Alan Pardew Now Odds On (1/5) To Get The Sack


Sky Sports is reporting that money has been pouring in today on Alan Pardew being sacked at Newcastle, and the odds on him have been cut from 12/1 to 3/1 after yesterday’s surprise defeat against second bottom Reading, but today the odds have been slashed even further to  1/5 on – so there may be something happening.

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Alan Pardew – odds on to be sacked

Certainly Alan’s record is not good,  and in the last 18 games in all competitions, we have two wins and four draws and 12 defeats – so that’s not too  good in anybody’s book – especially in a  results oriented business.

We had thought Mike Ashley would keep faith in Pardew for the next few games, hoping he could turn things around, but of course with a 10 day break to our next game – if the powers that be are going to make a management change – then maybe now is as good a time as ever to make it.

Roberto Di Matteo would be the obvious candidate to replace Alan, and of course he did  fantastic job at Chelsea in the last three months of last season winning the FA Cup (beating Liverpool 2-1), and the European Championship for the first time ever for the Blues – by beating Bayern Munich on their own pitch on penalties, in an amazing final.

The 42 year-old Italian was born in Switzerland and was a Chelsea great, and he started his management career in 2008 at MK Dons, but then moved to West Brom in 2009 and had them promoted in second place to Newcastle the following year – but lost his way in the Premier League and was sacked in February 2011, a couple of months after Chris Hughton was fired at Newcastle.

We would expect if Pardew goes, that John Carver and Steve Stone, two local lads would follow him out of the door, although you never know, and they may be kept on the coaching staff for the sake of continuity.

Darren Bent is being touted as a possible Newcastle signing, and Alan Pardew managed him while he was manager at Charlton Athletic, so that may suggest Ashley will keep the faith in Pardew.

But if it’s going to happen it will happen tomorrow – so the new manager – whoever that may be – will get a chance to work with the players before the important Aston Villa game a week on Wednesday.

This is breaking news, and Sky Bet Football Trader Chris Spicer had this to say:

“We cut Pardew’s price fairly significantly after the Reading defeat but money has come in ever since, forcing us to continually move his price.”  “Suggestions that the club would only have to pay out 12 months of his eight-year contract seems to have fueled interest, while their upcoming trip to Villa Park now looks an incredibly important fixture.”

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232 comments so far

  • yorkymag

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Looks like Ashley is sharpening his knife
    The bookies obviiously know something

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  • Thump

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Repost: I’d have him for the right price. Plus, isn’t he bucking Brucey’s daughter or something?

    Heard yesterday that Pards was supposed to be meeting with the board today. Any idea if there was any truth to that and, if so, what it was about? Supposedly it was reported on SSN?

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  • microbar

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Sack him now.

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  • AshtreeKid

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #4

    read through a few comments and disappointed that ppl on here who obviously werent at the game are critising fans for booing – they booed the Marveaux and Cabaye sub which I think everyone agrees were ridiculous and cost us the game and the end result.

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  • nufc90

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #5

    If Pardew goes it’s going to be bittersweet for me.
    He £20 on him to go next at 50/1 after the Southampton loss. Nigel Adkins sacking has ruined that bet!
    Think we need to make our signings before we sack him if anything, although now would be a good time with a bit of a gap until villa. I can’t see players wanting to join if there’s that uncertainty

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  • thepict

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Sheer bloody stupidity to sack him! Wrong time to sack him and who would want to come to Newcastle and work with Ashley.

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #7

    the weekend, may not be so bad after all. come on ash pards could cost you in excess of £80m if we go down. you know it makes sense .

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  • Thump

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #8

    @AshtreeKid: Marveaux was a negative substitution, I agree but the Cabaye one was necessary if his groin was niggling. The sad fact is: had Pardew not subbed Marveaux, we’d still have had some level of creativity when Cabaye came off. One of those things, I guess.

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #9

    AP qill get his 3 big signings this week before the Villa game.

    If he fluffs that game and we come away from that without a win and he’s had his new players – that’ll be the end of AP.

    If we win…he’ll continue, all be it on a knife edge.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Now is better than never

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  • reccerobbo

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Wonder if Ashley has put a huge amount on pardew to be next out help with the pay off he will get!!!!!

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Bloody vultures waiting for the kill. Sad times.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Thump

    If he was injured , that’s a big if

    He jogged of the pitch

    Didn’t look to injured to me

    Could have been a Pardew porky? Trying to cover his back

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Not really sure how the season will pan out if he is sacked. However if he stays we are going down irrelevant of new signings.

    He must go, he cant come back from this position, lets face it his team hasnt comeback in a game since hes been in charge, whats the likelihood he can turn the fortunes of the whole club around.

    THE SOONER HE’S SACKED THE BETTER.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Toon 1978

    Isn’t it great, it’s like Xmas 🙂

    Come on already

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  • jonobbad

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Please be true. Pardew is clueless.
    How much longer are we all going to keep saying “give him a few more games”
    We only have 15 left, and he has only managed 9 or 10 points in the last 15.
    He has been on borrowed time for a while.
    Better than a signing imo

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  • Grafton83

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #17

    Great but odds don’t actually mean he’s gone. All good signs though, perhaps we’ll know more tomorrow.

