Alan Pardew May Need A Result At Liverpool


Everything was going to plan on Monday night, when after 75 minutes at Selhurst Park Liverpool were easily winning 3-0 against Crystal Palace, and going for more goals to improve their goal difference, since Manchester City’s is better.

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Alan Pardew – may need a win on Sunday

But then the unbelievable happened – something that certainly wasn’t in the script – and Crystal Palace (to their great credit) scored three goals in the last 11 minutes to draw the game, and now Liverpool have dropped 5 of the last 6 points, following their 2-0 defeat at home to Chelsea – they have choked.

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Of course Liverpool will still be trying to win the game on Sunday against Newcastle, and our defense is so porous these days, that it will be difficult to keep a clean sheet against the likes of Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

And if Manchester City beat Aston Villa at home tonight, they will be two points ahead of Liverpool and will need only a draw in their last home game at home to West Ham on Sunday.

That’s because even if Liverpool beat us then superior goal difference will see City take the Premier League title with a draw, for the second time in three seasons, and that will show that it really does pay to spend £1B gross on your players over the last five years.

But you don’t need to spend that much to win the Premier League these days – maybe as little as half a billion would do it? 😀

City are in trouble with UEFA because they have flaunted the Financial Fair Play rules over the last three years – so we wonder if they will also be in trouble with the Premier League?

That’s a reasonable question to ask.

This is what the Newcastle manager has told the Shields Gazette today:

“It’s a tough call,” “We need to make sure we stay in the game and try and get a lead like Chelsea did, and see it through.”

“It’s a big game for the Premier League, and it’s a big game for us,” “We need to be right. As much as we’re pleased, we’ve got a week’s work left.”

“It’s an important week.”

And one motivation for our players is that the last league win at Anfield was back in April 1994, when Kevin Keegan’s team simply took them apart and there was only one team in it from the very first whistle.

We won 2-0. 😀

But we have beaten Manchester United and Tottenham on the road this season, and certainly a win or even a draw would be a great finish to what has become an extremely disappointing season, given where we were on Boxing Day.

The key on Sunday is staying in the game and not conceding, and Liverpool have shown this season that their defense is not strong, and that they can have mini-collapses when things are not going their way.

Maybe that will happen on Sunday, when millions and millions of TV viewers will be watching the game beamed live around the world.

It would be a be shock if we can get a draw and simply amazing if we can get a win, but if we can get a result, it would help raise the image of Newcastle United around the world – and that would be great, after such a terrible year.

And for Alan Pardew it could be that he needs to get a good result on Sunday at Anfield to keep his job?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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147 comments so far

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    May 7, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Cant see us getting anything – just hope citeh don’t falter

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  • beermonkey

    May 7, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    its been a good season for the league winners goin to the wire and last relegation place yet to be decided
    the toon may not have been fun to watch but the league has
    I did enjoy the win at man u in the pub with my man you mates very enjoyable

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  • Ancientcoptic

    May 7, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #3

    The tactic for Liverpool – Sissoko bombing the flank attempting to recreate the goal he set up for Ameobi against Cardiff. If it works, Ameobi will be getting that contract extension.

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  • stuart no9

    May 7, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Judging by pards last interview regarding bringing in new players in close season , it is still as clear as mud. Maybe’s could be’s, nothing positive .
    On sunday we play our last game , a game where we could get a good thrashing depending on how city get on tonight. Pardew needs to be reminded that last saturday wasnt a one off , the abuse has got to carry on from saturday . Banners must be seen , it has to be a very uncomfrtable day for pardew . It must not stop there, if he is in charge next season , then the abuse must begin again untill something changes.

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  • lesh

    May 7, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #5

    ‘We need to make sure we stay in the game and try and get a lead like Chelsea did, and see it through’……

    Oh, is that all Mr Pardew? Park the bus and nick a goal to win?

    Under Mourinho, that might be a remote possibility, however under our coaching supertar’s expertise, we won’t have a snowball in hell’s chance. We’ll get hammered, bus or no buses!

    Under the circumsances, we might just as well go for broke and get at the scouse gits from the start!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 7, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    from last thread

    doesn’t seem to hurt city or chelsea changing managers constantly

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  • Go toon gooooo

    May 7, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #7

    All of these written depends from tonight’s game.So let’s wait for that game.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 7, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #8

    lesh

    stay in the game. yes where have we heard that before!!

