The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has again called on the fans who will be at the game tomorrow, not to walk out on the team after 69 minutes – as a demonstration against where the club is headed (nowhere) – as some fan organizations are asking for, and instead the beleaguered manager is asking the fans to stay and support the team and especially the players – hopefully to our first win in seven games.
Alan Pardew - please support the players – if not me
Alan Pardew seems to be trying to get the message out in the press and he is imploring fans to not take part in the the walk-out.
This is what Alan said:
“I just think the club has to come first sometimes and I think that is an occasion where this has to happen,” “The passion of the fans towards the club needs to come out because the team needs them.”
“It’s not about the board or me, it’s about 11 players wearing the black and white of Newcastle at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon. You’re going to walk away after an hour and leave them to it? I don’t think that’s right and I really, really hope they don’t do that.”
“I haven’t spoken to the owner for two or three weeks,” “He owns this club with the confidence to let the manager get on with managing the team. That is what he has always said to me.”
It’s not really surprising that Alan has not talked to the owner, he’s never had a lot of communications with him, and it’s usually the Managing Director who has a direct line – so to speak – to tAshley about stuff going on – and on the operational state of things.
But it does show that Pardew doesn’t have much of an idea what Ashley is thinking about this losing streak – and the news is Ashley is not happy.
That’s not surprising either.
Nobody is happy about it – the first time we have been beaten six times in a row in the Premier League.
And the basic message from Pardew above seems to be - please support the fans if you cannot support me.
What do you think?