Alan Pardew is still under pressure at Newcastle, and he now has to get Newcastle away from the relegation zone, and it was interesting that owner Mike Ashley was there to see some of the four French players he signed last week – all in a short four days.
Alan Pardew won 37 of first 100 games at Newcastle
Last night was Alan Pardew’s 10th game in charge of Newcastle, since he took over from Chris Hughton in December of 2010, and his record is mediocre at best having won 37, lost 36 and drew the other 27 games.
Alan was asked about the 100 games he has managed Newcastle United;
“Ninety to 100 wasn’t particularly comfortable.” “I enjoyed the first 80, and the 100th one was nice.” “It’s been tough on myself.” “I take it to heart when we don’t win – I’m a winner.” “We had a nice mood in the hotel, and even John Carver was smiling at the end.”
Alan Pardew has a 37% win rate in his first 100 games, and in the 70 games Chris Hughton managed at Newcastle – his record was won 39, lost 14 and drew the other 17 – so Chris’ win rate was 56% – but of course around 46 of those games were in the Championship – so it’s hard to judge.
In contrast Bobby Robson managed Newcastle for 255 games and won 119 and lost 72 for a win rate of 46.7%, and Kevin Keegan managed Newcastle for 273 games in two spells as manager, and won 144 and lost 71 and his win average was 52.7%.
But we want Alan Pardew to be successful at Newcastle – because that means Newcastle will be successful – and if the first half last night is anything to go by – Pardew will be able to revive Newcastle with the five new players Mike Ashley brought into the club this month.
And Newcastle will not be signing 19 year-old Bastia forward Florian Thauvin before Thursday night, since he signed on at Lille yesterday.
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