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Pardew – We Need Support – Not A Walkout

8:58 am, Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

With some (but not all) Newcastle fan organizations pushing for a walkout at the game after 69 minutes tomorrow, it’s got to be very difficult for the lads to win the game, even if we manage to score a goal and are ahead at that time, and it seems a terrific chance for Cardiff City to get all 3 points and maybe even go above Sunderland again in the relegation battle.

And it could be seven defeats on the trot, but if there’s a walkout those circumstances probably will help Pardew more than hurt him in owner Mike Ashley’s eyes at the end of the season – that’s the way he thinks about these things.

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Alan Pardew – pleads with fans to support the side

Of course not all fans believe in this walkout, and they want to support the team tomorrow in the terrible times we are in at the moment.

And Alan Pardew is aware of the walkout, and he had this to say today in the Shields Gazette:

“The club is the most important thing on Saturday,” “I know there are protests, and walking out on 69 minutes, but what comes first? This is a football match on a Saturday afternoon with fans wearing the black and white.”

“Trust me, the team is desperate to win, as it was against Swansea.” “You can’t imagine the disappointment afterwards.”“Then we had such a tough game at Arsenal, but we dug in.” “If we show that character on Saturday, I really hope they stay with us and support us.”

“We need support this week, we really do. We want to win for our staff at the ground.” “And we want to win for our fans and ourselves.”  “No, I won’t walk away,” “I love this job, and I am going to fight as long as I can for it. That’s what I have always done.”  

“I have been in tricky situations before. This is a situation where I perhaps need to dig deep, and I have got no problem in doing that.”  “I will dig deep on Saturday and make sure I make the right decisions to get us a win.”  “But really and truly in this job, you have to be cast in iron because if you start doubting yourself, then you are going to pass that on to the players.

“I have made it very clear that I am the manager at this football club, and let’s make sure that we make the right decisions on Saturday.” “But really and truly in this job, you have to be cast in iron because if you start doubting yourself, then you are going to pass that on to the players.

“I have made it very clear that I am the manager at this football club, and let’s make sure that we make the right decisions on Saturday.”

It’s almost like a civil war starting up at Newcastle at the moment, but there’s always been a history of strong fan action when things are not going well.

Newcastle fans are the best in the world to play for when things are going great, and we saw that  in the fairly recent Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson eras over the last 20 years or so.

But when things go wrong it’s one of the hardest clubs to play for, and certainly one of the hardest clubs to manage.

There’s just no doubting that.

Fans at the game will have to make up their own minds about what they want to do after 60 minutes tomorrow – and do what they think is right.

We’d like the team to win tomorrow – shocking as that might sound – after six successive defeats.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Match Preview · Premier League



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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rotonda heights // May 2, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    KK admitted the England job was too big for him and walked.

    P45DUE is so transparently selfishly holding out for the pay – off for failure!

    ”All the players are behind Pardew ” says Gosling. Now there’s a shocker! I’m sure Gosling, Shola, Dummet, Williamson, probably are.

    Not so sure Ben Arfa, Marveaux, MYM , Obertan, Debuchy, Colo etc are!

  • 2 Laurent Robert 32 // May 2, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    What comes first, Alan, is the bigger picture and you shouldn’t have been on a long list to be anywhere near the job never mind get it.

    Pathetic pleas for support to keep him earning money a bit longer. Get out and take your clueless and abysmal football with you.

  • 3 Rotonda heights // May 2, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    LR

    It’s sickening how Pardew tries to flip everything in to making him sound like the victim. We could have had something really good here.

  • 4 JackButler // May 2, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    You’ve had nothing but support Alan and all you’ve done is abuse it.

    How about you and the club give us something for a change??

  • 5 Rotonda heights // May 2, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    With the right manager players could have spread the word to come and join. We had half the current french national team already here.

    Who in their right mind would hear or receive any good vibes about coming here and playing under Pardew now?

    Somewhere down the line that has to hurt Ashley, that and the fact our coaches aren’t developing anyone, even if Ash did want to sell them on at a later date.

