Pardew Does A Joe Harvey!

09 February 2011 01:13
Alan Pardew's half-time team-talk that helped spark an incredible comeback against Arsenal is almost as famous as Joe Harvey's in Budapest at the Fairs Cup final in 1969. 2-0 down at half-time against Ujpest Dozsa, Bob Moncur told Harvey: "If ever there is a time for a good team talk . NOW is that time Joe!" Harvey inspired his boys and Newcastle won 3-2 with goals from Bobby Moncur, Benny Arentoft and Alan Foggon. Alan Pardew’s now famous half-time team-talk that helped spark an incredible comeback against Arsenal. Danny Simpson: “We were a disgrace in the first half. “The manager went mad at us, and he shouted at us. “He told us that we needed to go out and show something for the fans who had stuck by us. “We took it on board. That’s credit to the team and you have to respect the manager for getting a reaction out of us. “One of the things he said was ‘forget the score and go out and show some pride’. “We went out to show some pride and I think we did, to come back from four down against Arsenal is a credit to the lads. “We said at the start of the match that we would try to take the game to them. “We tried to, but we weren’t controlled with it. “The idea was to go gung-ho from the start, but they scored two quick goals and when that happens it becomes an uphill task. “We just wanted to get in at half-time. The gaffer said his piece and so did the staff and credit to the lads. They could have sulked, but we came back. “In the first half when we were 4-0 down, we could hear the fans quite rightly going mad, but they were also still getting behind us. “Sometimes you want the ground to swallow you up, but we have characters in the dressing room and came back out. “Even at 4-4 we nearly won it, but we still made sure we didn’t lose. In the last couple of games we’ve conceded late goals and we didn’t want to do it again."