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Now 20 Days Since Alan Pardew Went Missing And Search Parties Still Out Looking

8 years ago
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Our Lips Are Sealed

Alan Pardew has never struck me as the shy type and in his time at St.James’ Park he has done nothing to suggest otherwise.

In fact even Joe Kinnear has stated categorically that the manager will continue to be the public face and main contact between the club and media/fans.

Now whether you are a great believer in coincidences or a fully paid up conspiracy theorist, the last 20 days are just plain baffling, unless of course you think there are ructions behind the scenes.

It is now 20 days since we can find any quotes from Alan Pardew and they were on the official club website, the manager talking about using friendlies such as St.Mirren to give various players a run out.


That appeared on the club website on Thursday 13th June and having looked all over the club website and googled etc., not one word from the manager. There has been the odd mention of Pardew in rubbish stories, such as ‘we understand Alan Pardew wants blah blah blah’ but not one word of a quote.

By sheer coincidence, the Sunday after that last Pardew quote was when Joe Kinnear appeared back in our lives.

Joe Kinnear, that is, who has poisoned our airwaves with all kinds of nonsense, as well as saying how he is Pardew’s boss now and the manager has no power with regard to transfers whilst at the same time claiming that Alan Pardew is over the moon (as opposed to sick as a carrot) at JFK’s appointment.

Maybe Alan Pardew listened to his mam when she told that if you haven’t got anything good to say about somebody, say nowt!

No doubt the true believers will be saying Pardew’s silence means nothing, he’s been on holiday, he’s doing a sponsored silence and so on.

It doesn’t ring true though. Ironically, today might be the day Pardew bounces back into our lives via the media as though he’s never been away and nothing of substance has happened, or he might not.

The thing is, this pattern of behaviour by Alan Pardew is totally at odds with his previous, last summer (or the one before) hardly a day went by when the manager wasn’t quoted somewhere about something, however trivial…even if he was away on holiday at the time.

Twenty days and Alan Pardew hasn’t welcomed his best new best mate to the club, go figure.

I have a sneaking feeling that the political upheavel caused by Kinnear’s appointment are at anything but an end.

Oh well, at least the new Chief Executive/Managing Director appointed in Llambias’ place will get it together and sort everything out. What’s that you say, Mike Ashley hasn’t yet appointed anybody to run Newcastle United on his behalf…you’re having a laugh aren’t you?

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