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Pardew Opens Up – Fans Banged Me Down – We Didn’t Invest Enough

6:56 pm, Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 114 Comments

Alan Pardew has revealed the real reasons he left Newcastle and it was presumably because he thought he just  couldn’t win with a portion of the Newcastle fans – who he said banged him down at Newcastle and banged his spirit down.

We assume he’s talking about the Sack-Pardew crew who still  remain anonymous – and really when they were created their stated purpose was to get him out of the club – and they were successful at doing that.

But since Alan has gone and joined Crystal Palace the London club have thrived under his management and Newcastle have struggled against relegation under both John Carver and Steve McClaren.

alan pardew somber

This photograph of Alan Pardew was taken on December 28th last year
His last game in charge of 

Palace are joint 4th top of the league right now after 17 games – level with Manchester United and Tottenham on 29 points – and we are 4th bottom of the league on 14 points.

And when Alan joined Palace in early January they were 10 points behind Newcastle and they finished 9 points above us.

So it’s been a very difficult, even a nightmare year for Newcastle fans.

This is the Big Interview with Graham Hunter that Pardew has given and he starts to reveal some of the real reasons he abruptly left Newcastle just a little less than a year ago:

“There was no way I could say my spirit was high at Newcastle at the end – it wasn’t.” “The fans had banged me down, banged my spirit down. And a lot of my management is about my spirit and my front foot, let’s come on, we can do it, we can over-achieve – that’s what I’m about.”

“Of course this environment at Palace is perfect for me, I knew it would be perfect for me.” “I tried to put on that pitch at Newcastle an entertaining team. At times, it wasn’t, for sure.” “At times we struggled, we lost players to injury, we didn’t invest enough.”

“For all those reasons we had some sticky periods.”

“But in my last game there I knew there was a possibility this might open up to me at Palace, and Newcastle played Everton and we won, we were ninth in the Premier League.”

“I looked at the Press the next day and the social media – because social media is a massive part of the feeling of the group, it really is, you can’t get away from it I’m afraid. It’s the same here at Palace, social media plays a big part now.”

“So I looked at it after the Everton game and it was like: ‘We’re under-performing.’ “I thought we were over-performing in the end so really I knew it was the best time to give Newcastle a new start and me to move on.”

“Coming to Palace and where we are right now, it’s very attractive to players and easy to sell to them.” “Cabaye was easy; I’m the manager here, I make all the big decisions with the owner, who has tremendous faith, he was with me when we met Yohan.”

“We have a fan base that’s right behind us. And we love them for being noisy.” “Palace has great attributes for a professional football; access to home from London is easy whether you live in Buenos Aires or Windsor.”

Alan did not give the press interview after the 3-2 Everton win last year – John Carver did – and that started off intense rumors about him leaving for the Palace  job, which had just become available after Palace had fired Neil Warnock.

So he was at least thinking of the Palace job before the Everton game on 28th December.

Alan is right – after the Everton win we were in 9th place on 26 points from exactly half a season – the first 19 games – after getting just 4 points out of the first 7 league games – which is when the Sack-Pardew crew was started.

We had got 22 points from the previous 12 games when he left the club.

But John Carver managed only 13 points in the final 19 games and we just scraped through to avoid relegation with 3 points in the final game against West Ham, after losing 8 games in a row for the first time ever in the Premier League.

It was probably a good time for Pardew and Newcastle to go their separate ways, but Newcastle have shown absolutely no ambition in bringing in a top manager with proven credentials of success.

We settled for John Carver initially, but he did so poorly he was fired in June and then Steve McClaren was hired just two weeks after he was fired at Derby County.

It’s been a nightmare year for Newcastle United with just 30 points in 36 league games – on the other hand Crystal Palace have taken 61 points from the same number of games.

Even Crystal Place now seem to have more ambition than we have.

🙁 🙁 🙁

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

114 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Yes Alan we did not invest enough and you took a nice fat eight year deal knowing we wouldn’t. Stop whining !

  • 2 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    No surely Alan it was the fans fault. We was a fret.

