Does Pardew Mean It Or Just Being Kind?
Alan Pardew is backing Paul Lambert to lead Aston Villa to Premier League survival ... when others in the game have their doubts.
At the end of the day, three teams will go down, and he cannot continue to tell every side in the drop zone they will stay up ... like he told QPR and Reading on recent trips to St James' Park.
Villa slid back into the bottom three for the third time this season after losing 2-1 at home to the Magpies on Tuesday night and they have now taken only two points from the last seven games.A Villa 1 - 2 Newcastle West Brom 2 - 2 A Villa A Villa 0 - 1 Southampton Swansea 2 - 2 A Villa A Villa 0 - 3 Wigan A Villa 0 - 4 Tottenham Chelsea 8 - 0 A Villa
Alan Pardew: "I think Villa are going to be more than good enough to get out of the situation they are in.
"They've got some great players and I think they've got a good manager.
"He is under pressure at the moment, the team is under pressure, you can sense that a little bit.
"But get a win, get a little bit of luck, and they will be okay and on another day they could have got something against us.
"I really felt they gave us a lot of problems second half and it was nice to see their fans appreciate that as well because fans don't always."
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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