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Pardew’s comments about the SPL upset a Scotsman

May 24th, 2011 | 27 Comments |

Peter Houston responds to Pardew's comments.
Och, I'll have you Pardew
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew voiced his doubts about the quality of Scottish football yesterday. Peter Houston makes the case for the SPL today.

Dundee United manager Peter Houston has struck back at Alan Pardew who yesterday said that the standard of Scottish football was basically rubbish.

Pardew, talking about his decision to bring Fraser Forster back from his loan period period at Celtic, said:

We have watched that division [the SPL] and watched him all year. We’ve been very disappointed with the quality of the games, other than the occasional Rangers versus Celtic game. And even some of those have been poor, if I’m honest.

Houston has however got his tartan in a twist over the comments and countered with:

It is not even worth commenting on it.

But he does anyway … (more…)