Pardew Sickened Of Being A Muppet – No Control On Transfers


There is a report in the Mirror today that says that one of the major reasons Alan has left Newcastle United, is that there was a transfer meeting with Mike Ashley about four weeks ago – during our good run of six wins in a row – and Mike told Alan he was very happy (in fact delighted) with the squad, and there was no reason to bring in any new players in January.

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Alan Pardew was a muppet – and he got sick of having no control

That seems to be one of the reasons that Alan has now left the club (the announcement he has joined Crystal Palace is expected today) and of course the Newcastle fans’ hostility towards  him also would have had an impact on the 53 year-old.

Mike Ashley seems to want to run Newcastle for as little as possible on a shoe-string so to speak, and as long as we are not in any relegation trouble then everything is just fine – no reason to spend any money to bring new players in.

After Newcastle finished 5th top in 2012,  Ashley used that kind of thinking and was happy with the squad, and brought in only Vurnon Anita that summer.

It was a terrible season that followed, principally  because our squad just wasn’t big enough to play in Europe, and we struggled against relegation.

In January of 2013, Mike got personally involved and brought in five Frenchmen and spent some big money – but only because our Premier League survival was at stake, and all that big money was in jeopardy.

Newcastle fans labeled Alan Pardew as a yes man or a Muppet, which we suppose means Alan was willing to work within the considerable constraints placed on him by owner Mike Ashley, and tow the party line of the club.

The party line being that Newcastle cannot compete with big clubs like the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and the like.

And that seems to be true – and Alan did tow the party line, but it seems even Alan got sick of it, as he was the one to take all the blame – and of course he was the sole spokesman for the club too.

And that’s what he got sick of in the end, as the Newcastle owner sold Andy Carroll, Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye in January transfer windows while Alan was at the club, and that left Newcastle short of a vital player for the second half of the season.

And there are growing rumors that we could see Moussa Sissoko exit next month.

The report in the Mail is that Pardew wanted to bring more quality into the team, so we would have a decent chance to challenge for the top four in the Premier League – which is what the fans want to see.

But he was continually knocked back by Mike Ashley according to the Mail, and Mike simply didn’t want to spend the necessary money.

Apparently Alan Pardew also had fears that Ashley would be willing to sell top player Moussa Sissoko next month, if a suitable bid was received from one of his suitors – principally Arsenal or PSG.

That’s exactly what happened last January when Yohan Cabaye was sold.

Pardew has been assured at Crystal Palace that he will be fully involved in who comes in and who goes out – which he wasn’t at Newcastle.

This does not look good for Newcastle trying to get a top manager into the club to replace Pardew – since he will not have the control top managers usually demand.

We may be wrong, but we don’t expect Newcastle to appoint a top manager to replace Pardew, just somebody who can work within Ashley’s significant constraints, and keep us in the Premier League and preferably without having a relegation struggle.

That’s the way it is at Newcastle these days, so if fans think all the problems are fixed because bad boy Pardew is out – think again.

It’s not a very positive way to think of things at Newcastle, but we think it’s very close to the truth. 🙁

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50 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Well, well, well, that moment has arrived.

    What’s a somewhat sobering thought this morning is the article that puts us in managerial competition with WBA. I suppose yesterday we were in managerial competition with Crystal Palace – I suppose we did win that one though, yeah?

    On one hand, I am happy. It was time, this club needs some sort of spark. However, I am truly worried what Ashley has in store for us. Buckle your seatbelts ladies and gentlemen…this could get bumpy.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #2

    He was quite happy being a stooge when he trotted out all the lines about the best squad ever and pushing top 4.

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  • Reyantoon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Pardew-haters,you achieved your wish..
    You achieved your mission.You threatened him,you pushed him,never backed him in difficult times.Looking forward to your comments on the future & the upcoming.whether it is the usual crap or whether u got sense of humour.I don’t blame him if he leaves for seeking peace and quiet.If 71% of the city have no support for u,that is 7 out of 10 people, how can you continue?

    I hope the upcoming is not from the UK(England,Scotland, Ireland, Wales),hope it is someone from French (France)..

