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Pardew – Over The Top Criticism Has Fueled Anger At Newcastle

8:26 pm, Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 151 Comments

Alan Pardew after the game admitted the obvious – that it was a very difficult atmosphere and surroundings for the Newcastle players to play in – but with a bit of luck in that second half they managed to come away with a terrific 3-0 win – but the scoreline doesn’t show just how difficult it was for Newcastle in that second half.

lan pardew cardiff

One of the few times Alan Pardew was on the sidelines today

A very good headed goal from Shola Ameobi on 18 minutes, after a wonderful pin-point cross from the very impressive Moussa Sissoko on the right wing, should have calmed the nerves a but – but it didn’t.

And Moussa then hit the post twice in the following five minutes, and if those shots had gone in it may have been a different story in the second half – but we really struggled as Cardiff came more and more into the game..

There was so much abuse being thrown at Alan Pardew that he decided rather wisely that it was better he remain seated and assistant manager John Carver was sent out to give the players instructions.

And there wasn’t the massive walkout that some fan organizations were hoping for – and had asked for – but it was maybe a few hundred fans that left after 69 minutes – if that – of over 50,000 who were at the game.

If they expected thousands to walk out they would have been very disappointed.

And the fans who left missed two Newcastle goals – which have been very rare this year – one from Loic Remy after 87 minutes – his 14th PL goal of the season – and then Steven Taylor went crazy after he scored his 14th goal for the club (in 10 years) in the first minute of stoppage time, to put a respectable scoreline on the game, but it was a flattering one for Newcastle.

This is what Alan Pardew said after the game:

“Our fans are frustrated and upset and made it a difficult atmosphere.” “Coming to the sideline I was antagonizing them so I took a seat.”“We need to start next season strong.”

“You have to be resilient.” “Some of the criticism has been from left field and over the top, and that has fueled the anger here.”

It’s hard to remember when so much abuse was hurled at a Newcastle manager at St. James’ Park – but it’s happened in the past  – but Pardew has taken a lot of it in his almost 42 months on Tyneside as the Newcastle manager.

Now we have to wait until after our last game at Liverpool next Sunday, to see if there are any changes made in the management at the club – but if we were to hazard a guess, we think Alan may even stay on as the manager.

But Mike Ashley has to fork out a huge war chest in the summer to rebuild the side, which has looked far too threadbare and weak this year.

The performances and results are testament to that. 🙁

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League

151 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    If he thinks the reaction has been over the top then that shows just how out of touch the man is, I’m only amazed the reaction has been bigger and come much sooner as all Ashley and co have done is take us for mugs

  • 2 Himanshu Dhingra // May 3, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Napoli fan shot in Rome.

    Fans want to know that he is safe b4 kicking off.

    Critical, last I heard.

  • 3 Thump // May 3, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Did Pardew really say that the walkout hurt the team? They scored two after the walkout and what about the fans that f’ing stayed? Bet they feel like right mugs with comments like that.

  • 4 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 8:32 PM


    Everytime he opens his mouth he somehow manages to put both feet fully in his mouth, the guy is a PR executive’s worst nightmare

  • 5 Thump // May 3, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    I wonder if it was for the fans benefit that Pardew didn’t join in the lap of honour…

  • 6 wolfshead@toon // May 3, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    lol at huge transfer war chest

  • 7 Average_Contents // May 3, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Cheeky cnut Fcukoff now!

  • 8 Himanshu Dhingra // May 3, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    footballitalia ?@footballitalia 1m
    CONFIRMED: #FiorentinaNapoli KO at 20.45 UK time, 19.45 GMT. #CoppaItalia

  • 9 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    toonkk from last thead

    but thats not the point is it lol

    it was a shambles and on the last home game lol

    so we have to wait another 4-5 months to see if it actually makes any difference

  • 10 RUNAWAY777 // May 3, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    cant believe how many fans stayed to the end of the game,throught nufc fans where all for one and one for all,well them fans that stayed behind could have helped pardew keep his job so to you one and all i say well done mugged again,will they ever learn, ANSWER NO

  • 11 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Even Ashley must laugh at some of the crap Pardew comes out with!.

    The man is a JOKE

  • 12 Mickalonius // May 3, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Pardew has done well enough considering the backing he has been given. We are desperately short of quality and last I checked we are still top 10. Some here need to give him a break…

  • 13 Laurent Robert 32 // May 3, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Abuse for Pardew and Ashley was all game at very regular intervals. It tended to be pro Newcastle United then Anti Pardew and Ashley, to show support for the club is always there but we aren’t standing for mediocrity and their lies.

    Loads of Ben Arfa chants throughout the game “Ben Arfa’s right, Pardew’s sh….”

    Once all the banners came out on about 50minutes that really made it lively and it got loud. Back to what the atmosphere used to be like before these cretins arrived. Stewards just couldn’t get them as there was a few out at the same time. Lots and lots of cheers and claps when they came out too. Really kicked off the protests, mixed in with some “All we care about is NUFC” songs.

    I wasn’t going to go at all, but as the the ticket is already paid for I thought that at least I could add to the protest in the ground rather than just one empty quiet seat, especially with the walk-out happening. My vocal discontent would help spur on other quieter fans to come out of their shells a bit. That certainly did happen once the banners were out.

