Pardew’s Still The Manager – Give Him Some Support

There was a good demonstration of loyal support by the Newcastle fans in our last game of the season, when Newcastle gave 100% and played a good game against Arsenal, but still went down by a score of 1-0 – but the fans supported the players and the manager throughout the 90 minutes, and even after the game as the players took a lap of honor, and that was  after what was a disastrous season in the Premier League.

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Alan Pardew – still the Newcastle manager

And we have recently learned that Alan Pardew will be retained as manager, and he’s now had one very good season on Tyneside and one very bad season – so in baseball terms he’s batting 0.500, which isn’t too bad.

Newcastle fans had every right to be upset at what turned out to be just an awful season, when of all things we ended up fighting relegation, and if Wigan hadn’t slumped in their final three games we could even have seen the drop for the second time in only four years.

But we want to see a successful side next season, and we already have some good players in the side, and we are now five good players better off since January.

And since we were relegated in 2009, that’s the first disappointing season we’ve really had, after brilliantly winning the Championship with a massive 102 points in 2010 – compare that to the 87 points Cardiff won the title with this season.

And in our first season back we were a respectable 12th, and if we hadn’t let in three goals against West Brom in the final 30 minutes of the season, we’d have finished up in 9th place.

And in the following year we were 5th, which was last year, and back into Europe, and that’s the best we’ve done since Bobby Robson was managing the club back in 2004, when he was fired because 5th just wasn’t good enough.

Yeah – right.

But last season was just horrendous and not good for the health of Geordie fans for sure, and Newcastle did have a lot of injuries to some top players like Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor, and we lost Demba Ba in January and didn’t replace him.

Shades of when Andy Carroll left two years ago – and Newcastle must learn from their previous mistakes.

Of course fans have the right to think what they like, but since we want Newcastle to be successful again next year, we’ll be supporting Alan Pardew, his coaches and all the players.

That’s only because we want Newcastle to be successful again, and with a lot of us older fans, time is now starting to run out, after all.

Howay The Lads!!

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47 comments so far

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 28, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #1


  • Geordie-Exile

    May 28, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #2

    I agree Ed time is running out for us old ones. I remember so well us winning our last trophy. Although I am not a Pardew fan I will support the team until my time is finished here.

  • nightfa11

    May 28, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #3

    considering how arrogant & stubborn with his team selections, “style” & subs he is..defenite NO.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 28, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #4

    I support and encourage the team, I don’t support him.

    It doesn’t need a review at the end of season to suddenly make him realise his faults. He should not only be soing that on a weekly basis, he is paid to do that every second during a game.

    He already said he has a “stromg philosophy”. Why will he change it? He won’t, he’ll just blabber more lies on the media and continue with his pathetic selections and negative instructions.

    It’s hard to be upbeat about prospective signings like PEA etc, because as we’ve seen with the likes of Sissoko, once Pardew starts draining the life out of them with his anti-football, he’ll just make up more excuses as to why the team isn’t functioning properly.

    That is something which will never cease whilst he’s at this football club.


    May 28, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #5

    i’ll give him some support when he stops talking fcukin shit all the b*****d time!!

    please stop urging us to get behind him ‘ED’

  • valle

    May 28, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #6

    Pardew should have gone by himself, and when that didnt happen he should have been sacked. Its not our league position, its our tactics and team selections.


    May 28, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Transfers open on July 1st?

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 28, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #8

    ameobi, aren’t they open now?

  • jimmysmith

    May 28, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #9

    In a Pied Piper sort of sense!

    I think I’ll stand back and watch the parade go by fo a spell if you don’t mind, Ed.

  • Mister Tuff

    May 28, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #10

    Newcastle Brown as Ameobi say the summer window opens on July 1st to August 31st. You can do all the preliminary work before the window opens -but players can only sign from July 1st.

  • TimKrulFan

    May 28, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #11

    Ill never support this prick ask any charton fan what they think of him.