    Eagerly waiting to know who has better potential & ambition and management skills than Pards among those from the UK..

    Good luck Pard!

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  • Slank

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #5

    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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  • stuart no9

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Ofcourse its not fixed Ed . Pardew leaving is only the start of trying to regain some pride into the club . Every body and his dog knows ashley is the main problem, but again it sickens me to say the problem is the 52,000 turning up every week . Of course thats the problem, they just cant see it or they are just not bothered , so it wont change anything up top , lets get ashley out .STOP BLOODY GOING . happy new year.

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  • geordie157

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Just hope if and when a new manager comes in, the brand of football changes and we get to see the best of players like Cabella, with youngsters continuing to feature.

    The worry as always is if for example Cabella does come good then a year from now he’ll be off.

    Ashley surely could part with 10-20mill in Jan to help a new manager get us a centre back and a striker.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #8

    TS…I’d be really surprised if he’ll be allowed to cite that as his reasons for going. Ashley will surely have his departure tied in with a nice tight silencing clause.

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  • Magpie Myles

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #9

    I suppose we will have to see what Ashley does. I would like to see a coach with an attractive passing game but I think we will see a Pulis, Bruce or Sherwood. Out of those three I would take Sherwood.

    Good luck to Pards, he had a lot of passion and did what he could under the circumstances.

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  • Blofal

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #10

    I predict no new manager and now new signings.

    Carver, Woodman and Colccini will run the squad for the remainder of the season and we will sell Mbiwa, Ben Arfa and quite possible Tiote and/or Sissoko if a big enough offer comes in.

    Thank god Alnwick looks out of his depth. If he was a star in the making then we would probably be saying goodbye to Krul as well.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #11

    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

    Nico

    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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  • stuart no9

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #12

    Reyantoon —-so ashley had nothing to do with it did he not ?? didnt you read the above article about the main reason why he left ??

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #13

    Rubbish Ed

    He won’t have any control over transfers at Palace either, that’s the reason Pulis left ffs

    It’s never bothered him before not getting players on or having players sold so to say that’s the reason he’s leaving is utter tripe

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  • hibbit

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #14

    pulis to wba

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Reyan
    Last time i checked he left of his own accord

    He wasn’t threatened
    He wasn’t hounded out

    The pressure on him from fans has been beyond minimal compared to last season

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #16

    For everybody fearing the unknown thre search for a manager is a bit different this time round. When Alan Pardew was brought in it was set up in secret with Mike Ashleys plans outlined to him, Pardew who was more than happy with a fast track back to the PL gladly accepted the terms, not knowing exactly to what extent Mikey was going to milk him, if he ever did threaten to walk, bonuses and eight year contracts were offered, even with this it all became too much. At the time Pardew was hired, many other average managers might of took the post, from the outside by people who don’t pay as much attention as the Geordie faithful, it might have looked like Mikey had ambition after retaining a lot of his stars after relegation, this time round Mikey is not an unknown entity, anyone agreeing terms this time round has seen the almost impossible job Pardew has had and will be wanting strict terms, if Mashers decides to go further and further down the wanted list until he finds someone agreeable then he is making a rod for his own back. This Rangers thing is not painting a good pucture of him, if he appoints another bufoon then he will end up looking like a laughing stock and the press might finally turn on him.

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  • dazzler

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #17

    Reyan,

    Pardew had a lot more backing over the years than he ever deserved. Pipe down.

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  • Mag52

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #18

    Transfer

    How do you know how happy he was to trot out the crap Ashley has been feeding us for years?
    As the sole spokesman for the club he said what he was told to say.

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #19

    the lineup and tactics V Burnley will be very intriguing…

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  • dazzler

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #20

    Mag52

    He did it for 4 years. Hardly the sign of someone unhappy about it is it?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #21

    Jail…I’m not sure now too many opiniions are going to get formed quite yet.

    I imagine, given that Pardew has left us and not been fired, the club will use that as there excuse.They weren’t ready, can’t get who they want, they need time etc.

    I’m thinking, we may well have to wait until the summer to finally see Ashleys intentions….oh dear, major deja vu.

