Alan Pardew Getting Big Money At Crystal Palace


Newcastle may have a lot more financial resources than Crystal Palace, but the news in the Mirror this morning is that Alan Pardew will double his salary by moving to south London.

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Alan Pardew at Newcastle

Newcastle agreed a compensation deal with Crystal Palace last night that now allows him to leave Newcastle to join the club he played for from 1987 through 1991, and Alan is very popular with the fans down there and his Surrey family home is nearby.

Newcastle issued a formal statement last night,  basically saying that a compensation deal had been reached and that Pardew was now talking to Crystal Palace.

Pardew’s base salary in London is said to be £1.5M, which is about twice the base salary he received at Newcastle, although large bonuses made up his wages up to be around £2M at the Tyneside club.

With his new wage package Alan Pardew is guaranteed a lot more than he was at Newcastle.

And with all the big money in the Premier League these days, it’s probably not too surprising that Pardew will receive a £1M incentive bonus, to keep Palace in the Premier League this season.

So it looks like he’s not taking a pay cut after all to return home to Crystal Palace, and the Palace fans seem  excited about the pending appointment.

And we suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised that Alan’s wages were not exactly huge at Newcastle, since Mike Ashley likes making money – but he doesn’t necessarily like spending it.

We are a little concerned about Newcastle’s status right now, because the season is delicately balanced at the half way point, and we shouldn’t wait too long before stabilizing things on Tyneside and bring a new manager through the door.

What do you think?

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36 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Cant blame him for leaving. More coun and a more ambitious set up…..

    Not hard.

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  • nico

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Good luck to Pardew. He will finally get what he wanted at Newcastle. Control over how to run the team, including transfers etc. I bet Palace start moving up the table as we move down with Collo in charge (he hasn’t even got coaching badges).
    We will sell Sissoko and not replace him as well.
    I love being a Toon fan haha

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  • Bambams

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #3

    More coin….oops

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  • WWSBRD

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Good luck to him. Was hung out to dry often by Ashley, he might actually get to build a team at palace

    As for us fingers crossed for a replacement of quality

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  • nut meg

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Repost
    Lilo
    I don’t know if you seen a post from Hibbit yesterday. (?) He mentioned two of the young coaches appear to be doing the coaching with the under 21s. and have been since the season started. Maybe this is the reason for some of the youngsters breaking through into the first team.There’s been a couple of comments about how good Beardsley is doing with them….well that might be the reason.It may also be a forward step if the club have began moving these elite coaches further up the ladder at last. Ben Dawson to give a helping hand to John Carver ?

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  • nico

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #6

    If I were Pards, I’d have gone. I quite liked Pardew. He was often the Scape Goat. People forget, he has taken us forward and under financial constraints put on him by Ashley.

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #7

    WE NEED TO FORCE ASHELY OUT…. THIS FAT MAN COULD MAKE A MESS AGAIN…AN WE GONA GET RELEGATED

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  • nico

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #8

    January is becoming a dreaded month for Toon fans. Especially if we doing okay, that means Ashley thinks its safe to sell the top players.
    I must admit I do like some aspects of how Ashley runs the club, however selling our best players half way through a season is not what he should be doing.

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  • check the toastie

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #9

    nico – I take it you have never actually watched a Pardew team play, could you give me any footballing tactical reason why he would do a good job at Palace?

    They will sit on the 18yard line and hit teams on the counter, however there players will become sickened by this negative approach to games and in time they will down tools and go on an amazing losing run.

    Experience of Pardew shows this is inevitable. The man is worse than useless and has been out of his depth at the toon, a weight has been lifted from the club.

    UP THE TOON..