  • 3 welshgeordie9 // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Might have taken an eight year contract but that was giving to him, hardly going to say no, I mean that’s like if you are offered very good wages a week, if a club offered you 60 grand a week not going to say no are you, yes some players demand their own wages but not every player.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    He took that deal while holder of double manager of the year knowing full well he wouldn’t be allowed to win a cup or replicate his success of the season before, if he had any integrity he would have told them to shove it joined Palace at the next opportunity !

  • 5 Mag52 // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Pardew not saying anything that supporters have not been saying for a mighty long time.
    Insufficient investment by the owner. What’s new ?

  • 6 Wayayman // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Tried to put an attacking attractive team out for us? Christonabike. We played some horrible stuff under him apart from the 5th place finish season and that was largely down to Cabaye and the strikers having worldies.

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Welsh…there are two kinds of people. Opportunists and visionaries.

    “An opportunist is someone that finds and takes advantage of opportunities.”

    Unlike an opportunist, a visionary not only finds opportunities, but they are able to sustain a vision – a direction. A visionary is able to differentiate between opportunities of the moment and sustainable opportunities for the future. A visionary is an opportunist, but a opportunist is not a visionary.

    Pardew is an opportunist my friend! He’s good to no one but himself!

  • 8 Mag52 // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:24 PM


    Say that you worked in a company, the boss of which is a grasping son of a b!tch whose work ethics you despise.
    One day he offers to double your wages.
    Do you tell him to stick it up his whatsit because you intend to look for a new job ?
    Seriously ?

  • 9 Jib // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:26 PM


  • 10 stuart no9 // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Change the record please Ed on the pardew brigade . No matter how you look at it ,he had to go and just in case you forgot ,sit down and remind yourself of his record . The worst in our history — regardless of how good he is doing at palace , he never done it here

  • 11 Mag52 // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM


    It’s pointless having a vision in a situation where you have little to no control of the important factors necessary to achieve that vision.
    You can bet your life that AP has a vision at Palace, and it looks as if he’s on the way to realizing it.

  • 12 Belfast // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    I don’t know who’s more obsessed with Pardew the mag or Ed Harrison. It’s neck and neck.

    Give it a rest pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  • 13 croftus5678 // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    pards was imo an avg manager and not as bad as some made out…..nor as good as others made him out to be either !

    mcclaren is another avg manager imo but he is getting us playing a more watchable style of play so better for us imo.

    do we deserve better ? i dont think so as we are only an avg team due to money being spent over the years and being “un-lucky” due to injuries taking our squad quality down some notches.

    i’ll say the same things i have done over the past few seasons and thats with a few quality signings in main positions we could be pushing for europe and with it come better managers/players attracted to a club that finishes higher.

  • 14 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Ray/Jeff/Jib on the subject of lessons I thought I’d repost your most recent schooling –

    Naivete. You say Jeff? I think it’s ably trumped by your rank stupidity, as that link shows a collaboration on a Credit Union, which sadly Jeff is not a Trades Union. No, I know but it really isn’t! It just gets more cringeingly embarrassing doesn’t it? Unite is the manufacturing union that took up the SD Workers cause. Unison is, how do they put it? another union altogether….that.. er…didn’t.

    Now let’s us move on to what is more pink, me or your cheeks – Heineken are indeed the masters of bulk, so you should have googled their CruzCampo brand before falling into the assumption that Mahou San Miguel ( mi – gehl) was the most popular beer in Spain. They may have caught up some since 2014 who knows but for now it’s another boulder propped up by a twig for you, Wile. E.

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    If part of the job was to lie to 52K loyal fans I might just tell him to ram it, KK did !

  • 16 dok - the horrid colonial // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    ‘Which is it actually means bunny.

    A bit like pussy in US english’

    ummmm, im ACTUALLY from the US, I don’t live on google to look smarter, and no, that statement does not even come close…

    try again, jibblet…

  • 17 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Mag52 @8 – no, I would take it while I looked for an opportunity to jump ship for a better salary at a place I liked and leave that SoB in the clarts…oh….wait….