    The game was another abysmal showing of professional football. The misuse of players is criminal. Cardiff were awful and looked like us on Monday night. No urgency whatsoever. You would never have thought they had a chance to be relegated if they didn’t win. Pardew has again been lucky that he had the worst team in the league to play to save him from breaking the most losses in a row. Yet, he still has the awful honour of sharing it.

    Most fans just waited for the 69th minute and I don’t know who is saying 500??? No chance at all. There were thousands of fans streaming out with and after me and I stuck about for a bit outside the Strawberry to do more for the protest with the group that was ever growing there.

    More and more were coming out and that was just in our corner. I must have waited another almost ten minutes and there were still more coming out. Constantly. It was thousands. I may put up some pics.

    Pardew was getting booed everytime he stood up and jeered when he sat down. He’s usually up a lot more than that. That abuse was grinding away at him. No doubt. He looked tentative and nervous.

    His post-match comments are more pathetic and delusional words from a parasite of a man.

    Ashley out, Pardew OUT.

  • 14 welshgeordie9 // May 3, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    74daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 8:06 PM


    Laudrup same as Pardew infact worse.


    One`s a winner,One isn`t!,

    Can anybody tell me which is which?

    Laudrup is worse, have you been drinking tonight

  • 15 Thump // May 3, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    @Jack: That’s why JFK was such a good appointment for Pardew; he made him look good by comparison.

  • 16 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Pard`s thought he was ok after the few left on 69 minutes.

    How wrong he was!.

    The round of boo`s as he stood up was priceless

  • 17 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    no it won’t be a huge war chest it will be an empty one.
    instead he will make this great team all remain and sack pardew.

    pardew was doing quite well until january then things collapse so ashley knows he has to spend money.

    wait a minute everyone seems to be saying this is still a great team and the manager is at fault for this form so he can sack pardew get a new manager in and go through another summer transfer window without money spent.

    i myself keep saying we should keep pardew and spend money first then after the first 10 games next season we review what he is like knowing ashley will not accept money wasted. but no fans want him gone now, which is telling ashley this team is good enough as it is and we don’t need to spend money this summer just sack pardew.

  • 18 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM


    After watching the tripe Pardew has us playing it drives yer to drink Pal.

    But really you have to be a class A Moron to believe Laudrup is no better than Pardew.

    But the comment was good for a laugh.

  • 19 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    can’t you see, this is why we will not see good managers come here because like you are saying their about JFK being good for pardew.
    well the managers he appoints will be ones who fans will abuse so that ashley can laugh his head off in the office with all his lovely money and anti manager crew.

  • 20 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 8:56 PM


    Pardew is shit. It would be difficult for anyone to be as bad as him. However, there’s little to suggest Laudrup would do much better. Or am I missing something?

  • 21 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    just look at the past

    first he appoints kevin keegan but what happens fans turn to ashley hurling abuse at him and keegan walks out.

    he appoints JFK and i think fans still were hurling it at ashley so he tried to use shearer but that didn’t stop fans anger and shearer walked.

    then hughton was appointed but we still were getting at ashley and not chris. ashley then chose to sack hughton and bring in pardew. ever since that appointment ashley has been getting less and less of the blame instead pardew has had most of it so basically ashley is getting just what he wants.

    it’s quite simple he is treating his employees of NUFC like he treats those working at sports direct. the thing about NUFC is fans are not helping either as we are hurling abuse at them too and just giving ashley his money.

  • 22 Magpie Myles // May 3, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    I for one will get behind Pardew and give him a chance to show what he can do with a few good transfers through the door. He did well when we finished fifth, You have to remember that hes had half a season with no creative midfielder. It’s not up to Pardew who spends the money it’s Fat Mike. Anyone in Pardew position would find it difficult, giving an interview and trying to stay positive. Sometimes managers ger their tacitic wrong, but Pardew is trying to work with a team that keeps seeing it’s best players sold and not replaced by Fat Mike. I bet you anything that Ben Arfa has a huge pathetic ego on him as well, so i don’t think Pardew is to blame for that.

    So well done for aiming your pathetic walk out at the wrong person. It’s sad really what the fans are manipulated by, aim your sh!t at Fat Boy not the man trying to do something about it!

    Pardew headbutt was stupid but we all have moments of weekness! Get a grip and get behind the team!

  • 23 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 9:00 PM


    We review what pardew is like after 10 games?! Look at his c.v. to see what he’s like. Have you been in deepest, darkest Africa for the last three years?

  • 24 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    daztoon so wat did laudrop do at getafe?
    or spartak? or mallorca?

    oh yeah lasted a year or less brilliant record that isn’t it lol

    infact 7 months at spartak and got sacked

    and there in far inferior leagues but yeah he won a cup with rodgers team well done
    then he bombed again

  • 25 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    myles well said but it seems people want to moan about the same things next season with a new manager and the same after that and the same after that……..etc………etc……..etc……

  • 26 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    Obviously you are.

  • 27 anthc // May 3, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Its not over the top alan, lets face it anywhere else you’d be sacked a while ago. Your not good enough you’ve had a chance now beat it. If the lack of spending is your excuse then speak up(sorry I forgot mike won’t let you). Window after window you’ve spouted shite before saying the squads good and strong. Your a muppet and a puppet now tiddle off back to the big smoke and run as an mp because there full of shit too.

