Newcastle Owner Decision Expected Within 48 Hours


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 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    May 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #1
  • Le Belfast 007

    May 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #2

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

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  • ajcrawfs

    May 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #3

    lots of people on twitter saying he’s gone

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 21, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #4

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

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 21, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #5

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

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  • Dannyo

    May 21, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #6

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

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #7

    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.

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  • kevymartins

    May 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Cwarr07 still going on twitter?

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  • JAMSHA

    May 21, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #9

    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

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 21, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #10

    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…

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  • Griff-toon

    May 21, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #11

    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

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #12

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

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #13

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

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 21, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #14

    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.

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #15

    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?

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  • BrightonMag

    May 21, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Griff, here you go:

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

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  • BrightonMag

    May 21, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #17

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

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  • JAMSHA

    May 21, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #18

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

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 21, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #19

    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.

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  • bzak12

    May 21, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #20

    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.

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  • hdavid23

    May 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #21

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

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  • Jamiemac

    May 21, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #22

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

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 21, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #23

    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

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  • BrightonMag

    May 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #24

    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…

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #25

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

    debuchy colo yanga santon
    ————–anita
    —–cabaye—–socks
    ————–hba
    ——caroll?—-cisse

    something like that?

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  • oldbobaycliffe

    May 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #26

    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.

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  • Griff-toon

    May 21, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #27

    BrightonMag

    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.

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  • Guj NUFC

    May 21, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #28

    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

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  • Dondatta13

    May 21, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #29

    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?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 21, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #30

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

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  • BrightonMag

    May 21, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Guj NUFC – Spot on

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  • catchy in norway

    May 21, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #32

    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

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 21, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Markaccus

    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).

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #34

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

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  • check the toastie

    May 21, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #35

    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.

    Git.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 21, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #36

    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.

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  • hdavid23

    May 21, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #37

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

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #38

    toondarnsarf

    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.

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 21, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #39

    tom68
    It was a joke about llambias gambling the trannsfer money, sorry

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  • Spoof

    May 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #40

    Belfast
    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
    Catchy
    I took your advice and I watched Pay it forward, it was good advice, I enjoyed the film, cheers m8, your a good un

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