Why The Sunderland Owner Doesn’t Like Alan Pardew


There’s an interesting piece in the Daily Express today, describing a confrontation between Sunderland’s 52 year-old American owner Ellis Short, and Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, that took place before the derby game at the Stadium of Light last October.

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Ellis Short – Sunderland’s American owner
Ellis Short was born in 1960, in Independence, Missouri (Harry Truman’s birthplace), and he grew up in Missouri and is currently based out of Dallas, Texas, and he made his money in private equity – and is currently worth around $2M (£1.3B).

Just before kick off in that game – which ended in a 1-1 draw after Cheick Tiote managed to get himself sent off in the first half – Alan Pardew went to shake the American owner’s hand – and the Sunderland owner refused and said:

“Why don’t you just f*** off?”

Now how’s that for setting the tone for a game about to start?

It seems that the Sutherland owner, who is known to have a short temper (sorry about that), was angry about the previous season’s meeting, when there was a confrontation on the sidelines between the then Sunderland manager Martin O’Neil and Alan – and yes you got it – Ellis blamed the Newcastle manager for starting that spat.

But Martin O’Neill will not be om the sidelines tomorrow, but new manager Paolo Di Canio will be – and the Italian is known to be combustible – although Di Canio and Pardew seem to like each other.

Short’s foul mouthed tirade was said to shock both Pardew and the Newcastle Board members who witnessed it,

Maybe that’s one extra reason that Alan wants to win the game tomorrow – and he said this at yesterday’s press conference.

“We are not far apart now and we will not be far apart at all if they win on Sunday. I genuinely think that we have a squad when fully fit which is stronger than theirs, but we need to prove that.

“We can’t wait for the derby and to have more than 150,000 people through the turnstiles at St James’ Park in seven days is a real testament to what we have at this football club.”

We hope Ellis Short is better behaved tomorrow at St. James’ Park, where he will be a guest, although we don’t know if Alan Pardew will risk another pre-match handshake with the American – probably not.

Who can blame him?

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76 comments so far

  • Cisse's Big Toe

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #1

    still bitter about paying for cisses flight 😉

    repost

    krul
    debuchy mbiwa colo santon
    tiote cabaye
    hba sissoko marv
    cisse

    elliot
    simpson willo taylor haidara
    obertan anita perch jonas
    shola gouffran

    also raylor, bigi and other youngsters
    we have enough players for two starting XI now (players can be rotated to make more even)

    we have a degree of depth for the first time, would still like another cb/st/winger in the summer though

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  • WWYCD

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #2

    “we don’t know if Alan Pardew will risk another pre-match handshake with the American – probably not.”

    I bet he does hes got brass down there and he will love getting in Short’s face trying to provoke him…Pards has history

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  • Grafton83

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Why would he have paid for cisse’s flight? Did that really happen?

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #4

    grafton not sure but it was a wild rumour at the time

    have just realised arfa is 26 now, we cannot afford for him to keep getting injured or we will always refer to him as the player who could have been 🙁

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  • WWYCD

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Added to that I bet Pards winds PDC up all match long by doing something petty and shouting relentlessly then when it kicks off Carver will step in and go bat crap crazy

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  • yo-yo

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #6

    So do we all think Pards IS committed to the club – or is he just in for his career ?

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #7

    cnt we have a fk off chant for Ellis… if the scum is at sjp.. wich i heard he is afraid of comen at sjp on sunday n decided to sit in his pig farm

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  • awb83

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #8

    It was hardly a foul mouth tirade.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #9

    Lets stick it up the Mackems and F**k Short off big time

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  • jeff

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #10

    we will win 1-0

    bramble to score the winner

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Sorry for the lack of reply from me last night.
    Got off the train and no wifi in the hotel room.
    Currently sitting in Frank and Bennys having breakfeast 🙂
    And yes, first game tomorrow for me and my 7 year old son.

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  • The_Toon

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #12

    @Jeff .. An own goal by Bramble 🙂

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #13

    Dannyo

    u mean ur son benny? 😛

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  • WWYCD

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #14

    Dannyo
    First time going to St James with ur son? Seems a very fitting place to add this quote in then

    “What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city. It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.”

    Sir Bobby Robson

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #15

    @Jamsha
    Haha, not quite. He’s far too small for me to sit in. Would get messy 😉

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  • WWYCD

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #16

    Dannyo
    Where u sitting?

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #17

    @WWYCD
    Spot on! The best quote on football. 🙂
    We’ve already gotten a few accessories and stuff from the official store, had a look around the stadium on the outside. It fills me with a great sense of pride and awe.
    Love it!

