Alan Pardew’s latest interview on Newcastle United’s decline in form

In his latest interview, Alan Pardew explains the reasons for Newcastle United’s decline in form this season.

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53 Responses to “Alan Pardew’s latest interview on Newcastle United’s decline in form”

  1. 1
    avatar Peter Lee says:

    sounds just like Pardew lol.

  2. 2
    avatar Mothboy says:

    Its a bit boring to watch, pretty much easy to defend against, occasionally fruitful, relies heavily on the man on the end of the ball to get lucky, but most of all, surely the players out there can do better than hoof it????

  3. 3
    avatar joe hawkins says:

    nice one!, more or less sums up Pardew’s tenure, at Newcastle.
    in the journal this morning, he is talking of bringing in a new coach.
    Alan Pardew is now looking desperate in his attempts to be proactive, in keeping his position.
    there is the repeated mooted talks in the summer, about planning, where they went wrong this season ,ETC
    Mike Ashley is disappointed in the fact, that they should be doing better, with what they have at their disposal.
    Ashley is prepared to finance another foray into the transfer market, well hopefully, but we’ve been here before.

    Ashley has to get rid of Alan Pardew imo, said myself half way through last season, he had outlived his usefulness, and by the last away game, at Everton, I think that should have been his last game in charge.
    they should have looked at the situation last summmer, never mind this one.

    I know there will be fans who will say, “he should have been given this season, after finishing fifth”, but sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture, and this has been all too predictable, given Pardew’s C.V.
    It will be complete lunacy to go into another season with Alan Pardew, at the helm.
    The problem is, who do you get to replace a bloke, who is working for next to nowt?, and who will eat s**t, the way he does!

  4. 4
    avatar Phisix says:

    Tune in next week for Pardew’s interview on how to turn stone into gold and water into wine.

    Seriously though. Has he not realized we are in this mess because of this long ball tactic and his rubbish tactics. I actually hope he is gone after this season but other people say give him one more season and then see. Nothing will change if we keep him.

  5. 5
    avatar Phisix says:

    The big question is: Who can we replace him with? What if Ashley sacks him and just replaces with another random no name yes man? I cannot go through all that again while we get our hopes up and we under perform for another season.

  6. 6
    avatar workyticket says:

    Phisix says:
    April 24, 2013 at 11:38 am

    “The big question is: Who can we replace him with? What if Ashley sacks him and just replaces with another random no name yes man? I cannot go through all that again while we get our hopes up and we under perform for another season.”

    But that’s just a counsel of despair, Phisix. You can trust that Llambias will use his extensive football knowledge to find us another winner.

  7. 7
    avatar joe hawkins says:

    We could possibly get someone like a Gus Poyet, whether or not that would please the fans, would be another matter.
    I would be willing to give him a go, as i would see him as a step up from the current joker.

  8. 8
    avatar joe hawkins says:

    Sadly Gus Poyet would be at the high end, of a twat like Derek Llambias’s knowledge and ambition.
    I cannot see Ashley getting a character, who would be their own man.
    Although i’m sure there would be some decent coaches on the continent, who would work within the D.O.F and coach role.

  9. 9
    avatar workyticket says:

    joe hawkins says:
    April 24, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    “Although i’m sure there would be some decent coaches on the continent, who would work within the D.O.F and coach role.”

    Who’s our Director of Football though, Joe? Dennis Wise left the club a while back.

  10. 10
    avatar Phisix says:

    Martinez would b good if Wigan went down. He knows how to do better tactics too and I am sure he wont want to stay in the Championship.

  11. 11
    avatar Phisix says:

    workyticket says:
    April 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    ‘But that’s just a counsel of despair, Phisix. You can trust that Llambias will use his extensive football knowledge to find us another winner.’

    You mean his extensive knowledge of googling, youtube and Wiki. :D

  12. 12
    avatar joe hawkins says:

    Worky, I would say Graham Carr is more or less a D.O.F, although his official title, doesn’t suggest that.
    Ashley was supposed to have shelved the idea, after the Dennis Wise fiasco, but is still working that system.
    In my opinion Graham Carr is the main man, and we do not have a manager, in the classic sense, and Pardew is a glorified coach.

  13. 13
    avatar workyticket says:

    joe hawkins says:
    April 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    “Worky, I would say Graham Carr is more or less a D.O.F, although his official title, doesn’t suggest that.”