  • 28 cyprus // May 3, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    It’s confirmed: I do not want my club to lose under any circumstances. I don’t think AP can take us any further, but I sure wanted us to go on and win it.

  • 29 kevymartins // May 3, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Lorenzo Insigne what a player. Why can’t we go after players like him?

    Don’t think he is happy there either had a fall out with Benitez a while ago.

  • 30 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    anth so who’s your manager who’s gonna come in and do the same?

  • 31 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 9:10 PM


    Like i said class A Moron and you never fail to deliver!.

  • 32 welshgeordie9 // May 3, 2014 at 9:10 PM


    Yeah that’s right because winning the league cup in your debut season as a foreign manager is crap

    Dear me

  • 33 welshgeordie9 // May 3, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Now now manxpie don’t put yourself down like that

  • 34 Magpie Myles // May 3, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Spot on manxpie.

    This is what fans don’t understand, the source is Ashley! Stop the rot at the source!

    Pardew could be a great manager with the right backing, but until then he has to work harder than most for results.

    Very sad the way some fans think, it’s strange how most of the players are behind Pardew as well, would think he knew what he was doing! Think on that kids.

  • 35 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Magpie miles

    Which best players keep getting sold and not replaced?

    We sold Carroll and improved the team with cisse and ba who did more to get us to fifth than pardew ever did.

    We sold ba (who wanted away) and replaced him with remy (who’s better). We kept cabaye half a season longer than expected (because he wanted away and even went on strike).

    When cabaye went we got de jong, pardews long term targey and a signing pardew sanctioned. Give the club a chance to replace cabaye and not make rsdh purchases like the makems whose future tv monies were burning a hole in their pockets. Act in haste, repent at leisure.

  • 36 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    yeah just like mcliesh winning it what a fantastic manager he is hey or even wise getting to the fa cup final wat a fantastic manager he was lol

    yeah it doesn’t matter that at the same time he got them nearly relegated after spending money does it only the word cup!!

    who’s the morons there then? or do ya want mcliesh?

  • 37 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    “Pardew could be a great manager with the right backing, but until then he has to work harder than most for results.”

    So two good seasons in a sixteen year career show’s he could be a great manager does it? Or is it the fact that he motivates and improves the players that he currently has? Or was it that mighty Johnston Paint Trophy win?

    He’s an average, at best, manager who is lucky to be working for a clueless owner as the only reason he’s kept his job here is because he’s as toxic for the club as Ashley is

  • 38 Laurent Robert 32 // May 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Myles, he had those transfers at Charlton and West Ham. What happened there? Oh yeah, more demonstrations.

    The demonstrations were at Pinocchio and Ashley today anyway Not just at Slimer.

    I’m sure Alan will deliver the great football that your backing merits. Make sure you’re playing on the correct length grass though and not in Europe, or cups or have more than one injury at a time, or too hyped, science etc etc etc. Were you at the games of late? Scintillating ‘ey?

    One top 6 place in 20 years of management or whatever it is. Nice one, Alan, you’re a real winner.

  • 39 Himanshu Dhingra // May 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Quite frankly I will prefer Toilet cleaner to alan Pardew, lets face face it could not do any worse.

  • 40 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    blackley sorry but your post at 35 is all bollocks un less you put in time lines ffs
    seriously thats laughable!

  • 41 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 9:20 PM


    What did Pardew do at West Ham? Sacked

    Oh yeah went on their worst run of defeats in over 70 years sound familiar!.

    Charlton ?. Sacked


    Newcastle?. Hopefully Sacked

  • 42 Tsunki // May 3, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Magpie Myles – fair enough Ashley is the problem but part of his problem is recruitment and saying Pardew is OK because we got 5th is not just tired its archaic. And the coup de grace of saying we should ‘get behind the team’ is just patronising. We all get behind the team which is why we bother to post here, apart from a few trolls who have their own player issues (toonbrother for example).

    The voice of the masses is speaking and the boos are indicative of a tired faithful who know what they see happening.

  • 43 Thump // May 3, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    can’t you see, this is why we will not see good managers come here because like you are saying their about JFK being good for pardew.
    well the managers he appoints will be ones who fans will abuse so that ashley can laugh his head off in the office with all his lovely money and anti manager crew.

    What? My comment was in reply to JackButler saying that Pardew is a walking PR disaster.

    We won’t see good managers at Newcastle because Ashley knows they’ll want money. Pardew is just happy to be receiving a wage.

  • 44 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 9:23 PM


    Which best players keep getting sold and not replaced such that the rug keeps getting pulled from under Pardew’s feet?

  • 45 welshgeordie9 // May 3, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    manxpie you are a muppet how can you compare Laudrup to mcliesh

    Did Laudrup get swans relegated the same season they won the league cup no they didn’t

  • 46 anthc // May 3, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Manx I know theres not a lot to choose from but I cant believe theres no one out there who could do worse than pardew because he will get us relegated next year. Its alright saying let him spend some money but would you trust him? Gabriel obertan, need I say more. If mike would only push the boat out on a manager. We allow players to use us as a stepping stone so why not a up and coming manager? I appreciate stability but not when there consistently shite. Surely theres a decent manager out there wanting to showcase their ability in the best league in the world. Christ, id even take poyet over pardew. On a serious note benficas manager, de boer, koeman deschamps after the world cup. Sorry was I sleep talking! We’ll probably end up with mclaren or eddie howe earning peanuts

  • 47 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    The sale of Cabaye has proven one of two thing’s. Either we were a one man team or Pardew has no clue on how to move forward without him

  • 48 Himanshu Dhingra // May 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Lets face it, NUFC squad isn’t best but it is not half as bad as Pardew is making them out to be.

