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With Every Defeat Alan Pardew Is In More Peril

9:30 am, Monday, April 21st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 90 Comments

We are always impressed with the home crowd at St. James’ Park, and while they had every chance to get negative on Saturday, with another luke warm display from their side, they kept supporting the lads until the very end – but that last minute penalty winner from Wilfried Bony was too much to take, and our players again were booed off the pitch.

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Alan Pardew on Saturday – in peril

Pardew, as always, will be judged against the club’s target set at the beginning of the season, and it could be we finish 11th and don’t make it in the upper half of the table – and that would be so embarrassing for a side that was flying so high after the 5-1 win against Stoke City on Boxing Day.

This is what Alan told the Shields Gazette.

“The fans were brilliant – they didn’t give us a hard time or make it a negative stadium,”   “They were with us, and I thank them for that. It would have been easy to go down that line.”

“I’m just so disappointed that we didn’t get a point or any positive result.” “It was a cruel blow, unfortunately,” “We had a couple of early blows with Luuk and Papiss.”

“Our game plan went out of the window a little bit, and Swansea came here and just wanted a result.” “I felt for the players and the club.”

“At a professional level, that’s a cruel blow conceding those goals at the end of each half.”  “For large portions of the game, Swansea sat deep and controlled the ball, but didn’t really hurt us.”

“It was fairly comfortable. They had a couple of breakaways. For us, it’s hard to talk about, really.” “I don’t want to make excuses. I just think it was desperately unlucky that they conceded that last goal.”

One thing that is on Alan’s side at the end of the season whatever happens in the final three games, is that he can point to the sale of Yohan Cabaye in January as starting the collapse, and also the three-match bans and then the seven week injury lay-offs of both Loic Remy And Mathieu Debuchy.

But last year Alan Pardew was also fighting for his job, and it’s going to be interesting to see what Mike Ashley does in May – especially if we finish in 11th place – which would be just terrible, given where we were at the end of last year.

And in our last 17 league games Newcastle have been the worst performing team in the Premier League with just 13 points and a goal difference of -20.

:(

If that was over a full season, we would finish with 29 points and a goal difference of -44 – and that’s worse than we did when we were relegated five years ago.

That says it all really.

Comments welcome.



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90 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Any master plan that hinges on two strikers that can’t buy a goal has my support :)

    Any right thinking person would think after those injuries our chances would have improved.

    Shows what we know. In Pardew we trust!

  • 2 catchy in norway // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    in today’s footballers mindset there are a few things there looking for

    no1
    the footballer with goals to achieve , ie RVP, could have stayed at ARS but chose to leave for the chance of winning things,

    these players are rare

    no2
    the players that want money , and lots of it,
    Rooney tops the bill here for me , but it can be levied against pretty much most players, these players are just leaches,

    no3
    the player that wants to go to a big club, even as a bench warmer , cabaye, Ba , these types if player , they will move to a smaller club to become the big fish there , show they have the tallent to make it then move to the big club , sitting on the bench will get a few games , more money and maybe a trophy or 2

    us as a club WILL NOT pay a big transfer fee , even with this new deal in place we will be looking for very cheap players to “improve them”

    we WILL NOT pay the going salary rates ,

    we ARE NOT wanting to win anything “cups”

    so it baffles me as to who we are going to sign, it’s ok AP coming out and saying the fans should be excited at who we are trying to sign, that is an empty statement trying too fool the masses AGAIN, players like remy cabella will never sign for us , he is at a club with more ambition than ours already, and when you have the likes of crystal palace , stoke , willing to pay more salary or teams like Everton who will offer Europe , we will be petty low Down on this type of players list of clubs to join

    we are now the white elephant in the league, good players will want to avoid us unless we are the last choice/chance for them to play in the premiership,

    right now out club is cursed , it has 3 things wrong ,
    1 owner
    2 manager
    3 fans,
    when I sit and think about it , I am more disheartend by the way the fans are just accepting it, at any other point in our history there would have been lots done about it, but right now Ashley’s mouth piece has done some sort of Jedi mind trick on them to keep turning up and say nothing, hand over your money mug, no please or thank even , and they just do it

