Was Ashley Right To Keep Alan Pardew As Manager?


I’ve been asked a number of times this week to put a poll up on what readers think of Alan Pardew staying on as the Newcastle manager.

pardew great shot

Alan Pardew – Newcastle manager

We didn’t want to put this up during the season, but there’s no reason we cannot now gauge how supporters feel – good or bad – towards Alan Pardew.

As we said earlier today, the first few games of next season will be very important, but he’s the manager, as he has been over the last 30 months – and to think he’s now the second longest serving Premier League manager is staggering – and shows how cut-throat things are in the Premier League – with all that money around.

If we can make 5th place next season, with the new money coming in form the new three years TV agreement Newcastle could make £92M compared to the £54M we made last year when we did finish 5th.

So we cannot see things in the Premier league getting any better any time soon – as far as the longevity of Premier League managers.

Let us know how you feel – and we’ll also put the poll on the home page.

Was Ashley Right To Keep Pardew As Newcastle Manager?

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223 comments so far

  • jonobbad

    May 24, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #1

    This should be interesting

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  • nufc786

    May 24, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #2

    i posted this 2 articles ago and i thought it was very interesting
    http://www.thisisanfield.com/features/superb-tactical-video-analysis-of-liverpool-6-0-newcastle/

    http://www.thisisanfield.com/2013/01/explaining-the-4-3-3/

    great bit of analysis on liverpools tactics based on their 4
    philosophy the 4Ps i think

    Possesion
    patientce
    penetration
    pressure

    can you imagine if a manager like this insalled a similar philosphy on our players…

    i cant see pardew doing it

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  • nufc786

    May 24, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #3

    i posted this 2 articles ago and i thought it was very interesting
    http://www.thisisanfield.com/features/superb-tactical-video-analysis-of-liverpool-6-0-newcastle/

    great bit of analysis on liverpools tactics based on their 4
    philosophy the 4Ps i think

    Possesion
    patientce
    penetration
    pressure

    can you imagine if a manager like this insalled a similar philosphy on our players…

    i cant see pardew doing it

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  • niafron

    May 24, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Impossible to answer this question, cause we don’t know if Pard suggested changes in the way the first team work.

    If he simply ask to keep going, sure, was a bad idea to keep him.

    I just wait to see if there’s change in the staff this summer.

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  • nufc786

    May 24, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #5

    *installed
    *philsophy

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  • niafron

    May 24, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #6

    @nufc786

    Ahah!

    I didn’t even notice, but sure, i m not the best judge of a correct english!

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  • BandB

    May 24, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #7

    All sorts of bloggers have been screaming for this poll for weeks.
    Now the question is: “Should we have run for that bus lads?”
    Ed, can you explain why you didn’t want to put it up until now?
    And why now?

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  • jonobbad

    May 24, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Nufc786
    Weren’t you right the first time? Philosophy

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  • nufc786

    May 24, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #9

    niafron
    hehehe

    happens to all of us

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    May 24, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #10

    Haha yeah, this’ll be fun 😉 *grabs chair and popcorn*

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  • jonobbad

    May 24, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Nufc
    Ah I see ignore me

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  • Graeme

    May 24, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Its a double edged sword Ed!!

    Yes, if we can get a better, coach, tactician, trainer, manager.
    No, if we end up with a Souness, JFK, FSA etc

    I’ll give him to January 1st to prove 5th place wasnt a fluke and 5th bottom was!!!

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  • nufc786

    May 24, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #13

    jonobbad
    sorry… it was comment numer 3 2nd last line

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  • jonobbad

    May 24, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #14

    He probably left it so we calm down and see it without being in a rage from the moment.
    Also pardew has only just been confirmed to stay so couldn’t have done it much earlier.

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  • yo-yo

    May 24, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #15

    I’ve voted NO even though I can see the argument for giving him 10 games next season. The disruption of changing manager is very high risk so it was a close call for me. I’ve pretty much supported him up to the Liverpool capitulation because there have been many bad things happen to us this season and he is only parytly responsible. The 0-6 was the final straw for me. I think he has many strong points and many weaknesses but these only average out to very mediocre.

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  • niafron

    May 24, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #16

    I’m off.

    Bonne soirée messieurs.

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  • nufc786

    May 24, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #17

    yo-yo

    the derby was the last straw for me.. that really hurt

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  • nufc786

    May 24, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #18

    niafron
    have a good one

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 24, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Finally Haha

    The most requested poll ever has finally appeared.

    I voted no.

    Honestly don’t think he’s capable of changing his ways.
    I assume the only reason he kept his job, was because he’s a yes man who wont moan or groan about their transfer policy & lack of investment.

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  • John Tudor

    May 24, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #20

    we will be seen as pardews gutless wonders as long as he stays

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  • nufc786

    May 24, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #21

    The season was so bad and tiote was so out of form i couldn’t even bring out tiote banter 🙁

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  • Mark the Mag

    May 24, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #22

    I voted yes, keep him but now I feel dirty.

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 24, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #23

    Definitely proves most people want him out 67% for sacking & 33% against. Of course I voted MA was wrong not to get rid as it’s obvious Pardew is a hopeless lout!

