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.
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.
What do you think?
Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 us on Google+:
You can also reach Ed at email@example.com