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Alan Pardew’s Job Is Safe – He’s Started Like Moyes At Everton

9:26 am, Monday, May 13th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 70 Comments

There’s news today in the Evening Chronicle today that Alan Pardew has already been told his job is safe at Newcastle, and that he will continue as the Newcastle manager.

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Alan Pardew – will continue as Newcastle manager

After doing extremely well in taking Newcastle up to 5th position in the league last season, this season’s Premier League performance has simply been a disaster – with Newcastle being completely unprepared for competing in the Europa League – in which we played 14 games.

The squad was just not big enough, and we got more injuries than could have been expected, with players like Coloccini, Ben Arfa, Cabaye and Krul out for long periods, and we lost Demba Ba in January to Chelsea, and he was not replaced.

But we thought Mike Ashley would keep Pardew on Tyneside, and most managers struggle in their first few seasons – Davide Moyes and Alex Ferguson at Everton and Manchester United – two long term managers – are two very good examples.

Davide Moyes joined Everton in March 2002, and in his first full season in charge Everton were 7th top in 2003, but then in the next season (2004) they finished 4th bottom, on 37 points and only survived relegation because they had a better goal difference that Leicester City – 12 to -17, and stayed up.

But Moyes survived and was not fired, and the next season in 2004, he had Everton 4th top with 61 points, and they got into the Champions League and were one place above Liverpool in the league.

People often say how they want stability at Newcastle, like Everton and Manchester United have – but if Moyes had been at Newcastle he would have been fired in 2004. – for sure.

In 2004 when Everton were 4th bottom, Bobby Robson was fired when Newcastle finished 5th top on 56 points, and got to the semi-final of the UEFA Cup that season.

Bobby Robson was fired and David Moyes survived. – so you see what we mean. – and Newcastle are a different club than we were in 2004 – we’re have more  stability and in much better financial health.

Alex Ferguson – another long term manager had huge problems in his first three seasons at Manchester and only the Board – and particularly Bobby Charlton – stuck by him in his second season when they had a number of their top players out injured.

Newcastle have tried changing managers before when they have one bad season – or one bad half season even – but it hardly helps the stability of the club – and new managers will want different players brought in and it gets to be very costly.

And since Mike Ashley has been at the club we’ve had six managers, but only two since our relegation four years ago – the great Chris Hughton who saved Norwich yesterday when they hammered West Brom 4-0, and now Alan Pardew.

We’ve got a great squad – when everybody is fit – and the fact that Alan is staying will be a boon to the players – who will know what to expect next season.

It’s hardly a surprise – although we know a number of Newcastle fans will not be happy about this – and that may be an understatement.

And Pardew will need to have a very good season next term.

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70 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cyprus // May 13, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    This team has obviously not gelled. We are talking international stars here and they can’t play together. Maybe it is the coach (as it seems), maybe it isn’t. E.g. Ba and Cisse cannot play together!

    So, I honestly won’t mind a big clear out… the chemistry just isn’t there.

  • 2 Beattie25 // May 13, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    For the last time:

    Moyes inherited a relegation bound team that was expected to be relegated due to the complete lack of quality.

    Everton fans had had a decade of poor football and shocking

  • 3 catchy in norway // May 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    yeh yeh

    its the Evening Chronicle ,, lee ryder is the second bigest hoop kisser behind pardew,,

    there from the same cloth


  • 4 Rainrix // May 13, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    See ed’s firmly in the pro pardew camp then. :)

  • 5 Rotonda heights // May 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    I think Moyes is a bit over rated, but he never got 3 teams nearly relegated, or had 2 record losing streaks at 2 different clubs or got sacked for low staff morale. In addition his teams do play a bit of football.

    If Pardew doesn’t want to be in europe what exactly is our ambition?

  • 6 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    We are wasting our time keeping him in the job

  • 7 catchy in norway // May 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM


    loves AP

  • 8 Beattie25 // May 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    For the last time:

    Moyes inherited a relegation bound team that was expected to be relegated due to the complete lack of quality.

    Everton fans had had a decade of poor football and shocking league finishes that culminated in Moyes getting the job to offer a new direction.

    He improved the club no end and despite near relegation the fans enjoyed better football, tactics and could for the most part see a bright future should Moyes be retained.

