Pardew – I’ve Not Been Been Good Enough – The Results Followed


In his press conference on Friday Alan Pardew was very contrite, and admitted that he simply hasn’t been good enough as a manager at Newcastle this season, but pledged to get better

Alan Pardew at arsenal-2

Alan Pardew – I haven’t been good enough

We don’t know if Alan has been told anything yet by owner Mike Ashley about his future, but he talked today as though he would be the Newcastle manager next season.

This is some of what he said today:

“It’s a contrasting season. The first half, I actually felt we played not far from our top level for most of that.”

“But in the second half we haven’t been good enough, I haven’t been good enough,  and the results have followed.

“I’ve obviously let myself down on the touchline, for sure. The Hull incident was obviously a turning point I definitely didn’t want to have. I think that affected me and the team.”

“I will make sure that never happens again. It stands out, if I’m honest, from anything else.”

Alan said the team has trained very well this week, and hope to give a good performance in what could possibly be Alan Pardew’s last game as the Newcastle manager at Liverpool on Sunday.

We should know by next week at this time what the outcome is of the end of season meeting with Mike Ashley,  and if there’s been no news, the likelihood is that the manager will keep his job.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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22 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 9, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Average

    http://m.skysports.com/article/football//9304298

    The whole interview just comes across as patronising

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  • beermonkey

    May 10, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #2

    tads

    cant watch that its never good to go to be angry

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  • toonking

    May 10, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #3

    i was always bullied when i was at school and what happened is i lost my temper and stabbed people with pens and bit people too.
    what i learned when i moved into secondry school is words mean nothing. so from then on i changed from being a very bad kid into one of the best pupil at school and left with reward pupil of the year and the leaving award as being the best pupil.

    my tip to all you toon fans out their is why not follow my route yourselves and just ignore everything that this man says, doing watch his press conferances or ready about him in the paper because this is just giving ashley the thing he wants most. the blame gets away from ashley
    bullies would call me names because they know that assaults are more severe and so i would be the one who gets punished while the bullies would laugh their heads off.

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  • jimmysmith

    May 10, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Guardian, who pull their probable starting 11”s out of their arse generally speaking have us down for this –

    …………………Krul…………

    …….Taylor….Willo….Colo..
    Debuchey………………Haidarra…

    …….Sissoko..Tiote….Anita…..

    ………..Strolla…….Remy……

    That doesnt look too bad, and I don’t give a f@ck what anyone says about Shola, he’s a top man, if only for his defiant f@ck you celebration after his goal last week and for the gobful he gave back to the fans for howling derision at him after holding off three defenders in possession before finally being overwhelmed.

    Still we’re probably in for a belting, I don’t care, I still love Newcastle and an away day is always a grand old footballing occasion, and this one no exception. Bring it on….oh, and f@ck you Mike Ashley, ya cheap rotten bastard.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 10, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #5

    That’s all he ever does mate

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 10, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #6

    He comes out with this broken promises all of the time. It won’t happen again he says. His career is blighted with touchline skirmishes and foul mouthed rants.

    He’s a disgrace of a man and he tries to pass it off as passion. Don’t get sucked in by it. Glad most of you are seeing through him now.

    See how he apologises after he gets a hollow win against practically relegated Cardiff who actually could have won if it wasn’t for Krul.

    Pardew was very lucky we played them at that time. It was an abysmal game.

    People from the outside just see 3 points, 3 goals and hea Pardew come out with his subliminal brainwashing of how the game went. Usually disguising a dull and disjointed game as ‘digging in’ and showing maximum effort and ‘fret.’

    Con-man alert.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 10, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #7

    It affected the team? He was saying he needed to be back in the ground… when he was there, still lost. Then says he needs to be on the sideline, pathetic loss to Arsenal.

    The prat is in dreamland.

    He makes Audley Harrison look like a realist.

