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Alan Pardew Makes Apology To Fans For Defeats

12:03 am, Sunday, May 4th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 46 Comments

Alan Pardew was mercilessly criticized by Newcastle fans at the home game against Cardiff today, as was owner Mike Ashley, but at least we finally won a game and the final score was a good one at 3-0, although the final result looked like we won the game rather easily, which we didn’t, and Newcastle struggled badly in the second half.

an pardew before the game

Alan Pardew signs autographs before the game
The good feeling didn’t last long


This is what Alan has said after the game today, and he has apologized for the six successive losses before today:

“They are upset, they are angry – I understand that. I apologize to them for the last six games and hopefully, we have taken a very, very small step towards them.”

“You have to be resilient in the modern day.”  “We have lost half the Premier League managers this year – we might even lose another four or five in the summer.”

Tim Krul had another good game today, and made some very important saves to keep Cardiff from scoring at crucial times in the game, but the visitors missed a number of gilt-edged opportunities, but that’s probably why they are rock bottom of the league and have now been relegated in their very first season in the Premier League.

But Newcastle’;s record this year has been as bad as Cardiff City’s and it’s just that we managed to get 33 points in our first 18 games that has kept us afloat this season, and it’s likely we will finish in the top ten.

But if Mike Ashley heeds the criticism of the Newcastle fans, he will make big big money available in this upcoming summer transfer window.

That’s if he’s been listening.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League





46 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // May 4, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Hope we find a way to lose Pardew

  • 2 NewcastleMole // May 4, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Words are cheap.

  • 3 toonluvva // May 4, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Sorry, P45due, the best apology goes “I resign, anything less is not acceptable.

  • 4 stuart no9 // May 4, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    The walk out worked today . It was not brilliant , but it caused damage.!
    Pardew will not want to endure that hostility , but if we keep plugging away every home game next season he will have to crack . Not all was lost today , the banners the vocal protests , the walk out all helped towards the downfall of pardew , which will happen but we have to chip away week in week out , he will go. Well done to everyone who stood up for NUFC . The scabs can keep going every week , but pardew s time will soon be up ,

  • 5 daztoon // May 4, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    manxpie

    I don’t need anyone’s help with my opinion.Just you need to be told the same answer by many posters for it to sink in.

    Like I said anyone who says Laudrup is worse than Pardumb is a Class A Moron and the cap fits you so we’ll.

    How’s it go again numbnuts Toon Toon Come On Army

  • 6 daztoon // May 4, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    Last 6 games should be for the past 3 seasons of the shite he’s served up

  • 7 beermonkey // May 4, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    he needs to apologise for the last 18 games not just the last 6

  • 8 NewcastleMole // May 4, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    I didn’t walk out on 60/69 mins but i fully support all those who did. Im not renewing my ticket next year for various personal reasons so that will be my protest.

    Have to say the atmosphere was electric.

  • 9 daztoon // May 4, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Pardew knows he on borrowed time and he will never get an opportunity like this again.

  • 10 barkel // May 4, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Last 6!? We’ve lost 14 out of the last 20!

  • 11 beermonkey // May 4, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    daztoon

    is he on borrowed time
    I would like to think so but we should finish top 10
    to Ashley does it matter how we get there as long as we do.

  • 12 Shot Bru // May 4, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    Oscar Garcia is the man that should replace Pardew…

    Has Brighton on a mission…He has a Barcelona philosophy of playing possession football…

    There are strong rumours he is to take over at a premier league club next season!!!

  • 13 beermonkey // May 4, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    NewcastleMole

    I think the walk out was a good idea and seems quite a few left
    I think it was a shame there was some confusion over the time
    I think the groups that organised if they work together more could have some more success,
    we shall see what happens in the future

    some of the banners were good

  • 14 lesh // May 4, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    MoTD’s shots of the walkout made it look impressive.

    And Shearer’s comments were to the point too.

    Good on yer Beeb

  • 15 Jonny // May 4, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Pardew shut up and get out of our club

  • 16 Sav // May 4, 2014 at 2:32 AM

    I repeat. What good will getting rid of Pardew do as long as Monster Mash remains owner? When Keegan stood on principal and walked out, most fans said he’s ‘spat out the dummy’ and should have stuck it out. Pardw does the opposite and is vilified for it.

  • 17 Blofal // May 4, 2014 at 2:32 AM

    Surely he can’t remain.

    Even if he does I honestly think Ashley will spendthis window or sell. All this pressure is not good for his business and I don’t think he will ignore it.

  • 18 theartfuldodger // May 4, 2014 at 5:01 AM

    Cabella would be a fool to come here…surely he has other options…

  • 19 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 4, 2014 at 6:52 AM

    All we can do is keep piling the pressure on both NoNuts and Parsnip and hope one of them break soon!

    …I most admit that those of you who were men of principle yesterday you made me proud – I salute you! The rest of you at SJP you break my heart.

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 4, 2014 at 6:55 AM

    Sorry Sav…I think you are confusing us with some of your mates down the pub!

  • 21 BuckLuck // May 4, 2014 at 7:00 AM

    theartfuldodger

    Agree. Every technical and creative player should avoid us until Pardew is long gone. Attacking players should think twice before joining this limited tactical setup.

  • 22 JAMSHA // May 4, 2014 at 7:02 AM

    just leave pardew… u are not wanted hea u shameless creature

  • 23 Jail for Ashley // May 4, 2014 at 7:12 AM

    How on earth TeDiouS can claim this season hasn’t been a disaster, only a relegation could have provided a worse end to a season, possibly the worst GD outside of the bottom three after the Lpool game, an equal number of defeats in a row only to be worsened by a record breaking run, a demoralised squad and some of the most dire football ever served up at SJP, the only words of hope we have come from a manager who is instrumental in all that is wrong at the club who has given us many false assurances in every past window, again he has been lucky, any other team other than the only one worse than us in 2014 would have seen us torn apart.

