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It’s Stand Up And Be Counted Time At Newcastle

Newcastle won seven of nine league games and now we have lost six of the last eight league games, so we suppose we cannot say that Newcastle have gained any consistency yet this season.

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Alan Pardew – must get team back on track

And since the lads have come back form the winter break in Abu Dhabi,  we haven’t scored a goal, and have one draw and three successive defeats in which we have conceded 10 goals – that’s not good. 🙁

And Alan Pardew had the players in for extra training yesterday, after the embarrassing 4-0 capitulation to Tottenham at home on Wednesday night – when we looked simply hopeless.

The manager  has to make some changes in the side, and stop the rot as quickly as possible, and it’s also time for the players to stand up and be counted and start to show some guts and courage – and it’s always surprising what the will-to-win can do.

Passion and desire in a football game can work wonders.

This is what Alan had to say today about Wednesday’s game:

“We certainly lacked confidence.” “We lacked a lot of other things as well.” “We needed a break in front of goal. The goalkeeper made two or three outstanding saves for Tottenham.”

“The overall performance is what is the concern for me.” “Not the result, not the fact we have not scored.”  “I will make sure when we play Aston Villa that hopefully that will not be replicated again.”

“At least it gives us the chance to do some work.” “I thought one or two lacked confidence in their game.”  “I need to assess that.”

“Whether to give them a break, bring players in but certainly we will be analyzing aspects of that game.”

Newcastle have a free weekend because we are out of the FA Cup at the first attempt for the second season running, so at least the manager and players will have lots of time to prepare for the game a week on Sunday at home to Aston Villa.

Aston Villa are struggling with relegation for the second season running under manager Paul Lambert, and they have 28 points, four points above the drop zone and third bottom Sunderland.

We should be able to get a result in the next game, and a win would do wonders for the confidence of the side, but another defeat – my arm just started to ache again – and quite honestly we cannot even think of being beaten for the 6th time in a row at home.

And as we said it’s up to Alan Pardew, the coaches and the players at Newcastle to turn this disaster around and start showing some guts and courage.

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8 comments so far

  • Schwefelberg

    Feb 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #1

    Pardew’s job is to pump saccharin. That’s why Houghton was pushed out. He has morals and Ashley knew it.

    People say Hod is lined up. Isn’t he very religious? I doubt he would do what Pardew does.


    Feb 14, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #2


  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 14, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #3

    We had the same poor performance in the derby and he said the same things.

    There is only so much talking that can be done, just do something about it and let us see on the pitch. I accept he must do interviews so don’t mind him saying this, just get on with it.

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 14, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #4


    or birthday or Christmas

    I’m kind of like that m and m song with dido 😉

    just getting more pissed at him

    as for this tripe piece of an article , aganst spurs was the first Time in a long time we had someone header the ball at goal and nearly score

    people blaming cisse for missing that early chance , I think he did everything right, he watched his partner all the way and expected something , I think there keeper made a few good saves, but hey the last game , krul kept them out on his own

    sack pardew

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 14, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #5


    it all makes sense…please don’t drive off a bridge just because pardew won’t reply to your letters and tactical advice.

  • Thump

    Feb 14, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #6

    @catchy: I honestly think that was the best game Cisse has played for us in a long, long while. He had a good few chances and his play outside of the box improved too. Here’s hoping he can pick it up.

  • mr.guilfoyle@hotmail.co.uk

    Feb 14, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #7

    pardew said all of this after sunderland last season, and after liverpool last season. the players came out with the same soundbites as well. it seems that when our better players are all on song we get decent results but when the shit hits the fan we fall apart in embarassing fashion. to me, that represents a lack of leadership on and off the pitch. we`re playing appallingly at the moment, employing the default tactical gameplan that saw us do so poorly last season. i wanted pardew out then, i still do now. it won`t happen tho, we`re one win off forty points with 19 million quid in the bank. that`s all the manager needs to achieve his master`s bidding.

  • magicbus

    Feb 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #8

    The only counting to be done will be by Ashley in how much he would have to pay out if he were to sack Pardew. Knowing how money rules his life I cant see it happening and Pards could be with us for a while.


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