Alan Pardew: “I never fear for my job.
“But I don’t think my contract is cast-iron either.
“I’m not going to say ‘that doesn’t matter – I’ve got a long contract’.
“I’m hurting about performances, I’m hurting about the way we’ve played.
“I’m hurting about results – we should have had better results.
"Some of the performances have been good. But we haven’t got the points.
“For somebody who prides himself on tactical knowledge and the way I assemble teams, that’s been a major disappointment.
“In terms of my confidence, and worrying – no. The only worry I’ve got is getting this team safe this year. After the year we’ve had, I’ll treat that as a minor – a little – success.”