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


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 comments so far

  • ochytoon

    May 11, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #1

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

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  • Thump

    May 11, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #2

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

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  • JackButler

    May 11, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #3

    ochy

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

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 11, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #4

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

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 11, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #5

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

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  • Ancientcoptic

    May 11, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #6

    “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.

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  • ochytoon

    May 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #7

    @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.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #8

    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

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  • magscar

    May 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #9

    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?

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  • manxpie

    May 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #10

    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!

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  • JackButler

    May 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #11

    ochy

    It’s gonna be 6-4-0

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  • manxpie

    May 11, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #12

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

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  • Ashton

    May 11, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #13

    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.

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  • JackButler

    May 11, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #14

    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

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 11, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #15

    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.

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  • ochytoon

    May 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #16

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

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  • manxpie

    May 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #17

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

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

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  • JackButler

    May 11, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #18

    ochy

    that wouldn’t surprise me if he tried that

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  • toonking

    May 11, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #19

    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

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 11, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #20

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

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  • K T Cat

    May 11, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #21

    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?

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  • validator

    May 11, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #22

    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.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 11, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #23

    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 )

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  • Toon1978

    May 11, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #24

    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.

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  • BandB

    May 11, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #25

    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.

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 11, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #26

    Manxpie you are always right aren’t you

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  • manxpie

    May 11, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #27

    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

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 11, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #28

    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

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  • manxpie

    May 11, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #29

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

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  • toonking

    May 11, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #30

    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.

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  • manxpie

    May 11, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #31

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

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  • terry24

    May 11, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #32

    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.

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  • Spoof

    May 11, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #33

    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

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  • toonking

    May 11, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #34

    B&W*

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  • JackButler

    May 11, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #35

    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

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 11, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #36

    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?

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  • daztoon

    May 11, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Another RECORD BREAKING season Pardew has excelled again!.

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

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #38

    manxpie@31

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

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  • manxpie

    May 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #39

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

    now is that deluded or crazy? you decide lol

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  • Spoof

    May 11, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #40

    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

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