  • 18 dok - the horrid colonial // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    furthermore, Belfast…

    since I do believe I know your thoughts and feelings on this time of the year, I will wish you a happy drinking season 🙂

    may you find an extra pint or two in your fridge

  • 19 dok - the horrid colonial // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:46 PM


    you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cant fool people smarter than you, ever…

    enough on him….

  • 20 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    May your 12 volt battery keep it’s charge for you to watch Christmas Smackdown in the shed with the Reverend Ian, Belfast.

  • 21 Belfast // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Same to you Dok.

    It’s just me and mother bates this year unfortunately. Ian won’t be joining us.

  • 22 Mag52 // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:53 PM


    Exactly. That’s exactly what he did.

  • 23 Belfast // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    And it’s a basement not a shed stinki.

  • 24 Belfast // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Ian’s never in the basement when mother bates is there for some reason 🙂

  • 25 spitfire_ // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    I remember right after the summer of 2012, how after we only bought Anita, pardew said that he is satisfied with our transfer business. Well maybe if he have the balls during his time at Newcastle, maybe then the fans would like him more. And it’s time for him to stop talking about Newcastle.

  • 26 Jib // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Whoosh Dok that little Spanish lesson went waaaayyy over your thick Texan head.
    Never mind , remember the Alamo and keep executing your trash 😀

  • 27 AncientC // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:08 PM

    Didn’t Pardew say Newcastle were in a different league to Everton… and yet he believes we were over-performing by beating Everton.

  • 28 Mag52 // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:12 PM


    You well know that KK resigned over the appointment of Wise as Director of football, and the fact that he insisted that it should be the manager’s right to manage and not have players he didn’t want imposed upon him.
    More or less, I suppose,what prompted AP to call it a day at NUFC.

  • 29 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Croftus, when you say ‘we’ don’t deserve better, who exactly do you mean, the supporters of the 18th richest club in the world who fill the stadium week in week out or do you mean the club owners who deliberately try to keep us in a state of mediocrity. Unsuccessfully I may add.

  • 30 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    Not before he helped his boss subject us to two seasons of dross and a relegation battle though.

  • 31 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Jeff didn’t you just glide over your own Spanish ( beer) lesson?

    We don’t get you, you’re part of the Union, I suppose. 🙂

  • 32 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Just another manager that in a few years will be sitting on Sky Sports on match days blaming the fans for everything thats wrong !! Should have stood up to Ashley a bit more when you were here Pardew you slag!!

  • 33 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Be careful what you say about Ian Toon, you might get your very own Sack Llambias to haunt you and publish your former posts in a dodgy Irish accent !

  • 34 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    So now Cisse is injured I wonder what Mclaren will play against Everton ?

    Everton when I have watched them play Lukaku and Kone up front with wingers and full backs bombing forward so we may be better staying compact and using our pace to hit them on the break

    Just worried Lukaku will dominate our centre halfs

  • 35 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    See we have been linked with Naismith ? Great little player has pace , works hard can play lots of positions and has leadership qualities !

    Get him , Shelvey and a left back that would add some depth and battling qualities to our squad !

  • 36 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Jibberish from previous
    Your drunken Spanish met probably told you that so he could pi$$ himself laughing at you while you shouted it at everyone walking past you gullible buffoon.

  • 37 croftus5678 // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    @29 jail

    i mean we as in whole! owner/manager/supporters/players no matter who plays what role we are all stuck with each other for better or worse.

    and 18th richest club ect if its true what does that mean exactly ? does it mean the fans are the richest ? or our club has the most money to spend on players ? it’s ashleys money not ours to do with as we like and if fatman does not want to spend then being the 18th richest club means nothing apart from ashley needing a bigger wallet.

  • 38 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    So why don’t we as fans deserve a good manager, we fill and have helped fill that magnificent stadium week after week, year after year, which fans are more deserving.

  • 39 JamesToon // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:41 PM


    That’s a very good point actually about Pardew!

