Kinnear Out One Door and Pardew Walks Through Another – What’s The Manager Said?
It is 25 days since we last heard from Alan Pardew; not one one comment from our manager on any of the following in that time;
Joe Kinnear announcing himself as Alan Pardew’s superior, in charge of transfers, reporting to Mike Ashley etc.
Danny Simpson leaving the club.
James Perch signing for Wigan despite the manager’s best efforts to get him a new contract last season.
The upcoming friendlies.
…and so on.
At the end of last week though we had the comedy/farce of Joe Kinnear suddenly remembering he had a pre-planned holiday he couldn’t miss, even though it falls right at the time that is surely most vital for a ‘Director of Football’.
So Joe disappears on Friday night and then who then instantly appears taking training the next morning, yes – Alan Pardew. Even those of you who are prepared to believe any old rubbish the club throw out into the media must have laughed at this ‘coincidence’, especially when the club invited Sky Sports to film the players training live on Sky Sports News, with obviously Alan Pardew bang in the middle of things.
Afterwards it was revealed that Pardew had done an interview with the club’s official website and it will be shown today, so while we wait in suspense to see what he has to say after disappearing for almost a month (since Kinnear’s arrival), we thought we’d invite you to guess at what our manager is going to have to say.
These are a few of our suggestions that have been tossed across the office but the best one you come up with gets a Free Ten Issue Subscription to our best selling independent Newcastle United magazine.
You can leave your contributions in the comments section below, or alternatively post them on our Twitter or Facebook (we’ll get in touch afterwards for the winner’s address details etc.).
‘I’m sure on my way in I just passed that bloke who won three World Cups and Six Premier League titles’
‘A Brit’s Won Wimbledon???? Next you’ll be telling me they’ve made Joe Kinnear our Director of Football!’
‘Has anybody seen Derek?’
‘I’m looking forward today to meeting all of these new signings that JFK told me have been sorted’
‘I’ve just bumped into this mentalist in the corridor who is going around telling everyone he’s Newcastle’s new Director of Football, some people!’
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