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It’s A Terrible Record For Alan Pardew To Have To Defend

6:02 pm, Sunday, May 11th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 108 Comments

It was just another complete capitulation by Newcastle in the final 30 minutes at Liverpool today, after we were leading 1-0,  to lose our 14th league game of the last 20,  and Alan Pardew must now try to convince Mike Ashley that he should be kept on as the Newcastle United manager.

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Alan Pardew – terrible record since after Boxing Day to defend

But let’s be truthful – he would be fired at any other club – in fact last season after losing 10 of 13 league games, he would have also been fired at any other club.

These are some of the stats that no doubt Mike Ashley and the Board will bring up to the manager early next week at their end of season review:

  • We lost 14 of our last 20 league games, and dropped from 6th place to 10th place
  • We lost 8 of the last 10,  and 7 of the last 8 league games
  • 16 points from the last 20 league games is even worse than relegation form
  • We failed to score a goal in 13 of those last 20 league games
  • We lost 15 of the last 21 games played in all competitions
  • We have lost three of the last four FA Cup third round ties to lower league clubs
  • Newcastle conceded 59 goals this season, which is a small improvement on our worst ever goals against tally in the Premier League – which was 65 last season
  • Newcastle scored only 43 goals this season, which is the lowest total since we were relegated in 2009, when we scored only 40 – last season we scored 45
  • We finished the season with only 9 men on the pitch against Liverpool today, after getting two players sent off and completely collapsing in the last 30 minutes to lose the game 2-1 – and that’s been symptomatic of our season since after Boxing Day – which has been a complete collapse

And with more than 4,000 votes in for our poll – 82% of Newcastle fans want Alan Pardew fired- the poll is here if you haven’t yet voted.

Over to you Mike Ashley.



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108 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ochytoon // May 11, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    As it stands, we’re going into pre-season without a single senior striker.

  • 2 Thump // May 11, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    @ochy: Don’t worry, we’ll sign De Jong. That’ll be fun.

  • 3 JackButler // May 11, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    ochy

    Don’t worry mate, Pardew will have a master plan to deal with us having no strikers

  • 4 toonarmydownsouth // May 11, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Ed
    You’ve missed out that in 2 seasons we have lost 38 games

  • 5 toonarmydownsouth // May 11, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Heskey and Cole next season lads
    Phillips to come off the bench

  • 6 Ancientcoptic // May 11, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    “Newcastle scored only 43 goals this season, which is the lowest total since we were relegated in 2009″

    5 of those against 9 man Stoke.

  • 7 ochytoon // May 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    @JB
    Unless he is planning for us to play 4-6-0, tikka takka football, like Spain, then I’m incredibly worried for next season.

  • 8 Black and White with an army lol // May 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    hehehehe what a game!

    I think Shola’s sending off was due with the free kicks and saying they were offside, when you closely look at the replays they did look more offside with 2 Liverpool players ahead of the Newcastle back line which I’m surprise the linesman didn’t see.

    Dummet made a vicious foul on Suarez there’s no need for tackles like that in football he should get served for 2 matches or maybe 3 because it was shocking even if it was against that horrible dirty ugly b@stard Suarez.

    the only thing that made me proud today was the fact that the Liverpool stewards didn’t stop the away supporters banners, I mean why should they it’s there ground not Newcastle’s

  • 9 magscar // May 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Ignoring the Pardew and Ashley out and Dowd’s poor refereeing for a moment did anyone notice during the half-time interview pitchside with Carragher that the groundsman were saturating the end Newcastle were to defend 2cnd half. Maybe they had already watered the other end but I doubt it. Is this allowed?

  • 10 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    tbf its very relevent tho (our predictions at the start)

    and it shows how great our start to the season was changes many minds (including players and staff) and shows how catastrophic that window was for us and the players and staff

    people who say us losing cabaye is not an excuse are right but we also lost remy and debuchy plus sissko for a shorter time

    but the whole and i mean whole club changed as soon as that window shut!

    that asks the question of how much does mentality effect a club? (wish some uni peeps would do a study on that instead of the endless pointless studies we hear!)

    because for me it was the biggest problem and there is only 1 man to blame for that!

