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Newcastle Owner Decision Expected Within 48 Hours

12:58 pm, Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 94 Comments

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is expected to decide whether to keep 51 year-old Alan Pardew as the manager within the next couple of days.

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Mike Ashley – first decision is whether to retain Alan Pardew as manager

A meeting is scheduled for later this week, but before that the owner needs to decide whether to keep Alan Pardew, after Newcastle badly under performed in the Premier League this season and finished in 16th place – our second worst position ever since the league was started 20 years ago.

While Alan Pardew made an excellent start to his Newcastle management career, by getting Newcastle into 5th place and Europe in his first full season last term, this season have been a completely different story.

Alan thinks he is safe, in fact he’s told the press he’s 100% certain of staying as the Newcastle manager – and that was after Mike Ashley made a fleeting visit to the training ground last Friday, before the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday – so we’ll see.

Pardew’s record at Newcastle is played 120, won 44, drawn 32 and lost 44, for a win percentage of 36.67% and a loss average of exactly the same – 36.67%.

Bobby Robson’s record at the club was played 255, won 119, drew 64 and lost 72, for a win percentage of 46.67% and a loss percentage of 28.2%.

In Kevin Keegan’s first spell at Newcastle from 1992 until 1997 he ended up managing in 251 games, winning 138, drawing 51 and losing 62 for a win percentage of 55% and a loss average of 24.7%.

While the expectation is that Pardew will stay on at Newcastle, we cannot help thinking that Mike Ashley has a habit of surprising Newcastle fans, like he did when he suddenly fired Chris Hughton as manager in December of 2010, before bringing Pardew in as the new manager.

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94 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie // May 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    PEA Might be of to BvB09

  • 2 Le Belfast 007 // May 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Think these Pardew sacking rumours will be a daily thing for the next while

  • 3 ajcrawfs // May 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    lots of people on twitter saying he’s gone

  • 4 Le Belfast 007 // May 21, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Well Mike if Hughton wasn’t good enough, neither is Pardew.

  • 5 Le Belfast 007 // May 21, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Don’t believe anything of twatter mate. It was started by Colin the cunnnnnnnt.

  • 6 Dannyo // May 21, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    People on twitter assume things. Don’t belive the hype.

  • 7 Markaccus // May 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Well, at least it should be sorted either way soon. If he stays, then he can get on with changing things drastically on the pitch as soon as they come back tto training. If he goes, then we have plenty of time to get a new manager in and then for him to put his own marker down before next season starts.

  • 8 kevymartins // May 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Cwarr07 still going on twitter?

  • 9 JAMSHA // May 21, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    indykaila News @indykaila 19m
    Sky Italia: #Monaco have agreed a
    deal for #Falcao

    So Monaco To Be The Nxt City hmmm already singd 2 players for 70 mill

  • 10 ToonDarnSarf // May 21, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    I hope this is true. Would be great if Ashley can say that they had a proper review of the season and the goals for next season. Then be clear that he’s either sacked or retained.

    I’d like to think it would put the rumours to bed. But maybe that’s wishful thinking…

  • 11 Griff-toon // May 21, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Its a bit unfair to compare Pardews stats to those of our two best managers in resent times, Keegan also played a lot of lower division matches with financial backing other teams in the same division didnt have.

    I would like to know how, Kinnear, Souness, Gullit, Roeder and Allardyce did here

  • 12 Markaccus // May 21, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    somone once said to me, in relation to cwarr…..
    “its colin, mate. my dog is more reliable”
    sums it up

  • 13 Markaccus // May 21, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    kevy, yes he is. i have posted a few of todays comments on the last article.
    the fcuking tool.

  • 14 Le Belfast 007 // May 21, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Is he really capable of changing it ?? I don’t think so.

    He said the other day we only need a couple of tweaks or something like that. Doesn’t really fill me with confidence. lol

    If Hughton was deemed not good enough. Pardew ain’t good enough either.

  • 15 Markaccus // May 21, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    le belfast. yes that is the big question. Can pardew change it? He currently has the players to do so, but can he drop his over cautious attitude?

