club but Jesus pardspew is even worse, odious little t**t.

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  • coyote

    Apr 28, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #12

    if this is what he calls a strong position heaven help us if we’re in a weak one!!!
    They sacked Hughton with a much better record than Pardews and I can’t see us getting another point this season he’ll then ahve a record 8 defeats if that doesn’t get him the sack nothing will

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  • Ericles

    Apr 29, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #13

    This man will never stop talking out of his backside but the least we can do is get rid and stop him doing it at our club!

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