Alan Pardew Now Under Pressure At Newcastle

Alan Pardew will experience in the next two weeks what it’s like when Newcastle lose two games in a row.

Alan Pardew – looks worried yesterday

Alan’s record on Tyneside is played 15, won 4, drawn 5 and lost 6,  and that includes the Stevenage defeat.

So in the Premier League Alan has 17 points from 14 games, which is not great but not too bad, but the win percentage is just hopeless at 26.7%.

In the last three games Newcastle are in a bit of a slump, with just a single point from their last 3 games, but two of those games were at home to Bolton and Everton.

The Bolton game came after the good win at Birmingham, and at that time we were all talking about Europe, but 3 games later and we are nervously looking over our shoulders at the relegation zone, where  a number of those teams are starting to pick up points.

And since Newcastle are still to play Wolves, Birmingham and WBA at home, the results of those games at St. James’  Park will decide if Newcastle manage to stay up this season.

After looking at the video this morning once again of yesterday’s game, the defense was just diabolical and every single one of the four goals were defensive mistakes made by Newcastle.

And none more so than the two immediately after half time, which essentially lost the game for Newcastle, and that started with the terrible error from the usually safe Steve Harper.

No doubt Alan will be concentrating on the defense over the next two weeks, and we hope we can get some injured players back like Stephen Ireland, but we understand he could still be doubtful for the Wolves game.

We have no idea how badly hurt Jose Enrique is, but he shouldn’t have started the game yesterday, and there must be something wrong with the fitness test he passed before the game,  because he should have failed it.

But Joey Barton made a difference yesterday, and if we can also get Leon Best back, then he could put a few goals in against Wolves, and if he can do that – he’ll be a hero on Tyneside, that’s for sure.

Newcastle need a win against Wolves, which would only be our second win in 11 games, and that’s all that really matters right now.

We are probably only two wins away from being safe this season.

Comments welcome.

86 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #1

    Well, they sacked Hughton for exactly the same achievements – why is Pardew still here??

    To be fair, the team were clueless, which has to be laid at Pardew’s door, he’s supposed to be in charge after all. If he carries on like this we’ll be looking at a new manager before the end of the month and the way FCB acts it could be two before the end of the season!!! God help us.

  • ochytoon

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Mike Ashley needs to go. I’m fed up with his bullshit. Lets get a proper owner and a proper manager in who care about this club who want to bring in players who want to be here. Its now clear that we won’t spend any money in the transfer window with Pardew saying we have a tight budget and that he wants a number 9 from within the ranks. We are screwed with this C of an owner.

  • Thump

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d like to point out that while we’re 4 points from relegation, we’re also 4 points from a Europa spot (assuming Brum City is relegated).

    Now, if all of you could take some anti-depressants, we can move on with our lives.

  • archaeomag

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Don’t worry, I hear Alan is planning 7 – 2 – 1 formation to counter the might of Wolves.

  • Thump

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #5

    I heard that. Apparently Krul fancies himself a striker so he’s going up front.

  • Bao Zheng

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #6

    We may need a win against Wolves but I don’t think we’ll get one. We don’t have the organisation or heart these days for teams that litrally fight for results. Even so why would Pards feel under pressure? He has extensive experience of failure, relegation and rejection. S2d2.

  • Jezza

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Yes Pardew is under pressure and that is because he is totally and utterly out of his depth. This Cockney Casino Crony was a FAILURE in the third tier of English football at Southampton. He also previously lead West Ham to their worst run of results in 70 years despite having the talents of Tevez and Mascerano at his disposal. Pardew got the Newcastle job when no other club in the Premiership, Championship and even Scottish football would touch him with a bargepole and of course there was only one reason for that…because he is a very good mate of both the FCB and Lambias. The FCB wanted a yes man who would do his bidding for him and spout all his lies and propaganda to both the press and Newcastle fans.

    We now have a serious problem at this club. I believe Pardew has lost the dressing room after the despicable sale of Andy Carroll. How can the players have any respect for Pardew or trust him after he lied through his teeth about Carroll not being for sale and then subsequently lied through his teeth about Carroll asking for a transfer.

    Make no mistake about it, we will get murdered by Wolves purely and simply because their players will “want it” a lot more than our players.

    I now really fear we will go down this season. A couple of weeks ago we seemed safe as houses with 36 points and 9 games left to play. However if there is one manager in the world who can get a team relegated from that position it is that clown Pardew.

  • kimbo

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #8

    We need a minimum of 6 points for safety as relegation could be 40 or more points this season.Don`t beat Wolves then the 3 games after that are all away and the pressure is on and I don`t think we can handle it.Hope we don`t need to beat WBA on last day to stay up. Pardew will crack with the pressure .

