Pardew Enters New Territory With Derby Fixture
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Friday, 14th January 2011
Alan Pardew says he expects Sunday's visit to the Stadium Of Shite to be the biggest 'derby' of his career.
Alan Pardew: “Of course. I don’t think there’s really too much to say about the weekend anymore – it’s done and we have to move on.
“I understand the importance of this game.
"I’m new in the area obviously but I’m beginning to find out just what it means and just how big it is.
"Listening to people talk about it, I’m already anticipating what it’s going to be like.
"But I would probably say that this is as big as any derby match that I’ve been involved with before.
“It is certainly a big fixture and of course all of the players know all about how big it is.”