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Alan Pardew Now Says Newcastle At An Advantage With So Few Players At World Cup

6 years ago
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In the latest bulletin from Alan Pardew, the Newcastle manager has claimed that United could have the advantage on the opening day of the season, as Manchester City have more players at the World Cup than NUFC.

Manchester City have eleven combatants over in Brazil, while Newcastle have just four in Tim Krul, Mathieu Debuchy, Moussa Sissoko and Cheick Tiote.

Alan Pardew said this to Radio Newcastle;

“With most of their (Manchester City) squad coming off a World Cup, that might give us a slight advantage.

“I think bigger sides coming off the tournament might struggle to get going.”

As usual, the Newcastle manager make sit up as he goes along and I suppose we should be just grateful that he didn’t come out with dodgy statistical ‘proof’, along the lines of the ridiculous ‘statistics’ the club came out with to justify not trying in the Cups.

I think having so many more players having supposedly fatigued themselves at the World Cup, is easily outweighed by the fact that so many more of their players were good enough to be actually picked to go to Brazil.

Just hope Pardew doesn’t have any bright ideas such as encouraging the only four Newcastle players who were deemed good enough to go to Brazil, to leave, in the belief that having no players at all who appeared at the World Cup gives you the ultimate advantage…

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