It Was Very Very Sad To See The Pardew Abuse

Some fans feel so strong that Alan Pardew should be fired that anybody who doesn’t agree with them are instantly the enemy, and Bob Moncur talks about that in his article in the Chronicle today.

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Bob Moncur – abuse of Pardew was over the top

One thing that isn’t in question is that the abuse handed out to Alan Pardew on Saturday against Cardiff City, when we actually won the game 3-0,  was the worst (or best – depending on your viewpoint) ever handed out to a Newcastle manager for a very long time.

Bob Moncur is a good man and in his article he pours his heart out just a little bit, and makes the point the abuse was way over the top, and that even though Alan has done poorly this year – he is still the Newcastle United manager.

And he also criticizes some of the local papers for their coverage of the abuse.

And we know from emails we have received from supporters that some still support Alan Pardew, and they point out the players are also at fault – and that Mike Ashley didn’t help things at all by selling Yohan Cabaye.

And for those who have not been brought up in Newcastle – like my son Neil – and other fans from around the world – they couldn’t quite believe the ferocity of the abuse the manager got on Saturday at St. James’ Park.

It’s a good honest article from Moncur and certainly worth a read, if only to get a little more perspective on the matter.

Here it is.

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    May 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Another ”retainee” and hanger-on. Not going to rock the boat or say it as it is is he.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 8, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2

    I think it’s amazing how long it’s taken the fans to turn and see the charlatan for what he is.

  • Average_Contents

    May 8, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s a load of old tripe, just like the author!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 8, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Rotonda, it is is hugely morale sapping yes. Other managers were at least moved on after they were shown up. This guy is still here.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 8, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #5

    it wasn’t very sad to see at all. Quite the opposite.
    more like a bit of Karma.

    This is the goon who called Pellegrini a f—-g old c—t and headbutted a player and won’t walk because he wants a pay – off for failure!

  • bishopblaize

    May 8, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Don’t attack the Messenger Mr Average!

    Just read the article

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 8, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #7

    I don’t really care what Mr. Moncur thinks as I watch every game and can see what we do and don’t do. Other fans can see the same. There is no coincidence that most have the same view. No coincidence that at yet another club the fans are trying to drive him out of the club after his hit and hope management is being shown up once more.


    May 8, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Just read Bob Moncur’s article and find it amusing that he finds it sad over recent events and then continues to say why it has been a not so bad season. What he fails to mention is the lack of investment, ambition of the owner and the inept tactics of the manager. This is what is upsetting the locals. Not the fact we haven’t finished above the top 4 teams he mentions. Another armchair pundit out of touch with the fans and not wanting to rock the boat at the club. Obviously fearing a ban. Ed there is nothing honest about his article.

  • blew

    May 8, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Disappointed to see Bob support this disgusting
    person, who should be immune to criticism. Every
    club Pardew has managed he has failed and supporters
    have turned against him, so whats new?

  • tabuk toon army

    May 8, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Did anyone watch Palace versus the toon the other night A shit team with awesome supporters they never stopped cheering their team on songs about all the players then you see the Toon at home we were once the greatest supporters now we are known for a song about you fat bastard get out of our club. Its not only Ashley and Pards that need to look at themselves the fans are open to being called pathetic to and yes i am a Toon fan

  • Greebol1892

    May 8, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Yes Ashley is the no1 culprit for his lack of ambition, however, since the headbutt, Pardew has definitely lost the players.
    As a player, how can you watch your gaffer do that and then respect a word he says?
    On top of that, I believe ANY manager could get much more out of the players we have. It would be a start to play them in their proper positions ffs. Then get them to play to their strengths – not the defensive bullsh!t which he has proven DOESN’T WORK IN THE PREMIERSHIP.


  • martoon

    May 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #12

    tabuk toon army @9 – As a ST holder I can tell you that the fans have been pretty patient and supportive all season. I agree that some of the personal abuse that Pardew was getting was OTT but the fans are very frustrated at the standard of football being played and underfunding of the team and it boiled over in the final home match. It wasn’t a nice atmosphere to witness but if it sends a message to the regime then I consider it to be worth it.

  • mot7

    May 8, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #13

    you wouldnt be supporting him if you had to play for him bob .
    because you would have been on the bench .
    Pardew out.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 8, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #14

    Bob Moncur is a legend but coming out with things like that and sticking up for Pardew his reputation will drop, like what legend Shearer said with the head butt Pardew should be sacked for that no question about it.