    So we only have Pardew for his coaching abilty, his tactical ability and his ability to motivate the players?

  14. 14
    avatar The Geordie Prophet says:

    with only 4 games left in the season I can’t see Ashley getting rid. If you look at the long term picture for next season, getting rid of Pardew at the end of this season could have a big disastrous effect. Who would want to cone to a club with no manager? Imo keep Pardew, let him work with lameness and Ashley to bring in some quality players and help with wheeling and dealing then once the window is closed see how his results are going then make a move. But right now sacking Pardew isn’t the best option. We’ve been in this position before with no manager at the helm players don’t come in. At least give him until midnight on September 1st and send him packing along with the sky crew and David Craig. I don’t think Pardew has the purse strings or picks and chooses the players we buy. But having a manager in place is imperative either way. I say keep Pardew even if its just a facade to get players through the door.

    But as for replacements? Alan curbishly anyone? For this club to run smoothly we would need a manager who fits in with the ideology that Mike and owl heed bring. I.e. they aren’t silent partners like other club owners seem to be. They would want a lap dog type of manager. A yes man.
    The only type of place to get those are from around Europe where manager/coaches have very little to do with player purchases and sales.
    There are a few names out there, Mike’s 5 year plan has taken a huge dent this season, so an ambitious well know manager would be a better move.
    Mike and owly have been in the shop window long enough for potential suitors to know what to expect.
    Would the likes of jergen klinsmen be to big to tempt? We need managers like this who can change the out look of the club without changing the outreach and dynamics that make it gel.
    Imo a Euro manager will do the same job Mike and owly want their manager to do but without willingly being a yes man.
    A rumour doing the rounds is that rafa Benitez is a possible candidate. He knows the premier league well and has worked under the same structure as our club is run. Imo top choice. I’d welcome him with open tapas.

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    avatar tattyheed says:

    i believe that they’re scouring the international market for the best coach they can find that we havent heard of.

    it seems to be working for Southampton.

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    avatar tunyc says:

    Phisix @ 5: good question. To look at it the other way, there are plenty of managers who are water-carriers for questionable owners AND can run a squad (e.g. Martinez, Di Matteo). Why can’t we get one of them? Why do we have to have a boot-lick who also can’t manage?

    joe @ 7: Poyet is another one I like even if he does defend his cheating little countryman.

    GP @ 14: while your points are not unfounded, I think AP being here hurts us more. Players will notice what he did with this squad and not least how he repeatedly blamed his players for our shortcomings. They will notice how we messed around Ba and Simpson. Foreign internationals will be hesitant to come to a side that plays backward tactics and looks a relegation candidate. They will have noticed AP’s taste for 4-4-2 and playing guys like Perch and Jonas while Anita and Marveaux sit the bench. As for replacement, I stick by the three names above: Poyet, Di Matteo or Martinez. Or if you really want to grab the ring: how about luring Bielsa away from Bilbao? Bet we could offer more money (emphasis on COULD) and at least as good a prospect of winning things.

    But would Ashley’s creatures have the vision/ambition/drive to go for him? Nah-and you and I both know it.

    joe @ 12/worky @ 13: that’s the thing, he’s actually worse as a coach (technical, training position) than manager (rhetorical, charismatic leader).

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    avatar tunyc says:

    tattyheed @ 15: I can only hope you’re right.

  18. 18
    avatar joe hawkins says:

    Worky, that’s what he is there for, owld Pardew, but he cannot even do that.
    in my opinion, that’s what Ashley wants, is just a track suit man, to train them, and put them on the pitch, well showroom, and hopefully, have the tactical nous, to get the results.
    in Alan Pardew’s case though, they have not thought it through enough.

    Geordie prophet, would it not equally be a disaster to keep him on, though?
    why not get rid of him at the end of the season, and start with a clean slate, and a new broom, going into the pre season.

    I have no faith in Alan Pardew full stop, and do not see the situation changing, even if you were to give him more time.
    He is not suddenly going to change the habits of a life time, and will continue down the same path, he always has done.
    he has been the same at every club, he has been involved with.

  19. 19
    avatar Phisix says:

    Suarez banned for ten games. Just in time for our game against the bindippers this weekend. :D

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    avatar GS says:

    Worky: you might be interested in this, although you probably know most of it:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport

    What was interesting to me was the bit at the bottom, that Bayern are basically playing “total football” now which they amended with more physicality to counter Barca. I almost forgot that Heynckes is Dutch.

