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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.(…)

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(…)

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.(…)

Team to watch this weekend: Newcastle United 2

Newcastle United have not scored a goal since Yohan Cabaye left the club. That’s four Premier League games and three fairly dismal performances, with only the draw with Norwich City representing an acceptable standard. This week, the club banned The Express for publishing a speculative story on Alan Pardew’s future, and whilst the manager isn’t(…)

Discussing Newcastle and their aggressive press-handling 1

Newcastle United have today announced that they have banned The Express from St James’ Park for inaccurately reporting that Alan Pardew’s job is under-threat, and have issued a terse statement denying that their manager is any way vulnerable. The press can be a pain, everyone knows that, but this isn’t the way to deal with(…)

Failing to see the logic in Newcastle potentially sacking Alan Pardew 3

The Express have been the latest to claim that Alan Pardew is ‘one game from the sack’, and that Newcastle will be looking for a new manager if they’re beaten by Aston Villa on Sunday. You will not find many people who dislike Pardew as much as I do, but what purpose would dismissing him(…)

Newcastle United and the endless childishness of Mike Ashley 3

Supposedly, journalists from certain papers - the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, The Journal, and the Sunday Sun - were banned from asking Alan Pardew questions in the post-match press-conference yesterday because of their negative coverage of Mike Ashley recently. This apparently dates back to the recent anti-Ashley march organised and carried out by a group of(…)

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