Pardew – I Can’t Keep Any People Happy Any Of The Time

The Newcastle manager believes those rumors that were spread around earlier in the week that he had been fired had been started by social media  –  mainly via Twitter.

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Alan Pardew – pressure is expected at a big club like Newcastle

And of course these days it’s very easy to start rumors, somebody just sends a tweet out and it gets replaced and passed on rapidly and before long some people may even think it’s true. or hope it’s true for those who don’t rate the manager.

Alan Pardew can do nothing about the rumors of course, but he seems to have just kept his head down on the training field preparing the side for the important game at Cardiff City on Saturday:

“There’s always scrutiny on Premier League managers when you’ve lost two games, and you’re at a big club, there’s going to be pressure and social media has added to it.”

“None of that (the firing rumors) had any foundation, but the bottom line is that at a big club, you’ve got to win games. Then the speculation stops.”

“Most of the rumors started on social media, probably by young fans or whoever and it makes some sort of headway. The only way you can deal with it is you have to cut yourself off and just focus on the job.”

“That’s all I’m doing really.” “I don’t actually think at this particular time it’s the press or media, it’s the saturation we have especially from social media is such and it’s the old saying that you can’t keep all the people happy all of the time.”

“Well, I can’t keep any of the people happy any of the time.”

We should add that last sentence was in jest from the Newcastle manager.

We need a win on Saturday, and that will help raise the spirits on Tyneside  – hopefully.

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50 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #1

    The arrogance of the man is astounding – Try winning games and people will be happy you fool, keep sending out lack lustre side’s that are embarrassed and you will be under pressure. It’s not rocket science – Simply do your job properly

  • Ben3arfa

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Losing your cool are you now Pards? Mediocre manager at a “BIG” club, serves you right you cockney chump

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #3

    It’s probably because you are an underperforming lower level manager managing a team of drastically underperforming internationals, Alan.

    In fact, yes, it definitely is that.

    Take your limited skills elsewhere please.

  • blew

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #4

    The mouth is at it again.
    Pardgob states there is always pressure
    at a big club when you lose 2 successive
    games. Are we really a big club in the PL?
    5th bottom last season and already in that
    position this season.
    The Pardgob factor is throughout the club.
    Unlike JFK, he cant change his CV.

  • daztoon

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Sorry Alan we should all be praising you because yer doing a fantastic job with all the talent at your disposal.

  • Belfast

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #6


  • GeordieDan

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Want to know how to please most of the people most of the time Alan?:

    1) Win football matches
    2) Have a Plan B, and a plan C
    3) Grow a backbone and tell fatman that if he;s not going to invest like any normal human being would then he will have to sack him (back him or pay £10 million in compo if what we read is anywhere near right-which it isn’t)
    4) Make a point that if Ashley really does plan to replace him with JFK as manager then he’ll probably be locked up indefinitely for manslaughter as giving Joe the position will 99% likely kill the man before Xmas!
    5) Stop kissing Cabaye’s ar$e
    6) Take responsibility for making a group of International class player turn from world beaters to headless chickens within 6 months of you meeting them.

    Basically just grow a pair and do your JOB or sod off and be someone else’s puppet.

  • GeordieDan

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Yeah social media’s a bitch isn’t.

    All those people having opinions and Mike Ashley believing only his matters-must be a right bugga that.

    If only he had a couple of billion reasons not to give a ****(damn)

  • stan anderson

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #9

    It just gets better every time he speaks, he has an answer for everything

  • stan anderson

    Oct 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #10

    More bulls–t ,he must really think we are thick Geordies ,dont you think,

  • chuck

    Oct 4, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #11

    First thing is ED. can you cut out that annoying recording that sez “Congratulations” !

    Yo Pardew!
    You just don’t get it, you are useless as a manager, even though you have plenty of talent at your disposal.
    And yes you do still believe you are great, but that’s just self delusion, you have always been crap and it’s very doubtful if things will ever change..
    So why don’t you just Fcug off.

  • fatman

    Oct 4, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #12

    A place in the nut house for Pardew, with a but of luck by Friday he might be found hanging under the Tyne bridge. fupp off Pardew you’re fired.

  • fatman

    Oct 4, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #13

    You got that a bit wrong Alan you keep the fatman and his retard sidekick happy lets hope he has a visit from the ghost of football past tonight and wakes up in a sweat and sack the useless pri*k.

  • josh

    Oct 4, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #14

    Wishing death upon somebody and then in another comment calling someone a retard is ironically retarded.