    In the team they had lots of extremely poor players and that combined with lack of investment meant that Moyes did superb to keep them up.

    Moyes won over the Evertonians through his dignified persona, passionate personality and honest approach.

    There is absolutely no comparison to the two managers.

  • 9 Hatem's better than Messi // May 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    If he isn’t sacked we’ll just waste a season.
    He’s lost the fans.

    He sucks as a person, he blames everyone around him for his own failures.

    Sack him now, lets get in someone decent and kick on.

  • 10 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // May 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Cyrpus….It could also be argued that a pre-season together, without the arrogance of “we got 5th last year and have arrived” may well help with the gelling process this time around.

  • 11 catchy in norway // May 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Rotonda heights

    100 quid going on man u not winning anything while moyes is there


    easy money

  • 12 WWYCD // May 13, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    I would love a stable club with a settled manager for 10+ years only issue here is if Pardew is that manager who Ashley trusts/backs or he’s just the one easiest for him to control

    And tbf it all depends on Ashley’s ambitions for the club which are very unclear imo though my opinions on what he wants dont fall in line with what fans want but that could just simply be my bias

  • 13 SuperShearer // May 13, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    I’ll say this much for Pardew; he seems to be right about the press making up split rumours in the dressing room. Saw Afra, Cisse, Marveux and Cabaye yesterday after the game and all seemed pretty happy. Colo was beaming when he left.

  • 14 Jail for Ashley // May 13, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    If Ashley sticks with Pardew which is looking increasingly more likely then we all know it’s because of his ability to tell lies and his willingness to contradict anything his superiors think is unsuitable and not because of the attractive football and ability to get results.

  • 15 Beattie25 // May 13, 2013 at 9:39 AM


    Couldn’t agree more. If Pardew stays it will be passed off as the hunt for stability but it won’t be for the love of football, desire to challenge at the top end and for ambitions to take the club forward.

  • 16 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // May 13, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    SuperShearer…Thanks for that update. I have been open to the idea there are problems behind the scenes, but quite honestly, you’d expect there to be given our league position and with the threat of relegation. Far too many easily jumping on the idea that is must be them unwilling to play for Pardew and his tactics, which it still may be, but not conclusive.

  • 17 yorkymag // May 13, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    I am not at all interested in the views of lots of experts in the press particularly Ryder who probably has one of the lowest hit rates in terms of accuracy with the stories h makes up ?
    Ashley will do the necessary,I can’t see too many queuing for season tickets with Pardew still in charge
    And that is what will drive Ashley more than anything

  • 18 derekm // May 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    The best thing about yesterday apart from having Bosingwa as a toon fan was the fact that the most important portion of the game, after elliot walked, was that the back four knew and trusted implicitly Harper as the replacement. Ironically his last game for his beloved club after such a long period of service will now be as the number one choice in a no pressure game at a full St James. Cannot think of a better way to end a troubled season than for us to thank a truly valued servant – if he had left us rather than stay as Given’s deputy he would have been close to an england call in my opinion.

  • 19 Lilongwe Geordie // May 13, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    First of all, I see no quotes from the club to say he is safe in that article, the amount of time Ryder gets things right I could count on my right hand.

    Secondly, Everton won more trophies in the 11 years (2, FA Cup and Charity Shield) prior to Moyes then they did after his arrival. Zero trophies, numerous relegation scraps, a handful of top half finishes. Granted on a low budget, but people say Pardew has lowered our thoughts on how successful we should be, in which case, how can they argue Moyes has been such a success. People forget Everton won the League twice and European Cup Winners Cup in the mid to late 80’s. They realistically have more right to expect trophies than we do based on recent history.

  • 20 Rotonda heights // May 13, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Forget before the injuries. For over half a season Pardew tried to play Ba and Cisse together in a 442 and then with Cisse as a winger !!

    It never once occurred to Pardew to rotate them in the central striker position and play someone like Marv left in a front 3 to replicate last season’s success with a 433.

    When Ba was sold he tried to play Cisse as a target man. You couldn’t make it up. Pardew is a narcicistic, egomaniacal idiot in charge of a great squad. Mullins and Harewood type players are his level.

