Pardew Discussion – There Are Now More Important Things

It´s true that ever since Alan Pardew left Newcastle at the end of 2014, the results at Newcastle have been less than relegation form – they´ve been terrible and we only just avoided relegation last year with John Carver.

This season, due to the exploits of Steve McClaren in particular, we will be relegated this season and have been in the bottom four all season long just to take away the shock if we are relegated.

Pardew´s agent Barry Nevill has drawn attention to a Mail article by Martin Samuels who looks at the travails of Newcastle since Alan Pardew left and says things would have been different if Pardew had stayed.

In the 51 league games played since Alan left we have won 9 and lost 31 and got 38 points.


Alan Pardew West Ham United

Alan Pardew – while at Newcastle

This is the tweet published in the Chronicle today:

Perhaps some might realise what a good job Alan Pardew did at Newcastle now. Martin Samuel in today’s Mail.

— Barry Nevill (@Bazzanev) April 13, 2016

The way Alan left wasn’t good, but it was the incompetence of Lee Charnley and others who are mainly responsible for the disaster that has beset Newcastle since then.

Appointing two woeful coaches in John Carver and Steve McClaren was a terrible start – and then the £82M was not spent well on transfers to strengthen our weaknesses – but we are still shocked that Newcastle have been so bad.

The club is broken from top to bottom and from the outside there is a good case to be made that Pardew did a better job under the circumstances than people give him credit for.

Some Newcastle fans maybe wouldn’t agree with that and of course we would never say that.


We don’t bear any malice towards Alan Pardew – he did his best for the club – and he wasn’t the greatest manager but he did get us to 5th top in 2012.

And we don’t think he was quite as bad as some of the SackPardew crew would have you believe.

We simply have to get over Alan Pardew and move on.

We are not too interested in whether things would have been better or not if Alan had stayed – we’ll never know and there are now much more important things to consider – like how do we get promoted next season from the Championship?

Things have been completely disastrous since Alan left – and those problems are what Newcastle somehow must start to solve quickly – but we are not holding our breath either.

Unless new people come in to run Newcastle.

Or Rafa Benitez stays and starts to fix both the team and the club – and he could do that – but that’s not going to happen.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • croftus5678

    Apr 14, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #1

    i’d go


  • beermonkey

    Apr 14, 2016 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #2

    great another day of the great pardew debate


    not sure i would lump the shelvey cash in with ur defence, i like shelvey
    but we are not using him right at the moment i also think he isnt a captain, and maybe its taking something from him (not sure though )
    were stuck with him now as cant see any team giving him 80k a week

    although with all that arm waving of his we could loan him to heathrow airport he can help park planes

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 14, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #3

    If i mentions pardews name i get called a wum, ed you little rascal, while we are on the subject though might as well bring him back.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 14, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed, the idiot has about one win in 15 or 16 league games I think it is. He’s crap and is proving it once again. WITH Cabaye, without Ashley, Carr, hands tied, science, grass length, tired, his own signings, no Ben Arfa as a scapegoat etc..

    Bosingwa got him out of us being relegated, not through his own management skills.

    He’s utter crap with no football game plan. A lot of these players have been used to not playing proper football because of him.

    He is once again proving his worth by flirting with relegation once again. Massive chunk of his goals from set pieces and their big defenders. Hardly good coaching is it – Knock it into the box and let the big lads win it.


  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 14, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #5

    ‘Different if Pardew had stayed’. Give me strength… It’s the acceptance of having sacked lower league managers in like our last two which put us in a grand mess. A lot of us were trying to do something about them and the owner, others gave them slack and let the farce mature.

    Both were with good enough, both should have been nowhere near the job in the first place.

    Now, a top manager takes us when our team stock is at the lowest and are void of belief or anything at all right at the end. A thankless task.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 14, 2016 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Both were not good enough that was supposed to be.

  • EllaGuru

    Apr 14, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Here we go again, Ed having a go at the SackPardew movement.
    Get a hold of yourself Ed. Pardew was a terrible coach. No game plan, no motivational skills, no class and complete and utter arrogance shown.
    He always managed to find an excuse!

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 14, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #8

    You summed it if we do not beat Swansea then we are down.

    If Norwich beat the Mackems and we don’t get a win against Swansea and loose to City and Liverpool then we are down due to our goal difference before Norwich play there next game. Last three games would become ‘dead rubbers’

    Sad state of affairs !!!!!!

  • davis_toons

    Apr 14, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #9

    SPAM ALERT!!!!

    Sings Rafa Benitez name…guys..Sing his name to Spurs the players on..!!!! Get the Crowd Going !!!

    Sings Rafa Benitez name…
    …its the only hope to spurs the players the players.

    ….sings Rafa Benitez name…..

    Sings Rafa Benitez name…guys..Sing his name to Spurs the players on..!!!!

    Sing Rafa Benitez name…
    …its the only hope to spurs the players on…


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