Pardew Hammers Press (Again!)
The Magpies picked up a precious point in their battle to avoid relegation and Alan Pardew's frustration once again boiled over.
The media have given Pardew a few "home truths" that obviously he didn't like, and he won't forget them.
The former West Ham boss is feeling the pressure, and says he is "learning from this experience", but didn't he learn from his previous relegation experiences?
Because as player and manager, he has seen enough of them!
Alan Pardew: "It was a very important performance because there was a lot of myths and reporting that was unfair on us and we had to show that wasn't the case and that we were a strong team and have got spirit in the group.
"We had to show that today because coming here so many balls are put in your box and you've got to show real determination and we did that all day.
"We said on Thursday that some of the reporting had been a disgrace and the reporters should be ashamed of themselves.
"There is no foundation to it.
"But the only way we can answer that is by our performance and that performance I think put that to bed.
"Whether we are good enough to stay up, we have to show that now in terms of our quality but lack of spirit, lack of fight, that was there in leaps and bounds today and we will take that to QPR.
"I thought we had a legitimate goal in the first half and two big chances in the second half to perhaps have won it.
"I think in that decision I thought it was in, I saw the linesman slip over and I can't see how he could have seen it and then you are in the hands of the referee who obviously didn't think he was 100 per cent sure on it and didn't give it.
"Goal-line technology next year will make a big difference to all of us because those decisions are crucial and we need a break and we could have done with a break, but unfortunately it wasn't to be."
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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