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  • yorkymag

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #10

    I understand the concern everyone has at the moment but me I am still celebrating
    Pardew was by far the worst tactical manager we have had in many years ,he got very lucky in the top 5 season and that bought him time ,but his record speaks for itself
    Even if we take time to get a new manager in place ,I think the players we have will find a new freedom and get plenty points to stay in the division,and then a new era will evolve

    It would have been the same outcome with turnip in place ,but with no future

    I don’t care what he does at palace good riddance
    Is looking forward with hope and to be frank it can’t be worse than watching the poor style he produced
    I think the freedom the players showed against Everton was cause they knew he was off
    Onwards we go with a smile on our faces ,at long last

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  • mindshaft

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #11

    Pard’s will double his wage and have input to transfers – he will not have total control although he’ll have a lot more input than at toon.
    I’m not that upset about him leaving , just more worried about who we will bring in – think you can forget about any big name managers as Ashley won’t pay the wages required.

    Wouldn’t be at all surprised to see sissoko off in Jan which could be the straw that broke pard’s back.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #12

    Christmas maybe did come late this year, but it finally came!

    …all smiles tho morning! Won’t ruin my New Year worrying about about whether our “fab” owner will screw us over once again on this one!

    Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year (the Pardew reign is over)

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #13

    *this

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #14

    Nutmeg,
    It would be nice to see them moving up. A lot will depend on the new man in charge, and if Pardew decides to come back for some of his staff. He brought in Woodman as he had worked with him in the past, so I wouldn’t be too surprised to see Pardew go for him, although his son being here could play a part in him staying.

    I’d like to see just a general upgrade of the coaching staff whoever comes in, if it involves moving some of our talented younger coaches up then all the better.

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #15

    new yr could get worse…. i jst hope on 1st we hear that fat has sold newcastle to a tycoon..n bought rangers

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  • ToonMatt

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #16

    Good luck to him, Better money and the chance to join a more ambitious club.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #17

    The big question shouldn’t be why would Pardew leave for Palace but more why the hell would palace want him!!!

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/30620617

    This confirms what damn near every fan has been saying, we’re not fickle, he’s simply not good enough, the footballs not good enough and the results are not good enough

    Hard to think that some fans see this as a negative situation…

    Oh and let’s get this clear, he hasn’t been hounded out
    He’s had four years at this club, in which time God knows how many PLA managers have been sacked, rightly or wrongly, by there clubs under pressure from there fans

    The fans are fully justified in there criticisms of Pardew, the facts are all there in black and white, fickle? I think not

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  • nico

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #18

    Check – Yes I have watched all of Pardew’s games. Yes, sometimes I thought he was negative. Yes, sometimes he got his tactics wrong. I bet, every manager we have had, I have had those thoughts, as well you will have had. I don’t however think we have played poor football. Yes, we have on occasions, as have all Newcastle teams over the years. We have in fact played well on a lot of occasions since he has been here.
    What team and formation would you play to improve us?

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  • check the toastie

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #19

    Looking forward to a derby game were we actually have a chance of winning, the curse is lifted.

    The club has been exorcised of its biggest evil spirit, if only Fatty would show some ambition, but to be fair why would he invest in playing staff when the man in charge has no idea of getting the best from them. I am really hoping that this could be the start of a more positive brand of football, it couldn’t get any worse.

    The Derby losses and the Liverpool 6-nil home defeat will live long in the memory, That home defeat off the scousers was the worst ever witnessed performance by a Toon side and how he wasn’t sacked after that is still a tragedy.

    Wonder if Marveaux would come back??!! talented lad for sure in the right hands.

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  • nico

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #20

    To all those fans that are pleased that Pards has left.

    In 2 months you might well be thinking different. The players seemed to like him and when a manager leaves that the players like, it is so important to bring in the right man. If the players don’t like him, they will put in less effort, especially when things aren’t going well.
    I hope I’m wrong, but when Sissoko leaves and Collo takes charge, we will see us plummet down the table.

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  • Mag52

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #21

    What odds against us drawing Palace in the next round of the FA cup ( if we beat Leicester that is) ?

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  • nico

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #22

    check the toastie – Marveaux

    Just like Ben Arfa eh? He went down well at Hull ha

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  • check the toastie

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #23

    Nico- its not about teams and formations, its about the managers footballing philosophy and intent.

