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Alan Pardew Keeps His Job As Newcastle Manager

8:51 am, Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 48 Comments

The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew’s position as manager was said to be “safe” last night, after meeting with Mike Ashley and others to review last season, which was a complete disaster in the Premier League.

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Alan Pardew – will stay on as Newcastle manager

A club source has informed the Evening Chronicle that Pardew will not be sacked, after the meetings yesterday with the Newcastle owner.

A growing number of fans seem to disapprove of Alan Pardew as manager, and on twitter a couple of days ago,  there was information being passed around that he would be sacked – but we always throught that was made up at a convenient time.

And before yesterday’s meetings, Alan Pardew revealed he had not yet talked about what new players he wanted with Ashley – but it seems Pardew wants at least one and maybe two players with Premier League experience brought in over the summer.

This is what Alan had said before yesterday’s meeting:

“I have never had that conversation with Mike.” “It doesn’t mean an old player, let’s get that straight. I mean an experienced player.”

“Theo Walcott must have played 250 games for Arsenal and he’s only 24. That’s the experience we lack.”

We reported yesterday after Tony Pulis was effectively fired from Stoke City – it was said to be a mutually agreed decision – that Alan is now the second longest-serving manager in the Premier League at about 30 months.

We hope to hear more of what was said in yesterday’s meeting but communication with the fans had never been a strong point at Newcastle, since Ashley took over six years ago.

Maybe Pardew will tell the reporters something ….

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48 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness // May 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    7 more years! 7 more years!

  • 2 JAMSHA // May 23, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    We R Doom, Time To Replace HBA,Cabaye And Others

  • 3 Novocastrian66 // May 23, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Oh well. While he’s here be will get my support. Not that I like it.

  • 4 Indian Magpie // May 23, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    I have had enough

  • 5 stuart no9 // May 23, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    NUFC — RIP.

  • 6 Owldman // May 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Time to end the French experiment after all we dont need players with flair & skill.Might as well have a team of hoofers if Pardew is going to be in charge for the next 7 years.

  • 7 Ben3arfa // May 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Ashley can go to hell as well!!

  • 8 jordijohnty // May 23, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    No ambition whatsover. Its like the club before John Hall took over. very sad day indeed

  • 9 jordijohnty // May 23, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    If carlton cole signs….

  • 10 stuart no9 // May 23, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    If ash wont sack him, then it is going to be up to the fans to get him out 1

  • 11 Indian Magpie // May 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Delap on the right, ethrington on the left

  • 12 toon22 // May 23, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Stoke players will be going on the cheap imo,MA sniffs a bargain shoppping spree.
    We probs end up with Peter Crouch up front.

  • 13 // May 23, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Worst possible news. I have also had enough.

    This is a decision(if true) based on economy, not football and enertainment.

    Hope it’s false news. Waiting for an official statement from the club.

  • 14 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 23, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    I don’t know if any of you read this mornings The Journal or but there is a brilliant article by Stardust that sums up the way I and many other supporters feel – and I know which way I want to go.
    Heres the link to the article on the on;

  • 15 TorqToon // May 23, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    The end is nigh!!!


    Cabaye, sissoko, Ben arfa, tiote, Krul, santon, yanga and cisse will all leave!!

    We will sign Carlton Cole and Wayne bridge and be relegated next season!!!!

    Why God why???!!!!! PARDEW OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just thought I’d sum up what the remainder of this thread will cover!! Get real fellas!!!

  • 16 89Norcal // May 23, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    If Rafa Benitez had been screaming “PLEASE SIGN ME UP” outside St. James’, I could say I’m disappointed.

    But since that didn’t happen I’m kind of “meh”. As long as Catchy and Beattie come up with creative insults rather than the usual broken record I’ll tolerate this blog.

    Give him till Dec. If we are still in trouble then it’s time to cut the cord.

  • 17 yorkymag // May 23, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Shame real shame
    Never mind we can get some great long ball players on the cheap stoke will be having a clear out when their new bright forward thinking manager takes over
    Off for my summer break be back on the blog in August ,but not looking forward to next season ,I don’t care who we sign or sell its all irrelevant if Pardew is the manager
    Will always be 100 per cent behind the toon but probably at my lowest point with them in 40years
    Have a great summer and bloggers be nice to each other we are all on the same side

  • 18 Indian Magpie // May 23, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Why would there be an official statement?

    My only hope is this is the dreaded vote of confidence!

  • 19 89Norcal // May 23, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    I look forward to DxK’s interpretation of the meeting between Ashley and Pards.

