Alan Pardew Has To Be Manager Of The Season

There’s still four games to go  this season, but surely Alan Pardew has proved himself Manager of the Season because his amazing exploits with Newcastle since last summer.

Alan Pardew and Tony Pulis in good spirits before yesterday’s game

The other two managers who have been lauded this season are Paul Lampard at Norwich and Brendan Rodgers at Swansea, but both clubs have seen their from taper off a bit, as the long season comes to an end.

Both managers have done very well this season, and their two promoted teams are safe for another season, in the world’s top football league.

Swansea and Norwich may have tapered off a little, but not so with Newcastle, who have now gone six wins on the trot, and will be working hard this week on how to extend that to seven games against relegation fighting Wigan Athletic, at the DW Stadium on Saturday.

It’s sometimes hard to get recognition in the North East,  but if Newcastle gain a Champions League place for next season, then that will probably give Alan the award as the best manager, and he’ll deserve it.

We have to remember the best managers are those that can get the very best out of their players, that’s the measuring stick.

And it’s clear Alan has done exactly that at Newcastle, as not only has he managed new recruits like Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Davide Santon  and Papiss Cisse excellently, but he has also brought the very best out of players already at the club – like James Perch, Danny Guthrie and Tim Krul.

The fact that Alan is English is also a plus of course, and he’s done better at Newcastle United than at any other club in his management career.

Alan’s record at Newcastle since he arrived on December 9th, 2010 is played 62, won 27, drawn 17 and lost only 18, for a win percentage of 43.6 and a loss percentage of just 29.

Newcastle have won more than half their games in the league this season, with 18 wins from their 34 games played so far, and the lads are in 4th place on 62 points, the best points total since Bobby Robson was at the club in 2003.

On the basis that the best manager gets the very best out of the players he has at his disposal, Alan Pardew should win the Manager of the Year award – easily.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • MrToon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #1

    I agree Ed. and Maybe Newcastle might even get played towards the beginning of MOTD now.
    Or maybe im being crazy


    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #2

    pardew just has to get manager of the year

  • Garreth

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #3

    I can’t really see any other contender to be honest. Sure Lambert and Rodgers have had great seasons but nothing compared to Pardew.

    Newcastle, alongside this promoted teams, were favourites to get relegated again this season and we have surpassed that and done a lot more. Later today we will be guaranteed European football because of our league position, not a cup run, so that in itself should be enough.

  • toonincheek

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    We should be at the END of MOTD.

    Don’t they always keep the best ’til last?!

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Has to be Manager of the Season. Simple

  • munch27

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #6

    toonincheek Villa v Scum was last game last night , that answer your question.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Sorry repost:

    Worst programme ever sky sports sunday supplement! 3 ‘sports journos’ and jeremy clarksons retarded cousin,
    The cr@p there spouting “ashley will prob get carried away and sell ba tiote krul and cabaye thinking he can do it again when really he sold barton carroll nolan and enrique and then got lucky with the group of players. Now to are team of the week chelsea”

    Who pays these idiots! And yeah pards is defo manager of the season!!

  • cestriasteve

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Anyone else noticed that Cabeye & Tiote tend to take about 3 to 4 games to get really going after a break or injury. Based in Manchester so that City game is going to be a bit special.

  • Brutooon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #9

    200 out of 200 experts stated early of the season that NUFC will struggle without Nolan,Barton,Carroll & Enrique

    4 games left, the lowest we can get is 6th place

  • sirtoongospel

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #10

    So how many more points do we need for 4th then guys? Would 8 be enough? 70 points?

    Or will Spurs now go on a run as they are chasing? I still think it’s a massive task that we have, but if we beat Wigan then we go to Chelsea where a draw would be brilliant.

    By the way, our target was top 10, but we could easily finish 4th or 5th, which is an extra 3 and a half million quid (£756000 per place) higher than the club jad aimed for! Surely that in itself would buy us a decent player in the Summer? Never mind money for Europe etc, oh, and our stadium is full every week!

  • Hebburn Mag

    Apr 22, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #11

    I think the top 3 candidates for manager of the season will be Pardew, Ferguson abd Rogers even though I think they can only be one winner and that has got to be Pardew. We had a target of top 10 again this season with anything more than that as a bonus but as the season has progressed Europe was more of a target than top 10 and now the CL is the target, who would have believed it!

    I can see Cisse getting player of the month for this month and hopefully he does because he deserves alot of credit for where we are in the table, without his 11 goals we wouldnt be top 4.

  • magpie6699

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #12

    Ed – it must have been 4.30 a.m. when you posted this one – in your dedication to the job. It probably explains why you invented a new manager – Paul Lampard of Norwich – not to be confused with the Chelsea and England Midfielder Frank Lambert!!

  • solano

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #13

    Been saying this for a while..Pardew is THE outstanding candidate for Manager of the Year.
    Have no doubt, who’s is the greater achievement: Ferguson – a manager with all the experience, wealth and resources at his disposal on the brink of another title or Pardew, often sidelined by politics and asked to make the best of it with a small squad laced with mercurial talent and honest “journeymen”. Take a look at the head to heads with Man U this year and the points total will tell you where the accoaldes should go…and that goes for the stats against the two other candidates as well, in Rodgers and Lambert.

  • thepict

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #14

    Should be Alan Pardew. However, it will probably go to Rudolph the red nose Reindeer.

  • Howden Mag

    Apr 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Amazing isn’t it. Some individuals on here were wanting him sacked just a few weeks ago and griping about his selection and tactics. Pardew and the toon go together like peas and carrots. There again there were quite a few who wanted Ashley out, wanted Barton and Nolan to stay, Ranger in the first team, never wanted to see Perch in a black and white strip, Ameobi to be given a free and wanted Rhodes in January. The manager knows best, have faith in him. Credit is his and the staff and management. Definately manager of the year. Thank you Alan Pardew.

  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 22, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #16

    No question, Pards has done fantastic. I just hope he keeps doing what he’s doing for years to come. He’s the best manager I’ve witnessed in charge of Newcastle, although it’s hard to say that with Sir Bobby Robson in the mix.

  • Graeme

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Does that mean you guys wont be voting for “King Kenny”??

    He’s reduced the bindippers to abject mediocrity in less than 18 months. Paid us £35 MILLION for a donkey, took a half decent LB which allowed us to buy a far, far better one!!

    I think KK deserves praise lol

  • LooneyToon41

    Apr 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #18

    I think it’s important to try and define what actually makes ‘Manager of the Year’. Me personally, i think it is the difference between ‘Expectations’ (and i mean what fans/media Expect, and not hope for), and actual achievements.
    I would have expected ManU to be challenging for the title at this stage of the season, even though if they do win it, it would still be a great achievement considering the money that Man City have spent.
    I would have expected both Norwich and Swansea to be fighting a relegation battle (like QPR) or just above (maybe Villa ish). All credit to them, that they will still be in the prem this season and look good for mid table.
    I would have expected Newcastle to be mid table at best considering the players we sold in the summer, and no new NO 9 coming in). Maybe 42-48 points.
    For us to be on 62 points already is WAY over my expectations, and certainly that of those journo’s tipping us for relegation.
    On this basis, Pards is the no brainer winner!


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