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  • Average_Contents

    May 7, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #9

    That’s the puppets masterplan for all games Lesh lol

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  • beermonkey

    May 7, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #10

    average

    he doesn’t have a plan

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  • Spoof

    May 7, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #11

    lesh, totally agree with you, sitting back would play into their hands, if Liverpool do have a weakness it is their defence, we have to try to exploit that, if going for it ends up with us getting a bigger defeat then so what at least we would have gave it a go which is what we all want.

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  • Graeme

    May 7, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #12

    Success, for P45DUE, at Anfield, will be keeping the margin of defeat down to single figures.

    I think he could possibly manage this – he does, after all, coach the defence personally!!! What could possibly go wrong eh!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #13

    STaylor for Ania against the leagues worst defence, says it all really.

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  • mindshaft

    May 7, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #14

    Yup – can only see a hammering, P45Due will set out to defend with 11 players behind the ball – as soon as they score we’ll fall apart.
    The only way to play Liverpool is to attack, they have a sh!te defence although I doubt we’ll get anywhere near it

    I’m going for a 7-0 home win although I could see this going to double figures

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  • mindshaft

    May 7, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #15

    Chelsea had two buses parked, unfortunately we barely have an old vw campervan

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 7, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #16

    “It’s a tough call,” “We need to make sure we stay in the game and try and get a lead like Chelsea did, and see it through.”

    Sounds like the game is sit back and hope Krul has a spurs repeat
    This is going to be a fusking rout, especially if some how Villa pull off an upset tonight

    Stuart no9 is right, the banners need to be flying, the chants need to be loud, the message needs to be change
    Don’t let the cockney mafia think they have weathered the storm

    Sadly the protest imo might of come a bit too late in the season, should of been during the 4-0 pasting we received off a p1ss poor manure team

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 7, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #17

    Saying that we’ll prob win 1-0 with a Shola goal and he’ll become player manager

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #18

    Mindshaft,
    Even if City win tonight Lpool can still hope thry slip up against WHam, they are going to go all out against a team with their minds on far flung beaches or other clubs, Sheff wed have shipped eight and Ipswich nine, could Pardew have us go down in history, he wants to pack up and fcuk right off if he does.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #19

    tads,
    Shola three in a season, you’ll be saying Cisse might score next 🙂

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 7, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #20

    Stay in the game = containment football for P45DUE

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 7, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #21

    James Wilson of MUFC has same number of goals for the season as NUFC’s Shola Ameobi.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 7, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #22

    Sorry to anyone who posted to me late afternoon yesterday. Important work call came in and then I had to dash out for an appointment.

    As always, some responses were sensible and polite and others were insulting and ignorant.

    I think the MAO brigade need to accept that not everyone agrees with the way they go about things, that our views are just as valid and that just because we don’t think they’re going about things the right way DOES NOT mean that we think Mike Ashley is amazing.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #23

    TDSarf,
    I hope it was a hospital appointment to get that mouth sewn up !

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  • Dude

    May 7, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #24

    Himanshu, LOL.

    Enjoy your postings, keep them coming.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 7, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #25

    DarnSarf, how are you mate. Strange season. Outside looking in, all looks ok – mid table, behind Southampton who seem to have better players than us, although that’s debateable too. Pardew had an excellent first hal;f to the season, and he was given NO credit for that on here. The second half was a disgrace, no bones about that. I think its fair to call for Ashley to leave, if he doesn’t understand that the club means an awful lot to people, and requires reasonable investment. Nothing crazy, just smart investment. We do need a fresh managerial approach, but Pardew was given credit for very little but some of the knuckle draggers on this site.

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  • Blofal

    May 7, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #26

    He is already talking about scoring a goal and parking the bus!

    You can’t park the bus against Suarez and Sturridge.. if they scored 3 against Pulis they will score 10 against us!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 7, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #27

    JfA

    Don’t need my mouth to type you muppet…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #28

    Munster,
    Lilongwe descibed this season as a micrism of Pardews time here, an unspectacular start an excellent period followed by total collapse.

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    May 7, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #29

    wow I am back in this blog after a very long time plenty of new id s here

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  • mag

    May 7, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #30

    Jail giving advice on mouthpieces, the biggest moaning old woman on the blog!

