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'Get him out' say fans as pressure on Pardew grows

Under-pressure Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew, remains in charge after the Magpies lost 1-0 away to Stoke last night.

It is understood that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will not be holding crisis talks with Alan Pardew.

United are currently joint bottom of the Premier League, leaving fans hoping for improvement away to Swansea this weekend.

ITV Tyne Tees spoke to Newcastle fans today:

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Former Ryder Cup Captain meets North East golfers

Former Ryder Cup Captain, Colin Montgomerie, has taken to the golf course once more to compete in a 'beat the pro' challenge at Slaley Hall.

Colin Montgomerie is sharing his experiences with North East golfers at Slaley Hall Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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Pressure on Pardew: what the papers say...

Hitting the headlines - Alan Pardew

THE CHRONICLE: Mike Ashley faces a big decision after Alan Pardew's Magpies crash again. He would be taking the biggest gamble of his Newcastle United tenure if he sticks with under-pressure Pardew.

THE JOURNAL: Club owner Mike Ashley is set to have crisis talks with his manager and it could mark the end of Pardew’s four-year stint.

THE TELEGRAPH: After Newcastle's latest collapse, it is time for Mike Ashley to put Alan Pardew out of his misery? The Newcastle United owner claimed his threat to sack the manager was a joke - for everybody's sake, it would be better if he were serious.

THE TIMES: It was difficult to tell what was louder at the Britannia Stadium last night: the clap of thunder that could be heard midway through the first half or the vitriol directed by Newcastle United followers towards Alan Pardew. Either way, Peter Crouch’s first-half header pushed the Newcastle manager closer to the St James’ Park exit door.

DAILY MAIL: Alan Pardew was still absorbing the impact of Peter Crouch’s goal when lightning flashed over the Britannia Stadium and the rumble of thunder drowned the sound of ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’. Another defeat reopens the debate over his future.

THE GUARDIAN: Alan Pardew vowed to keep on fighting but has also conceded that there is a “big question mark” about his future as Newcastle United manager after a 1-0 defeat at Stoke City left them joint-bottom of the Premier League.

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Watch: Alan Pardew's response to sacking comments

Alan Pardew has suggested that remarks by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley that he could loose his job have been taken out of context.

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday morning, Pardew spoke of the pressure he's been under for the past couple of weeks. Responding to criticism and calls for him to step down, Pardew said: "All I can focus on is the team and that's what I'll do."

He also looked ahead to tonight's game, which will see Newcastle United face Stoke City. Pardew is keen to recreate "the spirit" that was on the pitch for Wednesday's game against Crystal Palace.

See his full comments below:

Pardew: "sometimes things are taken out of context"

Alan Pardew has suggested that remarks by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley that he could loose his job could have been taken out of context.

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday morning, Pardew said: "If it was a sit-down interview done in a serious manner, I'd be a lot more concerned than I am today, that's for sure."

Ashley indicated earlier this week that Pardew's position was not in jeopardy despite a difficult start to the season, and the club's situation has improved somewhat since then.

Last weekend, striker Papiss Cisse came off the bench to score a late double to secure a 2-2 league draw with Hull, and a much-changed side booked a place in the Capital One Cup fourth round with a 3-2 extra time victory at Crystal Palace.

Pardew still has to win over the critics among his own club's fans - a militant section of them is unlikely to be placated - and Newcastle remain at the foot of the table, but he has enjoyed a much more positive week.

He said: "For anything in your life, you have to be focused on what is the goal. There's a simple goal for us on Monday night: we want to get a win.

"We showed our spirit on the pitch on Wednesday when we were down to 10 men in extra time to get a winner. That shows we're fighting.

"We've had two morale-boosting displays, the comeback draw against Hull and the win at Palace, and that gives us something to lean on."

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