Carver Fears Pardew 'Surprise'!

Last updated : 11 February 2015 By Footy Mad - Editor

John Carver: “Both him and Ben Stevens, the analyst, know us inside out.

“He does have a bit of an advantage. We can look at how they play, but I know how he thinks. I think I know him inside out.

“He’ll have a surprise up his sleeve, there’ll be something out of the ordinary that he’ll throw in during the game.

“It could be a set-play – it could be anything – because he’s a bit like that.

“But in the four or five games I’ve seen of Palace, I can see his stamp being put on the team, definitely.

“They’ve got a good team – they’ve got a good group of players – and because he’s a good coach he’s getting the best out of them.

“As you can see with the results, he’s got them well-organised and well-drilled.

“He’s got some good players, let’s not forget it’s not all about Alan. It’s about the team as well. He’s got players coming back like Bolasie, who I worked with at Plymouth. He’s an outstanding talent.

“(Mile) Jedinak’s coming back from his victory with Australia.

“He’s got some good players – (Wilfried) Zaha, (Jason) Puncheon.”

Pardew said he left Newcastle with his “head held high

“I don’t think anybody who decides to leave a situation has regrets.

“If you decide to move on, it’s always what’s right in your head. He liked the people, he did a good job at the club but he’s moved on now.

“I don’t think he’s one of these guys who regrets anything he does.”