Players Still 100% Behind Alan Pardew

Mike Williamson had a decent enough game last night, and it was certainly better than the way he played in that 4-0 drubbing at Southampton, but most of our players have played much better in the last three games, including the 3-2 win after extra time last Wednesday night in London.

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Mike Williamson and Peter Crouch last night

After the game last night Mike came out and talked to the press, and this is what he had to say:

“We are all frustrated as a group, but what he has done has shown composure and that is what you need in a situation like this.”

“He has obviously come in for criticism but he has thick skin. It’s ourselves that will get us out of this position. He goes through every detail to try to rectify this.”

“It’s just the nature of the league, but we are showing that we are fighting and pushing on to try to get that win. We just haven’t been able to get that.”

“We have shown on the pitch that we are 100% behind him and we are doing everything we can. We feel we have come very close and there has been small margins in a lot of the games.”

“We did everything we can and it’s the nature of the league that it is unforgiving.

“This is a huge club and the position in the league is difficult to swallow for the fans, but the lads are equally frustrated. We will turn up for training and we will work hard to put it right.

“Swansea are up next, there’s never an easy game in this league and Swansea are no different. We knew the start to the season would be difficult and we have to go down there and put a few wrongs right.”

We were decent enough at the back and in central midfield last night – with Jack Colback and Cheick Tiote playing well – but it was when we went forward that we got bogged down,  and the big worry was we created very few chances.

The best we can hope for is that Papiss Cisse could start the game in south Wales, or else have Manu Riviere and Papiss Cisse share the duties up front during the game, but at some point it would be good if they were played together.

We’d also like to see Obertan and Perez start this game, maybe at the expense of Gouffran and Cabella, and that Adam Armstrong gets some playing time too, which he didn’t last night.

The expectations of our fans  will not be high on Saturday, so Alan Pardew and the players have nothing to lose.

Go for it!!

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37 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Im 23% behind him myself. Plus a few million quid.

  • Belfast

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Have you ever heard a player come out and say he’s not behind the manager under pressure? Nah me neither

  • Tsunki

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Especially not a player who wouldnt get near the bench with any other.

    Safc rules does it? Bet they havent even got a King like we do.

  • Belfast

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #4

    The man united player were all behind moyes 100% too

    Well until they new he’d got the boot haha

  • spitfire_

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #5

    “We have shown on the pitch that we are 100% behind him and we are doing everything we can”

    Really? Then we are doomed.

  • Belfast

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Then he was a failure and they didn’t like his methods lol

  • Tsunki

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed slow down, have a heart, the mackem cant keep up.

  • Tsunki

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Can you imagine the floodgates of insults when Pards gets the old heave ho? Nobody will take pity because they know theyll never come across him professionally again 😀

    Hed make a good tv pundit though.

  • Tsunki

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Ill never sleep tonight. Damn fish and chips.

  • Belfast

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #10

    I resign for the evening


  • Belfast

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #11

    Crushed plastic bottle on my bike tyre as I leave…..

    Now making motorbike sounds.


  • beermonkey

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #12

    been in the pub all night how did mbiwa do against city

  • Brutooon

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Mapou is now the best defender in Serie A and in the Champion League. Real Madrid, Barca, Chelsea and Man City are now going to sign him !!!!!!!

    Mike Williamson might be sleeping with AP – thats why he is playing week in week out easily.

    Mike Williamson is a League 2 player Quality

  • BeeGuy

    Oct 1, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #14

    AP ias going with the players he likes and got him to where he is today. I like most of those guys, too. Its just that they don’t have a good technical coach & some of them are not quite good enough to bring home the bacon. sorry, AP, I’d stay with you if you could coach those you choose to play, but you cannot.

  • Fostino

    Oct 1, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #15

    He did well. Sometimes a little last ditch but he and our lad from forest. .Both loaned out mind you should be the cb pairing next year if we get a new manager.

