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Newcastle Were Dreadful – MOTD Pundit – Pardew On Probation?

2:30 pm, Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Poor Alan Shearer, the Newcastle legend didn’t have too much to say on Saturday night’s Match of the Day, after Newcastle were simply unbelievably pathetic against a rampant Southampton side – who were streets better than us – make that 100 streets better than us.

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Alan Hansen – Newcastle were dreadful – he’s right!

Alan was wise not to try to argue with fellow pundit, former Liverpool center-back Alan Hansen, and Hanson had all the evidence he ever needed to say Newcastle were pathetic – although he preferred to use the word – dreadful.

This is what the former Liverpool legendary defender had to say:

“If Southampton had played against nobody they wouldn’t have had easier opposition than facing Newcastle. They were dreadful!”

We’re not sure that dreadful is a strong enough word – and the best way to describe the performance is that it was simply pathetic.

Definition of pathetic:

  • Marked by sorrow or melancholy
  • Sad
  • Pitifully inferior or inadequate

Yes – that’s it.

Any more performances like that from an Alan Pardew side, and we’re still not sure that Alan Pardew is completely safe as the Newcastle manager, and there are just too many times that Newcastle seem completely unprepared for their games.

And after seeing how well Everton, Liverpool and Southampton have done by recruiting young managers with new ideas, and having their teams play great attacking football, maybe that’s what Newcastle need?

It may be unfair to fire Pardew when the owner himself has left his manager high and dry by selling Yohan Cabaye in January, and not replacing him.

But maybe at the very best Alan Pardew will have next season to get Newcastle back up there with the big boys?

And of course this summer’s transfer window is going to be so very important for Newcastle United.

What do you think?

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Thump // Mar 31, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Lads, this might come as a bit of a surprise to you: but Newcastle United did not play well against Southampton.

  • 2 WWSBRD // Mar 31, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Hansen? Quoting Alan Hansen…if I wasn’t ill before I am now

    Tbf though he is an expert on dreadful performances just look at his punditry career

  • 3 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 31, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    It needs a group led push to turn up then leave on a specific minute, or not turn turn up at all. It must be organised and publicised well though. One or two not going doesn’t look like anything has really happened.

    At least when our other dire managers have been here they have been sacked/walked after a period of time and we’ve tried to move on. This brainless puppet is overstaying his welcome and he is used to struggle so that’s his norm, and he continues to be here.

    Ashley holds the cards, so it is his fault, but in the meantime we have to watch Pardew’s pathetic attempt at coaching a football directive to players.

    I read a good quote the other day which was not football related but applies to Pardew.

    ‘You fear what you do not understand’ I think it was.

    Pardew does not understand how to attack, therefor he instructs containment and is hopeful that the natural ability of one of the players can nick us a goal.

    That is an awful basis of how to manage a football team.

  • 4 Mister Tuff // Mar 31, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    It’s bad now – but looking ahead or remaining fixtures are:-
    Man United
    Stoke City
    Swansea City
    Arsenal
    Cardiff City
    Liverpool

    I think it is likely we’ll get walloped off Man U, Arsenal and Liverpool. Stoke have been playing better (better is a relative term) so will probably lose that. Swansea have Michu back and look more organised than us -so probably lose that. Might get three points from Cardiff.
    On that basis we are going to find it very difficult to attract any top players -who would want to commit themselves to transferring here. It would equate to a player writing off 2-3 years of his career -for nothing in return.

  • 5 kevymartins // Mar 31, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Ciaran still on here acting a wally. Someone needs to head over to 4chan.org and get them boys to have a look….Look what they did to hundreds of people including PSN their government and basically everyone that does nothing but be a horrible troll. And if you don’t know people who go by the name Anonymous chat there.

  • 6 ToonDarnSarf // Mar 31, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    There are obviously just certain personalities who are negative and whinge about their football team. The kind who hired a plane to fly an anti-Moyes banner, the kind that booed Ronaldo and the kind who are slagging of our club.

    Those people are frankly just miserable gits and that is why I would like to have the option to block them.

    They whinged about Southampton spending a lot more money than us last summer, and yes they’ve done well but we see the new director saying their financial situation is “difficult”…they made a £7M loss, they owe £27M in transfer fees and they have to pay £30M for their new training ground. That has worked out well for them as it happens, but we’ve seen clubs do that before, struggle, get relegated and then be consigned to the wilderness for years while they rebuild everything.

    We got thrashed by Saints but we’re still toe to toe with them for 8th place, we were missing out top scorer and they stupidly let our playmaker go in January without replacing him.

    I would say that we’re having a decent season. Probably the only teams to be having an excellent season are Saints and Liverpool while Man Utd, Spurs, Fulham, Sunderland and Swansea could be said to be having very poor seasons. Every other team is pretty much where you expected them to be, including us.

    So why the negativity? Is overachieving the only way to make some people happy?

  • 7 banjax // Mar 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Pardew should have been sacked a while ago !

  • 8 stuart no9 // Mar 31, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    you have to applaud man utd fans for not putting up with something they are not happy with and were prepared to do something about . maybe we should look to doing something similar to show our disgust at the inept individuals running our club.
    Saturday must be the final straw, we are a joke, rubbish, and that pathetic display was the worst i have seen.
    If we are to be ambitious, we must follow the likes of man u fans and demand changes in the managerial dept.

  • 9 solano38 // Mar 31, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Who wants Alan Pardew to be safe in his job??? The man has no idea what he’s doing except making us a laughing stock. Get rid of him! They should give the job to my grandad, he’d do just as good and he’s been dead for 40 years!




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