In a strange reaction to the late late winner against Aston Villa, Alan Pardew attacks press who haven’t been banned yet.

It was a quite bizarre sight that the Newcastle manager chose to base his match winning celebration by turning around and pulling an over the top comedy smile, aimed at those members of the press who haven’t been banned, yet.

With the Sunday Express and the Journal, Chronicle and Sunday Sun all now banned, Pardew’s reaction to those ‘innocent’ journalists who still remain was a strange one.

Makes you wonder who will be next?

This is what the Newcastle manager had to say about his reaction to Remy’s winner;

pardew attacks press“I think the media have been a little bit miserable and a couple of stories were definitely aimed to put me under pressure – there’s enough pressure in the job without having stories which are untrue.

“It was a bit of a smile to them, cheer up and let’s move on.

“This recent bad run has put pressure on my team and the staff and I don’t feel comfortable about that.

“You can be very resilient as a manager but I was desperate to get this result for my team and the fans – who have had to be so very patient.”

I think to be honest Alan Pardew has been given an easy ride if anything, going into that Villa match with one win in the last nine matches and failing to score in seven of the last eight Premier League matches, elsewhere in the country the press (and fans) would have really had it in for the manager.