Pardew – We Weren’t Good Enough – Looks At Long-Term Opportunity

After a sixth successive defeat in the Premier League, the heat is now on Alan Pardew full blast, and you wonder how long owner Mike Ashley is going to stand by doing nothing, as the team has simply completely collapsed this year, and we have the worst record of any club in the Premier League this year,  and in our last nineteen games in all competitions, we’ve lost a staggering fourteen  – how bad does it have to get?

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Alan Pardew – it’s not comfortable

Alan Pardew returned to the sidelines following his seven match ban in which Newcastle lost six of those games, but there was no improvement tonight, as we were rather too easily beaten 3-0 by a vastly superior Arsenal side.

This is what Pardew said after the match:

“It is not comfortable. When you have gone six games and have not won the pressure builds in the Premier League and you have to be counted. In the second half we showed real character because it would have been easy to fold in the circumstances we were in.” 

“It was tough for us tonight. We dug in, worked hard and tried to offer a threat but they were too good. We looked like we were in a good zone, coping well with a lot of movement from Arsenal, but it was a bad time to concede the first goal.”

“We need to focus on finishing in the top 10 and to do that we need to win on Saturday. We’ll be really up for it and hopefully we’ll get a win. We’re going to work hard in the summer to make sure we have a team that can make this city proud. I’m looking at the job as a long-term opportunity for myself. That’s how you have to focus.”

It’s interesting that Pardew mentions looking at the job as a long-term opportunity – but maybe he should look at the last two games as a short-term opportunity, and put an end to one of the worst losing streaks in Newcastle’s long history.

And last season wasn’t much better, when we went 13 league games and suffered 10 defeats, and we only just avoided relegation, and we have lost the last three games against Sunderland, for the first time since 1924.

It’s not good enough. 🙁

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #1

    “Gone six games and not won”

    That’s six defeats you FCUKIN moron, you’re not going to fool me you prick .

  • toonluvva

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Can you even spell resignation, Pardew?

  • toonking

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #3

    it was most like the fans own fault.
    they screaming anger when HBA doesn’t start a game.

    so that again allows ashley to avoid spending the money he would have needed to spend on wingers, instead he can keep on allowing fans to blame pardew for HBA.
    i see fans screaming players who are leaving this summer should not be starting yet they want HBA to start.

    i myself am glad once HBA leaves.

    the FA cup had the team set up with HBA as a winger and gouffran as a CF yet fans accused pardew of fielding a second string team.
    that is a second string team when you don’t want HBA starting.

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #4


    the squad is that bad ?

    around xmas we were 4 points behind liverpool

    before you blame the sale of cabaye, think about your answer

    are we a worse team attacking because he left
    are a worse team defending because he left

    and think about the games before he left, he played in plenty of games where we lost heavily

    on another note, i like to think the team is good enough, the games we win are more down to individual skill, the team needs to be drilled as a team,

    both sunderland and fulham are scoring goals , thats down to new coaches drilling them, both of those squads, i would not swap any of our players for theres

    pardew makes our team look bad because of his coaching style

  • thejokethatisnufc

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Pardew the clown

  • andyctoon

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #6


  • daztoon

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Long term he can`t even focus on the short term the clueless twat.

  • gazzaforever

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #8

    This is simply unreal.

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #9

    And what’s wrong with sheep

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #10

    is pardew saying that his team wernt up for it tonight??

    is that not his job to get them really up for every match ??

    or just teams he thinks he can beat, oh wait, cardiff already beat us at home once this season


  • Brutooon

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #11

    AP handling of our players:

    HBA – use to be one of the best winger, NOW fat and nowhere near half his capability

    Mapou – a future long term centre back of france. NOW AP keep playing williamson and collocini (old and slow) <—please dont tell me they "played well" cos we are conceding and never near clean sheet status

    Sissoko – got potential to be the next viera or yaya toure. Now ehmmmmmm

  • mindshaft

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #12

    There was a lot of pardew out songs tonight from away fans tonight – not sure if that came across on TV

  • thejokethatisnufc

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #13

    It just seems like he cant accept responsibility for anything what a joke its really frustrating for me

  • bishopblaize

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Toon Luva u ask if pards can spell resignation?

    Look at his CV

  • BarnoldswickMag

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Ugh. Shut up pardew and fcuk off.

  • gazzaforever

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Toonking: “I myself am glad once HBA leaves.” Wtf is wrong with you? Did you notice that he was NOT playing the last few games or are you totally blind? You are so obsessional about him that you can’t think right. Dont worry, he wont play anymore for Newcastle so you can enjoy your hoofball game and stfu about him once for all, you deluded prck.

  • Thump

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #17

    @mindshaft: Briefly but the maestro’s in charge of the sound turned it down very quickly. There were a good few instances of a song about certain cockney barstewards that were muted very, very quickly.

