Pardew Was Frustrated With Every Player After Spurs Defeat

1 Posted by - September 21, 2015 - News

Alan Pardew left his players in no doubt over his expectations for them this season after tasting defeat at White Hart Lane yesterday. 

To read Pardew’s frank assessment of our poor performance at Spurs click here

Having already referenced Wilfried Zaha’s below par display when speaking to the press, Pardew went on to admit that he pressed his players to show a greater level of ambition and professionalism in a bid to retain our place within the leading pack. 

After presiding over a period of great success since arriving in January, it’s only natural for Pardew to look for more of the same from his players whenever they are chosen to pull on the shirt. Given the general sense of frustration from our fans both at the game and watching on TV, the boss was quite right to reference the off-beat nature of our play when speaking to the press. 

Refreshingly desperate not to settle for second best, the Eagles boss has a burning desire to improve upon what has been an extremely pleasing start to the current Premier League campaign, laying the groundwork for an improvement against Watford on Sunday with his words here. 

Whilst it would be easy for our fans to question our credentials, the quality of the opposition we have faced so far must be taken into consideration, which in itself, puts a positive shine on a tally of nine points after just six games. 

Should we lose against both Watford and West Brom in our next two league fixtures, alarm bells will rightly start to ring, but until then, we would do well to chalk yesterday’s defeat down to a minor blip rather than the existence of an underlying issue. 

That being said, it’s refreshing to hear a manager speaking so openly about the disappointing performance his players have put in following a game which, on paper, could be made to look far closer than it ever truly was. 

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4 Comments

  • Mclovin September 21, 2015 - 7:23 am Reply

    As a Spurs fan who wasn’t at all nervous about the game I would like to say I think this was a good result for Palarse as it may have helped to deflate Alan Pardues (spelling?) super massive ego.

  • Spiceboy September 21, 2015 - 7:26 am Reply

    I agree with Pardew that was by far our worst performance this season that team looked aweful. Why Campbell was bought on baffles me useless & as for Jordan Mutch on the left wing very poor management by Pardew. An off form zaha or a 1 legged zaha is better than Jordan I can’t cross or pass Mutch. Missed Dann big time & Hennessy needs to go in goal. Have we ever lost with Wayne between the sticks? Macarthy doesn’t push the ball away far enough & his mistakes have cost us points two games in a row. Rant over

    • admin September 21, 2015 - 7:32 am Reply

      Let it all out Spiceboy.

      • Jose Fonte Baby! Jose Fonte, Oh, Oh, Oh September 21, 2015 - 10:38 am Reply

        I’m baffled that Mutch and Campbell make it into the team ahead Bamford and Jedinak. I know Jedinak is a defensive mid but he would allow Cabaye to move forward and is also handy for set pieces. His technique may not be great but he is the man you need when the chips are down and sometimes bringing on a defensive specialist allows other players attacking license. What does LCY have to do to get a sniff?

        I think having Hangeland in the team is a hindrance as him and Delaney have no pace which means we are exposed or have to sit deep. He doesnt play that bad but it means we have to defend differently, personally would of preferred to see Kelly at CB and Marriappa at RB as he is quicker and better going forward.

        Dare i say it but with Wickham injured the decision to sell Murray looks rash. Having said that we have lost 2 games against so called big teams away from home and also only losing by the narrowest of margins. We had some key players out injured as well so lets not lose our heads.

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