Pardew To Keep His Job – Despite Woeful Record In 2014


In 23 league game since the start of the year – Newcastle have only four wins – against West Ham and Hull City on the road, and Crystal Palace and Cardiff City at home.

We have also drawn three games against Norwich City, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace this year.

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Mike Ashley – not a good day at the office

So that’s 16 defeats in the last 23 games and only 15 points,  which is worse than relegation form.

We’ll not even mention we lost in the FA Cup at home to Cardiff City – in addition to the terrible league record – but we did beat Gillingham 1-0 in the League Cup a few weeks back.

With that league record over 38 games we would collect 25 points, and that would be relegation for any team in the Premier League since it started back in 1992.

We said back in January of last year that Pardew’s record of losing 10 of 13 league games culminating in our first ever defeat  by Reading was just cause for Pardew to lose his job.

But he was spared and Ashley brought in five Frenchman  that January, and we only narrowly survived relegation, by beating QPR on the road in our second last league game and relied on Wigan losing some of their games in the run-in.

Pardew’s record this year is just cause for the sack,  and since we lost seven of the last eight league games and now have drawn two and lost two this season – that is another terrible run of form – 5 points from the last 36 played for.

But for some reason Mike Ashley will not fire Alan Pardew, and the news in some of Sunday’s papers such as the Guardian and even the Chronicle, is that Pardew will not be fired –  not this week anyway.

We hope Newcastle can turn this thing around against Hull City this Saturday,  and 3 points would give us 5 points from our first 5 league games which is fairly decent – and we wouldn’t be bottom of the league.

But our concern is that the fans will naturally be against Pardew on Saturday, especially if we make another bad start to the game, which we have done in the last two outings.

That first 30 seconds against Hull is going to be tense. 😀

Newcastle still have ample time to recover of course and we cannot panic, but once you get in the relegation zone, players tend to lose their confidence, and it gets hard to pull out and something of a lift – like a new manager for instance – is needed.

At the very least Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley should be doing some planning work, and looking at which managers are available and who would  be willing to come in as the next Newcastle manager – in case we lose the next few games.

We don’t think Mike Ashley is stupid enough to hang on for too long if we are not picking up sufficient points – if only because he wants Newcastle to remain in the Premier League and pick up that big money.

Ashley’s limited vision for Newcastle United is to remain in the top 10 in the Premier League, and not be fighting relegation.

We suppose that’s his definition of a successful Newcastle season.

It’s looking like Alan Pardew will get at least another game to turn things around.

What do you think?

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69 comments so far

  • nightfa11

    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #1

    i really hop ewe lose againt hull..or pardew will never leave..

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #2

    I really hop ewe““are you from Wales?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #3

    AP: “We have more depth and more quality… I’ve nothing to moan about now in terms of what’s happened this summer.” #NUFC #PardewOut

    AP: “We have a strong squad, perhaps the biggest and best I’ve ever had in terms of options so we’re in a great position.” #NUFC #RockBottom

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #4

    cant say I will be surprised if he stays

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  • stripes1009

    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Somebody please assure me that this is not April the first…….

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  • nufc_inside

    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Laurent Robert 32 I answered your question in the last post

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Nufc inside, cheers for that.

    Any other info you get, feel free to share. A few on here have pitched in their own experiences of club related matters too.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #8

    And yes, I’ll google it. Thanks.

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #9

    No one should be immune from criticism. Ashley certainly should carry the can, but Carr and Charnley also have plenty to answer for along with Pardew and his staff, including players.

    It’s rank ordinary that the fans would need to put there grievances aside, on top of their hard earned already spent, to get this lot over the line against Hull.

    Ashley has never done enough, and in football you always have your ups and downs along with injuries, suspensions, loss of form etc. This situation now looks as if it was all so inevitable.

    You’re a poor owner Mike. Face it.

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  • Toonacious T

    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Is Ashley thinking that all publicity is good publicity for SD? The media focus on the top of the league and bottom of the league. He likes a flutter too. No bigger throw of the dice than keeping Parsnip and hoping we narrowly escape relegation. Surely not even big Mike will play these odds, will he?

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  • nufc_inside

    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #11

    I don’t have any club info but hear rumours… Paul Kelmsley (ex spurs guy and mikes friend) did the original deal to buy the club. He is seen on the apprentice and the rumour is mike paid for his birthday party as a present – it cost 5million! Just rumours though

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  • stuart no9

    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #12

    im sorry, Ed no offence mate but are you cracking up ? 5 points from our first 5 games is ‘ decent’. are you sure ?? its a disgrace ed mate , you know that so where on earth do you get decent from – also , hoe do you know pards is keeping his job ?? i cant find anywhere that says that . i think you need a good sleep mate . night night .

