Alan Pardew has given a long interview in the Evening Standard today, and he has talked about the attempts to have him sacked by the sackpardew.com web-site.
Alan Pardew – he has never been on the sackpardew.com web-site
This is what Pardew said in an interview with the Evening Standard today about the sackpardew.com group – who still remain anonymous:
“I have never been into the website,” “When the website started somebody said to me it was quite an organised website. It wasn’t like a nine-year-old on the computer sort of saying, ‘I don’t like Pardew’. It was much more serious than that.¨
“You just have to stay with your philosophy, believe what you do is right.¨ “It’s certainly been the most difficult time for me in Newcastle. The back end of last season spilled over into this season when we sold Yohan Cabaye and did not have a replacement.¨
“We were a bit unlucky at the start. Against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, we should have won but we lost. It looked to our fans that we were in reverse.¨ “So it was tough. Some of the personal jibes were hurtful.¨
“You can’t disguise that. But you have to be resilient, particularly as a Premier League manager. You have to ride the storms.¨ “I’ve had a few setbacks in my career and not just in Newcastle. In the Championship at West Ham, we really had some tough days.¨
“Against Millwall, I lost 4-0. Can you imagine the West Ham manager losing 4-0 to Millwall and surviving?¨ “That steeled me for what’s happened in Newcastle. Your credibility, your respect everything goes out of the window. You have to fight to get it back.¨
“I’m quite good at getting over games. I try not to put the pressure which is on me on to the players, my staff and certainly not my family. You have to be quite single-minded and focused in what you are doing.”
The sackpardew.com group have not changed their opinions on Pardew, after Newcastle have now won five games in a row, and will probably not change their minds if we win 10 games in a row.
In fact we would really like to test that hypothesis in real life. 😀
With Newcastle’s uptick in form and results, and Pardew creating himself some time – this now looks like a long-term campaign to change the manager at Newcastle.
Here are the aims of the sackpardew group – taken directly from their web-site – and it may be time for them to reveal who they are – simply because this is going to be a long term campaign – and what’s the reason behind remaining anonymous in any case?
Three fundamental elements that all supporters require to unite behind their team.
The fans will always bring passion, but the club and the manager must enable them to be proud and to believe through their actions and words.
This is why Alan Pardew is not the correct man to take Newcastle United forward.
He cannot make us proud or make us believe that he can take this great football club in the right direction.
There have been far too many unsavoury incidents, contradictory statements and disastrous results for his tenure to continue unchallenged.
This site documents his failures as a manager and will continue to highlight them until there is a change.
We call upon Mike Ashley to remove Alan Pardew from his post and to appoint a suitable candidate based on merit, in an open and transparent manner, as soon as possible.
We will use all methods at our disposal to see this come to pass.
I hate to say this, but some Newcastle fans do feel proud, that not only have we won five games in a row, but our youngsters have also played very well in those games, so things are even looking up at Newcastle right now.
We’ve been enjoying the win streak and the uptick in form and the good publicity the club has been getting recently – we assume that’s OK as Newcastle fans.
We’re always happy (ecstatic is a better description) when Newcastle win – and long may it continue for the good of the club – whoever the manager is.
What do you think?
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