Pardew hurt by criticism of players
May 2, 2013
By Kristan Heneage
Following a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool last Saturday, the club's transfer policy of recruiting a number of French players in January was heavily criticised.
With the Magpies currently sitting 17th in the Premier League table and just five points clear of the relegation zone, some feel that the signings lack the required commitment to beat the drop.