Alan Pardew is the new Newcastle United manager, and whether fans like it or not (they don’t), he’s the Newcastle manager and he’s been given a whopping five and a half year contract.
Alan Pardew – players have to support him – immediately
With the new contract, that means Alan will be here as long as Mike Williamson and Nile Ranger, who also recently contracts lasting through the summer of 2016. But we don’t think so.
We have almost given up on getting anything at all out of the Liverpool game, because of all the goings on this week, and we remember well that after Kevin was sacked we got 2 points out of the next 18, and we just cannot afford to do that again this time around.
Somehow the lads have to get behind Alan, and remind themselves of what happened the last time – when Kevin Keegan left in somewhat similar circumstances – after all this is not the first time a lot of them have been through turmoil at St. James’ Park.
But at least Ashley has appointed somebody quickly, as he knows what happened in September 2008, after Kevin left, when Chris Hughton filled in and everything went to hell in a hand-basket and quickly too.
So if we are not to repeat that disaster again, we could start with a guts and glory performance against Liverpool on Saturday.
Hopefully the lads will be on form and try to get the 3 points,, which of course we desperately need.
We will also get some idea of how strong Alan Pardew’s man-management skills are, and if get another brave display from the lads – then fortune favors the brave – and nobody is really expecting us now to be able to beat Liverpool in any case.
That must therefore make Newcastle favorites with some to win the game – given the very up and down form of Newcastle so far this season.
That’s what Newcastle need to do now – and that’s up to Alan and the players.