  • 40 Mag52 // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:42 PM


    Dross – largely yes.
    Quality footballers playing dross – er……

  • 41 jimmysmith // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    This squad needs five or six good players and to ship out ten. We’ve got loads of players who really are just pointless having at the club. I suppose this goes some way to explaining why we can consistently have the seventh or eighth biggest wage bill, yet consistently finish lower mid table. For every Carroll and Cabaye that we can’t hold on to, we’ve got a Marv, an Obertan, a Benny, a Gosling, a Vuckic, a Fergie, a Rivierre, that we can’t get rid of, and really, you need to be better again to cut it at Newcastle, unique and demanding as it is.

  • 42 Ian Toon // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Jail for Ashley @ 33- I am busy right now. Please can I ignore you some other time?

  • 43 Mag52 // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:48 PM


    Did AP mean a different league, better, or a different league, worse ?
    At present, having watched Everton recently, I’d say we are in a different league,worse, than Everton, and if we beat them at the weekend, we’ll have over performed.

  • 44 welshgeordie9 // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:49 PM


    Ignore him mate.

  • 45 croftus5678 // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    @38 jail

    because we fans have an owner who stuck with a manager through dismal times and recruited the squad we have now who decide to play when they feel upto it and for peanuts compared to other teams wages and train on a deathtrap of a training ground where we are almost always around the top of the injury league and seem’s happy as long as we are not relegated.

  • 46 welshgeordie9 // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    Arsenal to win the league this season, think it’s going to be their year, about time to be honest.

  • 47 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today…..

    Revs in the House.

  • 48 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    Hang on Alan, you were disappointed that Twitland had a few moaners saying we were under performing? Do you think it might have had something to do with this four games we lost prior to that? And Jack Colback on the score sheet? Didn’t that give you warning bells about how the upcoming transfer window was going to pan out vis-a-vis the new striker you asked for? You liar Alan. You little liar! Cue Munster – ” I’m no fan of Pards he’s just a mid table exceptional Manager and I’ll have his babies any day…”

  • 49 jimiley // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Get well soon Pav. Fond memories of a Toon legend. Current squad not included. All of them.

  • 50 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    This is how over performing we were –

  • 51 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    It still doesn’t explain why you think ‘us’ ‘we’ fans deserve to be a bang average team !

  • 52 jane // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    “So I looked at it [social media] after the Everton game and it was like: ‘We’re under-performing.’”

    can anyone post a link to the discussion on here after the Everton game please? would be interesting to see whose posts he may have read to see who to blame/credit 🙂

  • 53 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    You responded to a post of mine earlier, I responded back, politely, why stick your nose in now ?
    Do you think yer auld mate Belfast es jus having a gete laff wi yu like when ‘ees gaan on aboot mutha bates n that ?

  • 54 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    And here’s a match analysis from a trusted an venerable ‘social network’….read how good we were Alan! Fibber.

  • 55 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Jane @52, duly obliged. You can complain about him right here 🙂

  • 56 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Mag…personally I think you get those two words mixed up!

    …Pardew were an opportunist all the way here at Newcastle. A man with a conviction wouldn’t have signed that 8 year contract knowing what he did. A better man would have walked.

    Saying on until something better comes along (he was unsackable you know) does not make him a visionary. Maybe that’s where it gets confusing?

  • 57 jane // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    “Arsenal to win the league this season, think it’s going to be their year, about time to be honest.”

    to think some Arsenal fans are unhappy with Wenger if they lose a couple of games and complain that they don’t strengthen their squad enough. hmm sounds familiar 🙂

  • 58 Average_Contents // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    “I’ll have his babies any day”

    The wife’s just had to pause blindspot because I’ve just burst into uncontrollable laughter 🙂

    What an end to the day lol.

  • 59 jimmysmith // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    Yeah. Social media? Twitter etc? Or do the players read this and like blogs? Is he referring in large part to this blog? Isn’t it far and away the biggest? How familiar is Collocini with Toonbrother, not just his Mum?????????

  • 60 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    *saying = staying

  • 61 jane // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Tsunki I said after the Everton game not before 🙂

  • 62 welshgeordie9 // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:16 PM


    I know you responded to my comment but you don’t have to argue with every Tom and dick, don’t like their comment ignore just end up going back and for like table tennis.

  • 63 welshgeordie9 // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Finally this season at there’s one top team that wants to win the league, Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea and livepool want to take a leaf out of arsenals book, look very good this season.