  • 11 JackButler // May 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    ochy

    It’s gonna be 6-4-0

  • 12 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    hang on cisse is out for pre season so who’s this seniour striker?

  • 13 Ashton // May 11, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    If Ashley sticks with the muppet that is Pardew things will only get worse. At this point I will take any PL manager over pardew, that’s how terrible he is.

  • 14 JackButler // May 11, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    manxpie

    Every club loses players and don’t see a complete collapse, other managers find a way to deal with the losses, Pardew just blames everyone and everything else for the fact that he has one approach to the game and no plan B

  • 15 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 11, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Ruddy…I have been told I can do alot from a far. As it is I am not buying season tickets, merchandise, no membership, and I don’t attend the games. I have stopped watching the games all together, except from first half today.

    I have signed petitions to sack Pardew and to force NoNuts to sell. I am looking into NUST as you know but have been told today that this is not enough.

    I’ll try to be more involved in the future. I even speak my opinion on here but are told I tell others what to do even though I ad just sharing my view.

  • 16 ochytoon // May 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    JB
    Well we did have 9 defenders in the squad today. Why not 10-0-0?

  • 17 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    what a vicious tacle against air!!!!!!!!!!

    haha i seriously wonder if some of you are toon fans!
    seriously!!

  • 18 JackButler // May 11, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    ochy

    that wouldn’t surprise me if he tried that

  • 19 toonking // May 11, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    we have had 1.5 bad seasons and 1.5 good seasons.

    the first season was an excellent one
    and to prove that, their was not one person complaining about him you just need to think back to the time pardew was linked as england manager and how many people on here were desperately hoping he would stay with us.

    last season was an awful one i accept that.

    this season but started off we and yet again fans were all relaxed but the minute we had that bad run things change and now we are an awful manager.

    so thats basically 1.5 bad seasons and 1.5 good seasons

  • 20 Himanshu Dhingra // May 11, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 2m
    Understand that Pardew sent Hatem Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan on holiday “early” earlier this week #nufc

  • 21 K T Cat // May 11, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    So what we learned this year is that when you trade away your best player and don’t sign anyone, things don’t turn out very well. Who knew?

  • 22 validator // May 11, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Today’s match perfectly encapsulated the whole season into 94 minutes of football, a very good first half with a decent amount of luck, followed by a disastrous second half of pure luckless endeavour.

  • 23 Black and White with an army lol // May 11, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    sorry ED and guys on here but P45DUE only needs to say 2 things that will keep him here

    1 – I reached the target you’ve giving me

    2 – you should off invested into the club

    if MA wanted to take us forward next season the only objective is to finish 8th or above ( but we all know this will never happen )

  • 24 Toon1978 // May 11, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Big investment needed and Ashley knows this. It really is time for Pardew to go and bring in Moyes ASAP so he can get to know the lads and bring in his own players. Sadly, I believe Ashley will stick with AP. the club is in such a mess right now and to have no strikers is nothing short of a complete joke.

  • 25 BandB // May 11, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    TADS,

    On paper we should.
    I have vague recollection of some guy called Clough saying something about the game not being played on paper.
    But that was in the old days.
    Before a bull-necked iron man with iron lady principles could make a certain type of fan go all wet around the fundamentals.
    That’s the great thing about Mike. He could accessorize with a tattoo on his neck and a pitbull and be even more popular.

  • 26 welshgeordie9 // May 11, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Manxpie you are always right aren’t you

  • 27 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    jack aye true but we lost our best 3 players at the same time with a very unbalanced squad anyways

    and our replacements were playing players out of position
    no good enough striker
    no right back full stop
    no CAF full stop
    and we had no wingers anyways lol

    but i really think the bigger picture was we didn’t sign anyone for 2 windows to strengthen let alone wat we needed

    and as i say only 1 man responsible for that

  • 28 Black and White with an army lol // May 11, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    toonking@19

    I complained against Pardew when we finished 5th, I kept saying that with the performance and style Pardew had the team doing we would struggle next season

    and guess what we finished 16th

  • 29 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    plus the guy has nearly doubled his wealth in billions since he’s been here in a recession ffs!!

