Alan Pardew had to wait four months for a Premier League win, the former Newcastle Manager taking his Crystal Palace team from 5th top to 16th place and a relegation six pointer against Norwich City.
Palace sneaked it 1-0 after Norwich had a cast-iron penalty turned down and the Alan Pardew fan club haven’t been slow to make hay from the merest hint of sunshine.
Pardew’s agent and long-time friend, Barry Nevill, grabbed his chance this morning, putting up the following on Twitter:
“Perhaps some might realise what a good job Alan Pardew did at Newcastle now.”
The comment followed a Martin Samuel article in the Mail, saying that the struggles Rafa Benitez is having with a poor Newcastle squad, are typical for the average British Manager who usually is landed with a similar substandard set of players.
After failing to win a Premier League game for 112 days, it is no surprise that on the back of Saturday’s win and Palace eventually crawling to likely safety after 14 winless games, Pardew’s mate and agent is making his mouth go. There is no way he would have said anything if Palace and Pardew had made it 15 PL matches without a win.
Amusing that he had been very quiet with his Alan Pardew propaganda in these past four winless PL months.
Looking back through his Twitter account, the last Pardew ‘achievement’ reference was on 3 January 2016 when Barry Nevill retweeted this put out by Crystal Palace:
“Alan Pardew has the highest win percentage (53.49%) of any #CPFC boss to take charge of 40+ games. #SuperAl”
Alan Pardew didn’t do a good job at Newcastle United.
Newcastle fans don’t claim he is the worst manager in the world but what did at St James Park was went on the odd decent run which then turned into long dismal series of matches with very few wins – exactly the same as had happened at the likes of West Ham and Charlton. Both clubs happy to ‘let him go’.
On top of that, what really annoyed Newcastle supporters were the ridiculous comments that rarely bore much relation to the truth, as he said and did anything to cover for the ridiculous and manipulative way Mike Ashley runs the football club.