No Statue For Pardew!

Last updated : 28 February 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

But the Newcastle fans have been starved of a domestic trophy since 1955 and the football world doesn't honour managers with statues just for staying in the league.

If you want honours and the love of the supporters ... YOU WIN SOMETHING!

Pardew's ambition this season of "finishing tenth" hardly had the supporters dancing in the streets of Gallowgate.

This weekend Newcastle fans will have to watch on as Sunderland tackle Manchester City in the League Cup final.

When weighing up the two arguments, Pardew said ahead of the trip to FA Cup quarter-finalists Hull - who still aren’t safe from relegation - at the KC Stadium: “There is half of you that would like to be playing for a trophy or some tangible reward at the end of the season like a European place.

“But there’s also that other side where you don’t want to be involved in at the bottom like we were last year and have that stress.

“We haven’t got that to worry about now.

“For us, it’s about finishing as strongly as we can and maybe looking at one or two youngsters as well as we go along.

“I’ll certainly take the opportunity to look at one or two and sometimes the formations that we play too.

“We’ll see if someone can do a different role and we’ve had good success with that over the years I’ve been here.

“We’ll maybe look for one or two to play in unusual positions and see if they can perform in that role.

“But Davide Santon and Hatem Ben Arfa both have knocks at the moment so they won’t be involved at Hull City.”