There’s A Media Spotlight – You Won’t Leave Us Alone


Alan Pardew has given his press conference for the game at Swansea on Saturday afternoon – a game in which 85% of our fans think we will lose, so you cannot accuse the fans of being too upbeat about Saturday’s game.

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Alan Pardew – not much to say really

This is some of what Alan has said in his press conference today:

“I spoke to the Chief Executive (Lee Charnley). We discussed ways of trying to help the team. Ways of trying to find a solution to try and get this team playing to its capacity.¨  “There’s really not much else to say today really. We are very focused on the game on Saturday and we want to win.”

“The goal we conceded against Stoke perhaps shouldn’t have been conceded but it was.”  ¨And then we’ve focused on responses on the pitch. You respond to different criteria when you are under the pressure we are under – the media spotlight for example – you won’t leave us alone.

“This is a team that is quite young. It hasn’t got the experience, certainly not the experience of the side that got relegated three or four years ago before my time.¨ ¨ So we need to not ignore that and learn from those lessons.¨

“I believe in these players. I believe in this team and the staff I have around me to turn it around. The most important thing is we need to get a win.”

Alan’s right when he says the media won’t leave him alone – that’s because it’s another circus at Newcastle United and until we win a game or two – or Alan Pardew is finally fired – the media is going to be all over the story of Newcastle struggling again this season.

In fact what has happened this season is we have far too many players without Premier League experience, and when there are players in the team still trying to adjust to the English style of playing football,  that hurts the team’s performances.

But after doing so badly in the second half of last season, who would have thought we’d pick up just three points from our first six games, and those games on paper didn’t look all that difficult either.

We’ve only had to play one top six side so far – Manchester City in the first game –  and we did quite well in that game – as it turned out, even though we lost it 2-0.

There are people saying it’s far too early to talk about relegation this season, but we are not so sure, and unless we can turn things around fairly quickly, it could be another hard and long season for Newcastle fans.

Yes – another one. 🙁

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111 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #1

    So Tiote’s come out and said he’s been misquoted then eh! Yeah ok then.

    More like been forced to backtrack as after all the PR spin of late from the kings favourites ie team spirit. We’re all in it together and trying hard. Tiote’s quotes didn’t exactly endorse this did they. North Korea indeed.

    Just for clarification “the Bishop” has always been with fatty and is only more recently employed by the king. So all this talk of parachuting in to save the kings bacon is absurd, he’s been in the background for awhile.

    4Average_Contents // Oct 2, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    I do find it extremely strange how when the rangers share offer hit the market he didn’t participate and actually stated he had no intention of doing so.

    3 weeks later he’s purchased shares off a shareholder thus increasing his stake from 3-4% to 8-9% making him the second largest shareholder currently at ibrox.

    Somethings afoot and he’s being a sneaky fat kunt about it!

    There both bringing this once proud club to its fcuking knees under the pretence of balancing the books and providing stability.

    Give over and get to fcuk you pair of twats.

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  • mag92

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Spin doctors brought into coach the gormless cockney on how to lie more effectively!

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  • Tartantoon

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #3

    So is Charnley now managing and coaching the team?
    Whilst your at it P45due why don’t you ask jeeves how to get the team to play to their capacity! What a total toll this man is.

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  • Tartantoon

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Tool

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  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Is he really surprised with the media attention?

    It just bolsters the idea that he really doesn’t see anything wrong.

    Bad decision after bad decision from fatty.

    Appalling run after appalling run.

    1 win in 14 games and the other shocking stats his name is connected too. Deluded cretin.

    He’s now saying cabella needs to not go down so easily but on the other side of the coin he says he should of had loads of free-kicks! Like that makes a fcuking difference amyway because they’d just get hoofed to willo at the back post.

    We need to build a platform for him to perform! Sorry, what? We need to not sit back and try to contain you fcukface!

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  • mag92

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #6

    The simplest solution is to score more goals than the opposition, you dumb cockney clown!

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #7

    The only thing of substance in the above quote from Pardew is that the current squad lack the experience of a previously relegated NUFC squad. If he continues to put out the same old team and get the same old result, then he can not say he has learnt anything. Or have any confidence in himself or his staff to alter the course of results.

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  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Tartantoon

    I thought that too. What the fcuk has it got to do with him in the sense to find solutions apart from buying player’s? Which we can’t do until January anyway so WTF is he on about!