  • 64 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Er Jane, isn’t the game analysis after the game?

  • 65 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    I try to provide a service, Average. 🙂

  • 66 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    Don’t, just don’t go there !

  • 67 Average_Contents // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    I think the clue was in the title of the thread tsunki posted, jeff.

    Newcastle get valuable win, beat Everton 3-2.


    Keep pushing that boulder.

  • 68 welshgeordie9 // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:26 PM


    Only being nice as Ed told all of us to be civil with each other.

  • 69 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Nice to each other? So I wasn’t the only one who missed the memo!

  • 70 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Anyway I think the photo caption on this one should be “Dum-Dum like Gum-Gum..”

  • 71 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Where were you being nice when you keep calling me a muppet, or a stooge or what ever else you think amuses your mate

  • 72 welshgeordie9 // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:31 PM


    It was on two of his posts last night, if I can find it then I will put it on here.

  • 73 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    I never got it ???

  • 74 welshgeordie9 // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:32 PM


    I’m always nice, not an evil bone in my body.

  • 75 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Yeah but…and this is important….was it mandatory, or just more of a guideline 😀

  • 76 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    Any way I’m outa here !

  • 77 welshgeordie9 // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    This is from last night when ed brought up that we have been linked with Everton Scottish forward, I’ve cut and paste the last part.

    Comments welcome – but please be civil to other readers who may disagree with your views.

  • 78 firebug666 // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    I thought when the INEPT ONE left that would be the end of it, I guess his ego just cannot let it go.

    Alan Pardew It’s Never Your Fault.

    Worst results ever, worst GD ever, could beat the Makems, total dross on and off the pitch, and now he pleading for more sympathy.

    It’s never your fault,
    It’s never your fault,
    Alan Pardew It’s Never Your Fault.

  • 79 Toon Tang // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    I’ve only just heard about Pav Srnicek now, Jesus I hope he pulls through alright. Was my favourite player when I was a kid, had name and number on the back of the old asics Technicolor keeper top.

    Good ol’ days.


  • 80 jane // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    “Jane @52, duly obliged.”

    too quick for me I missed it 😐 ta

  • 81 jim // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    Ed-err weve got 17 points mate lol

  • 82 mindshaft // Dec 21, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    Oh god, not yet another Pardew article… shouldn’t he concentrate on being Palace manager rather than banging on how fans hated his long losing streaks, inability to beat Sunderland, his constant bigging himself up… he knew he would have no say in transfers when he took the job and he managed to get himself his dream job out of it.
    He should be thankful as Palace wouldn’t have touched him if we hadn’t given him a job
    Es are you Pardews father by any chance, your view seems to be at odds with 90% of the Newcastle fan base!

  • 83 cyprus // Dec 21, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    Ed and the rest of the crew get over it.

  • 84 jimmysmith // Dec 21, 2015 at 10:07 PM

    Indeed Alan, the classic Ashley model. A pile of odds and ends thrown together over a close season, then “that’s your lot, now rummage through it and go and overachieve.”

  • 85 Our Toon // Dec 21, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Recently when palace beat Southampton at home pardew came out to the media and said he had words with cabaye because he was in the box when he scored. His pre match instructions were for cabaye to stay well clear of the opposition box….he was annoyed that his instructions were ignored!! Cabaye scored the only goal of the game which won palace the game and he went against what he was told by the inept one!!

    Mag enjoy pardews run mare because history tells you next season he’ll be getting the sack or battling relegation, you’ll look like an idiot whilst the rest have a chuckle

  • 86 jane // Dec 21, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Our Toon Thierry Henry was saying a similar story about Pep Guardiola at Barcelona before tonight’s match. Henry said he didn’t follow the manager’s instructions even though he scored and was subsequently subbed.

  • 87 Mag52 // Dec 21, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    Our Toon.

    And when it doesn’t happen, I’ll be doing the chuckling.

  • 88 Ashton // Dec 21, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    What an annoying imbecile this guy is. At least SM is humble and knows what he is talking about when opening his gob.