  • 30 toonking // May 11, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    B&B
    yes and your also a one who is a favourite of ashley and give him lots of credit.
    so basically your an ashley fan in my view.

  • 31 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    black n white have ya got that post handy by any chance?

  • 32 terry24 // May 11, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    As a reader of this blog for a while and a contributer for a week can I just say that if it hadn’t been for people like Ciaran and others fighting for our club I think I might have given up a while ago.So I know you have your detractors but keep up the good work cos there are people out here who you might not hear from but do appreciate the effort you put in for the future of our club.Keep it up.

  • 33 Spoof // May 11, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Here we go bash Pardew once again when the man has done wrong at all, his tactics gave us everychance to win this game but player quality was not up to it, we all saw that but will you silly silly people see it, not likely, fools fools fools, the ot of you

  • 34 toonking // May 11, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    B&W*

  • 35 JackButler // May 11, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    manxpie

    We’ve lost 14 of 20 games since Xmas, yes we lost Cabaye and yes we had injuries, but that does not cover the facts that Pardew has no plan B, and has been proven to be tactically and technically inept. Loosing players affects every single side in every single league but we collapsed into a shambles.

    We all know Ashley is the root cause of the problem but Pardew is equally culpable as he is out of his depth and a one dimensional manager……………………and has always been

  • 36 Black and White with an army lol // May 11, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    manxpie

    for transfers I agree there can be only one to blame, but what about the style Pardew has Newcastle playing?

    we have attacking players who sit deep and play defensively and also to play counter attack at HOME against weaker teams.

    now who is to blame for this?

  • 37 daztoon // May 11, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Another RECORD BREAKING season Pardew has excelled again!.

    Lucky the season ended today another couple of games would have seen us finish 11th

  • 38 Black and White with an army lol // May 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    manxpie@31

    it might take a few years to look for it if you fancy waiting ;)

  • 39 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    welsh the biggest hater of pardew on here is wanting de boer as next manager!!

    now is that deluded or crazy? you decide lol

  • 40 Spoof // May 11, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    JB at 35, wake up bonny lad, what back up did Pardew have apart from f all,shola, sammy, obertan, how ay man get a grip what could anyone do with that lot

  • 41 Black and White with an army lol // May 11, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    toonking@30

    and your one of them who thinks they support Newcastle because they go to games.

    before you starting spouting sh!t about me liking MA get your facts rights mate, there’s many on here that know that I despise MA & AP, I was at the march for the protest and there’s a picture of me and my lass in the chronicle and online

    so F@CK YOU THERE

  • 42 GeordieTwo // May 11, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Anybody know any good Hog calls to get the owner to show up at the ground next season? Maybe wave a ten pound note around for five seconds. He’ll be right there by your side snuffling with interest.

  • 43 cyprus // May 11, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    First off: Fair is fair, this was not a complete collapse, Ed. In fact, even with 9 players, Liverpool didn’t bombard us the way other teams have. Dowd gave a few (some soft) fouls at the same spot, until they were able to score from SET PLAYS, not open play. Not sure what Ameobi said, but Dowd lost his cool in giving 2 yellows for the same offense. The second red just wasn’t a red as presenters Keys, Gray, Francis all agreed. Hats off for good tactics and a well organised team, despite Tiote having his worst game for a while.

    NOW: I’m not for this kind of strategy, though bigger teams (Chelsea, even Real etc.) have now made it ‘fashionable’.

    The FUTURE: I think everyone feels we are about ready for a change in management. Honourable last game for AP.

  • 44 welshgeordie9 // May 11, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Manxpie

    deluded or crazy to be honest i couldn’t give two flying ducks if de boer was in anybody than pardew bloody hell I would rather have the chuckle brothers in charge than pardew

  • 45 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    black n white it still boils down to the squad mate

    with a fit full squad to choose from we were top 6 3 points of 3rd after 18 games until “that” window

    and remember there was none of the “hoof” posts of last season even rotonda said we were playing good football!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    but that window finished pardew as it did our season and i’m sure now the mentality of the whole squad just as it did when we finished 5th

    and to think his sports direct staff get huge bonuses for hitting targets make it all even more infuriating!