    We’ll probably be playing his team next year, be it Chelsea, Man City or Arsenal.

  21. 21
    avatar GS says:

    Physix: surprising to see you when it is not a match day.

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  23. 23
    avatar chuck says:

    tunyc

    I would’nt complain about any of your choices to replace Pardew.
    However, it’s not known if they would be interested in this particular job, why ?
    Well from Worky’s reports apparently it’s not that well paid, though I haven’t heard any figures.
    The other thing is, those mentioned are I believe, used to having a free hand, whether that encompasses the recruiting of players or not, i’m not sure,
    Certainly as far as the tactical side is concerned they wouldn’t take too kindly to any interference.
    And I think (and had mentioned here prior)that the closest thing we have to a DOF is Carr, who by the way, I believe, is very diplomatic about it.
    Face it would Ashley be dumb enough to leave such a task to Llambias ?
    Anyway, it would be a decent job, if well paid and not interfered with and if nothing else, a step up from their present situations.
    In which case, not only those you mentioned, but quite a few others I could think of.
    No I don’t think it would be that difficult to attract the/a right candidate, the problems would develop if Ashley refuses to give the manager, both the time needed and control required.
    As for Pardew, he has been allotted enough time, to continue with him is to ignore the obvious, his last season will not be repeated, as he just aint got the ability, no matter what side he is handed.

  24. 24
    avatar workyticket says:

    GS says:
    April 24, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    “Worky: you might be interested in this, although you probably know most of it:”

    I hadn’t read it, thanks GS. That’s why I bang on about Michels, Cruyff and the Ajax side of the early Seventies so much. They shaped the football that we see from the very best sides today.

  25. 25
    avatar chuck says:

    An interesting article from the “News Now EPL” section titled, “Suarez outrage biased by ethnicity” .
    An article written by “Fernando Duarte” who is a football columnist for the Rio based paper El Globo and other publications.
    Stating ethnic bias, played a large role, something I was accused of being a bigot for claiming prior to his statement, well you can read it yourselves and make your own judgement.

  26. 26
    avatar chuck says:

    Boy was I ever impressed by Bayern yesterday.
    It was the worst outing Barca. have had in some time.
    Yep a real one sided game, where Bayern had their game plan and followed it.
    I have to mention however that it was claimed that Messi was injured, as he went missing for most of the game.
    And like Spurs, without Bale, the Barca side were just not good enough to match up to a bigger, faster, side who didn’t give them any time on the ball, playing more like Barca, than Barca. themselves.
    I cant see them coming back, from such a hammering, in which case it will be either an all German final, or Bayern Vs Real Madrid.
    but certainly if they can continue in the manner of yesterdays game, they are the side in form and should be favorites for the Cup.

  27. 27
    avatar GS says:

    Chuck: just because some journalist agrees with you doesn’t mean you are right. I could go trawling the internet and back up practically anything I choose, from dog fighting to which is the better Kardashian.

  28. 28
    avatar GS says:

    I think Pardew has won our 2 home games against Liverpool? On paper we don’t really have a hard run in but then again neither do Villa.

    They are:

    Mackems
    @ Norwich
    Chelsea
    @ Wigan

    Wigan have:

    Spurs
    @ West Brom
    Swansea
    @ Arsenal
    Villa

    with a Cup final to distract them.

    If I had to guess, I think we need 2 points to be safe, possibly on goal difference.

  29. 29
    avatar workyticket says:

    No GS, Chuck’s right. After all, you never see English players like Joey Barton, John Terry, Callum McManaman etc being vilified by the English media and fans for their behaviour on the pitch. It’s all because Luis Suarez is from Uruguay.

  30. 30
    avatar GS says:

    If you gave me a map of the America’s I don’t think I could identify Uruguay. I don’t know why I would ever be prejudiced against a Uruguayan, although I try not to be prejudiced against anyone.

    However (I will stir the pot), when Terry racially abused a player he received a 4 match ban, when Suarez abused Evra he got 8 games. Suspicious, yes. Racially motivated, perhaps, but only because Terry was England captain.

    The funny thing is that Ferdinand refused to shake Terry’s hand but, SUAREZ refused to shake Evra’s hand. It shows you he is a bit deluded if he can come across as worse than John Terry :)

  31. 31
    avatar workyticket says:

    GS says:
    April 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    “If you gave me a map of the America’s I don’t think I could identify Uruguay.”