    with this crew in charge , WE WILL be relegated next season , it’s now 2 seasons in a row where we have had relegation form for the second half of the season , I fear our better players will go in the summer to be replaced crap no fight in them type of players like Williamson Elliotte , who are simply not good enough, as long as they tow the line

    yipeeee , or baarrrr take your pick

  • 3 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Yeah, and without negativity lashing down onto your pathetic management skills we still lost. Then the abuse started. He is VERY lucky that the goal came in the last minute to score.

    Talking about a game plan. He’s deluded or lying. The game plan is proven not to work. Alan, you are way out of your depth and you are awful.

    How many goals have we scored in the last minute to nick games? Loads. We’ve been crap in those games too.

  • 4 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Catchy…Or simply mold the two together?

    Yippaaarrr!!!

  • 5 theartfuldodger // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    catchy,

    There are types of players who view clubs as stepping stones to other clubs.
    Those are the type we get. Either that or unknows of some foreign country.

    Pardew is reacting to the fans behaviour by talking about it. Hmmmm…

    He should be complaining about players moods and mindsets and lack of ambition from club rather than injuries, quantity and quality of players

  • 6 Average_Contents // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    So basically Swansea wanted it more and you’ve got no plan B or C!

    Come to think of it Alan, have you got a plan A? I think we all know the answer to that you delusional egotistical little blurt!

  • 7 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    His interviews are so misleading to the casual fan or those who haven’t watched the games. He’s once again trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes with his comments. The place was a library so how was it brilliant? Just cos there was no abuse til late on?

    When he’s talking about players available and players out you’d think we’d played Anita up front by himself! Yet there were two of Gouffran, Remy, De Jong or Cisse playing at any one time plus his favourite Shola.

    All of this without Europe or cups. He’s a liar.

    Pardew you are a disgrace.

  • 8 Average_Contents // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Ed

    Do you seriously think percy’s in peril? No chance, fatty loves him too much (peddles his bullsh!t and doesn’t moan) he’s doing a sterling job in his eyes!

  • 9 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Excuse bingo.

  • 10 Blofal // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    We are lucky we got Debuchy when we did. We wouldn’t be able to get a player like that now.

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    From NUFC.com
    ”Thanking the fans for their backing (in reality not booing him or his side, but providing a vote of no confidence by their lack of support) was pathetic”

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Ian Toon,
    If you’re after the Pulitzer prize post in the bloody Guardian will you !

  • 13 Graeme // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Jail – catchy is giving him a run for his money though lol

  • 14 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Cyprus
    Does it matter if i do or not, point being finishing 11th doesn’t arm Ashley with a financial excuse to pay off Pardews contract for the sake of £800k when he would immediately save on bonuses and paying out compensation for Pardew and a new manager
    And yes i thoroughly believe he’d be jumping for joy to squeeze a few extra quid out of the club like he always does
    You don’t seriously believe he’ll be that upset at dropping one place after cashing in on our star player the second we hit 40 points do you?

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Apr 21, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    A_C,
    I don’t think he’s going anywhere.
    Fatty: Alan what the fusk is going on ?
    AP: Mikey, you haven’t bought me anyone in a year and a half.
    Fatty: Just get on with it and stop whining
    AP: But Mikey, I weren’t.
    Fatty: Exactly

  • 16 spitfire_ // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Pardew: I don’t want to make excuses… It’s just the way I speak.

  • 17 anthc // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Even goslings defending him blaming the touchline ban! Wonder if hes promised him a deal if he blows his trumpet.

  • 18 WWSBRD // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    “Cheers for not booing lads” – Alan Pardew

    So the potential options coming out if Pardew leaves are Pulis (FML) and Sherwood (sounds like a cocky Hoots to me) according to the press they seem to be rather limited to the English game no?

  • 19 Rotonda heights // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Ian Toon,

    No one is calling for a long term boycott. No one. We are suggesting 1 or 2 max half empty stadiums is the only thing that will concentrate Ashley’ mind.