    Looking at Pardew’s nose hegemonized face, all I can here is “errrmm we was good ermmm I would like to give my thanks to myself and the coaching ermmm staff for that performance”.

  • 89 Ashton // Dec 21, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    I know you are reading this Alan, you insecure, tedious malcontent. You are reading this because it’s imperative for you to indulge in abject self adoration.

    Just know that; we are really, fully and completely happy that you are gone.

  • 90 optimistic prime // Dec 21, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Pardew out!

  • 91 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Agreed. Just to be sure Alan that’s all of us except Munster and Welshie. The at least 12 of us. Minimum 🙂

  • 92 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Pards Out!

  • 93 toonking // Dec 21, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    JFA 51

    In a way why should newcastle united fans be given a great manager when they turn on bobby robson?

    Despite having that bad start to his season fans went way over the top with all them calls for him to get sacked. He had been a very good manager in those previous seasons, and we’ve been living to regret it ever since. Even chelsea fans are more respectful to managers, morineo himself had a bad beginning this season but fans were always behind him.

    We are now a much smaller team in the footballing world, as croftus says that cash is ashley’s cash and his history shows all that we’re a unrich club who’ll only give small wages and small transfer fees it’s his choice how that cash is used.

  • 94 James RS // Dec 21, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Alan Pardew was never backed by Ashley then he goes and Mr poor man manager comes in and gets £50 million and we start under performing.

  • 95 Mister Tuff // Dec 21, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    When Percy left he said he was not aware of any fan hostility – now he’s saying the opposite – not surprised at this as he tells many a “porkie pie”.
    A chancer and charlatan – he’ll be exposed with the passage of time.

  • 96 Laurent Robert 32 // Dec 22, 2015 at 12:29 AM

    Crew, rabble, mob, gang, group, legion…

  • 97 expatmag // Dec 22, 2015 at 12:43 AM

    On the subject of Pardew, although a thoroughly despicable, self centred character, he did receive little backing from Ashley and Co. We should also remember the appalling second coming of JFK and how he handled this also thoroughly despicable character. Add the fact that top players were consistently sold under him without being replaced eg. Carroll Ba Cabaye and Debuchy plus a horrendous injury list, there are several mitigating factors for him. I seem to remember him wanting to sign the likes of Zaha, Bollassie and Puncheon in his time at SJP but failed to get the backing and had to settle for lesser skilled gutless products like Obertan and Marveaux.

    Having said that though, like many on here, I was glad to see the back of him because of the inane version of defensive counter attacking football on display, the constant embarrassing episodes with officials, fellow managers and even physically assaulting a player, the steady stream of excuses deflecting blame away from himself to others and even blaming the grass at Stoke (if I remember correctly), his inability to change tactically when the game was running away from us and finally, the shocking list of negative records this manager set in his time at the club.

    The fact he is doing well at Palace us largely down to his same counter attacking game with pacy wide players and a strong defence. These players, other than the Cabaye purchase were mostly already at the club before he arrived. He is still on his honeymoon period there and once the injuries to key players set in and other leave, I fully expect him to revert to form.

  • 98 Toon-Prodigy // Dec 22, 2015 at 1:28 AM

    Not glad to see the back of him at all. He was mediocre and the best this club at the time this club could have wished for. They didnt back him that’s the clubs problem not the manager.

    Yes, he had bad runs but that’s just as much the owners fault the squad and injuries were horrendous. They hung him out. This he “signed” an 8 yr deal is bollocks. He shouted for players and hung Ashley out to dry live on Super Sunday.

    The managers are nothing at this club so why have them sacked?

    Behave man.

  • 99 manxpie // Dec 22, 2015 at 2:21 AM

    Find it funny how the people who couldn’t see the wood for the trees I.e the real problems still STILL blame pardew for them losing streaks and everything else!!
    Where have you been for the last year
    it’s the same owner the same transfer policy and same shite squad that are still here then take into consideration injuries and best players sold without replacements then it all adds up to a monumental clusterfusk you try and manage that!
    But remember it’s all pardews fault lads ha ha unbelievable! !!!

