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The Good And The Bad Of Alan Pardew

9:16 pm, Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 34 Comments

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.

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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.

The Good

  • 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

The Bad

  • 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.

So that should remind you of some of the things during Alan Pardew’s reign at Newcastle – now to vote – if you haven’t already done so – it’s one vote per reader.

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34 responses so far ↓

  • 1 the truth will out // May 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    theres no good things about him

  • 2 Toon Tang // May 7, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    The good, the bad and the Alan Pardew eh

  • 3 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    The good:

    Getting into Europe and the 6 game winning streak in the 5th place season when we played HBA,Cisse & Ba as a front three .

    The bad :

    Pretty much everything else .

  • 4 Toon Tang // May 7, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Anyone know what the words are to the ste gerrard chant that mancity keep reeling out?

  • 5 Ben3arfa // May 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    The good the bad and the sh1t (Pardew)

  • 6 The next Mike Williamson // May 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    You’ve missed out the dour negative style of play

  • 7 santonthenewmaldini // May 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Also if we lose to Liverpool on Sunday means we will have lost 38 league games in 2 seasons!!! Thats a whole season of defeat in 2 seasons !!!! UNACCEPTABLE!!!!

  • 8 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // May 7, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    IF we lose??? lol. I had to click on this just see what Ed considers “the good” of pardew

  • 9 The next Mike Williamson // May 7, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    I hope Man City get points deducted. They have gained advantage by breaking fair play rules. Liverpool could argue they might have won the league if they’d choose to cheat and spend more money than allowed.

  • 10 santonthenewmaldini // May 7, 2014 at 9:32 PM


  • 11 2_goal_tino // May 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    The FA cup fact should also mention that the four losses have been to Stevenage, Brighton x 2 and Cardiff! The Stevenage and first Brighton game were amongst the most depressingly awful performances I’ve ever had the displeasure of wasting my money and 12+ hours of my life on.

  • 12 stuart no9 // May 7, 2014 at 9:34 PM


  • 13 Toon Tang // May 7, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    jovetich sticks the cherry pon top

  • 14 JAMSHA // May 7, 2014 at 9:37 PM


  • 15 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Yaya Toure…….what an absolute monster

    Hands down best midfielder in Europe


  • 16 Toon Tang // May 7, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    toure absolute finish that was jesus christ almighty

  • 17 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Why did Barca let Toure Go ? .

    He has to be the most complete midfielder in the world IMO .

  • 18 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 7, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Where do I sign to get Pardew out?

    …is there a petition or something 😉 lol

  • 19 stuart no9 // May 7, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    sorry about the cap locks

  • 20 santonthenewmaldini // May 7, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    @Big Pappa Cisse

  • 21 toon kk // May 7, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    The majority of us want Pardew gone, trouble with MA he has absolutely no football knowledge so even if he was sacked (which ain’t gonna happen) he’s not going to look for the best man for quality football reasons he’ll pick someone himself willing to be another yes man. MA doesn’t realise how a manager has influence on a team.

  • 22 Toon Tang // May 7, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Sooo, Norwich need to win 17-0 on final day to have any hope of staying up.

    Fcuk a cook book delia ya gunna need a wiccan spellbook and a wizard of some sort

  • 23 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    @ Santon

    Cheers for that m8 .

    Makes me hate Guardiola even more than I do now 😉 .

  • 24 stuart no9 // May 7, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    so , how many goals do liverpool need on sunday just in case man city slip up against WHU. ?

  • 25 JAMSHA // May 7, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    14 goals

  • 26 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Toon Tang
    Yup and if Citeh draw with West Ham Liverpool need to beat us 14-0
    Can see that happening tbf 😉

  • 27 Ian Toon // May 7, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    173Toon Tang // May 7, 2014 at 9:14 PM
    ” Steve Gerrard, Gerrard. He slipped on his f’ king a’ se. He gave it to Demba Ba.
    Steve Gerrard, Gerrard. Repeat.
    The Toon Army are much more imaginative.

  • 28 Black and White with an army lol // May 7, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    and over 500 votes saying that P45DUE shouldn’t be replaced in the summer now that’s a very bad

  • 29 toon kk // May 7, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    We could be in for a record loss against Liverpool, just to round our season off.

  • 30 stuart no9 // May 7, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    JAMSHA @25—— Doable- Doable .

  • 31 Toon Tang // May 7, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    tads, haha could make for a very, very exciting final day of the season – a 14-0, a 17-0 and Mancity drawing at home to big sams very own brand of 18th? century football.

    …and cheers Ian Toon, though it was something along the lines of slipping over, that’s gunna haunt him for the rest of his days I’m sure.

  • 32 Malta Mag // May 8, 2014 at 6:37 AM

    I’m not one of the anti Pardew crowd, in fact I like the man and would have been more than happy to see him do well at Newcastle. The fact is however that apart from the losing streak we’ve just been on you have to question his ability to get the best out of the more gifted players as well as his insistence in playing Shola? I also strongly believe that once the supporters turn on you then it’s time to pack your bags, hence my vote to replace him. I only hope that his replacement does not aggravate some of the morons on here by being born somewhere other than Tyneside.

  • 33 Brutooon // May 8, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    liverpool could win 12-0 against us

  • 34 martoon // May 8, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    I am assuming this replaces the previous poll which was ambiguous. I can’t believe only 25 people have voted so far.
    Malta Mag – agreed, I don’t think he is as bad as people on here make out BUT I think he has lost the dressing room and obviously the supporters so time to go.

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