    Retail and bums on seats are the bottom line for Ashley and his ” Oim richer than yow” nouveau riche mantra. . Nothing else apparently registers.

    I would suggest no business can survive long term without the lifeblood of customers which is what we are essentially all are

    Nothing to stop you continuing away day matches but people can not really have their cake and eat it and expect the ongoing mediocrity to be engaged and arrested any time soon whilst filling SJP for another round of sub par entertainment.

    The appeal of a ST has never been so low. We now have the unedifying spectacle of a Mexican stand off with a publically failing (on all fronts) and painfully suffering manager who won’t leave and an odious oaf and little despot of an owner who won’t pay off the ludicrously long remainder of Pardew’s contract.

    The players who back Pardew are the Sholas and Goslings who have displaced Ben Arfa and Marveaux to spectacularly zero effect and are still indulged. New contract for Shola anyone?.

    In any event Ashley can’t be trusted to bring in a proper manager, D.O.F, sponsor etc so why do people still sign up to watch this circus which ain’t leaving town any time soon.

    If people are not prepared to experience short term pain then so be it. But I remember watching NUFC v Luton on the Gallowgate in the mid-seventies on a Saturday with only 12000 on the gate, so no we don’t have to be tarnished as a Geordie rite of way.

    Surely people can be more discerning than that for the greater long term good and effect change without playing the stereotype. Then again…..

  • 20 Rotonda heights // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Just playing devil’s advocate for a minute but if you were Ash and you saw Shola being played over Ben Arfa, Gosling over Marveaux, Saylor over MYM, Dummet over Haidara etc etc a bit like Harewood and Mullins over Tevez and Mascherano you might feel slightly aggrieved all those wages and transfer fees were going down the drain and you wouldn’t want more of the same..

  • 21 mindshaft // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    # Club 2014-15 Wages
    (In £) 2013-14 Wages
    1 Manchester City 234M 220 M
    2 Chelsea 205M 190M
    3 Manchester United 184M 176M
    4 Arsenal 167M 160M
    5 Liverpool 135M 129M
    6 Tottenham Hotspur 98M 96M
    7 Aston villa 75M 75M
    8 New Castle United 74M 70M
    9 Sunderland 73M 69M
    10 Everton 69M 66M
    11 Fulham 69M 67M
    12 Swansea City 45M 38M
    13 West Bromwich 58M 55M
    14 Stock City 57M 54M
    15 Norwich city 39M 37M

  • 22 mindshaft // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    So we’re actually underperforming given the wages we pay – however Everton pay less and show you can achieve if you have a manager who can make players play beyond their ability – something pardew can’t do

  • 23 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    mindshaft…Whilst a rough indicator, we all know that amount of wages paid really doesn’t show where a team should be.

    Most would say the scums squad is rubbish, but from your table they should be 9th?

    And that is supposedly with a far superior manager to Pardew.

  • 24 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Basically, we can take a lot of things from that table, none of them tie in with each other.

  • 25 Ron Knee // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    I was half-hoping there’d be an announcement about his departure today. It can’t last forever, can it?

  • 26 Rotonda heights // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    ibiza

    I thought after your California adventure you had had an epiphany and seen the light re Pardew. No retrogade steps now please young man.

  • 27 WWSBRD // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Ibiza
    Statistically wages are the key indicator of where a team should finish according to ‘Why England Lose’ mate

  • 28 Slank // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    I believe there will be quite a merry-go-round of managers at the end of the season. There are few managers who are safe. Moyes may go. Wenger may resign. Sherwood looks destined for the chop. West Ham are not enthralled with Big Sam. Norwich if they survive will need an experienced manager. Villa could be sold and often that means dumping the incumbent manager by the new owner. Swansea may need a more experienced manager.

    I will surprised if Pardew is still with the club at the start of next season. The problem I see is that who is available (unemployed in any other business) are not the pulling up the trees type. It would be same as before but a different face.