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  • hotdog

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #18

    Repost – hotdog // Jan 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Been trying to say this for a while now. It’s all gonna be too late. Incompetence of the highest order!

    http://www.themag.co.uk/tyne-talk/when-nightmares-come-true/

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #19

    He will be sacked if we lose to Villa. And rightly so in my opinion. You have to draw a line at some stage.

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  • nufc90

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #20

    I’m sick of this who would work for Ashley. Look on the continent, they work under exactly the same conditions. Sporting directors buy the players and coaches take the tactics and training. There’d be hundreds of candidates

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Cabaye wasnt injured, its now clear Pardew made that up to try and justify his stupid reasoning.

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  • Geordie_In_theShot

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #22

    I want him gone, however does the fat cockney have another lined up to replace him??? If he doesnt then we’re f**ked!
    Who in their right mind is going to want the poisoned challis??? They’ve got to be brave!!!
    or stupid lol

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  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Jan 20, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder

    A lot of people asking me about Alan Pardew’s future. From what I’ve been told #nufc have no intention of changing manager.

    Mark Douglas also said the same so im presuming that this wont happen. Dont think it would be a good idea sacking him right now we’re trying to sign players i dont know how many players will fancy joining us 2 points above relegation and without a manager. Maybe if we lose the next few games, which i admit is a distinct possibility then I think there will come time that even ashley says enough is enough with pards. I’d be very worried about who we bought in though i think most of us have little faith in him appointing a top manager.

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #24

    Pardew
    Dead man walking
    The only delay now is lining up di mateo or Adkins
    Ye
    We will have a new manager for villa

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  • myoung23

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Only reason Ashley wud wanna sack him is coz he’s knocking on his door for transfer money!!! Pointless sacking him how many managers did we go through the year we went down n that didn’t help?? How many people said shut up shop against man utd wen we went ahead n pard’s got criticised for not going defensive! Sum people are so fickle!!

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  • Thump

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #26

    @catchy: To be fair (and having suffered through two torn groins myself) I reckon he was. The slightest twinge and it’s time to sit down just to be on the safe side. I tore mine playing football and was out for about a year, came back for my mates Sunday League side and lasted 20 minutes before it tore again. Can’t take chances with it, matey.

    @Unbelievable Tekkers: Lee Ryder said it so it must be… true?

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Look at every team in most leagues outside the prem laliga Germany Italy , most managers have dragons to work for

    Do you think because you work for barca or real and can spend millions there not under pressure ? They all are , but they get paid for results ,

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #28

    Is that the same lee Ryder tat said we had signed. Remy

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  • jonobbad

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Hmm maybe ed should do a new blog, and something like pardewsblog.com
    Because lately there are too many Pardew fans and not enough nufc fans.
    Like someone said earlier, sacking pardew might not save us, but keeping him on will relegate us.
    Nufc always

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Thump

    I have tweaked it , a few times, and I don’t think he would be jogging, even with a twing

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  • greek toon

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #31

    I want Pardew gone, however Ashley is a businessman, he wants to stay in this league he knows now if he sacks Pardew players wont come in and we will go down. I believe he is waiting on the transfer window to end, we get our players sacks Pardew and then things change. Or so I hope lol

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  • irishtoon999

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #32

    I would say its a dangerous time to change him, but if we’re goin after Di mateo it wud be a great move as he is hugely respected around Europe at the moment (euro champions Manager, etc..). Allot of targets in this window never heard of AP

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #33

    What worries me is I dont see where our next win is going to come from…

    Villa – Away
    Chelsea – Home
    Spurs – Away

    Southampton – Home
    Swansea – Away
    Stoke – Home

    If we dont beat Villa a cant see us winning until atleast Southampton but by that time we can potentially be BOTTOM!!

    BUT, If we do beat Villa I can see us going on a run and getting results from then on especially if it a good win and players stay or get fit mainly Ben Arfa and Cabaye our main creative force

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  • colwell

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Freelance journalist ?@indykaila
    Newcastle fans see next tweet. Interesting I must say……

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #35

    put it this way lads— what is pards going to do differently in these critical next few weeks , that he hasnt done all season?
    i am 100% certain when a new manager comes in , you will see a totally different newcastle- WITH the same players,in the very first game, pardew out.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #36

    I suppose Di Matteo tries to play good football aswell and atleast we have the players who will take to that straight away

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #37

    i think blanc would be the best choice..worked in france where teams dont have money, has cabaye (& co) here who he rates the most of french players, is actually a winner..world, euro champion..won the league with bordeaux, pardew played in fa cup final,..if we get him..remy saga would never happen again..french market would be ours..

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  • Thump

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #38

    @catchy: Very true. I’d think Cabaye would be more upset about Pardew lying about it, though – especially after a defeat. Remember that he may not be at full fitness yet given the time he’s had out. There’s a load of factors that should be taken into consideration.

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #39

    We will thump villa with our new italian manager
    New centre forward ,central defender and midfield general
    Come on Ashley
    Do the deed
    Get rid

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  • Thump

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #40

    @nightfa11: It would also mean losing Ben Arfa.

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