  • 21 Beattie25 // May 13, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Has anyone ever worked in a team before?

    There could be massive splits, arguments and decisions as wide as the Pacific Ocean but if you get the the results that ensure safety for all then you are bound to be happy and joyous.

    It proves nothing either way as Ibiza says.

  • 22 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 13, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Can some 1 please tell me what was Jonas’s role yesterday? after west ham where he faked injuries he was at it again.losing possession

  • 23 Beattie25 // May 13, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    * divisions

  • 24 AndyMac // May 13, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    ” and most managers struggle in their first few seasons”

    Yeah I noticed Jose having a hard time at Porto, Chelski and Inter. Got to give Pardwho a century or more before he’ll get that good !

  • 25 Hatem's better than Messi // May 13, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Keeping Pardew is just putting off his sacking …

    He’s guaranteed to f~~~ it up at some point.

    Perhaps a fourth FA Cup exit on the trot to lower league opposition will do it?
    Another record breaking home defeat?
    Another record breaking sequence without a win?

    Shame we’ll have to endure watching Pardew’s tactics fail for another season.
    Let’s keep a clean sheet and go for it in the last ten minutes …
    Let’s protect our one goal lead by shutting up shop … only 80 minutes to go lads …

    Just sack him and let us move on.
    The Pardew chapter needs to close this week.
    He’s done enough damage.

  • 26 Geord Aye Mind Tricks // May 13, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    You dont need to sack me Mike…

    These aren’t the droids you’re looking for…

    We can go about our business… (wave of hand)

    Hi gents, first post. This for me is the only realistic (ahem) excuse for MA not sacking Pardew.

    So relieved, but so bitter and frustrated at the same time.

  • 27 Rotonda heights // May 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM


    I think you’re right . season tickets will dictate change or not

  • 28 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // May 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    We are two Strikers and a Strong Central Midfielder short of a Top Team ?

    If we get them in the Summer is another question? Plus Pardew seems to be hated at the moment by the Geordie Nation!

    If i was Ash i would tell Pardew that he has one more season to try and make us forget this one?
    If, however we start next season the same way we ended this one Ashley will need to start looking for a replacement? But Who?

  • 29 Lilongwe Geordie // May 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    On another note, delighted Harper will be able to play in ur final game of the season, at home and receive a send off that a great servant to the club deserves. Has always done well when called upon, and not complained when he has being ovelooked. Also, Krul Foster and Given have said how helpful to them he was in training and in the development of the youngsters, and in calming nerves, and being supportive, despite it being to the detriment of his personal career.

    I hope the anti Pardew calls don’t dampen the thanks and applause he gets on the day.

  • 30 Beattie25 // May 13, 2013 at 9:48 AM


    “The fact we’re not in the Europa League – and god willing we don’t get in on the Fair Play award – we can have a good run at the Premier League.”

  • 31 lesh // May 13, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    It just beggars belief that after escaping relegation on the by virtue of Villa and Wigan losing key games, a 0-3 and a 0-6 and poor tactics, Pardew should be safe. Let’s hope it’s the Chron stirring the pot!

  • 32 Get-Well-Ryan-Taylor // May 13, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Can’t take another 2.5 minutes of Pardews football never mind another 2.5 seasons.

    We need a change in manager a.s.a.p.

    Stability for stabilities sake is pointless, positive football philosophy first! then stability with that mentality and the support of 52000 Geordies = success and more importanly PRIDE in our club again.

    Being proud of just staying up isn’t enough!

  • 33 Rotonda heights // May 13, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    super shearer

    were the other 6 players though lol !

  • 34 Laurent Robert 32 // May 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Griff-toon // May 13, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    One thing Pardew could do now is show us how he would like us to play against Arsenal.


    Griff, I commend your optimism, I am usually an optimist myself. He has continued to play his way since we’ve got here and it’s been a constant slew of poor disjointed performances and as Rotonda has perfectly explained, has failed to alter glaring tactical failures.

    He has played his way since he started managing and look at his previous record, he can’t change it.

    The worst thing would be let Pardew start the season as even after a few games, we’ll still be doing abysmally negative things on the pitch… except have the full season to guarantee us for relegation.

    Make no mistake about it, if we had 5 more games to play this year, we’d be down.