    We need to use our 52k supporters at home as a weapon, go at teams, play with freedom and expression, movement and intent, all lacking since Mr ‘Front Foot’ arrived. I will predict the atmosphere in the ground will improve considerably now he has left, I don’t want Pulis or Bruce but both will setup teams with more attacking and physical intent at home.

    Under Pardew we have played with brakes on, its all about using players in a positive fashion, something Pardick has no grasp of. He has been awful.

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  • Slank

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #24

    Nick @ 2

    Pulis quit Palace because he didn’t get what he wanted. Will it be any different for Pardew ?

    Owners of football clubs control the purse strings not the managers.

    The benefit Pardew will have in attracting players is the London attraction. I cannot think of anything else. Palace is South London and everyone knows that taxes don’t go south of the river.

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  • yorkymag

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #25

    Mag 52
    Imagine ,dream
    At home
    Bring it on

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  • geordiemacc

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #26

    So that’s one problem sorted, but we still have the biggest problem remaining. Whoever takes over will face the same problems as pardew. No money, the expectation to sell your best players and to be the bullet vest for all the media snipers. Thus this rules out any manager with any integrity, ambition or self respect.we will end up with someone the fans don’t want as has happened repeatedly in the past. How can a media circus like Newcastle seem an attractive prospect whilst under mike Ashley’s regime? After all you can’t polish dog turd.

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  • check the toastie

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #27

    Nico – Don’t think I mentioned Ben Arfa, hes clearly a nob.

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  • sparky55

    Dec 30, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #28

    Pulis in talks with West Brom…not the toon!

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #29

    It will be fascinating to see Carver’s team selection.

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  • Albertan_J

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #30

    How Pardew is kept in such high esteem by a section of our support is beyond belief. He’s responsible for some of the worst runs we’ve ever had as a club. Yes he finished 5th, yes he didn’t get to spend big and no the next manager probably won’t- but what we are all missing is the fact that no other mid table manager will either so until Ashley stumps up some cash or sells I’ll support any manager who can set a decent team up to allow some attacking football.

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  • Mag52

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #31

    Dream move this for Pardew.
    Nearer home, well liked by the supporters, more say over buying and selling (couldn’t get less), more support in team building from his boss (couldn’t get less), plus the icing on the cake – more money. Win win win win.

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  • Slank

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #32

    Nico @ 20

    There will be some players who have been close to Pardew and, as you say, may not respond to a new manager. It often happens. I would say that Perez, Cabella, Aarons and Colo had reasons to thank Pardew.

    I don’t think the new manager will get the same cold shoulder that Moyes got from the ManU players many of whom almost refused to play for him and were in part responsible for his sacking.

    It also often happens that a new manager doesn’t rate certain players who were always regulars under the previous manager. Sometimes this is good as it clears the dead wood but other times a change in playing style and formation can result in a hitherto good player being dumped.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #33

    Played well?!?!?

    Sorry nico when the hell did we play well?

    In 2014 we scored only 36 goals in 38 games and conceded 63
    Only 6 teams in English league football, Blackpool Huddersfield Birmingham Carlisle Cardiff and Fulham conceded more goals per game

    Only Hartlepool failed to score as frequently as NUFC in English league football in 2014

    Only 4 clubs lost more of there games than NUFC in 2014 Carlisle Hull Hartlepool and Blackpool

    And over the last 3 seasons (94 league games) we’ve failed to score in 33 games, that’s a third of all our games, only kept 21 clean sheets and conceded 153 goals

    Playing well? Please….

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  • gazzaforever

    Dec 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #34

    Check, Ben Arfa isn’t a nob, Bruce is. He didn’t give him a chance and he s Pardew s cousin in term of crap football. Oh and Nico is blind.

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  • Reyantoon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Santon03
    Still dreaming of the Italians,ha ha..

    My eyes will be bleeding if another British mgr comes and takes over,it will be like going backwards..
    I still believe that the remaining British mgrs do not have managerial skills that pard has!

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  • sir_norman

    Dec 30, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Other good options available is Luciano Spalleti and Temuri Ketsbaia. Ally McCoist is good too, but in the long term perspective, Eddie Howe of Bournemouth is the man.

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