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Alan Pardew’s Silence On Joe Kinnear Is Deafening

7 years ago
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We are only one day shy of two weeks since Joe Kinnear turned up on Sky Sports announcing that he was now top man at Newcastle United, in terms of the football side at least. Though after Derek Llambias’ subsequent departure and bizarrely no sign of any replacement on the horizon, Kinnear is arguably above EVERYBODY at St.James’ Park.

Anyway, what have you made of Alan Pardew’s comments on Kinnear’s appointment?

What’s that you say, you haven’t heard him utter a word on the subject of his new boss/Director of Football?

Next you will be saying that Alan Pardew’s silence is telling us all we need to know.

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No doubt amongst the comments that will follow this article, at least one person will try to justify Alan Pardew saying nothing about Kinnear as not equating to his disappointment/disgust/disbelief/dizziness that the rest of us on planet earth also feel about the tragic decision by Ashley.


Fair enough, you may think a lot of managers could do a better job than Alan Pardew based on last season, but surely even his harshest critic can’t see any good in what Ashley has done in bringing in somebody like Joe Kinnear with his history, background and vague grasp of the truth/reality.

Wanting Alan Pardew out shouldn’t mean you see any positive in Kinnear’s appointment.

I think it is quite disgusting what Ashley has done to Alan Pardew and he is clearly trying to drive him out of the club.

You know how you felt when you heard this idiot (Kinnear) had returned to haunt us, just imagine how Pardew felt!

So far, Kinnear has made clear he has final say on all transfers, both Carr and Pardew have to go through Kinnear who will then be the contact with Ashley. On top o fthat Kinnear has made any number of comment in the press saying Alan Pardew welcomes his appointment, believes they can work really well together, thinks it is a great idea that JFK will have an office at training ground where he can spy/keep an eye on Pardew, is looking forward to kissing Kinnear’s feet every day…and so on.

Funnily enough, Alan Pardew has said none of these things in public and hasn’t given one word to the press welcoming his new boss in.

To sum this situation up, I would put it on several levels below making a top professional player train with the kids every day to try and sicken him into leaving for another club.

Obviously I will be all ears when Pardew does make his first comments in public, or will it be his resignation and claim for constructive dismissal as happened with Kevin Keegan.

If Alan Pardew wants to come out of this with any dignity whatsoever then surely he only one choice.

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