Will Pardew Have Trouble Recovering From Incredible Abuse?

Alan Pardew must have had to put up with the most abuse for a manager at St. James Park for a long long time, although it’s hardly unusual for a manager in a bad run to get abuse from the fans, and we still have the image back in late 2007, of fans simply outraged and furious at big Sam Allardyce, with Sam looking straight ahead and chewing that gum of his furiously, as fans were hurling verbal abuse at him, and heaven knows what they were shouting, but they weren’t compliments or about the weather, that’s for sure.


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John Carver and Alan Pardew yesterday
Carver anxious nobody can lip read what he was saying

This is what Alan Pardew said after the game yesterday:

“While I think it’s important that we won against Cardiff, we were never going to do that and a win against Liverpool won’t do it either.”

“We need to make sure we start next season in the same place we started last season when we were challenging for Europe.”

“We need to accept the criticism and make the right calls. I was proud of the players today. I’m just looking at Liverpool now. Our confidence has been lifted today.” 

“You have to be resilient. We’ve lost half the Premier League managers this year.”  “It’s a thankless task and it was a difficult day. I make no bones about that.”

“We lost a very good player in January and we hope to replace him and bring in three of four others in a couple of positions.”

The big question for Mike Ashley after yesterday’s all-out assault on both the manager and the owner himself – is has Alan Pardew lost all credibility with the Newcastle fans.

There are still fans who support Alan and still some fan organizations who blame the players rather than the manager, and it is true the players have looked hopeless and have under-performed all year.

Maybe their wages should be docked?

Ashley needs to decide whether Pardew is the man to take the club forward or not – and we should get to know what that decision is within about two weeks.

And on a personal level – and this is nothing to do with football, you have to at least admit that Pardew handled the situation as well as anybody could have, and it would have been easy for him to have turned against the fans, as they turned on him – but he didn’t and kept his cool in what were very trying circumstances.

And we even won the game – but who would be a football manager these days?


And for those fans hoping Ashley will get out and sell up – there is no way Ashley will sell the club.

And if does try to sell – it could be the same outcome as the other two attempts he made – he will not get offers that are acceptable to him and meet his price of around £300M, so he can at least recuperate the money he has put into the club.

For some reason, people with the big money don’t seem to see Newcastle United as a good investment, and we’re not sure why.

Comments welcome.

72 comments so far

  • cyprus

    May 4, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #1

    not sure why you mock HBA with that remark, man.

    Anyway, I still have slim hopes that it will be HBA who wins this little battle and it is AP who leaves. Still, I felt for AP, what a feeling it must be for a stadium to turn against you!

    On the game: The voting has been pretty much spot on, with Siss and Debuchy leading. I felt Remy had a very poor game by the way.

    Impressed by the way Ameobi stared at the fans after he scored that goal 🙂 We’ve all criticised him but… would you fight him? :() btw, would renew his contract!! He’s been here forever, can do his bit in the last 10-15 minutes and is intimidating to defenders. However, many others must be replaced.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 4, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #2

    i will not follow nufc if pardew is the manager come 20th may. if pardew is manager come August-september we will get relegated. 100%. you can feel how fulham and cardiff feel.

    ameobi must be shown the door!

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 4, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #3

    any links for yesterday’s game?

  • magpie6699

    May 4, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #4

    Rearrange the following into a well-known phrase or saying:
    Back duck’s off water a.

  • Lee Dodd

    May 4, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #5

    As Far as Alan Pardew is Concerned we Either Sack him Next Sunday or Stick with Him . BUT all I can see for next Season is a Right Mess !!!! Strike Force is a Big Worry . Tactics a majer worry !!! Alan I am Afraid its Time to Clear Your Desk and Move on Son !!! Mike Ashley Wake up and Smell The Coffie Son !!!!