  • 24 jasper // May 4, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    Like Michael Caine at the end of the Italian Job Sunderland may yet be balanced on the edge of the precipice come season’s end……
    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/may/03/sunderland-face-legal-fight-points-deduction

  • 25 theartfuldodger // May 4, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    J4A,

    This season was a monumental disaster.

    I have lost faith in Ashley..Pardew…Coaches…Players.. and after yesterday in the fans as well

  • 26 Mickalonius // May 4, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    Replace Pardew with who ? Has it occurred to anyone that the next appointment might be worse a la Joe Kinnear ? Careful what you wish for. Personally, consiðering the backing he has had (not) he has done alright…

  • 27 theartfuldodger // May 4, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    Mickalonius,

    The tea lady..

    Dont worry Ashley wont get us relegated even with her in charge..

  • 28 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 4, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    Mickalonius…we cannot let fear of the unknown dictate us!

    …some say not knowing is the greatest life motivator! I’ll take my chances mate ;)

  • 29 Go toon gooooo // May 4, 2014 at 7:35 AM

    Alan Pardew out.Poor manager.Poor.

  • 30 Jail for Ashley // May 4, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Mick,
    Those who jumped from the building on 9/11 did so knowing they were going to a certain death but the alternative was worse, at least jumping provided a little hope.

  • 31 Go toon gooooo // May 4, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    Only reason for Pardew to stay in this club is selling of Cabaye by Ashley and before that Pardew was 5 in the league.Ashley now correct the mistake and keep Pardew in the club which is OK.But to play Sissoko on right wing and Ben Arfa not even on the bench and poor Anita in the first squad is unforgivable.Pardew out.

  • 32 cestriasteve // May 4, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if MA appointed another director of football.

  • 33 kipper // May 4, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    Pardew out? The thing is, if he’s got defenders who can’t defend or even communicate with each other, midfielders who can’t make creative passes, forwards who have forgotten how to score, and a whole team who give the impression they’d rather be back in France, then it doesn’t matter what tactics he uses. If Kinnear had done what he was paid to to do – get in in new, good players who really want to be with us – then we might have seen a different season. Get some Brits in. Read Jonny Wilkinson’s comment about his French team mates in rugby: if they believe they are brilliant, they perform; if they have a bad day they go to pieces.

  • 34 theartfuldodger // May 4, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Normally I am dissapointed when transfers dont happen..

    This time iL be laughing when player after player rejects Ashley/Pardew..

  • 35 jazzyp // May 4, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Well so much for the mass walk out. I bet mashley has stood up and taken notice of that shambolic failure again to make a point.
    I for the first time in 6 year decided to boycott the game to prove a point, and for what ??……..do your really think Ashley will be bothered about a few thou leaving during the game when they have already handed him the cash…..laughable !!

  • 36 cestriasteve // May 4, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Summed up perfectly by Shearer on MOTD

  • 37 Go toon gooooo // May 4, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Now the most important thing is to keep Loic Remy if it is possible.The only chance for that in the moment probably is to bring Harry Redknapp if he is available next year.He probably can keep Remy to stay in this club.

  • 38 jazzyp // May 4, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Go toon
    Why would Harry be able to keep Remy at Nufc ??

  • 39 cestriasteve // May 4, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Go Toon, Remy wants the bright lights of London, he won’t be staying with us.

  • 40 Go toon gooooo // May 4, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Jazzyp.Because i honestly think that Remy possess some soul for the manager and the club and is not like Cabaye,Carroll,Enrique,Bassong,Ba and so on.That is my reasoning from the short introduction of Loic Remy into the Newcastle football world.And couple of times i wrote probably.Maybe i believe in him because of that playstation story.We will see.

  • 41 stuart no9 // May 4, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Jazzy ___rome wasn’t built in a day mate .these things take time . Be patient and he will get the message . If more fans were like you and the rest of us , he would have to act .

  • 42 Go toon gooooo // May 4, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Cestriasteve.Everyone wants that bright lights of London,but not everyone is capable of listening Going Home Local Hero :).

  • 43 jazzyp // May 4, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Go toon
    Remy’s agent’s have already opened up negotiations for the sale of Loic remy to arsenal from Qpr, So I doubt he will be staying here mate.Wishful thinking tho bud

  • 44 Mickalonius // May 4, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    In my humble opinion, any manager that had no backing in transfer window for last 18 months, had best player sold and a series of injuries would struggle. I honestly think it’s not Pardew fault. Yes we can get another manager, I mean, constantly changing managers worked so well for us in the past. Stick with current manager and let’s see what the summer brings without Kinnear….

  • 45 bobby mango // May 4, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    It’s more than just 6 Defeats, it’s about 13 from 20 games. And the manner of those defeats.

    Those who back Pardew just look at our set pieces, defending and attacking. That is not a premier league standard of organisation. I don’t care about finances, you should still be able to drill the team in the basics.

  • 46 Lee Dodd // May 4, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    What we have to look at here is If Alan Pardew is Going to Go Either He resigns after the Liverpool game of Ashley Sacks Him next Sunday so we can get a New Manager in This Summer With a Few Million Behind Him and Build His Squad… Giving Alan Pardew The Bullet In September/ October is Just Going To Damage us… Also Its No Good Screaming at Him when he comes out to Instruct the Team … Just Damageing us …




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