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Pardew – I’ve Got Most Points Since 2006 – It’s True

Alan Pardew has obviously been thinking of what to say in his defense to Mike Ashley early next week, and one of the points he’s come up with is that you have to go back to 2006, since a manager got more points in the Premier League than the 49 points Newcastle have got this year – that’s apart from the 65 points we got two years ago and finished 5th top with Pardew in charge – it’s a surprising thing – but it’s true.

Alan Pardew at arsenal-2

Alan Pardew – more points than anybody since Glenn Roeder

This is what Alan Pardew said to the press yesterday:

“I remember losing to Millwall 3-0 when I was at West Ham,” “As West Ham manager, that is not really a good thing to do. I had a few tricky weeks there.”

“At a club like Newcastle, you are going to have down times, it is going to be a rocky road. Every manager has experienced that. In the last seven Premier League seasons I think I have got more points than any other manager, even this year.”

“So I’ve got to try and lean towards the positives for myself, but not hide away from the fact that I’ve got to be better, and that’s what I want to try and do.

“I turned it around at West Ham and as a manager it happens more times than you think. I’ve had periods here as well where it’s been very, very difficult. Last year, we went to QPR and we really, really needed to win that game.

“There are games in your career that you really, really need to win to give yourself some breathing space or give yourself a chance to take the club forward.”

“At Reading I had moments, I lost a play-off final with West Ham to Crystal Palace who had come from nowhere. There are many, many moments. It is not just one or two.”

That’s true what Alan says about the last seven years, it’s actually eight – because you have to go back to 2006, and Glenn Roeder when we finished on 58 points and 7th place to find somebody who had done better than our current 49 points, and of course Pardew had 65 points two years ago and 5th place.

Glenn took over from the sacked Graeme Souness in early February 2006, and won six of our last seven league games that season, but was fired by Freddy Shepherd the following May, just before Mike Ashley bought the club.

And our record over the last seven years is more of an indictment of Mike Ashley’s reign at Newcastle, which has been anything but successful. 🙁

Here are the points we’ve got since 2006, with the PL position and the manager(s):

2006 – 58 – 7th – Souness, Roeder
2007 – 43 – 13th – Roeder
2008 – 43 – 12th – Allardyce, Keegan
2009 – 34 – 18th – relegated – Keegan, Kinnear, Hughton, Shearer
2011 – 46 – 12th – Hughton, Pardew
2012 – 65 – 5th – Pardew
2013 – 41 – 16th – Pardew

And this year we’ll finish 9th or 10th on 49, 50 or 52 points – probably 49 points.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 10, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #1


    We just need to be resilient and keep on giving both NoNuts and Parsnip hell!

    …don’t give in to the cheap attraction of season tickets just because it’s a part of your inherit or the prospects of cheap tickets just because you are only a cab drive away from SJP!

    That is just what NoNuts wants you to do. He is expecting us to give in to our spoiled and pampered nature (tads I know you don’t like to hear this, but then prove me wrong mate)

  • catchy in norway

    May 10, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #2

    he is out of touch with reality

    as is captain Bob

    as is Ed

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 10, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Why would Pardew highlight this, because all this shows is how poor it has been under Ashley’s reign

    Roeder in his last season and our last Pre Ashley season had a poor campaign but got us 13th while taking us through to the last 16 of the UEFA cup, winning the intertoto cup (granted no one cares!) a league cup quarter final before resigning at the end of the season

    Well done Pards you’ve just highlighted how sh1te it’s been under Cashley *clap *clap *clap

  • Rotonda heights

    May 10, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #4

    All that means is that we’ve employed other hopeless saps like Souness and Allardyce. Hardly much to compare too. This club has only got it right twice with KK and SBR.

    Why does he keep saying he turned it round at west ham, they sacked him after the worst losing run in their club’s history.

    He took Charlton from the PL to the bottom 3 of the championship and was as despised there as he was at west ham.

    One season down to individual brilliance and a lot of decisions going our way 2 seasons ago can’t paper over how pardew always bombs after a promising start.

