Barton – Pardew One Of Best Managers I’ve Worked With


It’s almost unbelievable what Alan Pardew did in yesterday’s game after about 71 minutes, as Newcastle were cruising to a famous win – our seventh away win of the season – at Hull City.

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Joey Barton with Alan Pardew at Newcastle

But he head-butted Hull City player David Meyler, as he tried to get the ball,  and quite honestly the Newcastle manager came over as a thug in that moment.

My wife Madeline saw the incident and said Pardew always looked such a gentleman – but I then told her what he had said to Manuel Pellegrini a few weeks back – and she muttered – well maybe not.

There’s no doubt this action by Pardew will now follow him for the rest of his career and he can forget about wanting to mange England – there’s no way he will do that after this.

And while Alan Shearer and Graeme Souness and others are calling for the Newcastle manager to be sacked or to resign voluntarily – that will not happen, but if Newcastle slump in the last 10 games, he could go in the summer,

Pardew will get a massive ban from the FA – and it better not affect Newcastle’s last 10 games, but this is again self-inflicted – and he is hardly a good role model for his players, when he cannot control himself on the sidelines.

To Joey Barton’s credit the former Newcastle midfielder has come out and tried to defend his former manager, as he tweeted this yesterday:

“Seen Pardew incident. As per usual. Massively over-hyped…”

“Don’t let a couple of stupid incidents detract from the job he has done at Newcastle. Especially with what goes on behind the scenes there.”

“Got a lot of time for Pardew. Regardless of what people think, he is a top manager. One of the best I’ve worked with.”

And of course Joey doesn’t exactly have a great disciplinary record in his football career.

And for those Newcastle fans who think Alan Pardew is a yes-man to Mike Ashley don’t you believe it – Alan is strong-minded and Joey should know, because he would be the first one to call out somebody who didn’t stand up to his bosses.

Alan shamed himself, his family and his club yesterday (heaven knows what his two daughters think of their Dad), and while we’d be surprised if he is sacked now – this is a black mark – and will always be a black mark on his record at Newcastle United – which has always been a very proud club.

Newcastle coming out and fining their manager £100,000 and giving him a formal warning last night is exactly  the actions a responsible  club should have taken, and all credit to them for that.

What do you think?

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37 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #1

    ben3arfa

    fine…..back to our usual pointless discussions 🙂

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/alan-pardew-now-market-champions-league-players/

    chew over this people…..pardew says we are now in the market for champs league players to push for top 4

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #2

    guys here’s a thought, in a way could the FA force MA to sack Pardew?

    surely there’s a clause in every managers contract stating any violent conduct in front of viewers is an immediate dismissal

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #3

    come guys..

    the fact is , willie did something that was wrong, none of us can really comment as this was not seen, but a guy in his position should not be lashing out

    pardew is a lead figure at the club, the one guy who sets the tone, tells the player how to dress and how to act in a way that best represents the club,

    this is not a isolated where he has let the club down with his behavior and conduct,

    whether it was or wasnt a full on head but, the fact that the guy put himself in that position is why he should be sacked,
    he should have just threw his hands up and screamed at the ref to do something,

    one thing im loving in this, manx quoting barton, a guy that has been to jail for assault sticking up for pardew, yet if we quote tevez , thats different
    then you take the amount of respected figures in football also saying pardew should walk or get sacked,

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Black @ White. No

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Catchy , the holier than thou attitude is laughable. You were fantasising about moonwalking on Pardews face with HD a couple of days ago.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #6

    shame!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #7

    The game itself and performance was much improved.

    The players can do that. They are good players. This shouldn’t be a one off.

    Chances were taken INSIDE the box, which is a big reason we scored them. Having mainly pot shots from distance are usually hopeful at best as people have been saying for ages.

    Bodies were getting forward more in order to support. It was better to see although they also had some very good chances.

    More of the same is required next time and the remaining games of the season.

    Just shows what an attacking manager could have them playing like. A one-off game doesn’t make up for Pardew’s inept managing. He’ll need months and years more of that type of intent and performance to turn his incompetance around.

    Will it be maintained though? Probably not.

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  • TheToonKing

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #8

    can’t agree with Barton more on this. I like to see a bit of fire in our side, although maybe it shouldn’t come from the manager like that. But still, massively over-hyped.

    I’m probably in the minority, but wish Barton was still with us. Pardew – Barton – tag team. 😀

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #9

    NEWCASTLE UTD should get all the Decisions of HOWARD WEBB Audited. As a fourth official & the Referee in the club’s games.

    There is a Clear Trend.