  • 46 Bambams // May 11, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    I feel this will not get any better for years.
    Ash has his advertising ….Pards had a job…..Players use the club as a stepping stone.

    Why will Ash change it.

    We the fans suffer, nobody else…..
    imo

  • 47 jimiley // May 11, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    I read our owner is worth three thousand seven hundred fifty million in the Sunday Times rich list. 23 rd richest person in the country. Trust us to get a guy who is so rich but only takes from the club. We are cursed by a guy whose only purpose in owning the club is to wind the fans up. It is a game to him. And I am staying well away. Pardew will stay and get a bonus. Why? Because the fans want rid and it is all part of the windup.

  • 48 GeordieTwo // May 11, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    SmallScrotum is a good villain’s name but I think I’ll refer to wor Mike as HogBoy for a bit. He acts like one, he looks like one, so he should be named properly. Right HogBoy?

  • 49 Bambams // May 11, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Pards has a job that should of read…

  • 50 Sazzer // May 11, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Black and White with an army lol
    I haven’t see replays yet but both goals looked offside to me.

  • 51 Bambams // May 11, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Jimiley
    Spot on fella. Nail on the head

  • 52 JackButler // May 11, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Spoof

    What I expect him to do bonny lad, is coach the defenders so we don’t concede goals for fun, not to alienate players so that he further limits the size of a small squad. Not to stick with players who are out of form when he has replacements on the bench and maybe, just maybe be man enough to site the real issue at the club rather than making himself look a complete fool by offering pathetic excuses and lies

  • 53 GeordieTwo // May 11, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Well what will Hogboy’s first post season move be? Get the snout into the TV cash box? Possibly invite his friend over for a pissup? Who is his friend by the way? Is it somebody else we hate?

  • 54 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    welsh so who then in your opinion should replace pardew?

  • 55 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    btw chuckle brothers were closer than de boer or rikjeard!

  • 56 will // May 11, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    For the last three season, Newcastle excel and get result due to terrific personal performance from our striker who keep putting in goals even when the team is playing poorly. Remember Cisse in his first season with us, he was putting in goals from all sort of positions. What i am saying is that the team has been playing poorly and were only saved by individual performances.

  • 57 GeordieTwo // May 11, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    That’s a very calm, composed post cyprus @43 mate. It will be interesting to see if Ashley decides to do anything positive or just sit on things for a bit. I would sack Pards, bring in a new manager, make an effort to rebuild the squad and in general behave like a normal human being if I was Ashley. Thank God I’m not. I expect little response from him.

  • 58 Black and White with an army lol // May 11, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    http://www1.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/9307559/red-cards-irk-pardew?

  • 59 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    sazzer suarez missed the ball by inches on the second and was well offside which is why krul was well out of it so again a wrong decision but the 1st looked more legit

  • 60 Spoof // May 11, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Daztoon so according to your maths that is a disaster is it, better than many before him who didn’t qualify for Europe as Pardew has done, but oh no Pardew has been forced to sell//equates to weaken your team by £10’s of millions yet we still finish higher than what we were before he joined, and you an illiterate( who is trying to give that impression) has a go at him pathetic m8, thats what you are.

  • 61 welshgeordie9 // May 11, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Manxpie

    Just like our transfer targets we are very slow when replacing managers, so when we had a chance I would of gone for 2 attacking minded managers and that would have been Martinez of Everton but we should have went for him when he was at Wigan and Brendan Rodgers before he went to Liverpool.

  • 62 banjax // May 11, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Another defeat for the fans at home and away to bear. If Mike Ashley cannot see that A catastrophic change is needed at the club then he is doomed to lose his shirt at Newcastle United. Surely even he must realise that drastic action needs to be taken starting with a new manager with a sound reputation and the funds needed to bring in quality players. One thing is for sure, I will not be renewing my season ticket and I hope that thousands more of us do the same until we see our demands as supporters and paying customers met. The club need a better quality board who stay in touch on a daily basis with the fans and stop the stupid press ban on our local papers and start acting like a democracy and not a dictatorship. No more Mr Ashley or you won’t be getting anymore of my hard earned dosh and that includes your shops.

