As Newcastle United face Fulham at St James’ Park in the Premier League this afternoon, expectation levels are at an all-time low, and if the Magpies do fail to win expect Newcastle manager Alan Pardew to come out with a few of these excuses in his post-match press conference.
All Newcastle fans won’t failed to have noticed how many excuses Alan Pardew has come up with for losing during his time at the club.
Most recently these have included the disruption caused by Arsenal’s bid for Yohan Cabaye, a lack of investment and the old favourite – injuries.
Bearing this in mind, I came across this wonderful game devised by @NewcastleDavey on Twitter for a game against Liverpool last season – Alan Pardew excuses bingo.
There are some classic Pardew excuses in here, with a couple of my personal favourites being: ‘kick off time was different’ and ‘fans were anxious’.
If Newcastle don’t get all three points against Fulham, how many of these do you think Pards will wheel out?