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Second Home Humiliation Could Mean Curtains For Pardew

9:38 am, Monday, April 29th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 30 Comments

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley was not at the game on Saturday, but he did attend the Sunderland debacle two weeks ago, and at the end of the game the Billionaire didn’t make the slightest effort  to hide his anger at both the performance and the result.

alan pardew after the game today

Alan Pardew – likely to be fired today or this summer

But Mike Ashley is very likely to attend the game next Saturday at West Ham, and he could sack Alan Pardew today, or he could wait and sack him at the end of the season – but there’s been somewhat of a negative turnaround on Mike’s thinking on Alan Pardew – after two horrendous home results in front of two sell-out crowds.

And Newcastle fans streamed out of the ground in the second half on Saturday, unwilling to watch a second home humiliation in succession.

Too many times have reporters wrote that Newcastle are in crisis mode – but today Newcastle are in crisis because relegation this season will simply submarine the club.

Aston Villa and Wigan are the two teams still beneath us in the league – but their managers weren’t presented with five good players in January, to help save them.

Ashley didn’t see the game live on Saturday, but you can bet your bottom dollar he’s watched the game on TV over the weekend – and we’ll be very surprised if he hasn’t already talked to Alan Pardew – and we’d love to have been privy to that conversation.

There will be a review in the summer, which there was going to be, but now included will be whether they should fire the manager and bring a new leader in.

A source close to the Newcastle Board had this to say to the Evening Chronicle:

“If there’s one thing that Mike doesn’t do then it’s embarrassment.” “There was always going to be a review at the end of the season.”

So far The Newcastle Board have stood by Pardew, and if we don’t hear that he’s been sacked today, then he will have three games to save his job.

And unless we win the last three games – which we will not – or do well in them which is hard to see – Pardew will be fired in the summer.

Two managers mentioned as possible new managers are Rafa Benitez and Roberto di Matteo – but we doubt seriously that Benitez would want the job,  when there is so little transfer money available.

But if and when Alan Pardew is fired, we’ll support the new manager who comes in – whoever he is.

We also hope Alan Pardew will turn things around in the last three games of the season, but we just cannot see that happening – but we’ve been wrong before – many times.

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30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:40 AM

  • 2 BandB // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Bloody repost!!

    Here is a narrative lads that’s already been hinted at that I expect to emerge over the coming weeks, and we’ll be invited to suck it up, and some will.
    It will be claimed that Pardew has been the victim of players trying to get him sacked. The owner, who stood firm against player power once before, will show his love for the club by standing by his manager. What chairman could do less? Meanwhile, be assured, you fans, that all these troublemakers will be sold off as soon as the season ends, and younger players will be given the chance to show some spirit, under the captaincy of Steven Taylor. I say this because I see it coming, and almost as a way of daring them to try it.

  • 3 Krul to be Kind // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    I liked the QPR set up yesterday, we are so dangerous playing through the middle and toothless on the wings which has been evident all season

    team for me (4-3-1-2)

    Simpson MYM Colo Haidara
    Cabaye Sissoko Anita
    Cisse Goofy

    Cisse NEEDS a partner up top
    Elliott confidence would be shattered after Saturday
    Midfielders playing in MIDFIELD
    A creative player in the hole working the wings when the opportunity arises
    Taylor needs dropped after Saturday, worst player on the pitch and MYM to see out the season with Colo to at least gain some sort of experience playing with a top centre half to take some pressure of him and keep him reigned in.


  • 4 Conaldo (The Wizard - Member of the Triangle of Intelligence) // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Pardew won’t be sacked till the end of the season, Its just too risky.

    Does anyone actually want Di Matteo? He was no better than Pardew at WBA, and was very very lucky at Chelski.

    Rafa would be decent, if we could pay his wages and if he would work under Ashley, If not there are plenty of foreign managers looking for challenges in the premier league,
    as I said earlier: Juup Henckyss and Rene Girard.

