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Alan Pardew Lays The Fulham Blame

8 years ago

Alan Pardew’s frustration at the weaknesses in our team is beginning to show.

In almost an action replay of our last Premier League away match at the Britannia, where Newcastle conceded two late soft goals, the manager is once again pointing the finger at slack defending.

“It’s a really soft second goal; a soft free-kick, soft defending on the free-kick and you can’t do that at this level because we had the game by the scruff of the neck at this point.

We played some of our best attacking football of the season but we’ve still come away with nothing. Performances don’t get you points.

In the second half we were terrific other those two or three moments, we’ve got no one to blame but ourselves.

I think we’ve conceded poor goals at crucial times and away from home it is costly.

We are going to have to get more resilience about us and make sure we don’t concede goals like that”.

The daft foul by Tiote for the free-kick and Coloccini’s poor effort at defending the cross have brought about unusual direct criticism from the manager, Alan Pardew knows unless we stop gifting these type of soft chances/goals we aren’t going to start climbing out of the current mess.

You can do whatever in the rest of the match but it becomes worthless when you are a soft touch at the back.

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