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  • valle

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #10

    Even if you are a Pardew hater, this is a storm in a tea cup. Ofcourse its unproffesionel and its not very manager like to do things like that, but the way its been overhyped is to much.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #11

    May be Gosling should be given some more time.

    a 2 year deal may not be that bad.

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  • Tommyy

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #12

    I am amazed he hasn’t resigned. Donachie did for. Similar incident and that was outside of the spotlight. It’s awful behaviour and has been broadcast around the entire world. In my opinion we’d be worse off without him at this point as he knows the club and players well, however in any other walk of life that’s a sacking and he should be treated no differently. I have a feeling the FA will string him up due to the lack of action taken by NUFC, I mean £100,000 fine is not at all strong enough, he should have been suspended without pay for a month at the very least and made to take mandatory anger management therapy.

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #13

    tequila

    im a blog member, who would nothing better than to give the guy a hiding.

    he is the manager of a premiership football club,

    this is the type of stuff that only happens in lower leagues and south america

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #14

    HD the vast majority think he deserved the red card and no doubt the fines and ban. A lot of the reaction has been hysterical though.

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Catchy I see so it`s not the morality of violence you object to ? Ok for you as a “blog member” but not OK if it`s a manager.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #16

    catchy

    Nobody say what donachie did, but going from the reports, which is all we can do, he punched a youth team player…that’s a lot worse than nuzzling a senior player for the opposition.

    I agree it drags the club through the gutter when he gets slated in the media for it and when he will have to hear the FA charge but the cub had acted strongly, giving him a formal warning and a 100k fine, they have distanced themselves from his actions and sent the message it was wrong but they will give him a final chance to turn things around with his attitude.

    On a lighter note does anyone think Pardew had this planned so he could get his 100k fine and maybe be able to put it in the transfer kitty? He’s possibly been acting like this all season trying to get that fine haha.

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #17

    Did he actually try and violently head butt there player….. No, he leant in no more. Was it a stupid action……. Yes and deserving to be sent to the stand. But i saw worse in the Pl yesterday

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  • geordiemark

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #18

    excellent away win yesterday

    alan pardew has no where to hide now, fair enough the clubs fined him and told given him a warning but really theres no excuses he has to go I fully expect the club to say either today or tomorrow that pardew has either resigned or been sacked and the fa will throw the book at pardew that’s for sure but I do feel that the hull city player is guilty of causing this to happen in the first place and he should be banned and fined as well

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  • BandB

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #19

    I’ve often heard Pardew talk about our counter-attacking game. Yesterday was the first time I have ever seen it demonstrably succeed for 90 minutes.
    The side has evolved very quickly, quietly and almost unobserved. Only Tiote and Krul yesterday would have been first choice starters in the team that finished fifth (20 months ago). Anita was a senior pro yesterday. And they played some beautiful, graceful football.
    Trying to describe yesterday’s game in the context of today’s ballyhoo is as odd as trying to report that you witnessed Swan Lake being performed in slow motion in No Man’s Land at the Somme. It is a weird experience, like credulously saying “did anyone else just see what happened there?…the thing we’ve all been screaming for just happened….and no-one even noticed.”
    Supporting this club is never anything other than odd.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #20

    tequila

    I may be wrong here, but i think catchy’s point is he is acting only on behalf of himself here where pardew is representing a club, city, group of fans, etc.

    I don’t agree with him, think people should always behave, but I don’ think catchy can sack himself. Think that’s the jist of it.

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #21

    If there was a Richter scale for headbuts that would register as one.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #22

    tequila

    That high? i’d have gone lower, don’t think it would have even been picked up.

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  • Zambiantoon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #23

    What the hell are ppl making an issue of this for!!!! FU*K DRAMA QUEENS. Was hardly any contact.

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  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #24

    If Padew is sacked, whilst midway through a touchline ban, what happens?

    Will that Ban carry on to the next team he manages? Is he even allowed to be sacked while touchline banned? Will the new manager take on the ban?

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #25

    TS, who knows what goes on in Catchys mind but I do find it a little hypocritical that a poster who form for offering to fight people over the internet and fantasises about beating Pardew up is so offended by what Pardew did. Of course the fact that it was Pardew has not coloured his view at all

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #26

    Regardless of other people’s past behavior this is not acceptable and taking in to consideration not long ago he apologized for pushing a linesman.

    …trying to justify this kind of behavior are drawing parallels is just getting pathetic!

