Pardew – It’s Very, Very Difficult To Bounce Back

It looks like Alan Pardew will still be in charge for the Hull City game on Saturday, but we expect Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley to be sorting out who Alan’s replacement will be,  in case we lose the Hull City game too.

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Carver and Pardew on the bench on Saturday

Dropping points like this at the beginning of the season is what happened six years ago – and we all assumed the team was far too good to be relegated – but we were wrong on that one.

So it’s important the powers that be at Newcastle (aka Mike Ashley) learn from that experience six years ago – the very last thing we want is to be playing in the Championship next season. 🙁

And the manager has talked about this week in training:

“What we have to do is make sure that the work on the training ground is to a level.” “We were unlucky this week, we lost two big players to injury, we’ve had kind of mental blows all week – two early goals at the start of the game.”

“It’s very, very difficult to bounce back from those blows and hopefully this week we’ll have a better week on the training ground and get ourselves a shape and a formula that’s going to get us a win.”

“Well I’m just – you know – trying to do the job to the best of my ability.”

It is difficult to bounce back – but the key is not to make those stupid mistakes that gift the opposition goals – which we have done in the last two games and conceded a massive seven goals in the process. 🙁

Yes, we were unlucky to lose the impressive Siem de Jong – out for four months – and young Rolando Aarons who was easily our best player in his cameo appearance against Palace, when the 18 year-old scored one and made one – but we still gave up the win with one minute remaining in the game.

It’s going to be a difficult week for Newcastle fans, and it’s also going to be annoying and disappointing if we play against Hull like we have in the last couple of games – if that happens Hull will beat us at home for the second season running.

By the way looking forward to seeing Hatem Ben Arfa make his debut for Hull tonight against West Ham.

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21 comments so far

  • bobby mango

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Think this is the closest he’s been to resigning himself.
    If losing to means he’s goes I’ll take it.

  • Thump

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Repost from last thread: @Kevymartins: Played: 24, Won: 5, Drawn: 3, Lost 16 with a goal difference of -27

  • Markaccus

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Pardew “Sometimes when you look at the sky, it looks blue” “water is wet” “breathing out is as important as breathing in” “I think gravity is keeping us from falling off the planet”


  • catchy in norway

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #4

    lee charnley

    think long and hard about who the next guy will be
    we want football back

  • hdavid23

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #5

    I had a horrible nightmare last night that Pardew was sacked (this sounds quite great so far) but he was replaced with Souness.
    I hope this isn’t a sign that with MA there’s always an even worse scenario…

  • lesh

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Unlucky to lose two players?

    That’s not bad luck, it’s been bad management by the so-called football expert (that’s Pardew in case you didn’t realise) who’s presided over his squad being decimated by a money-focused owner.

    Pardew can’t claim bad luck when he’s sat on his backside and kept his gob shut without a suggestion of strong protest!

    And where’s Carr’s football management experience been when the stripping’s been going on? Has he been the third of the three wise monkeys?


  • lesh

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #7


    You’ve eaten too much cheese if you’re having dreams about the Toon!


  • kevymartins

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #8

    @Thump when you think that Gullit was basically forced out because he dropped shearer for 1 match or the way Sir Bobby was sacked god rest his soul this is a complete disgrace like.

    If we lose to hull he must/has to either be sacked or resign otherwise there will be a war breaking out.

  • beermonkey

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #9

    who are the 2 big players dejong and who

    he cant mean Aarons

  • kevymartins

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #10

    And the conniving attitude of him like. Most managers would have resigned an all but he decides to come out and blame the fans as well. His arrogance is what’s really getting to the fans too.

  • Thump

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #11

    @kevy: Honestly, I just think it’s a shame that Ben Arfa can’t play against us. I’d love to see him dancing along the touchline in front of Pardew.

  • HatemOrLoveHim

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Hi guys

    Now whoever wants to believe me can and whoever doesn’t then that’s also fine but I have some information which some will find interesting.

    I don’t claim to be an ITK but I live in London (Totteridge Common) which is where both Ashley and JFK live.

    Now I am friends through family with the owner of FILA who also owns Lotto the clothing line and have had a chat with him as he is good friends with Ashley.

