Newcastle Quiet On New Manager Reports


The Independent brought out  a story a couple of days ago that said that Alan Pardew had only two games to save his job as manager of Newcastle United.

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Alan Pardew – must produce – soon

We all know the manager is under severe pressure this season, and we haven’t got off to a particularly good start, but the report in the Independent said the mood towards the Wimbledon-born manager has changed after two rather poor seasons.

We still finished 10th last season – but that was only the second time we had finished in the top ten since Mike Ashley came on board seven years ago – and that’s not a good record.

When these types of reports had happened in the past,  Newcastle usually issued a denial of the story. and in the past have even banned newspapers for attempting to destabilize the club.

However, there has been no response from Newcastle to the Independent report  – not yet anyway – and that may even signify the report is close to the mark.

And it’s hardly surprising we haven’t heard much from Alan Pardew, and we think Alan will lay low until his press conference for the Saints game late next week, after all the vitriol that”s been directed at him from the fans after Monday night’s events.

But it’s also important to keep supporting the lads, and we’re absolutely sure the new boys at the club are trying their very best to produce, and probably trying too hard if anything.

If we can get a couple of wins soon, and navigate through the third round of the League Cup at Crystal Palace towards the end of the month – spirits could still rise among the fans.

Newcastle’s contingent of tickets have already sold out for the St. Mary’s game, so the lads are still receiving fantastic support from the traveling Geordie fans – and that’s always good to see.

A win at Southampton would be great.

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24 comments so far

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost
    My opinion on Gaultier is,regardless of whether he’ll come or not i am not impressed with French managers at all.IMO it’s the reason why France have under achieved a lot in competitions.There aren’t many French managers at the top teams all over the world,there haven’t been many french managers in the Prem,i can only think of Wenger and Houllier.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Mojo

    there was that guy at fulham for a while. Tigana pr something. Wasn’t he french. Hardly top flight like. Your right there are not that many.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #3

    This story really does make me wonder, is it a coincidence that hba agent said that hba will wait it out as the manager may go. Surely this has been brewing for a while.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Mark
    Forgot about him.Payed 11m for Steve Marlet and he flopped like a fat man in a swimming pool.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #5

    I just think with so many French players it seems strange not to previously have gone for a Dutch coach. Although quite a few have now departed and with more focus on going Dutch De Boer would be fantastic.

    There again not many previous Dutch managers either. There weren’t exactly many, if any Portugese before Jose. I just think we lack technical input which would arise from having a Euro manager.

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #6

    wishfull thinking i’m afraid i’m sure i read on nbc news that the club has rubbished reports of pards has two games !

    i’m not going to cry tbh 3 games in and we should have had better results from 2 of them even if the footy’s not to my liking its not the end of the world.

    any forward thinking manager would do well imo as our attacking players are good and only look avg to under avg in a defensive system so think they would flourish under a new manager. (colback/tiote may go the other way though)

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #7

    give pardew jokeinere’s job then we can all explode he will do fcuk all there too

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #8

    French coach even!

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #9

    for me he should not get any more games to gel the team he could not gel jelly ffin tramp

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  • John Toon Doe

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #10

    Sounds like bullshizer, Even thought i want to believe it, I think he will have until January to prove himself. i would take david moyes, di matteo with both arms.

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  • stuart no9

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #11

    ED. A win at Southampton would not be great. It will only delay the inevitable , what is the point of that . People moan on here every day about pardew , me included , so why , if he is going to go , prolong it and keep us miserable for another few weeks till something else crops up . You say you had to deal with people in the organisation where you worked , would you keep someone on that caused the company harm , that you know was only a whisker away from getting sacked anyway ? why prolong it ? Get rid now even if it means defeat at st Mary’s and put us out our bloody misery

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #12

    It’s a huge leap to think ashley would sack pardew. Why? He has his yes man. If we are playing fantasy employ a nufc manager however then that man has to be out of work. I think moyes is the man. Man ure never backed him and he did s great job with everton. Anyone saying he’s a poor manager is just daft. Ashley more likely to plump for whomever is cheapest though…which brings me to the point the hysterics over pardew are just daft. Hba was not perfect and upset every mgr he has worked with but hey let’s just blame pardew. Ashley is the one providing and selling key players not pardew. We have not replaced demba ba still, that’s his fault nobody else’s. He clearly is not interested in aiming for success and will not change. Until he goes nothing will change no matter who thd manager is, they are just a puppet.

