Pardew’s Half Time Blast At Players Did The Trick


One of the things that Newcastle fans were asking after the great comeback yesterday, was what exactly did Alan Pardew say to the side yesterday at half time, because in the second half we were a completely different team, and so much better than our drab performance in the first 45 minutes.

alan pardew john carver winning at spurs

Alan Pardew and John Carver celebrate great win

This may upset some fans who are dead against the manager, but Alan Pardew has to take some of the plaudits for changing the game around in Newcastle’s favor yesterday.

Some of our players looked inspired in that second half – Moussa Sissoko and Sammy Ameobi are just two good examples – and surprisingly Newcastle were just too much for the home side in those final 45 minutes.

And the referee even gave five minutes of added time at the end of the game, presumable so Spurs could equalize, although there had been few injury breaks in that second half – the TV commentators wondered where those five minutes came from.

This is what Pardew said about his half time team talk:

“There were a few strong words,” “We just said to them after the game it’s not nice as a manager to go in and bark out orders, but sometimes it’s necessary,  just to shake people up because we needed shaking up.”

“It’s a little bit daunting, even for senior players, to be without Papiss and Cheick Tiote after our win last week, but the new guys stepped up to the plate and gave us belief.”

“Straight from the second-half, Jack Colback plays a forward pass, which was a rarity in the first half, and suddenly we got ourselves a goal.”

“I thought Spurs were very good first-half, but second-half, the attitude of our players just went up a level and it was the difference.”

After the game Moussa Sissoko had said “he wasn’t angry – he didn’t shout – but he wasn’t happy either” about Pardew at half time.

Maybe Alan Pardew and the players are turning this thing around, although we are still not where we want to be – but hey – a home win against Liverpool would be great next Saturday.

If our lads show the same dedication and energy they showed in the last 45 minutes yesterday, we are in with a chance of getting our third league win in a  row.

Wouldn’t that be something.

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4 comments so far

  • Reyantoon

    Oct 27, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Did /Is ED read/ing our comments daily?
    spot on on sissoko,what a player!!

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  • Graeme

    Oct 27, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #2

    A win against Luckypoo would indeed be something to relish – providing P45DUE and the team can pull it off.

    If they start the way they did against Spuds, we will get shafted; if we start like we did in the 2nd half, from the off, then we have a very good chance of picking up the 3 points.

    In the circumstances of our league position and the number of missing senior players, I’m not even thinking about the Man Shitty game – the League, at the moment, is far more important!!

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  • cyprus

    Oct 27, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #3

    G,
    Totally agree with your third paragraph. Some people will rightly be upset, but I’m with the club and you on this: PL is a priority. If our second string (some of which are quite good players, don’t get me wrong, like Aarons) can beat Sxxty then so be it, let’s win it!

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Oct 29, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Always been a supporter of the gaffer…. Nobody could do as well as he has at newcastle with mike Ashley holding the purse strings and doing everything humanly possible at times to make his job harder…. He got us back into Europe under mike Ashley and won manager of the year…. If he was backed like one of the so called “big clubs” who have smaller stadiums and draw less fans than us we would challenge for the title and play champions league every year.:..

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