We though we may put a list together of say four of the good points and four of the bad points in Alan Pardew’s reign on Tyneside.
Alan Pardew – Newcastle manager on the sidelines
This is meant to be exhaustive but simply tries to bring out the major points – both good and bad for Alan Pardew.
- 5th top with 65 points two years ago when at one point in the latter half of the season, we won six league games in a row – best finish since 2003 when Bobby Robson had us on 69 points and 3rd top
- Last season we reached the quarter finals of Europa League before being knocked out by losing finalists Benfica
- In the last two seasons Pardew has led Newcastle to famous wins at Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United, and that was the first time we had beaten the Red Devils at Old Trafford since 1972, although they have had a terrible season under now fired manager David Moyes
- Good start this season 33 points in first 18 games when we were 6th top and only 3 points off Liverpool
- Struggled last season in the league when we were 5th bottom and fighting relegation over the last half of the season and at one point we lost 10 of 13 successive league games
- We have suffered 13 defeats in our last 19 league games this season, and that’s a terrible run of form for the second successive season, and we suffered six defeats in a row for the first time ever in the Premier League
- Newcastle have suffered 3 successive defeats against Sunderland for the first time since 1923
- Since Alan Pardew arrived, we have won only one FA Cup third round tie in four attempts, and haven’t done much better in the League Cup
There’s no ugly.
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