Found April 11, 2013 on Newcastle United FC Blog:
PLAYERS: Alan Pardew
Alan Pardew came up with the perfect match plan lat night to try to get a 2-0 win against Benfica,  and progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League – and his Newcastle side almost executed the plan perfectly – almost. Alan Pardew – on the sidelines last night But we couldn’t get that second [...]

Why The Sunderland Owner Doesn’t Like Alan Pardew

There’s a piece in the Daily Express today, describing a confrontation between Sunderland’s American owner Ellis Short,  and Newcastle manager Alan Pardew before the derby game at the Stadium of Light last October. Ellis Short – Sunderland’s American owner Just before kick off in that game – which ended in a 1-1 draw after Cheick [...]

Pardew Banking On Geordie Crowd – They’ve Been Brilliant

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has talked about the passion that is St. James’ Park, and he is hoping that the crowd will be a big factor in allowing Newcastle to somehow get through this quarter final against Benfica, after being 3-1 down from the first game in Lisbon last Thursday. Cisse and Pardew after sensational [...]

Pardew – I Expect Di Canio To Be A Success

But Pardew held his news conference on Friday for the derby game against Sunderland on Sunday. Alan Pardew expects Di Canio to be successful And Alan was very magnanimous about Sunderland’s new manager Paolo Di Canio, and expects the Italian to be a success as the Sunderland manager, and he is also hoping that Sunderland [...]

Pardew – I Could Be In Tears If We Make It Through

Alan Pardew is hoping his Newcastle side and the Newcastle crowd take hope from what happened in Dortmund last night, when Borussia Dortmund were going out of the Champions League,  2-1 down to Malaga, but amazingly they scored two goals in a minute in stoppage time to pull off the impossible – even though their [...]

Pardew Starts The Mind Games With Sunderland

It’s kind of hard thinking about the game after next – even through it is against local rivals Sunderland – because first things first, and Newcastle have a vital home match tonight against Benfica that we have to first somehow navigate through. Alan Pardew – Sunderland are slight favorites Alan was asked about the Sunderland [...]

Pardew – We Had Two Or Three Big Chances At 1-0 – I’m So Proud

The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was very rightly proud of his players after the game tonight – after his Newcastle United side put in a courageous and gutsy performance,  and we got very close to winning it 2-0.  Newcastle were 1-0 ahead after 71 minutes and  had the chances to go 2-0 up – but [...]

Bottom Line – So Close But It Wasn’t Meant To Be

Alan Pardew had Newcastle in the position he had talked about before the game – 20 minutes to go and it was 0-0 – and then Papiss Cisse scored in the 71st minute and it looked like Newcastle could do it for the fourth successive game at St. James’ Park – by getting a stoppage [...]

Full Injury Update – Tiote, Debuchy Back For Sunderland Game

There was some bad news this afternoon from manager Alan Pardew, when he told the Newcastle press that Steven Taylor had injured a knee in training this morning, and was very unlikely to play tomorrow night against Benfica – we don’t know if the injury rules him out of  the Sunderland game. Mathieu Debuchy – fit for [...]

We Have Great Belief – We Can Beat Anybody At Home

Even though we play Sunderland in an early kick-off game on Sunday, Alan Pardew will play his strongest side tonight against Benfica, in a valiant attempt to get through to the final four of the Europa League. Ben Arfa - will play some part tonight And as it so happens we could have Cheick Tiote [...]

Spurs, Magpies leave with heads high

It was another night of disappointment for Premier League clubs in a season that has been full of then. Of the three in action in the quarterfinals, only Chelsea went through, as Newcastle United battled bravely but futilely against Benfica and Tottenham Hotspur - yet again - lost a penalty shootout to go out to FC Basel. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said he would fancy his side...

An Opportunity For Newcastle Through End Of Season

Of the bottom ten sides in the Premier League who played on Saturday, not one of them won a game, and all the results seemed to go Newcastle’s way. Alan Pardew – big opportunity to build momentum Of the four teams below Newcastle who played today, QPR and Norwich lost to Everton and Arsenal respectively [...]

Ben Arfa – No Ill Effects After Benfica – He’s An X-Factor Player

Some really good news today from Alan Pardew, that Ben Arfa has had no ill effects from his hamstring after making a substitute appearance last night,  and setting up Newcastle’s goal when he dispossessed a Benfica player in the penalty box. Ben Arfa in action last night – he will not start tomorrow Ben Arfa [...]

Ben Arfa Fit For Benfica Game – Colo Back For West Brom

After the disappointing news today that Steven Taylor is likely to miss the game tomorrow night against Benfica, after picking up another injury in training, Alan Pardew had some good news,  that French International Hatem Ben Arfa is available for the game. Ben Arfa – last time he played in Moscow against Anzhi The Frenchman had returned [...]
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