Alan Pardew should be remembered at Newcastle for getting us into 5th place in 2012 and only just missing out on a Champions League place.
That year he became the only Newcastle manager ever to win the Premier League Manager of the Year award and the PFA Manager of the Year Award.
But after 2012, Alan´s star on Tyneside dropped, but it also seems he was not successful in getting players in he wanted and Graham Carr ruled the roost on transfers.
Alan Pardew – while at Newcastle
That´s becoming even more apparent since Pardew left us about 16 months ago and that has also coincided with Newcastle´s fortunes in the Premier League having dropped precipitously.
Since Alan left us we have played 54 games in the Premier League and won only 10 and lost 31, but that´s more a function of Lee Charnley´s terrible choices for the head coach position.
Lee Charnley appointed the woeful John Carver and then the just sacked Steve McClaren last summer, because they were easy choices for him – but terrible choices for Newcastle United.
There is obviously still some ill will towards Pardew from some quarters on Tyneside, but Alan is no longer at the club and he did his best when he was here.
It´s time to move on and hopefully when the former Newcastle manager brings his team to St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon we can get all 3 points.
That should be all that matters on Saturday, since Palace have not had a happy time of things this year in the Premier League, even though they have done great in the FA Cup and will face Manchester United in the final next month.
Time to move on from Alan Pardew, especially since we now have the best manager we have had at the club since Sir Bobby Robson was here and had us in the top four of the Premier League over 12 years ago.
There are more important things to think (and worry) about at Newcastle these days than Alan Pardew.
Let´s move on and bury the hatchet.