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Pardew ‘It Is A Volatile Club…But I’m Still Fighting’

8 years ago

Speaking after the final whistle today, the Newcastle manager covered a lot of ground as he sought to explain the challenges of managing at St.James’ Park.

Rather bizarrely, of is that informatively, he talked about problems caused by losing players such as Enrique and Carroll and admitted that the big problem today was a lack of creativity.

The problem with that is the players we did have missing don’t exactly do creativity, leaving aside Yohan Cabaye who wasn’t injured or suspended.

In these quotes from an interview with the club’s official TV channel, to hear Alan Pardew saying ‘I’m still fighting’ after only 180 minutes of the season doesn’t exactly convince you that he is here for the duration;

“A tough game, Sam’s trying to slow game down and get crowd on my back.

But that didn’t really happen, I thought our fans were brilliant today and I’ve said to press today – we might not be able to compete with big clubs in terms of finance but what we can compete with is in terms of fanbase.

We just didn’t have enough creativity. Would have been nice to have Remy, Cheick, Cabaye or Jonas on the bench but they weren’t there today and it probably showed.

It is a volatile club, it is not easy to manage.

I know our fans always expect to win and I know I have to take huge disappointments on the chin a little bit.

Things that you plan and don’t work out. Lose players on occasion like we have lost Andy Carroll and Enrique, massive players to lose.

But we are still fighting, I’m still fighting, I’m determined to make a good success of the season for our fans. The next nine days are very important.”

After these nine days where will we all be, especially Alan Pardew?


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