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Pardew ‘We’ve Won As Many Games As Southampton, You Know, That Takes Some Believing’

8 years ago
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Asked about the position Newcastle United now find themselves in, Alan Pardew has yet again attempted to use a selective statistic to put a positive spin on our season.

When asked about the fact that many managers had been sacked for less this season, Alan Pardew used as his defence the fact that Newcastle had won as many matches as Southampton. A bit of a sad claim in itself  as most neutrals would expect Newcastle United to have greater ambitions than the south coast club, and that isn’t delusional!

While it is true in the Newcastle v Southampton stats, each have won 14 before this weekend’s matches, Pardew forgot to mention that Southampton are already guaranteed to finish higher than Newcastle with currently six points more and a goal difference that is 25 (TWENTY FIVE) superior – the Saints having scored 13 more and conceded 12 less than the black and whites.

This is what happened when Pardew was posed the question at his latest press conference;

Many managers have been sacked this season for results not as bad as yours?

“Well we’ve also won as many games as Southampton, you know, that takes some believing.”

How important are these last two games in terms of convincing fans that you are the right man to lead the club into the new season?

“Well it is always important to have the backing of your fans and I understand the anger, and the frustration, that is out there.

“I hope it doesn’t spill over into anger because I think it is something we are very much focused on, on Saturday, trying to get the club to go forward in terms of a victory.

“Think there is going to be a lot of emotion and a lot of pressure on the players.

“I am very proud to be manager at Newcastle and I have always been, I’ll fight all the way for that.”

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