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Newcastle boss Pardew the Christmas party pooper

Alan Pardew has canceled Newcastle United's Christmas party because he feels the players do not deserve it.

The Toon currently sit 15th on the table prompting Pardew to close the curtain on their Christmas festivities as he believes they have not done enough in the first half of the campaign.

"It's out of respect to our fans and what we have served them this year," Pardew told the Evening Chronicle.

"There's no party for us, and the same for the staff. That's how it should be.

"Trust me, there have been horrible things said about our group and our staff, but we are together, and we are fighting and trying to put it right.

"The 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 have not done enough this year. That's why I think it's right we called it off."

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