  • 63 TurkishFan101 // May 11, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qFHfe29Feg

  • 64 welshgeordie9 // May 11, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Those two managers would have got the best out of our squad especially our attacking players no doubt about that.

  • 65 validator // May 11, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Mr Pardew, has been on a hiding to none this season, having no players signed for 12 months, his playmaker sold in January, the appointment of Kinnear to undermine him have all led to the clubs current plight.

  • 66 GeordieTwo // May 11, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Lovely bit of banter on that link TurkishFan @63.

  • 67 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    welsh ya mean the time when we had 4 in a season?
    yeah very slow :)

    and its great in hind sight isn’t it?

  • 68 daztoon // May 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Spoof

    Shut up muppet

    Pardew lost 1 player yes 1 player and we had a total collapse . He gained De Jong .

    Last season he lost Ba but gained Sissoko,Debuchy,Mbwia,Haidara,Goofy.

    Try harder on yer maths which doesnt seem your strongest point.

  • 69 GeordieTwo // May 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Anyway sit tight mates and try to enjoy your off season. Have many a pint and a laugh. Don’t think about the club too much or it will ruin the summer for you.

  • 70 Spoof // May 11, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    JB, we have had this so many times m8, just think about it, we came 5th, very few long term injuries so we could carry it, last season was a mare for injiuries as we all know, this season is the best to sum it up, we were a house on fire 3 points away from top 4, that is not my view, it was that end of, as a player in that position you could expect an attitude of what if we go for it, what Pardew got was I couldn’t give a toss Cabaye will get me £19m and we will will still not go down, tat sums it up m8, too many barking up the wrong tree, but when I try to tell them that I am a Pardew love freak and even an Ashley fan, as you casn see they read what they want,but the majority are as thick as 2 short planks.

  • 71 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    validator shhhhhhhhhhhh its all the managers fault and anyone who says otherwise is a pardew lover!

  • 72 validator // May 11, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    The plebiant minority shouting most vociferously for Mr Moyes, should remember that he failed to motivate a team of world class players, and ended up losing his job.

  • 73 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    daztoon how about remy and debuchy and sissko!

    oh yeah the myth that it was only cabeye carries on!!

  • 74 cyprus // May 11, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Looking forward to the season DVD :) It’s going to be about two minutes long.

    Did we score ANY good goals? Please remind me!

  • 75 cyprus // May 11, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Thanks for the tips G2. Still the WCup should tie us over.

  • 76 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 11, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Evening lads!

    what’s the general consensus on here – will NoNuts sack Parsnip or will he try to ride out the storm with us (will there even be a storm if):

    – he spends big this summer?

  • 77 cyprus // May 11, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    We’re in the season’s DVD made by Bein sports: AP’s head butt! Cool :)

  • 78 Sazzer // May 11, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    manxpie
    For me Agger started offside on the first goal, isn’t it considered offside even if you get in line? Maybe not on deadball.

  • 79 Rotonda heights // May 11, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Spoof (aka Mr Charisma)

    Way to win friends and influence people calling them all fools…NOT !!

  • 80 JackButler // May 11, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Spoof

    AP and MA as as bad as each other and always will be, one is glad to own us so he can advertise his tat while the other is just happy to have a top flight job, but a better manager would get better results and performances out of these players just as a better owner would get us a better manager and have some ambition.

    I’ve told manx that getting shot of Ashley will be hard as first there has to be a buyer with enough money to pay him off, but changing the manager could have a massive impact on us until that buyer is found.

    I’m sick of the lie’s of everyone inside the hall’s of SJP and I’m sick of this attitude that ambition is saved for those with money

  • 81 validator // May 11, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Manxpie, you seem to be acting rather like a hysterical teenager who has just discovered his face is covered by puss oozing pimples.

  • 82 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    how was it for you jesper watching the team you support for the 1st time in 5 months?

  • 83 daztoon // May 11, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    manxpie

    How about our Flair players not even making the bench when fit.

    We have have more than enough defensive players on the park!.

    Parking the bus doesn`t work we always fold!.

    Maybe one day Pardumb will work it out that keeping hold of the ball and going forward is the best way to defend!.