  • 29 bishopblaize // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Funny ol game aunt it.

    I was backing Pardew when most of you’s didn’t AND I also had Arsenal as League Winners from start.

    Anyway I been looking around media to see AP sacked but not much look as yet

  • 30 mindshaft // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Ibiza – in general, the more you pay, the better quality players you have.
    This is very true for top 4-6 and teams such as ourselves / Everton have to over perform to compete against those teams
    This usually means that the players who played well either want a wage rise or a move hence the next season you end up where you belong unless you have a very good manager
    Obviously if you’re a 60 – 80 million wage bill club its easier to under perform such as ourselves 2nd half of season – villa, Sunderland etc

  • 31 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Rotonda…Are you saying I need another holiday? I think you may be right!

    Not slipping at all, Pardews time is as good as over as far as I am concerned, however, I don’t want to allow pure frustration to take over.

    Looking at the wages table, Pardew has more or less (at the time of writing that is) accomplished what he should have over the course of the season – now that’s a statement that needs looking at.

    Yo…What have stats got to do with being cr@p? :)

  • 32 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    mindshaft…I agree that it’s a rough model of comparison, but nothing more, nothing less.

    I personally think we’re all just getting a little sidetracked with what our issues are.

    Is it really about league positioning? Many who are anti-Pardew have said they’d rather be battling relegation if we played with style – then let style be the argument.

    If it’s about targets and league positions, then surely, within reason, Pardew is doing okay?

  • 33 Rotonda heights // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    bishop

    are you on predictive text

  • 34 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Slank…I am seriously torn on whether Pardew will be here next season. I flip between scenarios.

    On the one hand I just can’t see how he can stay, on the other hand though…

  • 35 yo-yo // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    The rumour of Di Matteo in as manager and with Pardew kicked upstairs has a convincing ring to it, especially as DM would want serious investment in the playing side and we have been starved of it, so a catch up spend is overdue anyway. Would fit Mash long term thinking and short term sacrifice approach.

    So Pardew is only our ‘caretaker’ for the next three games !!

  • 36 WWSBRD // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Ibiza
    Haha not much mate but is an interesting book, exposes football for being behind in the times. Also has a few moments of praise for NUFC or more the fans

  • 37 WWSBRD // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Do Matteo does stop being paid by Chelsea this year I think so he will be looking for a job again rather than sitting on a Chelsea pay day

  • 38 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    yo-yo…Auto-correct playing up again?

    Although how it took “care” from “piss” I don’t know.

    Yo…Praise for the toon? How old is this book?

  • 39 Rotonda heights // Apr 21, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    ibiza

    I think the main thing with pardew is his innate ability to self-destruct time and again whilst in good positions. There is just no consistency with the man whatsoever.

    Southampton are not that far ahead of us in the league but have played well all season. Our season ended in Jan supposedly due to one player leaving.

    Everton lost Lukaku for months but had a plan B, C and D. Arsenal could win a cup and get CL again despite losing Walcott, Wiltshire Ramsay, Ozil etc for long periods or for nearly the whole season in some cases.

    Pardew ditched any creative technical playmakers (Ben Arfa, Marveaux) with flair when Cabaye left and wonders why we haven’t scored in 12 out of 16 games!

    PS Cabaye played in 5 losing games out of 7 matches just before he left.

  • 40 WWSBRD // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Ibiza
    Haha cheeky it refers to us being an anomaly as our crowds didn’t diminish through relegation only us, the mackems and man city can claim that which to me is a gold star

    Doesn’t say we aren’t dog muck though it’s not insane

  • 41 scout // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    When the strikers werent scoring and bang out of form he should have stuck that armstrong in. Why would he be intimidated by his own people. All this about him not being ready, watch back Sholas performance against Brighton away when he got sent off, now thats a man just strolling about it had me absolutely seething.

  • 42 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Arsenal Lost Chamberlain and Podolski for 4-5 Months at the start.

  • 43 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Rotonda…What are you trying to convince me about?

    No consistency? Agreed. Although, that applies top to bottom at our club.

