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Alan Pardew Goes From Madman To ‘The Worry Is How Many Goals We’re Going To Score’

7 years ago

Before Southampton on Saturday, Alan Pardew stated that we’d have to call him a madman if he hadn’t said his team had enough goals to have a successful season.

After the shambles on the south coast, the Newcastle manager is now saying that, ‘The worry is how many goals we are going to score, we are aware of that’.

So that is what (yet another) ninety minutes of rubbish football has done to Pardew.

Before the match the Newcastle manager said;

“I think we have goals in the team. I think that we have got enough goals in this team to win Premier League games and i think we have enough in this group to have a good season.

“If I didn’t say that you’d call me a madman…but I do actually think we have enough.

“It is a little bit tougher when players come in from abroad and need to adjust to the Premier league.”

After yet another reality check (at Southampton), Alan Pardew has come out with;

“It was a typical performance when we come here, we didn’t start great and they had pressure before the first goal.

“They got that goal and it was always going to be uphill for us. The second goal was an error and then you really have got a battle.

“It was a tough day to take; it was a tough day for our fans, tough day for the team and certainly a tough day for me.

“We had two injuries this week, offensively, they were particular blows mentally to us, then to concede two early goals. It is very difficult to dig yourself out.

“Second half we conceded a bad goal and the game is gone, then it really is about damage limitation.

“The worry is how many goals we are going to score, we are aware of that.

“Today we had chances and didn’t take them. So it is something we need to work on, get a balance for the team and try to get us a formula that is going to get us some goals.”

How can you feel anything but despair hearing this nonsense?

Pre-season Alan Pardew was full of how much creativity and attacking power he had in his squad. With the managers scyophants happy to argue with you when you pointed out a journeyman striker from France and a young Spanish second division forward were possibly not the answer.

Asking average to decent players from weaker leagues to instantly step up to the Premier League was a recipe for disaster and head chef Alan Pardew hasn’t quite up to the level of how to make toast yet.


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