  • 16 BrightonMag // May 21, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Griff, here you go:

    Kinnear – 22.22%
    Souness – 44.82%
    Gullit – 34.61%
    Roeder – 45.83%
    Allardyce – 33.33%

  • 17 BrightonMag // May 21, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    In fairness, Keegan’s second coming only yielded a 28.57% win percentage

  • 18 JAMSHA // May 21, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Stevan Joveti? and
    his agent Ramadani are in London to
    finalize a record-breaking €29 million
    move to Arsenal.

  • 19 ToonDarnSarf // May 21, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    The cautious style of play depends on the available players. We need more creativity. Ben Arfa, Cabaye and Marveaux have either been injured or half-fit for a lot of the season. Sissoko needs more time to bed in.

    It would be awesome to have Santon and Debuchy bombing forward supplying crosses for Carroll? and Cisse as well as Ben Arfa roaming, Tiote/Anita protecting the defence and Cabaye + Sissoko controlling the play from midfield.

  • 20 bzak12 // May 21, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    I think Ashley may think its cheaper to get rid of Pardue than have a mass exodus of players i.e HBA, Cabaye, Marveaux and Cisse who cannot understand his tactics and have to rebuild the squad. Far easier and cheaper to let someone else have a go with a decend squad.

  • 21 hdavid23 // May 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    would love to have Benitez tbh… or basically anyone who’s better than Pards… except if he’s french

  • 22 Jamiemac // May 21, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    I hate pre-season. Get my hopes up after being linked with numerous good players then out of blue booom Ben Arfa sold.

  • 23 Le Belfast 007 // May 21, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    He persisted with the hoofball all season long, even though every man & his dog could see it wasn’t working.

    Thank f*** for those last minute winners & all the lucky points we picked up at the start of the season.

    Oh and Qpr and Reading being so awful. lol

  • 24 BrightonMag // May 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Bzak…Let’s just hope he doesn’t see the pound signs and think we can sell those players on for a huge profit and pick up decent players on the cheap again…

  • 25 Markaccus // May 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Toondarnsarf…. you fancy a diamond formation then for next season?

    debuchy colo yanga santon

    something like that?

  • 26 oldbobaycliffe // May 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    can pardew change his style hoofball do we want that next year when more and more teams are playing the ball on the ground,and we have the players to do it.he also has a habit of playing players out of position and his substitutions are baffling as is his loyalty to some players.

  • 27 Griff-toon // May 21, 2013 at 1:28 PM


    Wow! thank you

    So this shows us that Pardew isnt the worst manager ever either.

    I think he can turn it around. I mean he has to. I honestly dont think he thinks this season was good enough either. He has the whole summer to change it.

  • 28 Guj NUFC // May 21, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    I don’t mind if he’s sacked, as long as we have an abitious manager lined up. If we don’t, were better off with pardew

  • 29 Dondatta13 // May 21, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    The thing is, our players have been scouted out… Highly detailed dossiers have been compiled over a period of years (Cabaye, Tiote and Cisse).

    So two points. 1) Would it be easier to ship out the players or the manager?

    2) Why dont we have the same system in place to find players and apply that to the manager?

    The negative, almost anti football served up by the manager irks me no end. Can you imagine Liverpool signing HBA and really kicking on or Spurs taking Cabaye and progressing.

    Why do we let our crown jewels be taken care of a rag n bone man? Why?

  • 30 Big Pappa Cissé // May 21, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    We should get Montpellier’s manager if Benitez won’t come

  • 31 BrightonMag // May 21, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Guj NUFC – Spot on

  • 32 catchy in norway // May 21, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    griff toon

    but none of those managers broke all the wrong records here

    you also dont need a stat page to tell you what your watch is shit

  • 33 ToonDarnSarf // May 21, 2013 at 1:35 PM


    Yep, I’d quite like that. Marveaux is our only winger, so doesn’t make sense to go that route. But occasionally we could change tactics and use him on either flank.

    I fancy Carroll (or similar) up there because we really don’t have much of a physical presence in the box. A line-up like that gives us the option of going through the middle, use the full-backs to provide width, or have the likes of Ben Arfa or Cabaye providing some width too. Carroll could hold up the ball or provide knock-ons for Cisse or any midfielder making runs (often Ben Arfa, Cabaye or Sissoko).

  • 34 Markaccus // May 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Guj, yeah it has to be a big upgrade or it’s pointless.