  • 6 Graeme // May 2, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Isn’t it amazing – the fans have been sidelined since MA took control of the club. P45DUE has done exactly what he has been told; accepted, without a murmer, everything that MA has done to the playing squad in search of profit.

    No public dissent has been seen or heard, he simply bends over and takes it.

    As soon as he hears a whisper that the fans are in rebellion, are planning to walk out (Allegedly) here he is pleading that it will cause significant disruption to his squads chances.

    P45DUE – you are playing the BOTTOM club of the division, the scum shafted them last week – in fact Cardiff made the scum look like Barca and that surely takes some doing. You are a failure – be gone.

  • 7 70TWO // May 2, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Having already supported the team for 3240 minutes this season, I think fans should be allowed to indulge a little dissatisfaction for 30 minutes. They can still support the team from outside the stadium like thousands more do.

  • 8 70TWO // May 2, 2014 at 9:19 AM

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  • 9 andymac887 // May 2, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Can’t wait for the summer transfer window even no there’s shit going round that we are going to spend money (load of shite) who in the there right mind will come to us we’ve got a owner who only cares if his sports direct sign looks straight in the ground and a manger who hasn’t got a clue and only cares about himself if he was chocolate he wud eat himself. Can just see it now you sign as a centre forward and pardew will play him right back

  • 10 G // May 2, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    I actually think we do need a walk out… from one man. Come on AP, if you had any honour you would have walked already. Do the decent thing and close the door on the way out.

  • 11 nastynorm // May 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Showed character against arsenal & dug in,wot a load of crap. they showed nothing were even scared to tackle,no fight, no desire, no heart,no good get rid & start again wud like 2 c the likes of mcmanaman from wigan,shelvey & bony from swans,2 centre-backs who actually talk 2 each other,theres no leaders in this team wud like players who fight for their clubs give there all win,lose or draw not these overpayed no hopers

  • 12 Oldgit1 // May 2, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Ok, Pardew ain’t going anywhere, I have a concern that next season we will be the next Blackburn / Keene situation and look what happened to that club.

    A decision by the supporters will have to be made re the renewing of their season tickets and having to get behind Pardew next season. This hatred can’t go on.

    I have already stated I will not renew my ticket next year and will not go back unless Pardew goes, I made the same decision when big Sam was manager. I do not like the style of football these guys bring and refuse to watch it.

    We are treated with contemp so I will treat them in the same way.

  • 13 the truth will out // May 2, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    he has lost the plot freekin scummer

  • 14 NUFC FOR SALE // May 2, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Anyone seen the new home strip for next year!

    as if the grey shirt wasnt bad enough and the football beinh dross and the club being run like a branch of sports direct….we bring a home top out where only half of the front is striped???

    its bloody horrible…solid black along the top diagonally across the front with stripes on the lower half.

  • 15 joenufc // May 2, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Well well Mr P45due, panic setting in over the touted #walkouton60 is it, You want fans to sit like mugs again while another season ends in disastrous fashion. Sounds to me like this walk out could just be the very thing that forces Ashleys hand on P45due. The negative press for Ashley and his beloved SD advertising shown worldwide will anger him no ends. Mr P45dues statement above has one major flaw, I quote:“Trust me, the team is desperate to win, as it was against Swansea.” “You can’t imagine the disappointment afterwards.

    You began with the words Trust Me, lol you mug, TRUST YOU!!! I would sooner trust Dr Shipman to take my nana to bingo and bring her home safely. We DONT TRUST you that’s the very point, we don’t believe a word that comes out of your mouth. Bring on the walk out.

  • 16 wynsleap // May 2, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    joenufc @ 15 – and so say all of us.
    The result means nowt even if we win but the walkout MUST go ahead with everyone involved. It’s the only way the fans can show how they feel about this s**t owner and his puppets.
    Those that sit there to the end saying nothing will ultimately help to destroy NUFC
    PS Liked the Shipman remark.

  • 17 toonluvva // May 2, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Actually, P45DUE we do need a walkout, by you!

  • 18 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // May 2, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Has anything like a walkout ever been done before? At any club? Not sure if such a walkout will actually achieve anything???




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