What Happens If Ashley Refuses To Sack Pardew?


We can see what will happen if say Newcastle lose at home to Hull City on Saturday, and Alan Pardew is finally fired by owner Mike Ashley.

alan pardew behind mike ashley painful

Alan Pardew and Mike Ashley – both look to be in pain

Hopefully we will almost immediately be able get a new manager in,  be it David Moyes, Roberto di Matteo or some other decent manager, and the fans can get right behind the new manager and we can start to turn this thing around.

But Mike Ashley is a contrarian, whose views often seem to be the polar opposite of the Newcastle fans,  and it’s not at all certain he will sack Pardew  if we lose our second successive league game on Saturday – even though that would be just one point in our first three home league games.

There is some news that Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley are not too pleased with the initial results and displays of Newcastle this season, and that will put pressure on Alan Pardew, especially when he has already come out and said he is delighted with the new signings.

That was a political mistake by Pardew to say that, because it gives him no wiggle room should  the initial results not be good – and that’s just exactly what has happened – so in that sense he has put himself in a corner.

Certainly the last two games have been very poor for Newcastle in terms of the performances, although the games against Manchester City and Aston Villa and the game at Gillingham in the League Cup saw Newcastle playing quite well.

We were a little unlucky to only pick up one point from those first two league games, but we are still currently bottom of the league and a win is what is needed on Saturday.

But Hull looked a decent side on Monday night at home to West Ham, and got a decent 2-2 draw with two terrific goals for the home side from two of their new signings – Hernandez after 39 minutes and former Hammers midfielder Diame after 64 minutes.

Newcastle’s weakness in the last couple of games has been our defense (what’s new?), but apart from Davide Santon not being available – it was the best defense we can field this season, and that’s got to be very worrying.

If we do lose again on Saturday, and Mike Ashley still gives his support to the manager, its hard to know what will happen next – but the sooner we can get some resolution one way or the other – and the team can start moving forward and picking up some points – the better it will be.

We are still worried that this may turn out to be a relegation fighting season for Newcastle – but maybe we are being overly concerned and negative.

Hope so.

What do you think?

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325 comments so far

  • Slank

    Sep 17, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #1

    REPOST

    Our Toon

    You have possibly hit on the issue / delay that Jonas has not issued a statement. Interestingly, Jonas has, as far as I know, not issued a statement after the TV company released the information.

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  • hibbit

    Sep 17, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #2

    ed world war 3

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  • Shearer the leg end

    Sep 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #3

    I think this protesting is a load of shite. Ashley knows we don’t want pardew or him but doesn’t give a feck. Why don’t we chant for the boys, give them confidence and desire to win and chant for Jonas who deserves more attention than that price pardew. Chanting for pardew out isn’t going to rush Ashley along just make our players disheartened and our club more of a laughing stock. I’m afraid some of these so called fans would rather protest than support (probably the twat that punched a horse)

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 17, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #4

    and its a war he can afford money wise, but not personally

    he will look stupid if he does not sack him

    Ole gunner is just about to quit Cardiff

    hmmmm

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 17, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #5

    All hell brakes loose and the four horsemen will appear at the top of Barrack road.

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Sep 17, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #6

    even FM 15 official twitter acc has sent best wishes to guti…n our bloody owner is supportn pardew the swin

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 17, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #7

    I’ll confess Catchy I thought Old Gunner would do well there but it seems to have not worked for some odd reason

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 17, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #8

    That’s what I think on the matter anyway. People don’t agree that’s fine as everyone is entitled to their opinions.

    So who off the blog is going on Saturday?

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  • HoboToon

    Sep 17, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Simple one word answer to that question ed…. RELEGATION

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  • mecannylad

    Sep 17, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #10

    I had a dream…….
    Pardew gets so much awful stick this Saturday he and his coaching team actually fail to return to the dug-out for the second half.
    The crowd recognise their absence and what it means and proceed to roar United to a famous victory.
    It’s all over the TV , Radio and newspapers for days on end.
    Hail the victorious Toon Army
    ….. and then I woke up.

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  • Slank

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Our Toon

    ‘..I thought Old Gunner would do well there but it seems to have not worked for some odd reason’

    Because he was useless ?

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  • firebug666

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Just for the record, Papiss Cisse has sent get well wishes to Jonas, along with Steve Harper, and Joey Barton. So Papiss at least has sent Jonas a message.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Me canny lad

    I was just thinking that, has any manager refused or failed to return to the dug out because I’d abuse?

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Because of abuse

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #16

    I think Ole is a good manager

    you don’t win back to back titles if your useless

    he took the wrong team, at the wrong time

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  • Hubris

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Just someone’s opinion, but a stunning critique of Pardew.

    http://thepremierleagueowl.com/why-alan-pardew-is-such-a-natural-hate-figure-at-newcastle-united/

    Particularly this, about his appointment at Newcastle.

    “they were appointing a manager who belonged at a club who perceived Premier League football as an ‘adventure’ rather than a right.”