  • stuart no9

    May 28, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #12

    i will support my team as i always have done for the last nigh on , 50 years. i am still here- and yes i ask myself why every now and again, but i\ve been saying i’m not going back for forty odd years, but we do – and thats that, however , i have no respect for pardew ! that is why he will never get my support, last year , this year , and next year ( if he is still here ) WHY should i have respect for a guy who treats the geordie supporters as idiots , he lies , and he cons his way through games , and he really believes we buy into his post match – hideous analysis of a game where we have just been destroyed , and he makes it out ,somehow – we was robbed. the man has no respect for us , and i doubt he has much for himself- so for that reason – no from me , even if he won a cup my thoughts wouldnt change ,
    He would have to have a drastic change of personality, and that aint going to happen.

  • Sav

    May 28, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #13

    A good post, Ed. We’ve no choice as fans of the club. I was glad to read of Pardew saying he’d learned a lot (from last season) and would be a better manager from now on because of it. But then he is apparently claiming we were a top 6 side from the last 15 games? Did I read that wrong, is he having another ‘joke’ like the recent comment about not caring if Arsenal beat us (and they did), or has he lost the plot? He started out well and claimed to have lost that arrogance he was often accused but has kept coming out with BS, ridiculing the opposition and blaming everything but himself when it backfires. I can’t help but think the stress has already got to him and the players will be first to see it as weakness. Like you, I hope I’m mistaken.

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 28, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #14

    People say pardew will have learned a lot from this past season, well A. why could’t he see what was working from last season and B. why when i clearly wasn’t working would he carry on with his sh1tty tactics, surely he would have learned that this wasn’t going well
    I will carry on supporting the toon, i couldn’t go to another club, it wouldn’t work, but I will NOT support pardew
    Howay the Lads
    GoWay Pardew

  • jimmysmith

    May 28, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    Comment #15

    Its a for better or worse situation as a Toon fan as far as the side and club is concerned, but so far as individuals are concerned there really is little room for sentiment. Last season was so very nearly a train wreck with Pards at the wheel.

    Has some work to do to regain my confidence. I’m sure that’s gonna light a fire under him, not, but lack of application doesn’t seem to be his problem anyway. I just hope he’s a quick study too!

  • toonking

    May 28, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    Comment #16

    I will continue supporting him because while we are owned by cashley it is going to be so hard for pardew to get a proper squad.
    we see it every year
    A andy carroll got sold but we fail to cover him
    B. when we sold both best and loven we only got 1 striker that window
    C. in Europa league yet he doesn’t build up the squad instead he delays the signing or doesn’t bother at all.
    D. sold ba but did not replace him and at the minute we have got no decent width and only 1 striker so it’s no wonder we are hoofing it and so poor getting forward.

  • Mark the Mag

    May 28, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #17

    No matter what happens when the whistle goes for 90 minutes we will be 110% behind the team. The sad thing is I cant completely put my full support behind Pardrew because of what has happened this season. There will always be niggling thought in the back of my mind that I know hes not good enough as a manager and im basically going to be waiting for things to go wrong. The fans know it, the players will know it and in our hearts we know he will not succeed. We will have to be brave for the time being and just grit it out, you never know he might do ok and get us a top 8 finish and give us a bit stability to move on from him.
    Ego kills knowledge
    As knowledge requires learning,
    And learning requires humility.
    He wont learn anything from this season, he is too arrogant, and I don’t know where he gets it from because he has got nothing to back it up, he is a nobody and never will be, because he already thinks he knows everything.
    Shame because I used to really like him, hopefully he might learn, show some humility and prove us all wrong. HWL.

  • p

    May 28, 2013 at 4:03 AM

    Comment #18

    If i had not read this article i would have dropped support for the toon and started supporting someone with a good manager. good job someone was there to remind me to support the club regardless

  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    May 28, 2013 at 4:48 AM

    Comment #19

    I will support him fully if he shows some improvement/ signs of change.

    We can’t continue to look like a team who’ve never met each other before and are scared of the ball.

    The passing under Pardew is so, so poor.

    So if we stop hoofing it and actually show signs of trying to pass then I’ll support him.

    Even if he continues to play his favourites who seem impossible to drop (Mr Gutierrez…..), I’ll support him if the team show at least a tiny amount of cohesiveness as improvement.

