It really is rich to blame Alan Pardew for the trials and tribulations Newcastle have been through this season – the SackPardew crowd were successful in getting Pardew to leave the club – rather suddenly as it turns out – and he’s done very well at Crystal Palace and we have done awful and will in all likelihood be relegated this month.
Alan Pardew – while at Newcastle
Freddy Shepherd somehow has worked out that it wasn’t really John Carver’s fault for the demise this year and in fact the fault of nobody at the club at the moment – but rather Alan Pardew’s the one that has to take the blame – not sure of the logic behind that one.
One thing we have all found out this year, is that Alan Pardew was not the real problem at Newcastle – the owner is the big problem.
Here’s Alan Pardew’s response to the charges made by the former Newcastle Chairman:
“That’s typically unfair of that individual and that paper.” “The local paper at Newcastle makes it very difficult for the manager.” “The players they have are trying their very, very best to get the club over the line.”
“The group is short of confidence, I hope they gain that this Saturday and John Carver and the team can get them across the line.” “The players we had were tremendous during the time I was there, and the results we had until I left were pretty excellent in terms of where we were.”
“I’m not here to defend that situation, all I can say is I really hope Newcastle win on Saturday. It’s a big game for them.”
That’s the right balanced response from Pardew – don’t get any more involved.
Newcastle United is a club that right now is the laughing-stock of English football – because of our free-fall down the league in the last two months, and that’s even though we have the best manager in the Premier League.
And we have brought it on ourselves.
We need to take it on the chin – we’ve done it all to ourselves – but maybe we can still win one of the last three games and still survive.
That’s still a possibility – although a slim one – but if we can do that there needs to be some massive soul-searching at the club in the summer – especially from those at the top who have got us into this complete mess.