Pardew pleased to be back on form

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will head into 2014 grateful to be doing so in far happier mood than he was 12 months ago.

I feel like I am standing on top of the world at the moment compared to where I was last year.

"You have to have faith in your ability and faith in the work that you do.

As a manager, you know you have ups and downs unless you are at one of the very, very big clubs and are fortunate enough to have the finance to have 22 full internationals, like Manchester City and Chelsea and Manchester United and Arsenal.

We haven't got that luxury, so it's not a great day every week, and you have to accept that.

– Newcastle manager Alan Pardew

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