  • 49 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    jack but you could say the same about mourinhio
    if he wasn’t at a club that actually spent money would he get the same results or praise?

    infact would he go there full stop??

    really you could only judge mourinhio properly if he took on a lesser club and seen how he did hopefully 1 day its us lol

  • 50 toonarmydownsouth // May 3, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Where the hell has this £20 mil summer transfer kitty come from?

    Did he lose the £60 odd mil in TV rights down the back of the sofa?

  • 51 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 9:28 PM


    Can you imagine pardew rolling up at old trafford with his c.v.? imagine the interview? Neither can I. He wouldn’t get psst the gates.

  • 52 toonarmydownsouth // May 3, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Just got in and had recorded the Copa Italia final

    That is absolutely mental that fans can’t even go to a game in safety, I’m mean there’s always been holliginosm within the game but to shoot 3 fans? F**king hell
    The worst we have is some lunatic with a hatred of horses

  • 53 Magpie Myles // May 3, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Like I said, with proper backing he can do well. Ba left for Chelsea because they have an owner who wants to win trophies and have success. Remy isn’t even staying. So those arguments are invalid. The only valid part is Ashley has no ambition and if he did Pardew might have the chance to give it go and prove his worth.

    Don’t see anyone knocking mourinhio for parking the bus at Liverpool wich gave them a shot back in to the title. Yet if Pardew did that next weekend I bet you he will get slammed for it! Management is a learning curve and I didn’t see many on here raving about Rodgers before he got the Liverpool job. That’s interesting, now he’s got money to spend and an ambitious owner he’s doing well. Starting to see the pattern yet? Charlton/West Ham? Really? Can’t really rate somebody on those two teams can you? I don’t see many managers doing that well with them, do you?

  • 54 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 9:30 PM


    No you couldn’t say the same about Jose as the guy is recognised by just about everyone in football as being the best coach in the game. Would he have managed to be as successful without all the money he’s had? probably no, but he would still be a world class coach.

    And even if Pardew has a truck load of money to spend chances are he still make a pig’s ear of it

  • 55 Himanshu Dhingra // May 3, 2014 at 9:30 PM


    FFS, COPPA Italia, 2Ps

    Copa Del Rey has 1 P


  • 56 GeordieDan // May 3, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Ed? A few hundred at best walked out????

    I know the US is a few thousand miles from here mate but you’d have to be a blind man in Australia not to see there was a couple of thousand MINIMIUN that walked on 69 mins.

    A good effort from all involved and the whole country saw it and acknowledged it!

    NUFC is a broken club ran by a the world’s greediest *******.

    Today some REAL fans stood up, walked and made him pay attention!

    And will he care? Of course not!

    He’s also the worlds biggest ****(fill your boots filling in the blank).

  • 57 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Mikey keeps selling Pardew’s best players and doesn’t replace them. For example?

  • 58 bobby mango // May 3, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Over the top? Quite the opposite I reckon.
    This result changes NOTHING to most fans… Unfortunately it probably keeps him in a job

  • 59 stuart no9 // May 3, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Have to say I am more than happy with the cr@P pardew had to put up with today . Ok , it may not be enough to get pards the sack with us beating a Cardiff reserve side luckily 3 – 0 which certainly flatters NUFC .
    Getting back to pardew , he felt the full force if the abuse enough that he hid in his little bunker and made carver do his dirty work , something he said yesterday he wouldn’t do . Did anyone really expect something to happen today ? No , but what happened today was the lighting of the touch paper that will eventually force pardew to resign .
    In august we start again , the banners , the abuse , week after week after week , he won’t last long , one day got to him today – imagine that every week . Pards won’t come through it . Well done every one who done their bit , forget the scabs who stayed till the end , pardew is on his way out .

  • 60 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Magpie Myles

    He’s had the backing at previous clubs and has been sacked, the guy is simply a poor, bordering on an average manager and I don’t think any amount of money would see him ever achieve anything

  • 61 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 9:33 PM


    spot on mate it’s like i saw posted by scottiedog earlier and manxpie.

    we know that it’s ashley who deserves the blame, pardew is just a protection shield that ashley can hide behind.

    their has only been one season pardew has had players given to him when they meant to be given, that was when we went on to finish 5th.

    week in week out i tell people what the second string team is what managers want at clubs and what has been seen in the past yet their is some who believe in miricles like decent managers working under bad owners.