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  • toonking

    May 10, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #8

    ashley is bullying Alan Pardew into making these speeches as fans have started to show signs that Pardew caused this not bad investment from ashley himself.

    what would ashley like more than anything. he would like a chance of not having to spend money this summer, what better way will this be done than by giving a manager who has been on a bad run the sack now that fans are so stressed by him rather than ashley.

    pardew is in a no win situation, as he has to either loose what is the best club he can ever manage and to do that he has to obay what his boss tells him say the words as ashley wants them to be said, even these stupid pressconferances shame for the fans. if he said it like the fans want it to be said then the same thing will happen to him that has happened to the other managers. kevin keegan walked out because of bad transfer treatment. shearer refused to continue as he didn’t like the policy ashley has, hughton was sacked as he was showing signs of a manager who would refuse to accept ashley like he was and probably demanded carroll remained here and we spent money, not say to fans we have got a decent team already.

    ashley doesn’t know enough about football so he will just see a manager sacking as the chance to yet again not spend money.

    he sacked hughton and we sold carroll but didn’t spend any of that money until the summer.
    we had that good season so ashley took that as a chance to not spend money

    we had a bad season last year but ashley saw them panic buyes as the ones who would change things this year

    we had a very good first half of the season and so ashley saw this as the chance to sell cabaye.

    now with all these screams for pardew to be sacked ashley will be thinking to himself he might not need to spend much money after all because if a manager is being called to get sacked then he has did poor with the players and one player who he can see this as a great chance with is HBA.
    so we have a great goal scorer pardewed not a one season wonder, although he is out now

    we have 2 great creative midfielders not lazy and greedy ones.

    we have a great defence that has been pardewed not a championship built defence

    finally we have a great quality bench badly used by pardew, not a awful quality bench that should have been invested.

    all this is what ashley will maybe see in sacking pardew.

    even though we hate him because of his lies.

    so instead of assaulting the team by blaming the manager. ignore what he says and support the team as standard whilst showing signs of hatred at the owner.

    even if brendon rodgers were appointed tomorrow i will still not put anything into the club weather it’s going to the match or buying a shirt….. because the fact is he will still be their treating the club as a buissness.

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  • toonluvva

    May 10, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #9

    The situation concerning Ashley and Pardew is interesting.

    True, Pardew has been properly back by Ashley, but his managerial abilities are so limited that even if he had been given new players he would not have got the best out of them.

    Ironically Ashley can yet partly redeem himself by bringing in a decent coach / manager and also by making money available to bolster the squad over the next few years.

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  • jimmysmith

    May 10, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #10

    Well that’s it. Ashley can do better by the club and the fans, so could a few of the players, but they choose not too. Pardew I think does gives it a real go and holds his hand up when he sees his shortcomings. He has them, admittedly, possibly too many too continue, but Ashley and the players could redeem themselves quite easily and without putting too much pressure on themselves, but will they? Surely few if any have any real faith left in the owner and few others by now.

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  • theartfuldodger

    May 10, 2014 at 4:58 AM

    Comment #11

    Isnt this similar to last season…penultimate game against bottom of the league team to secure targets..and pardew giving similar speeches about bring better next season…

    For those who think Pardew achieved his target without Ashley having to spend…well he has to spend double now..and face risk of more players leaving..etcetc..

    I feel Pardew may be sacked well into the summer..thats wen Ashley realizes no one wants to join us anymore…

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  • headtheball

    May 10, 2014 at 5:06 AM

    Comment #12

    An ode to big Mike to the tune ” where have all the flowers gone? ”
    Where has all the money gone long time passing
    Where has all the money gone long time ago
    Where has all the money gone not on transfers or the club
    WHEN will he ever learn WHEN will he ever learn?

    Feel free to add more verses
    HWTL

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 10, 2014 at 5:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Usually if someone says they haven’t been good enough or that they have let the club down, they decide to step down and pass the mantel on!

    …but not our Pardew. He just promise to improve – like it could get any worse 🙁

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  • NOVA2967

    May 10, 2014 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #14

    Ohhh man, it just came to me….
    I mean, lets think about it…
    Need to replace Cabeye and Remy/BA first and foremost
    Okay, Cabeye can’t be replaced… Well, who can slurp the ball close to what Cabeye could… didn’t think we could get one… Yet, a fellow Geordie at the end of his road called M. Carrick could fit in perfectly next to Tiote and buy us a few years to bring up some others….
    This also gives a clean plate to Ben Arfa to receive the ball up top from Carrick… can you say PERFECTION…

    Colback would add some good competition and I doubt we could pull of A Johnson and I’m not sure what his allegiance is but those three would set us up perfectly with some home talent and passion… Just what we need…

    Upfront I couldn’t tell you but I hope we can bring in a couple solid players like that Lyon striker and the German and give them a good go… I mean then you can just think about picking up a defender maybe Lescot on a free and look at getting Barry… I mean, we need solid professionals and there are some good English almost Internationals available for cheap…

    Carrick and A Johnson with maybe Caulker would be a dream start this summer… can anyone argue about Carrick my main point here…

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 10, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #15

    “As I walked out over the Tyne bridge
    One misty Monday morning,
    I overheard a group of men
    Crying like Geordies.

