Pardew Knows Pressure Is Not Going Away Anytime Soon

The good 3-2 win at Crystal Palace on Wednesday night was a tonic for the players, and hopefully that will give them confidence for the upcoming league game at the Britannia Stadium on Monday night, where Newcastle must go and try to win the game.

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Alan Pardew – pressure is not going away

Wednesday night was also a bit of a tonic for manager Pardew, after it looked like we would have victory snatched away, when Crystal Palace equalized in added time and then we had Mehdi Abeid sent off after 10 minutes of extra time.

But the lads prevailed and a goal made by Adam Armstrong and scored by Paul Dummett, got us through to face Manchester City away in the next leg.


Alan Pardew is not daft enough to think the pressure is going away anytime soon, with Newcastle bottom of the league with just 3 points from our first five games:

“The pressure is not going to go away from us.” “We’re Newcastle United. We are sitting at the bottom of the Premier League and we haven’t won a Premier League game.”

“We have to put that right.” “We’ve got two tough away games but we’re here for the long haul.”  “There are a lot of games to go.”

“There’s a big season still to play and it’s all to play for.”  “So I’m looking forward to building on this small step.”

It was a small step forward on Wednesday night,  but we have been impressed with the way the players have fought back in  their last two games, and we have gone behind twice in those games and come back to get something out of each of the games, a draw against Hull and a win on Wednesday night.

If we can keep fighting like that and play somewhere near our best form,  the odds are good that we can start climbing the league table – that’s what we are hoping for, but we have to take something out of the game at Stoke City.

Another defeat would not be good.

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9 comments so far

  • dazzler

    Sep 26, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Comparing the fans then to now is slightly misleading.

    The club were a force back then, so much so that a 5th place finish was seen as a disappointment. (a la Liverpool fans the year we finished 5th under Pards).

    I don’t condone the actions of the fans that drove Bobby out of our club. Bobby actually DID deserve time, and patience. No doubt we’d have finished in Europe that year under him. Shearer played his part in the sacking IMHO, dropped for the league cup, next thing you know Bobby is sacked).

    The actions against Pardew are completely different and you know it. The form, the style of football, the lies, the excuses, the propaganda. This list is endless against him, and yet despite the general feeling of the support, the fans have continued to back the team.

    There is no comparison between the fans then and the fans now. The fans then could dream, and believe we could push for a title challenge or compete in Europe. We do not have that belief anymore and that is the fault of the owner, and the man he’s tasked lead our squad.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 26, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #2

    was it some kind of record for local lads playing v palace b team?


  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 26, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Lesh, nonsense. I wanted Sir Bobby to stay, yet I hate Pardew. Worlds apart in managerial ability and my view of each.

    So I’m certainly not one of the ones who wanted Bobby gone. It was some of those bling boys we had as players at the time who didn’t help that cause I think.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 26, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #4


    pretty much spot on

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 26, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #5


    Bang on the money there mate. Huge difference between then and now.

  • lesh

    Sep 26, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #6


    Agree with everything you said but given the owner, can we be confident that if Pardew does get pushed or resigns that we’ll get a manager that will meet fans’ expectations?

    I doubt it, do you?

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 26, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Lesh, fear of the unknown is no reason to keep a rolling record breaker of dismal results and performances.

  • lesh

    Sep 26, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #8

    Yes Laurent Robert, (very fitting tag considering the subject of SBR’s dismissal), I did refer to some fans, not all fans wanting him out.

    It may have been ‘Mary Poppins’ that influenced Freddy’s decision but nobody could deny that a mass walk out didn’t help in Bobby’s departure. Or could they?

    Neither did I suggest that Pardew and Bobby were ever or will ever be in the same league. Pardew might be a useful gofor for Bobby but that’s about all.

  • lesh

    Sep 26, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Laurent Robert

    There’s no way I’m advocating keeping Pardew no matter what.

    Get rid of him when the time (ie the owner’s aspirations for the club)’s right.

    It’d be folly to pressure Ashley into a situation where he feels he’s been forced to sack Pardew – we’ll end up with another JFK!

    The decision needs to be Ashley’s and only his, he’s not a one to submit to fan pressure.


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