Pardew's Excuse - Blame Wenger!

Last updated : 20 August 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Pardew sent Cabaye back to the north-east, believing he was not in the right mental state to do himself justice after news of the approach leaked into the public domain.

sIn his absence, Newcastle were hammered 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium and Pardew evidently was not impressed.

Alan Pardew: "I didn't see any reason why that needed to happen.

"When you do a pre-season like we have and been very thorough and prepared for three days with a team that includes Cabaye, it is tough for his head to be turned on the eve of a game.

"Why they couldn't do us the respect and the honour of waiting until Tuesday evening is beyond me.

"It is a very difficult situation and hard to get your head round to play a game of this magnitude.

"It is pretty obvious I am upset about it.

"I am not sure of the exact terms of it (the bid) but it is below our valuation for sure.

"This is a terrific player.

"You put him in the Suarez and Bale situation which he has found himself in.

"There is a question about the window being closed before we kick off the Premier League season.

"I know the Premier League asked the European leagues to do it and they wouldn't fall in line.

"But after the summer we have had, the situations we have had, with Rooney as well, it is definitely something they need to put under the microscope again."

NU-MAD COMMENT - sPersonally, I disagree - why have a transfer window at all?

And I'm sure many players and fans ask the same question.

In all walks of life, anyone can change jobs when they feel the need, so why is football different?

And Pardew is talking out of his ARSE, because when Andy Carroll went to Liverpool in the last hour of the transfer window he moaned because there was no time to bring in a replacement and he said at the time the transfer window "should be scrapped!"


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