  • 35 check the toastie // May 21, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Would all those other managers have a higher win percentage if they had the current squad to work with.

    Thats the true question,

    The answer is yes, even Roeder. Pardew is useless. 6 f’#cking nil at home. come on and it should have been more. Get a grip, this is the biggest swindle in the history of the club, the man is a liar, he just repeats the same excuses as he has his eye on the next job hopefully, and he will be able to repeat this shit in his interview.


  • 36 ToonDarnSarf // May 21, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    I reckon that would play to our strengths. That way, the key transfers this summer are:
    – big striker (Carroll?)
    – young striker (or give Campbell more time)
    – young creative midfielder (or Ferguson, Vuckic, Ama)
    – young GK
    – Replacement for Colo if he leaves
    – Back up Right-back (or Tav?)
    – Replacement for Willo if he wants to go

    Hopefully nobody else leaves that we need to replace.

  • 37 hdavid23 // May 21, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    actually after their numerous effortless performances this year, i wouldn’t mind anyone going as long as they are replaced

  • 38 Markaccus // May 21, 2013 at 1:41 PM


    Goofy can come on and give us more width and pace too. I would just hope that things like this are in pardews mind and he is willing to try more attacking approaches.

    Barca’s front 3 consist of 3 support forwards, no strikers and no out and out wingers. Most of thier wide play comes from their full backs. I am NOT expecting that from the toon, but we could try to at least be that positive.

  • 39 Transfer Sage // May 21, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    It was a joke about llambias gambling the trannsfer money, sorry

  • 40 Spoof // May 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    can Pardew change it, doubtful, without any owner backing, could Mourinho change it, doubtful, now before anyone gets on their high horse I am not comparing Pardew to Mourinho, but lets be sensible here, without backing the best manager in the world would fail, the owner sets the standard, everything else is secondary
    I took your advice and I watched Pay it forward, it was good advice, I enjoyed the film, cheers m8, your a good un

  • 41 Transfer Sage // May 21, 2013 at 1:47 PM


    I’d say we need a striker with pace, a winger and a CB if colo goes.

    Other than that it’s replacing the likes of willo with better/younger lads.

    I think we have enough RB cover..mbiwa can slot in their if needed, as can santon.

  • 42 Spoof // May 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    shame he died at the end though, my wife was watching as well so I had to pretend that I had some dust in my eye ?

  • 43 Markaccus // May 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Righty-o people. i will catch up with you all later. Time for my 3 times per fortnight, 1hr 30min school run.
    tc all.

  • 44 Munster Mag // May 21, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Griff, there’s no doubt in my mind…Pardew is not capable of changing things – not significantly anyway. season 1 ….took over Hughtons solid team….season 2…very good, with a lot of luck , especially in terms of having two strikers in the form of their lives….Season 3…muck and moans. What I will say, is that if Ashkley keeps him, he has to get Pardew the players PARDEW wants, not the ones that make sense to the scouts, like Anita ( and I like this player at lot )

  • 45 Hatem's better than Messi // May 21, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Pardew isn’t as good as Hughton and Hughton was sacked, so fingers crossed that Ashley pulls the trigger.

    The guy nearly sent us down which would have cost Ashley millions. He can’t risk that again?
    A few million for a proper manager makes sense.

    C’mon Ashley lets have a fresh start with a quality coach and lets see how good these lads really are.

  • 46 BrightonMag // May 21, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    check the toastie – The one that stood out to me was Pardew’s similar win % to Gullit who I think a lot would agree was one of our worst managers ever. Houghton has the highest % since 92 but spent most of his time in the Championship…Statistics are sh!te

  • 47 Tsunki // May 21, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Not stats again! What have we said before about them? Kinnears’ stats don’t tell you anything bout the crap time he had here, nothing to compare with any of the other managers really so you kind of have to leave him out. The question is not what Pardew’s stats are over his tenure, but over the last season where his ploys have been sussed. No point in going into detail but lets face it, Alan has displayed he is no ideas guy, and when the chips are down he has nothing in that little book he keeps scribbling in except a flick cartoon he has taken all season to complete (its of him diving out of the way of a pastie being thrown at him by MA). This year he must have appalling stats by any measure, surely.

