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Pardew Fears 'Spy In The Camp'!
Published : 10 Dec 2012 14:36:32Rss feed
Alan Pardew knows Martin Jol knows all about his Newcastle United players - but he wants to to keep him guessing as to his team selection.
A clutch of players will return from injury against Fulham at tonight, but Pardew wants Jol to guess whether it's Hatem Ben Arfa, Davide Santon, Demba Ba, Jonas Gutierrez or Gabriel Obertan.
Pardew was giving little away in his pre-match press conference, and stopped fans from checking out his training.
Alan Pardew: “I’m going to say this to the fans – there’s too much information gone out of this training ground to the opposition, and I’m not going to do it any more.
“We need to give ourselves the maximum chance of winning our first away game.
“I apologise to them if they’re not getting the information before the game. I don’t think I should be boarding up the training ground around my main pitch, which I’ve had to do.
“People are coming and looking through the fence, and putting my team on the internet and giving it to the press.
“Therefore, what I have stopped, is the real fans coming to get a view of us.
“That how I’ve got to be, I’m afraid, at this time. If I was top of the league, and everything was rosy, maybe I wouldn’t be so paranoid about it.
“I’ve got to keep on top of this club. My drive to make this a winning club won’t change. If I need to do stuff like that, I’ll do it.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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