Last Two Home Defeats The Worst Ever – Ashley Must Make Decision


The last two home games for Newcastle have ended in two of the worst results in Newcastle’s long and glorious history – the 3-0 defeat by Sunderland two weeks ago was the worst defeat by Sunderland since 1979, and the 6-0 thrashing by Liverpool today was the worst home defeat at St. James’ Park since 1925. Arsenal visit St. James’ Park for the last home game in three weeks time.

alan pardew after the game today

Alan Pardew – after the game today

There was already a growing contingent of Newcastle fans against Alan Pardew, even before this game – and that will have increased a lot after what was simply a pathetic and unacceptable performance from a Newcastle United side.

And now Mike Ashley has a decision to make – does he keep Alan Pardew in charge and hope we can pick up – say a win at QPR and survive and not lose what is around £70M we would lose in one year, if we are relegated.

Or does he call time on the manager for two of the worst ever defeats seen at St. James Park – and they were in successive games too.

I watched the West Ham game at Manchester City and they looked a good side in losing 2-1 – so we have very little chance of picking anything up at Upton Park next Saturday.

And we just have to hope we don’t get taken apart by Arsenal on the last day of the season – because goal difference could be important for us, if Wigan are within 3 points of us by then.

The best chance we have is to beat QPR in two weeks time – but even that may be difficult if we play anywhere near the form we showed today.

It’s a big decision that Mike Ashley has to make rather quickly, does he keep with Pardew for these last three games, or do they try to bring in say Roberto Di Matteo for the last three games to restore the confidence of the players – which must be shattered following the last two home games.

I’m just praying we stay in the Premier League – even though we are doing nothing at all to help ourselves – and seem to have completely imploded.

What do you think?

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176 comments so far

  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Pardew to big an ego to resign

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  • geordie1892

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Repost:

    For what it it’s worth this is how I see the season ending up. Reckon we will stay up, by 1 point!

    Newcastle:

    West Ham – Draw
    QPR – Draw
    Arsenal – Lose

    39pts

    Villa:

    Mackams – Draw
    Norwich – Win
    Chelsea – Lose
    Wigan – Lose

    38pts

    Wigan:

    WBA – Draw
    Swansea – Win
    Arsenal – Lose
    Villa – Win

    39pts

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Just sack him

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  • JackButler

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Who the hell would want to walk into this bloody shambles and take over???

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #5

    i tell ya what, wigan – villa on the last day of the season could be frigging monumental

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #6

    our only saving grace will be that wigan our worse than us. but dont feel comfortable knowing theyve pulled off the escape before. not comfortable knowing our goal difference is so bad either

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #7

    4 dm’s at home says it all. Urrrrgggghhh so angry right now

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Pardew is the type of guy who crashes into the back of someone and is adamant its everyone else’s fault but him. I hope he never manages in the PL again because he is way out of his depth and clubs don’t deserve a manager that poor in charge of something they love.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #9

    I can’t see where a point is coming from after that .

    Only plus is Wigan in the Cup Final might be a distraction.

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  • Schwefelberg

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Ashley, Llambias and Pardew must be impeached and punished. They are all to blame.

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #11

    pardew shat himself today setting up like that. was so scared of the defeat he tried to just defend the whole game and maybe nick a goal.

    too concerned with how the oppo play and not how we should be playing at home

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #12

    @ JB

    Are you kidding ? . Some managers would kill to have even half the talent we have in our squad. It just takes someone who knows what they are doing and how to utilise our players properly. Not play everyone out of position and try to defend for 60 minutes a game.

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  • Le Belfast 007

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Goodbye Alan.

    Give it to Carver for the last few games. I’d rather make a change & get relegated, instead of keeping Pardew and getting relegated anyway.

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #14

    anyone remember the west ham fans warning us when he took over? one good season then bam, right in the shite

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  • Eddie

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #15

    I keep refreshing news feeds to see if he’s been given the boot yet! What is there to think about?
    No, i just checked again and he still hasn’t gone!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #16

    Can’t believe the way he ran down the tunnel.

    FFS grow a pair.

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  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #17

    Nobody on here would have started with that line up today but deep down we all knew he would

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  • yorkymag

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #18

    We have top top footballers who were simply awful today ,Sunderland and wba how is this possible
    Well it does not help when they are played out of position,when they are told to play for a draw and when there is no cohesive pattern “I don’t care how any points we have as long as we are in the division next year” Pardew last sat
    How would that ,make the players feel I ask you
    This all really imploded with the first half against Benfica when the players were stifled by the idiots grand plan
    But more than anything he as destroyed the confidence of the boys completely unforgivable

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  • CisseIsALegend

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #19

    this is a day im embarrassed to be a Geordie. Im absolutely gutted but im proud that there were any Newcastle fans in the stadium at the end. Sacking pardew now would be ridiculous but we need to at the end of the season and if pardew had any ounce of respect for the fans he would resign

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  • boater

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #20

    To be honest, i never really bought the lack of summer investment excuse. Certainly not to the extent it was used. We kept a 5th placed squad intact, added a Dutch international and 4 young guns. Not amazing by any means, but compared to a lot of other teams, who also lost players – about the going rate. Big winter intake of 1st teamers and results haven’t improved.

    Di Matteo is a good shout, but a short-term fire-fighter may be the best option – leaving us free to sound out a list of candidates in the summer.

