Alan Pardew Now Odds-On To Become Newcastle Manager


News this afternoon that Alan Pardew has gone past both Alan Curbishley and Martin O’Neill in this afternoon’s betting, to become the new odds-on favorite to be the next Newcastle manager.

Alan Pardew – odds-on favorite to be new Newcastle manager

And there are rumors that some betting establishments are now refusing to take bets on the former West Ham manager.

Alan Pardew is a decent manager, but he’s hardly a top class manager, since he failed at West Ham and was even recently sacked by Southampton – so we find it hard to believe he would be a welcome new manager on Tyneside.

It could mirror the situation when Graeme Souness was finally appointed manager to take over from Sir Bobby Robson in September of 2004,  and Newcastle fans just never took to the Scotsman, even though he worked his socks off to make Newcastle successful.

Graeme lasted about 17 months before he was out as Newcastle slumped badly in early 2006, and Glen Roeder had to come in and rescue the club — which he did by winning six of the last seven league games to get Newcastle to 7th top of the league.

We have to hope it’s not Alan who is appointed – hey – we have absolutely nothing against the man – but he’s just not the right manager to take over this club – at this moment.

He qualifies as far as Mike Ashley is concerned because he’s another Londoner, born in Wimbledon 49 years ago, and has so far managed Reading, West Ham United, Charlton Athletic and Southampton – hardly clubs as big as Newcastle.

Those management positions would hardly qualify Alan to become manager of Newcastle United, with the job being so demanding on Tyneside. If  Alan gets appointed we’d give him 18 months maximum at Newcastle, before he was fired, and at least to us – it would be awful choice by Mike Ashley.

But when was the last time Mike made a good decision about Newcastle?

And a source said to be close to Pardew said he “would be strongly interested” in taking the job – but who wouldn’t be?.

But of course if Alan was appointed we’d support him,  and hope that for the first time in his management career, he was ultra-successful – but we very much doubt that will happen.

And we have to say the rumors that Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have already applied for the Newcastle manager position are just not true.

And in any case are they really good enough to be Newcastle manager? I mean what have they ever won? 😀

Comments welcome.



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49 comments so far

  • Howay The Lads

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #1

    I want to cry 🙁

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  • davcon22

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #2

    What a joke!!!

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  • Purely Belter

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #3

    disgrace! im so angry right now.

    mike ashley u MUPPET!

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  • G

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Oh the tabloids are going to love this. Just when you think the ship has been steadied, the along comes MA with the next instalment of ‘how to p**s off an entire city’. Well done fat boy.

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  • CT

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #5

    personality of a hemmerhoid(PILE)

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #6

    well thats it goodbye nufc it was a pleasyre supporting you but if pardew gets the job im off it would be a joke to appoint a manager who has more relegations on there cv than sunderland my season tickets are on the table at the minute about 5 yrds from the bin and thats were there going

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #7

    watch your back ashley your going to get whats coming to you you fat twat

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  • Thump

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Posted this in the last thread. Feel free to tell me I’m crazy.

    This has been on the cards for a long time – more or less since O’Neil was sacked. All the insiders were saying Hoots was on the cards for a sacking and he’s been one result away for a long time. Think about how the fat b*sta*d took over the …club, he did it all wrong and didn’t look over the books – he just bought the majority shares and went on to buy the club.

    Phase 1: Peter Beardsley appointed reserve coach.
    Phase 2: Steve Stone brought in as first team coach – immediately steps up as unofficial assistant manager.
    Phase 3: Hughton sacked.
    Phase 4: Beardsley and Stone appointed interim manager and assistant (respectively).

    I know it sounds like a conspiracy theory but I can’t believe this is all just coincidence with the fat c**ts history.

    Although I will say this – who the f**k are you lot to say “you won’t support the club if X is manager”? We’re Geordies, born with black and white blood but you’re willing to drop the team we all love and have supported through thick and thin because of yet another dramafest at the Cathedral? Sod that, this club is our club and it’s a great club – don’t let the fat cockney b***ard take that away from us.

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #9

    dear santa,

    all i want for xmas is mike ashley to die a long painfull death.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Yes THUMP ill keep supporting the club like people say its in your blood but with the people in charge i.e Cashley i wont spend a penny on shirts tickets or pukka pies… he can go n get screwed the man will lose millions in these next few months. I will support the team but not the board w@nkers

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  • Robby Bobson

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #11

    totally angered by the sacking of Hughton.

    You have to think that ashley has somebody at the press of a button…(O’Neil?)

    Why would he sack Hughton overwise.

    Come on, fatty, suprise us in a good way!!!!!!!

    On O’Neil, villa fans ddidnt like him but they are chavs who got greedy, he really turned that team around.

    I can only think Ashley is planning major investment and wants to give the money to the right man!!! Surely…nothing like positive thinking!!!

    Oh and Pardew, will not happen.

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #12

    yes THUMP but its becoming a little frustrating just when i thought yes weve got a good manager yes the players are together on this and yes ashley seems to have learnt his lesson this happens maybe it is time to walk away im not saying dont support the team im say dont go to the games

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  • chris6033

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Frank Rijkaard for me, a long shot but a good one!!

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  • jimiley

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha haha… laughing stock. I knew he wanted to sack Hoots but I wrote yesterday it would not be for a few more weeks. Hoots does not merit the sack. The fat man gave him no support and no cash and expected us to be top six. Joke club which I now support. We will be relegated again because of this fat twat and we deserve it. Who is lined up? Allegedly Alan Pardew. Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Are we supposed to get behind him. For once in your life Ed Harrison get out of the crevice between the owner’s buttocks and call it as it is. This man is intent on devastating this club. We need a campaign to get him out. You should be leading it instead of blowing sunshine up his nether parts. If that means boycotting the club then so be it. Ed, so Hoots is going nowhere is he? And we are going in the right direction are we? You’ll call it right one of these days on the laws of probability. And another thing, the fat man has not got it mostly right these last 18 months. He has got it terribly wrong. Pull your head out of his hole.

