Chris Hughton And Alan Pardew League Records Very Similar

When Chris Hughton was sacked after the WBA 3-1 away defeat last December, Newcastle had 19 points from 17 league games,  and were in 11th position in the Premier League.

Chris Hughton – 19 points from 17 games

Newcastle have now played 34 Premier League games, so it’s a good time to compare the records of Chris with new manager Alan Pardew, since both have now managed in the league for 17 games this season.

Here are the two records of Chris Hughton when he was fired, and Alan’s record – for easy comparison:

                    P     W     D     L      F     A     GD   Points

Chris Hughton      17     5     4     8     24    25     -1     19

Alan Pardew        17     5     7     5     25    23     +2     22

It’s really surprising how close the two records are, but Alan has 3 more points and a better goal difference, and Newcastle are in 9th position at the moment, and have hardly been near the relegation zone this season.

Of course we’ll never know how Chris Hughton would have fared over the last 17 games had he not been fired, but most football pundits thought the sacking was uncalled for and rather severe.

And as far as the cup games go, Chris won two and lost one in the Carling Cup, and Alan lost at Stevenage in one of Newcastle’s worst FA Cup defeats ever.

We have to hope that Chris will soon get linked up with managing some other club, and who knows he may be back at St. James’ Park one day with this new team.

And if that ever happens, one thing is for sure, that he’ll get a wonderful reception from the very grateful Newcastle fans, for the miracle he helped create at Newcastle last season.

Comments very welcome.

21 comments so far

  • hainesy

    Apr 24, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Not too bad tbh for a first season back in the PL

  • kilcline

    Apr 24, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #2

    We need t0 go all out and find 2 Strikers that will score 30-40 goals between them for us next season, they need to be hungry for goals like toonboy_84?s mum is for cum.

    We need pace and a really aerial threat given our wingers we have. Even a cheeky bid for Bellamy as worst case for the pace, we have not had anyone decent like him running the channels and pulling defenders out of position since he left. I would rather someone came in from the French/dutch league though. This is the area that needs the investment, the rest of the team can use free transfers like Larsson to improve.

    I would be in the market for Lukaka as first choice and if he goes to Chelsea i would be going after Sturridge.

    We are safe now lads, thats why you will see players signing up. Just don’t let Jose go to them pricks Liverpool.

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 24, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #3

    Ahh Kileline I just pissed myself laughing. It took me two mintues to get past your first paragraph.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 24, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Alan Pardew has done very well considering he has a slightly better record considering he didn’t have Carroll up front for us.

    This is a post a made in a previous article I thought SOME SHOULD READ THIS:

    This season has made me realize that many fans here are very two faced. Very fickle and keep moaning about the negatives instead of seeing and appreciating the positives. WE HAVE SURVIVED ANOTHER SEASON FFS!! That is coming back from relegation and losing our inspirational manager in Hughton and top goal scorer half way through the season, having Ben Arfa (our best player without a doubt) injured for the whole season, having setbacks with the recoveries of Ireland and Gosling and with many players like Williamson, Simpson etc playing regularly for the first time in the Premiership!! We have also played fantastically at times Sunderland, Arsenal etc.

    Imagine how well we will do when we sign properly this summer.

    Stay positive guys, we are now SAFE AT LAST FFS!! Wasn’t that our only aim? Not only that we are not 17th but 9th!!

  • Miffleton

    Apr 24, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Completely agree with JP, Ed you need to pack it in, waxing lyrical one minute, completely hopeless the next, get some perspective man. Pardew has done bloody well IMO, no matter the circumstances of his relationship with Ashley, he’s had to win the fans over, written off before he started, he’s not had a decent striker at his disposal and suspensions galore carrying on from start of season. Like the blog but howdy man your bipolar man, one minute were European contenders the next your writing ridiculous articles comparing managers, what’s that going to achieve. GET A GRIP MAN AND GET BEHIND THE MANAGER AND THE LADS!!

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 24, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Now That We are safe we need to Push On For Next Season. Give a Few Of the Lads a Few Games Like Ferguson and Richardsonand Young Airey. Maybe Give Kuqi a Start .. This Season Is Mission Acheived .. Next Season Watch Out… Ashleys Cheque Book is Out !!!! ha ha !!!!

  • Jezza

    Apr 24, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Yes their records are very similar though I don’t agree with Pardew being credited with the win over Liverpool. That was Hughton’s team and Pardew had only arrived at the club the day before.

    The important thing is that Hughton got sacked for having that record while Pardew won’t and instead can look forward to another five years on his contract. Just a pity for Hughton that he wasn’t a long time close mate and gambling associate of both the owner and chairman of Newcastle.