  • davybtoon

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #9

    for christ sake we took beating yesterday end of move on can anyone really say they expected anything from stoke bcoz i didnt, for 2 weeks i read were not gonna worri bout stoke n what do we do we play 3cb talk about playing into there hands, i like pardew but the last 2 games he has done to much tinkerin with the team which has cost us games, harper needs dropped after that shambles yesterday we need to jus go back to simple 442
    simpson williams colo ferguson
    ireland nolan barton jonas
    ameobi n best
    against wolves n if we lose that game then start to worri but until then shut the f*ck up with the doom n gloom, simple fact is if the players pull the fingers out there arse at home we will b fine

  • davybtoon

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #10

    its not just about pardew its the player that need to man up n put a feckin performance in at home am sick of hearing them in the chronicle saying what there gonna do i jus want them to do it the sooner they realise we aint safe yet the sooner we will get the wins needed

  • Snubs

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #11

    haha thump!!

  • GAZ09

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Time to drop Ameobi and Lovens Mr Pardew thats our downfall


    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Anyone else finding themselves watching the liverpool match but just watching andy carroll hoping he’s sh+t?
    think we need about 10 points to insure safety. In the summer we need 3 defenders to replace salor colo and simpson (id leave them on the bench and get rid of willo, raylor, perch) and two quality strikers (get rid of shola and lover). Dont need any midfealders really (well maby a left winger if we have extra cashThen we can talk about europe.
    Thats just my opion dont go slating me.

  • GAZ09

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Shut up about europe we cant even compete in the FA cup imagine how crap we would be in Europe

  • ToonAndy

    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #15

    The more I watch Andy CArroll the more I’m thinking of how excellent the 35 million deal was!! He is absolutely clueless, no vision, shit passing! Onli thing he’s good at is head the ball…

  • carrollsinger

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #16

    If I could choose the team I’d play
    Simmo colo taylor fergie
    Gut Nolan Barton Ireland (if fit)
    Best ranger
    Left side is unbalanced but hay to many players missing as long as Campbell and loven don’t play again


    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Yeah carroll is off, and he was sh+t.

  • Jimay

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #18

    It will be quite interesting to see how Alan will handle this pressure now. He came into the club when it was on a high and I with many others think he has done terrific. It is however not the same to manage a team when things are not going well as now. Now we will see what kind of manager Alan really is…

  • BigKirky

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Really gets to me that dalglish buys Suarez and Carroll yet for us he buys an imminently retiring duo of Barnes and rush, along with an awful des Hamilton and a plays the frail and slow young attacking midfielder Jon Dahl tomasson on his own up front… And sells all our flair players. What a joke to see them linked to bushes of quality players. That almost tearful smile of his infuriorates me every time I see him at Liverpool now. Grrrrrr.

  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #20

    OK – I’ve said for a few weeks that the wolves game is a crunch one – but if we can’t beat them at SJP then tbh we should simply fold up our tents and quitely slip away
    but things change in this mad game, and I thought we would draw a blank at villa park – not now! they are falling apart any result there will be a huge boost and could well be on the cards.

    PS – I assume there is no clause in Ireland’s contract about playing against villa and if fit he will be going all out to prove a point to them!

  • BigKirky

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #21


  • Oleg G

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #22

    2-0…. made my day, after yesterdays game

  • LoonyToonyMagPieMan

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Defenders we should keep and get rid of

    I like Simpson quite a lot he gets forward loads and can put good crosses in the box so we should keep him.
    Colo is very composed and rarely loses the ball plus he is good in the air.
    Try and keep Enrique.
    Keep both Taylors.
    We should get rid of Perch because he is rubbish and Sol Campbell who is to slow and has no sense.

  • Spotlight Kid

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Jezza @ 6

    You are right, of course, but there is collective denial on this blog, which is a bastion for pro-Ashley & pro-Pardew loyalists (including Ed) as between the two of them they kill off our club. They call trusting our survival to a greedy gambler and poodle supporting the team…

    Pardew’s record is appaling both here and at other clubs, Chris was the right man and I would have backed him even if we were relegated because he was the right man for this club, he revived the players confidence in the wake of a sell off, and he more than earned a new contract and his choice of no2 after his heroics last season.

    We always get what we deserve, because we always treat the right people shabbily (Hoots, Sir Bobby) and sing the praises of the clueless, like Pardew…

  • dave 1961

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #25

    a bit of charity to give the Liverpool win to this clown, as he played no part in the game, but its clear to see the differing fortunes of the two clubs, at least we have no local heroes left to take the blame for this one.

