The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that Alan Pardew is safe in the Newcastle manager’s job, and that he will be backed him the transfer market, which has just 10 days to go until February. This news – after Sky Sports reported yesterday that Pardew was 1/5 on to get fired, after Newcastle’s calamitous loss to Reading on Saturday, after we had been comfortably ahead 1-0 in that game.
Alan Pardew – job is safe at Newcastle
There is no statement from the Newcastle Board or anything like that, but the Journal says the manager is safe, and has 9 days to prepare the team for the vital game at Villa Park a week on Wednesday.
Of course we cannot keep losing games, and we have to hope we can start picking some points very soon, after the calamitous loss on Saturday.
“If we had seven games left, I would be worried, but we’ve got a lot of games left and I think we’re getting our heads around it.” “We spoke after the game about how the stadium can turn on one moment, which it did really.”
“We have to be able to cope with that. I think our stadium is a little bit more intimidating than (some of our relegation rivals’) and you have to accept you’re going to get setbacks in games, even when you’re winning.”
“It will be important to get as good a points total as possible before then, but I think we’ll be more hardened to the situation by then.”
Certainly Newcastle played some of their best football for a while on Saturday and were ahead 1-0 at the break against Reading, but then Pardew took off Sylvain Marveaux, one of Newcastle ’s best player.
Reading then equalized , Pardew took off the superb Cabaye - presumably because he said he was injured – and Reading got the winner a couple of minutes later.
From the time Marveaux was taken off there was some booing at St. James’ Park from frustrated fans – which hardly would have helped our players.
So Alan Pardew lost a lot of support on Saturday from some of our fans – make no mistake about that – and we cannot have coaching errors that lose us games from a winning position.
If a change of manager was to happen – it would be today – so that presumably will not happen.
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