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Alan Pardew’s Unwanted Record At Newcastle

10:32 am, Friday, February 14th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

With 12 games still to play this season, it’s difficult to know how Newcastle will perform before our last game at Liverpool on Sunday, May 11th.

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Alan Pardew – unfortunate records at Newcastle

We certainly hope it’s better than we’ve done in the last eight league games, since we’ve lost six and failed to score in seven of them.

And in that bad run we’ve lost for the third successive time to Sunderland for the first time since back in 1923, and we’ve also lost four home league games in a row for the first time since 1977, and in the season we were relegated from the old First Division in May of 1978.

And it’s actually even worse than that because we lost 2-1 to Cardiff in the FA Cup so it’s five successive home losses in all competitions.

Those are not good stats for Alan Pardew to have, and the Newcastle manager  still has to prove himself this season, after the disastrous season we had last term.

And while Alan may still be able to turn things around this term, last season we lost 10 league games in 13, ending with that terrible loss at home to Reading, who were eventually relegated – and Alan was fortunate to escape the sack.

And Pardew’s poor record in cup games – we’ve lost four of five FA Cup games since he arrived, and the poor record against bitter rivals  Sunderland certainly don’t help him, and remember his overall record against Gus Poyet is 4-0 at the moment.

But obviously for the sake of the club we hope the manager can turn things around, and we hope our players don’t turn out to be wimps – but we saw too many good imitations of wimps in black and white shirts on Wednesday night for comfort.

If things don’t get better quickly, then it wouldn’t surprise us if this is Alan’s last season at the club, because at the moment he’s on very thin ice.

But on the positive side a good run through the end of the season will save Newcastle and it will save Alan Pardew too.

What do you think?

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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rebbeca from 7 miles away // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Ed
    If you actually put down in print every bad record Pardew has broke since being here it would be a horror story of epic proportions.

  • 2 Graeme // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Would you buy a used car from the man at the top of the page??

    No, neither would I. In fact, I wouldn’t buy a new one from him.

  • 3 Graeme // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Rebbeca – that would carry an “R” rating and would not be suitable for a Family Blog!!!!!

  • 4 Rebbeca from 7 miles away // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Graeme
    He’s a ladies man so at least today he’ll be busy opening his mountain of valentines card instead un training the players for a change ;)

  • 5 Rebbeca from 7 miles away // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Graeme
    Probs be a cue of toon fans ready to jump off Tyne bridge too.

  • 6 magicbus // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    He was never the right appointment from day 1 . Out of work and Championship manager at best. One of Ashleys many gaffes and those gaffes will continue whilst he is our owner.

  • 7 catchy in norway // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Graeme

    im lost with the leadership thing

    way to much is made of it,

    why should the players give a crap about what is going on with Ashley ??
    they report to pardew,

    pardew gives the players orders to do what ever , not Ashley

    if pardew thinks this lack of confidence is a new thing, he is more stupid than I first thought, we don’t ever look confident, we are always on the edge because we sit back after taken the llead

  • 8 Speed11 // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Remys rape charge has been dropped worth hoping a permanent deal can be done.

  • 9 catchy in norway // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    catchy in norway // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    TS

    maybe I will , maybe pardew will be the one in the boot ;)

    thump

    I really thought cisse did well , the amount of times he was waiting for the ball to be played through , but no one would release it,
    he stuck close to LDJ for nock downs,
    I just think he is a hate figure right now because of pardew :(

    I find it very sad that goofy got man of the match on here , when I think of the game he had 3 good chances to put a good ball in or a simple pass for a tap I’m for cisse or LDJ

    he was very poor because he was out on the right wing and for me he looks lost out there ,

    the only good thing he did was test the keeper with a good shot,

    both Sammy and debuchy where our stand out players IMO

  • 10 Graeme // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Becca – I like the concept of “Un-training” our players – it just sums up the complete lack of form shown, basically this year.

    Having said that, there have been numerous calls for a re-vamp of our training staff – just to bring them into the later stages of the 19th centuary – has to be a step forward.

  • 11 Toonboi4EVA // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    hmmm he has broken some decent records too!! dont think hes that bad a manager, I just think he has taken us as far as he can….When are squad was full, cant you remember us playing decent football? funny that!

  • 12 Transfer Sage // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    catchy

    Well I’m sure the motivation does come from Ashley to.

    Imagine coming in thinking you will look to improve then all of a sudden your top player is sold and nobody is signed to replace him and better the team.

    I’m not saying tactically it isn’t pardews fault, but some motivation will surely come from signings.

  • 13 Graeme // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Catchy – because they are allegedly employed as Proffessional Footy Players. They have ambition to do as well as they possibly can, to be as good as they can be, to try and win things, hopefully play for your country. Its the same in every walk of life.

    If you then have those dreams shattered because you realise that the club you are at has non of the ambition you have, disillusionment sets in. The drive to succeed diminishes, tedium sets in.

    The ambition of the club is set by the man at the top – if he has no drive, no ambition for the club to be the best it can be – what is the point of owning it – apart from NON football reasons. Of course it affects everyone below him in a highly negative way.

  • 14 Transfer Sage // Feb 14, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    toonboi

    more to it that that, as a manager you need to be able to adapt to difficult situations, even if not winning you must at the very least make yourself difficult to beat, we haven’t done that.

  • 15 Toonboi4EVA // Feb 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    I’m speaking over the course since hes been here Transfer Sage, not the past 9 matches…I’m not saying he should stay, of course he should go when were performing the way we are lately. People seem to forget/ don’t want to remember the good results we’ve had under him…People are so quick to get on his back (mostly deserved I must add) when the results don’t come in, yet when we win a game there up his arse!

  • 16 wynsleap // Feb 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    There re a lot of ‘unwanted’ things at this club not just statistics.
    There’s this greedy, unambitious disrespectful owner.
    There’s a manager who lies through his teeth, defends his employer when there is no defence and who is totally inept at his job.
    There is a coaching team who wouldn’t get a job at a non-League club.
    There’s a bunch of players the majority of whom lack backbone, skill and the desire to fulfil the black ‘n’ white shirt with pride.
    There’s a sponsor whose name repulses most good folk
    …. and there’s a load of s**t scared ‘fans’ who will go on blindly supporting Ashley with his imaginary 5 year plans, balanced books and non-investment just in case he pulls the plug on the club.
    Quite frankly we don’t need any of them.

    club.

  • 17 kimbo // Feb 14, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Another record for Pardew…..In my lifetime I have spent in excess of £35K with Newcastle United, season tickets,corporate seats,travelling all over Europe and I will not give them another penny. I have had enough, what is the point of supporting Newcastle United if there is no hope ,no dreams of success, every season for 40 years it has been ..this is going to be the year. I am sorry to say it will never happen!!!!!!

  • 18 Sav // Feb 14, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Good news on Remy’s legal case. Get him signed up now and a big performance on Sunday week. And please play him on the wing!




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