  • 62 toonarmydownsouth // May 3, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    There’s a mad man with gun, who gives a fusk about a p 🙂

  • 63 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    anth but thats wat was said last season and again we didn’t buy anyone
    and as was said today we were 4 points of liverpool and in 5th earlier in the season and then the january window happened that brought down the whole club including the manager but imo more importantly the players
    the same after we finished 5th

    no up and coming manager will want to try his teeth at this club unless he’s stupid or payed very well lol

    wat we need is a new owner with ambition that will spend money at the right time and have the right personel to implemenmt that

  • 64 toonarmydownsouth // May 3, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Hard to tell but seeing as most the lads can’t make a 5 yard pass I’d say we were a one man team, but like spuds

  • 65 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Geordie dan

    A couple of thousand is a tiny minority. It achieved nothing. The REAL fans stayed and booed Pardew every time he tried to interfere with the players best efforts. They stayed too to support their team.

  • 66 Graeme // May 3, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Magpie Myles @ 53

    If P45DUE could get his squad to emulate Chelski against the Poo and win, frustrate the life out of them, demoralise them, put 2 goals past
    them – I will give him a BJ.

    I would suggest my tonsils are well safe.

  • 67 Magpie Myles // May 3, 2014 at 9:36 PM


    I don’t disagree with most of your argument apart from if Ashley was gone and an owner with ambition was here I feel that Pardew would be in a much stronger position to take us places. The frustration should be at Ashley which is being deflected to Pardew. So when people call him a puppet I actually wonder if they see the irony in that. Like I said get behind Pardew not Ashley.

  • 68 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 9:37 PM


    We have to be mate as since Cabaye left we have collapsed into a mass of failure and excuses. Pardew can bleat all he like’s but the fact is he has no plan B, hell even is plan A is suspect. If I were Ashley the last thing I’d do is trust this man with a transfer kitty as he’s incapable of getting anything of worth from players

  • 69 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    Did you see the vid One true geordie did where he applied for the manure job on the phone.

    I`m sure they`d just hang up on pardew thinking it was a prank.

  • 70 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    The REAL fans stayed?

    So its come to us and them now?


  • 71 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    I shouldn’t say the REAL fans stayed. What I meant was the fans who stayed were REAL fans just as much as any who walked out and their tactics were better.

    I didn’t want to leave and thoroughly enjoyed seeing pardew confined to the dugout. Just reward for him and me.

  • 72 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    daztoon go on then tell me wat he did at them clubs ya missed out reading btw!

    and the fact he turned around a massive points deduction at southampton to get them within a whisker of a promotion place plus win the mini league cup!!

    and welsh nah he didn’t but when he spent money he very nearly did until he was sacked 🙂

  • 73 Magpie Myles // May 3, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Sorry tsunki that meant to say “i do agree with most of your argument”.

  • 74 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 9:43 PM


    What he’s done prove’s his level is below that of the PL

  • 75 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Jack butler

    I replied before I read your last post because I was reacting to geordiedan to stick up for REAL fans who stayed. I’m not saying those that left weren’t REAL fans. I just didn’t agree with their tactics, although I’m not criticising them.

  • 76 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    Saw your later post mate

  • 77 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    i’m surprised jack was the only person that would answer the simple question of who was the likely manager after pardew

    after all the hatred of pardew on here no 1 else answered! lol

  • 78 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Magpie Myles

    Are you going to answer my question? Mikey keeps selling our best players and not replacing them. Examples?

  • 79 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 9:46 PM


    Right now I’d take you over Pardew mate 😀

  • 80 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 9:48 PM


    No. What was the vid?

  • 81 welshgeordie9 // May 3, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Nearly getting relagted and getting relegated are two different things

    At the end of the day Laudrup did more in one season than any newcastle manager has done in the last 10-15 years

  • 82 Himanshu Dhingra // May 3, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Breaking News

    NUFC Third on MOTD

    Not that we get that here. 😉

  • 83 Magpie Myles // May 3, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    It’s a real shame that the fans of this club really are showing poor judgement at going after Pardew when it’s right in the face that Ashley is the real problem and if the fans put half the effort in to having a go at Ashley as the have Pardew you might see that change you want. No ones perfect but you don’t kick a man when he’s down you pick them up and you stick up for them. It’s just really really sad that this is what the club is reduced to! The Cardiff fans clapped there manager off the field after they were relegated and they know tang is there problem! No one had a go at shearer for not being able to save us from relegation. So why Pardew?

  • 84 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    wat 3 top 10 finishes including 5th and an fa cup final
    with no spending and getting his best players sold?

    yeah thats well below prem level lol

  • 85 Himanshu Dhingra // May 3, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    A promoted team is now winning coupe de france.

    pity! they could compete with lyon psg monaco lille marseille

  • 86 welshgeordie9 // May 3, 2014 at 9:51 PM


    We have got drama queens on the blog

  • 87 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Magpie Myles

    the fans are sick and tired of Pardew’s poor football, pathetic excuses and down right lie’s, plus most fans realise that to go after Ashley is far harder as you’d need someone with a spare £300 million actually wanting to buy the club so replacing Pardew for a better manager is a far more viable option

  • 88 welshgeordie9 // May 3, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Didn’t win the fa cup though

  • 89 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 9:53 PM



    Sorry yeah forgot he won the mini league cup beating Carlisle in the final.

    What did Laudrup do oh yeah won the League Cup.


  • 90 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Magpie Myles

    You’re ignoring my question.

    How can the cardiff fans reasonably have a go at their manager when he hasn’t had time to get his feet under the table? Pardew’s had over three years here and lived up to his c.v.

