Is Alan Pardew "accepted" by the Toon fans? Is Alan Pardew winning over the Toon fans? PLEASE VOTE: http://www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/interactive/loadpoll.asp Alan Pardew : "I don't like 'accepted' or 'not accepted'. I hope the fans understand that I have tried to be honest and I am working as hard as I can. "As a football manager, especially at a club where football is almost like a religion, you would expect that from your manager, and that's what I am offering." "It's one of those periods of the season where because of the results last week, it has brought us all together and it's now, 'What's going to happen?' "The next two or three games, you are either going to get away from it and get yourselves maybe fighting for Europe, or you are going to find yourselves in a real dogfight, which I think it is going to be. "It's probably very dangerous to put a figure on that because it looks like being a bit of a freak season. "I wouldn't like to put a figure on that. What is important, though, is that we stay where we are and not get involved in that. "The next four or five games are very important."