After the game yesterday, Alan Pardew was interviewed by Sky Sports, and to be fair to the lads played extremely well for 60 minutes yesterday, and we had Liverpool where we wanted them – but then two lapses in concentration meant two Liverpool goals, and we were suddenly 2-1 down, and then Shola Ameobi was sent off, followed after 87 minutes by Paul Dummett receiving a red card.
Alan Pardew – Newcastle manager
Newcastle lost the game 2-1 and that was our seventh loss in the last eight league games – not good.
This is what Alan Pardew told Sky Sports after the game
“I think we’ve got to give the fans and club a lift in the summer by recruiting well, and hopefully we can do that.” “It’s obvious that we need to recruit offensive players that are good enough for Newcastle and that’s what we’re going to focus on.¨
“We’re not completely resigned on Remy, we’re working hard to keep him.” “He has been an important part of our season – if you take him away, we’ll need to replace him for sure.¨
¨We lost Yohan Cabaye in the Christmas period and that has been difficult for us.” “Our fans are brilliant fans – they are just frustrated and I understand that.¨
“Hopefully they understand that if we can put things right in the summer, we can come back stronger next year.”
The news before the game was that Alan Pardew would not be sacked by Mike Ashley, and some news in the local papers late last night backs that up – that indeed Alan Pardew and his coaching staff, including locals John Carver and Steve Stone, will keep their jobs.
This season and last season have simply not been good enough, so we can only hope that we have an excellent transfer window this summer, and its going to take something like that if we are ever to become a good side again.
And we would be absolutely stunned if Loic Remy is a Newcastle United player come September, but because of the awful performances this year and the anger and frustration of Newcastle fans at the moment, the powers that be at Newcastle, should be working their tails off to try to get Remy signed.
That would then be some really good news for Newcastle fans, if we can pull it off.
But the chances of doing that must be 10% – and even that’s an over-estimate.
What do you think?