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Pardew ‘Newcastle One Of Best Clubs In The Country And Going To Fight To Try And Keep It’

6 years ago
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Newcastle United are one of the best clubs in the country and Alan Pardew is determined to fight to hold on to his position at St.James’ Park.

That was he United manager’s defiant message after the final whistle at St.James’ Park this afternoon.

Pardew accepts that he is accused of arrogance and being egotistic but says the biggest thing is his pride in managing Newcastle United.

As he said he would beforehand, Alan Pardew stood on the sidelines rather than hiding in the dugout and he [intlink id=”47645″ type=”post”]thanked the two people who clapped him, which is twice as many as he [/intlink]thought might be the case prior to kick-off;

“Our senior players were magnificent today and particularly our captain Cheick Tiote (Colo not the captain…?) drove us and you need that when you are two down.

“You need experience at this level and it is fortunate that we have got them as players for me.

“I’m very proud of the way we conducted ourselves as a staff and as a team and we go to the next game.

“It has been a difficult start for us, we’ve kind of tried to…I don’t know, I’m very conscious of not making excuses really, because I’m being accused of making excuses but I just want to try and defend the team.

“We’re not quite as good as perhaps we showed, we were really good at times today and I hope our fans see that and maybe they can digest that and we can follow that up.

“It is not lost on me that I get accused of the arrogance, the egotistic and everything else, but I’m also very proud to be manager of this football club.

“This is one of the best football clubs in the country and I’m going to fight to try and keep it but of course my team have to reflect that.

“I thought it was important I took the frustration of the fans by standing on the sideline and that I wasn’t going to shirk from that.

“Ironically one or two of the people behind me clapped me, which was nice, and I thank them but it was only two…”

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