With commendable managerial myopia, Alan Pardew recently bemoaned how his side seemed to be regularly pitted against opponents enjoying a purple patch, a view no doubt shared by each of his top-flight contemporaries when reflecting on their own...
International 2 September 2012 Last updated at 17:58 GMT Newcastle display against Aston Villa frustrates Alan Pardew Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits his side were not at their best as they drew 1-1 against Aston Villa at the Sports Direct Arena.
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Hatem Ben Arfa gets a hug from his Newcastle United team-mate Jonas Gutierrez after scoring against Aston Villa. Photo: Ian Horrocks/Newcastle Utd via Getty Images This match had appeared an invitation for Newcastle United to enhance the promise of a...