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Jupp Heynkes,Are you lot having a Steffi Graff ,Mike Ashley brought in KK knowing he would walk when he shat on him(not taking a costly court battle and the exposing of his shiity way of doing business ) he also bought in Shearer,whose to say he would have been kept on even if he had of saved us,JFK and Pardew say no more,Jump Heynkes ha ha ha ha.

  • 6 The Curse Of Wonga // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:43 AM


  • 7 eaststandgeordie1982 // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    will end up with warnock

  • 8 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:46 AM


    The link to Simon Birds article and merit marks

    brilliant summing up

  • 9 Conaldo (The Wizard - Member of the Triangle of Intelligence) // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    As I’ve already said JFA, Juup Henkckyss is extremely unlikely, bordering on the impossible, but stranger things have happened.

    He is just one of several managers that has publicly mentioned wanting to manage in the premier league soon.

  • 10 Rainrix // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Conaldo…. Im confused by people wanting di matteo. Didnt he win the champions league by playing defensive football?

    Marcelo Bielsa was mentioned yesterday. That would be awesome we need someone a little bit crazy in charge of our team. Admittedly i dont know what his situation is with athletic but if he was looking for a way out he’d be a fantastic choice.

  • 11 Krul to be Kind // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:49 AM


    that is the most realistic post over the last few days!

    We really have some visions of grandeur knocking about.

    Heynckes? never a chance in hell
    Benitez? same
    Blanc? same

    Some possible replacements being bandied about smack of ‘visions of grandeur’!

  • 12 Generic Commenter // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    I’d be pretty annoyed too if I spent £30m on ‘talent’ to save my business and it ended up worse! I’m worried, this is all too similar to the 08-09 season when every week I kept saying “just one more win” and it never came :/

  • 13 Conaldo (The Wizard - Member of the Triangle of Intelligence) // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Although if you can get past Ashley, this club is a very attractive prospect.

    It would be a challenge for a start, we are a big club in the league, we have one of the best fanbases, we have a big stadium, we have arguably one of the best scouting networks in the league, a team filled with internationals.

    Thats quite an attractive proposition for any manager really, Ashley aside.

  • 14 Krul to be Kind // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    ive defo lost it – repeating myself again!

  • 15 bzak12 // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    While I think he should go NOW I think Ashley will give him the last 3 games to TRY and save us. As for his 8 year contact there will be causes in it, one will be relegation and he walks no compo.

  • 16 Conaldo (The Wizard - Member of the Triangle of Intelligence) // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Rainrix – Ive never seen a team ‘park the bus’ as much as Chelsea did, they were nowhere near the standard of the top european teams, as shown when they were destroyed by Athletico.

    Di Matteo is no better than Pardew.

    Pardew is not a bad manager – He has made some very bad decisions, but he is not a bad manager.

    We need a great manager though. Someone to take this club forward. People saying we have no chance in getting Henkyss, Rafa, etc, then what would be the point in getting rid of Pardew?! This team, this club deserves a top manager. Someone who can get us challenging in the champions league again.

  • 17 Spotlight Kid // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Ed, GET A GRIP, MAN!! This is a web site, not a stream of consciousness…

    Pardew is not the source of the current problems, it’s Ashley’s poor decisions on appointments that take that biscuit However, Pardew is the direct cause of the present malaise and should have been booted out in January. Instead Ashley bought into AP’s depleted squad theory and Carr duly provided a taxi-full of unloved or out of form frenchmen – and the rest is history.

    Be careful what you wish for.

    Now don’t get me wrong, I agree Ashley also failed to prepare properly for the season, but the squad as was should have been sufficient (even with EL) to remain safely in the top half of the table. And January panic fuelled short-termism is seldom the answer (ask Liverpool).

    Ashley can’t admit the huge error he made in appointing our white elephant manager, let alone making him an 8 year untouchable, and until he does things will only get worse. AP is choking on-field creativity with his stifling hoofball strategies that have no place in the modern game. Remove that physical obstruction that is AP, and the patient might just about breathe again – at least enough to have a fighting chance in the next 3 games.

    But on the day when Big Al Sofa is still calling for managerial stability at NUFC, you gotta wonder has the world has gone mad? It’s not a fit and proper person test we need for the owner, a simple IQ test would reveal all we need to know. Manager too….

