We’ve been waiting of the news on the Newcastle web-site that Alan Pardew has been fired – but we suppose it’s not going to happen – at least not this week.
Alan Pardew – during the game last night
But Sky Sports are reporting they believe Alan Pardew is safe – at least for now – and he will be in charge of the Newcastle side for the game at Swansea on Saturday.
Newcastle should have issued that statement – and it shows a lack of leadership and responsibility at the club – the mess we are in right now is Newcastle’s mess, and we shouldn’t whisper to Sky Sports that Pardew is safe for this week – which is basically what Sky Sports is reporting.
It seems that Mike Ashley is having trouble making a decision on whether to sack Pardew or not – but if you simply look at Newcastle’s record this year – and don’t think of Alan as the personality involved – just look at the record – he should be fired.
In the last 14 league games we have one win and three draws for 6 points, and over a full season of 38 games that would amount to 16 points – certain relegation.
In fact on the Newcastle web-site right there is no report of the game last night at all – just the team news with no follow up on the game.
Newcastle played fairly well last night and had most of the play in midfield, and the players gave enough effort, but we were so poor up front – it was hard to watch – we just didn’t look like we could score.
We suppose the hope is that Papiss Cisse can actually start on Saturday, and Pardew will need to give Adam Armstrong a substitute appearance, because he can provide the creativity and goals too – but that’s also asking a lot of a 17 year-old.
We’ll still be hoping for a win on Saturday – but another defeat and it’s going to be a miserable two week International break – but it’s probably going to be a miserable two week break whatever happens on Saturday.
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