Alan Pardew New Manager – Dark Times Return To Newcastle

The likelihood that Alan Pardew will be appointed manager of Newcastle United – probably tomorrow – became a lot clearer last night.

Alan Pardew – in two months time 😀

Mike Ashley has laid out conditions under which the Newcastle manager will have to work, and it’s basically the Arsenal model, with little money being made available to bring in new players.

And events suggest that Martin Jol – a favorite with Newcastle fans – may no longer be in the running, as his former club Hamburg have said they are interested in resigning the Dutchman.

And it seems that Ashley met with Pardew last week in London, so the owner was obviously just waiting for the right time to unload former manager Chris Hughton, who was still thinking the club would be negotiating a new contract with him soon.

Chris had to go before the end of the year because then everybody would have expected negotiations to start with the Newcastle Board – and why is that?

Because that’s what the Board said a few weeks back.  And we even believed them – what fools we are.

Make no mistake – these are again dark times for the Newcastle United club – with an owner who doesn’t seem to understand where Newcastle fans come from – and doesn’t seem to want to know either. Newcastle fans after all are Mike Ashley’s customers.

We found out last night that the Newcastle players have been told absolutely nothing about the events of this last week, and no reason has been given to the players about why Chris Hughton was sacked.

Alan Pardew was sacked by Southampton – a League One club – in August, and we cannot understand what in his record qualifies him in any way to be successful at an enormous club like Newcastle United.

Alan has just 4 votes of  the 326 votes cast in our poll, for who fans would like as the new manager, so Newcastle fans seem to share our view of the man – it’s not personal – it’s about Alan’s proven  management ability.

Martin Jol has 254 votes in the same poll.

We have to hope we’re wrong about Pardew – and we still hope we can get a surprise result against Liverpool on Saturday.

Anything but a defeat would be a surprise result against Liverpool, after the terrible events of this week, where the club has again embarrassed itself – to football people everywhere.

Let’s be clear that the outrage is not limited to  Newcastle, but people in football around the country are amazed and shocked at the actions our club have taken this week.

The Newcastle club seems to be shooting itself in the foot again – just like two years ago.

So much for stability at Newcastle – it lasted 16 months.

When will they ever learn?

98 comments so far

  • balubas1

    Dec 8, 2010 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #1

    well… nothing is confirmed yet… so I’m still hoping that the Pardew matter is bollocks.

    Jol quitting Ajax at this very time, and with a crappy explanation…… looks very calculated if u ask me.

    But then again.. this is Newcastle

  • abs

    Dec 8, 2010 at 6:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Hi all… Iv been following the Blog for a long time and have been a fan of NUFC since the EPL is being telecast-ed in India…

    I think maybe MA wants to bring Keegan back and handle him the way he should have been handled in the 1st place … Without a Director of football sitting over his head and allowing him to bring his own players and playing good attacking football…

    If not id have CH back rather than either of the Alan’s being mentioned…

    Martin Jol wont be too bad either…

  • Raffo

    Dec 8, 2010 at 6:23 AM

    Comment #3

    ED – Why the sensationalist headline?! AGAIN?!?

    Pardew may be the odd’s on fav but he isnt confirmed yet.

    I am hoping that an unamed guy is the one, maybe El Tel, Hoddle, someone with REAL management experience, national team as well as a couple of different leagues.

    I am seriously hoping for a proven manager otherwise this whole thing is a massive joke

  • carrollsinger

    Dec 8, 2010 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #4

    This is gotta be a joke what is cashley doin he ain’t got a f ing clues enough is enough

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 8, 2010 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Just how did Mike Ashley become a millionaire I would never know? Okay he let go of Hughton fine! no one knows real reason, but to replace him with Alan pardew, has to be foolish decision. What will he bring to the table that hughton did not have. In addition the players will not like him. 18 months of hard work will go down the drain.

