Alan Pardew ‘Bottom Line Is Survival’
Mike Ashley’s new Sports news website is claiming another exclusive and this time it surrounds Alan Pardew.
I can only assume that the orders have come down the line reminding Alan Pardew exactly who is boss and what he needs to come out with to back up Mike Ashley.
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This is what Newcastle United’s manager has said to Ashley’s Sports Direct news service;
“The bottom line for any Premier League club other than the top six is survival.
This club got relegated three years ago and was in a bit of a mess but it was Mike [Ashley]’s bravery that got them back into the top division yet there was a huge financial cost. We can’t afford to do that so the first priority is staying in this league. Make no mistake about it.”
So success now equates to staying up, what a surprise.
It was Ashley’s stupid decision making (Wise, Jiminez, Kinnear, Xisco) that got Newcastle relegated, then Chris Hughton did a brilliant job of making sense out of the disaster, only to then be sacked for the crime of being halfway up the Premier League.
So just like when Ashley calls down that the Europa League is a waste of time and Pardew repeats it, so now when he tells his manager to tell everybody that if Newcastle stay up it represents success, Alan Pardew happily shouts out the same tired line.
Newcastle have the tenth biggest attendances in Europe, are in the top twenty turnovers in the world despite next to no commercial money, yet we should be grateful if we stay in the Premier League?
Somebody is having a laugh and it isn’t very funny.
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