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 24, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Also find it strange that Hughton was deemed not good enough, but Pardew kept his job.

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  • AndyNUFC

    May 24, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #25

    I will give Pardew half the season, with at least 4-5 new players, and his targets in regards to a cup run and what teams we can comfortably beat.

    Only NUFC goes from 5th to 16th. Only NUFC beats Chelsea 3-2 from 2-1 down… Then gets to the Europa league quarter final… Then loses 6 – 0 and 3 – 0 against Sunderland.

    It isnt just a manager problem though, though SBR came close he didnt even win anything here. The whole club philosophy needs change, we need the academy giving us a bench player at the very least every couple of seasons, we need to keep signing talented, hungry players with a good spirit, above all we need an owner that wants to see us write history – win a cup before the next lifetime and even if he sold up would be happy to know we would be still challenging 10 years down the line.

    It makes me wonder when you look at Man Us debt, risk it all for worldwide acclaim and success, or play it safe until you have a club making £50mill profit each year?

    Wonder what Ashley thinks.

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  • nufc786

    May 24, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #26

    colo is argentina squad…. wonder if san lorenzo will try to talk to him from their…

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-wire/coloccini-heads-back-to-play-for-argentina/?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 24, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #27

    The fact that you have to ask the question tells you everything you should know. Clueless manager.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 24, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #28

    Well, i’v voted yes because im looking at the season on a whole and my reasoning is the board are alot more to blame for the failures this season.

    I can’t knock a manager and coaching staff who were set up for failure from the start, then given deperate attempts in January to keep us in the league because of it.

    Also, the fact we kept 15 clean sheets last season which is not luck, something right was being done with this squad and I have faith they can replicate the success. 5th was an amazing achievement and there was alot of success with this coaching setup.

    An odd poor season while we are building is nothing to me at this present time so long as we keep growing the squad each season. Our time will come.

    He has until Christmas for me.

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  • scout

    May 24, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #29

    How is it a risk to change the manager? The team has less balance than an all day pi** head. People getting a game when they show no apparent form, strange substitutions almost like a lottery draw scenario the bloke is as popular as a rattle snake in a lucky dip, give a decent manager 30 million and you’ll be knocking on the door for Europe again.

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  • sparky55

    May 24, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #30

    ask me one on sport!

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  • John Tudor

    May 24, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #31

    if set up for failure who is to blame then?

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 24, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #32

    1 thing I don’t get is how everybody wants to sell Tioté. Have you all forgotten how immense he was in his 1st 2 seasons? He is just a victim of Pardew & company’s bad coaching & management. He is a CDM not a box to box or deep lying play maker! His role is to allow people like Ben Arfa and Cabaye to have freedom in their play. So many players like Cabaye & Ben Arfa have been victims of the Pardew era but Tioté and Cissé’s victimisation has been more noticeable due to 1 relied on to score all our goals and the other to prevent many of ours. Jonas unfortunately looks like he has no chance to redeem himself as Pardew has completely destroyed every ounce of attacking ability in his body. This just adds more to my hatred of this arrogant fool we have managing our beloved side and the great need to sack him. We do not need Matuidi as we have so many talented CDMs (Sissoko, Tioté, Anita, Bigirimana and even Perch to an extent). We just need somebody to revitalise Tioté as he’s a top CDM. Definitely 1 if not the best in the league. I just beg he can be brought back to the 5th place finish season and 1 before that as he was amazing. We can only pray a miracle occurs and Pardew learns how to become a proper manager that us & the players deserve.

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  • sparky55

    May 24, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #33

    is this a trick question…am I missing something????

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  • Shiremagpies

    May 24, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #34

    No he was fooking wrong

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  • 89Norcal

    May 24, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #35

    In my humble and unbiased opinion, and considering rafa was waiting for the go ahead..I would have to say Pardews tactical errors last season in spite of injury and transfer inactivity warranted sacking him and signing rafa. But if our options had been average I would say just stick with pardew.

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  • Sazzer

    May 24, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #36

    nufc786
    Possession
    Patience
    Penetration
    Pressure
    Sounds like happy ending in Liverpool.

    Which reminds me of this:
    1:23 into the clip
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqxpRjt7LtQ

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 24, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #37

    Mr pardew 2 thirds of us hate you, get lost

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  • John Tudor

    May 24, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #38

    pardew=wet limp lettuce

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  • stuart no9

    May 24, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Of course ash wasnt right to keep pards on .
    He has kept him on for 2 reasons – both of which are not related to football. F irst . Ash does not want to look stupid , which he will do as he has given pards an 8 year contract ( cough couch ) and to sack him after just one year , would be detremental to his street cred. secondly – its his mate. however come september or october when we are in the bottom 3 and looking the fizzy pop league eye, he may have to sack him. After reading newspaper reports that his job was never under threat , is shocking , and backs up my theory that ” its his mate” after such a disgraceful season , his job was never “under threat ”
    I will just bide my time and wait for the inevitable to happen – and it should not be too far away .

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  • John Tudor

    May 24, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #40

    6-1 for the drop next year

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