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Alan Pardew – I’m A Little Sad About The Situation

8:35 am, Thursday, May 8th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

Newcastle will go to Liverpool on Saturday trying to get our first win there since Kevin Keegan’s team of 1994 won there 2-0, but there are not many Newcastle fans who think we can get a result on Sunday – given the very poor form we have shown since Boxing Day – but you just never know with Newcastle.

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Alan Pardew – still determined to get the players ready for Sunday

And Alan Pardew was asked what he felt about some groups who are pushing for Alan to be fired, and this is what he told the Shields Gazette:

“Obviously, I’m a little bit sad about the situation,” “But my resolve has to be strong to make sure the players are ready for Liverpool.”

“We need to go to Anfield and put in a top performance.” “We need to make sure that we start next season in the same position we started this season.”

“We had a strong team and were challenging for Europe.” “But towards the back end of the season, we have not been that good. We need to accept that, accept the criticism and make the right calls.”

Of course it has to be said in Alan’s defense that the owner Mike Ashley – in his wisdom and for the second time in three years – sold our best player in January and didn’t replace him.

And that not only deprived us of a goalscorer and creative player in Yohan Cabaye, but it couldn’t have gone over well with the players and probably hit the morale of the squad.

Ashley again showed money is more important than the team at Newcastle. :(

But our fall has been almost catastrophic in losing 13 of the 19 league games since Boxing Day, and our players should have done a lot better.

The players also have to take some of the responsibility of our season dying on the vine – and  a number of them will not be around come September.

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rotonda heights // May 8, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Ed, slow down man!

    What Poyet has done is quite remarkable.
    8 points adrift when he arrived with a c–p squad, he gets them playing football, reaches a final, a quarter final and still has time to escape relegation ! Could you imagine Pardew pulling that off.

    The muppets (they know who they are) who trashed Poyet and Martinez should be feeling pretty stupid now.

    Couldn’t imagine them calling Pellegrini, a manager on another planet to the glazier, a f—–g c—t and head butting a player either.
    Pardew and Ashley = zero class.

    Yeah Pardew’s really been s–t on, it must be awful to work with these:-

    Krul (Dutch international)

    Debuchy (French international
    Colo (Argentinian international)
    MYM (French international )
    Santon (Italy squad member)

    Sissoko (French international)
    Tiote (Ivory coast international)
    Anita (Dutch international)

    Ben Arfa (French international)
    Cisse (Senegal international)
    Remy (French international)

  • 2 martoon // May 8, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    I voted yes. I don’t think Pardew is a bad as some of you make out BUT I think he has lost the dressing room and obviously the supporters – so time to go.
    JFA – where did you go for your cruise – I’m going on a Baltic one at the end of the month.

  • 3 russtoon // May 8, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    What’s the point in getting rid of pards. Mash will only bring in another spud (????) to control and use as a puppet and front man. It’s the top of the tree that needs to change.
    Having said that I do agree that pards has lost parts of the dressing room which is never good!

    Support the team NOT the regime.
    TYPICAL TOON HAHA

  • 4 Ben3arfa // May 8, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    I am also sad about having Pardew continue as manager.

  • 5 Himanshu Dhingra // May 8, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Alan pardew is Sad?

    Try the fans who are depressed with his football, Lying and as* kissing.

  • 6 thai-mag // May 8, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    “We need to make sure we start next season in the same position we started this season” whats that then Alan, 0 points with 38 games to play, buffoon

  • 7 bobby mango // May 8, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    “towards the back end of the season” – doesn’t he mean the whole of the second half of the season?
    We lucked up the odd win here and there but we’ve generally been beaten, well beaten, for months.

    And he’s a little sad? Boo hoo Alan. We’re furious, depressed and humiliated because of you.

  • 8 Rotonda heights // May 8, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    russtoon

    how can you support the team and not the regime with every click of that turnstile gate?

  • 9 bishopblaize // May 8, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Giggs for the Toon ..

    That last match against Hull was more about keeping Morale Up .. Introducing their upcoming Lads and more importantly how to Win a game when your down

    Next season is gonna be manic with the likes of Pulis (did I just say that) and Poyet, never mind the teams that are already working and competing in the League

    Most teams just need a few changes and work on a bit of bonding .. And us? Do we just need a new School manager or a new squad?

    I know what I’d rather invest in!

  • 10 Laurent Robert 32 // May 8, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Rotonda, my eyes are wide open to the calibre of players which we have and that are wasted under dead brain.

    Good that you posted it up though. They aren’t from San Marino or Luxembourg. They are from credible European sides. How they can still look lost is true sings of a pathetic coach.

    Pardew is very lucky that those recent Cisse and Remy goals in the last minute have patched over another dismal display of football.

  • 11 Rotonda heights // May 8, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Getting so sick of this one player excuse!!! Other clubs don’t fall apart with one player leaving.

    pardew chose to play gosling and shola instead of Ben Arfa and Marveaux and Colo instead of MYM. What the hell did he expect would happen?

    The way he talks about ”we haven’t won in 6” (before Cardiff) as if we had drawn some of them!

    Yes he’s only sad about the back end of the season. Honestly you couldn’t make it up.

  • 12 hadthetshirt // May 8, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    He’s sad,Paul Cannell how does he think we feel.Watching him play 3 left backs,bringing a defender on for a midfielder when 1-0 against the bottom side,losing 3-0 to the makems not just once but twice and his wonderful record after record he’s breaking all bad ones.Yes we feel sad too infact devastated.How has he still got a job.Never mind pardwho look at the bonus your getting,what have we got to look forward too.A relegation battle

  • 13 1numBA9 // May 8, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    only an idiot would suggest Pardew get replaced…the man has taken alot of nonsense from the lot calling themselves supporters when in fact them people are imposters trying to bring NEWCASTLE UNITED FC down by sabotaging the man’s efforts. yes, the club is poorly ran by a piss ass billionaire chubster that has no ambition but money. matter of fact even SIR ALEX wouldn’t have done any better under such circumstances. the club is fortunate to have ALAN as a consummate guide thru these very difficult times. don’t know if he can win us anything yet because he has not been provided with the tools/players (look how much them big clubs spend…dummies) but I say give him a go for one season with the ultimate squad and we will see. look at yourselves when you’re criticizing the club and use that negative stuff on the opposition please…maybe ashley should sell up to someone who cares.

  • 14 anthc // May 8, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    This season was his chance after the diabolical season last year. He finished 5th, deserves another season blah blah blah.
    Stop the rot pardew out!

  • 15 NZGeordieviaAfrica // May 8, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    All the way from New Zealand – PI$$ OFF alan pardew. The recent announcement that my team would tour NZ in pre-season but not play in the biggest city means I will not be seeing them!? Not sure what kind of a team it would be anyways. Strolla as main striker with Cisse on the bench? Possibly no Krul , Ben Arfa , Debuchy – why oh why would I want to spend 300 pounds worth of NZ dollars to go and watch that???




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