    Giving up in January? Agreed. Although, i don’t hold Pardew solely responsible for this, he should be able to get more out of his team that he has – in fact, it would be near on impossible to have got less out of them.

    Flair players – We will have to accept that Pardew does not know how to use them. I do still maintain that Pardews biggest gripe with those two are their work rate and I do believe he has part of that right, but that still doesn’t take away from the fact he doesn’t know how to best utilize them.

    He needs to go, but more importantly, the clubs philosophy needs to change.

  • 44 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Scout

    Do you remember who was the captain that day?

  • 45 cyprus // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    TADS,
    My point is this. He messed up big time with this ‘purchase’- ‘hobby’. He put in mega money (quarter bill owed) and all it’s got him is headaches. Would he love success, top 4, adulation, celebrating goals? Using logic and being a winner billionaire, the answer must be yes. Looking at his behaviour, again the answer must be yes. Only, he wants to do it on the cheap from now on.
    I hate defending that guy because he’s done so much wrong (e.g. JFK, Shearer, PARDEW). But I just don’t think he loves it when we do bad. it doesn’t make sense. Unless he’s nuts.

  • 46 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Alan Pardew says he makes excuses to protect players

    My God.

  • 47 scout // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    I was there, please say it wasnt him

  • 48 Rotonda heights // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Not sure pardew’s ego would allow him to be kicked upstairs
    where he would no doubt bring us Bent, Tompkins, Noble, Jenkinson etc !!

    Not sure why Di Matteo gets such a bad time from some on here. Got MK Dons and WBA promoted and whatever people say got results at Chelsea.

    Had a bad run one season at WBA but overall he’s young, speaks good English, has good contacts, develops players etc and plays half decent football.

    Certainly couldn’t be as bad as not scoring in 12 out of 16 games!

    Laudrup, Di Matteo, Sean Dyche, there’s a few good ones out there.

    Hoddle as D.O.F and Di Matteo as manager certainly would be an upgrade all round.

  • 49 mindshaft // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Personally its about consistency – we played some decent stuff (and had some luck) on our winning run but have played sh1te since Jan and pard’s seems clueless on how to fix it

  • 50 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Can’t

  • 51 scout // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Played that abeid as well with a run in the team he would be decent, streets ahead of gosling

  • 52 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Cyrpus…The thought process isn’t that he loves it when we do badly, just that he is happiest when we are neither doing great or bad. If it so happens that we end up playing one half season well and the other terribly then the end result is the same.

    For me, Ashleys most telling signs have been last seasons transfer windows.

    Do well and get Europe = 1 player signed.
    Struggling and look like relegation candidates = 5 players signed.

    No ambition to push on, will only spend to avoid disaster.

    Will that change? Maybe, but based on what other than our own hopeful logic?

    Yo…Oh right, our great support! I hate this situation tbh. Our fans are something to be proud of, but imo, they are becoming a major part of the problem. I find it best not to comment on fans these days :)

  • 53 Rotonda heights // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Ibiza

    it is sad how pardew just ostracises people even when they’re on form like MYM was playing at CB with Willo.

    Surely a good coach wants to develop people not banish them into exile.

  • 54 Slank // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Ibizatoon

    It cannot have gone unnoticed by the people (Charnley and Ashley) at the club who make the decisions that the shocking poor performances have coincided with Pardew being banished from the touchline because of his own stupidity which has resulted in the club not moving up the table and therefore possibly losing out on additional prize money.

    Whatever one thinks of Ashley I would imagine that he isn’t overly enamoured with Pardew if millions (I don’t know the figures) are lost because of his employee’s stupidity especially if he Ashley has to spend his own money to cover the shortfall.

  • 55 theartfuldodger // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    HD,

    An excuse for making an excuse..

  • 56 Slank // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Rotonda @ 53

    All managers do it. Pardew is not an exception.