  • 20 magpie6699 // May 23, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Life goes on – as does supporting the Toon. HWTL!

  • 21 Laurent Robert 32 // May 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Disgraceful. The board and Pardew.

    He will ALWAYS find excuses to prolong his wage earning. If we had ‘experience’ he’d be saying we need youth and pace, or something else. The man lies to the fans week after week in his interviews and he takes his lies into the board room.

    I’m seriously gutted if he stays in charge. How on earth will more coaches alter his tactical mindset? He still enforces his negative sitting back which ever coaches come in.

    If it does change the way we play, then it’s what the new coach has implemented, so what the hell is Pardew’s use apart from a front to take all the flak?

    The man is a liar and a con-man and his cluelessness is dragging the club down like at his previous clubs. Openly saying he’s glad we’re not in Europe is unacceptable along with the long list of other things.

    Ashley has a lot to answer for by keeping the clown in charge as well. Disgusting.

  • 22 toon22 // May 23, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Clutching at straws but maybe MA its trying to sell the club.AP is cheap and probably on an easy sackable contract.

  • 23 Indian Magpie // May 23, 2013 at 9:08 AM


    What would you define trouble.

    18th in the league, out of CO cup

  • 24 // May 23, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Indian Magpie

    After this season and after all the rumors the club should explain what went wrong and back Pardew if that’s what they want. Living in the unknown is pretty tiresome for fans, at least for me.

  • 25 Toon-Prodigy // May 23, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    108Toon-Prodigy // May 23, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Newcastle brown alien,

    Im not a Pardew fanboy, I’d welcome an upgrade so long as it’s an upgrade. But it wouldn’t be for half of the stuff that is being bandied about on the blogs.

    There is a problem with that article and it is misleading like a lot of the comments also.

    Last season, the injuries to key players and the timing of them also, affected the team no end, the quality and depth was insufficient. It played a huge part in our terrible run back in december.

    I dont buy into the concept “I don’t buy into the injuries”.

    It played a massive part in the quality of football we all witnessed last season.

    Bedtime for me lads, laters.

  • 26 89Norcal // May 23, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Indian Mag

    Poor home form and below mid-table. Otherwise it’s not worth the cost for MA to sack Pardew.

    Though I suppose your definition would be anything below 1st place

  • 27 Ben3arfa // May 23, 2013 at 9:11 AM


    Ashley and Llambass can piss right off as well

  • 28 Indian Magpie // May 23, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Next season Can’t come late enough


    Newcastle United

  • 29 89Norcal // May 23, 2013 at 9:12 AM


    my understanding is it’s the opposite of easy.

    There was a story 2 weeks ago that MA would owe Pardew 1.5m for every un-served year until 2020 if he sacked him.

  • 30 daftmick // May 23, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Despite the fact that we all know that Pardew is a blagger with a football brain suited to the lowest leagues, how can Ashley not see the disastrous effect this will have on transfers this summer. Last year we attracted good players as we had a Europa spot. Pardew has no credentials in Europe and we will now be slogging it out with the premier leagues smallest clubs as we compete on wage offers alone. To compensate our poor league position we needed a manager with a European reputation to attract players who aspire to being top of their field. Anyone who observes our league position, listens to the man’s old English vision of how football should be played and checks his managers CV is hardly likely to consider us their best career move. Last year we messed up by not recruiting talent and this year we will mess up by failing to attract the talent we want. This is a serious error Ashley and I can’t believe you are not savvy enough to see it yourself? I bet we try to raid Wigan because the players know we are a big club regardless if the goons in charge, but siem de Jong and PEA – forget it!

  • 31 Laurent Robert 32 // May 23, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    How can those technical players want to stay with him in charge. Football players aren’t stupid (most of them), they know what tactics are being forced onto them and there’s no way they can enjoy defeding their box for most of the second half. Utter rubbish.

    We have the wrong players for how he wishes to play. The fact that no English manager has won the Premier League says a lot when you look at what Pardew makes the players do on the pitch.

  • 32 hotdog // May 23, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Decision made! Get on with it and back the team and management. After 10 games and no better ship him out and you neggars can say “told you so” I’ll eat humble pie then!

  • 33 // May 23, 2013 at 9:19 AM


    Agree. That’s my feeling too if Pardew stays :/

  • 34 markmac // May 23, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Ive been calling for AP to be sacked as much as most but it doesnt look like its happening so we’d better get used to it,and its getting a bit repetetive every post now :-[ and another thing, looking at past appointments we could end up with EVEN worse/more boring than AP. just think tony pulis is unemployed now so he could have been on his way up to us along with rory delap his towl and peter crouch….anyway maybe they were discussing a new pass and move bonus scheme yesterday ;-]…….