  • Sydney Toon

    Oct 4, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #15


    I believe we will see the end of Pardew soon enough, it is a difficult situation for most of us as we want Pardew out but that will come with a few more defeats. In the end a few defeats now may not affect us too much come the close of the season. We have seen Ashley remove Hughton, Allardyce from poor performance, the only thing that kept Pardew in the job was there was logical reasons for a guy with his level of ability. In other words he didn’t have the resources he felt he needed to do the job well. Allardyce had the squad he assembled and didn’t get the results. Hughton did not fit in with what was needed from Ashley. So if the results are not coming this season, Pardew will go. However, it is critical a replacement is found that is better and I believe that Di Matteo is the best manager who is a free agent and would come straight in. Others including Bielsa and Hiddink are more international team coaches, however Hiddink is more experienced at club level he appears to prefer the international roles given his age. I think Ashley would be paying close attention to a few free agent managers and should have already made initial enquiries. Pardew having the meeting may be good in his mind, but JK and MA would discuss AP outside that environment and who knows what opinions they would have. There may be some weaknesses in the squad but a team of our quality should not be blown away by Everton in the first 20mins or lose to Hull at home. The one thing we know about JK is that he wont hold back if somebody pi$$es him off. A loss to Cardiff and a loss at home could see the end of Pardew.

  • Santon03

    Oct 4, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #16

    It seems that JK appointment was to help MA looking for new managers since MA doesn’t have any experience or acquaintance in that area nor did Llambias.

    On other note:
    I watched Tranbzonspor vs Lazio last night, it was amazing game. Trab was leading 2-0, then 2-1, then 3-1 until 84 minute. Great subs by the manager with 6 minutes left they scored 2 goals in 2 minutes and almost scored again to win it.
    I salute Vladimir Petkovic (the manager) and the fighting spirit of Lazio team.

    I wish we can have manager like Petkovic, he doesn’t have big budget and he gives the team confidence and will to fight until the end, and Lazio is playing great direct football.

  • John Tudor

    Oct 4, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #17

    you are as much use as a crutch to a sprinter
    just do one

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 4, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #18

    I think he’s probably got more than 2 games, particularly if the defense looks more solid against Cardiff and Liverpool. I don’t think Ashley is at all inclined to sack him and will hold off as long as he can, but yes, poor defending and defeats would eventually force his hand.

    I’m not convinced a new manager is necessarily any sort of answer to our shortcomings either, unless an inspired appointment is made, but what would be the odds.

  • John Tudor

    Oct 4, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #19

    i see Rattsazz is availablle for parpoofs job

  • Santon03

    Oct 4, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #20

    It will be funny if the twitter account was belong to MA.

  • Malta Mag

    Oct 4, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #21

    Every day the man is in the media spotlight and is questioned constantly and each time he answers with dignity. He clearly loves the club and has said on several occasions that he is honored to have the position. Whether he’s good enough to manage the club is another question however I like the bloke and would wish him well if he left.

  • lesh

    Oct 4, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #22

    Don’t be surprised if Kinnear’s behind the rumour. Why Kinnear? Because it’s just about the level of stupidity I’d expect of the clown!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 4, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #23

    A plan A would do at the minute!!

    Di Matteo??? He managed West Brom to the brink of relegation adn was sacked, then he was assistant manager at Chelsea to Terry Lampard and Cole. Not for me, we might as well stick with Pardew if we are going to appoint similar dross. We need a Coach; not a manager in the traditional British sense.

    No hope of Hiddink being remotely interested. I’d be very interested in Bielsa, but again, I think that is a head in the clouds option. So where do we turn? I’ve mentioned Gary White and Paul Clement before, both are more on the technical coaching side, I’d prefer Gary as an Assistant to start with, due to not having worked with big name stars before.

    Jorge Jesus looks on the ropes at Benfica, a move from Portugal to the Premier League may prove tempting. There are plenty of options out there, but what we need is a more continental style approach as they will only be involved in tactics and coaching.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 4, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #24

    I think a new manager will definitely help us in the short term, and this season. But it would just cover over some of the more deep rooted issues.


    Oct 4, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #25



  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 4, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #26

    I’v got no beef with the bloke, I always think he comes across as dignified. This is a very tough job and I think it would be for any manager that has to work under this regime and circumstances.

    I don’t have the time today to get into an Ashley debate, but it cannot be easy to work under a regime that wants to build January to January on the cheap taking mental gambles.

    We are never giving ourselves the best opportunity and are always found wanting once injuries occur.

    I think the players now realise this club is just settling for mediocrity, there is a lack of excitment in Newcastle right now. Something has very much changed over this past couple of years with playing staff and on the terraces. Me personally, I can’t lay all of that down to Pardew. Im in thinking if you hire any manager then you should back him and give him every opportunity you possibly can to succeed.

    This hasn’t happened by any stretch. And the problems this club has faced this past two years on and off the pitch have seriously hindered are chances on the playing field also.