  • 100 manxpie // Dec 22, 2015 at 2:28 AM

    Oh and where has that crew\ rabble gone?
    You know the one that finally set up a site to target the right guy the one that took a load of cash of fans……. Ashleygo or summit like that are they now happy with the way the club’s run?

  • 101 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 22, 2015 at 6:04 AM

    Good ol’ Pardew. I wonder whether the Palace bog that keeps moaning about the Mag being obsessed with Pardew will have a whinge about Pardew being obsessed with Newcastle now?

    Anyway, as this is the topic, don’t think I’ll bother hanging round. Been discussed to death on here and has very little relevance to anything to do with NUFC anymore.

  • 102 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 22, 2015 at 6:06 AM


  • 103 Ron Knee // Dec 22, 2015 at 6:07 AM


    I think you were right the first time!

  • 104 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 22, 2015 at 6:08 AM

    Oh, and before I go, best wishes to Pav. One of the great characters of the Premier league era at NUFC. My sister interviewed him once for her school newsletter/paper thing. I got to go along (I was 11 I think) and Pav made me a hot chocolate, signed a program and that multi coloured keeper top for me. Top bloke, and I hope he pulls through.

  • 105 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 22, 2015 at 6:09 AM

    Ha, possibly, although I can’t argue with them on the critique they often give on the Mag, massively gone downhill in recent times….

  • 106 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 22, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    Lilongwe…that’s because everyone with an opinion seems to write an article on there!

    Morning Ron…

  • 107 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 22, 2015 at 7:33 AM

    Lets give it up for Jeff this morning. Jeff this one’s for you 🙂

  • 108 Lindisfarne // Dec 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    All Hail King Banger!

  • 109 lochinvar // Dec 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Oh no, could this be true ? Who could it be ?
    QPR director of football Les Ferdinand admits that striker Cxxxxxx Axxxxx, 26, might leave the club in January. (Evening Standard)

  • 110 Blofal // Dec 22, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Well Pardew has been proved right with that comment about the fans thinking we were under achieving when in his opinion we were over achieving. Our horrible form once he left proved that and you d have to be blind to say otherwise. He played horrible football at times but I think most have come to realise the lack of quality in the squad meant he couldn’t get results any other way and had to endure the wrath of the fans because of it.

    I never liked him as manager but fair play he went 18 months without a first team player being bought in the transfer market. He also kept us from being relegated with the same defenders we had when we were promoted from the Championship.

    He would have a lot more respect however if he had been honest with the fans instead of covering for the lack of investment by Charnley and Ashley. That was the number one gripe I had with him. He was never the right manager for us but good on him for doing well with Palace.

  • 111 Mag52 // Dec 22, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Looks to me like the Pardew haters, with fingers tightly crossed, are hoping for Pardew and Palace to come a cropper next season, as if this will prove they were right about him all along.
    Well good luck lads. Nice to see some seasonal good cheer around.

    All the best to one and all for a happy Christmas. HWTL.

  • 112 Moonraker15 // Dec 22, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Pardew ” I make all the football decisions at Palace” Yohan was easy the chairman was with me ”
    What a total bell-end Percy is! We know Palace will drop like a stone soon and he’ll have a good excuse like blame the players or some other factor.
    I’ll never forgive him for getting rid of Ben Arfa; don’t care what anyone says, HBA was a match winner.
    Anyway he will soon clash with players at Palace, Cabaye is due a lay off, Bolasie will be sold to one of the top teams and Percy’s empire will start to crumble, it always does! Mark my words!

  • 113 Roosta // Dec 22, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    Pardew, will be the next England manager imo, i personally would have wheelbarrowed him over the Tyne Bridge many times.

  • 114 Carl819 // Dec 22, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Alan Pardew could invent a cure for cancer and a certain element of the Newcastle fans would still slag him off. I for one am pleased he has done well since he left us, the way he was treated was appalling and results show that he was making the best of a difficult working situation. As for the people moaning at him because he took an eight year contract, who wouldn’t in this day and age in any walk of life. The way certain elements of the fans acted towards him made me ashamed to be a Toon fan. No doubt a lot of keyboard warriors will slag me off for this but in a results driven business look at what he has done since he left.

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