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Questions For Alan Pardew

8 years ago

Alan Pardew’s question and answer session at the end of last season, on Radio Newcastle, made a lot of headlines.

A repeat performance was due to happen (on Friday 19th May) with the manager taking questions.

However, Radio Newcastle announced that the event has been cancelled, no reason given and nothing heard since. The assumption amongst most fans was that those above Pardew had put the block on it.

We had asked fans to suggest questions that Alan Pardew could answer and this is a small selection of what came in.

Just the odd talking point…

(NUFC Tips) One of the few legitimate excuses you could have used (but never mention) was that Ashley failed to strengthen the squad pre-season. Is your failure to mention this because you believe Ashley will sack you if you are honest with him?

(Jack Boden) Would you ever consider playing Davide Santon in a midfield position?

(Jezza) Why have you always got a never ending supply of excuses when things go wrong and never accept any blame yourself?

(GToon) Why can’t we play attractive football like Wigan or Swansea or WBA when on paper we seem to have better players – this is after all an entertainment industry and what we had seen this season has not been entertaining in any way, shape or form?

(Dave) Do you think Nile Ranger has reached his peak as a player?

(John Regan) Are you sick and tired of whinging Newcastle supporters questioning your ability as a manager without taking into account factors such as – the club not signing the players you had expected last summer, the extra commitment to the team and coaching staff of the Europa League and the severe injury list that has gone on and on throughout the season, but most importantly the crucial absence of Colo?

(Jezza) Is acting as a PR spokesman for Ashley part of your job description?

(Vanessa Carr) Why do you think that a club as big as Newcastle has never won any silverware or been in contention with the top four teams on any consistent level?

(Mal) Norwich have scored 15 goals from set-pieces this season – imagine if we had equalled that. The coaching set up needs reviewed – do you think Carver and Stone are up to it, despite the fact they are Geordies.

(Jezza) Why do you persist in singing the praises of Shola Ameobi when we all know he is not, and never has been, a Premiership standard striker?

So no chance to pose the questions direct to the manager but interested in hearing your opinions below.



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