Pardew – The Sooner It Comes The Better

Alan Pardew has talked about the game tonight at the Emirates, and the good news is that Newcastle should be able to play their strongest team for almost a couple of months, with Mathieu Debuchy, Loic Remy and Moussa Sissoko all expected to start the game.

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Alan Pardew – they have their best players back too

Both Stoke City and Crystal Palace, the two sides behind Newcastle in the league in 10th and 11th place both lost over the weekend, and now they have only two games to play, and Stoke are 3 points behind us and Palace 3 points behind us.

We’d love to think we can get something out of this game tonight, but 89% of fans in our poll think we will lose this game.

This is what Alan said today:

“Although we’ve got the return of our best players, so have they – Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla.”

“They’ve got Champions League qualification and a cup final to come.”

“We’ve got it all to do, but we know in the short-term for this club, a result is very important.”

“The sooner it comes, the better.”

Arsenal are fighting for 4th place, and they are one point ahead of Everton, who were beaten 2-0 at Southampton on Saturday, so they could go 4 points clear with a win and only two games to play.

Newcastle could suffer a 6th defeat in a row in the Premier League, and that would be the first time that’s happened at Newcastle.

But we cannot see us getting anything out of this game, with Arsenal fielding a very strong side that can score goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Apr 28, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Lil I am assuming you mean me as ‘people’! You answered your own question as well. Continental manager can be from any continent, but you also clarify the meaning of the term. So I’ll be clear because I too don’t care where he (or she) is from: we need a manager who plays continental football, the term loosely implying that his team plays carpet football involving quick play, one twos, incisive passes etc. The opposite ‘system’ (which occasionally works, mind you, especially when you are much weaker than the opposition) is to play long balls and heavily depend on crosses. The problem is percentages, as you know through your coaching. Crosses and long balls are effective when they hit their target, but they often go astray. Short balls are ‘easier’ to manage, though intricate fast plays are harder to coach into someone (be he a player or coach).

  • cyprus

    Apr 28, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Is HBA playing or has he been excommunicated? I guess our sole goal threat is Remy, or is he out?

  • cyprus

    Apr 28, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #3

    I know this contradicts a previous post of mine but: Did you watch the Chelsea game? I accept that if we want a result it’s going to have to be ugly. Park the bus, hope Remy can steal one a la Carroll a couple years ago. If we play them at their game we will get thumped.

  • banjax

    Apr 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #4

    I only hope the team show some graft and pride in their-inevitable defeat to Arse ‘n hole tonight.

  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 28, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Morning lads,

    Unfortunate with palace losing last night to Man City.

    All this Shelvey talk is rubbish, he will be worth over £15m for Swansea and his happy where he is.

    Ben Arfa won’t buy out his contract, although he could, he loves nufc, town, fans too much to do so.

    Was quiet saddened that he had announced himself out of the squad for the game tonight but who didn’t see it coming under Pardew?

    If Shola gets into management then he will destroy every single striker he comes across.

    Just shows, would you ever trust Pardew’s opinion about rating a future upcoming manager when we have seen what he has done at his time with nufc.

    Especially Shola making a living and playing at the center while Remy was playing out on the wing?

    He scores once in 16months and he thinks he’s the messi of nufc.

  • stuart no9

    Apr 28, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #6

    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 !

  • Sav

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #7

    ‘The sooner it comes, the better.’
    When I read the headline I thought Pards meant the end of the season. Amen to that.


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