    Next he’ll be blaming the refs. Oh wait….

    The fans. Oh wait….

    The media. Oh wait….

    The Sun. Oh wait….

    Science. Oh wait….

    Geography. Oh wait….

    The grass. Oh wait….

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  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #9

    King Percy moans……”.the media spotlight for example – you won’t leave us alone”.
    The interest in football clubs is worldwide, the public has an insatiable appetite to know all the ins and outs about football and their own club in particular. The delivery of this information is via the press. I do not think I can recall any club saying they want the media to leave them alone. I’ve no doubt that the “front men” at clubs, usually the manager, may get sick of doing press conferences, but it goes with the territory.
    I read King Percy’s comments to refer to the current negative press about him and the club. Well I think that they have brought this upon themselves so really have no grounds to complain.
    Even at West Ham King Percy was so poor at PR they had to bring in experts to help him out in an attempt to halt his frequent gaffes.
    NUFC have alienated the press themselves -what a sorry state of affairs. Will be worse at the weekend when we get our backsides twanged by Swansea.

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  • Kamikaze Koala

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #10

    WTF does no bump into this guy and let him know politely why he should leave newcastle, he wants the best for us right, then fu*k off…

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  • Kamikaze Koala

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #11

    no one

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #12

    average

    the fcb increased his ownership but by not buying the offer they offered him and buying them the way he did the cash didn’t go to the club
    the club are trying to raise wages cash

    if the club cant pay its wages it will go back into administration get docked points makes no sense

    but I am sure he has sniffed blood and is waiting

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  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #13

    Next time you open your mouth monk please have all the facts to hand and don’t make yourself look like a complete and utter twat by talking absolute bollox! Makes a change though eh, managers sticking up for other managers! Shitzters!

    “I know it’s the first time he’s been through this sort of thing but I think they’ll be fine. –

    See more at: http://m.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/gary-monk-accuses-gary-neville-and-jamie-carragher-of-piling-the-pressure-on-alan-pardew-30632867.html#sthash.72fqYrNW.dpuf

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  • wynsleap

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #14

    It’s up to Pardew to get the media glare out of his eyes and the fans off his back but we all know he hasn’t got the talent or managerial ability to do that so it’s going to get a helluva lot worse. Batten down the hatches Pardew because the storm is going to become a lot more violent in the next few weeks of the voyage.
    I can only see you going overboard and if not, going down with the ship come the end of season.

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #15

    “We discussed ways of trying to help the team”

    Hot weather training abroad, away from the glare of the media. Make sure the lads are all bonding as a group….we can all pick on Rivi in the absence of that weakling Cabella and watch Colback turn red.

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  • Average_Contents

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Aye Beermonkey

    That’s what he could be waiting for. To swoop in at the last minute when there at an all time low.

    Saying that, his shares would drop too so can’t quite see the logic. Unless he has to have a certain amount in order to be a preferred buyer.

    I don’t know but he’s a sneaky kunt and no doubt he’ll worm his way in on the fcuking cheap. Fat fcuking slug.

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  • Dondatta13

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Boo hooo, the media ia picking on us…..

    What did these clowns expect, they picked this fight by banning certain sections of the media. Now there shocked that their getting repeatedly smacked in the face? Really?

    Nice to see Jabba throwing millions at Tesco and Rangers though eh?

    How P45due has the gaul to stay in his current position after letting MYM & HBA leave on loans when we desperately need players of that calibre is just startling and down right frightening.

    C’mon, will the real NUFC, please stand up!

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #18

    average

    the only way I can see it working for him is if he challenges the Scottish fa in court over owning more than one club

    I spose rangers is a institution up there and they wont want it relegated again and dragged through the courts its also a one horse race that is not appealing

    would they oppose him if it was him or nothing

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  • mecannylad

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Gary Monk the Swansea manager says the “agenda” against AP is uncalled for.
    Oh no it isn’t mate.
    Pardew has ‘lived by the sword’ long enough … he is about to ‘die by the sword’ someday soon …. and every man and his dog are wanting to cover his deaththroes for their TV station, newspaper etc……. Fair game I say.

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  • DokToon

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #20

    AC @ 8

    he’ll blame god next… “man upstairs simply has it out for me, look at the rain i was forced to play in vs stoke.. we had that won, til the ball got wet n slippery, and even though we do work on that in training, the lads couldnt get one over the line”

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  • Thump

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #21

    @mecannylad: As a mate said to me about Garry Monk – who?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #22

    The sackpardew site seems to be down.