  • Rortonjibes

    Apr 24, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed, got to agree with Moffleton. Dragging up Hughton again is less than helpful. Why bother? It’s the same with the Carroll banter. They’re both gone, in the past so let them go. Look to the future and get behind the lads. We are at present an average premier league side, highlighted by our league position, but hopefully Pardew will correct that in the coming months/years and that’s what we should be focussing on.
    Can you also stop saying ‘Newcastle club’ all the time. Cheers,

  • AndyMac

    Apr 24, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Lee Dodd says :

    “Now That We are safe we need to Push On For Next Season”

    West Brom (h)

    Yeah right Lee pick the three points out of that lot ?

  • kilcline

    Apr 24, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #10


    At least 4 points from the 2 home games.

  • Toonboy_84

    Apr 24, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #11

    kilcline you mongrel

  • NUFC2010

    Apr 24, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #12

    These figures aren’t quite right. Hughton had only 16 games in charge and Pardew has had 18 games. The points totals are the same though, it just seems that one of AP’s defeats has been assigned to CH’s figures.

  • roy kaviani

    Apr 24, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #13

    Hi guys, this is my 1st post here even though i’ve been reading the blog for months.
    i’ll tell yoy about my self.
    i used to live in Qatar, now in chester (last 5 years), i’m originaly from Iran & now im a persian Geordie. i’m just another mad mag.

    As for the two managers records, i thing AP was much better as the team looked better overall since he joined us and managed to win when we needed too, if we had him for the Blackpool, Blackburn, stoke home games that we lost you never know where we would be now.

    another thing: CH had Carroll and almost a full squad whil AP didn’t.

    Howay The Lads

  • Brutooon

    Apr 24, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Alan Pardew got the guts to :

    1) loan out Routledge cause he is not GOOD enough
    2) gave Ranger lots of subs opportunities
    3) change tactics, i remember CH always keep the same starting eleven till 90 mins

  • carrollsinger

    Apr 24, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Are we mathamaticly safe? I didn’t think we were

  • boater

    Apr 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #16

    roy kaviani – that’s totally illogical.

    If we’d had pardew I doubt we would have beaten villa 6-0, sunderland 5-1, or chelsea and arsenal at all.

    People make up totally distorted hypothetical situations on here – in order to support their own biased opinion.

    Dalglish tooks us to 2nd in his first season – with keegan’s team. Then 13th after a summer of rebuilding.

    Jeez guys. Calm down.

  • boater

    Apr 24, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #17

    Brutooon – I beg pardon.

    loaning out a young, uninjured, match fit, speedy winger, who had started in 2 or 3 of our best wins of the season .. and who went on to bang in goals for his new club- and replacing him with a notorious trouble-making, long-term injured replacement with no buy-on clause….

    takes a lot of something – I’d say mind boggling stupidity rather than ‘guts’ myself.

  • AndyMac

    Apr 24, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #18

    “Dalglish tooks us to 2nd in his first season – with keegan’s team. Then 13th after a summer of rebuilding.” after bringing in Guivarc’h plus the others 🙁

    We need to sort the manager out first before we bring in players. Are we happy with Pardwho or is he just a”Yes Man” to help the Fat Owner make money out of the club ?

    OK we aren’t gonna attract Mourinho or Guardiola but Coyne or Moyes would be a definite improvement on this cockney waster.

  • AndyMac

    Apr 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Come on you Pardwho lovers,

    Show me his record of winning things.
    Show me his record of winning things in Europe.
    Show me his record of taking non achieving teams to titles and Europe.
    Show me the number of top clubs he’s managed to take on to better things.

    While we wait for you to do that here’s some music…….

  • chuck

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #20

    Of the four remaining games, we have a shot at Birmingham, we wont take points from Pool or Chelsea and beating a resurgent Hodgeson W/Brom. side is doubtful.
    Where does that leave us ?
    Well go figure all the various permutations, but mathematically we could in fact still be relegated.
    Go figure how many points Shearer got outta eight games, and how many we have earned and can expect to earn from our last eight ?
    Hey! non of the bottom eleven or twelve can afford to relax.

  • shamadz72

    Apr 25, 2011 at 6:13 AM

    Comment #21

    I believed AP is much better than CH considering that he practically inherited a team with lack of striker (either through injury or sell).

    AP also shown much more maturity in managerial level and not afraid to try a few different combination or substitution.

    Give AP until this summer to decide who to bring in and move out, than only it is fair to judge him


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