Forget Alan Pardew – He’s Not Good Enough

Martin Jol and Alan Pardew seem to have become the bookies favorites to take over at St James’ Park, but we’d immediately drop Alan Pardew – simply because he’s not good enough – and every Newcastle fan knows that.

Alan Pardew – not good enough to manage Newcastle

What does Mike Ashley want – an experienced manager who is mediocre at best and who couldn’t get the job done at West Ham or Southampton?

That’s what you’ll get with Alan Pardew if you look at his background in management, and really it’s nothing personal with Alan – it’s simply a judgement of the man as  a manager.

At least with Martin Jol, the man plays some good football and has had some success (but not much) at Tottenham, but he’s struggling a bit with Ajax this season, which is why it was mutually agreed last night that he leave the Dutch club.

So after we’ve sacked Chris Hughton do we bring in somebody who has essentially not been successful in the Eredivisie – because by that reasoning former Middlesbrough manager Steve McClaren will become a leading candidate.

Let’s put it this way – in our vote for new manager he got only 7 of the total 1447 votes cast at the time of writing.

And Alan Curbishley didn’t too much better with just 22 Votes – which turned out to be 2% – so he would be a terrible choice for Newcastel fans too.

So a huge majority of Newcastle fans think that both Pardew and Curbishley are just not good enough – somebody get this poll result to Ashley – quickly.

The vote was put out before Martin Jol resigned his position, but Martin O’Neill got 46% of the votes and an interesting “none of the above” was second top on 23%.

The problem with Martin O’Neill, lets change that as one of the problems with Martin is that he left Aston Villa because the American Billionaire owner Randy Lerner wouldn’t give him even more transfer money to spend last summer.

And the former Leicester and Celtic manager threw his dummy out of the pram, and left Aston Villa in a perilous position with no manager just days before the season started.

We cannot see Mike Ashley and Martin O’Neill being anything other than oil and water.

So right now, probably the top two targets with Newcastle fans would be O’Neill and Jol, but they are not exactly thrilling candidates are they?

And Alan Shearer has no chance at all, since he has no management experience.

Some other manager may soon enter the ring, and we’ll keep a check on the emerging news today – we hope a new manager will soon come into the reckoning and we are hoping he is a first class man-manager – because that will help greatly in Newcastle’s current predicament.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #1


  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #2

    No s..t sherlock !!!

  • toongoat

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #3

    maybe ashley will do the job himself…..!

  • NotAGhostToon

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #4

    I’ve got a little theory going, I think that Hughton was advised an assistant with more tactical knowledge but refused as he wanted to employ his own choice. Or possibly asked the other way round, ala he was asked to be assistant to someone else and as he refused either of these/recent results, he was sacked.
    Anyway my 2 cents says that Jol would be a good choice, but as a man and upcoming manager I am sad like everyone else that Hughton had to leave the way he did.

  • hitman

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #5

    hes the cheap option so defo him,total f******in disgrace but hes bum chums with the f****as

  • Flair:20

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #6

    I’ve heard some unpleasant and deeply worrying rumours about Pardew’s conduct at Southampton and previous clubs. Thing is, he’s thought to be friends with Llambias and people have suggested that he’s already in Newcastle so it looks very, very ominous. Not least because neither Martin Jol nor Martin O’Neill would ever be stupid enough to work for Mike Ashley. The whole debacle brings back horrible memories of our relegation season when Joe Kinnear took charge.

  • hitman

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #7

    defo be him hes cheap and mates with the slugs that run the club

  • Markaccus

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #8

    …..and all the reasons outlined in this article as to why pardew isn’t good enough, are exactly the reasons why Ashley will appoint him. He’s destroying the club, time the FA stepped in and did something about owners like this.

  • boater

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #9

    We need a young, smart dignified manager, who can cheerfully operate on a shoestring whilst bringing out the very best of one of the most limited newcastle squads in 20 years. OK they’ll drop points here and there, finding his feet but it’s our 1st season back and there first at the top level – so we need to allow time and patience for them.

