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This Is A Period Of Redemption – I Don’t Deserve Sympathy

8:38 am, Friday, March 14th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

Alan Pardew apologized again for his stupid behavior at Hull almost two weeks ago, and has promised to change his ways after narrowly escaping the sack from owner Mike Ashley – who after fining his manager £100,000 and giving him a formal warning as to his future conduct as Newcastle manager, he has since supported Pardew.

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Alan Pardew – to change his ways

Alan has had a lot of support from various quarters including his family, Newcastle United and some of the fans too.

This is what he has said about the situation:

“I had lots of messages of support, not that I deserved sympathy, from colleagues in the game and from friends and family,” “No matter what mistake you make in life, that’s important.”

“I’m going to think about it – but interfering from the outside, I’m not sure that’s the right thing to do.” “I’ll watch the game with a video analyst and give the team my reflections on Tuesday. Maybe this will be a period of redemption for me.”

“A few of the players told me they thought some of the press reaction was over the top. They were funny about it, there was a bit of gallows humor,”

“I had a pair of boxing gloves put in my changing room. That’s how players cope with these things, we’d all go mad otherwise – but I know it’s not a laughing matter.”

“You have to find a way to accept it. That has been the most difficult thing, accept it, not shy away from it.” “It was a relief when I was told I would not lose my job. It has been a very difficult time.”

The manager hasn’t been told not to communicate with his assistant John Carver during the upcoming games – so we don’t know if that’s allowed or not, but it seems that Alan will leave the decisions to Carver during the games, and he has lots of experience in football.

And when John was caretaker manager in 2004, after Sir Bobby Robson was surprising sacked, Newcastle beat Blackburn Rovers 3-0 at St. James’ Park under the watching eyes of new manager Graeme Souness, who had just left Blackburn for Newcastle.

John Carver should be able to get the best out of the players on match-days – we certainly hope so.

Comments welcome.



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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 G // Mar 14, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    I think this is the first thing that has been quoted by AP for a long time that I actually agree with.

  • 2 thevirus // Mar 14, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    If we don’t sign some good quality players in the transfer window and improve on this season then it will be a relief to me when he does lose his job, he’s had enough time in my opinion

  • 3 Kris // Mar 14, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    When does Dummett’s contract expire? He should get ha new deal.

  • 4 Average_Contents // Mar 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Assess the match on the Tuesday? Really? What,are the,players,going to be doing from Saturday night through to Tuesday?




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