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Pardew: The major criticism was that we didn’t look bothered

May 5th, 2011 | 14 Comments |

Pardew says the team must answer its critics.
Pardew: It's important to finish top 10
Pardew says Newcastle United must answer its critics and aim for a top 10 finish.

This season has been a bit erratic and our success on the pitch has often depended upon which team has turned up on a given day.

In some ways that’s to be expected of a team rebuilding itself and finding its feet in the Premier League again after a season in the Championship.

Referring to criticism that the team didn’t look bothered during the Liverpool game, Pardew denies that was the case but still feels the team needs to answer some questions:

We lost to Liverpool who are an up-and-coming team – and a team in form.

The major criticism of us in the fall-out from that game was that we didn’t look bothered.

I don’t think that was the case, but we certainly were not on the same level as we were against Manchester United.

We now have to answer the questions that have been put to us.

The aim is to put in a committed display for the fans and those fans who travelled in great numbers to Liverpool.(more…)