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Alan Pardew ‘We Can Win 3-0 At Cardiff And Everyone Will Say We’re Going To Win The League’

8 years ago

With rumours flying around that Alan Pardew had been given the boot, the manager came out and gave himself the old Chairman’s vote of confidence.

Well I suppose Alan Pardew didn’t have much choice, what with Newcastle no longer having a Chairman since Llambias made clear that even he had had enough of what was happening behind the scenes at St.James’ Park.

So instead of a third person, it was Pardew who had to come out and tell everyone that he’d met Mike Ashley & Joe Kinnear after the Everton final whistle. The manager explaining that everything was fine and it was just the typical kind of meeting you might have after such a match.

I very much doubt it was the kind of meeting where Ashley gave Pardew a pat on the back and said ‘unlucky Alan, we’re right behind you’, unless he had JFK holding the ceremonial dagger pointing towards Pardew’s back as he said it.

Now Alan Pardew has come out and said the following to the Shields Gazette;

“I was with Paul Lambert who was saying that after 3 defeats everybody was giving him a lot of trouble.

The social media also makes it so much more difficult with all kinds of stuff going on there which adds to the pressure. You just have to cope, it is as simple as that.

You will have good days and bad days. I’ve been here 3 years and it is a tough job but I enjoy it.

It hasn’t been our greatest week but the club we are, we can win 3-0 at Cardiff and everyone will say we’re going to win the league, you just have to go with it.”

I can’t help feeling that this is connected with Monday’s meeting with Ashley. Pardew either given the script by Ashley or deciding to have a go at the fans himself after the owner had done similar to him.

We’ve been here so many times before, the supporters accused of being deluded and criticism/concern dismissed as a lunatic unrepresentative fringe anonymously having a go via Twitter and other social media.

The reality Alan of course is that yes we’d all enjoy a three goal romp at Cardiff but no, not one of us would then be saying we are going to win the league.

Any rational fan would be very concerned after watching that first half at Goodison Park especially after shipping three home goals and points against Hull. This fragility takes us back to the end of last season and consecutive nightmare home matches when Sunderland and Liverpool helped themselves to a collective NINE goals without reply.

Yes some fans do get a bit carried away when we put in the off decent performance against the likes of Villa but it is allowed, it is called enthusiasm and daydreaming that something better maybe,just maybe, might be coming around the corner.

As for Newcastle winning 3-0 on Saturday, of course it is possible. However, with those last two disastrous Premier League displays against Hull and Everton fresh in the mind, an awful lot more potential, not so pleasant, scenarios at Cardiff present themselves when I start to daydream.

While many of our superstars may be able to escape for ten days or so whatever the result on Saturday, the rest of us won’t have the luxury of an international break from Newcastle United.

We are stuck with thinking about it every day and it is down to the manager and players that we aren’t stuck for two weeks with mental images of total chaos on the pitch following the Cardiff match.


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