Ladies and Gentlemen, my latest post on metro.co.uk is now up!
Entitled “Newcastle United’s Alan Pardew needs to get a grip on himself before his team will” it reflects on some of Pardew’s comments made after the game, where he said:
“We have got a side that needs to get a grip of a game,” then adding later:
“We’re one of those teams who are going to need to keep on our toes because we know we can drop a few levels quite quickly, but we hit a level today which was, perhaps, as good as I’ve seen, and that’s what we’re going to have to try and replicate for ninety minutes if we can.”
Though Pardew is undoubtedly correct in his assessment, I found it strange that he should raise the issue as if it had nothing to do with himself with his repeated switches to negative tactics whenever the Magpies go a goal or two in front, with the team often going from a position of dominance at half time, to either holding on desperately, or throwing away their early advantage with Pardew either running around his dugout area like Corporal Jones from ‘Dad’s Army,’ or doodling in his notepad.
But you can read all about it there!
Alan Pardew’s post match interview after the Cardiff City game.