Newcastle manger Alan Pardew relieved himself further this weekend of the pressure which had been mouting upon him, with a second league win in succession. A poor start to the season had seen the Toon lingering in the bottom 3 of the Premiership, but a win over Spurs today saw them shoot up to 14th in the table.
Pardew’s side fought back from a goal down to win 2-1, with half time substitutes Sammy Ameobi and Remy Cabella having a pivotal effect on the game. Speaking after the game Pardew praised the fight and belief that his side showed when turning things round for the Toon in the second half.
‘At the moment, the Geordie nation does not really think I am good enough so hopefully that has ticked one box that I do know what I am doing. The players showed they are fighting for the shirt. That is what our fans want to see.’
‘I have been here for 701 games now so it is pleasing for me and for my team, because we do a lot stuff that we think is important for the team. But the players have to carry it out. At the end of the day, you are as good as your players.’
‘We have got some belief in them and they showed they are fighting for the shirt. That is what our fans want to see.’
It’s a tough road ahead for Pardew with his next two games against Manchester City and Liverpool and it will take more than a couple of wins to convince certain sections of the Newcastle fans he is still the man for the job. Anti-Pardew website SackPardew.com has vowed not to rest ‘until Alan Pardew has been sacked.’ Unfortunately due to logistical problems their Sack Pardew placards didn’t make it down to White Hart Lane today, no doubt to the delight of the Toon boss.
Ask anyone who has been given the sack and they’ll tell you it’s not so nice. Henceforth, here at Flaminghairdryer.com we are beginning the ‘Back Pardew Campaign’ to keep Alan from signing on at his local job centre. Print off your ‘Back Pardew’ placard and take it along to St James to show your support for the cause.