    If Mike sacks Pards I would be unsurprised to say the least, but having said that, if he stands by him, then I would probably think more of Ashley and his famous nerve. Especially if he was rewarded by a resurgent Pardotron who miraculously reshapes his squad and ideas and we start the season off steamrollering teams like Man U (which of course we should every day of the week 😉 ).

    We can only dream……

  • 48 Rotonda heights // May 21, 2013 at 1:54 PM


    I was just asking how sad you were, ie are you happy or sad? and you say I bit !!!

    I do I think you’re losing it a little though. I have never once accused you of being a Saxon From Germany. I suspect you abused someone else and lost track.

  • 49 tom68 // May 21, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Transfer Sage

    What an idiot I am. Shows you the high regard in which I hold our glorious MD though. It’s the sort of thing that I wouldn’t put past him.

    I’ll never trust you again though :)

  • 50 nufc 11 // May 21, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Aparently we are talking to frenchman and PL ledgend Patrick Veira about taking over.

  • 51 check the toastie // May 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Statistically Danny Simpson is the best Right Back in the league. I just love that old chestnut. :)

  • 52 Munster Mag // May 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Spoof, Pards has been backed. No excuses. It may have been late, but I’ll bet other managers in relegation danger would have appreciated Sissoko and co arriving at their clubs…

  • 53 Rotonda heights // May 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM


    We’re almost better off with no manager than Pardew. the players might even start to enjoy themselves.

  • 54 Rotonda heights // May 21, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    NUFC 11

    Just imagine how awesome that would be. It would be a real left field move but pretty sensational I think.

  • 55 Munster Mag // May 21, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Toondarn sarf….we need wingers . pards will revert to 442 and we need certain players for that.

  • 56 sirjasontoon // May 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Bring Back Souness!!!!

  • 57 sirjasontoon // May 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Or Big JK

  • 58 mindshaft // May 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Pardew out shocker……… Pulis to take over !!!

  • 59 catchy in norway // May 21, 2013 at 2:01 PM


    pure quality, i think that kid was a great actor

    next, try that warrior film,

  • 60 mindshaft // May 21, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Fits Ashleys bill perfectly, cheap, says yes and plays hoofball constantly

  • 61 Griff-toon // May 21, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    catchy in norway

    Aye, he broke some records, I agree, but he also gave us an unthinkable 5th place last season. And Saying it was Houghtons team. Well it was Cabayes and Santons first season, among others.

    Munster Mag

    Do you not think we have been just a little unlucky this year also? Or do you think its all bad play?

    Im not making excuses for Pardew, he does that well enough on his own but I think we have not realy had the ball bounce our way a lot this year.

  • 62 Transfer Sage // May 21, 2013 at 2:02 PM


    sorry, was just making a joke out of his gambling and our lack of business haha

    and don’t trust me, despite my best effort i’m often wrong haha

  • 63 ToonDownSouth // May 21, 2013 at 2:03 PM


    Shame Simpson’s leaving then – not sure if you heard, but Debuchy gave away two penalties so he’s worse than Simpson.

    In other news, I cannot believe that attention seeking weirdo is still going at it on twitter. Looks like Pardew’s staying then, oh joy of joys.

  • 64 Rotonda heights // May 21, 2013 at 2:05 PM


    Just have to hope and pray it’s the one he gets right!!

  • 65 Griff-toon // May 21, 2013 at 2:08 PM


    I dont think Debuchy has been on fire this season. I think the new players need time to gel. Next season we will se more from him

  • 66 Spoof // May 21, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Pardew’s net spend since taking over is something in the region of -£20m, that is not what you can call backing. Whether you like or loathe Pardew, there is no way what-so-ever you can say that he has been backed. In terms of net spending in the Prem since his appointment he has got to be very low in the table, most have spent, perhaps not that much, but to be a minus which Pardew is, is a rarety, could someone actually compile a table of spending/selling gains and loses from when Pardew arrived so we can actually see how it compares, it would be an interesting table.

  • 67 TorqToon // May 21, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Wow are Monaco spending the euros!!!

    Rodriguez. = €150mil

  • 68 catchy in norway // May 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    right now id take my old school teacher over parder,

  • 69 northernirishtoon // May 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Pulis away now lol. Please noooooooooo!

