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This Is How Alan Pardew’s Job Could Be In Danger

8:02 am, Thursday, April 17th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

How Newcastle fare on Saturday against Swansea City will depend to a large degree if we can get Loic Remy back in the side, following that calf injury of his, and if he can play, there’s always a chance he can get a goal for us, and stop our woeful form and terrible results recently.

loic remy at hull

Loic Remy - back again on Saturday

And with Crystal Palace having surprisingly beaten Everton 3-2 away last night for their fourth successive win,  they are now only 6 points behind Newcastle, and have gained 12 points on us since we beat them 1-0 at St. James’ Park five games ago, with that stoppage time goal from Papiss Cisse – the last time we scored.

And even Palace’s goal difference is now exactly the same as Newcastle’s at -14, so if the London side can gain 6 points on us in the last four games, they could overtake Newcastle.

Swansea are having their own internal problems at the moment off the field, so hopefully we can get back to our winning ways on Saturday, and to keep both Stoke, who are 3 points behind us, and Palace at bay we probably need to pick up wins at home to the two South Wales sides – Swansea and Cardiff.

But if Stoke and Palace do catch us, and we finish in 11th place, that could be the scenario that sees Alan Pardew’s job  in real danger at Newcastle.

What do you think?

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 17, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Manx…you have absolutely no blog etiquette what so ever or sense of situation.

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Apr 17, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    That could be the only good from another dismal season, for those that claimed the signing of five players January before last like the departed Bill son, was a sign of ambition, I think it has been proved that if we’d been comfortable that season then nobody would have been bought and we might have seen more than Demba Ba go the other way.

  • 3 theartfuldodger // Apr 17, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Palace play WestHam and fulham (and man city , lpool )
    As of now same goal difference as us -14..
    2 wins and we could be leapfrogged.

    Important fixture for them this weekend against westham

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 17, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    J4A…I think this scenario is very much so a possibility :)

  • 5 Bambams // Apr 17, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    If he sacks Pards who will come in and work under this regime…..

    Also Pards is over a barrel due to his alleged debt, a new manager would not be as easily manipulated if Ash has nothing over him.

    Just two thoughts

  • 6 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 17, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    …far fetched but I’ll take that ;)

  • 7 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 17, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Bearing in mind he’s off at the end of the year and we won’t go down, in a way Pardew will only be playing him to try and get an individual goal to save his own back with this embarrassing run of games.

    As I’ve said before, I really rate Remy and should have been bought a while back. He can be strong, quick acceleration, fast, good skill on the ball, good in the air, hold players off and can finish from all types of scenarios.

    He has a lot of attributes for an all round very good player.

    However, every player should have their role within the fluid interchanging of a team, not just to use their all round ability as a maverick get out of jail card when the team can’t perform on a regular basis in order to accrue points.

  • 8 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 17, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    I heard a Poyet interview the other day and fair play to him, he said he’s not going to hide and it is up to him to sort out the situation that they are in.

    A far cry for dead brain and his weekly excuse generator.

    Wuz the Arsenal players toired after their cup and league games? Yes, they will have been, but still got a win.

    Pardew’s excuses last year of Europe and cups are out of the window this year, it’s a clean a fixture list as u can get. Yet still, we are absolutely clueless. Europe was only an excuse as we are still poor without anything else other than league fixtures.

    He had his five players the other January and we are still poor.

    His deflecting of blame is to preserve his egotictical status of a Premier League manager. Pathetic.

  • 9 theartfuldodger // Apr 17, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Ashley has the perfect plan to keep us hovering between 8 and 15th for as long as he wants.

  • 10 Sav // Apr 17, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Does this daft ‘Jeff Stelling ‘ drama queen hype have to drag on forever over the manager’s supposed slight to local press? When Pardew referred to the the negative vibes of the media he was talking about influencing the fans with bedsheets, not the results on the pitch. It came across badly and of course, the Sunday Sun took full advantage, making us a laughing stock yet again in the process (Thanks, by the way). I have to say the calibre of the local football press is pretty dire at the best of times, but that’s another story. Even the papers appear to have forgotten it wasn’t the manager who barred them from press conferences. Can we just move on o the next match now and get behind the team?




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