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  • Slank

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #23

    TDS @ 13

    Quite right.

    The question is whether Palace have learnt their lesson from disagreeing with Pulis about transfer funds. Will Palace have a soft spot for Pardew enough to give him what he wants will be interesting to see.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #24

    oh happy days

    i guess Ed manx and a few others must be gutted this morning

    dont worry guys, you can always follow him to the crystal palace

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #25

    If Pardew was so sick of us selling players why was he constantley pimping them before every window?

    Pardew left before he was pushed, every man and his dog new he was finished at NUFC it was just a matter of time before he was sacked or ran off.

    Good riddance IMO hopefully fatty will be close behind.

    Onward and upward, the futures do bright I’ve gota wear shades 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #26

    Mag52

    I can’t say he was happy but he continued to do it for 4 years and didn’t jump at the chance to join palace in summer, so I presume he was ok with it…only thing that has changed since then is the pardew out campaign.

    I understood him being a stooge at the start, needed to keep quiet as was lucky to get the job. He sealed his fate however when came 5th and continued to trot out the lines he was happy only to sign one player…he should have been tough when his stock was high and he held the cards, brought this on himself.

    I don’t hate the man or anything, just have little sympathy, he played the game with us and ashley and got what he asked for.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #27

    ashley oot
    stop turning up
    go to the away games
    make it uncomfortable as possible for the fat greedy slothe

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  • magfly

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #28

    Just read that Perez could be sold this Jan.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #29

    missed off buy nowt from the slimey nowt

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #30

    Tads

    It wasn’t that pulis had no say on tanagers just he didn’t have total say. Talk was pulis wanted players like charlie Adam, crouch, etc…just those who are old, solid, high wages where palace wanted to go along with younger, lesser known players like us.

    So he will have say but within the set parameters, just like most managers, have to work in budget.

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  • SouthLincsToon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #31

    Hmm – Leaving NUFC because he has no control over transfers, but Palace will be no different, that’s why Pulis left.
    P.S. My 3 picks of potential (realistic) next managers…
    Temuri Ketsbaia – Available, Former Player, Passionate
    Thomas Tuchel – Young, Exciting, Did wonders at Mainz
    Luciano Spalletti – Successful with little budget, invented 4-6-0

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #32

    What’s this about perez? Isn’t there a rule that a player can’t be transferred more than once in a season or something?

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  • geordie157

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #33

    back at work today but good chance to check out those christmas cds, starting with Weezer!

    What’s Laudrup up to? can’t remember if he’s managing another side

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #34

    Catchy when people need advice on who to support they are unlikely to take much notice of a poster who openly wants us to lose every game;
    Of course feel free to support OGS when he finds a new club

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #35

    Sage
    Right, so exactly the same as here then, making citing it as a reason he’s leaving complete BS

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #36

    Ibiza

    I beleive the rule is you can’t play for 3 different clubs in a calendar year or be transferred to 3 in a year

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  • hibbit

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #37

    rayantoon before you start calling others the football was poor to say the least he had 4 years to sort it out he new the rules when he took the job i know 1 thing for certain palace won’t give him 4 year he should have gone after the hull game

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  • geordiemacc

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #38

    I think deep down Fat mike has been stashing all the money aside from the Andy Carroll, demba ba,cabaye etc sales, for one huge push at the title next year. Ba proved nothing more than a football whore, Remy is just a mercenary, so its shrewd business from the fat controller. He’ll install a top class,up and coming manager who sets teams up to attack and win games and arm him with sizeable transfer kitty’s in both windows.this of Course could just be a pipe dream and we’ll be chanting “wise out” next year.

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  • jimiley

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #39

    The patsy has gone. There is a God. But the cancer is still there eating away at the club’s soul. Starve the cancer and stay away until there is nothing left to eat.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #40

    JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    he needs to go out onloan like a a lot of our youngsters

    just a thought last season pards got a lot of the youngsters out onloan I think most that needed went out

    this season he hasn’t bothered and yet he has said teams have made enquiries
    maybe he knew he was going at some point and hasn’t bothered

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