    If wenger leaves it means pards is longest serving manager in the hardest and best league in the world

    If anyone ever wanted proof that stats mean fcuk all!

  • 70 ToonDownSouth // May 21, 2013 at 2:10 PM


    He hasn’t instantly adjusted no – but on the other hand, I think he’s been far better than Enrique was in his first horror season.

    It’s safe to say that Debuchy has shown enough to convince me that he far exceeds Simpson though, especially in attack – and I don’t hate Simpson by any means. Just tired of people on here slating Debs after a couple of bad games. It can’t be easy at all to adjust, especially in a team scrapping for their lives!

  • 71 Rotonda heights // May 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    griff toon

    This has been so detailed so much about last season. If Raylor hadn’t got injured was Ben Arfa ever going to get a game? Pardew had to accommodate Ba, Cisse and Benny in a front 3. Moments of individual brilliance from those 3 plus a lot of decisions going our way got us 5th.

    But as per his CV at his other clubs, after an initial favourable impression, he is always quickly found out very quickly with NUFC just being the latest.

  • 72 Griff-toon // May 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM


    I agree with you. I also think its harder for a fullback to adjust to the pace of the game because they are up against the faster wingers of other teams.

    Debuchy is better going forward and will be better defencively next season, im sure of it 😉

  • 73 Lilongwe Geordie // May 21, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    -20million? You sure on that? Even if it were the case, not many received 35million from 1 player. Maybe look at the quality of player in and out instead of amount spent

  • 74 Spoof // May 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    I will try Warrior, but only when I’m alone, neither me nor the boss ( sorry, I mean’t wife ) aren’t into martial art films that much, but after the other one I will trust you and watch it, but I will have to be alone, because if its a poor film she ( the boss ) might get carried away and give me a kick which would give me a squeaky voice, a bit like the one that both Jonas and Harper had for a while on Sunday, felt sorry for Harps, he took a belt to the Kn–kers for no reason, Arsenal had a man off-side, poor bloke, but what a send off he got, good for him, top bloke.

  • 75 woolerbill // May 21, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    ASHLEY’S EGO. That what this man is all about, I own nufc. He is not, or will ever be one of us. He sorted out Shepard bad book keeping, so he can now make some money before selling when he can. No player is safe. Pardew will see out his contract for his mate. That’s the situation and it will not change.

  • 76 Spoof // May 21, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    No, I’m not to sure, thats why I feel it would be an interesting table, certainly the top clubs have spent more, Sunderland have, without a doubt QPR have, sorry forget QPR, they’re Championship, extend the spend/gain table to those who have been in the Prem during Pardew’s Newcastle reign
    Since Pardew came, first window Carroll, second window, Nolan/Enrique compared to Cabaye/Santon, third Cisse, forth Best/Forster compared to Anita and the fifth and final Ba compared to Sissokho/Haidara/Gouffran/Mbiwa and Debuchy, obviously I have not included any free’s, either coming in or going out, and their will be others which I have not mentioned, but if a total of all was compiled it would be interesting to see what restraints, if any that Pardew has had to work under
    Pardew does seem to be the popular topic of late, such a table could be another hammer blow, or another defence, could be of interest to the Pardew debate.

  • 77 bzak12 // May 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Spoof dont forget HBA permanent move was under Pardue.

  • 78 woolerbill // May 21, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    ASHLEY’S EGO. That what this man is all about, I own nufc. He is not, or will ever be one of us. He sorted out Shepard bad book keeping, so he can now make some money before selling when he can. No player is safe. Pardew will see out his contract for his mate. That’s the situation and it will not change. Sorry

  • 79 Munster Mag // May 21, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Spoof, he wasn’t backed in the summer, but all the pro Ashley heads were calling guys like me “neggers” when I slagged off Ashley. However he did get belated backing and had plenty of decent players all season…

  • 80 usmagpie // May 21, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Sorry but I just don’t see Pardy being the manager that takes a team anywhere in the prem. Yes he finished 5th in the league but honestly took over with Chris’s team.
    There are some well seasoned managers out there with better credentials and more pulling power for transfers.
    Ashley will surprise everyone with something out of this world like he does every season. He will do something like offer the job to someone like Mancini, god I hope so!!!!!!!