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  • spitfire_

    Sep 15, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #13

    “We don’t think Mike Ashley is stupid enough”

    Ed, who is this “we”? As far for football, the FCB is MORON!

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  • BigB75

    Sep 15, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #14

    If PAAARDS is on the pitch against Hull … they might have to call in the military…cause it’s going to get ugly!!!!!!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 15, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #15

    The fact AP is still in charge tells you everything you need to know about Mike Ashley’s interest in the welfare of the club

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  • BigB75

    Sep 15, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #16

    Toon Army…i think that MA is working out something to bring in new man… i would think Pards does not survive next game…. fans might run at him!!!

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  • Sav

    Sep 15, 2014 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #17

    The so-called Newcastle fan who complained officially of ‘abuse’ by John Carver and sent in that cellphone video ought to be ashamed. The club is under enough pressure and right or wrong, Carver was just venting his frustration at fans unfurling an anti-Pardew flag from the warm-up. While the players are on the pitch before the game, Carver would be failing in his job not to protest that. I am embarrassed for that shrinking violet, whoever he is.

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  • expatmag

    Sep 15, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #18

    My view on the situation is plain and simple. Carry on with this regime and we are relegated. This time, there will we no instant return as we dont have the characters and leadership to get us back up.

    Furthermore Ashley will find it even more difficult to sell the club in the championship.

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  • north of the border

    Sep 15, 2014 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #19

    ashley has had enough ammo to sack pards 4 times over the crap ending to last season, his incident with meyler and the already abysmal start to this season ,his handling of the mapou and hba situations , ive supported this club since 1959 and ive seen some grim times but i dont think ever as bad as this,as for defending carver ,sorry thats indefensible hes a proffesional on big money so has to be able to take whatever is thrown at him and handle it in the correct manner ,and that wasnt the way to do it , no class no dignity ,he should show some respect to the people who make a lot less than he does ,and have to stand there and be humiliated by a bunch of mediocre over paid prima donnas ,if pards doesnt go soon then the fans have to let their feet do the walking ,

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 15, 2014 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #20

    Carver failing in his job not to protest that ………………what -are you joking.
    Carver apparently used bad language and offered the protesters a punch up at the training ground.
    How can you say that is his duty – to break the law.
    I am extremely embarassed that a Toon fan thinks this is acceptable behaviour -Sav are you related to the horse puncher .

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 15, 2014 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #21

    Mike Ashleys sh1t way to run a football club is coming home to roost.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 15, 2014 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #22

    Sav
    No his job is to coach the players, not go round calling are fans c**ts and offering to fight them
    Especially not shouting that at fans when young fans are feet away from him

    Those fans have every goddamn right to unfurl banners to show there disgust at the inept standard of management throughout 2014 including Carver
    As a senior coach who is part of a team failing woefully he should act in a way that the club demands he acts, professionally
    He’s been warned several times and starting on members of the paying public, the idiot should of been sacked on the spot

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  • lesh

    Sep 15, 2014 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #23

    We’re doomed a tell ya, doomed. As long a Pardew remains or we don’t get a credible replacement should he be sacked, the atmosphere at games is going to be toxic.

    Fans’s venom will understandably affect the players and therefore results.

    Ashley has an opportunity to do something sensible for once and get rid of Pardew quickly and engage a credible replacement to steady the ship.

    If he doesn’t act and act quickly, he will be guilty again, of taking the club into the Championship.

    It’s his investment financially but he doesn’t appreciate what Newcastle United means to its fans, the City and the area.

    Ashley’s behaviour has been reckless to say the least and the sooner he ships out, the better.

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  • expatmag

    Sep 15, 2014 at 2:19 AM

    Comment #24

    Correct me if I am wrong but if Carver is offering violence in public and using offensive language, could he be charged with threatening behaviour?

    Where is Blackley/Brownlie when you need him?….lol

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 15, 2014 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #25

    We’re in real trouble here, because Ashley has put all his eggs in one basket with Pards, and Carr, and unless you believe in divine intervention, he’s hardly going to change his ways at this late juncture, and start throwing money at the club no strings attached. If this goes pear shaped, and it already appears too, and Ashley has to spend to fix it, don’t be surprised if its another seven years of tightfisted mediocrity from him to claw it back.

    Most likely no one decent is coming without guarantees involving autonomy and cash to spend from the outset, so what does that leave, and what does that mean for us. Pards mark 2.