  • 35 Rotonda heights // May 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    surely if ashley sees that comment about fair play play he’ll be livid. Europe is the holy grail

  • 36 yorkymag // May 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Just imagine how many season tickets would be sold if Rafa were to be the manager and a couple of top signings pea and big andy
    I am sure that will be somewhere in cashley s mind

  • 37 TorqToon // May 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Rotonda – Have to agree mate.

    Need a modern manager in the mould of Rodgers, Laudrup et al.

    Our strongest XI is one of the best in the league, but we have no strength in depth. And that has to be a mixture of youth and experience.

    Hatem – You are right. There is no credit being given to our lads, and whilst I agree bosingwa helped our cause, we needed get into the riget areas to force the play. HBA hassling high up the pitch for the penalty and Jonas working hard to close down green and force the mis kick, which Gouff duly converted.

    Not an amazing performance, but In reality, the result was all that mattered. Would people have prefer an excellent attacking display of flair, which resulted in a defeat?!

    Thought not!

  • 38 donkey // May 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    He’s Started Like Moyes At Everton oh yerree why dont we just give him a 26 year contract and he might win what fergie has just give him more time and he will bring success what sort of backward logic is that MOYES WAS 11 YEARS BECAUSE HE NEVER DONE NOTHINK WRONG FOR HIS FANS OR CHAIRMAN TO TURN ON HIM HENCE WHY HE HAS MAN U JOB NOW

  • 39 Lilongwe Geordie // May 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    I have grown to be supportive of Ashley, and have said that this summer will prove where he wants the club to be. If we stick with Pardew, for me he is now accepting mediocrity and that isn’t good enough. I think he has learned his lessons from last summer, so will invest on the playing side, but this summer, the backroom is where he will prove his desire for the club.

  • 40 outsidethebox // May 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Next season starts here…
    we need to get a few players in a few players out ….
    we need a new coach to freshen coaching staff and work on set plays …
    we also need stability and that dosent come with changing manager …we had a run in europe and found that the squad wasn,t good enough ..we need to look as to why we were top of injury list all season…but most of all we need patience as hard as it may seem …lets regroup and wait and see what stamp of player is brought in …i will be first in line with placard if they are mediocre

  • 41 Rainrix // May 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Ha get in via fair play. Think he knows we’re at the bottom of that league? :)

  • 42 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 13, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Pardew’s Mantra

    Working below the average brings down the average

  • 43 cyprus // May 13, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    I could answer you that he, along with Bosingwa, effectively gave us the second goal.
    I was tempted to talk of my pet hates too, but why? I think the issue here is the coach, at this time.

  • 44 Rotonda heights // May 13, 2013 at 9:53 AM


    Harps will get a good send off and reception. no worries on that.

  • 45 SuperShearer // May 13, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    @Ibizatoon. Cisse in particular asked Pardew for permission to go and thank the away supporters despite a quite hostile pitch invasion from the QPR fans. Afra and others followed his example. Did however speak to a back room staff member and they were not happy about Pardew saying everyone at the club had to take responsibility.

  • 46 martoon // May 13, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    I’m still on the fence (with Ibiza) about Pardew. Yes we’ve had a very poor season but I don’t believe Pardew is the devil incarnate like some of you lot. He was obviously very emotional and relieved after the game and some of his comments have been taken a bit to literally, The 4-0 comment was him saying we are safe no matter what happens next week but that doesn’t mean he wants us to get beat 4-0.
    I am so relieved after yesterday and I actually think the Arsenal game might be a good pointer. We can play with no pressure and perhaps we’ll see the best of this team.