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 4, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #7

    My man of the match Debuchy by a mile. had a excellent game.
    Others that played well in a poor game Sissoko and Ameobi
    and a mention for Hiadara – thought he played well when he came on
    Krul after a gave him stick for not commanding his box on Monday.
    A different keeper yesterday – casme collected punched and chjallenged every ball that came in the box good on you – more of the same.
    Remy and Dummet were poor yesterday.
    Love to get one over the bin dippers on Sunday

  • Ciaran

    May 4, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #8

    Seriously, am I only one reading this nonsense? What fans organisations are blaming the players and not the manager? Why is this article sympathetic in tone for the manager when he has never once taken responsibility for his shortcomings and has even went as far as blaming the fans themselves for poor results, not to mention calling our youngsters thick as pig shit because this is a predominantly working class area – there is no equating class and intelligence, and to do so is incredibly insulting – yet Pardew is being defended to a point?

    F**k me.

  • stuart no9

    May 4, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #9

    ED. No way would pardew have turned on the fans . That would have been stupid and you know it . He will just have to put up with it , he is the boss and he needs to accept it .
    The abuse wll get worse ,if he thinks he has weathered the storm , he is in for one hell of a shock . Liverpool is coming g up and if we are made to look fools in front of the kop – i really wouldn’t want to be in his shoes . He better get the team sorted for next week or he will feel the full force of our hatred towards him and Ashley .

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 4, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #10



  • Barton

    May 4, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Pardew is a despicable man,after 3 years of his bull and excuses,i mean ha’way lads,the man a pure sprouter,he takes no responsability,comes out with the same excuses,blames everything/body but himself,Well i tell you something Alan it will be “triiiffic” when u finaly sodoff.
    Anyway next season Bishop getting my season ticket money,i refuse to be mugged off,shat on anymore,and anyone who says/calls me out for not being a true supporter…well its better than being a pure mug asking to be shat on,week after week,cos thats exactly wats been going on these last 7 years.crist i been a holder since the days of jim smith and wayne fereday on the right,and i thought things were bad then…….well its 100x worse now,and you know why,we/the club have lost its soul,and we the fools for allowing it!!


    May 4, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #12

    WE NEED CL not Europa


    May 4, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #13


  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 4, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #14

    The articles on this blogs have gotten desperate


  • BeeGuy

    May 4, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #15

    I hope AP recovers well from his home, not SJP.

    The man could not find any strategy once Cabaye was gone. NUFC only won by running around and getting lucky to score. That is not good enough for the EPL.

  • hitman

    May 4, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #16

    dont no if its been posted.but richard keys tweeted that benny sparked p45due.

  • Oldgit1

    May 4, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #17

    It will be interesting to see how many supporters renew their season tickets, I know quiet a few that are walking away from the club by not renewing their season tickets.

    There are a die hard group of about 18,000 that will renew regardless how the team plays. That number of supporters in a stadium that holds 52,000 ain’t half going to reduce the atmosphere.

    I don’t know when the reminders come out but surely it would be more sensible to hold back on renewing until players are bought. Or is there a time lapse on the tickets where you could lose your seat.

    I will only pick the matches I want to go to so i buy a ticket a few days before the match. If AP is still the manager and can’t see any progress on decent players I won’t go. End of.

  • Ancientcoptic

    May 4, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #18

    The Liverpool game could be turn out to the most painful one to watch this season.

    Cardiff should have had at least 3 goals… if a we had to rely on luck, good goalkeeping and some goal line clearances to keep us in the game AT HOME against Cardiff… you can only imagine what Liverpool will do.

  • Ancientcoptic

    May 4, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #19

    cyprus @1

    Ed’s snarky little remark about Ben Arfa having trouble being able to spell his own name did not go unnoticed.

    Goodness knows where that came from.

  • mag

    May 4, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #20

    Fatty sent in his stormtroopers to spoil the demo, it failed just like his mouth piece Pardew, has for 4 seasons! Now the mind games start with possible signings.

  • Toon Tang

    May 4, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #21

    I heard pards was told to watch the meat n tatty pies and only hand out 1 per player with 2 going to benny. He took his 2 and came back for 2 more, pards told him to fcuk off so benny sat him down.

