It Will Be Difficult – Manager’s Going To Disappoint Some People


The 53-year-old Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is honest enough to say that when some players return this week there are going to be some disappointments for the players – because some will not make the starting line-up and others will not even make the 18 man squad.But that’s what happens when so m,any of our players are playing well, and it’s a very good problem for any manager to have.

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Alan Pardew on the sidelines on Saturday

With the younger players showing through this season the Newcastle said has suddenly looked a lot stronger than it looked either at the beginning of the season or last term.

Players like Mehdi Abeid, Rolando Aarons, Sammy Ameobi, Ayoze Perez, Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara and Adam Armstrong have  made our squad look better than we thought.

This is what Alan Pardew has said about the squad:

“We’ve got real depth in the squad, real potential.” “When all those players come back, it will be difficult to pick the team at West Ham, because I’m going to disappoint some people.¨

“But that’s what I have to do, and at the moment I have no problem doing it because the discipline in the group is terrific.¨ “We’ve worked hard to make sure that discipline is there, and we’re getting the rewards.”

“Everybody is playing well, so I’m not going to take anything away from Tim Krul,” “He didn’t really have a lot to do on Saturday, but he has had to do a job, a professional job.¨

“Every week, that’s what goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman’s job is, to make sure that Tim is ready.¨ “He’s getting great coverage in front, not just from the back four, but from the midfield and the front two.¨

“They’re all working hard to make sure that we win, and we’ve not always had that.¨ “Last year we had a few problems with that, but we’ve put it right.¨

“Everybody knows now that going forward, if we work as hard as we have been working, flair can come through, quality to come through, and you win games.”

Newcastle are on a six game winning streak and that’s the second time the Newcastle manager has accomplished that on Tyneside – with the previous time being in March and April of 2012 – when we finished 5th top of the Premier League.

But the key now is for our players not to get carried away with their own success or else it could fall apart, just as quickly as it started back when we beat Leicester City at home – for our first league win of the season on 18th Octoiber.

It’s a cliche we know, but taking one game at a time is the best way to stay centered – so the only thing that matters right now is how we get three points at Upton Park on Saturday.

Howay The Lads!!

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178 comments so far

  • mag92

    Nov 25, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #1

    According to the comb over, Newcastle don’t have any depth in the squad, wrong again!

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  • Vagabond of the Western World

    Nov 25, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #2

    I’d be over the moon with a result against West Ham.

    And the way we’ve been playing it’s not out of our reach.

    Howay lads. Lets turn those bas***ds over!

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  • mag92

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle, should come away with at least a draw at West ham!

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #4

    tuffers

    correct im an oddball from whitley bay haha

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  • mag92

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #5

    I hope you don’t live in Whitley lodge, near me Wolfshead!

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #6

    i live near the playhouse mag so your safe until i hunt you down haha

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  • mag92

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Phew!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #8

    wolf – I think the only oddball was spotted last night when the troll -Mug92 -was caught with his pants around his ankles -well and truly.
    He was caught out admirably and now he’s back on, so brass necked as if nothing happened. He’s squealing like a piglet.
    Mug92 – begone you troll – the ladies wrestling forum awaits you.

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  • hibbit

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #9

    ED you do realise that this prat is trying to shut you down all he does is try to wind your posters up cause as many rifts a possible moves from left to right with his posts just to drive posters off your blog time to sort it out before its to late

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  • mag92

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #10

    @8 you keep regurgitating that crap, please unburden yourself of it and regale the blog about what happened last night, that has so aroused you oddbod!

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  • mag92

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Hibbit your just annoyed, because someone told you to be!

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  • hibbit

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #12

    mag 92 and his band of trolls

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  • hibbit

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #13

    troll army

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  • mag92

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Hibbit, is it true that you were caught staring at a bottle of orange juice for 4 hours, because it had concentrate on the bottle?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #15

    West ham will be a difficult game. They have been enjoying a good season so far so a point would be a good result away from home.

    I hope we stick with the players who have served us well and not just chuck players like rivière, de Jong, santon, etc back in if others are doing well. It’s difficult to leave players out who are you bigger names or big summer signings, let’s hope pardew sticks to his new tune. He’s been very impressive this past month.

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Tiote may play on saturday but what if Abeid was fit, would Tiote walk straight into team?
    Maybe the Ivorian will play out of his skin to get that move in January eh.

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  • mag92

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #17

    Pardew may tweak the defense against West ham!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #18

    troll reaction to being well and truly outed on the blog last night -it was a masterclass in superb blogging.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYtU2cvXCX0

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  • 70TWO

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #19

    mag92

    I missed your post about playing the same eleven that finished against QPR, a decent shout. I don’t think a two man midfield will be sufficient but Cisse and Perez up front could offer good attacking strength to counter act the potential of loosing possession in midfield.

