Honeymoon Over For Pardew – It Never Even Started

The news all over this morning’s papers is that Alan Pardew will be named Newcastle manager today, although the Newcastle hierarchy are not willing to disclose who the new manager is.

Alan Pardew – to be unveiled as Magpies manager at news conference today

We wonder if they think it’s still a secret and don’t laugh, they seem so out of touch with reality that wouldn’t even surprise us.

But Newcastle fans could now start to get worried as Ashley in one move, has blown up the camaraderie and spirit that Chris Hughton has built over the last 16 months at the Newcastle club.

And the situation at Newcastle is starting to look too much like a couple of years ago after Kevin Keegan left – and we all know what happened that season – we were relegated.

That’s our big concern to put it mildly. That’s our huge concern to put it mildly.

The 49-year-old Londoner (who else?) was at Slaley Hall Hotel in Northumberland last night, as the Wimbledon-born manager continued the process of negotiations with Derek Llambias and Mike Ashley.

The news is that his wages will be around £500K/year but there was news the contract was also incentives based – or to be more accurate – results based.

The bad news for Newcastle fans is there are rumors Alan’s contract will be a long one – up to five years – and we wonder why Mike Ashley would do that because the compensation paid out to Pardew if he is sacked would be large, unless a satisfactory amount is included as a clause in the contract.

Peter Beardsley seems well in with the Ashley regime, and they wanted him appointed assistant to Chris when Colin Calderwood left.

But Hughton wanted a more experienced person alongside him, but it appears that Beardsley will not be the new Assistant Manager to Alan Pardew.

Pardew is said to want to bring in Ray Lewington, who is currently Fulham’s youth development manager, as his assistant and Andy Woodman, of Charlton Athletic, as the new goalkeeping coach.

Paul Barron was our goalkeeping coach, but he was fired on Monday along with Chris Hughton of course.

It appears that Alan Pardew will not receive a warm welcome today in the frigid North East, at least from Newcastle fans, but his first job has to be to get with the players and try to revitalize the playing squad.

The side has to try to get at least something from the Liverpool game.

But a fan protest scheduled to be carried out before the game will hardly help calm our players down, even though it is all directed at the clueless Newcastle owner, and we expect nothing from the game at all.

Even a point on Saturday would now be a huge surprise on the upside.

25 comments so far

  • toonmonkey

    Dec 9, 2010 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #1

    “Walk out, if you love the Toon, Walk out, if you love the Toon, Walk out, if you love the Toon,Walk out, if you love the Toon!”

  • Purely Belter

    Dec 9, 2010 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #2

    How mike ashley made so much money is beyond me. how can a man so inept be so wealthy. his whole time at newcastle has been a joke, a f**king disaster! i hated the man because hes a tottenham fan, now i also hate him for holding us back.

  • carlmac

    Dec 9, 2010 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #3

    wish i could get to the fans protest on saturday, MA makes me feel sick….ffs!!!

  • Charlietoon

    Dec 9, 2010 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed I really like your blog mate but this is exactly the same article you have written a dozen times in the last few days…you’re just fanning the fire.

  • Charlietoon

    Dec 9, 2010 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #5

    I wish we could try and be a bit more positive. We were all doom and gloom last year and look where it got us. If thats where we end up prediciting it every five mins is hardly going to help

  • Charlietoon

    Dec 9, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #6

    I mean we were all doom and gloom last relegation fight not last year. Last year was peaches and cream but we always knew this year would be tougher

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Dec 9, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #7

    i learn club management in University in my place, do you know that the most important to a club is membership, i know some of you already pay season ticket, but, if you all protest by not attend for home match and so on, we can control big fat and push him to make new owner. To tell the truth, i’m not Geordie, i’m Malaysian citizen and and live in Malaysia, never watch Home match but i very kind to watch it someday at SJP. So, my point is, if we do protest, we can overtake Mike position, FA will take action, pundit will curse Big Fat and his cronies, we will win, but you all must be brave. i believe our lads will understand why we do that. If i was born as Gerdie, i will do that for my belove club.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 9, 2010 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Woke up today to find the whole ghastly nightmare is real !

    Happy with a fans protest but do it outside the ground and boycott the match. We have never dared to do this and it really is the only way anything will get achieved. Just sounding off at Ashley will achieve zilch.

    Ashley is an idiot wrapped in a moron and going to the game just gives him exactly what he wants.
    If we don’t do something now, we never will.

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Dec 9, 2010 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #9

    anyone on this blog, be please to be my friends at FB, we can sharing our opinion.


