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Pardew Pleased after Victory

Alan Pardew was pleased with the way the Addicks went about things against Cardiff to secure a third successive Championship win.

For most of the first half the match was quite flat, something that he admits, but he was still pleased with the fact that late first half goals (more late goals) from Sam Sodje and Chris Iwelumo saw us in 2-0 up before Zheng Zhi added the third in the second half, this, and the way the system worked pleased him: "It was a strange game really and I felt that there wasn't a lot of electricity on the pitch in the first 35 minutes or so," Alan Pardew told the media after the 3-0 victory over the bluebirds.

"That was probably a good thing for us though because it allowed our quality to come through.

"We were very fortunate to go in at half-time with a two-goal lead but we've played very well in first halves this season and not got anything so maybe we deserved that fortune.

"With the two-goal cushion we did invite them to try and break us down and then look to hit them on the break, and with a few extra passes we could have done that.

"It's a system that I know well and you have to send positive messages to the team because it can look like you're not going to break down the opposition.

"I think we can play a lot better in this system at home if our energy levels are higher."

The victory over the bluebirds lifts the Addicks back to second place in the Championship behind Watford, who drew.

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Writer: Charlton Addickt  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 12 2007

Time: 10:05AM

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It was good to see Chris Iwelumo score again, and late goals in a half for a third match running proved the deference here really didn't they, as they good the ball rolling. But has the break come at the wrong time though?
Charlton Addickt
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12/11/2007 10:08:00

After three wins in a week and also without conceeding the breaks come at a very bad time. Haven't you still got a few players struggling with injuries? So at least it will give them a bit more time.
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12/11/2007 17:06:00

Oh darn the break - shhhhh please! Don't you have a better picture of him? I don't think that's his best LOL ;)
Pardew is Sexy
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12/11/2007 19:14:00

Just Another Day At The Office For The Addict....Poor Side Cardiff..!
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12/11/2007 20:04:00

The bluebirds have surprised me this season, I expected them to do much better. Have they sacked Dave Jones yet, as I heard they were going to?
Charlton Addickt
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13/11/2007 09:44:00

Paying daft wages for injury hit players, serves them selfes right, and typical of risdale!!!
will it ever happen
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14/11/2007 17:27:00

Yeah, good point so I see what you are saying. Will Peter Risdale never learn?
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15/11/2007 09:33:00


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