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    May 7, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #31

    hey himasnahu ru Indian magpie

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  • mag

    May 7, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #32

    Jail a fan with no reason!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #33

    No you don’t but I bet you’d relentlessly carry on with a pencil in it if you lost your fingers.

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  • cyprus

    May 7, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #34

    Actually, I hope we don’t try to do a Chelsea AP. ie. defend for our lives and then hope to score a couple. We don’t have the defense to withstand that kind of bombardment and it will likely end with a dismal appearance (like Chelsea’s in truth) and a cricket score to boot (unlike Chelsea).
    I’m not saying we should go toe to toe. But, a ‘Crystal Palace’ is not impossible, for crying out loud. They defended well and had their chances, even when they were going down. In fact, hats off for their confidence and approach! Were we to concede 3, will we keep fighting? Will we threaten?
    BTW, Remy looks already gone. He was our worst player last game…

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  • martoon

    May 7, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #35

    HD @21 – I know you don’t like Shola but even you have to admit he has done a decent job in the matches he has played recently -at least he knows how to score goals.
    TDSouth – I would still prefer Ashley to sell but like you I don’t despise him as much as others do. Hopefully the protests at the last game may make him have a rethink.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 7, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #36

    Munster Mag

    Hi fella. All good here thanks. Not sure if I wish I was in Newcastle or not this season!

    I’d like to see Pardew replaced because of his inability to adjust without Cabaye and also because I think he’s a terrible mouthpiece for this club. If he could just stick to talking about the game, maybe that would be ok, but we don’t have anyone else at the club who can talk about the other things…

    I’d like to see a new owner too, but the reality is that Ashley owns the club so there’s no real way to force him to sell. Actually, the protests might make him more inclined to asset strip our club for his own financial gain and leave us in a worse position when he does sell. There’s also the question of who he sells to. No doubt he’ll sell to the highest bidder as he now feels no allegiance to the club or the fans, so we could end up with someone like the owner at Hull, Cardiff of Blackburn. Basically, there’s no Geordie sitting on a billion quid just waiting for Mike Ashley to agree to sell.

    And yes….sad that Pardew wasn’t given credit for the first half of the season. It looked good until they screwed up and let Cabaye go without replacing him! And there’s no way this negativity won’t affect some of the players. If some of the fans aren’t backing the players, then some of the players might not put in that extra few percent for the fans either…

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  • Spoof

    May 7, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #37

    What the fans have got to do is stop this hammering of Pardew as it is just wrong, they really need to take the blinkers off and look at what is happening.
    Mistakes happen but you must learn from them and never make the same mistake again, almost 2.5 years ago we were doing well, we kept what we had and bought Cisse in January which propelled us as major top 4 challengers, however in the summer we did not capitalise and assemble a squad large or deep enough to cope with Europe, as a result we nearly went down, Ashley has learnt that lesson and this year he made sure that the same mistake would not happen again, without Europe we are ok, but after we beat Stoke 5-1 we were in 6th place and only 3 points away from the top 4, we were challenging again, but Ashley has learnt his lesson, rather than improve us as he did with Cisse 2 years earlier which nearly got us relegated the following season he made sure that would not happen again as he sold our best player which assured him that European football would not happen again, so anyone lambasting Pardew need to take their head out of the sand as the best manager in the world could not get the club to be where we fans believe it should be.
    Where we are is exactly where Mike Ashley wants us and he will not allow us to get any better so changing the manager would not help, all it would do is bring false hope, having said that if Pardew has lost the dressing room which he appears to have done then a new manager would be needed, but a new manager would not improve us as Ashley will not take that risk.

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  • cyprus

    May 7, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #38

    Martoon, he knows how to score goals. I like that 🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    May 7, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #39

    Jail, we had an excellent first half, full stop. Up to Christmas was v good overall. That’s why Sky etc are not looking to hammer Pardew. I think we have to be fair and balanced as I said before. hanging Pardew because HBA has failed at yet another club is not on. Modern football needs players to attack and defend, and he cant defend. Also, our chief scout is not the genius we said he was.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 7, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #40

    JfA

    I really don’t know how to come back at your comments as they are truly the height of wit…so I’ll leave you to snort at your own jokes and daydream about the day you believe you got one over on me…have fun…

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