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #18

    @WWYCD
    In the stadium? I don’t quite know yet, it’s this whole ordeal for us tomorrow, all set up. 3 course meals and whatnot.
    I thought I would just be handed the tickets at the hotel last night, but there was a letter on how to go about ittomorrow.
    I’ve set ut the trip through a footy travel agency, they’ve sorted it all.

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  • WWYCD

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #19

    Dannyo
    That quote makes me smile every time I read it mate hope u and ur son enjoy the game.

    Haha in the stadium cheeky so and so. Well I hope ur in the gallowgate mate best place to be and far away from the unwashed (though u could be in platinum section with going through a travel agency) should be a fine game either way mate.

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  • northernirishtoon

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #20

    Wwycd

    That quote got the hairs on the neck standing

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  • croftus5678

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #21

    hope its a great game and we win by lots for you and the youngun dannyo.

    of all the moaning we do at times most of us only do it because we <3 our team hopefully our son's and daughters if they support them will be a little more forgiving than we are lol.

    msg to the players for tomoz is that future toon fans in the stadium so make them proud boys.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #22

    A four letter tirade? Jesus. Lean times for the Express like.

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  • magpie6699

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #23

    Two things tomorrow. First is not to be over-confident. Yes, man for man there are not many players from the Mackems I’d swap for ours – but the same could be said for Reading, remember. Also they had a decent performance against Chelski last week and have had a full week to prepare for the game. Secondly, they will be especially fired up by Di Canio and may target our players – Tiote, Cabaye and even Cisse can let themselves get wound up if they’re not careful.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #24

    I feel sick will only get worse till KO out early cant wait

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #25

    Dannyo; what a match for your sons first match man. It will be brilliant whatever the score but especially if we win. We’re you saying its your first visit to St James’ too?
    It will be special tomorrow. The place will be electric. Good choice amigo.

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  • WWYCD

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #26

    northernirishtoon
    Does the same to me mate

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #27

    @Novocastrian
    Aye, it’s the first match for the both of us, I expect it to be great, but I’ve really got no perspective on how huge this will be.
    Only downhill from here starting with a match like that, lol.
    Very excited! Kind of happy the game got postponed a day, I get a full day in Newcastle.
    About time all this, been a fan since i was 14. 16 years now 😉

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  • BandB

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #28

    Dannyo,

    Have a good look round and enjoy today. Have a whizz round the loop on the Metro. It’s a good way and cheap to take Tyneside in. And get off at Tynemouth for an hour. One of the best beaches anywhere.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #29

    Dannyo; enjoy the day. I don’t want to build it up too much as it may not live up to expectation. I doubt it though. You’re making me appreciate what I take for granted. Got me all excited as well.

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #30

    @BandB
    Cheers for the advice mate, I’ll definitely try that 🙂

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 13, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #31

    @croftus
    I didn’t travel 1300 miles to lose, someones probably travelled even further than me.
    If I see Di Canio i’ll give him a whack at the back of the head and leave the country 😛

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  • AMEOBI

    Apr 13, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #32

    Dannyo,

    Don’t go to the star for a pint of fosters they’re mank!

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  • Deana

    Apr 13, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #33

    Wow Danyo, what a game to choose as your first. Well planned. Enjoy, it’s going to be amazing 3-0 to Newcastle.

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  • dmac

    Apr 13, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Dannyo does the little lad speak Norweigan as a first language or English? He may learn a few new choice words 😉 depending on how the game is going.

    I remember my first toon game as a lad – we lost 4-1 to Inter milan! Ever seen a mackem in milan?

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 13, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #35

    @Ameobi
    Passed the strawberry earlier, almost a must to get a drink there 🙂

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 13, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Some canny pubs in Tynemouth too. Davanti’s is good Italians that does good lunch specials. Nice day good, forecast for tomorrow. What can go wrong?

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 13, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #37

    @dmac
    Hehe, he’s started learning english at school this year, so he knows some of the basic basics 😛
    I’ll make sure to explain the kinder words to him. And we’re not losing to bleeding Sunderland!

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  • BandB

    Apr 13, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #38

    There are some very nice cafes too, including one on the beach that sells everything from teacakes to full lunches.
    Well, that’s it from the Tynemouth Tourism Board. Man, you sound excited.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 13, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #39

    BandB; don’t know much about the cafes. Tell you’re a woman,lol.

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  • martoon

    Apr 13, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Dannyo – If you’ve time it’s worth a trip down to the quayside to see millenium bridge, sage music hall, baltic art centre etc.

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