    There were reports that he would give 20 mill to the new manager but would you give that to pardew. Lastly out of all names only 1 name has excited me and that is Frank Rijkaard

  • Raffo

    Dec 8, 2010 at 6:50 AM

    Comment #6

    He became a Billionaire the same way all rich people get their money, by being tight and frugle. I have no problem in them wanting to tighten the wages and the bonuses and be a bit more cautious on signings and sales, but I dont know why he didnt sign CH up for another 2 years on a bit of an increase in the hope he continued. In 2 years time if we were stable in the EPL and showing no sign of moving up a level then fine do it then and push on, but theres no logic in replacing CH with Pardew, if that is what happens

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Dec 8, 2010 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Get out of our club!
    Get out of our club!
    You fat B*stard….get out of our club!

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Dec 8, 2010 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Dont see the Cashley lovers jumping to the incompetent F*********s defence now…….

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Dec 8, 2010 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #9

    Dont see the Cashley Lovers jumping to the incompetent F11ckwits defence now!!!

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 8, 2010 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #10

    We can Make the new Version of the THE OMEN looking at this. Starring Mike Ashley. what do you think ED

  • will

    Dec 8, 2010 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #11

    If it is Pardew then fat Ashley is really stupid, and the whole saga just doesn’t make any sense! I for now really hope Ashley is not that stupid! this is no way to manage a business

  • will

    Dec 8, 2010 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #12

    Ed, the headline had my heart dropped to the floor!

  • Brutooon

    Dec 8, 2010 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #14


    Even a league 1 club sacked him, and the clubs he manage before this was relegation clubs.

    “relegation battler experience” manager

  • partizanovec

    Dec 8, 2010 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #15

    I can’t explain the feeling in my stomach when I read the headline Ed!
    Hopefully it is your nightmare dream, and never comes in reality. I mean, Pardew?! Sacked manager from League 1 club will steer us to safety?!

  • magfly

    Dec 8, 2010 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #16

    Its defo prads betting suspended, cant belive fatty has done this he is the relegation specialist,well I will prepare myself folr heartache again.GUTTED.

  • spitfire_

    Dec 8, 2010 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #17

    If this happening i’ll pray someone shoot Mr. Pork Head…

  • NOVA2967

    Dec 8, 2010 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #18

    Not a chance…
    Dont believe it…
    Cant believe it…
    Wont believe it. says JOL wants it and will interview for it soon. It will be JOL. It has to be.

    IF NOT…
    If somehow it is Pardew then I will stop writing on this blog and stop caring anything Newcastle until MA is gone.

  • Mac

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #19


  • Visten

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #20

    Again just a rumour but talksport on the radio says that Pardew is on a plane on his way up to Newcastle, sorry boys but it seems there is too much smoke around.

  • Toon Sweden77

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #21

    Please say it aint true!! Ashley you cant sack Chris and install Alan Pardew – it not only one step backward, its miles!!

    Ed, please dont change your banner on this site, we want Hughton to be there as a good memory for what he done for us.

  • nufc1984

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #22

    Surely it can’t be pardew! His reasons for getting boot from Southampton were that team and staff moral were at an all time low. And he was managing a club in league one! Ashleys a stupid guy but surely even he can c this guys a no hoper relegation battler who couldn’t even get the biggest team in league one promoted! only reason he’d appoint him is cause there casino pals! Right way to make your next cockup fat ed!!

  • nufc1984

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #23

    If pardew is manager I for one will never step foot in St James again until he’s sacked! Boycott all games and then let ashley c what he’s done!

  • magfly

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #24

    Ashley needs to go how about all toon fans get voodoo dolls of him, might get some made up and sell outside of St james could make fourtune and get rid of ashley that would shat him up.

  • al

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #25

    Here guys, we need to take some action against this prick ruining our club..
    I dnt mean rioting or being twats about it but i seriously think as muchbas it might hurt, especially with Christmas comin up we should bouycott sports direct and all the offocial club stores until ashley sells up, he doesn’t put anything the club makes into the club anyway. Please let’s get this going and rallied up guys! All u local fans who truely care about our club come on! HWTL!!!!

