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One Good Thing That Could Come Out Of The Pardew Madness

8:28 am, Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

There’s been some very bad press for both Alan Pardew and Newcastle United since last Saturday, when the Newcastle manager stupidly lost his senses on the touch-line and head-butted  Hull City player David Meyler.

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Alan Pardew in the stands – after being sent off by referee Kevin Friendly
Who’s been a bad boy then?

Pardew has been charged with improper conduct by the FA and has until 6:00 pm on Thursday to contest the charge, but he’s unlikely to do that.

It’s been bad news all around this week, even though Newcastle played some great football in the game, and when the incident happened were 3-1 ahead and completely in control.

It ended up to be a 4-1 win – our seventh of the season and we are only one behind the pace we set two years ago when we finished 5th – but all the news was about the Pardew – Meyler incident – and it didn’t put our club in a good light. :(

One good thing that could come out of all of this negativity, is that Pardew realize the gravity of the situation, and then does all he can to have Newcastle finish their last 10 league games with a flourish.

He owes that to both the Newcastle fans and the Newcastle players, who have both been robbed of basking in the glory of what was an excellent performance and a great win last Saturday – I thought I was watching Brazil at their best at times.

And while over 75% of fans think Pardew should not be fired for the incident, there was never any way he would be fired now – because that would be like shooting ourselves in the foot – once again.

But if Newcastle  founder in the last 10 games of the season, maybe because Pardew gets a touch-line ban, there’s still a chance Mike Ashley could fire the Londoner after the last game of the season.

That could have also happened last season when we finished 5th bottom and struggled against relegation.

There ares incentives all around for Alan Pardew to prove he is still the right manager for Newcastle before the end of the season – but he also has to cut out these touch-line altercations – because he’s had far too many of them in his management career of over fourteen years.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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Tags: Coaching · Discipline · Newcastle News · Premier League · Suspensions



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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Mar 5, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    A good keelhauling is too good for Ashley.

  • 2 G // Mar 5, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    I’ve missed those comments JFA

  • 3 G // Mar 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    I still don’t fully understand that vote Ed, how can 70+ percent of our fans believe that anybody who works for one company, whom whilst visiting another company, assaults one of their staff members, should still be in a job? I know the contact was fairly minimal, and the bloke from Hull instigated it, however, it’s still fairly straightforward in my view, that regardless of the circumstances AP should be sacked.

  • 4 firebug666 // Mar 5, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Off topic here but, Surly there must be some rules somewhere in the FA or UAFA to stop professional people like Nicollin from slagging off our club.

    The effects of what this idiot is spouting could have a serious knock on effect with other transfers Newcastle are trying to do not just Cabella.

    He must be bringing the game into disrepute by bad mouthing another club. Maybe the NUFC fans should petition Newcastle, the FA or Uafa to take action against Nicollin.

    If his unjustified outbursts effect Newcastle’s ability to complete transfers, ( directly because of his words ) then surly he has caused our club harm and should be brought before the authorities at Uafa to answer for his actions.

    Just a thought.

  • 5 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 5, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Ronald Koeman Feyenoord & Van Basten will leave Heerenveen at the end of season Will you have them managing NUFC

  • 6 G // Mar 5, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    HD, interesting names mate, could be worth the gamble, would still prefer Sean Dyche if I’m honest though.

  • 7 BeeGuy // Mar 5, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    If it had been Joey Barton that pushed AP & then raised a fist, you know where the spotlight would be….

  • 8 Sav // Mar 5, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Face the music? – Pards looks like he could do with a bit of Celine Dion up there on the prow of the Toontanic.

  • 9 toontillidie // Mar 5, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    G @ 3 i agree pardew should be sacked but to bring in another manager with only 10 games left could decimate our season new tactics new formations that any other manager would want to use could really mess up the last 10 games and we could even end up as low as 12th so i say keep pardew through the end of the season and sack him at the end bring in a new manager fresh approach etc




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