Last night Newcastle United came back from a goal down to earn a satisfactory draw but the Newcastle manager felt his team deserved better.

After a really poor first half, Alan Pardew’s men did pick up in the second half, especially after the introduction of Davide Santon at half-time.

Alan_Pardew_Newcastle_United_NUFC_67 (2)Speaking to the club website after the match, Alan Pardew had this to say;

“Make no mistake, we were the better side throughout the ninety minutes and we should have won it – but to get a performance like that against this standard of opposition, a team who finished third in their league last season – it was outstanding from us.

We showed our commitment that we weren’t just going to lie down. They’re a strong team, a good technical team – but we were better than them and as the game wore on we got stronger.

In my opinion the referee let too many tackles go and he was asking for trouble, someone was going to get hurt or sent off and that was what happened. Unfortunately for us it was our captain.”

Not sure if ‘outstanding’ was exactly the first word to pop into my head…

While Shola took his goal well, it has to be said that the lack of movement or inspiration was shocking up front, until Newcastle have strikers available pre-season (please!) then any kind of preparation work for the new season has to be only half-cocked.

7 comments
Wallsendstu
Wallsendstu

Do you think he was given Joke Kinnears works mobile after all he could phone any manager in the world. Mind if Kinnear was one of them who have phoned Carver this week it was probably to wish him a happy christmas.

crediblejustin736
crediblejustin736

This manager is just like us, saying what should happen. But he can't make it happen though. He should be writing mag articles next season

toon tony
toon tony

Now there's a phone worth hacking. !!!!!

Corkyjohn
Corkyjohn

Looks like we'll get McLaren after all, we have no ambition so little chance of anyone else. I hope if we do he refuses to work with Carver & we sack him. Last thing we need is him coaching anywhere near Newcastle....

Wallsendstu
Wallsendstu

Calls for ppi, pensions, solar panels, home improvements, and other sales calls are not people phoning to tell you how good you are and to wish you good luck. You really need to keep it on as how will all the recruitment agencies contact you as no doubt with you being the best coach in the league there will be loads of clubs contacting you to join them after your incredible display this season.

1957 you beat me to the punch. Great minds think alike.

1957
1957

I'm lost for words, who are all the people with his phone number, PPI recovery firms, accident lawyers, it surely isn't supporters, can I have it...

One message he might well get on Sunday is from Steve Bruce, '...thanks John, we wouldn't have survived without you...'

prestondave
prestondave

Stupid, ignorant,useless, classless,bullying, egotistical, deluded,lying,hypocritical, thick cnut. Need to be careful in case I break my new keyboard. Please Carver, here is my positive message to you. Go and f@ck off.