'Upset' Pardew Cries In His Beer

Last updated : 20 August 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Alan Pardew: "There is a question about the window being closed before we kick off the Premier League season.

"I know the Premier League asked the European leagues to do it and they wouldn't fall in line.

"But after the summer we have had, the situations we have had, with Rooney as well, it is definitely something they need to put under the microscope again.

"I didn't see any reason why that (Arsenal bid for Cabaye) needed to happen.

"When you do a pre-season like we have and been very thorough and prepared for three days with a team that includes Cabaye, it is tough for his head to be turned on the eve of a game.

"Why they couldn't do us the respect and the honour of waiting until Tuesday evening is beyond me.

"It is a very difficult situation and hard to get your head round to play a game of this magnitude.

"It is pretty obvious I am upset about it.

"I am not sure of the exact terms of it (the bid) but it is below our valuation for sure."