    If we lose tomorrow it will be 38 games lost in 2 seasons. In other words a whole season!!

  • cyprus

    May 10, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #5

    I was never convinced by AP and have wanted him gone for a while. But, now it feels that there are vultures circling around his wounded body… MA, do it but do it now man.

  • Go toon gooooo

    May 10, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #6

    To have Hatem Ben Arfa,Loic Remy,Mathieu Debuchy,Sylvain Marveaux,Mousa Sissoko,Fabricio Coloccini,Yohan Cabaye(half season),Tim Krul,Papiss Cisse and to be 9th at the end of the season is nothing more than POOR manager and NOTHING else.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Go toon gooooo

    That’s the sad thing. All those players now look poor and demoralised but should have been good enough for top 7.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #8

    The great thing about sacking Pardew now is that had he resigned back in Feb. he would have left on a high node and he would have no problems finding a equal ned job in the PL.

    …at the same time a pressure would have been on Ashley. Now he can fire him and we would all just be greatfull and Pardew would have huge problems finding a new equal job in the PL.

    But if it happens, we have to be firm with NoNuts or he just going to screw us over once more.

  • firebug666

    May 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #9

    Ok so Pardrew got us to 49 points this season, so what! In reality we should have at lease another 15 to 20 points on top of that, challenging for Europe and had a domestic cup run.

    Pardrew has this disillusion that every team he manages only ever needs to get to 40 points in a season, and anything on top of that is a bonus.

    A better manager this season would have had us in Europe, I have no doubts about this. we would have been right there fighting it out with Arsenal and Everton.

    For sure Pardrew has shown his true colours this season, his inability to get the best out of a decent team, and the volcano erupting on the sidelines, the inability to tell the truth, an ego that outweighs his body, and the fact that everyone else is to blame not him.

    This man is pure poison a plague carrier spreading his disease wherever he goes.

  • Mister Tuff

    May 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #10

    I’ll really be surprised if we end up signing quality players, money will be spent, but how much, or put it another how much will be left to spend after Tubbs takes a cut.
    We have a few players -vulnerable for sale -Krul, Santon and Debuchy – would expect Debuchy to have a contract similar to Cabaye -ie get out clause if a CL side comes sniffing. If France flop in the WC (probably will)-his value may go down -at his age he probably only has one big pay day left in his career -I think he will be away -sooner rather than later.
    Mr T will stay at the Toon.
    We will end up getting a rag bag collection of freebies, loanees and “el cheapo” bargain basement types.
    As for Sunday – a walloping coming up -would not be alarmed if Suarez and Sturridge get a hat trick each.

  • elpaso_geordie

    May 10, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #11

    He loves losing big rivalry derby games 3-0 mind doesn’t he……. wank*r
    “I remember losing to Millwall 3-0 when I was at West Ham,” “As West Ham manager, that is not really a good thing to do. I had a few tricky weeks there.”

  • Go toon gooooo

    May 10, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #12

    Rotonda heights
    My friend.These players are Chelsea,Manchester City,Arsenal level and that is 100% true and plus regularly players in National teams of France,Senegal,Argentina,Netherland.We talk about first team National team players.They are not So’ton quality players.

  • bobby mango

    May 10, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #13

    There see to be many many more moments like this for you than any other manager

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 10, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #14

    He got sacked from West Ham!!!!!!!!!!

    My rage for this idiot grows by the hour.

  • AndyMac

    May 10, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #15

    “There are games in your career that you really, really need to win to give yourself some breathing space or give yourself a chance to take the club forward.”

    What like the last five derby games ? We havent beaten the Mackems for nearly three years.

  • lochinvar

    May 10, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #16

    So Pardew measures his success by the limitations of his ambition. This is called the Iceberg effect and it’s what sank the Titanic. The true potential of NUFC is not the tip that he sees above the waterline it should be the massive potential that lies beneath. I despise average. Where is the drive and passion ” burnt out long ago” – we need recharging – not complacency.


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