  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #10

    I honestly hope there’s a surprise in the works…

  • carlmac

    Dec 9, 2010 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #11

    remeber last time after thee KK protests, MA instantly put the club up for sale after he was (threatened). i just cant get my head round why he would do this all again ..i cant make a logical explantion. i hope the bloke chokes on his next kebab

  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #12

    I heard there was a bit of a worry the other day, carlmac. He choked on his deep fried salmon.

    “The salmon is a Geordie! The salmon is a Geordie!”

  • carlmac

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #13

    pure madness….. anyone else think that pardpoo isnt the full ticket?? i mean, who would want to take on the job in full knowledge that they arnt wanted, and knowing the backlash that s going to happen, even the players are going to look at pardpoo and think its all a fcukn joke

  • GeordieStag

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #14

    wake me up when this nightmare is over!

  • newcastle29

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Gutted!! i can’t believe this shite!!!!

  • darthkir

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #16

    I agree whole heartedly with Rashid. Like him I’m also a Malaysian. If i were you guys I would boycott each and every game as long as Ashley is in charge of the club and that will make him sell the club soon. This is a sacrifice that must be made unless we want this madness to continue forever. Imagine the message that we’re sending out if the stadium is empty in each game. The FA will take note, the entire world wil take note!

  • van-damn-bad-man

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #17


    Pardew has more ambition than Hughton? Puhleezee. This is farcical to say the least.

  • neblexa

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #18

    Since i have a season ticket i wont be protesting by not attending. This will achieve nothing. If anything it will please the fat cu*t. He has my money in his account and im not there. It would be less people to sing abuse at him inside the ground.

    Im so angry about all this its killing me. The problem is we want to keep our club in the premier league and although i admit i will be singing for hughton and singing against the fat cu*t ill be making a concious effort to to sing a pro toon song for every anti fat cu*t song. We have to keep what moral is left up for these players, at the end of the day its not their fault all of this (despite some of the sh1te individual performances of late), we need to stick with them.

    A good mate of mine is a spurs fan but lives up here. The conversation i had with him only two weeks ago sums up the totally fuc*ing ridiculous situation that we are now faced with. I met him in the pub after id been to the chelsea game and he talked about how loads of neutral fans are now admiring what was happening at our club, saying we are a decent honest team and that despite getting beat now and again we are looking good enough. Making progress was the significant underlying message. Players like carroll drumming fear into any prem team. Talks of Barton, Simpson knocking of the door for England. Arry redknapp linked with Enrique, Williamson, Carroll. Thats surely a very good sign that we are no push overs and have something about us, albeit some of it media speculation. I sat pretty smug that day thinking at last we are making the right progress, i was content……and two weeks later we are in meltdown again.

  • shaun83

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #19

    Moreno was right then his sous chef mate, brother, uncles mother, can’t remember which! said Pardew was there.

    I can’t understand why they haven’t made any comment whatsoever or others haven’t ruled themselves out! think fat man hopes we will have blown off all steam by the time it gets officially announced

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #20


    You’re the reason things will never change.
    For god’s sake you’d only have to miss a few matches. I think the message would get acoss pretty loud and clear.

    A boycott is the one thing we’ve never done or tried. SHORT term pain for long term gain.

  • darthkir

    Dec 9, 2010 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #21

    I like that Rotunda. Short term pain for long term gain.

  • Trent Toon

    Dec 9, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #22

    I still am coming to terms with this ridiculous decision. All of a sudden everything seems so unsettled and disorganised. I really thought we had moved on from this.

  • neblexa

    Dec 9, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #23

    Rotonda heights

    If i was paying each week i would perhaps agree, my point is what financial difference would it make to MA if i didnt go? the answer is no difference whatsoever. The whole point of the protest is to hit him financialy in the pocket. As i said this whole situation is boiling my f*kin p1ss but to stop supporting the team when it makes no financial difference to fat Ash is pointless.

    I’m all in favour of a protest which involves everyone coming in say 10 mins late, for example (as has been mentioned) to make a point to him what the future holds if he stuck around. The problem is these things never seem to happen.

  • dak76

    Dec 9, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #24

    Boycotting home games could work, but it’s never gonna happen, people will always go to watch the toon no matter who’s in control, shame really as can imagine the reaction if sky sports are there to cover a game and there isn’t a soul in the ground apart from that fat bastard and is side kick….

  • leedodd

    Dec 9, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #25

    We will Never Move on Until The Club Is sold to an Over seas Consortium like Man City !!!!


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