This Is The Real Question To Ask About Alan Pardew


There’s recent discussion about whether the Sack Pardew crew were right in protesting to get Alan Pardew out of the club after we went seven games without winning last season and we’ve read some revisionism articles in the local papers.

It was time for a change, but we shouldn’t have let Pardew leave at the beginning of the year half-way through season,  when we didn’t have a ready-made replacement to bring in.

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Alan Pardew – doing so well at Palace

You’ll have to ask Lee Charnley why he did that when he freely admitted nobody was lined up and Alan’s leaving came as a complete shock to the club.

When you are running any business – the business always takes priority and not any one employee.

If you don’t do that you are putting the business at risk – but that doesn’t seem to apply to Newcastle when we are getting some money coming in – around £4M for Pardew.

As it turned out that decision did place the club in real jeopardy of being relegated.

We don’t have any problems with Alan not being at the club, and he probably cooked his goose on March 1st last year when he headbutted a Hull player and that was a real embarrassment to Newcastle and it made headlines around the world.

Manager Headbutts Opposing Player.

His other antics on the touchline – like calling Manuel Pellegrini something I cannot even write down here in case young children are reading this – is another example.

So he’s gone and most fans were not upset about it.In 27 league games he’s been in charge at Palace he has 47 points compared to Newcastle’s 16 points – and he currently has Palace in 4th place in the league with 15 points this season.

That compares with Newcastle’s 3 points and we are rock bottom of the league.

Last season he left Newcastle in 9th place with 26 points at the end of last year when Palace were in 18th place with 16 points with half the games played (19).

In the final 19 games last season Palace got 32 points and we got 13 points so they finished in 10th place on 48 points and Newcastle finished 15th on 39 points and just avoided relegation.

The real question that this triggers for Newcastle s is why is Alan Pardew able to be successful at Palace when he wasn’t at Newcastle – well at least not since the summer of 2012.

It could be that Alan Pardew is now in control of all transfers and he was able to bring in who he wanted in the summer.

If he had still been at Newcastle you can bet he would have tried to bring back Yohan Cabaye back – and he would not have been allowed to do that.

But he got backing to get Cabaye at Palace because he wanted him – and Yohan has been in great form for Palace so far this season.

There’s something really wrong with the way Newcastle are being run – and Pardew didn’t seem to need any time to get used to his new players at Palace.

We have an inkling that one of the problems at Newcastle is that it’s Graham Carr who’s really in charge of the transfers and it’s simply not working.

It certainly hasn’t worked for the three head coaches since the summer of 2012.

That’s the question that should be asked – and folks like Lee Charnley should be trying to come up with some answers.

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108 comments so far

  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #1

    Tsunki
    That’s a shame cos , the Tsunkis …………sorry , the Muppets are back — 😎

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  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #2

    The real question about Alan Pardew is why was Lee Charnley employed as Chief Executive without an instruction to find a replacement Manager?

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  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #3

    AP could very well finish fifth this season, then what?

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m watching the France v Armenia game on French telly
    The Marseillaise has to be the best anthem

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Cabaye is playing but not Sissoko

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #6

    They are having a minutes applause , I’m not sure if it’s for someone who has popped their clogs or Michel Platini .

    Ha ha ha

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Poland 1 Scotland 0
    2 minutes

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #8

    It looked well offside to be fair
    the Spanish commentators think so too

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  • mindshaft

    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #9

    jeez ed, when will you stop blaming the fans for Pards leaving – it wasn’t the sack Pardew crew who had every right to moan at the football played under him and the worst sequence of results ever in the premiership
    it was the policy of the club where he was given very little say in outgoings or incomings, his inability to play people in their positions , the constant flirting with relegation ( bar one season ) he was desperate to jump ship as soon as he heard of the palace job
    Ashley and Charnley have no clue and thought getting 4 million was a great deal.
    Pards has been quite lucky in the fact that Pulis had sorted that team out before he got there ( a face recognised by most decent pundits )
    Most toon fans have moved on to the present , about time you did

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  • AlfiePotter

    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #10

    When P45due left they missed a massive opportunity to give the new man a 7 month pre season and time to prepare. We were never going to go down. Mac should have only been given 1 chance to take the job.

    Utter football incompetence from whoever was in charge of hiring. Probably the same fool in charge of the transfer policy

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Bring back Pardew.

