St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v Hull City

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

St. Mary's Stadium

Last Game

Southampton 4 - 0 Newcastle

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Pardew hurt by fan criticism

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits he has been hurt by supporters' recent criticism and growing tension at the club.

Last Updated: 08/05/14 at 12:03 Post Comment

Alan Pardew: Hurt by recent criticism from the Newcastle fans

Alan Pardew: Hurt by recent criticism from the Newcastle fans

The 52-year-old was jeered on entering his technical area during Saturday's 3-0 home victory over Cardiff, a result which ended a run of six successive defeats.

However, he is refusing to allow the pressure to get to him as he prepares for Sunday's final-day trip to Liverpool.

Pardew told the Shields Gazette: "Obviously, I'm a little bit sad about the situation, but my resolve has to be strong to make sure the players are ready for Liverpool. We need to go to Anfield and put in a top performance."

Pardew, who signed an eight-year contract in September 2012, is not understood to be in any immediate danger of losing his job, although he will have to negotiate his end-of-season debrief with owner Mike Ashley.

The Londoner kept his job after narrowly surviving relegation 12 months ago but this time around, the Magpies will finish no lower than 10th.

Should Pardew receive the green light from Ashley, he will hope to embark upon a major rebuilding exercise this summer with strikers Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong only on loan and Shola Ameobi out of contract.

A replacement for big-money January departure Yohan Cabaye, to Paris Saint-Germain, will also be high on his priority list.

Pardew said: "We need to make sure we start next season in the same position we started this season. We had a strong team and were challenging for Europe.

"But towards the back end of the season, we have not been that good. We need to accept that, accept the criticism and make the right calls."

Watch Liverpool v Newcastle on Sky Sports 2 on Sunday from 2.55pm

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Felix Magath departs Fulham with Kit Symons taking charge on temporary basis

Felix Magath has left his role as Fulham manager after the Championship club's dismal start to the season.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes defends his decisions at QPR ahead of Loftus Road return

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has defended his reign at QPR ahead of his return to Loftus Road on Saturday.

Southampton midfielder Sadio Mane has been granted a work permit

Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Sadio Mane has been successful in gaining a work permit.

Mail Box

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

Could Arsenal Benefit From Top Four Exit?

That's one idea in the morning mailbox as the Arsene Wenger debate rumbles on. Plus, comparing Welbeck to Gervinho and some advice for Greg Dyke and the FA...

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