  • 57 bishopblaize // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Rotonda I think i’am .. Either that or me phone has turned into cockney w£&@?r

  • 58 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Rotonda…I get the feeling I’m not answering you properly :)

    Pardew can leave for all I care. He is definitely limited as a manager and for a lot of reasons, not all his own fault, I believe his position to be untenable.

    Pardew out!

    Decent manager and a change of club ambition in…although I expect it to be a case of “manager in” as and when Pardew departs.

  • 59 WWSBRD // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Ibiza
    I know what ur saying mate but it’s in the blood to support through thick and thin which is still something to be proud of for me especially when u consider what football has become these days

  • 60 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Yo…Hence why it’s difficult.

    No emotion attached, the right thing to do is for fans to stay away – people do have power.

    On the other hand though, it’s the fan base that makes this club so special in the first place. Although, I do think general opinion on this is rapidly changing the longer things keep rolling on as they are.

    There is a thin line between being loyal or being a mug, no offense meant towards anyone…unless Pardew or Ashley are reading, then they can be offended as much as they like.

  • 61 scout // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    We have no wingers not one player in the team is a natural winger

  • 62 scout // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Would never refer to anyone as a mug, you can get in for 20 quid some games.
    Hes not exactly ripping you off

  • 63 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Scout…Has to be a song in that…

    “Looking out on the morning rain
    I used to feel so uninspired
    And when I knew I had to face another day
    Lord, it made me feel so tired

    Before the day I met you, life was so unkind
    But you’re the key to my peace of mind

    ‘Cause you make me feel
    You make me feel
    You make me feel like a natural winger”

    Sounds like something Sissoko might sing to Pardew, but it needs some work.

  • 64 WWSBRD // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Ibiza
    I don’t disagree, I haven’t been to a game in a good long while now though more to do with work and money than principal

    Something will break soon though, I can’t see people continuing to spend good money to see this for much longer

  • 65 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Scout…I don’t think I called anyone a mug, just that it’s a thin line between being loyal and being a mug. That’s not just true to being a Newcastle fan though.

    We all make more allowances for things we care about, it’s human nature.

    Also, doesn’t really matter how much you pay, if you’re not being entertained, appreciated or listened to, it could be 20p and it can be argued it’s a rip off.

  • 66 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    Yo…Aye, this affordable football isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!

  • 67 bobby mango // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    Wish the tw@t would just fall on sword. If we drop out of the top ten is a f’ing disgrace, and he cannot blame all of that on Cabaye, Debuchy and Remy…. Any manager should be able to get more out his squad that this idiot.

  • 68 WWSBRD // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Ibiza
    Too true

    scout
    I would argue 20 quid to sit for 2 hours watching dross, receiving no entertainment and leaving angry is a rip off mate

  • 69 Jail for Ashley // Apr 21, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Cyprus,
    Of course he would like us in the CL and playing good football but he doesn’t want to spend the money that might give us a chance at that, the irony is that if he spent 19M in the summer we finished fifth there might have been an outside chance of CL, instead he went with the option of spending next to nothing to ensure mid table and ended up spending anyway but at the same time causing massive damage to the morale of the team, this time round he may have caused too muh damage for a coat of pollyfilla to repair the damage.

  • 70 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Looking at Chronicle’s latest article It seems more of the same next season

    Reiterating

    If Pardew is the manager come June 1 I am done with NUFC

  • 71 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    I can see the unsackable is still…well unsackable ;)

    So are we licking our wounds today?

  • 72 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Jesper…I’m pleased you didn’t take me up on that bet mate!

  • 73 guvnor // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    The man is damaged goods,we all know it he’s had a good run for his money and now the party is almost over for Pardew and he knows it.

  • 74 guvnor // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Ashley will be weighing up his options for pardews replacement.

  • 75 Sav // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    So the list of wages of Prem clubs shows we are pretty much precisely where we should be. I wonder if you add the list of player transfer outlays/income over the last 2 years and see where we come then? We are probably over-performing. Who would have thought that having watched the last 10 matches?