    GS, two biggest countries in South America, Brazil and Argentina in the East. Between those two countries you have three smaller ones, Bolivia at the top, Paraguay in the middle and finally, Uruguay at the bottom.

    You’ve been over there too long, you’ve picked up their geographic dyslexia. ;-)

  32. 32
    avatar GS says:

    Chuck probably knows a lot more about this than me but I do know in many parts of Central and South America there is a prejudice against those perceived to have indigenous people features. European features are seen as more refined and in certain circles these people are seen as smarter. I wonder if Fernando Duarte feels that way, it is quite common.

    This is not about ethnicity. It is about an odious little man with a history. There are probably many cases where journalists and the FA are biased, I just don’t think this is one of them.

  33. 33
    avatar GS says:

    Worky @31: nah, you’ve picked up Google maps :)

  34. 34
    avatar chuck says:

    Worky
    If that’s so then why did McManaman get of scot free.

    And Terry get a slap on the wrist, by comparison.

    And hell wor Joey amuses me and manages to annoy the establishment, sure he’s a bit of a sociopath, but can be an amusing one.
    Who at times can be right and sez the things that no one else has the balls to say.

    As for immediately jumping to the defense of anything that could be construed as anti British, it’s a bit comical and makes you sound quite Col. Blimpish.

    While you yourself constantly criticize and attempt to make fun of most things American
    Yank geographical dyslexia ?

  35. 35
    avatar workyticket says:

    GS says:
    April 24, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    “Worky @31: nah, you’ve picked up Google maps”

    GS, when I was a bairn, I learned every capital city in the world, including Montevideo.

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    avatar tunyc says:

    chuck @ 25: Ah…ipse-dixitism…well, since SOMEBODY else said it, it must have merit? Mr. Duarte is full of it, too. I mean, bias? Is he talking instances of white players biting guys and the press having no problem with it? If not, pffft.

    As for your comment at 23, I do agree that something would have to change for us to attract a top manager but again, Martinez and Di Matteo have shown willingness to work on short budgets (Wigan, West Brom) with dodgy/meddlesome owners (Whelan, Abramovich). Poyet would be sorely tempted by a position at a club the stature of ours…as long as we’re still in the PL. Bielsa would have to be lured with cash so that’s probably out, I admit.

  37. 37
    avatar GS says:

    Chuck says:

    “And hell wor Joey amuses me and manages to annoy the establishment, sure he’s a bit of a sociopath, but can be an amusing one.”

    An amusing sociopath :) Ted Bundy gets on the blog and says “a horse walks into a bar…” Andrew Cunanan says “A priest, Rabbi and a Nun walk into a bar…”

  38. 38
    avatar GS says:

    Worky @35: you went to an all boy school, right? You had to amuse yourself somehow :)

  39. 39
    avatar GS says:

    tunyc: Bielsa would be fun though.

  40. 40

    Why does anyone think Pardew will get the boot anyway?

    Assuming we survive in the PL that is. I can see him getting the boot if we don’t but otherwise I have my doubts.

  41. 41
    avatar GS says:

    You not watching the game NYC boys, it is on FX basic cable channel?

  42. 42
    avatar workyticket says:

    Hugh de Payen says:
    April 24, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    “Why does anyone think Pardew will get the boot anyway?”

    I’m not sure that we know either way, Hugh, but if it sounds like that, it’s probably wishful thinking. I think alot of fans just don’t know what to expect from the gruesome twosome anymore, whether it sacked tomorrow or eight more years in Pardew’s case.

    He will get sacked eventually though.

  43. 43
    avatar tunyc says:

    chuck @ 34: he got off because of what I said. It was a dangerous tackle made with no concern as to getting the ball and complete disregard for his fellow professional’s wellbeing. But it was, at least arguably, a TACKLE. How do you justify biting someone in terms of football? You can’t, simple as. I mean, how long do guys get banned just for spitting in someone’s direction? Again, that draws harsh punishment because it’s not a football maneuver gone wrong-it’s an innapropriate, insulting, aggressive gesture that has nothing to do with the game. And biting someone is worse.

