Pardew Survives Again – Lack Of Leadership At The Top

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 at stoke 1-0

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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17 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #1

    same old same old

  • beermonkey

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #2


    it does make you wonder what is going on behind the scenes re his contract and that of others cos Ashley wouldn’t take this in any other part of his empire

    you have to admire ian Holloway when he realises he cant do it he walks

  • dazzler

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Why is he still here? Seriously what has got to give?

    I have a couple of theories..

    1. Ashley is refusing to pay compo, and pards is refusing to walk. A battle of wits ensues and eventually one of them caves.

    2. Ashley is genuinely hoping pardew turns it around as he likes him and trusts him. This giving him more time than he should be afforded.

    3. Ashley was being honest to that reporter but drunkenly made it public so now he has to wait a week or two to save his chunky face.

    Now I haven’t spoken with the bumda bros so this is all the work of my imagination and opinion haha

  • gazzaforever

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Holloway had more class at least, which says it all. I m really starting to think that Pardew has a sextape of Ashley or something like that, cause obviously, if he doesnt sack him know, he never will.

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m sure Ashley doesn’t want to sack him at all, considering Pardew has fully bought into the owners model. That’s got to be a hard sell to anybody actually capable of handling the job. One thing he can do is recognise the type of player Pardew can manage successfully and also realise he does need more quality at his disposal, perhaps because he can’t get the maximum out his players, but whatever the reason, with Pardew as boss, we need a better group of players than this.

  • beermonkey

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #6

    it has to be the scariest question

    what does alan pardew have to do to get the sack

    Ashley wouldn’t put up this from any other part of his empire


    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #7


  • 70TWO

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #8

    “I’ve never really been in this situation before, it’s a bit unique.” Alan Pardew 28.9.2014

    Having being relegated with Charlton and the fans of West Ham and Charlton calling for his replacement. Plus creating an unpleasant environment at Southampton that lead to his dismissal. The only thing that is unique is that he has never left of his own volition.

  • TheToonKing

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #9

    i’m soooo done….

  • mag92

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Tiote has nearly as many wives as Nufc have points!

  • stan anderson

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #11

    We are a joke and a laughing stock in a state of permanent nothingness.
    Unfortunately you cant take the club from your heart can you .
    Once black and white always black and white.
    They just dont know what it means to the genuine fan.

  • banjax

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #12

    How long does it take to find a new manager? I can only hope the perceived time taken to sack Pardew is being used to recruit a new manager. The forthcoming International break is an ideal time to give a new manager time to acclimatise with the team and their assistants. Maybe I’m reaching a bit here because there cannot be any other reason for delaying the inevitable and that is to sack the man with a record one win in seventeen games and in the process, destroying the reputation of our Newcastle United.

  • mag92

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #13

    How’s Ashley so rich when he employs losers like Pardew?

  • scout

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed, played fairly well?????

    we were rubbish mate. A decent outfit would have put 5 past us. If you think thats fairly well all hope is lost.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Bearsize could be near the truth from the previous thread.
    Plan ashley: get us relegated take the TV money and buy Glasgow Rangers. Sell the TOON

  • 70TWO

    Sep 30, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Words to ‘I will survive’

    Go on now go, walk out the door
    Just turn around now
    ‘Cause you’re not welcome anymore
    Weren’t you the one who put it all down to Cabaye?
    You are rumbled
    We don’t believe your lies

  • terencelim

    Sep 30, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #17

    @stan anderson, but the fans can stop attending the matches – to save the club. Majority of fans underestimate their power.


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