Pardew – This Is A Disgrace to English Football


Alan Pardew has put together three unlikely wins in a row for Newcastle United, but even that hasn’t changed a lot of people’s minds about him being the right manager at Newcastle.

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Alan Pardew last Sunday at White Hart Lane

But a win is a win, and it’s difficult for teams to get a result at White Hart Lane and at the Etihad Stadium, and for our lads to do that in a short four days last week was simply incredible,  and Alan Pardew deserves some praise for that.

But those against the manager say – “well we won – but we didn’t play well.”

How many PL teams win and play well at the same time – not many –  and maybe Manchester United haven’t done that once this season so far – after all the money they have spent on players to try to get themselves back on track.

Alan Pardew has talked about all the sackings going on in English football – and the Londoner has been a top favorite to be the first PL manager fired:

“Some of the sackings in the Championship have been nothing short of a disgrace to the game. Not just to the individuals involved, but to the game.” 

“It’s just incorrect, and in my opinion the authorities have to have some sort of say, or some sort of guide to how long a manager gets to manage a football team, to give him a chance.”

“Six weeks? Four weeks? It’s ridiculous. No one can do that, so that part of the Championship is a concern. I don’t think anyone has been sacked yet in the Premier League.”

“Tony Pulis and the Chairman at Crystal Palace came to an arrangement that suited both parties at the time – but we are coming into the dark months of November and December.”

“We can’t count too soon, and the money involved in the Premier League is such that there will always be sackings.”

“Managers will always change and you have to be very strong in this position now, with everything that goes on in the media, to make sure it doesn’t affect you trying to do your job.”

“The other decisions, in terms of getting the sack, are out of your hands.”

Leeds United manager Darko Milanic was only appointed on Sep. 23rd and was sacked earlier this week after Leeds were beaten 2-1 at home by Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Former Newcastle player and coach Lee Clark became the 19th manager this season to be fired, and the sackings in English football are the most for a number of years – and those are two of the firings Pardew is referring to.

Newcastle have had a terrible time of things this year, and with Alan’s record most clubs would have fired him by now.

But the Londoner has done one thing very well – and that has probably saved his job on Tyneside.

He has got the players playing for him, and not only that,  but we are seeing some of our younger players now starting to hit some really good form over the last few games.

Another win today at home to Liverpool and maybe Pardew will convince a few more fans that he can still do the job on Tyneside.

But a defeat – even after three wins – will see his critics out in big numbers this weekend.

That’s part of what you have to put up with as manager at a club like Newcastle United, whose fans yearn for more success than we’ve had since the great Sir Bobby Robson was fired on August 30th 2004.

We simply hope that Newcastle can get another win today – that’s what we are hoping for.

What do you think?

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10 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #1

    I think it’s a little premature to start a Pardew love-in.

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  • Puppet Pardew

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #2

    Hi fans,

    I have just been offered a special DIY column in IKEA’s annual catalogue so I thought it best to scribble some notes in my notebook. People, rightly, want to know the secret of my success.

    Instead of training routines I found a list of IKEA assembly instructions which I download and print from the club’s only computer. These assembly instructions were listed alphabetically, so could easily choose the relevant guide to match the team we were playing next.

    Alas, I checked again this morning and some assembly guides are still in the process of being loaded to IKEA’s site. I contacted my local IKEA store to find the ‘L for Liverpool’ IKEA instructions, but to no avail. So, if I have lost my legendary record winning streak by 2:30pm this afternoon, you will know why.

    Now, where did I put that bloomin’ spanner tool thingybob to tighten up the defence with.

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #3

    After we lose today with a typical defend our 18yard box and give possession away performance, Pardew will once again be under pressure and rightly so, he has served up some utter dross since he was appointed.

    The kids played well against city however the selections were almost forced upon the useless manager. He will revert to type today and we will get humped.

    The man is useless.

    PARDEW OUT.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #4

    Goofy // Was only me that thought Colback was crap against Citeh? // Yup apparantly // This is what one MC reporter said // “City tried to gain a foothold and found Colback, so often a thorn in City’s side, back and front when he played for Sunderland as usual taking no prisoners.“

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Surely they will be disgrace when you Parde holding the surviving record.

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  • JDdubai

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #6

    It will be a big indication of Pardew with his selection today.

    My biggest issue is choosing non-productive attacking players over exciting ones.

    We only have 3 attackers normally on the pitch and when one (Gouffran) doesnt score or assist then it reduces our chances to score/win and invites pressure as there is no outlet on the left at all, especially if dummett is playing behind him..at least Haidara can overlap.

    Sod the tracking back, let the midfield and defence defend and our 3 attackers excite, threaten and score/assist.

    Theres no excuse to pick gouffran ahead of ameobi and Aarons now as they are producing.

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  • stuart no9

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #7

    If pardew thinks 3 games are going to make up for 4 years of utter garbage he ,better think again . he still needs to be sacked . its like finding tour mrs in bed with someone , do you give her another chance or do you get rid? do you believe her if she says she wont do it again? do you give her another chance and wait for it to happen again? the trust is gone . dont really know what thats got to do with anything , but you know where i.m coming from .lol

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  • Puppet Pardew

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Jeff, shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #9

    pardew

    just shut up man, you got two lucky wins and a deserved one in the last 3 games

    you should have been sacked so many time by now, your killing the club,

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Nov 1, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #10

    I wish Pardew could just learn to do his Talking on the Pitch !

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