    Realistically, we are Ashley’s sports branding platform, so there’s little chance of the likes of Benitez – with all his demands – being appointed.

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #21

    If Pardew gets sacked “well, I’m as shocked as the fans and players are I really believed I was the man to give this club what it deserves but obviously Mike doesn’t think so. I had many problems which I could do nothing about, injuries, tiredness the Senegalese f.a the refs… everything went against me. but I won’t let this get to me because I know I wasnt at fault so everyone will be glad to know I WIL BE BACK. I’d like to thank Gutierezz and tiote for everything and I will do everything in my power to get them into the England squad in a few years.”

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  • toon22

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #22

    I fail to see how he could do any worse
    We cant hope people below us do worse,imo we need at least one more win.

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  • Eddie

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #23

    Not Carver – Beardsly. Carver, to his credit, could organise a piss up in a brewery but no more.

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  • JackButler

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #24

    I have never been so embarrassed or ashamed of my club and team. We were devoid of idea’s, with no passion, no fight and 11 individuals with sign of a team or tactics anywhere in sight.

    Pardew claims that we have to regroup and show our fight, well Mr. Pardew we have been regrouping all season and any fight is pure myth. The players look lost and perform as though they have no idea of shape, positioning or your tactic’s.

    Please just walk away, you tried your best but simply you are not the man for the job, it is far to big a task for you

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  • mickg108

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #25

    Putting Perch in instead of Anita ??,,Playing Jonas instead of Haidara,, Tiote no where near fit instead of Bigi..The list goe’s on Cabaye Defensive,when Sissoko is box to box & not being used ala Chelsea,,Adam Campbell must be thinking “No wonder Gazza Done one”..

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 27, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Out now. ..yes him…

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  • Mag.no

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Ok, i’ve calmed a bit down. Still feel sick though. Thank you Pardew!
    I think this is our main problems:

    1. Pardew and Carr. I think Pardew would have gotten us higher on the table with the Carrolls, Nolans and Crouchs. Carr are couting good ballplayers, and Pardew doesn’t know how to use them(i prefer Carr and a new manager).
    2. Pardew has lost the dressing room and the players respect.
    3. Pardew was never good enough tactically. I think he’s stuck in the 90s and his view on football is ancient. We can’t progress with him.
    4. Maike Ashley for hiring Pardew. Ashley learns from his mistakes though and with the financial erea a bit healtier and the squad a bit better than last year he’ll see that a good manager is the next step for us.

    Please make the 0-6 and 0-3 matches count for something. Sack Pardew asap!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Can’t see us keeping a clean sheet and we don’t look like scoring …

    We have to hope Villa and Wigan drop points or we’re screwed.

    Is this part of the five year plan?
    Where’s Bills-Son he’d know.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #29

    ….i just cant take this shit anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1fuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!fck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i m so tired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #30

    felt bad for cisse today he got sold up the river and only managed one shot. watching him running round three players by himself trying to get the ball back reminded me of the young clubfoot boy running after his school bag between 3 redneck charvers

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #31

    OUt outffasddklöj¨

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  • Munster Mag

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #32

    Can the idiots who KNOW NOTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL , who told guys like me to stick with Pardew, now be big enough to admit that you know sod all about the game? Who were you to give out about guys like Toonbanno when he was analysing games properly and showing how crap Pardew is. I’m afraid the Pradewites need to hand their heads in shame tonight because you were the muppets who preached continuity. Remember, as I have told ye so many times, continuity is only a virtue if the manager is worth continuing with! Eg Fergie, Moyes etc….Pardew is a bluffer. He had lost the dressing room at Brighton, as the second string showed zero respect for him. Im afraid Billson and all the Ashley brown nosers must also now acknlwoledge the short sightedness of the owner in terms of his stupid and misguided belief in Pardew. We’re going down chaps and Pardew will still be blaming the players, the Senegal FA, injuries, the Europa Cup and everyone but his own useless coaching and direction.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #33

    …my first comment????????????????????? Out is Out Out and OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 fyou

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  • do the hatem shake

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #34

    im gonna be honest i respected pardew a lot but enough is enough why do we attack away and seem to go defensive at home it makes no logical sense.

    next point when you have ben arfa fully fit you play the f*******r

    next point sissoko is a box to box not a cf stop playing him their it worked once against chelsea doesnt mean it gonna work for ever

    cabaye is it me are has pardew now turn cabaye into a headless chicken a long with cisse and tiote and dont get me started on tiote

    RANT OVER

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #35

    I hate P

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  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #36

    @Munster Mag
    Save your breath mate they ran down the tunnel with Pardumb

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  • Eddie

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Mag.no – good points! Clearly Pardew was more comfortable with Hughton’s team.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #38

    She ruined my weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • JackButler

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #39

    @Big Pappa Cissé

    I agree that come the summer there would be a long list of managers that would fancy a crack at the job, but with three games left, a squad that’s on it’s knee’s with no confidence and the pressure of getting enough points to retain our survival in the league???

    I can’t see anyone of worth wanting to come within a millions miles of the job until the summer

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  • Laurent Blanc

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Let Beardsley and Carver at it!!! At least they wud give a bit of passion rather than a cockney twat coming out after every game with the same words- we wasn’t good enough!!!

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