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  • The Newcastle Armchair

    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #12

    PardewBack.com

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #13

    mindshaft
    With all due respect you’re talking shite.

    The Palace job came up 5 times when Pardew was managing the Toon .
    The first 4 times he never turned a hair , he was in the best gig he’d ever get.
    It was only when the PardewOut wankers got on his case that he even thought about rapping in.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed, like you I reminisce those Pardew days. Would we concede 6? Never! Ok, the odd 4-0 spanking but we did in style – well sort of.

    The football was something to behold man. I could go on… And on.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Jib Jibberish (blog pest and part time multiple).
    You really cannot make it up – you’ve done it again- what a plonker – what a knacker.

    Tsunki left a comment for Jeff and you in your guise as Jib responded. What a tool.

    If I recall correctly you did the same thing a couple of weeks ago. What a plonker – what a knacker – what a tool -nay a complete tool.
    Jib “gaffe” Jibberish.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #16

    If C.Palace had not payed for the services of our previous Head Coach then he would no doubt still be here. The advantage may have been that Thavin did not arrive but I doubt Gini, or even Mbemba and Mitro would have been quite so eager. Perez would no doubt be Pardewed by now.

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Pardew is history.
    Owen is history.
    Allardyce is history.
    Carver is history.

    Can we get on with the business in hand please

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau is the best national anthem.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #19

    angelswithdirtyfaces

    What does that go like.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Mister Tuff

    I think you like jib deep down.

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Welshie
    Deep down ?
    That sounds vaguely obscene !!!!

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #22

    N Ireland 1 Greece 0

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib

    I was thinking that after i did it, sorry mate, lol, i will change it.

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  • jane

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #24

    was good team goal

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Mister Tuff

    deep down i think you like jib.

    Is that alright or is that worse.

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #27

    Welshie
    I can’t believe Warren Gatland has picked a full strength side , I would have taken the loss against the Wallabies to get recovery time for my front liners for South Africa.

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #28

    Welshie

    Either way I don’t think it’s true

    Ha ha ha

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  • jane

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #29

    maybe deep down (6 foot) under is the meaning 😉

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #30

    Jib

    I don’t know about that mate, Wales can show how good or how bad the squad is.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #31

    Alright when i mean deep down I meant in heart not some where else.

    I’m sorry I’ve started that now lol.

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  • jane

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Scotland goal?

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #33

    The main comment about the All Blacks training at SJP today – is that it’s about time a decent team played there.

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  • Toon fm Exeter

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #34

    Why are we still reading about Pardue it’s history he has gone and good riddance. Prima donnas out

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  • Our Toon

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Munster

    Why would he make a public statement about something which is only relevant to the odd person on the street. If I was in that situation I wouldn’t make a bigger issue out of the non story by coming out with a public statement….I’m pretty certain he has the numbers for these players and would explain to them idividually what he said rather than air it out in public.

    Add to that he didn’t say what you claim he said, the dumbest thing he could do is go to the media and apologise for something he didn’t say!!

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  • banjax

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Sigh! Yes a nice piece of history recanted by Ed .. Tales of misjudgement, incompetence, and above all confirmation of a Chairman and owner have not learned one single thing about running a football club, even from the many humongous cock ups past and now ongoing. Problem is a lot of people like me are sick to death of the way supporters are treated especially with the amount of money we cough up home and away, just to be punch drunk with embarrassment at the lazy, gutless performances on the pitch by over paid primadonnas. There is no way Lee Charnley should be calling the shots at NUFC his talents must lie elsewhere but at a football club, certainly not at our great football club. No offence !

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  • jane

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Josh Magennis of Kilmarnock scores Northern Ireland’s second goal with a header from their 8th corner.

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  • Our Toon

    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #38

    On pardew, it won’t take long for the natives at palace to turn against him, he got us to 5th and then dismantled his own good work by playing players out of position. He’s already publicly told Zaha off for not tracking back, let’s revisit pardew in 12 or 18 months. As for transfer policy etc, he bought in Shola, tried getting Colo and bought in Cabaye as well as trying to get Ba and Remy at one point, yet he was twisting that he didn’t get a say on transfers!!

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  • jane

    Oct 8, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #39

    3-0 Steven Davis header from edge of the box.

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #40

    That’s twice the word “recant” has been misused today.
    It means to renounce or deny.
    I think recite may be the word needed

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