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #26

    I think CH was sacked because he wouldn’t have Beardo as a number 2, wanted to hang on to people like Smith, was reluctant to play youth and was turning us in to a long ball team with no plan B. When you add people like Perch and Best in to the mix, the warning signs were there.

    I also think performance related pay is the way to go and would sort out all the wasters like Owen, Dyer, Duff etc.

    But today is the most depressed I think I have ever felt in 49 years. Appointing a complete no mark like Pardew when we’ve got 50,000 fans in the ground every week and once had SBR as manager. This would be the biggest fall from grace and embarrassment since….oh yeah JFK !

    Why can’t we at least go and get someone who is up and coming like a Poyet, Lee Clark or Paul Lambert, not a never – wasser or a has – been and a serial sh…er to boot. A total failure at West ham, Charlton and Southampton is now seemingly the criteria to boss one of the biggest clubs in the country. But that’s ok because he goes to the same casino as those 2 charmless and classless oafs Ashley and Llambias.

    In all conscience I don’t think I can go on supporting this circus, it’s ruining my life and I spend far too much time thinking about it! It’s like Anne Widdicombe winning strictly, a total joke and complete farce.

    The only way to end this misery is to vote with our feet and just not turn up. Sadly people are not prepared for short term pain for long term gain.

  • toonruz

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #27

    if he is manager i will be looking for a refund on my season ticket ? we need to start calling for pardew head and let fat basted know what we think about it

  • al

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #28

    Totally agree rotonda us fans need to stand up n show that were sick of this shit, even if it was only for 1 game to send a message if a vast majority didn’t show it would mean a lot

  • toonruz

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #29

    i think we need to do till the 2 of them leave fat man sells up , and pardew f**cks of back to london

  • davybtoon

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #30

    lads we all kno pardew appointment is a joke but lets get behind the team and manager and make are protests about ashly thats who we need out

  • toonruz

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #31

    he will realise he f**ced up again we want pardew out we want pardew out

  • Toonkistan

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #32

    this cant be true…i mean ashley would be putting his millions up in the air for relegation if he appoints pardew…i mean he cant be that dumb…oh wait he actually is ….if pardew is the manager im seriusli thinking of not bothering abt Newcastle United

  • chris6033

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #33

    shocking decision, how can this man be classed with having premier league experience??? only experience he has is how to get relegated!!! FFS!!! NOT HAPPY

  • toonruz

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #34

    in that way ashley wins again ive had enough of ashley shit now this carnt go on we dont want pardew here and ashley stay has been to long to we need change now and fast

  • Charlietoon

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #35

    It is not a decision yet. Lets wait and see and then piss and moan or maybe we can behave with dignity like CH.

  • bentoon

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #36

    Charlietoon, i see what your saying, but look how far dignity and respect got CH.
    The Fat Controller is destroying our club from within.

  • toonruz

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #37

    i would love to see ashley head choped off put on a stick on the pitch for the crimes he has done to our great club

  • southerngeordie

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #38

    Alright lads first post since the events took place – like everyone i feel sick to my stomach. The bottom line is if Pardew gets the job it will be a disaster.

    Jose has already come out and pretty much said “if we get someone shit i’m off,19528,11661_6561288,00.html

    The whole episode is depressing and again we are the ones to suffer.

  • Jamesthefirst

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #39

    In The Times newspaper today Martin Jol officially rules himself out of the running. Says he is good friends with Hughton who has advised him not to work for Ashley.

    Contract involved results based rolling terms, and no money in Jan.

    Alan Pardrew set to be named Manager by Friday. Who Ashley approached one month ago before the Sunderland game.

  • toonruz

    Dec 8, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #40

    well i hope the fat twat is ready for a back lash off the fans on sat lets rip in to asley and pardew on sat and every game until pardew f******s off


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