Perch And Simpson Clueless - But Did We Expect Anything More?

12 December 2011 01:17
Alan Pardew admitted the absence of Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini cost Newcastle against Norwich.

Alan Pardew: "It's fairly obvious we missed them.

"Our squad has been stretched to the limit.

"Having three first team centre-halves missing is major. We did very well other than the set plays today. Morison and Holt are a handful and so was Hoolahan in behind. They gave us some tough times today.

"We expect to have one or two back next week and we certainly need them.

"We can't concede from three set plays and expect to win the game."

"I had no complaints with the red card, but it was a crucial turning point in the game.

"I don't think he has gone to hurt the player, but he was late for sure, so he has put himself in the ball park for being sent off and unfortunately he was.

"We were right in the game then so that was disappointing."


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