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  • sweendog

    Sep 4, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Seeing as Pardew is hopefully away and since Ashley is purely in it for the money, even he can see if they get De Boer in that the potential is huge .. still will De Boer work with Ashley thats the point.

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  • sweendog

    Sep 4, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #14

    only french manager I would like is at Roma, and the best french manager is at Arsenal who will only leave when he retires from football.

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  • Sav

    Sep 4, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #15

    I never liked the name Ibrox, anyway. Even S**t D****t Arena would be an improvement.
    As for this Pardew story, its rubbish. With a net spend of 1.5 million this year its a miracle we still have a team and Pardew always has that as a ready-made excuse. We are just part of a cheap tat clothing company’s global marketing strategy these days. No more or less. And as long as Newcastle can survive in the top flight and continue to line Monster Mash’s pockets, I can’t see anything changing in a hurry.

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  • Sav

    Sep 4, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #16

    Maybe our best hope is that Rangers get back to the SPL. Once there, they are guaranteed Champions League for minimal investment. If Monster Mash is forbidden to have a controlling interest in 2 clubs, he could well jettison the Toon where similar qualification is never a given and costs millions. But I expect a ‘holding company’ or some other whitewash will take care of it when the time comes. If Financial Fair Play is an example of football getting tough it won’t be a problem to Mashley’s lawyers.

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  • rossrich

    Sep 4, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #17

    I still think the best possible manager we could go for is being completely overlooked and that’s Ketzbia. Done wonders with a very very average Georgia team and he knows the club and how the fans like to see our football played. I think head jump at the chance. And if we lose he’ll just go out and kill someone

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  • Bambams

    Sep 4, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #18

    In my opinion the only managers that would come….
    Steve Bruce, lee Clark and possibly Steve Clarke….
    Zola, Di Matteo or De Boer would be far better than what we have.

    However Pards will still be here at Christmas.

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  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 4, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Rossrich,

    I like that suggestion, Kets would be a welcome return in my book purely based on nothing else other than being sentimental!

    De Boer or Pulis for me but failing the same form as the last half of last season he won´t be going anywhere.

    Cut price Billionaire is is cut price in everything he does, wonder what Pardew´s compen package would be though?

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  • Ericles

    Sep 4, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Get rid of the muppet Pardew and bring in Steve Bruce. We need to put an end to the anti-Geordie trend of Pardew!

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  • ronjohno

    Sep 4, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #21

    I do not believe this story BUT I would not like to be Pardew if we get beat at Southampton and are getting beat in the Hull game because I think the fans reaction will be a lot worse than the end of last season.
    I think losing Ben Arfa will be the catalyst that does for him. Even the anti Ben Arfa fans will join in because they will see it as an opportunity to get rid of Pardew.
    For me I think we do have some very good players but they are not coached properly. People seem to be getting on the back of Riviere but he was never ever the lone striker for Monaco – he was a poacher who got on the end of fine attacking play – surely Pardew knew this before signing him – so why insist on playing him in a totally alien position and making look inept when it is not the players fault.
    It is hard to believe but I really do think Pardew does this kind of thing so that he can make scapegoats for his own plain to see inadequacies

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  • MassiveG

    Sep 4, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Must have had more French managers than those three….jacques santini?

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  • goommy

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Bring RDM here plssss. And it’s ok too lose next 2 game to rip Pard out. 🙂

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  • FootballPsycho

    Sep 5, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #24

    from the top of my head french managers in the PL I can think of are wenger, houllier, santini, alain perrin, jean tigana.

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