AlanPardew36One of the most difficult questions asked in any footballing board room – “When’s the best time to sack the manager?”.

I would suggest the Reading board are asking the question as we speak but unfortunately the Newcastle board aren’t.

How long do we leave it until the situation is beyond repair, is there any point in waiting until after the January window because that denies the new manager the ability to make his own moves during the transfer window, in an effort to save us from relegation a second time in four years.

I’m looking at Saturday being completely pivotal, if we don’t get all three points then in my opinion we should make the change because the next three games after that are very difficult indeed and the new manager can approach them in such a way any kind of result is a bonus.

The new manager then has the opportunity to tinker with the squad and make the changes he believes will guide us to safety during January and we move on from there.

I’m getting a bit sick of the manager suggesting we’re losing well, good performances are no good unless they bring points to the table. We went down playing rubbish three years ago and going down having played well this year will be no consolation whatsoever, believe me.

Timing is of the essence here, if we win on Saturday we have to give Pardew the opportunity to turn things round, if we don’t win on Saturday I’m all for the kneejerk reaction to kick Pardew into touch.

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