Pardew – I Was Vulnerable On Day One – And I’m Vulnerable Now

Alan Pardew was appointed the Southampton manager in July, 2009 and he lasted there a short thirteen (unlucky for some) months before he was fired, even though he was successful at the Saints with a 53% win rate, and won the 2010 Football League Trophy Final at Wembley, and they beat Carlisle United 4-1 to win their first trophy since 1976.

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Alan Pardew – while Southampton manager
You go that way – and you go the other way

But that didn’t stop Italian owner Nicola Cortese from sacking Alan, after they had reportedly some conflict between them.

Alan has held his press conference for the game on Saturday, and he had this to say, including that his job is still on the line at Newcastle:

“That’s the managerial career.” “We’re always vulnerable.” “I was vulnerable on day one, and I’m vulnerable now.”  “I felt it was an injustice to lose my job. at Southampton.” “I’m not the first manager to say that.” “I always felt it was not a football decision.”

“The fans were brilliant there.” “The players were with me, but the decision was made, and there was nothing I could do about it.” “I’m certainly looking forward to see some of my old players.” “I loved working with them. “

“I’m over the moon to see them on the international stage.”  “We’ve had a really strong period.” “And it’s important we focus on this game.” “We didn’t slip up against Norwich and West Brom, and this is a game we’re really looking forward to.”

A win could see Newcastle climb the league table from the 7th place we are in at the moment, but the best we can do is to move up to 5th place, but at the moment we are only 4 points out of second place.

So a good run of form through the Christmas period could see us high up in the league table come the turn of the year – and that’s exactly what we want to see.

It helps that we have very few players injured, although Yohan Cabaye is suspended for the game against the Saints.

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8 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Dec 12, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m vulnerable to a Mars.

  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Dec 12, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #2

    the reason he was sacked from Southampton was because he was sleeping with the owners wife.

    he deserved it for his lack of moral fibre.

  • tequilamag

    Dec 12, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #3

    BKPT, are you aware of LIbel laws ?

  • mattnufc

    Dec 12, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #4

    If you write apparently then it’s fine.

  • tequilamag

    Dec 12, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #5

    English law allows actions for libel to be brought in the High Court for any published statements which are alleged to defame a named or identifiable individual (or individuals; note that under English law companies are legal persons, and may bring suit for defamation)[1][2][3][4] in a manner which causes them loss in their trade or profession, or causes a reasonable person to think worse of him, her or them. Allowable defences are justification (i.e. the truth of the statement), fair comment (i.e., whether the statement was a view that a reasonable person could have held), and privilege (i.e., whether the statements were made in Parliament or in court, or whether they were fair reports of allegations in the public interest). An offer of amends is a barrier to litigation. A defamatory statement is presumed to be false, unless the defendant can prove its truth. Furthermore, to collect compensatory damages, a public official or public figure must prove actual malice (knowing falsity or reckless disregard for the truth). A private individual must only prove negligence (not exercising due care) to collect compensatory damages. In order to collect punitive damages, all individuals must prove actual malice.

  • stuart no9

    Dec 12, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #6

    teguila @5——– so what you saying then ??


    Dec 12, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #7

    @3 :

    Life must be a ball living with you Pal !

    The lad posting @2 was obviously joking mon, Lighten up and try not to take everyone so serious !

  • Sav

    Dec 12, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #8

    I reckon we are libel to win 2-1.


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