Alan Pardew has talked about one confrontation with Neil Warnock in his management career, but he has said tonight that he used his death stare at Warnock, who then backed off (phew!).
Neil Warnock – back at Crystal Palace
We know Alan is just kidding, but we should quickly mention that if Alan does get into one more altercation on the touchline again and embarrasses the Newcastle United Football club, he will be fired immediately – it’s really as simple as that and Alan knows that’s the score.
The manager will have been left in no doubt at all about that from owner Mike Ashley on the night pf March 1st, after he head-butted David Meyler near the end of the Hull City game when we were cruising to a good win.
This is what Alan has said tonight:
“Neil knows my death-stare is better than his and he is a manager who gets emotional but, to be honest, I’ve never really had a problem with him.” “I think once at Sheffield United we might have had a bit of an issue. But it didn’t take me long to give him the death-stare and he backed off.”
“We all know the impact a new manager can have on a team. We found that out to our cost last season when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came up here in his first game, with Cardiff in the cup, so that’s something we must guard against.”
“He has the experience to deal with the fact that they need to stay in the Premier League in order to grow as a club. They have had one year under their belt, and that doesn’t really count.”
“It is such an advantage to be in the Premier League at the moment with the money. I am sure they will invest, I will be looking closely at the markets in the next couple of days because I think they could buy before the game.”
“I was sad to see Tony Pulis leave, because I thought he was a good fit for Palace. It’s a shame that it broke down and now they must move on.”
“In our last two matches, Aston Villa and Gillingham were both very defensive and that makes it difficult for a No.9 like Manu to score when teams pack their defense. I think it will be the same on Saturday.
“I have no worries about Manu. There will be games where he gets more room, when teams get on the front foot, or when we are behind.” “That’s when I think we’ll see the best of him because he’s in good shape.”
It’s a good test tomorrow for our newly formulated side to show up well against one of the weaker sides in the Premier League.
The Pardew look – thought to be close to his “death stare”
Newcastle have a chance to show we are a better side than that which has picked up one point from our first two league games, but we’ll have to score at least one goal to win the game tomorrow.
That could prove difficult if we don’t take our chances – which we didn’t do in our first two games of the season.
Howay The Lads!!
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