Pardew heads for Newcastle landmark

Alan Pardew will send Newcastle into battle for the 150th time on Wednesday evening desperate to end the club's trophy drought before he reaches another landmark.

It's a job in which the passion from the fans just can't help but inspire you, and I have enjoyed 90 per cent of my time here.

But I have lost some emotional games, Sunderland games and the cup games - they are tough to take when you are the manager of this team and you are desperate to win a trophy.

But my overall feeling is one of pride. I think we have done a good job. We have produced some fantastic football and had some unbelievable results.

We had a high finish two years ago, a quarter-final of the Europa League and hopefully this year, a strong finish, so I am proud of that.

– Newcastle manager Alan Pardew