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 1, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #16

    I bet HBA and mym are pissing themselves laughing right now at pardew

    pardew tells cashley I need a CB , he gets in MYM future French captain , he isn’t good enough , not that he was given a real chance , M Williamson the preferred choice , the kid is a donkey who cannot head a ball , how he is a premiership footballer is way beyond me

    pardew has been saying since jan ,we have lost cabaye , we don’t have anyone to play that roll , we have HBA sitting there all that time not given a chance , but we know he is a proven premiership player, the fact that cabaye wanted to leave totally bypasses pardew , the replacement pardew wanted in jan was cabella , for me the kid is a less better version of HBA , he doesn’t create or defend ,

    I am totally lost as to why /how pardew is still a job , I would love to be back home and smack him , all he is doing is dragging the whole club down , good players and fans alike

  • Blofal

    Oct 1, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #17

    Maybe just maybe Pardew will change it up. He mentioned in his interview we can’t score and he may have to change the formation. Pity we all kinda worked that out 4 games ago. At least now he knows he needs to go all out for a win and nothing else will do. Like this maybe?

    Janmaat – Willo – Colo – Haidara
    Obertan – Sissoko – Tiote – Colback

    For god sake Percy if we are stuck with you try something different!!

  • brklyngeordie

    Oct 1, 2014 at 2:19 AM

    Comment #18

    Just wanted to throw imo a player that comes to mind who was one of the first who was clearly “Pardewed” who doesn’t get enough mention on here now that MYM seems to be the player freshest in fans minds and that is Wayne Routledge.

    Routledge was deemed either not good enough or a surplus to Pards early on and pushed out only to have been in brilliant form for Swans while there and clearly better then any wing players we have today smh the proof that proves this man is not in touch with players and today’s football is insanely obvious seriously #PardewOut

  • brklyngeordie

    Oct 1, 2014 at 2:22 AM

    Comment #19

    Just remembered we play Swans this week oh boy it could get real ugly with Routledge playing a part in the demise of us as well as Gomis smh

  • theartfuldodger

    Oct 1, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    Comment #20

    I think Ahsley prefers Pardew over Carver. So until a new manager is confirmed he wont sack Pards.

    Surely ecen if we a get a few odds wins, theres no way back for Pardew. Weel simply inch to relegation.

  • mecannylad

    Oct 1, 2014 at 4:53 AM

    Comment #21

    It’s perhaps easy to be wise after the event; but I just knew our recent love affair with French footballers would end in tears.
    The age old French psyche is always one of backing off when the going gets tough …. and it’s no more truer than in their sportsmen.
    A powder puff nationality.

  • Santon03

    Oct 1, 2014 at 5:37 AM

    Comment #22

    Perhaps we should ask the lady or the old guy with glasses sitting behind MA, they must have heard what MA ssaid.

  • Santon03

    Oct 1, 2014 at 5:38 AM

    Comment #23

    My bet is DeBoer as new manager.

  • valle

    Oct 1, 2014 at 6:04 AM

    Comment #24

    Its time to directs the venom at the true cancer at our club, the fat man who brought all this down on us. If he wont sack Pardew, we should try and force him to sell up so we can get rid of two problems in one stroke.

  • John Tudor

    Oct 1, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #25

    im the guy with the glasses
    all he said was
    he did well ,mines a pint of stella and make sure that tw@ pays

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 1, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #26

    The idea that Wayne Routledge was Pardewed is utter nonsense. I’ve seen a few people mention it, but it is more a testament to Swansea then anything else. Routledge had been played for 9 other clubs, but had not been a success with any of those in the Prem. A good Championship player for some of those clubs, but once they reached the Prem he struggled and was moved on.

    Swansea have done superbly developing his game and should be credited rather than Pardew taking the blame. He played 17 times prior to Pardew arriving with just 1 assist, and I remember a lot of fans calling for him to be dropped. He was shipped out when we signed HBA on a full time deal.