  • 35 jordijohnty // May 23, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    why do we put up with this year after year when we see what our contempories achieve? Whats the point of giving your support to a club when there is absolutely no ambition?

  • 36 Hatem's better than Messi // May 23, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Pardew must be praying for an easy start when the fixture list is announced.

    This could get nasty very quickly.
    There is a huge section of the fans that really dislike him.

  • 37 jordijohnty // May 23, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    I concur with hatem. Bad start = another season wasted. Even a change of manager in september onwards will mean we wont kick on for another season. oppurtunity wasted

  • 38 KayZey78 // May 23, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Worst news of the season. I am so tired of watching us play mindless disorganized football, as we try and hoof the ball up to our lone striker who obviously is not a target man type player.

    Maybe Shola will start all our games next season… We will undoubtedly loose our creative players now.

  • 39 DxSkyline // May 23, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    So he’s decided to keep Pardew, very disapointing news!
    will always support are boys but i tell you i wont be spending a single penny (shirts, catching all newcastle away games in london) until this thing is removed from newcastle!!!

  • 40 jonobbad // May 23, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Well we all know how much ambition Ashley has.
    I will always support nufc no matter what but I won’t be going to a match now until either, pardew goes or until he changes the way he gets teams playing.
    Or in other words 7 years time.
    Ashley out!

  • 41 dcdick // May 23, 2013 at 10:27 AM


  • 42 terencelim // May 23, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    The meeting is just a lie like he paid the club’s debt.

    The longer Ashley in charge the more damage he’ll cost the club.

    I’ve no idea at all why some fans even believe that he makes the club financial stable. If he’s an Indian, Chinese or Arabian owner would you still believe his claim that he paid the club’s debt?

    Be honest to yourself if your answer is no then chances are this greedy businessman actually didn’t pay the club’s debt. You’ll know that Ashley has no credibility and integrity if you’ve learnt your lesson.

  • 43 toontillidie // May 23, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    well i guess that about sums up the season but seeing as though he is staying i guess i will have to support him and hope he does better this season but i aint gonna count my chickens – May as well get behind the team for the forthcoming season HWTL

  • 44 toonluvva // May 23, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    This news was always to expected.

    Ashley runs NUFC at arms length, his real passion is SportsDirect.

    Llambias is in charge of day to day operaions at SJP.

    Ashley has asked Llambias for his views on our performance over the season. Llambias has repeated the “it’s all down to injuries and being involved in the Europa League” mantra. He reassured Ashley that finishing 16th was a one of due to the injuries etc, and as we were out of the EL, we would do better next season.

    There is no way that Llambias would point the finger at Pardew. He wouldn’t want Ashley to put 2 &2 together and work out that it was Llambias who recommended Pardew.

    The result of all this is that we go into next season with a “lame duck” manager. He will have to have a really good start to the season or come under pressure again by Christmas.

    In the meantime, it raises important questions as to which of our decent players will be wanting away, either in the summer or in January at the latest.

    Will any decent players want to come to NUFC, or are just the mercenaries looking for a signing on fee and an wage packet or little or no effort.

    So there you have it. The trail leads back to Llambias in my opinion. As long as he is in charge at SJP we will be struggling along in the bottom 6, out of the domestic cup competitions at the earliest opportunity as we will have no european ambitions at all.

  • 45 oldbobaycliffe // May 23, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    interesting to see tony pullis has been sacked because the fans didn,t like the hoofball we play yet pardew who played more longball football than stoke keeps his job.surely the time to let pardew go is now a new manager would only have to get our team 2 places higher each season to pay pardews wages

  • 46 Ba Humbug // May 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    If Pardew gets us back up to 5th will fans still want his head?

    He’s done it before, thats all Im saying.

    Accept it and lets move on!

  • 47 wynsleap // May 23, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Ba Humbug @ 46 ” If Pardew gets us back up to 5th…”
    I think we both know deep down that ain’t going to happen.
    With all the money flying into the Premiership next season and most clubs being able to afford decent recruitment it will be the good managers that will make the difference and unfortunately our previous Manager of The Year isn’t one of them. They reckon everyone has 5 minutes of fame – he had his the previous season.

  • 48 ArtyH // May 23, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Aw poo were doom’d.

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