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Alan Pardew Reaches Half-Time And It Isn’t Looking Good

8 years ago
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Alan Pardew looks as though he is living on borrowed time judging by how he looked when interviewed after the West Ham match, one that featured not a single United shot on target.

In the fallout and predictable negative reaction after the Manchester City rout, the manager asked us to wait a little longer to judge him and his team;

“It will be a better measure for us after West Ham and Fulham, judge us after that.”

Alan Pardew asked for 180 minutes to show what he and Newcastle have got, well we are at half-time and I think the jury are just preparing their verdict.

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If Newcastle are as dismal against Fulham as they were against West Ham, exactly where can Pardew go?

All along, for whatever reasons he has, Alan Pardew has always refused to point out how ridiculous the lack of signings has been over the transfer windows, so it is unlikely that if things continue in this abysmal fashion against the Cottagers, that the manager will suddenly start saying how stupid it is that not one player has been brought in AND squad players sent on their way.

Exactly what will Pardew say if Newcastle are sunk by a goal from Darren Bent, a player Pardew made clear he wanted but who he couldn’t even bring in despite his club not wanting him and no other club prepared to buy him.

‘Obviously we can’t compete financially with the Fulhams of this world blah blah blah.’

Many/most of you will already feel that Alan Pardew has lost all credibility when he speaks, so often has he defended the indefensible or argued black is white.

However, the game must really be up if the worst happens next weekend, never mind what happens with the Morecambe banana skin this midweek.

Alan Pardew has asked us to judge after these two crucial Premier League matches and the jury will undoubtedly return their verdict.

What would happen after that isn’t something I really want to think about at this moment in time.

 

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