  • 76 beefman13 // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Pardew,you professed to be happy with our SQUAD at the start of the season, and yes we sold Cabaye but you said we had the cover if anyone left”as heck as like we did”

    These substantial offers we put in and then again did not get on players beacuse we could possibly get them cheaper at a later date stinks the place out.

    We got 20 million for Cabaye, if the correct amount had of been offered for other certain players that mentioned at the time we could have secured them, but no, we have winged it painfully like a wounded Starling.

    50,000 Again at SJP, AND 52,000 come the first home game of next season as well no doubts.

    Yea we live in hope as usual but, to outsiders and a hell of a lot of our own supporters we are coming across as the proverbial THICK GEORDIES!!!!!

  • 77 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Ibiza…we can fall further ;) it is not over yet! lol

  • 78 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    …14th here we go!

  • 79 rivettCatcher // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    I’ve always backed Pardew, and still think Mashley can do a good job in time, but today is the first time I’ve wanted my own team to lose and keep losing until he’s sacked.

    That’s just a desperate & horrible thing to admit. But it’s true.

    I’m at the Arsenal game next week & I hope Stoke & Palace are above us by then. Bet Mashley has performance based break points in that 8 year contract, and I want him to have the option of using them.

  • 80 Kamikaze Koala // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Wish someone would break his jaw so he wouldn’t do anymore press interviews, WTF did we do to deserve this piece of sh*t? Is this karma? if so, what did we do cause the holocust!!!!!!!

  • 81 Jail for Ashley // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    beefman,
    There’s no way Cabaye would have been allowed to leave if we were in the same predicament of a year previous.

  • 82 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Last 77 games for NUFC under Pardew

    Losses – 39
    Wins – 26
    Draws – 12

    50.6% Failure rate

    about to get worse in next 3 games.

  • 83 Ibizatoon // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Jesper…Hence why I’m pleased you didn’t take my bet!

  • 84 AusMagpie // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    I’ve been a fan of Newcastle for 10 years (half my life) and I’m yet to buy a shirt as they do not sell them in Australia (only teams like Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, the Manchester sides are sold) but I’m going to buy one online now. Can anyone recommend a good site? Also I can’t seem to pick a players shirt to buy I’m thinking maybe Armstrong! Haha

  • 85 TurkishFan101 // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    The problem isn’t Cabaye being sold, we got good money for him, the problem is Pardew consistently vbases the whole team around 1 player.

    It was Andy Carroll first, then Shola Ameobi then Demba Ba then Cisse and last season going into this season was Yohan Cabaye and now its back to playing around Shola Ameobi (hoof) hence he was not subbed and played in center against Swansea even when Remy came on.

    Pardew is clueless and can never get the best out of a range of players, only manages to man-coach one. Last time it was Cabaye and now his favourite is Dan Gosling.

    No doubt why, you can see relative media and recent interview with Gosling. He’s sucking upto Pardew big time. It wasn’t long ago that even he himself admitted he was gone and in reserves.

    This twat gets more playing time ahead of Marveaux…

  • 86 Jail for Ashley // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Aus,
    Anywhere but SD !

  • 87 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 21, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Audley Pardew the most deluded combo in sports history.

  • 88 lesh // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Not that it makes any difference but

    http://www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/cisse_has_broken_kneecap_831082/index.shtml

    Here lies another excuse for lack of goals… Errr

  • 89 nufc-olek // Apr 21, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    If Pardew is getting dumped in the summer, I hope Moyes gets the job. He can do wonders with small budgets that Ashley gives. And I think he can take us a step forward to be better and more stable club than Pardew can do.

    What do you guys think? :)

  • 90 isleofmanman // Apr 21, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Yes he will go
    And then what?

    Its cause and effect

    Ashley will still be controlling a strategy which is predicated only on staying up and protecting his income

    Freddie Shepherd destabilised the club and tarnished its reputation with ridiculous hirings and firings over many years and made it unsaleable – except to some ego maniac – Ashley -who thought he knew enough not to carry out proper due diligence.

    Now its unsaleable again because Ashley overpaid and the manager, the coaching culture and the results are sheeeite !




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