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  • BarcelonaMag

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #15

    The press are having a field day with this! The Message boards are full of “witty” comments about the new Geordie saviour being anybody from Gazza to Ant & Dec. Plus the usual “deluded Geordie” offerings. Can hardly blame them, though. We’ve been made to look stupid again. I shudder to think what might happen against Liverpool on Saturday. Remember the last time? We’re too fragile to go through that hell again.

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  • dak76

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #16

    does anyone get the feeling of de ja vu??….. one fat b***tard sacking a decent manager who’s steadied the boat, then appointing a below average manager… well done ashley. I’m truely amazed you made it in the business world….

    Thanks Hoots, great job while you were here, you were the next SBR in the making, you will get a chance at another PL club who will show you the respect, loyalty and backing you deserve.

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  • ginkoh

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #17

    How can I kill Ashley ? Pardew ? what the……!!! ffwefpio !!

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  • beardsleys chin

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #18

    howa man this has got to be a f**kin p*ss take dudes…

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #19

    betting suspended on pardew i just put 20 on o’neill at 9/2 on ladrokes.com

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  • davcon22

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Should boycott Sports Direct,but it would be a waste of time,cos they’re making a fortune in Sunderland from all the Macam bastards buying their Shell suits.

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #21

    I suggest you lot refuse to look up Pardew’s stats, They are nothing short of disgusting. Rumour has it some establishments have stopped taking bets. This club is on its last legs as it is and sacking Hughton is one HUGE mistake. Who in their right mind would want to work for this horrible self obsessed man??????

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  • Spitfire

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Ashley. Lambiarse. Leopard.Spots

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  • hanz_MLY

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Here we go again … whoop!

    Let’s pray for the better – manager, results & future. Let’s bygone be bygone. CH is history already! Cheers for his services!

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  • ginkoh

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #24

    What the earth can make Pardew is better than Hughton !? It won’t make sense at all.

    Even my 15 yrs old brother still know who should be our new manager. Why not Hughton ? if not Hughton why Pardew ? why ?

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  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #25

    Ginkoh there are gangsters in Newcastle (not mentioning a family name in fear of death) so all you need is the right contacts. Is it Sayers or Sairs or something like that either way set of lunatics am sure they will do the job if not only way to get rid is through the political channels n fooooook that. Ill do it for £50,000 tho LMFAO if only i had the presence…. i would do it for free

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  • CT

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #26

    Pardew appointed, Ashley be lucky to get crowds of 20,000 and guaranteed relagation.

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  • Phil K

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #27

    The fans will lynch Ashley if Pardew gets the job.
    He says he needs a more experienced manager ?
    PARDEW ????
    Experienced at getting the boot ?
    No – CHEAP.

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  • davcon22

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Paul Jewell being mentioned to be in the running.

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Phik K

    EXACTLY MATE…….WELL SAID.

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  • ginkoh

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Ashley mean RELEGATION experience, you know ?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #31

    You missed out he buggered up charlton too.

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  • Toon XI

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Surprised no one has mentioned Nigel Clough.

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  • Howay The Lads

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #33

    jimiley, you got it spot on!

    What lottery numbers are coming up on Wednesday! 😉

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #34

    Thump drastic times sometimes call for drastic measures, if Pardew is installed as manager I’ll be voting with my feet, simple, because while the grotesque blob is at the helm this club has no soul.

    Managers such as Pardew, they’re comical, if I had a CV like his, I would be literally unemployable in that field of work, so why is this insipid, inept loser even being touted!!?? Can anybody begin to rationalise this?

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  • mightymag

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #35

    agreed with robby bobson, something is going on at the club, another manager has got to be lined up and maybe investment come january!!
    definately something happening and i am gonna reserve my judgement

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  • boater

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #36

    Ed, I really had to scramble around to find my old password to get on here again.

    Are we so much ‘bigger than west ham’ ? This is the kind of statement that gives us a bad name. Most of us aren’t air punching mob members that prattle on about how big we are, georide messiahs/nations bollox, so please stop portraying us in such a lazy, cliched way.

    Who is this royal ‘we’ you use to deliver your grand, unbending axioms upon? It isn’t most supporters, so stop alluding to the idea that you represent OUR views.

    Sort out your grammar. I know you like to churn out this bollox like there’s no tomorrow, but getting someone else to run over facts presented, and basic English syntax, spelling etc. would be a good idea.

    Yes, I’m in a foul mood after today’s latest deer slaying but I’ve wanted to say this for a while.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #37

    Stop the ED hating yeah there may be some spelling and grammar errors but would you be posting your comments if he hadn’t have made the effort go get a job as an English teacher if your going to sit and preach about peoples grammar as u call it.

    All i can say is BOATER F**K OFF if ya that bothered n focus your anger in that fat soujthern tw@t that runs our club… oops made a spelling mistake do i get a C- for that… Tit

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  • ginkoh

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #38

    The problem is not who is bigger club now but it’s Pardew is average lower league manager don’t mention any PRM team.

    His CV never lie.

    but for another point, no comment from me.

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  • geoff777

    Dec 6, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Pardew Out

    ASHLEY OUT

    I’ll support the lads but not Pardew or Ashley

    @boater have to agree with the last two points.

    The use of “we” and American spelling is very annoying.

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  • mightymag

    Dec 6, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #40

    PARDEW IS NOT COMING, JUST STUPID PRESS SPECULATION

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