Newcastle cancel Christmas party in respect to fans
Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, has revealed today that the side have decided to cancel their Christmas party this year in show of respect to their fans.
The magpies boss has said that his players don’t deserve to celebrate anything during the festive period as they find themselves just two points above the relegation zone.
Pardew said: “It’s out of respect to our fans, and what we’ve served this year.
“There’s no party for us, and the same for the staff. That’s how it should be.”
The manager has also admitted that complaints and negative comments have upset and hurt the players, but he strongly believes a party isn’t the way to go about re-building confidence.
He added: “Trust me, there have been horrible things said about our group and our staff, but we’re together, and we’re fighting and trying to put it right.
“Fans have to realise this isn’t just a game to us – it’s our livelihoods and our profession. It pays our bills.
“Not only that – we have to have a certain pressure of entertaining our fans who pay good money to come and watch.
“Looking at all those factors – we’ve not done enough this year. That’s why I think it’s right they called it off.”
Alex William Batt