    Oh, and if his utter b0ll0cks which he speaks were to stop then that would be nice. I remember when we just scraped a 1-1 draw against Fulham (I think), performed really poorly again and he came out and said we “were absolutely brilliant and showed real togetherness”- I lost some respect for him when he said that- a very poor 1-1 draw is “absolutely brilliant”? Talk about mediocrity!

  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    May 28, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    Comment #20

    Oh, I would also be happier with the club if they stopped these insulting, condescending PR stunts like removing the Sports Direct logo from the Gallowgate: you own the club and the company Ashley, why pretend you couldn’t have done this at any time!!

    Also, that Rooney article. “Sources say….” on his own Sports Direct site!!! That’s just seeing us as morons.

    I’ll say it again: we’re almost as bad as Arsenal in terms of being used as a way of making money/ advertising. Just that Ashley and co. at least have the decency to be so utterly inept and classless that they make it even more blatant!!

  • chuck

    May 28, 2013 at 4:55 AM

    Comment #21

    C’mon Ed. FFS!
    the guy is a looser, hopeless, as is Llambias and Ashley.

    In which case as long as they are dictating policy and tactics, we are guaranteed to go nowhwhere.

    You know you should make up your mind what you really think, as opposed to switching back and forth.

    You really think this clown, knows what he’s doing, if so come out and say it!

    Don’t jump one way and another, what’s up ?afraid you will be shown to know little about the game, but at the same time keep in with the administration, who may feed you info, as long as you are positive.


    May 28, 2013 at 4:59 AM

    Comment #22

    no time to supports such fools

  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    May 28, 2013 at 5:00 AM

    Comment #23

    @chuck – calm down mate! Accusing Ed of being a regime mouthpiece and being “fed info” is out of order.

    It is pretty obvious that they don’t want to get rid of Pardew, Ed’s only saying that we should therefore get behind him!

    Should hardly be concentrating on Pardew when the new season starts ahead of supporting the team!

    It’s only an opinion to get people to debate it, have a bit of respect for the person that runs this whole blog for us man!

  • jimmysmith

    May 28, 2013 at 5:19 AM

    Comment #24

    Bloody ‘ell! Steady on Chuck.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 28, 2013 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #25

    Good morning lads,

    That’s what I like to see, positivity and looking forward to next season.

    Last seasons in the past, it’s time to move on and look forward to next.

    Can’t wait to see who this striker is we are bringing in.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 28, 2013 at 6:04 AM

    Comment #26


    Mr Defend and Hoof, no thanks.


  • Santon03

    May 28, 2013 at 6:14 AM

    Comment #27


    I don’t think Ashley wanted to sell AC, he put up insane price tag, but the fools agreed to pay that price. We did get replacements for AC, we got Ba and Cisse after AC left and finished 5th.
    We did buy 3 players in last summer, but fail buy (amalfitano), rarely played (Anita), and don’t know what happened (Curtis Good). From what I’ve seen, I think pardew got over confident about previous season achievement and it seems like he told Ashley he could do the same miracle with the same squad (remember he never managed teams in European competition before and he blamed europa for this season failure), we still have Ba until January and we never had the same 11 playing in europa before January but still we have bad results at EPL.
    The one you could blame for last year is not Ashley, only pardew or maybe Llambias for cheap bids. When Remy ditched us, Ashley took over and got us a surprise (5 players).
    I like most of our transfer policies, we go for certain targets, not any player available like QPR. Just need to improve on bidding price.

  • Eddie

    May 28, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #28

    We all support the team and the club – the fans have been outstanding this season given the dross so often served up.
    The match attending fans are overwhelmingly positive – they know the effect they have on players morale.
    But the blogosphere is different – it’s exactly the right place to give Pardew a blasting (hopefully he’ll pick up on it and the heat will concentrate his mind).

  • scout

    May 28, 2013 at 6:28 AM

    Comment #29

    If the players don’t support him, why should we?

  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 28, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #30


    Pards wanted players in last summer. It was the board who let everyone down. The board are to blame because by January our league campaign was over due to that barren run in November-December. We were missing Cabs, S Taylor and Ben Arfa during this spell amongst others also with no one decent and experienced enough to come in. We were crying out for a centreback and reinforcments incase serious injuries occured last summer.