    Thats word on the street anyways peeps. Im ITK

  • hadthetshirt

    May 4, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #22

    I cannot believe some still backing pardwho.It wasn’t ashley who put Cisse on the wing.It wasn’t ashley who constantly plays players out of position 3 left backs on the pitch @one time.It isn’t ashley who has the hump on with the flair players we have.It wasnt ashley who brought a defender on for a midfielder yesterday against the bottom team when 1-0 up.Yes we scored 2 more but more luck than good management.pardwho is inept at his job and blames everyone and their granny but himself.ashley is to blame also but pardwho picks the team.I talked to a scout from another premier league team yesterday and he reckons Graham Carr may retire as he’s sick of scouting players that we dont go for.The guy I spoke to said he was asked back to the toon to scout under 21s and turned us down.I used to play football with this guy many moons ago and he’s a toon fan but will not come back here.


    May 4, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #23

    For all the Crap flying around at the Club ! It is easy to forget we are in 9th and aiming for that Top Ten Finnish everyone talked about at the beginning of the Season !

    We have had an abyssmal run of Form, which all started when Cabaye was sold and not replaced !
    I am starting to become immune to all the so called problems at the Club ! Let all the Demo.s and walk-outs continue but it will not, i believe, lead to Ashley selling up or indeed Pardew being sacked or resigning !

    There is every chance we will lose against Liverfool and lose heavily ! If Pardew goes? Who will have the balls and stupidity to actually want to come and try and manage a Club that is run like Billy Smarts Circus? Plus the insults and criticism on some posts on here are actually being levelled at ED who, frankly does not deserve to be bad mouthed on here!

    Sir Bobby must be turning in his grave !

  • hadthetshirt

    May 4, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #24

    I hope liverpool dont need to win 8 or 9-0 next week to win the league,or we are in for some hammering.

  • daztoon

    May 4, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Surprised the FA havn`t contacted Pardew by now to check his coaching licence.

    Evidence suggests he got em from the same place Tiote got his driving licence.

  • validator

    May 4, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #26

    The slow learners are just starting to grasp the fact that the Ashley era is a confidence trick designed to make Ashley a lot more money, before he grows bored and moves on to something else, but by that time the club will be a hollow shell of its former self.

  • Ancientcoptic

    May 4, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #27

    I think it is fair to say that the club is not for sale. Ashley has no reason to sell, what with his free advertising. Ashley also stands to get a huge bonus from Sports Direct – they will incentivise the details of his bonus, which will indirectly be their way of making sure he carries on using St. James’ park as an advertising racket/scam. The Sports Direct banners are here to stay, taking revenue out of the club which will be paid for out of the fans pocket – essentially it is money going straight from NUFC fans to Sports direct shareholders.

    Randy Lerner starting mulling over the idea of selling Aston Villa… within weeks he had a buyer lined up. Strange how Villa can find a buyer almost instantly – yet NUFC cannot.

  • Ancientcoptic

    May 4, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Aston Villa owed £90.1m to Randy Lerner in loans, Lerner instead choose to convert the sum into equity at the club.

    Why couldn’t Mike Ashley – our savior from ‘certain administration’ have done this for Newcastle? I mean he did switch or loans to himself out of the goodness of his heart, and to do the right thing by Newcastle, didn’t he?

  • validator

    May 4, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #29

    Ask yourself why Ashley persists with Pardew, it isn’t because he’s a top class manager capable of bringing the club much needed silverware and success, no it’s because he’s cheap and obedient, someone who tows the line and doesn’t ask questions. The club under Ashley will never progress.

  • Graeme

    May 4, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #30

    A genuinely willing seller, will, eventually find a willing buyer. At this time, MA is NOT a willing seller and I dont think he ever has been.

    We are not a Football Club in his eyes, we are a marketing tool, a glorified advertising hoarding for his cheap-rate tat shop. If he had to pay for the National and INTERNATIONAL Advertising exposure NUFC provide him, it would cost him many millions every year.

    He paid about £150 million for the club – so work on £10 million a year of saved advertising costs and it could be 15 years before we see the back of him.

