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Soccer Bet: Pardew said that claims about Newcastle loss was a joke
By Andrew Scott Wednesday, 22 May 2013 05:44
Alan Pardew, Newcastle boss, said that claims made that he didn’t care about his side losing to Arsenal 4-0 on the season’s last day was a joke, and many fans that enjoy making a soccer bet seriously hope that it was.
Fans that enjoy making a soccer bet saw that at the weekend, Newcastle secured their top-flight safety with a 2-1 victory over QPR, and the 51-year-old manager said afterwards: “We can look forward to our last game of the season now and I hope the supporters enjoy it. I don’t really care if Arsenal win 4-0, although I’m sure Spurs will.”
But after being criticised by observers, supporters, and soccer betting fans alike, Pardew backtracked on what he said, and is certain that his side will do their best on Sunday at St James’ Park.
“I know people will have picked up on my comments about not caring about the result against Arsenal, which were, of course, a joke,” he told the club’s official website.
“It is definitely not the case that I would be happy for us to lose 4-0 against Arsenal on Sunday. I simply want our players and fans to be able to enjoy the game without looking over their shoulders.
“Even though we are now safe, we will be putting in the same effort that we would for any other Premier League game.”
Newcastle’s fans that enjoy making a soccer bet were upset to see that the team lost their last two home games in the Premier League, giving nine goals in the process and not scoring any.
Soccer betting fans saw that the first of those losses was a 3-0 derby defeat to Sunderland, before Liverpool turned their defence into a joke in an easy 6-0 victory.
“Our last two results at St. James’ Park – against Sunderland and Liverpool – have been nowhere near good enough, and Sunday gives us the chance to put that right,” he said.
“We want to end the season on a positive, to finish in as high a position as possible and to give the fans something to cheer about on the final day of what has been a frustrating season.
“Arsenal will be doing everything they can to try to achieve a Champions League spot and we won’t make it easy for them, make no mistake about that.
Do you have players? We can handle them for you.
“This is a game everyone at this football club wants to win.”
Newcastle’s fans, especially those that enjoy making a soccer bet, will closely follow their progress, and are confident that they’ll make very good improvements.