Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Newcastle

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

Sunday, 17 August 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Pardew bemoans lack of funds

Alan Pardew believes Newcastle cannot compete with the likes of Manchester City, insisting Financial Fair Play has done little to bridge the gap.

Last Updated: 19/08/13 at 19:43 Post Comment

Alan Pardew: Unhappy at financial imbalance in the Premier League

Alan Pardew: Unhappy at financial imbalance in the Premier League

The Magpies boss has only brought in Loic Remy on-loan from QPR this summer, whereas his counterpart Manuel Pellegrini has invested almost £100m in his City squad.

And Pardew admits that, as much as he would like to spend more to improve his side, he just doesn't have the means to do so.

"We just can't compete with City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal," Pardew told The Sunday People.

"The teams in the Champions League positions with that extra revenue is beginning to be a concern.

"Financial Fair Play was supposed to even things out a bit, but it doesn't seem to have had any impact at all.

"Our business model is such that we can't generate money like City can, therefore the gap remains."

The Magpies travel to Manchester on Monday night, with City unbeaten in their last 13 matches against Pardew's men, a fact knows has to be addressed.

"We have never done well against them," he added.

"We've done well in patches, but not an entire game."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ow are people still backing Arsenal for the title? It's like you're predicting the tide not to come in; Arsenal will finish third or fourth and make the quarter final of the Champions League. It was ever thus.

thefuldutch
F365's Season Predictions

N

othing screams 'Panic!!' when your new manager brings Fellaini on as a sub for your star signing of the summer and within 5 minutes you concede the winner. I know it is only the first game in but I would seriously be sh1**ng myself I was a Man Utd supporter. This has the potential of being very nasty indeed.

stevemelbourne
Now Are You Nervous, Louis?

I

n the words of Pete Townsend, meet the new boss, the same as the old boss. Though I would comment that it's 3 more points than we picked up in the same fixture last year, so that's a 100% improvement.

uncle monty
No Sign That Liverpool Will Lessen Attacking Intent

Footer 365

Premier League: Vincent Kompany waiting to see how Liverpool cope with increased demands

Vincent Kompany feels Liverpool will find the Premier League ‘a different competition’ once the Champions League starts.

Transfer News: Stoke had agreed fees for Nathan Redmond and Oussama Assaidi

Stoke chairman Peter Coates has confirmed the club met the asking prices for Nathan Redmond and Oussama Assaidi.

Transfer News: Valeri Bojinov reportedly due to talk to West Ham about Premier League return

Former Manchester City striker Valeri Bojinov has travelled to England amid reports he will hold talks with West Ham.

Mail Box

Dear Brendan, Please Sign Di Maria

That's the request to Brendan Rodgers in the mailbox, and not just because it would annoy Man United fans. Plus, more thoughts on why Arsenal didn't want Cescy back...

Man United Fans Still Pining For Mourinho

The morning mailbox ponders where United might be now had the club appointed Jose Mourinho last season, while Chelsea fans are getting very excited...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property