  • midweek weekend

    Oct 1, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #27

    Tiote is off now it seems we’re falling apart

  • Santon03

    Oct 1, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #28

    I don’t quite understand being pardewed means being what?
    I just see pardew got no game plans, doesn’t give specific instruction to players like specific marking or targeting which area of weakness. he just use formation he knows and pick big name players. he doesn’t want to take risk using strange formations or strategy or gamble on players to win games. he only gamble starting different players in cup games, if they did well then they should given chance to start in league games. different opponent needs different strategy and specific players to deal with, all I see he uses mostly the same thing against whoever we play against.

  • mindshaft

    Oct 1, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #29

    See Tiotes been speaking to some ivory journo and said he wants to leave in Jan … Sinking ship and rats spring to mind.

    Not sure which match people were watching but MYM didn’t play any different to when at toon – he constantly made needless challenges around the box and have free kicks away – he is not that great, the problem is not that we let him go but that we didn’t replace him.

    Garcia has done a decent job with fairly average players – well organised with a lot of energy which just shows what a manager can do to a team

  • Santon03

    Oct 1, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #30

    I saw many barcelona games in CL, especially against big teams. They usually put a specific player to give Messi a tough time, I don’t think pardew will do that if we were playing against barca.

  • Santon03

    Oct 1, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #31


    I watched Roma games sometimes, he played better. he showed more confidence playing with Roma but they play differently than us. Maybe that’s why he plays better, I don’t think he’s a bad player, it’s just different style. Roma’s midfields rarely lose the ball at their own dangerous area and rarely caught out of position. He is like a fish out of water with NUFC.

  • Santon03

    Oct 1, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #32

    Anyway I only watched him play the whole game once maybe against Cagliari or Verona but MYM was better imo

  • Santon03

    Oct 1, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #33

    So sad we are 2nd from bottom 0 win -7 goals

  • Santon03

    Oct 1, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #34

    need miracle worker like when Roeder took over to turn things around.

  • lesh

    Oct 1, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #35

    It’s said that Tiote wants to move on and who could blame the lad. He’ll not be the only one, that’s for sure!

    Add that to the view that Mbiwa played a blinder against. Citeh, after he was supposedly useless at SJP. That should provoke Ashley to ask just what the hell he’s doing persisting with. Pardew to develop his investments. Another reason why he should be shown the door and quickly.

    Under the Ashkey-Pardew dream team, Newcastle United is a shambles which has gone rapidly gone downhill since Ashley got involved.

    How the hell he and SD make the vast amounts of money they do, beats me – unless Ashley has somebody running his business and financial affairs for him.

  • expatmag

    Oct 1, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #36

    Hells bells big mike. I will pop over from Oz and save your arse from relegation but I WILL DO IT MY WAY……..Get rid of Pardew and his cronies and I will bring my own people in.

    You free at the moment Lilongwe, Ibiza and we can get Mr TUFF to get the players tightly marking opponents by adapting them through ladies wrestling training. Mrs TUFF is the chief squeezer.

  • FinnBarr

    Oct 1, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #37

    It is inconceivable that Pardew still has a job. What’s the old saying- insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. True, Pardew hasn’t been supported very well in the transfer market, but he is the one charged with setting up the team to achieve maximum success every week, and that is not happening. Playing the same formation week in and week out, with the same lone striker (who needs to play with a partner) is total insanity. Any moron can see its not working. A ten year old can see it. Here in the States I couldn’t find a good feed, but reading the starting 11 before the game I didn’t know whether to vomit or weep with rage. I was actually glad that NBC wasn’t carrying the game. The same bulls**t every week. I have never seen a manager cling to the same ineffective tactic for every game…. it’s like he has some type of sickness. I can only hope that Ashley is just waiting for or vetting the right candidate for Pardew’s job…. because we will be Championship bound by January. Apologize for the rant.


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