  • 81 Slank // May 21, 2013 at 3:37 PM


    ‘..ASHLEY’S EGO. That what this man is all about, I own nufc. He is not, or will ever be one of us..’

    Is that because he is a billionaire and you, I and everyone else is presumably not?

  • 82 Slank // May 21, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    In the early days Ashley took advice from ‘football people’. He even took notice of the wishes of the fans (Keagan). This proved a disaster.

    Since then he has learnt to use his own instincts, which has made him a very successful and very rich man. He will do what he feels is right.

    I very much doubt he will pay any attention to what fans write or say.

  • 83 usmagpie // May 21, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Tony Pullis leaves Stoke, no he wouldn’t would he.
    Mike Ashley would he?

  • 84 Chrism // May 21, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Long time no post, I have looked in from time to time to catch up with whats happening, god the gloom. Just wanted to say that no matter what you feel about what has been a poor season, and although many of you seam to want to man the barricades or slash your wrists, its not the worst position this club has ever been in. We are still in the PL( skin of the teeth) and some of us remember the days when this club was closer to non league football then the 1st Division. The last 15 years has been a huge bonus to our club, but has led some to believe that it is ours by right, its not. Some of the regimes this club has had would have seen us doing a Leeds or a Portsmouth so I think we need to keep a sense of realism about where we are and what a privilege it is to be where we are.Sure things could be a damn sight better but some of us remember it being far far worse. Enjoy it while it lasts.

  • 85 benjohnsen // May 21, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Funny note to all fans: after Robert Martinez went down with Wigan, Ferguson left the seat for Moyes and Tony Pullis got sacked. Alan Pardew is second longest serving manager in same PL club.

  • 86 benjohnsen // May 21, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    No point of sacking a manager without having a better manager lined up like Lauren Blanc or Benitez.

  • 87 nufcursed // May 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    if he will be sacked that would be the highlight of this season!
    if we want to become better, pardew is not the answer..
    if we want to be a mediocre club, pardew might just be a able to realize that..
    on the other hand, there are lots of better managers out there!
    what about the portuguese guy from benfica?
    or franky dury of zulte waregem? also an excellent manager whose teams play beautiful football.
    i’d rather have as as a 10th place team playing nice passing football than being 8th with hoofball as our tactic

  • 88 Bowzer912 // May 21, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Dream Summer: Pardew sacked and replaces Pulis at Stoke. Rene Girard to take over and bring Remy Cabella with him.

  • 89 dcdick // May 21, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    One of these days when I log in I will see

    “Breaking news….Pardew sacked”

    Fingers crossed

  • 90 Dragon64 // May 21, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    end of season and the talk is of Pardew getting sacked but is there any truth in this or are we in for another 80plus days before new season of more false hope of who’s comeing and going. when we all no nowt will happen?

  • 91 Abdhammed // May 21, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    I don’t Pardew should be fired at this point in time because we have to give some time to settle the players down, and to be back on their game for next season, Mike Ashely should allow him to executive his job well without any interference.

  • 92 dcdick // May 21, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Is still here ??

  • 93 El Sleeve // May 21, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    sack him, shouldnt even be in doubt. he had time, investment etc and plays hoofball, players out of position and we lost last 3 home games 10-0 on aggregate.

    makes excuses, has broken all managerial losing records, no plan b, shola, hoofball, keeping jonas on over goofy and mbiwa (cannot understand that one at all, taking our two best players off), slags off our youngsters after one bad game, never attributes blame to senior players but blames fans, opponents, referree, never takes any blame on himself, can’t prepare a team for 2 games a week, tactics of an underdog.

    he isn’t right for NUFC.

    Vieira, wow, would be something. Benitez or Girard for me please

  • 94 nufc 11 // May 23, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    How could he keep his job? If he was in any other industry hed be out the door I really dont buy the the europa league as an excuse time and time again this season we started games half asleep and ended chasing games bcoz of it and losing, that wasnt adressed, clearly everyone could see the defence needed alot of coaching, formations, highline, zonenal marking watever, again it wasnt adressed, players were played injured, tactic’s were insuficent found wanting big time, and the list goes on…….

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