Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace affords Alan Pardew a true judgement

Crystal Palace affords Alan Pardew a true judgement 3

As he had been expected to do for some time, Alan Pardew officially took over at Crystal Palace today.  Pardew has signed a three-and-a-half year contract and will take charge of the club’s FA Cup game at Dover tomorrow afternoon. That Pardew saw Palace as a preferable option to Newcastle is no surprise.  Despite the(…)

Why Crystal Palace probably appeals to Alan Pardew

Why Crystal Palace probably appeals to Alan Pardew 0

After his side’s 3-2 win over Everton yesterday, Alan Pardew failed to fulfill his media duties.  John Carver was sent to face the press instead and, supposedly, when a reporter queried whether Pardew’s absence had anything to do with the vacant Crystal Palace job, Carver was instructed not to answer by the Newcastle press officer.(…)

Newcastle and Alan Pardew face a ‘barometer’ game at Villa Park 0

Most of us were impressed with Newcastle last weekend.  Manchester City are a very strong side and you suspect that anyone finishing above them will probably win the Premier League this season.  Newcastle were aggressive, organised and resilient - essentially everything they weren’t in the latter half of last season - and Alan Pardew’s side(…)

Alan Pardew, Newcastle, and a sudden lack of excuses

Alan Pardew, Newcastle, and a sudden lack of excuses 2

What a strange six months Newcastle have had.  Five of them have been abject, but the last has been full of future promise. The slump that the side willfully entered into following the sale of Yohan Cabaye ended up defining what had been, up until January, a very respectable Premier League season.  As a statement(…)

The perception of the Pardew/Ashley ‘axis of evil’ hurts Newcastle United’s transfer plans 1

The news that Alan Pardew is set to stay as Newcastle United manager was doubtless greeted with exasperated groans on Tyneside.  Pardew oversaw a listless end to 2013/14 and punctuated the protracted insipidness with various ridiculous demonstrations of his emotional immaturity. If a manager was trying to lose his job, it’s difficult to know whether(…)

Why Alan Pardew needs to keep hold of his Newcastle job for the sake of his career 5

Realistically, Alan Pardew’s only hope of retaining his job at Newcastle United rests on the reality that Mike Ashley has probably made the manager’s job sufficiently unappealing as to discourage any other options. Big club though Newcastle undeniably are, there’s always the possibility of something ridiculous happening at St James Park and that must be(…)

Alan Pardew is just a symptom of the issues at Newcastle and not really a direct cause 0

[AdSense-A] All of us saw the banners at The Britannia Stadium at the weekend, and there’s not a lot of ambiguity over the Newcastle fans’ feelings towards Alan Pardew. Understandably so, Pardew is currently as ineffective as he is smug, and under his management the divide between players and supporters has grown into a chasm.(…)

Alan Pardew surely coming to the end at Newcastle United 3

[AdSense-A] Following today’s defeat at home to Manchester United, Newcastle have now lost seven of their last ten games. Beyond the ugliness of that sequence, the real worry has been how many times Alan Pardew’s side have not just been beaten but how often they’ve been out-matched in every department of a game. Newcastle aren’t(…)

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