  • hadthetshirt

    May 8, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #15

    @9 ashley moved all the fans who sang,ending the singing end.WHY ? because it stopped all the abuse he used to get.Well till last weekend anyway 🙂
    Thats why we have such a massive following away,not much he can do about that.YET.
    When I was a youngen it was the Leazes end that sang,then the Gallowgate became the singing end,now ashley moved all the noisy fans.I agree though the only time there’s noise is the anti ashley song.Much better away sadly.

    pardwho out

  • Sav

    May 8, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #16

    For what its worth, I think Bob is right. Describing the bloke who actually picked up that trophy in 1969 and who probably did more than any other player to earn it as ‘Another ”retainee” and hanger-on’ and as ‘a load of old tripe’ is plain ignorant and disrespectful. I can only assume you were’n’t around to witness it, more’s the pity.

  • WLtoon

    May 8, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #17

    Imo, it does,nt make that much difference who takes over first team affairs,as long as Cashley is owner his hands will be tied ass far as bringing in players to strengthen the team.
    I would get rid of Ppardew tomoro,but Pardew is the idel man for Ashley. A puppet,a yes man and someone who wont bang on his door for transfer money.
    The only way maybe Ashley would give him the boot is if we go down. Well maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel for all you Pardew haters, well probabably be relegated next season. Then what ?

  • Rotonda heights

    May 8, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #18


    I was around.

  • xiaofeiii

    May 8, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #19

    I do not mind the team lose.. i mind a team who is afraid of a team last in the league and introduce substitutes to defend a lead.

  • bobby mango

    May 8, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Just read Bob’s article… Pfft! He’s completely missing the point isn’t he?

    The list of Pardew’s crimes is almost endless. Are we just supposed to say nothing, because he’s still the manager?

    Enough is enough. People are upset and infuriated by Pardew and the regime. They’re finally letting their feelings known… Yes it’s harsh but those feelings have been bottled for too long. We were patient, very patient.

    His position is surely untenable.

  • the_besty_show

    May 8, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #21

    it was shameful from us for a club in our position

  • sirjasontoon

    May 8, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Who cares what this Jurassic hanger on has to say?
    Old Bell End.

  • mag

    May 8, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Bob Moncur is a legend you losers, most of you on here are Fifa 14 geeks!

  • tynesidetommo

    May 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #24

    How right you are Mag. Well done Bob for trying to restore a bit of sanity. Just a shame it appears to have fallen on deaf ears.
    What have we become?

  • thepict

    May 8, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Well said Mag. Of course certain posters on here are not going to like him saying that as he is going against the vitriol that they like to spout.

  • Ericles

    May 8, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #26

    bobby mango is quite right. Moncur despite his own achievements is only one voice, one opinion – he is not the population of Tyneside who mostly seem to want Pardew OUT!.

  • count

    May 8, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #27

    I see sirjasontoon is still as classy, erudite and insightful as ever. Not at all an arrogant gobby charva.

  • oldbobaycliffe

    May 8, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #28

    sorry bob as one of my heroes i,m afraid you got it all wrong,pardew has no honour despite nearly getting us relegated last season plus the disaster that has happened since boxing day plus of coarse putting the nut in on a hull player he should have resigned or been sacked but he is hanging on for his payout.bobby what should the people of this city do let ashley and pardew run our club into the ground end up like portsmouth before we complain ashley might own the club but we love our club.pardew is a liar through and through blames everyone bar himself for our misfortunes yet is totally out of his depth surely the time has come to complain however if you dont like it what you should remember bob is that you are talking to our local paper a paper banned by i said at the beginning you were the captain of my club my hero but your defence of ashley has reduced you to a mere mortal.i,m afraid that you need to grow a pair and stand up for the fans who loved you and thought yeou were the gratest club captain we have ever had

  • count

    May 8, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #29

    Ps. That isn’t to say I agree with Bob, before you start.

  • isleofmanman

    May 8, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #30

    Bobby has lived very nicely off NUFC for decades

    I WAS standing behind the goal in the Gallowgate end in the home leg of the Fairs Cup and I’m happy with his ex captain/Toon legend status

    BUT I can’t be doing with his wishy-washy opinions

    Pardew is a MILLIONAIRE whose teams play in fits and starts and whose temperament is wholly unsuited to managing Ashley and the dressing room

    If he had any integrity he would resign. Any time now.

  • bishopblaize

    May 8, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #31

    Anyway, Sunday is still a massive Match .. I’m behind the team with the many other supporters that are still.

    I’m sure things will iron out ONLY when the Board see the fans they are investing in!

    Ash has invested in players that have been scouted by the academy and who is to blame when they don’t perform?

    Welcome to the World of Football!

    And Ben Arfas tantrums can’t have been helping the team and look how well last game went after boss put his foot down. Anyway



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