Why Alan Pardew Will Never Quit Newcastle

We don’t expect Alan Pardew to step down as Newcastle manager and resign, and there are at least a couple of good reasons for that.

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Alan Pardew – will never resign from Newcastle

First of all on a personal level, you never want to quit a job – just give up and walk away and admit you are a failure.

But the other major reason Alan Pardew and his coaching staff will not throw in the towel is more basic – as he will give up any right to compensation.

The word coming through on Sunday from the papers was that Alan Pardew has been told it’s business as usual, which basically means he will be in charge of the side for the game on Saturday at home to Hull.

And we don’t believe if Mike Ashley sacks Alan and his coaching staff – who signed a massive eight year deal two years ago – will cost Ashley a massive amount  in compensation.

Ashley is astute enough to have put into those contracts a specific compensation clause should Alan, John Carver and the rest of the coaching staff be fired.

Talk of having to pay off Pardew for the remaining six years of his  contract is simply nonsense.

Newcastle were burned when they fired Sam Allardyce and his staff in January of 2008, and that cost the club around £6M, and we’re sure Ashley learned from that mistake.

Last night Hull City looked a decent enough team in the 2-2 home draw with West Ham,  and they seem to have a decent striker in Uruguayan Abel Hernandez ( 8 goals in 16 International appearances), who scored a great debut goal for Hull.

Newcastle were in for Hernendez over the summer, and this is the former Palermo striker who dreamed of playing for Newcastle United, but we didn’t go in for him, and instead he signed for Hull City.

Wonder if he is now dreaming of scoring against Newcastle on Saturday. 🙁

And former 27 year-old West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame, who was signed by Hull from West Ham on the last day of the transfer window, also scored a nice goal against his former team.

We could have done with signing Diame and Hernendez ourselves.

And the best goal of the game came from Ecuador striker Enner Valencia, who rifled the ball into the back of the net from 25 yards out – it was a goal out of nothing.

We were supposed to be after Enner in the summer, after he had such a good World Cup and scored three good goals for his country.

Ben Arfa made his debut last night and came on for the last 12 minutes of the game.

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14 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed, never say never man! Anyway, before I go (to the nicest beach on earth!) I disagree. I think AP will be resigned. ie. they’ll hammer out an honorable way for him to walk away…

    “Even though the club and I wanted to continue in the long term blah blah we agreed that the atmosphere had become too toxic blah blah so…”

    IBM does this all the time Ed 😉

  • cyprus

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Granted, IBM had in the distant past a principle of no firing in exchange for loyalty but that’s ancient history.

  • firebug666

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #3


    I know a lot of people on here a sceptical about what Hatem posted last night. To be fare he is only telling us what he has been told.

    It does make sense if Ashley paid the inept one money upfront on his contract for whatever reason, that a. the inept one would be unable to resign and walk away. and b. Ashley would be loath to sack him without finding a way to retrieve at least some of that money already paid.

    None of us will ever know the full extent of all the behind closed door politics that goes on at the club. We do know there must be a reason as to why the inept one is still here, because Ashley will always put himself and his investments first.

    All of us know the inept one has something there to keep his job, because any rational human with half a brain would have sacked him last season, or even the season before.

    I for one am looking forward to this other information promised concerning Mbiwa, Colo and Ben Arfa, to see where it all fits in with the bigger picture.

  • hibbit

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #4

    police and city council had a meeting with charnley on monday afternoon about saturdays game police to treat it like a derby game

  • c-dog

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Mo Diame is a far better player than Sissoko. Loved Carra’s analysis of Gouff last night. Really highlighted how poor a footballer the guy is yet Pards persists on playing him. Sad to say that we are a long way behind Hull and the Hammers in terms of quality. Not sure one of our players would start for either.

  • gazza85

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #6

    I hear any banners/posters are going to be inspected before supporters gain entry on Saturday!

    Can anyone say POLICE STATE!

    However I read a suggestion from a supporter on The Mag which is quite interesting and goes as such…

    “Since stewards will be policing the use of abusive banners, I have a cunning idea:
    Where a group of supporters attend together, buy a plain white tee shirt each, then in large black letters write your personal message to NUFC, put your footy shirt on top, and then at an appropriate time lift up your shirts to display it !!!
    At the first sign of intervention cover them up again, stewards won´t dare to strip search you !!!
    It´s just an idea !!!”

  • Markaccus

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #7


    I think goofy, along with plenty others, are being mis used. Goofy is being turned into Jonas mk2. He should be playing up front instead of defending the wings. He had a good first half of last season, when he was freer to get foward. Rivvy is being used as a lone striker, when he clearly needs help. The main problem comes.back to Pardew insisting on 4231 no matter if the available players suit it or not.

  • toonbrother

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #8

    I have a feeling we are witnessing a silent stand off between Ashley and Pardew
    Ashley hasnt sacked him because he knows Pardew will have to quit soon or later.
    Pardew wont quit because there no way is he going to walk away from possibly the biggest payday of his life
    Also, his greatest asset is his extraordinary lack of shame .
    He does not give a damn what the fans think about him.
    Even if we lose 5-0 at home to Hull this saturday Pardew would carry on undeterred.

  • Mag52

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Good point Ed that we were linked with both Hernandez and Enner during the transfer window. Hernandez went for 10 mill. and Enner for 12 mill. Couldn’t we do with either of these two goal scorers at the moment ! Thanks a bunch big Mike !
    Nothing will improve in our club till the penny pinching policy of the owner during transfer windows changes. Incidently, the receipts from the club shop for the last few years plus a payment for the SD adverts in the ground would have gone a long way to replace Remy up front. Ashley and SD OUT.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #10


    I see you had a totally unprovoked random attack on me yesterday which I didn’t really understand why.

    I thought this was a forum for fan’s opinions even if their views aren’t necessarily yours.

    Couldn’t quite see the reasons behind the name calling and keyboard warrior type behaviour.


    Yes 2 reasons he won’t walk – obviously the contract and b no class or dignity to do the right thing a la KK when he quit England citing very truthfully he wasn’t up to the job.

  • bobby mango

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #11

    I think he might walk away. A couple more less and protests so bad he can’t leave the dugout and I think he will have run out of excuses and have to leave, for his own safety if nothing more.

  • lesh

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #12

    toonbrother – agreed, it is a stand off but the worry is that Pardew won’t walk unless the fan resentment gets to him and Ashley’s stubborn enough to take relegation! Sheer recklessness on both parts.

    Gazza – just an idea but damned good one, provided that everybody is able to liaise with oneanother to coordinate the message and lettering.

    Carry on thinking off the wall.

  • lesh

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #13

    Now if Pardew was a SD senior, I doubt he’d last five minutes before passing into the departure lounge.

  • ToonMatt

    Sep 16, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #14

    A few people want him gone but 50,000 will turn up on Saturday to support him and Mr Ashley too. The fans who line Ashley’s pockets and support his regime are as much to blame as Pardew the club is going down and people like it, It’s sickening.


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