    If you dare, then come with me”

    Morning lads 😉

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 10, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #17

    “I’ve got to do better but I turned it round at West Ham and, as a manager, that happens more times than you think,” said Pardew.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    WTF!! He got sacked after the worst run in West ham’s history.

    No more BS, just stop being so b—dy selfish and get the hell out.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 10, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #18

    why do people rate caulker exactly?

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  • seancavaz

    May 10, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #19

    “If you’re good enough, you’re old enough”…….

    So why don’t we blood Streete, Armstrong, Campbell and Bigi?

    There’s your centre back, number 10, striker and centre mid.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 10, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #20

    More drivel from the silver tongued twat! Sorry about the following caps

    “I’m proud to be Newcastle manager. I’m upset at the reaction of the fans to me, obviously, but I don’t hide from it, and I understand it, to a degree.

    YOU DON’T HIDE FROM IT? WHAT’S SITTING IN YOUR DUGOUT AFRAID TO POP YOUR HEAD UP CALLED THEN? Spunktrumpet!

    “So I’m just going to try to focus on Liverpool, and afterwards meeting the board and recruitment.

    “That’s what I can do. I’ve tried to be honest. The second half of the season hasn’t been good enough. We need to put that right.”

    HONESTLY ISN’T IN YOUR DNA YOU BULLSHITTER, JUST THE SECOND HALF OF THIS SEASON ALAN? TRY LAST SEASON TOO YOU DELUDED CRETIN!

    Pardew is keen to add more offensive” talent to his squad over the summer months, with United – who didn’t replace January sale Yohan Cabaye – unlikely to sign loanee Loic Remy on a permanent deal.

    As many as half a dozen senior departures are expected, but he wouldn’t be drawn on the number of likely arrivals.

    “The most important part of this job, at this football club, is getting the recruitment right,” said Pardew.

    “Some people are bandying around one player, two players, three players – it doesn’t matter. What we need are the best players we can possibly get for this club.

    SO IT DOESN’T MATTER AYE? IN SHORT, BARGAINS BECAUSE WE CAN’T AFFORD MUCH AND THIS CLUB WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN THE COUNTRY NOT SO LONG AGO! TALK ABOUT LOWERING EXPECTATIONS…..AGAIN!

    “We need to make sure we’re strong underneath the best players.

    “The big problem in the second half of the season is that some of our players have been missing. That happens.

    “We’ve had Remy missing for long periods, but we haven’t been strong enough to deal with that.

    THAT OLD CHESTNUT ALAN? SERIOUSLY? AGAIN? SPEAK UP THEN AND TELL THE FATTY WHAT YOU NEED INSTEAD OF JUST COASTING ALONG HAPPY TO PICK UP YOUR INFLATED PAY PACKET FOR DOING NAFF ALL YOU FCUKING MUG!

    “I’m confident we can improve on the second half of this season, for sure.

    “I think that I can be a better coach that I was in the second half of the season.

    DIDN’T YOU SAY THIS AT THE END OF LAST SEASON TOO? FCUKING SHAMBLES OF A ONCE PROUD CLUB RAN BY A FAT MONEY SUCKING LEECH AND MANAGED BY A EGOTISTICAL CRETIN WITH DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR!

    Rant over!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 10, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #21

    jimmysmith

    that’s just the point he doesn’t hold his hands up. have you not heard the crowd chant ” alan pardew, it’s never your fault, it’s never your fault”

    pardew spins everything like ”’we hadn’t won for 6 matches”, implying we may have drawn some of them and getting away from the bigger picture of losing 13 out of 18 and not scoring in 14 out of 18 !!!!!

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  • Average_Contents

    May 10, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #22

    Rotunda

    I couldn’t believe he said that either, it just shows the depths the man is willing to go to, to save his own skin!

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