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Pardew Hopes To Improve On His Record
Published : 23 May 2011 11:14:09
Alan Pardew defends his record of having won six, drawn nine and lost eight of his 23 games as Newcastle boss. Alan Pardew: "I think we, as a club, have done well since I came here. But we need to improve. “I’m disappointed with the West Brom result, it was a funny game. “We were three goals up without ever playing that well. There were a couple of big errors from them. “We were seeing the game out quite comfortably, but we gifted them a goal and never got back up to speed. “We didn’t look like we were ever going to penetrate them again. I think four or five of our players started to struggle with the amount of time they had been out. “Danny Guthrie has been out for a while, Kazenga LuaLua was out for five months, came off the bench and struggled to pick up the pace of the game. Leon Best as well. “I think that is a reflection of where we are as a squad at the moment. There are so many top players missing. “However, while I’m disappointed I still have to keep myself in the zone that it has been a tremendous effort from this group of players this season. "We lost (Hatem) Ben Arfa and Andy Carroll and to finish 12th is probably about fair – and we need to build on that next year. “We need to eradicate our inconsistency and top players will help us do that."