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Newcastle Midfielder Claims Pardew Touchline Ban Has Cost Points

8 years ago
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Some of the rubbish footballers talk is impressive, Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling now claiming that the players are all behind the manager – something  which most fans will struggle to believe given an increasing number of gutless performances and widespread reports of dressing room bust ups after matches. Something even Alan Pardew alluded to in recent quotes.

However, Gosling’s claims that the Alan Pardew touchline ban has somehow been a major factor in the most recent rubbish results takes some beating.

This claim is ludicrous in itself but when you look at Gosling’s own personal circumstances then you will find what he says especially laughable.

The midfielder has started the last three Premier League matches which have all ended in defeat, with Pardew off the touchline.

However, Gosling has only made one other Premier League start in his entire four years at St.James’ Park, so how on earth can he claim that things are so much better when the manager is on the sidelines?

What makes it even better/worse is that Gosling’s only PL start was a dismal 4-2 defeat at Norwich, with only two Demba Ba wonder goals stopping the scoreline being a total embarrassment.

Yes Pardew on the touchline really helped that day and it gets even better, in that only previous Gosling Premier League start – the midfielder stupidly got himself sent off!

Here are the words of wisdom from Dan Gosling;

“We are all sticking together and the manager knows that he has got all the lads onside.

“We respect him as a manager as we respect all the coaching staff.

“The atmosphere around the training ground is OK, it is good.

“Obviously it has been difficult come Saturday afternoon but I think it will be a lot easier when he is back on the sidelines.

“The bad run has actually been with him upstairs and it is hard to get message across – it is actually a big miss.

“You do not realise that it does affect the team and you need the gaffer on the sidelines barking orders out – it helps us.

“We need him back in the dugout.”

 

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