This Is The Only Way Alan Pardew Can Save His Job


Alan Pardew has talked about how difficult it will be for him today at St. James’ Park,  where the crowd will be hostile towards him and there will be demonstrations that call for him to be fired.

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Alan Pardew – must win today

At the moment Alan Pardew is still supported by the owner Mike Ashley,  but that could change quickly with another defeat today.

This is what Alan Pardew has said when asked whether it will be a difficult afternoon for him – a rather silly question in the circumstances:

“Of course.” “You don’t expect me to wave to the crowd and say ‘hi everyone, I’m happy, how are you today?’. That’s not happening.” “But it can also make you stronger – it can make the players stronger too.”

“We have talked about the Cardiff game and coming through that. we knew before that game how much pressure there would be. There was more pressure on the players that day than on me.”

“That was the first time I have ever experienced that.” “As a manager, you have to use your knowledge and resolve to deal with certain situations.”

“I had some really testing times last season, as we know. It’s about being a manager who can control certain situations.” “I have changed my management this year in terms of spending more time away from the touchline. I will just gauge the situation on Saturday.”

“I’m not nervous at the moment, no, and I’m not in fear of it either.” “That’s not an ego or an arrogance thing, that’s just the way I am wired.”

“I kind of want the game now, I want to play it. I want to get it done and I want to get a win.”

But it’s not about how Alan Pardew will handle the animosity of the crowd this afternoon, for Alan it has to be about getting a result, he’s in the results business, and hopefully a win is possible – since that’s the only way Pardew will be able to save his job.

There are probably three basic scenarios that can play out given the current situation at Newcastle:

  1. Alan Pardew will be fired and another manager quickly brought in – and if that happens it’s just a pity Ben Arfa is no longer with us – because he would have like a new signing for us
  2. Alan Pardew,  against all the odds turns things around and we win today, and he survives once more,  and Newcastle start to get our act together and we start to pick up points and rapidly climb the table
  3. Alan Pardew remains in charge,  but it’s much like two seasons ago and we struggle and have another fight against relegation

There are other scenarios of course –  like a new manager is brought in and things don’t improve,  but for simplicity – the major ones are the  three above.

The third scenario is the worst of the three, and it could become like six years ago,  when the club was also in disarray after Kevin Keegan left the club, Mike Ashley tried to sell Newcastle but was unsuccessful,  and Newcastle ended up being relegated from the Premier League for the first time ever.

That’s the disaster scenario for Newcastle this season, and unless the situation improves quickly, that has to be a possibility.

We are praying that doesn’t happen.

But for Alan Pardew to save his job, Newcastle have to start winning, and it has to start today against Hull – however difficult the atmosphere may be at St. James’ Park.

What do you think?

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25 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Ha Alan we all know why you are staying away from the touchline!

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  • NUFCJackW

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Regardless of a win today Alan, you still SHOULD be sacked. The only annoying thing though, knowing Ashley… He will give Pardew another 8 year contract exrension.

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  • the ledge

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #3

    What a clown that guy is, still thinks his shit don’t stink

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  • spitfire_

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #4

    I had an idea. Because I bet at least 90% of the fans can’t stand that face on the picture. Ed, when you decide to put a picture of so called manager, just pixelated his face.

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  • NUFCJackW

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Unfortunately Ed, Scenario 3 is the most likely.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Jeff, your defence of the indefensible is admirable, albeit not very wise.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Brilliant article in today’s Independent on Ashley Pardew the TOON

    Well worth a read

    and looks like a book coming out or is out ‘Up There: The north East Football Boo and Bust – by Micheal Walker

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  • the ledge

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #8

    He has to be the most arrogant fool I have ever heard. if he managed any other clubs he would of been sacked a long time ago

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Bad manager.With losing one player(Yohan Kebab)he ruined this club and now 80% of fans think that Hull City is dangerous team and will win here.Very hard days for Newcastle.

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #10

    there is no saving his job
    the failure has to go and go now

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #11

    “That was the first time I have ever experienced that.”

    Liar…

    Remember this, Alan?

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aPV3mil-dxM

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #12

    A word of warning to any ST holders– the banner wavers are the target of the knuckleheads- the toon at all costs lads – don’t go to the bogs alone – the stewards will not help you. Leave wives girlfriends and bairns at home today as it is going to get real nasty

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #13

    all the guy Is doing is treading water , he will drown soon enough

    Taxi for pard who?

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  • Mickalonius

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #14

    The bleating on here of the same tune over and over again. Ashley will not listen to you or any of the fans, quite the contrary. He will do exactly what he wants. The sooner people realise that the better. By all means have a protest, but don’t be surprised if Ashley brings in Fon Atkinson as our next manager in spite of you…

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  • Mickalonius

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #15

    Ron

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #16

    he would do a better job nutta

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #17

    i bet your well happy

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  • NUFC-0180

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #18

    HBA like a new signing ! don’t make me laugh he aint got the effort.

    Seen him in the hull game, same old lazy twat!

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #19

    more reason to get fashley oot

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #20

    The club doesn’t want to win anything.

    No cup runs.
    No money spent unless players are sold despite SKY cash.

    The club isn’t trying as a policy to avoid relegation … why the hell should I as a fan get excited about Ashley’s NUFC?

    The only good thing about our league position is that Ashley will panic to protect his investment in January and actually buy a striker or two.

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  • NUFCJackW

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #21

    I know that it is off topic, but this is my take on the pundits opinions on Pardew.

    In my opinion pundits have no clue what they are talking about when it comes to the fans feelings; especialy when it is against a manager… They say ‘ “he needs time” ‘ Oh sorry.. Did Ronald Koeman need time when his Southampton side-which fielded what? About 6 new players, more than us- on the day they smashed us 4-0. No, he didnt. Does that take a good manager. Of course it does, and i believe Koeman has done a good job so far, and what? He has been their a couple of months. He is already taking Southampton forward where Pardew has taken us backwards.

    Anyway… Back to the pundits !! They honestly believe we need to give Pardew time.. What time ? He has been with us 4 YEARS and he has still made no posative imapct despite the season which we finished 5th. Which, by the way, was with shite management. I.e, Cisse’s wonder goals, Lucky 1-0 wins etc etc.. The point is Newcastle fans are fed up with Pardew, i really dont see how pundits can sit there and suggest we are being unfair. As far as im concerned we are sick of the shite excuses week in week out, the dreadful football displayed and the terrible man management which has concluded in HBA leaving and others like Yanga and Marveaux. Thus leaving us with a small squad for the season ahead. Well done Alan. Now get you’re pay check and F**k off!

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  • Mickalonius

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #22

    John Tudor, so you you would actually be happy with Ron Atkinson, looks like the lunatic fringe has really taken over. Bye bye.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #23

    thanks for the warning Jeff from Benwell but i will have a banner and if anyone wants it they can try to take if from me, but a word of warning to them check the RVI have abed available first as that where you will go to.

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  • hibbit

    Sep 20, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #24

    jeff what a load of bull what a clown you are

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  • thevirus

    Sep 20, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #25

    Jeff from benwell. Shouldn’t the toon at all costs lads be wanting to see the back of Pardew like the rest of us, otherwise they don’t care about Newcastle as he is dragging us down. As for your post in general absolutely PATHETIC grow up u moron

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