Got back at about 2am this morning after what can only be described as a wasted trip. All the sound bites from Pardew in the build up were that Swansea would be tired and how this season he had plenty of options in the squad etc. I said he should make changes but unfortunately he got suckered in by the small club/manager mentality of "never change a winning team". It cost us the game (along with his formation). From kick off Remy, Shola & Gouffran all looked a yard off the pace. We weren't helped that Pardew only played two CM's against the best passing team in the division, they played with one deep lying striker so had effectively six midfielders against our four. We were chasing shadows for the first 45 minutes. He simply had to make changes, by not doing so he took away any advantage we could have had over them. Pardew will steer us to mid table this season and probably top 10 which in itself will be a decent and respectable position. However he moaned all of last season about not having enough options within the squad to cope with busy periods. Well this season he does have options but last night proved he doesn't know how to utilise those options. As fans when we finished 5th we all said that Ashley should add to the squad as it's always beneficial to strengthen from a position of strength. The same goes for Pardew, by not changing the team last night he actually weakened it. He said last season on so many occasions that in the second game of a week (often just three days after a mid week fixture, so the same timescale from West Brom to Swansea) all the stats show him that the players don't cover the same amount of ground. He showed a big weakness by not mixing things up. Not only that by why would Ashley now dip in to his pocket to add depth to the squad knowing that if does Pardew won't benefit from it as much as he should. I said I'd have a moan in the build up to the game if Pardew made no changes to the line up and here is that moan. On a final note Cisse & Anita's confidence must be shot. We were two nil down and two defenders and an alien got brought on instead of them (not sure if Williamson and Santon were injured). I'm not calling for Pardew to go, not in the slightest. Just stating that last night he showed his limitations, both in squad rotation and formation and it cost us the game. I don't think any of our players other than Obertan actually performed that badly, majority just didn't have that extra yard of pace or energy to get away from their man. Debuchy motm for me, Webb very poor and Swansea fans the worst vocal set of fans I've come across. Absolutely silent until their second goal. On to Man Utd away with Remy, Cabaye, Colo, Gouffran, Sissoko & Debuchy set to play their third 90 plus minutes in the space of less than 7 days. Please Pardew, bring Cisse, Anita and Ben Arfa (if fit, can only assume this is why he wasn't on the bench) back in to the first eleven to utilise your squad and right your wrongs from the Swansea game.