Pardew Confident Of Turning Things Around Despite Injuries


Alan Pardew spoke with the press for the first time since after the 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace almost two weeks – a game we should probably have own when we went ahead with a first ever Mike Williamson goal with just two minutes to play in normal time but allowed Palace to equalize with two minutes to play in the seven minutes of stoppage time.

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Alan Pardew – under pressure

Siem de Jong damaged his thigh in training at the start of the international break early last week and it looks like it’s a long time out for the Dutch International – thought to be around four months.

Alan talked about Siem’s injury and the pressure on him after having got just 2 points in our first three league games:
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“It’s difficult to assess,”  “It’s whether he has an operation on the injury which we’ll probably determine this week. I’m suggesting certainly he won’t be back for the next three months. After that it could be any time really.”

“It’s part and parcel of the Premier League,” “We’ve not won a game yet so the teams that haven’t won a game, the pressure is on those particular managers.¨

“More so on me because of the back end of last year when we weren’t good enough, but I think we’re good enough this year,, and I think our results will reflect that.”

A win would certainly lift the mood of Newcastle fans on Saturday – but that looks like a tall order for Newcastle – unless we can play near our very best form.

And with 12 sackings in the Premier League last season, there’s no PL manager who can be sure his job is safe – and that’s true even for new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal – never mind Alan Pardew.

We are not expecting too much out of the game on Saturday, so we’ve given the lads have ample opportunity to surprise us with a good result. 😀

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132 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #1

    What else has he said I’ve been out all day

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  • MadisonToon

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Oh, so he hasn’t forgotten the end of last season. I thought he was going to pretend that he didn’t coach the team to the worst form in the Premier League.

    I can’t imagine he has those 10 games he was asking for before he gets judged by MA this season. It’s looking a lot more like he’ll get five if he’s lucky and pulls out a win along the way. More if things get turned around, but I’m pretty doubtful that will happen.

    However, what happens if MA is really trying to sell the club? Firing Pardew would destabilize the club and would sour the purchase, I would think. Let the new owners to the firing/hiring would be what I would do if I were in MAs shoes and really trying to sell. That doesn’t do the supporters any good, but I wouldn’t be too surprised if he keeps Pardew around just so he doesn’t have to go through the hiring process for a manager for a team he’s trying to offload. Clearly this is all predicated on him actually wanting to sell, but I could see this being the road the club goes down for the next few weeks/months.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #3

    JFA

    Nowt really, the whole interview seems pointless IMO. Waste of time and print.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #4

    @lee_ryder: Facundo Ferreyra has a back injury and out of #saints game #nufc

    That new fitness coach is working wonders here like, what are we doing to these lads in training?

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  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #5

    me too !!

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  • Essex Geordie

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Is this story about selling just a smoke screen. It’s been used before when the going hots up at the club. Maybe it’s MA’s way if deflecting the supporters minds. Don’t be fooled, let’s keep up the pressure until P45due can’t bear it and is finally sacked.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Pards couldn’t turn a pram around. It’s too late to apologise….too laaaate! too late to apologise…..

    I think the whole sad story boils down to this –

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  • nufconceandfuturekings

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #8

    I don’t know why you think us winning on Saturday is a tall order, Dr Ed. I have every confidence in the team doing what needs to be done. I’ve supported NUFC for 48 years and I can’t remember the vitriole directed at a manager to the degree Alan Pardew’s getting, excepting Gordon Lee perhaps. Perhaps a bit of positivity might not go astray at the minute, in particular at St Mary’s this week — I for one would really be keen to listen to a piano concerto from Massadio. Give the manager a break, whatever the outcome of his tenure in charge. Hatred is too strong a word, which I’ve seen on these pages in comments, for a football manager; the guy’s just that, a football manager, not a mass murderer.
    Give ‘us a minute, putting me tin hat on…

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #9

    he needs to change the formation imo as no rolando/chucky/cisse.