    Pardew’s problem is that he’s looking at what he can do in the future with a squad that he might have. Sod that, look at what you have NOW and how we can get points on the board you useless prick!

  • mindshaft

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #18

    I love the way pards is going on about the last 6 games, surely he means the last 18 where we’ve taken only 13 points and been knocked out of the FA cup at home by the team bottom of the prem

  • toonking

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #19

    fat is caused when a human eats food that contains fat.

    pardew doesn’t cook meals for players that is their own choice.

    if you love HBA so much despite all the personal causes then why not fcuken bring back ranger YES ranger.

  • Thump

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #20

    fat is caused when a human eats food that contains fat.

    I think you might have just lost any credibility you had left, toonking.

  • BarnoldswickMag

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #21

    I believe that most people know what fat is…

  • wynsleap

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Pardew thinks that one lucky win against Cardiff will keep us in the top ten and solve all our problems. The guy is a lunatic.
    The club needs to shed him, his coaching team and of course the owner pretty damn quick. We are a joke and becoming the biggest laughing stock in English football.
    More of the same next year lads eh? Get your season tickets in and roll up to see Shelvey, Cresswell, Colback etc take the league apart next season.
    Drastic action by the fans ie totally boycotting the ground now and next season is the only way to get rid of this bloody useless and unambitious shower.

  • GeordieDan

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #23


    I’d love to mate but I’ve got this nasty habit of telling not lying and talking utter bollox about my team and I don’t think that fits in with Mr Cashley’s NUFC blueprint atm. 😉

    Got 3 kids myself and I’m struggling to explain to them what it means to be a proud NUFC supporter these days.

    They think I’m mental and I’m starting to agree with them. I’ve not to a home game since January and my last away game was the derby.

    Until Pardew and Ashley are gone I’m not going back.

    This isn’t OUR team anymore mate, when it finally is in the future I’ll be back in a heartbeat but until then no chance.

    This isn’t entertainment, its purgatory!

  • joenufc

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #24

    The squad is poor take a look at our probable first choice 11 plus bench.
    Krul decent keeper has bouts of total ineptitude
    Debuchy best player we own looks a good player after shaky start
    Colocini good CB had his day now though wants to go home and it shows
    Williamson heart of a lion just not premiership quality
    Santon not a left back imho not sure where I would play him
    Anita not creative,not physical enough to be defensive. Flatters to deceive
    Sissoko burst onto scene then gradually disappeared,awful touch.
    Tiote powerhouse but clumsy, one who would benefit from better teammates
    Gouffran willing, no great finesse, good team player / sub
    Remy goalscorer, speedy not ours never will be
    Cisse again burst on scene doesn’t look like the same player we signed
    HBA quality player, frustrating, enigma, alas gone
    Marv fast,promising,injury prone, ultimately unused
    Dummett simply out of his depth
    Mym prospect,clumsy,needs to move back to France
    S Taylor injury prone,clumsy, needs to move to France
    Shola how he has carved a career in football astounds me
    Sammy prospect
    Armstrong god I hope we don’t destroy this lad, hopeful
    Gosling not premiership quality nowhere near
    Elliot ok back up

  • toonking

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #25


    all it would take is for a conversation to be done like the one i had on sunday.

    tonight the posts are like that of a civil war

    a group is anti pardew
    a group is anti ashley
    a group is anti players.
    a some are anti supporters.

    on sunday their was never this sort of talking because everyone of us would balance the blame on everyone.

    ashley for not giving the funding, not once.
    pardew for stupid decisions
    players for the attitude they show, and the relegation season we had shearer managing us for the last 8 games yet them players didn’t put an effort in and shearer would certainly have been giving them all the motivation he could.
    moyse at united and AVB at chelsea show players these days force things to get worse and force managers out.

  • lesh

    Apr 28, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #26

    Just how long an opportunity does Pardew want?

    He’s got to joking and if Ashley gives him more time, it just confirms he doesn’t care a monkey’s chuff about the club!

  • jimiley

    Apr 29, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #27

    Sat in the corporate section at the Emirates. A class act and a top class club. The clubs are miles apart. Their third team could give us a game. Would any of our midfielders come before Arteta, Carzola, Oxlade Chamberlain, Rozicky, Flamini, Ramsay, Walcott, Ozil, Wilshere? Thats 10 players and we were playing Gosling!!!!!!! and Anita. Men and boys.

  • dcdick

    Apr 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #28

    Well, well………. it seems tonight’s defeat is because of the ref not making the decisions Pardew thought he should to enable us to have a chance of winning.
    Surely this guy has run out of fairy tale excuses, I hope Ashley has some sort of plan…..but I’m not holding my breath.

    Pardew Out !!!


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