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.
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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