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Alan Pardew: 'Newcastle have best fans in the world'

Alan Pardew Credit: PA

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has hailed the club's fans the best in the world - even though most of the 2,000 spent Monday night chanting 'six in a row'.

The 3-0 loss was the Magpies' sixth straight Barclays Premier League defeat and supporters continued their campaign to see him removed as manager.

Goals from Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil and Oliver Giroud were enough to push Arsenal to the brink of Champions League qualification while, for Newcastle, it appears they are ambling towards a top-half finish. But the Newcastle faithful turned on their manager with chants of "we want Pardew out".

Despite all of that Pardew, who was back on the touchline following a seven-game ban for headbutting Hull's David Meyler, was full of praise for the supporters.

"We've got the best fans in the world," he declared.

Pardew backs Newcastle stalwart to manage

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has backed Shola Ameobi to follow him into management.

He is a very important leader. He is a player who is going to have a huge future on the coaching and managerial front himself.

He has had great experience here. You have to remember, he has experienced the real heady days under [Sir] Bobby [Robson] and some disappointing days as well.

He has seen it all and that gives him great experience for this particular club, and that's why he is very, very important in my changing room.



NUFC: Pardew reacts to criticism

A minority of Newcastle United supporters were calling for the Manager's head last weekend.

Alan Pardew came under fire as his team lost at Stoke, continuing a dismal sequence of premier league results.

The Magpies boss has had a few days to reflect on the fans anger and today he responded to criticism aimed at him and his team.

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