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #20

    @17.
    I would play Willo ahead of Taylor for this one.
    His height and no nonsense defending would be better suited against Carroll.
    I think Dummit deserves his chance alongside Willo once again, with Taylor on the bench.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #21

    I’d have colo and dummet if defence (Taylor 3rd choice and willo 4th). Willo is over rated on the air, the guy isn’t that good at winning headers against forwards.

    Think he’s the worst of our 4 options, not a terrible player mind, just not as good as the other 3 in my opinion.

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  • optimistic prime

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #22

    92blog names has no shame
    Jess from Pennywell is his other name

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #23

    I’d personally not have tiote in the side. The guy isn’t fit, only seems to play to regular for the Ivory Coast and has been lazy, not even playing well to get his move just given up.

    Again just my opinion but abeid, Colback, sissoko and even Taylor have been better this year in the middle.

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  • 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #24

    andy woodmans first job should be to get krul and his son freddy to practice goalkicks. krul kicked three against leic just too high for obertan to keep in play. next one went straight out of play.the other team know exactly where the ball will go to if it does stay in play.even pardew was annoyed at the one that went straight . freddy woodman is just as bad when ihave seen him play if i can see it the coaches should too

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  • Graeme

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #25

    TS – is Collo even in the Country? Haven’t seen anything about his return from Argentina??
    It will be difficult playing him against WHU if he’s still on his Autumn jollies!!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Graeme

    Very true sir. Just presumed he was back got some reason. I’d go Taylor and dummet then, but don’t mind willo playing.

    1949

    Fully agree. I accept when under pressure it might be difficult for a keeper without some natural kicking ability to play the ball accurately but inferno pressure from goal kicks and free kicks he should be able to find his man easily.

    Throwing is an issue as well, that should be easy to get right.

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  • hibbit

    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #27

    troll army mag 92 = jeff from pennywell and many more wake up ED

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  • LGFUAD21

    Nov 25, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #28

    26Transfer Sage

    Krul is a fantastic keeper but he doesnt release the ball quick enough. He waits for the whole team to get in shape and then kicks it aimlessly to a winger.

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  • optimistic prime

    Nov 25, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #29

    Krulls distribution is poor all round, really bad in some aspects and it’s blatantly obvious. Something that should have been worked on by now.

    He needs to work on all aspects of kicking and should watch a few videos of Schmichael throwing it too.

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  • Thump

    Nov 25, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #30

    “I’m going to disappoint some people but that’s what I have to do.”

    Heard it here first, folks!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 25, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Krul’s main problem is that he has extremely thin feet. They are 3 inches wide and a foot and a half long. Very difficult situation there. Harrumph!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 25, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #32

    How are you deviated preverts today? You know who you are!

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 25, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #33

    Ed – Hibbit is right, I don’t bother coming on here much these days only partly because of the ‘I knew all along he was right ‘ Pardew sycophant faction, but mostly because of the inane trolling by such as jeff mag92 the manure idiot. And a couple of other less noteworthy numbnuts.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #34

    The West Ham game will be very interesting. I would predict a draw but if we are going to win I’m going to have to predict a loss for us. Very well then. We lose 2-1. 😯 I know it’s very difficult logic but my predictions are so awful that we always win if I predict a loss.

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  • Thump

    Nov 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #35

    http://forzaitalianfootball.com/2014/11/roma-forward-caught-smuggling-girl-onto-plane/

    Feel a bit glad that we didn’t shell for him now. Well, felt a bit glad after his performances for Arsenal, but still.

    @Tsunki: Ed generally doesn’t come on to read the comments. Best thing to do is give him an email. You’re right, though. Some moderation around here would be fantastic.

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  • toonicle

    Nov 25, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #36

    From what i’ve seen from Dummett playing the CB role, he’s good with winning headers and not at all afraid to go for them. I’d play Taylor with him against West Ham.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 25, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #37

    It is a problem Tsunki mate. How to rid ourselves of trolls. I’m having beermonkey pee in their back pockets as we speak!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 25, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #38

    There’s nothing like a wet back pocket to put even the most vicious troll off! Huzzah!!!!

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 25, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #39

    And seeing as I’m here now, on Alans statement about ‘disappointing’ players – if he reverts to his old plan of shoeing in his old favourites in place of the ‘fringe’ who have bust a gut to get us 5th and keep him employed a bit longer, then he will disappoint a lot of people, although not sackpardew.com. If I were those lads, I’d pay the £20 to keep that domain name for another year. 😉

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 25, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Thump – if I were Ed I wouldn’t either? Perhaps I will email him. Be better if a few more did to add a bit of weight to it though….

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