  • 47 roshan MAGPIE // May 13, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    yesterday guti was just falling all over the ground but ref didn’t care

  • 48 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 13, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Our strongest team Now (IN My not so humble opinion)






  • 49 Santon03 // May 13, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Jonas this season has been overworked by pardew, just like a blade never sharpened

  • 50 toonaids // May 13, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    we could keep him and he will do better next season but with the players we have got its not worth it. If we do keep him i can see andy carroll coming back which i dont mind but fits perfectly with his lack of tactics, carroll is a great player in my opinion and is a target man with great feet and would work well in our squad with the amount of class around him but i dont want to rely on that and let pardew escape another season of getting sacked or run the risk of changing manager mid season

    i say wait and find a TACTICAL manager who can gel these players who are so badly waiting to become a great team. i wouldnt be scared about paying a good wage to a good manager that wont kick too much of a fuss about. i would personally like to see martinez, hes loyal, great personality, believes in good football, can make a team of nobodies win a cup, survie season after season, he could be our ferguson.
    next season is going to be unreal, we have everton, chelsea, city AND man u all changing managers so its going to be a very flakey start for everyone. Need to capitalise on this and hopefully well get a few wins at the start of the season and look unstoppable (minus pardew that is)

  • 51 BandB // May 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    AP in the Chronicle.
    “We’ve had to put up with some absolute rubbish.”
    True, Alan, very true.

  • 52 Rotonda heights // May 13, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Outside the box

    Stability needs good foundations, not one where half the fans don’t want the manager and many didn’t from day 1. You get a consistently good manager with a solid CV and build from there.

    You don’t achieve stability with someone who puts himself before the team and has had as many if not more downs than ups.

    Can you really see Pardew listening to anyone else even if they are vastly superior coaches. He won’t do anything innovative like getting in F.D.S and Coerver
    coaches to work on skills, technique and pass and move.

    Nor would he get a good fitness regime going that included things like aerobics, swimming , yoga etc. The only thing Allardyce was any good at.

  • 53 WWYCD // May 13, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Since we are now safe with PL footy next season u reckon our transfer plans now kick in?

    No offence to ur itk status but am hoping for no more Frenchmen ideally

  • 54 Yorkgeordie // May 13, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    If Ashley were to sack Pardew it would mean tearing up his 8 year plan and starting again, and I can’t see him doing that. I think the coaching staff will take the blame for this season, with the likes of Steve Stone , sacked and perhaps even Carver. I also have a feeling Peter Beardsley will be brought in to the 1st team coaching staff, perhaps even as assistant manager, but I’m not sure that would be a good thing.

  • 55 yo-yo // May 13, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    I’m disappointed but not really surprised.
    IF we are top 5 at the end of October then I’ll give him more time
    IF we are bottom 5 at the end of October then I’ll be as shouty as Catchy and Beattie for heads to roll, but hopefully not as OC.
    My fear is that the owner only aspires for us to be a mediocre club as we have a mediocre manager who has been unable to solve any of the Toon’s longstanding problems – abysmal defence, appalling injury record, poor youth development, inconsistency on the pitch, etc.

  • 56 Rotonda heights // May 13, 2013 at 10:02 AM


    I think that was the first thought for a lot of us reading that!!

  • 57 JAMSHA // May 13, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    M exicted about new players B-)

  • 58 Ben3arfa // May 13, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Fcuk Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias

  • 59 Lilongwe Geordie // May 13, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Stability can come with changing the manager, Swansea have changed manager several times but have managed stability as they have employed new managers who have continued the same philosophy.

    For us, we can continue with Pardew and have stability through having the same manager, but if we got from 5th to 13th, how is that stable? Or, we can re think and then begin again with an aim for stability under a new manager with a plan to progress us, and if/when we need to change again by employing a man with the same footballing philosophy.

    Essentially, it comes down to you definition of stability, in my eyes this season has not demonstrated a stable club.

  • 60 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // May 13, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    I seriously think Carroll will be back in the summer ?

    I also think that there will be another Midfielder brought in ?

    My Team would be :






    Subs: Sissoko, Gouffron, REMY, Hadeira, Elliot, Santon !

    If Pardew can,t be successful with this lot he should be sent Packing by Christmas?

  • 61 Rotonda heights // May 13, 2013 at 10:09 AM


    Having French speaking people is way too facile to say that is the problem. No one was complaining last year with Tiote, Cisse, Ba, Cabaye Benny etc. Never did Arsenal any harm either.

    Thing is Arsenal have a very good French manager with a fantastic CV. We have an abject English one with a very mediocre one.

    I love our French players and would be happy with more, but it’s so blindingly obvious we need a French / continental manager to get the best out of them as they are being so criminally wasted. Who knows maybe even Amaltifano and Abeid could come good under a proper manager.

