Come next season’s kick off though, how many managers of the other nineteen Premier League clubs will have been at their club in the Premier League longer than Alan Pardew?
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The manager appealed to the fans to show their love for Demba Ba when trying to convince him to stay, now Coloccini is getting the ‘lurve’ treatment from Alan Pardew as well
Maybe more than most Cheick Tiote has suffered from not having any continuity this season and getting into a playing rhythm, the player though isn’t hiding from this season and is determined to put it right.
“It’s been a long, hard journey but we persevered together as a family and it’s paid off. We did it, we’re champions!”
So Pardew is either a bumbler or a genius – either way if he just keeps us in the Prem he will stay as manager, he [Ashley] has a guaranteed 50-52 thousand on average every other week and as long as we support him and keep being the nearly men he will be happy.
Whether it is Pardew or not, the man who takes his seat in the dugout at the start of 2013/14 has to do so with the full confidence and backing of the board and supporters.
It still sticks in the throat that Callum Mcmanaman got away with no punishment whatsoever for his assault on Massadio Haidara. Not only that, but I can still hear Dave Whelan’s voice in my head saying Mcmanaman hadn’t done anything wrong and was a great lad blah blah blah.
Coloccini is a no-brainer in the first eleven and you’ll struggle to find any fans who don’t believe that to be the case. However, supporters are ‘bothered’ that our captain was prepared to walk out on the club in January when Newcastle were in the middle of a relegation fight.
“Easy”, I replied, “I was behind the goal when Tino completed his hat-trick against Barcelona in 97”. Just then, a thousand Toon memories flashed before my eyes. Was that match, only my fourth ever appearance in the stands, really the best I’ve ever been to?
The benefits of modern technology eh? Been able to see just how long our captain’s dinner table is, wonder if he had to go knocking on neighbours’ door to get enough chairs?