  • 91 welshgeordie9 // May 3, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Laudrup winning a trophy and Europe, Spend in the summer and keep their best players they will be up there again between swans and Everton for Europa league

  • 92 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 9:55 PM


    with no spending?

    What was I dreaming when we signed Ba, Cisse, Marveuax, Haidara, Sissoko, Debuchy etc etc etc etc etc etc etc????

    Face it, he’s an average manager who’s lucky Ashley doesn’t give a damn about the club or he’d have been sacked a while ago

  • 93 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    lol welsh 10-15!!!!!!!!!!!!
    try 45 years!

    just keep on supporting them fella

    and so mcliesh should be in the same boat then he won a cup with an even crapper team that got relegated ffs

    so how great a manager is he if he got such a shit team that got relegated to win the league cup against arsenal

    not bradford 🙂

  • 94 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

  • 95 welshgeordie9 // May 3, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    At the end of the day ladies swans have won a trophy before newcastle sad but true

  • 96 Magpie Myles // May 3, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    The main ones for me was showing no ambition to keep Enrique, Ba, Cabaye, Carroll (who was on fire with us). These players could have stayed and kept on jelling with the squad and added more to us. Pardew only spent money when he needed to buy panik buys. How many clubs this year have spent no money in either transfer window? Only us! Does that not mean anything to you? Because to it means a lot. Because with a creative midfielder we would have done more the second half of this season. Ashley is a gambler and someone I would rather see gone!

  • 97 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Magpie Myles

    Are you going to support your statement that mikey keeps selling Pardew’s best players and doesn’t replace them?

  • 98 welshgeordie9 // May 3, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Well it’s not swans fault their had Bradford in the final, how did they get there oh yeah that’s right they beat Liverpool first and then Chelsea then they reached the final so yeah it was easy getting there wasn’t it

    Dear me

  • 99 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    jack lol so the last 18 months has passed you by then lol

    btw ba was free after selling carroll for 35mill!!!!!!!

    and our 5th finish was after spending money (still making a profit tho)

    after that we have sold players and not replaced them instead buying 1 player for 6mill in anita a dm!

    so go on jack defend that then

  • 100 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 10:02 PM


    Yeah you were dreaming Bud we NEVER signed them.

    We got relegated because we sold Ba and brought NO-ONE in.

  • 101 Blackley and Brownlie // May 3, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Magpie Myles

    Mikey replaced carroll with ba and cisse. He replaced ba with remy. He replaced Enrique as best he could with santon and haidara.

    Pardew keeps playing dummett when haidara looks a far better bet. Where’s Enrique now?

    Do other clubs, top clubs included, never sell their best players?

  • 102 beermonkey // May 3, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Magpie Myles

    u say showing no ambition by not keeping players
    so should we force them to stay then Enrique wanted out so did ba and cabaye and for 35 mill I would have driven carol to Liverpool myself

    with the exception of carol they all wanted to go and once carol saw his signing on fee and wages I am sure he wanted to go as well

    you cant keep players that don’t wanna be here there is no point

  • 103 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 10:05 PM


    The club spent 18 million a year last January and what has he managed to do with those players? We’ve sold one player and have totally collapsed proving how one dimensional a manager he is.

    The man’s track record is proven with him getting sack at every clubs he’s managed at, so this is not a one off at NUFC. West Ham, Charlton and Southampton have all sacked him all amid reports of low moral with players and staff and he oversaw West Ham’s worst run of defeats in 70 years…………….ring any bell’s.

  • 104 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    jack lol so the last 18 months has passed you by then lol

    btw ba was free after selling carroll for 35mill!!!!!!!

    and our 5th finish was after spending money (still making a profit tho)

    after that we have sold players and not replaced them instead buying 1 player for 6mill in anita a dm!

    so go on jack defend that then


    Were did Sissoko,Debuchy,Gouffran,Haidara,Mbwia come from then his magic lamp

  • 105 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    post 83 is spot on and i really can’t see why there is any difference in that opinion!

    with a new owner will be a new manager!!

  • 106 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 10:07 PM


    I must have been dreaming, either that or manx is Pardew’s chief excuse writter

  • 107 Transfer Sage // May 3, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    I really think Ashley makes things difficult for our manager but Pardew is utter garbage as well.

    Ashley is a liar and useless at running a club.

    Pardew has failed everywhere with the same problems…..useless.

  • 108 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 10:09 PM


    They both as bad as each other as they are both toxic to this club

  • 109 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    where were we at that point daztoon??

    were we high in 5th or were we near relegation??

    again you calling me a moron is coming and slapping you straight in the face!!

    and btw how did we do in that summer??

    did we spend anything??

  • 110 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 10:09 PM


    Don`t know but what ever he`s smoking he should pass it round if it makes Pardew `s tripe bearable!.

  • 111 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 10:13 PM


    Don’t you see the pattern with pardew mate, he has one good season then it all falls apart with him overseeing record after record being broken until he’s finally sacked

  • 112 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    jack so your saying its ok for an owner to spend when he’s in the shit (still making a profit)

    but its not ok for the manager to get the players he needs at the time or to take it forward!?

    therefore your supporting ashley simple as

    as is daztoon!!

    i notice you didn’t reply to my post tho? why’s that?