    I hope to f@ck we beat Hull and Pards keeps his job and we build upon what we’ve got, and finally upgrade at the opportune time, and as thin as that is, it’s probably our best bet all things considered, and that’s a hopeless situation to be in Mr Ashley.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 15, 2014 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #26

    Mike Ashley has tore this club apart because of his greed and own agenda to advertise and promote Sports Direct which he has openly admitted.

    His luck is running out and for his manager also. Cmon the Toon.

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:16 AM

    Comment #27

    I think Ashley is planning to stick by Pardew and spend in January, but the crowd may not allow it. I’m sure the pair of them are genuinely shocked by what’s happening.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:20 AM

    Comment #28

    We are certain for relegation with pards in charge. No 2 ways about it.

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  • tweaked

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:33 AM

    Comment #29

    While you all still fill the seats nothing will change as they don’t give a flying f**k about your opinions

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  • Santon03

    Sep 15, 2014 at 5:14 AM

    Comment #30

    I stopped watching the game when we conceded the 3rd goal. It’s not worth my time, the excuse probably injuries and tired after international duties.
    There must be an agreement why MA didn’t sack this fool, probably first 5 games.
    Anyway I had a great sunday after pathetic saturday, Inter won 7-0 and Milan won 5-4.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 15, 2014 at 5:36 AM

    Comment #31

    @Santon03 // Sep 15, 2014 at 5:14 AM

    the excuse was the fans who were getting on him and thus affected team performance. LOL

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  • WestOzMag

    Sep 15, 2014 at 5:45 AM

    Comment #32

    I really cant believe this joker is keeping his job. This club is a disgrace. Pure poisonous this club is. I wash my hands with NUFC now. Could not care less what happens to them. Done for good!

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 15, 2014 at 5:49 AM

    Comment #33

    Mike Ashley cant’t sack Alan Pardew.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 15, 2014 at 5:55 AM

    Comment #34

    someone has hacked jimmy and expats accounts

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  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

    Comment #35

    Have not seen soton game but from what I read,mistakes and individual silly errors,particularly from William led us to nightmare defeat.our key players musa,janmaat, cabella,krul just come from midweek int’l games,may had fatigue,colback just recovered from injury,so as cheick.our playing was good at times,but still we look nervous when we reach the final third and infront of goals.why?are we cursed?

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  • Jarra

    Sep 15, 2014 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #36

    No news so far in relation to Pardew. My gut feeling is Ashley will keep him as his return for the love hate relationship he has for the supporters. And contempt for the City. Loads of time to turn it round will be his thinking and he could get away with it avoiding relegation by replacing Pardew around Christmas if we are still in the mire. Imagine that inflicting pain and anger on us and reaping millions at the end of the season as we stay up with 4 points to spare. Though the reality is its difficulty no nigh on impossible to wonder how Mike Ashley thinks.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 15, 2014 at 6:02 AM

    Comment #37

    Ed

    5 points from the first 5 games is relegation form , so I’m kit sure which league you want us in,

    secondly , I’m not sure why you put such crap out here, no one has gave any interviews , it’s Monday and this is only going to boil and boil until the hull match, I’m pretty sure that if you go on any blog or even the chronicle and read any of the comments , you will see pardew can not turn this around, the fans want him out , now it’s only a matter of matches , I fear for Pardews health and he will not be able to go anywhere out side without getting abuse

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  • cyprus

    Sep 15, 2014 at 6:06 AM

    Comment #38

    I guess I should accept that as fans we cannot have focus. Others will blame Ashley, others individual players, others bad luck, the coaches, the weather and others AP.

    When we should concentrate completely on one person who has sadly shown that he’s not up to the job. It’s a world first but I fear that Pardew himself has been… pardewed.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 15, 2014 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #39

    If that’s not final confirmation that it’s a troll then I’m not sure what is!

    There’s having faith in someone then there’s being an idiot, possibly a combination of the two!

    As for the poster trying to rationalise carvers outburst I think Mister Tuff and tads said it all really.

    And yes, by the club not acting and by the club I mean fatty then it just shows what he really thinks of us doesn’t it!

    The club is a fcuking disgrace. Run by a vindictive, spiteful, profit before anything dictator and a manager who hasn’t got a clue how to manage anything and is complicit in it all while he lies through his fcuking teeth to us. Fat kunt and smarmy bastard. Two of the most detested cretins in the world of football, possibly everyday life!

    Joke!

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Sep 15, 2014 at 6:44 AM

    Comment #40

    big protest…. after the game plzz burn sports direct, pardew n.ashelys poster on the streets…. creat a chaos… let the media get attention around the world…

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