The reddit.com site have just published the league table since Alan Pardew joined Crystal Palace earlier this year, and that seems to be all but the New Years Day game – and the standings are very interesting.
Alan Pardew – very successful at Crystal Palace
Here is the league table since the second league game this year with Crystal Palace up in 5th place but Newcastle 3rd bottom with a goal difference of -10, the second worst to Aston Villa, who are bottom of the league in that time
It also shows Sunderland two places above Newcastle in 5th bottom place with one point more.
Newcastle have only 8 points form 11 games and if we included the New year’s Day 3-3 home draw with Burnley it would be 9 points from 12 games.
This is rather a damning statistic on just how poorly John Carver has done at Newcastle, and it was always a risk to appoint a coach with no record at the top level of coaching.
But Newcastle always seem willing to take these risks, and that’s what worries the heck out of us – so to speak.
Newcastle must get their act together for next season, always assuming we are still in the Premier League then.
Notice in the league table how well West Brom have done under Tony Pulis and even Leicester City are above Newcastle, and they are almost certain to be relegated – aren’t they?
And if we took the same 11 games last season – when we didn’t do too well – we still had 13 points.
If Alan Pardew keeps up his record at Palace for the next seven games, he could again be Manager of the Year – just like Tony Pulis was at Palace last year – for doing a similar thing.
And if that happens we wouldn’t be surprised if a bigger club comes in and tries to hire him away from Palace this summer.
No – it will not be Newcastle.
But it’s a hint that Newcastle’ policies are not conducive to the manager being successful.
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