  • 113 Transfer Sage // May 3, 2014 at 10:15 PM


    Evening my friend.

    I agree that Ashley is the main problem, he appoints washed up has beens of managers. The only one who did ok was houghton and he kept him more through luck than anything else.

    In all honestly though can you tell me Pardew’s style of play? As in whats his plan to score, what type of build up.

    Liverpool play a pressing, passing game with intricate moves, same as arsenal but maybe quicker. City the same. Then you have the opposite in west ham who are direct and use wingers to cross the ball.

    Pardew for me has no plan. Even summed up on his corners, he has the problem with playing every ball to willo, made clear to him in an interview yet we still persist…the man has no creativity.

  • 114 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 10:16 PM


    there you go again making things up, answer the question of what has he done with the players we brought in last January? (other than smashing all records) and what has been his plan B after Cabaye left?

  • 115 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 3, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Jesus Christ so we are stuck with Parsnip next season as well 🙁

    …this day is like our very own bloody Sunday!

  • 116 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 10:17 PM


    Here’s another player for Pardew to ruin

  • 117 Laurent Robert 32 // May 3, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Excuse bingo for the coward puppet sitting on the bench.

    The Liverpool game will be interesting if they need goals. Interesting for the Guinness Book of Records.

  • 118 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 10:19 PM


    The only one that`s high is you

    Like i said you never fail to deliver LOL.

    Yes we finished 5th but bar a few games we played no better than we do now.

    Did Pardew not say he was happy with the squad he had going into the season after?.

    Was on the lines he was happy none of his players were sold if i can recall.


    manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    jack lol so the last 18 months has passed you by then lol

    btw ba was free after selling carroll for 35mill!!!!!!!

    and our 5th finish was after spending money (still making a profit tho)

    after that we have sold players and not replaced them instead buying 1 player for 6mill in anita a dm!

    so go on jack defend that then


    manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    jack ok i’ll go on record saying there is no chance of laudrop coming here and i wouldn’t want him either as he is exactly the same as pardew infact worse.

  • 119 Magpie Myles // May 3, 2014 at 10:19 PM


    Again, the point I’m trying to make is why did all those players leave? Because of the owners lack of ambition!

  • 120 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    sorry just noticed ya did lol

    he got them to 5th at the end of january mate wat happened?

    again he gets shit on and no money spent which i said earlier send the wrong message to the whole club including the players and staff

    just think how we feel they’ll feel the same and you can’t underrestimate that imo and we sold our only hard working play maker!!

  • 121 Transfer Sage // May 3, 2014 at 10:23 PM


    I do agree the owner caused huge problems selling and not replacing cabaye, but we were hardly fantastic when he left anyway.

    I get the problem with an owner like that, same in an job, the company i work for has poor staff retention due lack of ability to progress and lowish pay for a lot of people….it’s the same thing where people feel like they can’t reach there potential so stop working hard as either way they get no where.

    But I still think pardew is terrible tactically.

  • 122 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 10:24 PM


    do they feel the same?

    Players know better than anyone that football is about money, they know that it’s a business,99% of them are not life long fans of the club they play for, it’s about money to them

  • 123 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    jack he lost remy for 9 games debuchy for 6 and sisko for 4
    now who was our replacements after them great players of the season gone?

  • 124 Transfer Sage // May 3, 2014 at 10:29 PM


    I don’t think people were expecting miracles or the form to continue without remy but more than 1 goal in those 9 games would have been nice.

    Also if you know you have no strikers then come up with a plan to win. How about just being compact and solid, not giving anything away and try to have a creative set play or counter maybe?

  • 125 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 10:30 PM


    What defines a manager is how he deal with each and every situation that come’s his way, Pardew’s response was to find excuse after excuse blaming every man and his dog when the fact is he had no idea of how to change things. All managers have to deal with loosing players but Pardew is the master of trying to avoid any blame.

    This is the man that still uses Obertan, stuck with Santon who has been dire this season and heaven forbid anyone mention him actually using HBA or Marveuax.

  • 126 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 10:31 PM


    and yes he did lose Remy for 9 games but then we had Luuk de Jong a player he wanted at the club

  • 127 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    jack sorry but come on
    its a team game so if a very under personelled squad finishes 5th i’m pretty sure they expect to be rewarded with at least a full squad lol let alone some improvements

    and its happened to often for it to be a guess

  • 128 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 10:33 PM


    You are making more excuses than Pardew does

  • 129 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    luuk de jong the guy who has scored less than shola in 18 months ya mean and i’m pretty sure its not pardews choice as has been said by every DOF we’ve had here infact the final decision is always the boards!

  • 130 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    well by all account he was the striker that Pardew asked for

  • 131 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    sage we were very very good on the counter earlier in the season but we lost our worker plus creater in midfield

    and to lose our striker and attacking full back is a massive loss

    and to build a team with a very much uncomplete squad is difficult enough without selling our best player and to do that season on season is probably impossible tbh

    but he’s still the man in front of the press every time trying to talk everything about the club

    its a total shambles like and the faster the owner goes the faster the manager goes! i still can’t see how people arte wishing for him to be sacked but STILL!! cant give a likely replacement lol not fuskin 1 (exept jack)

  • 132 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 10:48 PM


    Like you say its a team game,so why do we have to rely on Cabs,Remy for goals?.