  44. 44
    avatar chuck says:

    Duh !
    Of course, it’s commonly accepted that all former colonial’s had little regard for those subjected by them.
    And it continues in part to-day, certainly in the Americas.
    With those who consider themselves of European stock, in regard to most Indigenous peoples, or those imported as slaves.
    Buenos Aires and Valpo. on opposing sides of the river Plate, are distinctive in the fact there are many more people of color in Valpo than BA.
    The argentines boasting of the fact, though both countries have an overall majority of people of European stock, with a fair number of Mestizos or mixed race, some who pass as European.
    There’s a fallacy that race is not a factor in Brasil, which is not true, as in most of the countries in south America, perhaps with the exception of perhaps Guyana and Bolivia, where the Indigenous people run the governments.
    With Chavez and Evo Morales in Bolivia, there has been a trend where the Indigenous people are regaining some of the control over their countries.
    Though it’s not easy, with former Paraguayan/ German Stroessner running the country for thirty odd years as a dictator.
    Now they just elected a tobacco millionaire, who has called the indigenous people monkeys, so you can guess what kind of government that’s gonna be.
    Its been over five hundred years since the Europeans invaded the Americas, a tough time for those native to there, being killed by the millions and their wealth and land being taken by the conquerors who are still clinging on hard to it.

  45. 45
    avatar workyticket says:

    tunyc says:
    April 24, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    “chuck @ 34: he got off because…”

    He got off because one of the officials said he saw the incident, so they couldn’t ban him without changing the rules and making them retroactive too.

  46. 46
    avatar workyticket says:

    chuck says:
    April 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    “With Chavez and Evo Morales in Bolivia, there has been a trend where the Indigenous people are regaining some of the control over their countries.
    Though it’s not easy, with former Paraguayan/ German Stroessner running the country for thirty odd years as a dictator.
    Now they just elected a tobacco millionaire, who has called the indigenous people monkeys, so you can guess what kind of government that’s gonna be.”

    Chuck, although the first bit is true enough, I think you might have got Paraguay and Venezuela a bit mixed up there?

  47. 47
    avatar GS says:

    Lewandowski just added 30 million to his price.

  48. 48
    avatar chuck says:

    Look, argue what you will, but there’s no denying that
    offences like spitting, biting, even diving, are, well used to be, foreign to the British game.
    It’s a case of cultural misunderstanding.
    In other words, foreign players which now more or less dominate the British leagues, have brought what many Brits. would consider their bad manners with them.
    Primarily diving, it became so prevalent that it along with shirt pulling , holding during corner kicks and other imports have become acceptable parts of the game, with British players taking part as much as anyone.
    Yesterdays bad manner, to-days everyday occurrences.
    What i’m not saying is biting is acceptable, but how many cases have we actually seen,
    And i’m certainly not concerned it will become widespread.
    But my point that everyone has apparently missed is, the general uproar, is based more on a cultural difference, with even the Prime Minister getting himself involved. , It has gone much too far and way beyond the actual incident, with Ivanovic none the worse and accepted Suarez’ apology.
    But the British fans want to punish this guy not for the severity of his crime but because it has offended their sensibilities, being a Jonny foreigner type thing.
    Really a cultural crime as opposed to the manly infringements like kicking, elbowing, head butting etc. commonplace and acceptable in the English game.
    Get it now !
    And as far as erecting straw man arguments, concerning things I never stated or intended, you are wasting your time.

  49. 49
    avatar GS says:

    Cameron got involved because hE is a dick.

    CHUCK, I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU SO SPECTACULARLY MISS THE POINT SOMETIMES.

    The fact that there have been so few occurrences of biting means it is difficult to decide what the punishment should be.

    I have said it before, but the only reason a chunk wasn’t taken out of Ivanovic’s arm was because he is quick and strong and shoved the rodent off.

    I think there have been instances in the US where people have been accused of attempted murder for spitting and biting because they can transfer disease.

    Chuck, you are arguing about cultural differences in football driving prejudice when that is not the f@cking point at all.

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    avatar GS says:

    They even ban biting in cage fighting.

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    avatar chuck says:

    Worky
    Not really!
    The newly elected president of Paraguay is of the same party as Stroessner, (the Colorados) a tobacco magnate, Horacio Cartes.
    Openly anti gay and having compared them to monkeys.

    No i’m aware Chavez is no longer with us and the fact his designated heir has been narrowly elected in Venezuela.

  52. 52
    avatar GS says:

    Chuck @44: I am impressed by your knowledge of colonials in South America and the mistreatment of the indigenous people. But didn’t you say this sort of thing was particularly British?

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    avatar tunyc says:

    worky @ 45: ah, yes. there was that, too.

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