  • 84 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    sazzer nah not on deadball just look at past staylor incedences lol

    but the second was definatley wrong in all ways possible

  • 85 Blackley and Brownlie // May 11, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Spoof

    Even if Pardew had had Cisse, the main man to get us to fifth, he would have played him on the wing today. Only Pardew would ask Cisse to play as a winger (getting injured in the process), Benny as a a box to box midfielder, Armstrong as a midfielder, and Anita as a right back.

    Has Pardew chased Luuk de Jong for some time, or has he lied when he says no players come to the club without his approval?

    Pardew has had two years to get us scoring goals from set pieces and to stop us conceding them from set pieces. He identified these things as the major failings of last season. What has he done about it on the training ground? If nothing else, he could ram it home that he won’t tolerate giving away free kicks on the edge of the box, which is simply footballing suicide for us.

  • 86 Rotonda heights // May 11, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    val

    for once i agree with you. Why go from one dour, miserable version of a functional football manager to a slightly better upgrade.

    We need an up and coming euro manager with 21s century tactics and I thought the st etienne guy sounded ideal.

  • 87 validator // May 11, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Rotonda, thank you for your agreement.

  • 88 Spoof // May 11, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Daztoon, I have a diploma in maths which means nothing, it’s a piece of paper, so what, but what I do have is a level looking at situations in there simplest form and then deciding what is good and what is bad, now to me a manager who takes over a 12 placed team and is forced to weaken his team by approx £30m and get them to finish 9th compared to the 12 which is what they were when he took over should have some sort of esteem, sadly too many are of your level, and class this as being going backwards. Hmmm

  • 89 Rotonda heights // May 11, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Daztoon

    You’re wasting your time with Manx, he’s totally bought in to the Pardew spin. Remember it’s never his fault.

  • 90 JackButler // May 11, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Rémi Garde to leave Lyon this summer

  • 91 Blackley and Brownlie // May 11, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    How come City didn’t get a points deduction for contravening FFP rules?

  • 92 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    jack but a new manager will be worse surely?

    if you state that the owner is as bad as our current manager how can you say that a new manager will be better in any way with the same owner lol?

    there is only 1 option that will sort out the plight of our club!!

    hammer the owner till he is gone simple as that make it as uncomfortable as possible from the 1st game of the season till the last

    it will never change under ashley just prolong the same arguments for years to come

    at least with pardew we know wat we’re getting

  • 93 toonarmydownsouth // May 11, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    And so it begins……
    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11678/9305592/transfer-news-remy-cabella-boost-for-newcastle-united

  • 94 daztoon // May 11, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Spoof

    Didn`t we finish 10th.

    So yes your right in saying you are simple,but i didn`t need you to explain that as i had worked that out already

  • 95 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 11, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    manx…I only watched the first half and a little bit of the second half (lost the stream and had to do some work).

    …was quite skeptical about the formation and thought we dropped too deep, but when we pushed up high we looked solid.

  • 96 G // May 11, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Man of the match was Dummet for me. For no other reason than he at least tried to knack Suarez for the World Cup for England. Shame about the sending off like.

  • 97 validator // May 11, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    The autocratic Mr Ashley, and his reluctance to change his stance on Newcastle United, has severely hamstrung Mr Pardew, as Pardew is manager only in name, but the club is all Mr Ashley.

  • 98 toon kk // May 11, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    People keep going on about Pardew, yes we could do better but we have a limit, our squad simply isn’t strong enough.

  • 99 JackButler // May 11, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    manx

    Would a Rémi Garde, David Moyes, Christophe Galtier, Malky Mackay or Michael Laudrup be worse than Pardew? As they are all out of work come the summer?

    Or are you saying that anyone Ashley employs would be worse than Pardew?

  • 100 validator // May 11, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Most of the named candidates, would’ve had the same outcome as Pardew, working under the very same restrictions.

  • 101 TurkishFan101 // May 11, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    As I said earlier, Remi Garde is indeed choosing to leave Lyon and his contract is up.

    Does this mean he is a target for us when Alan Pardew hopefully gets the sack?