    Signing five players in January and expecting miracles to push us up the league is asking a bit much. They were bought to keep us in the league which they did, just. Next season they will be expected to perform to their full potential.

    Next season we will have decent back up which we never had last season, decent bench. Next season will be nothing like the one we have just witnessed. Strikers will be coming in also and we will have more than Cisse playing up top.

    Plenty to be optimistic about for me mate. I can’t wait.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 28, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #31


    Carroll wasn’t replaced in the window he was sold in.
    So we went from having an exciting strike force to Best and Ameobi struggling to score. Season ticket holders paid to watch Pardew’s dismal Carroll-less first half season.

    Buying three players (two development squad) didn’t cover loss of Guthrie and was Joey ever replaced?
    We constantly gamble with poor squad depth at CB, FB and striker.
    Who’s pushing Cabaye for his place in the side?
    There’s a big clear out needed anf therefore a lot more money to be spent on five to seven players if we are going to challenge for the top six.

    Then there’s Mr Loser in charge of the disaster.
    I’d rather lose an exciting 4-3 than lose 1-0 at home without threatening the goal once in 90 minutes – but apparently this was a good performance?
    Then a lap of honour for losing three home games on the trot.

  • Transfer Sage

    May 28, 2013 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #32

    Pardew is not somebody I support, nor are any of the players. I support the club.

    I will however not twist and call for his head this summer. See if he has really learnt. He should be learning week by week and not waiting a full season to change things.

    However he is a stubborn man it seems, set on the same mistakes week after week. Hopefully the season review made it clear in no uncertain terms what he has to do. If he has been told what to do then maybe he might finally see the way forward.

    And if people feel so strongly about him staying do something about it….stop your season ticket til he has gone, stop buying shirts, protest outside games, start petitions, etc etc

  • check the toastie

    May 28, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #33

    He shouldn’t now be manager of this football club as he is f#cking useless and we are doomed as long as he stays, an absolute clown.


  • one Tony Green

    May 28, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #34

    Howay Ed copying an old article from the Mag is never a good idea

    Pardew is devoid of any football brain. His arrogance will be our clubs undoing.

  • check the toastie

    May 28, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #35

    Pardew all summer, regards transfers and rhetoric will go about fixing problems with the team that only exist in his stupid deluded brain. And as such we will be in a worse position than we were last season, he will be sacked ten games into the season, meaning next year will be a total write-off.

    Thanks Ashley you pr#ck.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 28, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #36

    According to the website goal, AC is staying with Liverpool and knocking West Ham back. Interesting..

  • Ian Toon

    May 28, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #37

    Toon-Prodigy – I agree fully. Pardew was dealt a bad hand by Ashley/ and Llambias. This at a time when we had finished fifth and due to play a third more games than the previous season.season . There is no merit in doing anything but look forward with optimism. A good pre season, plus a few astute signings and we will have a fully integrated squad with depth for the first time in many a season. The best is yet to come.
    Ruddy- Response to your post of last Friday. Carry on like this and I’ll think you don’t like me! There is no vendetta on my part . Stop being mean spirited and mischievous. Its much better to post on football related issues and the welcome wagon is more conducive. Just look ahead with a clean slate.

  • HullMag6

    May 28, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #38

    Samba makes bramble look good

    Remy wait for allegations to be proven or dismissed if the latter I’d ne ok with him amd if a deal can be done. Who was the cm that went to qpr – mbia? is he worth a look?

    I’ll Pardew but only because the toon is bigger than any man – HWTL

    I have a horrible feeling its gping to be same again – i hope I’m wrong

  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 28, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #39


    I share the same views.

    I see no point in carrying on crying over spilt milk. Last season is history and we all need to be looking forward. Anything else is a complete waste of time.

    It’s going to be a very interesting summer. I have no doubt we will be bringing more quality into the club, It’s are star players we have at the club im worried about keeping.

    Im waiting on offers coming in for Ben Arfa and Cabaye. Losing these two plus Colo and I’d be very disappointed.

  • Indian Magpie

    May 28, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #40

    God helps those who help themselves and

    Supporters suppor those who show at least an inkling of ability


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