    In the meantime, he recoups huge sums on player transfers and megga payments from Premier League and TV money. He has us stitched up tighter than a shroud mate.

  • Average_Contents

    May 4, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #31

    And on a personal level – and this is nothing to do with football, you have to at least admit that Pardew handled the situation as well as anybody could have, and it would have been easy for him to have turned against the fans, as they turned on him – but he didn’t and kept his cool in what were very trying circumstances.

    Are you serious ed? He hid in his dugout barely popping his head above the pehrepit because he was getting abuse the fcuking shithouse! He openly admitted sending Carver out instead! How is this showing he handled it very well?

    The actions of a man not willing to “accept the criticism and take it on the chin” in his own words! Fcuking shithouse!

    And on a brighter note we’ve been linked with frazier Campbell of Cardiff and we’re fighting it out with the scum for him! Lmfao they can have him back he’s shite!

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 4, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #32

    Pardew Thew away the FACup for his Bonus

  • Average_Contents

    May 4, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Spot on graeme! All we are to fatty is a means to gain exposure for his shitty shops and shoddy goods, whilst milking us for all he’s worth!

  • banjax

    May 4, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #34

    You may call it abuse Ed, but I call it criticism and I would reverse that and say it is the loyal supporters who have been abused by the manager and his boss Ashley. Are you forgetting about the abuse from our manager to other managers, line officials pushed and then the physical assault in the form of a head butt on a player bringing shame on our club from around the world. No Ed I would’nt call it abuse from the fans, I would call it the paying customers letting a business know that Mr Pardew should have had his employment terminated at least, for the head butt on a player that banned him from doing his job and was instrumental in the terrible run of humiliating defeats. So Ed, to say Pardew was being abused by supporters it totally the wrong way round and I am very surprised the read that you think this way !

  • validator

    May 4, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Take a look at the calibre of players, the club is linked with cheap tat. Ashley will peel off about 20 million pounds and expect six players to replace the current ones who are looking to leave.

  • Go toon gooooo

    May 4, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #36

    Pardew is already recovered from abuse.He can’t recover from lack of knowledge about football.As long as he plays Sissoko on wing and Anita in the first squad he will be loser.Sissoko is not Giggs,Adam Johnson,Steward Downing.He is type of player like Vieira,Muamba,Yaya Toure.Wenger and co.will know that,but Parde can’t.And good players normally go away from the club.

  • Mister Tuff

    May 4, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #37

    As far as I can see the exodus yesterday was a success -it achieved publicity probably more than expected -and sent the message worldwide that Parsnip and Tubbs need replacing. I cannot see what more could have been expected.
    Some folk are arguing about the numbers -so what – the message is out there now. The action was one that the ordinary fan had in his power to accomplish -bearing in mind that there is a ban on posters/banners (free speech) – well done to those who smuggled the posters/banners in and to those who thwarted the stewards attempts to remove them.
    I see that there are still those who think Percy Parsnip is a good manager – well they are entitled to their opinion – but in my opinion they need to change their game to netball or ladies wrestling.
    Whether Tubbs sell up is difficult to work out – the whole game has changed now with the massive TV money – get a mid table team -settled in the league – miminal outlay – and a wonderful profit can be achieved.
    Tubbs will spend in the summer -but how much. Personally I would not want Percy spending my money on 1980’s clogger types. Someone with a future vision in needed.

  • Average_Contents

    May 4, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #38

    And I must say I was a little disappointed with the amount who left the game yesterday but to the ones that did, well fcuking done! Although it wasn’t the majority of the ground the national press have not slaughtered us like I thought they would for not all leaving!

  • Graeme

    May 4, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Mister Tuff – There’s nowt wrong with ladies wrestling mate. Far more watchable than the crap P45DUE serves up, for sure lol

  • Mister Tuff

    May 4, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Graeme -you might have a point there -if it is the type of ladies wrestling where they wear bikinis and get greased up!
    Definitely more entertaining that some of the dross football at SJP.


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