  • 102 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    daztoon did you see our last few games where the team worked very well?

    so arfa who obviously has lost not just the manager but his team mates is out of the team we play better as a team
    strange that isn’t it?

    and as for marv i never want to see him in a toon shirt anyways the day he lost the ball and just stood there shows wat he’s about and probably shows wat he’s like in traing too

    the fact they are our only “flair” players says it all really

  • 103 manxpie // May 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    jack forget any of them lol

    seriously look at his record!
    the only one he has employed that he didn’t know was keegan

    i seriously wouldn’t be surprised if vinny jones was in with a chance let alone any you mentioned lol

  • 104 Spoof // May 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Rotonda, if I called someone a fool then I would have has cause to do so ?

    Jack Butler, come on m8. don’t deny it as I could probably go back to previous post of yours to prove it, not that I need to as I am sure you will agree that Ashley is the root of our demise, if not then why refuse to repurchase your ticket until he has gone, like I
    have done

    B a B, how the hell do you know where Pardew would play anyone, that is pathetic, really pathetic, it’s like saying that Newcastle would sign a fullback called Malcolm MacDonald and play him as a centre forward, as far as out of position goes fullback to centre forward is as extreme as you can get, but it bloody worked, so please shut up.

  • 105 Rotonda heights // May 11, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Spoof

    9th ? Keep up, even Stoke pipped us to 9th.

    We had 2 French internationals in Ben Arfa and MYM totally shunned, as were Marveaux and Obertan in the hope that Gosling and Shola would do what instead exactly?

    Season 1) 12th when we could have finished 9th but let a 3-0 lead slip on the last day of that season.

    Season 2) 5th when moments of individual brilliance and some favourable decisions went our way.

    3) 16th narrowly avoiding relegation

    4) 10th with no Europe and no domestic cup competition runs.

    Spoof you have a very condescending and unpleasantly patronising way about you, some kind of superiority complex I guess.

    Why the need to even mention a diploma in maths? It seems something that only someone who is deeply insecure would say as if it lends some kind of kudos when in reality no one gives a rats.

  • 106 daztoon // May 11, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    manxpie

    I did and no we havn`t played well for a long time.

    So what Marv lost the ball and didn`t track.We have enough defensive players already.

    The lad has a ten minute cameo when the games are already lost.

    When has he ever been given a good run games.

  • 107 saxonfenken // May 11, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    God help us if the majority of you so called supporters, were ever to run our club, we would be millions in-dept and within a few years do a Portsmouth. first half great with a constant side that almost picked itself, OK Cabaye lefr for a place on a bench, not replaced by Kinnear, bad mistake, then our so called squad players failed yet again mainly Maveaux, Ben Arfa and others, when injuries to key players happened, Pardew’s head butt did not help either. but hey we still finished in the top half. Catchy, Ruddy or Cerian or what ever he has morphed into, Jail and all you others who welcome us losing, so as to spill out all your bile and hated.

    You are not NUFC supporters advocating walkouts and boycotts. what ever must a potential newcomer think about coming to our wonderful club when so called fans boo and walk on a 3-0 win.

    I am not a great lover of Pardew or Ashly, but they are better than a whole lot of other owners and managers.

    lets see once again what the summer window brings, we may all be surprised, or at least let us hope so

  • 108 cb1963 // May 11, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Whatever your opinions are about the attitude and ability of our squad, Fat C—ney Bas—- and Pardew, the most disappointing aspect of todays game for me was the pathetic acceptance of unacceptable decisions by inept officials again. I speak as a person with years of experience of playing and refereeing games with an appreciation of the impossible task of refereeing where incidents look completely different from different angles. Shola was the best player on the pitch by a mile in the first half and like me has endured many years of openly biased officials like Trelford Mills Dowd. The foul by Courtinho being given as a free kick to Liverpool was an example of a referee being a cheat viewed from any angle. Perhaps Shola is a Geordie born in Nigeria but at least with the backbone to question such a ridiculous decision. Alex Ferg would have been on the pitch to confront Dowd. I am not suggesting Pardew should have but I would have expected some team mates to have supported Shola and have spoke to the ref and should never have been shaking his hand at the end of the game.Reminds me of the time when Viduka scored an equaliser against Fulham that was disallowed for no reason and would have probably prevented our relegation and typically there were no complaints from anybody.




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