Magpies Getting Credit For Not Firing Manager

Whether it was intentional or not, Newcastle United are now getting credit for not firing their manager Alan Pardew – when it looked odds on that’s what they had to do only a short three weeks ago.

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Alan Pardew on the training field at Benton

If we look at where Newcastle were after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke City – this was our Premier League record for 2014 – for both last season and this season:

Season          Played    Won   Lost    Drawn
2013-2014        19         5        13       1
2014-2015         6         0         3        3
Totals              25         5        16       4

It seemed like the right time for Mike Ashley to fire Pardew but he put it out the next day that Alan would still be the manager in the following home game against Hull City.

And while Newcastle played well in that game we were still 2-0 down with only 21 minutes to play when Papiss Cisse came on, and Hull had scored two goals out of the blue.

Papiss seemed to revitalize Newcastle and scored two goals, and we heard later the Senegal man was inspired by Jonas Gutierrez, who had just revealed the day before he had been fighting testicular cancer for over a year.

But the rest is history and in the five games we have played since the Stoke loss, we drew at Swansea – again with two goals from Papiss, and we’ve won the last four games, including beating Manchester City away to reach the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup.

It’s not surprising that Alan Pardew has said today – it’s all unbelievable.

He’s right about that.

Replacing the manager is not always the magical solution, and its difficult for the incoming manager, who doesn’t know the players, and it’s difficult for the players who don’t know the manager, and will have to likely play in a new system.

Freddy Shepherd at Newcastle and recently Daniel Levy at Tottenham have proved you get nowhere fast by continually changing managers.

But there are still a contingent of fans on Tyneside, led by who are still determined to see Alan Pardew moved out as the Newcastle manager – they don’t rate him and they don’t like him.

But to end on a really positive note, Jonas revealed yesterday that he has won his fight with cancer and he is now cancer free. 😀

That’s just fantastic.

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13 comments so far

  • toonking

    Nov 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #1


    they just points i’m making as to why i think you asking for too much wanting us to get two 4-0 wins away from home in one season.

    it’s got nothing do with how intelligent i am it’s being realistic.

    if you’re so intelligent yourself then go and find that rich arib owner that will buy the club so we can have the players needed for such great victories, maybe explain to my why chris is sacked at a time they were sitting 12th yet pardew can remain after having 1.5 awful seasons?

    BTW i’ll challenge you a game of chess because that requires great intelligence.

    if you still going to argue then just join catchy and pray for losses or relegation as that will give you what you want the quickest.

  • mag92

    Nov 4, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Pardews not going anywhere, so get over it and enjoy the winning feeling!

  • 70TWO

    Nov 4, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Same old same old….
    Pardew has only maintained his match ratio winning ratio, not improved it.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #4

    I questioned your intelligence because do you really think I expect us to win 7-0 at Anfield or score more than three goals four times in a season, it was a tongue in cheek post that you jumped all over getting your knickers in a twist, a post that was clearly dark humour.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 4, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Just got in from work and found out my dad has got the all clear, just got an infection so thanks to all the people that sent me messages, I would like to wipe the slate clean with mostly with average and jail, also WestOzMag.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Lets build a bronze statue with ebony silly glasses and ivory hair for Pardew, as he has improved vastly. The season before last was a full season of relegation form, last was only half a season of certain relegation form, this year only a quarter of a season so far has been spent with people using tge R word. Bravo Alan Bravo.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Good news welsh.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 4, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail for Ashley

    Cheers mate

  • tequilamag

    Nov 4, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #9

    JFA where do I send my donation for the statue ?

  • mag92

    Nov 4, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Welshgeordie nice one!

  • tequilamag

    Nov 4, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Welsh, pleased for you and your dad. Cancer took both my parents so I have every sympathy for you.

  • mag92

    Nov 4, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Freeman of the city would be better than a statue as the pigeons would mess all over it!

  • mactoon

    Nov 4, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #13

    But in reality Ashley doesn’t want to go anywhere fast. The only remit Pardew has is to keep us in the Premiership ‘where the money is’ so it doesn’t matter how many we win lose or draw, as long as we finish out of the bottom 3 without qualifying for Europe. Why don’t the press report that???


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