    It’s almost like are expectations and love for the club has been forced so far back it’s crippling. We are all witnessing the lack of building throughout the club at a time every summer where it is pivotal to any success on the pitch.

    We are being forced to be just “ok” with just staying in this league through what looks like to me as a total lack of ambition.

    It’s crippling for me personally. I’v never felt so low at the start of an NUFC season. With expectations so low.

    This is pretty much all I feel on NUFC at the moment.

    My two cents.

  • clinath@ed

    Oct 4, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #27

    Lil…your depth of knowledge of football personnel never fails to impress me….I will be happy with a manager that reflects Carr’s choices/recommendations. It appears, to me, that Carr sees one particular set of skills important whilst Pardew as the polar opposite…!

  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 4, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #28

    just out of interest there are two good players available in jan

    tom ince’s contract runs out in the summer so maybe able to get a cut price deal in jan

    lacana traore (from anzhi) has been told he can leave with liverpool interested, be another good signing, unlikely i know

  • headtheball

    Oct 4, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #29

    I’m led to believe the three wise Men from the EAST(end) were at a recording session during their recent meeting. The record is in the top twenty but probably not for long. It was released by Mike and the Sycophants with Mike writing the music, doing the arrangement and Joke and Percy the vocal backing. Advertising is free by NUFC. Will it get to number five?

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 4, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #30

    Juventus and Napoli are interested in Blackpool’s England Under-21 winger Tom Ince, 21, after learning they could strike a deal in January to sign him for £335,000.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 4, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #31

    For a supposed English Manager Pardew cant speak decent English.

  • geordieboy83

    Oct 4, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #32

    In the previous article Pardew says some players can grasp it and others will take time. To me this is tosh, everyone of our players will have played in a 433 or 442 or 451 etc at some point in their career. You need to manage them properly. Professional footballers have a brain am understanding of the game. It’s what separates them from amateurs who have similar skil. I manage a team and although it’s an entirely different level I have a 17 year old midfielder who understands in a 433 if my full back bombs on he automatically switches on and drops in to cover. It’s all about relaying messages and being clear of your role to the team. It’s as if Pardew has trained these simple things OUT of our players. You can not play 2 defensive midfielders who do not cover the full backs and centre backs. And have a number 10 who is expected to be box to box and out wide as well as a 2nd striker. Just my 2 pence worth

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 4, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #33

    Well that’s it, he claims the players haven’t entirely grasped the way he wants them to play, and obviously that’s the case. Whether poor coaching is the reason why, or it’s simply a question of more time being needed to bed in a more expansive approach with new players is the contentious point and then how long Ashley will continue to buy it, if we continue to struggle.

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 4, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #34

    The other concern of course is whether we have the players to truly succeed. I’m not sure we do entirely.

  • JaxtheMag

    Oct 4, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #35


  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 4, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #36


    he has had 2 years+ here now, nearly 3.

    also he has had this squad for 9 months now, with the exception of remy, he should have them playing his way by now or else he is a poor coach

  • geordieboy83

    Oct 4, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #37

    I do think personally we have the players to succeed. I wouldn’t have dreamt of having the squad we have now 3 or 4 years ago. It maybe a tad unbalanced but the quality is there. Problem for me is we wouldn’t be fans of Newcastle if we didn’t have a different scapegoat each week lol. 1 week santon next week debuchy then mbiwa lol it’s endless. We can’t do anything about the manager he is what he is. But the players we need to be careful what we wish for. People say they miss Barton coz of his fight and desire. I think he’s a cretin who just added to the drama that is our club. Kevin Nolan fight and determination leadership skills. I miss him but I may got shot down for this I wouldn’t have him back over cabaye who loves a tackle, runs his nuts off defending n attacking, and has that bit of class. People who prefer Simpson to debuchy again I’m sorry but really. Debuchy is a dam sight better than he’s given credit for, as I said yesterday he was only one of back 4 to come off with any dignity on Monday in my eyes. Sissoko is a monster if played right, Anita a better version if Guthrie. My over worded point is we have a fabulous core of players, with grit, skill and class. Just not managed properly.

  • geordieboy83

    Oct 4, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #38

    P.s sorry the comments are so long

  • fatman

    Oct 4, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #39


    Is that right do you want to compare intelligence levels as i will, the thing about the bridge was a joke and the thing about the retard is well fact maybe put you in that group too halfwit or maybe you are under qualified for that?

  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 4, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #40


    i also don’t think our players are as good as many say, maybe good players in france but it’s a different and they don’t seem to be adapting too well, not all anyway.

    I think we have a good enough squad though to be safely top ten, and at least playing some good passing football.


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