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The manager of Newcastle United, Alan Pardew, has said that if the club had bought the experienced players in the pre season and mid season transfer windows, then, it would not have been in danger of finishing in relegation zone at this point of time.
Newcastle United is currently at the 16th position in the Premier League points table. They have played 35 matches so far out of which they have won 10; have lost 18 and the remaining 7 matches have finished in the form of draws. They still have to play three games.
The Newcastle United team has secured just 5 points in their last 8 matches. If they continue playing with this kind of form in the remaining three games, there is a good possibility that they will finish in the relegation zone.
There also have been reports that the environment in Newcastle’s dressing room is not good. There are disputes between several players and also, there are language problems as there are a lot of French players in the squad. But, Pardew has denied those reports.
The Newcastle manager said, “Frankly speaking, I don’t think language problem is the issue here. Actually, we were not that smart in the transfer market this season. We went for players who didn’t have too much experience of playing in England. That’s the main cause of team’s poor performance.”
“You can’t expect a player to go great guns in his very first season in England. It’s very hard. You need to have experience to do well in these conditions.”
Newcastle United’s next match will be against West Ham United. That match will be played on Saturday at Boleyn Ground.
When asked about that match, Pardew said, “They are a tough side to beat on their home ground. They also have a lot of experience in their squad with the likes of Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll. They are not going to make things easy for us; that’s for sure.”
“It’s a very important game for us. We desperately need three points. Hopefully, we will be able to get that.”
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Despite flirting with a relegation only a few weeks ago, the Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said that he did not worry about losing his job for one moment. It was only a few weeks ago that Newcastle were closer to the relegation zone after a run of poor results. The manager himself admitted that the club will be relegated if they do not bring in a few signings in January. The board listen to his advice and brought him at least five first-team players during the January transfer window. They have made an instant impact on the team after they have managed two successive victories in the league.
Even more surprising is the fact that one of them came against the European champions Chelsea. As a result, the criticism from the supporters after the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Reading have quickly been forgotten. The manager Pardew, who guided the team to an impressive fifth-place finish last season, has said that he did not think about losing his job for a minute. Meanwhile, the sporting director Derek Llambias has praised Pardew for the work he has done on bringing the five players, while also stressing the importance of stability at the club. Stability has been lacking at Newcastle for the last decade or so.
“It’s rare in football to have the position that even with the results I’ve had, the message from upstairs was that I was going to be retained as manager. Perhaps our fans weren’t quite as happy about that at the time, but I have to try and reward the club for the backing the gave me now. So far, we’ve got two great results and we have to build on that. It’s been a difficult season for us,” said Pardew, whose team will face Tottenham this weekend.
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Newcastle United were relegated from the Premier league only a few seasons ago, but they managed to come back into the top flight in the first instance. Upon their return to the top flight, they managed to finish in the fifth position amidst all the surprise. Alan Pardew’s diligent management coupled with the arrival of several low-key yet inform players was the reason for the extraordinary season experienced by the club in which they almost qualified for the Champions league. However, this season has been the story of several struggles as the club has failed to put together a run of results.
Their form has also nosedived in recent weeks due to the poor form, which has made them edge closer to the relegation zone. Alan Pardew’s hopes of managing to put together a cup run has also been destroyed after the club lost 2-0 at the hands of Brighton during the weekend. This was the second consecutive time that they have been knocked out of the FA Cup by Brighton. The club has also recently sold the star striker Demba Ba, who was one of the bright aspects of the season, to Chelsea in a £ 7 million deal. A replacement is yet to arrive at the club.
Pardew has suggested that there is a real danger of Newcastle being relegated once again. “Not once this season have I had my best side out. We’re not too big to go down. I think it is important to spend. We lost Cheik and Demba, one to African Nations and one to a transfer. The most important thing for us is our Premier League status now because we’ve put ourselves at risk with all the injuries and the run we’re on,” said Pardew after the Brighton match. The club will face Norwich city during the weekend.
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The Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said that he has the full support of the boardroom despite the poor run of results, which have left the team just a few points above the relegation zone. Newcastle finished the fifth position last season and they almost qualified for the Champions League. This was extremely impressive considering that they spent very little money on new players and they had recently come up to the Premier league from the Championship. As a result, Newcastle decided to offer the manager a new eight-year contract at the start of this season.
However, ever since the former West Ham manager signed the new contract, Newcastle have been on a downtrend. The club has recently lost the last four matches without exception, which has left them near the bottom of the table. They are currently in the 14th position with just two points separating them from the 18th placed team Southampton. However, Pardew has suggested that he still has the full support of the Newcastle board and also the support of the owner Mike Ashley. He has said that the team will be spending some money in the January transfer window in the hope of reviving the ailing league form.
“The word from the boardroom is concern. We want to get going again and obviously do well. They’ve given me massive support this week in trying to help me get the result we want, almost asking me, ‘What can we do for you?’ At the minute there’s not much they can do for me, if truth be known. I think you have to earn the right to be able to cope with defeats,” said Alan Pardew ahead of the match with Wigan. Newcastle’s last win in the league game against West Brom more than a month ago.