Alan Pardew In Dire Straights At Crystal Palace


As we found out at Newcastle Alan Pardew has streaks – he wins a number of games in a row and then he can just as easily lose a number of games in a row.

And that incredible last 25 minutes of the game at Swansea on Saturday, when 7 goals were scored, saw Crystal Palace end up on the wrong side of a 5-4 scoreline.

That was Alan’s sixth loss in a row and his job is in danger.

Any side struggling in the Premier League these days will be a danger sign for the manager, because of the huge amounts of money to be lost if the club gets relegated.

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Alan Pardew struggling at Crystal Palace

It’s all about money in the Premier League these days and we expect the manager turnover to get worse as more and more money is to be made.

That’s hardly good for the game or for the health and well-being of Premier League managers – but that’s the way it is.

The Guardian is reporting that Alan is looking at transfer targets for January, but Palace spent quite a lot last summer in trying to strengthen their side.

Pardew is reported to be interested in Newcastle left-back Paul Dummett, but that’s not a surprise.

Alan gave the local lad his chance when he was at Newcastle and we know he rates Paul who has been performing very well this season for Rafa Benitez – he’s a solid player.

Pardew is also keen on Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor, who has been linked strongly with Newcastle this season.

Crystal Palace are at home to Southampton on Saturday and the Saints are fresh off that terrific 2-0 win at the Emirates on Wednesday night to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup and they played very well.

Another defeat for the home side and it could be curtains for Pardew, who joined Palace almost two years ago from Newcastle.

He started his career at Palace in great style by saving the club from relegation and at the end of last year Palace were 5th top with 31 points from 19 games.

But in the remaining 19 games of the season they picked up a measly 11 points.

This year has been a disaster with Alan and Crystal Palace having the worst record of any club in the football league.

Yes – we think it could be do or die for Alan against Saints on Saturday.

We hope Alan can pull off a win for his sake and for the sake of the Palace fans.

Knowing Pardew – if he can do that – he could then go on a winning streak.

Comments welcome.



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7 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 2, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost since it’s relevant.

    Another gem from Percy:-

    “I’m a realist, I understand the situation. I’ve got to ensure our next result is a positive one. That’s a pressure I put on myself. I am used to this situation, I’ve been in it before. (!!!!) It’s unusual to have this kind of run.” (!!!!)

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  • DubaiMicky

    Dec 2, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Let him be, he’s nothing to us, don’t wish ill on others.

    Remember what goes around comes around.

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  • Jimmy……Jimmy……Jimmy Smith

    Dec 2, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #3

    I quite like Pards. The players did too, and he’s an aspirational hard working guy, but it ain’t enough pal. The jig is up.

    Hardly personally or even professionally remotely disastrous though. In football, if you’re gonna get sacked, best for it to happen early in a contract. Make a motsa, on the payout. Take a few months off idling away on the Costa del Sol and then resurface at Hull. His only regret probably is that Newcastle didn’t sack him too.

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  • WWSBRD

    Dec 2, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    Because of us Pardew will always get a pl/challenging championship job and for that we can only be apologetic

    We helped him fool the world

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  • AncientC

    Dec 2, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #5

    How is more money pouring into the PL a bad thing? A little confirmation bias going on here.

    Pardew, the victim of all this money flowing into the league, making the risks of relegation even more costly. There is a reason the PL has the likes of Guardiola, Mourinho, and Klopp managing in it now – but that’s bad news for managers like Alan. Apparently Mancini is interested in Palace, which for their outlay, would be a much better manager.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Dec 2, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #6

    This is one of the times he’s at the critical point of last chance saloon and he might get sacked. For us, he had these about 4 times and wasn’t sacked. Palace are actually lucky that they only have to endure one of these misery waves, as he’ll probably be fired first go.

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  • booboo

    Dec 2, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #7

    CANT BELIVE THE TEAM HE GOT AND HOW BAD THEY ARE PARDEW HAVE A LOTTA PASSION BUT HE DONT UNDERSTAND THE GAME BUT I DO HOPE THEY KEEP HIM CUZ THEN WE BEAT HIS ASS HAHAHHA MAYBE HE SHOULD HEAD BUTT SOME ONE MAYBE TOWSEND?? HAHHAHAHHAA

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