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #27

    Jesp giving examples of other managers behaviour is valid but does not excuse Pardews actions. He will get a ban and another fine on top of the club one.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #28

    Lilongwe Geordie
    you must be gutted at the final goal going in, in the final minutes, had it a few times myself makes me wanna kick my tv

    cant see why the streete willie incident is being compared to pards, streete is a kid and from what I read didn’t provoke willie, its more like a teacher hitting pupil,

    from what ever side we all sit on the whole thing its the following day its should just be put to bed

    for once pardew got the team right set them up right and the team performed and not just for 20 mins or a half but for pretty much the match when did that last happen,
    would like to see more of the same for the rest of the season and a few of the youngsters given there go
    and it will be happy days

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  • sparky55

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #29

    I was at the game yesterday and it was weird. Hull were absolutely terrible and their fans were just sitting there not believing how bad they were and were clapping if they managed a simple pass. I haven’t seen the stats but it looked like we had 80% possession and our passing was just so slick it was absolute pleasure to watch…we were completely dominant and to such an extent it was a non contest..just like us vs spurs last week…so credit where it’s due…pardew got them up for the game and got his high press tactics bang on the money…just a shame he did what he did to distract from one of the best performances I’ve seen for years

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  • croftus5678

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #30

    you gotta <3 some fans dont you 🙂

    i sometimes think we live in different worlds !
    theres rape and killings all over the tv / players having puch ups and tackles that could be career ending / tv showing people getting sythed to death !
    yet pards walked towards someone after being pushed outa the way and squared up to someone

    yet some fans would not have reacted and let the player push them outa they way in the heat of the moment ! fair play to you lads but i for one am not a person who allows people to push me around (and thats not being false its being honest)

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  • geordiemark

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #31

    he will get a ban till the end of the season that’s for sure, but look at the damage it will cause our club, what happened yesterday its not the game people are talking about its the head butt that everyones on about and its all pointing in our direction thanks to alan pardew this alone will signal the end of pardew at the club, the club does not have a choice, the fa will probably fine him and ban him and they could even take his badge away if they think its gone to far

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #32

    tequila

    while i have said things , i have never actually done anything,

    this is not isolated is it, the fact that he pushed a linesman and wenger (not at our club) suggests he is not learning

    the fact is, willie hit a player and got sacked by the club , the boys age should not come into it, 2 senior officials from our club have lashed out at players and been treated differently
    pardews was worse because it was on tv, and that can not be argued with

    you trying to relate what i say and what he actually physically did is very sad

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  • geordiemark

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #33

    croftus5678

    don’t get me wrong now I do think the hull player caused this from the off and he should be banned and fined also but overall a manager should have more sense not to show a head butt or head butt a player at any level anywhere

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  • geordieboy83

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #34

    Morning all

    Get in there what a result. Have to say I’m very impressed with that performance. I often wonder just how quick sissoko is! When he’s in full flight he eats up the pitch. Can’t think of a weak performance out there.

    On Pardew, the bloke was a plonker but we can all sit here and say he can’t do that but we have no idea the pressures and adrenaline your under on the touchline. Unfortunately he has provided a stick that certain people are more than happy to beat him with.
    Catchy give up Bonnie lad, if you are trying to compare the incident with willie and this then I’m afraid your hatred for the man has consumed you. I can categorically state that if we were top 4 with a manager you didn’t have an obsession with, playing good football, you wouldn’t bat an eye lid if they did simikar

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  • thepict

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #35

    Saw the incident. Did not head but him, talk about a witch hunt.

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #36

    pardew wont get sacked . The debate about his 8 year contract being the only reason why he is still at the club is now not a talking point any more . Ashley had the opportunity yesterday to sack him – he didnt do it.

    Pardew is a nasty piece of work who needs a course in anger management, i can understand players doing petulant things , but pardew ? a 55 year old mature adult? anyone who thinks it was a ‘nothing ‘ incident are wrong. i would be embarresed to face my wife and boys again if i pulled a stunt like that, maybe if i was in a different situation and my familys safety was comprimised – yes – maybe i would , but not when the guy was simply trying to get the ball.Some people say the guy pushed pards first, so , what if he did, but then why didnt pards move out the way so the guy get the ball?? was pardew concreted to that spot or something? was that ‘ his’ technical area and wasnt going to move ? what a wanker. The FA should throw the book at him . A ban untill the end of season is minimum. He should then be MADE to attend an anger management course coz there are without doubt issues that need to be addressed, also the shame of a 55 year old NUFC manager being made to attend a course may sink in before he does something really stupid. If i was the player i would consider legal action, the last thing i would expect when going to get the ball for a throw , is a head butt from the opposing manager. jeez , what is happening to our great club?

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  • Grumpy

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #37

    sorry my focus is not on pards but on Anita, is it me or is this guy underperforming? I saw him give he ball away several times ,does he need more time ?, but right now I think he’s weak in the midfield am I wrong?

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