    Why are most of our goals individual goals rather than team goals?.

    Whats our formation or style of play?.

    Why didn`t we score from a single corner last season?.

    Why are our set plays still the same? and resemble something you`d see on a sunday morning in the local park.

  • 133 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    no jack i’m stating facts mate but supposedly people who are half arsed in training needs to play!

    and the people who are half arsed on the pitch need to play!

    so the players who work hard on both are useless then?

  • 134 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    daztoon who else is there please answer?

    why were we 5th before january without wonder goals were we playing a team game and had a striker that was doing his job??

  • 135 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 10:54 PM


    If you ever have the chance to go and listen to Paul Merson speak please do it as he talks about some of the best players he’s ever played with were useless on the training ground but the managers knew their worth come match day

  • 136 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    paul merson lol!!

    that says it all really doesn’t it lol
    so your taking the words of a druggie drunked gambeler as fact lol?

  • 137 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 11:04 PM


    We were playing Palace,West Brom,Stoke

    So we couldn`t use Sammy,Marv,Benny,Mbwia,Obertan etc.

    Its not like changing the full team give a couple of players a rest now n again.

    Pardew has had since Jan to try new things.

    Yer nah come out with “were safe i wanna try different systems and maybe bed some youngsters in”

    Did he ,NO same old shite week in week out.

  • 138 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 11:06 PM


    He played under some great managers and with some truly great players and has far more insight than you ever will, so will I listen to him over you?………oh yes!

    HBA put in a man of the match display against Stoke and was then dropped.

    Ashley may be the root of the problems with this club but Pardew is just as culpable

  • 139 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 11:07 PM


    Rather listen to Merson than Danny Mills that is laughable.

  • 140 welshgeordie9 // May 3, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Good evening JackButler mate if i was you I would give up trying to talk to manxpie you might as was well talk to the bloody wall

  • 141 Laurent Robert 32 // May 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    We Want Pardew Out Chant & Banner During Cardiff …:

  • 142 wynsleap // May 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    On Match of the Day P45Due says that he is looking for good players for next season but the finances at the club are tight. The only tight thing at SJP is the owner.
    Yes it must be difficult with those finances when you get 50000 fans at each game and you’ve got an owner worth £3 billion+. More bull***t and lies from Silver Fox.
    We HAVE to get this bloody shower out of our club.

  • 143 Brutooon // May 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    The reason we won 3-0 is that because cardiff is twice worst than us !!!!!

    The thing i dont understand about AP is that:

    1) despite losing 6 games in a row, he keep playing williamson and dummet. Haidara play well last night and i am sure he is better than slow dummet

    2) Shola Ameobi is in his final season (after 14 sh*t seasons). however he didnt give Armstrong much chance

    3) Mapou play well before christmas and i still think he is better than williamson.

  • 144 thepict // May 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Unjust comments have fuelled anger at Newcastle!!! No sh@t Sherlock!!! How do you think we feel watching the crap you produce.

  • 145 toonarmydownsouth // May 3, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    That’s a pretty disturbing stat MOTD put up about Shola!

  • 146 Grumpy // May 4, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    Pardew is a tactical midget.

  • 147 Visten // May 4, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    A ‘terrific’ win Ed? do me a favour, against bottom of the league at home? Tells you how far we have fallen.

  • 148 Visten // May 4, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    All the mugs still going to the park I see, agreed if to walk out full stadium to half empty would be a statment but to see just a few hundred leave? ffs man you bloody mugs.

  • 149 Norpie // May 4, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Of course the bigger statement would be not going at all. However the few that left sent a message, and it was well broadcasted by worldwide media. I’ve seen more pictures of banners than I’ve seen of the match itself. Hopefully Pardew finally understands he needs to resign, and that the owner understands that this really reflects bad on his business. It shows the club that it is dangerous to bite the hand that feeds them. All you complaining about fans making a statement; what did you accomplish yesterday?

  • 150 ronjohno // May 4, 2014 at 9:43 AM


    I really cannot believe you can defend Pardew in anyway whatsoever.
    The man would ruin Messi and Ronaldo if he had them.
    There is not enough space here to list his faults.
    There are still enough good players at NUFC for a good manager to create a good team.
    The stupid man has said that being on the touchline at Arsenal made a difference. You Think??

  • 151 Sav // May 4, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    As far as Monster Mash is concerned, what is not to like about Pardew and where we are in the league? The players even qualify for their bonus, for heaven’s sake. You don’t sack a bloke who does that. As for the FCB chants, he has the hide of a rhino and a neck to match. Like ex-players who are booed on their return, he’s probably loving it. If as KK said, he bought the club ‘for a joke’, he is having the last laugh. It is turning into an exercise in saving face and he won’t want his business rivals and buddies to see him get his fingers burnt or be drummed out of Toon with his tail between his legs. Monster Mash still has all the chips and all the aces and that simply isn’t going to happen.
    Ask why did Mashley not take out sponsorship of our shirts for SportsDirect instead of Wonga? Becasue he is refusing to put in another penny that isn’t earned – in fact he is now in the process of gradually recouping his investment from the club itself. Free advertising across the ground at SJP is a bonus.

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