    colback and tiote fit is our only saving grace imo so he needs to play cabella and sissoko on wings and play 2 proper forwards in river and perez but either way i can only see us scoring 2 goals max if we are lucky.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Mind you, Alan couldn’t buy luck at the moment could he? Selling two potentially key players and then watching as the new lads fall like flies in training, Tiote on strike…. its,all scripted against you Alan. top marks though for hanging on grimly, they’re definitely made of steel, and your neck is made of brass. Pity your tactics are shot through with lead.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #11

    I don’t think it’s personal hatred of Alan, I don’t dislke the guy at all. Obstinacy would be hard to forgive, but its actually his ineptitude that makes it difficult to be too hard on him. Mike may be something else though. Disdainful, arrogant, dismissive and totally self absorbed. Not likeable traits in an owner of your club.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #12

    The vitriol is fully justified as he’s fully complicit in the shenanigans at SJP as testified by his constant stream of bullshit and backing fatty to the hilt! Is that tin hat of the extra thick variety 😉

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  • Belfast

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #13

    Carry on skunki carry on.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Oh and all this harping on Alan is doing about De Jong, it’s because the little Dutch blighter was supposed to protect him from the fallout of the Hatem bomb, unfortunately in his haste to shelter behind his skills, he rushed him back too soon and now one of his key chances to hold onto his job has a limp.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #15

    That ok so far Belfast? Its called contributing. Look it up. Try it even, you can do it, I know you have it in there somewhere…

    😀

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #16

    @Jail: Not a whole lot. Newcastle isn’t up for sale because he hasn’t seen any signs of it.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #17

    I’ve hit a brick wall lately skunki. I’m done, nothing left to give.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #18

    What’s the point in Alan being asked if mike is selling up? One thing is he wouldn’t tell him, second is he still thinks his job is safe, third he’s an idiot.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Gotta go, back in A few hours

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #20

    why do we always suffer so many injuries….is it because we are cursed?

    or maybe the fact we don’t rotate our team at all until we are injured/suspended

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Did he get asked why we never got a CB in ?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Sage
    Possibly, but it’s 3 games into the season, gotta be something to do with either the facilities or the actual training programme itself

    It’s ridiculous
    Then there’s Tiote, injured all season, fit for internationals (just after the window shuts…..) and now will be in the squad for Saturday yet AP has admitted they don’t know his current fitness levels and won’t til he’s back!!!!!
    Wtf is that all about, if he hasn’t trained why is he even in contention?
    And if he’s fit enough for a full 90 then why couldn’t he even train with the team during pre season and our opening games?

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Even Yohan Kebab can’t save Alan Pardew now.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #24

    @itsnufc: Jonas Gutierrez to jet back for showdown talks with Newcastle manager Alan … – http://t.co/zSHkgdeR3s #nufc #Gutierrez

    Bit late for that surely?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Team for Saints:

    ————————–Krul—————————-

    –Janmaat——–Willo——-Collo——–Haidara–

    —–Sissoko————Tiote————-Colback—–

    —–Rivierre————Cisse————-Cabella——

    Counter attack with pace and we may have a chance .

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #26

    Tiote will have been saved for a sale no doubt, but people wouldn’t match the asking price.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #27

    tads

    Possibly…but I’m sure we upgraded the facillities to cut out these injuries. We have a fitness coach too (how good we don’t know, i like our other coaches won’t be great).

    I just really don’t understand it….it doesn’t help we get the lies about injuries around transfer windows, so we never know what’s happening.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Tads

    As you’ve alluded to, the windows open, they didn’t want him picking up a “real injury” incase the bidding went higher because there were bids as confirmed by parsnip himself. The window shuts he then swans off on international duty to play two 90m games in the space of 4 days so he clearly wasn’t injured to the extent that they tried to make us believe!

    Lil, mark and myself said it reeks of the Cabaye situation all over again mate, keeping them on the sidelines!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Pardew goes on about being professional and representing the shirt, yet there’s Jonas who has been overworked with his effort (albeit no end product) yet he’s treated horribly when he’s still in contract.

