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Alan Pardew Blames Overreaction And Then…Overreacts

8 years ago

Yesterday was great for the spirits but did it really tell us anything we didn’t already know?

The last 15 minutes or so of the Fulham match had shown that if we can get our best offensive players on the pitch then Newcastle will cause most teams problems.

However, the previous four hours of Premier League football had show Newcastle to be desperately lacking in creating chances, not a shot worthy of the name until late on in that Fulham match.

This though is what Alan Pardew had to say after yesterday’s defeat of Villa;

“Since Manchester City when everyone overreacted, we have been sound and we look a strong side.

I thought that we carried a big threat today and if we can keep players fit we will be a handful.”

It seems like the manager just can’t stop himself, yes by all means enjoy the warm afterglow of a great win and very good performance at Villa, but don’t try and tell us a load of rubbish about what had gone before.

Fans ‘overreacted’ after the Man City match because we could have been three down after six minutes and could have conceded ten without Tim Krul. Pardew claimed afterwards that United had done well in the first half and wanted to then concentrate on talking about the sending off of Steven Taylor been a key factor. The reality of course is that by then Newcastle were already two down and City had been camped in our half pretty much all of the time.

The matches against West Ham and Fulham were woeful until the late substitutions of Cabaye, Remy and Gouffran against the Cottagers, apart from Ben Arfa trying to take the entire team on and shooting high wide and handsome from all over the pitch, we hadn’t created anything and never looked like scoring.

Alan Pardew is the one who needs to keep his feet on the ground and wrap Hatem Ben Arfa up in cotton wool because we are so reliant on him at the moment and last season became a nightmare when he was injured. Apart from Hatem, we are looking at a loan player and one who tried to escape in the summer as our only other viable means of creativity, as we all know only one or two injuries…


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