  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #26

    come to think of it, it would improve things all round if we made campbell manager and played pardwho in defence! at least it wouldn’t be any worse

  • chuck

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Oh ! so finally the penny has dropped, just a few weeks back Pardew was the best thing since sliced bread.
    Now it`s been revealed he`s more than tactically challenged, apparently disliked and has lost the dressing room.
    He makes one long for the likes of a Souness or BSA and makes them look like geniuses.
    Anyone have that deja vu feeling of two seasons ago when our genius owner hired another Alan as manager ?
    For a self made billionaire, this guy is on a real slow learning curve (mostly arrogance i suspect , I`ll show them!) as to the fact, you need to hire the right people in order to have a successful club.
    By the time he figures it out we will be back in the second tier.
    Perhaps he should get back in touch with Hughton, he may need him.
    Quite honestly, i see nothing to stop what happened two seasons ago and it looks like the players are in the same mindset.
    Why is it no one is interested in signing a new contract ? hey were in deep dodo !

  • thepict

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #28

    Can we please get behind the team and the manager?
    Couple of points: Our ex no 9 is not worth 35 million ergo good business .
    Ashley is a business man and appears to be putting a proper business plan n place.
    Would you rather see fat Fred in charge?
    I just wonder how close we were to going out of existence. I do not like Ashley , however, he appears to be trying to operate the club properly.

  • ochytoon

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #29

    Sack Pardew get in a manager with common sense but first we need to shift Mike “fat twat” Ashley to sell the club as theres no way in hell we’re gonna see that £35 mil. Comments from Pardew such as “tight budget” or getting a current toon player to become the next number 9. If we don’t spend all that money then Ashley needs to f off. Someone please save our club.

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #30

    Strange how when we drew against Arsenal, it had nothing to do with Pardew it was the fans who got the team up and when we lose it’s all Pardew’s fault. Make your minds up.

  • Thump

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #31

    GAZ09 // Mar 20, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Shut up about europe we cant even compete in the FA cup imagine how crap we would be in Europe

    The point is, we’re 4 points from both glory and horror – that’s the way the table is. If Wolves win their next game, they can climb 5 places assuming results go their way. If we win 2 games on the bounce, we could end up in 7th or thereabouts, again assuming results go our way.

    I don’t want Europe next season, it would be suicide as we couldn’t compete in all competitions unless we seriously blood our youngsters. I do think that the financial assets would be amazing for the club, but that’s a different kettle all together.

    I’d like to know how Pardew has “lost the dressing room”? Just because we’ve had a few bad results it’s all down to Pards and how the players hate him? If they hated him we’d be seeing transfer requests left, right and centre.

    @thepict: Don’t try and use logic here, people are in suicide mode.

  • Thump

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #32

    Thank god for you GeordieGerman <3

  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 20, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #33

    My father has a Phd in Psychology. He keeps saying, “say something with enough confidence and most people will believe you, it doesn’t matter if it’s bordering ridiculous.” I think that best explains how Pardew is still even considered for Football League jobs, nevermind Premiership. He’s transparent and I can see right through his rhetoric.

    It’s a stupid dream I know, but I would love it (and so would the players I feel) if Hoots returned, we’d probably pick up about 4 wins and a few draws, what a boost it would be. I’d love him to finish what he started.

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 20, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Thump no chance in hell of reaching eurpe with pardwho , but that would have been great to seriously blood the likes of Ferguson, Vuksic, kadar, krul etc

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 20, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Great idea. Get rid of Pardew and give him 4-5 million for breach of contract.

  • Jezza

    Mar 20, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #36

    Spotlight Kid – no 21

    It’s been a while since I was on this board and I’d forgotten what a hotbed of FCB apologists it is. Pardew’s track record as a manager is one of abject failure. He couldn’t even cut it at Southampton in the third tier of English football and before he got the Newcastle job he was passed over by Hibs in favour of Chris Hughton’s assistant.

    What many people on this board don’t realise is that Pardew wasn’t brought in to replace Hughton. Hughton was sacked to make way for the Pardew. Hughton’s fate as wasn’t sealed after the WBA game on 5th December, his reign as Newcastle manager effectively ended on 30th August 2010.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 20, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #37

    Better than going down with another whimper, losing 10x that amount.

  • cheikmate

    Mar 20, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #38

    The 3-5-2 formation clearly did not work against everton, so why was it used against stoke!!! No team has ever went to stoke with just 3 at the back. The players were playing out of position and in a formation there clearly not used to. Get back to the traditional 4 at the back and either 5 in midfield with nolan just behind best or start ranger alongside best he can hold the ball up where as loven just runs down channels that we cant pass to him. Useless!

  • cheikmate

    Mar 20, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #39

    ive now got to spend another 2 weeks p*ssed off! stoke hav done the double over us its embarrasing.

  • djm...

    Mar 20, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Ahahaha leave out Simpson and colo? What a joker


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