    Plus, he’s another one who has come out and publicly mocked the training and tactics.

    Two faced again from Pardump. Not to mention his own lack of professionalism multiple times with pushing, touchline antics and headbutting.

    It all stinks.

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  • MasterKush25

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #30

    Hi all i was wondering if anyone can help me ?, Ive been a newcastle fan since i was like born. I go newcastle 3 times a year i went last year to see southampton in december and also again in march to see everton but the date got changed and i missed it, I am due to come on the 1st of november to see the game vs liverpool. Previously tickets have been bought for me by other but this time im in charge i need to get 4 tickets for that game, How is the best way for me to do this ?

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 11, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Fatty enforces the “injury” as he just sees pound signs then parsnip lies about it so he’s just as culpable in my eyes the cretin!

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Sep 11, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #32

    DEAR Prdew tw@t We have no confidnce in u…..KINDLY LEAVE OUR CLUB ALONG WITH UR UNCLE ASHELY

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 11, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #33

    Average, it does smell like the Cabaye situation again. Most definitely. Double standards by Pardiv again.

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Sep 11, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #34

    so Facundo Ferreyra is injurd…ha an pardew is happy with the squad …..what n arshol

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 11, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #35

    Laurent

    The whole “questioning Pardew’s tactics by the players” issue is really annoying me now.

    If a good few senior players have spoken out against it then why won’t he address he issue. Whether he thinks he team are set up right or not the players don’t feel comfortable in that set up and results show that.

    I get that players shouldn’t publicly criticise the manager but if they think he is messing things up (and for all we know they spoke privately first, or the private chat was dismissed) then what option do they have.

    As an employee they have a responsibility to do as they are told, but as a footballer they have the responsibility to do their best and be honest for the fans, people who make the club what it is….that’s what a manager should be thick skinned enough to listen to others and take advice, especially when his methods are not producing results.

    I’m not a huge fan of roy hodgson, but at least he has started to try to play his best players how they play best for their clubs, might be more reactive than proactive but at least he is trying to adapt.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #36

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29163755
    Probably old news but this is from BBC football, has anyone got links to the presser, is it worth listening too.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 11, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Average

    It certainly wouldn’t be the first time a player was “injured” during negotiations.

    What irritates me is we don’t know if tiote’s injury was real as the club never release any details or time scales….it’s always just a player has suffered a leg injury, or a muscle injury…not details about anything, the whole thing is rotten top to bottom at the minute.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 11, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Pardew is a mouthpiece and a puppet
    HBA and Jonas have nothing to do with Tactics, both are contractual
    HBA rebuffed the offered contract – dropped from the scene
    Jonas has a clause to trigger an automatic contract extension – Exiled to Argentina, let’s not forget that Jonas was Pardews go to guy, his vice captain
    These lads were pushed out by the far c**t upstairs, sadly the gutless turd in charge of the squad doesn’t have the bottle to say a thing

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 11, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #39

    tbf we fans have been screaming jonas isnt good enough for us for years and accusing pards for picking him as his favourite so its very unfair to turn this back on him and call him for getting rid no matter how he does it !

    and on arfa its just a way of having a go at pards tbh as he’s never been that great ! yes good in the odd game but not a team player everyone knows this ! should he have been picked ahead of jonas/goofy/sissoko/sammy and who ever else has been our wingers over the years ? i’m not so sure tbh ! even in the bad bad times our wingers have been poor-avg but atleast you could tell they was on the pitch a lot of the time where as arfa just disapeared.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 11, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Transfer, for players to come out and have a dig at the set up it is quite a move by them. A lot of the interviews are pre-prepared to tow the line and saying the usual PR drivel.

    They can obviously see what a lot of us can see from the outside, but are frustrated that nothing is changing from within and are carefully trying to get their feelings across without landing themselves in hot water.

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