    Flooded with guests no doubt 🙂

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  • mecannylad

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #23

    We’ve slipped one hell of a long way when a t**t like Gary Monk feels that he is qualified to comment on NUFC

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Maybe it’s science that has crashed it, or that they were getting ‘too hyped’.

    Hope it gets back online soon.

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  • mecannylad

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Could Sackpardew.com be taken down pending legal action ?
    Would’t put it past NUFC

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Alan, font whinge about your players bring too young or inexperienced, you’ve got everything you need to at least shape a team that plays tidy footy and can stay off the bottom. You have a manager who won’t sack you, no matter how bad you are. You’ve got everything. Everything except….time. you’ve used that all up a while ago.

    So we have a King and a Bishop now? Tsk Tsk Tsk. Politics and religion. Someone’s head will end up rolling.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #27

    I wouldn’t put it past them either, mecanny.

    http://www.sackpardew.com

    Have a try and see if it’s down for you.

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #28

    More from the press conference (via Daily Mail)

    Alan Pardew has likened his perilous position as Newcastle manager to being in a boxing ring with nowhere to hide.
    The 53-year-old’s future has again been the subject of media speculation this week following Monday’s 1-0 defeat at Stoke, a result which leaves the Magpies joint bottom of the Premier League.
    United travel to Swansea on Saturday with owner Mike Ashley sticking by the boss, and Pardew is grateful for his support.
    ‘I’m very fortunate to have an owner that can see we are fighting for the club,’ he said.
    ‘The fans are angry and want to see their team win. They don’t want to see us lose any more. We have a team that’s not quite functioning as we would like but there is nowhere to hide.
    ‘It’s like a boxing ring – there is nowhere to hide. People keep asking me are you going to come back? What are you going to do? Are you going to stay on the line?
    ‘Well I’m not going to hide and I don’t expect my players to hide. It’s about digging in at this point and we need to do it as a team. If we can show that, something will fall our way.’
    Meanwhile, midfielder Cheick Tiote has denied being quoted as saying he wants to quit the club in January, and Pardew said: ‘When a player goes to their own country and that can be Africa, France, Holland, we always seem to get misquoted versions of events and this is one of those cases.
    ‘His last two performances have been world class for a team that that hasn’t been functioning as it should be. That says it all for me. He’s a terrific player, a big character and I look forward to seeing him on Saturday doing what he does – playing football.’
    Tiote’s midfield comrade Jack Colback was left out of the England squad on Thursday, one month on from his first call-up.
    Pardew said: ‘It’s disappointing, but not in terms of his form. He now knows that he needs to do a little more to get in that group. Of course he’s Premier League hardened already, even though he’s a young boy.’

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #29

    Yes it’s down LR32. Maybe they’ve had a visit from the SD Inquisition? 😉

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #30

    It’s about digging in, Alan? Have you never heard that expression about being in a hole?

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  • mecannylad

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Yep ….. Keith Bishop, PR & Industrial Espionage consultant, strikes again !!!
    SackPardew .com mysteriously kaput !!!!!

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #32

    And jack colback is less affected by form than by Woys first picks coming back from injury….although it’s no laughing matter being pardomised.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki, it would not surprise me at all.

    They haven’t put anything on their Twitter feed about it as yet though.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Cue conspiracy theories… oh wait, that’s what we do here isn’t it? sorry, forgot. 🙂

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #35

    Message to ashley and Pardew. There is a fine line between success and failer. That’s why aiming for a top 10 finish can still get u relegated!!

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  • mecannylad

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #36

    Like a boxing match eh Pardew?
    ….7…8…9…. OUT

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  • toonking

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #37

    he says there is lack of spirit and get the team to do well.
    what the clown should really be doing is playing saylor, sammy, armstrong and arrons when he returns because them 4 along with colback and dummett all have this club in there heart and they would hate to see it continue like this.

    need proof then look no further than teams at the very top,
    united giggs and scoles ferdinand
    liverpool gerrard
    chelsea terry lampard and cole.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #38

    Pardew has just said on Total Sport he is going to polish his manager of the year award for some confidence .

    What a total bell end .

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  • scout

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #39

    need a win, brilliant. Play more than 1 striker ffs. What an absolute mess

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Big Pappa, really? He said that? What a prat.

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