Alan Pardew Staying Put At Newcastle

Alan Pardew was asked by the Shields Gazette if he is still the right man for the job, and surprise surprise, he said he is – yes absolutely.

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Alan Pardew at the game on Saturday – another 4-0 defeat

This is what Alan said when asked if he still believed he was the right man for the job at Newcastle”

“Yes, absolutely.” “But the only thing I’m focused on, if I’m honest, is Stoke.” “Nothing more, because every game is essential for us, especially on the back of those three performances.”

“The opposition have been quality, but let’s be honest, we’ve been a distance away.” “We need to close that gap, but that’s a question for the summer.”

“The last few results, particularly the last three, have been tough, tough games for us,” “The opposition have been above us, there’s no doubt about that, and we have not really had any breaks in the games.”

You wouldn’t really have expected Alan to say something like the following:

“No – I think the results in the last five games have proved to me and the fans that I’m not the right man for the job, and I am certainly not getting the best out of the players I have available.”

“I expect to be fired, but only after we are hammered in the last game of the season at Liverpool.”

And that last line of what Alan really said is not completely accurate, because Southampton were below us in the league when we played them, and now of course they are above us – which is one reason we needed at least a draw in that game.

And Southampton took a 4-1 beating at Manchester City on Saturday, to bring them back down to earth, after we had made them look like world-beaters in the previous game.

City concentrated on their weakness, which is defense, something we were unable to do at St. Mary’s with the powder puff attack we have at the moment.

And the same is true about Manchester United – we made them look much better than they really are – and they probably need to keep their feet firmly on the ground, and not get carried away by their 4-0 win against what was a poor Newcastle side.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 7, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #1

    Oh joy!!!!!!!!!! watch those ST’s fly off the shelves. sadly they probably still will.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Apr 7, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #2

    I see in another interview Pardew says “we had a lot of young players on the pitch, which counted against us.”

    Blaming the youths again who weren’t playing. Only Haidara & Santon were under 22 and they were our best players. Maybe he’s blaming Adam Armstrong for being on the bench.

    The worst two things in my eyes about Pardew are scapegoating to protect his favourites, and the fact he will never ever bring any players through and he’ll blame them for not being good enough in the 3 minutes he gave them. Think Fraser Forster, & Tevernier.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 7, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #3

    I find it very suspicious that the players most consistently
    linked with transfers are all currently injured

    What happened to Jay Rodrigues on Saturday shows how the best intentions of a side fall foul of fate

  • stuart no9

    Apr 7, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #4

    pardew will always be the right man for the job in ashleys eyes untill idiots stop going to games . Fans who support pardew every week by turning up are doing the club no favours at all. the most amazing thing is not one’ pardew out’ chant has been heard even after the disgraceful last 10 or so games . unbelievable.

  • beermonkey

    Apr 7, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #5

    its one thing to do a mourinho and say no my team cant win the prem
    but any1 that beats us pards says there a better team than us
    our squad is not that bad

    ok I will give him with out remy we find it hard to score
    but there is no excuse for our defence to keep folding like wet card, he himself said mbiwa was a left sided player so why keep playing him on the right when it don’t work, when he could have put saylor out there he has played fullback before, why keep putting mbiwa in that position and sapping his confidence

    pards you pick the team train the team and set out the tactics stand by your decisions go and see Ashley collect your p45 cos you aint good enough

  • mindshaft

    Apr 7, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #6

    The last 3 games!!!! how about the last 15 games??

    Manure are a shadow of their former selves, fielded the weakest team they had available along with Southampton are both mid mid table teams and we’ve been beaten by West Brom, Fulham and Sunderland – are these teams also better than us?
    Everton have the same budget as newcastle if not even less
    Sorry Pards, you’re not up to the job!


    Apr 7, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #7

    Healthy bank balance happy business owner targets met and no boat rocking. He might not be the man for Newcastle but he’s damn sure the right man for Ashley and at the end of the day he’s the only one that seems to matter

  • mindshaft

    Apr 7, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #8

    We are doomed

  • jimiley

    Apr 7, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #9

    Totally agree Stuart 9. I stopped going two years ago after 50 years. I cannot believe how stupid the fans are. Brain dead and they deserve all the rubbish coming their way. How come Big Sam copped it big time from the fans and there is not a peep against Parpoo who has a worse record.? I have given up on our moronic fans. They would actually watch 11 zebras being managed by an alligator and put up with it. Embarrassing.

  • magicbus

    Apr 7, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #10

    Jose The Special One
    Moyes The Chosen One
    Pards The Unsackable One

  • wynsleap

    Apr 7, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Stuart 9 and JimIley (one of my all time heroes incidentally)- it’ s good to see someone talking sense.
    I said on a previous topic, after the weekend, that I couldn’t understand how fans at the ground on Saturday sat there and said nothing against Ashley or Pardew.
    Yes there were boos as we were leaving but they were drowned out by the club turning up the volume of the music extra high.
    People are just sitting there taking it and the fight seems to have gone from the fans. And that’s just playing into Ashley’s hands.
    For Hell’s sake fellas we need to be heard – I always thought Newcastle fans were strong in their beliefs and would fight for the cause. All I’m hearing at present is the sound of silence.

  • Roy

    Apr 7, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #12

    Stuart 9 and Jimiley

    Well said, its a sad state of affairs but the fans that continue to go to the games are unfortunately only prolonging the agony for our great football club.

  • Bambams

    Apr 7, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Pards has now said on several occasions that ‘The summer is the time to sort it’ or words similar.
    He either knows Ashley is going to back him or he knows he is going to be sacked.
    Can’t be anything in between and I dont think Ash will be very happy about what he is suggesting

    Christ sake we MUST have a war chest this time….. Would we trust Pards to pick the players……
    Messy club

  • dmcclew

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #14

    He has 8 years on his contract!! Who would Ashley bring in who is better?? We’ll end up with Kinnear again. Our slump in performances is all the owners fault for destroying our squad- I can’t for the life of me understand why pardew is getting all the blame.

  • MelbToon

    Apr 8, 2014 at 3:43 AM

    Comment #15

    They can’t the music up when the game is in play. Get the chants going through the match. How about a chant mocking Sports Direct? Surely MA won’t want to associate his Sports Direct business with a football club that damages its goodwill. The only way we will force him out is if its damaging his other business. Use your heads fellas.


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