  • 18 BandB // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    If he is going to be sacked, it will be at about 18.15 today, while Tyne Tees News is on air, and without giving Look North much time to react. It always seems to happen that way.

  • 19 Griff-toon // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Thanks Charlie for the link

  • 20 The Curse Of Wonga // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    What were Everton fans saying when they finished 4th from bottom? and like then do we think Pardew has the ability to learn from this and take us higher next year? If we stay up that is!!

  • 21 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Pardew is not a bad manager?

    He is exactly that?

    Forget NUFC, look at his previous clubs, look at the players of whom he has sucked the life out of

  • 22 Rainrix // Apr 29, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Conaldo…. Agreed if you dont aim high you’ll end up with pardew, surely ashley will show a bit of ambition. Its also why i dont think pardew will be sacked before the end of the season. If he is sacked theres really no one decent available atm and most of them will be just as much of a risk as sticking with pardew. That or we’ll end up with alan curbishley or warnock which would just be a case of stepping sideways then backwards.

  • 23 corkypants85 // Apr 29, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    its really time for pardew to go today for me! we wont win any of our remaining games if he stays! i think id prefer laurant blanc or Biesla or moyes in the summer dont think heynkes would ever join us but saying all this ashley’s track record would say we would have more chance of getting someone like

  • 24 corkypants85 // Apr 29, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    paul ince

  • 25 headtheball // Apr 29, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Sportinglife has an article from The Sun in which Alan Pardew has told Newcastle owner Back me or Sack me!

  • 26 Conaldo (The Wizard - Member of the Triangle of Intelligence) // Apr 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    I don’t get what people see in moyes: What have everton achieved exactly?

    Also, Laurent Blanc is generally regarded as being a bit of a tit. French national team didn’t like him. I would rather someone else than him.

    Exactly Rainrix – If we are to move on from Pardew, we need to do just that. Move onwards and upwards, to the next level.

    That won’t be achieved with Di Matteo or Moyes etc. We need a top manager. Someone who can win us something. Christ imagine that! Winning a trophy. Or even trying to win a trophy. I mean if Wigan can get to the FA cup final, and Bradford to the whateveritscallednow cup final, surely we can?!

  • 27 Spotlight Kid // Apr 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Pardew is preventing the team from playing football that’s why he should go NOW. We don’t need a new manager, Beardo should take charge today. He at least understands enough about football to get this team to squeeze 4 or 5 points from the last 3 games.

    A result at WHU is now crucial, even a point to stop the rot and instil some confidence prior to savaging QPR. You couldn’t ask for an easier game than QPR away from home fans biting fingernails, but we still need to play football first and foremost.

  • 28 lesh // Apr 29, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    I could see Pardew being manager ion name only till the end of the season with his current responsibilities being taken over by the coaching staff. That way, Ashley suffers no embarrassment and we may even pick up some points to save us.

    There’s nowt to lose if Ashley went down that road eh?

  • 29 ArtyH // Apr 29, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Irrespective of what you think of Pardew the fact remains, he has tried to lift the team after we were scudded by the unwashed and were promised a new revived team. The VERY next game we were even worse than we were the previous game. Now if anyone saw the derby on tv the commentators both states we had a far better team on paper. But the influence that a new manager with a bit of tactical knowledge had on that game is now history. Pardew is not tactically aware! Just WHAT is he going to say now that he has not already said last week??? If there is something else why was it not said before the game. We need a new manager NOW to avoid the drop, it is plain the see Pardew has lost respect and everything else from a very loyal and passionate fan-base. Your taxi is waiting and the driver has your P45, go before you loose ALL respect!

  • 30 Poshtoon // Apr 29, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Pardrew is not a good fit with our current players. We have grown in to a passing team and that’s not his style. Carr is clearly a great scout and I love the style of all the players he’s bringing in, but there not the kind of players Pards wants. He’d like a good header of the ball like Carrol. I think we will be a better team when we embrace the style of the players we have, so either Pardrew has to change or to go.

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