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Concerned manager fears Toon relegation

By | 20th March 2011

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew admits that the club is under great pressure after a poor run of form has forced the Magpies to remain in the relegation picture.

Although Pardew’s men are only one point behind tenth-place Stoke City, who emphatically destroyed them 4-0 at the Britannia Stadium yesterday, they are also merely four points above relegation zone occupants Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Interestingly, Newcastle’s next home game will be at home to the Wolves and speaking in an interview at BBC Sport following the thumping at Stoke, Pardew acknowledged the great significance of that fixture.

“We’ve been conscious we’ve never been far from the relegation zone. The scoreline is going to put some pressure on us in terms of our next home game,” said the former West Ham United manager.

He added: “I am obviously disappointed with the scoreline. I thought at half-time we were unlucky to be 1-0 down as we controlled much of the tempo. But the first five minutes of the second half cost us the game.

“We conceded a second and from that moment on we had a mountain to climb. Again with the third goal we put the ball at risk, although I don’t think it was a free-kick.

“It is one of those days you would like to forget as a manager. But I think we have enough in the dressing room and enough quality to win the next game and give ourselves some breathing space.”

The last time Pardew tasted win at Tyneside was against his former club as the Magpies humiliated the Hammers 5-0.

But that is Newcastle’s only win in the last nine attempts and for them to regain the momentum that was once built by former boss Chris Hughton, they must start delivering quickly.



Reader Comments

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  1. Toastrack says:

    It was a bad day in newcastle when pards arrived. He is the most boring manager ever to grace the south coast. Southampton fans know the pain you are going through. Get him out before he relegates you.

  2. Man on the Tyne Bridge says:

    Pardwho has a bloody good right to be worried.Looking at the current form, Newcastle are sinking faster than a stone. All this bloke has ever done is got clubs relegated and it looks like we are next unless something miraculous occurs in the next 2 or 3 weeks.
    Why is this happening again to us, because of the bunch of complete numpties that perport to be the guardians of our club. The best thing Ashly can do is to sack this incompetant fool before things get any worse, then, close the door behind himself on the way out. Not a clue about football, public relations, man management or anything else except the ring of the till.
    Your no good for Newcastle United, we don,t like you, we don,t want you and it,s no good asking you to do the honest tyhing because you obviously wouldn,t understand that either. Wev,e just got to hope and pray that someone comes in and he cuts and runs ASAP. Please God. HWTL.

  3. Alex toon says:

    We just need a win over wolves and villa and were safe I would be great to get a draw against man utd

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