Pardew Will Re-Think His Tactics!

20 November 2012 01:23
Alan Pardew says he could return to the 4-3-3 formation which helped fire the club into the Europa League.

The Magpies lined up against Swansea with Demba Ba, forward Sammy Ameobi and Hatem Ben Arfa behind - in what looked like a 4-4-1-1 system.

Alan Pardew: “We played 4-3-3.

We were 4-3-3, Sammy was on the left-hand side and joining with Demba and I thought he did a good job.

“Shola came on at half-time and upped us again.

“We had our best spell when the two were together.

"According to the stats, we have created 49 chances in the last two games against Swansea and West Ham.

“It is important we threaten the goal and we did that.

“Unfortunately, the first goal was everything with us getting beat last week and it did affect us.

“I thought it might and it did.”

“It is another defeat and we have to accept we must dig our way out of it.

“We need more senior players available.

“That was a good Swansea side with good experience in it.

“They had a bit more about experience than us at certain times in the game.

“The decision over Papiss Cisse was a blow to us, you cannot take that away.

“I cannot say I am massively disappointed – I was after West Ham.

“I had a young team out on Saturday, but up until they scored, we bossed the game and looked like winning.”


Source: Newcastle United Mad