    Basically there are complications with Pardew which I cannot disclose yet but he has assured me that Ashley is more sick of Pardew than we are.

    Now I have been invited to a meeting with him and Ashley along with the owners of other retail giants in 4 weeks time and will speak to Ashley.

    But because this cannot wait he has agreed for me to go with to see Ashley at his house at an event he is hosting next week.

    Being sensible, what should I say to him? Apart from the obvious. I don’t want to seem like a dick because he won’t even listen but if I have reasons etc then apparently he’s a decent bloke.

    Now i may be able to disclose the issue with pardew and his contract after I speak to the owner of FILA tonight to get permission so watch this space but it is not all as it seems. Things the media have no clue about!

  • firebug666

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #13


    Just two simple questions here.

    Does he intend to sell Newcastle?

    If yes When?

  • GeordieoftheSouth

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #14


    Are these issues preventing Ashley from getting rid of Pardew?…so even Ashley himself has been Pardew’d?

  • harryfred

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #15

    When Alan Pardew took the Newcastle job in his first interview he stated if ever the Newcastle fans wanted him out he would leave. Over to you Mr Pardew.

  • toonicle

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #16

    What injuries? Tiote has been out all season and De Jong has played what, half a game so far? More BS excuses.

  • kimbo

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Well HatemOrLoveHim, if Ashley is a decent bloke then ask him to go on the pitch before a home game with a microphone and tell us fans his position ie is he going to sell us , sack Pardew etc. After all it is his club bought with his money and us fans have got to make our minds up to either support him or stay away. I have decided to stay away and not give him another penny but 50k fans still go so what can we do. Relegation will hurt but the fans could sing Sports Direct is F***ing S***t non stop through a game, he might then listen and sell up!!!!

  • jon.c

    Sep 15, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #18

    I agree AP has lost the plot but while and we slate him a good manager should have good men men under him ie coaches he has got rubbish

  • rwpoynter

    Sep 15, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #19

    I have supported this club for 62 of my 70 years. The present mess is unsustainable. I said on this blog when he was appointed that he was a serial loser, but frankly even that seemed kind at the time. AP has long since lost the fans and has now clearly lost his players. For MA to persist with him another game is clearly a bad economic decision especially with his mind which seems to be obsessed with profit. The best days in the last 23 years were under Kevin Keegan and Bobby Robson. The people of Newcastle deserve better than this. There is talent at this club and those two would have used it better.
    I can see the day coming when the patience of the 52,000 is going to run out and that is not far away. In 1961 when the club was soon to be relegated to the old second division, for a home game against Charlton Athletic there was a crowd of 15,000 and in those days SJP held 72,000. If it wasn’t for advanced sale of season tickets, this may happen again. If I lived anywhere near Newcastle I would not buy a season ticket under the present owner ( but as I live 220 miles away that is an academic argument) . I would say this to him. Thank you for turning around the finances of this club which it needed. If Shepherd had been still in charge, the club would probably have been in administration by now. I also agree in principle with not overpaying for players or for their wages as that will jeopardise what good work you have done. However, two issues remain to be addressed. If what you hope to get for NUFC should you sell it, it has to be realised you need to be successful on the field. Managers of the calibre of Kinnear and Pardew are simply not going to achieve this.You have to look beyond that mindset. As with the quality of players, this is not something you will get on the cheap ( that is Sports Direct thinking). Not only do we need to get high quality players, we need to keep them. Of the ones we have lost, Milner , Cabaye, Ba, Debuchy, Enrique, Remy, all of them spotted the lack of ambition to be the best. Why run any football club, be it Man Utd, NUFC, Chelsea or even Gateshead if you don’t one day want to be top of the Premier League? There is surely something beyond NUFC than just treating it as a cash cow for Sports Direct? Please think beyond the profit motive.

  • Kamikaze Koala

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #20

    Wish this guy would put everyone out of there misery and just leave! this episode has gone on long enough!

  • thevirus

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Yes mr Pardew it is really hard to bounce back especially if u have absolutely no clue about football , football tactics,being a manager or the Newcastle United fans. Time for u to F**K OFF


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