  • 62 WWYCD // May 13, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Never been keen in having too many players from one country unless its the country the clubs from. More than happy with the French lads we have but there is more than just France to scout

    Also I never said that having too many French speaking players was the problem

  • 63 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // May 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Who are the French Managers who would be willing to take us to the next level Rotonda?

    This season has been a major disappointment to me! We still managed to get to the Europa League quarter final you know, and almost reached the semi,s.

    Half expexting Benfica to win it on Wednesday evening? It would,nt surprise me!

  • 64 toonaids // May 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    rudi garcia

  • 65 south coast toon // May 13, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    well we are all overjoyed at being safe and we held on with 10 men,
    as for pardew i have constantly stuck by him and ashley, but you can only be hit by a hammer so many times till the penny drops, the displays this term have been terrible and with the players at his disposale since janurary its not been good enough, yes it would have been better had remy come here but he didnt,he got sisoko and co and has wasted there undoubted talent, i would love to see a manager who can get players to play in there positions and play to a teams strengh and improve players at the club i just think pardew is out of his deph completely, who do we bring in only a top manager and until we find one its pardew

  • 66 nufc 11 // May 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Just something I noted about AP “I dont care if we get stuffed 4-0 by Arsenal” comment what kind of msg does that send to players its ok put ur feet up its alright to lose Well I Can F”£king Tell you Mr Alan Pardew its not alright to lose, What about the fans who pack SJP wk after wk spend hard cash they sometimes dnt have to be treated to shit we had against scum and liverpool with you at the helm, Talk about your David Moyles’s and statbility ud never hear words like that coming out of a winners mouth more like fists up and hairdryers all round in the dressing room when people arent pulling their weight just ask fergie but you implement your roll over and die atititue and see where we end up……

  • 67 wynsleap // May 13, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    The Wigan cup win against Man City and the Moyes and Ferguson farewells should have highlighted to Ashley this weekend just what excitement and passion in football is all about.
    If Pardew is staying it is only because he is the cheapest option for our owner and gives him yet another adrenaline filled gamble to keep the club safely in the Premiership next season with minimum ambition but maximum financial return.
    I would love to think that Ashley has finally seen the light and realised that to tap into the action he has to invest in top players but more importantly a top manager and coaching team.
    This wonderful club with its huge and loyal fan base and magnificent stadium shouldn’t be sitting on the sidelines watching the likes of Wigan and Swansea take silverware.
    Let’s face it – the guy’s not exactly penniless but it all comes down to whether he’s actually bothered if we are a top team or not. The close season should answer that once and for all.
    A £40 mill. transfer kitty given to someone like Benitez and we can take off next season. But I won’t hold my breath.

  • 68 davis_toons // May 13, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    We are getting abit carried away!!! Is this a “SMOKE SCREEN” by MA to keep his discount manager?

    Or was Pardew lucky that its the retirement of Sir Alex and limelight was not on him?

    Moyes is not Alan Pardew
    And Alan Pardew is not Moyes.

    Moyes is love by Everton fans (Go find out why, don’t just read only)
    I hope i can love pardew by 2nd half of next season. The minimum we for is a little improvement in any area.

    Thats so ambitious.

  • 69 ronjohno // May 13, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Yes unfortunately we know exactly what we can expect .

    Cannot believe the tossers going to be here next season nmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmgoinginmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnm

  • 70 marcotoon // May 13, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Firstly I wish to point out that we are safe and that is the most important thing for now. I also want to say that in the 10/11 season a team built on a low budget with not a great deal of quality won our two home games against Liverpool and the unwashed 8-2, this year the combined score was 0-9. That was Chris Hughton’s team and although Pards was the manager for one of those games it wasn’t really his team. In my opinion he should go and it should be done next week to give us plenty of time to get in some one else, would love it to be Laurent Blanc but I don’t think he would come, on a more realistic note Di Mateo could do a good job. However if Pards is to stay he must be backed to the hills with money spent on a quality striker and centre back. I don’t have a huge problem with the majority of the players and I quite like the French thing. In the summer Cabaye and HBA must be locked in a cellar somewhere to stop other clubs speaking to them as Hatem is honestly one of the best footballers I have ever seen.

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