    To me, we have always been that sort of club to Pardew, as he has tried to convince us many times.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #18

    Back to back titles where Catchy? Norway haha

    Just admit you got it wrong, he’s been a disaster.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #19

    Slank

    Yeah possibly, he did a good job abroad but hasn’t worked for him here, sometimes it goes like that. Brendon Rodgers didn’t do well with Reading I think it was doesn’t mean he’s shite.

    OLS is still a young manager who will learn from this experience….to write him off immediately when his management career is so young would just be wrong.

    Pochettino joined Southampton from a relegation threatened club who were bottom. Doesn’t mean he’s shite…just means it didn’t work out, we should know that more than most with some of the managers we’ve had

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Must admit that gunner has done shite 😀

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #21

    But on the other hand so did Rodgers at reading so make of it what you will lol

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  • magicbus

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #22

    If he doesn`t get rid of him then Ashley will be committing financial suicide as Pardew will take us down. I just can`t see Ashley being so stupid where money is concerned.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #23

    He’s as good as Roy Keane, and Bryan Robson where at management.

    Shite.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Wow you guys read the transcript of the interview? Are you Still backing the club in this lads?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #25

    Under the Data Protection Act medical information is described as the most sensitive personal data and should not be disclosed. However,as previously mentioned by another poster the matter is now out in the public domain – it is public knowledge. All the club had to do was to respond to what was already out there -from Jonas himself – without disclosing any other confidential information they hold about him.
    Not to do so is yet another PR gaffe especially when Sunderland have commented. A comment now will not have the feeling of genuine concern for the player but more trying to claw back mileage from their deliberate omission of not publicly announcing the basic minimum of saying get well.
    What a useless bunch.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Slank

    Read the transcript of the interview mate

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  • mecannylad

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #27

    I have just read the Daily Mail article re Jonas.
    …. as I read it, when Guti returned to Newcastle after cancer treatment in 2013 basically Pardew told him to look for another club immediately
    …. how insensitive!!
    The grey haired spiv is not only going to get shouted out this weekend; I fear he will be physically abused after this latest disclosure.
    He’ll have to walk before Saturday surely.

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  • firebug666

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Mister Tuff

    Nail on the head mate.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #29

    Belfast

    that’s pretty small minded of you

    sir alex started of in in Scotland
    same size countries,,

    you can only beat what is in front of you

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #30

    Me canny lad

    I think we haven’t released a statement on this because we have shown complete distaste in the entire proceedings. We’ve asked him to leave and also got him the move to Norwich when we kind of knew the underlying issues he had health wise.

    Add to that where we did FA about assisting him in costs or care pre post op. I’m sorry but for me it’s shocking behaviour

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #31

    roy keane

    attitude problem

    robson

    drink problem

    come on

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  • south coast toon

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #32

    if he doesnt sack pardew after this hull game the damage will be done, the only hope we have is that cisse suddenly hits form of old and lifts the team along with ronaldo as riveria isnt going to be enough of a threat to stop teams attacking us as ive said pardew needs the sack but ashley is a fault the players we needed were not brought in
    wich new manager is going to make riveria a goalscorer like remy or ba, a new manager might be able to keep us up but top 10 it aint going to be
    we have a relagation scrap on our hands wake up and smell the coffee its a miracle we need not just a new manager

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Jose mourinho started off managing a 2nd division Portuguese team. Not even fit to lace the boots of the Norway side that ole gunner managed

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  • Hubris

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #35

    If you are looking for something that hits the nail on the head, please have a look at the article I have posted above. Unlike the speculation Jonas issue today, it is largely a matter of historic record. If you want a stick to beat Pardew with, there’s a lot there to concentrate your thoughts.

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  • mecannylad

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #36

    Mr Pardew needs a knock on his door … by a free lance investigative journalist who is looking for a big pay day. What a f*****g spiv.
    Surely they can illicit his address from somewhere.
    …. and then perhaps the journalists can let slip to the Toon Armywhere he lives !!!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #37

    whumpie – previous thread.
    What is all this about there never being a pro Percy Brigade on the blog. I have spent a couple of years debating their shortcomings with them on this very blog. The pro Percy Brigade aka the Legion of Dishonour aka the Jam Tomorrow Brigade must exist I even posted the other day about them setting up a site to challenge the sackpardew campaign and included a photo as well.
    What’s going on -they must have existed surely.

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  • switch365

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #38

    As owner we are basically being held over a barrel by FCB.

    But surely the question over P45overdue getting the sack should rest firmly in the hands of Charnley?
    After all, isn’t it generally the MD who makes the decisions in the day to day running of the club?
    MA may well have the biggest vote in terms of what does/doesn’t happen, but sacking staff should rest squarely be at the discretion of LC.

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  • dazzler

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #39

    A_C,

    Your comment re the press conference tomorrow I think is pretty much what I expect to happen, and I’m sure Pardew will direct something towards the fans as well to get us off his back.

    I hope to be wrong but I think you’ve pretty much got it spot on. And, if it does happen I would expect a backlash from the fans considering that’s even lower than anything else they’ve done. Especially given how jonas was treated after his diagnosis.

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  • geordiemark

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #40

    if Ashley doesn’t sack pardew then its relegation but then it would start a war between us the fans and Ashley

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