    Oh wait we had that – so let’s get in some nomadic caretaker manager, who may or may not connect with the players, and hope that he is even more of a football alchemist than Hughton was.

    It’s just as ridiculous and just as gutting this morning.
    Hughton should have been here for the next 5 years and allowed to build the club up in his own vision.

  • boater

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #10

    I cannot imagine a more ego-free less headline grabbing manager than Hughton.

    We can only assume therefor he is trying to add value by bringing in a household footballing name.

    Basically we have to hope it’s O’neill. Anything else is a sideways (older) step in every sense. Jol has good dutch league connections presumably, but I was more than happy – nay ecstatic with Hughton’s transfer record overall.

  • ash1001

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Does anyone know whether Paul Barron left on Sunday and if so why, or did he go the same time as Hughton.

    And please please not Pardew

  • shearermania

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #12

    Holloway for me…….
    he has blackpool playing atractive, attacking fotball on the deck…absolute fearless.
    and his squad is a bunch of journeymen from the fizzy and league one….if he can work wonders with that crop he can get us in europe as are players are still good player – wouldnt swap our squad with the likes of wigan, west ham, birmingham, wolves etc….
    but our player plays with fear of losing…..hence the hoofball.

  • Sav

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Looks like a they’ve taken the Chris out of our Xmas and given us a Hughtonanny with no Hoots.

    Maybe we’ll have a Jolly New Year to look forward to?

  • shearermania

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #14

    and if its pardew…..(sigh)
    i will still give him my full support…still remember the hull game 2 years ago which was the catalyst to the distaster

  • Lew Davies

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Yea I do think Jol was just a coincidence, and that Partpoo is nailed on for the job.
    Wot a crock of sh1t.

  • Lew Davies

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #16

    shearermania -“and if its pardew…..(sigh)
    i will still give him my full support…”
    Well I wont. I have no confidence in partpoo atall.
    Yes mike, no mike, who would YOU like me to play mike.

  • listie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #17

    SSN have reported Newcastle expect to announce new manager by the weekend?

  • Brettoon

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #18

    I want to know who the hell of the 7 people voted for Pardew and 22!!!! for Curbishley.

    Sod off you 29 morons!

  • Brettoon

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #19

    By the way – well said Ed!!!!

  • Brettoon

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #20

    Shearermania –

    Why the hell would Holloway leave Blackpool where he’s having a great time. He’d be stupid to give that up.

    And giving support to Pardew if he was confirmed – no bloody way

  • shearermania

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #21

    so you would rather see us playing fizzy pop league again then…….muppets

  • BeeGuy

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Reality check: MA owns the club. MA has expectations. MA wants to realize those expectations. Right or wrong, MA thinks he needs a new man at the helm. If MA has the right man, then whopee for all of us. If MA gets the wrong guy, then it is his pocketbook that takes a thrashing while we grouse.

    There have been more changes in the front office in the last year, and the players the new front office have brought in have done what has been requested of them. At some point, and we don’t know when, CH became a blockage in the progress the front office sought. We can olny guess what that was, did CH defend or hold onto players the front office wnats away? did CH have the interpersonal skills to keep the players motivated? Only time will tell.

  • g300

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #23

    lew davies totally agree padrew is a useless manager not good enough for southampton but good enough for us what a joke it time we as fans stand up and be counted if he get s the job boo him untill he walks there are to many fans worried about how it will effect the players and so on but its time to worry about us as fans we are a lauging stock we are getting walked on by these cockney twats

  • g300

    Dec 7, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #24

    shearermania id rather be back in fizzy pop with our head s held high than just bend over for that fat c..t ashley we are in this mess because we let him get away with it with kk

  • geoff777

    Dec 7, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Holloway leave it out …
    Pardew is a bad joke …
    O’Neill a great manager but I didn’t like the way he left Villa.

    Jol is about the best of a bad bunch.

    If Hughton’s name was on the list I’d want him.



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